Fun Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Fun Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Welcome everyone! Are you ready to smile? Today’s card is an interactive shaker, featuring the Zoo Globe set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Check it out on page 54. The super cute characters make the best cards for those young at heart.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

A giraffee, kangaroo, elephant, koala and sweet little birds round out the menagerie of characters. They are all just too stinkin’ cute for words. Because I used our fabulous watercolor pencils, they were all quick and easy to color.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Also, the Zoo Globe set has a mix of fonts for lots of occasions. It’s a 17-piece photopolymer set making it easy to line up the images. Be sure to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a fabulous crisp image.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Seems like Stampin’ Up! had a great plan for this set. Why? The dies in the Snow Globe Scenes set coordinate. That makes it super easy to cut the globe opening and base. 

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Because I used the Forever Greenery DSP for my background it looks like a little jungle theme. Then I finished off the shaker with the Flowers for Every Season Gems. A little of those go a long way. 

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Can’t get too much cuter than that, right? I’ld love to share with you how quick and easy this shaker comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base  – Just Jade CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • DSP Mat – Forever Greenery DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, cut the globe shape 1 1/2″ from the bottom of the DSP with the die from the Snow Globe Scenes set.
  • Globe Trim – Pretty Peacock CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, nest the circle and scallop circle from the Layering Circles set and die cut the ring.
  • Globe Base – Shimmery White CS – 3″ x 2″. Stamp the image in Pretty Peacock, cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes set. Color the scallop trim with a blender pen and ink from the Pretty Peacock ink pad.
  • Tree & Giraffe – Whisper White CS – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, stamp and color as follows.
    • Giraffe – Stamp in Early Espesso. Color with watercolor pencils; giraffe with Daffodil Delight, spots with Crushed Curry.
    • Tree – Stamp in Pretty Peacock. Color with watercolor pencils; trunk with Early Espresso, tree with Old Olive and Garden Green, blend with a blender pen.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the balloons, sentiment and grass in Pretty Peacock. Stamp the giraffe in Early Espresso. With watercolor pencils color the balloons in Daffodil Delight and the giraffe as outlined above. Using a blender pen pull color over the stamped grass.
  • Stems – Just Jade CS and Pretty Peacock cS – one each @ 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut two sprigs in each color with the die from the Forever Flourishing set. Apply wink of Stella to all sprigs.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Best Year Quick & Easy Birthday

Best Year Quick & Easy Birthday

Need a quick and easy birthday card? On top of that you need it a little on the masculine side? I’ve got just the card for you. In today’s card, I’ll show you how easy it is to create your own plaid backgrounds with the new Best Year Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Best Plaid Builder dies are card size, you can create your own custom backgrounds for just about any card you need.  Today though, we can concentrate on a quick and easy masculine style. Lots of blues and a fabulous designer series paper make this one perfect.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My color palette for my Best Year masculine plaid is Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. Throwing in a mat of the In Good Taste designer series paper tied everying together.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sentiments are no problem with the Best Year set. Those range from birthday, thank you, father’s day, Christmas and  just a little hello.  But, I knew I wanted to add a big bold sentiment on the inside. Ridiculously Awsome to the rescue.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Let’s take a look at how easy this bundle is to use and create those plaid backgrounds.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Inside senitment is stamped in Misty Moonlight.
  • Designer Series Paper Mat – In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Plaid Die-cut #1 – Seaside Spray CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Best Plaid Builder die.
  • Plaid Die-cut #2 – Misty Moonlight CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Best Plaid Builder die.
  • Sentiment Label – Night of Navy CS – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels die set.
  • Senitment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight, die cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels die set.
  • Envelope – Whisper White, stamp the hip, hip, hooray and the heart in Misyt Moonlight.
  • In Color Enamel Dots – Misty Moonlight – 3
  • Twine – Flowers for Every Season

Best Year Quick & Easy Masculine Birthday Card Product List 

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card

Welcome back!! Sorry, I’ve been a little absent, but you know, life happens. I think my Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card will make up for my little absence.  

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

OK, do you forgive me? I hope so, because I can’t wait to share the details of this card with you. I’ve even adapted a Happy Birthday version for my daughter.  The Prized Peony Bundle includes a new type of die. I think it’s pretty revolutionary.  

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

I know, I know, you’re saying that looks too difficult. Well, the best part is that it is super easy. And if you know me by now, you know I’m going to show you how to create with it, right?  My color palette was dictated by the gorgeous Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. It’s an elegant color palette of Petal Pink, Gray Granite, and Whisper White.

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

Because the flower is made up of four individual die cuts, you are able to add lots of detail and dimension to your projects.  I’ve inked the elements of the flower, in Petal Pink ink.

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

Nothing says vintage more than a pretty rolled rose. In today’s card, I’ll teach you how to turn a 1 1/2′ circle into a sweet little vintage rose.

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

Are you wondering what the lacy backdrop for the Prized Peony could be? Look at those dies in different ways. The Detailed Bands die turned into the lacy doily I needed. Next, let’s take at peak at the inside of the card.

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

Including a small bouquet of small peonies around the sentiment was the perfect addition to this card. I’ve stamped them in Petal Pink to set off the sentiment in Gray Granite. A special card needs a special envelope.

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

My tried and true envelope punch board came in handy. We don’t sell that tool any longer, but lots of you have it. And if you don’t, I’ll bet you can google that baby. Want to see this card come to life? I thought you would. Here’s my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – 12″ x 12″ Whisper White CS – cut to 6″ x 12″ and scored @ 6″.
  • Mats – Gray Granite CS – two @ 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
  • DSP Mats – Peony Garden DSP – one pattern @ 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and the prominent pattern @ 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Large Flower Accent – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from Detailed Bands
  • Prized Peony – Whisper Whtie CS – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut the four dies for the peony with the Peony Dies.
  • Peony Leaves & Stamen – Soft Sea Foam CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the Peony Dies.
  • Sprigs – Gray Granite CS – 2″ x 5″, cut with the dies from the Butterfly Beauty die set.
  • Butterflies & Swirl – Gray Granite CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Butterfly Beauty die set.
  • Rolled Rose – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/2″ circle punch
  • Fold Accent Trim – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the die from the Ornate Layers die set.
  • Sentiments – Whisper White CS – two @ 1 3/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from Hippo & Friends die set.
  • Envelope – Whisper White CS – 10″ x 10″
  • Basic Pearls – one, large
  • Ribbon – Whisper White Crinkled Seam Bind – approximately 30″

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card Product List

WOW, I sure hope you enjoyed this one. I loved playing with the bundle. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Way to Goat Z Fold

Way to Goat Z Fold

Woohoo! time for a fancy fold!!! This time, it’s my Way to Goat Z Fold.  This set is super cute and adding in the fancy fold takes it over the top.

Way to Goat Z Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

You can’t tell me you’re not smiling. Because this, to me, is just too stinkin’ cute! The Way to Goat stamp set is a new offering in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. You can find that one on page 105.

Way to Goat Z Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Each little critter has it’s own distinct personality. But, in today’s Way to Goat Z Fold I wanted to include all of them in the fun. What makes it even more special? The “dancing goat” on the end is mounted on a wobble. So she dances!

Way to Goat Z Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you would like to create a card like this one, you can get the wobbles on Amazon. First of all, I knew I wanted to color all the goats with my watercolor pencils. That was a good choice, not only because they are easy to use, but an economical color medium.

Way to Goat Z Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait, there’s more! I wanted to include a little coral for the goats, so I added in a fence. But, don’t worry in my video tutorial I’ll show you how easy that can be. Before we do that, let’s decorate the back of the card.

Way to Goat Z Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There she is again. That cute dancing goat. This time, she’s kicking the can down the road. Adding in a few more sentiments made this the perfect Way to Goat Z Fold birthday card. Ready to see learn how to create this card? I think you’ll love today’s tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Early Espresso CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Z- Fold – Early Espresso CS – 1 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Brace for Fence – Early Espresso CS – 1″ x 3 3/4″, scored on both ends at 1/2″
  • Embossed Mats – Smoky Slate CS – one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ and two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″, all embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder. Ink the surface of each with a dauber and Smoky Slate ink.
  • Back Mat – Smoky Slate CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Back Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Grass Mounds – Old Olive CS – one @ 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and two @ 1 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Trees – Granny Apple Green CS – 7 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from the Majestic Mountain set
  • Stamped Goats – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Sign – Crumb Cake CS – one @ 1 1/2″ x 3″ and one @ 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Fence – Crumb Cake CS – 2 3/4″ x 3″, emboss with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder. Cut six pieces @ 1/2″ x 3″.

Way to Goat Z Fold Product List

Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

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Hope you have fun with this one, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card & Treat Box

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card & Treat Box

Whose ready for some fun? How about this super cute interactive shaker card and treat box, created with the Bonanza Buddies bundle?

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card & Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok, I know you are smiling. How can you not? Just the designer series paper alone makes me happy.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to create a shaker card. So, let’s start things off with that.

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, I needed a bright, happy color palette. I’ve used Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and  Terracotta Tile. Don’t you just love the balloons in the background. It was easy to pull the colors from the paper.

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I needed some pretty bits to fill my shaker, I cut some hearts using the die from Be Mine Stitched. As a result, I was able to fill the shaker with two colors of the hearts for a truly happy card.

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Bonanza Buddies bundle is filled with all sorts of cute little critters. I chose the toucan for this card. And of course, he needed a party hat and present to complete the scene.

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Finally, I added a small strip of the DSP inside the card to tie things together.  And I just love it when the set includes larger sentiments to use as inside greetings. Now let’s dive into the sweet little treat box.

Bonanza Buddies Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

While I’ve designed this for a party favor, you could easily adapt it into a gift box for the birthday boy/girl. Another sweet little Bonanza Buddy seems to be celebrating the big day.

Bonanza Buddies Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the set is a two-step set, it’s super easy to line up the little face on the koala. And just look at how much personality that guy has.

Bonanza Buddies Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Another great feature of the treat box is that it’s large enough to hold lots of different types of treats. What’s in mine? Well, animal crackers of course.  

Here’s how the card magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″.
  • Mats – Bermuda Bay CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Birthday Bonanza DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Frame – Daffodil Delight CS – 3 1/2″ x 5″, cut with the dies from the Stitched Rectangles die set.
  • Banners – Bermuda Bay CS and Terracotta Tile CS – one each @ 4″ x 1″, cut with the die from the Bonanza die set. Apply wink of stella on both.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the toucan in Memento Tuxedo Black, the hat and present in Bermuda Bay and the bow in Memento Tuxedo Black. Die cut the hat and toucan with the dies from the Bonanza die set. Fussy cut the present.
  • Shaker Hearts – Bermuda Bay CS and Terracotta Tile CS – one each @ 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Be Mine Stitched die set. You will use 1/2 of each color for the card. Use the long die cut to decorate the flap of your envelope.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay.
  • Accent Strip – Birthday Bonanza DSP – 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Window Sheet – 2 1/2″ x 4″.

Here’s how the treat box magic happens.

  • Box – Bermuda Bay CS – 10 3/8″ x 7″, on the 10 3/8″ side, score @ 3 1/2″, 5″, 8 1/2″ and 10″. Turn on the 7″ side and score @ 1 1/2″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Mats – Daffodil Delight CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 3 1/4″ x 1 3/8″.
  • DSP Mats – Birthday Bonanza DSP – one @ 3″ x 3 1/2″ and one @ 3″ x 1″. 
  • Stitched Circle – Grapefruit Grove CS –  1 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes.
  • Banner – Grapefruit Grove CS – 1 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the Bonanza dies.
  • Sentiment – Daffodil Delight CS – 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black and fussy cut.
  • Koala – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″, stamp the koala in Smoky Slate and the face in Memento Tuxedo Black. Cut with the Bonanza die. 

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card and Treat Box Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Birthday Jubilee Easel Fold

Birthday Jubilee Easel Fold

Do you love fancy cards that are quick and easy? By adding the Birthday Jubilee bundle to your stash, you’ll  create gorgeous cards like this in no time flat.

Birthday Jubilee, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The striking color palette is Petal Pink, Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White with some hints of Old Olive.  By stocking up on the 2018-2020 In Color Collection, you can easily place a $50 order and earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item too.  The in-color collection will retire soon. Be sure to check your cardstock, Ink pads, refills and your Stampin’ Write Markers. 

Birthday Jubilee, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The easel fold is an easy fancy fold with just two simple score lines. Hint, hint, those gorgeous dies did a lot of the work on this card.

Birthday Jubilee, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my Stampin’ Blends, the coloring was very easy. It’s just like when you were a kid and you broke out those coloring books. My suggestion would be to stamp a few of the images and color them up in different color palettes. 

Birthday Jubilee, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

When creating your easel fold cards, it’s important to create a “stopper” to keep the easel open. I wanted to add a sentiment from the birthday jubilee set that was more versatile. I think I could use this card for lots of occasions. What do you think? 

Birthday Jubilee, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know you can color embellishments to customize them to any project. I colored the pearls with my dark Lovely Lipstick Blend to give the sentiment more of a pop.  Here’s my video tutorial to show you some tips about the birthday jubilee bundle.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Petal Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Easel – Lovely Lipstick CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Accent Die Cuts – Lovely Lipstick CS – two @ 4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from Jubilee Beauty set.
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Lovely Lipstick DSP – 4″ x 2 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Best Dressed DSP – 3 3/4″ x 2″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes set and one @ 2 1/2″ x 3″ cut with the die from Ornate Frames.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 2″
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Scallop Circle – Lovely Lipstick CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles set.

Birthday Jubilee Easel Fold Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations