Poinsettia Petals Merry Christmas

Poinsettia Petals Merry Christmas

Ready for a quick, easy, but very dramatic Christmas card? Poinsettia Petals is a new bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up! Check it out on page 15 where you will also find gorgeous designer series papers, beaded pearls and real red sheer ribbon.

Ready for quick, easy, but very dramatic Christmas card? Poinsettia Petals is a new bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Because I added in the Stitched Stars die set, I had a focal image to mount my beautiful poinsettia to, so that it could really shine.  That set is fabulous, with lots of little accent dies in multiples.

Poinsettia Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Look at all the sparkle, texture and embossing. Did you know that when you cut the poinsettia images they emboss at the same time? You can do that with both the poinsettia petals and the leaf dies.

Ready for quick, easy, but very dramatic Christmas card? Poinsettia Petals is a new bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

The brand spankin’ new Bumble Bee is a new 2020-2022 in-color. It’s a beautiful buttery yellow. It’s also one of the colors included in the Poinsettia Place designer series paper. This paper pack is on sale until the end of the month. 

Ready for quick, easy, but very dramatic Christmas card? Poinsettia Petals is a new bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

You’re not going to believe how easy this gorgeous flower comes together.  

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″.
  • Mat – Real Red CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Poinsettia Place DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Star – Bumble Bee CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, cut the large star and the five accents with the dies from the Stitched Stars set.
  • Poinsettia – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″, cut with the dies from the poinsettia die set. Ink the images with the Bumble Bee ink, spritz with the Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Leaves – Garden Green CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the poinsettia die set.
  • Sentiment Banner – Bumble Bee CS – 1″ x 4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 4″, stamp the sentiment from Poinsettia Petals in Real Red.
  • Berries – Real Red CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 2/34″, cut with the dies from the poinsettia die set, spritz with the Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Beaded Pearls – 1

Poinsettia Petals Product List 

Stay tuned, I’ve got another card for you in a few days with this set. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Curvy Christmas Celebrations

Curvy Christmas Celebrations

It’s Curvy Christmas Celebrations time! WOW, Stampin’ Up! has done it again. The fantastic Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available for purchase beginning November 3, 2020. Today’s card is filled with new items from the bundle. And of course, I’ve added in a couple of tips, tricks and techiques.

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

Before we get into my Curvy Christmas card, let’s take a look at all the beautiful things included in the bundle.

Curvy Celebrations!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, two stamp sets, a pack of fabulous 6″ x 6″ DSP and a unique curvy die set. And the best part, some of the elements of the bundle will carry over to the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Woohoo!! Because the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas DSP will be a seasonal offering, I thought I’ld play with that first.

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

What do you think about the color palette? I’m lovin’ the Cherry Cobbler with the Shaded Spruce and Sahara Sand. You can use this papers for lots of other type of cards long after the Christmas season has come and gone.

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

Throwing in a little gold heat embossing really stepped things up a bit. I’ve also used the Hippo & Friends dies for my sentiment. Be sure to check out that set in the annual catalog on page 176. There are three types of nesting labels in the set. 

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

By using the little speckled stamp in the Curvy Christmas set, I was able to add a few Christmas decorations to my trees. Those were cut with the die from the Pine Woods die set.

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

A little more stamping on the inside of the card and voila, you’re done! I’ld love to share the process with you through my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Classic Christmas DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • DSP Slope – Classic Christmas DSP – 5″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the die from the Curvy Dies set.
  • Trees – Shaded Spruce CS – 3″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Pine Woods set.
  • Sentiment – Cherry Cobbler CS – 1 3/4″ x 3″ and Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the dies form the Hippo and Friends die set.
  • Bow – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
  • Envelope – Whisper White

Curvy Christmas Product List

Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing another card this week with the Quite Curvy stamp set from the bundle.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Heartwarming Hugs Mini Coffee Carrier

Heartwarming Hugs Mini Coffee Carrier

The Heartwarming Hugs Suite is all about treats and gift giving. Capture the feeling of sitting inside on a wintry day alongside a warm cup of cocoa. You’ll love the packaging possibilities of the mini coffee cups and carriers.

Heartwarming Hugs, Mini Coffee Carrier,  Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating this sweet little carrier was so quick and easy. I’ve used a little of almost all the elements in the Heartwarming Hugs Suite. 

Heartwarming Hugs, Mini Coffee Carrier,  Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The pre-scored mini coffee carriers are sold in packs of 8. Each carrier fits two mini coffee cups. But, if you watch my video, you’ll see some other suggestions on how to fill your carrier.

Heartwarming Hugs, Mini Coffee Carrier,  Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Need a little gift for a teacher, your nail tech, hairdresser or postal worker? The mini coffee cups are a very generous size and are sold in packs of 8 cups with lids, and they are food safe. Wouldn’t it be cute to fill one with mini marshmallows and the other will hot cocoa mix? 

Heartwarming Hugs, Mini Coffee Carrier,  Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There are two stamp sets that coordinate with the Warm Wraps die set. I’ve used the Wrapped in Christmas set to create my tag. Watch how easy this little carrier comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Carrier Wrap – Heartwarming Hugs DSP – one @ 1 1/2″ x 12 and one @ 1 1/2″ x 6″
  • Tag – Real Red CS – 2″ x 5 1/4″, punch with the scallop tag topper punch
  • Tag Mat – Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 1 3/4″ x 4″
  • Tag Banner – Mossy Meadow CS – 3/4″ x 4″, punched with the Banners Pick a Punch and embossed with the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder.
  • Stitched Circle – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Warm Wraps set
  • Sentiment – Pear Pizzazz CS – 2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Warm Wraps set. Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow.
  • Cup Wraps – Mossy Meadow CS – four @ 5″ x 2 1/2″ and Real Red CS – four @ 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from the Warm Wraps set.
  • Bow – Real Red CS – 1″ x 1″, cut with the die from the Warm Wraps set.
  • Mini Coffee Cups w/Lids – 2
  • Mini Coffe Carrier – 1
  • Glitter Star Ornament – 1
  • Gold Glitter Enamel Dots – 1
  • Braided Linen Trim – 12″
  • Diagonal Stripe Mossy Meadow Ribbon – 10″

Heartwarming Hugs Mini Coffee CarrierProduct List

Cute right? Hope you give it a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

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

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations