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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Bee Creative Tutorial – You Are Wonderful with Hues of Happiness

Bee Creative Tutorial – You Are Wonderful with Hues of Happiness

Create this card with the Hues of Happiness Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

The NEW 2022-2023 Annual Catalog is set to launch tomorrow, May 3, 2022, and my card today introduces the gorgeous Hues of Happiness Suite Collection!  The paper is jaw-dropping!  It’s all you need to make a beautiful quick card.

Hues of Happiness Suite Collection From Stampin' Up! Shop Online with Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick: 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White: 3 x 3″ (die-cut), 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (stamping)
  • Hues of Happiness DSP – 4 x 5 1/4″,  die-cut flowers & leaves

Create this card with the Hues of Happiness Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Burnish and fold the card base with a Bone Folder.
  2. Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Fabulous Frames Die to crop the piece of Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper.
  3. Adhere the die-cut frame to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Cut 1/8″ off each side of the rectangle die-cut and adhere to the center of the frame with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  5. Crop the Basic White Cardstock with the 2 1/2″ circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Crop the flowers and leaves from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper with the coordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies.  Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. Stamp the sentiment in Melon Mambo Classic Ink onto the piece of Basic White Cardstock.  Cut the end at an angle with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish with Melon Mambo Solid Faceted Gems.

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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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Bee Creative Tutorial – Thank You with Cup of Tea

Bee Creative Tutorial – Thank You with Cup of Tea

A thank you card created with the Cup of Tea Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

I am so excited to finally be playing with my pre-order products!  The NEW 2022-2023 Annual Catalog is set to launch on May 3, 2022, and the Tea Boutique Suite Collection is one of my favorites.

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GDP340 Case Ann Alexander

The card I created today was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project Challenge #GDP340 – Case the Designer – Ann Alexander.  You can see the GDP post here.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick: 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (layer), 6″ x 6″ (stamping)
  • Starry Sky: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (layer)
  • Sweet Sorbet: 2 1/2″ x 1/4″

A card created with the Cup of Tea Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Burnish and fold the card base with a Bone Folder.
  2. Stamp the leaves onto the card base multiple times with Parakeet Party Classic Ink.
  3. Wrap the Sweet Sorbet Baker’s Twine around the layer of Basic White Cardstock.  Tie with a bow to secure in place.
  4. Adhere to the Starry Sky Cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Adhere to the card base with Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the following image onto the Basic White Cardstock piece:  Starry Sky: Teacup and Tag, Parakeet Party: Flower Leaves, Granny Apple Green: Large Leaves, Sweet Sorbet: Flowers
  6. Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop the images with the coordinating Teacup Dies.  Layer and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the piece of Sweet Sorbet Cardstock.  Emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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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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Bee Creative Tutorial – Crane of Fortune

Bee Creative Tutorial – Crane of Fortune

I must confess that I haven’t used this beautiful set since it was released in January – but it is a beauty and not to be missed.  My card today features elements of the Symbols of Fortune Suite – the stamped words, the dies and the gorgeous Designer Series Specialty Paper.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”; 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Gold Foil: 2” x 4”
  • DSP: 2” x 3”; 2 @ 1” x 3”
  • Ribbon: 14”

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Emboss the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic White.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the embossed piece and tie a knot on the left.
  3. Adhere the embossed layer on to the front of the card base.
  4. Stamp the greeting from the Crane of Fortune stamp set in Smoky Slate ink.
  5. Die cut the greeting with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
  6. Die cut the ginkgo leaves die from the Good Fortune Dies in the Gold Foil paper.
  7. Adhere the two 1″ x 3″ pieces of Symbols of Fortune DSP (gold splatterns)  behind the piece of Symbols of Fortune DSP (white feathery flowers with gold branches), one on the left side and the other on the right side. Adhere to the front of the card with Dimensionals.
  8. Adhere the ginkgo branch to the DSP with Mini Dimensionals.
  9. Adhere the greeting in the lower left corner, slightly tucked behind the DSP.
  10. Adhere two small and one large gold Brushed Metallic Dots on some of the leaves.

 

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LAURA MILLIGAN GRASSY GROVE BEE BOX

I am featuring the Grass Grove Bundle in this month’s Bee Box – you can register for this card kit in a “bee” box at this link:

I’ve added a new perk as a way to thank my loyal customers – with the purchase of four consecutive Bee Boxes, you will earn a FREE stamp set of your choice as a thank you from me!  I’m excited to offer this as a thanks to my customers.

The Bee Box is $35.  It includes product (valued between $20-$25),  a PDF with measurements and videos for 8 card kits -2 each of 4 different designs.  You will need the Grassy Grove Bundle to complete the projects in this class.  You can add it on to your class for at catalog price of $56.50.

Registration is now open and closes on April 22.

 


 

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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NEW Past Class Tutorials are Available for Purchase!

Bee Creative Class Tutorials for Purchase

NEW PDF Tutorials are available for purchase!    Be sure to check them out! Once you pay, they will be delivered to your inbox!  So easy!

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Bee Creative Tutorial – Grassy Grove Slimline Thank You Card

Bee Creative Tutorial – Grassy Grove Slimline Thank You Card

Create this card with the Grassy Grove Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Laura Miligan Id Rather Bee Stampin' Earn Free Bees

Today’s slimline card is a gorgeous sunset scene using Blending Brushes and the Grassy Grove Stamp Set.  The stamp set is part of a beautiful bundle – you don’t want to miss!   I love to use my blending brushes to create sunsets on this type of card!  Read on for the step by step tutorial and I encourage you to give it a try!

GDP338 - April 11

The slimline card was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project Challenge.  You can see the details here.

LAURA MILLIGAN GRASSY GROVE BEE BOX

I am featuring the Grass Grove Bundle in this month’s Bee Box – you can register for this card kit in a “bee” box at this link:

I’ve added a new perk as a way to thank my loyal customers – with the purchase of four consecutive Bee Boxes, you will earn a FREE stamp set of your choice as a thank you from me!  I’m excited to offer this as a thanks to my customers.

The Bee Box is $35.  It includes product (valued between $20-$25),  a PDF with measurements and videos for 8 card kits -2 each of 4 different designs.  You will need the Grassy Grove Bundle to complete the projects in this class.  You can add it on to your class for at catalog price of $56.50.

Registration is now open and closes on April 22.

 

Create this Thank You Slimline card with the Grassy Grove Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Laura Miligan Id Rather Bee Stampin' Earn Free Bees

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick: 8 1/2″ x 8″ (scored at 4″)
  • Basic White: 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (stamping)
  • Basic Black: 7″ x 3 3/4″ (layer), 1 1/2″ x 1″ (sentiment)

Create this Thank You card with the Grassy Grove Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Laura Miligan Id Rather Bee Stampin' Earn Free Bees

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Burnish and fold the slimline card base with a Bone Folder.
  2. Create the scene by stamping the images in Versamark Ink onto the Basic White Layer.  Heat Emboss with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
  3. Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop the smallest circle (Layering Circle Dies) from a Post-It Note.  Lay the Post-It Note onto the card with the open circle next to the tall trees.  Add Crushed Curry Classic Ink with a Blending Brush.
  4. Cover the “sun” with the cropped circle die-cut (from the Post-It note). Apply the following colors, from bottom to top, with Blending Brushes: Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy.
  5. Adhere to the Basic Black Cardstock layer and to the card base as shown.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark onto the Basic Black Cardstock piece.  Emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Cut to size with a Paper Trimmer.
  7. Embellish with Black Classic Matte 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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