Wishing you Happiness with Potted Geraniums

Wishing you Happiness with Potted Geraniums

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This card, like the one I shared on my Facebook Live this week,  features the wonderful Potted Geranium Bundle. I created this card to show another color for the geraniums!  Something about red geraniums brings back memories of my mom and dad – and so they are a favorite of mine!

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The card I shared on my facebook live featured the stamped images to create the geraniums – but for this card, I just used the dies with different colors of cardstock – to create both the flowers and the leaves/stems.

Check out the background panel – this is a brand new embossing folder called Painted Posies and I love it!  I finished the card with a bit of black and white ribbon and Designer Series Paper.  The black, white and red colors are always a favorite of mine.

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Measurements:

  • Thick Basic White: 5 ½” x 8 ½”- scored at 4 ¼”,
  • Basic White: 4” square, 1 ¾” x 2 ½”
  • Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper: 1” x 3” – cut 2

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the greeting in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto  the 1 ¾” x 2 ½”  Basic White.
  2. Die cut the greeting with the label from the Geraniums Dies.
  3. Emboss the 4” square panel of Basic White with the Painted Posies Embossing Folder.
  4. Adhere the two strips of Designer Series Paper behind the embossed Painted Posies Panel as shown in photo.
  5. Adhere to the folded card base with Multipurpose Glue.
  6. Use Die Cuts to crop the two colors of card stock for the geraniums (Real Red and Poppy Parade and the two colors of card stock for the leaves (Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz).
  7. Adhere cropped pieces together with glue.
  8. Position onto card front, over the embossed panel with glue.
  9. Attach a small piece of Black and White Gingham Ribbon behind word panel with a dimensional.  Position word panel to card front with additional dimensionals.
  10. To finish, add three Brushed Brass Butterflies as an embellishment.

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

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Valentine, You Make My Heart Go Beep!

Valentine, You Make My Heart Go Beep!

Create this valentines card using the Nuts & Bolts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin

How cute is this heart-holding robot from the Nuts & Bolts Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!?  Pair it with the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper and you have the recipe for an adorable valentine!

GDP327 Theme Challenge - Valentine

My card was inspired by the #GDP327 Theme Challenge!  You can see the details and play along here: Global Design Project

 

Step by Step Tutorial Black and Bee

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 (card base)
  • Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • Basic White Cardstock – 4 x 5 1/4 (die-cut layer), 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 (sentiment), 2 x 2 (image)
  • Real Red Cardstock – 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 (die-cut)

Nuts & Bolts Valentine by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin Earn Free Bees

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 DSP to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Run the large piece of Basic White Cardstock through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Bouquet of Love Heart Die placed in the center.
  4. Adhere the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 DSP below the negative die-cut space with dimensionals.
  5. Adhere to the card with dimensionals.
  6. Crop the Real Red Cardstock with the smaller heart die-cut.  Adhere with dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the robot and sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto  the Basic White Cardstock pieces.  Snip with Paper Snips.
  8. Color the robot with Stampin’ Blends (Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Real Red)
  9. Adhere as shown with dimensionals.
  10. Embellish with Black Classic Matte Dots.

Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

 


 

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Click to view the catalog online

Watch these videos to see products, learn about Sale-A-Bration and more!

Free with $50 Purchase



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!  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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Hello Friend Card with Sale-a-Bration Friendly Hello

Hello Friend Card with Sale-a-Bration Friendly Hello

A Hello Friend Card by Laura Milligan Using Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Free with $100 Purchase

Today’s card introduces you to the Friendly Hello Bundle that can be earned for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration, January – February 28, 20221

Friendly Hello Stamp Set and DSP From Stampin' Up! 159990 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

The Friendly Hello Bundle includes the Friendly Hello Stamp Set and the Friendly Hello 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper. This crafting bundle is a must-have for your collection! The sweet little bird, flowers, and greenery coupled with versatile sentiments are sure to add a touch of grace to your papercrafts over and over again. Some images from the stamp set are designed to be stamped directly onto the paper for a unique look you’ll love.

 

A Hello Friend Card by Laura Milligan Using Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Free with $100 Purchase Ends February 28

Step by Step Tutorial Black and Bee

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock- 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 (card base)
  • Basic White Cardstock – 3 1/2 x 2
  • Basic Black Cardstock – 3 3/4 x 5 (layer), 3 3/4 x 1 3/8 (sentiment)
  • Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 (layer), 5 1/2 x 2 3/8 (envelope)

A Hello Friend Card by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin Using Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Free with $100 Purchase

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Basic White Thick Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Adhere the DSP to the Basic Black Cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and to the card base with Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the Basic Black Cardstock.  Heat Emboss with White Embossing Powder. Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Stamp the flowers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the Basic White Cardstock.  Color with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  Snip closely with Paper Snips. Adhere with Dimensionals. Use Paper Snips to remove the overhang.
  5. Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Basic Borders die to crop the DSP to decorate the envelope flap. Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  6. Embellish with Black Classic Matte Dots.

Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial

 


 

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year. It’s overflowing with opportunities for customers, and filled with fun for everyone! During Sale-A-Bration,  you can earn free, exclusive products for every $50 USD and $100 USD you spend. And, you can enjoy unique, unbeatable benefits when you host a party or join the Stampin’ Up! family!

Click to view the catalog online

Watch these videos to see products, learn about Sale-A-Bration and more!

Free with $50 Purchase



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!  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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Valentine’s Card with Stampin’ Up! Heart Punch Pack!

Valentine’s Card with Stampin’ Up! Heart Punch Pack!

Create this Valentines card using the Heart Punch Pack and Playful Alphabet from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin - Bouquet of Love Hybrid Dies

This simple NO STAMPS Valentine’s Card uses heart punches and dies.  The Real Red heart in the center is from the all-new Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder Set.  You can buy it as a bundle with the coordinating stamp set (Love & Happiness Bundle | 157642) for $45.75 or purchase on its own (shown below).  It is currently on LOW INVENTORY.  So if you want it to create Valentine’s, snag it soon! 

Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder From Stampin' Up! Shop Online with Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

Love is the focus with the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder. We’ve made the heart the center of the embossing folder. And then we’ve upped the love with the coordinating dies. In addition to hearts, you’ll also get flowers and labels to increase what you can do. Use the embossing folder and dies together to create beautiful, heartfelt projects for any love-themed occasion.

* 1 folder: 6″ x 6-1/4″ (15.2 x 15.9 cm)
* 9 dies, largest die: 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (7 x 6.4 cm)
* Use with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Create this Valentines card using the Heart Punch Pack and Playful Alphabet from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin - Bouquet of Love Hybrid

Step by Step Tutorial Black and Bee

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 (card base), 6 x 6 (punches and dies)
  • Real Red Cardstock – 5 1/2 x 3 (scalloped border), 4 x 4 (punches and dies)
  • Basic White Cardstock –  5 1/2 x 2 1/2 (layer), 7 x 2 1/2 (punch)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 5 1/2 x 2 (layer), 5 3/4 x 2 1/4 (envelope flap)

Create this Valentines card with the Heart Punch Pack and Playful Alphabet from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, Id Rather Bee Stampin - Bouquet of Love Hybrid Dies

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Bermuda Bay Cardstock in half and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  2. Crop the Real Red Cardstock with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Penned Flowers Die. (Two Pieces)
  3. Adhere to the edges of the Basic White Layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Adhere the DSP layer to the Basic White layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  6. Use the Heart Punch Pack to crop the scalloped (Bermuda Bay, Real Red) and straight (Basic White) hearts.  Adhere together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. Adhere to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.
  8. Crop the Real Red heart with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Bouquet of Love Hybrid die.
  9. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Embellish with Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
  11. Adhere the DSP to the flap of the Basic White Medium Envelope with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Click to Save the Bee Creative Tutorial



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!  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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