Gorgeous Project Trio with New Horizons Suite Collection

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Yesterday I did a Facebook Live on my I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page.    I created three cards featuring the beautiful New Horizons Suite of products!  Such beautiful products!!!     I started with a very simple card – basically just showcasing the Horizons Designer Series Paper – I created a frame with the Stitched Rectangles Dies to really just highlight the paper.   Very simple but I think we all need simple at times – and with paper this beautiful, you don’t need to add much more – a word, some Genial Gems and done!

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You can see how I created all three cards by watching my Facebook Live video below.

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The next card I made was also simple – I used a Basic White Note Card/Envelope.  I knew I wanted to use the “scene” of the Designer Series Paper as the focal point – and cut that to 3 x 4 3/4.   I looked through the pack of DSP and found a coordinating color and used it to cover the front of the card – 3 1/2 x 5.   I stamped the birds with Black Memento ink and popped up the center panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The words were stamped on a small Stitched Rectangle Die with Evening Evergreen Ink.  Again – pretty simple but it works!  This card could easily be stepped up with some gems and/or twine.  I liked the simplicity of it so kept it as is!

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The third card I made was a Tent Card – and is a stepped up card.   It was really fun to create the little beach scene on the circle.   This card measures 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 – and will fit in a regular size envelope.  It’s fun to switch things up a bit from the traditional card with something like this!

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The circle was cropped from the Designer Series Paper – I used a blending brush with Daffodil Ink to add a bit of a sunrise –  l love that the paper makes it look like rays spreading out from the sun!    I stamped the birds in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and also stamped the grass with Evening Evergreen ink.

The rest of the card was put together with die cuts – I cropped the fence with Sahara Sand ink and then stamped over it multiple times with the textured label stamp that is in the stamp set- I wanted to make the fence have a more weathered look and this seemed to accomplish that.  I cropped the grass directly from the Designer Series Paper – and love the variation in color this created.

The Pebble Enamel Shapes are so fun – and add a finishing touch to the card.   Which card is your favorite?  I’d love to know!!!

New Horizons Card Class to Go Tutorials

If you love the New Horizons Suite, then you will LOVE my tutorials from my previous card class to-go release.  You can purchase the tutorial here: NEW HORIZONS TUTORIALS

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A Groovy Card with the Driving By Stamp Set

Driving By Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! VW Van Card from Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin'

Today’s “groovy” card uses the Driving By Stamp Set that can be earned for FREE with a qualifying $50+ purchase during Sale-a-Bration, January – February 28, 20221

GDP326 Sketch Challenge

My card was inspired by the #GDP326 Sketch Challenge!  You can see the details and play along here: Global Design Project

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You don’t have to be an expert on cars to love the versatile images and phrases in the Driving By Stamp Set. The festive balloons and gifts make this a great set for celebrations such as Christmas and birthdays. But the phrases can turn your project into a celebration of friendship, a message that’s timeless.

Driving By Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Groovy Card from Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin'

Step by Step Tutorial Black and Bee

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 (card base)
  • Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Basic White Cardstock – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 (layer), 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 (die-cut), 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 ( image)
  • Basic Black Cardstock – 1 1/2 x 3/4 (sentiment)
  • Vellum Cardstock – 3 3/4 x 2

Driving By Stamp Set Stampin' Up! VW Van Card from Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin'

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the DSP to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Use Blending Brushes to add the following colors as shown to the Basic White layer:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point. Use a paint brush or similar to drop and splatter 90% Alcohol onto the colored area. Once dry, adhere to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Emboss the Vellum Cardstock with the Stripes 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere the center only to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  5. Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop a piece of Basic White Cardstock with the 3 1/2 wide Layering Diorama Die. Adhere as shown with Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the VW Van in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the Basic White Cardstock.  Color with Pool Party, Basic Black, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  Snip closely with Paper Snips. Adhere with Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the Basic Black Cardstock.  Heat Emboss with White Embossing Powder. Snip apart and to size with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish with Black Classic Matte Dots.

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Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year. It’s overflowing with opportunities for customers, and filled with fun for everyone! During Sale-A-Bration,  you can earn free, exclusive products for every $50 USD and $100 USD you spend. And, you can enjoy unique, unbeatable benefits when you host a party or join the Stampin’ Up! family!

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Want it all??  Have a big wish list?  The BEST deal is always buying our Starter Kit!   We have an amazing special for joining the Stampin' Up! family!   For just $99+ tax you can select $125 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice!  BONUS!  January 4 - February 28, 2022 you can add TWO Stamp Sets of YOUR CHOICE to the Kit for FREE! You will then enjoy 20% off all future purchases while you are active!  What have you got to lose?   The link to join is below!

The best part – there is no obligation to sell, or hold parties ever!!!  You can simply become a “happy shopper” and get discounts on all your Stampin’ Up! purchases!  If you’d like to pursue this as a business and make a little extra money, I can help you with that as well!  Click to Join the We'd Rather Bee Stampin' Family

 

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Card Duo with Awesome Otters!

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Yesterday I did a Facebook Live on my I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page.  I will be sharing some Saleabration products on Thursdays over the next several weeks so please tune in!   The cards shared both use two different Saleabration products that you can get for free with a $50 order – the Awesome Otters stamp set – and the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper.

The first card was a simple birthday card –  I used the Stitched with Whimsy dies for the top panel on the Highland Heather card base and also the small square – I love the detail these dies add!  I colored the otter with Stampin’ Blends – and added a cute little birthday party hat.

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You can see how I created both cards by watching my Facebook Live video below.

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Here’s a look at the inside of the card:

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My second card was a matchbook style card – the top panel – using the Simply Marbelous Designer Series Paper – also a Saleabration reward, folds down and rests behind the otter on the circle panel.  The Simply Marbelous paper is perfect way to create a water look!  I used the Diorama dies to crop a shape out of the DSP and folded it down to create the Matchbook!

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Here’s a look at the inside of this card:

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Hope you enjoy these two cards today – I had fun making and sharing them!  Happy Weekend!


Want it all??  Have a big wish list?  The BEST deal is always buying our Starter Kit!   We have an amazing special for joining the Stampin' Up! family!   For just $99+ tax you can select $125 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice!  BONUS!  January 4 - February 28, 2022 you can add TWO Stamp Sets of YOUR CHOICE to the Kit for FREE! You will then enjoy 20% off all future purchases while you are active!  What have you got to lose?   The link to join is below!

The best part – there is no obligation to sell, or hold parties ever!!!  You can simply become a “happy shopper” and get discounts on all your Stampin’ Up! purchases!  If you’d like to pursue this as a business and make a little extra money, I can help you with that as well!  Click to Join the We'd Rather Bee Stampin' Family

 

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