Vintage Feel Masculine Cards with Soar Confidently Facebook Live!

Vintage Feel Masculine Cards with Soar Confidently Facebook Live!

create this vintage masculine card with soar confidently stamp set Laura Milligan Demonstrator Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the Soar Confidently Stamp Set in our January-June Mini Catalog?  I think it is easily overlooked and shouldn’t be! It’s a great set – and of course has a masculine feel – and I know we all are always looking for a great masculine stamp set.

I created two cards in my Facebook Live Take 2 yesterday using the Soar Confidently Stamp set – I love the vintage feel of this set, especially when combined with the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This beautiful paper is on our Last Chance list – and is on sale at a great price!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Vintage Masculine

For my first card, I used Merry Merlot ink and stamped directly onto a piece of the Designer Series Paper.  My words were stamped on a cropped Stitched Square die from the Stitched Shape dies.  The Stitched Shape dies are on our Last Chance list as well and seeing them on that list has caused much sadness !   If you haven’t purchased them yet, don’t hesitate!   They are a “go to” set of dies for many of us!

soar confidently by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Demonstrator Masculine Hand Stamped Card

My next card features the Hot Air Balloon image which I stamped with Misty Moonlight Ink and then cut out with my Paper Snips.  I layered them onto one of my favorite pieces of DSP from the World of Good DSP – the map!

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I added three strips of DSP and stamped and punched my words with the Double Oval punch.   This has been on back order for awhile but is now available again! YAY!

create this handmade card with Soar Confidently Masculine Cards Laura Milligan

Just a reminder that my Snail Mail Class to Go registration period is coming to a close – Registration ends on Sunday, April 11.  This is a great class – perfect for all levels of stampers!  I’d love to have you join in!

Card Class to Go Snail Mail

Registration is open from now to April 11 for my Snail Mail  Class to Go!  See the details and register by clicking the post below: 

Snail Mail Card Class To-Go Registration is OPEN!

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Peony Garden Suite Collection Facebook Live!

Peony Garden Suite Collection Facebook Live!

Peony Garden Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, Million Dollar Sales Achiever, Free Bees

Yesterday on my Facebook Live, I shared a few projects focusing on some retiring product!   I showcased the gorgeous Prized Peony Bundle – it’s one of my favorites in our current catalog!   The stamp set and dies will be carrying over to the new Annual Catalog – however not at the bundled savings of 10%.   Also not carrying over is the beautiful Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. It’s even reduced in price as part of our “Last Chance List!”    I love this paper so much and how it works so well with the Prized Peony Bundle, that I ordered a couple extra packs for my personal stash!

Below is the recording of my facebook live – I had a technical glitch at the beginning, but it worked itself out!  The recording will walk you through both projects I made yesterday, including how to assemble the large, dimensional peony.

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Peony Garden Suite Handmade Cards

I also used the Playful Alphabet dies for my words on both cards.   I was mistaken in saying that these dies were retiring – the good news is that they aren’t!   They are such fun and are so versatile – you can see on my projects I used both the negative and positive die cuts!

Hugs Card using the Peony Garden Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, Free Bees

Isn’t this a beautiful stamped image? I love all the subtle detail.

Laura Milligan. Hugs card created with Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. Million Dollar Sales Achiever (1)

 

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Oh Snap! Facebook Live Take 2!

Oh Snap! Facebook Live Take 2!

Oh Snap hand stamped card made by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Million Dollar Achiever Earn Free Bees

Sharing today the two cards I made yesterday for my Facebook Live Take 2.   This Oh Snap stamp set is just too cute!  My first card is a “card on a card”.    I wanted to create a look of water – and chose Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana polka dot patterns from the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortments.  These are retiring!

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Please refer to the end of this post for measurements for the two projects.   I created a card on my 1/4 sheet card base with Granny Apple Green cardstock.   I didn’t want to cut all those teeth and spines on the crocodile – and really wanted his teeth to be white anyway – so I stamped him first on a square of Basic White cardstock, and them stamped him again on a piece of Granny Apple Green DSP (also from the Designer Series Paper Assortment).   I cut him out – but cut away the teeth and spines.  At this point, all I had to do was use a little Liquid Glue and position the cut out shape onto the stamped image on the Basic White square.

My greeting uses the Double Oval punch – if you have been waiting for this punch – it is now back in our warehouse and available for purchase!!!    YAY! 

Click below to watch my FB Live to see how I put these projects together.  Are you a subscriber to my Youtube Channel?   If not, be sure to subscribe when you are there, so that you know when I post a new video!   I’d BEE Grateful!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Oh Snap Stamp Set Handmade Cards

create a card that says I'm Sorry with Oh Snap stamp set Laura Milligan demonstrator

The next card I created is something we all need – hopefully not often! It’s a cute and sweet way to tell someone you are sorry!  For this card, I used a monochromatic color palette of Just Jade.   I stamped my Croc onto a piece of Basic White and cropped her out with the Layering Oval dies.  I also cropped out a Basic Black Scalloped oval – also from the Layering Oval dies.  These are retiring – I hate ot see these go – they are a basic in my stampin’ aresenal!

I used the retiring Buffalo Check stamp with my Stamparatus and created a strip of checks for my card front.   I stamped a few of the “sorry” stamp along the side – also in Just Jade ink – and embellished with the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel dots.  They are retiring.

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Measurements:

Card One:  You Croc My World

Coastal Cabana – 5 1/2 x 4 1/4  (card base)

Basic White: 5 x 4 1/4, scored at 1″; 4″ square for front, 3 3/4″ square for inside panel; small piece for stamping/punching oval

Calypso Coral : small piece for punching

DSP:  4″ square of Granny Apple Green Pattern for stamping Crocodile;  Pacific Point – 3/4 x 5 1/2; Coastal Cabana 1 1/2 x 5 1/2;Pool Party 2 x 5 1/2; Granny Apple Green for inside panel  1/2 x 3 3/4

Card Two:  I Snapped At You

Just Jade: 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2; 2 1/2 x 5 1/2;

Basic White and Basic Black for cropping ovals – 3 3/4 x 3

My posts this week have focused on retiring products – there are some of my favorites retiring – and want to be sure that you are all aware of them!  Click on the image below to shop them in my online store.

Last Chance Retiring Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

 

My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! From May 4 - 31, 2021, For $99 you get $155 worth of product (that is $30 more than usual) plus FREE SHIPPING!  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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Oh Snap! and Apple Builder Punch Facebook Live!

Oh Snap! and Apple Builder Punch Facebook Live!

Trio of Cards for Facebook Live, Laura Milligan

Yesterday on my Facebook Live, I shared a few projects focusing on some retiring product!  First was the Apple Builder punch and coordinating stamp set – Harvest Hellos.   This stamp set /punch duo is a great one –  not only can you stamp and punch to create apples, you can also create pumpkins as well – and with one of the stamps in the set you can even turn a pumpkin into a Jack-o-lantern!  Great versatility!

Also the Apple Builder punch is reduced to just $7.20!!!   If you don’t have this punch – it sure is hard to resist at that price!

Apple Builder Get Well card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up Demonstrator Million Dollar Achiever

My first project is a fun fold card that holds a tea bag.  So thoughtful to send a little extra something – in this case a tea bag to wish someone well.  Of course you could also slip a chocolate in instead!  That’s sure to bring a smile!

create a cute get well card with tea bag and Apple Builder Punch by Laura Milligan

For the tea bag project, I also used the retiring Scripty Embossing Folder – ach! One of my favorites – and I sure hate to see it go!   I also used the retiring 2 1/4″ circle punch.   All of the Circle Punches in our current catalog are retiring – these are a crafter’s basic tool!  Don’t miss out on getting them if you don’t have them now!

Click below to watch my FB Live to see how I put these projects together.  Are you a subscriber to my Youtube Channel?   If not, be sure to subscribe when you are there, so that you know when I post a new video!   I’d BEE Grateful!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Oh Snap Stamp Set and Apple Builder Punch

Next up – a card for an A+ teacher!   I made this with my youngest daughter in mind – she’s about to graduate with a degree in Elementary Education!  So proud of her!    I love the colors of this card –  Real Red and Granny Apple Green – the DSP stacks are also retiring!  Also on this card is the Subtles Embossing folder – also set to retire.  This is also one of my favorites and to me, it’s a must have in your crafty collection!

Create a cute card for a teacher Apple Builder Punch Retiring on Sale by Laura Milligan

And the last card features the Oh Snap stamp set – it is still current in our January to June catalog, but the DSP that I used is retiring, and since I did my facebook live yesterday, It is now out of stock.    Sad to see it go!   The retiring products are only available while supplies last – so don’t miss out!

Create a Crocodile Card Oh Snap by Laura Milligan demonstrator Stampin Up Earn Free Product

crocodile card Oh Snap by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator

As a reminder, I am offering a special for all product orders of $50 or more through tomorrow, March 31.   Place an order of $50 or more in product, and I will send you a hand stamped card as well as an embellishment for free as a thank you for your order!

My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! From May 4 - 31, 2021, For $99 you get $155 worth of product (that is $30 more than usual) plus FREE SHIPPING!  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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Price: $18.00

Bee Creative Tutorial – Oh Snap! Hello Friend Card

Bee Creative Tutorial – Oh Snap! Hello Friend Card

oh snap handstamped card by Laura Milligan demonstrator

I’ll be sharing projects this week featuring the Oh Snap stamp set – and some retiring products!  Don’t miss out on some of my retiring favorites – the Subtles Embossing Folder, the Stitched Shape Dies and the Layering Square dies are all used in today’s card!

I purposefully kept this card super clean and simple – I was tempted to add some twine or an a little bling, but resisted!  Sometimes it’s nice to just make a super clean and quick card!

create a card with Oh Snap stamp set by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan demonstrator

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Thick Basic White: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; 4 x 5 1/4, extra for die cutting and punching
  • Mint Macaron – 3 1/4 square

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Start with a Thick Basic White card base, fold along score line with bone folder.
  2. Emboss a panel of Basic White with the Subtles Embossing Folder (retiring) and the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.  Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Seal.
  3. Crop a Mint Macaron scallop square from the Layering Square dies, and a Stitched Shape Basic White square from the Layering Square dies. (both of these sets of dies are retiring).
  4. Stamp the images as shown in photo above – Lily Pad – Mint Macaron; Waterlily- Mango Melody; Small Plant – Pretty Peacock; Fish – Calypso Coral; Frog – Tuxedo Memento Ink.
  5. Use Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to add color to frog.
  6. Attach stamped square to the Mint Macaron scalloped square and attach to card front with dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the “hello friend” in Pretty Peacock Ink and punch out with the oval from the Double Oval punch, and attach to card front with Dimensionals.

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My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! From May 4 - 31, 2021, For $99 you get $155 worth of product (that is $30 more than usual) plus FREE SHIPPING!  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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Cards Using Hydrangea Hill Suite Take Two!

Cards Using Hydrangea Hill Suite Take Two!

 

make a hydrangea haven handmade card by Laura Milligan Demonstrator Stampin' Up!

For my Facebook Live Take Two yesterday I shared some more projects using the Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection.  For my first card, I used the lovely Pearlescent Specialty Paper for the flower head.  I stamped the image first and then cut lots of the small flowers using the strip of flower dies. I placed them on the stamped flower head image with glue dots and then added more of them with mini dimensionals to create some added texture and depth.

Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

Click below to watch my FB Live to see how I put these projects together.  Are you a subscriber to my Youtube Channel?   If not, be sure to subscribe when you are there, so that you know when I post a new video!   I’d BEE Grateful!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Hill Cards & Lindt Bee

Here’s a close up of the Pearlescent flower head – wish you could see it in person -it is so shimmery and so pretty!

beautiful handmade hydrangea card with pearlescent paper by Laura Milligan Demonstrator Stampin' Up!

Next was a card using the beautiful Designer Series Paper.  As I often say, with DSP this beautiful you don’t really need to add much more to your project!

create a handmade hydrangea card with mercury glass by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

I added a strip of the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate on the bottom panel of the card.  Again, wish you could see it in person – it’s so pretty!  I added a greeting by stamping on one of the dies from the So Sentimental Bundle, stamped the small flowers and leaves and finished up with a few of the Pastel Pearls and a Linen Thread double bow.

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My last project – this was just plain fun!  My love of bees got the best of me – I was shopping at Target and came across her!   I knew I could come up with something cute with her – and I am pretty pleased with this adorable Queen Bee!   Her wings were made with the Brilliant Wings Dies – I cut one of the largest solid butterfly shapes with Daffodil Delight cardstock, and then cut the largest detailed wing die with vellum.  I attached them wings together with glue dots and then attached her wings onto the bee – also with glue dots.

make a queen bee with Butterfly Brilliance dies by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan demonstrator

Since she is a “Queen Bee”, I thought she needed some sort of crown – so I used Linen Thread and wrapped it around her head – securing it with glue dots.  I then used the ‘strip of small flowers’ die from the Hydrangea die and cropped a few Daffodil Delight flowers for her crown.   I think she is pretty cute!

I also found some little chocolate lady bugs and bees and I added some wings to them as well!  They just make me smile! Wouldn’t these be a fun way to brighten someone’s day?

create a cute bee and lady bug with the Butterfly Brilliance Dies by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Earn Free Product

Measurements for my projects:

Pearlescent Hydrangea Card: 

Very Vanilla Card Base: 5 ½ x 8 ½, scored at 4 ¼, 3 ½ x 5 ¼,

Pearlescent Specialty Paper:  small pieces for die cutting all the little flowers and the word panel

Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper:  1 3/8 x 1/2,   ½ x 4

Mercury Glass Card: 

Seaside Spray Card Base : 5 ½ x 8 ½, scored at 4 1/4

Purple Posy: 4 x 5 ¼

Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate – 4 x 1 ¼,

Basic White:  approx. 4 x 5 1/4 for die cutting/stamping

Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper:  3 ¾ x 4 – cut into 1 ¼ inch strips

My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! From May 4 - 31, 2021, For $99 you get $155 worth of product (that is $30 more than usual) plus FREE SHIPPING!  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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