Friend Like You Z-Fold

Friend Like You Z-Fold

Don’t miss all the possibilies with the Friend Like You Bundle in our Annual Catalog. This set is a great scene builder. Today’s card was inspired with the view outside my studio window. My home is surrounded by water. The Mississippi River to the back and the marsh in the front. 

Friend Like You Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

The marsh is filled with Cypress trees, cattails, lots of water and yes, gators.  One of the trees in the Rotted in Nature set reminds me of those trees. 

Friend Like You Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

I needed a backdrop to pull things together. That’s where the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper came in. That paper pack is gorgeous. The sunny splash of color was perfect. 

Friend Like You Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Because this fold is quick and easy, you can adapt it to so many sets and occasions. The Friend Like You bundle includes a 14-piece photomolyer stamp set and a 4-piece die set. When you purchase the bundle you will save 10%. 

Friend Like You Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

To be sure I had a place to include a handwritten note, I added a Very Vanilla mat to the back. And of course, I stamped a little. Here’s a video tutorial on the project. Hope you enjoy a little insight into my world.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Z-Fold Band – Pear Pizzazz CS – 3/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Stamp the grassy image, 1st and 2nd generation Old Olive.
  • Cat Tails – Old Olive CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the die from the Friendly Silhouettes set. Color the tops of the cat tails with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • Stamped Images – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 11″, four trees and three sets of leaves. Using the stamps in the Rooted in Nature set, stamp the leaves in Cajun Craze. Stamp the trees using the Early Espresso and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers. Die cut with the dies from the Nature’s Roots set.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2″ x 3″. Stamp the sentiment from the Friend Like You set in Early Espresso.
  • Mats – Early Espresso CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″ and one @ 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mats – Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Back Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, with the stamps from a Friend Like You set, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso and the dragonflies in Cajun Craze.

Need some supplies? I’ve got you covered. Shop my online store, use the host code EWYUHGZ7 to qualify for my August Thank You gift.

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Paper Snips

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Would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

August WOW Class to GO!

August WOW Class to GO!

It’s time for another fabulous WOW Class to GO! This time I will be featuring the Band Together Bundle. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

Band Together Bundle by Stampin' Up!

What makes my class so fabulous?  There is no monthly subscription or committment. You get to chose which class you like and which option is best for you. This class includes four gorgeous projects. I’ve included lots of layers, beautiful designer series paper, a couple of techniques and even a fancy fold.

WOW NOLA Creations August 2019 WOW Class to GO!

All the details and options for this WOW Class to GO! can be found here. Be sure to register early. I accept a limited number in each category. The deadline to register is August 8, 2019, 9:00 am (CST).  Last month the class filled up in 2 days. Don’t miss out.

If you would like to see this bundle in action, I designed and filmed another project you might enjoy.

Be sure to let me know if you have any questions. I think you will enjoy this class. I look forward to sharing it with you. Until next time, Create Somthing Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

When I found out that the Dashing Deer stamp set was going to carry over to our new Annual Catalog, I think I squealed! I love not only the stamp set, but the dies are the bomb. I thought it was time for a fun fold. This time a little twist on the traditional Z-fold.

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

Sometimes people are intimated with a fancy fold. I promise this one is easy. When you order your Dashing Deer stamp set, be sure to add the Detailed Deer dies. You’ll want those to die cut that gorgeous copper foil deer.

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

I didn’t have any Christmas DSP. But, no worries, Perennial Essence DSP to the rescue. One of the sheets has a fabulous green foilage image. That design is the perfect backdrop for my Dashing Deer.

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

The z-fold is perfect for display. With just a few score lines and a couple of pieces of cardstock, you’re on your way.

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

Because I embosssed everything in Copper, the card really says Christmas to me. And that Woodland Embossing Folder helped to make my Dashing Deer look right at home.

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

Lucky me, the set contains some lovely “innie” and “outie” sentiments. Don’t you just love that? Let me show you how quick and easy this card really can be.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Z-Fold – Crushed Curry CS – 4″ x 10 1/4″, scored at 2 1/2″ and 5″
  • DSP Mats – Perennial Essence DSP – one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″ and one @ 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, ink the edges in Mossy Meadow.
  • Focal Image – Scallop Oval – Crushed Curry CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″; Whisper White CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. All images cut with the dies from Layering Ovals. Emboss one of the Whisper White ovals with the Woodland Embossing Folder.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Rectangle Stitched set, stamp in Versa Mark, sprinkle with copper embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White cS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp in Versa Mark, sprinkle with copper embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool.
  • Deer – Copper Foil – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from Detailed Deer.
  • Flourishes and Flowers – Copper Foil – 2″ x 3″, cut with the dies from Detailed Deer.
  • Pearls – 5 small

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Punch Art Reindeer Making Christmas Bright

Punch Art Reindeer Making Christmas Bright

Your kiddos are going to love these punch art reindeer. Punches make card making quick, easy and fun! Today I’ve combined two of our punches to create these stinkin’ cute punch art reindeer.

Punch Art Reindeer

You’ll want to add the Christmas Bulb Builder and Sprig Punches to your next order. You can even get the young ones involved. The punch art reindeer would be perfect on Christmas treat holders for their classmates.

Punch Art Reindeer

The Swirls and Curls embossing folder gives the perfect snow swirl pattern. A fabulous background for your reindeer.

Punch Art Reindeer

Because I colored the rhinestones with our fabulous Stampin’ Blends, you can still enjoy the sparkle along with the color. 

Punch Art Reindeer

I hope you can see the sparkle on the antlers. I created that with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. It was the perfect “bling”.

Punch Art Reindeer

To finish up this card, I’ve added a sweet string of colored lights (vintage style) and a friendly sentiment. Don’t forget the inside of your card. The Making Christmas Bright set has loads of images to make this a breeze. Want to learn how to create the punch art reindeer. Sit back and relax with your cup of hot chocolate and enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Garden Green CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.
  • Label – Garden Green CS – 5″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Nested Labels
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 5″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from Stitched Nested Labels, stamp the sentiment in Real Red
  • Deer – Crumb Cake CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, punch 3 lightbulbs with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch; Early Espresso CS – 2″ x 5″, punch 3 antlers with the Sprig Punch. Apply Wink of Stella to the Antlers.
  • Flowers – Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 3″, cut with the dies from Detailed Deer.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp the string of lights in Garden Green, color the bulbs with the Dark Real Red and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red.
  • Ribbon – Silver Metallic Edge – 6″
  • Rhinestones – six – colored with the Dark Basic Black and Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

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Sprig Punch

$18.00
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Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Merry Christmas to All with Christmas in July

Merry Christmas to All with Christmas in July

Baby it’s hot outside! But, not too hot to celebrate my 2019 Christmas in July series. Let’s kick things off with my Merry Christmas to All card.

Merry Christmas to All Card

When designing my Merry Christmas to All card, I started things off with the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper. The finish on the paper is so elegant and really had that Christmas look and feel. But, you know me. I had to step it up a notch. Embossing with the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder added so much texture.

Merry Christmas to All Card

My color palette is Very Vanilla, Pretty Peacock and Old Olive. A little non-traditional, but I just love it. Because I colored the pearls with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend, they match perfectly.

Merry Christmas to All Card

The Merry Christmas to All set contains fabulous words, sentiments and even swirls in different sizes. I’m lovin’ that.

Merry Christmas to All Card

I just couldn’t waste any of that fabulous specialty DSP, so I added a strip to the inside of the card as well. I’ve even filmed a video for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Embossed Mat – Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Scallop Square – Pretty Peacock CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from Layering Squares
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, words stamped in Pretty Peacock and flourishes stamped in Old Olive, cut with the dei from Layering Squares.
  • Inside Accent Strip – Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper – 4 1/4″ x 1″. Words stamps in Pretty Peacock and swirl in Old Olive.

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Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations