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

Quite Curvy Fancy Fold

Quite Curvy Fancy Fold

Welcome! Have you seen the new Quite Curvy bundle sneak peeks? I’ve got another one for you today an it’s a fancy fold.

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

As soon as I saw the curvy leaf die, I knew I wanted to create a card using the Forever Greenery DSP. Did you know the DSP is currently on sale until October 31, 2020.  It’s such a pretty, and very versatile, paper pack, you’ll want to have a couple of packages on hand.

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

Because I nested two of the curvy dies, I was able to achieve this unique edge detail on my Quite Curvy fancy fold. And all those little leaves that fall out, keep them. They will make fabulous shaker card bits. I’m storing mine in a empty embellishment container. Here’s a cute trick and technique to use with that curvy leaf die. Create a stencil, so that you can embellish your cards and envelopes.

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

By spritzing my cardstock with Champagne Shimmer Mist, I killed two birds with one stone. After the cardstock dried, I cut the image in the center. The bits that fell out were ready to use as shimmery little images scattered about my card. And now I had a stencil for decorating my envelope. I’m going to store the stencil in my stamp case for furture projects.

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

I love that the Quite Curvy stamp set has lots of sentiments to coordinate not only with the curvy dies, but just like this sweet little Hello.  And did you notice that stinkin’ cute little bird. There are three bird images in the set, each with a different profile and look.

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

Because the stamp set is photopolymer you can bend and straighten the curvy stamps to fit your need. You know I’ve got you covered with a free video tutorial, right? 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 10 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, cut the edge with the Curvy Dies, then trim to 10″, score @ 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″. Voila, you have your fancy fold card base complete with a fancy curvy edge. Stamp the outside and inside sentiments in Pretty Peacock.
  • Mats – Pretty Peacock CS – one @ 5 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ and one @ 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • DSP Mats – Forever Greenery CS – one @ 5 1/2″ x 2″ and one @ 5 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3″, stamp the branchy image, bird and Hello greeting in Pretty Peacock. Die cut the greeting with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly set. Color the branchy image and bird with the Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce and Soft SeaFoam Stampin Blends. Die cut with the dies from the Curvy die set.
  • Small Leaves – Pretty Peacock CS – 3″ x 6″. You will use this piece of cardstock for your stencil as well. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist, allow to dry. Cut with the die from the Curvy die set. Save the small leaves to decorate your card. Use the stencil to roll Pretty Peacock ink onto your envelope.
  • Sprigs – Pretty Peacock CS and Soft SeaFoam CS – one each @ 1″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Curvy die set.
  • Gold Leaves – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper – three elements
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Ribbon – 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon – Pretty Peacock/Old Olive – 2 1/2″

Be sure to order your Quite Curvy bundle November 3, 2020, Item #154430.

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

Quite Curvy Fancy Fold Product List

I think you will really enjoy this unique new bundle. Be sure to check back soon, I’ve got a vintage version coming.  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

 

Festive Corners Flip Fold Christmas Card

Festive Corners Flip Fold Christmas Card

Welcome!! I’ve got a great card to share with you today. Festive Corners is a stamp set that will take you through multiple seasons and holidays. Those include Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Today’s project we’ll use the set to create a super cute flip fold Christmas card.

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the flip fold is so easy to master, you’ll be creating multiples in no time flat.  You’ll need a ruler and one easy measurement. In my video tutorial, I’ll even show you how to get the two DSP mats to fit perfectly.

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Dressing up the Festive Corners flip fold with the sweet die cut from the Ornate Borders die set added even more of a WOW factor with very little effort. If you are in the market for a new die cutting machine, I’ve got the perfect one for you.  Stampin’ Up! has just launched the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Did I mention, it cuts like a dream!

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Who knew I would be reaching for that sweet Wreath Builder die set so much? This time, I cut the wreath from Mossy Meadow cardstock, spritzed it with Champagne Shimmer Mist and used it to frame my sentiment. 

Festive Corners Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And the star of the show, in my opinion, is the Festive Corners stamp set. I used my Stamparatus, to achieve perfect placement and a deep rich stamped image. Positioing the sentiment in the corner and while maximizing the flip fold, it allowed that cute peek-a-boo feature. Watch how easy the flip fold is to create.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Measure from the top right to 3 1/2″ and place a tick mark. Next, measure from the top right to the lower right to 3 1/2″ and place a tick mark. Place the card base on the trimmer platform, lining up the tick marks in the track. Score from tick to tick. This will form you flip fold.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the Festive Corners sentiment in the upper right corner in Mossy Meadow ink.
  • Inside Accent Strip – Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 3/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mats – Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″. Be sure to check out the technique in my video tutorial to cut the mats just right!
  • Scallop Trim – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 6 1/2″, cut with the die from Ornate Borders die set.
  • Circle – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set. Stamp the senitment in Real Red and the leaves in Mossy Meadow. Color the berries with a Real Red marker.
  • Wreath – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Wreath Builder die set. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Red Rhinestones – 3

Festive Corners Flip Flop Christmas Card Product List 

Paper Snips

$10.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

Be sure to check back soon. I’ll be sharing a Halloween card made with the Festive Corners set. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

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

 

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