First Frost

First Frost is a stamp set that is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  Before I forget, this catalog ends on January 2nd.  So many of the great products in this catalog are retiring.  Luckily, First Frost is one of the sets that is being carried over.  It has matching dies called Frosted Bouquet and if you purchase them in a Bundle by January 2nd can save 10%.  After January 2nd you will still be able to purchase both of these products but not get the Bundle savings.

To make this card, I first inked the flowers in Balmy Blue ink and then took my Night Of Navy Marker and “thumped” the stamp.  Thumping is a technique is where you just bounce the marker over areas of the stamp.  If you look at my flowers you can see where I added the Night of Navy ink to the centers and the edges of the stamp.  It gives it a two toned look.

The splatters on the card were made using the stamp set called Timeless Textures.  The sentiment is from the set called Sorry For Everything.  Both of these sets are in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog.

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First Frost

It is amazing what happens when you break out of your comfort level and try new things or products.  All my life I refused to eat Avocados.  I actually never had even tried them! Then my sister, Katherine and I went out for lunch together one day and she wanted to order a pizza to share.  She really wanted avocados on this pizza (I know.  Sounds awful) and I for some crazy reason let her.  Well, it turns out I really like Avocados!  Who knew!  It only took me 40 years to like them!

The same is true for Stampin’ Up!® products.  When I first looked at First Frost I knew immediately it was not something I would buy or use.  Then I started to see cards made with this set online and decided to try it.  Now, I love it.  It is gorgeous and the matching Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper  is amazing.  It has glimmer to it and the patterns are beautiful.  Plus this stamp set has matching dies called Frosted Bouquet Framelits (and yes, you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle). You can expect to see lots of cards made with this Suite of products!

The colors I used for this card are Pear Pizzazz and Blackberry Bliss.  This card would be a great card for beginners because it doesn’t require a lot of products.  #simplestamping

Next time you look at a suite of products and think to yourself “no way”, go out of your comfort zone and try them anyway.  You never know, you might like Avocados too!

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First Frost

This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  We used the stamp set called First Frost and the matching dies called Frosted Bouquet.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  They are part of a Suite called Frosted Floral.  This Suite in clouds the most gorgeous Designer Series Paper  called Frosted Floral.  It is so elegant and is printed on shimmer paper.  You can’t really see the shimmer in this photograph by at least you can see the patterns.

Also included in the Suite is cardstock, ribbons, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (my favorites!) and embellishments.

The colors I used on this card are Powder Pink, Poppy Parade, Gray Granite and Tranquil Tide.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Country Home.  All of these products are in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.

Here are today’s and tomorrow’s Online Extravaganza specials

November 25-26

Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
Project kits
Card kits
Kit refills
Memories & More
Punch box kits

Ordering Deadlines
Phone: November 26, 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/Online: November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 27–28

Cutting tools
Embossing folders
Framelits and thinlits
Ink Pads
Ink refills
Scoring Tools
Stamp blocks and cases

Ordering Deadlines
Phone: November 28, 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/Online: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)

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Tic Tac Toe First Frost

Good morning everyone.  Today is the day for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we have a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  This is where we have to create something using products in a straight line.  It can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal.  I decided to go right across the middle and use Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce and Daffodil Delight.

Here is my card.

I used the stamp set called First Frost.  This set is in the 2018 Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog.  It has a set of matching dies called Frosted Bouquet Framelits and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

To make this card I first stamped the flowers in Daffodil Delight and the buds in Pumpkin Pie ink and cut them out using the Framelits.  Then I stamped the leaves in Shaded Spruce twice and cut them out using the die.  Lastly I cut out the little berries in Whisper White cardstock twice.  Then I just layered them all together until I liked how they were arranged and adhered them to the card.  To share a little tip I learned, if you get an arrangement of stamps you like and then don’t want to mess them up, just layer a piece of Press ‘N Seal over the top and rub.  The pieces will all stick to the Press ‘N Seal exactly how you arranged them.  Then you just lift them up and add adhesive onto the back of the pieces and adhered them to the cardstock all at once.  Then just peel off the Press ‘N Seal.  It works perfectly!

To make the sentiment I used the dies that are included in the set.  The dies were a little too big for my sentiment so I cut them down.  First I stamped the sentiment is Shaded Spruce onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I put it on my Big Shot  and ran it through with the die like this:

Then I ran it through again with the die like this:

This is how it turned out.

I did the same thing with the larger die and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using this Tic Tac Toe board.  I love seeing how they make projects that are so different from mine and each other’s.

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