A True Love Card Holder! A Great Gift!

A True Love Card Holder! A Great Gift!

Life is Better With a Friend Like You

This week I’ve been sharing different ways to use the True Love DSP – of course you can switch up these ideas by using any DSP you have in your stash.

Today’s project makes a great gift – a card holder for four cards (you could easily make six and they would fit!)

True Love Designer Series Paper, My Top Pick, Laura Milligan, Shop Online 154281 _ $11.50

The holder uses an Acetate Card Box. I simply cut it in half at four inches to create two pockets- one for the cards and one for the envelopes.

You can watch my Facebook Live Take 2 to see how easily this goes together! Enjoy!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! True Love DSP Card Holder

MEASUREMENTS: 

Cut two 4 1/2 x8 3/4 pieces of Basic Black Cardstock. Score at 1 1/2.
The top strip is 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, Bottom is 3/4 x 3 5/8

Petal Pink Cardstock 4 1/4 x51/2

True Love DSP- Dot – 2 1/2 x 5 1/4
True Love DSP – Stripe – 1 1/2 x 5 1/4

Here are a few photos of the cardholder!    The first one is opened up showing both sides.  Envelopes on one side, cards on the other!

Life is Better With a Friend Like You Card Holder, Inside

Here’s a closeup of the cards slipped into the 1/2 Acetate Card Box! As you can see there is room for more if you wanted to do a set of six!

Life is Better With a Friend Like You Card Holder, Inside Card Holder

Here’s a closeup of the envelope side.  Each envelope flap is decorated with coordinating True Love Designer Series Paper DSP.

Life is Better With a Friend Like You Card Holder, Inside Envelope Holder

Here’s a look at the four cards in the gif pack!  All decorated with the beautiful black and white True Love Designer Series Paper with a pop of Petal Pink, embellishments and ribbon!

Life is Better With a Friend Like You Card Holder, Cards

 

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Blending Brushes & True Love Designer Series Paper!

Blending Brushes & True Love Designer Series Paper!

True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Ratehr Bee Stampin Card and Product

I’ve been featuring different ways to use the True Love Designer Series Paper this week – and today’s card is yet another idea!

True Love Designer Series Paper, My Top Pick, Laura Milligan, Shop Online 154281 _ $11.50

I started with a panel of the DSP, ( 3 3/4 x 5), and used blending brushes to add some soft colors – seaside spray, rococo rose and old olive.   I then used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut up the DSP – and positioned it on a panel of Rococo Rose cardstock.   You can see how I put this card together in this video:

It’s just a fun way to use up some DSP – and of course you could do this with any dsp you have in your stash!   Hope you will give it a try!

True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Ratehr Bee Stampin

 

 

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Facebook Live for My Top Pick! True Love Designer Series Paper!

Facebook Live for My Top Pick! True Love Designer Series Paper!

Thinking of You Card by Laura Milligan using the True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

The cards I created on my Facebook Live yesterday featured this beautiful paper!   Of course, the point of what I am sharing this week is to help you with ideas on how to use your stash of designer papers!  This layout is a quick one – just select four pieces of DSP – and cut them 1 1/4 x 4.   You can add a greeting and a larger image as the focal point.

True Love Designer Series Paper, My Top Pick, Laura Milligan, Shop Online 154281 _ $11.50

 

For my card, I cut the flower from one of the patterns from the True Love DSP.  There are three different patterns in this pack of DSP that have images that can be fussy cut!  We are spoiled by all of the dies we have to crop our images – but truly – these flowers are not that hard to cut with your trusty pair of Paper Snips!    And there is just something elegant about a black and white card!

Thinking of You Card by Laura Milligan using the True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

The next card I created used the polka dot pattern from the DSP package – and I added some color with my blending brushes.  Have you tried them yet?  They are so great to use – and they are one of the tools we have that make you feel like an artist when you use them!   For the hummingbird card, I wanted to create a soft color palette – and used Seaside Spray to add color to the polka dot circle.   The hummingbird is also stamped in Seaside Spray ink – and then I used a blending brush to add some Highland Heather to her breast.  I finished her off with a touch of Wink of Stella.

Hello Friend Card using A Touch of Ink Stamp Set and True Love Designer Series Paper - Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan  Hello Friend Card using A Touch of Ink Stamp Set and True Love Designer Series Paper - Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan

The butterfly card is much brighter – I used Daffodil Delight ink to add color to the polka dots.  My butterfly is Pacific Point Ink with Tuxedo Black Memento ink as the outline.

Thank You Card using A Touch of Ink Stamp Set and True Love Designer Series Paper - Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan  Thank You Card using A Touch of Ink Stamp Set and True Love Designer Series Paper - Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan

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So Gorgeous! My Top Pick! True Love Designer Series Paper!

So Gorgeous! My Top Pick! True Love Designer Series Paper!

True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

True Love Designer Series Paper, My Top Pick, Laura Milligan, Shop Online 154281 _ $11.50

This week I am focusing on the beautiful True Love Designer Series Paper – it is gorgeous – who doesn’t love a great black and white DSP?

My hope is to share some ways to use up your stash of Designer Series Paper –  As paper crafters, we all have that stash – and we should use it!

Today’s card goes together quickly – I just adhered a strip of DSP to the side of the card, and then cut the beautiful flower from the Designer Series Paper –  there are several different flowers that can be cut from the paper – of varying sizes.   All work great on a card front!  I added color to my flower with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blends.

My greeting is from a wonderful new word set called Happy Thoughts – found in the January – June catalog.   I love this set because the greetings are great – and because it includes greetings perfect for both the front and the inside of your cards.

MEASUREMENTS: 

Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
True Love DSP: 1 x 5 1/2
Happy Thoughts Stamp Set

INSTRUCTIONS:

Adhere the strip of DSP to the card as shown.
Use Paper Snips to trim the flowers from the True Love DSP.
Color with Stampin’ Blends.
Loop and adhere the Black and White Baker’s Twine as shown.
Adhere the snipped flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
Embellish with three Matte Black Dots.

True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

 

Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

 

 

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Hey Birthday Chick Fun-fold Card and Gift Packaging!

Hey Birthday Chick Fun-fold Card and Gift Packaging!

Hey Birthday Chick Bundle by Stampin' Up! Fun-fold card by Laura Milligan, Shop Online

Yesterday was my Facebook Live “Take Two” and I made two more projects featuring all the cute chick bundles!  First up was a fun fold card – that stands up – fun for the recipient to put on their desk or windowsill for their birthday!

Look how cute the corn stalks are – and even the detail on the corn cobs!  So cool!   These are from the Chick Dies and what is great is that the dies contain several of the dies corn cob and husks for the corn –  making it so easy to crop out several at once!

Hey Birthday Chick Bundle by Stampin' Up! Fun-fold card by Laura Milligan, Shop Online

My next project was a really cute candy holder – the base of which is one of our Acetate boxes – sized to fit a full size card – but when you cut it in half – as I did, it becomes a cute little candy holder – I found some peanut butter eggs to put in my sample! I added some crumb cake colored shreds to make it look like a nest!

Hey Birthday Chick Bundle by Stampin' Up! Gift Packaging by Laura Milligan, Shop Online

This mama hen is walking across the picket fence to check on her little chick!  Isn’t she cute? And can I tell you again how much I love the fence die!

Hey Birthday Chick Bundle by Stampin' Up! Gift Packaging by Laura Milligan, Shop Online

CARD CLASS TO GO! I’m offering a super cute Card Class To Go this month featuring this bundle – registration is now open and ends TOMORROW, Feb. 6th.

I made a quick video to show what is included in the class!  Watch it below!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Closes on February 6, 2021!

Hey Birthday Chick Card Class to Go – $35

Ready to get some brand new product in your hands to create some super cute projects?  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO REGISTER!

SAB Promo Graphic Laura Milligan My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! Joining during Sale-a-Bration is the perfect time!  The additional 200 sheets of Sneak Peek 6x6 Designer Series Paper from the next Annual Catalog, a $57.50 value, is just the icing on the cake.  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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An Adorable Happy Birthday Chick B-Day Card

An Adorable Happy Birthday Chick B-Day Card

Hey Birthday Chick Happy Birthday Card by Laura Milligan. Shop Online 24/7 and earn Free Bees!

Here’s yet another sample using the Hey Chick Birthday Stamp Set and Dies!  How can you not love this sweet lady?   For today’s card, I paired the Chick Bundle with the All Wired Up Background stamp – it’s a perfect match!

The Designer Series Paper I used is from the Well Suited DSP stack in the January – June Mini catalog – first time I’ve pulled it out to use!

Tomorrow on my Facebook page at 1 pm, I’ll be going live with two more ideas with this bundle! Hope you will join me!  Here’s the link to my page: I’d Rather Bee Stampin’

MEASUREMENTS: 

Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Well Suited DSP: 2 3/4 x 4 3/4
Bumblebee Cardstock: 2 1/4 x 4 1/4|
Basic White Cardstock: 2 x 4 (All Wired Up Background), 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 (Chicken)
Real Red Cardstock: 1 1/4 x 2 1/4

INSTRUCTIONS:

Adhere the Bumblebee Cardstock to the Well Suited DSP with Stampin’ Seal.
Wrap with Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, securing with Gray Twine.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Seal.
Stamp the Chicken and All Wired Up in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
Cut the chicken with coordinating die and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
Color with Real Red and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. Adhere with Stampin’ Seal.
Adhere the Real Red Cardstock to an Adhesive Sheet.  Crop with the Happy Birthday die.  Adhere as shown.
Embellish with two Matte Black Dots.

 

Hey Birthday Chick Happy Birthday Card by Laura Milligan. Shop Online 24/7 and earn Free Bees! Closeup

Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

 

CARD CLASS TO GO! I’m offering a super cute Card Class To Go this month featuring this bundle – registration is now open and ends Feb. 6th.

I made a quick video to show what is included in the class!  Watch it below!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Closes on February 6, 2021!

Hey Birthday Chick Card Class to Go – $35

Ready to get some brand new product in your hands to create some super cute projects?  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO REGISTER!

SAB Promo Graphic Laura Milligan My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! Joining during Sale-a-Bration is the perfect time!  The additional 200 sheets of Sneak Peek 6x6 Designer Series Paper from the next Annual Catalog, a $57.50 value, is just the icing on the cake.  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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