Let’s TipToe through the Flowering Tulips

Let’s TipToe through the Flowering Tulips

Are you ready to learn how to use and create with the Flowering Tulips bundle? I know, I know, the first time I looked at the die set, I must admit, I was a little confused. But after a play, I think I’ve got it figured out. The first card, a sweet thinking of you, shows off the dimension you can achieve with the tulip die set. Then of course I had to create a fancy fold.

Flowering Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of using flowers in my card designs. “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.” – Luther Burbank  I don’t know about you, but that statement really resonates with me. So much so, I wanted the first card to bring a smile to your face. Fresh, spring-like colors started things off. 

Flowering Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I needed to figure out how the dies performed. Here’s the reference sheet I created. Hope it’s helpful for you as well. As you can see you can make three different profiles.

Tulip Dies, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used the Expressions in Ink DSP, I was able to add lots of detail and interest in my flowering tulips.

Flowering Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t miss out on adding the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder to your stash. It will be retiring soon and is on sale for $6. That’s a steal!!

Flowering Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But don’t worry, the Polished Pink ribbon, Brass Butterflies and Iridescent Rhinestones are all carrying over to the new Annual Catalog. 

Flowering Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By the way, did you know that Mother’s Day is right around the corner? That’s right, May 8th will be here before we know it. One thing my Mom looks forward to everyday is taking a short walk and enjoying her flowers.  Needless to say, I knew her card had to include a floral bouquet. Not only that, she loves to display her cards, so a fancy fold it is.

Flowering Tulips, Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This tower fold gave me an opportunity to check those two criteria off my list. My color combination was inspired by the fields of tulips in the Flowering Fields DSP.

Flowering Tulips, Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

With just a few easy score and cut lines, voila, you have a tower fancy fold. There is even enough real estate on the back for a panel where you can add your heartfelt thoughts.

Flowering Tulips, Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding a little Wink of Stella to my tulips, I was able to achieve not only a bit of sparkle, but another shade to add to add even more interest.

Flowering Tulips, Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding the Flowering Tulips bundle to your next order, you can create both of these cards and so much more. I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store and using my current host code, GUZWJXNU. When you place a minimum $50 order, I’ll send you this month’s customer thank you gift, a set of Blending Brushes ($12 value).

Flowering Tulips, Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to learn how to create these? I hope you enjoy my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – “Just Thinking of You Today”
  • Card Base – Polished Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Pale Papaya CS – two @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut the right edge with the largest die from the Layering Circle die set, then emboss with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.
  • Vellum – Layering Vellum – 3 1/4″ X 3 1/4″
  • Accent Band – Polished Pink CS  – 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and Basic White CS – 1″ x 4 1/4″
  • Tulips and Leaves – Expressions in Ink DSP – pink pattern, 2″ x 8″ and green pattern, 2 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the dies from the Tulip die set
  • Iridescent Rhinestones – 3 medium
  • Butterflies – Brass – 2
  • Ribbon – Polished Pink – about 8″

Flowering Tulips Tower Fancy Fold 

  • Card Base – Highland Heather CS – 8 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, on the 8 1/4″ side score @ 1″, 2″, 3″, 5 1/4″, 6 1/4″ and 7 1/4″. Create the cuts as shown in the video tutorial.
  • Mats – Blackberry Bliss CS – one @ 5 3/8″ x 2 1/8″, four @ 5 3/8″ x 7/8″, two @ 4 1/8″ x 7/8″ and one @ 4 1/8″ x 1 3/8″
  • DSP Mats – Flowering Fields DSP – Tulip Pattern – Four @ 5 1/4″ x 3/4″ and Mango Pattern – two @ 4″ x 3/4″ and one @ 4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Focal Mats – Blackberry Bliss CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and two @ 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8, emboss the two smaller ones with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Basic White CS – 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Flowers – Basic White CS – 2″ x 6″
  • Stems & Flowers – Pear Pizzazz CS – one ! 3″ x 2″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 11″
  • Ribbon – Fresh Freesia – about 8″
  • Pastel Pears – three in Highland Heather
  • Brass Butterfly – one

Flowering Fields Product List

Let me know what you think, I would love to hear from you. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Dahlia Days FREE Card Making Class

Dahlia Days FREE Card Making Class

Please join me for my Dahlia Days free card making class. The bundle is featured in the January-June Mini Catalog and can be found on page 35.

Dahlia Days FREE Class, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Dahlia Days bundle has a 13-piece red rubber stamp set with a 12-piece coordinating die set. Did you know you save 10% when you order the bundle versus individual components?  The first card in our class features the large background die.

Dahlia Days FREE Class, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How dramatic is that? Because I created a window frame in the Heart & Home DSP, the large die cut really shines. The beautiful Misty Moonlight will be retiring soon. So if you need the cardstock, ink refill or blends, be sure to order them quick.

Dahlia Days FREE Class, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t you just love all the detail in the images? I’ve stamped the leaves in Just Jade, another retiring color, and given them a little “twist” for some texture.

Dahlia Days FREE Class, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Both the lovely Just Jade ribbon and the sweet Bumblebee Trinkets will be leaving us. But, they are both on sale at a great savings.

Dahlia Days FREE Class, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to see the double pop-up fancy fold? This time, I’ve switched colors and gone to Magenta Madness. Yep, that’s right, color #3 retiring.

Dahlia Days FREE Class, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I remember when the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog came out and the Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP couldn’t stay on the shelf. Well, it’s about to retire and I think you might want to add a pack or two to your stash before it’s gone for good.

Dahlia Days FREE Class, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Dahlia Days bundle really shines on this card. I’ve used oodles of the images and die cuts to dress up the card front.

Dahlia Days FREE Class, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For my bling, I’ve added a few Iridescent Rhinestones and a few pieces of the Expressions in Ink Ephemera.  The ephemera is retiring as well and at a great value.

Dahlia Days FREE Class, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because there is lots of real estate on the back of the pop-up, you can add a panel for a sentiment and handwritten message.

Dahlia Days FREE Class, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A free card making class isn’t complete until you’ve seen my video tutorial. Enjoy!!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – To An Amazing Woman
  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored  5 1/2″
  • Mats – Misty Moonlight CS – two @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, emboss one with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Intricate Die Cut – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Window Frame DSP – Heart & Home DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut a window frame with a 1/2″ border
  • Inside Accent – Heart & Home DSP – 4″ x 3/4″
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS – 2 1/2″ x 9 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 3″ x 1 1/4″, cut with the smallest die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set
  • Ribbon – Just Jade & Gold – 2 1/4″
  • Polished Dots – two large clear – color with the Dark Just Jade Blend
  • Bumblebee Trinket – one

Double Pop-up Fancy Fold

  • Card Base – Magenta Madness – one @ 4 1/4″ x 9 1/2″, scored @ 5 1/2″, 6 1/2″, 8″ and 9″. One @ 3 1/2″ x 5 3/4″, scored @ 4 1/4″ ad 5 1/4″.
  • DSP Mats – Expressions in Ink DSP – one @ 5 1/4″ x 4″, one @ 4″ x 1 1/4″, two @ 4″ x 3/4″, and one @ 3 1/4″ x 3/4″
  • Back Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 3 1/4″, embossed with the Painted Texture embossing folder
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS – 2 1/2″ x 11″
  • Expressions in Ink Ephemera – three or four pieces
  • Iridescent Rhinestones – 2 small and 4 medium
  • Ribbon – Just Jade & Gold – 4″

Dahlia Days Product List 

Hope you enjoyed this free class. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Easter Fancy Fold – Chance for a FREE Kit!

Easter Fancy Fold – Chance for a FREE Kit!

How about a free kit? Place a minimum $35 order in my online store, by Wednesday, 3/16/22, 10 am (CST), use the host code PXSSBR7A, and I will send you a pre-cut kit for my Easter fancy fold. The card features the Easter Friends stamp set along with the Honeybee Home Bundle.

Easter Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Pansy Petals DSP creates the softest, most springlike color palette. The Fresh Freesia gingham started my mojo on this one.

Easter Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Break out your Stampin’ Blends for fun and very easy coloring on this super easy, but very dramatic Easter fancy fold.

Easter Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Do you love to give display cards? If so, this is the one for you. I like sending these to my parents. They appreciate the “happy mail” and love to display them for days.

Easter Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Easter Friends set has a mix of super cute images and sentiments, your Easter card making will be a pleasure.

Easter Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve used the largest die in the Ornate Layers die set for my focal point. By blending both Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya, you can achieve a soft background to build the scene.

Easter Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How cute is that little bunny with the Fresh Freesia florals?  A little bouquet, for the bunny, is the perfect little touch. One of the best parts about receiving a pre-cut kit from me, is that you also have a FREE video tutorial to follow along the way.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pale Papaya CS – 10″ x 7″, on the 10″ side, score @ 2 1/2″, 5″ and 7 1/2″. Turn to the 7″ side and line the cardstock up at 2 1/4″, cut from the first score line to the last score line. This will form your center pop-up.
  • Mats – Soft Succulent CS – two @ 6 7/8″ x 2 3/8″, two @ 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ and four @ 2 3/8″ x 2 1/8″
  • DSP Mats – Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Fresh Freesia Gingham Pattern – two @ 6 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, one @ 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
    • Calypso Polka Dot Pattern – two @ 2 1/4″ x 2″
    • Overall Small Floral Pattern – two @ 2 1/4″ x 2
  • Focal Die Cut – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the largest die from the Ornate Floral die set. Using blending brushes, create a background of color with Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent.
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp the following images.
    • Tall Floral from the Honeybee Home stamp set in Crumb Cake. Color as follows.
      • Flowers – Light & Dark Fresh Freesia
      • Leaves – Light & Dark Soft Succulent
    • Bees from the Honeybee Home stamp set in Crumb Cake. Color as follows.
      • Wings – Wink of Stella
      • Body – Light Crumb Cake
      • Legs – Dark Crumb Cake
      • Stinger – Dark Daffodil Delight
  • Sentiment Block – Basic White CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, stamp the sentiment from the Easter Friends set in Evening Evergreen.
  • Tulip Edge Die-cut – Calypso Coral CS – 1 1/2″ x 6″, cut with the die from the Tulip die set
  • Small Flower/Leaves – Scraps – with the Strawberry Builder Punch, punch one flower in Fresh Freesia and one leaf set in Soft Succulent. Apply Wink of Stella to the flower.
  • Bunny – Basic White CS – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ – stamp the image from the Easter Friends set in Crumb Cake. Color the bunny in Crumb Cake, adding extra color to the shaded areas. Fussy cut the image and ink the edges in Crumb Cake.
  • Sentiment – Fresh Freesia CS – 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, punch both ends with the Banners Pick a Punch. Stamp the image from the Easter Friends set in Evening Evergreen
  • Envelope – Basic White CS – 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, using an Envelope Punch Board, punch and score at 4″. Stamp the duckling in Crumb Cake and color as follows.
    • Duckling – Soft So Saffron
    • Beak and Feet – Dark Calypso Coral
  • Basic Pearls – 3 small
  • 2021-2023 In-Color Jewels – three small in Pale Papaya
  • Heart & Home Doilies – 1/2 one
  • Ribbon – Fresh Freesia – 4″

Easter Fancy Fold Product List 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s fancy fold. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Heartfelt Vintage Thanks

Heartfelt Vintage Thanks

My Dad asked that I create a thank you card for some special people. That’s when I was inspired to create this  heartfelt vintage thanks. The color palette of Highland Heather and Blushing Bride with a hint of Mint Macaron and Pool Party is so soft and soothing.

Heartfelt Vintage Thanks, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the large die in the Floral Heart die set I was able to create a lovely focal image. If you need more inspiration with this die set, check out this post. One of my favorite things to do is to create my own flowers for my projects.

Heartfelt Vintage Thanks, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For today’s Heartfelt Vintage Thanks, I’ve used a collection of punches to shape the images and create this flower.  

Heartfelt Vintage Thanks, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you love the Hand-Penned DSP, be sure to stock up when the retirement list is published in April.  Papers and inks sell out super quick.

Heartfelt Vintage Thanks, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to watch to the end of my video tutorial where I will share a mailing tip for a dimensional card. 

Heartfelt Vintage Thanks, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In the beautiful Encircled in Friendship stamp set there is an alternate sentiment for the inside of the card.  Because I created this card for Dad for a specific reason and group of people, I created my own sentiment. By using the die in the Encircled in Beauty die set, I’ve added that to the card.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Highland Heather CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mats – Basic Black CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP Mats – Hand-Penned DSP – Pattern #1 – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, rough the edges with the blade of your scissors; Pattern #2 – 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Large Heart – Highland Heather CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the die from the Floral Heart die set
  • Small Heart – Hand-Penned DSP – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Floral Heart die set
  • Flower – Basic White CS – 1 3/4″ x 11″, punch one small flower with the Strawberry Builder Punch and4 large and 1 small flower with the Flowers & Leaves Punch. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist, crumble. When dry open the petals and ink in Blushing Bride ink.
  • Sprigs – Mint Macaron CS – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, punch two leaf and two bough images with the Bough Punch. Pool Party CS – 2″ x 3″, punch two images from the Sprig Punch.
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment in Highland Heather and die cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangles die set.
  • Bling – Iridescent Rhinestones – 1 large and 3 small

Heartfelt Thanks Product List

Everyone that places an order with me during March 2022, will have their name placed on my prize drawing. I’m giving away two of the Calming Camellia stamp sets.  Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Waves of the Ocean Collection

Waves of the Ocean Collection

Discover the depths of the ocean – and your artistic abilities – with the Waves of the Ocean Collection. With blue hues, sparkles and swirls, and paper with imagery of hand-poured paint, you’ll be swimming in a sea of inspiration! Craft with the coastal collection for projects that will make a splash.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I’ve used almost every single element in the Waves of Inspiration Bundle, you’ll get a good feel for what you can create with this collection.  That bundle will carry over to the upcoming new Annual Catalog. So you’ll have lots of time to play. We will start things off on the simpler side and work our way up to the fancy fold.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By embossing my Coastal Cabana mat with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder, I was able to add lots of “wave” texture for the base of the card.  

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In the Waves of the Ocean Collection you’ll find wave details dies. To get the background, I’ve used the large stamp and added both Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point ink to the image for a two-tone effect.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Some simple stamping on they inside and voila, you’re done. Ready for card #2? This one highlights the beautiful Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper and little water color wash technique.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Granny Apple Green really makes with card pop. Break out your water painters and let your inner artist emerge.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By wrapping a little linen thread around the posts, I was able to add a little more realistic look to our pelican’s perch.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

When working with he Waves of the Ocean Collection, I actually created today’s fancy fold first. The wave dies made creating my “bridge” super easy.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Blue Foils in the Waves of the Ocean Collection, come in a 12″ x 12″ format.  There are 6 sheets in the pack, two each of 3 colors, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Silver.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The scoring on this one is super easy and can be done with either your Simply Scored Tool or Paper Trimmer. 

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The two sentiment dies in this set  are very versatile. I can see me using them in lots of cards to come. They both have little ribbon slots, perfect for taking your card to the next level. There’s even a spot on the back of the card for your handwritten note.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Hope you join me for the full video tutorial. Be sure to shop my online store for your Waves of the Ocean Collection during the month of March. Everyone that orders from me during March 2022, will have their name placed on my prize wheel. Two lucky winners will receive a Calming Camellia stamp set.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – Watercolor Wash Technique
  • Card Base – Coastal Cabana CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP Mat – Waves of the Ocean DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scalloped Rectangles – Coastal Cabana CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″ and Basic White CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Scalloped Contours die set. Emboss the larger one with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder.
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangles die set
  • Pelican – Basic White CS – 2″ x 3 1/2″ stamp in Basic Gray. Color as follows:
    • Pelican – Light Smoky Slate
    • Beak – Light Daffodil Delight
    • Legs – Dark Calypso Coral
    • Posts – Medium Natural Tone #600
  • Clouds – Silver Foil – 1″ x 3″ cut with the dies from the Waves die set
  • Birds – Blue Foil in Coastal Cabana – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from the Waves die set
  • Linen Thread – about 5″

Card #2 – Happy Birthday

  • Card Base – Pacific Point CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mats – Night of Navy CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Coastal Cabana CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, emboss with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder
  • Wave – Basic White CS – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and Blue Foil in Night of Navy – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Clouds – Basic White CS – 1″ x 3″, cut with the dies from the Waves die set
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1″ x 3 1/2″ and Blue Foil in Night of Navy – 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Birds – Blue Foil in Silver – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from the Waves die set

Waves of the Ocean – Bridge Fold

  • Card Base – Coastal Cabana CS – 4 1/4″ x 8″, scored on the 8″ side @ 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 5 1/2″, and 6 3/4″
  • Mats – Pacific Point CS – two @ 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ and six @ 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Back Sentiment Mat – Basic White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mats – Waves of the Ocean DSP – one @ 2 3/4″ x 4″ and 6 @ 1″ x 4″
  • Waves – Blue Foil in Coastal and Night of Navy – one each @ 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the Waves die set
  • Clouds – Blue Foil in Silver – 1″ x 3″, cut with the dies from the Waves die set
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from the Waves die set
  • Birds – Night of Navy CS – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from the Waves die set
  • Pelican – Basic White CS – 2″ x 3 1/2″ stamp in Basic Gray. Color as follows:
    • Pelican – Light Smoky Slate
    • Beak – Light Daffodil Delight
    • Legs – Dark Calypso Coral

I hope I’ve given you lots of inspiration.  Be sure to order today. The designer series paper, blue foils and rhinestone jewels are only available while supplies last.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Ranunculus Romance Customer Thank You

Ranunculus Romance Customer Thank You

So happy to see you stopped by today. Flip that Spring Mini open to page 54 and take a peak at the Ranunculus Romance bundle and the pretty samples created with it. The images in this set definitely lend themselves to creating one-sheet wonders. 

Ranunculus Romance Customer Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Ranunculus Romance Bundle is a 10-piece red-rubber stamp set with an 8-piece coordinating die set. It’s the perfect set for thank you, sympathy, thinking of you and so much more.

Ranunculus Romance Customer Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of things I love to do is to create lots of texture and interest in my card making. Because I embossed my designer series paper mat with the Ornate Floral embossing folder, I’ve done just that. 

Ranunculus Romance Customer Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m lovin’ the Watercolor Shapes stamp set so much I’ve used it on my focal image. It served two purposes on this card. One, I was able to achieve a watercolor wash look and two, I didn’t need to color the floral image. That made creating multiples super easy.

Ranunculus Romance Customer Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to check out my video tutorial. There you’ll see a sneak peak of the one-sheet wonder I created with the Ranunculus Romance set. Be sure to cast your vote in the comments.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White cS – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored @ 5 1/2″. On the inside of the card, stamp the long accent image in Evening Evergreen, the watercolor oval in Bumblebee and the sentiment in Evening Evergreen.
  • Mat – Evening Evergreen CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Pansy Petals DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder
  • Accent Band – Bumblebee CS – 1 1/4″ x 4″, stamp the images in Bumblebee
  • Scallop Circle – Evening Evergreen CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set
  • Circle – Basic White  CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set. Stamp the watercolor circle in Bumblebee and the floral image in Evening Evergreen.
  • Sentiment – Evening Evergreen CS – 1/2″ x 1 1/8″; Basic White CS – 1″ x 2″, stamp in Evening Evergreen and cut with the die from the Ranunculus die set
  • Sprig – Bumblebee CS – 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Ranunculus die set
  • Leaf Set – Bumblebee CS – 1 3/4″ x 3″, punch one image with the Bough Punch
  • Ribbon – Evening Evergreen Windowpane Check – 5″
  • Baker’s Twine – White – 8″
  • Butterflies – Brushed Brass – 1 large and 2 small

Ranunculus Romance Thank You Card Product List 

Remember, everyone that orders from me during the month of March will have their name placed on my prize wheel. The winner will receive the Calming Camilla stamp set. Be sure to use my host code, PXSSBR7A, if your order is under $150. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations