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.

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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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Butterfly Brilliance Meets Gorgeous Grape!

Butterfly Brilliance Meets Gorgeous Grape!

create a beautiful gilded leafing Brilliant Butterfly Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

 

I guess I am on a roll this week with the Gilded Leafing! I had some “bits and bobs” on my workdesk yesterday and decided to use some of them up by creating this card!   I love our Gorgeous Grape color – it really is gorgeous!

Measurements:

  • Gorgeous Grape: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Basic White: 4” x 5 ¼” (cut two – one for front panel, one for inside panel), 1 ¼ x 3 ¼, 4” x 5” for stamping/die cutting butterflies
  • Vellum Cardstock: 3 ¾” x 3”

create a beautiful gilded leafing butterfly by Laura Milligan stampin' up demonstrator

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the large Butterfly Brilliance stamp onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock with Gorgeous Grape ink.
  2. Use the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine to crop out with coordinating Brilliant Wings die.
  3. Emboss one of the Basic White panels for card front – using the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder. Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere to card front.
  4. Adhere the Basic White panel to inside of card.
  5. Crop a large vellum butterfly with the largest detailed die.
  6. Spread a thin layer of Multipurpose Liquid glue around the edges of the largest Gorgeous Grape cropped butterfly.
  7. Press down into the Gilded Leafing – tip: place gilded leafing into a large container with a lid to keep it under control and for ease of use.
  8. Use a Stampin’ Sponge to brush away the excess Gilded Leafing – placing excess back into container.
  9. Use glue dots to attach the large butterfly, the vellum butterfly and a small butterfly together.
  10. Cut a strip of the Tulle ribbon in half width wise to create a narrower strip.
  11. Fold ribbon in half and use Stampin’ Seal to attach this to the back of the butterflies.
  12. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Stamp “Happy Birthday” onto word panel with Gorgeous Grape ink and use Paper Snips to “flag” the left edge.
  14. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Seal.
  15. To finish the card, add a Pastel Pearl to the butterfly.

 

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I must admit, I wanted nothing to do with the Gilded Leafing when I saw it in our new January – June Catalog -but WOW am I glad I gave it a try! It truly is beautiful!!!   I had fun creating the cards above!


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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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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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Butterfly Brilliance Collection & Gilded Leafing by Stampin’ Up!

Butterfly Brilliance Collection & Gilded Leafing by Stampin’ Up!

gilded leafing butterfly brilliance bundle stampin up! Laura Milligan demonstrator

 

Butterfly Brilliance Collection - 159408 from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan

I must admit, I wanted nothing to do with the Gilded Leafing when I saw it in our new January – June Catalog -but WOW am I glad I gave it a try! It truly is beautiful!!!   I had fun creating the cards above!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Facebook Live Gilded Leafing

For this first card, I used tear and tape to add some interest to my background.   I used a bit of Tombo Liquid Glue on the wings of the butterfly to add the Gilded leafing to her wings.   So easy and really not that messy!

create this beautiful butterfly brilliance with gilded leafing by Stampin' up! Laura Milligan demonstrator

Th photos don’t really do these justice – they are so much prettier in real life!  The words come from the Many Merry Messages stamp set and coordinating Messages die.  Be sure to watch the recording above to see some tips on how to use this awesome bundle!

gilded leafing butterfly brilliance bundle stampin up! Laura Milligan demonstrator

I needed a quick birthday tag for a dear friend and made this tag –   It looked pretty on a package wrapped with crumb cake wrapping paper!

create this handmade card with butterfly brilliance bundle and gilded leafing by Laura Milligan Stampin Up! demonstrator

Don’t be afraid to give the Gilded Leafing a try! I think you will find it somewhat addicting!  I have!!!


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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Available NOW! Butterfly Brilliance Collection by Stampin’ Up!

Available NOW! Butterfly Brilliance Collection by Stampin’ Up!

Create this Butterfly Brilliance Card Butterly Bijou Paper Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

Starting today Stampin’ Up! has released a brand new bundle of beautiful products – the Butterfly Brilliance Collection!   The bundle consists of a stamp set and coordinating dies – Butterfly Brilliance, plus there are two specialty papers.  The Bundle will appear in our upcoming Annual Catalog to be released in early May.  The beautiful specialty papers are only part of the early release – they won’t be appearing in the next catalog – and are available only while supplies last.  I recommend that you get two packs at least for your stash! I know I will be ordering several for myself!

I created the card above to show a way to use little scraps of Designer Series Paper – we all have our scraps, right?  Just adhere the strips to a shape – in this case I used a circle – and them trim the edges.   My butterflies were cropped from one of the pieces of DSP – you can actually use the largest die in the set and crop six butterflies at the same time!  You can see three more of the cropped butterflies in my second card below.   I LOVE the coordination of the dies and the dsp! A match made in heaven, and it sure makes for an easy way to create a stunning card!

Butterfly Brilliance Collection - 159408 from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan

 

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Facebook Live

This next card is one that is very similar to something we were making a few years ago – I call it a slit card.  To create this card, use the Classic Label punch to create a slit, and adhere the butterfly bodies to the inside of the card – when the card is open, the wings go through the slit and the butterflies appear on the inside of the card.   A fun way to switch things up a bit!

This is such a fun card to make, and really quite simple!   I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp the stamp set onto my card front – it is such a pretty stamp and stamps beautifully!    The words I used are from the Here’s a Card stamp set -a great set of various words!

Create this Butterfly Brilliance Card Butterly Bijou Paper Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card:

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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!

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2 Days Left to Earn Berry Blessings for Free

2 Days Left to Earn Berry Blessings for Free

Sale-a-Bration Ends February 28, 2021 Laura Milligan, Earn Free Bees Too!

Saleabration ends on Sunday!!!  Don’t miss out on your chance to get some free product with your qualifying order!  Today I am sharing two cards I made yesterday in my Facebook Live Take 2!    These cards feature the gorgeous Berry Blessings stamp set and Berry Delightful DSP.   You can get both of these for FREE with a qualifying $100 order.

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Here’s the recording of my Facebook Live Take 2 where I make these cards!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Berry

I love the detail in the stamps.   And the paper – it’s just to die for!

create this Berry Blessings card by Laura Milligan, Stampin' Up! Saleabration Earn for Free

My Blueberry card is a fun fold.

create this Berry Blessings card by Laura Milligan, Stampin' Up! Saleabration Earn for Free

The raspberry card really showcases the beauty of the dsp when combined with the coordinating stamps.  There are also great word stamps in this set.

create this beautiful card featuring the Berry Blessings bundle through Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan demonstrator

create this beautiful card Berry Blessings Saleabration Reward by Laura Milligan, Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Free Product

Don’t miss out on your chance to earn this stunning paper and stamp set for free – the last day to qualify is Sunday, Feb. 28th.


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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3 Days Left to Earn Paper Blooms DSP for Free

3 Days Left to Earn Paper Blooms DSP for Free

Sale-a-Bration Ends February 28, 2021 Laura Milligan, Earn Free Bees Too!

My post today showcases a beautiful slimline “triple fold” card –  and features the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper that can be earned free with a $50 product order during Saleabration.   Saleabration ends this coming Sunday, Feb. 28 – so don’t miss out on your chance to get some great free product!

My card also uses the In Bloom Bundle from our January – June Mini Catalog.   This bundle coordinates with the Paper Blooms DSP.  I made a video to show how this card goes together.

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Tri-Fold Slimline Card

The flowers and leaves are cropped from the DSP – and I love that the dies all have stitching!

create this slimline card with Berry Blessings bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, demonstrator I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

Below is the second panel –  I attached the circle with the stamped words onto this panel.

create this slimline card with Berry Blessings bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, demonstrator I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

And the inside view:

create this slimline card with Berry Blessings bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, demonstrator I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

My video also includes instructions for a matching envelope – I love to make these and they really aren’t hard at all.   Hope you will give it a try!


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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