I am so excited to share our 2020-2021 Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap. Boy, oh boy, do I have some talented artists on my team. Every time I host a swap I can’t wait to receive all the fabulous creations. As usual, each WOW Team Member has knocked it out the park. 

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, right?  Let’s take a closer look at each card and get a little more detail. But wait, be sure to stay with me all the way to the end, because one of the cards will be highlighted and featured for you in my YouTube Video Tutorial. My entry for the swap was featured in a previous post here

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In that blog post, you will find a free downloadable PDF, along with an added extra and a video tutorial. Would love to hear if you give this one a try. Now let’s dive into my team members creations. First up, we have Klarissa Nightingale.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Look at that vibrant color combination. Klarissa used the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle along with the Birch background stamp. Embossing the flower centers with gold embossing powder added a distinct richness to her design. Because she used the new Just Jade in-color, for her background, those flowers pop off the page. Next up, we have another sunflower design. This time a fancy fold.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Denise Walker designed this sweet corner flip fold. The clean palette of Whisper White and Bumble Bee really make for a crisp summery design. I’m lovin’ the die cut leaves that accent the sentiment. Let’s switch sets and go to a couple of masculine designs. We all need those! Molly Downing featured the Beautiful World bundle in her fabulous fancy fold.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because she used lots of the World of Good Specialty DSP, Molly’s card is extra special. Did you notice that she used both hemispheres of the globe on the stands? She’s one smart cookie! Let’s see what Dawn Galland has in store using the same bundle.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Yep, that’s right another fancy fold. This time it’s the double dutch door. Dawn included some coloring on the globe featured on her focal mat. Surprise! Open the doors of the card to reveal a fabulous sentiment.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the most popular bundles during the demonstrator preorder was Forever Fern. Paula-Kay Bourland highligthed the elements of the Forever Greenery Suite. And guess what, she created a swing fold to boot!!

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Forever Greenery DSP is the star of this fancy fold. Did you notice the sparkle in those beautiful gems? That’s another super popular item. Don’t miss out on adding a couple containers of the Flowers for Every Season Gems to your order. You’ll love using them like Paula-Kay did or in your next shaker card. Nancy Sanders designed the next one.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Nancy used the Blossoms in Bloom bundle. Look at all that painstaking piecing she did. She loves us lots. Creating custom sentiments just got a lot easier.  The new Lovely Label Pick a Punch is six punches in one! Two designs, three widths, any length. It’s convenient, versatile and a Stampin’ Up! exclusive!

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Nancy even included a partial die cut on the inside and one more for good measure on the envelope. Ready for another fancy fold? Let’s see what Helene Hebert has in store for us.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Another gorgeous design that features lots of the die cuts from the Forever Fern bundle. Helene added in some vellum butterflies as well. I love the softness of that with the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle. And that fold, WOW!! I’ve got to give that one a try soon. She even included a special packaging for her card.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That’s right, it’s in one of our acetate card boxes. Wouldn’t it be great to invite a friend for a coffee and present them with this card? I think I would feel super special. Last, but certainly not least, we have Lisa Lepine’s Third Fold Fancy Fold.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Lisa’s card was chosen to be featured in my video tutorial. For each swap, all the swapper’s names are placed in the drawing. I spin the wheel and that card is the one I try to recreate and feature. This one was so much fun.  Lisa featured not only the Forever Fern set, but the Birds & Branches bundle. 

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Open up that fancy fold to reveal a large mat that you can use for a greeting or message.  And Lisa didn’t stop there, she gave us all a template to follow in case we wanted to recreate the fold. Here you go, we are also sharing it with you guys.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve got a treat for you as well. Sit back, relax and take another closer look at all these designs. On top of that I’ll recreate Lisa’s card in my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pretty Peacock CS – 8 1/4″ x 8 1/4″, score and fold as indicated on Lisa’s template.
  • Large Mat – Soft Sea Foam CS – 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mats – Soft Sea Foam – one @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • DSP Mats – Forever Greenery DSP – two @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Stamped Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp the nest in Crumb Cake. Stamp the bird in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake, with the wing in Pretty Peacock. Stamp the eggs in Soft Sea Foam, speckles in 2nd generation Crumb Cake. Die cut the images with the dies from the Birds and More set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from Tasteful Labels.
  • Branch – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, die cut with the die from Birds and More set. Color the branch with the Stampin’ Blends.

Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap

Card designed by Lisa Lepine, www.lisalepine.stampinup.net

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Wasn’t that a great swap? How would you like to be a part of our next one? If you would like to chat about becoming a part of the WOW Team I would be thrilled. Contact me today and we will set that up. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations