Well Dressed Masculine Birthday Card

Well Dressed Masculine Birthday Card

Stampin’ Up! just released a fabulous masculine themed stamp set, Well Dressed. This one is perfect for any occasion. Coordinate it with the Country Club DSP and you’ve got a fabulous one of a kind handmade card. One of the best parts, you can earn the stamp set for free during Sale-a-bration. Don’t wait, the promotion ends March 31, 2020. 

Well Dressed, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using smaller pieces of the Country Club DSP, I was able to incorporate three patterns. That paper pack will fast become your go-to. The Well Dressed stamp set is one of the new Sale-a-Bration items. It’s a eight-piece cling mount set with lots of masculine images.

Well Dressed, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the texture on the Basic Gray mat? The Subtle 3D Embossing Folder is a must-have. It creates just that little extra which will take your cards to the next level.

Well Dressed, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Well Dressed set doesn’t have an sentiments. But, I see that as a positive. You can pull any set from your stash to match the design you need.  I chose the Peaceful Moments set that is filled with lots of beautiful sentiments and I love the font.

Well Dressed, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve got some tips for you in my free video tutorial. Hope you enjoy it.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Night of Navy CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Basic Gray CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • DSP Mat – Country Club DSP – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Banners – Country Club DSP- one @ 5/8″ x 4 1/2″, and one @ 5/8″ x 1 1/2″
  • Large Stitched Circle – Night of Navy CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes die set
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the second to largesst circle from the Stitched Shapes die set. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy.
  • Hat & Umbrella – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 4 1/4″, stamp the images in Basic Gray ink
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy.
  • Inside Accent Strip – Country Club DSP – 5/8″ x 5 1/2″

Well Dressed Masculine Birthday Card Product List 

 

So Very Vellum Customer Thank You

So Very Vellum Customer Thank You

Woohoo, Stampin’ Up! just released new Sale-a-Bration items. One, that you won’t want to miss is the 12×12 So Very Vellum Speciality DSP. There are three colors in the pack, two sheets of each. This month, I wanted to share this gorgeous paper with my customers. What better way to do that than in their thank you card.

So Very Vellum, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I wanted this month’s customer thank you card to be very spring time, I chose a soft color palette. The So Very Vellum Specialty DSP has two sheets in Soft Seafoam, so I started there. My color palette is Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Purple Posy and Petal Pink. You can also find those colors in the Best Dressed DSP. 

So Very Vellum, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This card came together pretty quickly. Once I chose the beautiful So Very Vellum DSP, I started a sketch and pulled the Magnoliia Blooms stamp set. What? You don’t see that one in the catalog? No, you didn’t miss it. That one is in our New Stamper Mini Catalog. But, it’s so pretty and coordinates with the lovely Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.

So Very Vellum, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By stamping the floral image on a 2″ circle of Soft Seafoam, I was able to stamp the lovely thank you sentiment in Old Olive. 

So Very Vellum, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The focal mat needed a little somethin’ somethin’, so I embossed the Petal Pink mat with the lovely Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder. Want to see how quick and easy this one came together. Here you go.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Vellum – So Very Vellum Specialty DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″  – Soft Seafoam
  • Accent Band – Best Dressed DSP – 4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Focal Mat – Purple Posy CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Embossed Focal Mat – Petal Pin CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Starburst – Whisper White CS – punch one starburst image
  • Circle – Soft Seafoam CS – punch one 2″ circle
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″, cut three leaves with the dies from Magnoliia Memory

So Very Vellum Customer Thank You Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

3 in 1 Fancy Fold Sympathy Card

3 in 1 Fancy Fold Sympathy Card

Fancy Folds are my weakness, I must admit. This fabulous 3 in 1 Fancy Fold was the brainchild of my WOW Team Member, Helene Hebert with As You Wysh Designs. She sent me a gorgous get well version during my recent surgery recovery. The more I looked at it, the more I knew I just had to create one of my own. When I asked if I could make a version of her card, Helene’s reply was, of course, sweetheart.

3 in 1 Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because we are card makers, we always want to send a really meaningful card to those that have suffered a loss. Sympathy cards can be tough. I had two dear friends that lost a family member. I knew I wanted them to feel all the love I could possibly send in a card. That’s why I used Helene’s 3 in 1 Fancy Fold to create those cards.

3 in 1 Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My color combination was inspired by the lovely Woven Threads Designer Series Papers. The soft Seaside Spray looks lovely with the rich Pretty Peacock and Terracotta Tile. By opening the first fancy fold, the accordion, the first of two tranquil, calming scenes is revealed.

3 in 1 Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Then to make it even more extra special, open the main card base to reveal a lovely tunnel fold. This one was created by stamping on our vellum cardstock. That’s such a lovely look. I’ve got to remember to do this more often.

3 in 1 Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using a variety of die cuts and stamp sets, I also created a couple of sweet accents for each of the two side mats.

3 in 1 Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even if you don’t want to recreate this 3 in 1 Fancy Fold as is, I’ve given you so many design ideas. You can incorporate a couple into your next card easily. I’ld love to hear about that.

3 in 1 Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This beautiful card is so dimensional, it needed it’s own special envelope.  This one is so much easier than I thought it would be. I can see creating a stack of these to have on hand. Here is the template so you can see the layout easily.

Custom Envelope, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

There is so many possibilities with this 3 in 1 Fancy Fold. I’ve filmed a video tutorial for you. But, I know we have lots of visual learners as well as those that love the written word. So, under this video tutorial, you’ll also find a link to my FREE PDF Tutorial.

Click the link below to download my FREE PDF Tutorial

3 in 1 Fancy Fold PDF Tutorial

Need some supplies? I would love to earn your business. Just click on any of the items below to begin your shopping cart.

3 in 1 Fancy Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

New FREE Products! Let’s Sale-a-Brate

New FREE Products! Let’s Sale-a-Brate

Woohoo, new FREE products coming soon. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Stampin’ Up!  is realeasing more goodies. You can earn these new FREE products beginning March 3 through March 31st.

New FREE Products, Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Click the link below to open the new Sale-a-Bration Brochure.

New FREE Products, Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin’ Up!

WOW, right? Let’s see if you can guess which one I had to play with first. I’ll give you a couple of hints. First, I love a product that can be used in lots of different ways. Second, anything rose gold, I just melt. I’ll bet you guessed it. It’s that fabulous Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

New FREE Products, Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Parisian Beauty set is so fabulous, I paired that bundle with this gorgeous new paper right off the bat.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my sponge brayer, I was able to add color to the Flowering Foils DSP. I love the Blushing Bride, Basic Gray color combo.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Once you add the color, be sure to buff the surface with a clean, dry paper towel. That will really make the foiling pop. This sheet has silver foiling, perfect for that Basic Gray card base.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t you just love that sentiment? Perfect for lots of occasions. 

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But, remember, this beautiful foil paper is only one of the five new FREE products in the 2020 2nd Sale-a-Bration Release. I think this one will go fast.  Be sure to add it to your first order, March 3rd.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How do you like all that dimension? It’s easy because Stampin’ Up! products all coordinate. No more searching for the perfect ribbon or embellishent.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to dress up those envelopes. You’ll even impress the postal worker. I’ld love to share my video tutorial with you.  Enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Basic Gray CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score @5 1/2″
  • Mat – Blushing Bride CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Flowering Foils Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 5″
  • Swirl – Silver Foil – 1 3/4″ x 3″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones – Pink – 3
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon – 6″

Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Susan’s WOW Team Card Swap Mini Catalog

Susan’s WOW Team Card Swap Mini Catalog

One of the best ways to get lots of cardmaking ideas is through my WOW Team Card Swap Mini Catalog. I always host a swap with my WOW Team each time we launch a new catalog. This time was no exception. And wait until you see these fabulous cards.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap

Because I always want to add even more to my swaps, I’m going to recreate one of the cards at the end of this post. But first, let’s take a look at all these beautiful creations. First up, Klarissa Nightingale and a waterfall fancy fold.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Klarissa Nightingale

Just pull the pretty ribbon and reveal the waterfall. Klarissa used the Dressed to Impress bundle and the beautiful Best Dressed DSP.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Klarissa Nightingale

Tropical time and a beautiful card from WOW Team Member, Lisa Lepine. I love the shabby chic look of this card. Lisa used the Timeless Tropical bundle. and the Tropical Oasis DSP. Don’t you just love all that layering? I know I sure do!

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Lisa Lepine, Scrimper Scrapper

On of the most popular suites in the 2020 Mini Catalog has been Peaceful Poppies. Team member, Nancy Sanders, has incorporated elements from both the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments bundles in her gorgeous card. The layering and touches of gold foil really make this card shine.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Nancy Sanders

Ready for another fancy fold? This one is not just a card, but a very useful desk calendar and post-it-note holder. Created by WOW Team Member, Tonia Cooley, I think this is super clever. Tonia used those gorgeous papers from the Peaceful Poppies DSP.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Tonia Cooley

The easel feature on this card is fantastic.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap. Mini, Tonia Cooley

Next up, Helene Hebert has knocked it out the park with a unique fancy fold. It’s all about the layers, texture and fabulous stamping. Helene used her favorite Forever Blossoms bundle and the stunning Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Helene Hebert

By opening the first layer, you reveal the first of 2 sentiments.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Helene Hebert

But wait, there’s more. By opening the final front panel you get a second surprise.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Helene Hebert

Rounding out the 2020 WOW Team Card Swap Mini Catalog, we have Molly Downing.  Molly too, has turned to the very popular Peaceful Poppies Suite. By using lots of the die cuts and traditional poppy parade color, she created a card with lots of interest and dimension. Doesn’t that poppy bouquet look real?

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap Mini, Molly Downing

Last, we have my card, which features the Honey Bee bundle. I’ve already published a blog post and video for my card. Hope you enjoyed it. 

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For our 2020 WOW Team Card Swap Mini, I thought I would try something new. By adding another feature to the card swap, I hope more of you will give these fabulous cards a try. I’ve placed all participating team member names in a hat. Then I drew a name and set to CASING her card.  This time, it’s team member, Molly Downing. But, with a twist, I’ve changed the color scheme.

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap

Be sure to check out my WOW Team Card Swap video so that you can appreciate lots of details in these fabulous creations.

Want to create that sweet poppy card?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gorgeous Grape CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Accent Bands – Basic Black CS – one @ 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and one @ 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP Accent Bands – Lily Impressions DSP – one @ 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and one @ 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Poppies – Gorgeous Grape CS  and Highland Heather CS – one each 3″ x 5″, cut with the dies from the Peaceful Moments die set.
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 4″ x 3″ and Mossy Meadow CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Peaceful Moments die set.
  • Stamens – Basic Black CS – 1″ x 2″, cut with the dies from the Peaceful Moments die set.
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones – 3 purple

Poppy Card – WOW Team Card Swap Mini Catalog Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

Parisian Blossoms Suite Romantic Card

Parisian Blossoms Suite Romantic Card

When the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog launched, I wasn’t sure I needed the Parisian Blossoms Suite.  What in the world was I thinking? The products in this suite are filled with elegant motifs mixed with lovely touches of foil. Together they evoke images of Paris in the spring. 

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my wonderful WOW Club members asked that I use the Parisian Blossoms Suite for her club night project.  Shawn wanted a gift bag and card. Dont worry, the gift bag is coming soon. Using the fabulous Parisian Blossoms DSP was a MUST!

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sheet I used, for the card, is one with the gorgeous champagne foil accents. Remember, lovely papers, like this one, can do lots of the work for you.

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my champagne shimmer mist on those sweet cherry blossoms, I was able to easily give them both shimmer and dimension.

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A simple watercolor wash can transform your background and give it so much more interest. Simply pick up a little ink on a block to keep your ink well clean.  Break out your aqua painter and lightly wash on the color. 

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to add something special to the inside of your card. The beautiful cherry blossom branch can be easily colored with our Stampin’ Blends. Because that image is so dramatic, it definitely adds the WOW factor. Want to learn all my tips and tricks? I think you will enjoy my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base- Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4″, cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly
  • Flowers – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the dies from Cherry Blossoms, ink in Basic Gray, spritz with champagne shimmer mist.
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 2″ x 8 1/2″, cut two with the die from Cherry Blossoms.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 1 1/2″, stamp the fleur de lis and postage stamp in Basic Gray. Die cut the fleur de lis with the die from the Parisian set. Punch the postage stamp image with the 1″ circle.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″ – stamp the images in Basic Gray.
  • Accent Band – Pool Party CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, emboss with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Detail Die Cut – Petal Pink CS – 1″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from the Lily Pad set.

Parisian Blossoms Romantic Card Product List

Stay tuned for the matching gift bag.  I don’t think you will want to miss it. Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations