Garden Wishes Bridge Fold

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold

Welcome back! Ready for the bridge fold I promised a couple of days ago? The Garden Wishes bundle is part of the Dandy Garden Suite in the new 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog. This fold made the perfect stage for the bundle and gorgeous designer series paper to really shine.

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There are so many possibilities, not only with the Garden Wishes bundle, but with all the elements in the Dandy Garden Suite. You will find those on pages 24-27. If you need a catalog, be sure to contact me here

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you love nature inspired sets, this is the one for you. There are so many botanical images and lots of sentiments to make the perfect card for that special someone. I’ve got a friend that will be receiving this one.

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Again, Stampin’ Up! has considered every detail to make this bundle special.  Just look at that stitched trail behind the bee. Yep, there’s a die for that!!

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Both the bee and the dragonfly are images from the Dandy Garden DSP. Just punch the dragonfly with the coordinating punch and there’s a die for the super cute bee.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 8″, scored @ 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″.
  • Bridge – Mossy Meadow CS – 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Mossy Meadow CS – four @ 1″ x 4″ and two @ 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mats – Dandy Garden DSP – four @ 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, one @ 1 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Bees & Dragonfly – Dandy Garden DSP – punch one Dragonfly and die cut three bees
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Dandelion – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 4″
  • Back Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Window Sheet for Dragonfly – 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Grass – Mossy Meadow CS – 2 1/2″ x 3″

Garden Wishes – Soon to be Released – January 5

  • Garden Wishes Bundle #156220
  • Dragonflies Punch #154240
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – #154297

Currently Available Product List

So many new products to play with. Wait until you see what I’ve got up next. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peak

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peak

This nature inspired girl has fallen in love with the new, soon to be released, Dragonfly Garden Bundle from Stampin’ Up! It a 9-piece cling stamp set with coordinating Dragonflies Punch. That makes creating quick and easy.

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peek, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait there’s so much more to share. The Dragonfly Garden bundle is just part of the fabulous Dandy Garden Suite. It’s a mega suite filled with two bundles, beautiful designer series paper, fun ladybug embellishments, Memory and More Cards and stunning laser-cut paper.

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peek, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the designer series paper contains images that match the dragonflies punch, your cardmaking just got a whole lot easier. Leave it to Stampin’ Up! to think of those kinds of details when developing toys for us to play with.

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peek, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorites in the upcoming 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog is the fantastic Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. That one is a part of the Fine Art Floral Suite, but as you can see goes very well with this one too.

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peek, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

With a rich color palette of Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee and Mossy Meadow, the images and elements all pop. That brings so much interest to this card. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, emboss one with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
  • DSP Accents – Dandy Garden DSP – one @ 1″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Circle – Bumblebee CS – punch one 2 1/4″ circle, emboss with the Greenery Embossing Folder
  • Focal Mat – Blackberry Bliss CS – 2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Dragonfly – Dandy Garden DSP – punch one dragonfly with the Dragonflies Punch

Need a catalog? Don’t have a demonstrator? I would love to earn your business. Contact me here, and I’ll send you the new 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure.

Jan-June Mini Catalog, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Dragonfly Garden – Soon to be Released – January 5

  • Dragonfly Garden Bundle #156224
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – #154297
  • Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder #154317
  • Ladybug Trinkets #154299

Scoop these up now – all those listed below are currently available.

Stay tuned, I’ve got a fancy fold to share with you next time. I’ve created a beautiful bridge fold with the second bundle in the suite, Garden Wishes. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Sympathy Cards with Art Gallery

Sympathy Cards with Art Gallery

So happy you stopped by today. I’ve got two beautiful cards to share. Did you know that hand made sympathy cards can make a world of difference during life’s tougher times. You can turn a very difficult time into a heartfelt moment.

Sympathy Cards with Art Gallery, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Art Gallery bundle, that will launch with the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog, has lots of possibilities. That suite is filled with lots of new product offerings. Things like gold foiled acetate sheets, gilded leafing, beautiful ribbon and designer series paper. We will also have a returning favorite, heat & stick powder. So many techniques spinning in my head.  Can’t wait to share.

Sympathy Cards with Art Gallery, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My first sympathy card has a color palette of Purple Posy, Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White with a little Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. I think the embossed mat took this card to the next level. That’s what I love about embossing folders. They pack the WOW factor with minimal investment.

Sympathy Cards with Art Gallery, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you wondering which set I used for the sentiment? It’s part of the Sale-a-Bration offering. That’s right, you can earn the Heal Your Heart stamp set for free with a qualifying order. 

Sympathy Cards with Art Gallery, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In the next sympathy card, I wanted to be sure to frame the large flower in the Art Gallery set.  My dear friend lost someone near to her and her favorite color is pink. 

Sympathy Cards with Art Gallery, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To frame that stunning flower, I used the die from the Ornate Layers set. You can find that one in the Annual Catalog. It’s a great collection to add to your stash.

Sympathy Cards with Art Gallery, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Remember earlier I mentioned a new embossing folder. Well, here it is, the new Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. You’ll be seeing that one a lot from me. I love it!!

Sympathy Cards with Art Gallery, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Art Gallery set is photopolymer, two-step stamping is a breeze. Are you ready to see the new products? I can’t show you the catalog yet, but in the video you’ll get some sneak peeks.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – Card Base – Purple Posy CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Smoky Slate CS – 3 3/4″x 5″, embossed with the Parisian 3D embossing folder.
  • Flowers – Purple Posy CS – 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Forever Flourishing die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Card #2 – Card Base – Blushing Bride CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″, emboss one with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder
  • Focal Die Cut – Smoky Slate CS – 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Ornate Layers set
  • Flower – Blushing Bride CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamped two generations in Blushing Bride, cut with the die from the Floral Gallery die set.
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Faom CS – 3″ x 2 3/4″, stamped in Soft Sea Foam and cut with the die from the Floral Gallery die set.

Sympathy Cards Product List

** NOTE – the new products are not listed in the photo gallery.

If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a new catalog, I’m happy to send you a copy.  Contact me here, and we will get one out to you. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!!

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome

Sometimes you just need a little happy. Rainbow Glimmer paper to the rescue. It’s a little marriage made in heaven; the fun, bright and happy rainbow glimmer paper and the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set. This little gift set is the perfect “happy” to brighten someone’s day. Who wouldn’t love glimmer paper in hues of Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness and Mango Melody?

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My grandkids are going to love this fun, happy and bright treat. I’m going to fill the little treat box with their favorite chocolates. I making mine a going back to school, after the holidays kinda treat.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the Sunflowers Dies, you can select any section of the Rainbow Glimmer paper for your sunflower background. That’s what gives the each of the sunflowers a different look. But, I think they are both beautiful.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I paired  the paper with the Ridicuously Awesome stamp set, I was able to convey my message of love and sunshine and happiness with my kiddos.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Rainbow Glimmer paper coordinates perfectly with the Artistry Blooms DSP. Talk about vibrant colors and bright designs. Check it out on page 148 of the Annual Catalog.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I couldn’t discard even a smidge of the glimmer paper, so I’ve formed a little grid to dress up the inside of my card. On to that sweet little treat box.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This is one of the easiest little treat boxes ever!! The finished box is 4″ x 3″ x 2″, big enough to fill with lots of treats. Start that assembly line and crank out a batch to share with friends, family and of course those kiddos in your life.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the Rainbow Glimmer paper on both the handle and bellyband it ties together nicely with the sunflower card. And I little bit goes a long way!

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The “You are my Sunshine” sentiment is dear to my heart. A truly Louisiana classic, I used to sing that one to both of my kids growing up. Time to share that with my grandkids in some way. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Sunshine Card
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Artistry Blooms DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sunflower – Rainbow Glimmer Paper – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Sunflowers die set.
  • Leaves – Rainbow Glimmer Paper – 2″ x 2 1/2″ and Sprigs – 3 1/2″ x 2″
  • Sentiment – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ and Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Inside Accent Grid – Glimmer Paper – 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and 1/4″ x 5 1/2″

Ready to create that little treat box?

  • Box – Thick Whisper White CS – 8″ x 8″, scored @ 3″ and 5″, turn and score @ 2″ and 6″. Trim as shown in the video.
  • Mats – Granny Apple Green CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and two @ 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • DSP Mats – Artistry Blooms DSP – two @ 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and two @ 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Handle – Granny Apple Green CS – 3/4″ x 11″ and Glimmer Paper – 1/2″ X 11″
  • Bellyband – Glimmer Paper – 1″ x 12″
  • Scallop Oval – Mango Melody CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, stamped in Granny Apple Green and cut with the die from Layering Ovals
  • Circles – Granny Apple Green CS – two 1″ circles

Rainbow Glimmer Paper Card & Treat Box Product List

Let me know if you give this one a try. I’ll bet you’ll make someone smile! Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration

What could be better than my favorite color and flower? Well, it’s a Celerate Sunflowers collaboration with my wonderful friend Ruth Trice with Artful Stampin’ with Ruth.  If you haven’t heard, Ruth creates beautiful works of art with just stamps, ink and paper. In the papercrafting world, they are referred to as one sheet wonders.

Celebrate Sunflowers, One Sheet Wonder, Ruth Trice, Artful Stampin' with Ruth

Ruth turned a sheet of Daffodil Delight cardstock into this stunning piece for our Celebrate Sunflowers collaboration.  She creates the papers and I get to cut them up and create the cards.  Am I lucky or what? The ink colors she used are Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody and Bumblebee. It’s magic watching her stamp a sheet.  Lucky us, she filmed the process.

Now that you know how she did it, here’s what I created. 

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First up, a simple but elegant card that I’ll be sending to my beautiful granddaughter Elisabeth. Because I used the sentiments in the “A Grand Kid” set, I was able to convey the perfect message to my sweet girl.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the detail die in the Sunflower die set, you really get to appreciate all the glorious colors in the paper.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready for a fancy fold? I decided to use a z-fold this time. It’s an easy fun fold but packs the WOW factor for sure.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Pretty dramatic, right? The colors are so vibrant and perfect to show off the sunflowers.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Generational stamping is one technique Ruth uses quite a bit. I did that with the sunflower behind the sentiment. Really makes it pop in my opinion.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There’s always different ways to use your die cuts. This time, I’ve trimmed up that large detail iamge and made an accent piece for my sentiment.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Our Celebrate Sunflowers collaboration wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t film a video for you. Hope you enjoy it.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – Know That You Are Loved
  • Card Base – Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Poppy Parade CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Ruth’s One Sheet Wonder – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sunflower – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Sunflowers die set.
  • Flower Center – Cinnamon Cider CS – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, cut with the die from the Sunflowers die set.
  • Sprigs – Cinnamon Cider CS – 2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Sunflowers die set. Apply Wink of Stella to the sprigs.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″, stamped in Cinnamon Cider and cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels set.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sunflower, second generation, in Bumblebee. Stamp the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider.
  • Inside Accent Band – Ruth’s OSW – 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
  • In Color Enamel Dots – Bumblebee – 3

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration – Card #2

  • Fancy Fold – z-fold – Card Base – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 2 3/4″ & 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Poppy Parade CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″ and one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mats – Mango Melody CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″, all embossed with the Ornate Floral embossing folder.
  • Focal Mats – Poppy Parade CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Ruth’s OSW – 3″ x 4″
  • Inside Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 3″ x 4″, stamp the sunflower, second generation, in Bumblebee. Stamp the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 1 1/4″ x 4″, stamped in Cinnamon Cider, fussy cut.
  • Sentiment Accent – Poppy Parade CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Sunflowers die set.
  • Rhinestons – Champagne – 3
  • Ribbon – Cinnamon Cider – about 18″

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration Product List 

I am enjoying working with Ruth, she is a delight and oh so very talented.  Stay tuned I’ve got more to share. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Wrapped in Christmas Quick Cards

Wrapped in Christmas Quick Cards

Mystery Stamping with the Wrapped in Christmas set was a blast last night. I love hosting my Zoom classes with my WOW Club Members. It’s a free monthly “thank you class” for their club commitment. It’s so much fun creating the cards with them. And they don’t know what the cards look like until the end. Love hearing the excitement in their voices.

Wrapped in Christmas, Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My WOW ladies were able to enjoy two distinct looks with the same stamp set and lots of yummy layers. We started things off on the simpler side. 

Wrapped in Christmas, Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I chose a layout that lends itself to utilizing scraps, I’ll bet they will be CASEing this one. The color palette was dictated by the beautiful Poinsettia Place DSP. To bling it up, I added in a little of the Red Foil and Red Rhinestones.

Wrapped in Christmas, Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Everyone fell in love with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder. Even more texture and interest added with just a little effort. The Wrapped in Christmas set contains sentiments for both the outside and inside of your cards.

Wrapped in Christmas, Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, is that font gorgeous or what? Ready to step it up a notch? Let’s dive into card #2.

Wrapped in Christmas, Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

While the first card is lovely, this one packs a WOW statement. Maybe that’s because I’ve added some of both the lovely Red Velvet and Plush Poinsettia Specialty Papers.  A little bit of those go a long way.

Wrapped in Christmas, Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

You should have heard the oohs and ahhs when we added that diagonal strip and then topped it with the Real Red sheer ribbon. That made me smile BIG!!

Wrapped in Christmas, Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

With all that fussy warmth and texture, this Wrapped in Christmas card will show off your card making skills to family and friends. But, first we need to stamp that inside greeting and finish things off.

Wrapped in Christmas, Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to see how quick and easy these come together? I hope you give them a try.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Bumblebee CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Absolutely Argule 3D embossing folder.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper Whtie CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, sentiment stamped in Real Red.
  • Designer Series Paper – Poinsettia Place DSP – three @ 1 3/8″ x 3″
  • Horizontal Band – Red Foil – 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Sentiment Label – Garden Green CS – 4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly, stamped in Real Red.
  • Sprigs – Red Foil – 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Poinsettia set.
  • Ribbon – Real Red Sheer – about 8″
  • Rhinestones – Real Red – three

Wrapped in Christmas, Card #2

  • Card Base – Old Ollive CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Real Red CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Winter Snow embossing folder.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, sentiment stamped in Old Olive
  • Vellum – Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Focal Mat – Gold Foil – 3″ x 3″ and Poinsettia Place DSP – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Diagonal Accent – Red Velvet – 1″ x 5 1/2″
  • Scallop Circle – Old Olive CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamped in Old Olive, punch with the 1 1/2″ circle punch
  • Flower – Red Velvet – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Poinsettia set
  • Sprig – Gold Foil – punch one sprig image with the Sprig punch
  • Ribbon – Real Red Satin – about 6″
  • Pearls – Gold Metallic – 7

Wrapped in Christmas Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by, Until Next Time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations