First Frost Holiday Cards – Make 32 Cards in Under 2 Hours

First Frost Holiday Cards
—32 Cards in Under 2 Hours—

If you still haven’t made your holiday cards yet, today’s project is for you! My tutorial will show you step-by-step how to create 32 beautiful cards in under 2 hours using the Frosted Floral Suite of products. They’re designed to coordinate with each other- making projects like this easy-peasy! (If you don’t need this now, pin on your Pinterest Boards for later- you can easily adapt the design for other occasions).

stampin up clearance rack shop stampin savvy

But before we get started, BIG NEWS! The Clearance Rack has been updated with tons of new things, including several retired favorites at deals you won’t believe. But you’ll want to act fast- they’re not going to last long! Click the link above to shop! Have fun (and remember to add the current Rewards Code to your order: TAMGETYP) Check out the YEAR-END CLOSEOUT as well!

first frost, frosted floral dsp, simple christmas card tutorial, stampin savvy, stampin up, tammy beard

I’m happy to report the First Frost stamp set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelit Dies will live on past the Holiday Catalog! BUT if you want them both, grab the 10% off BUNDLE NOW– that discount expires January 2nd!

149943, first frost bundle, first frost stamps, frosted bouquet framelits dies, stampin up, stampinup, stampin savvy, tammy beard

The other stars of this project are the gorgeous Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, coordinating Cardstock Pack (8 sheets each of Gray Granite, Tranquil Tide and Blackberry Bliss Cardstock) and Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon. These all ARE retiring, so if you want these, order now!

147800, frosted floral dsp, stampin up, stampinup, stampin savvy, tammy beard

First Frost Holiday Cards Tutorial

You’ll want to gather these supplies to create 32 cards:

  • Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper (3 Sheets from 1 package)
  • Frosted Floral Cardstock Pack (1 pack)
  • First Frost Stamp Set
  • Tranquil Tide 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon (1 roll-optional)
  • Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Whisper White Cardstock- 2 Sheets
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (32)
  • Layering Circles Framelits Dies and (optional) Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (if you don’t have these, but do have the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies, use the label dies from this set instead)
  • SNAIL or Multipurpose Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Trimmer
  • Bone Folder
  • Big Shot Machine
  • Paper Snips (sharp scissors)

first frost, simple christmas card tutorial, stampin savvy, stampin up, tammy beard 4

The key to accomplishing this task is what I call batch processing: do like things at the same time, saving the assembly for the end. It’s an efficient use of time and resources and works really well. If you haven’t tried it, give it a go-  you’ll see!

  • Gather all your supplies
  • On Stampin’ Trimmer… (FYI-you can cut 2 pieces of cardstock or DSP at a time with a sharp blade)
    • Cut all Gray Granite and Tranquil Tide Cardstock into A2 card bases (32 total). I found it more efficient to score all the cardstock on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, then cut on the Trimmer. If you don’t have this tool, then I’d suggest scoring everything first, then going back to cut. Cut in both directions; it’ll extend the life of your blades.
    • Cut 4 sheets Blackberry Bliss Cardstock at 5-1/2″ on the long side, cut each piece again at 2-1/8″ on long side. (These are the layers under the DSP; final size is 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″)
    • Cut 2 sheets of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock in half at 4-1/4″ on the short side.
    • Cut 2 sheets of Whisper White Cardstock in half at 4-1/4″ on the short side.
    • From 1 sheet of DSP, cut two pieces at 5-1/2″ (x 12), stack, then cut every 2″ on long side. Repeat two more times, until you have a total of 32 pieces 2″ x 5-1/2″.
  • Stamping…
    • Stamp sentiment 10 times on each piece of Whisper White Cardstock (see photo below)
    • Stamp berries on card fronts (on my cards I stamped once, reinked, then stamped twice). Optional: Stamp inside card, on back of card and/or on envelope. I used a sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamps set on the inside of my cards; the scripty font looks almost the same as the font in the First Frost stamp set!

  • Big Shot Machine…
    • Die-cut sentiments with Stitched Circle Die or Layering Circle Die (see photo above)
    • Die-cut scalloped circles from Layering Circles Framelits Dies with 4-1/4″ x 11″ Blackberry Bliss Cardstock pieces (see photo below)

first frost, simple christmas card tutorial, stampin savvy, stampin up, tammy beard 3

SAVVY TIP

  • When making repeat cuts from a single die, keep the die next to the center of the Big Shot each time, adjusting your paper. This way, you’ll minimize the times it takes to roll it through the machine to get a cut. This tip alone can save you quite a bit of time (and energy).

first frost, simple christmas card tutorials, stampin up, stampin savvy, tammy beard

  • Assembly…
    • Adhere DSP to Blackberry Bliss Layers with Glue or SNAIL Adhesive.
    • Adhere sentiments to Blackberry Bliss scalloped circles (same)
    • Adhere Stampin’ Dimensionals behind above (don’t remove paper backing yet).
    • Adhere DSP to card front. Angle-cut ribbon into 4″ pieces (x 32); fold & cut each piece in half.
    • Run a strip of SNAIL Adhesive on DSP where sentiment will be. Place two pieces of ribbon with angles facing to the right. Adhere sentiment on top.
    • Sign the back of your creations… you’re done! wooHOO
Want to make this? YOU CAN! 
Click any link below to SHOP supplies for this project

{Use the current Rewards Code when placing orders up to $150}

first frost, frosted floral dsp, quick christmas cards tutorial, stampin up, stampin savvy, tammy beard

Customer Christmas Cards

How do I know these 32 cards can be made in under 2 hours? These are the Christmas cards I made for my customers! Need more than 32, it’s easy to order additional Cardstock packs (and envelopes).

Don’t have time to get them done by Christmas? Make them New Year’s cards… the sentiment still works! Want a little variety? Switch some to landscape orientation (like I did in photo above).

Want to see other Frosted Floral Suite projects?

  • Video Tutorial of Suite and DIY Wreath Cards are HERE
  • Sophisticated Holiday Card is HERE
  • Masculine Cards are HERE
  • Shimmery Note Cards are HERE

You may also be interested in…

  • ’12 Weeks of Christmas’ FREE Holiday Project Tutorials – Subscribe HERE
  • Follow my PINTEREST boards
  • Subscribe to my  YOUTUBE channel
PLACING AN ORDER?

Reward yourself by pasting the code below in the HOST CODE box in your shopping cart for all orders up to $150 (no code needed $150+). You’ll be glad you did! Details HERE

click to shop stampin savvy

If you’re scurrying to make your holiday cards, I hope today’s First Frost cards tutorial is just what you need… and don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack and Year-End Closeout deals! 🙂

About Tammy

Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator who loves creating handmade happiness with stamps, ink and paper!❤ SHOP in the USA @ StampinSavvy.com/Shop

Comments are closed.