Bee Creative Facebook Live – Pansy Petals Suite Hello Card

Bee Creative Facebook Live – Pansy Petals Suite Hello Card

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Today I am sharing a fun fold card  featuring the NEW Stampin’ Up! Pansy Petals Suite Collection from pages 28-29 of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that’s now LIVE!  This fold of this card was inspired by Susan Campfield.  Thank you Susan for the inspiration!

You can watch me assemble this card on the recording from this week’s Facebook Live:

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pansy patch hand made card by Laura Milligan Fun Fold

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”; 5 ¼” x 8” scored at 2”, 4”; 3” x 3”; 1 ¼” x 3 ¼”; scrap for flower
  • Pale Papaya: 3 ½” x 3 ½”;
  • Pansy Petals DSP: 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Large and Small Pansy Flower and leaves cropped from the Pansy Petals DSP.

pansy patch fun fold hand stamped card Laura Milligan

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Adhere the DSP to the front of the card base. Only put the adhesive in the four corners because you will be cutting out a circle in the front.
  2. Lay the card base in the die cutting machine and lay the second from largest, smooth sided circle die centered in the upper portion of the card front. Die cut a circle window in the card. Keep the circle for lthe inside of the card. Fold the card closed with the circle opening on the front.
  3. Crease and fold the accordion fold insert piece and adhere it inside the card so that the accordion side opens up to the right.
  4. Cut a scallop circle from the 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Pale Papaya piece with the largest scallop circle die.
  5. Take the scallop circle and cut out the center with the second from largest, smooth sided circle die.
  6. This will give you a scallop “ring” to decorate the circle cut out in the card. Adhere with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (You can apply the glue on the narrow ring, let it dry, and it will be very tacky and will adhere without and excess “glue” squeezing out the sides.
  7. Close the card. The folded edge of the pullout panel will show in the window of the card on the right side of the circle opening. Add some adhesive to the portion of the pullout panel that shows in the circle opening. Adhere the white circle that was cut from the front of the card (save the Designer Series Paper Circle for another project).
  8. Adhere the leaves die cuts to circle and then add the flower die cut with dimensionals, making sure the large flower and leaves will fit in the circle.
  9. Adhere the smaller flower and adhere inside the card.
  10. Stamp the words onto a small strip of Basic White Cardstock – using Calypso Coral ink.  Angle ends of strip with Paper Snips.  Adhere a strip of Pale Papaya 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon to the back side of the word panel. Attach to card front with dimensionals.
  11. Finish the card by attaching a Bumblebee Trinket to the card with a glue dot.

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It’s always exciting when we launch a new catalog! Our newest Annual Catalog went live on May 4!  It is packed full of new stamp sets, dies, embellishments, papers etc!

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Sneak Peek Stampin’ Up! Products – Facebook Live!

Sneak Peek Stampin’ Up! Products – Facebook Live!

Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! 2021-2023 In Color and New Product Samples - Id Rather Bee Stampin' Facebook Live

My Facebook Live this week featured a peek at our new In Colors!   Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia.  I am loving these new colors – and how beautifully they coordinate with each other.  They are so soft and pretty.

If you missed my Facebook Live, you can watch the replay below! I kept my cards pretty simple – and each one features one of the new In Colors –  Inks, Designer Series Paper, Gems and Ribbons.   I used Stampin’ Blends on two of the cards.

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My cards also featured a new bundle from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – the bundle is the Flowers of Friendship Bundle and features the stamp set and the Flower and Leaves punch.

Pale Papaya –

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Fresh Freesia –

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Soft Succulent –

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Polished Pink –

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and Evening Evergreen –

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Hot Diggity Dog! I can’t wait to share my Bee Box for April featuring the Hot Dog stamp set!  It is one of the cutest classes I think I have ever offered!  The class to go includes a set of 6 cards sure to bring a smile to your face!  That means you will have 6 different ideas for this set!

Are you a dog lover? You NEED this class! 

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Bee Creative Tutorial – Friendly Flamingo Framed Card

Bee Creative Tutorial – Friendly Flamingo Framed Card

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Sharing one more card today with the Friendly Flamingo Bundle!   This one also uses the retiring Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.

I created a white frame with the Stitched Rectangle dies and placed the DSP below.  This was all attached to a Flirty Flamingo card base.

My flamingo was cropped from Flirty Flamingo cardstock with the flamingo die.  I cut two wings – one in flirty flamingo and one in basic black.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 – scored at 4 1/4- card base;   2 1/2 x 4 for die cuts
  • Basic White:  4 x 5 1/4 – cut 2; 3 x 3 for die cuts
  • Basic Black – small piece for die cut and eye
  • Forever Greenery DSP: 4 x 5 1/4

friendly flamingo card 2 Forever Greenery Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Fold Flirty Flamingo panel in half to create card base.
  2. Use the Stitched Rectangle die to create a frame on one of the 4 x 5 1/4 Basic White panels.  Adhere the other panel to the inside of the card.
  3. Stamp two small flowers with Flirty Flamingo Ink, and the green leafy image with Garden Green Ink onto Basic White cardstock and crop with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and the coordinating dies.
  4. Crop the Flamingo and the detailed wing with Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  Crop the larger wing with Basic Black cardstock.
  5. Assemble the card by adhering the Forever Greenery DSP to the card front.  Attach frame next with dimensionals.
  6. Attach the Greenery die cut on the bottom of the card, and use dimensionals to attach the two flowers, tucking a black/white Baker’s Twine bow below one of the flowers.
  7. Use Tombo Liquid Glue to position a small scrap of Basic Black cardstock behind the flamingo for the eye.   Use a Basic Black Blend to color the beak black.
  8. Attach wings to each other with Tombo Liquid Glue and position onto flamingo with a dimensional.

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Friendly Flamingo Card Duo – Facebook Live Take Two!

Friendly Flamingo Card Duo – Facebook Live Take Two!

Friendly Flamingo Cards Laura Milligan Facebook Live Take Two April 22 2021

I created two more cards with the Friendly Flamingo Bundle for my Facebook Live Take 2 yesterday.  The first is a slim line car and the second is an easel card.  You can watch the replay by clicking below!

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slimline Friendly Flamingo Card by Laura Milligan

MEASUREMENTS:  Card One:

  • Thick Basic White Base – 7 x 8 1/2, scored at 3 1/2
  • DSP –  blue :  3 1/4 x 8 1/4;  sand:  1 1/2 x 8 1/4 – tear along long side; use a small piece to create a sandy look on the inside of the card as well
  • Flirty Flamingo – use pieces of cardstock to cut out six flamingos and wings
  • Basic Black – small pieces to attach behind the flamingos for the eyes

Friendly Flamingo Slimline Card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Adhere Basic Black cardstock behind the flamingos for the eyes.  Some will be facing left, some right – so glue the black cardstock on the appropriate side for the eyes.  I did this with Tombo Liquid glue – you really just need a small drop or two.
  2. Tear the strip of “sand” DSP and attach to the blue DSP.
  3. Adhere the Flamingos to the DSP – facing different directions as shown in the photo.
  4. Emboss the wings with the Forever Greenery Embossing folder and your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine, and adhere the wings with Tombo Liquid Glue.
  5. Attach a Black/White Baker’s Twine bow to one of the flamingos with a glue dot.
  6. Stamp You’re Outstanding onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and crop with the Ornate Frame die.  Attach to card front with dimensionals.
  7. For the inside of the card, tear a small strip of the “sand” DSP and attach to inside panel of card.  Add a flamingo with Tombo Liquid glue.

Friendly Flamingo Easel Card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

The second card is an Easel card – it’s fun to make and quite easy!

MEASUREMENTS:  Card Two:

  • Melon Mambo –  4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (card base),  3 x 8 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4
  • DSP:  cut two strips 1 1/4 x 4
  • Blushing Bride:  2 3/4 x 4 1/8; 1 3/4 x 2 3/4
  • Basic White: 2 5/8 x 4; 1 1/2 x 2 1/2, small piece for flower headpiece

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Attach the two strips of DSP to each side of the Melon Mambo card base.
  2. Attach the large strip of Melon Mambo cardstock to card base – centering over the two DSP strips.  Place the scored part of this strip on top.
  3. Stamp the flamingo with Melon Mambo ink onto Basic White panel.  Stamp the words and flowers onto the small piece of Whisper White panel, and use Daffodil Delight ink to stamp the small flowers and crop them with the coordinating die.
  4. Layer the flamingo panel onto the Blushing Bride panel and attach to the lower half of the scored Melon Mambo piece.  Avoid putting adhesive on the top half of the flamingo as it will prevent the top section from folding back to form the easel.
  5. Adhere the Daffodil Delight Flowers to the Flamingo’s head with a dimensional.
  6. Layer the word panel onto the Blushing Bride panel and attach to card front with dimensionals.
  7. To finish the card, add the dot and the Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow.   If you have any questions, please watch the video for clarification!

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Are you a dog lover? You NEED this class! 

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Friendly Flamingo Card Duo – Facebook Live!

Friendly Flamingo Card Duo – Facebook Live!

 

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I will be sharing projects using the Friendly Flamingo Bundle this week – and to start, here are two cards I made yesterday on my Facebook Live.   These flamingos just make me happy – they are fresh and fun!   If you missed my Facebook Live, you can watch the replay below!

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First up was a super simple card –  I used the largest die in the Stitched with Whimsy Dies set- don’t miss them in the January – June catalog – they are a great and easy way to add some detail to your cards.

For the flamingos, I used Flirty Flamingo cardstock and for the center flamingo, I used my favorite polka dot pattern of Flirty Flamingo in the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortments – Brights.  These paper assortments are all retiring – I am going to miss this polka dot pattern!

Make this hand stamped card with Friendly Flamingo Bundle and Stitched Whimsy Dies Laura Milligan Demonstrator Stampin' Up!

 

MEASUREMENTS:  Card One – You’re Outstanding

  • Basic White Thick – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4;1/2 x 2 for word panel
  • Pieces of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and Flirty Flamingo Polka Dot pattern from the Brights DSP Stack
  • Small pieces of Basic Black cardstock for eyes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Use the largest Stitched with Whimsy Die to add some stitching to the card front.
  2. Crop the three flamingos and wings with the Flamingo dies with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.
  3. Use Tombo Liquid Glue to adhere a small piece of Basic Black cardstock onto the back of the flamingos – for the eyes.
  4. Adhere flamingos to card front with Tombo Liquid Glue. Add wings with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp words with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the word panel and use paper snips to angle the end.
  6. Tie a bow with Black and White Baker’s Twine and adhere behind words with a glue dot.
  7. Position word panel/bow onto card front with a dimensional.   Tip:  the “bulk” of the bow will raise the left side of the word panel enough that a dimensional won’t be needed on that end.  You’ll only need to use a dimensional on the right-hand side of the word panel.  Quick and easy card!

 

Friendly Flamingo Hand stamped card by Laura Milligan Stampin Up! demonstrator

 

For the second card, I stamped the flamingo with Flirty Flamingo Ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and cropped it with the coordinating die. I love all the detail in this flamingo stamp!  I wanted to create a feel of the tropics and pull in some greenery, so I used the retiring Forever Greenery DSP.

MEASUREMENTS:  Card Two:  Hoping Your Day is as Amazing as You Are

  • Flirty Flamingo- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Basic White:  4 x 5 1/2 for rectangle; 4 1/4 x 3 for flamingo; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4
  • Forever Greenery DSP:  striped piece 3 1/2 x 3/4; two strips for the leaves.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Stamp the flamingo onto the Basic White panel and crop with coordinating die.  Crop the Stitched Rectangle from the Basic White panel.
  2. Adhere the Basic White panel to the inside of the card.
  3. Use two strips of the Forever Greenery DSP in pattern shown in photo and cut two of the leaf/stems.
  4. Adhere the striped piece of DSP to cardfront with Stampin’ Seal.
  5. Use Tombo Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves to the stitched rectangle.  Adhere Flamingo with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Adhere the Rectangle panel to the card front with Stampin’ Seal or Tombo Liquid Glue.
  7. To finish the card, embellish with three Elegant Faced Gems. I used the pink – but any of them would work.

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Bee Creative Tutorial – Friendly Flamingo You’re Outstanding Card

Bee Creative Tutorial – Friendly Flamingo You’re Outstanding Card

Friendly Flamingo Card Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

I’ll be sharing projects this week featuring the Friendly Flamingo Bundle from page 43 of the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog!

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card Base: Basic Black Cardstock- 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” 2 .” x 2 .” layer

  • Card Stock 2: Basic White- 4 .” x 3 .” for stamping

  • DSP: True Love Designer Series Paper- 2 .” x 2 .”

  • DSP: Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper- 5 .” x 4”

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic Black card base in half and attach the Love You Always DSP to the card front using Stampin’ SEAL.
  2. Attach the True Love DSP (black and white paper) and the Basic Black cardstock layer together using Stampin’ SEAL. Then, add it to the card front like shown in the photo using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp the floral image on the Basic White piece and die-cut with the Flamingo Dies. Then, punch a tag using the Label Me Lovely Punch with the same Basic White piece.
  4. Color the floral image using your Stampin’ Blends.
  5. Stamp the sentiment using Memento Black Ink on the tag shape. Adhere the sentiment piece behind the floral piece using Stampin’ SEAL. You may need to trim the bottom of the punched shape, so it does not hang out towards the bottom of the floral image.
  6. Then, pop that piece onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Add a bow with mini glue dots using the twine from Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.
  8. Add 2 Matte Black Dots to the center of the larger flowers. Also, add Wink of Stella to the pink flowers, and you are done!

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