Very Vintage Shabby Chic

Very Vintage Shabby Chic

Welcome!! So happy you could join me today. I’ve got two very vintage shabby chic cards to share. This is my favorite type of card to create. Each card was created with a specific person in mind, so that makes them extra special to me. Hope you agree.

Very Vintage Shabby Chic, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The first one I worked on was the beautiful monochromatic Butterfly Brilliance card. Soft Sea Foam is fast becoming on elf my favorite greens, right behind Old Olive.

Very Vintage Shabby Chic, Butterfly Brilliance, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This one is for my daughter, Jennifer. Her birthday is this weekend. She loves to garden and likes things more on the elegant side. Her back yard is a haven for butterflies, birds and her new little squirrel. There are flowers everywhere. It’s a very English Cottage Garden look. So it was quite easy for me to choose the Butterfly Brilliance bundle to start things off.

Very Vintage Shabby Chic, Butterfly Brilliance, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the elements of vintage shabby chic design is the use of layers. At least, I think so. So, I pulled out my Ornate Layers dies and began that process.  The soft green of Soft Sea Foam really brought the elegance factor to the card.

Very Vintage Shabby Chic, Butterfly Brilliance, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sweet little butterflies needed a landing area. I used our Heart Punch Pack to punch the images, but the white layer needed some texture. Because I embossed them with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, I achieved just the right amount of texture.

Very Vintage Shabby Chic, Butterfly Brilliance, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Keeping it simple, on the inside of the card, gave me lots of room to write a little note to Jennifer. I love the font in the stamp from the Best Year set. Ready for the second shabby chic design? This one is totally different with handmade flowers and an enchanted color palette.

Very Vintage Shabby Chic, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Believe it or not, this card started with the selection of the designer series paper. The In Good Taste Designer Series Paper has many great background textures to choose from. I decided on the one that looks like stucco. Kicking it up a notch, I used the soon to be released Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I LOVE this folder and will be using it a lot. 

Very Vintage Shabby Chic, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Bringing in a little pink with the Hand-Penned DSP tied the design together, just like a present with the perfect bow. Did I mention both DSP packs are on sale? Scoop up a pack of each by August 2nd. Next in the design process, was creating a couple of handmade flowers. Yes, that is one of my favorite things to do. 

Very Vintage Shabby Chic, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I used the Poinsettia die set to create my handmade flowers. I’ve spritzed the petals with a concoction of 7 drops of Blushing Bride ink refill and rubbing alcohol. It gave the flower a dusty pink look, with some of the white still showing through.

Very Vintage Shabby Chic, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The design is anchored with the gorgeous die cut from the Encircled in Beauty die set. There are so many possibilities with that one. 

Very Vintage Shabby Chic, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sit back, relax and let me teach you the techniques I’ve used. I sure hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – Monochromatic Butterfly Brillance
  • Card Base – Basic White CS – 6″ x 12″, scored @ 6″
  • Inside Mats – Soft Sea Foam CS – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and  Basic White CS – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Soft Sea Foam CS – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, embossed with the Parisian 3D Embossing Folder
  • Accent Mats – Basic White CS – 2 @ 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and Soft Sea Foam CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Ornate Layers die set
  • Focal Mats – Soft Sea Foam CS – 2 1/2″ x 3″.  Basic White CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Hearts – Soft Sea Foam CS and Basic White CS – one each 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″, punch two scallop hearts and two plain hearts. Emboss the white hearts with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Butterflies – Basic White CS – 2″ x 4″, stamp two of the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance set in Soft Sea Foam and die cut with the Brilliant Wings die.
  • Detail Butterflies – Vellum CS – 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, die cut with the Brilliant Wings dies. Color with the Dark Soft Sea Foam Blend.
  • Sprigs – Basic White CS – 3″ x 5 1/2″, cut 3 single and 2 double images with the dies from the Sunflower die set.
  • Small Flower and Leaves – Punch images with the Strawberry Builder Punch. Basic White CS – 3 flower images, Soft Sea Foam CS – 1 leaf image.
  • Basic Pearls – 12 small, color three with the Dark Soft Sea Foam Blend.
  • Sequins – 6 clear from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.
  • Ribbon – Basic White Crinkled Seam Binding – 3 loop bow, about 30″

Shabby Chic Card #1 – Supply List

Shabby Chic Card #2 Forever Grateful

  • Card Base – Basic White CS – 6″ x 12″, scored @ 6″
  • Inside Mats – Blushing Bride CS – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and  Basic White CS – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Focal Mat – Basic White CS – 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – In Good Taste DSP – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. Hand-Penned DSP – 5″ x 5″, rough the edges with the blade of your scissors.
  • Circle Die-Cut – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Encircled in Beauty die set
  • Flowers – Basic White CS – 6 1/2″ x 5 3/4″, cut with the dies from the Poinsettia die set. Cut 2 medium, 3 small and four centers. Spritz all with a spritzer filled with 7 drops of Blushing Bride ink refill and rubbing alcohol. Shape flowers as shown in the video.
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – two @ 3″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Forever Flourishing die set
  • Vines – Soft Succulent CS – 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, cut two with the die form the Grapevine die set.
  • Sprigs and Hearts – Gray Granite CS – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut one tall sprig with the die from the Poinsettia die set. Cut three small sprigs with the dies from the Forever Flourishing die set. Cut two flower centers with the die from the Poinsettia die set. Cut the hearts with the die from the Floral Heart die set.
  • Copper Swirls – Copper Foil – five @ 3/4″ x 1 3/8″, cut with the die from the Grapevine die set.
  • Loops – Gray Granite CS – 8 1/2″ long, cut 4 or 5 slivers
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″,cut with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots – one medium and one large in copper.

Shabby Chic Card #2 Product List

Which one is your favorite? I can’t choose because each one is special in it’s one way. I hope you give one or both a try. Would love to hear from you if you did. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Sweet Ice Cream Happy Cards

Sweet Ice Cream Happy Cards

What’s the best Summer treat? Ice cream, of course. It’s cool, flavorful and the possibilities are endless. In the true spirit of summer, let’s stamp a couple of cards with the Sweet Ice Cream set. You’ll be creating “young at heart” themed cards for everyone on your list. There’s even a punch to match the sweet little ice cream cone. 

Sweet Ice Cream, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Sweet Ice Cream stamp set is an 18-piece photopolymer set. But the best part is that there is a coordinating Ice Cream Builder Punch. Because I used Pale Papaya, in the first card, it brought visions of orange sherbet to mind. My Dad loves sherbet and I thought of him the whole time I was creating this card.

Sweet Ice Cream, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ll bet you’re asking yourself, how did you create that super cute tag? Don’t miss the Tailor Made Tags dies on page 166 of the Annual Catalog. There are 8 different tag sizes. So, that means you’ve got lots of layering opportunities.

Sweet Ice Cream, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice that cone is a waffle cone? It was easy to create that texture with the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder.

Sweet Ice Cream, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For my second card, I knew I wanted to create a slimline. That’s all the rage right now. Lots of paper real estate to embellish, layer and add pretty papers to.

Sweet Ice Cream, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to check out all the cute sentiments in the Sweet Ice Cream set. I think they’ll make you smile. 

Sweet Ice Cream, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What could be better than an ice cream cone? Well, three ice cream cones of course. This time I’ve stepped things up a notch by adding a little shine to my strawberry ice cream.

Sweet Ice Cream, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I coated the image with clear embossing powder and heated it up, melting the powder, I was able to give the ice cream a shiny finish. One really economical way to embellish your happy cards is with the shaker shapes. The bits are great for shakers, but work great as embellishments too. They are so lightweight, you won’t be adding extra postage.

Sweet Ice Cream, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

So, what do you think? Are you ready to create these? 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Sweet Ice Cream – Card #1
  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Pale Papaya CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder
  • DSP Mat – Pansy Petals DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • DSP Banner – Pansy Petals DSP – 2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Tag – Calypso Coral CS – 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Tailor Made Tags die set
  • Ice Cream Cone – Crumb Cake CS, Basic White CS and Pale Papaya CS – scraps of each. Punch with the Ice Cream Builder punch and emboss the cone with the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 4″
  • Tag Reinforcer – Pale Papaya CS – Scrap, cut with the die from the Tailor Made Tags die set
  • Baker’s Twine – White – 18″
  • Loose Flower Flourishes – Pale Papaya – 1 small

Sweet Ice Cream Slim Line Card

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 8″, scored @ 4″
  • Mat – Melon Mambo CS – 3 3/4″ x 8 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Pattern Party DSP – 3 1/2″ x 8″
  • Stitched Rectangles – Thick Whisper White CS – three @ 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangles die set
  • Ice Cream – Crumb Cake CS, Basic White CS and Melon Mambo CS – punch the elements to create three ice cream cones. Emboss the cones with the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1″ x 4″, stamp in Melon Mambo and fussy cut
  • Shaker Shapes – 9 Granny Apple Green circles and 5 Polished Pink Hearts

Sweet Ice Cream Cards Product List

Hope you add these to your stash and create some very happy cards for family and friends. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

You’re Sweet as a Peach

You’re Sweet as a Peach

Welcome! I hope you enjoy this FREE card making class. We will be creating two fabulous cards with the Sweet as a Peach Bundle from Stampin’ Up! It’s a super cute 20-piece photopolymer stamp set with a 17-piece die set. Join me to learn how to achieve a very realistic image and an awesome fancy fold.

Sweet as a Peach Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Let’s start things off with a traditional fold thank you card. I love the font in this set. It’s a fun crisp script.

Sweet as a Peach Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I embossed the You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper with the Bark 3D embossing folder, I was able to create lots of texture on the base layer. One of the best parts about that, the DSP is currently on sale. 

Sweet as a Peach Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Doesn’t my peach look realistic? That’s really to achieve by using two colors of ink in the stamping process.

Sweet as a Peach Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding a little Linen Thread and few Genial Gems it brought the design to the next level. 

Sweet as a Peach Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready for a fancy fold?

Sweet as a Peach Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

OK, this card just makes me happy. I love everything about it, the fold, the colors and of course that gorgeous designer series paper. 

Sweet as a Peach Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To achieve that very realistic look on the peaches, I inked up the stamp in Mango Melody first. Then with a sponge dauber, I added Calypso Coral ink. Once the image was die cut, I used a little more Mango Melody in the center with a dauber. Inking the edges in Calypso Coral eliminated the white edge on the die cut.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Sweet as a Peach – Card #1
  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Pear Pizzazz CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – You’re a Peach DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 4″
  • Flower Centers – Basic White CS – scrap
  • Basic Pearls – 6 small, color with the Light Calypso Coral Blend
  • Genial Gems – 3 in Pale Papaya
  • Line Thread – approximately 8″

Z – Gatefold – Sweet as a Peach

  • Card Base – Mango Melody CS – two @ 8″ x 5 1/2″, score each @ 2″ and 4″. Marry the two center panels. Place a tick mark on each end @ 2 5/8″. Cut from the tick to the score where the panels meet.
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • DSP Mats – You’re a Peach DSP – Pattern #1 – two @ 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. Pattern #2 – two @ 1 3/4″ x 3 7/8″. See the video on cutting the angle on the DSP.
  • Focal Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″. Basic White CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″.
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Ribbon – Pale Papaya – approximately 20″

Sweet as a Peach Product List 

Hope you give this fun bundle a try. Don’t forget to add a couple packs of the You’re a Peach DSP to your order while it’s on sale. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold

Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold

I love a fancy fold that allows lots of real estate to decorate. When I came across the Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold, I knew it was the next card on my list. By using the Pansy Petals DSP, I was able to utilize multiple paper patterns with a great color palette. But, this card fold is so versatile, you will be pulling lots of sets and color combos.

Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It’s pretty easy to pinpoint that pinwheel tower design. When you first look at this card your first thought might be “it’s too difficult”. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There’s a total of 8 panels you can decorate to your heart’s content. I just love that.  I’ve chosen a birthday themed card, but you can adapt this one to any occasion you like. Let’s take a look at each of the four sections of the card.

Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My WOW Club is a special group of ladies and I knew I wanted to share this design with them. I needed to cut quite a few kits. After die cutting all my pieces, I had almost 400 die cuts. How long do you think it took to cut the kits? I’ve got a system, and it really only took me an afternoon. Ok, let’s get back to the card so you can see how I decorated all the panels.

Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By keeping this panel on the simpler side, I was able to have a place on the card for a hand-written message. And did you know that the Pansy Petals DSP has images that can be die cut? This paper is amazing. You can die cut both large and small pansies as well as multiple leaves.

Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To decorate this panel of my pinwheel tower, I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies for my sentiment. Love all the stitching and the ability to layer. Turn the card again and you have room for one more sentiment.

Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to learn how to create the pinwheel tower fancy fold? No worries, I’ve got you covered with my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – one @ 7″ x 6″, score on the 7″ side @ 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″. Blackberry Bliss CS – three panels @ 3″ x 6″.
  • DSP Mats – Pansy Petals DSP – Pattern #1 – four @ 2 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and Pattern #2 – four @ 1 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.
  • Sentiments – Basic White CS – one @ 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, one @ 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, one @ 2″ x 4″ and one @ 2″ x 3 1/2″. 
  • Labels – Pale Papaya CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″.
  • Butterflies – Pale Papaya CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • DSP Accent Bands – Pansy Petals DSP – four @ 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
  • Heart – Pansy Petals DSP – punch one with the heart punch
  • DSP Leaves & Pansies – Pansy Petals DSP – 1 large and 2 small pansies; two leaves.
  • Focal Pansy – Blackberry Bliss CS – 2 3/4″ x 31/4″, Basic White CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″, Soft Succulent CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. Evening Evergreen CS – 1 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ and Bumblebee CS – 3/4″ x 1 1/2″.

Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold Product List

I think you will enjoy creating one of these for someone special. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

All Squared Away 5 Easy Cards

All Squared Away 5 Easy Cards

You are going to the love the All Squared Away Bundle. The possibilities are endless. We will also be playing with four of the 5 new in-colors. They are all so yummy!

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This sweet little set of cards would make a fantastic gift. Let’s see which color is your favorite. First up is the very vibrant Polished Pink. 

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I embossed the mat with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder it was easy to create lots of interest in texture. I’ve finished off the inside of the cards in the same manner.

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Where’s all my purple lovers? Fresh Freesia is a soft purple, perfect for the Spring.

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Need a new dramatic green for Christmas? Evening Evergreen is going to be that perfect shade.

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you’re like me, you love those soft greens. Well, we have a new one, it’s Soft Succulent.

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to step things up a notch with the All Squared Away Bundle? Of course, you knew I had to do that, right?

All Squared Away, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How cute is that? Not only have I used some of the die cuts to enhance the flowers, but I’ve added some watercoloring as well. By cutting the little square frames from Shimmery White card stock, I’ve added a subtle sparkle to the card. Also, that card stock holds up well to water and techniques.

All Squared Away, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from the Hand-Penned pack. So many color combos in that one, you’ll love using it.

All Squared Away, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to use those Stampin’ Blends to their fullest potential. I’ve used the Dark Highland Heather to color the pearls.

All Squared Away, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Just a little baker’s twine really dressed up the sentiment. Our new essentials pack is filled with 5 neutral tones. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Set – Featuring new In-Colors
  • Card Bases – Thick Basic White CS – four @ 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mats – Basic White CS – Four @ 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder
  • Inside Mats – 1 each in Fresh Freesia, So Succulent, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Stamped Mats – Basic White CS – four @ 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Image – 1 each in Fresh Freesia, So Succulent, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen – 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″
  • Focal Die Cut – Shimmery White CS – 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, cut with the dies from the All Squared Away die set
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – four @ 3/4″ x 3″, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangles die set
  • Pearls – 4 small, 2 medium
  • Sequins – 12 Clear
  • Ribbon – 5 1/2″, 1 each in Fresh Freesia, So Succulent, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen

All Squared Away Birthday Card

All Squared Away, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Highland Heather CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP Mat – Hand-Penned DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Frames – Shimmery White CS – 1 @1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ and 1 @ 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Highland Heather CS – 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″, embossed with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder
  • Small Flowers – Pale Papaya CS – 1″ x 4 1/4″
  • Small Flowers – Highland Heather CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Sentiments – Basic White CS – 1 @ 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ and 1 @ 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Sentiment Banner – Highland Heather CS – 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Inside Accent – Highland Heather CS – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ and Hand-Penned DSP – 1/2″ x 4″
  • Pearls – 6 small
  • Baker’s Twine – White, 7 1/2″

All Squared Away Product List

Hope you enjoyed it, Until Next Time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Bay Window Fancy Fold

Bay Window Fancy Fold

Welcome! Ready for a fancy fold? Today’s bay window fancy fold features the Welcoming Window bundle. It’s a quick and easy fancy fold, perfect for lots of sets and occasions. You can create the fold with or without the window cut-out. But, who can resist those dies? They are fantastic.

Bay Window Fancy Fold, Welcoming Window, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used the In Good Taste DSP pack, I was able to get a “brick” look on my card front. That stack is a carry over and is fabulous. There are lots of natural, neutral patterns, full of texture and interest. 

Bay Window Fancy Fold, Welcoming Window, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice that the dies not only cut the shutters, but emboss them as well? That’s true on a number of the dies in this set.

Bay Window Fancy Fold, Welcoming Window, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To get my sentiment, I cut an image with the die from the Encircled in Beauty die set. That element will create the stopper for the card and insures the bay window fancy fold stays in place.

Bay Window Fancy Fold, Welcoming Window, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the best parts about this card is that it’s very dimensional. But, it will fold flat and fit in a standard size envelope. Woohoo!!

Bay Window Fancy Fold, Welcoming Window, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to learn how to create this fold? Grab your Simply Scored tool and a sheet of card stock and I’ll teach you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Crumb Cake CS – two @ 4 1/8″ x 5 1/2″. Score one @ 1/2″ 1 1/2″, 4″ ad 5″
  • DSP Mats – In Good Taste CS – two @ 3/8″ x 4″, two @ 7/8″ x 4″, one @ 2 3/8″ x 4″ and one @ 1 5/8″ x 4″
  • Cut the following elements with the dies from the Window Flower Box die set
    • Window – Crumb Cake CS – 2″ x 2 3/4″
    • Shutters – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ x 3″
    • Hinges and window sill – Early Espresso CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
    • Pot – Calypso Coral CS – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
    • Flowers – Very Vanilla CS – 2″ x 2″, stamp the greenery in Shaded Spruce and the flowers in Crushed Curry.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/8″ x 4″, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso, cut with the die from the Encircled in Beauty
  • Champagne Rhinestones – 3 small

Bay Window Fancy Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations