Sneak Peek Stampin’ Up! Products – Facebook Live!

Sneak Peek Stampin’ Up! Products – Facebook Live!

Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! 2021-2023 In Color and New Product Samples - Id Rather Bee Stampin' Facebook Live

My Facebook Live this week featured a peek at our new In Colors!   Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia.  I am loving these new colors – and how beautifully they coordinate with each other.  They are so soft and pretty.

If you missed my Facebook Live, you can watch the replay below! I kept my cards pretty simple – and each one features one of the new In Colors –  Inks, Designer Series Paper, Gems and Ribbons.   I used Stampin’ Blends on two of the cards.

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - In Color and New Products Facebook Live

My cards also featured a new bundle from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – the bundle is the Flowers of Friendship Bundle and features the stamp set and the Flower and Leaves punch.

Pale Papaya –

Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! 2021-2023 In Color Little Card Big Thanks - Id Rather Bee Stampin' Facebook Live

Fresh Freesia –

Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! 2021-2023 In Color Little Card Big Thanks Fresh Freesia - Id Rather Bee Stampin' Facebook Live

Soft Succulent –

Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! 2021-2023 In Color Soft Succulent and New Product Samples - Id Rather Bee Stampin' Facebook Live

Polished Pink –

Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! 2021-2023 In Color Polished Pink and New Product Samples - Id Rather Bee Stampin' Facebook Live

and Evening Evergreen –

Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! 2021-2023 In Color Evening Evergreen and New Product Samples - Id Rather Bee Stampin' Facebook Live

Don’t miss out on my April Bee Box featuring some of the cutest cards I think I’ve ever made!   If you are a dog lover, or have a friend who is a dog lover, or just want to stamp some super cute, fun cards, then this class is for you!   Details below:


LAURA MILLIGAN BEE BOX April 2021 - $35

Hot Diggity Dog! I can’t wait to share my Bee Box for April featuring the Hot Dog stamp set!  It is one of the cutest classes I think I have ever offered!  The class to go includes a set of 6 cards sure to bring a smile to your face!  That means you will have 6 different ideas for this set!

Are you a dog lover? You NEED this class! 

SEE THE DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE: https://lauramilligan.com/2021/04/my-april-2021-bee-box-hot-dog-adorable-cards.html

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Friendly Flamingo Card Duo – Facebook Live Take Two!

Friendly Flamingo Card Duo – Facebook Live Take Two!

Friendly Flamingo Cards Laura Milligan Facebook Live Take Two April 22 2021

I created two more cards with the Friendly Flamingo Bundle for my Facebook Live Take 2 yesterday.  The first is a slim line car and the second is an easel card.  You can watch the replay by clicking below!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Friendly Flamingo Facebook Live Take Two

slimline Friendly Flamingo Card by Laura Milligan

MEASUREMENTS:  Card One:

  • Thick Basic White Base – 7 x 8 1/2, scored at 3 1/2
  • DSP –  blue :  3 1/4 x 8 1/4;  sand:  1 1/2 x 8 1/4 – tear along long side; use a small piece to create a sandy look on the inside of the card as well
  • Flirty Flamingo – use pieces of cardstock to cut out six flamingos and wings
  • Basic Black – small pieces to attach behind the flamingos for the eyes

Friendly Flamingo Slimline Card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Adhere Basic Black cardstock behind the flamingos for the eyes.  Some will be facing left, some right – so glue the black cardstock on the appropriate side for the eyes.  I did this with Tombo Liquid glue – you really just need a small drop or two.
  2. Tear the strip of “sand” DSP and attach to the blue DSP.
  3. Adhere the Flamingos to the DSP – facing different directions as shown in the photo.
  4. Emboss the wings with the Forever Greenery Embossing folder and your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine, and adhere the wings with Tombo Liquid Glue.
  5. Attach a Black/White Baker’s Twine bow to one of the flamingos with a glue dot.
  6. Stamp You’re Outstanding onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and crop with the Ornate Frame die.  Attach to card front with dimensionals.
  7. For the inside of the card, tear a small strip of the “sand” DSP and attach to inside panel of card.  Add a flamingo with Tombo Liquid glue.

Friendly Flamingo Easel Card by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up!

The second card is an Easel card – it’s fun to make and quite easy!

MEASUREMENTS:  Card Two:

  • Melon Mambo –  4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (card base),  3 x 8 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4
  • DSP:  cut two strips 1 1/4 x 4
  • Blushing Bride:  2 3/4 x 4 1/8; 1 3/4 x 2 3/4
  • Basic White: 2 5/8 x 4; 1 1/2 x 2 1/2, small piece for flower headpiece

Friendly Flamingo Card Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Earn Free Product

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Attach the two strips of DSP to each side of the Melon Mambo card base.
  2. Attach the large strip of Melon Mambo cardstock to card base – centering over the two DSP strips.  Place the scored part of this strip on top.
  3. Stamp the flamingo with Melon Mambo ink onto Basic White panel.  Stamp the words and flowers onto the small piece of Whisper White panel, and use Daffodil Delight ink to stamp the small flowers and crop them with the coordinating die.
  4. Layer the flamingo panel onto the Blushing Bride panel and attach to the lower half of the scored Melon Mambo piece.  Avoid putting adhesive on the top half of the flamingo as it will prevent the top section from folding back to form the easel.
  5. Adhere the Daffodil Delight Flowers to the Flamingo’s head with a dimensional.
  6. Layer the word panel onto the Blushing Bride panel and attach to card front with dimensionals.
  7. To finish the card, add the dot and the Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow.   If you have any questions, please watch the video for clarification!

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LAURA MILLIGAN BEE BOX April 2021 - $35

Hot Diggity Dog! I can’t wait to share my Bee Box for April featuring the Hot Dog stamp set!  It is one of the cutest classes I think I have ever offered!  The class to go includes a set of 6 cards sure to bring a smile to your face!  That means you will have 6 different ideas for this set!

Are you a dog lover? You NEED this class! 

SEE THE DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE: https://lauramilligan.com/2021/04/my-april-2021-bee-box-hot-dog-adorable-cards.html

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Friendly Flamingo Card Duo – Facebook Live!

Friendly Flamingo Card Duo – Facebook Live!

 

Friendly-Flamingo-Bundle Hand-stamped-card-by-Laura-Milligan-Stampin-Up-demonstrator

I will be sharing projects using the Friendly Flamingo Bundle this week – and to start, here are two cards I made yesterday on my Facebook Live.   These flamingos just make me happy – they are fresh and fun!   If you missed my Facebook Live, you can watch the replay below!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Friendly Flamingo Cards

First up was a super simple card –  I used the largest die in the Stitched with Whimsy Dies set- don’t miss them in the January – June catalog – they are a great and easy way to add some detail to your cards.

For the flamingos, I used Flirty Flamingo cardstock and for the center flamingo, I used my favorite polka dot pattern of Flirty Flamingo in the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortments – Brights.  These paper assortments are all retiring – I am going to miss this polka dot pattern!

Make this hand stamped card with Friendly Flamingo Bundle and Stitched Whimsy Dies Laura Milligan Demonstrator Stampin' Up!

 

MEASUREMENTS:  Card One – You’re Outstanding

  • Basic White Thick – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4;1/2 x 2 for word panel
  • Pieces of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and Flirty Flamingo Polka Dot pattern from the Brights DSP Stack
  • Small pieces of Basic Black cardstock for eyes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Use the largest Stitched with Whimsy Die to add some stitching to the card front.
  2. Crop the three flamingos and wings with the Flamingo dies with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.
  3. Use Tombo Liquid Glue to adhere a small piece of Basic Black cardstock onto the back of the flamingos – for the eyes.
  4. Adhere flamingos to card front with Tombo Liquid Glue. Add wings with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp words with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the word panel and use paper snips to angle the end.
  6. Tie a bow with Black and White Baker’s Twine and adhere behind words with a glue dot.
  7. Position word panel/bow onto card front with a dimensional.   Tip:  the “bulk” of the bow will raise the left side of the word panel enough that a dimensional won’t be needed on that end.  You’ll only need to use a dimensional on the right-hand side of the word panel.  Quick and easy card!

 

Friendly Flamingo Hand stamped card by Laura Milligan Stampin Up! demonstrator

 

For the second card, I stamped the flamingo with Flirty Flamingo Ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and cropped it with the coordinating die. I love all the detail in this flamingo stamp!  I wanted to create a feel of the tropics and pull in some greenery, so I used the retiring Forever Greenery DSP.

MEASUREMENTS:  Card Two:  Hoping Your Day is as Amazing as You Are

  • Flirty Flamingo- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Basic White:  4 x 5 1/2 for rectangle; 4 1/4 x 3 for flamingo; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4
  • Forever Greenery DSP:  striped piece 3 1/2 x 3/4; two strips for the leaves.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Stamp the flamingo onto the Basic White panel and crop with coordinating die.  Crop the Stitched Rectangle from the Basic White panel.
  2. Adhere the Basic White panel to the inside of the card.
  3. Use two strips of the Forever Greenery DSP in pattern shown in photo and cut two of the leaf/stems.
  4. Adhere the striped piece of DSP to cardfront with Stampin’ Seal.
  5. Use Tombo Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves to the stitched rectangle.  Adhere Flamingo with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Adhere the Rectangle panel to the card front with Stampin’ Seal or Tombo Liquid Glue.
  7. To finish the card, embellish with three Elegant Faced Gems. I used the pink – but any of them would work.

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Vintage Feel Masculine Cards with Soar Confidently Facebook Live!

Vintage Feel Masculine Cards with Soar Confidently Facebook Live!

create this vintage masculine card with soar confidently stamp set Laura Milligan Demonstrator Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the Soar Confidently Stamp Set in our January-June Mini Catalog?  I think it is easily overlooked and shouldn’t be! It’s a great set – and of course has a masculine feel – and I know we all are always looking for a great masculine stamp set.

I created two cards in my Facebook Live Take 2 yesterday using the Soar Confidently Stamp set – I love the vintage feel of this set, especially when combined with the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This beautiful paper is on our Last Chance list – and is on sale at a great price!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Vintage Masculine

For my first card, I used Merry Merlot ink and stamped directly onto a piece of the Designer Series Paper.  My words were stamped on a cropped Stitched Square die from the Stitched Shape dies.  The Stitched Shape dies are on our Last Chance list as well and seeing them on that list has caused much sadness !   If you haven’t purchased them yet, don’t hesitate!   They are a “go to” set of dies for many of us!

soar confidently by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan Demonstrator Masculine Hand Stamped Card

My next card features the Hot Air Balloon image which I stamped with Misty Moonlight Ink and then cut out with my Paper Snips.  I layered them onto one of my favorite pieces of DSP from the World of Good DSP – the map!

make this hand stamped card Soar Confidently Laura Milligan Demonstrator Free Product

I added three strips of DSP and stamped and punched my words with the Double Oval punch.   This has been on back order for awhile but is now available again! YAY!

create this handmade card with Soar Confidently Masculine Cards Laura Milligan

Just a reminder that my Snail Mail Class to Go registration period is coming to a close – Registration ends on Sunday, April 11.  This is a great class – perfect for all levels of stampers!  I’d love to have you join in!

Card Class to Go Snail Mail

Registration is open from now to April 11 for my Snail Mail  Class to Go!  See the details and register by clicking the post below: 

Snail Mail Card Class To-Go Registration is OPEN!

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Peony Garden Suite Collection Facebook Live!

Peony Garden Suite Collection Facebook Live!

Peony Garden Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Card by Laura Milligan, Million Dollar Sales Achiever, Free Bees

Yesterday on my Facebook Live, I shared a few projects focusing on some retiring product!   I showcased the gorgeous Prized Peony Bundle – it’s one of my favorites in our current catalog!   The stamp set and dies will be carrying over to the new Annual Catalog – however not at the bundled savings of 10%.   Also not carrying over is the beautiful Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. It’s even reduced in price as part of our “Last Chance List!”    I love this paper so much and how it works so well with the Prized Peony Bundle, that I ordered a couple extra packs for my personal stash!

Below is the recording of my facebook live – I had a technical glitch at the beginning, but it worked itself out!  The recording will walk you through both projects I made yesterday, including how to assemble the large, dimensional peony.

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Peony Garden Suite Handmade Cards

I also used the Playful Alphabet dies for my words on both cards.   I was mistaken in saying that these dies were retiring – the good news is that they aren’t!   They are such fun and are so versatile – you can see on my projects I used both the negative and positive die cuts!

Hugs Card using the Peony Garden Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan, Free Bees

Isn’t this a beautiful stamped image? I love all the subtle detail.

Laura Milligan. Hugs card created with Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. Million Dollar Sales Achiever (1)

 

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Oh Snap! Facebook Live Take 2!

Oh Snap! Facebook Live Take 2!

Oh Snap hand stamped card made by Laura Milligan Stampin' Up! Million Dollar Achiever Earn Free Bees

Sharing today the two cards I made yesterday for my Facebook Live Take 2.   This Oh Snap stamp set is just too cute!  My first card is a “card on a card”.    I wanted to create a look of water – and chose Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana polka dot patterns from the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortments.  These are retiring!

create this hand stamped card with Oh Snap stamp set by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan demonstrator Earn Free Product

Please refer to the end of this post for measurements for the two projects.   I created a card on my 1/4 sheet card base with Granny Apple Green cardstock.   I didn’t want to cut all those teeth and spines on the crocodile – and really wanted his teeth to be white anyway – so I stamped him first on a square of Basic White cardstock, and them stamped him again on a piece of Granny Apple Green DSP (also from the Designer Series Paper Assortment).   I cut him out – but cut away the teeth and spines.  At this point, all I had to do was use a little Liquid Glue and position the cut out shape onto the stamped image on the Basic White square.

My greeting uses the Double Oval punch – if you have been waiting for this punch – it is now back in our warehouse and available for purchase!!!    YAY! 

Click below to watch my FB Live to see how I put these projects together.  Are you a subscriber to my Youtube Channel?   If not, be sure to subscribe when you are there, so that you know when I post a new video!   I’d BEE Grateful!

Laura Milligan YouTube Thumbnail - Stampin' Up! Oh Snap Stamp Set Handmade Cards

create a card that says I'm Sorry with Oh Snap stamp set Laura Milligan demonstrator

The next card I created is something we all need – hopefully not often! It’s a cute and sweet way to tell someone you are sorry!  For this card, I used a monochromatic color palette of Just Jade.   I stamped my Croc onto a piece of Basic White and cropped her out with the Layering Oval dies.  I also cropped out a Basic Black Scalloped oval – also from the Layering Oval dies.  These are retiring – I hate ot see these go – they are a basic in my stampin’ aresenal!

I used the retiring Buffalo Check stamp with my Stamparatus and created a strip of checks for my card front.   I stamped a few of the “sorry” stamp along the side – also in Just Jade ink – and embellished with the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel dots.  They are retiring.

create a hand stamped card with the Oh Snap Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Laura Milligan demonstrator Earn Free Bees

Measurements:

Card One:  You Croc My World

Coastal Cabana – 5 1/2 x 4 1/4  (card base)

Basic White: 5 x 4 1/4, scored at 1″; 4″ square for front, 3 3/4″ square for inside panel; small piece for stamping/punching oval

Calypso Coral : small piece for punching

DSP:  4″ square of Granny Apple Green Pattern for stamping Crocodile;  Pacific Point – 3/4 x 5 1/2; Coastal Cabana 1 1/2 x 5 1/2;Pool Party 2 x 5 1/2; Granny Apple Green for inside panel  1/2 x 3 3/4

Card Two:  I Snapped At You

Just Jade: 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2; 2 1/2 x 5 1/2;

Basic White and Basic Black for cropping ovals – 3 3/4 x 3

My posts this week have focused on retiring products – there are some of my favorites retiring – and want to be sure that you are all aware of them!  Click on the image below to shop them in my online store.

Last Chance Retiring Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

 

My team and I would love to have you join our We'd Rather Bee Stampin' family! From May 4 - 31, 2021, For $99 you get $155 worth of product (that is $30 more than usual) 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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