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!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around Special Day Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a very simple but very elegant special day card using the Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around stamp set and Stitched Labels dies. Coupled with the Country Floral embossing folder, the card comes together quickly and is great for any special occasion. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I ran a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock through the Country Floral embossing folder and adhered it to a white mat before attaching it to a Seaside Spray card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I took a piece of Thick Whisper white and embossed the Enjoy Your Special Day sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around cling stamp set in silver. I cut it out using the fancy large label from the Stitched Labels die. I made a large bow from the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon and attached it to the bottom of the label with a glue dot and attached the label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three faux pearls.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the border from the Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around stamp set in Seaside Spray on the bottom of a Whisper White panel and attaching it to the inside of the card.

That’s it! This card is embarrassingly simple, but it lets the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! elements do all the talking. The beautiful elegance of the Country floral embossing folder paired with the silver embossed lettering and intricate stitches and curves on the label will make any card special. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Seaside Spray – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Thick Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a floral birthday card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose cling stamp set. I think this is one of my favorite flower images and today I used it with the pretty floral lattice and label die cuts. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by embossing a piece of Whisper White cardstock in the Layered Leaves embossing folder and attached it to a Whisper White mat. Then I popped it on a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals.

I die cut the floral lattice from So Saffron cardstock and die cut the label from Whisper White cardstock. These are both from the Wild Roses dies that coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose stamp set. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set in So Saffron ink on the label. I attached these to the card. Then I stamped the large rose outline image using So Saffron ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I took the So Saffron Stampin’ Blends to color the flower, using the dark close to the center and under the petals, the light in the middle leaving the petal tips white. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I colored the center with a Pumpkin Pie marker. I stamped the outline leaves using Shaded Spruce ink on Old Olive cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating die. I attached the leaves to the card and then attached the flower. I colored some seam binding ribbon from my stash with the So Saffron re-inker and water and made a bow. I tied a piece of the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon and attached it to the back of the bow and attached both to the label. I finished off the card with three clear small epoxy dots.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the outline rose image in So Saffron ink and did the same with the envelope.

This rose stamps beautifully when you use the other two stamps to layer the color on, so I was pleased at how pretty the flower came out with using just the outline stamp and coloring with Stampin’ Blends. Plus I love yellow roses, don’t you? Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • So Saffron – 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
  • Old Olive – (2) 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings Card

Good Morning! Today I am celebrating Christmas in July and sharing a Christmas Card with you. I know it’s early, but I need the idea of starting to plan for Christmas early because I’m such a procrastinator, and my Christmas to-do list is only half done on December 25.

One of my all time favorite Stampin’ Up! Christmas products is the Hang Your Stockings stamp set and the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings dies. And guess what? These dies have been on the clearance rack for a while, and as of yesterday morning, they’re still there at a nice discount! So, I decided to focus today’s post on the Christmas Stockings dies and use other clearance rack items that I have on hand.

In addition to the clearance rack items, I kind of followed the current sketch at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge 416, where they must also be getting ready because their alternate theme is Christmas in July so check out the other entries there.

I started by making my stocking. I used the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings die to cut the main stocking piece in Cherry Cobbler. I had some white glitter paper in my stash and used it to cut the stocking cuff, heel and toe pieces and as well as the snowflake that is embedded in another stocking die. I attached these to the main stocking piece with multipurpose glue. I die cut the hanger loop from Garden Green and attached it to the back. Isn’t it awesome! The Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings die set has other pieces where you can cut a Christmas tree, bow, holly and star. There are also other stocking dies to make swirly stockings and Nordic stockings. It is so versatile and the results are amazing!

Another clearance rack item that I used is the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper or DSP. I cut a piece of the red and white floral and adhered it to a Whisper White mat and then to a Cherry Cobbler card base. I took another piece of Whisper White and ran it through my Snow Burst embossing folder. This is retired, but it goes perfect with the red and white DSP because they are both so angular. I cut the green star DSP and attached it to a Garden Green mat and attached it to the card with dimensionals. Then I popped the stocking on with dimensionals. I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White. This sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up Timeless Tidings, and is also available on the clearance rack. I clipped the corners with the Triple Banner Punch and adhered it to the bottom of the card.

I stamped the and a Happy New Year sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on a Whisper White panel and added a strip of DSP to the bottom. I finished it off with a Garden Green mat and adhered it to the inside of the card. Yay! One set of Christmas cards is done!

Amy Koenders is my Stampin’ Up! upline (she recruited me to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator) and she was fortunate enough to go on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip cruising the Greek Isles. On the incentive trip, Amy was lucky enough to also receive an advanced copy of the upcoming 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and she shared a picture of it on her blog here, along with some early sneak peeks of items in the catalog and lots of pictures of the Mediterranean. Check out her blog at Stamp with Amy K if you haven’t already, because she makes amazing cards!

The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog will go live on September 4, 2019, but in the meantime, check out your supply stash and start to prepare for Christmas in July. Or if your stash needs a refresh, check out the Stampin’ Up clearance rack, because there are a lot of great items at great prices that are still available while supplies last. There are also a few beautiful products for Christmas in the 2019 Annual Catalog. Thanks and have a great week!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Garden Green – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″, scrap for hanger
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Dashing Along Red DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 1/2″ x 1/2″
  • Dashing Along Green DSP – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • White glitter – scraps to accent stocking

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! A Good Man Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a masculine birthday card featuring the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man cling stamp set. This set has some great images and sentiments for making birthday and Father’s Day cards for the special men in your life.

I was inspired to use the layout in Sunday Stamps, SSC208 Sketch Fun. Be sure to check out the other fabulous entries in the challenge.

Now for today’s card – you can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by taking a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and running it through the Subtle embossing folder and adhering it to a Mossy Meadow mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I then took a piece of the Mint Macaron striped Magnolia Lane Memories and More card and attached the diamond strips from the retired Delightfully Detailed laser cut DSP and adhered them to the back. I attached this to a strip of mossy meadow cardstock and adhered this to the embossed panel.

I stamped the relaxed man napping in the lawn chair from the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a piece of Whisper White. I stamped the It’s your day sentiment in Mossy Meadow next to the man and colored the piece with Copic markers since I didn’t have the Stampin’ Blends in the colors I wanted to use. I cut out the image with a Layering Square die and then cut a mat from Mossy Meadow in the next larger size square die. I adhered these together and popped the image on the panel with dimensionals. I then used dimensionals to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron card base and added some gold Metallic Pearls to finish off the picture.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the retired Rose Wonder stamp set since the font is similar to the font in the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man stamp set. I decorated it with another strip of the Magnolia Lane Memories and More card pack and a piece of embossed Sahara Sand. I added mats in Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand and added it to the inside of the card

A nice simple masculine birthday card! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 1 – 15 Host Code: 6X3A6D6C

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Sahara Sand – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 3″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 3″ x 3″
  • Magnolia Lane Memories and More card – 1 1/2″ x 5, 3/4″ x 3 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: