Stampin’ Up! First Frost Winter Birthday for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog to see the great projects they are sharing with you today.  I used the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper and the First Frost Bundle for today’s card.  We are working with a color challenge this week.  Here’s my card:

And here are the colors we are using:

The stamps, dies and DSP I am featuring today are probably my favorites from the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  The First Frost stamp set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet dies are carrying over, but the special 10% off Bundle price is ending on January 2nd.  The Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper is shimmery and oh, so pretty!  It will be retiring in just a few days, so if it’s something you don’t have yet, better not wait any longer… just sayin’.

To begin, use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere a panel of Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Whisper White card stock mat.  Adhere the layer to the front of the Blackberry Bliss card stock base with Liquid Glue.  Adhere a second panel of the Designer Series Paper to a Blackberry Bliss card stock mat and adhere the layer on an angle to the card front with Glue.

Use Gray Granite ink to stamp the branches of berries image on a panel of Whisper White card stock multiple times.  Stamp a couple times before reinking the stamp.  Adhere the stamped panel to a mat of Gray Granite card stock with Glue.

On a separate panel of Whisper White card stock, stamp the leafy branch three times with Pear Pizzazz ink and each of the blooms a few times with Blackberry Bliss ink.  Use the dies to cut them out.  Also cut the branch of berries a couple time from a panel of Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Arrange the die cut branches and blooms and adhere to the stamped panel with Liquid Glue.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the largest bloom.

Tie a single knot in a length of Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon.  Wrap the ends to the back of the art piece and adhere with tape.  Use Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp the sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  Then adhere the art piece to the card front with Dimensionals.  Embellish with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to add a bit of sparkle.

Stamp the leafy branch a few times on a panel of Whisper White card stock before adhering it to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue.  Add a few die cut blooms to complete.  It’s ready for your hand-written sentiment.

** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston


The Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout Sale is going on now!!  Remember: Some items are last-chance and limited-inventory, and everything is available only while supplies last!

The full list of retiring items are located in the online store here.  Remember that all retiring items are only while supplies last!  So be sure to get your last minute Holiday Catalog favorites before they’re gone for good!

Keep in mind that some of the individual pieces of the bundles will be carried forward into the Occasions and Annual Catalogs but the bundle pricing will go away.  So pick up any of those bundles that you’re wanting before the prices go up on January 3!

The discounted items are located in the online store here.  There are a few overstock items from the Annual Catalog that have been discounted along with some of the retiring items, so go take a peek and grab those deals before they go away!

You can download a full list of the retiring items in a PDF here.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun shopping!


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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 2-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel for mat, 3″ x 3″ panel for die cut branches
  • Whisper White CS – 3-7/8″ x  5-1/8″ panel for mat, 3-3/4″ x 5″ for inside, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for art piece, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel for stamped and die cut images
  • Gray Granite CS – 2-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel for mat
  • Frosted Floral Specialty DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel for front, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for layer

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project: 

Glue Dots


Big Shot


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10 Responses to Stampin’ Up! First Frost Winter Birthday for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. This is stunning! Love your layered design and those DSPs are some of my favorites!! 🙂

  2. Yet another teamie using the gorgeous DSP I didn’t order! I agree with Mary…stunning!

  3. ksenzak1 says:

    Stunning card Sue. It’s gorgeous inside and out. Love those layers.😊

  4. So pretty Sue! Love the shimmery background, great layering on your die cuts too! Perfect! 🙂

  5. Beautiful, love the offset panels. This set is perfect with these colours. Great job.

  6. Your card is simply….well, beautiful! I run out of adjectives. You used the colors so well, inside and out. Great design too.

  7. Susan K says:

    How gorgeous! I love this.. Love everything about it. Great job!

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  9. kristigraystamping says:

    We had the same mind set with this challenge Sue. Even though we used the same paper and stamp, they both have such a different look. Love you design!

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