Merry Christmas Card with Sparkle of the Season Bundle

Merry Christmas Card with Sparkle of the Season Bundle

Create this card using the Silver Foil Specialty Pack and Sparkle of the Season Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin

Today’s card features the GORGEOUS Silver Foil Specialty Paper Pack!  Pictures do not do it justice!  It is breathtaking in person, if you do not have this paper in your stash, I highly recommend adding it to your next order.  You will not be disappointed.

Make your next project shine with this Silver Foil 12″ x 12″ Specialty Pack. Use it with one of our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines to cut a variety of eye-catching shapes and elements that are sure to add an unexpected touch to all your paper crafts.

The Sparkle of the Season Bundle includes the Sparkle of the Season Stamp Set and the Seasonal Swirls Dies. Mix and match images from the stamp set and dies to create wreaths for Halloween and autumn, or winter and Christmas!  The Seasonal Swirls Dies are estimated to be back in stock on October 25th!  Be ready to order at that time!

Create this card using the Silver Foil Specialty Pack and Sparkle of the Season Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (card base), score at 4 1/4.
  • Silver Foil Specialty Dark – 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 (layer), 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (die-cutting)
  • Silver Foil Specialty Matte – 5 x 3 3/4 (layer), 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (die-cutting), 3 1/2 x 1/2 (sentiment)
  • Silver Foil Specialty Silver – 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (die-cutting)
  • Vellum Cardstock – 4 1/2 x 3 1/4

Create this card using the Silver Foil Specialty Pack and Sparkle of the Season Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the Silver Foil Specialty Dark paper to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Adhere the Silver Foil Specialty Matte paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Crop a star swirl of each color Silver Foil Specialty Paper using a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Seasonal Swirls Die.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the flagged piece of Silver Foil Specialty Matte Paper.  Cover with Silver Metallic Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool.
  6. Adhere the die-cut swirls to the Vellum Cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. Adhere the sentiment with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

Join My TEAM!!  $99 for your choice of $125 in product.  If you have been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! family, any day would be a great day to join!   My team is a growing team with members from all across the U.S.  We welcome happy shoppers who love our product and want to take advantage of the demonstrator discount, as well as Business Builders who want to build a business and earn some extra money while supporting their hobby!  Questions about joining?  Email me and I'm happy to answer any and all questions you have!

My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! For $99 you get $125 worth of product 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!


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As a thank you for your orders, I am offering a Laura Milligan Exclusive October Special!

Place an online order of $75+ with host code 9V326WK9, then email me with your choice of any current embossing folder* valued at $10 or LESS! *EXCLUDES HYBRID EMBOSSING FOLDERS!  I will personally ship the embossing folder to you mid-month in November after I have them in hand!

NOTE: Class and Club Orders DO NOT Qualify! Online orders only

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Happy Birthday with Nuts About Squirrels for #TGIFC337

Happy Birthday with Nuts About Squirrels for #TGIFC337

Create this card using Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin' Earn Free Bees

Today’s birthday card features the adorable squirrels from the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!  The card was inspired by the fabulous TGIFC337 sketch challenge shown below!

I am playing along with the TGIF Challenge this week!  You can see the #tgifc337 post and play along as well by clicking here.

Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set From Stampin' Up! 156475 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

Are you nuts about stamping? We are, too! And it’s easy to go nuts with the Nuts about Squirrels Stamp Set. This set features two cheeky squirrels that will look adorable scampering across any of your projects. Create a scene using the acorns, leaves, and tree branch. Mix and match the greetings with the images to create cards for birthdays, get well, and thinking of you. Use the Two-Step pieces to add color to your squirrel, add texture to your leaf, or to create a multicolored acorn. Or if you’re feeling especially artistic, you can color the squirrels using your favorite coloring techniques. No matter where you live in the world, you can customize these critters to match the fauna outside your house. Red, gray, brown—these creatures are just plain cute no matter their color. 13 photopolymer stamps

Nuts About Squirrels by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 4 1/4 x 11 (card base)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Basic White Cardstock – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 (card layer) 4 x 5 (stamping)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 1 x 4 (three pieces)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Emboss the Soft Suede with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
  3. Adhere the three strips of DSP to the Basic White card layer with Dimensionals.
  4. Double wrap with Linen Thread, tie ends in a bow.
  5. Adhere to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  6. Stamp the sentiments, branch x 2, leaf veins, squirrel outlines in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Basic White Cardstock.
  7. Stamp the following in color:
    • Leaves in Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Rich Razzleberry.
    • Squirrel fur & acorn top in Soft Suede Ink.
    • Acorn bottom in Crumb Cake Ink
  8. Crop the sentiments with a Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Seasonals Labels Dies.
  9. Snip the remaining images closely with Paper Snip Scissors.
  10. Adhere all to the card base as shown with Dimensionals.
Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

Join My TEAM!!  $99 for your choice of $125 in product.  If you have been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! family, any day would be a great day to join!   My team is a growing team with members from all across the U.S.  We welcome happy shoppers who love our product and want to take advantage of the demonstrator discount, as well as Business Builders who want to build a business and earn some extra money while supporting their hobby!  Questions about joining?  Email me and I'm happy to answer any and all questions you have!

My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! For $99 you get $125 worth of product 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

 


As a thank you for your orders, I am offering a Laura Milligan Exclusive October Special!

Place an online order of $75+ with host code 9V326WK9, then email me with your choice of any current embossing folder* valued at $10 or LESS! *EXCLUDES HYBRID EMBOSSING FOLDERS!  I will personally ship the embossing folder to you mid-month in November after I have them in hand!

NOTE: Class and Club Orders DO NOT Qualify! Online orders only

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Evergreen Elegance Holiday Card for #GDP312

Evergreen Elegance Holiday Card for #GDP312

Create this holiday card using the Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin'

Today’s card is super simple to make and was created with the challenge below in mind and the Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set/Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

I am playing along with the Global Design Project Challenge this week!  You can see the #GDP312 post and play along as well by clicking here.

Evergreen Elegance Bundle From Stampin' Up! 155579 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

 The Evergreen Elegance Bundle includes the Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set and the Evergreen Border Punch.

Holiday Card using Evening Elegance Bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan www.lauramilligan.com

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 4 1/4 x 11 (card base)
  • Basic White Cardstock – 4 x 5 1/4

Holiday Card using Evening Elegance Bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin www.lauramilligan.com

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Stamp the trees in Soft Succulent (medium tree) and Evening Evergreen (small and tall trees) in the top right and bottom left corner of the card layer as shown.
  3. Stamp the sentiment as shown with Evening Evergreen Classic Ink.
  4. Flick ink from the brush end of an Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Write Marker.
  5. Adhere to the card base with Dimensionals.
  6. Adhere two Wonderful Snowflakes as shown with Dimensionals.
  7. Embellish with Decorative Matte Dots.
Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

Join My TEAM!!  $99 for your choice of $125 in product.  If you have been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! family, any day would be a great day to join!   My team is a growing team with members from all across the U.S.  We welcome happy shoppers who love our product and want to take advantage of the demonstrator discount, as well as Business Builders who want to build a business and earn some extra money while supporting their hobby!  Questions about joining?  Email me and I'm happy to answer any and all questions you have!

My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! For $99 you get $125 worth of product 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

 


As a thank you for your orders, I am offering a Laura Milligan Exclusive October Special!

Place an online order of $75+ with host code 9V326WK9, then email me with your choice of any current embossing folder* valued at $10 or LESS! *EXCLUDES HYBRID EMBOSSING FOLDERS!  I will personally ship the embossing folder to you mid-month in November after I have them in hand!

NOTE: Class and Club Orders DO NOT Qualify! Online orders only

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Witch Way to the Candy with Frightfully Cute

Witch Way to the Candy with Frightfully Cute

Frightfully Cute Bundle from Stampin' Up! Witch Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

I am offering an ordering special this week -scroll down to the end of my post to find out how you can receive a FREE package of Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins!

FREE STARS LAURA MILLIGAN

Step by Step Tutorial Black and Bee

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (card base)
  • Basic White Cardstock – 5 1/2 x 4 (layer), 3×3 (stamping)
  • Cute Halloween DSP – 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 (layer), 5 3/4 x 2 1/4 (envelope flap), 21/2 x 2 1/2 (die-cutting)

Witch Way to the Candy Frightfully Cute

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the Cute Halloween DSP layer to the Basic White Cardstock layer together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and to the card base with Dimensionals.
  3. Adhere loops of Black/White Baker’s Twine (Playful Pets) to the center of the card with Mini Glue Dots.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in Versarmark Ink onto the Cute Halloween DSP.
  5. Heat Emboss in White.
  6. Crop with the coordinating Frightful Tags Die and a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  7. Stamp the witch in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and moon in Daffodil Delight onto the Basic White Cardstock.
  8. Snip the witch closely with Paper Snips.  Crop the moon with the coordinating Frightful Tags Die and a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  9. Adhere together and to the card with Dimensionals.
  10. Embellish with Matte Black Dots.
  11. Adhere the DSP to the envelope flap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

 

 

In the spirit of kicking your cards up a notch, I am offering an ordering special for online orders placed now through this Thursday, Sept 30th.  Place a $50 product order, not only will you earn a FREE Sale-a-bration reward, but I’ll also send you a FREE package of Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins.   (This is for online orders only, code must be used!  Does not apply to any class or club orders!)

FREE STARS LAURA MILLIGAN

 

 


Join My TEAM!!  $99 for your choice of $125 in product.  If you have been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! family, any day would be a great day to join!   My team is a growing team with members from all across the U.S.  We welcome happy shoppers who love our product and want to take advantage of the demonstrator discount, as well as Business Builders who want to build a business and earn some extra money while supporting their hobby!  Questions about joining?  Email me and I'm happy to answer any and all questions you have!

My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! For $99 you get $125 worth of product 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

 


As a thank you for your orders, I am offering a Laura Milligan Exclusive October Special!

Place an online order of $75+ with host code 9V326WK9, then email me with your choice of any current embossing folder* valued at $10 or LESS! *EXCLUDES HYBRID EMBOSSING FOLDERS!  I will personally ship the embossing folder to you mid-month in November after I have them in hand!

NOTE: Class and Club Orders DO NOT Qualify! Online orders only

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Stampin’ Up! Harvest Meadow Suite Thank You Card

Stampin’ Up! Harvest Meadow Suite Thank You Card

harvest meadow hand stamped card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator

I am doing a Facebook Live every day this week to kick off the new July- December Mini Catalog and Saleabration!  The card above is created with products from one of my favorite new suites – The Harvest Meadow Suite.  This suite consists of a beautiful stamp set with dies, gorgeous Designer Series Paper, new ribbon and even cork paper!  This suite is a must have for year round beautiful stamping!

Harvest Meadow Suite From Stampin' Up! 156280 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

 

If you’d like to see how this project was made, please click below to watch the replay!

Measurements:

Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 ½ x 8 ½
Harvest Meadow Crumb Cake DSP: 3 x 4
Harvest Meadow Misty Moonlight Two-Tone DSP: 1 ¼ x 5
Harvest Meadow Misty Moonlight/White Foral DSP: 1 ¼ x 5 ½
Cork Specialty Paper: 4 x 1

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the large floral image with Misty Moonlight ink onto a panel of Thick Basic White cardstock.  Crop with the coordinating die and the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.
  2. Likewise, stamp words onto the small label die with Misty Moonlight ink.
  3. Adhere the layers of Designer Series Paper to the Thick Basic White card base  – starting form the right side of the card, moving towards the left.
  4. Attach the Cork Specialty paper as show in the photo.
  5. Adhere the Floral die cut with dimensionals to the card front.
  6. Use two small pieces of the Diamond Weave Ribbon and position, overlapping slightly, onto the Cork Specialty Paper.
  7. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the word panel.
  8. To finish the card, use the Take Your Pick Tool to pick up and attach the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots – position as desired.

Only two days left to register for my Peaceful Cabin Card Class to Go! Don’t miss out on this amazing class!  You won’t be disappointed!!

Registration is open from now to August 6 for my Peaceful Cabin Card Class to Go!  

I am excited to offer my first Class to Go with brand new, beautiful products from our upcoming Mini Catalog!

Click here for class details


Join My TEAM!!  $99 for your choice of $125 in product.  If you have been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! family, any day would be a great day to join!   My team is a growing team with members from all across the U.S.  We welcome happy shoppers who love our product and want to take advantage of the demonstrator discount, as well as Business Builders who want to build a business and earn some extra money while supporting their hobby!  Questions about joining?  Email me and I'm happy to answer any and all questions you have!

My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! For $99 you get $125 worth of product 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

 


As a thank you for your orders, I am offering a Laura Milligan Exclusive October Special!

Place an online order of $75+ with host code 9V326WK9, then email me with your choice of any current embossing folder* valued at $10 or LESS! *EXCLUDES HYBRID EMBOSSING FOLDERS!  I will personally ship the embossing folder to you mid-month in November after I have them in hand!

NOTE: Class and Club Orders DO NOT Qualify! Online orders only

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Tidings of Christmas – Gift Card Pocket & Cocoa Gift Bag

Tidings of Christmas – Gift Card Pocket & Cocoa Gift Bag

Laura Milligan Cocoa Gift Bag and Gift Card Pocket Holder Facebook Live Creations July 26 2021

In my weekly Facebook Live yesterday, I shared two cute and very simple ways to package hot cocoa, and a gift card.  First was a Hot Cocoa packet, complete with a candy cane and a bit of chocolate.

This project’s base is a 6″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper –  folded up about 5″, leaving a bit of the inside DSP showing.   I used Tear and Tape to adhere the sides, and created a tag with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Pine punch.

I used a tag die (love these!) and added a bit of a sneak peek with the Real Red Ruffled Ribbon coming in our new Mini that begins on August 3.

Laura Milligan - Cocoa Holder Christmas Gift Bags. Earn Free Bees with Purchase

If you’d like to see how these projects were made, please click below to watch the replay!

My second project uses one of our In Color 2021-2023 Ombre’ Gift bags.  Simply fold up the bag  -this creates 2 pockets.

I wrapped the bag with the Evening Evergreen Chevron Ribbon and again used a tag die as a the focal point of my bag.

My stamped words are from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set.  I used the Pine punch with the Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6 DSP to create the sweet tree.

Laura Milligan, Create this gift card pocket holder with In Color Gift Bags

The front pocket of the card holds a little card from your personal message.  This consists of a panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, a panel of Basic White measuring 4″ x 3 1/4″.  I added a 1″ x 4″ piece of DSP, a cherry cobbler sprig cropped from the Christmas Trimmings dies, and a bow (Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack).

Laura Milligan - Gift Card Pocket with In Color Ombre Gift Bags. Earn Free Bees with Purchase


 

LAURA MILLIGAN Christmas In July Event Tutorials Only

My Christmas in July was a super fun day of stamping and crafting!  This class consisted of “giftables” – projects you can gift to friends and family (or keep for yourself!) for the upcoming holidays, as well as four cards.  My Christmas in July event featured the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle from our 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.   I offered the class both in person and “to go”.   I’ve had some requests for a PDF-only option – and am happy to offer it starting today!

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As a thank you for your orders, I am offering a Laura Milligan Exclusive October Special!

Place an online order of $75+ with host code 9V326WK9, then email me with your choice of any current embossing folder* valued at $10 or LESS! *EXCLUDES HYBRID EMBOSSING FOLDERS!  I will personally ship the embossing folder to you mid-month in November after I have them in hand!

NOTE: Class and Club Orders DO NOT Qualify! Online orders only

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