2 Days Left to Earn Berry Blessings for Free

2 Days Left to Earn Berry Blessings for Free

Sale-a-Bration Ends February 28, 2021 Laura Milligan, Earn Free Bees Too!

Saleabration ends on Sunday!!!  Don’t miss out on your chance to get some free product with your qualifying order!  Today I am sharing two cards I made yesterday in my Facebook Live Take 2!    These cards feature the gorgeous Berry Blessings stamp set and Berry Delightful DSP.   You can get both of these for FREE with a qualifying $100 order.

Berry Blessings Card Duo Laura Milligan Id Rather Bee Stampin' (1)

Here’s the recording of my Facebook Live Take 2 where I make these cards!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Berry

I love the detail in the stamps.   And the paper – it’s just to die for!

create this Berry Blessings card by Laura Milligan, Stampin' Up! Saleabration Earn for Free

My Blueberry card is a fun fold.

create this Berry Blessings card by Laura Milligan, Stampin' Up! Saleabration Earn for Free

The raspberry card really showcases the beauty of the dsp when combined with the coordinating stamps.  There are also great word stamps in this set.

create this beautiful card featuring the Berry Blessings bundle through Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan demonstrator

create this beautiful card Berry Blessings Saleabration Reward by Laura Milligan, Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Free Product

Don’t miss out on your chance to earn this stunning paper and stamp set for free – the last day to qualify is Sunday, Feb. 28th.

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!  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 Days Left to Earn Paper Blooms DSP for Free

3 Days Left to Earn Paper Blooms DSP for Free

Sale-a-Bration Ends February 28, 2021 Laura Milligan, Earn Free Bees Too!

My post today showcases a beautiful slimline “triple fold” card –  and features the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper that can be earned free with a $50 product order during Saleabration.   Saleabration ends this coming Sunday, Feb. 28 – so don’t miss out on your chance to get some great free product!

My card also uses the In Bloom Bundle from our January – June Mini Catalog.   This bundle coordinates with the Paper Blooms DSP.  I made a video to show how this card goes together.

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Tri-Fold Slimline Card

The flowers and leaves are cropped from the DSP – and I love that the dies all have stitching!

create this slimline card with Berry Blessings bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, demonstrator I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

Below is the second panel –  I attached the circle with the stamped words onto this panel.

create this slimline card with Berry Blessings bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, demonstrator I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

And the inside view:

create this slimline card with Berry Blessings bundle from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, demonstrator I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

My video also includes instructions for a matching envelope – I love to make these and they really aren’t hard at all.   Hope you will give it a try!

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!  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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5 Days Left to Earn Sale-a-Bration Products for Free

5 Days Left to Earn Sale-a-Bration Products for Free

Sale-a-Bration Ends February 28, 2021 Laura Milligan, Earn Free Bees Too!

In my Facebook Live on Monday, I shared two cards featuring two different Saleabration products that are free with a $50 order – the beautiful Heal Your Heart stamp set and the Field and Floral DSP.

Heal Your Heart Stamp Set Laura Milligan

Flower & Field DSP Laura Milligan

Create this hand stamped card with Fine Art Floral DSP and Heal Your Heart Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Laura Milligan, I'd Rathe Bee Stampin', Million Dollar Achiever

The first card I shared was the beautiful Heal Your Heart Stamp set paired it with the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.   Does this card look familiar to you?  I copied it directly out of the Saleabration brochure – it is simple and very elegant looking!    Our catalogs are a source of amazing project ideas – don’t be afraid to use them in your crafting!

If you missed my FB Live, you can watch it on replay below!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Facebook Live

I LOVE the font used in the Heal Your Heart stamp set –  for this card I stamped it in Night of Navy on a Basic White Stitched Circle.

Create this card with the Fine Art Floral Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, demonstrator, I'd Rather Bee Stampin'

The second card featured the Flower and Field DSP –  I punched 1 1/2″ circles from the DSP and added them to my card front.  I used the largest Stitched with Whimsy Dies to create a stitched border around the card front.

create this card with the Flower and Field Designer Series Paper and Daisy Punch from Stampin' Up! by Laura Milligan, Demonstrator

I pulled out my new favorite tool – the Blending Brushes – and added some Pool Party ink to my daisy – pulling this idea from the DSP – the daisys have a touch of Pool Party towards the center.   I love the colors in this card and in the DSP – it sure brings a touch of sunshine to my day – and hope it brightened your day as well!

create this card with Stampin' Up! products by Laura Milligan, demonstrator, I'd Rathe Bee Stampin' Earn Free Bees

 

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!  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 True Love Card Holder! A Great Gift!

A True Love Card Holder! A Great Gift!

Life is Better With a Friend Like You

This week I’ve been sharing different ways to use the True Love DSP – of course you can switch up these ideas by using any DSP you have in your stash.

Today’s project makes a great gift – a card holder for four cards (you could easily make six and they would fit!)

True Love Designer Series Paper, My Top Pick, Laura Milligan, Shop Online 154281 _ $11.50

The holder uses an Acetate Card Box. I simply cut it in half at four inches to create two pockets- one for the cards and one for the envelopes.

You can watch my Facebook Live Take 2 to see how easily this goes together! Enjoy!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! True Love DSP Card Holder

MEASUREMENTS: 

Cut two 4 1/2 x8 3/4 pieces of Basic Black Cardstock. Score at 1 1/2.
The top strip is 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, Bottom is 3/4 x 3 5/8

Petal Pink Cardstock 4 1/4 x51/2

True Love DSP- Dot – 2 1/2 x 5 1/4
True Love DSP – Stripe – 1 1/2 x 5 1/4

Here are a few photos of the cardholder!    The first one is opened up showing both sides.  Envelopes on one side, cards on the other!

Life is Better With a Friend Like You Card Holder, Inside

Here’s a closeup of the cards slipped into the 1/2 Acetate Card Box! As you can see there is room for more if you wanted to do a set of six!

Life is Better With a Friend Like You Card Holder, Inside Card Holder

Here’s a closeup of the envelope side.  Each envelope flap is decorated with coordinating True Love Designer Series Paper DSP.

Life is Better With a Friend Like You Card Holder, Inside Envelope Holder

Here’s a look at the four cards in the gif pack!  All decorated with the beautiful black and white True Love Designer Series Paper with a pop of Petal Pink, embellishments and ribbon!

Life is Better With a Friend Like You Card Holder, Cards

 

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!  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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My Top Picks Day 2:  Sand & Sea Suite Collection

My Top Picks Day 2: Sand & Sea Suite Collection

Bee Line Graphic

Most Favorite Sand and Sea Suite Collection from Stampin' Up!

As soon as I saw the newest January-June Catalog, I knew this set would be my favorite! I LOVE the beach – and this suite brings my love of the beach all together in a beautiful collection!

Sand & Sea Suite Collection

Sand and sea. It’s the perfect recipe for all things summery, fun, and relaxing. Start with the basics: stamped images, pretty paper. Add fun embellishments for a final touch, and your handmade cards and scrapbook pages are complete! You’ll love what you can do with this beachy collection. This suite collection is also available in French.

The Sand & Sea Suite Collection includes:
* Friends Are Like Seashells Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Seaside Seashell Dies
* Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper
* Pearlescent Specialty Paper
* Shimmering Shells Stickers
* Seashells 3D Embossing Folder
* Opal Rounds

Product colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, So Saffron

These are the two cards I made yesterday on my Facebook Live –  if you don’t follow me on facebook, please do!  I go live every Monday afternoon at 1 pm EST.   Link to my page: https://www.facebook.com/idratherbeestampin

Sand and Sea Suite Card Duo Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

You can watch my Facebook Live by clicking the graphic below.

The first card I made couldn’t be simpler! But it is stunning in person!  I used the Pearlescence Specialty Paper – embossed it first with the Seashells 3-D embossing folder, and then cropped it with the Seaside Seashells Dies.   I find it easier to emboss first – and then position the die over the embossed shells for accurate placement.

FB Live Seashells Card 1

I experimented with positioning the Pearlescent die cut over different colors of cardstock, but the Basic White was my favorite.  I stamped and cropped the sand dollar and added the words, and finished the card with some loops of Linen Thread and Opal Rounds.

FB Live Seashells Card 1 Closeup

My next card highlighted more products – the Designer Series Paper, 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in Seaside Spray tucked behind a panel of Seaside Spray, and the Seabed embossing folder.

FB Live Seashells Card 2

I combined these two designer papers to create the look of a beach – the water rolling in over the sand and seashells.  I tore the blue paper to create a look of the water washing in.

FB Live Seashells Card 2 Closeup

Hope you enjoy today’s projects!  Thanks for stopping by!

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My Top Picks Day 1:  Fine Art Floral Suite Collection

My Top Picks Day 1: Fine Art Floral Suite Collection

Bee Line Graphic

The Fine Art Floral Suite was an easy pick as the “most beautiful” suite in our January – June Mini Catalog!  The products in this suite are just gorgeous!  From the beautiful “hand painted” designer paper, to the beautiful floral stamps and many word stamps to the gorgeous acetate sheets – this is a collection not to be missed!

I created several projects with this suite on my Facebook Live this week – and I am sharing them with you now!

You can watch my Facebook Live by clicking the graphic below.

First up were some super simple cards – these fit the bill when you need to get a card into the mail “pronto!”  For these cards, you simply cut the Designer Series Paper to a 3″ x 4″ panel – and mount onto a coordinating color of card stock measuring 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.  Adhere this panel to a card front and add your greeting, and you have your card!  When the paper is as stunning as the Fine Art Floral DSP is, you really don’t need much more than that for a quick, yet beautiful card!

The next card I created shows several products from the suite – the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, the Designer Paper with the Golden Garden Designer Series Specialty Acetate.  The Acetate really makes a striking addition to the DSP!

Fine Art Floral Sorry Card by Laura Milligan

The last card I created is a fun and different shape!   It’s always fun to change things up a bit – and that’s what this card does!  I used a narrow panel of Thick Basic White as my card base – 2 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2.  I cut two panels of DSP measuring 2 x 5 1/4 – one for the card front and one for the inside of the card.

I used the largest circle and scallop circle from the Layering Circle Dies – cutting two scallop circles in Old Olive, one circle in Whisper White and one circle in the Acetate.  (tip: the Acetate comes with a thin layer of “saran” on it – be sure to remove it before you add it to your card.)

I used a full size card base to position the floral image – making sure it fit inside the dimensions of a standard card to ensure that it would fit in a regular sized envelope for mailing.

Fine Art Floral Suite Collection by Stampin' Up! Skinny Card by Laura Milligan

Here’s the inside view of the card:

Fine Art Floral Suite Collection by Stampin' Up! Skinny Card by Laura Milligan

 

To finish the card, I added a knot of the Fine Art 3/8″ ribbon and a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

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