Honey Bee Scene Stepper Card

Honey Bee Scene Stepper Card

Welcome! So happy that you stopped by today. I am so excited to share my Honey Bee Scene Stepper card with you. I’ve created this card for our WOW Team Mini Catalog Card Swap.  I love hosting swaps for my Team. Would love to have you join in the fun. Contact me today to start saving 20% on your crafting supplies.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First off, I would like to give credit to Ruth Hamilton with “A Passion for Cards” for this very fancy fold. I spotted her cute little ballerina scene stepper card on Pinterest and followed the link to her blog. Because her template was in centimeters, it took me a bit to convert the measurements. The rest is history.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Okay, isn’t that bee hive cute? And by having a little stage to highlight it, made things even better. The honey bee stamps have so much detail and makes the image look so realistic.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I mounted the big honey bee on a wobble, it has even more interest, not to mention movement. My sweet little daisies were punched with the medium daisy punch. Just offset and stack two images for added fullness. Be sure to hit the centers with your Wink of Stella to give them the sparkle.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To give the leaves some texture, I stamped them with the stamp from Artisan Textures. Then, by twisting each of the petals with my tweezers, it created some movement.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It was hard to photograph the inside of the card, but I hope this shot shows the depth. Can you image how many scenes you can build on this little stage? My mind is racing. I’ve already got another idea. But, you know you want to sign this one and send a sweet message, right? That’s why I created a panel on the back just for that.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A card this special needs a special envelope. I had to get a little creative since the card base is a large one.  So, I altered a 9″ x 12″ manila envelope. I love how it turned out.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready for even more fabulous news.

Read on and find out!!

Honey Bee Scene Stepper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I think I’ve already mentioned (maybe a couple times) that the new Stitched So Sweetly dies are one of my favorites. Look how perfectly it framed this sweet sentiment. There’s a lot to this card, but well worth the effort. Not only have I filmed a detailed video tutorial for you, but a free PDF Tutorial is included on this blog post. It’s listed right below this video. 

Honey Bee Scene Stepper PDF Tutorial

Want to add the Honey Bee Bundle to your shopping cart? Be sure to inclulde the Stitched So Sweetly dies with it and you’ll earn the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper for FREE!! Just click on any of the items below to start shopping.  I would appreciate it too if you would use my current Host Code, 4DXZJPCS.

Honey Bee Scene Stepper Card Product List

Leaf Punch

$16.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold

I’m so excited to share this Sale-a-Bration sneak peek with you. And what better way to do that, than with a peek-a-boo card. If you have received your new Sale-a-Bration brochure, be sure to turn to page 17. You can earn the sweet Little Ladybug stamp set for FREE!

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Would love for you to earn this stinkin’ cute set. Here’s how to make that happen.

  1. Place a personal order $300+ and earn the exclusive Little Ladybut Stamp Set for FREE! That’s on top of your Stampin’ Rewards!
  2. Host a WOW Mini Spring Catalog Book Party. My exclusive offer period is January 3 – 31, 2020 only. It’s easy, here’s how it works.

WOW Spring Mini Book Party.

  • Contact me today!!
  • I will be in touch with you so that we can choose a date for your WOW Book Party.
  • Invite your friends and supply me with your guest list. I will open your host code.
  • Ordering begins, the party will be open for one (1) week.
  • If your orders reach $300+ in sales, you will earn the Little Ladybug set.
  • I will close your party and enter your benefits.
  • I will cut kits, for this fancy fold card project, for each of the guests on your invite list. They will love creating this super cute peek-a-boo fancy fold with the Little Ladybug set you earned.
  • As a thank you be sure to invite your friends over so that you can create the project together. Nothing better than Coffee and a Card!! Well, maybe a piece of pie would top it off.
  • Enjoy!!!

Ok, you want to see more about this super cute Little Ladybug fancy fold? First off, the beautiful specialty DSP in the background is the new From My Heart Specialty Paper. It’s fabulous and not just for Valentine’s Day, as you can see.

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The gorgeous embossing, on the flap of the card, was created with our new Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. I am in love with that folder. You’ll be seeing lots of that one from me.  It’s part of the Parisian Blossoms Suite.

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And that cute little flower, that’s another fabulous Sale-a-Bration freebie. Place a qualifying $100 order and you can choose the punch for FREE! There is also a coordinating stamp set, Thoughtful Blooms.

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Open the flap of the card and you begin to see the peek-a-boo feature of my Little Ladybug Fancy Fold. Coloring the images in the set is quick and easy with our Stampin’ Blends.

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Tada!!! Look how cute this is when the card is fully open.  I’ll bet this card will put a smile on everyone’s face. 

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because there are multiple images of the Little Ladybug, I chose the one holding a little flower from my envelope. I’ve got some tips and tricks and a great how-to video for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. The card base will fold on the right.
  • Flap on Card Base – Real Red CS – 5 1/2″ x 5″, on the 5″ side, score at 3/4″
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mat – From My Heart Specialty DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Decoative Trim – Whisper White CS – two @ 1″ x 5 1/2″, punch one edge of each with the Decorative Ribbon Punch.
  • Scallop Ring – Basic Black CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ nest the 3 1/8″ scallop circle and the 2 5/8″ circle from the Layering Circles die set and cut with your die cutting machine. **NOTE: The dies are measured from outside edge to outside edge.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from Ornate Fames.
  • Flowers – Daffodil Delight CS – 1″ x 3″, punch two with the Small Bloom punch.
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, punch three images with the Sprig punch.
  • NOTE: To cut the circle in the flap use the 2 5/8″ circle die from the Layering Circles die set.
  • NOTE: To create the circles in the card base layers, use the 2″ circle punch. Tips for this technique are included in the video tutorial.

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold Product List

Sprig Punch

$18.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to hearing from you so we can book your WOW Spring Mini Book Party. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Peaceful Poppies Hidden Tag Fancy Fold

Peaceful Poppies Hidden Tag Fancy Fold

It’s sneak peek time!! Stampin’ Up! has a new Mini Catalog that will launch January 3, 2020. That will be in conjunction with the best time of the year, Sale-a-Bration. All qualifying orders will earn FREE items. In today’s project, I would love to share some of the beautiful products in the Peaceful Poppies Suite.

Peaceful Poppies Hidden Tags Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The suite includes two gorgeous bundles, both of which I’ve included in this fancy fold. You’ll want to pick up at least two packs of the lovely Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper. It’s fabulous! If you are in need of a Mini Catalog, please contact me and I’ll get on off in the mail to you. 

Peaceful Poppies Hidden Tags Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What makes this fancy fold so fabulous is that it truly is not difficult.  There is a couple of easy score lines and trimming, but you know I’ll walk you through all that. But, if you aren’t into creating the hidden tags fancy fold, you could create a traditional card with this layout.  

Peaceful Poppies Hidden Tags Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The gorgous Peaceful Moments Designer Series Paper wil do most of the work for you. In that one sheet of 12″ x 12″ DSP, you could create six cards. But, save that second sheet to give the fancy fold a try. I think you will enjoy it.

Peaceful Poppies Hidden Tags Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My card base is thick Whisper White. You’ll need an entire sheet to form the card front and back, as well as the inside fold.  But what a fabulous way to show off all that yummy paper!

Peaceful Poppies Hidden Tags Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I just love the idea of the hidden tags.  I’ll bet whoever receives this card will smile as they pull the tags. Each reveals a special message.

Peaceful Poppies Hidden Tags Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

No need to color the poppies, you can just pick your favorite color combo and cut with the dies in the Poppy Moments set. Be sure to spritz your solid image with our Champagne Shimmer Mist for an extra somethin’ special. Now to the good stuff. Are you a visual learner? I sure am. In case that helps you, here is my video tutorial to help you create this card to send to that special someone.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Front/Back – Thick Whisper White CS – two @ 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″
  • Inside Fold – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score each end at 2 3/4″ and in the center at 5 1/2″
  • Cardstock Mats – Rich Razzleberry CS – three @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ and four @ 2 1/2″ x 4″ **See photo below for angle cuts.
  • DSP Mats – Peaceful Poppies DSP – card front, one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″, inside large front/back, two @ 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Inside Panel DSP Mats – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and two @ 2 1/4″ X 3 3/4″ ** See photo below for angle cuts.
Peaceful Poppies Hidden Tags Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

**NOTE – you will need two cardstock mats and two DSP mats cut on the angles shown.

  • Tags – Rich Razzleberry CS – two @ 1 3/4″ X 4 1/4″, punch the top edge with the Scallop Tag Topper punch. 
  • Tag Mats – Peaceful Poppies DSP – two @ 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – scrap of 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″, stamp the sentiments in Memento Tuxedo Black. Punch the Happy Birthday with the 1 1/2″ circle. Fussy cut the long sentiment and dissect as shown in the photos. Die cut the front sentiment with the die from Painted Labels die set.
  • Poppies – Calypso Coral CS – 1 1/2″ x 5″, cut two with the die from the Poppy Moments die set. Basic Black CS – 1 3/4″ x 5″, cut two of the detailed image from the Poppy Moments die set. Spriz the solid Calypso Coral images with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 8″ x 1 1/2″, stamp the leaf from the Painted Poppies set in Old Olive ink. Die cut with the dies from Painted Labels.
  • Small Doily & Accents – Calypso Coral CS – 3″ x 3 1/4″, cut one doily and two accents usings the dies from the Painted Labels set.
  • Peaceful Poppies Sequins – three flowers in varied colors.
  • Whisper White Seam Binding – 16″, cut the length in half, scatter stamp the large grunge image in Calypso Coral. Tie bows and trim tails.

Peaceful Poppies Hidden Tags Fancy Fold Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

 

Double Dutch Fun Fold with Frosted Foliage

Double Dutch Fun Fold with Frosted Foliage

Welcome! Ready for some fun? The Double Dutch Fun Fold is an easy one, but still gives that WOW factor I know lots of you love. Guess what, me too!

Double Dutch Fun Fold, Frosted Foliage, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The inspiration for my double dutch fun fold was the gorgeous Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. It’s been so popular, and on backorder for a while. But, it’s back now. Be sure to pick up a couple of packs while you’re at it. You’ll thank me later!!

Double Dutch Fun Fold, Frosted Foliage, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Double Dutch Fun Fold takes minimal supplies and easy scoring. My color palette is Highland Heather, Silver and Whisper White. Yes, non-traiditional Christmas, but beautiful, none the less. This design can be easily adjusted to create a gorgeous wedding card.

Double Dutch Fun Fold, Frosted Foliage, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here’s the fold open showing the inside mat and message. The beautiful snow flurry was stamped with our gorgeous Shimmery Silver Delicata Ink.

Double Dutch Fun Fold, Frosted Foliage, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For the gorgeous snowflake embellishments, I just cut the opposite side of the Fells Like Frost DSP. All the patterns in the paper have a silver foil side. Want to learn how to put this one together. Here you go another FREE WOW video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Highland Heather CS – one @ 4 3/16″ x 9″, scored at 5 1/2″ and one @ 2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ on both ends.
  • Designer Series Paper Mats – Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP – one @ 4″ x 3 1/4″, two @ 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Highland Heather and the snowflurries in Silvery Shimmer Delicata.
  • Focal Image – Highland Heather CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut the large die cut using the die from Frosted Frames. Spritz with the Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Focal Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the die from Frosted Frames. Run the embossing buddy over the surface of the die cut. Stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark, sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder, heat set with the heat tool.
  • Snowflakes – Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, cut the snowflakes with the die from Frosted Frames.
  • Metallic Pearls – four silver

Need some supplies? You can shop my online store 24/7. I would appreciate you using my host code, AU3A7XEV.

Double Dutch Fold Featuring Frosted Foliage Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Christmastime is Here Fancy Fold

Christmastime is Here Fancy Fold

Have you heard the news? Christmastime is here, well almost! Stampin’ Up! will launch a new Limited Edition Suite. The Christmastime is Here Suite will be available November 1, 2019. Today, I would love to share my latest fancy fold. I’ll be showcasing the fabulous Christmastime Rose Bundle and the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Christmastime is Here Suite includes an array of fabulous exclusive products.

Christmastime is Here Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait there’s more! The suite includes beautiful papers, ribbon and embellishments. Order the Christmas Rose bundle from me, and I’ll send you a package of the gorgeous Gold Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you.

Christmastime is Here Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now that you’ve seen all the parts of the suite, let’s get back to my Christmastime is Here Fancy Fold.

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The gorgeous rose on the card front was cut from the Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP. Can’t get too much easier than that. No coloring, no stamping, just die cut the image for a dramatic card front.

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I embossed the gold foil sheet with our Stylish Scroll 3D Embossing Folder, it really made both the rose and the sentiment pop.

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating and decorating all the folds in the card shows off the gorgeous designer papers. You’ll get 12 sheets in the package, four each of three double-sided designs. 

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This time I fussy cut another one of the images from the designer paper to dress up the inside of the card. Hope you can see the beautiful gold foiling in the paper. 

Christmastime is Here, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating the folds in the my Christmastime is Here Fancy Fold really is easy and can be done with our new trimmer that will also be available November 1st. Because I’ve created an easy to follow template for you I’ll bet you’ll be creating one of these cards in no time flat.

Here’s our new Paper Trimmer. I just love the blades. I think you will too.

Paper Trimmer, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve filmed a video tutorial to show you how easy this fancy fold comes together. Let me know what you think.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – 6″ x 12″, see the template above for cutting and scoring. All the details are also outlined in my video tutorial.
  • Front Mat – Gold Foil Sheet – 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Stylish Scroll 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Front Rose – Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP – die cut the large rose image with the Roses Die.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2 1/2″, stamp in Cherry Cobbler, die cut with the die from Roses Dies.
  • Sentiment Accent – Cherry Cobbler CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 3/”, die cut with the die from Roses Dies.
  • Inside Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, stamp the words in Cherry Cobbler and the branches in Old Olive.
  • Inside Mats – Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP – two @ 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, four @ 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, four @3 3/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Accents – Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the dei from Roses Dies.
  • Inside Rose Cluster – Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP – fussy cut

I would love to earn your business. Be sure to visit my online store to order the limited edition Christmastime is Here Suite.

Christmastime is Here Fancy Fold Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Let me know if you give this one a try. I’ld love to hear all about it. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Making a list and checking it twice time! How many people on your list are coffee lovers? This super cute pop-up gift card holder is perfect for those cafe gift cards.

Pop-up Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' UP!

Ok, tell tme that you didn’t smile when you saw the photo. It’s just too cute. All the details in my pop-up gift card holder make it extra special.  But, one of the best things, it fits in a standard size envelope. You may have to add a little extra postage, but I think it’s totally worth it. The receipient will too!

Pop-up Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' UP!

My color combination came from the beautiful Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP. I’ve used Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White, with hints of gold foil.

Pop-up Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' UP!

The cups are the first of our new Reversibles stamps. It’s a patent pending technology that I’m sure we will be seeing more of.  One stamp can create both a left and right handed cup! What? Yep, you can stamp with both sides of the same stamp.

Pop-up Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' UP!

And just look how sweet the pop-up gift card holder is, when you open the card. The gift card tucks behind those foam filled cups. Don’t worry I’ll teach you how to do that little technique as well as create the pop-up mechanism. So quick and easy, you won’t believe it.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS  – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Pop-up Mechanism – Cherry Cobbler CS – 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored on the 8 1/2″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″.
  • Front Mats – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″ and Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – two pieces at 2 1/2″ x 11″. You will stamp four cups, two tags, the front sentiment and punch two 1 1/2″ circles.
  • Candy Canes – Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler CS – two each @ 1 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Bow – Gold Foil – Scrap
  • Pop-up Mats – Shaded Spruce CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ and Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP – two @ 3″ x 1 1/2″
  • Accent Strip – Shaded Spruce CS – 1″ x 5″ and Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP – 3/4″ x 5″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Backer for “enjoy” tag – Cherry Cobbler CS – scrap

WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, October 2019 Ordering Giveaway

Pop-up Gift Card Holder Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations