The Stamp Review Crew: First Frost Edition

first frostIt’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: First Frost Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop, whenever you want.

This week we are featuring the First Frost set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from Lou Kitzelman.  Isn’t her work amazing? After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Debra Burgin. Be prepared to be inspired!

First Frost Congratulations Card

First Frost

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

First Frost isn’t just for the holidays, as you can see.  This congratulations card, despite looking difficult to create, really isn’t hard as long as you don’t mind fussy cutting.

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock covered with Blackberry Bliss Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper. The wreath was created using the Seasonal Wreath Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It was given a wash of Pear Pizzazz, and then snipped out and popped on top of the card base with dimensionals.  A brushing of Wink of Stella gives it a beautiful sparkle.

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The flowers were made using the smaller blossom image in the set.  It was inked in Blackberry Bliss,  then cut out using the appropriate die. Next, it was spritzed with water, crumpled up, and set aside to dry.  This was repeated in order to create a total of five blossoms.

While the blossoms were drying, the sprig with three leaves was inked in Tranquil Tide. The leaves were brushed over with a Blender Pen to deepen the color, and then snipped off to use in the focal point. The Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies were used to create vellum leaves and Sparkle Glimmer Paper berries.

First Frost

After the blossoms were dry, they were uncrumpled, and adhered to the card, along with the vellum leaves, glimmer paper berry twig, and stamped leaves.  Rose metallic thread and  rhinestones were used as accents.

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If you are looking for a holiday card design using the First Frost stamp set, check out the details about the card pictured below  HERE.

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If  you would like to try your hand at creating your own First Frost congratulations card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.   Place an order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) AND use the Host Code below to receive a little somethin’-somethin’ from me.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

November:  SCCEZ293

Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Debra to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…

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  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.  Now through November 30th save 10% off any retired item!!! 
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or an Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me (ann@thestampinschach) and I will drop one in the mail to you!

Price: $110.00


  1. Now that’s a bit of a stunner! So pretty Ann. Love the texture in the flowers. X

  2. Goodness me, those scrunched purple flowers are awesome!

  3. So pretty… the flowers are such a beautiful touch. Thank you for sharing how you created them.

  4. Wow Ann, that’s not only thinking out of the box, that not even close to the box! Both of your creations are beautiful and very unique.

  5. LOVING the purple!! and the crumpled flowers are awesome!

  6. I *love* your Blackberry Bliss blossoms, too! Just beautiful.

  7. Both of your cards are amazing Ann. I love the crumpled up flowers! Smile BIG! 🙂


  8. The “crumpled up” flowers are beautiful! Such a gorgeous color combination on that card. Both cards are so pretty!

  9. Beautiful!!! Those flowers are so pretty. I was wondering about that wreath EF and really had not seen many use it. You really took it to a higher level. This is just so pretty.

  10. Lovely, thanks for sharing.

  11. Wow! Two stunners. Those 3d flowers are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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