A Bouquet of Love Thank You Card

A Bouquet of Love Thank You Card

2022-12 Bouquet of Thanks card PS Project Tutorial Shared by Laura Milligan

Sharing a pretty card today using the lovely A Bouquet of Love stamp set.  This is a quick and easy, yet beautiful card!

The Designer Series Paper is a host only paper – it’s a big 12 x 12 Paper Stack – with 48 beautiful sheets of DSP.   Placing a large order? Consider selecting this as part of your host rewards!

Measurements: 

  • Soft Suede CS: 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • DSP: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Daffodil Delight CS: scrap for the sentiment
  • Basic White CS: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Instructions:

  1. Burnish the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder.
  2. Die cut the center from the DSP layer.
  3. Stamp the bouquet image in Soft Suede ink onto the DSP center
  4. Stamp the sentiment portion of the image onto the scrap of Daffodil Delight CS, then fussy cut the banner with Paper Snips.
  5. Adhere the DSP frame onto the front of the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips.
  6. Glue the sentiment over the stamped DSP.
  7. Glue the DSP center onto the front of the card base, inside the frame.
  8. Cut Tear & Tape to about 3-3/8” long, fold it in half, and apply the skinny strip onto the DSP layer.
  9. Cut twine to about 3-1/2” and lay it on the Tear & Tape. Tuck the ends of the twine under the frame.
  10. Tie another piece of twine in a bow and adhere it using a couple Mini Glue Dots.
  11. Glue the Basic White CS onto the inside of the card base.

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Happy Easter with the Easter Bunny Bundle!

Happy Easter with the Easter Bunny Bundle!

Create this Happy Easter Card with the Easter Bunny Bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin
I wanted to share another card that I created using the adorable bunny from the Easter Bunny Bundle!  If you missed my previous creation, you can see it here.
The Easter Bunny Bundle includes the Easter Bunny Stamp Set and the Easter Bunny Punch.  Item 160606 |  $34.00
Hop over here to check out the Easter Bunny Stamp Set! This set includes bunny images and sentiments perfect for different project types like Easter, spring, and more! It also features different elements that you will love to use for various scenes and creative options. Build your own scene by adding the little birdy on top of a floral sprig, putting the carrot in the bunny’s paws, or placing the butterfly on a bunny’s nose. You can also use the grass or eggs images repeatedly to create a border for your card fronts. Then choose your favorite coloring technique, color these cute images, and pair with the greeting of your choice!
Here’s a look at three other products I used to create this card.  They all pair together perfectly, don’t you think?

Step by Step Tutorial Black and BeeMEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Old Olive: 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (die-cutting)
  • Dandy Designs DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Rain or Shine DSP: 2 3/4″ Circle Die-Cut
  • Basic White: 3 1/2″ x 5″

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Burnish the fold of the card base with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the DSP layer to the card base.
  3. Crop the center of the Basic White layer with the 2 3/4″ Layering Circle die.
  4. Stamp the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  5. Emboss with the Into the Clouds Embossing Folder.
  6. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Crop the Rain or Shine DSP with the 2 3/4″ Layering Circle die. Adhere with Liquid Glue.
  8. Crop the Old Olive card stock with the 2 3/4″ layering circle die tucked inside the 3″ scalloped layering circle die. Adhere with Liquid Glue.
  9. Stamp the bunny in Tuxedo ink.  Color with Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, and Color Lifter Stampin’ Blends.
  10. Crop with the coordinating Bunny Punch.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
  11. Embellish with Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins and a piece of Balmy Blue & White 3/8″ Double Stitched Ribbon.

Create this Happy Easter Card with the Easter Bunny Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card Designed by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

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Video Tutorial – Easter Bunny Paired with Thanks a Bunch!

Video Tutorial – Easter Bunny Paired with Thanks a Bunch!

Love you a Bunch Card with Thanks a Bunch and Easter Bunny Bundle by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

For this week’s Facebook Live, I made a Love You a Bunch Card by pairing the Thanks A Bunch Sale-a-bration Stamp Set with the Easter Bunny Bundle!

I think these two stamp sets compliment each other so well!  Carrots and bunnies are a good match, right?  The Thanks a Bunch set that is all about carrots has some fun word sentiments and can be earned for free with a $50 product purchase during Saleabration – which is going on now – and ends Feb. 28.

 

Watch the replay here:

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Stampin Up! Thanks a Bunch with Easter Bunny Bundle

Isn’t this bunny the cutest?  I stamped her in Crumb Cake ink and punched her with coordinating Easter Bunny Punch, and then dressed her up with a little Easter  “corsage” of flowers and ribbon.  I have fond memories of Easter when I was growing up – my grandparents would always give my sister and I corsages to wear to church on Easter morning.   While this card isn’t Easter themed at all, it just brought back a fond memory of my childhood!  Here’s a close up look at her:

A Fun Card with Thanks a Bunch and Easter Bunny Bundle by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

I think she is pretty cute paired with the carrots, and the plaid Designer Series paper, and hope you agree!

 


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  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99!.  *That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

Please contact me with any questions!  I’d love to have you join my “We’d Rather Bee Stampin'” team!

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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Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set!  Everything’s Coming Up Carrots!

Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set! Everything’s Coming Up Carrots!

Everything's Coming Up Carrots Card Using Thanks a Bunch Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set

CARROTS!  Today’s card uses Thanks a Bunch, a stamp set that can be earned for FREE with a $50+ order during Sale-a-Bration! Ends Feb. 28.

Measurements: 

  • Pumpkin Pie card base: 4 ¼” x 7 ¼” scored at 5-1/2” then burnished with the Bone Folder, 2 ¼” x 4 ¼”, 3” x 4 ¼”
  • Basic White: 2 ¾” x 4”, 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Designer Series Paper: 1 ½” x 4”, 2” x 4”
  • Ribbon: three 12” strands

 

Instructions:

  1. With Multipurpose Liquid Glue adhere Designer Series Paper to small folded flap on card base and onto 4-1/4” x 2-1/4” Pumpkin Pie piece.
  2. Stamp four carrots with Pumpkin Pie onto Basic White piece. Start second from left at an angle and just left of center then stamp right of center carrot then far left then far right. Stamp your first carrot so it’s close to the bottom of the card stock. Carrots will all overlap at the top to fan them out.
  3. Cover carrot tops just to their edge with a Post-It Note then stamp three fuller leaves in Parakeet Party. Next, stamp the narrower branch pieces in Garden Green. Remove Post-It Note. Stamp sentiment with Soft Suede.
  4. Adhere Basic White carrot piece to Pumpkin Pie layer.
  5. Align separate Designer Series Paper piece so it lays right on top of the card base along the bottom edge. Add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the top and bottom back areas of the carrot piece then carefully add it to the card base and loose Designer Series Paper piece. Readjust quickly, if necessary, before glue dries.
  6. Using your Take A Pick Tool, lift three gold Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins and add to card front.
  7. Holding all three strands of Linen Thread together, tie bow, attach to card with Mini Glue Dot, and trim ends with Paper Snips.
  8. With Multipurpose Liquid Glue, add Basic White piece to inside of card base.

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Video Tutorial – Create Two Cards Using the Sweet Citrus Bundle

Video Tutorial – Create Two Cards Using the Sweet Citrus Bundle

Create these two handmade cards with the Sweet Citrus Bundle by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Facebook Live Tutorial

For this week’s Facebook Live, I made two cards using the Sweet Citrus Bundle with the Hybrid Embossing Folder.  Here’s the replay, if you’d like to watch!  These products are quite sweet!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Stampin Up! Friend Cards with Sweet Citrus Bundle

The first card I made, is a very bright and cheery Daffodil Delight one!  We need bright cards like this where I live, because there seems to be a lack of sunshine during these winter months!  For this card, I used the embossing folder like I would for any embossing folder.  It’s such a pretty one – I love all the detail.    I finished it up with a fun greeting and a little embellishment.


Create this sending a big squeeze card with the Sweet Citrus Bundle by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Facebook Live Tutorial

The twine is from a new 3 Twine Combo Pack – and for my card I chose the Garden Green color – it coordinating with the Garden Green leaf I stamped and die cut.

My second card uses the Hybrid Embossing folder and is really cool – you actually put the die into the embossing folder – and not only does it emboss, but it also die cuts the four lemon shapes.  Again, please watch the replay of the FB Live because I explain exactly how to use it!!!  I love the detail of the embossing folder, and with the added hybrid die cut, it makes for a really cute card – and one that is really fun to make!

Create a handmade card with the Sweet Citrus Bundle by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Facebook Live Tutorial

 

 


Want it all??  Have a big wish list?  The BEST deal is always buying the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit!  

For just $99+ tax you can select $125 $175 (WOW) in Stampin' Up! product of your choice! ENDS FEB. 28! I am blessed to lead an amazing team with members all across the United States.  My team consists of both business builders and happy shoppers!  The question I am most often asked about joining the SU family is – “do I have to sell?”  The answer is NO! You are welcome to be a happy shopper – and a smart cookie, I might add, to get all the products you love at the demonstrator discount!

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99!.  *That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

Please contact me with any questions!  I’d love to have you join my “We’d Rather Bee Stampin'” team!

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Be My Valentine with Adorable Owls by Stampin’ Up!

Be My Valentine with Adorable Owls by Stampin’ Up!

 

ADORABLE OWLS VALENTINE STAMP AND SHARE CREW TUTORIAL LAURA MILLIGAN

Today’s project tutorial is a Valentine’s card featuring Adorable Owls, a stamp set that can be earned for FREE with a $50+ order during Sale-a-Bration! Ends Feb. 28.

Measurements: 

  • Basic White Thick: 4 ¼” x 11”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Basic White: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”, scraps
  • 2022-24 In-Color Glimmer Paper: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

 

Instructions:

  1. Fold Basic White Thick cardstock in half on score line.
  2. Adhere Glimmer Paper to card front.
  3. Die cut white panel using Aspen Tree Die.
  4. Adhere to card front using Foam Adhesive Strips for a POP.
  5. Stamp 2 owl images on scrap white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  6. Color using the following Blends:
    • Crumb Cake
    • Gray Granite
    • Pool Party
    • Orchid Oasis
    • Light Black
  7. Fussy cut owls and trim under the arms into the body.
    • Follow the black stamped lines under the wings, so the owl’s wings set into the tree (left owl) and hold the sign (right owl).
  8. Adhere top left owl on card front using Dimensionals, tucking his feet behind the tree.
  9. Stamp sentiment from Share a Milkshake stamp set on scrap white cardstock using Sweet Sorbet ink.
  10. Die cut using banner shape from Stylish Shapes Dies.
  11. Trim the right side of banner straight.
  12. Place the other owl behind the banner piece, pushing the banner upwards so the wings set on top of the banner (so it looks like he’s holding the sign).
  13. Adhere the owl using Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the back side.
  14. Adhere these pieces to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  15. Die cut a few Sweet Sorbet hearts using the Framed Florets dies (oval with tiny hearts) and adhere to card front.

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