Bee Creative Tutorial – Reflected In Nature Adventure Card

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I love the Reflected in Nature Stamp Set in the July – December Mini Catalog.  I think it’s easy to miss this one – and wanted to point it out today- as it shouldn’t be missed!   The main stamp in this set is the beautiful cabin/woods that is reflected on the water.   It stamps so well and with so much detail!

As stampers, we are always looking for cards for the men in our lives –  and this stamp set is perfect for those cards!  Hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial today!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (card base), 3 1/2 Square (stamped image)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 4 x 5 1/4, 2 x 4
  • Basic White Cardstock – 1/2 x 31/2 (word panel)
  • Cinnamon Cider & Cajun Craze Cardstock 2 1/2 x 1/2

Reflected in Nature Card created by Laura Milligan Hand Made Cards Stampin' Up!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the DSP together and to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Flag the Cinnamon Cider and Cajun Craze Cardstock ends with Paper Snips.
  4. Adhere the flagged pieces together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhere to card front.
  5. Stamp the sentiment and image in Early Espresso Ink onto the dedicated Basic White Cardstock pieces.
  6. Trim the image with Paper Snips.  I followed the shape of the stamped image – creating an uneven border of white around the image, softening the look.
  7. Fold a loop of Early Espresso Suede Ribbon.  Adhere and tuck under the sentiment with Mini Glue Dots.
  8. Adhere the image and sentiment to card with Dimensionals.
  9. Embellish with Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.
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My In Color Club –  Shaded Summer Friend Card

My In Color Club – Shaded Summer Friend Card

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My In Color Club participants receive a hand stamped card each month as a a thanks from me for being in the club!   They also get “all the things” in their particular color that month.  At the end of the 5 month club period, they will have all products in all of the 5 In Colors!

My cards this month featured the Shaded Summer Stamp Set.  These coordinate with the Shaded Summer Dies which are free during Saleabration with a qualifying $100 product order.  While I didn’t use the dies on my cards, they provide more versatility in using this great stamp set!

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DID YOU KNOW?  The Summer Shadow Dies that are available for FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration coordinate with the Shaded Summer Stamp Set above?  See all of the freebies you can earn in my online store here.  ENDS SEPTEMBER 30!

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Here’s a close up of the card done in Polished Pink.  Which is your favorite of our In Colors?   I think I’d have a tough time picking a favorite because I really love them all!

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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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Bee Creative Tutorial – Black & Brushed Gold Delicate Dahlias

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Today I am sharing a beautiful black and brushed gold card creation using the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set that can be earned FREE with a qualifying purchase from my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.  (Ends September 30!)

 

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic Black Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (card base), 5 1/4 x 4 (layer), 3 1/2 Square (stamped image)
  • Brushed Gold Metallic Cardstock – Three 1 1/2 x 4 Strips, 3 1/2 square (scalloped die-cut)
  • Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – Three 1 1/4 x 4 Strips
  • Basic White Cardstock – 3/4 x 3 (die-cut sentiment)

Create this black and brushed gold card using the Dahlia Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Earn Free Bees Shop Online

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic Black Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the three strips of DSP and Brushed Metallic Cardstock together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Adhere to the Basic Black Cardstock Layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Double wrap with Gold Simply Elegant Trim and tie in a bow.
  5. Adhere to the card base with Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the dahlia and sentiment in Veramark Ink onto designated card stock. Emboss in gold.
  7. Crop the dahlia and Brushed Metallic Cardstock with the largest Layering Circle Dies and a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Adhere together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and to the card with Dimensionals.
  8. Crop the sentiment with the Frightful Tags Die.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
  9. Embellish with Gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots.
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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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Blackberry Beauty for Freshly Made Sketch 502

Blackberry Beauty for Freshly Made Sketch 502

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My card today was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  When I saw the sketch I immediately thought of the beautiful Blackberry Beauty Suite!

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Freshly Made Sketch 502

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Step by Step Tutorial Black and Bee

I used one of the Basic Borders Dies to crop a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.   I took an Early Espresso Blend and tapped it over the Vanilla panel to add some soft flecks of color to the Vanilla panel.

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Next, I stamped and die cut two of the floral images from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set and cropped them with the coordinating dies.  I layered these and added a gold sprig from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack and attached them to the Very Vanilla panel.

I tied a small bow with Linen Thread and adhered it with a glue dot.   I stamped the greeting onto a small strip of Very Vanilla cardstock, and positioned this over the Linen Thread bow.

I cut a piece of the Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper – I cut this “strategically” so that the sparrow would show!   This panel was adhered to an Early  Espresso cardstock base.    I added the Very Vanilla panel with dimensionals to the card front.

To finish the card, I embellished with a Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dot.


 

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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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Bee Creative Tutorial – Beautifully Penned Words

Bee Creative Tutorial – Beautifully Penned Words

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Today I am sharing a beautiful card creation using the In Your Words Stamp Set and the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper, both can be earned FREE with a qualifying purchase from my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.  (Ends September 30!)

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (card base)
  • Basic White Cardstok – 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 (die-cutting)
  • Peaceful Prints DSP – 5 3/4 x 3 (envelope flap), 5 1/2 x 4 (card)

In Your Words Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Beautifully Penned DSP 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. Crop the end of both pieces of Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Basic Borders die.
  3. Adhere to the card base and to a Basic White Medium Envelope Flap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue as shown.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and crop with the 3 5/8 x 2 3/8 Stitched So Sweetly Die. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Use Paper Snips to cut two sets of flowers from the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper.  Color with Stampin’ Blends.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Tie a bow of Black & White 1/4″ Gingham RIbbon. Adhere tucked under the flower with a Mini Glue Dot.
  7. Embellish with Matte Black Dots.

 

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My All Squared Away Facebook Live Take Two!

My All Squared Away Facebook Live Take Two!

All Squared Away - Simple to Stepped Up by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator

If you watched my Facebook Lives this week, you saw me make four different cards featuring the All Squared Away Bundle – if you haven’t watched, you can watch the replay!  Be sure to catch my boo-boo on the last card I made yesterday.  Just keeping it real – lol!

I love the All Squared Away Bundle – there are so many possibilities with this bundle!

I started with a very simple card and then stepped it up three times – each time adding a “bit more.”  Here are the two simplest ones:

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Click below to watch yesterdays Facebook Live  –

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This first card just used more of the dies –  and I added a little bit of color to them with a sponge dauber and ink.  The four square stamps were positioned on my Stamparatus and stamped with Pale Papaya ink onto a 4″ square of Basic White cardstock.

Next, for the most stepped up card, I used four different colors of ink to stamp the squares – Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent and Polished Pink.  I cut out the four different Floral Squares dies and placed them over the stamped squares.

I also added a small embossed panel and some ribbon.

All Squared Away - Simple to Stepped Up by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Which is your favorite?  I think depending on how much time you have on hand, all cards could work!  Sometimes we need a quick card – and the first or second one would be perfect for that!   More time? The stepped up cards just take a bit more time – but I think they are worth that little extra!

 

 

 


 

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