Cake in a Mug Valentine Treat

Cake in a Mug Valentine Treat

Have you been searching for a special Valentine treat? My cake in a mug is the one! The Heartfelt Bundle comes with coordinating punches. That makes creating the perfect for Valentine treat quick and easy. 

Cake in a Mug Valentine Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t pass up the Heartfelt bundle, thinking it’s only for Valentines. You can use the stamp set and punches for birthdays, weddings, showers, thinking of you and so much more. By creating the swee bellyband, I had a fabulous opportunity to kick it up a notch with my embellishments.

Cake in a Mug Valentine Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Not to mention, you just slip it off to get to the goodies on the inside. And who knows, maybe the reciepient will clip off the focal image to use in a scrapbook page or card. I love when we pay it forward. 

Cake in a Mug Valentine Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Open up the box and add even more images from the Heartfelt set as an added surprise. Isn’t that a sweet? 

Cake in a Mug Valentine Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now your special someone has a cake in a mug to celebrate this special day. So see, you can use the treat for birthdays as well.

Cake in a Mug Valentine Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Using the punches in the set to stack different papers really adds to the dimension on the bellyband. The heart on the left was punched from the coordinating From the Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper in the suite. The pack contains gorgeous paper with beautiful foiling.

Cake in a Mug Valentine Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To add a little sparkle, I’ve used the From My Heart Faceted Gems. You just gotta pick up a couple of containers. The gems come in three colors and sizes and can be used on so many projects. Add in a package of the sweet heart doilies while you’re there. I’ve got a video tutorial on my YouTube Chanel.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Box – Real Red CS – two @ 7″ x 7″. To create the bottom of the box, score on all sides at 3/4″. To create the top of the box, score at 11/16″ on all sides.
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – From the Heart Specialty DSP – 5″ x 5″
  • Bellyband – From the Heart Specialty DSP – 2″ x 12″
  • Focal Image – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″, cut with the largest die in the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Scallop Hearts – Flirty Flamingo CS – punch 2
  • DSP Foiled Heart – From the Heart Specialty DSP – punch one
  • Stamped Hearts & Arrow – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ – stamp the hearts and arrow in Real Red. Punch the hearts and fussy cut the arrow.
  • Doilies – one pink and one red
  • Faceted Gems – three in various colors and sizes
  • Ribbon – Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 6 1/2″

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Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Lily Impressions Thank You Card

Lily Impressions Thank You Card

Customer thank you card time! I was inspired by the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper. Did you know you can earn that paper pack for FREE? Yep, it’s Sale-A-Bration item. Best time of the year to add beautiful Stampin’ Up! crafting supplies to your stash. 

Lily Impressions Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By cutting the paper to it’s fullest potential, I created twelve customer thank you cards with just two sheets of the Lily Impressions DSP. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Lily Impressions Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Using a rich color palette of Gorgeous Grape, Blackberry Bliss and Highland Heather, I think I made this card extra special. And how can you go wrong when using the Detailed Bands dies? Instant drama and fabulous texture in just one die cut, WOW!

Lily Impressions Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To kick things up a notch, I sprized the die cut with my concoction of our Champagne Shimmer Paint (5 or 6 drops) and 70% rubbing alcohol.  Here’s even more Stampin’ Up! ideas with the beautiful Lily Impessions DSP and the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set and Lily Pad Dies.

Lily Impressions DSP Ideas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Want to see how easy it is to create my sweet customer thank you card. I’ld love to share the design with you through my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gorgeous Grape CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mat – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Lily Impressions DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Accent Band – Highland Heather CS – 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Detailed Bands. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″. Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Gorgeous Grape. Stamp off the swoosh from Dressed to Impress in Highland Heather. Punch with the Pretty Label Punch.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones – Gorgeous Grape – 3

Lily Impressions Customer Thank You Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Sending You Positive Thoughts

Sending You Positive Thoughts

As soon as I saw the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Mini Catalog, I knew I had to have it. I’m all about the nature inspried images and the positive messages in the sentiments.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because we have gorgeous papers in the Annual Catalog, I used the fabulous Magnolia Lane DSP. Then, by using the color palette of Whisper White, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and So Saffron, I reinforced that nature look and feel.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Dies that cut and emboss, gotta love them. They do double duty for us. In the Nature’s Thoughts set, that fabulous feather die does just that. I inked it a little with some Petal Pink ink, just to make it pop. But wait, I’ll bet you’re asking yourself, I didn’t see that die set in the book. You’re right, it’s part of the new Coordination Product Release. Mark your calendars for February 4th. 

Coordination Product Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations Coordination Product Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Today, I found out too, that the Nature’s Thoughts Dies and the Special Days Dies, will carry over after the promotion release. That means more bang from your crafting buck. 

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you lovin’ that font? I think it’s beautiful. The Positive Thought stamp set is a 8-piece cling mount set. Three of the images are fabulous sentiments you’ll be turning to time after time in your card making.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you  haven’t picked up at least two packs of the Champagne Rhinestones, you’re missing out. They are fantastic and go perfectly on so many designs.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because those sentiments are just too beautiful, and uplifting, I had to include one on the inside of the card. And while there, why not stamp 3 generations of that lovely fern image.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Time to finish off the envelope. Hope you can appreciate the beauty of the flower image. And now that we have a die to match, I know I’ll be using it more often. Be sure to check out the video to learn how I created the watercolor wash background.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Magnolia Lane DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 5″, cut with the die from Nature’s Thoughts. Add the watercolor wash technique with So Saffron ink.
  • Large Ferns – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, stamp two images in Mossy Meadow, cut with the die from Nature’s Thoughts.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from Stitched Rectangles. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Feathers – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/4″ x 11″, cut three feather images and two butterfly images with the die from Nature’s Thoughts. Ink the feathers with Petal Pink ink.
  • Sprigs – Mossy Meadow CS – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – cut four images with the die from Nature’s Thoughts. Apply wink of stella to each.
  • Ribbon – Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge – about 15″
  • Champagne Rhinestones – seven small

Positive Thoughts Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Under My Umbrella with Little Ladybugs

Under My Umbrella with Little Ladybugs

We all have those friends who are there through thick and thin. Why not celebrate that friendship with this cute Under My Umbrella card? Because I combined that set with the sweet Little Ladybug set, it was super easy to create a sweet friendship scene.

Under My Umbrella, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I know, I know, it’s just too stinkin’ cute. What makes it even sweeter is, beginning February 4 through March 31, 2020 you can purchase the coordinating dies for your Little Ladybug stamp set. But, right now be sure to add the Under My Umbrella bundle to your shopping cart. Add a few Stampin’ Blends to reach the magic $50 order and choose a FREE Level 1 Sale-a-Bration item. Woohoo!!!

Under My Umbrella, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First off, we need a little rain for our scene. That’s easy, just random stamp the raindrops with the stamp from the Under My Umbrella set in versa mark. Sprinkle the images with white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Next, we need a little color. Create a wash with your aqua painter and Costal Cabana ink. Voila!

Under My Umbrella, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

With so many cute stamps in the Under My Umbrella set, you can create sweet little scenes inside your card as well. I’m really diggin’ those boots.  In Louisiana, we call those white boots, shrimp boots. If you live in Southeast Lousiana, chances are you have at least one pair.

Under My Umbrella, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I think you guys know by now, I love the new Stitched So Sweetly dies. They have fast become a staple in my stash. I teach so many classes and cut so many kits, I’m thinking about getting an additional set. That’s how much I love them and hope they stick around for a while.

Under My Umbrella, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the best parts about the Under My Umbrella bundle is that it’s paired with a punch. I used that to punch out the umbrella. But, I didn’t have to stamp the image. Why? Because, beginning February 4th, we will also have a new designer series paper pack, Pleased as Punch. You’ll want to pick up multiple packs of this one. The images coordinate with not only the umbrella punch, but the heart and tulip punches as well.

Under My Umbrella, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you smiling yet? This card just makes me so happy.  Let me show you how easy it is to create.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Coastal Cabana CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″. Run your embossing buddy over the surface. Random stamp the raindrops in versa mark. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and set with the heat tool. Once cool, watercolor wash with Coastal Cabana ink.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp the sentiment in Coastal Cabana. Stamp the boots and flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color the flowers in Dark So Saffron, leaves in Light Granny Apple. Color the trim on the boots in Light Bermuda Bay. Punch one of the 1/2 open umbrellas from the Pleased as Punch DSP.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp the sentiment in Coastal Cabana and die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly die. Stamp two ladybugs and two umbrella handles in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color the ladybugs with the Stampin’ Blends; Dark Real Red, Dark So Saffron, Light Petal Pink, Basic Black Combo, and Light Smoky Slate. Die cut the ladybugs. Highlight with the Wink of Stella.
  • Umbrella – Pleased as Punch DSP – punch one umbrella with the Umbrella Builder Punch.
  • Flower – So Saffron CS – 1″ x 1″ – cut with the die from the Ladybug die set.
  • Grass & Flower Stem – Granny Apple Green CS – 2″ x 4″, cut four grass images and one stem image with the dies from the Ladybug die set.

Under My Umbrella Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

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

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Paper Snips

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations