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

 

Poinsettia Christmas Sampler Class to GO!

Poinsettia Christmas Sampler Class to GO!

I’m so excited to share my Poinsettia Christmas Sampler WOW Class to GO! Because I’m offering various options, I think you’ll find the perfect class to fit your needs. WOW Sampler Classes fill fast, so don’t wait to register.

Poinsettia Christmas Sampler, WOW Class to GO!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

My sampler will not only be the perfect Christmas decor in your home, but a lovely gift for that special someone on your list. Nothing says love and appreciation more than a handmade gift.

Option #1 – The WOW Experience – Poinsettia Christmas Sampler Class to GO!

  • Poinsettia Petals Bundle – #155148 – Stamp Set and Die Set – $56.50 Value.The bundle includes an 18-piece photopolymer stamp set and an 18-piece die set.
  • Precut Sampler Kit – That includes all the die cuts, embellishments, ribbons, vellum doilies and all the precut elements. What a value!!! When purchasing this option, you’re getting the kit for FREE!  Please note, the 12” x 12” mat of Whisper White CS is not included with the class, due to shipping costs.
  • Exclusive video tutorial and full color PDF printable instructions emailed to you ($15 Value)
  • FREE – My gift to you for ordering the WOW Experience – Full package of the Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments – $6 Value. You will use some to complete the projects in this class.
  • $68 + $8.40 Priority Shipping

Option #2 – Crafter’s Choice – Poinsettia Christmas Sampler Class to GO!

  • NOTE:  You will need the Poinsettia Petals Bundle to complete the sampler as shown.
  • Precut Sampler Kit – That includes all the die cuts, embellishments, ribbons, vellum doilies and all the precut elements. Please note, the 12” x 12” mat of Whisper White CS is not included with the class, due to shipping costs.
  • Full package of Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments. You will use some to complete the projects in this class.
  • Exclusive video tutorial and full Color PDF printable instructions emailed to you 
  • $30 + $8.40 Priority Shipping

Option #3 – PDF/Video Tutorial ONLY

  • Exclusive video tutorial
  • Full Color PDF printable instructions emailed to you
  • $15

Susan’s WOW Team Exclusive – Poinsettia Christmas Sampler

  • Precut Sampler Kit – The 12” x 12” mat of Whisper White CS is not included with the class. You will need to have on hand or order the Poinsettia Petals Bundle and a package of Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments to complete the sampler. All other die cuts and embellishments will be included in your kit.
  • Exclusive video tutorial and full color PDF printable instructions emailed to you
  • $15 + $8.40 Priority Shipping

To complete the class you will need the following supplies.

Poinsettia Christmas Sampler Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Additionally, acrylic blocks, a die dutting machine and a pair of crafting tweezers are needed.

Ready to register? It’s easy, click here, fill out the contact form and let me know which option you would like. I will send you an invoice. Deadline to register is September 1, 2020. However, if the class sells out before that date, I will close registration. Don’t wait, register today.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

Woodland Embossing Folder Technique

Woodland Embossing Folder Technique

Need a quick and easy Christmas card? Do you love techniques? Place the Woodland Embossing Folder on your next order and create along with me.  You’ll love this easy technique that packs the WOW factor!!

Woodland Embossing Folder Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve got even more good news. Coming soon, September 1st to be exact, my customers can order the brand spankin’ new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Watch this short Stampin’ Up! video that highlights the machine’s features. 

Mark you calendar to be one of the first to order yours. Purchase it, from my online store, on the 1st of September and I’ll throw in an embossing folder of your choice for FREE!! Just a litle thank you from me.

So what sets our machine apart from the rest?

Here are some of our favorite features:

  • Durable machine with high-quality results. The solid steel construction frame and rubber feet that securely grip the work surface produce crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing.
  • Easy to use. The machine and tools are designed for an intuitive die-cutting and embossing experience. For example, all plates are labeled with a number and are color coded for easy reference and use when building your sandwich. And just like the name suggests, our Magnetic Cutting Plates have fully-magnetic surfaces to make it easy to securely position your dies and keep them in place.
  • Simple to store. The platforms on both machines fold for space-saving storage and they look pretty too–the sleek, clean design suits any crafting space.
  • Portable. You can use both machines at home or on the go with their folding platforms and ergonomic carrying handles. This makes it easy to showcase the product line in your classes and workshops! It’s also convenient for your customers who like to attend crops or other crafting get togethers.

Ok, back to today’s project. I am excited to share the Woodland Embossing Folder technique with you.

Woodland Embossing Folder Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By simply inking the Woodland Embossing Folder with your ink pad, you are able to lay down some background color. Next we are going to do some stampin’ on the folder. Yep, that’s right, right on the surface of the folder. That will give the illusion of the large pine trees in the background.

Woodland Embossing Folder Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Finally, just insert your cardstock in the folder and run it through the Cut and Emboss Machine. Voila, you’ve just created your first Woodland Embossing Folder Technique.

Woodland Embossing Folder Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To finish things off, I’ve added a few adhesive backed snowflakes and a bit of the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon.  Lots of sparkle and interest with very little effort. 

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 – Shaded Spruce CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, ink the Woodland Embossing Folder with the Balmy Blue ink pad. Stamp the pine tree from the Winter Woods set in Shaded Spruce. Insert the paper in the folder and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Label – Balmy Blue CS – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CCS – 2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die form the Tasteful Labels die set. Stamp the sentiment from the Still Scenes set in Shaded Spruce.
  • Snowflake Splendor Ribbon – 11″
  • Adhesive Backed Snowflakes – 7

Woodland Embossing Folder Technique Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Snowflake Wishes Easel Card

Snowflake Wishes Easel Card

Welcome Everyone! So excited to share another Christmas card with you today. Even if you don’t live in a area where snow is plentiful, I think you’ll love creating cards with the new Snowflake Wishes Bundle from Stampin’ Up! If you’ve been following me, you know I live right outside New Orleans, LA. And yes, we very rarely have a snowfall.  But, for some reason, I’m drawn to everything snowflakes.

Snowflake Wishes Easel Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Enjoy the splendor of hand-painted imagery in a rich, cool color palette. Get swept away with a flurry of creative projects designed to inspire you. Be sure to check out the Snowflake Spendor Suite. I think you’re going to love it.

Snowflake Wishes Easel Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To showcase the beautiful large snowflake, I’ve created today’s Snowflake Wishes easel card.  In the suite, you’ll find gorgeous Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. Because I used a mat to back my snowflake, everything is nice and sparkly.

Snowflake Wishes Easel Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

While there were lots of snowflakes in the DSP, I wanted to step it up a notch. Rather than leave the DSP flat, I decided it needed some texture. Embossing it with the new Winter Snow embossing folder did the trick.

Snowflake Wishes Easel Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Really? How much prettier could you possibly get? Be sure to pop up your die cut to really appreciate the gorgeous glimmer underneath. Then, break out a pack of Metallic Pearls to add even more interest.

Snowflake Wishes Easel Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sentiments in the Snowflake Wishes set are lovely. I’ve used two of them to compliment each other in this easel card design. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Balmy Blue CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Easel – Balmy Blue CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • DSP Mats – Snowflake Spendor – one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 1 1/4″ x 4″, emboss both with the Winter Snow embossing folder.
  • Focal – Highland Heather CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Snowflake – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the So Many Snowflakes die set.
  • Sentiments – Whisper White CS – one @ 2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Rectangle Stitched die set. Whisper White CS – one @3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Ovals die set.
  • Scallop Oval – Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper – 2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Ovals die set.
  • Inside Mats – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Highland Heather CS – 4″ x 1 1/2″
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Metallic Pearls – Silver – 7
  • Adhesive Backed Snowflakes – 6

Snowflake Wishes Easel Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Hope you decide to create a couple of these for the Christmas season. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Slimline Card with Snowflake Wishes

Slimline Card with Snowflake Wishes

Wait, I know, the slimline card fold isn’t a new idea. But, have you seen all the slimline cards out there in Stampin’ Up! world right now? Well, today I couldn’t resist. I’ve created a my slimline card version with the new Snowflake Wishes bundle. You can find the bundle in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!

Slimline Card Fold, Snowflake Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Gorgeous, right? I started things off with the Snowflake Splendor DSP. The paper depicts hand-painted snowflakes and wintry blues that combine for an instant watercolor feel. The slimline card format was perfect to highlight those gorgeous die-cut snowflakes.

Slimline Card Fold, Snowflake Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Due to a color palette of Whisper White, Pool Party, Balmy Blue and Silver Foil, my card has that winter icy look and feel.

Slimline Card Fold, Snowflake Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Another element from from the Snowflake Spendor Suite is that fabulous Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. It cuts easily and doesn’t shed the glitter.  Yeah!!  I’ve also added a few of the Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems. They are simply gorgeous.

Slimline Card Fold, Snowflake Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

While I needed a die-cut for my sentiment, I didn’t want anything too bold. The Ornate Layers dies to the rescue, just delicate enough. 

Slimline Card Fold, Snowflake Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Likewise, I’ve added another balmy blue glimmer snowflake and more stamping on the inside. The Snowflake Wishes set has 17 stamps to choose from. So there’s a little something for everyone.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 7″, scored @ 3 1/2″
  • Mats – Pool Party CS – two @ 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Snowflake Splendor DSP – 8″ x 3″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from Ornate Layers.
  • Snowflakes – Silver Foil Paper – two @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper – two @ 2″ x 2″ ad one @ 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, all cut with the dies from the So Many Snowflakes die set.
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Thick Whisper White CS – 3″ x 8″
  • Blue Adhesive Backed Gems – two large and three small

Slimline Card with Snowflake Wishes Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Hope you give this one a try, I think you will really enjoy it. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations