Sailing Home Four Panel Fancy Fold

Sailing Home Four Panel Fancy Fold

Ready for some fun? The Sailing Home Four Panel Fancy Fold is the card for you. It’s a great “statement” card, but oh so easy to create. And, once you learn this fold, you can use it with so many sets for lots of occasions.

Sailing Home, Four Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

WOW, right? The Sailing Home bundle will fast become your go-to for creating mascuine cards. I love the rustic look. Because there is a 12-piece die and stamp set, it makes creating beautiful cards a breeze.

Sailing Home, Four Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

When creating the card, I altered the standard size of the first panel so the lighthouse could be seen. Don’t you just love how all Stampin’ Up! products coordinate. No searching for this and that. More time to create. I call that a win-win.

Sailing Home, Four Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

Choosing a color combo was easy. I love the deep rich colors of Soft Suede and Night of Navy. Then adding a pop of Balmy Blue the scene came to life.

Sailing Home, Four Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

I wanted to add some texture to the stamped circle. The net die in the Under the Sea set was perfect. I cut one out of Soft Suede. Cutting it in half, I was able to use it on two of the panels. The Sailing Home bundle goes great with the Under the Sea bundle. Check it out for yourself.

Sailing Home, Four Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

You can’t be sailing home without a sailboat. I stamped both of the images in the set, colored them with my blends and they were ready to die cut. Adding the little strip of embossed Balmy Blue really made my scene realistic. The High Seas 3D embossing folder is a new offering in our Annual Catalog. I would love to share some tips and tricks with you. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Balmy Blue CS – One @ 5 1/2″ x 11 1/2″, scored at 1/4″, 3 3/4″ and 7 1/4″. Turn the cardstock over, with the 1/4″ score at the top of scoreboard, score at 5/8″ from the top to the 7 1/4″ score line. Trim off the 5/8″ scored area. Balmy Blue CS – One @ 4 1/4″ x 2″.
  • Mats – Night of Navy CS – Two @ 4″ x 1 3/4″, two @ 4 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ and one @ 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mats – Come Sail Away DSP – Two @ 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″, two @ 4 3/8″ x 3″ and one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Net and Wheel – Soft Suede CS – one @3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Under the Sea and one @ 2″ x 2″, cut with the die from Smooth Sailing.
  • Seaweed and Label – Mossy Meadow CS – 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Needle for Compass – Night of Navy CS – 1″ x 1 3/4″
  • Waves – Balmy Blue CS – 2″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the High Seas 3D embossing folder.
  • Circle – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Trinkets – Sail Away, one wheel and one anchor
  • Twine – Night of Navy and Sahara Sand
  • Brad – Metallic – Copper

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Friend Like You Z-Fold

Friend Like You Z-Fold

Don’t miss all the possibilies with the Friend Like You Bundle in our Annual Catalog. This set is a great scene builder. Today’s card was inspired with the view outside my studio window. My home is surrounded by water. The Mississippi River to the back and the marsh in the front. 

Friend Like You Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

The marsh is filled with Cypress trees, cattails, lots of water and yes, gators.  One of the trees in the Rotted in Nature set reminds me of those trees. 

Friend Like You Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

I needed a backdrop to pull things together. That’s where the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper came in. That paper pack is gorgeous. The sunny splash of color was perfect. 

Friend Like You Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Because this fold is quick and easy, you can adapt it to so many sets and occasions. The Friend Like You bundle includes a 14-piece photomolyer stamp set and a 4-piece die set. When you purchase the bundle you will save 10%. 

Friend Like You Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

To be sure I had a place to include a handwritten note, I added a Very Vanilla mat to the back. And of course, I stamped a little. Here’s a video tutorial on the project. Hope you enjoy a little insight into my world.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Z-Fold Band – Pear Pizzazz CS – 3/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Stamp the grassy image, 1st and 2nd generation Old Olive.
  • Cat Tails – Old Olive CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the die from the Friendly Silhouettes set. Color the tops of the cat tails with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • Stamped Images – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 11″, four trees and three sets of leaves. Using the stamps in the Rooted in Nature set, stamp the leaves in Cajun Craze. Stamp the trees using the Early Espresso and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers. Die cut with the dies from the Nature’s Roots set.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2″ x 3″. Stamp the sentiment from the Friend Like You set in Early Espresso.
  • Mats – Early Espresso CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″ and one @ 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mats – Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Back Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, with the stamps from a Friend Like You set, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso and the dragonflies in Cajun Craze.

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Dashing Deer Z-Fold

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

When I found out that the Dashing Deer stamp set was going to carry over to our new Annual Catalog, I think I squealed! I love not only the stamp set, but the dies are the bomb. I thought it was time for a fun fold. This time a little twist on the traditional Z-fold.

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

Sometimes people are intimated with a fancy fold. I promise this one is easy. When you order your Dashing Deer stamp set, be sure to add the Detailed Deer dies. You’ll want those to die cut that gorgeous copper foil deer.

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

I didn’t have any Christmas DSP. But, no worries, Perennial Essence DSP to the rescue. One of the sheets has a fabulous green foilage image. That design is the perfect backdrop for my Dashing Deer.

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

The z-fold is perfect for display. With just a few score lines and a couple of pieces of cardstock, you’re on your way.

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

Because I embosssed everything in Copper, the card really says Christmas to me. And that Woodland Embossing Folder helped to make my Dashing Deer look right at home.

Dashing Deer Z-Fold

Lucky me, the set contains some lovely “innie” and “outie” sentiments. Don’t you just love that? Let me show you how quick and easy this card really can be.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Z-Fold – Crushed Curry CS – 4″ x 10 1/4″, scored at 2 1/2″ and 5″
  • DSP Mats – Perennial Essence DSP – one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″ and one @ 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, ink the edges in Mossy Meadow.
  • Focal Image – Scallop Oval – Crushed Curry CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″; Whisper White CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. All images cut with the dies from Layering Ovals. Emboss one of the Whisper White ovals with the Woodland Embossing Folder.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Rectangle Stitched set, stamp in Versa Mark, sprinkle with copper embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White cS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp in Versa Mark, sprinkle with copper embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool.
  • Deer – Copper Foil – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from Detailed Deer.
  • Flourishes and Flowers – Copper Foil – 2″ x 3″, cut with the dies from Detailed Deer.
  • Pearls – 5 small

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Tri-Fold Shutter Card with To A Wild Rose

Tri-Fold Shutter Card with To A Wild Rose

Welcome! I’ve got a fabulous fancy fold for you today. It’s a tri-fold shutter card. At first glance it looks a little complicated. But, if you break it down step by step, it truly is not. First of all, I always start things off by creating a template. That template is always with inexpensive white cardstock, that I purchase by the ream. You’re killing two birds with one stone. As a result, you have a template for future use and you haven’t messed up your beautiful Stampin’ Up! papers. 

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Isn’t this just fabulous? I’m loving all the dimension and interest in the tri-fold shutter card. Because I used the Woven Threads DSP, I think the card has a soft, old world sort of look. Those lovely papers include all the new 2019-2021 in-colors. Each is lovlier than the next.

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

One tip I would love to share – use your Stamparatus with this set. Don’t have one? Well, you need one. It’s a fabulous stamp positioning tool that makes stamping two and three step stamps a breeze. Don’t worry, in the free video tutorial at the end of this post, I’ll show you how easy that tool can be to use.

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

More good news to share. Our Tin Time 3D embossing folder is back in stock. That’s what I used to give those embossed panels the texture we all love. There is just so much to love about that gorgeous rose. The 3-step stamping adds fabulous color variation. Smoky Slate is a great neutral in lieu of black. And last, but not least there is a die in the bundle to cut many of the images. Can’t get too much better than that.

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Above all, decorating the panels of the tri-fold shutter card was easy. All I had to do was keep some of the off cuts. No waste, you can use those to create the panels in the center of the tri-fold.

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Finally, my color combination is Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate and Seaside Spray, with a hint of Mint Macaron. What do you think? 

Tri-fold Shutter Card featuring To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Up!

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Pigment Sprinkles Technique

Pigment Sprinkles Technique

Welcome! Today’s card is filled with lots of techniques. Starting things off, I’ll be using the new Pigment Sprinkles. These fabulous watercolor crystals come in a package of 6. Each 6gram pot contains a vibrant Stampin’ Up! color. The pigment sprinkles include Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, and Melon Mambo. 

Stampin' Up! Pigment Sprinkles

Pigment Sprinkles are fabulous for techniques including creating your own background papers. That’s just what I did for today’s card.

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

The Tasteful Backgrounds dies are a fabulous set to use for projects like this. The see-through image they leave behind, can be used to highlight your pigment sprinkles backbround paper. For this card I used pigment sprinkles in Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape.

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

The image from the die also mimics the embossing in our new Beads and Baubles embossing folder. That’s what I call coordination! Gotta love Stampin’ UP!

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

Because I stamped off that gorgeous medallion image in Gorgeous Grape, it added just the right touch to the focal image. I used the Layering Squares dies to cut both the focal image and the watercolor paper. 

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

Next, I wanted to finish off the inside of the card with more of the Tasteful Background dies and the pigment sprinkles paper. Isn’t it beautiful? And that sentiment is perfect!

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

Look at all that texture, it’s hard not to love this. There are so many techniques, tips and tricks I’ld love to share with you. My card was featured first in my Sunday Live Facebook Show. But, I’ve also filmed a clean version for you today. Enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored on the 8 1/2″ side at 2 1/8″ on both ends. This will form your gatefold.
  • Mats – Gorgeous Grape CS – two @2″ x 5 3/8″
  • Embossed Mats – Daffodil Delight CS – two @1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scallop Square – Gorgeous Grape CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the largest scallop square from the Layering Squares die set.
  • Focal Square – Thick Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the largest square from the Layering Squares die set. Place the die from Tasteful Backgrouds on your whisper white square and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Pigment Sprinkles Paper – Watercolor Paper – I created an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of paper so that I could use the paper to create two different cards. After creating your paper, you will cut one square using the largest square from the Layering Squares die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape. Cut the image with the die from the Rectangle Stitched Dies.
  • Small Flower – Gorgeous Grape CS – 2″ x 2″, cut out some petals shapes with the die from Tasteful Backgrounds. Punch one 1/4″ circle with a handheld punch.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″. Cut the border with the die from Tasteful Backgrounds. Stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape.
  • Accent Strip for Inside Mat – Pigment Sprinkle Watercolor Paper – 2″ x 4″

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Triple Easel Fold with Rooted in Nature

Triple Easel Fold with Rooted in Nature

Welcome, so happy that you’ve stopped by today. I’ve got a pretty special project to share. It’s my Dad’s Father’s Day Card. When I created the triple easel fold for this card, I knew I wanted to highlight the Rooted in Nature set. Using rich earthy colors, and the lovely images in the set, the card came to life and was perfect for this special occasion.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Triple Easel Fold Card, Rooted in Nature

Because the card base is so easy to score and fold, this triple easel fold card can be mass produced for any occasion. My rich color palette of Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Tranquil Tide is one of my favorites. I’ll be sad when Tranquil Tide retires on June 3rd.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Triple Easel Fold Card, Rooted in Nature

The fabulous Rooted in Nature stamp set and Nature’s Roots dies will carry over to our new Annual Catalog. But, right now, until June 4, 2019, you can enjoy a 10% savings with the bundle format.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Triple Easel Fold Card, Rooted in Nature

Each panel of the triple easel fold card has its own little message. In this one, I used the stamp from Forever Lovely for the “love you”. Don’t you just love the embossing on those leaves? The dies in the set do all the work.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Triple Easel Fold Card, Rooted in Nature

The Flourishing Phrases stamp set had the perfect sentiment for my second panel. My Dad is such a faith filled person, he will love this one. And, WOW, I’m in love with the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies. These will debut on June 4th. in the new catalog. Need a catalog? Leave me a message here, and I’ll get one off to you.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Triple Easel Fold Card, Rooted in Nature

The final panel on the triple easel fold has one of the most meaningful images for Dad and me. I love that oak tree image and he is a WONDERFUL person. I wish you all could know him.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Triple Easel Fold Card, Rooted in Nature

With this fold, each panel supports the one above it. For the smallest panel, the beautiful Leaf Trinket is the little decorative stopper. Those embellishments will carry over. Woohoo!!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Triple Easel Fold Card, Rooted in Nature

The best part is that when you close the card, it fits in a standard envelope.  As each panel is lifted and put into place, it reveals the next greeting on the card.  Want to create one? Need a visual? I’ve filmed a FREE tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – one @8″ x 4″, scored @ 2″ and 4″, one @6″ x 3″, scored @ 1 1/2″ and 3″, and one @4″ x 2″, scored at 1″ and 2″.
  • Back Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Bottom Designer Series Paper Mats – Nature’s Poem DSP – one @ 3 3/4″ 3 3/4″, one @2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and one @1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Panel Mats – Whisper White CS – one @4″ x 4″, one @3″ x 3″ and one @2″ x 2″. Also, Nature’s Poem DSP – one @3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″, one @2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ and one @1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Mound for the Oak Tree – Cajun Craze CS – 3 7/8″ x 1 3/4″, embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.
  • Frame for Panel #2 Sentiment – Tranquil Tide CS – 2 1/2″ x 4″
  • Leaves – Cajun Craze cS – 4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Scallop Circle – Tranquil Tide CS – punch one 1 1/8″ scallop circle.

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