Stamping Sunday Blog Hop First Frost
First Frost Bundle
Welcome to my blog on this second sunday of October … this is Stamping Sunday Second Sunday team’s monthly blog hop hosted by Sara Levin, the Artful Inker. Today we are featuring the First Frost Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue. This bundle includes the First Frost Stamp Set and the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies.
First Frost Bundle
Congratulations Card and Gift Box
Today I have created a card and matching gift box suitable for any congratulatory occasion. To be perfectly honest, I have loved every single thing I have created with this particular stamp set and the co-ordinating dies, and these little lovelies are no exception.
Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate
This wonderfully soft and elegant colour scheme, used with lots and lots of white, is a favourite “go to” mix of colours for me.
I have added one of the beautiful lacy borders from the Delicate Lace Edgelits in white, along with a softening strip of White Vellum. The vellum has been stitched with my trusty sewing machine (very rarely used for actual sewing of material) which saves me having to worry about glue show through.
The tall stalk of leaves from First Frost has been repeat stamped and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. The addition of the gorgeous Petal Pink Artisan Pearls is just the right amount of “bling”.
Window Box Thinlits Gift Box
Smoky Slate is the base for the little gift box. The same tall leaf sprig has been heat embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder onto the box sides prior to folding it into shape. And yes, it was a little fiddly and you have to make sure you have the leaves oriented the right way up, but the results are oh so worth it. Adding the same Delicate Lace Edgelit to the top edge of the box ties it all in with the card. I have added a little folded piece of white ribbon to the top of the box to make opening super easy.
However, the highlight of this little box is the adorable 3d flowers created with the flower stamp and dies. I have been creating a few of these little flowers just lately. The process is stamp, die cut, spritz on the back side (so the ink doesn’t run), scrunch, unfold and round the flowers with the special flower rounding tool … the top of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Here I used Flirty Flamingo ink on Blushing Bride cardstock.
I have attached four flowers together with some of the Basic Brads.. these are Calypso Coral, but you could also use white (I used all my white brads in other flowers). I am so loving having brads back in the catalogue.
The bouquet is completed with die cut leaf sprigs in different shapes from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits.
Orienting the flowers every which way when you are attaching them together creates a sort of ruffled feel to the flowers. I just love them and have been going a little crazy creating flowers in this manner lately … this post shows some in a brighter colour way.
The Stamping Sunday (second Sunday) team have more great ideas for you using this amazing suite of products. Here is the full list of hop participants … visit them all and be inspired.
Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle
Each month, a few of the Stamping Sunday Design Team create step by step tutorials of projects using the featured products during the month. This month’s tutorial includes 5 projects featuring the First Frost Bundle or the fabulous Designer Series Papers in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.
This month the bundle contains tutorials for 3 Christmas Cards and 2 gift box ideas. These projects are exclusive to this tutorial bundle and you won’t see them anywhere else.
The Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin’ Up! and have both metric and imperial (inches) measurements. So no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.
All currencies accepted. Paypal will do the conversion for you.
If you are making a purchase from me during October, you will receive a copy of the Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle for free. And if you are an Inks and Whimsy team member, you will also receive this tutorial bundle for free each month. Click here for more information on joining, or if you are ready to go, simply click the Join Graphic and get started on earning benefits straight away.
Thanks and cheers,
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