Christmas One Sheet Wonder

Christmas One Sheet Wonder

Nature is a great place for inspiration. That’s what I’ve used in today’s Christmas One Sheet Wonder. By using two of the new, soon to be released bundles, I created my very own designer series paper. Not only that, I’ve cut up the paper to create four Christmas cards.

Christmas One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ll bet you are asking yourself, which new bundles did you use, Susan. Well, break out that new Holiday catalog and let’s take a peek. First, flip to page 17. There you’ll see the Christmas Season bundle. Ready for the first great bit of good news? When you order this bundle, that purchase will qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item. Woohoo!!! The bundle includes a 14-piece photopolymer stamp set with a 19-piece die set. That set contains the awesome pinecones I’ve stamped in my Christmas one sheet wonder. 

Because I incorporated lots of the images in the Merriest Moments set on page 43, I was able to add all that lovely greenery. Not only that, the set contains beautiful sentiments for both the inside and outside of your cards. I can’t wait to use the new Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder that is part of this bundle. It’s another purchase that will qualify for that FREE Sale-a-Bration goodie. Ready to see what I created with my Christmas one sheet wonder?

Christmas One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Beautiful, right? I decided to use the same layout for all 4 cards to show you how quick and easy you can knock out a batch of cards. 

Christmas One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By stamping and die cutting more pinecones, I was able to add dimension to the design. The sentiment was gold embossed and punched with the Double Oval Punch.

Christmas One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I needed a little more gold in the design and decided to use a new Holiday Catalog embellishment. Be sure to add a pack or two of the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots to your order. While making that order, also add a package of the Simply Elegant Trim so you can create those little loops.

Christmas One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to use the little extra bits you cut from your Christmas one sheet wonder. I’ve used mine to decorate the inside of my card. Ready to learn how to stamp this one?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Christmas One Sheet Wonder – Basic White CS – 8 1/2″ x 11″, once stamped cut four pieces @ 5″ x 3 3/4″. Save the extras and cut four to 4″ long.
  • Card Bases – Evening Evergreen CS – four @ 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Cherry Cobbler CS – four @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mats – Basic White CS – four @ 4″ x 5 /4″, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso. Stamps the greenery in three generations of Evening Evergreen.
  • Pinecones – Basic White CS – 2 3/4″ x 11″, stamp four, detail in Early Espresso, fill-in with Crumb Cake. Die cut with the die from the Seasonal Labels die set.
  • Scalloped Oval – Cherry Cobbler CS – 1 1/2″ x 11″, punch four with the Double Oval Punch
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1 1/2″ x 11″, stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool. Punch with the Double Oval Punch.
  • Leaves – Basic White CS – 1 1/2″ x 11″, stamp four large and four medium holly leaves in Evening Evergreen,  die cut with the dies from the Merriest Frames die set.
  • Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots – 3 in gold for each card
  • Simply Elegant Trim – Gold, two double loops for each card.

Christmas One Sheet Wonder Product List

Holiday Catalog Products: Christmas Season Bundle #156801 and Merriest Moments Bundle #156353

Hope you stamp your very own one sheet wonder. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Mass Produce Perfectly Plaid Christmas Cards

Mass Produce Perfectly Plaid Christmas Cards

Ready to mass produce a batch of stinkin’ cute Christmas cards? I’ve got another Christmas in July card for you today. This one, created with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, Stitched Stars dies and the Pine Tree Punch is perfect. Be sure to get a few packs of the Pansy Petals DSP while it’s on sale. Mark your calendar that sale ends August 2nd.

Mass Produce Perfectly Plaid Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Cherry Cobbler goes perfectly with the Evening Evergreen. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. It was a pleasant surprise to pull the Pansy Petals DSP and notice that fabulous stripe.

Mass Produce Perfectly Plaid Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To bring some attention to the cute little Christmas tree, I’ve cut a swirl in gold foil with the die from the Stitched Stars die set. To mass produce cards, it’s always good to think ahead. Like, how can I get two elements accomplished with one die and one pass through the machine. This die did just that. The separate stars fell out and I was able to use those as embellishments. Woohoo!!!

Mass Produce Perfectly Plaid Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Do you think punching an image is faster than die cutting? Well if you do, you’re in luck. That sweet little tree has a matching punch.

Mass Produce Perfectly Plaid Christmas Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Add another sentiment on the inside and a couple more of those gold stars and voila, you’re done. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Evening Evergreen CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Pansy Petals DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Embossed Band – Soft Succulent CS – 2″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder
  • Scallop Circle – Evening Evergreen CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set
  • Circle – Cherry Cobbler CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Christmas Tree – Basic White CS – 2 3/4″ x 3″, stamped in Evening Evergreen and punched with the Pine Tree punch.
  • Star Spray – Gold Foil – 1 3/4″ x 4, cut with the die from the Stitched Stars die set.
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, stamped in Evening Evergreen.

Ready to mass produce a batch? Check your supplies and if you need anything, I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Mass Produce a Batch of Perfectly Plain Christmas!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed today’s project. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Christmas Season Sneak Peek

Christmas Season Sneak Peek

Whose ready for a sneak peek? It’s Christmas in July time. So excited to share the Christmas Season Bundle and the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set with you guys. I think you know by now I’m a nature girl. This bundle is right up my alley.

Christmas Season Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In my opinion, kicking off the Christmas Season with this set was a no brainer. I received the bundle as a pillow gift for achieving the Maui Trip. 

Christmas Season Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to check out all the fabulous new products in the Painted Christmas Suite. You’ll find all the goodies on pages 16-17 of the July-Dec Mini Catalog. If you are a current customer of mine, expect that publication in your mailbox any day now. I mailed them all out Wednesday, July 14th. Included with that mailing is your copy of the Sale-a-Bration brochure. That’s right, for the 1st time ever, Stampin’ Up! is offering another Sale-a-Bration opportunity. 

Christmas Season Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the yummy new Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. As always, Stampin’ Up! has designed this paper pack to take you through all the holidays and so much more.

Christmas Season Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Christmas Season bundle goes great with the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set. You can find that one on page 57 of your new catalog. Let’s get to creating.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Evening Evergreen CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Soft Succulent CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen.
  • DSP Mat – Painted Christmas DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Label – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, cut with the die from the Scalloped Contours set. Stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen.
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, stamp the outline of the pinecones in Early Espresso, fill in with Crumb Cake. Stamp one leaf set in Soft Succulent and one in Evening Evergreen. Stamp the stems of the berries in Early Espresso and berries in Real Red.
  • Inside Accent Band – Painted Christmas DSP – 1/2″ x 4″
  • In-Color Jewels – Three in Soft Succulent or Evening Evergreen
  • Ribbon – Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon – 8″

New Holiday Products Coming Soon – Catalog will launch 8/3/21.

  • #156801 – Christmas Season Bundle
  • #156541  – Heartfelt Wishes
  • #156292 – Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper

Christmas Season Sneak Peek Card – Current Products 

Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into what’s coming soon. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament 2020

Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament 2020

I am so excited to share my Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament for 2020. This is one of my favorite projects of the year to design. When I saw the Peaceful Nativity Bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog, I knew that I would be creating a manger inspired ornament. If you would like to start this tradition or carry on from previous years, I invite you to sit back, relax and watch as I create a lovely reason for the season keepsake ornament.

Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To start things off, I want to alert you that the Nativity Dies will go on sale beginning December 8th. So, if you’ve fallen in love with my Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament and don’t have the dies yet, pick them up during the sale. Okay, with that said, let’s get back to Creating Something Beautiful!

Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create the manger, it took a little math, but no worries, I’ve done all that for you. Once I fugured out the structure, the rest was pretty easy. A little stamping and die cutting and you’ll be on your way.

Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used our fabulous watercolor pencils for my coloring medium, I achieved a nice soft look on all my figures to place inside the manger.

Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The “straw floor” was created with snippets of raffia. That’s just a suggestion on my part. I think it gave the scene a rustic, realistic look.

Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Thank you all for following my blog, supporting my online store and website and subscribing to my YouTube Channel.  I wanted to give you all a little gift of appreciation.  If you are ready to create my Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament for your tree or a gift for a special someone, download the FREE PDF below.  Merry Christmas.

Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament – FREE PDF

Not only that, I’ve recorded a video tutorial for all my visual learners. But, I have to say, viewing the video will be helpful when constructing the ornament.

Peaceful Nativity Keepsake Ornament Supply List

Thank you all so much for stopping by. 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

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold

Happy day before Thanksgiving!! So happy you’ve stopped by. I’ve got another fancy fold to share. This time, it’s an interlocking accordion.  Showing off all those Brightly Gleaming designer series papers was my #1 priority.  

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

You will need a sheet of 12×12 cardstock to create the interlocking accordion fold. But you know what, that’s not a problem. Did you know that there are assorted packages of 12×12 in all color families? Yep, that’s right. Flip to page 144 of the Annual Catalog. It’s the second item in the left hand column. 

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I wanted an extra special card for both my son and daughter, I’ve really stepped this one up. You can add or delete design details or CASE this one as is to send your own special Christmas card. Are you ready to see the inside.

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t be intimidated by the interlocking accordion fold. I promise I’ll break it down for you step by step. There are even two panels for you to add your own handwritten notes.

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, to cut the windows and frames, I’ve used the Rectangle Stitched dies. 

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you in love with those papers yet? They were so popular last year, Stampin’ Up! just had to bring them back for an encore.  The specialty papers have copper foil accents on one side and great versatile designs on the other. You’ll be using the paper long after the Christmas season.

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I know I’ve got lots of visual learners out there, so here is your FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pretty Peacock CS – 5 1/2″ x 12″, scored at 4″ and 8″. Cut the framed openings in panel #2 and panel #3 with the 4th largest rectangle stitched die. Pretty Peacock CS – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, scored at 1/2″. Cut the open
  • Inside Accordion – Very Vanilla CS – one @ 9″ x 3 1/4″, scored @ 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, and 8 1/4″. One @ 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, scored @ 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Front Mats – Mossy Meadow CS – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. Brightly Gleaming DSP – 3 1/2″ x 5″.
  • Ornaments, Leaves, Sentiments – Very Vanilla CS – 2 3/4″ x 11″. Stamp the ornament and “Merry Christmas” in versa mark, sprinkle with copper embossing powder, heat set with heat tool. Stamp the other two sentiments in Pretty Peacock. Punch with the Rectangular Postage Punch. Stamp the holly leaves in Mossy Meadow. 
  • Sentiment Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 2″ x 1/2″
  • Interlocking Accordion Mats – Pretty Peacock CS – six @ 3″ x 2 1/2″. Brightly Gleaming DSP – pattern #1- two panels @ 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, pattern #2 – two panels @ 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″. Very Vanilla CS – two @ 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″. Stamp the flourish in Mossy Meadow.
  • Frame Mats – Mossy Meadow CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, nest the 2nd and 4th largest rectangle dies in the center of the mat and cut. Two @ 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ – with the center with the 3rd largest rectangle die.
  • DSP Inside Panel Mats – Brightly Gleaming DSP – two @ 3 1/2″ x 5″.
  • Ribbon – Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible – 10″
  • Scalloped Lace Trim – Very Vanilla – 2″
  • Envelope – Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, using the envelope punch board. Punch and score @ 3 3/4″.

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold Product List 

I would love to hear if you give this one a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations