Parisian Blossoms Suite Romantic Card

Parisian Blossoms Suite Romantic Card

When the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog launched, I wasn’t sure I needed the Parisian Blossoms Suite.  What in the world was I thinking? The products in this suite are filled with elegant motifs mixed with lovely touches of foil. Together they evoke images of Paris in the spring. 

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my wonderful WOW Club members asked that I use the Parisian Blossoms Suite for her club night project.  Shawn wanted a gift bag and card. Dont worry, the gift bag is coming soon. Using the fabulous Parisian Blossoms DSP was a MUST!

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sheet I used, for the card, is one with the gorgeous champagne foil accents. Remember, lovely papers, like this one, can do lots of the work for you.

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my champagne shimmer mist on those sweet cherry blossoms, I was able to easily give them both shimmer and dimension.

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A simple watercolor wash can transform your background and give it so much more interest. Simply pick up a little ink on a block to keep your ink well clean.  Break out your aqua painter and lightly wash on the color. 

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to add something special to the inside of your card. The beautiful cherry blossom branch can be easily colored with our Stampin’ Blends. Because that image is so dramatic, it definitely adds the WOW factor. Want to learn all my tips and tricks? I think you will enjoy my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base- Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4″, cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly
  • Flowers – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the dies from Cherry Blossoms, ink in Basic Gray, spritz with champagne shimmer mist.
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 2″ x 8 1/2″, cut two with the die from Cherry Blossoms.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 1 1/2″, stamp the fleur de lis and postage stamp in Basic Gray. Die cut the fleur de lis with the die from the Parisian set. Punch the postage stamp image with the 1″ circle.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″ – stamp the images in Basic Gray.
  • Accent Band – Pool Party CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, emboss with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Detail Die Cut – Petal Pink CS – 1″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from the Lily Pad set.

Parisian Blossoms Romantic Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Stay tuned for the matching gift bag.  I don’t think you will want to miss it. Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Grace’s Garden CASE the Catalog

Grace’s Garden CASE the Catalog

Do you ever loose your mojo? Or maybe you just need a creative jumpstart. Stampin’ Up!’s catalog samples can help you out. Grace’s Garden bundle, found on page 13 of the Mini Catalog, is a perfect example.  A team of concept artists work on and create all the gorgeous samples. It’s a great place to start to get those creative juices flowing. To show you what I mean, I’ve CASED the sample for today’s tutorial.

Grace's Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m lovin’ everything about the card; the colors, techniques, sweet images and the lovely sentiment. Grace’s Garden is a 12-piece photopolymer set with a 19-piece die set. 

Grace's Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used lots of the images from the set, it was easy to build lots of dimension. And that sweet gate is just so cute.

Grace's Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By embossing the Crumb Cake CS with the Brick & Mortar 3D Folder, it created the perfect backdrop for my scene. Be sure to highlight some of the bricks with your Whisper White dauber to create some interest.

Grace's Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

With this card design, the inside is a continuation of the front scene.  

Grace's Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How did I create the wash of color in the background? Sponge brayer to the rescue.  Cceck out the simple, but dramatic, technique in my free video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – score @4 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Crumb Cake CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, cut opening with die, then emboss with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Inside Mat – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Gate – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 11″
  • Leaves – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Grace’s Garden Product List 

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Valentine Slider Treat Box

Valentine Slider Treat Box

One last Valentine for 2020. I’ve saved the easist one for last. You’ll want to create this sweet Valentine Slider Treat Box for a few people on your list. So be sure to check out the Little Debbie Product Locator to find your treats.

Valentine Slider Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations,  Stampin' Up

The From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper is the star of the show. I’ve made this Valentine Slider Treat Box super simple. No ink, no stamping, just a little scoring and adding that gorgeous paper and you’re done.

Valentine Slider Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

Break out that score board and get ready to see how easy you can crank these out.

Valentine Slider Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

Because we have a great Heart Punch Pack, you can punch those foil hearts out of the From My Heart DSP. See, I told you, quick and easy. Ready to see the treat?

Valentine Slider Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

All you have to do, is pull on the bow and the treat slides right out of the box. How cute is that?

Valentine Slider Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

And look how cute the colors in the brownie match the paper. Ready to learn how to create these? Here you go, another FREE WOW tutorial!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Valentine Slider Treat Box – Real Red CS – 7 1/4″ x 4″, on the 7 1/4″ side, score @ 3″, 3 1/2″,  6 1/2″ and 7″.  Turn to the 4″ side and score at 3 1/2″.
  • Mats – From the Heart DSP – two @ 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Belly Band – From the Heart DSP – 1 1/4″ x 7″
  • Heart – From the Heart DSP – punch one from the foiled heart sheet
  • Doily – Heart Doily in Flirty Flamingo
  • Ribbon – Real Red – about 18″

Valentine Slider Treat Box Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Hope you get to create some of these. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

From My Heart Customer Thank You Cards

From My Heart Customer Thank You Cards

Welcome! It’s customer thank you card time. Because the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper is so versatile, I’ve used it in this month’s card. Pretty appropriate since February 14th is Valentine’s Day.

From My Heart Customer Thank You Card

But first, I needed to find the perfect sentiment. Look no further than Path of Petals. By combining two of the sentiments from the set, I was able to convey my heartfelt thank you to my customers.

From My Heart Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin Up!

One ink color, real red, was used to ink up the stamps. Using the Stamparatus made creating multiples quick and easy.  I love the font combination. 

From My Heart Customer Thank You Card

The sweet little pearlized doily really helps the focal image pop. Cutting the sentiment with the Stitched Nested Label Dies, created that sweet stitching around the edge. We all love that.

From My Heart Customer Thank You Card

By adding the little butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty dies, I was able to add a sweet embellishment. Then to take it up a notch, I’ve added a little Wink of Stella. I’m very happy to share my video tutorial with you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – From My Heart Specality Desiner Series Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Accent Band – From My Heart Specality Desiner Series Paper – 1″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Nested Labels die set.
  • Butterflies – Flirty Flamingo CS – 1″ x 2″, cut three butterflies with the dies from the Butterfly Beauty set.
  • Pearlized Doily – one
  • From My Heart Faceted Gems – three, various sizes.

From My Heart Customer Thank You Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

First of all, it’s the new year. So, we all need birthday cards. The Timeless Tropical bundle, in the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog, will definately help you with that task.

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

Because the die set contains that fabulous pineapple image, you’ll be creating one-of-a-kind birthday cards in no time flat. Maybe you’ll decide to add in a couple of thank you cards while you’re at it! 

Timeless Tropical Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This one came together pretty quickly. I started off with my color palette of Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, Old Olilve and Daffodil Delight. Seems like a happy color combo, don’t you think?

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

The Timeless Tropical Bundle contains a versatile 10-piece cling stamp set and a coordinating 13-piece die set.  Purchase the bundle and save 10%. On top of that, you’ll earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item. But, the star of that die set, in my opinion is that pineapple. Due to the way the die cuts, you have so much texture and interest added to your project.

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

I used a masking technique to get the leaves behind that gorgeous hibiscus. Rather than color the image, I decided on a simplier look on the inside of the card.

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

Above all, you know we can’t have any naked envelopes. By using my Stampin’ Write Markers I was able to add color to the small pineapple image. Want to learn that technique as well as the masking technique? I can show you how in this video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Grapefruit Grove CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • DSP Mat – Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Image – Grapefruit Grove CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the largest die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Pineapple – Old Olive CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ and Daffodil Delight CC – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2 1/2″, stamped in Old Olive, cut with the second to smallest die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Champagne Rhinstones – three

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations