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Monday, March 31, 2014

So Long and Goodnight!




Fresh Squeezed Stamps is closed!
Read our announcement HERE.

As we bid you adieu, we thought we'd remind you of a useful tool right here on the FSS blog - the Labels list! You can find the Labels list on the right-hand sidebar of our blog.       --------
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The Labels list contains a listing of all the stamp sets we've ever released. When you click on any of the stamp set names, it will bring up all the blog posts that feature that particular stamp set. Fresh Squeezed inspiration, right at your fingertips. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!






Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tags


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Instant gratification -- that's what you get when you create handmade tags!  Virginia Lu's set of Halloween tags surely makes a sweet statement when tied around a special candy-filled treat!  In this original blog post there are tons of fabulous ideas for making your next Halloween party Frightfully Delightful!  This set is loaded with pint-sized creatures, sentiments and more


Val Stangle captured the essence of Friendly Folk in her basket full of tags from this original blog post.  Old fashioned and sentimental, having these tags made ahead add nothing but charm to a hostess gift or homemade goody. 










Thursday, March 27, 2014

Die Cuts

(ETA 3/28/14: Price Change!)


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We have only TWO stamp set designs left - A Wee Christmas and (ETA: sold out!) Friendly Folk.  


Die cut shapes are all the rage, and Maureen Merritt's card used them elegantly in this sweet creation from this original blog post.  Maureen used our Mother Knows Best and Friendly Folk sets on this card, which obviously makes the cut with anyone lucky enough to get this for Mother's Day or any day!




Sarah Gough also used Mother Knows Best with die cut shapes to create another rockin' card for Grandma!  Not only are the shapes cut, but they're also embossed.






Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chalkboard


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Another favorite technique has got to be the chalkboard effect.  We paper crafters grabbed onto this technique as the style's popularity rose and Katie Gehring hit the mark in this original blog post by using our sets Love Signs and When Hearts Collide.  Pink and black are always a great color combo, but when she adds a little "chalk dust", she's increased the wow factor ten fold!



In this original blog post by Kim Singdahlsen, she shows how black and white can truly be stunning!  That friendly walrus from Arctic Friends is just sweet-as-can-be heat embossed in white, with eye catching aqua twine and base layer. Chalk it up to Kim's artistic flair to add sequins, a snowflake and a dusting of snow, too!









Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Heat Embossing


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Heat embossing really adds impact to paper crafting and Heather Pulvirenti made short work of this fabulous tag in this original blog post using some awesome FSS sets: Holiday Tag Alongs and Background Check.  The tangled lights and ornament image is set off by heat embossing in white onto bright green card stock, then adding a touch of glitter.  There are four different tag images in Holiday Tag Alongs.



This little beauty by Erin Taylor is truly Frightfully Delightful!  She's staged lots of fun elements from this set into a picture perfect frame, then made the sentiment *POP* by heat embossing it in white onto the black frame -- striking!  This card and many others are featured in this original blog post, where you'll find LOTS of inspiration for using this multi-styled Halloween set.


We have VERY low inventory levels for the following stamp sets, so if you're on the fence about any of these, don't wait too much longer.  All sets are now $6.00 each, so when they're gone, they're gone!!




Friday, March 21, 2014

Sequins


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Erin Taylor cleverly made short work of decorating this adorable tree from the A Wee Christmas set in this original blog post.  Those colorful ornaments are simply sequins, the quintessential addition to this precious card.  A Wee Christmas features fantastic fonts for the sentiments and lots of fun, buildable parts for wee elfin creatures.  Can you spot how Erin used the "stocking legs" in a very unique way?




Leigh Penner decided to shake it up in this original blog post using Life of the Party and loads of colorful, shiny sequins to create this shaker card!  How clever is that?  This set has so many party-time elements perfect for handmade invitations or post-party thank you notes.


We have VERY low inventory levels for the following stamp sets, so if you're on the fence about any of these, don't wait too much longer.  All sets are now $6.00 each, so when they're gone, they're gone!!
  • Arctic Friends   (ETA: sold out)
  • Life of the Party   (ETA: sold out)
  • A Punny Valentine   (ETA: sold out)
  • Holiday Tag Alongs




Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Paper Piecing



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One of our favorite techniques is paper piecing!  Over the moon fabulous is how to describe Amy Kolling's card using our A Punny Valentine set and the perfect array of patterned paper (and crafty "sand" paper, too!) from this post.  That little bucket couldn't be any cuter than red with tiny hearts, right?  And the shovel looks true-to-life in silver textured card stock.




We have VERY low inventory levels for the following stamp sets, so if you're on the fence about any of these, don't wait too much longer.  All sets are now $7.00 each, so when they're gone, they're gone!!



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

All Stamp Sets Now $7.00 Each!


We have VERY low inventory levels for the following stamp sets, so if you're on the fence about any of these, don't wait too much longer.  All sets are $7.00 each, so when they're gone, they're gone!!





Monday, March 17, 2014

Green



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Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Let's start off with a fun announcement -- Fresh Squeezed Stamps is sponsoring the Love To Scrap Challenge that begins today!  The theme is Buttons and Bows and they're giving away a FSS favorite, so do stop by and partake in the fun...


Chunyuan Wu showed off this card in one of our early Squeeze-a-Palooza challenges.  The sentiment and clover are digis...the clean and simple style are sure to make some Irish eyes smile today!




No blarney, the crisp, bold colors in Jennifer Ingle's card, plus her attention to detail, make this one thee pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!  She used the St. Patrick's Day image from our Subway Series: Spring set, then added cool swashes of washi, bits o' bling, and a hand drawn border.  Don't you feel lucky to have seen these great cards today?!


We have VERY low inventory levels for the following stamp sets, so if you're on the fence about any of these, don't wait too much longer.  All sets are up to 50% off original prices, so when they're gone, they're gone!!



Saturday, March 15, 2014

Banners



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So much pretty is going on in this gorgeous card by Stacey Schafer!  We're celebrating banners today and she hit the mark with this one.  Stacey used a couple Fresh Squeezed Stamps sets -- Love Signs and When Hearts Collide.  She's so good at layering and adding lots of lovely elements that really make you study her cards.  Love how she stitched those stamped and punched circles together with die cut hearts to create one beauty of a banner. I think she should trademark her flittery, fluttery string and twine embellishments!



Maureen Merritt rocked our world with this card!  She used FOUR stamp sets: Trendy Triangles, The Sweet Life, Background Check and Hootie Who?  Check out that adorable banner and party hat...both made with Trendy Triangles.  See her original post for all the cool details on how Maureen fashioned four sets into one fabulous card!


We have VERY low inventory levels for the following stamp sets, so if you're on the fence about any of these, don't wait too much longer.  All sets are up to 50% off original prices, so when they're gone, they're gone!!  (ETA)






Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rainbow


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It's the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz and we've got a colorful tribute to "Over The Rainbow"...

Virginia Lu is the Life of the Party again today with her rainbow hued piñata and sparkly sequin "treats".  This set turns creating birthday cards, invitations, and thank you notes into a real fiesta!


Look for the silver lining and you'll find a rainbow of raindrops in this card by Heather Campbell.  She used the Weather Through set, which is full of clever and unique sentiments and meteorological icons such as those stitched clouds, puffy rain droplets and many more. It's been a banner year for weather, so be sure to get this set to commemorate it!


We have VERY low inventory levels for the following stamp sets, so if you're on the fence about any of these, don't wait too much longer.  When they're gone, they're gone!!  (ETA)


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Masking


We've further discounted all stamps sets in our HOLIDAYS collection down to 40% from their original prices! You can check out these and all our other stamps HERE!

Fresh Squeezed Stamps is closing! Read our announcement HERE.

In front or behind, masking can make your projects come to life! Virginia Lu became a party animal using our Life of the Party set and masking the balloon giraffe to create a colorful free-for-all! The "Party" balloon got a little nip/tuck -- here's how she did that. Throw in the "surprise", some goodies, and simply call me happy!



Katie Gehring featured this card in a fabulous post here.  These Arctic Friends are goofing around for the camera in this on trend scene complete with hash tag (from our Hello December set) and photo frame.  Nothing like a polar photo bomb, right?!


We have VERY low inventory levels for the following stamp sets, so if you're on the fence about any of these, don't wait too much longer.  When they're gone, they're gone!!





Sunday, March 9, 2014

Love


We've further discounted all stamps sets in our HOLIDAYS collection down to 40% from their original prices! You can check these and all our other stamps HERE!


Fresh Squeezed Stamps is closing! Read our announcement HERE.

Love is a many splendored thing and we've got some fantastic expressions of endearment to share with you today.


Heather Pulvirenti's Halloween card may make you green with envy, but don't worry, because we'll set you up with the Frightfully Delightful set you'll need to make your own! Won't this be the perfect card for your sweetie next Halloween?



Using our timeless set called Friendly Folk, Maureen Merritt crafted this lovely homespun card with all the right touches. The heartwarmingly vintage look she created using inked edges and "old looking" paper pair perfectly with all the elements from the Friendly Folk set. This one is a must-have, so be sure to add it to your Fresh Squeezed collection before it's gone!


We have VERY low inventory levels for the following stamp sets, so if you're on the fence about any of these, don't wait too much longer.  When they're gone, they're gone!!




Friday, March 7, 2014

Gift Sets


We have VERY low inventory levels for the following stamp sets, so if you're on the fence about any of these, don't wait too much longer.  When they're gone, they're gone!!


Fresh Squeezed Stamps is closing! Read our announcement HERE.


Perfectly paired and made with love, handmade gift sets are truly thoughtful. Below are two clever, crafty sets made by two clever, crafty gals!!

Lesley Croghan used several fun sets (Arctic Friends, Subway Series: Holidays and Hot, Hot, Hot) to create this gift bag and matching card. Isn't that penguin just the cutest little dude?! She used a crisp, clean background to layer lots of texture for *wow* power -- corrugated paper, chevron ribbon and the perfect green baker's twine. Simply adorbs!



I don't know about you, but I have lots of co-workers who enjoy a bit o' sweets during the holidays (ANY holiday, really). Sarah Gough created this stocking filler using a couple Christmas favorites -- Hello December and Holiday Tag Alongs. Those little banners and bits of bling really make this gift bag zing! The white embossing on the black tag is just great -- I love a splash of black in the holiday decor! Both of these sets are essentials for your Christmas collection (and would make great stocking stuffers for your crafty friends -- check that off your list!)








Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Gold


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Rich, luxurious gold. This precious metal has shown up everywhere over the past few months and we've got two gorgeous cards to share with you, dahling!

In this post, Virginia Lu completely dresses up our stamp set Say Anything with brilliant gold ink, sparkly sequins, and a splash of watercolor. By heat embossing over the gold ink, she gives dimension to the golden accents and really does make this one "shine brightly".



And seriously, Erin Taylor did an amazing job on this card and you've simply got to go back to the original post HERE to find out her techniques. I'll bet you'll be really surprised the techniques she used to get the rich golden look on the wedding stamp from Subway Series: Occasions. The soft satin ribbon, sequins and pearls add such warmth to this elegant card.










Monday, March 3, 2014

Stamps Used Other Than Intended


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This was such an awesome surprise -- we loved what Heather Campbell did with the border design from our set Say Anything!  This set, which has loads of unique sentiments and a whale-y fun border, is a must-have in your clear stamp collection.  Having a talented design team gave such incredible life to our sets -- there are several other stellar examples of Say Anything in this post HERE


Can you guess how Heather Pulvirenti created the wavy lines on these flower petals in this post? Can you believe they're from Trendy Triangles? I know, we were blown away, too! It's amazing how versatile Fresh Squeezed Stamps' designs really are. Be sure and pick up these sets while they're still in stock!


Every Fresh Squeezed Stamps set has a link on the right side bar of our blog where you can click to be inspired by our design team, guest designers and FSS Friends who've created fabulous cards and other paper craft items using each of the sets.  This inspiration will be there for you whenever you want it!





Saturday, March 1, 2014

Glitter



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Crafty peeps of all ages love glitter! It always adds a touch of brilliance to any project. Here it's used to represent the frosty shimmer of ice and snow.

Stacey Schafer dusted our perky penguin from Arctic Friends with ultra fine glitter, adding sequins in several shapes and sizes, to add a snowy effect to this card during our November release. She also used our Hello December set for the Holiday Fun text behind the penguin. Everything just comes together here beautifully.



In this postHeather Pulvirenti uses glitter to give sparkle and shine to our little elf from A Wee Christmas.  Her hat and poncho, as well as the golden star, are sprinkled with glitter, which really adds texture to the images.  Heather also used You Said It, Sister to create the awesome polka dot background.