Thursday, May 31

Homemade Thanks - CSS Review

Welcome to the Clear & Simple Stamps: Release in Review.  Today we are focusing on a variety of shapes and label sets from Collection 3.

The Au Naturel Extras set is great for creating homemade gifts and treats.... everything from baked goods to natural candles or scrubs.  I whipped up a Coconut & Orange scrub... a fun and easy gift to say "thanks" to someone who deserves to put their feet up and relax.

For the "Thank You" card I used the Label 11 die stamped with Hexagons Plus to create a focal point.  The frame and flourishes are included in the Au Naturel Extras set as well.

For the jar of Bath Salts, I used Tag 1 to create a coordinating tag.  
The scrub recipe is basically:
2 parts sea salt to 1 part natural sugar (in this case - 1 c. to 1/2 c.)
1/2 c. of emollient/moisturizer - I used Coconut Oil.
20-30 drops of essential oil fragrance. (orange)

For an additional homemade touch, I made a label for the jar lid and tied everything up with Orange You Fabulous ribbon.  I love how easy it is to create something that has such a professional, boutique style without paying a premium price.  Can you imagine pairing this with nail polish for summer treats or making peppermint scented scrub for homemade Christmas gifts?

Be sure to visit the Clear & Simple blog as well as the other participating designers for more inspiration:

All products are CSS unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Au Naturel, Au Naturel Extras, Hexagons Plus
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Indie Chic 6x6 Nutmeg
Ink: A-Muse Studio Buttercup; CSS Dish All the Dirt Brown
Tools: Labels 11, Tag 1, Shapes: Circles; PTI Doily Details
Sassy Somethings: Orange You Fabulous ribbon & buttons; KaiserCraft flower; Prima trim


Anne B said...

Love this idea Denise. What a perfect professional looking gift and it sounds quite quick to make too. You've inspired me to give it a go!

Elena said...

Oooh, peppermint scrub - what a great idea! Your set is so polished and elegant - love everything about this!

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is gorgeous Denise! I love the colors you picked and it all goes together to well.

Nicole said...

Beautiful card!! I love the colors!

Laura B. said...

wow! homemade salts!! so cool! gotta try this!! love your tags and cards and all your fab details!!

Lisa said...

These are just marvelous Denise! Love all of your pretty accents and those scrumptious orange bows!

Leigh said...

Super pretty, Denise! You always do such a fabulous job with layering your elements!

Laurie said...

A-mazing! You are so good with the details! I really love this!!

Lori said...

What a fabulous gift idea! Love the warm color scheme you used and all of the little details you included.

Jen Adcock said...

Clever you! What a delight they are. The color palette within itself is so earthy and warm. The orange bow is just dreamy. Hope your well. Hugs.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful gift set and I bet it smells divine.