6 Different Ways to Dress Up Your Envelopes!

6 Different Ways to Dress Up Your Envelopes!

For my Facebook Live yesterday, I shared 6 different ways to dress up your envelopes!  When you take the time to create a beautiful card for someone, be sure to add a little something to make the envelope special as well!  Hope these ideas will inspire you to do just that!

I am offering an ordering special this week -scroll down to the end of my post to find out how you can receive a FREE Package of Basic White Envelopes from me!

The first envelope is one of our Clear Envelopes – did you know you can mail a card in these?  Such fun to receive something like this in the mail – with a view of the card inside!   My friend says “the mail carrier will enjoy it too!”

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Here is the recording of my Facebook Live – please watch and enjoy!

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Envelope #2 that I created is a stamped frame that coordinates beautifully with my card featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle.   Simply stamp your leaves all the way around the perimeter of the envelope to create a bright, color coordinated frame.

Envelope Idea #2 by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Earn Free Product

Envelope #3 was created with the In Bloom embossing folder – just slip your envelope into an embossing folder and zip it through your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine to create this beauty!   I added a coordinating label cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies – attached with Liquid Glue.  This creates the perfect spot to add the name and address of the lucky recipient.

Ways to Dress Up Your Envelope - Laura Milligan, Demonstrator Stampin' Up! Emboss Envelope

Envelope #4 was created using the Basic Borders dies – the flap of the envelope mimics the “hill” I created on this card –  Don’t miss the Basic Borders dies – they are awesome for both cards………..and envelope flaps!

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Envelope #5 was created with the Rectangle Stitched Dies and the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper – a free Saleabration reward!!  I used 2 Rectangle dies, zipped them through my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and created a frame.  Simply attach to your envelope front with a good amount of Liquid Glue.  Another way to attach the frame, would be to adhere a piece of the Adhesive Sheet to the back of the DSP before cropping the frame, and attach it that way.

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And envelope #6 was super simple – I stamped the sparrow, and then used a 3″ x 4″ rectangle as a template to draw little dashes and dots that will frame the name/address of the recipient.

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I hope you have enjoyed these ideas – which is your favorite? I’d love to know!   These are all quite simple ideas, but will take your beautifully created hand stamped cards to a new level!

In the spirit of kicking your envelopes up a notch, I am offering an ordering special for online orders placed now through this Friday, Sept. 24th.  Place a $50 product order, and not only will you earn a FREE Saleabration reward, I’ll also send you a FREE packages of our Basic White envelopes.   (This is for online orders only, code must be used!  Does not apply to any class or club orders!)

 

 


 

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Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Bundle Fall Card Duo

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Bundle Fall Card Duo

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it’s that time of year – seems hard to believe but as I was out on my morning walk today, there were leaves starting to change color and falling from the trees!   I love fall!  Do you?   I made the two cards shown above in yesterday’s Facebook Live.  Scroll down to see the recording!

If you love fall as I do, then you don’t want to miss out on my current Card Class To Go!  It’s a beauty!

Gorgeous Leaves Card Class to Go - Laura Milligan

Registration CLOSES TOMORROW, September 15 for my Gorgeous Leaves Card Class to Go!  Click here for details and to register!

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.

Which do you prefer?  The Very Vanilla card of the Basic White?  It seems like the consensus on the FB Live comments was that most preferred the Very Vanilla!

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This card goes together quickly – just a few stamped images and then a quick zip through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine – Timeworn Texture is the one I used – and the card is almost completed!  The addition of the small word panel, a die cut leaf and some ribbon and a bit of bling finishes it up!

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My second card features a Soft Succulent Color Palate – it’s just soft and pretty and a nice Sympathy card!  I mixed Very Vanilla and Basic White for this card – and I really like that look!

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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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Fun Fold Pocket Card with Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Penned DSP

Fun Fold Pocket Card with Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Penned DSP

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For my Facebook Live on Wednesday, I shared two projects to showcase the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper.  It is part of our current Saleabration offering and is free with a $50 product order!   This paper’s name suits it well – it really is beautiful- who doesn’t like a black and white combo!?  I know I do!

Beautifully Penned DSP From Stampin' Up! 156630 Cards by Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin

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

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My first card was very simple – I added strips of the Designer Series Paper  (3 3/4″ x 1″) onto a Basic White rectangle (4″ x 3 1/2″).

The coneflower was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a large circle cropped from the Layering Circle dies.   The words I used are from a set called Inspired Thoughts – this is a great word set that I just recently discovered in our Annual Catalog!  I love it because it has sentiments for various occasions/needs – birthday, sympathy, get well, even Christmas – and there are sentiments for both the outside message and inside message for a card.

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This card is so simple to create – but sometimes those are the best cards!

The next project I made was a pocket card -also with the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper.  I also used another Saleabration reward on this card –  the Delicate Dahlias stamp set – this is a large stamp set and is free during Saleabration with a $100 qualifying product order. Its images are gorgeous and the word stamps in the set and really nice as well.  I used Pale Papaya cardstock and ink to add some color to the Beautifully Penned black/white palette.

You will want to watch the replay of the FB Live to se how this card goes together.

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The small card fits right into the pocket of this card layout.

create a pocket card with Delicate Dahlias and Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper by Laura Milligan, demonstrator

I love that the smaller card shows both sides of the Beautifully Penned DSP.   I added a greeting from the Delicate Dahlias set, as well as the small flower to the inside of this smaller card.

delicate dahlias pocket card by Laura Milligan demonstrator, Stampin' Up! Saleabration Free Rewards

Measurements for the Pocket Card:

Thick Basic White  – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base; 3 1/2″ x 4″ – rectangle – you will cut diagonally to create pocket; large scrap to crop Dahlia after stamping; 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ – inside panel of small card

Pale Papaya- 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ small card; large scrap for cropping circle

DSP:  4″ x 5 1/4″ – marked with a pencil at 1 1/2″ from top left side and at 1″ from bottom right corner; 3″ x 8″ scored at 4″, small strip 3″ x 1/2″  (refer to the Facebook Live to see how I did this)

Hope you enjoy these projects and that you will try a pocket card!


 

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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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Gift Card and Card Created with the Joyful Life Stamp Set

Gift Card and Card Created with the Joyful Life Stamp Set

Joyful Life Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card Duo by Laura Milligan Earn Free Bees

For my Facebook Live on Monday, I shared two projects to showcase the darling Joyful Life stamp set from our July- December Mini Catalog.

My first project is a gift card holder (perfect for a coffee gift card), and the second project is a card.

Joyful Life is such a cute set!

Joyful Life Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail Joyful Life Card Duo

The first card I made is actually a gift card holder!  The base for my gift card holder is a card and envelope from our Notecards and Envelopes package (20 cards and envelopes to a package).   I cut down the front flap of the card to leave 2 1/4″ remaining at the bottom – and closed up the edges with Tear and Tape to create a pocket to hold the gift card.
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I used a small piece of paper from the new Kraft 6″ x 6″ Paper Pack and used Crumb Cake Ink to stamp some leaves around the edges, and attached it to the front of the pocket.
I cut a 3″ square from the Regals Designer Series Paper stack and attached it to the back panel of the card.
I stamped the cute little Pig in Tuxedo Memento Black ink onto a die cut from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and added color with Stampin’ Blends.  For the glasses – I just made them shimmer with my Wink of Stella!  Glitter in a brush – what’s not to love about that!!  Although my photo doesn’t show the sparkle,the glasses are quite sparkly in person!
I had an extra strip of the Cajun Craze DSP and added it to the flap of my envelope.
Joyful Life Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan Earn Free Bees
My next card showcases the darling Bear and Bunny – doesn’t this just make you smile?   I created the hill with the Basic Border Dies and a piece of Pear Pizazz Designer Series Paper from the Subtles DSP Stack.
I used the Sheep Dies that are FREE with a $50 product order during Saleabration – no sheep on this card – but I love the sun and the pennant dies from the Sheep dies!
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I used my Stampin’ Blends to add color to the image – and if you watch the replay of my FB Live, I had my dear and super talented friend, Rene’ share how she uses the blends to add color to this image.   Thanks, Rene’!!!
Joyful Life Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card created by Laura Milligan Earn Free Bees
Don’t miss out on this super cute set!!  Make a card with this set, send it off to a friend and you will make their day!!!

 

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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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Another Gorgeous Blackberry Beauty

Another Gorgeous Blackberry Beauty

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For my Facebook Live yesterday, I made a very easy card, but I think it is strikingly beautiful! Once again, I relied on the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper, and coordinating bundle.

I used one of the pieces of DSP  (one of my favorites from the DSP Pack!) and cut it to fit my card front with just a hint of the Early Espresso card base showing.  (DSP is  cut 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″)

The beautiful gold sprigs are from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack – What a great pack of bits and bobs to add to our cards!  The sprigs I used are already die cut – all you need to do is pop them out.   Don’t miss this Ephemera Pack – it’s a great compliment to the suite!

I used the small label from the Tasteful Labels dies for my words, and the darling sparrow is from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set/bundle.  It is such a beautiful stamp – so much detail in that little sparrow!  As a bird lover, I am smitten!   Both are stamped with Early Espresso ink.

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

Here’s a closer look at the sparrow – isn’t she a beauty?   The Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle includes the stamp and a die cut for cropping her.

create a beautiful card with the Blackberry Beauty Suite from Stampin' Up! by Laura Milligan
Hope you enjoyed today’s card!   It was very easy to create, but so pretty!

 

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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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Card Duo Using the Blackberry Beauty Suite

Card Duo Using the Blackberry Beauty Suite

Blackberry Beauty Suite by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Millgian Facebook Live Tutorial

For my Facebook Live on Monday, I shared two cards with the beautiful Blackberry Beauty Suite. One very simple card  that really just showcases the Designer Series Paper.  Like I always say, when the paper is so gorgeous, you really don’t need to add much to it when creating a card!   I used the DSP as my card base – also great because you can see BOTH sides of the paper! You have to try it!

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

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Blackberry Beauty Suite by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Millgian Facebook Live Tutorial Inside of Card
My second card was a stepped up version using the beautiful products in this suite! So pretty, yes?  I used the Basic Borders dies for the first time – really love them!
Blackberry Beauty Suite by Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Millgian Facebook Live Tutorial People are Likeable
I added several stamped images that I had die cut and also some leaves cut with the Gold Shimmer Vellum – they are so pretty in person – the photo doesn’t really do them justice!
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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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