Day 3 Giveaway! Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

Day 3 Giveaway! Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

 

A Week of Tricks & Treats DAY TWO WINNER

A Week of Tricks & Treats Day 3

A week of Tricks & Treats Giveaway!  Comment at the end of this post the answer to this question “do you get many trick or treaters?” for your chance to win a pack of Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels! Perfect for your holiday creations!  We get literally hundreds of trick or treaters and we also do a special neighborhood trick or treat night and Pizza Party as well! So Fun!!!  What about you where you live- many, or a handful?  Let me know – and a random winner will be drawn and posted on my blog tomorrow!

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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!


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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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Be Jolly Card Duo + Day 2 Giveaway!

Be Jolly Card Duo + Day 2 Giveaway!

Be Jolly Handmade Card by Laura Milligan, demonstrator Stampin' Up! earn free products

A Week of Tricks & Treats DAY ONE WINNER

Be Jolly Card Duo + Day 2 Giveaway!

A week of Tricks & Treats Giveaway!  Comment at the end of this post with your favorite Halloween Color for your chance to win a pack of Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack!  A random winner will be drawn and posted on my blog tomorrow!

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For yesterday’s Facebook Live, I created two different cards with different colors – what do you think?  A blue Santa Claus? Why not!  We laughed during my Facebook Live – saying perhaps Santa’s red suit was in the wash that day so he pulled out his blue suit!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Be Jolly Card Duo

My first card had a fun pop up component to it!   Meausurements are listed below – and you can watch the FB Live to see how to assemble – it goes together very quickly!

create this Be Jolly fun pop up card by Laura Milligan, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Earn Free Product

I used the Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper for the card front.  The circle is cut with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and the largest circle from the Layering Circle dies.   I added color to Santa with Stampin’ Blends – my favorite way to add color to any line image!  And don’t you just love that cute little bird?

My word panel is cropped with a stitched shape from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Such a great set of dies! I finished up the card with a sprinkling of Red Rhinestones and a touch of Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon.

create a pop up card with Be Jolly stamp set by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Earn Free Product
Here is Santa dressed in blue! I love the combination of the Balmy Blue and Black.  The DSP I used is a hostess only pack – it’s shown in our Annual Catalog – we are all loving this paper stack!  One side is black and white and the reverse side has many different colors – making it very versatile!
Be Jolly Card Balmy Blue Santa by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator Earn Free Product
Again, I used my Stampin’ Blends to add color to Santa and the little sweet bird – and added a touch of Balmy Blue DSP from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ Paper Assortment.  To finish the card, I added some Black/White Gingham Ribbon and several of the cute Halloween Adhesive Backed Stars – clearly these aren’t just for Halloween!   I did have to fussy cut Santa and the Bird – but it wasn’t bad at all!
Be Jolly Hand Stamped Card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Earn Free Product
Measurements:
Card One:  Thick Basic White Base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; Pop up Mechanism – 1 3/4 x 5 – scored at 1, 2, 3 and 4; small piece for die cutting word panel
DSP:  4 x 5 1/4
Card Two: Thick Basic White Base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; 1/2 x 3 (word panel) small panel for stamping Santa and bird
DSP:  Gingham – 4 x 5 1/4;  Polka Dot:  3 x 3; Balmy Blue 1 x 4

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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Be Jolly with Santa and Sleigh + A Giveaway!

Be Jolly with Santa and Sleigh + A Giveaway!

Be Jolly Holiday Card with Santa - Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin

Today’s SOOOOO cute holiday card features the Santa and sleigh from the Be Jolly Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!  How adorable??

A Week of Tricks & Treats

A week of Tricks & Treats Giveaway!  Comment at the end of this post with your favorite Halloween treat for your chance to win a pack of Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper!  A random winner will be drawn and posted on my blog tomorrow!

Be Jolly Holiday Card with Santa Colored with Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 4 1/4 x 11 (card base), score at 5 1/2.
  • Pattern Party 12×12 Host Exclusive DSP – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2
  • Basic White Cardstock – 3 1/4 x 4 (layer), 4 x 4  (stamping and snipping)
  • Basic Black Cardstock – 3 x 3 (die-cutting)

Be Jolly Holiday Card with Santa - Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan I'd Rather Bee Stampin

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the Pattern Party 12×12 Host Exclusive DSP to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Adhere the Basic White layer to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Crop the Basic Black Cardstock with the Delicate Bauble Die.  Cut the top of the bauble off with a Paper Trimmer.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the Basic Black die-cut.  Cover with White Basics Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool. Wrap with the Black/White Baker’s Twine securing with a bow. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the three images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Basic White Cardstock.  Color with the following Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs:  Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, Pumpkin Pie.  Cut closely with Paper Snips. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Embellish with Matte Black Dots.
Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

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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Merry Christmas Card with Sparkle of the Season Bundle

Merry Christmas Card with Sparkle of the Season Bundle

Create this card using the Silver Foil Specialty Pack and Sparkle of the Season Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin

Today’s card features the GORGEOUS Silver Foil Specialty Paper Pack!  Pictures do not do it justice!  It is breathtaking in person, if you do not have this paper in your stash, I highly recommend adding it to your next order.  You will not be disappointed.

Make your next project shine with this Silver Foil 12″ x 12″ Specialty Pack. Use it with one of our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines to cut a variety of eye-catching shapes and elements that are sure to add an unexpected touch to all your paper crafts.

The Sparkle of the Season Bundle includes the Sparkle of the Season Stamp Set and the Seasonal Swirls Dies. Mix and match images from the stamp set and dies to create wreaths for Halloween and autumn, or winter and Christmas!  The Seasonal Swirls Dies are estimated to be back in stock on October 25th!  Be ready to order at that time!

Create this card using the Silver Foil Specialty Pack and Sparkle of the Season Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (card base), score at 4 1/4.
  • Silver Foil Specialty Dark – 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 (layer), 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (die-cutting)
  • Silver Foil Specialty Matte – 5 x 3 3/4 (layer), 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (die-cutting), 3 1/2 x 1/2 (sentiment)
  • Silver Foil Specialty Silver – 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (die-cutting)
  • Vellum Cardstock – 4 1/2 x 3 1/4

Create this card using the Silver Foil Specialty Pack and Sparkle of the Season Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the Silver Foil Specialty Dark paper to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Adhere the Silver Foil Specialty Matte paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Crop a star swirl of each color Silver Foil Specialty Paper using a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Seasonal Swirls Die.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the flagged piece of Silver Foil Specialty Matte Paper.  Cover with Silver Metallic Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool.
  6. Adhere the die-cut swirls to the Vellum Cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. Adhere the sentiment with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

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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Nuts About Squirrels Friend Card and Classic Cloche!

Nuts About Squirrels Friend Card and Classic Cloche!

Yesterday for my weekly Facebook Live, I showed two different stamp sets – with very different looks!  First, I used the Nuts About Squirrel Stamp Set has won my heart over!  These squirrels are just too cute!  Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set From Stampin' Up! 156475 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

Here’s what Stampin’ Up! has to say about this stamp set:  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.

You can watch the Facebook Live Replay on Facebook by clicking on the image below.

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Nuts About Squirrels

My card design featured a fun fold – with a pull out feature.  For the card base, you will need two sheets of 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Granny Apple Green.  You will need to use a paper trimmer to “angle” the edges – you can watch my FB Live recording to see how I did it.

After cutting and attaching the two panels of Granny Green cardstock together, I then decorated the two triangles.  I used the wonderful Cork Specialty Paper – if you haven’t used it yet, you need to get some in your hands ASAP!   You can stamp on it for a rustic look – as I did.  I used a pretty pattern from the Beauty of the Earth DSP for the other triangle.

Here’s the card with the insert positioned in the card base.

The next card I created features the Christmas Cloche bundle.  It is a darling set – and you know I love anything with birds!  I wanted to make a card with this bundle as I am featuring it in my October Class to Go – this is an additional idea to the cards in my class.  Registration for my class closes this Friday, Oct. 15th.  You can contact me via email for a registration link.  Don’t miss out on this great class!  The bundle is so versatile – it can be used to create Shaker Cards as well!

For this card, I used a card base of Soft Succulent, and then used a small strip of Basic White cardstock and the Cloche dies to crop out the cloche.   I used the Wintry Embossing folder to add a snowy/wintry look.  I used the Cloche dies to crop the trees as well as the birds and the snowy landscape placed inside the cloche.  The thin panel of Crumb Cake cardstock is also cropped from the Cloche dies.

I finished the card with a stamped greeting and a bit of Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.


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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Evergreen Elegance Holiday Card for #GDP312

Evergreen Elegance Holiday Card for #GDP312

Create this holiday card using the Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin'

Today’s card is super simple to make and was created with the challenge below in mind and the Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set/Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

I am playing along with the Global Design Project Challenge this week!  You can see the #GDP312 post and play along as well by clicking here.

Evergreen Elegance Bundle From Stampin' Up! 155579 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

 The Evergreen Elegance Bundle includes the Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set and the Evergreen Border Punch.

Holiday Card using Evening Elegance Bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan www.lauramilligan.com

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 4 1/4 x 11 (card base)
  • Basic White Cardstock – 4 x 5 1/4

Holiday Card using Evening Elegance Bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin www.lauramilligan.com

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Stamp the trees in Soft Succulent (medium tree) and Evening Evergreen (small and tall trees) in the top right and bottom left corner of the card layer as shown.
  3. Stamp the sentiment as shown with Evening Evergreen Classic Ink.
  4. Flick ink from the brush end of an Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Write Marker.
  5. Adhere to the card base with Dimensionals.
  6. Adhere two Wonderful Snowflakes as shown with Dimensionals.
  7. Embellish with Decorative Matte Dots.
Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

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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