Blessing of Home Vintage Style

Blessing of Home Vintage Style

Vintage, flowers, and vellum, who could ask for more? The beautiful images in the Blessings of Home stamp set lend themselves beautifully to the vintage style. In today’s card making lesson, I’ll show you how to quickly add color to the floral images using designer series paper or ink with a blending brush.

Vintage Birthday with Blessings of Home, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It’s a new year, so we need to fill our card boxes with handmade cards for those close to us. Today’s vintage design is a quick and easy one. You’ll be creating multiples easily by stamping the large floral image onto the Simply Marvelous DSP. 

Vintage Birthday with Blessings of Home, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The 6″ x 6″ DSP pack is filled with 48 sheets of marbleized papers. Colors include Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing bride, Bumblebee, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Smoky Slate and So Saffron. WOW, what a color assortment. That means it’s a versatile paper pack that will coordinate with lots of projects. And one of the best parts, you can earn it for FREE with a $50 order (before tax and shipping).

Vintage Birthday with Blessings of Home, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here, I’ve used the opposite side of the sheet to line my envelope. Pretty dramatic, if I say so myself.

Vintage Birthday with Blessings of Home, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To make the floral image, from the Blessings of Home set, really pop. I’ve embossed a new Vellum, Layering Designs, with the Parisian 3D Embossing Folder. Such an easy way to add lots of texture.

Vintage Birthday with Blessings of Home, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To add a little color to the smaller floral image, my blending brush to the rescue. Told ya, this card was quick and easy.

Vintage Birthday with Blessings of Home, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve used that technique on both the envelope and the inside of the card. Be sure to check out today’s free video tutorial to learn all about these new projects.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blushing Bride CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″, stamp the smaller floral image in Basic Gray. Using your blending brush apply Blushing Bride ink.
  • Inside Accent Strip – Vellum Layering Designs – 1/2″ x 4″
  • Mat – Basic Gray CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Vellum Mat – Vellum Layering Designs – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder
  • Stamped Floral – Simply Marvelous DSP, you can get two images from one sheet. I’ve stamped mine in Basic Gray using the Stamparatus.
  • Backer for the Floral – Blushing Bride CS – 3 1/2″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Basic Gray CS – 3/8″ x 3 3/4″, stamp in verva mark, sprinkle with white embossing powder, heat with the heat tool. Slant cut the right side.
  • Sprigs – Basic Gray CS – 2″ x 4 3/4″, cut with the dies from the Flowers of Home die set
  • Liner for Envelope – Simply Marvelous DSP – 5 3/4″ x 3″
  • Envelope – Basic White
  • Bling – Classic Matte Dots – 3 small in gray

Vintage Birthday with Blessings of Home Product List

  • #157939 – Blessings of Home Bundle
  • #157764 – Vellum Layering Designs
  • #158146 – Classic Matte Dots
  • #158128 – Simply Marvelous DSP

 

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. Remember to earn those FREE Sale-a-Bration items during January and February. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card

Did you know that you can earn the Friendly Hello bundle for FREE during Sale-a-Bration? You’ll want to add this one to your stash so that you can create my WOW inside pop-up fancy fold. 

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sale-a-Bration is a great time to earn free paper crafting supplies. The Friendly Hello bundle consists of a 13-piece photopolymer stamp set and package of 12′ x 12″ designer series paper. The bundle can be found on page 12 in your Sale-a-Bration brochure.

Friendly Hello Bundle, Sale-a-Bration 2022

The designer series paper has a fresh, crisp and oh so springtime look. It features Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce, Basic White and Black in the color palette. Place a $100 (before tax and shipping) and you get to choose the bundle for FREE!! Please use my January Host Code when shopping my online. SFBXR7P9

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m so happy that the stamp set includes both line art images and beautiful sentiments. You’ll be making cards in no time flat. Be sure to add to your Stampin’ Blends collection so that you can create flowers in your favorite colors.

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, fancy folds are easy. All you have to do is break it down step by step. I love challenging myself to learn something new. Make 2022 the year where you will try it too. The inside pop-up mechanism really is easy. Here’s a template that shows the scoring and trimming.

Inside Pop-up Mechanism Template, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

When it’s all decked out and decorated you’ve got yourself a one of kind design. Who is that special someone on list that would love to receive this card?

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

All the pretty accent die-cuts are from either the Flowers of Hope or Eden die sets. Don’t forget your Wink of Stella, it always adds just the right sparkle.

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By creating all this dimension, you can really show off the designer series paper as well as your stamping skills.

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But a card like this, really needs a box envelope for presentation.  Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a template to use when creating your envelope.

Envelope Box Template, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

But of course I’ve created a FREE video tutorial for you.  Just click this link to head over to my YouTube Channel. And since we are celebrating a new year, I’ve got a special treat for you. Be sure to check out my FREE full color, multi-page PDF. Just click the link below to download your copy. You can save it to your computer and/or print it off. Happy New Year!!!

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card PDF

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you might need. Remember, using my host code really helps me out. Here is my January 2022 Host Code. SFBXR7P9

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card Supply List

Products Launching January 4, 2022

  • Friend Hello Bundle – FREE Sale-a-Bration Item – #159990
  • Bough Punch – #157711 Flowers of Hope Dies – #157938
  • Iridescent Rhinestones – #158130

 

I’ld love to hear if you’ve printed your PDF and will be creating this card for that special someone. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Grassy Grove Shadowbox Fancy Fold

Grassy Grove Shadowbox Fancy Fold

My Dad is about to celebrate his 91st birthday. Time for a special card, don’t you think? My Grassy Grove Shadowbox Fancy Fold is so Dad. He loves everything outdoors and nature inspired. A farmer his whole life, there’s no big surprise about that.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My color combination for today’s project is a bit Fall inspired. We’ve got Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee, Old Olive and Basic White. To achieve both the detailed trees and the blue sky background, I’ve used the fabulous new Sale-a-Bration item, Simply Marvelous DSP. 

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even if you don’t want to kick it up a notch with the Grassy Grove  shadowbox, you can create this lovely card front and have a fabulous masculine card design. But, as you know, you’re only 91 once. And Dad loves it when I create interactive cards for him.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my handy Stampin’ Write Markers in Old Olive and Cinnamon Cider, I was able to ink up the tree stamp. That way, I could easily achieve two colors in the image.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Is that die cut not gorgeous? I love the way the deers are nestled up behind the trees. It looks like they are taking a walk in the forest.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used all but one die from the set, this card gives you a true feel for what you can create when you purchase this new bundle.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That lovely sentiment is from another new Jan-June Mini Catalog offering. The Flowering Tulips Bundle is another great set. When I saw that sentiment, I knew I wanted to use it in Dad’s card. 

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Grassy Grove Bundle can be found on page 47. It’s a 9-piece cling stamp set with a 10-piece coordinating die set. Not only for masculine card designs, I can see this one used in your Christmas card making too! 

Creating the Grassy Grove shadowbox fancy fold isn’t difficult. With just a few easy score lines, you’re on your way. Click here to view my FREE video tutorial filled with all the tips and tricks.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – one @ 5 1/2″ x 10 1/2″, scored on the 10 1/2″ side @ 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/2″ and 8″. One @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Cinnamon Cider CS – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside DSP Mat – Simply Marvelous DSP – Coastal Cabana – 5 1/2″ x a smidge less than 3 1/2″
  • Inside Die-cut Mat – Simply Marvelous DSP – Bumblebee – 5 1/2″ x a smidge less than 3 1/2″
  • Die-cut Deer – Cinnamon Cider CS – 2″ x 3″, cut with the dies from the Grove die set
  • Inside Accent Band – Bumblebee CS – 5 1/2″ x 1″, embossed with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
  • Inside Sentiment – Basic White CS – 4″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Scalloped Contours die set. Stamp the sentiment from Flowering Tulips in Cinnamon Cider.
  • Front Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the sentiment from Sweet as a Peach in Cinnamon Cider.
  • Small Leaves – Old Olive CS – 2″ x 2 3/4″, cut two sets with the dies from the Grove die set
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS – 3 1/2″ x 11″, stamp images as follows:
    • Deer – Cinnamon Cider
    • Large Mound – second generation Bumbleebee
    • 2 sets of Trees – Stampin’ Write Markers in Cinnamon Cider and Old Olive
    • 2 Small Mounds – Old Olive
  • Clouds – Simply Marvelous DSP – two @ 1″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from the Majestic Mountain die set

Grassy Grove Shadowbox Fancy Fold Product List

  • New Jan-Jan Mini and Sale-a-Bration Products
  • #157845 – Grassy Grove Bundle
  • #157672 – Flowering Tulips Stamp Set
  • #158128 – Simply Marvelous DSP – FREE Sale-a-Bration Item

Let me know if you decide to give this one a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

3-Point Fancy Fold Mom’s 88th Birthday Card

3-Point Fancy Fold Mom’s 88th Birthday Card

I couldn’t wait to use the 3-point fancy fold for my Mom’s 88th birthday card. I’ve used the gorgeous Hand-Penned DSP as the star of the show. Why? Because my Mom loves flowers and those soft colors will make her smile.

3-Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait, I see two of those 3-Point fancy fold cards. I only need the one for Mom and would love to bless someone with the other. To enter to win, leave a comment on this post. I’ll put all the names on my prize wheel and will announce a winner on my next post. Good luck everyone. Ok, back to the card, I know you are all dying to know how to make it,

3-Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my lovely team members, Lisa Lepine, recently created a Christmas card with the 3-point fancy fold. As soon as I saw it, I knew I would adapt the fold for Mom’s birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration Lisa. Because Mom likes to display her cards for a few days, this fold is perfect.

3-Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Mom also loves nature, flowers and wildlife. Because I incorporated a little yellow in the card, she will know it came from my heart to hers.

3-Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

You could add as much or as little to this card to make it your own. You guys know I love to step things up a notch. And of course I had to make it extra special for her birthday.

3-Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to learn how to create this one? I promise it’s an easy fold. Break out some pretty paper and create one with me.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Highland Heather CS – 6″ x 12″, scored @ 6″. To create the angle cuts, place a tick mark at the bottom of the card base @ 3″. Cut from the tick mark to the fold on both sides.
  • Front Mats – Hand Penned DSP – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Place a tick mark at the bottom the DSP @ 2 3/4″, cut from the top edge to the tick on both ends.
  • Inside Mats – Hand Penned DSP – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Place a tick mark at the bottom the DSP @ 2 3/4″, cut from the top edge to the tick on both ends.
  • Inside Sentiment Mat – Basic White CS – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Focal Image – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Encircled in Beauty die set
  • Leaves – Pool Party CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Forever Flourishing die set
  • Flower – Pale Papaya CS – 1 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, punch 3 images with the Flowers & Leaves punch. Basic White CS – Scrap – punch two images with the Strawberry Builder punch.
  • Butterflies – Daffodil Delight CS – 2″ x 4″, cut 3 small butterflies with the die from the Brilliant Wings die set
  • Scallop Trim – Basic White CS – two @ 3/4″ x 6″, cut with the die from the Penned Flowers die set
  • Simply Elegant Trim – Silver – three @ 1 1/2″ each
  • Genial Gems – 9 small in Pale Papaya and three small in Mint Macaron
  • Playing with Patterns Resin Dots – 1 large in Daffodil Delight

3-Point Fancy Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps

Time to create a masculine card using my Beauty of the Earth DSP scraps. This one is for my husband’s 70th birthday. He loves to play golf and bird watch. He enjoys waterfalls, walking in the woods and pretty much anything that involves nature. 

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Terry also likes deep rich colors. I’ve used a little Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Merry Merlot, Bumblebee, and Old Olive to create the leafy elements. 

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Seems like creating a masculine card is always a little tough. But with the die cuts from Forever Flourishing and Intricate Leaves, creating this one was pretty easy.

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I had lots of scraps of the beautiful Beauty of Earth DSP and decided that would be the perfect backdrop for his card. Hope you noticed the embossing. I thought by adding the panels, then running it through the Timber 3D embossing folder, it would give a cohesive look to the design.

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And there you go, a masculine card that’s easy to create and/or mass produce. And who would have thought that scraps could make such a lovely background. But wait, things just keep getting better and better. If you are viewing this post on October 20, 2021, there’s a sale going on. Here’s a link to all the info.  Peaceful Moments and Forever Fern are just two of the 80 sets on sale with a 15% savings. WOOHOO!!! I would appreciate you using my host code, UU7QJCBB, when placing your order.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cajun Craze CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Early Espresso. Stamp the leaves in 2 generations of Bumblebee.
  • Front Mat – Cinnamon Cider CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Beauty of the Earth DSP
    • Upper Left – 1 5/8″ x 1 3/4″
    • Lower Left – 1 5/8″ x 3 1/8″
    • Upper Right – 2″ x 3 1/8″
    • Lower Right – 2″ x 1 3/4″
  • Sentiment – cut each with the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly die set
    • Cajun Craze CS – 2 1/4″ x 3″
    • Basic White CS – 2″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Early Espresso
  • Leaves 
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3″ x 4″, cut with the die from Forever Flourishing
    • Bumblebee CS – 3 1/2″ x 5″, cut with the dies from Forever Flourishing and Intricate Leaves
    • Old Olive CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ – cut with the die from Intricate Leaves
    • Merry Merlot CS – 3″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the dies from Forever Flourishing and Intricate Leaves
    • Copper Foil – 1″ x 4″, cut with the die from Intricate Leaves
  • Envelope – Basic White
  • Pearls – 3 small, color with the Dark Cajun Craze Blend

Masculine Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Inside Fancy Spinner Card

Inside Fancy Spinner Card

My sweet sister’s birthday is fast approaching. Since she too, is a nature girl, I’ve created an inside fancy spinner card showcasing lots of nature inspired elements. 

Inside Fancy Spinner Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Right off the bat, I just have to sing the praises of that gorgeous designer series paper. The Simply Elegant Specialty DSP is filled with copper, gold and silver foiling. You can find that one in our Annual Catalog on page 133. Be sure to scoop up a couple packs. I’ll bet you thank me later.

Inside Fancy Spinner Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I fussy cut a few of the flowers from the paper, I was able to create quick and easy embellishments for my focal image. And don’t you just love those sweet little bees? I think they were just the right touch.

Inside Fancy Spinner Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to open up this beauty? In the still photos, you’ll see all the detail, but be sure to watch the video tutorial to see the magic truly happen.

Inside Fancy Spinner Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To cut the intricate image to house the butterfly for my inside fancy spinner, I turned to the Birds & More die set. How pretty is that? You could cut a plain circle, but why when you have a die like this.

Inside Fancy Spinner Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know we have Gold Vellum? Oh yes we do and it’s shimmery at that. That’s what I’ve used on the butterfly. Not only will it spin, but it will sparkle as well.

Inside Fancy Spinner Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because there are two inside panels, I added a stamped image on one and still have place to write my sentiment on the other. Ready to learn how to create this one?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Basic Gray CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4.
  • Inside Card Base Mat – Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – 5″ x 3 1/4″
  • Inside Fancy Spinner Mat – Basic White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, scored in the center @ 4 1/4″ and on each end @ 2 1/2″
  • Front Mat – Gold Foil – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ – cut the leaf spray from the center of this piece with the die from the Birds & More die set.
  • DSP Front Mat – Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Front Focal Image – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Scalloped Contours die set. Stamp the sentiment from Best Year in Versa Mark and sprinkle with copper embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool.
  • Flowers – Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – fussy cut three
  • Inside Mats – Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – two @ 5″ x 2 1/4″ and one @ 5 1/8″ x 3 1/4″
  • Sentiment Panels – Basic White CS – two @2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Scalloped Contours die set. Stamp the sentiment from Welcoming Window in Versa Mark and sprinkle with copper embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool.
  • Butterfly – Basic Gray CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut 2 with the smallest detail die in the Brilliant Wings set. Gold Vellum – 2 1/4″ x 3″, cut two the die from Brilliant Wings.
  • Envelope – Basic White
  • Bumblebee Trinkets – Gold – 2

Inside Fancy Spinner Product List

I sure hope this card brings my sister some joy. She is the BEST!! Be sure to leave a comment on my YouTube Channel to be entered in the prize drawing. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations