Triple Easel Fold with Rooted in Nature

Triple Easel Fold with Rooted in Nature

Welcome, so happy that you’ve stopped by today. I’ve got a pretty special project to share. It’s my Dad’s Father’s Day Card. When I created the triple easel fold for this card, I knew I wanted to highlight the Rooted in Nature set. Using rich earthy colors, and the lovely images in the set, the card came to life and was perfect for this special occasion.

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Because the card base is so easy to score and fold, this triple easel fold card can be mass produced for any occasion. My rich color palette of Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Tranquil Tide is one of my favorites. I’ll be sad when Tranquil Tide retires on June 3rd.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Triple Easel Fold Card, Rooted in Nature

The fabulous Rooted in Nature stamp set and Nature’s Roots dies will carry over to our new Annual Catalog. But, right now, until June 4, 2019, you can enjoy a 10% savings with the bundle format.  

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Each panel of the triple easel fold card has its own little message. In this one, I used the stamp from Forever Lovely for the “love you”. Don’t you just love the embossing on those leaves? The dies in the set do all the work.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Triple Easel Fold Card, Rooted in Nature

The Flourishing Phrases stamp set had the perfect sentiment for my second panel. My Dad is such a faith filled person, he will love this one. And, WOW, I’m in love with the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies. These will debut on June 4th. in the new catalog. Need a catalog? Leave me a message here, and I’ll get one off to you.

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The final panel on the triple easel fold has one of the most meaningful images for Dad and me. I love that oak tree image and he is a WONDERFUL person. I wish you all could know him.

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With this fold, each panel supports the one above it. For the smallest panel, the beautiful Leaf Trinket is the little decorative stopper. Those embellishments will carry over. Woohoo!!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Triple Easel Fold Card, Rooted in Nature

The best part is that when you close the card, it fits in a standard envelope.  As each panel is lifted and put into place, it reveals the next greeting on the card.  Want to create one? Need a visual? I’ve filmed a FREE tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – one @8″ x 4″, scored @ 2″ and 4″, one @6″ x 3″, scored @ 1 1/2″ and 3″, and one @4″ x 2″, scored at 1″ and 2″.
  • Back Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Bottom Designer Series Paper Mats – Nature’s Poem DSP – one @ 3 3/4″ 3 3/4″, one @2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and one @1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Panel Mats – Whisper White CS – one @4″ x 4″, one @3″ x 3″ and one @2″ x 2″. Also, Nature’s Poem DSP – one @3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″, one @2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ and one @1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Mound for the Oak Tree – Cajun Craze CS – 3 7/8″ x 1 3/4″, embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.
  • Frame for Panel #2 Sentiment – Tranquil Tide CS – 2 1/2″ x 4″
  • Leaves – Cajun Craze cS – 4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Scallop Circle – Tranquil Tide CS – punch one 1 1/8″ scallop circle.

I would appreciate you shopping my online store for your supply needs.

Glue Dots

$5.25

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Rooted in Nature You Are Wonderful

Rooted in Nature You Are Wonderful

One of my favorite things to do is to create my own designer series paper. Rooted in Nature has so many beautiful images. It makes that task super easy.

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Starting things off, I chose a color palette. This one is Tranquil Tide, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron. All those yummy colors can be found in the Nature’s Poem DSP. Be sure to pick up a pack or two before it retires on June 3rd.

Rooted in Nature  You are Wonderful

There are lots of spectacular benefits to the Rooted in Nature bundle. First off, there are lots of images and a great mix of sentiments. The set can be used of all occasions. Then we have the dies. Oy my goodness, these are special. Not only do some of the images cut, but they emboss as well.  Did you see all the texture on those leaves?

Rooted in Nature You are Wonderful

I’ve even included a tip and trick using the Nature’s Twine. It’s a little thicker than our regular baker’s twine. That’s because it’s twisted multiple threads. So, I thought, if it’s twisted, I can untwist it. That’s how I achieved the threads under the large wood image.

Rooted in Nature You are Wonderful

Would you like to learn how to create your own designer series paper? In my FREE video tutorial I’ll show you step by step.  

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 – Cajun Craze CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper Mat – Nature’s Poem DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, after stamped this mat will be trimmed into three equal panels of 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Vertical Mats – Tranquil Tide CS – three @ 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Leaves – Tranquil Tide CS – two @ 2″ x 2″
  • Wood Image – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 3″
  • Nature’s Twine – Mint Macaron – 8″

In need of some supplies? Would very much appreciate you shopping my online store.

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Fold Flat Card Butterfly Gala

Fold Flat Card Butterfly Gala

I love fancy folds. How about you? My fold flat card is quick and easy and fits in a standard sized envelope. I featured the fold flat card in a recent Facebook Live and everyone loved it. I’ll also be teaching this fancy fold at my WOW Class this week. Can’t wait!

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Sometimes, the most unexpected color combo can turn out to be a new favorite. This time, it’s Mango Melody and Rich Razzleberry. 

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And of course I had to use that fabulous Country Floral Embossing Folder. WOW, does that add a lot of texture and interest. And did you notice the embellishments? Those sweet little jewels are our Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets. And guess what – they will carry over to the new catalog. Woohoo!!

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With the flat fold card, you have lots of room on the reverse side not only to write your message, but stamp, color and embellish even more. I call that a win-win.  I’m featuring the Butterfly Gala bundle and the Beauty Abounds stamp set in the flat fold card. Both will carry over, but don’t wait, be sure to get them before June 4th, so that you can save 10% with the bundle discount.

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In the pic above you can see that the flat fold card is constructed with just two main pieces of card stock. It’s the scoring and fold that do all the work. I invite you to take a moment to view my video tutorial to see how easy the flat fold card is to create.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Mango Melody CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored on the 11″ side at 1/2″, 2″, 4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Front Card Base Panel – Rich Razzleberry CS – 5 1/2″ x 3″, score on the 5 1/2″ side at 1/2″ and 2″.
  • Mats – Rich Razzleberry CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 5″. Emboss one with the Country Floral embossing folder. Stamp the other in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the stamps from Beauty Abounds. Stamp second generation in Mango Melody the large Bokeh image. Color the images using the light Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.
  • Front Panel Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Front Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment from Beauty Abounds in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, stamp two sets in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with the light Pumpkin Pie and light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. Punch with the Butterfly Duet punch.

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for your paper crafting supplies. Just click any image to begin filling your cart.

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Diamond Easel Fold Good Morning Magnolia

Diamond Easel Fold Good Morning Magnolia

Ok, whose ready for a sneak peek? Not only that, I’ve got a very fun and easy diamond easel fold card for you! A big thanks to Samantha Clayton with Mixed Up Crafts. She featured the diamond easel fold on a recent video on her YouTube Channel.  As soon as I saw it, I knew which set I wanted to incorporate in this fancy fold.

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The Magnolia Lane suite of products were featured at our recent OnStage. I was lucky enough to get to order the suite of products in my preorder. One of the perks of being an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. As soon as it arrived, I knew it would be one of the first sets I would ink up.  Then all the stars aligned and the magic happened when I saw the diamond easel fold on Samantha’s channel.  The rest is history. Here is my my version of the diamond easel fold featuring the gorgeous Good Morning Magnolia bundle.

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Isn’t the magnolia image stunning? The bundle includes a 10-piece cling set with 16 coordinating dies. There are also lovely Magnolia Lane designer series papers, Memories & More cards, a ribbon combo pack, cork embellishments and a fabulous Magnolia 3D embossing folder.  You’ll find the suite on page 37. If you don’t have a demonstrator you’re working with, I would love to earn your business. Let me know if you need a catalog and I’ll get one out to you ASAP.

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On the inside of the diamond easel fold I couldn’t resist stamping the lovely sentiment. To make things even more interesting the dies in the set are so versatile. You can form lots of different types of flowers, in all shapes and sizes. I have visions of lovely flowers dancing in my head.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Diamond Easel Fold, Good Morning Magnolia, Stampin' Up!

But I think the star of the show is the large magnolia image. In our backyard, we have two large Magnolia trees that my Dad planted about 40 years ago. While writing this blog post for you, I’m looking out my window. I can see the blooms floating atop the branches. Later today, when I pick a bouquet,  I know they leave an intoxicating fragrance. I love to have flowers on my kitchen windowsill. It makes washing dishes more of a pleasure and less a chore.

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Because I used the diamond easel fold, I needed something to hold the card open for display. Don’t you think the flower did the trick?  

I would love to share with you how I created this card. I filmed a video tutorial I think you will enjoy. Sit back, relax and I’ll show you how quick and easy this card truly is. **NOTE – Ooops, in the video I mentioned that the Shimmery White CS would retire. But, I was pleasantly surprised when I found out today that it will carry over. HOORAY!!!!!!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Whisper White CS – 12″ x 6″, scored on the 12″ side at 3″ and 6″.
  • Mats – Mossy Meadow CS – two @ 4″ x 4″, two @ 5 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • DSP Mats – Magnolia Lane DSP – two @ 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Embossed Mats – Petal Pink CS – one @ 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, both embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder.
  • Inside Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Magnolia and Front Sentiment – Shimmer White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ 
  • Scallop Oval – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Flower – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 1 1/4″, Daffodil Delight CS – 1″ x 2 1/2″
  • Envelope -Whisper White CS – 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ – using the envelope punch board, punch and score at 4 3/4″. You will be creating an envelope for a finished card of 6″ x 6″.
  • I invite you to view the video for the cutting, stamping, and assembly of this diamond easel fold card.

I know you must be itching to place an order for this suite of products. The first day customers can order will be June 4, 2019.  However, if you join my Team, you can place new products in your starter kit beginning May 2nd. That’s a whole month early. When you join, you get  to choose $125 worth of products for only $99 and FREE shipping on top of that. Contact me today so we can get you all signed up. You’ll love being a part of Susan’s WOW Team!

In the product list below, I’m not able to list the new products yet, but I’ve listed all those that are currently available. 

Stamparatus

$49.00
Blender Pens

$12.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Tropical Chic Meets Purple Posy

Tropical Chic Meets Purple Posy

Welcome! Today’s card, featuring the Tropical Chic bundle, incorporates lots of my favorites. First, off, it’s soft and sweet. Second, it’s a thank you card. I always need lots of those. Third, it’s quick and easy, but still has a WOW factor. Fourth, I created my own background by using the stamps in the sets. And last, but not least, I’m premiering a brand spankin’ new in-color, Purple Posy. LOVE IT!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Tropical Chic Meets Purple Posy, Stampin' Up!

The Tropical Chic bundle will carry over to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. But, don’t wait until then to order it. Right now, you can enjoy a 10% discount. Once the new catalog launches, they are sold separately and you’ll loose the discount. And as you can see, the Tropical Chic set isn’t just for bold and rich colors. You can incorporate lots of different color palettes for alternate looks.

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This Tropical Chic color combo is Purple Posy, Soft Sea Foam,Whisper White and So Saffron. I’m loving this fresh, soft look with this set.  You could put a batch of these together in now time at all.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Tropical Chic Meets Purple Posy, Stampin' Up!

The new Annual Catalog will launch June 4th. If you are a current customer, I will be mailing those out mid-May. The new in-colors, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray will launch at that time. They are all fabulous. I can’t wait to highlight each of the colors in future projects. If you aren’t currently working with a demonstrator, let me know. I’ld love to earn your business and get a catalog out to you.

Be sure to visit my WOW NOLA Creations Facebook Page where I filmed my weekly Facebook Live and debuted this card. And by the way, during my Live Show, you’ll also see two other creations. One features the Pop of Petals bundle and the other is a sneak peek. To a Wild Rose is one of my favorite new bundles. Be sure to stop by and subscribe to my Page. You won’t want to miss future projects.

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Here’s how the magic happens on my Tropical Chic card.

  • Card Base – Purple Posy CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Soft Sea Foam cS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, randomly stamp the images from the Tropical Chic set in Soft Sea Foam, Purple Posy and So Saffron.
  • Banner – So Saffron CS – 2″ x 5″, punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch. Run the banner through your die cutting machine with the Subtle Embossing Folder.
  • Focal Mats – Purple Posy CS – 3 1/2″ x 2″ and Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″. Stamp the Thank You from the Tropical Chic set in Purple Posy.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, from the Tropical Chic set, stamp two large ferns in Soft Sea Foam, two flowers in Purple Posy, one flower in So Saffron. Die cut all the images with the coordinating Tropical dies.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Soft Sea Foam CS – 4 1/4″ x 3/4″. Stamp the fern image on the strip of Soft Sea Foam in Soft Sea Foam.

Need some supplies? I invite you to shop my online store.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Beautiful Promenade Birthday Card

Beautiful Promenade Birthday Card

Need a quick, but beautiful birthday card for someone special. I’ve got one for you. Did you know that the Beautiful Promenade bundle will be carrying over to our new Annual Catalog? Well, it sure is! But, it won’t be in a bundle format and if you wait you’ll loose the 10% discount that currently applies to the pricing.

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One of the things that makes this card quick and easy – I’ve used only one ink pad. Fresh Fig is a gorgeous color, but will be retiring with this catalog. Don’t miss this one and be sure to pick up extra paper and an ink refill.

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Aren’t these flowers gorgeous. You can create all those variations in color with the two step stamping. I stamped off (second generation stamping) to get a lighter color on the inside of the flower. But to add even more, I pulled the color in the center with my Wink of Stella pen. 

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I even used that technique on the inside of the card. Stamping the sweet little floral image really dressed things up. It’s so easy to make the inside of your cards special.

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I’ve even got a little technique for you using our Leaf Punch. Be sure to watch my video tutorial for all the details.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Blushing Bride CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Lace Embossing Folder
  • Doily – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Beautiful Layers
  • Sentiment and Flowers – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 11″, stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig, cut with the die from Stitched Labels. Stamp the outline flower stamp in Fresh Fig, 1st generation, 3 times. Stamp the fill in image, second generation. Color in the flowers with the clear wink of Stella.
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – 2 1/4″ x 6 1/2″, punch 4 leaf images. Crimp leaves with a tweezer. Two of the leaf images will be used on the sentiment. The other two will be dissected and used on the larger flowers.

If you need any supplies, I’ve got them all listed here for you.  Just click any of the images to begin filling your cart.

Leaf Punch

$16.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations