Double Dutch Fun Fold with Frosted Foliage

Double Dutch Fun Fold with Frosted Foliage

Welcome! Ready for some fun? The Double Dutch Fun Fold is an easy one, but still gives that WOW factor I know lots of you love. Guess what, me too!

Double Dutch Fun Fold, Frosted Foliage, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The inspiration for my double dutch fun fold was the gorgeous Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. It’s been so popular, and on backorder for a while. But, it’s back now. Be sure to pick up a couple of packs while you’re at it. You’ll thank me later!!

Double Dutch Fun Fold, Frosted Foliage, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Double Dutch Fun Fold takes minimal supplies and easy scoring. My color palette is Highland Heather, Silver and Whisper White. Yes, non-traiditional Christmas, but beautiful, none the less. This design can be easily adjusted to create a gorgeous wedding card.

Double Dutch Fun Fold, Frosted Foliage, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here’s the fold open showing the inside mat and message. The beautiful snow flurry was stamped with our gorgeous Shimmery Silver Delicata Ink.

Double Dutch Fun Fold, Frosted Foliage, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For the gorgeous snowflake embellishments, I just cut the opposite side of the Fells Like Frost DSP. All the patterns in the paper have a silver foil side. Want to learn how to put this one together. Here you go another FREE WOW video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Highland Heather CS – one @ 4 3/16″ x 9″, scored at 5 1/2″ and one @ 2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ on both ends.
  • Designer Series Paper Mats – Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP – one @ 4″ x 3 1/4″, two @ 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Highland Heather and the snowflurries in Silvery Shimmer Delicata.
  • Focal Image – Highland Heather CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut the large die cut using the die from Frosted Frames. Spritz with the Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Focal Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the die from Frosted Frames. Run the embossing buddy over the surface of the die cut. Stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark, sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder, heat set with the heat tool.
  • Snowflakes – Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, cut the snowflakes with the die from Frosted Frames.
  • Metallic Pearls – four silver

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Double Dutch Fold Featuring Frosted Foliage Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Christmas Gleaming with WOW Card Sketch #1

Christmas Gleaming with WOW Card Sketch #1

Time to create some quick, easy and yes WOW Christmas Cards. The Christmas Gleaming Suite on pages 30-32 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is where you’ll want to go. The bundle alone includes not just one but two fabulous punches. Because the catalog is a treasure of ideas, you’ll want to CASE all the projects on page 30. But, today, I’ve made it really easy with my WOW Card Sketch #1 that features the Christmas Gleaming suite.

Christmas Gleaming, WOW Card Sketch #1, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What’s so great about a WOW Card Sketch? It gets your mojo going. It’s easy to adapt to any occasion or set. I’ve used this sketch to create my Christmas Gleaming card.

WOW Card Sketch #1, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you catch my first card that I created with the sketch? Totally different, but just as beautiful. I’ld love to share how you can take it up a notch with the sketch. I’m adding in some copper embossing and a cute technique on the berries in the holly stamp.

Christmas Gleaming, WOW Card Sketch #1, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok, first off, could that paper be any more beautiful. The Brightly Gleaming DSP has been sooooo popular and on backorder a couple of times. As of this writing, it is currently in stock. But, don’t wait, add a pack or two to your next order. You’ll thank me later.

Christmas Gleaming, WOW Card Sketch #1, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used our new Shimmery Crystal Effects on the holly berries, they have loads of dimension and shine. They look so realistic and makes the focal image that much more exciting. 

Christmas Gleaming, WOW Card Sketch #1, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To finish off the inside of the card, I stamped that beautiful border in Cherry Cobbler and the sentiment in Old Olive. I love the ease of coordination in Stampin’ Up!’s product line.  You can’t go wrong! As always, I’ve got a FREE video for you. Be sure to subscribe to my channel today!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Old Olive CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • DSP Mats – Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – three @ 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Label – One each in Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Roses Dies set. Emboss the Cherry Cobbler die cut with the Tufted Embossing Folder.
  • Ornament, Holly, Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″, run embossing buddy over the surface of the card stock. Stamp all images in Versa Mark, sprinkle with copper embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Color the Holly image with the Dark Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Apply the Shimmery Crystal Effects to the Berries. Allow the image to dry completely. Fussy cut the image. Fussy cut the sentiment and punch the ornament.
  • Sentiment Mat – Old Olive CS – 2″ x 1/2″
  • Sprigs – Copper Foil Paper – two @ 2″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Frosted Bouquet.

Christmas Gleaming Card Product List

Roses Dies

$30.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Winter Sampler Featuring Let it Snow

Winter Sampler Featuring Let it Snow

I LOVE creating samplers. Are you ready for my Winter Sampler? I’m going to feature lots of the products in our Let it Snow Suite. You can find all those on pages 18-21 in the Holiday Catalog.

Winter Sampler, Let it Snow, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok tell me, does this not make you smile? It’s just such a happy  piece. And you know what, if the cold weather we’ve been having is any indication, this might be the year we see some snow flurries in Louisiana. So, I’m ready!!

Winter Sampler, Let it Snow, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Let it Snow suite include the cute Snowman Season Bundle. That one includes the stamp set and the snowman builder punch. There has been some very popular items in the suite. First off, the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint has been a BIG HIT!!! All you have to do is apply it, heat it up with a heat tool and watch the magic happen. 

Winter Sampler, Let it Snow, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the “sleeper” die sets, (in my humble opinion) you may have missed, is the gorgeous Stitched Brightly Dies. Those can be found on page 29. That’s what I used to create that lovely star image. Because they are so beautiful, I decided to isolate one of the Christmas trees on the other die to create the square with the lone Christmas tree.

Winter Sampler, Let it Snow, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The swirly images that accent the top and bottom corners of my Winter Sampler, are die cuts from the Stitched Stars Dies. That set will take you long past the holiday season.

Winter Sampler, Let it Snow, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you wondering how I created those sparkly snowflakes? First, I cut three sets of the images, using the die in the Christmas Layers Die set. Then I applied a coat of our new Shimmery Crystal Effects, sprinkled on some of the Ice Stampin’ Glitter and let it dry. The effect is dramatic and was the perfect touch to my icy Winter Sampler.

Winter Sampler, Let it Snow, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to pick up a pack or two of the Let it Snow Specialty DSP. Those stinkin’ cute snowmen came from the paper. One can be punched while the other two easily fussy cut. Want to create a sample for yourself or to give as a fabulous gift? Not only do I have a FREE video tutorial for you, but a full PDF instruction file.

Just click this link to download and print or save.

Let it Snow Sampler Instructions

If you need any supplies, be sure to order early. The season is fast approaching and all items in the Holiday Catalog are while supplies last.  Some have already made history, so don’t let that happen to your favorites.

Winter Sampler Featuring Let it Snow Suite Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

Deck the Halls with Team Card Swap

Deck the Halls with Team Card Swap

Deck the Halls with boughs of holly, falalala, la la la.  To get the the Christmas spirit, I challenged my WOW Team to a Christmas Card Swap. Our guidelines were to create a Christmas card that was easy to mass produce, but still had a WOW factor. I think everyone delivered.  For my card, I chose the Christmas Gleaming bundle. I wanted to make it quick and easy. And, nothing does that like a punch. In this bundle, we have two!!

Deck the Halls Christmas Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The first WOW on my Deck the Halls card has to be the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper. The 12 x 12 sheets are filled with copper foiling accents. One sheet is more beautiful than the next. Be sure to pick up a couple packs on your next order. Because the paper has been so popular it’s been on backourder. But, I’ve got great news. It’s currently back in stock.

Deck the Halls Christmas Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My color palette is a little non-traditional, but I love it. I’ve combined Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Very Vanilla and that fabulous copper foil.

Deck the Halls Christmas Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I didn’t even have to stamp the ornament images, just punched them out with the Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack.  Talk about easy!

Deck the Halls Christmas Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And I just love the font mix in the Deck the Halls sentiment. To cut out my sentiment, I pulled the Ornate Frames die set. Yes, again!  Boy, am I hoping that one carries over. It’s the perfect sentiment cutting set. I have a video tutorial and supply list at the bottom of the post. But first, are you ready to see all other cards from my WOW Team Members? First up we have team member, Lisa Lepine.

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

Lisa used the Fells Like Frost DSP along with lots of Silver Foil and that super cute Perfectly Plaid bundle. I love the technique she used stacking the trees in different papers. That added so much texture. She shared with me that this card came together super fast. Why? The focal die cut was a left over from a batch of previous Christmas cards she created. Brilliant, don’t let that go to waste

Next up, we have Eva Hibbing. Eva is a new WOW Team Member and this is her first swap. But, hopefully not her last.

WOW Team Card Swap, Eva Hibbing, Stampin' Up!

She used the Buffalo Check background stamp and Pretty Peacock ink. Lots of embossing really added the WOW factor to her lovely card. You’ld never know she is a newbie! That gorgeous Christmas tree comes from the Winter Woods set.

Dawn Galland decided to add in a little fancy in her fold using the So Many Stars bundle.

WOW Team Card Swap, Dawn Galland, Stampin' Up!

The stars interlock the gatefold. And WOW, she used that gorgeous Mercury Glass Designer Acetate over Brightly Gleaming DSP.  You can see the copper stars through the acetate, adding even more interest and texture to her design.

Another very talented card maker, Helene Hebert, has stepped it up a notch with an origami fold for her sweet Christmas tree.

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

Using the Christmas Time is Here Specialty DSP, she cut five different size squares. Here are the directions Helene shared with me.  You will need 5 squares @ 4″, 3.5″, 3″, 2.5″, 2″. Score each square in half and both diagonals. Optional cut: when folded in half, cut from outside to center between diagonal lines for ease of folds. Fold diagonals to center. Glue each triangle 3/4″ space apart and 1/4″ from outside edges. Oh my, I have got to give this one a try!

Now it’s Nancy Sanders turn. Nancy paired the Detailed Bands die set with the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper. STUNNING!! 

WOW Team Card Swap, Nancy Sanders, Stampin' Up!

Because she cut the focal detailed band out of our Sparkle Glimmer Paper, it looks all icy and wintery. Just perfect with the designer paper. Then she finished it off with a little bow of the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon and a few basic pearls.

Last, but certainly not least, WOW Team Member, Tonia Cooley, added this card to our swap. She used our new, Limited Edition Suite, Christmastime is Here. By cutting the large floral image from the DSP, you’ll be mass producing this card in no time all.

WOW Team Card Swap, Tonia Cooley, Stampin' Up!

Tonia also added in some of the fantastic Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and the beautiful Gold Shimmer Ribbon. Scoop some up for your stash quick before they sell out. Everyone is loving all the products in the suite.

Ok, are they talented or what? I’m so lucky to have each of them on my WOW Team. Can’t wait for the next swap to see what’s in store.  But for now, I promised you a Deck the Halls video and details.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ X 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Night of Navy CS – 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ and Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Focal Mats – Copper Foil – 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ and Night of Navy CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. On the Night of Navy CS, scatter stamp the speckly image from the Christmas Gleaming set in Celestial Copper ink.
  • Accent Band – Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – 1 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS and Copper Foil – one each 2″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the die from Ornate Frames. On the Very Vanilla die cut, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy.
  • Ornaments – Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – punch one of the large and one of the small ornaments. In the edges in the cooresponding color.
  • Ornament Caps – Copper Foil – scrap – punch the top edge for each one of the ornaments.
  • Holiday Rhinestones – three
  • Copper Trim – about 10″ – tie two bows

Did you know you can earn WOW Points when you order? Here’s all the details

Deck the Halls Christmas Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Christmas Rose Thinking of You

Christmas Rose Thinking of You

I’m back with another card featuring the Christmas Rose bundle. This time I wanted to share with you that the beautiful set is for much more than Christmas. And since my favorite color is yellow, I couldn’t wait to ink up that stamp and take my Stamparatus for a spin.

Christmas Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If this card isn’t bright and cheery, I don’t know what is. Because, the Stamparatus has hinged technology, you can color this gorgeous image in minutes. You don’t need markers or hours of time. The Christmas Rose set is unique. The large line art image is a cling stamp, while all the other images are photopolmer. This makes for easy line up on the Stampartus plates. 

Christmas Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I started off with the color palette; Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade and Whisper White. And don’t you just love the texture created with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. That’s one of my favorites.

Christmas Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The cute little pinecones can be colored in by either stamping or with a marker of your choice. I used Crumb Cake on mine.

Christmas Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I wanted to mimic the script in the embossing, I chose the greeting from Good Morning Magnolia. I stamped it in Early Espresso and then gave it a quick fussy cut. Here’s how this card came 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 – Poppy Parade CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Daffodil Delight CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Christmas Rose – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″; Stamp as follows: Christmas Rose Line art image – Early Espresso,  Roses – Daffodil Delight, Foliage – Pear Pizzazz, Berries – Poppy Parade, Pine Cones – Crumb Cake. After die cutting, spritz the image with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 1 1/2″ – stamp the sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia in Early Espresso, fussy cut.

Christmas Rose Thinking of You Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

I sure hope you enjoyed this and will give the Stamparatus a try. I think you will really enjoy it. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Christmastime is Here Fancy Fold

Christmastime is Here Fancy Fold

Have you heard the news? Christmastime is here, well almost! Stampin’ Up! will launch a new Limited Edition Suite. The Christmastime is Here Suite will be available November 1, 2019. Today, I would love to share my latest fancy fold. I’ll be showcasing the fabulous Christmastime Rose Bundle and the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Christmastime is Here Suite includes an array of fabulous exclusive products.

Christmastime is Here Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait there’s more! The suite includes beautiful papers, ribbon and embellishments. Order the Christmas Rose bundle from me, and I’ll send you a package of the gorgeous Gold Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you.

Christmastime is Here Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now that you’ve seen all the parts of the suite, let’s get back to my Christmastime is Here Fancy Fold.

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The gorgeous rose on the card front was cut from the Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP. Can’t get too much easier than that. No coloring, no stamping, just die cut the image for a dramatic card front.

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I embossed the gold foil sheet with our Stylish Scroll 3D Embossing Folder, it really made both the rose and the sentiment pop.

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating and decorating all the folds in the card shows off the gorgeous designer papers. You’ll get 12 sheets in the package, four each of three double-sided designs. 

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This time I fussy cut another one of the images from the designer paper to dress up the inside of the card. Hope you can see the beautiful gold foiling in the paper. 

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating the folds in the my Christmastime is Here Fancy Fold really is easy and can be done with our new trimmer that will also be available November 1st. Because I’ve created an easy to follow template for you I’ll bet you’ll be creating one of these cards in no time flat.

Here’s our new Paper Trimmer. I just love the blades. I think you will too.

Paper Trimmer, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve filmed a video tutorial to show you how easy this fancy fold comes together. Let me know what you think.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – 6″ x 12″, see the template above for cutting and scoring. All the details are also outlined in my video tutorial.
  • Front Mat – Gold Foil Sheet – 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Stylish Scroll 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Front Rose – Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP – die cut the large rose image with the Roses Die.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2 1/2″, stamp in Cherry Cobbler, die cut with the die from Roses Dies.
  • Sentiment Accent – Cherry Cobbler CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 3/”, die cut with the die from Roses Dies.
  • Inside Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, stamp the words in Cherry Cobbler and the branches in Old Olive.
  • Inside Mats – Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP – two @ 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, four @ 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, four @3 3/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Accents – Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the dei from Roses Dies.
  • Inside Rose Cluster – Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP – fussy cut

I would love to earn your business. Be sure to visit my online store to order the limited edition Christmastime is Here Suite.

Christmastime is Here Fancy Fold Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Let me know if you give this one a try. I’ld love to hear all about it. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations