Beautiful Autumn It’s Fall Y’all

Beautiful Autumn It’s Fall Y’all

What’s your favorite season of the year? Mine? Well, of course it’s Fall Y’all. The Beautiful Autumn and Love of Leaves bundles coordinate so beautifully. I couldn’t resist racing ahead to the fall season to give you a sneak peek. Both bundles are a new product offering in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.

It's Fall Y'all, Beautiful Autumn, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Gilded Autumn Suite is filled with so many beautiful new goodies, I almost don’t know where to start. Well, first things first I guess. Look at those lovely new papers. The Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP has elegant desgins in earthy colors. Not only that the sheets are filled with copper and gold foil.

It's Fall Y'all, Beautiful Autumn, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait, I spy with my little eye, new Brushed Metallic cardstock.Yep, that’s right. The pack is a 12″ x 12″ format and contains 2 single sided sheets; 2 each of 3 colors, bronze, copper and gold. And I’ve stepped it up a notch by embossing it with the Greenery Embossing Folder.

It's Fall Y'all, Beautiful Autumn, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Cajun Craze is my favorite Fall color of all time. No wonder I chose it for my card base. The color palette also includes Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla.

It's Fall Y'all, Beautiful Autumn, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even more special, the Beautiful Autumn bundle includes a trio of punches. That’s right a trio! There’s a little leaf, sprig and acorn punch that match images in the stamp set.

It's Fall Y'all, Beautiful Autumn, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sentiments in the Love of Leaves bundle went perfectly with my 1st Fall card of the year. That bundle has a fabulous set of dies that I’ll feature in my next creation. But first, let’s see how this one comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Cajun Craze CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamp the sentiment and leaves in Early Espresso. Stamp the fill in of the leaves in Mint Macaron.
  • DSP Mat – Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Banner – Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP – 1 1/2″ x 5″, punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • Foil Mat – Brushed Metallic CS in Copper – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder.
  • Sentiment – Cajun Craze CS – 2″ x 3 1/4″ and Very Vanilla CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set. Stamp the senitment in Early Espresso.
  • Leaves – Mint Macaron CS – 4″ x 1 1/4″, stamp the leaves in Early Espresso, punch with the coordinating punch from the Autumn Punch Pack.
  • Acorn – Very Vanilla CS – Scrap – stamp the acorn in Early Espresso, stamp the cap in Cajun Craze and the base in Crum Cake. Punch with the coordinating punch from the Autumn Punch Pack.
  • Envelope – Very Vanilla – Stamp the sentiment and large leaf in Cajun Craze.
  • Antiqued Corners and Slides – two corner elements

Beautiful Autumn Card Product List

Are you excited for the new catalog? I sure am. It will launch August 4th. On that day be sure to check out my BOGO sale. You won’t want to miss it, there’s almost 300 items up for grabs. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Fun Zoo Globe Trio

Fun Zoo Globe Trio

WOW! A fun Zoo Globe Trio. Today’s card is a lesson on how to use lots of the stamps in the Zoo Globe set. Not only can you use the little characters to create fabulous focal images, but you can mix and match to create your own designer series paper.

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating my own designer series paper is a favorite technique of mine. And why not surround the Zoo Globe trio of characters with balloon bouquets and sweet birds. I’ve stamped them tone on tone on Bermuda Bay card stock. 

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Watercolor pencils are your friends today. Did you know we have two different color packages available? They are one of the most affordable color mediums and oh so easy to use.

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because our Layering Circles die set has soooo many sizes in the set, it’s easy to create just the right size circles for this an any other project. That set is a definate staple in my studio.

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And surprise, there’s even a koala you can add to the tree! Can’t get too much cuter than that.  Let’s do some watercoloring together.

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 – Early Espresso CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Bermuda Bay CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Scalloped Circles – Early Espresso  CS – 7 3/4″ x 3″, stamp the Zoo Globe Trio in Basic Gray. With the watercolor pencils, color the elephant in Basic Gray, giraffee in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry, kangaroo in Early Espresso. All the leaves are stamped in Old Olive and colored in Old Olive watercolor pencil.
  • Circles – Whisper White CS – 7 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Sentiment Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamp in Bermuda Bay, cut with the die from the Ornate Frames die set.
  • Inside Mat – Bermuda Bay CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″. Stamp the tree and koala in Basic Gray. Color the koala in Basic Gray, tree trunk in Early Espresso and tree in Old Olive.
  • Note: All grass mounds are colored in with a blender pen and ink from the Old Olive ink pad.
  • Metallic Pearls – 9 in silver
  • Ribbon – Playing with Patterns Combo Pack – 5″

Fun with Zoo Globe Trio Product List 

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Wasn’t that fun? Hope you enjoyed it, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Fun Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Fun Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Welcome everyone! Are you ready to smile? Today’s card is an interactive shaker, featuring the Zoo Globe set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Check it out on page 54. The super cute characters make the best cards for those young at heart.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

A giraffee, kangaroo, elephant, koala and sweet little birds round out the menagerie of characters. They are all just too stinkin’ cute for words. Because I used our fabulous watercolor pencils, they were all quick and easy to color.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Also, the Zoo Globe set has a mix of fonts for lots of occasions. It’s a 17-piece photopolymer set making it easy to line up the images. Be sure to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a fabulous crisp image.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Seems like Stampin’ Up! had a great plan for this set. Why? The dies in the Snow Globe Scenes set coordinate. That makes it super easy to cut the globe opening and base. 

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Because I used the Forever Greenery DSP for my background it looks like a little jungle theme. Then I finished off the shaker with the Flowers for Every Season Gems. A little of those go a long way. 

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Can’t get too much cuter than that, right? I’ld love to share with you how quick and easy this shaker comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base  – Just Jade CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • DSP Mat – Forever Greenery DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, cut the globe shape 1 1/2″ from the bottom of the DSP with the die from the Snow Globe Scenes set.
  • Globe Trim – Pretty Peacock CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, nest the circle and scallop circle from the Layering Circles set and die cut the ring.
  • Globe Base – Shimmery White CS – 3″ x 2″. Stamp the image in Pretty Peacock, cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes set. Color the scallop trim with a blender pen and ink from the Pretty Peacock ink pad.
  • Tree & Giraffe – Whisper White CS – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, stamp and color as follows.
    • Giraffe – Stamp in Early Espesso. Color with watercolor pencils; giraffe with Daffodil Delight, spots with Crushed Curry.
    • Tree – Stamp in Pretty Peacock. Color with watercolor pencils; trunk with Early Espresso, tree with Old Olive and Garden Green, blend with a blender pen.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the balloons, sentiment and grass in Pretty Peacock. Stamp the giraffe in Early Espresso. With watercolor pencils color the balloons in Daffodil Delight and the giraffe as outlined above. Using a blender pen pull color over the stamped grass.
  • Stems – Just Jade CS and Pretty Peacock cS – one each @ 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut two sprigs in each color with the die from the Forever Flourishing set. Apply wink of Stella to all sprigs.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Best Year Quick & Easy Birthday

Best Year Quick & Easy Birthday

Need a quick and easy birthday card? On top of that you need it a little on the masculine side? I’ve got just the card for you. In today’s card, I’ll show you how easy it is to create your own plaid backgrounds with the new Best Year Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Best Plaid Builder dies are card size, you can create your own custom backgrounds for just about any card you need.  Today though, we can concentrate on a quick and easy masculine style. Lots of blues and a fabulous designer series paper make this one perfect.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My color palette for my Best Year masculine plaid is Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. Throwing in a mat of the In Good Taste designer series paper tied everying together.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sentiments are no problem with the Best Year set. Those range from birthday, thank you, father’s day, Christmas and  just a little hello.  But, I knew I wanted to add a big bold sentiment on the inside. Ridiculously Awsome to the rescue.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Let’s take a look at how easy this bundle is to use and create those plaid backgrounds.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Inside senitment is stamped in Misty Moonlight.
  • Designer Series Paper Mat – In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Plaid Die-cut #1 – Seaside Spray CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Best Plaid Builder die.
  • Plaid Die-cut #2 – Misty Moonlight CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Best Plaid Builder die.
  • Sentiment Label – Night of Navy CS – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels die set.
  • Senitment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight, die cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels die set.
  • Envelope – Whisper White, stamp the hip, hip, hooray and the heart in Misyt Moonlight.
  • In Color Enamel Dots – Misty Moonlight – 3
  • Twine – Flowers for Every Season

Best Year Quick & Easy Masculine Birthday Card Product List 

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Nothing’s Better Than Fun Technique Card

Nothing’s Better Than Fun Technique Card

Welcome! Time for a fun, vibrant card with the Nothing’s Better Than bundle.  Have you seen that stinkin’ cute set on page 91 of the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog?

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used the Artistry Blooms DSP, the color palette is bright and fun. Magenta Madness is a new in-color that’s almost a neon, but not quite. To me, it’s just a happy color.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I think this set has a very retro feel. First of all, the Nothing’s Better Than font is perfect.  Seems like a set June Cleaver (you know, Leave it to Beaver star), would have designed. At least, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sequins without holes, genius! Seems like Stampin’ Up! heard me. The Artistry Blooms sequins don’t have any of those pesky holes. They are the perfect bling for this card. Another great product addition is the new Adhesive Sheets.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now, you’ll be able to pop-up those word die cuts, quick and easy. By backing your card stock with the sheet, you can create a dimensional sticker. Therefore, it’s easy to adhere the die cut to your project.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I can see incorporating the Nothing’s Better Than bundle into lots of projects to come. But, today, I’ld love to share my video tutorial with you guys. Hope you enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Magenta Madness CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Banner – Artistry Blooms DSP – 2″ x 5 1/2″, punch one end with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • Accent Band – Daffodil Delight CS – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, embossed with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Band Trim – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the die from the Ornate Layers die set.
  • Scallop Oval – Magenta Madness CS – 3 1/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Layering Ovals die set.
  • Oval – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Layering Ovals die set.
  • Word – Magenta Madness CS – 1 1/4″ x 3″, back with Adhevise Sheet, die cut with the die from the Love You More Than die set.
  • Cocktail – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2″, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color with the Stampin’ Blends. Die cut with the die from the Love You More Than die set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Accent Band – Artistry Blooms DSP – 4″ x 1″.

Nothing’s Better Than Fund Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Prized Peony Friendship Card

Prized Peony Friendship Card

Welcome! I just can’t get enough of the Prized Peony bundle. Creating these gorgeous 3-D flowers is easy. Because you can use all types of papers and colors, you’ll be creating custom flowers for all your projects.

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding a few layers and dry embossing, with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, your gourgeous Prized Peony will pop! My color palette for this card is Rococo Rose, Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam. 

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Prized Peony die set is a revoluntary new set, if you ask me. The four dies that create the peony, fit into each other. As a result, each element is easy to line up.

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even more helpful, when building your peony, our mini dimensionals come in handy, They create lots of dimension and a realistic look. The leaves are also super special. The die set cuts the large leaf and the veining.  WOW!! So, you can mix and match colors to your heart’s desire.

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Furthermore, there is a large peony image in the set. I’ve stamped it on the inside of the card, 2nd generation, Rococo Rose. There’s also a die for that image. That’s another reason this set is so fabulous, lots of options!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Rococo Rose CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Soft Sea Foam CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Sea Bed 3D Embossing Folder
  • Frame – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from the Ornate Layers set.
  • Peony – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from the Peony die set.
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and Pear Pizzazz CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Peony die set.
  • Stamen – So Saffron CS – 1″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from the Peony die set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Gold Glitter Enamel Dots – 3

Prized Peony Friendship Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations