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.
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Bee Creative Tutorial – Beauty of Tomorrow Sympathy Card

Bee Creative Tutorial – Beauty of Tomorrow Sympathy Card

Laura Milligan I Know This is Difficult Card Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Order online 24-7

Today I am sharing one last card creation using the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty Suite Collection. Did you see my previous creations using this suite?

The rest of this week I will be sharing projects created with the adorable Joyful Life Stamp Set!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Very Vanilla Thick – 11 x 4 1/4
  • Gold Foil –  1/2 x 5 1/4 strip and 2 x 3 (for die-cutting)
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
  • Blackberry Beauty DSP – 1/4 x 5 1/4 strip, 3 1/2 x 5 1/4

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Very Vanilla Thick card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere the Gold Foil strip to the left side of card base then adhere the 1/4 strip of DSP over center of Gold Foil and large piece of DSP as shown.
  3. Adhere the gold foil filigree from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack with a Mini Glue Dot.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Beauty Classic Ink onto the Very Vanilla card stock.
  5. Crop with a Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Seasonal Labels die.
  6. Crop the Gold Foil piece with the ribbon slots and die from Seasonal Labels.
  7. Thread the Gold Simply Elegant Trim through the ribbon slots.  Secure in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals and a bow.
  8. Use Paper Snips to cut the owl from the DSP and adhere with Dimensionals.
  9. Embellish with Gold Metallic Pearls.
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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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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!

 


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!

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My Monday Facebook Live – Turtle Friends Tower Pinwheel Card

My Monday Facebook Live – Turtle Friends Tower Pinwheel Card

how to make a tower pinwheel card by Laura Milligan Turtle Friends Bundle Stampin' Up!

i featured a Tower Pinwheel Card on my Facebook Live yesterday! This was the first Tower Pinwheel card I made – and I will be making more – they are so fun!  I used the Turtle Friends Bundle for this card.

 

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

 

You can watch how I made the tower pinwheel card and one other card here:

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Turtle Friends Tower Card

I took several pictures of the card so you could see all the different angles!  There are four different “pinwheels” – all shown below!

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Happy Birthday Turtle and Friends Tower Pinwheel Card by Laura Milligan

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The great thing about this card is that it folds flat and will fit in a regular envelope.   Wouldn’t it be cute sitting on a desk or table?

The second card I made was one of the Make and Takes from my June Bingo Event, and also uses the Turtle Friends Bundle.

turlte friends card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! handmade cards

You can watch the FB Live replay to see how this card goes together.  I am loving the Tailored Tag Dies – there are so many uses for tags – and this set is a good one!   I added some detail around the focal point of the card with my Stitched With Whimsy dies.

turtle friends card by Laura Milligan How to make a handmade card Stampin' Up!

Measurements for the Pinwheel Tower Card:

The “tower” is created with a 4 1/4″ square – scored at 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″ – this leaves a 1/4″ edge where adhesive is applied to create the tower.

The four sections of the pinwheel at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4.    Layered on these panels are DSP 2 1/2″ x 4″, and Stitched So Sweetly Die cuts.

 


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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!

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Bee Creative Tutorial – Turtle Friends Birthday Card

Bee Creative Tutorial – Turtle Friends Birthday Card

Turtle Friends Simple Card Birthday Hand stamped card by Laura Milligan

My card today is super simple – quick and easy! I love the adorable Turtle Friends Bundle – and I love the sentiment used on this card –  “Sorry I was slow!!!”   Perfect for those “a little late” birthday wishes!

I’ll be sharing more cards with this bundle this week – so be sure to stop back!

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • card base – 8 ½  x 5 ½, 4 x 5 ¼
  • Soft succulent strip –  2 x 5 ¼
  • Black strip – ½ x 5 ¼
  • Basic white –  1 x 5 ¼ and a small piece for punching.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick card stock in half to create card base.  Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 panel to card base.
  2. Stamp a large turtle with Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock – add shell detail with Soft Succulent ink.  Punch with the Turtle punch.
  3. Stamp words onto the small strip of Basic White cardstock.
  4. Position the Soft Succulent Designer Series Paper to card.  Add the Polka Dot DSP strip.
  5. Adhere the word panel over the DSP layers.
  6. Attach turtle to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Use the Black Baker’s Twine to tie a bow and adhere to turtle with a glue dot.
  8. Embellish card with sequins.

 


 


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My Monday Facebook Live – Art In Bloom Bundle With Hybrid Embossing Folder

My Monday Facebook Live – Art In Bloom Bundle With Hybrid Embossing Folder

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The Art In Bloom Bundle has become a favorite of mine from our new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  It has a super cool new product – one we’ve never had before – called a Hybrid Embossing Folder!  It’s awesome!  Not only does it emboss a beautiful pattern, it also crops the stamped image at the same time!

I’ve added my FB Live from yesterday below – so please watch it so you can see it in action!

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I made three cards – the first just showcased the GORGEOUS embossing folder –  it’s a beauty!!!  I used a monochromatic color scheme of Fresh Freesia.  I can’t stop using this new In Color!!!!

art in bloom hand made card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator

You can watch how I made all three cards here:

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Art in Bloom Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card Trio

The second card I made used Soft Seafoam as the base – and I used the stamps and dies to crop out the leaves and the three flowers.

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I am loving the words in this stamp set!  “Never not loving you” and “You’re a Rare Find”  – such great words.

Art in Bloom handstamped card Bundle by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! FreeBEES

My third and final card used it all – the stamp set, and the Dies with the Hybrid Embossing folder.  This Hybrid embossing folder not only embosses, but also cuts out the three large flowers – all with just one pass through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine!   Wow!!!  It’s so cool!

Art in Bloom Bundle Hybrid Embossing Folder card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Here’s a close up – I love all the embossed detail!

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