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

Wish For It All Birthday Happy

Wish For It All Birthday Happy

Got a birthday gathering to plan? Need a sweet little happy for all the guests? Join me today to learn how to create this sweet Wish for it All treat holder.

Wish For It All, Birthday Happy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Wish for it All Bundle can be found in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.  Check it out on page 65. The dies are fabulous and coordinate with a fantastic birthday themed stamp set.  In my little happy, I’ve used the color palette of Whisper White, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry.  And guess which designer series paper I used. Check out the flip side of the Peaceful Poppies DSP. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Wish For It All, Birthday Happy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding the panels of the striped DSP, I think this box can be used for any age or gender.  It’s also large enough to fill with lots of different types of treats. I filled mine with some gummy carrots from my local Dollar Tree.

Wish For It All, Birthday Happy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the best parts about Stampin’ Up!’s inks and paper is the color coordination. Because I wanted my ribbon to pop, I just inked up a sponge dauber with my Calypso Coral ink and changed the color of the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle. Voila!

Wish For It All, Birthday Happy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The coordinating die set in the Wish For It All bundle, has two doily dies. One of the dies is very detailed while the other is solid. That made it easy to cut the solid die in half to create the top to the cupcake. Want to see how to create this sweet little happy. After watching my free video tutorial, I’ll bet you will be creating a batch.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Whisper White CS – 6″ x 12″, on the 12″ side score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, 8 1/4″ and 11″. Turn to the 6″ side and score at 1 1/2″. Trim as shown in the video.
  • Mats – Calypso Coral CS – four @ 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Peaceful Poppies DSP – four @2 1/4″ x 4″
  • Cupcake – Calypso Coral CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the detail die from the Doily Wishes set. Crushed Curry CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″.
  • Cupcake Top – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the solid doily die from the Doily Wishes set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 4″, stamp the setiment in Calypso Coral and cut with the die from Doily Wishes.
  • Crown – Crushed Curry CS – 2 1/4″ x 2″, stamp in Calypso Coral and cut with the die from Doily Wishes.
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 18″, color the ribbon with a sponge dauber and Calypso Coral ink.
  • Printed Gusseted Bag – one
  • Rhinestones – three
  • Pearls – five

Wish For It All Birthday Happy Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Well Dressed Masculine Birthday Card

Well Dressed Masculine Birthday Card

Stampin’ Up! just released a fabulous masculine themed stamp set, Well Dressed. This one is perfect for any occasion. Coordinate it with the Country Club DSP and you’ve got a fabulous one of a kind handmade card. One of the best parts, you can earn the stamp set for free during Sale-a-bration. Don’t wait, the promotion ends March 31, 2020. 

Well Dressed, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using smaller pieces of the Country Club DSP, I was able to incorporate three patterns. That paper pack will fast become your go-to. The Well Dressed stamp set is one of the new Sale-a-Bration items. It’s a eight-piece cling mount set with lots of masculine images.

Well Dressed, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the texture on the Basic Gray mat? The Subtle 3D Embossing Folder is a must-have. It creates just that little extra which will take your cards to the next level.

Well Dressed, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Well Dressed set doesn’t have an sentiments. But, I see that as a positive. You can pull any set from your stash to match the design you need.  I chose the Peaceful Moments set that is filled with lots of beautiful sentiments and I love the font.

Well Dressed, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve got some tips for you in my free video tutorial. Hope you enjoy it.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Night of Navy CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Basic Gray CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • DSP Mat – Country Club DSP – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Banners – Country Club DSP- one @ 5/8″ x 4 1/2″, and one @ 5/8″ x 1 1/2″
  • Large Stitched Circle – Night of Navy CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes die set
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the second to largesst circle from the Stitched Shapes die set. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy.
  • Hat & Umbrella – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 4 1/4″, stamp the images in Basic Gray ink
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy.
  • Inside Accent Strip – Country Club DSP – 5/8″ x 5 1/2″

Well Dressed Masculine Birthday Card Product List 

 

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

First of all, it’s the new year. So, we all need birthday cards. The Timeless Tropical bundle, in the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog, will definately help you with that task.

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

Because the die set contains that fabulous pineapple image, you’ll be creating one-of-a-kind birthday cards in no time flat. Maybe you’ll decide to add in a couple of thank you cards while you’re at it! 

Timeless Tropical Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This one came together pretty quickly. I started off with my color palette of Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, Old Olilve and Daffodil Delight. Seems like a happy color combo, don’t you think?

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

The Timeless Tropical Bundle contains a versatile 10-piece cling stamp set and a coordinating 13-piece die set.  Purchase the bundle and save 10%. On top of that, you’ll earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item. But, the star of that die set, in my opinion is that pineapple. Due to the way the die cuts, you have so much texture and interest added to your project.

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

I used a masking technique to get the leaves behind that gorgeous hibiscus. Rather than color the image, I decided on a simplier look on the inside of the card.

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

Above all, you know we can’t have any naked envelopes. By using my Stampin’ Write Markers I was able to add color to the small pineapple image. Want to learn that technique as well as the masking technique? I can show you how in this video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Grapefruit Grove CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • DSP Mat – Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Image – Grapefruit Grove CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the largest die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Pineapple – Old Olive CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ and Daffodil Delight CC – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2 1/2″, stamped in Old Olive, cut with the second to smallest die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Champagne Rhinstones – three

Timeless Tropical Birthday Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Timeless Tulips Birthday Card

Timeless Tulips Birthday Card

Welcome!! So sorry I’ve been a little absent. I’m still recuperating from that nasty fall I had before Christmas. But, good news, things get a little better every day. Today, I would love to share my Timeless Tulips birthday card with you. I created this one (with the help of my sweet husband) for a recent Trip Achiever’s Card Swap.

Timeless Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I wanted to step it up a bit, I also included two of my new favorites. To really make my Timeless Tulips  card special, I cut the focal mat with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Okay, you had me at scallops, but then they added the stitching, perfection!

Timeless Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you’ve been following me at all, you know I love embossing folders. So much bang for your buck. The new Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder just knocks it out the park.

Timeless Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Timeless Tulips bundle includes a fabulous 15-piece photopolymer, DistINKive stamp set with an easy to use Tulip Builder Punch. That makes creating cards like this quick, easy and fun.

Timeless Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I wanted a soft, sweet, happy color palette. Chosing Crumb Cake, Petal Pink and Pear Pizzazz achieved that, don’t you think?

Even though I’ve got my right hand in a brace, I thought I would give a video a try. Hope you enjoy it and stick with me while I completely recover from my accident.  I’ll be in the brace until February 4th, but will work through the limitation as much as I can.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Crumb Cake CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Crumb Cake CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder
  • Focal Mat – Petal Pink CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Parisian Flourish Specialty DSP – 3″ x 4″
  • Focal Image – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the second largest scallop rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Popped Tulip – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 4 1/4″ 
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Accent Band – Petal Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ and Crumb Cake CS – 41/4″ x 1 1/2″, embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder

Timeless Tulips Birthday Card Product List

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
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Hope you enjoyed today’s project. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations