Perched in a Tree by Stampin’ Up! – A Card Duo!

Perched in a Tree by Stampin’ Up! – A Card Duo!

perched-in-a-tree-bundle-Laura Milligan- Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

For my Facebook Live this week, I wanted to showcase the Perched in a Tree bundle – and specifically the Aspen Tree Dies – because they are now one of the FREE Saleabration Rewards you can select with a qualifying $100 product purchase.  We all love free, right?  These dies are found in the July-December Mini Catalog and are priced at $36 so to get them for free is great!

Watch the video below to see how I made these cards.  They are very different – but from the same bundle –  showing the versatility of these products!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Stampin Up! Perched in a Tree Card Duo

For my first card, I used a Starry Sky card base, and then added a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Basic White.  I ran a piece of the White Glimmer Paper through my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the Aspen Tree die – wanting to create a wintry, snowy look! I also cropped the branch with the White Glimmer Paper.  I mounted this onto the Basic White cardstock – using a lot of dimensionals – making certain this panel would pop!

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The sweet chubby bird was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock, and cropped with the coordinating die. A bit of color was added to the bird with the  “splatter” stamp in the Perched in a Tree stamp set along with some Starry Sky ink.  I inked up the bird, stamped off onto scrap paper and then lightly tapped the stamp to the bird.  This is a great way to add a little color quickly!

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The second card I made uses the Aspen Leaves from the die set – so pretty!  This card has a very soft color palette – Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam and Basic White.  The Designer Paper strips are from the beautiful Splendid Day Specialty Paper.

I used two strips of the Soft Seafoam DSP, and then added a strip of Pool Party Ribbon.  I love the softness that the ribbon adds.

 

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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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Coordinating Envelope with Rings of Love by Stampin’ Up!

Coordinating Envelope with Rings of Love by Stampin’ Up!

I did a quick Facebook Live yesterday to show how easy it is to make a pretty coordinating envelope for a card.  In this case, it coordinates with the card I made on Tuesday.

Watch the video below to see how I made it!

Measurements for the envelope  – 8″ x 9 1/2″

score along the 8″ side at 1/2″ and 6 1/4″

Score along the 9 1/2″ side at 2 1/2″ and 7″

Create a matching envelope to a card with Ringed with Love DSP Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin Facebook Live

I used the Scallop Contour dies to create a label for the front of the envelope. I die cut the same die in both Soft Suede and Basic White.  I cut the scalloped edge off of the white piece and adhered it to the Soft Suede panel.  I thought it was a perfect way to frame the address.

In case you missed it, here is the card I made on Tuesday.

Thinking of You Card Tutorial using Ringed with Nature Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I had some technical difficulties during my Facebook Live on Monday – but luckily was able to keep a recording.  This video shows you how the coordinating card goes together! You can watch the replay to see how to use the Hybrid Embossing folder.

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Stampin Up! Ringed with Nature

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:

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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 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice! 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!

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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Thinking of You – Ringed With Nature from Stampin’ Up!

Thinking of You – Ringed With Nature from Stampin’ Up!

Thinking of You Card Tutorial using Ringed with Nature Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I had some technical difficulties during my Facebook Live yesterday – but luckily was able to keep a recording.  I’m sharing it below! For this Live, I shared the Ringed with Nature Bundle – and the super cool Hybrid Embossing Folder.  There are several ways to use this folder – and each way is easy once you see how it works!

You can watch the replay to see how to use the Hybrid Embossing folder and also how this card goes together:

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Stampin Up! Ringed with Nature

Also featured in my card is the free Saleabration offering- Rings of Love Designer Series Paper.  It coordinates beautifully with the Ringed with Nature bundle.

I am featuring this bundle in my Class to Go – registration ends today!

RINGED WITH NATUE Card Class to Go - Laura Milligan

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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:

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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 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice! 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!

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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Two Cards Using Soft Seedlings from Stampin’ Up!

Two Cards Using Soft Seedlings from Stampin’ Up!

Create these two cards using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

I love fall and while we are in the heat of summer, I enjoyed creating and sharing these cards on this week’s Facebook Live.  You can watch the replay here:

For my first card, I used one of my favorite card layouts – I know I use it frequently! Like most of my cards, I started with a Thick Basic White base.  Then I made the small scallop edge created with the Scallop Contour dies and Crumb Cake card stock.   I added a 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ strip of Rustic Harvest DSP along the right edge of the card front and then layered the Crumb Cake scallop strip on top.

Create this Thinking of You card using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

I stamped the leaf image with Crumb Cake ink onto a panel of Basic White measuring 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.   I used my Bone Folder and the Dark Basic Black Blend to add some splatters to this panel.   I stamped the words in Tuxedo Black ink onto a small Basic White panel and then used my Paper Snips to angle the edge.   I added a double bow made with Linen Thread beneath the word panel and attached this to my card front with dimensionals.  To finish the card, I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Add a little extra touch: Use a piece of Designer Paper and adhere it to the flap of your envelope.  Trim excess – following the lines of the envelope flap and you have made the envelope a little extra special!

Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

For my second card I inked up the leaf image with Pale Papaya ink.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber with Calypso Coral ink and added some ink onto the leaf for some contrast in color.  (You can see me do this in the facebook live video).  This is fun to do and for the leaves you could switch up the inks for a multitude of colors!   Each leaf will turn out a little different – just like in nature.

Create hello card using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

I stamped the leaf image onto a die cut shape from the Seasonal Labels dies.

Again, I started with a Thick Basic White card base and then embossed a panel of Basic White with the Leaf Fall embossing folder.  I added a strip of Splendid Day Specialty Paper along the left edge, as well as a piece of the 7/8″ Natural Finish Ribbon.

Then I attached the leaf panel to the card front.  I stamped “Hello” onto a small circle die shape from the Stylish Labels dies.  These have become a “go to” for me – there are so many great shapes in this set of dies – and in multiple sizes.

To finish the card, I added a Linen Thread bow and a sprinkling of the Champagne Rhinestone gems.

Extra Touch:  I embossed the envelope flap with the Leaf Fall Embossing Folder and then decided to use a Blending Brush and Calypso Coral ink to highlight the embossing. I like how it turned out and my viewers seemed to like it as well!

Hope you have enjoyed these cards today! I really enjoyed making them and sharing them with you!

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:

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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 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice! 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!

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 Parade of Get Well Cards from Friends!

A Parade of Get Well Cards from Friends!

 

Laura Milligan Get Well Cards Received

After my recent foot surgery I was thrilled each day when the mail arrived because it held lots and lots of well wishes from friends and family!  Awe- it was the best! I loved when our mail carrier arrived – I got cards nearly every single day – and I loved every single one!!!  I shared them all on my Facebook Live that I did on Monday – so you can watch the replay below if you’d like to take a look!

I also created a card featuring the Cottage Rose bundle. It was so fun to get back to doing a Live again! I missed it and was so happy to get to reconnect with my followers!  The card features a neutral color palate – which I always like.  The flower image was stamped with Early Espresso Ink onto Crumb Cake card stock and cropped with the Cottage Flower dies which are part of the Cottage Rose Bundle.

Feel Better Real Soon Card with Cottage Rose Bundle - Abigail Rose Suite from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan

I used the beautiful Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper for my card –  it’s so pretty!  I added some splatters of ink on a Very Vanilla panel – to do this, I used the dark Soft Suede Blend and hit it with a bone folder to create the splatters  Quick and easy and it’s a fun way to release some tension!!!

The small panel of “journal” looking dsp was cropped with the Deckled Rectangle dies and also splattered with the Soft Suede Blends.

A Feel Better Real Soon Card with Cottage Rose Bundle - Abigail Rose Suite from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan

I used the Special Edition stamp set to the back of the card – I love this stamp that says “a paper hug” because that’s exactly what a handmade card is!  There are some other really cute stamps in this set too!

Feel Better Real Soon Card a with Cottage Rose Bundle - Abigail Rose Suite from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan

Measurements for this card:

Thick Basic Vanilla – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″; 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Crumb Cake: scrap for stamping/die cutting flower image

Designer Series Paper –  4″ x 5 1/4″, 2″ x 3 1/2″

I’m featuring the Cottage Rose bundle in my Bee Box this month – registration closes on Saturday – so don’t miss out!

LAURA MILLIGAN Cottage Rose Bundle

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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 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice! 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!

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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Paradise with Sunny Splash Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

Paradise with Sunny Splash Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

sunny splash tutorial lcm

I’m loving the Sunny Splash stamp set!  Such fun for summer time stamping!  Happy Monday and hope you enjoy this tutorial for today!

 

 

Measurements:

  • Real Red: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Basic White: 3 ¾” x 5”, 4” x 5 ¼” (inside panel), 1 ¼” x 2” – cut three
  • Designer Series Paper: 3” x 3 ¾”

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Real Red card stock along the score line to create card base.
  2. Use Real Red Ink to stamp the three swimsuits on the 1 ¼” x 2” Basic White panels and then stamp greeting towards bottom right of Basic White 3 ¾” x 5” panel.
  3. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the DSP to the Basic White panel.
  4. Wrap a piece of Real Red 3/8” Mini Ruffled Ribbon to Basic White Panel and secure to the back with Mini Glue Dots. Slip a small piece of Ribbon under the attached piece and tie a knot. Trim ends to desired length.
  5. Adhere this panel to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Position swim suits as shown in photo and attach – popping the center swim suit up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  7. Add a Red Rhinestone to each bathing suit.
  8. Use Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the 4” x 5 ¼” panel to inside of card.

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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 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice! 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!

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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