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

 

Pumpkin Spice Thank You Treat

Pumpkin Spice Thank You Treat

In today’s fast pace world, I truly think it’s important to thank those that touch our lives on a daily basis. It’s fall, so that means pumpkin everything. So why not create a cute pumpkin spice thank you treat? 

Pumpkin Spice Thank You Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How about leaving this sweet little Pumpkin Spice Thank You Gift in your mailbox for your postal carrier? I’ll bet you will be the hit of the route.  What about your UPS driver, nail technician, hairdresser or even the cashier at your favorite super market? Sometimes we take these all important people a little for granted. Nothing says appreciation like a handcrafted gift.

And, because we are getting ready for that all important Thanksgiving holiday, you know I had to find a Pumpkin Spice flavored treat! To create my 3D pumpkin, I used the cute bundle, Harvest Hellos. That one coordinates with the cute Apple Builder punch. But, it’s more than that. You can also create super cute pumpkin’s.

Oh my, stamping on the Come to Gather DSP, was such a great idea!  Stamp five pumpkin images, punch them out, fold in half and voila a 3D pumpkin.  

Creating the Pumpkin Spice Thank You Treat Holder was inspired by the Little Debbie treats that I found at my local Dollar Tree. Any big box in the U.S. will be carrying these. Be sure to grab a couple of boxes. I think you’ll want to create a few.

I just love that sentiment! It made me smile when I stamped it. My color palette is Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock with Whisper White. The goregous woodgrain DSP is from the Come to Gather pack. Love it!!! Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax. I hope you enjoy my video tutorial of this sweet Pumpkin Spice Thank You Treat!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Box Wrap – Merry Merlot CS – 4 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 4 1/4″, 6 1/4″, and 8″
  • Slider Box – Merry Merlot CS – 7 1/2″ x 5″, scored on all four sides at 1 1/2″.
  • Mats – Come to Gather DSP – one @ 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, one @ 4 1/4″ x 1 3/4″, and one @ 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
  • Window – Window Sheet – 4″ x 1 3/4″
  • 3D Pumpkin – Come to Gather DSP – 2 1/4″ x 12″, stamp five of the pumpkin images in Cajun Craze. Punch with the Apple Builder punch.
  • Leaves – Pretty Peacock CS – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, stamp two leaves in Pretty Peacock, punch with the Apple Builder punch.
  • Stem & Trendil – Early Espresso CS – Scraps – Punch one stem with the Apple Builder punch. Trim a sliver of the CS, curl on a pencil to form the trendil.
  • Scallop Oval – Cajun Craze CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 3″, stamp in Merry Merlot, die cut with the smallest oval from Stitched Shapes dies.

Pumpkin Spice Thank You Treat Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, be sure to subscribe. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Fall Inspired Friendship Frame

Fall Inspired Friendship Frame

All of us have those special friends, there through thick and thin. They need to know how much they mean to us. My Fall Inspired Friendship Frame was created for my wonderful WOW friends that attend my weekly classes. These ladies are the best. We laugh, cry, create and pray together each Wednesday evening. Big shout out to Cindy, Peggy, Connie, Charlene, Margie P., Tammy, Joan, Shawn, Carol, Kathy, Liz, Julie and Margie B. That’s my WOW Gang!! 

Fall Inspired Friendship Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

During a recent WOW Class, I made a kit for each WOW member to create one of these for someone special in their lives. It was a lagniappe project. Everyone enjoyed it so much. The Friendship Frame started off with a recent visit to my local Dollar Tree. I spied the frame and my creative wheels started to turn.  Because the frame was rustic and aged, I knew it would make the perfect Fall project.

Fall Inspired Friendship Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating a fabulous background was the first task at hand. That’s when I decided to use my brayer and create a background with our new Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. That’s a long product name for stencils. Using our sponge brayer and the tree mask, I rolled Soft Suede onto a piece of Very Vanilla. But, the trees needed some texture. That’s where the technique came in. I inked up the Birch Background stamp in Early Espresso and stamped over the stencil. See how it created the little lines and textures on the tree trucks?

Fall Inspired Friendship Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Free as a Bird is a very popular stamp set in the Annual Catalog. That one had the sentiment I wanted to use. I stamped it in Soft Suede and continued with the Fall leaf theme. Those cute little copper leaves are from a great new punch pack, Every Season.

Fall Inspired Friendship Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By stamping the bird in StazOn, I was able to use my watercolor pencils to give it some color. Blending with the Wink of Stella, kills two birds with one stone. In other words, the blending and shimmer  happened all at once. Hooray!! 

Ready to create a Friendship Frame of your own? You know I won’t let you down. Here’s my video tutorial for you. It’s just like stamping with me.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Frame – Local Dollar Tree – 4″ x 6″ – you can buy them individually at the store or in bulk on the website.
  • Background Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″. With the Basic Pattern Decorative Mask and Soft Suede ink, roll on color using the sponge brayer. Stamp over the mask, with the Birch Background stamp in Early Espresso.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Petal Labels. Stamp in Soft Suede with the stamp from Free as a Bird.
  • Bird – Very Vanilla CS – 3″ x 3″, stamp with the bird from Free as a Bird in Black StazOn. Color with watercolor pencils as follows. Beak in Pumpkin Pie, breast in Bermuda Bay, top of the bird in Daffodil Delight, legs in Early Espresso. Blend with Wink of Stella. Fussy cut the image.  
  • Leaves – Daffodil Delight CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the large leaf die from Gathered Leaves, emboss with Hammered Metal EF. One @2″ x 2″ cut the large embossed leaf from the Gathered Leaves set.  Cajun Craze CS – 3 3/4″ x 2″, cut the medium and small embossed leaves from the Gathered Leaves set. Pumpkin Pie CS – 2″ x 4 1/4″ – cut one of the medium embossed leaves from the Gathered Leaves set and the large detailed leaf from Seasonal Layers set. Ink all the leaves with the Delicata Copper Ink.
  • Small Leaf – Soft Suede CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ – cut with the die from Seasonal Layers and embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder.
  • Branches – Soft Suede CS – two @ 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, cut with the die from Seasonal Layers.
  • Sprigs – Copper Foil – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from Frosted Frames.
  • Small Copper Leaves – Copper Foil – from a scrap, punch two leaves with the punch from the Every Season Punch Pack.
  • Small Flower – Daffodil Delight CS – from a scrap, punch one flower with the punch from the Every Season Punch Pack.
  • Designer Element – one in copper

Product List – Friendship Frame

Paper Snips

$10.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

In the comment section below, be sure to let me know if you decided to create a Friendship Frame for someone special in your life.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Christmas Explosion Box

Christmas Explosion Box

In gift giving, presentation is everything! Have a special someone on your list? We all do. I’ll bet they would be blown away with this fabulous Christmas Explosion Box. It’s a great size to add your special gift, gift cards or even some cash. And who doesn’t love that.

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve used the fabulous Frosted Foliage bundle in the Feels Like Frost Suite.  Be sure to check out all the fantastic goodies on pages 40-42. My Christmas Explosion Box color palette came from the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. I chose Real Red, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, with hints of Gold Foil. Can’t get too much more Christmas than that.

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the large die from the Frosted Frames set, I was able to create a pretty dramatic focal image. My Christmas Explosion Box can be used for anyone on your list. I don’t think you would say it’s feminine or masculine. Just plain pretty!

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create the sweet flowers, I used the Floral Essence bundle. The shape and color reminds me of mini poinsettias.That’s a great set that can be found in the Annual Catalog. Because I used my crimper, it was easy to create veined leaves with texture and interest. I just love that little trick. 

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Starting off with a piece of 12″ x 12″ Real Red card stock, I scored all four sides of the box base at 4″. This gives you nine equal squares. Two of which, you can create mini pockets to hold your Christmas treasures. I’ve decorated mine with Christmas greetings, but you could also attach a gift card or cash.

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Want to create one? Here’s my FREE video tutorial to teach you how. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Box Base – Real Red CS – 12″ x 12″, scored on all four sides at 4″. Be sure to refer to the video for cutting and trimming the pockets.
  • Box Lid – Real Red CS – 61 /8″ x 6 1/8″, scored on all four sides at 1″. Be sure to refer to the video for cutting and trimming.
  • Lid Mats – Very Vanilla CS – one @ 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ and four @ 3/4″ x 3 7/8″, all embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.
  • Outside Mats – Very Vanilla CS – four @ 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, all embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.
  • Inside Mats – Very Vanilla CS – three @ 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, one embossed with the Country Floral embossing folder and two embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.
  • DSP Mats – Toile Tidings DSP – two @ 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut on the diagonal.
  • Pocket Inserts – Very Vanilla CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, punch all corners of each with the Detailed Trio Punch. Stamp the sentiments in Real Red.
  • DSP Circles – Toile Tidings DSP – punch two 1 1/2″ circles.
  • Top Sentiment – Gold Foil Sheet – 4″ x 5″, cut with the die from Frosted Frames. Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Frosted Frames. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red.
  • Snowflakes – Gold Foil Sheet – 2 1/2″ x 3″, cut two sets with the die from Frosted Frames.
  • Flowers – Real Red CS – 2″ x 11″, stamp 6 images in Real Red with the stamp from Floral Essence. Punch with the Perennial Flower punch.
  • Leaves – Garden Green CS – two @ 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score each at 3/4″. Run through the crimper and cut 1/2 moon shapes on the fold. You will need 3 for each flower.
  • Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots – Real Real – 3, one each size.
  • Faceted Gems – two clear, large.

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Riverbend Frame Service Project

Riverbend Frame Service Project

Community Service is so important. My little contribution is to the residents of Riverbend Nursing Home. A beautiful, talented group of volunteers join in quarterly to craft. Our friends at Riverbend LOVE IT!! They look forward to each visit and are waiting in the entry way when we arrive.

Riverbend Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Because each of our friends at Riverbend have different skill levels, I try to design a project they can easily put together. But, it is also very important that they feel accomplished and love the process. That’s where our product coordination comes in. 

Riverbend Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Purchasing the little 4″ x 6″ frames from Dollar Tree helps make the project cost effective. Thank goodness I have a benefactor that donates the funds for our Community Service work. Hopefully, our friends at Riverbend will enjoy putting the frame on their bedside table. That way, they can be reminded that we are all thinking about them.

Riverbend Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

If you are looking for a cause or project, I urge you to consider your local nursing home. You will definately get back more than you give. I would love to share with you how I created this project. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Frame – 4″ x 6″ White – Dollar Tree
  • Designer Series Paper – Magnolia Lane – 4″ x 6″
  • Focal Image – Soft Suede CS – 3″ x 5″, cut with the die from Stitched Nested Labels.
  • Sentiment – Whispe White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″. With the stamp from Woven Heirlooms, stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow. Die cut with the die from Stitched Nested Labels.
  • Flowers – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 6 1/2″. With the stamp from Daisy Lane, stamp three of the medium daisys in Petal Pink. Punch the image with the Medium Daisy Punch. Petal Pink CS – punch six (6) medium daisys.
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – punch 5 images with the Leaf Punch. Twist each peal with a tweezers.
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp the large butterfly from the Butterfly Wishes set in Soft Suede. Color in with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. Punch with the Butterfly Duet Punch.
  • Flourishes – Mossy Meadow CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″, back the CS with Adhesive Sheet. Cut with the dies from Detailed Deer.
  • Small Accent Flowers – Petal Pink CS – Scrap – cut with the dies from Detailed Deer.

Product List

Leaf Punch

$16.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

I hope you consider visiting your local nursing home and sharing your time and talents. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Hot Air Balloon Rose

Hot Air Balloon Rose

Hi, Everyone! Yep, you don’t need to adjust your glasses, or rub your eyes, it’s paper and it’s a rose. A Hot Air Balloon Rose to be exact. The first time I flipped through the 2019 Annual Catalog and spied the new Hot Air Balloon Punch, the image reminded me of a flower petal. At that moment I knew I wanted to create a 3D rose.

Hot Air Balloon Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Well, I figured it out and would love to share the details with you. My WOW Team saw this first hand during our monthy Team Meeting. They loved it and I hope you do too. At the end of the meeting, everyone was throwing out color combinations.  One of my favorite suggestions was a Tropicana inspired color palette. Can’t wait to try that one. Want to join my WOW Team? We have so much fun together. Would love to have you as a part of my team.

Hot Air Balloon Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By decorating one of our new little Mini Shipping Boxes, it gave me a gorgeous platform for my Hot Air Balloon Rose to shine. My daughter’s birthday is coming up. I think I’ll fill this little gift box with goodies for her. She’ll think her Mom is so clever. hahahaha!!

Hot Air Balloon Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to order your Hot Air Balloon punch today so you can start creating your own roses. Here’s what you need to punch to create the rose as I’ve designed it.

Creating the Hot Air Balloon Rose

  • Base – One 1 1/2″ Circle 
  • Petals – You will need a total of 17 images. Divide as follows.
  • Row #1 – 6 Hot Air Balloon Images
  • Row #2 – 5 Hot Air Balloon Images
  • Row #3 – 3 Hot Air Balloon Images
  • Row #4 – 2 Hot Air Balloon Images
  • Center – 1 Hot Air Balloon Image

Hot Air Balloon Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Of course, I wanted to dress up the little mini shipping box. Tasteful Textures is the lovely stamp set I used to create that vintage inspired image. Be sure to stamp first, then emboss with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.

Hot Air Balloon Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There’s a trick to creating those fabulous veined leaves. I hope you enjoy my free video tutorial that will show you this technique and all you need to know to create the rose.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Base for the Rose – one 1 1/2″ circle. Be sure to punch the circle from the same color you are using for your petals. In this case I’m using Real Red CS.
  • Petals – Real Red CS – approximately 1 sheet – punch 17 Hot Air Balloon images.
  • Leaves – Garden Green CS – two @ 2″ x 5 1/2″, each scored at 1″, place folded strips in the Corrugated Embossing Folder, run through the die cutting machine. On the fold of the strip, cut 1/2 moon shapes. I cut five for this rose.
  • Box – Mini Shipping Box
  • Mats – Garden Green CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 2 3/8″, two @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/8″
  • Embossed Mats – Whisper White CS – one @3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, two @ 3 1/2″ x 2 1/8″, two @2 1/2″ x 2 1/8″

Ordering in my online store is quick and easy. Just click any image below to begin filling your cart. During the month of June, my FREE Thank You gift for all orders $50 or more (before tax and shipping), is a package of the Noble Peacock Rhinestones. Please use the Host Code, YX3GQD2F, to qualify.  

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations