Be Jolly Card Duo + Day 2 Giveaway!

Oct 26, 2021 | Gallery, More Bee Creative Tutorials, More Christmas Cards | 25 comments

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Be Jolly Card Duo + Day 2 Giveaway!

A week of Tricks & Treats Giveaway!  Comment at the end of this post with your favorite Halloween Color for your chance to win a pack of Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack!  A random winner will be drawn and posted on my blog tomorrow!

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For yesterday’s Facebook Live, I created two different cards with different colors – what do you think?  A blue Santa Claus? Why not!  We laughed during my Facebook Live – saying perhaps Santa’s red suit was in the wash that day so he pulled out his blue suit!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Be Jolly Card Duo

My first card had a fun pop up component to it!   Meausurements are listed below – and you can watch the FB Live to see how to assemble – it goes together very quickly!

create this Be Jolly fun pop up card by Laura Milligan, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Earn Free Product

I used the Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper for the card front.  The circle is cut with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and the largest circle from the Layering Circle dies.   I added color to Santa with Stampin’ Blends – my favorite way to add color to any line image!  And don’t you just love that cute little bird?

My word panel is cropped with a stitched shape from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Such a great set of dies! I finished up the card with a sprinkling of Red Rhinestones and a touch of Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon.

create a pop up card with Be Jolly stamp set by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Earn Free Product
Here is Santa dressed in blue! I love the combination of the Balmy Blue and Black.  The DSP I used is a hostess only pack – it’s shown in our Annual Catalog – we are all loving this paper stack!  One side is black and white and the reverse side has many different colors – making it very versatile!
Be Jolly Card Balmy Blue Santa by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator Earn Free Product
Again, I used my Stampin’ Blends to add color to Santa and the little sweet bird – and added a touch of Balmy Blue DSP from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ Paper Assortment.  To finish the card, I added some Black/White Gingham Ribbon and several of the cute Halloween Adhesive Backed Stars – clearly these aren’t just for Halloween!   I did have to fussy cut Santa and the Bird – but it wasn’t bad at all!
Be Jolly Hand Stamped Card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Earn Free Product
Card One:  Thick Basic White Base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; Pop up Mechanism – 1 3/4 x 5 – scored at 1, 2, 3 and 4; small piece for die cutting word panel
DSP:  4 x 5 1/4
Card Two: Thick Basic White Base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; 1/2 x 3 (word panel) small panel for stamping Santa and bird
DSP:  Gingham – 4 x 5 1/4;  Polka Dot:  3 x 3; Balmy Blue 1 x 4

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  1. Barbara Dykhouse

    If I had to pick a favorite Halloween color, it would have to be orange. I can’t imagine Halloween without the beautiful orange colors everywhere, from pumpkins to colorful leaves. And of course all of the delightful carved Jack-o-lanterns you see everywhere.

    P.S. I think blue Santa is adorable!

    • Laura Milligan

      Thanks Barbara! I thing he is pretty cute, too!

  2. Marlys Ackerman

    I have to agree with Barbara. Halloween wouldn’t be the same without orange being featured.

  3. Ann Marie Weir

    The Santa cards are so adorable!!!

  4. Colleen M Severyn

    Yesterdays Santa cards were adorable. I agree with everyone else, orange is my favorite Halloween color and a must have for Halloween.

    • Laura Milligan

      True !!! What would we do withour orange pumpkins? Although I prefer the white ones!

  5. Christy Krnac

    Love these cards. The untraditional color is a refreshing.

  6. Laura Milligan

    Thanks Christy! I like the blue one too! Different is ok!!

  7. Wendy Banker

    Both cards are adorable. I’m with the orange lovers for Halloween

    • Laura Milligan

      yes i think orange is what people think of for Halloween! Thanks for commenting – good to “see” you last night!

  8. Debbie Sovocool

    I love both Santa cards. I like that you used a non-traditional color (blue) on the one card.

  9. Judy Milligan

    I love the Santa Pop-up card! I favor Purple!

    • Deborah Gibbons

      Orange and black, love that in a checkerboard pattern for Halloween! I’m really loving the blue Santa!!

      • Laura Milligan

        Yes! That’s an awesome color combo for Halloween!

    • Laura Milligan

      good for you! You are the only one I think that said anything other than orange so far!! YAY!

    • Laura Milligan

      Love Purple!!! Like my Blue Santa – Halloween doesn’t always need to be orange!!!

  10. Christine

    Love the blue Santa.

  11. Lucy

    Not sure if this is where we are suppose to comment or not…but my favorite Halloween (fall) treat is all the candy of course……use to love seeing what the kids got when they dumped out their bags…and then watch them sort it all out. Of course I asked for a piece or two….LOL

    • Laura Milligan

      Yes! We did that too – separate it out and trade what you don’t like with your siblings!

  12. AnnMarie Hall

    Is this where we comment about trick or treaters? We live out in the woods, with few neighbors. Haven’t had any kids come trick or treating in years…but I still buy candy…because you never know 😉 BTW, Laura, I love all of your designs!

  13. Sarah Wenger

    I love the blue Santa 💙


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