Swing Fold Gift Card Holder

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder

I love it when a project serves double duty. Today’s swing fold gift card holder does just that. It’s a Christmas card and a gift card holder all in one. But wait, there’s more! It’s a fancy fold on top of that.

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The swing fold has been out there a while. But, this time, we’re going to use that to our advantage. By pulling one side to the right and other to the left, voila you reveal the gift card holder.

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Pretty fancy, right? Because I used the Gift Wrapped bundle again today, that stinkin’ cute bow is a quick and easy embellishment for your swing fold. 

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding a little Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and one of the Glitter Star Ornaments, I was able to make this gift card hold a little more special.

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Would you like to learn how to create the swing fold? I promise it’s not difficult. You will need a good trimmer with both a cutting and scorring blade.. Psst….. we have a one of the best at a very reasonable price.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS – 6 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ – to cut, place your paper in the trimmer with the 6 3/4″ at the top. Line up the left edge at 5 1/2″.Cut from 1 1/4 to 4 1/4″. Turn 180 degrees and repeat. Turn to the 5 1/2″ side and line up the left edge at 4 1/4″. Cut from 1 1/4″ to 2 3/4″ and from 4″ to 5 1/2″ . Turn 180 degrees and repeat. Now you are ready to score. Place your paper in the trimmer with the 6 3/4″ side at the top. Line up the left edge at 2 3/4″, score from the top to 1 1/4″ and from 4 1/4″ to the bottom. Turn 180 degrees and repeat.The first score line is a mountain and the second is a valley.
  • DSP Mats – Tis the Season DSP – two @ 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″  and two @ 1″ x 1″. To cut the larger mats, place the paper in the trimmer with the 51/4 side at the top. Line up the right edge at 1″. Cut from the top to 1 1/2″. Line up the left edge @ 1″ , cut from the top to 1 1/2″. Turn the DSP to the 2 1/2″ side. Line up the left edge @ 1″. Cut from 1″ to 4 1/4″.
  • Front Mats – Garden Green CS – 4″ x 2 3/4″ and Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″. Stamp the senitment in Garden Green, more to the upper right. Scatter stamp the stars in Cherry Cobbler.
  • Back Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Gift Card Holder – Garden Green CS – 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″, embossed with the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder.
  • Bow – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the image in Cherry Cobbler and color with the Light Shaded Spruce Blend. Punch with the Gift Bow Builder punch.
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 6″
  • Rhinestones – 3 small
  • Glitter Star Ornament – 1

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder Product List

How many of these do you need for your gift giving? Hope you give it a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Autumn Goodness WOW Class to GO!

Autumn Goodness WOW Class to GO!

“And all at once summer collapsed into fall…” Oscar Wilde

I don’t know about you, but I’m over the moon excited that we are fast approaching fall. It’s my favorite time of the year. That’s why I chose the Autumn Goodness bundle for my October 2020 WOW Class to GO! 

Autumn Goodness, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

As soon as I saw the Autumn Goodness bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog, I got all nostalgic. If you didn’t already know, I’m a farm girl. Grew up on a farm, still live on the land to this day. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year because that’s orange harvest season.  Here I am under one of the grapefruit trees in my Dad’s orchard.

Autumn Goodness, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The little wheelbarrow in the Autumn Goodness bundle reminded me of the little blue wheelbarrow my Dad has had for years. How many times in my life have I pushed it? Too many to count. Now you see why I just had to choose this bundle for my October 2020 WOW Class to GO!

WOW Class to GO! Autumn Goodness, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve got lots of options for this class, one will be perfect for you.  Check them all out on the WOW Class to GO! page here.

Autumn Goodness, WOW Class to GO!, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to register? Don’t wait, there are limited spots in each category. You will need some supplies to complete the class as shown. If you need to place an order, I would very much appreciate your business. And using my current host code always helps me out. Thank you in advance.

Autumn Goodness WOW Class to GO! Product List

I’ve received numerous positive reviews on my classes to go. I would love to have you join in the fun this month.  Until next time, Create Somthing Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Poinsettia Place Quick & Easy

Poinsettia Place Quick & Easy

Stampin’ Up! is known for their product coordination. They certainly accomplished that goal with the Poinsettia Place Suite. This suite has a collection that includes a lovely stamp/die bundle. Not only that, you’ll enjoy gorgeous designer series papers, flocked vellum, beaded pearls, and yummy sheer ribbon.

Poinsettia Place Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Want it all? I sure did! That’s why, when I ordered the Poinsettia Place Suite, I entered one item number to fill my shopping cart. Talk about quick and easy ordering. So happy that Stampin’ Up! started providing that ordering option. In today’s card, I challenged myself to incorporate some of each element of the suite into one card.

Poinsettia Place Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I decided on a Real Red card base, that gorgeous Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper really pops. Not only do I love the look, but the feel is pretty impressive. 

Poinsettia Place Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ll bet you’ll want multiples of the Poinsettia Place DSP. The pages are filled with poinsettias, pine cones and holly. By creating a Bumble Bee watercolor wash, on the stitched circle, I was able to ground the die cut poinsettia and all the pretties.

Poinsettia Place Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I couldn’t bring myself to waste one smidge of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper, so I added a leftover strip to the inside of my card. Watch how quick and easy this elegant card comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score @ 4 1/4
  • Mat – Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mats – Garden Green CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 4″ and one @ 2″ x 3 1/2″
  • DSP Mats – Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper – one @ 3″ x 4″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Scallop Circle – Real Red CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the largest scallop circle die from the Layering Circles die set.
  • Stitched Circle – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the largest stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes die set.
  • Poinsettia – Poinsettia Place DSP – cut one image from the paper with the die from the Poinsettia die set.
  • Sprigs – Brushed Metallic CS – two @ 2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Poinsettia die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Accent Band – Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper – 1″ x 5 1/4″

Poinsettia Place Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

It’s Fall Y’all WOW Team Challenge

It’s Fall Y’all WOW Team Challenge

I’m very excited to share my August WOW Team Challenge, It’s Fall Y’all! Each month, I host a challenge on our WOW Team Facebook Page. Wait until you see all the cards my very talented group has designed.  One of the perks for winning the challenge, is to be featured here on my blog and YouTube Channel. The winner also gets to chose the following month’s challenge. Molly Downing won the challenge this time, so I’ll be featuring her card here today. Molly can be found at Crafting Memories with Molly.

It's Fall Y'all WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Molly used the gorgeous new Love of Leaves bundle. You can find that one on page 49 of the Aug-Dec Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. Did you know that when you purchase the bundle, you save 10%. That’s true with any bundle offering.

It's Fall Y'all WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

All the texture and interest in Molly’s card was right up my alley,  And that little cluster of trims is fabulous.

It's Fall Y'all WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is a must-have. Because of that, I’ve already gone through 2 packages. It’s the perfect paper for your fall cards and projects.

It's Fall Y'all WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stamping the leaves in Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry enhanced that beautiful autumn look. Are you ready to see all the other gorgeous cards entered in the challenge?  My WOW Team is happy to share their beautiful cards with the cardmaking world.

Susan’s WOW Team Challenge – August 2020

Beautiful, right? Yep, I’m blessed with a very active team that enjoy sharing their talents.  I’m happy and very proud to feature Molly’s card in my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Mint Macaron CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored t 4 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Early Espresso CS – one @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ 
  • Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Crumb Cake CS – 2″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Band – Early Espresso CS – 4 1/8″ x 2″ and Gilded Autumn DSP – 4 1/8″ x 1 3/4″
  • Banner – Early Espresso CS – 2″ x 5″ and Gilded Autumn DSP – 5 1/4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Leaves – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Ribbon – Basketweave & Metallic Combo
  • Linen Thread

It’s Fall Y’all – Molly’s Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Spooky Festive Corners Technique Card

Spooky Festive Corners Technique Card

Trick or Treat time! Let’s create a spooky Festive Corners Halloween card. I’ll even add in a few techniques to make this one a little special.

Spooky Festive Corners, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Have you seen the new Water Painters on page 147 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog? I LOVE THEM, especially the wide tip brush. Because I used that one, with a little Pretty Peacock ink, it was easy to create a fabulous watercolor wash background.

Spooky Festive Corners, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Another fabulous tool, you might want to add to your stash, are the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. There are four masks to a package and it’s only $6. You can create lots of different backgrounds with very little effort. I applied my color through the mask with a make-up brush. It blends like butter and you can get them just about anywhere.

Spooky Festive Corners, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok that’s two techniques so far. The next one is that ribbon zig-zag added behind the sentiment. The Glittered Organdy Ribbon is a returning favorite and now you can see why.  Think outside the box, it’s useful for lots of other designs. It’s not just for Halloween.

Spooky Festive Corners, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I cut three of the bats from the Halloween Magic die set, in the new Black Glitter Paper, they added to the design, without being too spooky.

Spooky Festive Corners, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Bringing the stenciling inside the card added to the eerie Halloween feeling. But, the color is soft enough so that you can add your handwritten Halloween joke, quote or message. Want to see these techniques in action? Here you go, another FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cajun Craze CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Blackberry Bliss CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″, emboss one with the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Focal Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Accent Sentiment Mat – Magic is the Night DSP – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/8″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangles die set.
  • Bats – Black Glitter Paper – 2″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the die from the Halloween Magic die set.
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Ribbon – 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon – 10″

Spooky Festive Corners Technique Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Festive Corners Flip Fold Christmas Card

Festive Corners Flip Fold Christmas Card

Welcome!! I’ve got a great card to share with you today. Festive Corners is a stamp set that will take you through multiple seasons and holidays. Those include Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Today’s project we’ll use the set to create a super cute flip fold Christmas card.

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the flip fold is so easy to master, you’ll be creating multiples in no time flat.  You’ll need a ruler and one easy measurement. In my video tutorial, I’ll even show you how to get the two DSP mats to fit perfectly.

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Dressing up the Festive Corners flip fold with the sweet die cut from the Ornate Borders die set added even more of a WOW factor with very little effort. If you are in the market for a new die cutting machine, I’ve got the perfect one for you.  Stampin’ Up! has just launched the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Did I mention, it cuts like a dream!

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Who knew I would be reaching for that sweet Wreath Builder die set so much? This time, I cut the wreath from Mossy Meadow cardstock, spritzed it with Champagne Shimmer Mist and used it to frame my sentiment. 

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And the star of the show, in my opinion, is the Festive Corners stamp set. I used my Stamparatus, to achieve perfect placement and a deep rich stamped image. Positioing the sentiment in the corner and while maximizing the flip fold, it allowed that cute peek-a-boo feature. Watch how easy the flip fold is to create.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Measure from the top right to 3 1/2″ and place a tick mark. Next, measure from the top right to the lower right to 3 1/2″ and place a tick mark. Place the card base on the trimmer platform, lining up the tick marks in the track. Score from tick to tick. This will form you flip fold.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the Festive Corners sentiment in the upper right corner in Mossy Meadow ink.
  • Inside Accent Strip – Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 3/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mats – Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″. Be sure to check out the technique in my video tutorial to cut the mats just right!
  • Scallop Trim – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 6 1/2″, cut with the die from Ornate Borders die set.
  • Circle – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set. Stamp the senitment in Real Red and the leaves in Mossy Meadow. Color the berries with a Real Red marker.
  • Wreath – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Wreath Builder die set. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Red Rhinestones – 3

Festive Corners Flip Flop Christmas Card Product List 

Paper Snips

$10.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

Be sure to check back soon. I’ll be sharing a Halloween card made with the Festive Corners set. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations