A Nature’s Print Fun Fold Facebook Live!

A Nature’s Print Fun Fold Facebook Live!

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I did a Facebook Live yesterday and featured the Nature’s Prints Bundle and the NEW Orchid Oasis In Color. You can find all my facebook live recordings on my  I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page.

This is a quick but fun card to make and wow am I loving that Orchid Oasis color! It’s always fun to switch up a card – and try a different layout at times.

This card goes together quickly – I started with a panel of Orchid Oasis, cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. This is my card base.

I cut two pieces of the In Color Designer Series paper to 1 1/2″ x 4″, and placed these on the card front.

Next panel is Orchid Oasis – cut 3″  x 4 3/4″ and scored along the longer side at 1/2″.   I folded this and attached is to the card base – centering it.  I adhered a piece of DSP measuring 2 3/4″ x 4 to the front of this panel.

The next panel I added was a piece of Basic White measuring 2 7/8″ x 4.  I attached this below the Orchid Oasis folded panel.  This is where you would add a greeting and sign the card.

For the focal point of my card, I stamped the leafy spray and the words onto Basic White with Orchid Oasis ink and cropped them out with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.  I adhered them to the card front with dimensionals, adding some ribbon and matte dots for embellishment.   Such a fun layout – I hope you will give it a try!

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

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Inside view of the card:

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A Kite Delight Happy Birthday Card & Facebook Tutorial

A Kite Delight Happy Birthday Card & Facebook Tutorial

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I did a Facebook Live yesterday and featured the Kite Delight stamp set. You can find all my facebook live recordings on my  I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page.

I love this card and the creative way to use the Basic Borders die to create clouds!  To create this look, I used one panel of Thick Basic White – cut 3″ x 5 1/2″ – and positioned the cloud die slightly left of center.  I ran this through my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and the end result was two panels with cloud like edges.  So cute!

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

I used the wonderful Abstract Beauty Designer Series Specialty Paper Pack for my back ground panel – I love all those colors popping up behind the clouds!  I also stamped on the DSP with my words and also for my kite.  The kite was easy to snip out with my Paper Snips.

Don’t miss the Abstract Beauty Paper – it’s a pack full of a wide array of patterns and colors with both large and small gold accents.  The paper in the pack measures 4″ x 6″ – first time we have had a DSP in that size.  The 4″ wide is perfect for card fronts – for my card today I just used my paper trimmer to cut off half an inch from the 6″ length and I had the perfect size for the card front!

I like to switch things up sometimes by stamping on Designer Series Paper – it’s a fun look!

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To finish my card, I used the Adhesive Backed Hexagon embellishments to accent the tail of the kite!  Love this card and hope you do as well!  It just makes me happy – the kite, the clouds and the bright cheerful DSP!

 


 

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!  On May 3, 2022, a great special on the Starter Kit begins and runs through May 31, 2022, and I wanted to share!  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!
Please contact me with any questions!  I’d love to have you join my “We’d Rather Bee Stampin'” team!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99+ tax, you get $125 worth of products), anyone who joins the Stampin’ Up! family between May 3 – 31, 2022, will earn also earn $66.50 in SELECT IN COLOR PRODUCTS!

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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Bee Creative Tutorial – Kite Delight & Abstract Beauty

Create this card using the Kite Delight Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan

 

My card today features the whimsical Kite Delight stamp set from our January to June Mini Catalog.  It sure feels like summer – and this stamp set is perfect for a light hearted, fun card!

You have seen me use this layout before – it’s one of my favorites – I love the scallop edge created by the Scallop Contour Dies!

 

Measurements:

  • Thick Basic White:  5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White: 3 ¼” x 5 ¼”, 2 ½ square
  • Daffodil Delight: ½” x 3”
  • Just Jade: 1” x 5 ¼”
  • DSP:  1” x 5 ¼”
  • Black Twine: about 6”

Instructions:

  1. Burnish and fold the card base with a Bone Folder
  2. Use the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine to crop the Scallop with the Scallop Contour dies with Just Jade cardstock.
  3. Emboss the 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and the Dots Embossing Folder.
  4. Stamp the kite onto the Basic White Square – cut with Paper Snips. Add color with Stampin’ Blends.
  5. Stamp the words onto the panel of Daffodil Delight.
  6. Assemble the card – adhere the plaid DSP onto the right edge of the card front, then adhere the scalloped panel.
  7. Attach the Polka Dot panel with dimensionals.
  8. Tie several knots into the length of Black Baker’s Twine- use a dimensional on the back of the kite to secure the twine.  Add additional dimensionals to pop up kite and attach to card front.
  9. Tie a bow in a small length of Baker’s Twine and attach to kite as shown in photo with a glue dot.
  10. Attach word panel over kite string with dimensionals.

 

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!  On May 3, 2022, a great special on the Starter Kit begins and runs through May 31, 2022, and I wanted to share!  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!
Please contact me with any questions!  I’d love to have you join my “We’d Rather Bee Stampin'” team!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99+ tax, you get $125 worth of products), anyone who joins the Stampin’ Up! family between May 3 – 31, 2022, will earn also earn $66.50 in SELECT IN COLOR PRODUCTS!

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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A Speedy Recovery Card and Facebook Live Tutorial

A Speedy Recovery Card and Facebook Live Tutorial

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I did a Facebook Live yesterday and featured the Speedy Recovery stamp set. You can find all my facebook live recordings on my  I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page.

The card I made used the sweet new Speedy Recovery Stamp set – it’s so cute – and I love the stamps in this set – they stamp beautifully!

I used a Thick Basic White card base, and then added a strip of Orchid Oasis DSP measuring 2″ x 4″ and attached it to the card base. I stamped the images onto a Basic White panel measuring 2 3/4″ x 4″, using Orchid Oasis ink.  The kleenex box is so cute, right?  It actually stamps as you see it –  no coloring needed – I stamped this and then used my Paper Snips to cut it out, positioning it onto the card front with dimensionals.

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card –  a simple greeting – and I couldn’t resist stamping the spoon – so cute!  To finish the card, I added a white bow and some In Color Matte Decorative Dots.

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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!  On May 3, 2022, a great special on the Starter Kit begins and runs through May 31, 2022, and I wanted to share!  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!
Please contact me with any questions!  I’d love to have you join my “We’d Rather Bee Stampin'” team!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99+ tax, you get $125 worth of products), anyone who joins the Stampin’ Up! family between May 3 – 31, 2022, will earn also earn $66.50 in SELECT IN COLOR PRODUCTS!

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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A Hi Friend Card  Video Tutorial with Wild and Sweet

A Hi Friend Card Video Tutorial with Wild and Sweet

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I did a Facebook Live on Monday and featured the Wild and Sweet stamp set. I had a lot of customers order this when the catalog went live and so I wanted to share an idea using the set!  You can find the recording  on my  I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page.

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the racoon –  this stamp is quite detailed and I wanted to be certain to get a nice, dark image – I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamped the racoon twice – and of course because of the beauty of the Stamparatus, it was perfectly positioned both times – this created a nice dark stamped image!

This card is a fun fold – the card base measures 4 1/4 ” x 11 and is scored at 1″ and 5 1/2″.  The small one inch panel folds towards the front of the card and the soft succulent/gray granite panel is attached to it .

I used the new Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots to embellish.  The words I used are from an adorable new host set called Sit Stay Relax – I like these particular words for my card, but the whole set is adorable!

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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!  On May 3, 2022, a great special on the Starter Kit begins and runs through May 31, 2022, and I wanted to share!  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!
Please contact me with any questions!  I’d love to have you join my “We’d Rather Bee Stampin'” team!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99+ tax, you get $125 worth of products), anyone who joins the Stampin’ Up! family between May 3 – 31, 2022, will earn also earn $66.50 in SELECT IN COLOR PRODUCTS!

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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A Hello There Card with Sun Prints Suite Collection

A Hello There Card with Sun Prints Suite Collection

Create this card using the Sun Prints Suite of Products from Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial with Laura Milligan

This past week I did a Facebook Live every day to showcase some of my favorite products in our new Annual Catalog- you can find these on my  I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page. On Friday, I featured the brand new Sun Prints Suite Collection!

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

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This is such a gorgeous suite of projects – the stamp set/bundle and especially the beautiful Sun Prints Designer Series Paper. I have just used a little bit of the DSP for my label shape – but trust me – it’s beautiful paper!

I used Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis and Gray Granite ink for my card – pulling the colors from the DSP.   I stamped onto a panel of Basic White and then ran the panel through my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the new Fern Embossing folder.  This added a nice texture to the background.

The large floral image was stamped onto Basic White and then cropped with the coordinating die.

My words are stamped onto Basic White and cropped with a new set of dies – the Stylish Shapes dies – this particular circle has a “punched” edge for a nice, subtle addition.

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To finish the card, I added some Iridescent Rhinestones and a bit of the new 1/8″ Metallic Ribbon in Starry Sky.

Such a pretty card!

 


 

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!  On May 3, 2022, a great special on the Starter Kit begins and runs through May 31, 2022, and I wanted to share!  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!
Please contact me with any questions!  I’d love to have you join my “We’d Rather Bee Stampin'” team!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99+ tax, you get $125 worth of products), anyone who joins the Stampin’ Up! family between May 3 – 31, 2022, will earn also earn $66.50 in SELECT IN COLOR PRODUCTS!

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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