Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches

Welcome! Are you lovin’ the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog? The first time, I flipped though the pages I picked my favorites, right off the bat. When I turned to page 124, I knew I would be creating a vintage styled Tasteful Touches card. 

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Pretty special, right? The gorgeous backdrop for my vintage styled Tasteful Touches card is the new Many Medallions die cut. Perfection!! My color palette is Sahara Sand, Petal Pink, Soft Seafoam and Whisper White. Can’t get too much more vintage than that.

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful leaf images were cut from Soft Seafoam CS using the die from Forever Flourishing. The entire Forever Greenery Suite is a must-have in my opinion. It’s so versatile and lends itself to so many designs.

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sometimes, it’s tough to find just the right die for a sentiment. Stampin’ Up! just solved that problem with the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. You can punch two different details, in three sizes each. That’s right, that’s 6 images in one punch. WOW!!

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Watch how quick and easy my Vintage Styled Fasteful Touches card comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Sahara Sand CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Detail Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from Many Medallions.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – two @ 4″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from Forever Flourishing
  • Roses – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 8 1/2″, stamp the roses in Sahara Sand, color with the Stampin’ Blends.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment in Sahara Sand and the texture in 2nd generation Petal Pink. Punch with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.
  • Sentiment Accent – Sahara Sand CS – 1″ x 3 1/4″, punch with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Emboss with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. 
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Gold Trim – Forever Greenery Twine

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches Product List

So, what do you think? I would love to hear your feedback. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

New Catalog Launch

New Catalog Launch

It’s almost time, for the new Catalog Launch! I don’t know about you, but I’m counting the hours. June 3rd, can’t come fast enough. The 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is filled with 192 pages of crafting goodness. We’ve got new stamps, inks, dies, punches and so much more. 

New Catalog Launch, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve got some favorites, how about you? On the top of my list was the Forever Greenery Suite. Stampin’ Up! knocked it out of the park with this DistINKtive set and coordinating products. I’ll bet the inventory will go super fast on this one. When placing an order with me, catalog launch will be that much sweeter. Check out my ordering special.

New Catalog Launch, Ordering Special, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That’s right, someone will win a Stamparatus Craft and Carry Bag ($29 value) from me. Earn your ticket in the drawing by placing a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping). You must use my Host Code, 4U6T7X9R, if you order is less than $150. If your order is over that amount, be sure to scoop up those host benefits for yourself. Don’t worry, you’ll automatically earn an entry in the drawing. But wait there’s more good news.

Catalog Launch, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

If your shopping list totals $250 (before tax and shipping), you will earn an EXTRA $25 in host benefits. What does that mean? Place a  $250 order and you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards.  Remember too, for every $25 in your order you earn a WOW Customer Loyalty Point with me. All the info on my rewards program can be found here.

June 3rd, is the perfect day to place that new catalog order. The catalog launch is scheduled for no later than Noon (MT). If you have any questions or need any help be sure to contact me. Happy shopping!!

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold

As many of you know, I’m a farm girl and drawn to almost anything nature inspired. Well, the brand new Birds & Branches bundle filled the bill for me. I’ve incorporated it into a fancy fold design to really show off as much of the bundle as possible.

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Not only that, I’ve used three of the new 2020-2022 In-Colors, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Bumble Bee. Did you know you can order the 5 new ink pads, in a bundle, and save 10%. You can find the bundle, #154957, on page 144. If you need a catalog, be sure to contact me so that I can get one off to you.

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Birds & Branches set is a two-step, photopolymer set. That makes lining up layered images, quick and easy. The set also coordinates with the 16-piece Birds & More die set. 

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The bridge fold can fool you though. You might think it has too much dimension to fit in a standard envelope. But, no that’s not the case. And to make it even more special, the back panel is perfect for a sentiment or note.

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up’s! product coordination makes designing a breeze. All the new in-colors happen to be in the Flowers for Every Season paper stack. It’s a 48-sheet stack in a 6″ x 6″ format. Follow along with me, while I show you how I designed my Birds & Branches bridge fold.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cinnamon Cider CS – 4 1/4″ x 8″, scored @ 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″.
  • Bridge – Cinnamon Cider CS – 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Bridge Accent – Just Jade CS – 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut the edge with the die from the Birds & More die set. Emboss the top section of the bridge accent with the Greenery Embossing Folder.
  • Mats – Just Jade CS – four @ 1″ x 4″, one @ 2 3/4″ x 4″.
  • DSP Mats – Flowers for Every Season DSP – four @ 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Back Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Decorative Center Front Mat – Just Jade CS – 3″ x 4″, cut with the circular die from the Birds & More die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Layering Circles. The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede.
  • Nest – Cinnamon Cider CS – 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″, stamp the nest image in Crumb Cake ink, die cut with the die from Birds and More.
  • Branches – Bumblee Bee CS – three @ 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from Birds & More.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the bird detail in Soft Suede, fill in stamp with the Crushed Curry ink. Birds feet are stamped in Soft Suede. Stamp the eggs in Crushed Curry. Die cut all images with the Birds & More dies.
  • Flowers – fussy cut images from the Flowers for Every Season DSP.
  • Envelope – Whisper White

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Forever Greenery Sneak Peek Card #3

Forever Greenery Sneak Peek Card #3

You’re back! Fabulous!! It’s time for Card #3 with the Forever Greenery Suite.  If you missed the first two, no worries, just check out the two previous blog posts. Better, yet be sure to subscribe, and you’ll be notified when I post something new. 

Forever Greenery Suite Card #3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

All good things come to an end I guess. But don’t worry, we’ve got an entire year to play with all these goodies. I know for sure you’ll be seeing the elements of this suite in lots of projects to come. One of which will be my WOW Class to GO! coming later this Summer. 

Forever Greenery Suite Card #3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m switching up the color palette to show you the versatility you will enjoy with this suite. Isn’t it dramatic? Because I embossed the Blackberry Bliss mat with the new Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder, I’ve created lots of texture. Card #3 would not be complete unless I add some WOW. The vellum stamping is one of those WOW factors. It gave the elements a nice soft look and feel.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, I chose the Forever Gold Laser-Cut grid. The entire design was built around that element. But, I couldn’t stop there. I pulled a couple of the leaf sprigs and added in some gold twine trim. 

Forever Greenery Suite Card #3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It actually was a happy accident when I found that the stitched rectangle die-cut was the perfect size. Not only was it great for the sentiment, but it fit side to side exactly with the gold grid.  Happy dance!!

Forever Greenery Suite Card #3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of your card, along with your envelope. Whoever receives your card will be pleasantly surprised. And on top of that, you’ll look like the master card maker you are. Card #3 has a couple little tips and tricks I’ld love to share in my free video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens. 

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Blackberry Bliss CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, emboss with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Mat – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP – one grid panel
  • Gold Leaves – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP – 2 
  • Leaves – Vellum CS – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, stamp two set of the long leaves in Shaded Spruce and two of the berry type image in Blackberry Bliss. Die cut with the dies from Forever Flourishing.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Rectangles. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.
  • Envelope – Whisper White

How would you like to receive a set of these cards? Leave a comment below and I’ll enter your name in my prize drawing. The deadline to enter will be Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 9 am (CST).  Good luck. 

Card #3 Product List

This series sure was fun. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Forever Greenery Card #2 Sneak Peek

Forever Greenery Card #2 Sneak Peek

Welcome back! Time for Card #2 in our 3-card series with the Forever Greenery Suite. And what could make things better? Embellishments, of course!!  

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Yep, that’s right, gold hoops. I’m going to date myself, but I used to have earrings just like that. Who else? I think they were a wardrobe staple in the 70’s.  But, this time, they are going to create the perfect backdrop in your card designs.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I treated that fabulous gold hoop as a “wreath form”, I was able to add bits and elements to decorate  it. It was a no-brainer to add in more of those Forever Gold Laser-Cut images. I’m so glad that I decided to punch them all out of the sheets and store them in our Clear Medium Envelopes. Now, it’s quick and easy to grab one or two while creating.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the stamp set is one with DistINKive technology, the images are very realistic. You’ll look like an artist in no time flat. And don’t forget to finish off the inside of the card. With so many image choices, you can create a lovely frame for your sentiment.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In card #2 of the series, I’ll show you how to easily incorporate both the ribbon and hoops. Psst….. I’ve even added a new in-color. Can you guess which one?

Here’s how the magic happens, Card #2.

  • Card Base – Just Jade CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Shaded Spruce CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Forever Greenery DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 6″ – stamp the “hello” and two of the leaf images in Shaded Spruce. Die cut the sentiment with the Stitched So Sweetly die. Die-cut the leaf images with the dies from the Forever Flourishing set.
  • Accent Images – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP – one large branch, two leaf clusters.
  • Sentiment Accent – Just Jade CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Forever Flourishing set. Apply wink of stella to the die cut.
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Ribbon – Forevery Greenery Trim Combo Pack – 6″
  • Embellishment – Gold Hoop – one

Need a supply list so that you can create Card #2?  I’ve got you covered.

One more to go!!! I sure hope you join me for card #3. I’m switching things up and changing the color palette. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations