Saturday, November 30, 2013

FSS Friends Showcase

Welcome to the November edition of the FSS Friends Showcase! It's been a couple months since our last one, so we've got some catching up to do. If you'd like a shot at being featured on the FSS blog, be sure to upload your creations to our Flickr or Splitcoaststamper galleries.  We LOVE to see what our friends create with our stamps!  :)

Starting us off this month is this fabulous rainbow card by Tenia Nelson.  She used Paper, Scissors, Ink to create this fun and colorful card.  What crafty friend wouldn't LOVE to receive this in the mail?!?!

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We crazy love this festive birthday card by Katie Brooks.  She used the birthday themed stamp from Subway Series: Basics.  The staggered panels compliment the fun patterned paper and the black cardstock makes everything POP right off the card.

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FSS DT alum Amy Tsuruta created this holiday themed pair of tags using You Said It, Sister.  We love the rustic look and feel of these tags - from the rounded cork pieces to the thin, natural twine.  These would look AMAZING on any wrapped gift!

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Love, love, love this CAS beauty by Cornelia Wenokor!  Her pattern of bright arrow pieces and the sparkly sequins makes this card SHINE!  The birthday sentiment from Everyday Expressions fits snuggly in the corner and anchors the design.  This is simplicity at its best.  Bravo!

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What do you get when you combine the cityscape from On Trend 2013, the believe sentiment from Words to Live By with a most ADORABLE die cut Santa??  Niki Garcia knows!  She created this fun and festive CAS holiday scene against a gray cardstock sky.

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And last, but certainly not least, is this super cute Christmas card by Jean Manis.  She used our Subway Series: Holidays to create this fun chalkboard and candy cane inspired card.  We love the simple design with the basic color scheme.  It lets the important bits of the card stand out and really take center stage!

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Thank you for joining us for another FSS Friends Showcase.  Keep posting your creations to our Flickr and Splitcoaststamper galleries and you just might see your creations on our blog!!  :)  

We'll see you back here on the blog real soon for more FSS inspiration from our awesome design team!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Hot Diggity, It's a SALE!

We do things BIG here at Fresh Squeezed Stamps -- not only do we have a Black Friday sale today, we're extending this awesome sale through Cyber Monday!!

That's right, take 20% off every stamp set in our store this weekend only (Friday, November 29 through Monday, December 2, 2013). Grab all your favorites, and don't forget your crafty friends -- throw their faves into the basket, too! Our stamps make great gifts, and they're super easy to mail to friends near and far. So, start checking your list (do it twice) and then take advantage of the biggest Fresh Squeezed discount so far this year!!

Whew, that's a lot of excitement for one day, right?  But, we couldn't let you go without showing off a couple fresh takes on an old favorite, We Go Together.

We Go Together

Ryann created this fun Christmas scene using the milk and cookies from We Go Together, the straw from Soda-lighted and a sweet sentiment from Christmas Treats.

Ryann Salamon

Shannon used the knife and fork from We Go Together, along with some yummy gold pigment ink to create the background. Then some brown ink to stamp the Thanksgiving image from Subway Series: Holidays.

Shannon Fralish

That's it for us today!  We hope you're enjoying the long holiday weekend.  Be sure to check us out tomorrow for another installment of FSS Friends Showcase!  See you then!  :)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

November Release Week Wrap-Up

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  We're so thankful to count you as a Fresh Squeezed Stamps friend and we appreciate your stopping by today.  A big thank you goes to our awesome design team -- they did an amazing job this week with their clever and creative introduction to our brand new sets.  Can I get a whoo hoo?!

We know that tonight you may set your alarm for the wee hours of the morning in order to catch some incredible Black Friday deals…but you might not have to bear the winter cold if you happen to show up at Fresh Squeezed Stamps tomorrow…we're just sayin'...

By the way, all of November's new stamp sets revealed this week are now available for purchase in our online store!  But before you scurry away to shop, we want to announce the lucky winners who will receive a FREE stamp set from our new release!

  • Arctic Friends -- SHANNON HART
  • Take a Number -- JANET ZEPPA

WINNERS - Please contact us HERE with your mailing information so we can get your prizes mailed out to you!  Congrats, ladies!!!

*Please note that winners have seven (7) days to contact us, otherwise prizes are returned to the prize bucket for the next giveaway.  You can find our complete contest/giveaway policy HERE.

Here's another look at our brand new stamps:

Arctic Friends

Take A Number

Enjoy your day -- gobble, gobble!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November Release Week Day 2 - Take a Number

Brrrr, hope you enjoyed your arctic adventure yesterday! Now, step up to the delightful Fresh Squeezed Stamps counter and…

Take a Number is the most fun a non-accountant ever had with a stack of numbers! There are lots of sentiments to make any occasion add up to tons of fun. Mix and match numerals, symbols and sentiments for a creative combo every time! You'll definitely become "good with numbers" with this clever set.

Take A Number

Take A Number Example Sheet

There are millions of ways to use this numerically awesome set! Lesley Croghan's designed a completely custom anniversary card that you just won't find in a Hallmark store. A beautiful die cut flower and vine, fancy embossed sentiment, plus a bit o' bling, really sets this card apart!

Lesley Croghan

Virginia Lu's created a colorful palette of sweetness using the penguin from Arctic Friends and dressing her up with a cute little bow! The rainbow effect on the Take A Number sentiment makes it just that much more adorable!

Virginia Lu

This cute little number is made by Katie Gehring. She used the onesie from String Me Along with lots of bold colors for a very updated take on a baby congrats card.

Katie Gehring

Sarah Gough's birthday card for her mum is as pretty as you please, with lots of glittery glamour that makes this birthday golden. The balloons are from Life of the Party, and the nice combo of florals and polka dots is both pretty and fun!

Sarah Gough

Kim Singdahlsen paired the new Take A Number set with our Breath of Fresh Flair set to create this awesome graduation card. Great color combo and just the right touch of bling (lovin' that sparkly light bulb…what a great idea!) Kim's got several more prime examples of this set pairing on her blog today -- check 'em out!

Kim Singdahlsen

Stacey Schafer came up with a great combination of Arctic Friends and Take A Number, which equates to this adorable baby shower card. The element layering gives this card fun dimension, and the soft blues and patterns create a lullaby of loveliness!

Stacey Schafer

All stamps previewed during Release Week will be available for purchase in our online store beginning this Thursday, November 28th!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win a Take a Number stamp set!  One winner will be announced on our blog this Thursday, November 28th!  *Please note that winners have seven (7) days to contact us, otherwise prizes are returned to the prize bucket for another giveaway. You can find our complete contest/giveaways policy HERE.

Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST tonight, November 27, 2013

To enter this giveaway, use the widget below:

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November Release Week Day 1 - Arctic Friends

We hope everyone is enjoying the days leading up to Thanksgiving (here in the U.S.), and generally looking forward to the holidays ahead. Things are likely to get hectic, so we're glad you decided to join us for the Day 1 festivities. Grab a cuppa' and enjoy this fun new set!

Arctic Friends are the cutest, coolest buddies you'll ever have! These fun critters go together like igloos and Eskimos, so assemble an adorable penguin, polar bear & walrus…and you've got yourself a polar party! Naturally, we've thrown in some punny sentiments, too!

Arctic Friends

Arctic Friends Example Sheet

What a great bunch o' guys we have here! Katie Gehring put this card together perfectly (love that one in the back…kinda photo bombed it, right?!) The bold colors, all tied together with baker's twine, puts a crisp, clean finish on this great project!

Katie Gehring

Lesley Croghan created a fantastic gift set that shows off the perky penguin from our new Arctic Friends, plus a couple other great Fresh Squeezed Stamps sets -- that's Subway Series: Holidays over on the gift bag and the "you warm my heart" sentiment is from our very popular Hot, Hot, Hot set. Super cute!!

Lesley Croghan

Ack! This polar bear, tumbling along in his snow globe or the big Arctic sky, is just as cute as can be! Sarah Gough did an outstanding job putting together this card that you just can't bear to scroll further…

Sarah Gough

…but you must so you can check out what she's done inside! Hey, that just might be a little sneak at another new set…

Sarah Gough (interior)

Look what Kim Singdahlsen did with this penguin, wrapped up in that ribbon scarf…fancy schmancy with the touches of gold! The bokeh patterned paper, with more gold, ties in perfectly. That sentiment is from You Said It, Sister. This is an iceberg of adorableness!

Kim Singdahlsen

Group shot! Virginia Lu put a very colorful touch on these guys, adding a great banner that'll put a smile on your face. A perfect card for your office stash, for sure!

Virginia Lu

Chilly Willy would be proud of this little guy, all covered in glittery snow and having a ball among the snowflakes! Stacey Schafer did a great job on this card, using so many fun elements and layers. I think I see some "holiday fun" thrown in there using Hello December!

Stacey Schafer

All stamps previewed during Release Week will be available for purchase in our online store beginning this Thursday, November 28th!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win an Arctic Friends stamp set!  One winner will be announced on our blog this Thursday, November 28th!  *Please note that winners have seven (7) days to contact us, otherwise prizes are returned to the prize bucket for another giveaway. You can find our complete contest/giveaways policy HERE.

Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST tonight, November 26, 2013

To enter this giveaway, use the widget below:

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Monday, November 25, 2013

November Release Week - Sneak Peek

Sniff, sniff…is that turkey and pumpkin pie I smell?!  Welcome to the Fresh Squeezed Stamps November Release Week where we'll introduce you to some fantastic new stamp sets and a whole lotta' crafty inspiration!  To whet your appetite, here's a little sneak peek:

Join us every day this week as we reveal our newest stamp sets, along with incredible projects from our design team!  There will be giveaways every day, so get ready for your chance to win -- gobble, gobble!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tomorrow, Tomorrow!

We'd love to see what you make using Fresh Squeezed Stamps - so be sure to link up your creations to our Flickr or Splitcoaststamper galleries.  You never know, maybe you'll be next to show up in our Friends Showcase!  *wink*

Also, a little bird told me there are some new stamp sets heading to the FSS blog this week.  Be sure to check back in with us tomorrow, we just might give you a little peek at what's to come!  :)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

CAS Christmas Card

Hello friends!  Katie Gehring here with an idea for a clean and simple (CAS) holiday card using Trendy Triangles and Hello December.

I stamped three triangles from Trendy Triangles with green pigment ink on a piece of white cardstock and transformed them into Christmas trees with the addition of a tiny trunk created from strips of brown cardstock and teeny wood stars.

I added a fun polka dot border using washi tape and stamped "hashtag" Christmas from Hello December.  I rounded the upper corner of the white cardstock and adhered it to a kraft card base with foam tape.  My final step was to then round the corner of the kraft cardstock base.

Trendy Triangles                             Hello December

Well, that's all for me today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Friday, November 22, 2013


If it's Friday, it's my day!  Kim here!  In my opinion, Hello December has to be the most fun holiday set of the year.  I played with the funny "Dear Santa" sentiments on my very first Fresh Squeezed post.  Now I am pulling out the sweet word bubbles and the fun hashtag!

Isn't that hashtag a fun way to fill a corner?  The set also comes with "CHRISTMAS" and "DECEMBER" to go with the hashtag!  I'm also in love with the woodgrain on the word bubble and the font/star combo on the bright bubble!  It all comes together for a fun, cheerful and trendy card!

Hello December

I'm hoping the next month stays merry & bright for you - and that you continue to experience #HOLIDAYFUN!!    

- Kim

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hashtag Holiday!

Happy Thursday!! Lesley Croghan here, sharing a Christmas card!  I absolutely love the Hot, Hot, Hot set and using hashtags is new to me and so much fun!! SO I got out the Hello December set too and went to work! I love paper piecing and the Hot, Hot, Hot set is perfect for that!!!

Hello December                                Hot, Hot, Hot

Thank you for stopping by!! Are your holiday cards done yet?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Metro Masculine Birthday

Hey there, Fresh Squeezed Stamps friends! Stacey here and I'm excited to be able to share Fresh (and fun) Squeezed projects with you every Wednesday!  Do you ever have enough birthday cards on hand?  How about masculine ones?!  Me, neither!  

I made this card while thinking that I rarely have masculine-styled birthday cards on hand!  My card is a bit glitzy for a guy card (maybe), but a man once told me that guys like pops of color and a little sparkle, too!  This passed the "manly" test from my own boys and hubby.  In fact, when I asked my hubby what he thought, he said "it's metro-masculine!"  Thanks to my honey for also sparking the idea for my post title, too!  LOL!

How fun is this stamp set, On Trend 2013?!  I LOVE the silhouette city scene and photo frame images and that fun birthday speech bubble sentiment!  The bicycle image is from the (also amazing) Breath of Fresh Flair!

For the card, I chose some trendy papers that fit the bill for "metro masculine," stamped the city scene and heat embossed in black on the background panel.  The photo frame was also heat embossed in black, a blue bicycle added and an aqua birthday bubble inked up and stamped...then, all that remained was layering it up and finishing it off!  I added a bit of black twine with a loopy finish (no bows here) and a trio of black sequins!

On Trend 2013                                              Breath of Fresh Flair

Thanks so much for stopping by the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog today!  I hope you are inspired to whip up a masculine-themed card today...maybe even a metro-masculine one!  Have a fabulous rest of your week!

Wanna have some fun?!  Fresh Squeezed Stamps is sponsoring the new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!  It's a Make Your Mark challenge, so that means if your project uses a tool that makes a mark (pencils, pens, markers, chalk, etc.), you're golden!  Check out the details and enter to win!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Glittered Snow

Hello stamping friends! Sarah here today bringing you a Christmas card with a classic color combo and lots of sparkle!

I've used Hello December, embossing the sentiments in white. I die cut an ampersand, coating it in glitter. More is more when it comes to sparkle, so to create my background I dotted all over with a quickie glue pen and sprinkled on some glitter for a snowy look.

I also glittered a strip of red line tape, added some washi tape and a trio of sequins for even more sparkle!  Here's the inside of my card...

More sequins and tape compliment the gorgeous sentiment from Inside Scoop: Holiday. As someone who loves to finish her cards inside and out, I just love these large format sentiments!

Tomorrow you'll be wowed with a project from Stacey, I can't wait to see what she has in store!