Bright Baubles Bundle Fun Fold Gift Card Holders

Bright Baubles Bundle Fun Fold Gift Card Holders

I created one gift card on my Facebook Live yesterday – but am sharing two today.  They both feature the Bright Baubles bundle – and are gift card holders!  I know I sure use a lot of gift card holders this time of year and hopefully this will give you an idea for a quick and easy gift card holder –  and they fit in a regular size envelope, so they can be mailed!

Both cards feature the retired Be Dazzling Specialty Paper – I have some extra packets and am offering an ordering incentive for this week – while my supply lasts!  We all loved this paper – and it sold out during Saleabration – but I have some extras to share!

You can click below to watch how to assemble the gift card holders!

On my Night of Navy card, I used the “new to me” Star Crossed embossing folder – it’s so cool!  I had overlooked it in our Mini Catalog but am glad that I discovered it recently!  It embosses both a checkered pattern and a star pattern.  Love it!

Quick Measurement for the Gift Card base is 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and 9.


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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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Love of the Season Card with Whimsical Trees

Love of the Season Card with Whimsical Trees

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WHIMSICAL TREES STAMP SET
Enjoy a festival of trees with the Whimsical Trees Stamp Set. Choose your favorite tree from this charming assortment or build a fun festive forest. Add the ornaments plus a greeting and your Christmas card will be complete. You can also use them to make gift tags and other holiday projects.

CHRISTMAS TREES DIES
It’s trees, trees, and more trees in the amazing Christmas Trees Dies. Use these dies to cut out stamped images, create a wondrous woodsy scene, and more. While the trees are perfect for Christmastime creations, they can easily be used year-round. No one will care if you can see the forest for the trees when the trees are this glorious.

Step by Step Tutorial Black and Bee

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 – score at 4 1/4 (card base)
  • Basic White- 4 x 5 ¼, 7/8 x 2 1/2
  • Whimsy and Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4 ¾ x 2 ¼; 4 ¾ x 1 1/8
  • Scraps of white for die cutting trees
  • White Baker’s Twine

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Crop the trees with Basic White Cardstock and the Cut & Emboss Machine (or the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine)
  3. Use Multipurpose Glue to attach the two trees to the Mint Macaron Designer Series Paper Panel.
  4. Wrap a piece of White Baker’s Twine around tree panel, tie a bow, and position onto the 4 x 5 1/4 Basic White panel with dimensionals.
  5. Adhere the large panel of Designer Series Paper beside the popped up panel on card front with Multipurpose Liquid  Glue.
  6. Use Mint Macaron Ink to stamp greeting onto small Basic White Panel. Flag the end with Paper Snips.
  7. Use Dimensionals to adhere the word panel.
  8. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the 4 x 5 1/4 panel to card base.
  9. Finish the card by embellishing with Basic Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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Joining NOW is a perfect time!  The additional $24 discount is the icing on the cake!  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!  

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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Whimsical Trees Christmas Card – Let Your Heart Be Light

Whimsical Trees Christmas Card – Let Your Heart Be Light

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Today I am sharing a tutorial for another beautiful card featuring the Whimsical Trees suite of products.   What do you think about a pink Christmas card? I actually love it – so soft and pretty!  And I love that it is different from traditional Christmas colors of red and green.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Blushing Bride- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2  (card base), score at 4 1/4.
  • Whimsy and Wonder 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper- 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
  • Basic White Cardstock – 3 3/4 x 5 – cut out center with Stitched Rectangle Die, word panel 1/2 x 2 3/4, small scrap for cropping tree.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Blushing Bride Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the Whimsy and Wonder Designer Series Paper to the center of the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Use the Stitched Rectangle Die to crop the center of the large Basic White panel. Attach to center of card front with dimensionals.
  4. Crop the large tree die cut from a scrap piece of Basic White. Adhere to left edge of frame with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  5. Use Blushing Bride Ink to stamp the words onto the small Basic White word panel.
  6. Create a swirl with White Baker’s Twine and adhere to the back of word panel with Glue Dots.
  7. Put a small length of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon with a length of White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon – fold in half and attach to the word panel with Glue Dots.  Attach word panel to card front with Dimensionals.
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Joining NOW is a perfect time!  The additional $24 discount is the icing on the cake!  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!  

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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Eden’s Garden Holiday Gift Box & Card

Eden’s Garden Holiday Gift Box & Card

create these projects with Eden's Garden from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Demonstrator Christmas project

For my Facebook Live Take 2 I shared two more projects featuring the beautiful Eden’s Garden Collection of products!

Eden's Garden Collection

You can click below to watch how both go together.

It was really fun to create this fancy bow for my box – and it’s actually fun and easy to do!  I used 2 strips of the Evening Evergreen Cotton Paper – both strips measuring 4 x 12 inches.  You can see the step by step way to create this in the recording above.

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I received a lot of nice comments about the tag I had made and shared on Monday’s Facebook Live and thought it would be fun to create a card using the same idea -and so I did just that .  I used the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder for the background panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock.  I was a Music Major in college (proud Alum of the University of Michigan!)  and so I was curious whether this embossing folder was actually a song, or just a made of score to look like a real song – so I took the Embossing Folder to my piano – and played the notes – and realized that the folder is actually the script for Joy to the World!  So cool!!!!   So now whenever I use this folder, I will think of one of my favorite hymns – and hope you do as well!

By adding some Cherry Cobbler cardstock into the Eden’s Garden colors of Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen, I created a Christmas card – bringing more versatility to this collection!  the Designer Paper is cut at 1 x 3 inches.

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My circle is cropped from the smallest circle of the Layering Circle dies, and stamped with Evening Evergreen ink.  Greeting is from the Tidings and Trimmings stamp set from our Annual Catalog.

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Hope you all enjoy your weekend! Thanks for stopping by today!

 


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Joining NOW is a perfect time!  The additional $24 discount is the icing on the cake!  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!  

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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Eden’s Garden Handmade Card & Tag Video Tutorial

Eden’s Garden Handmade Card & Tag Video Tutorial

eden's garden early release hand stamped card and tag Laura Millgan Demonstrator

Today is the official release of the Eden’s Garden Collection – a gorgeous set of products including the Eden’s Garden stamp set and dies- bundled together, the gorgeous Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Ever Eden Cotton Paper and  Garden Gems.  The bundle will be featured in our upcoming January – June Mini Catalog.  The other products – the Designer Paper, Cotton Paper and Gems are only part of the Early Release and are available only while supplies last.

Eden's Garden Collection

For my Facebook Live on Monday, I created a card and a tag featuring these products!

You can click below to watch how both go together.

I used the gorgeous Ever Eden Designer Series Paper for my card –  its a specialty paper with touches of gold.   I used one of the dies to create the panel for the words, and added the greeting in Evening Evergreen ink.

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I added a panel of Gold Shimmer Vellum and like that you can see a bit of the Designer Paper underneath.

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My tag shows a different take on this Collection of products –  it makes a beautiful Christmas tag!

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I used the Tailored Tags for the base of the tag – these are a must have – I can’t tell you how many times I have used my set of these dies!   I then added different strips of the Designer Series Paper and layered them onto the tag – offsetting a bit.   The Cherry Cobbler sprigs were cropped with the Eden dies and I love the pop of color they bring to this tag.   I finished the tag by stamping a Christmas greeting from the Tidings and Trimmings stamp set onto a cropped circle from the Layering Circle dies.

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The beautiful Garden Gems and a touch of sparkle to this tag.

Measurements Card:

Card –  Thick Basic White Base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
DSP:  4 1/4 x 5 1/2, 3 x 4 1/4
Gold Shimmer Vellum: 3 x 2 1/4
Strip of Cotton Paper – Evening Evergreen

Measurements Tag

Evening Evergreen cropped with Tailored Tag Die
DSP:  1 x 2 – cut 3;  1 x 1/2
Cherry Cobbler – small piece for sprigs
Crumb Cake – Layering Circle Dies


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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!   From Nov. 4 - 30, for just $75 + tax (usually $99), you can select $125 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice!  You will then enjoy 20% off all future purchases while you are active!  What have you got to lose?   Details and link to join are below!

Joining NOW is a perfect time!  The additional $24 discount is the icing on the cake!  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!  

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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Eden’s Garden Sending Hugs Slimline Card

Eden’s Garden Sending Hugs Slimline Card

Create this slimline friend card using the Eden's Garden Collection from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin' Earn Free Bees

I’m showcasing the beautiful Eden’s Garden Collection this week! It’s an early release of a bundle that will appear in our upcoming January – June Mini Catalog.   Some of the products in this early release are only while supplies last and won’t be featured in the Mini Catalog.

Thanks to everyone who left a comment last week for my “week of tricks and treats!”  I enjoyed hearing from you and learning about your favorite candy and Halloween traditions!  If you were one of the daily winners, I will be sending out your prizes tomorrow!

 

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Eden's Garden Collection

EDEN’S GARDEN COLLECTION • 160849 | $82.00 – Available November 2, 2021

• Stems, sprigs, berries, and twigs abound in the beautiful and bountiful Eden’s Garden Collection! Explore the elegance of Eden with this exclusive, early-release collection. Only available while supplies last.

The Eden’s Garden Collection includes:

• Eden’s Garden Bundle (10% off)
• Ever Eden 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper
• Ever Eden 12″ x 12″ Cotton Paper
• Garden Gems


I love slimline cards and this one really shows off the beautiful Eden’s Garden Collection!  The Designer Paper is gorgeous – it’s a specialty paper with gold – that and the combination of Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent colors make it very striking!   Please click below for a tutorial for this card! Enjoy!!

Create this slimline sending hugs friend card using the Eden's Garden Collection from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin'

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Evening Evergreen- 8 1/2 x 8 (card base), score at 4
  • Vellum Cardstock –  8 3/8 x 3 (layer)
  • Ever Eden 12×12 Specialy DSP – 8 1/4 x 2 (layer), 3 x 3, 2 x 2 (die-cutting)
  • Gold Foil Sheet – 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 (die-cutting)

Create this slimline friend card using the Eden's Garden Collection from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin'

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Evening Evergreen Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper to the Vellum Cardstock together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Double wrap with Gold Simply Elegant Trim. Secure with a bow.
  4. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Crop the Gold Foil a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Eden Dies.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
  6. Crop the Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper with the 3″ scalloped and 2 3/8″ Layering Circle Dies.
  7. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the 2 3/8″ die-cut circle.  Cover with Gold Metallic Embossing Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool.
  8. Adhere the two die-cut circles together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Adhere the Gold Foil die-cut with Mini Glue Dots.
  9. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Embellish with Gilded Gems.
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Eden's Garden Card Class to Go - Laura Milligan
Registration is open from now to November 5 for my Eden’s Garden Card Class to Go!  
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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!   From Nov. 4 - 30, for just $75 + tax (usually $99), you can select $125 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice!  You will then enjoy 20% off all future purchases while you are active!  What have you got to lose?   Details and link to join are below!

Joining NOW is a perfect time!  The additional $24 discount is the icing on the cake!  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!  

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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