Morning Star Corner Flip Fold

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold

Woohoo! Time for a fun fold. Today I would love to share with you the fabulous Morning Star stamp set featured in the corner flip fold. This is an easy fold that you can incorporate into any of your card making. Join me to learn this easy fun fold.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Morning Star set is a two-step set, you can stamp gorgeous flowers on those lovely vines quick and easy. It’s a 14-piece photopolmer set that coordinats with the Stitched Stars Dies. That die set carried over from the holiday catalog.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating this card is quick and easy and uses minimal supplies. I think it would be great if you created a list of family and friends that could use a lift. Send out a batch this week!

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Above all, have some fun. Choose some colors, pull some cardstock and stamp to your heart’s content. My color palette is Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Pear Pizzazz.  Seem’s like a soft soothing palette. What do you think?

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, on my focal image, I needed a little background texture and color. That’s where the beautiful Parisian Beauty stamp set came in.  I’ve stamped the script in second generation Sahara Sand.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Then it was easy to finish off the inside of the card using the smaller flower and vines. You can choose from any of the other sentiments in the Morning Star set, but I needed a few thank you cards. Watch how quick and easy the corner flip fold can be.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Balmy Blue CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Line up the card stock on your trimmer with the 8 1/2″ side across the top. Line up at 3″, cut from 2 1/2″ to 4 7/8″. Turn the cardstock clockwise, and line up at 3″, cut from 3″ to 5/8″. 
  • Mats – Sahara Sand CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – one @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from Stitched Rectangles die set.
  • Punched Trim – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 11″, punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.
  • Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, cut the dies from the Cherry Blossom die set.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

One Sheet Wonder with Beautiful Friendship

One Sheet Wonder with Beautiful Friendship

Welcome! So excited to share with you one of my favorite things to do. What’s that? It’s creating my own designer series paper. This month, I’ll be creating a one sheet wonder with Beautiful Friendship. Even more, this card is super special because it’s my April 2020 customer thank you cards.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, one of the best parts of being a demonstrator, is sharing and gaining inspiration from others. Be sure to visit Ruth Trice’s blog, for even more one sheet wonder ideas. Ruth is a very talented artist residing in the UK. I think you will love her work. I know I sure do.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And to think, it all starts with a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White cardstock. Because I broke out lots of inks from the Subtles family, this piece has a nice, soft springtime theme.  

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By maxmizing your paper cuts, you can definately create four cards from one sheet. My one sheet wonder with Beautiful Friendship is filled with lots of texture and interest. I’ve incorated a couple of other sets in the design. One of which is Butterfly Wishes. I love all the images in that DisINKtive set.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Can you believe you get all that yummy detail with just stamps, ink and paper. I find this type of stamping very relaxing. No pressure, grab a sheet of cardstock, break out those inks. I give you permission to just play.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That pretty sentiment is cut with one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set. And that gorgeous sentiment can be found in the Peaceful Moments set. If you are looking for a versatile greeting set, that’s the one for you. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Supplies listed will create four cards.
  • One sheet wonder with Beautiful Friendship – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White CS
  • Card Bases – Thick Whisper White CS – two sheets – Score @ 4 1/4″, cut at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – So Saffron CS – four @ 3″ x 5 1/4″
  • One Sheet Wonder Mats – four @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 11″, stamp four sentiments, cut each with the die from Stitched So Sweetly.
  • Ribbon – Petal Pink Metallic Edge – about 1 yard.
  • Champagne Rhinestones – 4 medium and 8 small

One Sheet Wonder with Beautiful Friendship Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you give this technique a try. I think you’ll surprise yourself. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Vintage Step Card Ornate Garden Suite

Vintage Step Card Ornate Garden Suite

Welcome! So glad you’ve stopped by today. I’ve got a very special project to share with you. In this beautiful vintage step card, I’m featuring the soon to be released Ornate Garden Suite. The gorgeous products in this suite will be released April 1, 2020. That’s no April’s Fool! Because my card is very 3D, I’ve even created a gift box to match.

Stampin’ Up! has knocked it out the park! Be sure to check out all the products in this fabulous suite by clicking. You’ll be able to download and print/save the flyer here, Ornate Garden Suite Flyer .  Above all, I’ld love to giveaway a fabulous prize, I’ve got an ordering special as well.

Ornate Garden Suite Order Special, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to dive into today’s project in depth? I’m excited to share all the details, techniques and tips. Excited is truly an understatement. First of all, look at all this fabulous dimension.

Vintage Step Card & Gift Box, Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Most noteworthy, this vintage step card is a larger format, 6″ x 6″, so it requires 12″ x 12″ cardstock. It’s also very dimensional and deserves a beautiful gift box. Creating flowers is one of my favorite things to do.

In the annual catalog you will find three of the punches I’ve used in this project; the Leaf, Butterfly Duet, and Medium Daisy punch. In these remaining days of Sale-a-Bration 2020, be sure to add those to your stash. Qualifying orders can earn free product in the all three Sale-a-Bration Releases. By adding the Small Bloom punch as one of your FREE items, you can create the sweet flower I’ve added to the sentiment.

By pulling colors from the DSP, my color palette includes Terracotta Tile, Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry. And don’t those Perennial Flower Centers really enhance the  realistic look of those flowers?

Vintage Step Card & Gift Box, Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sentiments in the new Ornate Thanks stamp set are so versitile. There are 19 photopolymer stamps that you can mix and match to create the perfect sentiment for your project.

The two die sets, in this suite, compliment each other so well. Not to mention that fabulous Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. The paper includes gold foil on some sheets. That’s why that butterfly has some sparkle. I love that.

Vintage Step Card & Gift Box, Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I knew I wanted to create a box just as pretty as the card. By using the dies from both sets, that was an easy task. The large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set is stunning. And it’s very easy to color with our Stampin’ Blends. Those alcohol markers are the bomb! Because this project has so many details, I thought you might enjoy a video tutorial.

Vintage Step Card and Gift Box FREE PDF 

Are you ready to create this project. I hope my FREE PDF file brings some happiness to your day. I want to thank everyone that subscribes to my blog and YouTube Channel as well as those that follow my on Facebook. Likewise, my customers and WOW Club Members are the best. It’s my little gift to you. 

Vintage Step Card Ornate Garden PDF

I would very much appreciate your shopping my online store for any supplies you might need.

Vintage Step Card and Gift Box Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you and your family are safe and well.  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

Inside Flap Fun Fold Positive Thoughts

Inside Flap Fun Fold Positive Thoughts

How many of you have a stash of beautiful designer series paper? Silly question, right? In today’s card, I would love to share the inside flap fun fold, that will give your papers the stage they deserve. Creating card bases with DSP is not a new idea. I actually saw the fold on fellow demonstrator, Eva Dobilas, website. I’m using one of my favorite stamp sets, Positive Thoughts and the Nature’s Thoughts dies to decorate and embellishment my card.

Inside Flap Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The inside flap fun fold is so quick and easy. But, I think you will agree, it’s pretty dramatic. You can create two cards from one piece of the 12″ x 12″ DSP.  Here’s an easy tip to knock out two card bases at onc.  Cut off 1″ of the DSP for future use. Then on the 12″ side, score the remainder of the sheet at 4 1/4″, 7 1/4″ and 10 1/4″. Turn on the 11″ side, cut the sheet in half at 5 1/2″. Voila, two card bases, both scored and ready to go.

Inside Flap Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using your wink of stella, on the flowers, you can give them a beautiful sparkly two-tone effect. How neat is that. Psst…. Did you notice that lovely embossed mat. I’ve embossed the So Saffron CS with our soon-to-be released Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. Yummy!!

Inside Flap Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sentiment from the Positive Thoughts set, can be used in so many ways. This time, I stamped it in Mossy Meadow and disected the words. Just another way to stretch your supplies and give a card a new look.

Inside Flap Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This is the front of the inside flap fun fold. Now you can really appreciate that gorgeous designer series paper. Isn’t it just the perfect backdrop?

Inside Flap Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

FREE Stuff for you!!!

And for the grand finale’, turn the flap to reveal yet another sentiment and lots of room to write a note.  Not only do I have a FREE video tutorial for you, but under the video, you’ll find a full color PDF.  It’s my little gift to you. Enjoy!!

Click the link below to download your FREE PDF. Let me know if you create your own inside flap fun fold. 

Inside Flap Fold Positive Thoughts

I would very much appreciate your business. All the items used in this card are listed below. Just click any link to begin filling your cart.  

Inside Flap Fun Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Ornate Garden Sneak Peek

Ornate Garden Sneak Peek

Extra, extra read all about it! Stampin’ Up is going to have an early release of the Ornate Garden Suite. This suite will be a product line in the new upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog. But, you can get it early. Beginning April 1st. this incredible suite will go on sale. Can’t wait that long? No worries, join Susan’s WOW Team and include these items in your starter kit. Contact me so I can tell you all about it.

Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Would you like a copy of the flyer? Just click the link below to download.

Ornate Garden Suite Flyer

But wait, there’s more! I’ve got a special offer for you. Order the Ornate Garden Suite, #154153, in my online store for a chance in the prize drawing. What am I giving away? A Stamparatus!! That’s right, our fantastic stamp positioning tool could be yours. Be sure to read over the details on the flyer to qualify in the drawing.

Ornate Garden Suite, Purchase Giveaway, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the perks of being a demonstrator is the ability to get products like this early.  I’ve had a chance to give it a play,and die cut and stamp each and every one of the images. Here’s my first, but I promise, not my last, card created with the Ornate Garden Suite.

Ornate Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because both of the bundles in the suite coordinate so beautifully, I’ve incorporated elements of both in today’s card.

Ornate Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

On top of the two bundles, the Ornate Garden Suite contains gorgeous specialty designer series papers, the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack and fabulous Gilded Gems. 

Ornate Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By incorporating one of the die cuts, on my inside mat, I was able to really step things up.  I’ve used a color palette of Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, and Whisper White. And WOW, did those Stampin Blends come in handy.  The Blends will make you feel like an artist in no time at all.

Ornate Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The images are just so beautiful. I had to figure out a way to incorporate that sweet little spray of tiny flowers on my envelope. Want to see how I got that done? Enjoy my free video tutorial. You’ll also get an up close look at all the products in the suite.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Calypso Coral CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – #152488 – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Ornate Frame – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 5″
  • Floral Stamped Image – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, color with the Stampin’ Blends listed in the supply list below. Fussy cut the image.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Inside Mats – Calypso Coral CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Gilded Gems – #152478 – 3 small
  • Ribbon – Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack – #152479

Ornate Garden Suite “you’re amazing card” Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations