Grateful Thankful Blessed

Grateful Thankful Blessed

Grateful Thankful Blessed

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Yes, I truly am grateful thankful and blessed. I know it’s been an extra tough year for lots of us, more for some than others. Coming from a large family, six of us siblings, we are very blessed to still have both of our parents here with us. 

Grateful Thankful Blessed, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Mom’s birthday is tomorrow and she will be 87. I created a lovely card for her here. Hope she loves it as much as I enjoyed creating it for her. Dad is following closely behind, with his 90th birthday in January. Keeping them safe was our #1 priority this year. That was a tough order. Dad loves people and everyone in our parish knows him. Hopefully, that vaccine will be out very soon and we can all resume life.

I hope you take a few moments today to reflect on the good; what you are thankful and grateful for and how you are blessed. Even if you don’t celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we can all use a little thanks giving.

Grateful Thankful Blessed, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Autumn Inspired W-Fold

Autumn Inspired W-Fold

Today’s Autumn inspired W-Fold is a reflection of this quote I saw on Pinterest. I was drawn to all the gorgeous foliage. That’s what inspired my W-Fold card. Beautiful jewel tones, falling leaves, a crispness in the air, I’m ready, how about you?

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Here’s my interpretation of the color palette in the quote. I started things off with an Early Espresso card base. Then throwing in some Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and a little Crumb Cake set the stage for my fancy fold.

Autumn Inspired W-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, look at all that stitching on those leaves. I’ve used the Love of Leaves bundle in a few Autumn inspired projects this season.  I just can’t seem to get enough.

Autumn Inspired W-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to see the fancy in the fold? Here it is, and believe me this one is really quick and easy.

Autumn Inspired W-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What I love most about this fold is that you can adapt it to whatever type card you need. You can change the sentiments, papers, even the width of the “W” that holds the panels. 

Autumn Inspired W-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I needed a few sentiments, with the same theme, I chose two sets from my stash. The beautiful Country Home set has been with us a while. It has a number of fabulous sentiments and some country style images.

Autumn Inspired W-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

His Love is another great set with a number of positive, uplifting messages and images. I hope you give this Autumn inspired W-Fold a try. Watch how easily it comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Early Espresso CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • “W” – Early Espresso CS – 1 1/2″ x 11″, scored @ 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, and 8 1/4″
  • Front Mats – Cajun Craze CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Gilded Autumn DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Inside Large Mats – Very Vanilla CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • W-Fold Mats – Cajun Craze CS – four @ 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. Very Vanilla CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3″ and Gilded Autumn DSP – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3″.
  • Leaves – Crumb Cake CS – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Autumn Essentials die set. Crushed Curry CS – 3″ x 3″, Cherry Cobbler CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, Cajun Craze CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Stitched Leaves die set.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Rectangle Stitched die set.
  • Faux Suede Trim – 10″
  • Artistry Blooms Sequins – three

Autumn Inspired W Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Fall Y’all Frame with Celebration Tidings

Fall Y’all Frame with Celebration Tidings

Time for the Fall Y’all finale’. I’m over the moon excited to share my Fall Y’all Frame with you guys. Wouldn’t this look super cute on your holiday tablescape. It would also make a great little hostess gift. I’ll be giving one to my daugther for her desk at school. I think the kids will get a kick out of it.

Fall Y'all Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First up, I know you’re asking THE question. Where did you get the frame? Well, believe it or not, my local Dollar General. Yep, and it was only $3. It’s a 5″ x 7″ frame and I love the barnwood look. If that’s not Fall Y’all, I don’t know what is.

Fall Y'all Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating my lettering was a breeze with the Playful Alphabet die set. First, I backed my Basic Black card stock with our adhesive sheets to create alphabet stickers. No messy glue and very forgiving as you are planning the perfect placement. 

Fall Y'all Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

All the dimension and stitching created by the dies made this project super special. The stitched leaves die set is a must have. It’s a very unique set, that can be purchased as a bundle. That will save you 10%.  Because the stamp set is photopolymer, you’ll achieve fabulous distressed fall images with each stamping.

Fall Y'all Frame, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Our fantastic focal image was created, yet again, with the Celebration Labels die set. Be sure to check out day #1 and day #2 in the Fall Y’all series. You’ll fast discover you’ve got to have these dies in your crafting stash. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Frame – 5″ x 7″ – Dollar General
  • Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 5″ x 7″
  • Focal – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/2″ x 7″, cut with the largest die from the Celebration Tidings die set. Plaid Tidings DSP – 4 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the second largest die from the Celebration Tidings die set. 
  • Pumpkins – Mango Melody CS – one @ 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut three ovals with the layering ovals die set. Mango Melody CS – one @ 3 1/2″ x 2″  and Cajun Craze CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, cut the dies from the Autumn Essentials set.
  • Letters – Basic Black CS – 3″ x 3 1/2″, back with adhesive sheet, cut with the Playful Alphabet dies.
  • Stalks – Cinnamon Cider CS – 5″ x 3″, cut with the dies from the Autumn Essentials set.
  • Leaves – Cinnamon Cider CS – two @ 3″ x 3″. Mango Melody CS – one @ 2 1/4″ x 3″ and one @ 3 1/2″  x 1 1/4″. Cajun Craze CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Cherry Cobbler CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. Pretty Peacock CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. Die cut the images with the dies from the Stitched Leaves set. Brushed Metallic CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, punch the images with the Autumn Punch Pack.
  • Acorns – Very Vanilla CS – 5 1/2″ x 2″. Stamp the outline in Early Espresso, the cap in Crumb Cake and the bottom in Cajun Craze. Punch the image with the corresponding punch.
  • Tall Pumpkin Leaves and Stem – Using the Apple Builder Punch, punch the needed images from the scrape above.
  • Bow – Copper Ribbon – two loop bow, about 18″

Fall Y’all Frame Product List

Did you enjoy Fall Y’all week? I sure hope so, because I know I enjoyed bringing all these fall inspired proejcts to you. I would love to earn your business and ask that you shop my online store for your crafting supplies.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder

It’s day 2 of It’s Fall Y’all! And nothing says fall like pumpkin spice, right? Today, we will be creating this cute Little Debbie Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder. This is another project that features the Celebration Tidings bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love the way you are able to die-cut different size labels from the Celebration Labels die set to create the perfect size images. Mango Melody is fast becoming one of my new favorite fall colors. It’s such a rich, warm tone and goes so well with Cajun Craze. That’s my top favorite fall color.

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Add in just a little Cinnamon Cider and you’ve just a achieved fall perfection in my opinion.  The stinkin’ cute pumpkin comes from the Autumn Essentials die set. You’ll want to take a second look at that set. I totally missed it at first and now I keep pulling it out to give it a play.

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know you could go to the Little Debbie website to locate any treats you are searching for? Just type in your zip code and it will locate nearest store to you, with that treat on the shelves. These pumpkin spice rolls were just what I was searching for. Yummy and oh so fall inspired, don’t you think? I’m happy to share my video tutorial so that you can see how quick and easy you can create a whole batch of these.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Treat Holder – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/2″ x 7″, cut with the largest die from the Celebration Labels set.
  • DSP Treat Holder Mat – Plaid Tidings DSP – 4 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the second largest die from the Celebration Labels set. Glue the two die cuts to one another, score each side at 2″. Punch a hole for your ribbon in the top center of the label.
  • Pumpkin – Mango Melody CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ and Cajun Craze CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the dies from the Autumn Essentials die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Cajun Craze. Dovetail the right end of the banner.
  • Sprig – Cinnamon Cider CS – 1″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Autumn Essentials die set.
  • Ribbon – Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding – 10″

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder Product List

I’m going to step things up a bit on final day of my It’s Fall Y’all series. Hope you join me. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Fall Treat Bag Topper

Fall Treat Bag Topper

It’s that time of the year! It’s Fall Y’all. My fall treat bag topper is the first in a three-part fall series.This week I’ll be celebrating fall week with the Celebration Tidings bundle from Stampin’ Up!  I found the Pumpkin Pie Pretzels at my local Dollar General.

Fall Treat Bag Topper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My fall treat bag topper was created with Mango Melody cardstock (one of my new favorite colors) and the Plaid Tidings DSP. I’ve got a little secret to share. October 1st, that fabulous DSP will go on sale. Be sure pick up a couple of packs for all your fall projects.

Fall Treat Bag Topper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I cut the labels in different sizes, I was able to layer them up for my custom made fall treat bag topper. All you need to do is fold it in half and voila, you’ve got yourself the easist project ever!

Fall Treat Bag Topper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Next, just stamp your tag, cut a few little sprigs and pop it onto the topper. You’re ready to gift this to your hairdresser, nail tech, kiddos teachers, postal delivery person and so many more that touch your life. Just a little somethin’ somethin’ to show you care and appreciate them.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Bag topper – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/2″ x 7″, cut with the largest label die from the Celebration Labels die set.
  • DSP Topper – Plaid Tidings DSP – 4 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the second to largest label die from the Celebration Labels die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set. The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry with the background stamped in 2nd generation Mango Melody.
  • Sprigs – Cinnamon Cider CS – 1 3/4″ x 4″ – cut four with the dies from the Celebration Labels die set.

Fall Treat Bag Topper Product List

Rush out and pick up a few bags of the pretzels after you order your Celebration Tidings bundle. You’ll be creating in no time flat. Stay tuned for It’s Fall Y’all project #2. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

It’s Fall Y’all WOW Team Challenge

It’s Fall Y’all WOW Team Challenge

I’m very excited to share my August WOW Team Challenge, It’s Fall Y’all! Each month, I host a challenge on our WOW Team Facebook Page. Wait until you see all the cards my very talented group has designed.  One of the perks for winning the challenge, is to be featured here on my blog and YouTube Channel. The winner also gets to chose the following month’s challenge. Molly Downing won the challenge this time, so I’ll be featuring her card here today. Molly can be found at Crafting Memories with Molly.

It's Fall Y'all WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Molly used the gorgeous new Love of Leaves bundle. You can find that one on page 49 of the Aug-Dec Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. Did you know that when you purchase the bundle, you save 10%. That’s true with any bundle offering.

It's Fall Y'all WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

All the texture and interest in Molly’s card was right up my alley,  And that little cluster of trims is fabulous.

It's Fall Y'all WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is a must-have. Because of that, I’ve already gone through 2 packages. It’s the perfect paper for your fall cards and projects.

It's Fall Y'all WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stamping the leaves in Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry enhanced that beautiful autumn look. Are you ready to see all the other gorgeous cards entered in the challenge?  My WOW Team is happy to share their beautiful cards with the cardmaking world.

Susan’s WOW Team Challenge – August 2020

Beautiful, right? Yep, I’m blessed with a very active team that enjoy sharing their talents.  I’m happy and very proud to feature Molly’s card in my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Mint Macaron CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored t 4 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Early Espresso CS – one @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ 
  • Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Crumb Cake CS – 2″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Band – Early Espresso CS – 4 1/8″ x 2″ and Gilded Autumn DSP – 4 1/8″ x 1 3/4″
  • Banner – Early Espresso CS – 2″ x 5″ and Gilded Autumn DSP – 5 1/4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Leaves – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Ribbon – Basketweave & Metallic Combo
  • Linen Thread

It’s Fall Y’all – Molly’s Card Product List

Paper Snips

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations