Joyful Life Cute Piggy Tea Bag Holder

Joyful Life Cute Piggy Tea Bag Holder

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Just wanted to share another project today with you that features the Joyful Life stamp set.  It’s such a great stamp set- and sure makes me smile!

This little piggy is decorating the front of one of the square acetate boxes – I put a few tea bags in mine along with a pack of sugar so the recipient could enjoy a nice cup of tea!

Joyful Life Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I started with a 3” square of Kraft Paper from the Kraft Paper Pack – it’s a new product in the July- December Mini Catalog.   I then added a Basic White Square with added detail from the Stitched with Whimsy Dies.  These are a must have!

Rather have a plain pinkish pig, I decided to add a few black spots to my pig! I think he is adorable!    I stamped the pig in Tuxedo Black ink and then added color with Stampin’ Blends.  To add alittle sparkle to the eyeglasses, I used my Wink of Stella.

Add a little bit of the Black & White Gingham ribbon and a tag (mine is from the Hydrangea Die Set) – and you are all set – what a cute little gift!


 

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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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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins Gather Card

Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins Gather Card

Pretty Pumpkins Bundle Be Dazzling Specialty Free Paper Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator Earn Free Product

It seems that many of us love fall – I sure do! And of what is fall without pumpkins! My card today features the Pretty Pumpkins bundle – and I added a touch of bling with the Free Saleabration Be Dazzling Paper.

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Please click below to watch the replay if you’d like to see how this project was made!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Pretty Pumpkins Gather Together

I used a Blending Brush with Cajun Craze ink to add some color to the Be Dazzling paper  – it’s still “dazzling” and sparkly – but I love that you can add color to it in such a simple way!  I can’t wait to try this technique on other projects!  Hope you will try it, too!

Pretty Pumpkins Bundle with Be Dazzling Specialty Paper Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!


 

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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!

BONUS! You can pick one of 12 NEW BUNDLES (shown above) during Sale-a-Bration! AUGUST 3 - September 30!

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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Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place Teabag Holder & Card

Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place Teabag Holder & Card

penguin place tea bag holder Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan

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The Penguin Place bundle is so cute! Who wouldn’t love these cute penguins!??  On this edition of Facebook Live I share how to make this cute little Tea Bag holder – could also hold a chocolate or a little note – and then a card with the little penguin sledding down a snowbank!  Easy projects to make – and just so stinkin’ cute!

If you’d like to see how this project was made, please click below to watch the replay!

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LAST DAY to register for my Peaceful Cabin Card Class to Go! Don’t miss out on this amazing class!  You won’t be disappointed!!

Registration is open from now to August 6 for my Peaceful Cabin Card Class to Go!  

I am excited to offer my first Class to Go with brand new, beautiful products from our upcoming Mini Catalog!

Click here for class details


 

THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  JOIN THE STAMPIN' UP! FAMILY!  Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit Promotion!

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!

BONUS! You can pick one of 12 NEW BUNDLES (shown above) during Sale-a-Bration! AUGUST 3 - September 30!

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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Stampin’ Up! Harvest Meadow Suite Thank You Card

Stampin’ Up! Harvest Meadow Suite Thank You Card

harvest meadow hand stamped card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator

I am doing a Facebook Live every day this week to kick off the new July- December Mini Catalog and Saleabration!  The card above is created with products from one of my favorite new suites – The Harvest Meadow Suite.  This suite consists of a beautiful stamp set with dies, gorgeous Designer Series Paper, new ribbon and even cork paper!  This suite is a must have for year round beautiful stamping!

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If you’d like to see how this project was made, please click below to watch the replay!

Measurements:

Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 ½ x 8 ½
Harvest Meadow Crumb Cake DSP: 3 x 4
Harvest Meadow Misty Moonlight Two-Tone DSP: 1 ¼ x 5
Harvest Meadow Misty Moonlight/White Foral DSP: 1 ¼ x 5 ½
Cork Specialty Paper: 4 x 1

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the large floral image with Misty Moonlight ink onto a panel of Thick Basic White cardstock.  Crop with the coordinating die and the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.
  2. Likewise, stamp words onto the small label die with Misty Moonlight ink.
  3. Adhere the layers of Designer Series Paper to the Thick Basic White card base  – starting form the right side of the card, moving towards the left.
  4. Attach the Cork Specialty paper as show in the photo.
  5. Adhere the Floral die cut with dimensionals to the card front.
  6. Use two small pieces of the Diamond Weave Ribbon and position, overlapping slightly, onto the Cork Specialty Paper.
  7. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the word panel.
  8. To finish the card, use the Take Your Pick Tool to pick up and attach the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots – position as desired.

Only two days left to register for my Peaceful Cabin Card Class to Go! Don’t miss out on this amazing class!  You won’t be disappointed!!

Registration is open from now to August 6 for my Peaceful Cabin Card Class to Go!  

I am excited to offer my first Class to Go with brand new, beautiful products from our upcoming Mini Catalog!

Click here for class details


 

THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  JOIN THE STAMPIN' UP! FAMILY!  Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit Promotion!

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!

BONUS! You can pick one of 12 NEW BUNDLES (shown above) during Sale-a-Bration! AUGUST 3 - September 30!

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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Tidings of Christmas – Gift Card Pocket & Cocoa Gift Bag

Tidings of Christmas – Gift Card Pocket & Cocoa Gift Bag

Laura Milligan Cocoa Gift Bag and Gift Card Pocket Holder Facebook Live Creations July 26 2021

In my weekly Facebook Live yesterday, I shared two cute and very simple ways to package hot cocoa, and a gift card.  First was a Hot Cocoa packet, complete with a candy cane and a bit of chocolate.

This project’s base is a 6″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper –  folded up about 5″, leaving a bit of the inside DSP showing.   I used Tear and Tape to adhere the sides, and created a tag with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Pine punch.

I used a tag die (love these!) and added a bit of a sneak peek with the Real Red Ruffled Ribbon coming in our new Mini that begins on August 3.

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If you’d like to see how these projects were made, please click below to watch the replay!

My second project uses one of our In Color 2021-2023 Ombre’ Gift bags.  Simply fold up the bag  -this creates 2 pockets.

I wrapped the bag with the Evening Evergreen Chevron Ribbon and again used a tag die as a the focal point of my bag.

My stamped words are from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set.  I used the Pine punch with the Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6 DSP to create the sweet tree.

Laura Milligan, Create this gift card pocket holder with In Color Gift Bags

The front pocket of the card holds a little card from your personal message.  This consists of a panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, a panel of Basic White measuring 4″ x 3 1/4″.  I added a 1″ x 4″ piece of DSP, a cherry cobbler sprig cropped from the Christmas Trimmings dies, and a bow (Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack).

Laura Milligan - Gift Card Pocket with In Color Ombre Gift Bags. Earn Free Bees with Purchase


 

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My Christmas in July was a super fun day of stamping and crafting!  This class consisted of “giftables” – projects you can gift to friends and family (or keep for yourself!) for the upcoming holidays, as well as four cards.  My Christmas in July event featured the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle from our 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.   I offered the class both in person and “to go”.   I’ve had some requests for a PDF-only option – and am happy to offer it starting today!

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Tidings of Christmas – Cookies Box & Gift Card Holder

Tidings of Christmas – Cookies Box & Gift Card Holder

Christmas Gift Card and Cookie Box Laura Milligan Tidings and Trimmings Hand Made Stampin' Up!

I held a Christmas in July event earlier this month, both in person and “to go.”  The PDF tutorial for all of the projects made for this event are available for purchase -scroll down to the bottom of this post if you’d like the tutorial!

These projects today are not projects from that event, but some of the additional projects that I had on display.

Today’s projects were made during my Facebook Live Take-Two on Thursday.   Both feature the Tidings of Trimmings bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.   Also featured is the Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper that is currently part of our Designer Series Paper Sale!  CLICK TO SHOP THE SALE IN MY ONLINE STORE

Designer Series Paper Sale - Stampin' Up!

This first project is a great little gift for anyone – or would be a darling favor for a holiday event!   It contains a cookies, of course!   The base of this project is one of the 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ Acetate Card Boxes – they come in a pack of 10.  You can use them to package a cute set of 3 x 3 cards and matching envelopes – another great gift idea – but I love the cookie idea – who doesn’t like cookies!!  A little bit of stamping, and die cutting and you have an adorable gift!

cookie box tidings and trimmings bundle dsp sale Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator

I wrapped some dsp around the box and secured it to the bottom of the box.  I kept the opening of the box on the right hand side – that way, when someone is ready to eat their cookie, all they need to do is untie the box – and the box decoration will remain intact!

I used our Foam Adhesive Sheets for the “Cookies” die –  they make the entire word a dimensional – and I love the look!

If you’d like to see how these projects were made, please click below to watch the replay!

My next project was a super simple wrapped gift card.  When I say super simple, I mean it! Just take a small strip of DSP and wrap it around the gift card, attaching to the back of the gift card.  Crop out a small tag from the Tailored Tag die set (a favorite of mine!), stamp with Evening Evergreen Ink and add a Soft Succulent star and tag hole re-enforcement.   Embellish with a Holiday Rhinestone and then attach to the bow with some White Baker’s Twine.  Done! And such a great way to “dress up” a simple gift card!

quick gift card Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator Tidings and Trimmings Tailored Tag Dies

 


 

LAURA MILLIGAN Christmas In July Event Tutorials Only

My Christmas in July was a super fun day of stamping and crafting!  This class consisted of “giftables” – projects you can gift to friends and family (or keep for yourself!) for the upcoming holidays, as well as four cards.  My Christmas in July event featured the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle from our 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.   I offered the class both in person and “to go”.   I’ve had some requests for a PDF-only option – and am happy to offer it starting today!

Click to Purchase Past Tutorials

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