Mother’s Day Z-Fold with Timless Tulips

Mother’s Day Z-Fold with Timless Tulips

One of my favorite cards of the year to create is the one I give my Mom for Mother’s Day.  Today’s card is no exception.  I wanted something bright, cheerful and of course fancy. That’s when I decided to break out my Timless Tulips bundle and create this lovely z-fold.

Mother's Day Z-fold with Timeless Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, I love the look of Petal Pink with Smoky Slate. It gives a soft, elegant look. Since we live on a farm and Mom loves natrue as much as I do, I wanted to be sure to include those elements. The fabulous Bird Ballad DSP to the rescue. Unfortunately, to make room for more new papers, this pack will retire. But, we’re lucky, in it’s parting days, it’s on sale. Check it out here.

Mother's Day Z-fold with Timeless Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If I say so myself, I think this card is just as pretty open as it is closed. Because I positioned the tulip on the left just right, you get a surprise with another sentiment when you open the card. This Mother’s Day card is truly one of a kind. I sure hope my Mom thinks so.

Mother's Day Z-fold with Timeless Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By stamping the sentiment in Basic Gray, the Happy Mother’s Day greeting really pops. The color palette used in my design was Whisper White, Petal Pink, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and a few hints of Old Olive.

Mother's Day Z-fold with Timeless Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How did I achieve that two tone color look on the tulips? With a makep brush! That type of blending tool is perfect for this type of stamping.  You can find a starter set here, on Amazon. The finishing touch was to add a panel on the back for my hand written note and of course to do some stamping on my envelope. I would love you show you how easy this one comes together in my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Z- Fold – Thick Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Mats – Smoky Slate CS – two @ 5 1/4″ x 4″, two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″ and one @ 5 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, two @ 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Back Sentiment Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • DSP Mats – Bird Ballad DSP – one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″, two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 5″ x 1″, two @ 2 1/4″ x 1″
  • Accent Border – Calypso Coral CS – two @ 1″ x 6″, cut with the die from Ornate Borders.
  • Sentiments – Whisper White CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Ornate Frames.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – two @ 2″ x 11″ – Tulips, stamp 8 large. Leaves, stamp 6 large and one slender, 8 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.
  • DSP Accent Images – Bird Ballad DSP – fussy cut three flower clusters and one trio of birds.
  • Grass – Old Olive CS – two @ 1″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Wiggly Bugs.
  • Stems – Old Olive CS – three @ 1/8″ x 3″
  • Envelope – Whispe White
  • Rhinestones – Champagne – approximately 6 to 7.

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy creating one of these for someone special in your life. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Center Box Fold Poppy Garden

Center Box Fold Poppy Garden

Spring has sprung! A few days ago I saw a report about fields of wild poppies blooming in California. That’s what inspired today’s center box fold poppy garden card.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stick with me, I promise this card is not difficult at all. I’lll be showing you some easy short cuts to make this one of your new favorite fancy folds. Let’s start off with the card front.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Remember that field of poppies I mentioned at the beginning? Doesn’t this background paper remind you of those fields? Poppies come in lots of colors, and I wanted to show that off as well.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Voila, open that pretty card and the sweet little center box fold opens up to reveal the poppy garden. To create the garden, I used the Peaceful Poppies Elements. The element package contains 8 sheets total, two sheets printed black elements, two sheets printed thick cardstock, 2 sheets printed vellum and two sheets watercolor paper.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Inside the center box fold, you’ll find four little platforms to build the poppy garden. But the magic of it all, is that the card still lies flat. Because the fold has enough room for two more panels, I decided to incorporate even more beautiful poppies, designer series paper and some lovely sentiments to boot.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Similarly, you always want to include an area to include a handwritten message.  Turn your card over and there is an entire panel to decorate and use for that purpose.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to see how easy it is to create this center box fold. I’ve got some tips and tricks to make this super easy and enjoyable.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 11″, score on the 11″ side at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ nd 8 1/4″. Turn to the 8 1/2″ side and cut in 1/2 at 4 1/4.
  • Choose one of the panels as your front panel. Cut the windows in the two center panels with the 3rd largest die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Stitched Rectangles – Whisper White CS – Maintain the cut outs to use as your sentiment panels.
  • Center Box Fold Platforms – Thick Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3″, on the 3 3/4″ side score both ends at 1/2″. Cut four strips at 3/4″ each.
  • Mats – Mossy Meadow CS – four @ 2 1/2″ x 4″, one ! 4″ x 5 1/4
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • DSP Mats – Peaceful Poppies DSP – Front mat, one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″, side mats, two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, window box mats, two @ 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, center mats, two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″.
  • Poppies – Blackberry Bliss CS – two @ 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 3″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Poppy Momets dies.
  • Poppies – Rich Razzleberry CS – two @ 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 3″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the dies from the Poppy Momets dies.
  • Poppy Centers – Basic Black CS – 1 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut one large and two small centers with the dies from the Poppy Momets dies.
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 1 1/2″ x 8″, stamp four of the leaves from the Painted Poppies set in Mossy Meadow. Die cut with the dies from the Poppy Momets dies.
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS and Old Olive CS – one each @ 1 3/4″ x 7 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Poppy Momets dies.
  • Box Accent Trim – Blackberry Bliss CS – two @ 1″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Painted Labels dies.
  • Butterflies – Peaceful Poppies DSP – 3/4″ x 8″, punch five small butterflies with the Butterfly Duet punch.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you give this one a try. I think you will surprise yourself. Until next time, Create Someting Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Double Point Fancy Fold

Double Point Fancy Fold

Welcome! Are you ready for yet another fancy fold? I would love to share with you how easy it is to create the double point fancy fold. You’ll need minimal supplies for this one. Furthermore, you will be able to use this fold on any card type and any set.

Double Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Certainly, you can use any designer series paper you want. But, today I chose the gorgeous Mosaic Mood DSP from the Annual Catalog. The retiring list will be coming out soon. Usually all DSP retires to make room for even more selections. If you love this paper as much as I do, I should scoop some up on your next order.

Double Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, I needed a focal image to tie the points of my double point fancy fold together. I chose the Stitched Nested Labels and cut one each in Soft Suede and Whisper White.  

Double Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I think it’s fabulous that this fold allows you to add two large mats for stamping and greetings. On those cute little flowers, I used a masking technique. Be sure to check out the video tutorial for all the details.

Double Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Due to the fact that the Butterfly Wishes set has DistINKive technology you get those lovely images with both highlights and lowlights. All that in just one stamping motion. So happy that Stampin’ Up! has that patent pending technology.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Mint Macaron CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Outside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Points – Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – two @ 3″ x 4″, on the 3″ side score each at 1″.
  • Focal Image – Soft Suede CS – 3 1/4″ x 5″ and Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut each with the dies from the Stitched Nested Labels set.
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″.

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Hope you give this one a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold

Hello Sunshine! So glad you could join me today. I’ve got a super cute and easy fancy fold created with the Under My Umbrella bundle. You can find that set with the coordinating punch on page 42 of the Mini Sping Catalog. I love it when a bundle includes a punch. It makes creating super easy. 

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, are these colors happy? My husband, a true LSU Fan, only saw the purple and gold and loved it. Hahahahaha!!! Because I used Purple Posy, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron, my color palette is soft and very spring time. This is a perfect card to lift some spirits.

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even more spring time is that fabulous floral design on the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper. One side is “very girlie” while the other showcases some fabulous florals.

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Open it up one more time to reveal yet another sentiment. I’ve used so many images from the Under My Umbrella set, I lost count. For that reason, you get a really good feel of all the possibilities with this bundle.

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Another really cute technique is to stamp on the designer series paper. Sometimes we forget we can. I give you permission, go ahead. I’ll bet you will love the look just as much as I did.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Purple Posy CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1.4. Make a tick mark at 2 1/2″ and cut an angle from the card fold to the tick mark.
  • Inside Card Base – Purple Posy CS – 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″.
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – one ! 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 4″ x 3 1/2″. Mint Macacon CS – one @ 3 1/2″ x 4″.
  • Trim Accents – Daffodil Delight CS – two @ 3/4″ x 6 1/2″, cut with the die from Ornate Borders.
  • DSP Mats – Best Dressed DSP – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. One @ 5 1/4″ x 4″, make a tick mard at 2 7/16″ and cut an angle cut to match the card front.
  • Scallop Circle – Mint Macaron CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Circle – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Boots & Umbrella – Best Dressed DSP – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″. 
  • Umbrella Handle – Basic Black CS – scrap
  • Inside Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly.

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold

Woohoo! Time for a fun fold. Today I would love to share with you the fabulous Morning Star stamp set featured in the corner flip fold. This is an easy fold that you can incorporate into any of your card making. Join me to learn this easy fun fold.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Morning Star set is a two-step set, you can stamp gorgeous flowers on those lovely vines quick and easy. It’s a 14-piece photopolmer set that coordinats with the Stitched Stars Dies. That die set carried over from the holiday catalog.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating this card is quick and easy and uses minimal supplies. I think it would be great if you created a list of family and friends that could use a lift. Send out a batch this week!

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Above all, have some fun. Choose some colors, pull some cardstock and stamp to your heart’s content. My color palette is Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Pear Pizzazz.  Seem’s like a soft soothing palette. What do you think?

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, on my focal image, I needed a little background texture and color. That’s where the beautiful Parisian Beauty stamp set came in.  I’ve stamped the script in second generation Sahara Sand.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Then it was easy to finish off the inside of the card using the smaller flower and vines. You can choose from any of the other sentiments in the Morning Star set, but I needed a few thank you cards. Watch how quick and easy the corner flip fold can be.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Balmy Blue CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Line up the card stock on your trimmer with the 8 1/2″ side across the top. Line up at 3″, cut from 2 1/2″ to 4 7/8″. Turn the cardstock clockwise, and line up at 3″, cut from 3″ to 5/8″. 
  • Mats – Sahara Sand CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – one @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from Stitched Rectangles die set.
  • Punched Trim – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 11″, punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.
  • Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, cut the dies from the Cherry Blossom die set.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Vintage Step Card Ornate Garden Suite

Vintage Step Card Ornate Garden Suite

Welcome! So glad you’ve stopped by today. I’ve got a very special project to share with you. In this beautiful vintage step card, I’m featuring the soon to be released Ornate Garden Suite. The gorgeous products in this suite will be released April 1, 2020. That’s no April’s Fool! Because my card is very 3D, I’ve even created a gift box to match.

Stampin’ Up! has knocked it out the park! Be sure to check out all the products in this fabulous suite by clicking. You’ll be able to download and print/save the flyer here, Ornate Garden Suite Flyer .  Above all, I’ld love to giveaway a fabulous prize, I’ve got an ordering special as well.

Ornate Garden Suite Order Special, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to dive into today’s project in depth? I’m excited to share all the details, techniques and tips. Excited is truly an understatement. First of all, look at all this fabulous dimension.

Vintage Step Card & Gift Box, Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Most noteworthy, this vintage step card is a larger format, 6″ x 6″, so it requires 12″ x 12″ cardstock. It’s also very dimensional and deserves a beautiful gift box. Creating flowers is one of my favorite things to do.

In the annual catalog you will find three of the punches I’ve used in this project; the Leaf, Butterfly Duet, and Medium Daisy punch. In these remaining days of Sale-a-Bration 2020, be sure to add those to your stash. Qualifying orders can earn free product in the all three Sale-a-Bration Releases. By adding the Small Bloom punch as one of your FREE items, you can create the sweet flower I’ve added to the sentiment.

By pulling colors from the DSP, my color palette includes Terracotta Tile, Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry. And don’t those Perennial Flower Centers really enhance the  realistic look of those flowers?

Vintage Step Card & Gift Box, Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sentiments in the new Ornate Thanks stamp set are so versitile. There are 19 photopolymer stamps that you can mix and match to create the perfect sentiment for your project.

The two die sets, in this suite, compliment each other so well. Not to mention that fabulous Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. The paper includes gold foil on some sheets. That’s why that butterfly has some sparkle. I love that.

Vintage Step Card & Gift Box, Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I knew I wanted to create a box just as pretty as the card. By using the dies from both sets, that was an easy task. The large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set is stunning. And it’s very easy to color with our Stampin’ Blends. Those alcohol markers are the bomb! Because this project has so many details, I thought you might enjoy a video tutorial.

Vintage Step Card and Gift Box FREE PDF 

Are you ready to create this project. I hope my FREE PDF file brings some happiness to your day. I want to thank everyone that subscribes to my blog and YouTube Channel as well as those that follow my on Facebook. Likewise, my customers and WOW Club Members are the best. It’s my little gift to you. 

Vintage Step Card Ornate Garden PDF

I would very much appreciate your shopping my online store for any supplies you might need.

Vintage Step Card and Gift Box Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you and your family are safe and well.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations