Saturday, January 20, 2018

Online Class - Hedgehugs





 I am so excited to feature the Hedgehugs stamp set in an online class!




This  is such a cute stamp set and I have created some really cute projects for this class!  I'll do all the prep work for you - you'll just stamp and assemble the projects!! 


I'll be taking orders for this class starting today through Jan. 31.   






Here's what the class includes:  



Hedgehugs Clear Mount Stamp Set  

Roll of Black Baker's Twine  

Package of Rhinestones  



Free materials to make 6 super cute cards (2 each of 3 designs) as a gift from me!  (includes envelopes)  



One sheet of dimensionals for free as a thank you from me for taking this class!  



Step by step tutorial for each project!  


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  Here is a photo of the stamp set- adorable!   


And here's what you'll get in the class! 




You will need a Black ink pad (tuxedo Black Memento is my favorite) and a Real Red ink pad for this class.  I've added an upgrade option to include these ink pads if you don't have them.  



Also if you have all the supplies and just want the tutorial, you can purchase it for $15.   I'll email the tutorial to you in early February, after I send the class packets out.  





This class will be available for purchase through Jan. 31.   



I will order all supplies on Feb. 1 and will email you when the class ships (via priority mail).  



You don't want to miss this class!  It is super cute and will provide a fun crafting time for you!  



Interested? 

Email me at laura@lauramilligan.com to order the Hedgehugs online class!  























 


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bird Banter

I thought I'd switch things up a bit today and post a card that isn't from the Cake Soiree product suite! I still have lots to share from that gorgeous product line - so be sure to stop back!




This is such a cute set - with both cute bird images and some fun sayings!

If  you'd like to create this card, please click on the link below!  I've made a tutorial with easy to follow instructions! You can even print it up! 

Click Here for Printable Step by Step Tutorial and Supply List






Below are the products used to make this card - if you'd like any of these products, simply click on an image to shop my online store!  I'd be grateful for your order!



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Thanks for stopping by today! 




Sunday, January 14, 2018

Stamper's Dozen January Blog Hop-Saleabration


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Welcome to our January Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  We hope you'll be inspired by all that Saleabration has to offer!

I have a very simple project to share today!  My card features a Saleabration product that you can get for free with a qualifying order of just $50.  


Truly, this card couldn't be simpler! It uses the beautiful Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  The flower stamp is a new style of stamp - Distinktive -  with just one stamp and one color of ink, I can create a beautiful detailed floral image with shading and texture.  Love it!
The stamp set comes with the large floral image and also several great word stamps. 





For my card, I used Berry Burst ink with the stamp - and stamped it on a Whisper White Notecard. I stamped the greeting onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with a new punch -the Tailored Tag Punch.




To finish the card, I used dimensionals to pop up the punched image, added a rhinestone, and stamped part of the floral image on the envelope.




Couldn't be simpler - and I think this stamp set is a great "go to" for a super quick and beautiful card-which we all need at one time or another!

Here's a video from Stampin' Up! that shows some other ideas for this stamp set -



Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set

And here's another beautiful card created with this stamp set:

Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set
I've included all the products used in my card below, should you care to purchase some Stampin' Up! products and get this beautiful stamp set for FREE! 

Now, it's time to hop on to our next stop:

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Or hop backwards:  

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Thanks for hopping with us today!  If you'd like to place an order to qualify for a FREE Saleabration reward, please click on any link below to shop in my online store!  I appreciate your orders!







 

Cake Soiree

Good Morning!  I have just returned from a wonderful week in my favorite little spot in Florida.  I actually took my laptop with me - with plans to blog in the early mornings when I got up - but on day one,  I realized I had forgotten my power cord - with almost no battery power -  and wasn't able to post -  perhaps that was a good thing!  

Today is my birthday -  I thought I'd share a pretty birthday card, featuring the Cake Soiree bundle again!  This is another card that I shared at Onstage Live this past November. 




The card base is Marina Mist - and that is the ink I used as well to stamp the cake.  I used a blender pen to blend the flowers and also added a touch of green for the leaves with Old Olive ink.

With the Big Shot, and Sweet Cake framelits, I cut out the cake.  I used my precision plate to cut both pieces of the cake stand -I love the detail of the stand!

The cake topper is one of two cake toppers in the stamp set - I stamped it on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with my paper snips.

I adhered the cake stand to a piece of Whisper White cardstock - this was embossed with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder.

I made a "swirl" of Silver Sequin trim and attached it with dimensionals behind the cake, and then placed it over the cake stand.  I put the cake topper on the cake with a mini dimensional.

To finish the card, I added two rhinestones onto the cake. Here's a close up-


Best part of my birthday?  Getting to spend it with my four beautiful girls!  These girls fill my heart with such joy!  I am so blessed!



 Hope you have a wonderful day!  Below are clickable links to my online store.  If you'd like to order Stampin' supplies, I would so appreciate your order! The Cake Soiree bundle qualifies you for a free Saleabration reward! 




Be sure to check back tomorrow - it's our monthly Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop- we are sharing projects that feature Saleabration products! 


 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Cake Soiree

 Here's another card from my Onstage Live presentation, featuring the Cake Soiree bundle.


 Again, this is a card that goes together rather quickly - and features lots of products from this beautiful suite.

To create this card, I started with a base of Berry Burst cardstock.  I embossed a panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic embossing folder.

I stamped a flower from the Cake Soiree stamp set and used the coordinating framelit and my Big Shot to cut it out.  I also cut a leaf and the pretty delicate floral shape with framelits from the Sweet Cake framelits dies.

To finish my card, I cut a circle using the Stitched Shape framelits, and stamped "Best Wishes", I adhered the flowers and leaf, and added a rhinestone.  This entire layer was popped up with dimensionals.   A bit of the new Metallic Edge Ribbon and Silver Baker's Twine added the finishing touches. 

The stamp set and framelits are bundled to save 10%! The good news is that even at the discounted bundle price, purchasing the bundle still qualifies you for a free Saleabration award!
See the Saleabration Rewards HERE

Here's a close up of the focal point: 


Below are the clickable links that will take you to my online store so that you can purchase these products!  I would be very grateful for your order!





Please check back, I have A LOT more to share with you with projects I've created with this amazing bundle!


 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Cake Soiree Bundle


Today is the kick off of our newest catalog - the Occasions CatalogSee the Occasions Catalog HERE

Today is also the start of Stampin' Up's  biggest sale of the year!  Saleabration!!  

We love Saleabration because there are some great perks for both customers and demonstrators!  During Saleabration for every $50 in product you buy, you receive a free product of your choice! And this year - we have a new perk - for a $100 product purchase, you can select a bigger freebie!
See the Saleabration freebies HERE

The Occasions catalog is brimming with so many wonderful new products!!

One of my favorite suites of products is the Sweet Soiree Suite.  As a member of the Global Events Council, I was asked by Stampin' Up! to do a presentation on this suite at our November Onstage Live Convention.  I fell in love with the products in this suite, and once I started creating with them, I couldn't stop!

Here's a video made by Stampin' Up! that showcases the products in this suite.   Just a note - I don't use the Stamp-a-ma-jig that she refers to at the beginning of the video - so if you aren't a fan, don't worry!  I created some great projects without using it! 



I'll be sharing all of my projects over the next week or so, and here is my first card:


This card features lots of products from the Sweet Soiree Product Suite - found on pages 10-13 of the Occasions Catalog - yes four pages!

I started with a Whisper White thick cardstock base - and added a layer of Berry Burst cardstock.  I used my formula for designer paper for the next layer - it's cut 3" across and 4" high -this allows 12 pieces of this size from just one 12 x 12 piece of designer series paper!

I stamped the cake image and flower with Berry Burst ink - and cut the shapes out with the coordinating framelits.  I want to mention that you get duplicates of the flower framelit and also one of the leaf shapes - which makes it so easy for cutting multiples!

The little sprig of green is also cut using a framelit.


Here's a close up of the focal point-


To finish the card, I stamped "for you" with Marina Mist ink and cropped the end to make a banner.  I also added a little bit of the beautiful new Berry Burst Metallic Edge ribbon and a snippet of Silver Mini Sequin Trim.

And here is the same card - I just switched up the designer paper, card base and ink. 


This card uses a base of Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo ink for the cake, and Rich Razzleberry ink for the flower and word banner.




Purchasing the Cake Soiree Bundle qualifies you for a Saleabration product of your choice! Here's a list of products used for this project - all are available in my online store, and by clicking on the links below:




Thanks for stopping by today! 
 

Occasions Catalog and Saleabration Start January 3

Happy New Year!  We are just coming off a wonderful holiday season with our family, and I hope you all have had an amazing holiday as well! 

As much as I love the holidays, it's always nice to get back into a routine with the start of a new year!  I'm hoping to post more regularly this year on my blog - so please check back often for new project ideas, that will hopefully get your creativity flowing!  For my first projects from the Occasions Catalog, I'll be focusing on the Sweet Soiree Product Suite.  It's gorgeous!! 

Tomorrow is the kick off for the Occasions Catalog and our biggest sale of the year, Saleabration.  During Saleabration, you can earn free gifts with your purchases (Jan. 3 - March 31.)  New this year, we have two $100 level Saleabration items - they are bigger products and are free with a $100 order!  See them on pages 17 and 19 of the Saleabration Brochure.  




If you don't have a copy of the Occasions Catalog, and don't have a current demonstrator, please contact me at laura@lauramilligan.com and I'll be happy to send one to you! 

Click here to view the Occasions Catalog PDF




 Click here to view the Saleabration PDF

 Stop back tomorrow - I'll be sharing a card from my favorite bundle in the Occasions Catalog - Cake Soiree.