Beautiful Promenade Birthday Card

Beautiful Promenade Birthday Card

Need a quick, but beautiful birthday card for someone special. I’ve got one for you. Did you know that the Beautiful Promenade bundle will be carrying over to our new Annual Catalog? Well, it sure is! But, it won’t be in a bundle format and if you wait you’ll loose the 10% discount that currently applies to the pricing.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Beautiful Promenade, Stampin' Up!

One of the things that makes this card quick and easy – I’ve used only one ink pad. Fresh Fig is a gorgeous color, but will be retiring with this catalog. Don’t miss this one and be sure to pick up extra paper and an ink refill.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Beautiful Promenade, Stampin' Up!

Aren’t these flowers gorgeous. You can create all those variations in color with the two step stamping. I stamped off (second generation stamping) to get a lighter color on the inside of the flower. But to add even more, I pulled the color in the center with my Wink of Stella pen. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Beautiful Promenade, Stampin' Up!

I even used that technique on the inside of the card. Stamping the sweet little floral image really dressed things up. It’s so easy to make the inside of your cards special.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Beautiful Promenade, Stampin' Up!

I’ve even got a little technique for you using our Leaf Punch. Be sure to watch my video tutorial for all the details.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Blushing Bride CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Lace Embossing Folder
  • Doily – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Beautiful Layers
  • Sentiment and Flowers – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 11″, stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig, cut with the die from Stitched Labels. Stamp the outline flower stamp in Fresh Fig, 1st generation, 3 times. Stamp the fill in image, second generation. Color in the flowers with the clear wink of Stella.
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – 2 1/4″ x 6 1/2″, punch 4 leaf images. Crimp leaves with a tweezer. Two of the leaf images will be used on the sentiment. The other two will be dissected and used on the larger flowers.

If you need any supplies, I’ve got them all listed here for you.  Just click any of the images to begin filling your cart.

Leaf Punch

$16.00

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Easter Gift Bag and Card

Easter Gift Bag and Card

Welcome! So glad you stopped by. Hope you are looking forward to the Easter weekend.  I’ve got a sweet Easter gift bag and card for you. These feature the Hold on to Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope dies.  Both projects are pretty quick and easy. But, let’s start things off with the card.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Card, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

Little supplies are needed for this Easter card; mainly stamp, ink and paper. I did use the Tin Tile Embossing Folder to give the card a little texture. I’m so happy that this set and the coordinating dies will carry over to our new Annual Catalog.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Card, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

My color combination for both the Easter gift bag and card is Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Merry Merlot and Soft Suede.  The softer tones definitely remind me of Spring.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Card, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

I used a masking technique to be sure the cross came forward with the sunburst in the background. Not sure how to do that? No worries, I’ve got a video tutorial for you.

Next up, we have the coordinating Easter gift bag. Be sure to add your design to the bag with dimensionals. In that way, you can clip the dimensionals away and salvage the creation for an Easter scrapbook page. I love it when a project can serve double duty!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Gift Bag, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

Stamping the edge of the large Soft Sea Foam mat really brought my Easter gift bag to life. The image comes form the Beautiful Promenade set. That one is currently offered in a bundle format. It will carry over to the new catalog, but if you wait, you’ll loose the 10% discount. So, if this one is on your list be sure to order it soon.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Gift Bag, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

I just love that Stampin’ Up! offers so many lovely dies to dress things up. The two die cuts on the focal image are from the Flourish set. That is one of my favorites and lucky me, it’s going to carry over.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Gift Bag, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

The gorgeous die cut at the top of the mat is from the Delicate Lace set. And hooray again, this one will be an offering in the new catty.  This time I spritz it with our Champagne Shimmer Mist to give it a little sparkle.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Gift Bag, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

Using my paper piercer, I even decided to give the scallop oval even more texture by piercing each of the scallops.  I just think that adds so much. What to create an Easter gift bag?  I’ve got a video tutorial for you. Enjoy.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Easter Card 
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Soft Sea Foam CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Merry Merlot CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder
  • Focal Mat – Soft Sea Foam CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Stamped Image – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Stamp the images as follows:
    • Grassy Mound – Stamp the image from the Waterfront set in Soft Sea Foam.
    • Cross – Stamp the image from Hold on to Hope, second generation, in Soft Suede.
    • Mast – Stamp the Cross image on a sticky note in Soft Suede. Fussy cut the mask.
    • Apply the mask to the cross image.
    • Sunburst – Stamp the sunburst image from the Bouquet Blooms set in So Saffron.
    • Remove the mask.
    • Sentiment – Stamp the sentiment from Hold on to Hope, over the cross in Merry Merlot.
  • Easter Gift Bag
  • Mats – Soft Suede CS – 6 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ and Soft Sea Foam CS – 6 1/2″ x 8 1/4″. Stamp the image from the Beautiful Promenade set around the perimeter of the Soft Sea Foam mat in Soft Sea Foam ink.
  • Top Flourish Die Cut – Merry Merlot CS – 6″ x 2″, cut with the die from Delicate Lace. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist. Allow to dry.
  • Focal Mats – Soft Suede CS-  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.
  • Title – Soft Suede CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ and Merry Merlot CS – 2″ x 5″, both cut with the Rectangle Stitched dies.
  • Banner – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2″, stamped in Soft Suede with the stamp from Hold on to Hope. Cut with the die from Cross of Hope.
  • Flourishes – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ – stamp the images form Hold on to Hope in Soft Sea Foam and cut with the die from Cross of Hope.
  • Scallop Ovals – Merry Merlot CS – 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut the large and small ovals from the Layering Ovals dies.
  • Crosses – Soft Sea Foam CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and Soft Suede CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut the images with the dies from Cross of Hope.
  • Focal Image Side Die Cuts – Merry Merlot CS – two @ 1″ x 6″, cut with the die from the Flourish set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″, stamp in Soft Suede with the stamp from Fable Friends. Die cut with the die from Layering Ovals.

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you might need.

Big Shot

$110.00

Hope you stop by again soon, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Retirement Lists Released

Retirement Lists Released

Woohoo, the retirement lists for both the 2018-2019 Annual and Occasions Catalogs have been released.  You’ll want to check out your wish list and be sure not to miss out on your favorites.

2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retirement List

2019 Occasions Retirement List

Be sure to use my April Host Code when placing your order. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, April 2019 Host Code

As always, if you have any questions or need any help at all, be sure to contact me. I’ld be happy to help you with your order. Remember too, items listed are sold as supplies last.  Lots of items will go quickly. 

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

 

Oh So Eclectic Techniques

Oh So Eclectic Techniques

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I’m so happy to share this Oh So Eclectic card with you today.  At first glance, you might just think this set isn’t special, but wait until you see what I’ve got in store. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Oh So Eclectic Technique Card, Stampin' Up!

You can find the Oh So Eclectic set in our Annual Catalog, page 156. But the best part is that it coordinates with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, page 217. In this card, I’ll show you how to use the dies in lots of different ways.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Oh So Eclectic Technique Card, Stampin' Up!

Because the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist in-colors will retire soon, you’ll want to pick up some extra cardstock and ink-refills in your next order. We’ve got to get ready for new in-colors to be launched very soon.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Oh So Eclectic Technique Card, Stampin' Up!

The Oh So Eclectic images stamp beautifully. In just one stamping motion, you get highlights and lowlights. I just love that. There are also some cute versatile sentiments in the set.

Would you like to see how these dies work? I’ve highlighted them in this video tutorial. Enjoy!!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Lemon Lime Twist CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, place the large lattice die to the left of the cardstock and the embossing leaf die to the lower right. Run through the Big Shot. Place the embossing leaf die on the upper right of the mat and run through again.
  • Leaves & Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 3/4″ x 4″ – Stamp 3 its of the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist. Stamp the sentiment in Berry Burst. Die cut the sentiment with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Large Flower – Berry Burst CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4, cut with the die from Eclectic Layers. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist. Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″, cut with the dies form Eclectic Layers.
  • Tall Flowers – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ – Ink up the stem with the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker, ink up the flower with the Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Marker. Stamp 3 images using this method.  To color the images, pick up some ink from the Lemon Lime Twist pad on a small block. Using a blender pen color the stems. Use the sam method for the flowers, but with Berry Burst ink. Cut out the images with the die from Eclectic Layers.
  • Sprigs – Berry Burst CS – 1″ x 3 1/2″, cut four images with the die from Eclectic Layers.

Here’s a supply list in case you need some goodies.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Blender Pens

$12.00

Thanks for stopping by, Until Next Time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Inside Pop Up Card

Inside Pop Up Card

Ready to get your creativity on? Today we will be creating this beautiful inside pop up card. I can’t take credit for the fold. Samantha Clayton, with Mixed Up Craft was the lovely artist that came up with the fold. This card is my version, with a few tweaks. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Inside Pop Up Card, Stampin' Up!

First, the inside pop up card is larger than your standard card. Of course it is, you’ve got to show off all those beautiful elements! And, that gives us more of an opportunity to create all those little vignettes. Whoever receives this card will feel super special. Let’s break down the inside pop up card, step by step. First, the card front, which in itself is pretty stunning.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Inside Pop Up Card, Stampin' Up!

My jumping off point for the design and color scheme was the gorgeous All My Love Designer Series Paper. The Forever Lovely Bundle isn’t just for Valentine’s Day, it truly is an all occasion set.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Inside Pop Up Card, Stampin' Up!

Because the inside pop up card needs to be pretty flat on the inside, I decided to add dimension on the card front. That lovely flower cluster has so much interest and texture, it makes the sentiment pop.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Inside Pop Up Card, Stampin' Up!

Then of course the star of the show, the inside pop up itself! I promise this card isn’t difficult. There are lots of pieces. But, you get to decide how much you want to embellish it. You know me, when it comes to pretties, I can’t seem to stop. Here’s a pic of the template for the scoring and other details to create the mechanism.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Inside Pop Up  Card Template, Stampin' Up!

No worries, though, I’ve also filmed a video tutorial and it’s listed at the end of this blog post, as well as my YouTube Channel.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Inside Pop Up Card, Stampin' Up!

Displaying the inside pop up card you’ll be able to appreciate all that it has to offer.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Inside Pop Up Card, Stampin' Up!

My color palette is Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick and Sea Foam Green. It’s so easy to choose a palette from your designer series paper. All the colors are always listed on the backer sheet in the pack.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Inside Pop Up Card, Stampin' Up!

I just couldn’t pass up using the Delicate Lace Edgelits to dress up the opening. Those dies get a little lost in the catalog since they aren’t matched with one exclusive stamp set. You know why? They go with everything!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Inside Pop Up Card, Stampin' Up!

Every little view in the inside pop up card reveals a little something else. Can you see those gorgeous butterflies hiding in the background? I love those types of little surprises.  Ready to create an inside pop up card of your very own.  I promised a FREE video tutorial and here it is. It’s a little longer than most of my videos, but I think this project is worth it. Sit back, relax, grab a beverage and enjoy!!

Normally, I list how the magic happens here in blog posts. This one is so detailed, I decided instead to create a detailed PDF for you.  You can print it or save it to your computer for future use. 

Here’s a list of the supplies I’ve used for my inside pop up card. Remember, you can substitute, add or take away as much as you like. I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you might want to pick up.

Big Shot

$110.00
Leaf Punch

$16.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

I would love to hear what you thought about this project. Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations