Saturday, February 9, 2013

CSS Collection 6 Party Hop-You've Got Mail


The Clear and Simple Stamps team is capping off our Release in Review week with today’s party hop. Each designer will be sharing a party ensemble created with stamps and dies from the Collection 6 release. My party ensemble features elements for a mail themed Valentine’s Day celebration.


I used stamps from the Air Mail set and the Notebook Edge die to make a notebook paper style invitation. The wording on the invitation comes from a combination of stamps from the Love Cupid and Party Elements: Critters sets—CSS’s sets work so well together! To go with my mail theme, I attached a kraft envelope cut with the Tiny Note die over the postage inspired border at the bottom of the invitation.

The mini envelope shows up again in the decorative bunting I created for party d├ęcor. I cut a few envelopes out of kraft cardstock and assembled them, then strung them on a strip of Airmail Divine Twine—perfect for my mail theme! A die cut heart, made with the Shapes: Hearts die set, is between each of the envelopes.


For party favors, I fashioned a fun letter writing kit. I found light blue mini mail boxes in the dollar section at Target that were perfect for holding the supplies. I labeled the mailbox with a little monogrammed Mini Label Tags die cut. The hole at the top of the tag is filled with a silver brad to appear like it’s been screwed into the door of the mailbox. The mail box is filled with some kraft envelopes die cut with the Mini Tri-fold 2 die and stamped with images from the Air Mail set. Each envelope is stuffed with an insert stamped with the Air Mail set’s notebook paper line images and a red heart. And, since you can’t write a letter without a pencil (or pen), I filled a blue Party Favor 7 box with 4 mechanical pencils.

You don’t want to miss the fabulous party ensembles created by the rest of the CSS team. Here’s where to find them:
Laurie Willison
Audrey Tokach
Kim Duran
Laura Bassen
Tracy Schultz
Lori Tecler-you’re here!
Elena Roussakis
Dana Grothaus
Jennifer Rzasa 
JJ Bolton, February guest designer
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Materials Used:
Air Mail, Love Cupid, and Party Elements: Critters stamp sets, Simply Blue-tiful and Haute Red Couture inks, Dare to Be a Diva Red, My Style Blueprint, Kraft Like a Rockstar, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Notebook Edge, Mini Tri-fold 2, Tiny Note and Envie, Party Favor 7, Mini Label Tags, Lowercase Alphabet, Shapes: Hearts, and Build-a-Critter Owl/Kitty dies, Divine Twine Airmail baker’s twine, Simple Adhesive (Clear and Simple Stamps); silver brad (Michaels); mini mailbox

8 comments:

  1. your banner is so cute! I love the teeny envelopes strung out like that!

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  2. absolutely darling...love the colors!

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  3. What a super cute ensemble! I love the colors and the little banner is adorable.

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  4. How fun Lori!! I haven't seen those mailboxes in blue but they are adorable!

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  5. How sweet is that set? That banner is just too cute!

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  6. What an awesome ensemble, Lori! Love the colors and the designs.

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