Eden’s Garden Holiday Gift Box & Card

Eden’s Garden Holiday Gift Box & Card

create these projects with Eden's Garden from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Demonstrator Christmas project

For my Facebook Live Take 2 I shared two more projects featuring the beautiful Eden’s Garden Collection of products!

Eden's Garden Collection

You can click below to watch how both go together.

It was really fun to create this fancy bow for my box – and it’s actually fun and easy to do!  I used 2 strips of the Evening Evergreen Cotton Paper – both strips measuring 4 x 12 inches.  You can see the step by step way to create this in the recording above.

how to create a puffy bow for packaging by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Eden's Garden Cotton Paper

I received a lot of nice comments about the tag I had made and shared on Monday’s Facebook Live and thought it would be fun to create a card using the same idea -and so I did just that .  I used the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder for the background panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock.  I was a Music Major in college (proud Alum of the University of Michigan!)  and so I was curious whether this embossing folder was actually a song, or just a made of score to look like a real song – so I took the Embossing Folder to my piano – and played the notes – and realized that the folder is actually the script for Joy to the World!  So cool!!!!   So now whenever I use this folder, I will think of one of my favorite hymns – and hope you do as well!

By adding some Cherry Cobbler cardstock into the Eden’s Garden colors of Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen, I created a Christmas card – bringing more versatility to this collection!  the Designer Paper is cut at 1 x 3 inches.

merry and bright card by laura milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator Eden's Garden Earn Free Product

My circle is cropped from the smallest circle of the Layering Circle dies, and stamped with Evening Evergreen ink.  Greeting is from the Tidings and Trimmings stamp set from our Annual Catalog.

create this christmas card with Eden's Garden Merry and Bright Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! demonstrator Earn Free Product

Hope you all enjoy your weekend! Thanks for stopping by today!

 


 

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 Trio of Cards with Sparkle of the Season

A Trio of Cards with Sparkle of the Season

create this trio of cards with the Sparkle of the Season Bundle Laura Milligan Demonstrator Stampin' Up!

My Facebook Live on Monday featured three different cards using the Sparkle of the Season Bundle. I love this bundle and it’s versatilty! I was able to create three totally different cards – Halloween, Gratitude (good all year long!) and Christmas.   You can purchase this bundle and create cards for several different needs – and that is always appealing!

This Week Only Special

I am offering an ordering special this week – in addition to my monthly ordering special of the free embossing folder! And you can “double dip!”   Place a $35 or more order and receive the parts/pieces of the three cards from me – but if your order is $75 or more, I will happily give you an embossing folder of your choice!   Please use host code CXKGGWGA now through tomorrow to qualify.  Note: this is for online orders only, and you must use the host code.

October Special

Please click below to watch the replay of my Facebook Live if you’d like to follow along and see how these projects were made.

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Sparkle of the Season

I created a whimsical Christmas card – very simple with a panel of Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.  For this card, my wreath was created with a stamp from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set – I stamped this onto a square of Basic White card stock with Crumb Cake Ink.  I used a Crumb Cake blend to spatter some subtle flecks onto this panel.  The pine boughs were stamped in Evening Evergreen ink, the pine cones in Crumb Cake ink – and all were cropped with the coordinating dies and my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.  So easy!  I added a bit of bling to the wreath with Metallic Pearls.  These pearls come in a package with both Silver and Gold pearls and are great to add a subtle touch of bling to your projects.  To finis the card I placed my word panel over a piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon.

create this beautiful Christmas Wreath with the Sparkle of the Season Bundle by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Laura Milligan

I created a whimsical Halloween card. I love the star wreath die cut with Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The bats and pumpkin are part of the Seasonal Swirls dies included in the Sparkle of the Season bundle.  There are some great dies in this set – including the cute witch’s broom!  For this card, I used a panel of Melon Mango DSP from the Brights Paper Stack, and the Polka Dot pattern is from the host only Playful Patterns Paper Stack – everyone is crazy about this stack of DSP – one side is all black/white patterns and designs, while the other side is a mix of colorful patterns.  I embossed a panel with the Timeworn Embossing Folder and built the rest of the layers up from that.  I wanted to add a touch of sparkle, so I used a small strip of the Black Organdy Glittered Ribbon, and a bow of Linen Thread.

create this halloween card with the Sparkle of the Season Bundle by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

I used three different colors of cardstock to create the wreath on the card below – Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Pale Papaya.  I positioned the three wreaths – and offset them so that the leaves were not lined up, but instead scattered around the wreath shape. I pulled some of the leaves from the different leaves to give it some dimension and to blend the different colors together.  I used the Bark embossing panel – and love the mix of the Very Vanilla with the Whisper White colors.   I finished the card with a few Champagne Rhinestone Gems and a Linen Thread bow.

create this beautiful gratitude card with Sparkle of the Season Bundle Laura Milligan Demonstrator, Stampin' Up!

Measurements for the cards:

Christmas Wreath Card– Thick White Base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 – scored at 4 1/4, 4 x 5 1/4; 3 1/4 x 3 1/4,  3 x 1/2, Small pieces for stamping/die cutting;  Pansy Petals DSP 4 x 4

Halloween Wreath Card – Thick White Base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2- scored at 4 1/4, 4 x 5 1/4, 1/2 x 3 1/2;   Mango Melody DSP – 3 x 5; Playful Patterns DSP – 2 1/4 x 5 1/4; small pieces of Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie for Die Cutting

Grateful Wreath Card –Very Vanilla  Base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 – scored at 4 1/4, Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4, 1/2 x 2 3/4, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 pieces of Very Vanilla, Pale Papaya and Crumb Cake from cropping wreath


 

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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3 Frightfully Cute Halloween 3D Projects

3 Frightfully Cute Halloween 3D Projects

trio of halloween projects Frightfully Cute Bundle Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Demonstrator

My Facebook Live yesterday featured some darling Halloween projects –  a PillowBox, a Mini Framed Vignette, and a tall candy box.

My projects focused primarily on the Frightfully Cute Bundle, but I also used the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper and Halloween Punch.

Please click below to watch the replay of yesterday’s Facebook Live if you’d like to follow along and see how these projects were made.

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Frightfully Cute

In the spirit of kicking your cards up a notch, I am offering an ordering special for online orders placed now through this Thursday, Sept 30th.  Place a $50 product order, not only will you earn a FREE Sale-a-bration reward, but I’ll also send you a FREE package of Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins.   (This is for online orders only, code must be used!  Does not apply to any class or club orders!)

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The Mini Framed Vignette goes together so quickly with the help of the Frightful Tags Dies – from the Frightfully Cute Bundle.  I used the spider web die and the witches hat, and pulled out my Black Glimmer Paper so that it was sparkly and fun!

create these fun halloween projects by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Frightfully Fun Earn Free Product

The sweet little ghost was punched from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper and the Halloween Punch – I love when we can use our punches for both punching out stamped images and with the coordinating DSP.  I stamped the words onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and punched out with the Label Me Fancy Punch.

To finish up this Vignette, I added several Star Adhesive Backed Sequins.  Wouldn’t this be a fun gift for a friend – perfect for a desk, or sitting on a table or windowsill? I love these tiny little framed Vignettes.

create this Halloween Mini Framed Art by Laura Milligan Demonstrator Cute Halloween Frightfully Fun Stampin' Up!

I found this long stick candy several months ago, and used it to create a box for my Christmas in July Class – and when I saw the caramel/chocolate option, I brought it home and recreated the Christmas Box with a Halloween theme!

Did you know you can purchase tutorials for my classes  – just look above on my Blog header and click on Tutorials for Purchase!   The Tutorials feature a photo of each project, along with measurements and a video for each project – so you can stamp right along with me!

I am smitten with the darling little owl die in the Frightful Tags Dies set.  So adorable!   I have her perched on a tree – sitting in from of the moon!  The box is made from Early Espresso cardstock measuring 3 1/4 x 11 inches.  Score at 3/4 and 2 1/2 down the long side, and score at 5 1/8 and 5 7/8 along the short side.

I put the box together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then added a piece of Cajun Craze Designer Series Paper.  Next I added the little details – the tree, the moon, the owl and the words.  Wrapped up with Bumblebee Gingham ribbon – and I think you will agree this makes a pretty cute little treat!

create a cute Halloween Treat Holder Frightfully Fun Bundle by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Demonstrator

I placed a Pale Papaya Gem from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels behind the owl’s eyes to make them sparkly!

Frightfully Fun Treat Holder Halloween Candy Box Laura Milligan Demonstrator

Just a reminder of my ordering special this week for $50 minimum orders- (ends Thursday, Sept. 30). You will enjoy not only a Saleabration Freebie – but also a gift of the Star Adhesive Backed Sequins as an extra thanks from me!


 

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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Joyful Life Cute Piggy Tea Bag Holder

Joyful Life Cute Piggy Tea Bag Holder

joyful life tea holder box by laura milligan stampin up demonstrator earn free product

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!


 

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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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!


 

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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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


 

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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