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.

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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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Bee Creative Tutorial – Merry & Bright Christmas in July

Bee Creative Tutorial – Merry & Bright Christmas in July

Merry & Bright Card - Laura Milligan

Sharing another card featuring the Tidings and Trimmings Bundle from our Annual Catalog.  Enjoy!!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Cherry Cobbler CS: 5 ½ x 8 ½”; scrap for die-cutting;
  • Basic White: 4 x 5 ¼”; scrap for large star
  • Gold Foil: scrap
  • DSP: (2) 1 x 4”

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold Cherry Cobbler Cardstock in half.
  2. Randomly stamp a star image in cherry cobbler ink on Basic White CS. Adhere to the card front.
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper to 1 x 4”. Pick 2 different patterns. Adhere both strips of DSP to the center of the card slightly overlapping.
  4. Die-cut following:
    • Large star from Basic White
    • Large star from Cherry Cobbler
    • Small solid start from Cherry Cobbler
    • Small intricate start from Gold Foil.
  5. Stamp a sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on Basic White start. Cut Cherry cobbler star in half and adhere behind basic white star.
  6. Adhere small starts together.
  7. Fold 7” of a ribbon in half and adhere to the center of the card.
  8. Add large star with dimensionals. Add small star with dimensionals.

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Tidings of Christmas – Cookies Box & Gift Card Holder

Tidings of Christmas – Cookies Box & Gift Card Holder

Christmas Gift Card and Cookie Box Laura Milligan Tidings and Trimmings Hand Made Stampin' Up!

I held a Christmas in July event earlier this month, both in person and “to go.”  The PDF tutorial for all of the projects made for this event are available for purchase -scroll down to the bottom of this post if you’d like the tutorial!

These projects today are not projects from that event, but some of the additional projects that I had on display.

Today’s projects were made during my Facebook Live Take-Two on Thursday.   Both feature the Tidings of Trimmings bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.   Also featured is the Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper that is currently part of our Designer Series Paper Sale!  CLICK TO SHOP THE SALE IN MY ONLINE STORE

Designer Series Paper Sale - Stampin' Up!

This first project is a great little gift for anyone – or would be a darling favor for a holiday event!   It contains a cookies, of course!   The base of this project is one of the 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ Acetate Card Boxes – they come in a pack of 10.  You can use them to package a cute set of 3 x 3 cards and matching envelopes – another great gift idea – but I love the cookie idea – who doesn’t like cookies!!  A little bit of stamping, and die cutting and you have an adorable gift!

cookie box tidings and trimmings bundle dsp sale Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator

I wrapped some dsp around the box and secured it to the bottom of the box.  I kept the opening of the box on the right hand side – that way, when someone is ready to eat their cookie, all they need to do is untie the box – and the box decoration will remain intact!

I used our Foam Adhesive Sheets for the “Cookies” die –  they make the entire word a dimensional – and I love the look!

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

My next project was a super simple wrapped gift card.  When I say super simple, I mean it! Just take a small strip of DSP and wrap it around the gift card, attaching to the back of the gift card.  Crop out a small tag from the Tailored Tag die set (a favorite of mine!), stamp with Evening Evergreen Ink and add a Soft Succulent star and tag hole re-enforcement.   Embellish with a Holiday Rhinestone and then attach to the bow with some White Baker’s Twine.  Done! And such a great way to “dress up” a simple gift card!

quick gift card Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator Tidings and Trimmings Tailored Tag Dies

 


 

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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Tidings of Christmas – Slimline Card & Framed Art

Tidings of Christmas – Slimline Card & Framed Art

tidings and trimmings bundle slimline card by Laura Milligan Christmas Card Stampin' Up!

Today I am sharing projects that I made during my Facebook Live on Monday.   Both feature the Tidings of Trimmings bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.   Also featured is the Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper that is currently part of our Designer Series Paper Sale!  CLICK TO SHOP THE SALE IN MY ONLINE STORE

Designer Series Paper Sale - Stampin' Up!

I do have a tutorial available for my Christmas in July Event that I held this month (both in person and “to go”), but these projects aren’t a part of the tutorial – these are extra projects that I made using this suite of products.   Scroll down to the bottom of this post to purchase the tutorial.

Slimline Christmas Card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator Tidings & Trimmings Bundle

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

I also shared a sweet little framed art project. I love these little framed projects – they are perfect gifts and can sit on a desk, a table, a windowsell, etc!   Fun to make and fun to “gift” to a friend/family!   The little project is made on a 3″ square of DSP – it really it tiny!

Noel Christmas Frame by Laura Milligan Tidings & Trimmings Bundle Stampin' Up!

It’s tiny but has a lot of detail- which is what makes it special!

Mini Noel Christmas Framed Project by Laura Milligan Tidings & Trimmings Bundle Stampin' Up!

Measurements for the Slimline Card:

Thick Basic White – 8 1/4″ x 7″, scored at 3 1/2″

DSP:  2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ – cut 3 in different patterns

Small scraps for stamping and die cutting the stockings, holly leaves and sprigs – Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler

 


 

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!

Click to Purchase Past Tutorials

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My Thursday Facebook Live Take Two – Turtle Friends Card Duo

My Thursday Facebook Live Take Two – Turtle Friends Card Duo

turtle friends Quick and Simply handmade card Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator

In my Facebook Live Take 2, I shared a simple but cute card with the Turtle Friends Bundle.  This card goes together quickly.  I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies for the Basic White panel and the stitched, detailed circle is from the Tasteful Label dies.  Both are favorite die sets of mine – I find myself reaching them time and time again.  They are a must have!

Turtle Friends Bundle From Stampin' Up! 155819 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

 

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live.

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Turtle Friends Card Duo

For the FB Live Take 2, I used Garden Green and Crumb Cake for my colors – below is the same card done with Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.  Which is your favorite?   We made the Cherry Cobbler/Crumb Cake card as one of the Make and Takes for my June Online Bingo/Craft Event!  Such fun!

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