Bee Creative Tutorial – Kite Delight & Abstract Beauty

Create this card using the Kite Delight Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan

 

My card today features the whimsical Kite Delight stamp set from our January to June Mini Catalog.  It sure feels like summer – and this stamp set is perfect for a light hearted, fun card!

You have seen me use this layout before – it’s one of my favorites – I love the scallop edge created by the Scallop Contour Dies!

 

Measurements:

  • Thick Basic White:  5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White: 3 ¼” x 5 ¼”, 2 ½ square
  • Daffodil Delight: ½” x 3”
  • Just Jade: 1” x 5 ¼”
  • DSP:  1” x 5 ¼”
  • Black Twine: about 6”

Instructions:

  1. Burnish and fold the card base with a Bone Folder
  2. Use the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine to crop the Scallop with the Scallop Contour dies with Just Jade cardstock.
  3. Emboss the 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and the Dots Embossing Folder.
  4. Stamp the kite onto the Basic White Square – cut with Paper Snips. Add color with Stampin’ Blends.
  5. Stamp the words onto the panel of Daffodil Delight.
  6. Assemble the card – adhere the plaid DSP onto the right edge of the card front, then adhere the scalloped panel.
  7. Attach the Polka Dot panel with dimensionals.
  8. Tie several knots into the length of Black Baker’s Twine- use a dimensional on the back of the kite to secure the twine.  Add additional dimensionals to pop up kite and attach to card front.
  9. Tie a bow in a small length of Baker’s Twine and attach to kite as shown in photo with a glue dot.
  10. Attach word panel over kite string with dimensionals.

 

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 Hi Friend Card  Video Tutorial with Wild and Sweet

A Hi Friend Card Video Tutorial with Wild and Sweet

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I did a Facebook Live on Monday and featured the Wild and Sweet stamp set. I had a lot of customers order this when the catalog went live and so I wanted to share an idea using the set!  You can find the recording  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!

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the racoon –  this stamp is quite detailed and I wanted to be certain to get a nice, dark image – I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamped the racoon twice – and of course because of the beauty of the Stamparatus, it was perfectly positioned both times – this created a nice dark stamped image!

This card is a fun fold – the card base measures 4 1/4 ” x 11 and is scored at 1″ and 5 1/2″.  The small one inch panel folds towards the front of the card and the soft succulent/gray granite panel is attached to it .

I used the new Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots to embellish.  The words I used are from an adorable new host set called Sit Stay Relax – I like these particular words for my card, but the whole set is adorable!

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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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Bee Creative Tutorial – You Are Wonderful with Hues of Happiness

Bee Creative Tutorial – You Are Wonderful with Hues of Happiness

Create this card with the Hues of Happiness Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

The NEW 2022-2023 Annual Catalog is set to launch tomorrow, May 3, 2022, and my card today introduces the gorgeous Hues of Happiness Suite Collection!  The paper is jaw-dropping!  It’s all you need to make a beautiful quick card.

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick: 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White: 3 x 3″ (die-cut), 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (stamping)
  • Hues of Happiness DSP – 4 x 5 1/4″,  die-cut flowers & leaves

Create this card with the Hues of Happiness Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Burnish and fold the card base with a Bone Folder.
  2. Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Fabulous Frames Die to crop the piece of Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper.
  3. Adhere the die-cut frame to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Cut 1/8″ off each side of the rectangle die-cut and adhere to the center of the frame with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  5. Crop the Basic White Cardstock with the 2 1/2″ circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Crop the flowers and leaves from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper with the coordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies.  Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. Stamp the sentiment in Melon Mambo Classic Ink onto the piece of Basic White Cardstock.  Cut the end at an angle with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish with Melon Mambo Solid Faceted Gems.

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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 Card Created with Tea Boutique Suite by Stampin’ Up!

A Card Created with Tea Boutique Suite by Stampin’ Up!

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Yesterday I did a Facebook Live on my I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page.  I featured the Cup of Tea Suite of products from our upcoming new catalog – release date is May 3 – so we are getting close!

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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 lots of new products – and some of our new In Colors- everyone seems to be loving them!  They are so bright and cheerful.  I stamped and die cut three different tea cups and stacked them on a Basic White panel – cropped from the Scallop Contour dies.  I love the added touch of the lemon and the little tea bag string with the heart tag at the end!

My card base and matching envelope are a part of this new collection – they are called Tea Boutique Notecards and Envelopes – they are so cute – and don’t you just love the sweet envelopes?

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For the inside of the card, I used a Scallop Contour die and cropped it from the Tea Boutique Designer Paper.  I adhered it to the inside of the card and it was the perfect size to hold a tea bag. To dress it up a bit, I added a tea cup and a slice of lemon.

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I have very fond memories of my mom having tea parties – with me and also my girls! Do you enjoy tea parties, or a cup of tea?  If so, this collection is for you! You will love it!

 

 

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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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New 2022-2024 In Color Reveal via Facebook Live!

New 2022-2024 In Color Reveal via Facebook Live!

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

Today I am releasing my very popular In Color Club featuring the 2022-2024 In Colors.

In this Facebook Live, I introduced the 2022-2024 In Colors and also did a color comparison with some of our current color offerings.   It was quite interesting –  the comparison of colors really makes these new colors stand on their own! They are all quite unique and different!  Watch the recording below and let me know what you think!

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 cards I create – winners get one of my cards mailed to them!

Would you like to have a chance to get the upcoming new In Colors? These colors are so rich and vibrant and will be featured in lots of products over the next few years –  Papers, Embellishments, Ribbons, and more!  Once again, I am offering an In Color Club – and would love to have you join!   Details Below!

Laura Milligan In Color Club

Join my In Color Club and you will add ALL of the 2022-2024 products to your stampin’ collection! This year I am offering two ways to participate in this club!  Each Option includes the following products in all of the In Colors:

Ink Pad, Ink Refill, Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack, In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Full Pack of Cardstock, Marker, Glimmer Paper, Baker’s Twine, Metallic RIbbon and In Color Matte Decorative Dots.   No matter which option you choose, you will get all of the products in all of the colors!   YAY!

Option One: I want it all and I want it all NOW!  This option is the quickest way to get ALL of the In Color products – you will make one payment on May 3 when the catalog goes live and will “have it all” right away!   By choosing this option, you will also receive a  $25 reward to select anything from the new catalog.   From May – September, I will thank you with a surprise free NEW embellishment plus a beautiful hand stamped card featuring the IN Colors!   Happy Mail in your mail box for Five months in a row!  Cost of Option One is $258.25  plus Tax and Shipping.

Option Two:  I want it all but want to do this on a budget over five months!  Option Two is Budget Friendly!  This option starts in May and will go through September.  You will be billed monthly to cover your monthly payment.  I will be sending out invoices via Paypal.   This option includes all of the products listed above – each month you will receive ALL of the In Color products in one particular color.  Each month will be a different color – so you will have them all when the club ends!   Perks include a hand stamped card each month in your featured color plus a surprise free New embellishment.  Happy Mail in your mail box for Five Months in a row!  Cost of Option Two is $65.  (If shipping is needed, I ship Priority Mail for $8.45).

REGISTER BY FILLING OUT THE FORM BELOW! 

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