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


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

  2. absolutely the colors!

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

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

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

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


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