Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches

Welcome! Are you lovin’ the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog? The first time, I flipped though the pages I picked my favorites, right off the bat. When I turned to page 124, I knew I would be creating a vintage styled Tasteful Touches card. 

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Pretty special, right? The gorgeous backdrop for my vintage styled Tasteful Touches card is the new Many Medallions die cut. Perfection!! My color palette is Sahara Sand, Petal Pink, Soft Seafoam and Whisper White. Can’t get too much more vintage than that.

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful leaf images were cut from Soft Seafoam CS using the die from Forever Flourishing. The entire Forever Greenery Suite is a must-have in my opinion. It’s so versatile and lends itself to so many designs.

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sometimes, it’s tough to find just the right die for a sentiment. Stampin’ Up! just solved that problem with the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. You can punch two different details, in three sizes each. That’s right, that’s 6 images in one punch. WOW!!

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Watch how quick and easy my Vintage Styled Fasteful Touches card comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Sahara Sand CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Detail Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from Many Medallions.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – two @ 4″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from Forever Flourishing
  • Roses – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 8 1/2″, stamp the roses in Sahara Sand, color with the Stampin’ Blends.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment in Sahara Sand and the texture in 2nd generation Petal Pink. Punch with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.
  • Sentiment Accent – Sahara Sand CS – 1″ x 3 1/4″, punch with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Emboss with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. 
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Gold Trim – Forever Greenery Twine

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches Product List

So, what do you think? I would love to hear your feedback. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold

As many of you know, I’m a farm girl and drawn to almost anything nature inspired. Well, the brand new Birds & Branches bundle filled the bill for me. I’ve incorporated it into a fancy fold design to really show off as much of the bundle as possible.

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Not only that, I’ve used three of the new 2020-2022 In-Colors, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Bumble Bee. Did you know you can order the 5 new ink pads, in a bundle, and save 10%. You can find the bundle, #154957, on page 144. If you need a catalog, be sure to contact me so that I can get one off to you.

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Birds & Branches set is a two-step, photopolymer set. That makes lining up layered images, quick and easy. The set also coordinates with the 16-piece Birds & More die set. 

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The bridge fold can fool you though. You might think it has too much dimension to fit in a standard envelope. But, no that’s not the case. And to make it even more special, the back panel is perfect for a sentiment or note.

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up’s! product coordination makes designing a breeze. All the new in-colors happen to be in the Flowers for Every Season paper stack. It’s a 48-sheet stack in a 6″ x 6″ format. Follow along with me, while I show you how I designed my Birds & Branches bridge fold.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cinnamon Cider CS – 4 1/4″ x 8″, scored @ 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″.
  • Bridge – Cinnamon Cider CS – 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Bridge Accent – Just Jade CS – 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut the edge with the die from the Birds & More die set. Emboss the top section of the bridge accent with the Greenery Embossing Folder.
  • Mats – Just Jade CS – four @ 1″ x 4″, one @ 2 3/4″ x 4″.
  • DSP Mats – Flowers for Every Season DSP – four @ 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Back Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Decorative Center Front Mat – Just Jade CS – 3″ x 4″, cut with the circular die from the Birds & More die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Layering Circles. The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede.
  • Nest – Cinnamon Cider CS – 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″, stamp the nest image in Crumb Cake ink, die cut with the die from Birds and More.
  • Branches – Bumblee Bee CS – three @ 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from Birds & More.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the bird detail in Soft Suede, fill in stamp with the Crushed Curry ink. Birds feet are stamped in Soft Suede. Stamp the eggs in Crushed Curry. Die cut all images with the Birds & More dies.
  • Flowers – fussy cut images from the Flowers for Every Season DSP.
  • Envelope – Whisper White

Birds & Branches Bridge Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Forever Greenery Card #2 Sneak Peek

Forever Greenery Card #2 Sneak Peek

Welcome back! Time for Card #2 in our 3-card series with the Forever Greenery Suite. And what could make things better? Embellishments, of course!!  

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Yep, that’s right, gold hoops. I’m going to date myself, but I used to have earrings just like that. Who else? I think they were a wardrobe staple in the 70’s.  But, this time, they are going to create the perfect backdrop in your card designs.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I treated that fabulous gold hoop as a “wreath form”, I was able to add bits and elements to decorate  it. It was a no-brainer to add in more of those Forever Gold Laser-Cut images. I’m so glad that I decided to punch them all out of the sheets and store them in our Clear Medium Envelopes. Now, it’s quick and easy to grab one or two while creating.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the stamp set is one with DistINKive technology, the images are very realistic. You’ll look like an artist in no time flat. And don’t forget to finish off the inside of the card. With so many image choices, you can create a lovely frame for your sentiment.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In card #2 of the series, I’ll show you how to easily incorporate both the ribbon and hoops. Psst….. I’ve even added a new in-color. Can you guess which one?

Here’s how the magic happens, Card #2.

  • Card Base – Just Jade CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Shaded Spruce CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Forever Greenery DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 6″ – stamp the “hello” and two of the leaf images in Shaded Spruce. Die cut the sentiment with the Stitched So Sweetly die. Die-cut the leaf images with the dies from the Forever Flourishing set.
  • Accent Images – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP – one large branch, two leaf clusters.
  • Sentiment Accent – Just Jade CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Forever Flourishing set. Apply wink of stella to the die cut.
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Ribbon – Forevery Greenery Trim Combo Pack – 6″
  • Embellishment – Gold Hoop – one

Need a supply list so that you can create Card #2?  I’ve got you covered.

One more to go!!! I sure hope you join me for card #3. I’m switching things up and changing the color palette. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Forever Greenery Sneak Peek Card #1

Forever Greenery Sneak Peek Card #1

Sneak peek time!! I’m so excited to share with you the Forever Greenery Suite of products in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. In this 3-card series, I’ll highlight lots of the elements in the suite in three beautiful card designs. 

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What’s not to love about this card? It’s easy, elegant, dramatic, takes minimum skills and supplies and you’ll WOW everyone! First of all, turn to page 108 in your brand spankin’ new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. There you will find the first of 3 pages featuring the Forever Greenery Suite. What? you don’t have a catalog? If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love to receive a catalog, contact me here, to request yours today. It’s filled with 192-pages of delicious paper crafting supplies.

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

So what have I used, from the Forever Greenery Suite, to create this design? Because I LOVE the Forever Greenery DSP, that was my jumping off point. It’s a fabulous 12″ x 12″, paper pack, filled with all shades of green and nature inspired images. That’s right up my alley. The pattern I chose, for this card, is my favorite.

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And no, I did not have to die cut the gorgeous medallion or the sprig. Those are just a couple of the elements from the new Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Papers. Check out a close up of all the laser-cut images on page 152.  You’ll want more than one pack, trust me.

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait, there’s more! The Forever Fern Bundle is a must-have. The imagery in the stamp set is so realistic. No wonder, it’s a DistINKive set. That’s a patent-pending technology you can only find in Stampin’ Up! world. In my opinion, it’s the best leaf set EVER!!!! What to see how easy this card comes together? Here you go.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Pretty Peacock CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Forever Greenery DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Medallion and Sprig – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper – one of each
  • Sentiment Circle – Whisper White CS – punch one 2″ circle
  • Accent Circle – Pretty Peacock CS – punch one 2 1/4″ circle
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Embellishment – Gold Glitter Enamel Dots – 1 large and 2 small

Ready to start your shopping list? Here’s a quick reference to all the supplies I’ve used. 

New Annual Catalog Ordering Begins June 3, 2020

Stay tuned for the next two cards in the series. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Parcels & Petals Gift Set

Parcels & Petals Gift Set

Need some graduation gift card holders? How about some little thank you gifts? I’ve got the perfect solution. Pick up the Parcels & Petals stamp set with the Perfect Parcel Dies. That’s what I’ve used to create this super cute gift set for a very special someone.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Is that not just too cute? Someone very special, performed a wonderful act of kindness to our family recently. We all knew we wanted her to feel extra special. I thought about her the entire time I was creating this Parcels & Petals gift set.  

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Perfect Parcel gift box is the right size for a gift card. Because the Best Dressed DSP stack is filled with lovely, happy, floral patterns, I started things off there.  That stack will retire very soon. Be sure to pick up a pack or two before June 2nd.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create the flower I used a few punches, all of which will be carried over to our new 2020-2021 Annual catalog. Check out the Small Bloom, Sprig and Perennial Flower punches. Spritzing the images, with our Champagne Shimmer Paint, gave them just the right amount of sparkle.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Additionally, I needed a couple of graduation gift sets. So I’ve included an alternative card for that.  My beautiful daughter and granddaughter are both graduating and this will make a super sweet gift for each of them. See, I told you it was very versatile.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the stamping behind the embossing? I love that look. I scatter stamped the Daffodil Delight mat, tone on tone. Then added all that luscious texture with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stretching the use of my dies is always at the top of my list.  This time I cut two of the detailed die cuts to create my own accent label.  I just love how that turned out.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A little technique is involved when assembling the gift box. Don’t worry, I’ve filmed a tutorial to show you how. It’s quick, easy and you don’t have to destroy the box to get to the goodies. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Download my FREE PDF for my Parcels & Petals Gift Set. Just click on the link below.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set PDF

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. You can click on any of the images below to start shopping.

Petals & Parcels Gift Set Product List 

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Nature’s Beauty Masculine Card

Nature’s Beauty Masculine Card

Welcome!! Sorry I’ve been absent for a bit. But, I’m back and ready to share!!!  I’ve been asked to add some masculine designs. Today I’m kicking that off with a card created with the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.

Nature's Beauty Masculine Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Because I’ve used a few techniques in this one, you’ll want to sit back, relax and take in all the details. 

Nature's Beauty Masculine Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

As lots of you know, I’m a country girl. Still on the family farm at age 66. Yep, I said it and pretty proud ot it. We are surrounded here with nature’s beauty. So, I was definately drawn to this set. The detailed line art images are fabulous.

Nature's Beauty Masculine Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

This card started with the selection of the background DSP. That gorgeous embossed mat is from the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. One of the best parts about it, it’s currently on sale.  Here’s an upclose look, so that you can appreciate all the lovely designs and possibilities.

Nature’s Beauty paired with the Mountain Air bundle was the perfect choice to add lots of dimension and texture to today’s card. The Mountain Air bundle is another that will carry over. But, don’t wait, get that one now to enjoy your 10% discount. In the new catalog, they will be sold separately and you’ll loose that discount.

Nature's Beauty Masculine Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Ready to create? Follow along with me in today’s video tutorial. After that, be sure to check out all the details, dimensions and a full supply list.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Soft Suede CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Trees – Garden Green CS – 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Majestic Mountain set.
  • Stitched Label – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Nested Labels set.
  • Clouds – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2, cut with the die from the Majestic Mountain set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green and fussy cut. Soft Suede CS – 1″ x 2 1/4″, use as backer for the Whisper White fussy cut sentiment.
  • Mountains – Soft Suede CS – 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from the Majestic Mountain set. Emboss with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Apply embossing paste as outlined in the video tutorial.
  • Inside Mats – Soft Suede CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″. Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Envelope – Whisper White

Nature’s Beauty Masculine Card Product List

Did you enjoy that? I sure do hope so. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations