A Kite Delight Happy Birthday Card & Facebook Tutorial

A Kite Delight Happy Birthday Card & Facebook Tutorial

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I did a Facebook Live yesterday and featured the Kite Delight stamp set. You can find all my facebook live recordings on my  I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page.

I love this card and the creative way to use the Basic Borders die to create clouds!  To create this look, I used one panel of Thick Basic White – cut 3″ x 5 1/2″ – and positioned the cloud die slightly left of center.  I ran this through my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and the end result was two panels with cloud like edges.  So cute!

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

I used the wonderful Abstract Beauty Designer Series Specialty Paper Pack for my back ground panel – I love all those colors popping up behind the clouds!  I also stamped on the DSP with my words and also for my kite.  The kite was easy to snip out with my Paper Snips.

Don’t miss the Abstract Beauty Paper – it’s a pack full of a wide array of patterns and colors with both large and small gold accents.  The paper in the pack measures 4″ x 6″ – first time we have had a DSP in that size.  The 4″ wide is perfect for card fronts – for my card today I just used my paper trimmer to cut off half an inch from the 6″ length and I had the perfect size for the card front!

I like to switch things up sometimes by stamping on Designer Series Paper – it’s a fun look!

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To finish my card, I used the Adhesive Backed Hexagon embellishments to accent the tail of the kite!  Love this card and hope you do as well!  It just makes me happy – the kite, the clouds and the bright cheerful DSP!

 


 

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Please contact me with any questions!  I’d love to have you join my “We’d Rather Bee Stampin'” team!

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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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A Hello There Card with Sun Prints Suite Collection

A Hello There Card with Sun Prints Suite Collection

Create this card using the Sun Prints Suite of Products from Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial with Laura Milligan

This past week I did a Facebook Live every day to showcase some of my favorite products in our new Annual Catalog- you can find these on my  I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page. On Friday, I featured the brand new Sun Prints Suite Collection!

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

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This is such a gorgeous suite of projects – the stamp set/bundle and especially the beautiful Sun Prints Designer Series Paper. I have just used a little bit of the DSP for my label shape – but trust me – it’s beautiful paper!

I used Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis and Gray Granite ink for my card – pulling the colors from the DSP.   I stamped onto a panel of Basic White and then ran the panel through my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the new Fern Embossing folder.  This added a nice texture to the background.

The large floral image was stamped onto Basic White and then cropped with the coordinating die.

My words are stamped onto Basic White and cropped with a new set of dies – the Stylish Shapes dies – this particular circle has a “punched” edge for a nice, subtle addition.

Create this card using the Sun Prints Suite of Products from Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial with Laura Milligan I'd Rather Bee Stampin

To finish the card, I added some Iridescent Rhinestones and a bit of the new 1/8″ Metallic Ribbon in Starry Sky.

Such a pretty card!

 


 

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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An All Occasion Hello Card with the Sending Smiles Bundle

An All Occasion Hello Card with the Sending Smiles Bundle

Sending a Card to Say Hello with Sending Smiles Video Tutorial with Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin

This past week I did a Facebook Live every day to showcase some of my favorite products in our new Annual Catalog- you can find these on my  I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page. On Thursday, I featured the brand new Sending Smiles Bundle!

This is such a great bundle and the creative possibilities with these products are limitless!

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

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My color palette featured the new In Color Sweet Sorbet, along with Pear Pizazz and Daffodil Delight.  I used one of the DSP Patterns from the 2022-2024 In Color Designer Series Paper stack – these are new patterns and available not only in the In Colors but all of our Color Families!

The dies in this bundle cut out the word “Sending” – and there are lots of words to complete your thought.  For my card I chose “A card to say hello.”  There is also a super cute detailed die that crops out a cursive “Sending” that I love.  I also used the dies to crop out one of the flowers/stems.

Sending a Card to Say Hello with Sending Smiles Video Tutorial with Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin'

I hope this set has made it onto your wish list! It’s very versatile, and oh so cute!


 

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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A Birthday Card with the Brewed for You Bundle

A Birthday Card with the Brewed for You Bundle

Create this Birthday Card using the Brewed for You Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

This past week I did a Facebook Live every day to showcase some of my favorite products in our new Annual Catalog- you can find these on my  I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page. On Wednesday, I featured the brand new Brewed For You Bundle!

This is another great set for those masculine cards we all need!!  It has coordinating stamp set and dies – and great images and words!

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

I used the Touch of Whimsy dies on this card to add a bit of texture to the Basic White panel.  I stamped the glasses of beer in Tuxedo Black ink and used a stamp from the set and Crushed Curry Ink to “fill the glasses”.  The dies made it super easy to crop the beer glass out and also the foam!  So cute!

My colors also included the new In Color – Starry Sky – such a beautiful shade of blue!  And truly,I should say this isn’t just for men – I know that women enjoy beer as well!  So whoever you have in mind for a card like this using this bundle, they will surely enjoy receiving it!

A Tutorial for this Birthday Card using the Brewed for You Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin Facebook Live

Look at the fun inside panel!

Create this Birthday Card using the Brewed for You Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin Facebook Live

Great bundle – don’t miss this one!

 


 

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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A Birthday Card with Hues of Happiness by Stampin’ Up!

A Birthday Card with Hues of Happiness by Stampin’ Up!

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On Monday I did a Facebook Live on my I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page.

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

My card features the beautiful Hues of Happiness Suite – the dies – the gorgeous paper and the stamp set.  The good news is these gorgeous flowers and the leaves used in my card are die cut directly from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper!  I chose the purple and blue flowers – but there are also pink and yellow flowers that can also be die cut from the DSP!

i also LOVE the die cut that I used on the background of this card – to me it almost looks like a doily -but with a more modern take complete with stitching!

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i finished up the card with some embellishing – I used the new Glossy Dot Assortment gems – so pretty !!  I think this card is quite stunning and I love that thanks to the die cuts it goes together rather quickly!

 

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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Card Duo with Honeybee Home & Artfully Layered by Stampin’ Up!

Card Duo with Honeybee Home & Artfully Layered by Stampin’ Up!

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Yesterday I did a Facebook Live on my I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page.  I featured two different bundles but used the same layout for both.  It was fun to switch things up a bit and create two different looking cards with the same layout!

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live:  Whether you are watching the replay or the recording via my youtube channel, please leave a comment and subscribe! Your name will be entered for a drawing of the projects I create – winners get a project mailed to them!

My first card featured the Honeybee Home bundle – no surprise it’s one of my favorite bundles in the January – June Mini catalog!  I used a Smoky Slate card base then stamped the floral image onto a scrap of the  “wood grain” pattern from the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper.  I cropped this with the dies and added some color with Pale Papaya and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I positioned the die cut onto a 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of the same DSP pattern.

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I used the Tasteful Label dies for my word panel – these are on the retiring list! This set of dies are a “go to” of mind for word panels – I recommend getting them before they do retire!  Other components of this card include the scallop edge, created with the Scallop Contour Dies and a small strip of Vellum Layering Designs.  And don’t you just love the Bee Trinket – they are retiring too!  Trust me – I have stocked up on them – they are just such a great addition to so many different cards!!   I have also stocked up on the beautiful ribbon (available in several of our current In Colors) – this ribbon is so soft and pretty and easy to work with!

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My next card was inspired by a card Shelli Gardner shared – her’s was a totally different layout but I loved the color combo and wanted to give it a try with today’s layout and I love how it turned out!  For this card, I used Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee cardstock and ink.  The little strip of DSP is from the Heart and Home DSP – like my first card and the Blue pattern is the back side of the wood grain pattern I used on the first card.

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I love the leafy die cut on this card – I added just a bit of glue to the base of the die cut, rather than adhere the entire piece.  To embellish, I used the Iridescent Rhinestones Basic gems and a bit of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon.

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What do you think of this layout?  I am really liking it and hope you will give it a try on some of your own projects!

 

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