Timeless Tidings Christmas Cards

Timeless Tidings Christmas Cards

We really need to get back into sending handmade cards during the Holiday season.  The Timeless Tidings Project Kit will make it quick and easy.  

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These elegant cards will make you look like a professional cardmaker in no time at all.  The Timeless Tidings Project Kit makes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, one more beautiful than the next.  The kit includes 20 printed card bases and envelopes with gold foil edges.  You can’t get any more professional looking than that. I remember when I was a little girl and we received a Christmas card in a fancy gold edged envelope, I knew it was extra special.  

The Timeless Tidings Project Kit also includes lots of beautiful gold foil and printed die-cut accents and backgrounds.  You will even receive 80 green and champagne rhinestone jewels to give your cards that extra special sparkle. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stampin' Up!

Ok, aren’t these just gorgeous?  The four designs are elegant, yet just take minutes to stamp, assemble and embellish.  Pair the Timeless Tidings Project Kit with the Timeless Tidings stamp set and you’ll have all you need to get these done.  But, wait, you can also step them up with a few die-cuts and punches, if you so desire.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stampin' Up!

These are my stepped up versions using the same kit.  That’s right, I started off with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit and Bam! stepped it up.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stampin' Up!

I’m loving how this one turned out.  I added a die cut in the background from the Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies.  Adding the scallop circle of Cherry Cobbler really made the sentient pop.  And our Gold Metallic Thread added just the perfect bit of wispy goodness.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stampin' Up!

Our Merry Christmas to All Bundle has big beautiful words and die cuts that are easy to use and incorporate into your card making. I used the bundle to die cut the “Merry”. The sprig punch made it quick and easy to add just a little something to bling it up.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stampin' Up!

Isn’t it funny how a little piece of ribbon can dress things up.  And it’s not really Christmas without at least one snowflake. I love the way Stampin’ Up! products all coordinate.  Makes creating very quick and easy.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Timeless Tidings Project Kit, Stampin' Up!

This one has to be my favorite.  I punched a starburst from our gorgeous Gold Glimmer paper, added a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock to the main image and dressed things up with the Merry Merlot ribbon.  But the star of the show, in my opinion, is the beautiful die cut from our Delicate Lace Edgelits.  

I’m happy to show you how I put these together in my FREE video tutorial.

Still quick and easy with a big WOW, right?  Here is a list of the items I used in each of the stepped up versions

Card #1 – May the Warmth of Christmas…..

  • Die Cut – Very Vanilla CS  – Detailed Baubles Thinlits
  • Scallop Circle – Cherry Cobbler CS – Layering Circles Framelits
  • Metallic Gold Thread – about 25″

Card #2 – Merry Christmas

  • Merry – Gold Foil Paper – Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies
  • Sprigs – Gold Foil Paper – punch 2 sets with Sprig Punch

Card #3 – Hoping Beautiful Moments & Happy Memories……

  • Snowflake – Gold Foil Paper – Seasonal Layers Thinlits
  • Sprigs – Gold Glimmer Paper – Spring Punch – 1 image
  • Ribbon – 3/8″ Gold Metallic Edge – about 10″

Card #4 – Sending Good Tidings……

  • Starburst – Gold Glimmer Paper – punch one with Starburst punch
  • Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Accent Piece – Gold Foil Paper – die cut one from the Delicate Lace Edgelits die

Need some supplies?  I would appreciate you shopping my online store.  Here are the supplies you’ll need to complete the Timeless Tidings Project Kit in the original version.

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

 

 

 

Copper Shimmer Paint Technique

Copper Shimmer Paint Technique

Copper Shimmer Paint – YUMMY!!!!! Wait until you see all the fabulous things you can do with this pot of shimmery goodness.  The Dashing Deer was calling out to me, please make me shimmer.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Copper Shimmer Paint Technique, Dashing Deer, Stampin' Up!

I recently participated in a Holiday Catalog Card Swap and received a fantastic double z-fold card from a fellow demonstrator, Julie Mannino.  Lots of folks that saw it on my Alaska Achiever’s Card Swap video, asked that I demo the card.  I loved Julie’s card, but I also wanted to put my spin on the design elements.  I want to thank her so much for the fantastic fold and inspiration.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Copper Shimmer Paint Technique, Dashing Deer, Stampin' Up!

Remember, the Copper Shimmer Paint was calling my name.  I broke out my Stamparatus, stamped that fabulous detailed deer in Soft Suede.  Then, shook up my copper shimmer paint, uncapped it to reveal some of the paint in the cap.  I dipped my dauber into the cap and randomly dabbed it on the stamp.  Closed the Stamparatus door once more to stamp.  Opened the door and voila, copper shimmer paint stamped onto my dashing deer.  I LOVE it!!!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Copper Shimmer Paint Technique, Dashing Deer, Stampin' Up!

I know it’s really tough to see in the photographs. But, trust me, it’s fantastic and you gotta try it.  It’s one of those ah ha moments.  To give my copper shimmer paint dashing deer even more texture, I embossed the Whisper White mat with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Next, I wanted to stamp those sweet little smaller deer images.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Copper Shimmer Paint Technique, Dashing Deer, Stampin' Up!

Can you see that yummy shimmer on the ground?  First, I stamped the images onto the Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede.  The Softly Falling folder was used again, but less snow this time.  Washing on some Shaded Spruce ink with my aqua painter gave a ground for the little deers to stand on.  But, since it was snowing we needed some shimmer on the ground.  So instead of the copper shimmer paint, this time I used our Frost White.  Painting in on with a small paint brush gave me the control I needed to get the effect just right.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Copper Shimmer Paint Technique, Dashing Deer, Stampin' Up!

The double z-fold looks dramatic, but is really very each to put together.  I would love to teach you how in my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Merry Merlot CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Z-Fold Panel – Shaded Spruce CS – 3 1/8″ x 10″, scored at 4 1/2″ and 7 1/4″
  • Front Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″, embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  • Center Mat – Joyous Noel Specialty DSP – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/2″
  • Bottom Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/2″, stamp deer in Soft Suede, then run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.   Wash Shaded Spruce color on with an aqua painter.  Highlight the ground with a paint brush and Frosted White Shimmer Paint.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 4″; run embossing buddy over surface, stamp the sentiment in versa mark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Punch out the image with the Everyday Label Punch.  Merry Merlot CS – punch one image using the Everyday Label Punch.  Cut the image in half, lengthwise and set glue the sections to the top and bottom of the sentiment.
  • Deer – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ – Using the Stamparatus, stamp the large detailed deer in Soft Suede.  Ink up a sponge dauber with the Copper Shimmer Paint and dab the shimmer paint onto the stamp.  Stamp again.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die.
  • Flower – Copper Foil Paper and Merry Merlot CS – scraps of each.  Cut one detailed flower from Copper Foil an done solid flower from Merry Merlot. Offset and adhere
  • Refer to the video tutorial for card assembly.

Need supplies to complete the project?  I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Heat Tool

$30.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

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

Beautiful Baubles Christmas Card

Beautiful Baubles Christmas Card

Oh, my, I was a lucky lucky girl to win the Beautiful Baubles stamp set in a prize patrol on our Alaska Trip Achievers Cruise.  I just knew, as soon as I could, that I would be ordering the matching Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies.  I recently hosted our WOW Team Holiday Swap and this was my card.  I’ld like to take a moment to brag, if I may.  I have the most talented, creative awesome team EVER!!!!  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Beautiful Baubles Christmas Card

Before I get into the details on my card.  Check out my Team Members creations.  But wait, before you do, beware, they are going to make you want so many new products in our Holiday Catalog, you might need to grab another wish list.

Nancy Sanders, Stampin' on Sanders' Pond, WOW Holiday Card Swap

First up, Nancy Sanders, Stampin’ on Sanders’ Pond, created this fabulous Fall card using the products in the Country Lane Suite.  The chicken wire and Tin Tile Embossing Folder give this elegant card lots of texture and dimension. One of the best parts, she didn’t have to fussy cut the flowers! Brilliant!!!

Molly Downing, Creating Memories with Molly,  WOW Holiday Card Swap

Molly Downing, crating Memories with Molly, used two suites in her spectacular creation.  The Joyous Noel and Peaceful Poinsettia just can’t be missed. I absolutely love the inlay technique she used. And did you see all that yummy glimmer paper in new colors?

Lisa Lepine, Stampin' Up!, WOW Christmas Card Swap

Lisa Lepine is one of the newest members of my team and one talented lady.  She used lots of the Dashing Deer DSP that you can earn for free, with a qualifying order/workshop, during September. Doesn’t this one remind you of a Christmas present, all wrapped up and ready to share.

Helene Hebert, Stampin' Up!, WOW Christmas Card Swap

WOW, Helene Hebert, used the products in the Frosted Floral Suite. Wait until you see the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper in person.  They are all shimmery, yummy sheets of 12×12 goodness.  This bundle will take your card making and memory creating past the holidays.  

Told ya, talented right?  I can’t wait for our next swap to see what these ladies come up with.  In the meantime, let’s get back to my Beautiful Baubles card.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Beautiful Baubles Christmas Card

I wish I could have captured the detail, shine and dimension in this card better. The gold embossing of the beautiful baubles really pops.  But, I wanted to step it out a notch and make the ornaments look like glass.  So, I applied a layer of sheen with our Fine Tip Glue Pen.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Beautiful Baubles Christmas Card

Those sweet little leaves are fantastic Sprig Punch!  That’s right, quick and easy.  And that absolutely gorgeous gold foil “merry”, is from the set Merry Christmas to All.  We’ve been needing those larger die0cut words for a while now.  Check it out on page 5 of the Holiday Catalog.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Beautiful Baubles Christmas Card

Want to see how I created this card?  Guess what, I’ve got a FREE how-to video for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Shaded Spruce – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Dashing Deer DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, ink in Cherry Cobbler
  • Focal – Gold Foil Paper – 3 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ and Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 5/8″
  • Accent Piece – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Beautiful Baubles
  • Banner – Whisper White CS- 1/2″ x 3 1/3″
  • Merry – Gold Foil Paper – Back a piece 3 3/4″ x 2″ onto Adhesive Sheet and cut with the die from Merry Christmas Thinlits.
  • Sprigs – Shaded Spruce CS – Punch 3 to 4 sprigs from scraps.
  • Inside Mats – Cherry Cobbler CS 5 1/4″ x 4″ and Whisper White CS 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Accent Strip – Dashing Deer DSP – 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, ink in Cherry Cobbler 
  • Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon – 5″
  • Linen Thread – about 20″
  • Gold Faceted Gem – one large and one small

All the supplies can be found in my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Sprig Punch

$18.00
Heat Tool

$30.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

Dashing Deer Christmas Card

Dashing Deer Christmas Card

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by today.  Just a couple more weeks and Stampin’ Up! will be launching our Holiday Catalog.  Exciting news!!  Today’s card features the new Dashing Deer Bundle and Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Both pretty gorgeous, if you ask me.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Dashing Deer Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

The Dashing Deer 9-piece stamp set is offered in both wood and clear mount.  The coordinating die set, Detailed Deer Thinlits, contains 13 dies.  By purchasing the Dashing Deer Bundle you will save 10%. Who doesn’t love a little savings?  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Dashing Deer Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

The All Is Bright Designer Series Paper is a festive photographic style paper pack. It’s filled with holly, stockings and Christmas light images.  It’s two-sided with lots of great neutrals, one of which I used in the banner, that I cut for this dashing deer card.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Dashing Deer Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I just can’t get enough of that fabulous Tin Tile DynamicTextured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It reminds me of the old vintage ceilings that can be found in many of the old homes here in New Orleans.  I can’t wait to distress it, paint it, ink it, etc., etc…..

Would you like to see how quick and easy this Dashing Deer card comes together?  Check out my  FREE video tutorial.  I’ll show you a couple of tips and tricks along the way.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Call Me Clover CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Gold Foil Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder
  • Banner – All Is Bright DSP – 5″x 2″, punch one end with the Triple Banner Punch
  • Oval – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals; paper pierce the scallops; spritz the oval with the Champagne Mist/Alcohol Spritzer
  • Deer – Crumb Cake CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Detailed Deer, ink in Crumb Cake ink.
  • Time on Deer – Call Me Clover CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, cut the die from Detailed Deer
  • Flowers – Gold Foil Paper – 3/4″ x 1 1/2″, cut two flowers from the dies in Detailed Deer set
  • Sentiment – 1″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Trim out the sentiment with paper snips. Flag one end.

If you need any supplies to complete the project, I would appreciate you shopping my online store. **NOTE – Some the products listed will not be available until the Holiday Catalog launches on September 5, 2018.

Big Shot

$110.00
Heat Tool

$30.00

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Blended Seasons Christmas Card Set

Blended Seasons Christmas Card Set

We’ve got a fabulous new limited-time bundle, Blended Seasons, that will make creating cards quick and easy, but oh so beautiful. This exclusive 12-piece red rubber stamp set and coordinating10-piece die set will take you through every season of the year.  Blended Seasons can be used to create Christmas, Fall, Thank You, Congrats, and Thinking of You cards. This bundle is available only while supplies last during the month of August 2018.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Blended Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 Lucky, lucky us, Stampin’ UP! has also released a new 10-piece package of Watercolor Pencils in some yummy new fresh colors. And aren’t they beautiful.  If you haven’t tried Watercolor Pencils, Blended Seasons is the perfect set to get you started.  They are so forgiving and can be blended with either a Blender Pen, Aqua Painter or Clear Wink of Stella Pen.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Blended Seasons, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Up!

For my first Blended Seasons project, and certainly not the last, I created a lovely Christmas card gift set.  This would be a great hostess, teacher, or special friend gift.  The set includes four cards and envelopes and they are all packaged in one of our Acetate Card Boxes.   

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Blended Seasons, Stampin' Up!

One of the best parts of this creation is that I’m giving you a sneak peek of some new Holiday Catalog products.  I was lucky enough to get these during my Alaska Incentive Trip.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Blended Seasons, Stampin' Up!

So, this month scoop up the Blended Seasons bundle, earn your $5 coupon for every $50 in your order and then in September you get to redeem the coupons for the gorgeous All Is Bright DSP and the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Blended Seasons, Stampin' Up!

I didn’t have my new watercolor pencils when I designed this gift set, so I used our Stampin’ Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce.  See how versatile the coloring is with Blended Seasons.  You can use your coloring medium of choice, whether that’s Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers or Stampin’ Blends.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Blended Seasons, Stampin' Up!

The belly band features another new Holiday Catalog product, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I’m so happy I won that one on the Alaska Incentive Trip.  It’s my favorite and I’m sure you’ll want to add it to your stash.

I would love to teach you how to put this Blended Season gift set together.  Here’s a quick and easy how-to video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

Card Set – NOTE:  You’ll be creating four cards as follows.

  • Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Either Call Me Clover or Cherry Cobbler CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder
  • Banner – All Is Bright DSP – 2″ x 5″, punch one end with the Triple Banner Punch
  • Focal Image – Either Call Me Clover or Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″, Stamp the image in versa mark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool.  Color as you like with your medium of choice.  I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce.
  • Envelopes – Whisper White

Gift Box – One Clear Acetate Card Box

  • Belly Band – All Is Bright DSP – 3″ x 12″
  • Focal – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″, emboss with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and Call Me Clover CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, be sure to keep the scraps of each color to cut the floral piece.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″ – Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler
  • Bow – Gold Glimmer Paper – 2 3/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Floral Piece – Call Me Clover and Cherry Cobbler scraps from above.  Cut one in each color so that you can dissect and layer.

Remember, I can’t  list the new catalog supplies yet, because they will not be available to order until September 5th.  If you need a catalog, please let me know, I’ld be happy to send you a FREE copy.  If you need some supplies to complete your Blended Seasons Gift Sets, I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Heat Tool

$30.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

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

 

Holiday Carryover Bundle Pricing

Holiday Carryover Bundle Pricing

Well, tomorrow starts a new Occasions Catalog and our 2018 Sale-a-Bration extravaganza.  But wait, before that happens, I don’t want you to miss out on the 10% savings on the Holiday carryover bundle items. These great products will carry over to future publications, but will not be offered in a bundle format.  What does that mean to you?  If you wait, you’ll loose the 10% bundle pricing discount. You will definitely be seeing me incorporate lots of these elements in future projects. So you’ll want to scoop them up and add them to your stash.

I don’t know about you but any savings in my crafting budget is a good thing.  Today is the last day to take advantage of these savings so don’t miss out.  And by the way, if you place an online order today for any of these Holiday carryover favorites, I’ll send you a package of our Faceted Gems FREE from me.  You get to choose either the clear or gold gems. Just a little something to show my appreciation for your continued business.

WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Holiday Catalog Carryover Promotion,

I’m looking forward to new products, projects and of course new catalogs.  If you don’t have a demonstrator and need the new publications, please leave me a comment and I’ll contact you to get yours in the mail today!

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!