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.

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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

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Snowman Season Fun Fold

Snowman Season Fun Fold

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! That’s the song that I kept hearing when creating this Snowman Season Fun Fold.  This card just makes me happy. 

Snowman Season Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Coordination is one of the key elements in design. Stampin’ Up! has knocked it out the park with the Let it Snow Suite. The Snowman Season bundle is part of the suite. And one of the best parts….. You don’t need a die cutting machine to create this super cute card.

Snowman Season Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you don’t want to create the fun fold, you could always use the Snowman Season bundle to create a standard card front just like this one. The Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper is a fun winter themed paper. One side has basic patterns for year-round use; the other side has glittery winter images. Some images coordinate with the Snowman Builder Punch. Woohoo!!

Snowman Season Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The fold is really simple, just a few score lines. Because you’ve created four areas to decorate, we can throw a snowman party. Each panel highlights one of the snowmen in the set. One of the snowmen is even juggling snowballs. And, did you see all that dimension? It’s created with our new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint. A little goes a long way, so you’ll have this for lots of projects.

Snowman Season Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Including the little “coal” buttons really brought this guy to life. But, if you run out, I can show you an alternative. Use our new Shimmery Crystal Effects along with the Ice Stampin’ Glitter to create crystal buttons.

Snowman Season Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There’s even a panel on the back of the card for your sentiment. But, remember, you could move this panel to the inside to create a standard card. That’s two ideas in one design!

Snowman Season Fun Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here’s even more ideas, straight from a page in our new Holiday Catalog. Don’t have a catalog? Well, you need one!! Contact me today. I’ll send you a complimentary copy.

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2019,

Okay, I know you’re waiting to see this one in action. Here’s my video tutorial for this super easy, yet stinkin’ cute, Snowman Season Fun Fold.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Flirty Flamingo CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Front Mats – Real Red CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Let it Snow DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Front Snowmen – Let it Snow DSP – Fussy cut two, punch the taller snowman. Fussy cut a hat for the center cnowman.
  • Snowbank – Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 1″ x 5″, wavy cut
  • Sentiment – Whisper White cS – 1″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Real Red, fussy cut.
  • Inside Mats – Coastal Cabana – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″. Let it Snow DSP – two @ 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Fold Mechanism – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 11″, score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″
  • Focal Images – Flirty Flamingo CS – four @ 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – four @ 2″ x 2″, stamp the snowmen in Basic Gray. Be sure to check out the video for all the techniques and tips to bring them to life.
  • Back Mat for Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Real Red and snowflakes in Coastal Cabana.

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Paper Snips

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Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope this sweet little card brought a smile to your face. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Squash Fold Season of Thanks Fall Card

Squash Fold Season of Thanks Fall Card

Who doesn’t love a fancy fold? The Squash Fold is so easy, you aren’t going to believe it. With this card, I wanted to show you an alternate use with the fabulous Beautiful Boughs dies. Because I paired them with the Gather Together bundle, I was able to achieve a lovely Fall card.

Squash Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready? I’m so proud of this card, I sure hope you enjoy it. All you have to do is untie that beautiful Pretty Peacock ribbon, voila!

Squash Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Wait, don’t say it’s too difficult. Because you know why? It’s not. It’s truly the easiest fancy fold ever. The secret of the Squash Fold is in the diagonal score and fold.  Starting off with a piece of Merry Merlot, 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ on both sides. Then to create that diagonal fold, line up the paper, point to point, in the valley of the trimmer. Score that line and you’ll have your Squash Fold.

Squash Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I think my color palette screams Fall. That’s because I started things off with the Come to Gather Desginer Series Paper. Then to kick it up a notch, I used the new Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink to give those Beautiful Boughs a lovely glimmer and shine.

Squash Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To finish things off on the inside of the Squash Fold, I added not only a sentiment, but a little focal image. If it’s Fall, it’s got to have pumpkins, right?

Squash Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Squash Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Would you like to create a Squash Fold? I’ve made it easy. Here’s my video tutorial. You can follow along step by step.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Merry Merlot CS – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score on one side at 4 1/4″, turn 90 degrees and score again at 4 1/4″. Place the card base in the trimmer diagonally. Score point to point down the middle of the card stock.
  • Front Mats – Cajun Craze CS – 4″ x 4″. Come to Gather DSP – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, ink the edges of the DSP n Pretty Peacock.
  • Inside Mats – Come to Gather DSP – four @ 4″ x 4″. Cut two in half diagonally.
  • Card Front Boughs – Pretty Peacock CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x  4 1/4″ and one @ 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the deis from Beautiful Boughs.
  • Pine Cones – Cajun Craze CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″ and Early Espresso CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from Beautiful Boughs.
  • Sentiments – Whisper White CS – one @ 1 3/4″ x 3″ and one @ 3 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the dies from Beautiful Boughs. Stamp the sentiments in Pretty Peacock.
  • Label for Pumpkins – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Beautiful Boughs. Run through the die cutting machine with the Basket Weave embosing folder.
  • Pumpkins – Cajun Craze CS – 2″ x 5 1/2″, stamp the pumpkins in Early Espresso and die cut with the dies from Gathered Leaves.
  • Inside Boughs – Cajun Craze CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and Merry Merlot CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from Beautiful Boughs.
  • Ribbon – Pretty Peacock – 16″
  • Designer Elements – one – gold

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”. -Albert Camus. How true is that with my Gathered Leaves card.  I wanted the leaves to shine, to take center stage, to ring in the Autumn season.

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous die set, Gathered Leaves, are fantastic. The cut and emboss at the same time!! As an avid card maker, I know I love that.

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I spritzed my Crushed Curry card stock, before die cutting, it further enhanced the embossing. But, you guys know me, I couldn’t stop. Breaking out the new Delicata Metallic Ink Pad was a great decision. Look at al that glimmer. We have three new colors, copper, silver and gold. This time, copper of course.

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Let’s take a closer look at yet another technique. That sparkle texture on the larger leaf. I created that with our Shimmery White Embossing Paste. Coloring it with the our Cajun Craze ink refill gave it the perfect Fall color. All I had to do was spread it over our new filigree mask.  Voila, instant interest and texture. Not to mention, a fabulous shimmery finish.

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There’s one more new product in that lovely focal mat. It’s the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate. WOW, just WOW!! I backed it with a piece of the Come to Gather DSP.  I think that tied everything together. Don’t you?

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Moving on to creating the panels, for the Gathered Leaves card, I continued my shimmery leaf theme. Did you know that you can stamp with the metallic inks? Subtle, shimmery and beatiful, what a great trio.

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It was easy to choose a color palette. If you’re ever stumped, check out the colors on the back of the DSP. For my Gathered Leaves card, I used Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla. Want to see me put this card together? 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pretty Peacock CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, on the 11′ side, score @ 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Z-Fold  Crushed Curry CS – 3 1/4″ x 9 3/4″, on the 9 3/4″ side, score @ 3 1/4″ and 6 1/2″.
  • DSP Mats – Come to Gather DSP – two @ 4″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 5 1/4″ x 4″. Emboss with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Ink the edges in Cajun Craze.
  • Focal Mat – Come to Gather DSP – 3″ x 3″, Mercury Glass Acetate – 3″ x 3″.
  • Inside Mats – Very Vanilla CS – two @ 3″ x 3″.
  • Leaves – Crushed Curry CS – one @ 3″ x 3″ and one @ 2″ x 3 1/2″, die cut with the Gathered Leaves die set.

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Did you enjoy that? I would love your comments. Feedback is always helpful and appreciated.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Wiggle Worm Side Step

Wiggle Worm Side Step

Oh my goodness, the Wiggle Worm bundle is cute as a bug!!! Literally, the set is filled with darlin’ little buggy images. The Wiggle Worm bundle includes 25 photopolymer stamps and 14 dies. Ordering them together saves you 10%.

Wiggle Worm Side Step, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Fancy folds are a favorite of mine. Pretty evident in one of my previous blogposts. Today’s fancy fold, the side step fold is the perfect stage for the Wiggle Worms images. Coloring them in fun colors makes them even more cute. 

Wiggle Worm Side Step, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Wiggle Worms set can be used for lots of occasions, but this time we’ll create a birthday card. Because the fold is really easy, you’ll want to create a couple of these while you’re at it. Here’s an easy to follow template you may want to save to your card file.

Wiggle Worm Side Step Template

Okay, back to all the cuteness. Which one is your favorite? It’s hard for me to choose. But, the worm and lady bug are pretty special.

Wiggle Worm Side Step, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Using Stampin’ Blends makes coloring super easy. Those alcohol markers are so easy to use and blend. The color just glides on the paper. 

Wiggle Worm Side Step, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Can’t you see using that grassy die for lots of projects. Think about Easter and hiding a little bunny inside. The Wiggle Worms set contains lots of sentiments for all sorts of occasions. I’m already thinking about Halloween and Valentine Happies!!

Wiggle Worm Side Step, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you smiling yet? This card just makes me happy. Can’t wait to share it with someone special. Here’s a tutorial for you, hope you enjoy.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Line the 8 1/2″ side of the cardstock at the 2″ mark on the trimmer. Cut from 1″ to 6 3/8″. Place the card base on the Simply Scored with the 1″ cut line to the left and the larger scored section to the top. Score to the cut line at 1″, 2″ 3 1/8″ and 6 3/8″. Score from the top to the bottom of the card base at 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Mint Macaron CS – one @ 1 3/4″ x 4″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Garden Lane DSP – one @ 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 1 1 /2″ X 3″
  • Large Leaes – Pear Pizzazz CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 2″
  • Grass – Garden Green CS – four @ 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 11″
  • Scallop Oval – Garden Green CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″
  • Mushrooms – Crumb Cake CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Small Flowre – Daffodil Delight CS – 1″ x 1″

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Paper Snips

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations