Friday, January 3, 2014

Fresh Squeezed Stamps: Hang In There!

I love the holidays - I really do - but I also let out a big "whew" when it is over.  It was a huge relief to make this non-holiday card. I actually made it before Christmas and the "hang in there" sentiment seemed particularly meaningful as I was entering the final stretch of baking, wrapping, rehearsing, etc. But obviously this card could be used for so much more than survival of the holidays - everybody needs a "hang in there" boost once in awhile!

Hang In There

The stamps come from one of my favorite all-purpose sets from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  It's called String Me Along and is full of a variety of sweet and unique images.  I've already used the Chinese lanterns and the high-top tennies (seriously!!!) but really wanted to use this cheerful little jar and lightning bug.

I picked the brightest paper that I could find - and the furthest from traditional holiday colors that I could find!!  I figured it had enough going on, so I went very simple for my layout!

I hope you all survived (and enjoyed) your holidays; that you have let out a big "whew"; and that you are looking forward to a new year!
  • Stamps: Fresh Squeezed Stamps String Me Along
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Studio Calico Printshop 6x6 dsp
  • Ink: Memento Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Hemptique Kraft 10-lb. twine, clear sequins, glitter pen (on light and bug)


  1. Oh man, I am SO glad the holidays are over! Time to get back to "normal"!! But I did hang in there :) Glad you did too! Such a sweet little card with the perfect sentiment ;)

  2. Left you some love at FSS! Happy New Year!

  3. Oh my goodness, I love this card! Happy New Year dear.

  4. Kim, this is just too cute! I love too love the holidays but when they are over it is a nice to start the year off with a clean house and non holidays cards. Happy New Year!

  5. It's Adorable Kim! happy New Year!

  6. Not normally the image I get from "hang in there" but this is so much cuter.

  7. I absolutely adore your designs! That sparkle and shine is amazing...going to have to break some spending rules already this year, lol! ;)


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