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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

Easter Treats Extravaganza

Easter Treats Extravaganza

Time for my Easter Treat Extravaganza! Do you love to put a smile on the faces of those important people in your life? You can do that with just a little something we refer to as a “happy”. Nothing says love like a handcrafted little something.

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All four of the treat holders are pretty quick and easy to create.  I highlighted the projects on my recent Facebook Live. Be sure to Like and Follow my WOW NOLA Creations Page so you don’t miss out on any future  Susan WOW Live Shows. I’m LIVE Sunday evenings at 7pm (CST). Can’t make the LIVE, no worries, I always post the video and you can catch the replay. Now back to these super cute Easter Treats. 

1st up we have this super cute cookie treat. I was able to snatch these up at my local Dollar General. They have bunnies, Easter eggs and chicks. But, for this one I chose the bunnies. Be quick, they are selling out fast!!!!!

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Using the Daisy Delight stamp set and punch it was super easy to make a fabulous topper for my treat.

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Here’s how the magic happens on this one.

  • Designer Series Paper – Painted Seasons – 9 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, round off the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Daisy and Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 8 1/2″. Stamp two of the daisy images from the Daisy Delight set, in Calypso Coral, punch with the daisy punch. Stamp the sentiment from the Fable Friends set in Memento Tuxedo Black. Punch out the sentiment with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.
  • Scallop Circle – Calypso Coral CS – punch one 1 3/8″ scallop circle
  • Daisy Centers and Leaves – Lemon Lime Twist CS – punch 2 sets of leaves with the Leaf punch. punch two 3/4″ circles for the center and back of the daisy.
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine – about 8″

It wouldn’t be a WOW show if we didn’t step things up. Next up we have our little Peekaboo Bunny Treat Holder. The Gingham Gala DSP makes the most darlin’ Easter Treats! Be sure to order at least 2 packages of this fabulous paper before it’s gone forever.

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I picked up the cute chocolate bunnies at my local Dollar Tree. They come 3 to a package for $1. You can mix and match the colors with the DSP pack.

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Wait, did you see those cute sequins? They are sticky back, so easy application. They come in assorted colors with 250 in a package. Here’s how the magic happens on this one.

  • Tag Topper Easter Treat Holder – CS color of your choice – This one is Highland Heather CS – 2″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/4″ and 5 3/4″. Punch both ends with the Tag Topper Punch.
  • DSP  Mat – Gingham Gala DSP color of your choice – This one is Highland Heather. 1 3/4″ x 4″
  • Wet glue the DSP to the front of the tag topper Easter Treat holder. Punch a 1 1/2″ circle from a post it note. Use that circle to mark a place on the treat holder. The bottom of the punched circle should be 1 1/4″ from the first score line on the treat holder.
  • Scallop Oval – CS color of your choice. This one is Highland Heather CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″. Cut with the die from the Layering Ovals set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2″, stamp the sentiment from Fable Friends in Memento Black, die cut the image with the Layering Ovals set.
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins – color of your choice
  • Ribbon – Granny Apple Green – 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon – about 4″
  • Solid Whisper White Baker’s Twine – about 8″

Ready to step it up again? This time we will be adding a few more steps, embellishments and lots of cuteness. The Bunny Rope treats were found at Dollar General and they come 10 to a package for $1. Can’t get too much better than that. These would be cute for your kids or grandkids to bring to their classrooms for Easter Treats to share with their friends.

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The cute little bunnies on the packaging started my creative wheels turning. Then I chose the color palette to match. This one is quick and easy to put together. But, it is also easy for the kiddos to get the treat without damaging the treat holder. In that way, Mom could use the bits from the treat holder to embellishment a scrapbook page to commemorate the event.

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I’ve got so many people asking for the directions for this one. Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Easter Treat Holder – Daffodil Delight CS – 4″ x 11″, score on the 4″ side @ 1/2″, 1 3/4″, 2 1/4″, and 3 1/2″
  • Punch two 1″ circles from a post it note. Place the circle on the treat holder, 1 3/4″ from each end. Punch the little window in the treat holder.
  • Accent Scallop Rings – Highland Heather CS – 4″ x 2″, punch two 1″ circles, then hover over the previously punched hole with the 1 3/8″ scallop circle and punch. You will have the two rings you need to accent the holes on the treat holder.
  • Heart Border Accent – Highland Heather CS – 2″ x 4 1/4″, back the CS with multipurpose adhesive sheet. Cut the image out with the Dei from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. Keep all the little hearts that fall out to decorate your Easter Treat Holder.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment from Best Bunny in Gorgeous Grape, punch out the image with the Tailored Tag punch. Punch one Tailored Tag from Gorgeous Grape, cut it in half lengthwise. Glue each section to the sentiment, forming a frame, top/bottom.
  • Small Flowers – Daffodil Delight CS – Scrap – punch two small flowers with the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack.
  • Small Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – Scrap – punch four leaves with the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack.
  • Apply Wink of Stella to the hearts you will be using to decorate your treat holder.
  • Bow – Flirty Flamingo from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack – about 8″

Last, but certainly not least, is my WOW Easter Treat.  I wanted the kiddos to have an opportunity to learn something about nature and growing something. That’s when I found the sweet little carrot chocolates at my local Dollar Tree. You can also find these at Dollar General and Target.

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OMG, is this not the cutest little planter EVER? And I think the packet of Carrot seeds are the perfect little backdrop.

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Are you just dying to get busy creating this?  Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Planter Box – Mango Melody CS – 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ – Score on one side @ 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 4″ and 5 1/4″, turn 90 degrees and score @ 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Planter Box Insert – Mango Melody CS – 3″ x 4″, on the 3″ side score @ 3/4″ and 2 1/4″
  • Punch three post it notes with the 1″ circle. Place the circles on the center panel of the insert. This will become the holes that your chocolate carrots will sit it. Punch the circles with the 1″ circle punch.
  • Bunny and Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 3″ – stamp the bunny from the Best Bunny set in Memento Tuxedo Black, punch with the 1 1/4″ circle punch. Stamp the greeting from Fable Friends in Memento Black, die cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Scallop Circle – Mango Melody CS – punch one 1 3/8″ scallop circle from a scrap\
  • DSP Mats – Gingham Gala DSP – two @ 1″ x 1 1/4″ and two @ 3 3/4″ x 1″.
  • Pearls – color two large pearls with the Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend.

Below you will find all the supplies I’ve used in all the Easter Treats. I would very much appreciate your business. 

Product List

Leaf Punch

$16.00
Daisy Punch

$18.00
Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Strong & Beautiful

Strong & Beautiful

Welcome! I’m pretty proud of the project I’ve got to share with you today. My inspiration was the Strong & Beautiful stamp set, which has so many lovely positive messages. The gorgeous papers in the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper pack coordinated beautifully.  And then the magic happened, when I laid a sheet of the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper on top. Voila!

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Did you know that you can earn both of those gorgeous paper packs for FREE during the remaining days of Sale-a-Bratoin 2019?  Place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) and you can earn either one. 

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Each of the sweet little blocks on the framed piece are also part of the Petal Promenade papers. Isn’t it lovely? Just cut the blocks into 3″ x 3″ squares and you’re ready to start creating each little vignette. Can’t get any easier than that.

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And my color combination came from the papers of course. I used Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate and Whisper White. I just love the softness and elegance. 

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My butterflies were stamped using the Beautiful Gala set. It’s so easy to create whatever colors you want, because there are stamps to fill in the color as well. I’ll bet you are dying to create one of these for someone very special in your life. I’ve created three so far, one for a very dear friend, one for my daughter and of course one for my Mom. I would love to share the process with you and have filmed a tutorial so you can create right along with me.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Base – Petal Promenade DSP – 12″ x 12″ Floral
  • Overlay – Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper – 12″ x 12″ Floral
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Mat – Grapefruit Grove CS – 8″ x 8″
  • Element Mats – Petal Pink CS – Four @ 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Element DSP – Petal Promenade DSP – 3″ x 3″, ink all in Petal Pink ink
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – one @ 3″ x 5 1/2″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, sentiments cut with the die from Wonderful Floral, Butterflies punched with the Butterfly Duet Punch
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – 2″ x 6″, cut four with the die from Wonderful Floral
  • Sprigs – Smoky Slate CS – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ and Copper Foil Paper – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, cut four of each with the die from wonderful Floral
  • Small Flowers – Grapefruit Grove CS – 1″ x 8 1/2″, punch 12 flowers with the Bitty Blooms punch.
  • Small Doilies – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4 , cut two with the die from Doily Builder
  • Trim Accents – Highland Heather CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut four with the die from Doily Builder
  • Basic Pearls – 12
  • Metallic Thread – Copper – crate two 8 loop wraps
  • Champagne Shimmer Mist – spritz butterflies, flowers, and smoky slate sprigs.

Ready to create? Need some supplies? I would appreciate you shopping my online store. Click any item to begin your shopping cart. Place a $50 order and earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration Level 1 item. Please use my March Host Code, G42C9TDW. As a thank you, I’ll send you my MarchThank You Gift, a pot of Copper Embossing Powder.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Amazing Gift Bag

Amazing Gift Bag

Do you want to be the hit of the party? When you present your gift in this amazing gift bag, you sure will be. And the recipient will feel so special because you took the time to create it. They could even cut the lovely amazing bag mat from the bag and frame it!

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My sister, who by the way is one of my WOW Club Members, is having a party next week. And hooray for her, she is the hostess. She asked that I design a gift bag and card for her club night projects. I know her favorite color is purple.  I also knew that Mother’s Day is fast approaching and she loves to give special things to our Mom. That’s where my inspiration started. All of the sentiments in the Strong & Beautiful set spoke to me, so creating this amazing gift bag was a true pleasure.

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If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Beauty Abounds bundle in our Occasions Catalog. The large butterfly dies don’t always have to be used in one piece. Here, in this amazing gift bag, I cut them apart and used them throughout the design. Pretty nifty, if I say so myself.

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The large swoosh in the set is easy to color. You can use watercolor pencils, Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Write Markers.  Since I’m doing this on a club night, and I know everyone doesn’t have one color medium, we are going to use a blender pen with our ink pads.  See, that’s what makes Stampin’ Up! products so great.  Everything coordinates!!!

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Wondering what my color palette is? I’ve used Gorgeous Grape, Pool Party, Garden Green, Early Espresso and Whisper White. And of course, you know me, we have to have some texture. That’s where I brought in a few embossing folders. Remember, that’s an inexpensive way to make things beautiful.

What makes the project even a little more special is that if you don’t want to decorate the bag, with all these wonderful pretties, there is an alternative. You could use the pieces you’ve created to make cards. 

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Now what could be better than that? I know, a FREE video tutorial.  Here you go.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Base – Gorgeous Grape CS – 6 ¾” x 8 ½”
  • Large Butterfly Die Cut  – Garden Green CS – 5 ½” x 4 ¼” – cut with the thicker large die from the Butterfly Beauty set. Pool Party CS – 5 ½” x 4 ¼”, back with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet – cut with the thinner large die from the Butterfly Beauty set.
  • Large Butterflies

    • Adhere the large butterfly die cuts together. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
    • Cut the die apart, isolating each of the butterflies.
    • Block #1 – Smaller butterfly to the largest butterfly.
    • Block #2 –Next two smaller butterflies – adhere one of the small Gorgeous Grape butterflies to the center of each.
    • Block #3 – Side-view butterfly
  • Block #1
  • Mat – Early Espresso CS – 3 ¾” x 5 ¼”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 ½” x 5”, embossed with the Country Floral Embossing Folder, spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist
  • Scallop Oval – Garden Green CS – 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”, cut with the largest scallop oval from the Layering Oval Framelits. You will cut the oval in half vertically to frame the Gorgeous Grape Oval.
  • Oval – Gorgeous Grape CS – 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”, cut with the largest oval from the Layering Oval Framelits. Emboss with the Lovely Floral embossing folder.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 ½” x 2 ½”, Stamp set – Strong & Beautiful – stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso, quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Cut the image with the die from Stitched Labels. Gorgeous Grape CS – 1 ½” x 2 ½”, cut the same image to back the sentiment.
  • Small Butterflies – Gorgeous Grape CS – 1” x 1” – cut two of the mini butterflies with the die from Butterfly Beauty.
  • Block #2
  • Mat – Early Espresso CS – 5 ¼” x 2 ¼”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5” x 2”, Beauty Abounds stamp set – stamp the flourish in Early Espresso, quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Color the image with a blender pen and ink from the pad as follows: Striped Swirls – Highland Heather, Leaves – Garden Green, Flowers – Gorgeous Grape, Base of Flowers – Highland Heather
  • Stamp the large Bokeh stamp, from Beauty Abounds, in the upper left hand and lower right hand corners in Highland Heather.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3” x 1 ½”, stamp set – Strong & Beautiful – stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso, quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Punch the image with the Classic Label Punch.
  • Gorgeous Grape CS – Punch one Classic Label to back the sentiment.
  • Small Butterflies – Gorgeous Grape CS – 1 ½” x 1 ½” – cut two of the small butterflies with the dies from Butterfly Beauty.
  • Block #3
  • Mat – Early Espresso CS – 6 ¼” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 6” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
  • Stitched Rectangle – Gorgeous Grape CS – 4 ¼” x 2 ¼”, cut with the die from Rectangle Stitched framelits.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 ¼” x 2 ¼”, stamp set – Strong & Beautiful – stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso, quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool, cut with the die from Rectangle Stitched framelits.
  • Heart – Gorgeous Grape CS – 1” x 1”, cut the heart with the die from Stitched Labels dies.
  • Flower – Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp set – Incredible Like You. This is a two-step stamp. Stamp the detail stamp in Gorgeous Grape, stamp the fill in with Highland Heather.  Fussy cut the image and ink in Gorgeous Grape.
  • Leaves – Garden Green CS – Scrap – punch two sets of leaves with the Leaf Punch. Cut the leaves apart , crimp with a tweezer.  Adhere two sets of two together then to the back of the flower.

When’s your next party? Want to create this amazing gift bag? Be sure to pick up all your supplies in my online store. Thanks for shopping with me, I truly appreciate it.

Big Shot

$110.00
Leaf Punch

$16.00
Heat Tool

$30.00
Blender Pens

$12.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Happy Time with Fable Friends

Happy Time with Fable Friends

What’s a Happy, you ask? I have a friend that coined that phrase. It’s a little treat holder you create, to share a little something sweet, with friends and family.  This time our theme is Easter, and the Wood Crate Framelits to the rescue! For this happy, I turned the little crate into an Easter basket.

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When using this die, you’ll need two images. One of the best parts, the die also scores the card stock. I wanted to step it up a notch and ran the images through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It really gave it an Easter basket look and feel.

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To finish off the basket, I needed a handle. So, I just cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 9″ x 1/2″. Because I wanted to dress it up a bit, I also added a strip of the Gingham Gala DSP.

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Don’t you just love the little squirrel holding the sunflower? It reminds me of my backyard. We have very large oak trees and a whole bunch of squirrels.  Every Spring, I plant giant sunflowers and they climb the stalks to get to the sunflower seeds.  It’s all good, I plant so many, I still have my share to bring inside to enjoy.

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I would love to show you how quick and easy this little happy is to create. How about a FREE video tutorial?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Crate – Crumb Cake CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, cut two images using the Wood Crate Die. Run through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave folder.
  • Handle – Crumb Cake CS – 9″ x 1/2″ and Gingham Gala DSP – 6″ x 3/8″
  • Banner – Gingham Gala DSP – 2″ x 3″, stamp sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black, punch the image with the Duet Banner Punch.
  • Scallop Circle – Pineapple Punch CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut the image with the Layering Circle Framelits.
  • Circle – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the squirrel in Memento Tuxedo Black, color the image with watercolor pencils as follows: Sunflower – Daffodil Delight; Sunflower Center – Early Espresso Leaf – Granny Apple Green; Squirrel – Early Espresso; Hat/Jacket – Pacific Point; Jacket Trim – Calypso Coral. Cut out the image with the Layering Circle Framelits.
  • Flowers – scraps of Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green CS – using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, punch two flowers from Pineapple Punch and from Granny Apple Green punch two center and four leaves.

Ready to whip out some of these super cute happies? I would appreciate you shopping my online store. Use my February 2019 Host Code, JQ2439N9, place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) and I’ll send you a FREE package of Basic Rhinestones.  A little thank you from me to you.

Big Shot

$110.00

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

Easter Gift Bag Fable Friends

Easter Gift Bag Fable Friends

Need something to present all your Easter gifts? I’ve got the perfect idea. A sweet Easter gift bag featuring the Fable Friends stamp set. You’ll be able to put these together in no time at all.  

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I was lucky enough to find my gift bag at the Dollar Tree. The color reminded me of our Pineapple Punch.  I know it would be a great beginning to my Easter Gift Bag featuring the Fable Friends set. 

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This sweet Easter Gift bag has lots of texture and interest and really shows off the sweet bunny. I colored him with water color pencils as follows: inside ears – Melon Mambo, Jacket – Pacific Point, Bunny – Early Espresso, Buttons – Basic Black.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Gift Bag, Fable Friends, Stampin' Up!

Because I love the Stitched Labels dies, I incorporated three of them.  I like the soft stitching and the curvy detail.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Gift Bag, Fable Friends, Stampin' Up!

And don’t you think the Gingham Gala DSP and Florentine Thinlit are the perfect backdrop.  I also used a masking technique to achieve the look of the sky and grass behind the bunny. By masking off the bunny, you can avoid getting ink where you don’t want it.  Want to see how I did just that? Here’s another of my FREE video tutorials.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Bag – Purchased at the Dollar Tree. They come three to a package. (51/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Background Mat – Gingham Gala DSP – Balmy Blue – 6″ x 4 1/4″
  • Accent scallops on the DSP – Whisper White cut two @1″ x 6″, cut two with the die from Be Mine Stitched.
  • Background Die – Granny Apple Green CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Florentine Thinlit Die.
  • Focal Image – Balmy Blue CS – 3 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ – Stamp the bunny and greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black. Die cut the bunny with the Layering Oval frame lit. Die cut the sentiment with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Sentiment Accent – Balmy Blue CA – 3 14″ x 1 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Use the masking technique shown in the video to add color to the bunny.

Assembly:

  • Pop the bunny image to the large label.
  • Pop the sentiment to the small label.
  • Wet Glue the scallop trim to the upper and lower part of the DSP. Trim as needed.
  • Adhere the DSP mat to the bag.
  • Wet glue the Florentine die cut to the DSP.
  • Pop the bunny/label to the DSP.
  • Pop the Accent piece and sentiment to tDSP.
  • Apply two of the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the accent label.
  • Apply a pearl to the center of each of the sequin.

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