Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set!  Everything’s Coming Up Carrots!

Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set! Everything’s Coming Up Carrots!

Everything's Coming Up Carrots Card Using Thanks a Bunch Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set

CARROTS!  Today’s card uses Thanks a Bunch, a stamp set that can be earned for FREE with a $50+ order during Sale-a-Bration! Ends Feb. 28.

Measurements: 

  • Pumpkin Pie card base: 4 ¼” x 7 ¼” scored at 5-1/2” then burnished with the Bone Folder, 2 ¼” x 4 ¼”, 3” x 4 ¼”
  • Basic White: 2 ¾” x 4”, 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Designer Series Paper: 1 ½” x 4”, 2” x 4”
  • Ribbon: three 12” strands

 

Instructions:

  1. With Multipurpose Liquid Glue adhere Designer Series Paper to small folded flap on card base and onto 4-1/4” x 2-1/4” Pumpkin Pie piece.
  2. Stamp four carrots with Pumpkin Pie onto Basic White piece. Start second from left at an angle and just left of center then stamp right of center carrot then far left then far right. Stamp your first carrot so it’s close to the bottom of the card stock. Carrots will all overlap at the top to fan them out.
  3. Cover carrot tops just to their edge with a Post-It Note then stamp three fuller leaves in Parakeet Party. Next, stamp the narrower branch pieces in Garden Green. Remove Post-It Note. Stamp sentiment with Soft Suede.
  4. Adhere Basic White carrot piece to Pumpkin Pie layer.
  5. Align separate Designer Series Paper piece so it lays right on top of the card base along the bottom edge. Add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the top and bottom back areas of the carrot piece then carefully add it to the card base and loose Designer Series Paper piece. Readjust quickly, if necessary, before glue dries.
  6. Using your Take A Pick Tool, lift three gold Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins and add to card front.
  7. Holding all three strands of Linen Thread together, tie bow, attach to card with Mini Glue Dot, and trim ends with Paper Snips.
  8. With Multipurpose Liquid Glue, add Basic White piece to inside of card base.

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Video Tutorial – Create Two Cards Using the Sweet Citrus Bundle

Video Tutorial – Create Two Cards Using the Sweet Citrus Bundle

Create these two handmade cards with the Sweet Citrus Bundle by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Facebook Live Tutorial

For this week’s Facebook Live, I made two cards using the Sweet Citrus Bundle with the Hybrid Embossing Folder.  Here’s the replay, if you’d like to watch!  These products are quite sweet!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Stampin Up! Friend Cards with Sweet Citrus Bundle

The first card I made, is a very bright and cheery Daffodil Delight one!  We need bright cards like this where I live, because there seems to be a lack of sunshine during these winter months!  For this card, I used the embossing folder like I would for any embossing folder.  It’s such a pretty one – I love all the detail.    I finished it up with a fun greeting and a little embellishment.


Create this sending a big squeeze card with the Sweet Citrus Bundle by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Facebook Live Tutorial

The twine is from a new 3 Twine Combo Pack – and for my card I chose the Garden Green color – it coordinating with the Garden Green leaf I stamped and die cut.

My second card uses the Hybrid Embossing folder and is really cool – you actually put the die into the embossing folder – and not only does it emboss, but it also die cuts the four lemon shapes.  Again, please watch the replay of the FB Live because I explain exactly how to use it!!!  I love the detail of the embossing folder, and with the added hybrid die cut, it makes for a really cute card – and one that is really fun to make!

Create a handmade card with the Sweet Citrus Bundle by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Facebook Live Tutorial

 

 


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For just $99+ tax you can select $125 $175 (WOW) in Stampin' Up! product of your choice! ENDS FEB. 28! 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!

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99!.  *That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

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

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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Jingle, Jingle, Jingle…a Quick and Fun Holiday Card

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle…a Quick and Fun Holiday Card

Create this holiday card with the Jingle Jingle Jingle stamp set and Spruced Up Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin
Enjoy a Fun Holiday Card using the Jingle, Jingle, Jingle Stamp Set, Spruced Up Bundle and Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder!  Tutorial below.
Step by Step Tutorial Black and Bee

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Card Base:  4-1/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5 1/2″)
  • Basic White: 3-3/4″ x 1″ (sentiment), 3″ x 3″ square (die-cutting)
  • Mossy Meadow Layer:  3″ x 5″(embossed)
  • Night of Navy Layer: 4-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Cherry Cobbler Layer: 3-3/4″ x 2″

Create this Jingle holiday card with the Jingle Jingle Jingle stamp set and Spruced Up Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Burnish the fold on the card base with a bone folder.
  2. Emboss the Mossy Meadow layer with the Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder.
  3. Adhere all three colored layers to the card base as shown with Liquid Glue.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy Classic Ink onto the Basic White Layer. Adhere with Liquid Glue.
  5. Stamp three snowflakes (Spruced Up) in Night of Navy Classic Ink spaced apart onto the Basic White layer.
  6. Crop with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the coordinating Spruced Up Outlines Dies.
  7. Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish with White Classic Matte Dots.
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  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99!.  *That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

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

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 Card with Forever Fern by Stampin’ Up!

A Hello Card with Forever Fern by Stampin’ Up!

forever fern project sheet

Create this beautiful yet simple Hello Card using the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Measurements:

  • Pool Party cardstock: 8 ½” x 5 ½” (score at 4 ¼”), scraps for punching
  • Soft Suede cardstock: 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock: 3 ¾” x 5”
  • Coastal Cabana cardstock: scrap for punching
  • Bermuda Bay cardstock: scrap for punching
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: scrap for die cutting
  • Linen Thread: approx. 6-8”

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Pool Party cardstock in half to create the card base.
  2. Choose 3 different leaf/branch stamps from the Forever Fern stamp set. With Versamark ink, stamp one all over the Pool Party scraps, one all over the Coastal Cabana scraps and the third one all over the Bermuda Bay scraps.
  3. Use the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch, punch out two from the stamped Pool Party cardstock, two from the stamped Coastal Cabana cardstock and two from the stamped Bermuda Bay cardstock (cut one in half). Partial punched pieces are ok because some will get trimmed anyway (see the sample picture).
  4. Stick the punched pieces on the Crumb Cake card layer (portrait orientation) in two rows starting approx. ⅛” from the left edge. Make sure to stagger the rows, like if you were laying bricks!
    • Row 1 (top-bottom): Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
    • Row 2 (top-bottom): Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
  5. Flip the Crumb Cake layer over and trim off any pieces sticking over the edges. Doing this from the back gives you a straight edge to guide your scissors along.
  6. Stick the Crumb Cake layer on the Soft Suede layer. Then, stick the Soft Suede layer on the Pool Party card base.
  7. On a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the “hello” from the Forever Fern set with Soft Suede ink. Die cut it out using a small, long label die from the Seasonal Labels dies set.
  8. Tie a bow with big loops from Linen Thread. Stick it on the back of the die cut label so that one loop and tail are visible on the top right and the other loop and tail are visible on the bottom left. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to stick the label onto the card just below center on the right side.
  9. Finish the card off by placing a small pearl on either end of the label.

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  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99!.  *That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

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

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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Just a Note & Last Day For Fond of Autumn Class

Just a Note & Last Day For Fond of Autumn Class

Create this card with the Fond of Autumn Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin Project Tutorial
Enjoy a beautiful Thank You Card using the Fond of Autumn Bundle and Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder!  Tutorial below.  Today is also the last day to sign up for my Fond of Autumn Card Class to Go!
Step by Step Tutorial Black and Bee

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Crumb Cake Standard Card Base:  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ square (die-cutting)
  • Very Vanilla Layers – 4″ x 5-1/4″, 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed), 4″ x 4″ (stamping and die-cutting)

Create this card with the Fond of Autumn Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin Free Project Tutorial

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Burnish the fold on the card base with a bone folder.
  2. Emboss the Vanilla layer with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere to the larger Vanilla layer with Liquid Glue. Adhere to the card base with Dimensionals.
  3. Crop the Crumb Cake piece with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the embossed circle die from the Beautiful Shapes die set.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp the sentiment and image in Crumb Cake Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla.
  5. Crop the image with the coordinating Autumn Bouquet die.
  6. Color the image with Stampin’ Blends:  Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake.
  7. Use a Paper Trimmer to trim the sentiment to size.  Use a Paper Snips to cut the end at an angle.
  8. Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Embellish with Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.
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Fond of Autumn Card Class to Go - Laura Milligan October 12

ONLY TWO DAYS TO REGISTER FOR MY NEW CARD CLASS TO GO!

Fall is here and with it comes rich, beautiful colors – fall leaves, flowers and acorns!  All this and more is featured in the Fond of Autumn Class to Go.  Basic Class fee is $40.

This class features a beautiful stamp set and coordinating dies.  

The Basic Class to Go includes:

  • 6 card kits and envelopes. These contain all the card stock pieces needed for the cards. You will do the stamping and die cutting.
  • Spools of Old Olive & Sahara Sand Twill Ribbon
  • Classic Matte Dots
  • 1/2 package of the Rustic Harvest DSP
  • An emailed PDF tutorial with photos, measurements, and a video for each project ($20 value)
  • NOTE: You will need the Fond of Autumn bundle to create the cards – you can add it on to your class fee at catalog price (savings to you!) or you can substitute with a similar stamp set/bundle you already own.

Extra Class! This month I am offering an extra class featuring the Forever Friendship Stamp Set.  Cost is just $30 and includes the stamp set and kits to make 3 different cards.

REQUEST TO REGISTER BELOW!  – Registration closes October 12!

Please email me with any questions!

VIEWING THIS POST BY EMAIL? To register, please EMAIL ME for a registration link!

FREE TUTORIALS- I send out Weekend Inspiration every weekend that includes a handful of Card Projects with tutorials and supply lists – and yes they are free!  The first card on today’s post is one of the project tutorials!   I send these out to all who are on my email list.  Interested in getting these project sheets?  Simply subscribe to my email list click here:

Click here to subscribe


Want it all??  Have a big wish list?  The BEST deal is always buying the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit!  

For just $99+ tax you can select $125 $175 (WOW) in Stampin' Up! product of your choice! ENDS FEB. 28! 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!

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99!.  *That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

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

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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Create an Autumn Wishes Card with Fond of Autumn

Create an Autumn Wishes Card with Fond of Autumn

Create an Autumn Wishes Card using the Fond of Autumn Bundle by Stampin' Up! Facebook Live Tutorial by Laura Milligan

For my Facebook Live yesterday, I created a beautiful card using the Fond of Autumn Bundle from Stampin’ Up! This is such a great bundle – and it’s the focus of my current card class to go! You can watch the Replay here:

 

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Stampin Up! An Autumn Wishes Card with Fond of Autumn Bundle

I wanted to create a simple card that really showcased the beautiful detailed die.  I die cut it twice on my 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel – once at the top, and then I turned the die so that it was going in the opposite direction.  By doing this, I filled the entire panel.
To finish the card, I attached the strip of the Naturals Finish Ribbon around the middle of the card front by securing with dimensionals on the back.   I added a bow that I had tied with two pieces of Linen Thread.
I stamped the flower image and two acorns with Early Espresso ink.  I used my Petal Pink blends and a Natural blend to add color to the images.  I cropped them out and adhered them to the card front.
To finish the card, I added several Elegant Faceted Gems.
Just look at the detail of this beautiful die!  So, so pretty!
Create a beautiful Autumn Wishes Card using the Fond of Autumn Bundle by Stampin' Up! Facebook Live Tutorial by Laura Milligan

Fond of Autumn Card Class to Go - Laura Milligan October 12

ONLY TWO DAYS TO REGISTER FOR MY NEW CARD CLASS TO GO!

Fall is here and with it comes rich, beautiful colors – fall leaves, flowers and acorns!  All this and more is featured in the Fond of Autumn Class to Go.  Basic Class fee is $40.

This class features a beautiful stamp set and coordinating dies.  

The Basic Class to Go includes:

  • 6 card kits and envelopes. These contain all the card stock pieces needed for the cards. You will do the stamping and die cutting.
  • Spools of Old Olive & Sahara Sand Twill Ribbon
  • Classic Matte Dots
  • 1/2 package of the Rustic Harvest DSP
  • An emailed PDF tutorial with photos, measurements, and a video for each project ($20 value)
  • NOTE: You will need the Fond of Autumn bundle to create the cards – you can add it on to your class fee at catalog price (savings to you!) or you can substitute with a similar stamp set/bundle you already own.

Extra Class! This month I am offering an extra class featuring the Forever Friendship Stamp Set.  Cost is just $30 and includes the stamp set and kits to make 3 different cards.

REQUEST TO REGISTER BELOW!  – Registration closes October 12!

Please email me with any questions!

VIEWING THIS POST BY EMAIL? To register, please EMAIL ME for a registration link!

FREE TUTORIALS- I send out Weekend Inspiration every weekend that includes a handful of Card Projects with tutorials and supply lists – and yes they are free!  The first card on today’s post is one of the project tutorials!   I send these out to all who are on my email list.  Interested in getting these project sheets?  Simply subscribe to my email list click here:

Click here to subscribe


Want it all??  Have a big wish list?  The BEST deal is always buying the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit!  

For just $99+ tax you can select $125 $175 (WOW) in Stampin' Up! product of your choice! ENDS FEB. 28! 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!

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 Value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99!.  *That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

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

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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