Swing Fold Gift Card Holder

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder

I love it when a project serves double duty. Today’s swing fold gift card holder does just that. It’s a Christmas card and a gift card holder all in one. But wait, there’s more! It’s a fancy fold on top of that.

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The swing fold has been out there a while. But, this time, we’re going to use that to our advantage. By pulling one side to the right and other to the left, voila you reveal the gift card holder.

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Pretty fancy, right? Because I used the Gift Wrapped bundle again today, that stinkin’ cute bow is a quick and easy embellishment for your swing fold. 

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding a little Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and one of the Glitter Star Ornaments, I was able to make this gift card hold a little more special.

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Would you like to learn how to create the swing fold? I promise it’s not difficult. You will need a good trimmer with both a cutting and scorring blade.. Psst….. we have a one of the best at a very reasonable price.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS – 6 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ – to cut, place your paper in the trimmer with the 6 3/4″ at the top. Line up the left edge at 5 1/2″.Cut from 1 1/4 to 4 1/4″. Turn 180 degrees and repeat. Turn to the 5 1/2″ side and line up the left edge at 4 1/4″. Cut from 1 1/4″ to 2 3/4″ and from 4″ to 5 1/2″ . Turn 180 degrees and repeat. Now you are ready to score. Place your paper in the trimmer with the 6 3/4″ side at the top. Line up the left edge at 2 3/4″, score from the top to 1 1/4″ and from 4 1/4″ to the bottom. Turn 180 degrees and repeat.The first score line is a mountain and the second is a valley.
  • DSP Mats – Tis the Season DSP – two @ 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″  and two @ 1″ x 1″. To cut the larger mats, place the paper in the trimmer with the 51/4 side at the top. Line up the right edge at 1″. Cut from the top to 1 1/2″. Line up the left edge @ 1″ , cut from the top to 1 1/2″. Turn the DSP to the 2 1/2″ side. Line up the left edge @ 1″. Cut from 1″ to 4 1/4″.
  • Front Mats – Garden Green CS – 4″ x 2 3/4″ and Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″. Stamp the senitment in Garden Green, more to the upper right. Scatter stamp the stars in Cherry Cobbler.
  • Back Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Gift Card Holder – Garden Green CS – 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″, embossed with the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder.
  • Bow – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the image in Cherry Cobbler and color with the Light Shaded Spruce Blend. Punch with the Gift Bow Builder punch.
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 6″
  • Rhinestones – 3 small
  • Glitter Star Ornament – 1

Swing Fold Gift Card Holder Product List

How many of these do you need for your gift giving? Hope you give it a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Gift Wrapped Christmas Treat

Gift Wrapped Christmas Treat

Let’s switch gears a bit. Today, let’s create a quick and easy gift wrapped Christmas treat. There’s a couple of reasons this one can be easily massed produced. First, the Gift Wrapped Bundle includes a punch. Second, the mini pizza boxes are all cut and scored, ready to decorate.

Gift Wrapped Christmas Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I punched a couple of bow images, I was able to create a very dimensional embellishment for the treat box. By running it through the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder, it was easy to add lots of great interest and texture. Not only that, spritzing the embossed images with the Champagne Shimmer Mist made the bow very festive and sparkly.

Gift Wrapped Christmas Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A bellyband is alwasy a great way to not only hold your treat box shut, but to decorate it to your heart’s content. 

Gift Wrapped Christmas Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And what says Christmas treats more than custom wrapped candy? It’s so easy to wrap Hershey Nuggets with a 1″ x 3″ piece of DSP. I’ve used the Tis’ the Season DSP pack to choose my candycane pattern.

Gift Wrapped Christmas Treat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The mini pizza boxes come 8 to a package, making them a very economical option. The Gift Wrapped Bundle should be one of the first things on your holiday craft supply list. You’ll thank me later.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • White Pizza Box
  • Mats – Shaded Spruce CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and four @ 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Tis the Season DSP – one @ 3″ x 3″ and four @ 1/2″ x 3″
  • Hershey Nugget Wraps – Tis the Season DSP – six @ 1″ x 3″
  • Bellyband – Real Red CS – 1″ x 11″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce and the stars in Real Red. Cut with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly set.
  • Box – Real Red CS – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, punch two images with the Gift Bow Builder. Emboss with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder. Spritz with Chamagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Sheer Ribbon – Real Red – 10″
  • Beaded Pearl – 1
  • Hershey Nuggets – 6
  • Shred – Red Metallic

Gift Wrapped Christmas Treat Product List

I’m going to be creating a few more of these. Hope you join me in the fun.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Poinsettia Place Quick & Easy

Poinsettia Place Quick & Easy

Stampin’ Up! is known for their product coordination. They certainly accomplished that goal with the Poinsettia Place Suite. This suite has a collection that includes a lovely stamp/die bundle. Not only that, you’ll enjoy gorgeous designer series papers, flocked vellum, beaded pearls, and yummy sheer ribbon.

Poinsettia Place Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Want it all? I sure did! That’s why, when I ordered the Poinsettia Place Suite, I entered one item number to fill my shopping cart. Talk about quick and easy ordering. So happy that Stampin’ Up! started providing that ordering option. In today’s card, I challenged myself to incorporate some of each element of the suite into one card.

Poinsettia Place Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I decided on a Real Red card base, that gorgeous Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper really pops. Not only do I love the look, but the feel is pretty impressive. 

Poinsettia Place Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ll bet you’ll want multiples of the Poinsettia Place DSP. The pages are filled with poinsettias, pine cones and holly. By creating a Bumble Bee watercolor wash, on the stitched circle, I was able to ground the die cut poinsettia and all the pretties.

Poinsettia Place Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I couldn’t bring myself to waste one smidge of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper, so I added a leftover strip to the inside of my card. Watch how quick and easy this elegant card comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score @ 4 1/4
  • Mat – Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mats – Garden Green CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 4″ and one @ 2″ x 3 1/2″
  • DSP Mats – Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper – one @ 3″ x 4″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Scallop Circle – Real Red CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the largest scallop circle die from the Layering Circles die set.
  • Stitched Circle – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the largest stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes die set.
  • Poinsettia – Poinsettia Place DSP – cut one image from the paper with the die from the Poinsettia die set.
  • Sprigs – Brushed Metallic CS – two @ 2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Poinsettia die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Accent Band – Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper – 1″ x 5 1/4″

Poinsettia Place Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Festive Corners Flip Fold Christmas Card

Festive Corners Flip Fold Christmas Card

Welcome!! I’ve got a great card to share with you today. Festive Corners is a stamp set that will take you through multiple seasons and holidays. Those include Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Today’s project we’ll use the set to create a super cute flip fold Christmas card.

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the flip fold is so easy to master, you’ll be creating multiples in no time flat.  You’ll need a ruler and one easy measurement. In my video tutorial, I’ll even show you how to get the two DSP mats to fit perfectly.

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Dressing up the Festive Corners flip fold with the sweet die cut from the Ornate Borders die set added even more of a WOW factor with very little effort. If you are in the market for a new die cutting machine, I’ve got the perfect one for you.  Stampin’ Up! has just launched the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Did I mention, it cuts like a dream!

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Who knew I would be reaching for that sweet Wreath Builder die set so much? This time, I cut the wreath from Mossy Meadow cardstock, spritzed it with Champagne Shimmer Mist and used it to frame my sentiment. 

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And the star of the show, in my opinion, is the Festive Corners stamp set. I used my Stamparatus, to achieve perfect placement and a deep rich stamped image. Positioing the sentiment in the corner and while maximizing the flip fold, it allowed that cute peek-a-boo feature. Watch how easy the flip fold is to create.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Measure from the top right to 3 1/2″ and place a tick mark. Next, measure from the top right to the lower right to 3 1/2″ and place a tick mark. Place the card base on the trimmer platform, lining up the tick marks in the track. Score from tick to tick. This will form you flip fold.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the Festive Corners sentiment in the upper right corner in Mossy Meadow ink.
  • Inside Accent Strip – Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 3/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mats – Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″. Be sure to check out the technique in my video tutorial to cut the mats just right!
  • Scallop Trim – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 6 1/2″, cut with the die from Ornate Borders die set.
  • Circle – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set. Stamp the senitment in Real Red and the leaves in Mossy Meadow. Color the berries with a Real Red marker.
  • Wreath – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Wreath Builder die set. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Red Rhinestones – 3

Festive Corners Flip Flop Christmas Card Product List 

Paper Snips

$10.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

Be sure to check back soon. I’ll be sharing a Halloween card made with the Festive Corners set. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Theater Style Fancy Fold

Theater Style Fancy Fold

Do you enjoy creating unique cards? Well, today I’ve got a fancy fold I think you will enjoy. It’s the theater style fancy fold. It’s like opening a curtain to a scene. This time, our scene is all about Christmas.

Theater Style Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW! It’s pretty easy to create beautiful cards when you have gorgeous papers to work with. The Feels Like Frost DSP stack is a returning favorite in our Aug-Dec Mini Catalog. There is beautiful photograpic imagery on one side and hand-drawn designs with silver foil on the other. It was the perfect choice for my theater style fancy fold. Here’s the card with the “curtains closed”.

Theater Style Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I’ve created little finger pull notches on either side of the frame, the receipient has a cue. Pull the exposed edges of the next layer and voila, you have your theater style fancy fold in all it’s glory.

Theater Style Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Traditional style Christmas images form the Wishes & Wonder bundle really enhance the scene. Coloring was made easy with Stampin’ Blends. Alcohol markers are a fabulous coloring medium because you can create shadows and blending without streaks.

Theater Style Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There’s even an area on the back of the theater style fancy fold to create a mat for a sentiment and handwritten message. Someone will be displaying this one on the mantle this year. But wait, there’s more. You can create another card using the “negative” from the rectangle frame.

Wishes & Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I couldn’t waste that beautiful scene, so I’ve used it in a second card. Gotta love that, right? Sit back and relax and I’ll share with you how easy the theater style fancy fold comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Smoky Slate CS – four pieces 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Tip – just cut your 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock in half and then in half once again. On he 5 1/2″ side, score two of the pieces @ 1 3/8″ and 2 3/4″. These will become your sliders.
  • DSP Mats – Feels Like Frost DSP – one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″, this will become your frame. Two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″ and two @ 1 1/8″ x 4″, these will decorate your sliders. One @ 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, this one will become your inside panel to set your scene.
  • Slider Loops – Smoky Slate CS – two @ 8 1/2″ x 1/2″.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark, sprinkle with silver embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool. Dovetail both ends of the banner.
  • Sleigh and Deer Images – Whisper White CS – one @ 3 1/2″ x 2″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 1/2″. Stamp the deer in Soft Suede and color with the Soft Suede Blends. Stamp the sleigh in Versa Mark, sprinkle with silver embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool. Color with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend. Die cut both iages with the dies from the North Pold set.
  • Snowflakes – Silver Foil – 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut three snowflakes with the die from Christmas Layers.
  • Back Panel – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″

Theater Style Fancy Fold Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Ready for the bonus card details? Here you go.

Wishes & Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Bonus Card Measurements

  • Card Base – Night of Navy CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Seaside Spray CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Feels Like Frost DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Night of Navy CS – 4 1/8″ x 2 3/4″
  • Focal Scene – From the frame die cut of your theater style fancy fold.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark, sprinkle with silver embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool. Dovetail both ends of the banner.
  • Snowflakes – Silver Foil – 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut three snowflakes with the die from Christmas Layers.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy.
  • Inside Accent Band – Feels Like Frost DSP – 3/4″ x 5 1/4″

Hope you enjoyed today’s project, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Wishes & Wonder Quick & Easy

Wishes & Wonder Quick & Easy

Time to get serious about creating our Christmas cards. Let’s create a sweet, quick and easy one, with the Wishes & Wonder bundle from Stampin’ Up!. As of today there are 113 days until Santa will be paying a visit.  What? Where in the world has this year gone? Don’t panic, we’ll get through this Christmas cardmaking season together. 

Wishes & Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Wishes & Wonder bundle can be found on page 31 of the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog. It’s part of the Wonder of the Season Suite. Did you know you can use just one item number to add the entire suite to your cart. Yep, shopping made super easy.

Wishes & Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper dictated the color palette. I’ve used Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper Wihte and Basic Black. These are all great core colors for your card making stash.

Wishes & Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the stars of this bundle is the gorgeous deer image. The North Pole Wonder die set contains 12 dies, some of which you can use to create beautiful gift tags. That makes this die set extremely useful and versatile. Gotta love that!

Wishes & Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In the Wishes & Wonder stamp set you’ll find lots of traditional images along with a mix of lovely sentiments. That will make card and tag making a breeze.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Basic Black CS – one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″, one @ 2 1/8″ x  4 1/8″, and one @ 1 3/8″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – ‘Tis the Season DSP – one @ 2″ x 4″ and one @ 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Deer – Brushed Metallic in Copper – 2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the North Pole Wonder die set.
  • Accent Circle – Cherry Cobbler – 2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the North Pole Wonder die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Basic Black and punch with the 1 1/2″ circle punch.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Accent Band – ‘Tis the Season DSP – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Adhesive Backed Snowflakes – 5

Wishes & Wonder Christmas Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations