6 Different Ways to Dress Up Your Envelopes!

6 Different Ways to Dress Up Your Envelopes!

For my Facebook Live yesterday, I shared 6 different ways to dress up your envelopes!  When you take the time to create a beautiful card for someone, be sure to add a little something to make the envelope special as well!  Hope these ideas will inspire you to do just that!

I am offering an ordering special this week -scroll down to the end of my post to find out how you can receive a FREE Package of Basic White Envelopes from me!

The first envelope is one of our Clear Envelopes – did you know you can mail a card in these?  Such fun to receive something like this in the mail – with a view of the card inside!   My friend says “the mail carrier will enjoy it too!”

six ways to dress up your envelopes - clear envelope by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator Earn FREE BEES

Here is the recording of my Facebook Live – please watch and enjoy!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Dress Up Your Envelopes

Envelope #2 that I created is a stamped frame that coordinates beautifully with my card featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle.   Simply stamp your leaves all the way around the perimeter of the envelope to create a bright, color coordinated frame.

Envelope Idea #2 by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Earn Free Product

Envelope #3 was created with the In Bloom embossing folder – just slip your envelope into an embossing folder and zip it through your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine to create this beauty!   I added a coordinating label cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies – attached with Liquid Glue.  This creates the perfect spot to add the name and address of the lucky recipient.

Ways to Dress Up Your Envelope - Laura Milligan, Demonstrator Stampin' Up! Emboss Envelope

Envelope #4 was created using the Basic Borders dies – the flap of the envelope mimics the “hill” I created on this card –  Don’t miss the Basic Borders dies – they are awesome for both cards………..and envelope flaps!

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Envelope #5 was created with the Rectangle Stitched Dies and the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper – a free Saleabration reward!!  I used 2 Rectangle dies, zipped them through my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and created a frame.  Simply attach to your envelope front with a good amount of Liquid Glue.  Another way to attach the frame, would be to adhere a piece of the Adhesive Sheet to the back of the DSP before cropping the frame, and attach it that way.

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And envelope #6 was super simple – I stamped the sparrow, and then used a 3″ x 4″ rectangle as a template to draw little dashes and dots that will frame the name/address of the recipient.

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I hope you have enjoyed these ideas – which is your favorite? I’d love to know!   These are all quite simple ideas, but will take your beautifully created hand stamped cards to a new level!

In the spirit of kicking your envelopes up a notch, I am offering an ordering special for online orders placed now through this Friday, Sept. 24th.  Place a $50 product order, and not only will you earn a FREE Saleabration reward, I’ll also send you a FREE packages of our Basic White envelopes.   (This is for online orders only, code must be used!  Does not apply to any class or club orders!)

 

 


 

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Gorgeous Leaves Thanks Card for #GDP310 Sketch

Gorgeous Leaves Thanks Card for #GDP310 Sketch

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle Thanks Card by Laura Milligan. Shop Online 24-7 for Stampin' Up! Products Earn Free Bees

 

Today’s card was created with the sketch below in mind and the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

GDP310 Sketch Challenge

I am playing along with the Global Design Project Challenge this week!  You can see the #GDP310 post and play along as well by clicking here.

 

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (card base)
  • Harvest Meadow DSP – 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 (layer), 5 3/4 x 2 1/2 (envelope flap)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock – 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 
  • Vellum Cardstock – 3 1/4 x 1 1/2
  • Crushed Curry,  Cajun Craze, and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 3 x 3 1/2 (die-cutting)

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Stamp the splatter in Crumb Cake Classic Ink onto the Very Vanilla cardstock three times.
  3. Adhere to the Designer Series Paper with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Wrap with Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine. Tie in a bow to secure in place.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede Classic Ink onto the Vellum.  Cover with Clear Embossing Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool.
  6. Adhere Mini Glue Dots to the ends and then to the card.
  7. Crop the three maple leaves with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Standard or Mini) and the Intricate Leaves Dies. Adhere with Mini Glue Dots that have been rolled to size.
  8. Embellish with Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.
  9. Crop the Designer Series Paper with the Basic Borders Die and a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Standard or Mini).  Adhere to the envelope flat with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Trim the envelope flap as needed with Paper Snips.
Decorated Medium Envelope Basic Border Dies by Laura Milligan. Shop Online 24-7 for Stampin' Up! Products Earn Free Bees
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BONUS! You can pick one of 12 NEW BUNDLES (shown above) during Sale-a-Bration! AUGUST 3 - September 30!

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!


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Bee Creative Tutorial – Reflected In Nature Adventure Card

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I love the Reflected in Nature Stamp Set in the July – December Mini Catalog.  I think it’s easy to miss this one – and wanted to point it out today- as it shouldn’t be missed!   The main stamp in this set is the beautiful cabin/woods that is reflected on the water.   It stamps so well and with so much detail!

As stampers, we are always looking for cards for the men in our lives –  and this stamp set is perfect for those cards!  Hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial today!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (card base), 3 1/2 Square (stamped image)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 4 x 5 1/4, 2 x 4
  • Basic White Cardstock – 1/2 x 31/2 (word panel)
  • Cinnamon Cider & Cajun Craze Cardstock 2 1/2 x 1/2

Reflected in Nature Card created by Laura Milligan Hand Made Cards Stampin' Up!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the DSP together and to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Flag the Cinnamon Cider and Cajun Craze Cardstock ends with Paper Snips.
  4. Adhere the flagged pieces together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhere to card front.
  5. Stamp the sentiment and image in Early Espresso Ink onto the dedicated Basic White Cardstock pieces.
  6. Trim the image with Paper Snips.  I followed the shape of the stamped image – creating an uneven border of white around the image, softening the look.
  7. Fold a loop of Early Espresso Suede Ribbon.  Adhere and tuck under the sentiment with Mini Glue Dots.
  8. Adhere the image and sentiment to card with Dimensionals.
  9. Embellish with Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.
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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!


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My In Color Club –  Shaded Summer Friend Card

My In Color Club – Shaded Summer Friend Card

create these cards Stampin' Up! IN Colors Laura Milligan Demonstrator Shaded Summer

My In Color Club participants receive a hand stamped card each month as a a thanks from me for being in the club!   They also get “all the things” in their particular color that month.  At the end of the 5 month club period, they will have all products in all of the 5 In Colors!

My cards this month featured the Shaded Summer Stamp Set.  These coordinate with the Shaded Summer Dies which are free during Saleabration with a qualifying $100 product order.  While I didn’t use the dies on my cards, they provide more versatility in using this great stamp set!

Stampin' Up! In Colors 2021 - 2023 Laura Milligan

Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set From Stampin' Up! 155783 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

DID YOU KNOW?  The Summer Shadow Dies that are available for FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration coordinate with the Shaded Summer Stamp Set above?  See all of the freebies you can earn in my online store here.  ENDS SEPTEMBER 30!

Summer Shadow Dies From Stampin' Up! 156618 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

Here’s a close up of the card done in Polished Pink.  Which is your favorite of our In Colors?   I think I’d have a tough time picking a favorite because I really love them all!

create this friendship card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer Stamp Set


 

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BONUS! You can pick one of 12 NEW BUNDLES (shown above) during Sale-a-Bration! AUGUST 3 - September 30!

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!


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Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Bundle Fall Card Duo

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Bundle Fall Card Duo

create hand made cards with Gorgeous Leaves Bundle Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan demonstrator

it’s that time of year – seems hard to believe but as I was out on my morning walk today, there were leaves starting to change color and falling from the trees!   I love fall!  Do you?   I made the two cards shown above in yesterday’s Facebook Live.  Scroll down to see the recording!

If you love fall as I do, then you don’t want to miss out on my current Card Class To Go!  It’s a beauty!

Gorgeous Leaves Card Class to Go - Laura Milligan

Registration CLOSES TOMORROW, September 15 for my Gorgeous Leaves Card Class to Go!  Click here for details and to register!

Please click below to watch the replay of yesterday’s Facebook Live if you’d like to follow along and see how these projects were made.

Which do you prefer?  The Very Vanilla card of the Basic White?  It seems like the consensus on the FB Live comments was that most preferred the Very Vanilla!

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This card goes together quickly – just a few stamped images and then a quick zip through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine – Timeworn Texture is the one I used – and the card is almost completed!  The addition of the small word panel, a die cut leaf and some ribbon and a bit of bling finishes it up!

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My second card features a Soft Succulent Color Palate – it’s just soft and pretty and a nice Sympathy card!  I mixed Very Vanilla and Basic White for this card – and I really like that look!

Create a sympathy card hand stamped by Laura Milligan Gorgeous Leaves Bundle by Stampin' Up! Earn Free Product


 

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BONUS! You can pick one of 12 NEW BUNDLES (shown above) during Sale-a-Bration! AUGUST 3 - September 30!

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!


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Bee Creative Tutorial – Black & Brushed Gold Delicate Dahlias

Create this card using the Dahlia Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Earn Free Bees Shop Online

Today I am sharing a beautiful black and brushed gold card creation using the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set that can be earned FREE with a qualifying purchase from my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.  (Ends September 30!)

 

Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set From Stampin' Up! 156601 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

TGIFC Sketch Challenge 333

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic Black Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (card base), 5 1/4 x 4 (layer), 3 1/2 Square (stamped image)
  • Brushed Gold Metallic Cardstock – Three 1 1/2 x 4 Strips, 3 1/2 square (scalloped die-cut)
  • Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – Three 1 1/4 x 4 Strips
  • Basic White Cardstock – 3/4 x 3 (die-cut sentiment)

Create this black and brushed gold card using the Dahlia Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Earn Free Bees Shop Online

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic Black Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the three strips of DSP and Brushed Metallic Cardstock together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Adhere to the Basic Black Cardstock Layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Double wrap with Gold Simply Elegant Trim and tie in a bow.
  5. Adhere to the card base with Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the dahlia and sentiment in Veramark Ink onto designated card stock. Emboss in gold.
  7. Crop the dahlia and Brushed Metallic Cardstock with the largest Layering Circle Dies and a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Adhere together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and to the card with Dimensionals.
  8. Crop the sentiment with the Frightful Tags Die.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
  9. Embellish with Gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots.
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THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  JOIN THE STAMPIN' UP! FAMILY!  Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit Promotion!

My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! For $99 you get $125 worth of product plus FREE SHIPPING!

BONUS! You can pick one of 12 NEW BUNDLES (shown above) during Sale-a-Bration! AUGUST 3 - September 30!

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!


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