I have been a long time admirer of Clear & Simple Stamps and their fabulous range with awesome die collections, so I was delighted when Nicki asked if I would be their Guest Designer for November!

Today is the start of CSS Release In Review for Collection 5 their October/November release and features the Leaflets and Fall Frenzy sets. I love the way CSS release their products in collections with items that all work wonderfully together for the season. I think their trademark is not only their fabulous products but also the thought and great attention to detail that goes into every aspect of their business.

On to my project for today :) I’ve recently been spending some time admiring the fabulous design work evidenced in packaging. While on my travels I found this wonderful CAS label on a drinks bottle and it inspired me to try a modern CAS take on an autumn theme.

After choosing some suitable autumn ink colours, I went crazy with a bunch of the lovely leaf images from Leaflets on to a white piece of card. Then I cut the inked piece into three 1cm strips. I trimmed the strips to the correct length and then rounded the top corner of one strip and the bottom corner of another strip. The strips were mounted with foam adhesive. I mounted a lovely sentiment from Fall Frenzy over the strips, again with more foam adhesive.

As this is the season of giving thanks I thought some gift tags would go great with the card. On the tags I wanted a couple of the Leaflets images to really shine so layered them with the sentiment in contrasting colours. Some simple rustic twine finished them off.

Here’s a little closer look at the tags.

I hope you will join me during the month of November with more Clear & Simple Stamps projects :) To keep you going with CSS inspiration check these links out:

Elena Roussakis
Laurie Willison
Lori Tecler
Dana Grothaus

Supplies: Stamps – Clear & Simple Stamps leaflets, fall frenzy; Inks – Stampin’ Up pumpkin pie, old olive, Colorbox maroon, Versafine toffee, pinecone; Dies – Papertrey Ink fillable frame 7; Hobbycraft twine

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