My Top Picks:  Friends are Like Seashells, Con’t.

My Top Picks: Friends are Like Seashells, Con’t.

Bee Line GraphicFriends are Like Seashells Slimline Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin'

 

Most Favorite Sand and Sea Suite Collection from Stampin' Up!

On Tuesday, I shared two cards I created during a Facebook Live using the Sand & Sea Suite Collection.  You can see the details, as well as a link to the Facebook Live here.

Friends are Like Seashells Slimline Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin'

I thought it would be fun to create a slimline card with these products as well.  I wanted to create the look of shells washing up on the beach from the ocean.  Slimline cards are fun – and I always create a matching envelope with the coordinating Designer Series Paper.  Check out my tutorial below to see how I created both the card and the envelope!

I love the detail that the stamp set provides for the shells!

Friends are Like Seashells Slimline Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin'

I added some of the Opal Rounds for some added sparkle.

Friends are Like Seashells Slimline Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin'

MEASUREMENTS: 

  • Basic White Thick: 8 1/2 x 7 – Scored at 3 1/2
  • Blue DSP (Sand & Sea): 8 1/4 x 3 1/4
  • Sand DSP (Sand & Sea): 8 1/4 x 2
  • Sahara Sand: For Stamped Images
  • Basic White: For Stamped & Embossed Images

CARD INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Adhere the Blue DSP to the card base with Stampin’ Seal.
  2. Tear the top of the Sand DSP and adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Seal.
  3. Stamp a sand dollar onto Pearlescent Specialty Paper and crop with coordinating die.
  4. Stamp a sand dollar onto Sahara Sand cardstock with Sahara Sand ink and crop with coordinating die.
  5. Stamp two shells onto Basic White cardstock with Sahara Sand ink and cut out with Paper Snips.
  6. Stamp large shell with Seaside Spray ink and then place in embossing folder, and run through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.  Trim around embossed shell with Paper Snips.
  7. Arrange shells onto card front as shown – using Stampin Dimensionals on all shells except the Sand Dollar.
  8. Stamp words onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and crop with a Stitched Rectangle die.
  9. Create a “loopy bow” with Linen Thread and secure to the back of the word panel with dimensionals, and then attach to the card front.
  10. To finish the card, add a few Opal Rounds.

ENVELOPE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Start with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of DSP.  Score the long side at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2.  Score along the short side at 1 1/2 and 10 1/2.
  2. Fold on score lines and use Paper Snips to cut out the DSP on the four corners.  Fold the side flaps in and secure.   Fold the smaller bottom flap in and secure.  Leave the top flap open until you insert your card and then seal!   I like to use a white mailing label to add my address when I’m ready to mail my card.

Hope you enjoy today’s project!  Thanks for stopping by!

My Top Picks Day 2:  Sand & Sea Suite Collection

My Top Picks Day 2: Sand & Sea Suite Collection

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Most Favorite Sand and Sea Suite Collection from Stampin' Up!

As soon as I saw the newest January-June Catalog, I knew this set would be my favorite! I LOVE the beach – and this suite brings my love of the beach all together in a beautiful collection!

Sand & Sea Suite Collection

Sand and sea. It’s the perfect recipe for all things summery, fun, and relaxing. Start with the basics: stamped images, pretty paper. Add fun embellishments for a final touch, and your handmade cards and scrapbook pages are complete! You’ll love what you can do with this beachy collection. This suite collection is also available in French.

The Sand & Sea Suite Collection includes:
* Friends Are Like Seashells Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Seaside Seashell Dies
* Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper
* Pearlescent Specialty Paper
* Shimmering Shells Stickers
* Seashells 3D Embossing Folder
* Opal Rounds

Product colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, So Saffron

These are the two cards I made yesterday on my Facebook Live –  if you don’t follow me on facebook, please do!  I go live every Monday afternoon at 1 pm EST.   Link to my page: https://www.facebook.com/idratherbeestampin

Sand and Sea Suite Card Duo Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

You can watch my Facebook Live by clicking the graphic below.

The first card I made couldn’t be simpler! But it is stunning in person!  I used the Pearlescence Specialty Paper – embossed it first with the Seashells 3-D embossing folder, and then cropped it with the Seaside Seashells Dies.   I find it easier to emboss first – and then position the die over the embossed shells for accurate placement.

FB Live Seashells Card 1

I experimented with positioning the Pearlescent die cut over different colors of cardstock, but the Basic White was my favorite.  I stamped and cropped the sand dollar and added the words, and finished the card with some loops of Linen Thread and Opal Rounds.

FB Live Seashells Card 1 Closeup

My next card highlighted more products – the Designer Series Paper, 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in Seaside Spray tucked behind a panel of Seaside Spray, and the Seabed embossing folder.

FB Live Seashells Card 2

I combined these two designer papers to create the look of a beach – the water rolling in over the sand and seashells.  I tore the blue paper to create a look of the water washing in.

FB Live Seashells Card 2 Closeup

Hope you enjoy today’s projects!  Thanks for stopping by!

Bee Creative Tutorial – Friends are Like Seashells

Bee Creative Tutorial – Friends are Like Seashells

 

Today’s Bee Creative Tutorial showcases another NEW Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2021 January – June Mini Catalog:

Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle – 156205 – $54.00

You Are Unique and Amazing Sand & Sea by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan

 

MEASUREMENTS: 

  • Basic White Thick: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • Basic White: 4 x 5 ¼”, 1 ½” x 3, scraps for stamping
  • Vellum Cardstock: 3″ x 4″
  • DSP (Sand & Sea) : 3” x 4”

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Adhere the embossed piece of Basic White to the card base with Stampin’ Seal.
  2. Adhere the Vellum and DSP together with Mini Glue Dots and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Double Wrap with Linen Thread, securing with a bow.
  4. Stamp the images and crop with the coordinating Seaside Seashells dies. Snip the shell with Paper Snips.
  5. Layer and adhere as shown, adding a small piece of Fine Art Ribbon to the group.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake Classic Ink, then crop with the Stitched Rectangle Die.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
  7. Embellish with Opal Rounds.

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Bee Creative Tutorial – Fine Art Floral – Happy Birthday

Bee Creative Tutorial – Fine Art Floral – Happy Birthday

 

Today’s Bee Creative Tutorial offers another creation from My Most Beautiful Top Pick from the Stampin’ Up! 2021 January – June Mini Catalog!  The Fine Art Floral Suite Collection!

Fine Art Floral Suite Collection from Stampin' Up!

Missed yesterday’s post?  You can see it here.

Fine Art Floral Suite - Happy B-Day

Today’s card showcases the beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper with the Coordinating Acetate Specialty Paper.  The Painted Texture 3-D Embossing Folder adds some nice texture.  A word stamp from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set completes the card.   Like I said on my  weekly Facebook Live, when the Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous it can really stand alone in creating a beautiful card!

 

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White: 4 ¼” x 11”, Whisper White 4 ¼’ x 5 ½”, Scrap for Sentiment
  • Poppy Parade Mat: 2 7/8” x 4 1/8”
  • Designer Paper: 2 ¾” x 4”, Acetate 2 ¾” x 4”

Instructions:

  1. Run the 4 ¼” x 5 ½’ whisper White through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
  2. Attach the embossed piece to the card base using adhesive.
  3. Attach the Acetate to the Designer Paper (making sure to line up the flowers) using just a tad of adhesive. I added a bit to a few flowers to adhere to. That way it wasn’t obvious and didn’t show.
  4. Attach the Acetate and Designer Paper to the Poppy Parade mat and attach to the front of the card using Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the greeting on a piece of Whisper White and attach with adhesive on the right side (not on the overhang).

** When cutting the DSP and Acetate I first line up the images to match. Then I cut 4”x12” strips. Then cut matching pieces.

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My Top Picks Day 1:  Fine Art Floral Suite Collection

My Top Picks Day 1: Fine Art Floral Suite Collection

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The Fine Art Floral Suite was an easy pick as the “most beautiful” suite in our January – June Mini Catalog!  The products in this suite are just gorgeous!  From the beautiful “hand painted” designer paper, to the beautiful floral stamps and many word stamps to the gorgeous acetate sheets – this is a collection not to be missed!

I created several projects with this suite on my Facebook Live this week – and I am sharing them with you now!

You can watch my Facebook Live by clicking the graphic below.

First up were some super simple cards – these fit the bill when you need to get a card into the mail “pronto!”  For these cards, you simply cut the Designer Series Paper to a 3″ x 4″ panel – and mount onto a coordinating color of card stock measuring 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.  Adhere this panel to a card front and add your greeting, and you have your card!  When the paper is as stunning as the Fine Art Floral DSP is, you really don’t need much more than that for a quick, yet beautiful card!

The next card I created shows several products from the suite – the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, the Designer Paper with the Golden Garden Designer Series Specialty Acetate.  The Acetate really makes a striking addition to the DSP!

Fine Art Floral Sorry Card by Laura Milligan

The last card I created is a fun and different shape!   It’s always fun to change things up a bit – and that’s what this card does!  I used a narrow panel of Thick Basic White as my card base – 2 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2.  I cut two panels of DSP measuring 2 x 5 1/4 – one for the card front and one for the inside of the card.

I used the largest circle and scallop circle from the Layering Circle Dies – cutting two scallop circles in Old Olive, one circle in Whisper White and one circle in the Acetate.  (tip: the Acetate comes with a thin layer of “saran” on it – be sure to remove it before you add it to your card.)

I used a full size card base to position the floral image – making sure it fit inside the dimensions of a standard card to ensure that it would fit in a regular sized envelope for mailing.

Fine Art Floral Suite Collection by Stampin' Up! Skinny Card by Laura Milligan

Here’s the inside view of the card:

Fine Art Floral Suite Collection by Stampin' Up! Skinny Card by Laura Milligan

 

To finish the card, I added a knot of the Fine Art 3/8″ ribbon and a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

Bee Creative Tutorial – Berry Blessings

Bee Creative Tutorial – Berry Blessings

 

Today’s Bee Creative Tutorial showcases a Sale-a-Bration bundle you can earn for FREE with a $100 purchase (before shipping & tax):

BERRY BLESSINGS STAMP SET + BERRY DELIGHTFUL DESIGNER SERIES PAPER! Item 157613

Berry Blessing Sale-a-Bration Bundle FREE with $100 Purchase

 

MEASUREMENTS: 

  • Pacific Point: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White: 4” x 5 ¼” (for inside); 3” x 5 ½” and 2” circle
  • Granny Apple Green: 3 ¼” x 5 ½” and scrap for dragonfly
  • DSP: 1 ½” x 4”

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Stamp the larger outline leaf image, using granny apple green, onto the lower right and upper left corners of the narrower white cardstock.
  2. Ink the larger solid leaf image with granny apple green, stamp off, then fill in the leaves you just stamped.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 using the blueberries and pacific point ink.
  4. Add the whisper white cardstock to the center of the granny apple green cardstock and that to the card front.
  5. Add the strip of DSP across the card front.
  6. Stamp the greeting using Memento ink onto the 2” circle.
  7. Add that to the card front using dimensionals.
  8. Punch out a small dragonfly from a scrap of granny apple and add it to the card front using a mini glue dot.

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