Honey Bee Scene Stepper Card

Honey Bee Scene Stepper Card

Welcome! So happy that you stopped by today. I am so excited to share my Honey Bee Scene Stepper card with you. I’ve created this card for our WOW Team Mini Catalog Card Swap.  I love hosting swaps for my Team. Would love to have you join in the fun. Contact me today to start saving 20% on your crafting supplies.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First off, I would like to give credit to Ruth Hamilton with “A Passion for Cards” for this very fancy fold. I spotted her cute little ballerina scene stepper card on Pinterest and followed the link to her blog. Because her template was in centimeters, it took me a bit to convert the measurements. The rest is history.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Okay, isn’t that bee hive cute? And by having a little stage to highlight it, made things even better. The honey bee stamps have so much detail and makes the image look so realistic.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I mounted the big honey bee on a wobble, it has even more interest, not to mention movement. My sweet little daisies were punched with the medium daisy punch. Just offset and stack two images for added fullness. Be sure to hit the centers with your Wink of Stella to give them the sparkle.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To give the leaves some texture, I stamped them with the stamp from Artisan Textures. Then, by twisting each of the petals with my tweezers, it created some movement.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It was hard to photograph the inside of the card, but I hope this shot shows the depth. Can you image how many scenes you can build on this little stage? My mind is racing. I’ve already got another idea. But, you know you want to sign this one and send a sweet message, right? That’s why I created a panel on the back just for that.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A card this special needs a special envelope. I had to get a little creative since the card base is a large one.  So, I altered a 9″ x 12″ manila envelope. I love how it turned out.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready for even more fabulous news.

Read on and find out!!

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I think I’ve already mentioned (maybe a couple times) that the new Stitched So Sweetly dies are one of my favorites. Look how perfectly it framed this sweet sentiment. There’s a lot to this card, but well worth the effort. Not only have I filmed a detailed video tutorial for you, but a free PDF Tutorial is included on this blog post. It’s listed right below this video. 

Honey Bee Scene Stepper PDF Tutorial

Want to add the Honey Bee Bundle to your shopping cart? Be sure to inclulde the Stitched So Sweetly dies with it and you’ll earn the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper for FREE!! Just click on any of the items below to start shopping.  I would appreciate it too if you would use my current Host Code, 4DXZJPCS.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper Card Product List

Leaf Punch

$16.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Bee Happy Sampler

Bee Happy Sampler

Can you believe it, we are already moving into the 1st full week of 2020! I’m kicking things off with my Bee Happy Sampler. It’s just too cute and what better message for the upcoming year.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

As soon as I saw this bundle, I knew I would love giving it a play. My WOW Club Member, Connie, is having a party this week. Because Connie is an avid scapbooker, I wanted to design something she could use in that part of her crafting. Hence, the Bee Happy Sampler was born.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up’s product coordination is the best. The Honey Bee bundle in the new Mini coordinates perfectly with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper offered in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In the second block, of my Bee Happy Sampler, I wanted to create a little bee hive scene. One of the best parts of creating samplers is that the blocks can also be used and adapted into cards. And did you notice the texture in the background. I created that with the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Love!!

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok, those bees are just too beautiful. Because I spritz them with Champagne Shimmer Mist, they sparkle and shine.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create the “sunshine” background, I used a sponge brayer loaded with Crushed Curry ink. That’s a quick and easy technique. The letters, cut with the dies from the Hand Lettered Prose set, were also spritzed. I love the sparkle.

Because I’m still recuperating from my recent nasty fall, I couldn’t film a video for my Bee Happy Sampler.  But, I did peck away at the keyboard to give you a very detailed PDF. Hope you can enjoy this and create a Bee Happy Sampler of your very own.

Bee Happy Sampler Instructions

Fabulous News!

To make ordering supplies quick and easy, here’s my supply list. Just click any of the items to start filling your cart in my online store. By using this month’s host code, 4DXZJPCS, when placing a $50 order (before tax and shipping), you earn so many fabulous benefits.

  1. A FREE Sale-A-Bration item.
  2. A handstamped thank you card and package of the new Champagne Rhinestones from me.
  3. For every $25 in your order, you earn a WOW Customer Loyalty Point. Earn 12 and get $25 FREE WOW from me. All the details of that program can be found here.

I would very much appreciate your business.

Bee Happy Sampler Product List

Hopefully, I’ll be back to 100% very soon. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Spring Mini Catalog Launch

Spring Mini Catalog Launch

Finally, it’s January 3rd! Time for the Spring Mini Catalog Launch. There’s 75 pages of carfting goodness. It’s difficult for me to choose which bundle to play with first.

2020 Mini Catalog, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

I think I need your help.  I’ll list my top 5 favorite bundles from the mini catalog. Comment below which one you would like to see me create wth first.

Susan’s Top 5 Mini Catalog Picks

It’s also Sale-A-Bration time! For every $50 spent on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping), choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. There’s no limit!

2020 Sale-A-Bration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Are you curious about my top picks for Sale-A-Bration? Earn these early! You know you’ll be sad if one of your must-haves sell out.

Susan’s Top 5 Sale-A-Bration Picks

Now wait, this mini catalog launch wouldn’t be complete wthout an over the top Host set. Drum roll please…..

Little Ladybug Host Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Let the shopping and earning begin! If you need any help or have any questions, don’t hesitate contacting me.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Susan’s WOW Team Card Swap Mini Catalog

Susan’s WOW Team Card Swap Mini Catalog

One of the best ways to get lots of cardmaking ideas is through my WOW Team Card Swap Mini Catalog. I always host a swap with my WOW Team each time we launch a new catalog. This time was no exception. And wait until you see these fabulous cards.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap

Because I always want to add even more to my swaps, I’m going to recreate one of the cards at the end of this post. But first, let’s take a look at all these beautiful creations. First up, Klarissa Nightingale and a waterfall fancy fold.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Klarissa Nightingale

Just pull the pretty ribbon and reveal the waterfall. Klarissa used the Dressed to Impress bundle and the beautiful Best Dressed DSP.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Klarissa Nightingale

Tropical time and a beautiful card from WOW Team Member, Lisa Lepine. I love the shabby chic look of this card. Lisa used the Timeless Tropical bundle. and the Tropical Oasis DSP. Don’t you just love all that layering? I know I sure do!

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Lisa Lepine, Scrimper Scrapper

On of the most popular suites in the 2020 Mini Catalog has been Peaceful Poppies. Team member, Nancy Sanders, has incorporated elements from both the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments bundles in her gorgeous card. The layering and touches of gold foil really make this card shine.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Nancy Sanders

Ready for another fancy fold? This one is not just a card, but a very useful desk calendar and post-it-note holder. Created by WOW Team Member, Tonia Cooley, I think this is super clever. Tonia used those gorgeous papers from the Peaceful Poppies DSP.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Tonia Cooley

The easel feature on this card is fantastic.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap. Mini, Tonia Cooley

Next up, Helene Hebert has knocked it out the park with a unique fancy fold. It’s all about the layers, texture and fabulous stamping. Helene used her favorite Forever Blossoms bundle and the stunning Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Helene Hebert

By opening the first layer, you reveal the first of 2 sentiments.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Helene Hebert

But wait, there’s more. By opening the final front panel you get a second surprise.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Helene Hebert

Rounding out the 2020 WOW Team Card Swap Mini Catalog, we have Molly Downing.  Molly too, has turned to the very popular Peaceful Poppies Suite. By using lots of the die cuts and traditional poppy parade color, she created a card with lots of interest and dimension. Doesn’t that poppy bouquet look real?

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Molly Downing

Last, we have my card, which features the Honey Bee bundle. I’ve already published a blog post and video for my card. Hope you enjoyed it. 

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For our 2020 WOW Team Card Swap Mini, I thought I would try something new. By adding another feature to the card swap, I hope more of you will give these fabulous cards a try. I’ve placed all participating team member names in a hat. Then I drew a name and set to CASING her card.  This time, it’s team member, Molly Downing. But, with a twist, I’ve changed the color scheme.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap

Be sure to check out my WOW Team Card Swap video so that you can appreciate lots of details in these fabulous creations.

Want to create that sweet poppy card?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gorgeous Grape CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Accent Bands – Basic Black CS – one @ 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and one @ 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP Accent Bands – Lily Impressions DSP – one @ 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and one @ 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Poppies – Gorgeous Grape CS  and Highland Heather CS – one each 3″ x 5″, cut with the dies from the Peaceful Moments die set.
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 4″ x 3″ and Mossy Meadow CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Peaceful Moments die set.
  • Stamens – Basic Black CS – 1″ x 2″, cut with the dies from the Peaceful Moments die set.
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones – 3 purple

Poppy Card – WOW Team Card Swap Mini Catalog Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time. Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations