Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique

I absolutely love the new Beautiful Friendship stamp set. Sharing a technique is also on the top of my list of things I enjoy.  Today, I would love to share the masking technique. Every month I send hand stamped thank you cards to my customers.  This was my card for September/October.

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, that’s a lot of thank you cards! I have the best customers and appreciate them very much. Because I created so many cards, the Stamparatus was my friend. It was super easy to stamp the largest rose image in the lovely Rococo Rose. Next came the masking technique.

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Our Beautiful Friendship stamp set includes all types of floral images and some lovely sentiments. Using first and second generation stamping, I was able to create the rest of the bouquet. For masking, I like to use the Gina K. Designs Masking Magic paper.  I get mine on Amazon. It creates a great mask that you can use over and over.

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorite parts of the Beautiful Friendship set is the watercolor look. It’s a photopolymer set too. So that makes it super easy to see through the images and place them exactly where you want them. 

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the texture on the Woven Thread Designer Series Paper.  Another technique I can’t seem to get enough of, embossing with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I can’t wait to share my video tutorial with you. I’ll take you step-by-step through the masking technique and show you how to create this pretty card.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Crumb Cake CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Woven Threads DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, emboss with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Focal Mat – Terracotta Tile CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Stamped Image – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – Scrap
  • Ribbon – Rococo Rose – 6″

Beautiful Friendship Thank You Card Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you try the masking technique. You’re going to love it. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set

What?????? 74 days until Christmas! Do you need a special ornament for 2019? I’m so happy to share my Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Set with you guys.  Next weekend, we kick off the 2019 Margie Bourgeois Memorial Christmas Community Service Project. This service benefits the residents of the Riverbend Nursing Home. We’ll be creating 150 gift sets, one for each of our friends at Riverbend.

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

When I received my  2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, I quickly flipped through the pages to find my inspiration for the 2019 Riverbend Ornament. This will be our 7th Annual Community Service Project. 

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

My Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set was created with the Still Scenes bundle. I love that it is interactive. The globe is filled with Snowflake Sequins and Ice Stampin’ Glitter. The beautiful gift set is the perfect way to present the ornament and card.

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Let’s take a closer look at the presentation box and card. Both of which are super easy and quick to create. Gotta love that!

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Our acetate card boxes are great for packaging card sets, but this time, I’ll be using it to gift the Snow Globe Christmas Ornament and card. Because the boxes are pre-scored they are very easy to assemble. Not to mention, you get ten (10) boxes in a package for only $7.

Still Scenes Christmas Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Our fabulous new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint really brought those Christmas trees to life. It’s easy to use and goes a long way.  Just scribble onto the die cut, heat with the heat tool and watch the magic happen. I’m so happy to share with you my FREE video tutorial. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create the entire gift set. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, sit back, relax and enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

Presentation Gift Box

  • Bellyband – Toile Tidings DSP – 2″ x 11″
  • Package Insert – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Emossing Folder
  • Scallop Oval – Cherry Cobbler CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals. 
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, stamp the sentiment from Still Scenes in Cherry Cobbler, cut the image with the second to largest Stitched Shapes Oval.
  • Sprigs – Gold Glimmer Paper – punch two with the Sprig Punch
  • Acetate Card Box
  • Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots – two

Season’s Greetings Christmas Card

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Very Vanilla CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″. Emboss one with the Tin Tile 3D Emossing Folder. The other will be your inside mat. Stamp the sentiment from Still Scenes in Cherry Cobbler.
  • Focal Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Toile Tidings DSP – 3″ x 4″
  • Trees – Garden Green CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes. Apply the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, activate with the heat tool.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 1″, punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch. Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.
  • Snowflake – Gold Glimmer Paper – scrap – cut a snowflake using the die from Trio of Tags.
  • Sprig – Garden Green CS – punch two sprigs using the Sprig punch.
  • Very Vanilla Envelope

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament

  • Rings – Cherry Cobbler CS – 3 1/2″ x 7 1/4″, cut two rings by nesting the largest circle and third to largest circle from the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Scene Background – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies. Emboss with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.
  • Snow Globe Stand – Cherry Cobbler CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ – cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes.
  • Snow Globe Detail for Stand – Gold Foil Paper – 3″ x 3″, back with adhesive sheet, cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes. ** Note – I purchase my adhesive sheets on Amazon.
  • Sprigs – Gold Glimmer Paper – 2″ x 3″, punch two with the Sprig punch.
  • Trees – Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″  – cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes.
  • Church – Garden Green CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ and Basic Black CS – 1 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, both cut with the dies from Snow Globe Scenes. Use scraps from the Gold Glimmer Paper to create the sparkle in the windows of both die cuts.
  • Ribbon – 3/8″ Gold Metalic-Edge – one @ 8″ (hanger)  and one @ 10″ (bow).
  • Snow Globe Dome 
  • Ice Glitter and Snowflake Sequins

Ready to create? I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. Here are the links to all the products used in my Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set.

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set

Sprig Punch

$18.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Making a list and checking it twice time! How many people on your list are coffee lovers? This super cute pop-up gift card holder is perfect for those cafe gift cards.

Pop-up Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' UP!

Ok, tell tme that you didn’t smile when you saw the photo. It’s just too cute. All the details in my pop-up gift card holder make it extra special.  But, one of the best things, it fits in a standard size envelope. You may have to add a little extra postage, but I think it’s totally worth it. The receipient will too!

Pop-up Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' UP!

My color combination came from the beautiful Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP. I’ve used Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White, with hints of gold foil.

Pop-up Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' UP!

The cups are the first of our new Reversibles stamps. It’s a patent pending technology that I’m sure we will be seeing more of.  One stamp can create both a left and right handed cup! What? Yep, you can stamp with both sides of the same stamp.

Pop-up Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' UP!

And just look how sweet the pop-up gift card holder is, when you open the card. The gift card tucks behind those foam filled cups. Don’t worry I’ll teach you how to do that little technique as well as create the pop-up mechanism. So quick and easy, you won’t believe it.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS  – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Pop-up Mechanism – Cherry Cobbler CS – 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored on the 8 1/2″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″.
  • Front Mats – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″ and Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – two pieces at 2 1/2″ x 11″. You will stamp four cups, two tags, the front sentiment and punch two 1 1/2″ circles.
  • Candy Canes – Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler CS – two each @ 1 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Bow – Gold Foil – Scrap
  • Pop-up Mats – Shaded Spruce CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ and Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP – two @ 3″ x 1 1/2″
  • Accent Strip – Shaded Spruce CS – 1″ x 5″ and Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP – 3/4″ x 5″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Backer for “enjoy” tag – Cherry Cobbler CS – scrap

WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, October 2019 Ordering Giveaway

Pop-up Gift Card Holder Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Cup of Cheer Cocoa Treat Holder

Cup of Cheer Cocoa Treat Holder

Hi there! So glad you’ve stopped by today. During the holiday season, we are all in need of little hostess or thank you gifts. Today’s project, my Cup of Cheer Cocoa Treat Holder 

Cup of Cheer Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This would be a fabulous treat to leave in the mailbox for your postal carrier or to leave for your UPS delivery person. I’ll bet it would put a smile on their face for sure. The Cup of Cheer bundle can be found on page 34 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. It introduces a new Technology, Reversibles.

Cup of Cheer Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the bundle comes with a set of coordinating dies, you’ll be creating a batch of Cup of Cheer Treat Holders and other projects in no time flat.

Cup of Cheer Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The cute little pocket, on the inside, holds a packet of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix. What would you include in the there? I would love to hear your suggestionns.

Cup of Cheer Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create the “foam” on my cup of cheer, I used our new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint. It’s easy to use! I punched a 1 1/2″ Whisper White circle, scribbled some of the puff paint on and heated it up with the heat tool. Voila, instant foam!

Cup of Cheer Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to learn how to create my Cup of Cheer Treat Holder? I’ld love to share my FREE video tutorial with you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Treat Holder Wrap – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/4″ and 5 3/4″
  • Cocoa Holder Pocket – Cherry Cobbler CS – 5 3/4″ x 5″. With the 5 3/4″ side at the top of the score board, score at 1/2″ and 1″ on both sides, then turn to the 5″ side and score @1/2″ and 1″.
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – Whisper White CS – three @ 4″ x 5″
  • DSP Mats – Wrapped in Plaid DSP – one @ 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and one @ 2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ trim as needed.
  • Cup – Shaded Spruce CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and Cherry Cobbler CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Candy Cane – Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler CS – one each 1 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Sentiments – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Pull Tab for Cocoa – Cherry Cobbler CS – 2″ circle; Whisper White 1 1/2″ circle.
  • Foam in Cup – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ circle
  • Bow – Shaded Spruce CS – Scrap
  • Starburst – Cherry Cobbler CS – punch with Starburst punch.
  • Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Stripe Ribbon – 12″

Cup of Cheer Treat Holder Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Holiday Gift Card Holder and Greeting Card in One

Holiday Gift Card Holder and Greeting Card in One

Are you making your list and checking it twice? How many gift cards are on that list? You know you need a quick and easy way to gift those, right? In today’s project I’ll teach you how to create not just a gift card holder, but a card as well. All in one design!!

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because we have family and friends scattered all over this big beautiful world, we need a way to gift those cards.  Mailing gift cards can be a challenge sometimes. Especially since you want it to look like a gift, but also be easy to mail.  I’ve got the answer for you, my Holiday Gift Card Holder and Greeting Card in One!!!

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you like all things shiny and copper, be sure to add the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP to your next order. You can thank me later. Oh, and because you’ll want to make yours just like mine (hahahahaha!!), add a package of the copper foil paper. 

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

All that gorgeous texture, on the copper foil, was created with our new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. It creates the perfect backgrounds.

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Voila! Open the card and there you have your little gift card holder and a place to write your greeting. I promise you, this one is quick and easy. You’ll be creating a batch in no time at all.

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the little pocket is the perfect size for your gift card, you won’t have to do any wrapping. That’s a time saver. I included even more bits of that gorgeous DSP on the inside to dress things up.

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I used the So Many Stars stamp set on this one. That bundle was highlighted in my previous post.  It was a HIT!! Okay, ready to create some gift card holders? In my FREE video tutorial, I’ll teach you how. I would very much appreciate you subscribing to my YouTube Channel and sharing my video.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Gift Card Holder Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 2 1/2″ and 8″
  • Embosssed Panels – Copper Foil – one @ 2 3/4″ x 4″ and one @2 1/4″ x 4″, embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Focal – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, Night of Navy CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, and Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – 3″ x 3″.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 2″, stamped in Pretty Peacock and cut with the die from Ornate Frames.
  • Inside Mats – Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – one @ 2 1/4″ x 4″ and one @ 2 3/4″ x 4, ink the edges in  Pretty Peacock.
  • Center Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy and stars in Delicata Copper.
  • Gift Card Pocket – Very Vanilla CS – 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″, score on three sides at 1/2″, form the pocket as shown in the video.
  • Pocket Mat – Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″

Gift Card Holder Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations