I’m having a ton of fun with the new First Frost bundle in the new Holiday catalog!! Today I want to share layered die cuts with First Frost cards that can be used for all occasion cards or Christmas cards.
How many times have you said that you do not need another stamp set that is all flowers? I know I say it all of the time, and every time I cave and buy another. I am here to tell you that yes, you need another “flower” stamp set. This is a must have if you are a flower stamping lover like I am. It’s stunning, it’s beautiful, it’s gorgeous–there are not enough words to describe this one. But most off all, it’s easy to get great results! It is called First Frost and you can find it on page 37 of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.
Honestly, I would not call it a “holiday” stamp set. It’s a great all around, year round, multi-occasion stamp set!!! For my projects I just used the greeting stamps in the set, but you could easily use any greetings for a multitude of card sending occasions!
Layered Die Cuts with First Frost
Let’s Start with a Video
As I often do, let’s start with a video. Pictures do not do these cards justice like you will see in the video. I also share a bit about my “designing brain”, as I like to call it, showing you where I begin with stamp sets that have a lot of “parts & pieces” like this one.
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Featured Card in the Video
This is actually the last card that I made when I was creating, but make sure to scroll through this whole blog post to see the other 3 cards I made!
Make sure to watch the video so you can see how I put it together.
- Sahara Sand Card Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score & fold at 4 1/4″
- Merry Merlot: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8′
- Soft Sea Foam: 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Whisper White: 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ + scraps
- Tranquil Tide & Pear Pizzazz Scraps
- Linen Thread
The embossing folder I used is the SUBTLES–MY FAVORITE and go to folder!
How My Creative Brain Works
Whenever I get a new stamp set, especially one with a lot of pieces, I like to gather a small grouping of ink pads and coordinating cardstock. From just those few basic supplies I will play around and make several different cards–all using the same things. You will see as you look at all 4 of the cards that I made, they use the same cardstocks & inks, but look very different. That is one of the great things about Stampin’ Up! stamp sets is how you can do so many different things with just a few supplies!
Here are the ink pads that I used. Just these 3 for all 4 cards!
And here are the cardstocks that I used.
First Card I Made
Like I explained in the video, I stamped and cut out a whole bunch of all the different pieces in this stamp set. Then I just started to arrange them on different backgrounds and in different groups. This is the first card I made. The background is embossed using the TIN TILE embossing folder. Oh my, another soon to be favorite!!!! love love love it!
Here is a look at when I was first putting all the pieces together. I just started laying them down and used scotch tape to hold in place.
and I just kept adding pieces and building my design.
- THICK Whisper White Card Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score & fold at 4 1/4″
- Whisper White: 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Scraps: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot, Pear Pizzazz
I hope you are seeing a bit of the process I used when designing these types of cards. Here are 2 more cards that I made from all the pieces I first stamped and cut out:
- Soft Sea Foam Card Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score & fold at 4 1/4″
- Soft Sea Foam: 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Scraps: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz
- Sahara Sand Card Base: 4 1/4″ x 11″, score & fold at 5 1/2″
- Scraps: Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Tranquil Tide, Pear Pizzazz
What do you think?
Do you like these cards? Are you ready to add this gorgeous floral stamp set to your collection??? Let me know if you have any questions–I love to hear from my readers!
Want To Make These First Frost Cards?
Here is the complete list of supplies I used to make all 4 of these First Frost cards. If you’d like to make them, just click on any of the pictures to go to my online store to place your order for the products you need. Don’t forget to use my REWARDS CODE when you order so you can earn free products from me!!!!
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