Tri-Fold Shutter Card with To A Wild Rose

Tri-Fold Shutter Card with To A Wild Rose

Welcome! I’ve got a fabulous fancy fold for you today. It’s a tri-fold shutter card. At first glance it looks a little complicated. But, if you break it down step by step, it truly is not. First of all, I always start things off by creating a template. That template is always with inexpensive white cardstock, that I purchase by the ream. You’re killing two birds with one stone. As a result, you have a template for future use and you haven’t messed up your beautiful Stampin’ Up! papers. 

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Isn’t this just fabulous? I’m loving all the dimension and interest in the tri-fold shutter card. Because I used the Woven Threads DSP, I think the card has a soft, old world sort of look. Those lovely papers include all the new 2019-2021 in-colors. Each is lovlier than the next.

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

One tip I would love to share – use your Stamparatus with this set. Don’t have one? Well, you need one. It’s a fabulous stamp positioning tool that makes stamping two and three step stamps a breeze. Don’t worry, in the free video tutorial at the end of this post, I’ll show you how easy that tool can be to use.

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

More good news to share. Our Tin Time 3D embossing folder is back in stock. That’s what I used to give those embossed panels the texture we all love. There is just so much to love about that gorgeous rose. The 3-step stamping adds fabulous color variation. Smoky Slate is a great neutral in lieu of black. And last, but not least there is a die in the bundle to cut many of the images. Can’t get too much better than that.

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Above all, decorating the panels of the tri-fold shutter card was easy. All I had to do was keep some of the off cuts. No waste, you can use those to create the panels in the center of the tri-fold.

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Finally, my color combination is Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate and Seaside Spray, with a hint of Mint Macaron. What do you think? 

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Are your ready to create one of these? 

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Tasteful Backgrounds Thank You

Tasteful Backgrounds Thank You

Can’t get enough of the beautiful dies in the Tasteful Backgrounds set. Today is the second card using not just those dies, but the fabulous Pigment Sprinkles. Be sure you don’t miss my previous card. It’s a fancy fold. But today, the absolutely gorgeous mediallon image is the star of the show.

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

My color combo is Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White. It’s a fresh, summery look that just plain makes me happy.  

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

Who knew that the new Scripty Embossing Folder would very quickly become a favorite. But I have to say, on this card, that gorgeous medallion shows off those pigment sprinkles brilliantly.

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

WOW, just look how dramatic the die cut is using the Tasteful Backgrounds set. Not to mention, that vibrant colors from the Pigment Sprinkles. Psst, did you notice the polka dot tulle ribbon is Daffodil Delight. I’ve got a sweet little technique to share with you in today’s FREE video tutorial.

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

Because I used fun foam to cut my “thanks” with the die from Well Written, it created even more dimension and texture. The fun foam is great because it doesn’t add any bulk or weight to the card. Why is that important? No extra postage necessary!

Want to learn a little more about my card? My video tutorial should help you out.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Daffodil Delight CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Embossed Mat – Bermuda Bay CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Scripty Embossing Folder.
  • Scalloped Circle – Daffodil Delight CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Stitched Circle – Thick Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes. Then cut the Medallion image with the die from Tasteful Backgrounds.
  • Thanks – White Fun Foam – 3″ x1″, cut the word with the die from Well Written set.
  • Accent Circle – Watercolor Paper – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes.
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon – about 18″, color with the Daffodil Delight Ink Refill

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Pigment Sprinkles Technique

Pigment Sprinkles Technique

Welcome! Today’s card is filled with lots of techniques. Starting things off, I’ll be using the new Pigment Sprinkles. These fabulous watercolor crystals come in a package of 6. Each 6gram pot contains a vibrant Stampin’ Up! color. The pigment sprinkles include Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, and Melon Mambo. 

Stampin' Up! Pigment Sprinkles

Pigment Sprinkles are fabulous for techniques including creating your own background papers. That’s just what I did for today’s card.

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

The Tasteful Backgrounds dies are a fabulous set to use for projects like this. The see-through image they leave behind, can be used to highlight your pigment sprinkles backbround paper. For this card I used pigment sprinkles in Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape.

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

The image from the die also mimics the embossing in our new Beads and Baubles embossing folder. That’s what I call coordination! Gotta love Stampin’ UP!

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

Because I stamped off that gorgeous medallion image in Gorgeous Grape, it added just the right touch to the focal image. I used the Layering Squares dies to cut both the focal image and the watercolor paper. 

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

Next, I wanted to finish off the inside of the card with more of the Tasteful Background dies and the pigment sprinkles paper. Isn’t it beautiful? And that sentiment is perfect!

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

Look at all that texture, it’s hard not to love this. There are so many techniques, tips and tricks I’ld love to share with you. My card was featured first in my Sunday Live Facebook Show. But, I’ve also filmed a clean version for you today. Enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored on the 8 1/2″ side at 2 1/8″ on both ends. This will form your gatefold.
  • Mats – Gorgeous Grape CS – two @2″ x 5 3/8″
  • Embossed Mats – Daffodil Delight CS – two @1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scallop Square – Gorgeous Grape CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the largest scallop square from the Layering Squares die set.
  • Focal Square – Thick Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the largest square from the Layering Squares die set. Place the die from Tasteful Backgrouds on your whisper white square and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Pigment Sprinkles Paper – Watercolor Paper – I created an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of paper so that I could use the paper to create two different cards. After creating your paper, you will cut one square using the largest square from the Layering Squares die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape. Cut the image with the die from the Rectangle Stitched Dies.
  • Small Flower – Gorgeous Grape CS – 2″ x 2″, cut out some petals shapes with the die from Tasteful Backgrounds. Punch one 1/4″ circle with a handheld punch.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″. Cut the border with the die from Tasteful Backgrounds. Stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape.
  • Accent Strip for Inside Mat – Pigment Sprinkle Watercolor Paper – 2″ x 4″

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Vintage Pressed Petals

Vintage Pressed Petals

Oh my, have you seen the Pressed Petals Suite on pages 72-73 of the catalog? One element is more lovely than the next. This suite was just want I needed to create my Vintage Pressed Petals card. I’m head of heels in love with the new Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. Who am I kidding, I love the entire suite!! 

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Pressed Petals Suite includes a fabulous stamp and die bundle. Which, by the way, you can get at a 10% savings. One of my favorite offerings in this suite is the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. If you’ve been visiting my blog, you know it’s fast becoming a must-have. Because the suite has that old world, romantic sort of look, it includes Designer Elements, a Pressed Petals Jounal,  and some beautiful gathered ribbon.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But, I think one of the stars of the show is the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper. During a recent Facebook Live, I created three projects showcasing the paper. Because I just couldn’t resist it, I also incorporated the unique Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape in one of the designs. Be sure to like and follow my page to be part of all the fun.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Today’s card is a simple little z-fold. Sometimes, I think we forget how lovely our Thick Very Vanilla cardstock really is. It’s the perfect tone to use when creating vintage projects.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Yes, I did fussy cut some of the elements for this card. But, I think my Vintage Pressed Petals card was welll worth those few moments of being one with my scissors. The Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders is a fantastic new product line perfect for creating my focal image.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Want to create this card to send to a special someone? I’ve got a video tutorial to teach you all the tips and tricks I used to put this one together. Pssst, and guess what? Stay to the end of the video to see the other two cards I’ve created with the DSP. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Night of Navy CS – two @ 2″ x 5 3/8″ and one @ 4″ x 5 3/8″
  • Designer Series Paper Mats – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – two @ 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Frame – Rococo Rose CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 5″, cut with the Heirloom Frame Die and embossed with the Heirloom 3D Embossing Folder.
  • DSP Frame Insert – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP 
  • Friend – Very Vanilla CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, cut two with the die from Well Written.
  • Inside Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 3″, stamped in Night of Navy and cut with the die from Stitched Shapes.
  • Flower Accents – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – fussy cut images
  • Scalloped Lace Trim – Very Vanilla – about 8″

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Daisy Lane with Detailed Bands

Daisy Lane with Detailed Bands

It’s like a match made in heaven, the Daisy Lane bundle and the Detailed Band dies. WOW!! By using the Detailed Bands it gave that sweet little daisy an elegant look.

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Using the rich palette of Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron and Whisper White, gave this card a fabulous chic look. Not to mention, embossing the Blackberry Bliss mat with the Tufted folder and then spritzing it with Champagne Shimmer Mist, brough it over the top. At last night’s class everyone had a WOW moment when that mist hit the paper. It’s tough to see in the photo, but believe me, it is stunning.

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

True friendship is so important in our lives. I wanted to surround that sentiment with not ony the daisies but something extra special. That’s when I flipped through my new dies and chose our new Detailed Band Dies. Take it from me, you are going to want these. 

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love the new size daisy that is part of the Daisy Lane bundle. Our Gold Glimmer Paper made the perfect “glitzy” center for my daisies, don’t you think?

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

On the inside of the card, I incorporated yet another die cut from the Detailed Bands set. Here’s my reference sheet showing all the images that are possible with this set.

Detailed Bands Dies, Stampin' Up!

Would love to share with you how easy it is to use the Detailed Bands dies with the Daisy Lane Bundle. That’s why I filmed this FREE video tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, spritzed with Champagne Shimmer Mist
  • Focal Band – Mint Macaron CS – 5 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the large Detailed Band die.
  • Daisies – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 11″, stamp 6 smal daisy images in Blackberry Bliss, punch with the medium daisy punch.
  • Leaves – Perennial Essence Vellum – Old Olive – punch four leaf images with the leaf punch. Twist each petal with twizzers.
  • Flower Centers – Gold Glimmer Paper – punch three 1/2″ circles.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the oval die from Detailed Bands. Stamp “Friend” in Blackberry Bliss, ink the edges in Blackberry Bliss.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp the large fern in Mint Macaron and the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.
  • Inside Band – Blackberry Bliss CS – 5 1/4″ x 1″, cut with the die from Detailed Bands.

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Vintage Daisy Lane

Vintage Daisy Lane

Welcome! So glad you stopped by today. I’m excited to share my Vintage Daisy Lane card with you. It’s filled with lots of tips and tricks and of course techniques. It’s amazing what you can do with stamps, inks and paper. Join me, so I can show you how to create this Vintage Daisy Lane card.

Vintage Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Things for this one started out with a color palette of So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla and a little Shaded Spruce and Soft Suede. After I spied the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, I knew I wanted to incorporate a vintage vibe.  And there you have it, my Vintage Daisy Lane creation.

Vintage Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

By using just stamps, ink and paper, I created the background for the fabulous 3-dimensional daisy. I’m so excited that we now have two sizes in the daisy punch. This new one is called the medium daisy and you can get the Daisy Lane bundle with a 10% discount. Woohoo!!

Vintage Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Layers, upon layers, upon layers of vintage goodness here. And nothing says vintage more than roughing up the edges of your paper. It’s easy and adds so much texture.

Vintage Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Masking off the smaller floral images to add the stem was the key to having the stem recede and the flower come forward. One rule of thumb to remember when masking, whatever you stamp first, will come forward after the mask is removed. So, First – Forward!

Vintage Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

And what better way to finish off my Vintage Daisy Lane card than by bringing the happiness inside the card. Now, let’s see, how many techniques do you think I used? I would love to share this process with you through my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – So Saffron CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Mint Macaron CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, rough up the edges with the blade of your paper snips
  • Stamped Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″. Be sure to view the video for all the stamping tips and tricks. Here is the ink legend for the images. Fern – 1st and 2nd generation Mint Macaron, Sentiment – Soft Suede, Small Flowers – So Saffron, Stems – Shaded Spruce. Fun through the die cutting machine with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, rough up the edges with the blade of your paper snips. Lightly ink the edges in Soft Suede.
  • Daisy – Very Vanilla CS – 3″ x 11″, stamp two large images in So Saffron and one medium image in So Saffron. Punch with the coordinating punch.
  • Butterfly – Very Vanilla CS – on the scrap above, stamp the small butterfly from Butterfly Wishes in Soft Suede, punch with the Butterfly Duet punch.
  • Leaves – Shaded Spruce – scrap – punch two leaves with the leaf punch. Ink the edges in Soft Suede, twist with tweezers to create texture.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp the ferns in Mint Macaron, the flower in So Saffron and stem in Shaded Spruce.
  • Linen Thread – about 30″

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