Stampin’ Up! First Frost Holiday Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is another Christmas in July themed card using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set to make a non-traditional Christmas Card. Instead of the traditional Christmas poinsettia, pine and holly, this stamp set features beautiful roses and broad leaf foliage that can be used for any special occasion. I have received and decorated with red roses at Christmas though, so maybe it is traditional. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I entered this card in the TGIF Challenge TGIFC#221 Inspiration Challenge – Christmas in July where they’re fighting the summer heat with dreams of Christmas. Check out the designer inspiration and other challenge entries.

I started by taking a panel of Whisper White and running it through the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and adhering it to an Old Olive mat. I then worked on the label by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in Versamark Ink on a piece of Whisper White and embossing it in Gold. I die cut it using the smaller label die from the Frosted Bouquet dies and cut a piece of Real Red cardstock using the larger label die from that set. I adhered the labels together and put it aside to work on the elements in the bouquet.

I stamped three of the long leafy branches from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in Shaded Spruce after stamping off twice. I stamped four of the large roses and two of the smaller roses in Real Red. I die cut these using the coordinating die from the Frosted Bouquet Dies. I die cut two of the leaf branches from the Frosted Bouquet dies from Old Olive cardstock and two of the Berry Branches from Gold Foil.

I used some retired red metallic thread from my stash to make some circles behind the arrangement. I adhered the label, leaves and flowers to the panel using glue dots and the large center rose with dimensionals.

I added clear Wink of Stella to the roses to make them sparkle and finished it off with a bow made from the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon. I adhered the panel to the Real Red card base using dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the long branch from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in shaded Spruce after stamping off twice. I adhered the last large red rose at the bottom of the Whisper White panel. I attached the panel to an Old Olive mat and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Whether roses at Christmas is traditional or not, the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet Dies make beautiful Christmas Cards. I hope you think so too. Thanks for visiting!


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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for die cuts
  • Old Olive – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Gold Foil – 4″ x 3″ scrap for die cuts

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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! First Frost Holiday Card

  1. Akiko, your card is the winner! It is beautifully created. Everything is perfect on it. I have this set but never used, now you have me wanting to give it a try but it will look nothing like this beauty.

    1. Thank you Shirley! Go ahead and break it out. I was pleased at how beautifully it stamps. I love your cards and can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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