Interlocking Treat Box with Fancy Christmas Chocolates

Interlocking Treat Box with Fancy Christmas Chocolates

Welcome! Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving with family and friends. Time to switch gears and get into Christmas gift mode. This fabulous interlocking treat box will make any one smile. Why? Who doesn’t love fancy chocolates?

Interlocking Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My dear sweet team member, Helene Hebert, shared this fabulous interlocking treat box with me. She is so talented. As soon as I saw it, I asked for the details, so that I could share it with you guys. Because Helene is such a generous paper crafting artist, she granted me permission. Are you ready to be blown away?

Interlocking Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW! Okay, first, it’s not hard. I promise. Get out your score board and paper trimmer and of course that gorgeous Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  If you haven’t added that to your stash, be sure to do so before November 30. 

Interlocking Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This one really packs that WOW factor. Just lift the box lid, slide the front panels open and the interlocking treat box is revealed. The box holds six of these very fancy Ferrero Rocher chocolates. This would make a great hostess gift. What about your hair dresser, nail tech, UPS driver, teacher or special friend? 

Interlocking Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Can you see how the smaller top boxes slide over the bottom box to create that interlocking feature? By using thick Whisper White card stock for my base, my box is super sturdy and ready to decorate.

Interlocking Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Using multiple patterns from the Christmastime is Here paper pack, made my box super special. Did you know the papers include gold foiling. Can’t get too much fancier than that. Time to tie things up with the pretty Cherry Cobbler ribbon. Coordination is never an issue with Stampin’ Up! products. No worries, everything matches!!

Interlocking Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Last, but not least, I wanted to add a greeting. This one is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and cut with the dies from the Christmastime is Here Bundle.  The fancy little detail accents were perfect to step my greeting up a notch. Are you ready to create one? I’ve made it super easy for you, with my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Box Lid – Thick Whisper White CS – 5″ x 5″, score on all sides at 1″
  • Lid Mats – Christmastime is Here DSP – one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and four @ 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Center Box – Thick Whisper White CS – 6 7/8″ x 6 7/8″, score on all sides at 2″
  • Center Box Mats – Christmastime is Here DSP – three @ 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Box Wrap – Cherry Cobbler CS – 3 1/2″ x 12″, score @ 1 5/8″, 4 1/2″, 7 1/2″ and 10 1/2″
  • Box Wrap Mats – Christmastime is Here DSP – two @ 1 3/8″ x 3 1/4″, two @ 3 1/4″ x 2 5/8″,  two @ 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and four @ 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Small Top Boxes – Thick Whisper White CS – two @ 3 7/8″ x 5 3/8″, score on the portrait side at 1 1/4″ and 2 5/8″. Turn and score on the landscrape side at 1 1/4″ and 4 1/8″.
  • Small Box Mats – Christmastime is Here DSP – two @ 1″ x 2 5/8″ and two @ 1″ x 1 1/8″
  • Sentiment – Thick Whisper White CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Roses Dies.  On one of the die cuts, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.
  • Sentiment Accents – Mossy Meadow CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut two with the dies from Roses Dies.
  • Cherry Cobbler Ribbon – about 26″
  • Rhinestones – three medium

Interlocking Treat Box Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Toile Tidings Christmas Gift Set

Toile Tidings Christmas Gift Set

It’s all about the packaging! At least that’s what I think. Nothing makes a gift more special than taking time to create your own packaging.  My beautiful sweet sister will be hosting her WOW Club Night Party this week. I always give my hostesses their choice of project. Kathy wanted a Christmas gift bag and card. The Toile Tidings suite came to mind and I got busy.

Toile Tidings Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This Toile Tidings Suite can be found on page 6-9 of the Holiday Catalog.  I knew I wanted to use the cardinal in the design because our Mom loves them. I knew Kathy would want to give her a special gift in a special bag.

Toile Tidings Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I embossed the cardinal with our black embossing powder it gave it a rich look. The Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend was my color medium. Quick, easy but very dramatic. And did you notice, I colored all the way to the edge of the paper. I really like that look for this image.

Toile Tidings Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And that gorgeous wreath was the perfect little “nest” to create for my cardinal.  I cut that using the All Around Wreath die set. I cut one wreath in Garden Green and the other in Gold Foil. I just offset them giving them even more dimension and interest.

Toile Tidings Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To highlight the top edge of the focal image I added some foilage cut from with the Beautiful Boughs die set. All the foilage on the bag was inked with the Golden Glitz Delicata Ink. I love the richness it added to those elements.

Toile Tidings Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And every gift bag needs a tag, right? I created mine with the Scallop Tag Topper punch. Adding a little sentiment decorated with the leaves from the Christmas Cardinal dies was the perfect touch. All I needed to complete the gift set was a matching card.

Toile Tidings Christmas Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, this card came together very quick and easy. The gorgeous Toile Tididngs Designer Series Paper in the background set the tone for both the card and the bag. You only need one sheet of the 12″ x 12″ to complete both.

Toile Tidings Christmas Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to create this bag for someone special on your Christmas list. Here’s my video tutorial to teach you how. I would love to hear from you about this project. What do you love or what did you learn?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Gift Bag – I purchase all my gift bags from Paper Mart. This bag measures 8″ x 10 1/4″ with a 4 3/4″ gusset.
  • Bag Mat – Real Red CS – 7 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, distress the edges with a distressing tool or the edge of your scissors.
  • DSP Mat – Toile Tidings DSP – 7″ x *’, distress the edges with a distressing tool or the edge of your scissors.
  • Focal Mat – Early Espresso CS – 4 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 5″. Emboss the Very Vanilla mat with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. Splatter the surface using your aqua painter and Early Espresso ink.
  • Wreaths – Garden Green CS – 4″ x 4″ and Gold Foil – 4″ x 4″, cut with the die from All Around Wreath set. Ink the Garden Green wreath with the Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.
  • Stamped Branches – Very Vanilla CS – two @ 3 1/2″ x 5″, stamp the branches in Early Espresso. Color the leaves with the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers and the berries with the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend. Color the branch with the Dark Crumb Cake. Die cut the images with the die from the Christmas Cardinal die set.
  • Cardinal – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, run the embossing buddy over the card stock. Stamp the image in versa mark, spinkle with the black embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Color the cardinal with the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend. Color the beak with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. Die cut the image with the  die from the Christmas Cardinal die set.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ 3 1/2″, stamp in Early Espresso, cut with the die from the Christmas Cardinal die set.
  • Boughs and Leaf Clusters – Garden Green CS – 4 1/4″ x 6 1/2″, due cut one large and one medium bough from the Beautiful Boughs die set. Die cut four sets of the leaves from the Christmas Cardinal die set. Ink all the elements with the Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.
  • Leaf Punch – Garden Green CS – punch two sets, twist each leaf with your tweezers. Ink with the Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.
  • Flower – Real Red CS – Every Season Punch Pack, punch three of the snowflake images. Spriz with Champagne Shimmer Mist, crumble, then open and allow to dry.
  • Berry Sprigs – Real Red CS – 1 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ – cut two using the die from Frosted Bouquet. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Tag – Very Vanilla CS – 2″ x 3 1/2″, punch the top edge with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
  • Tag Mat – Real Red CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Tag DSP Mat – Toile Tidings DSP – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
  • Tag Sentiment – one each in Real Red CS and Very Vanilla CS – 2″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from Ornate Frames. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso. 
  • Ribbon – 14″ Double Stitched Garden Green
  • Baker’s Twine – 10″
  • Toile Tidings Glitter Dots – Real Red – 1 large and 2 small; Garden Green – 1 small

Christmas Card – How the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Garden Green CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Toile Tidings CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Scallop Oval – Early Espresso CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals.
  • Oval – Garden Green cS – 4″ x 3″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals, emboss with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, stamp in Early Espresso. Cut with the die from Christmas Cardinal set.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso and the branch image in Garden Green.
  • Ribbon – 6″ Real Red Ruched
  • Toile Tidings Glitter Dots – Real Red – 3 small.

Toile Tidings Gift Set Product List

Leaf Punch

$16.00
Paper Snips

$10.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set

What?????? 74 days until Christmas! Do you need a special ornament for 2019? I’m so happy to share my Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Set with you guys.  Next weekend, we kick off the 2019 Margie Bourgeois Memorial Christmas Community Service Project. This service benefits the residents of the Riverbend Nursing Home. We’ll be creating 150 gift sets, one for each of our friends at Riverbend.

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

When I received my  2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, I quickly flipped through the pages to find my inspiration for the 2019 Riverbend Ornament. This will be our 7th Annual Community Service Project. 

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

My Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set was created with the Still Scenes bundle. I love that it is interactive. The globe is filled with Snowflake Sequins and Ice Stampin’ Glitter. The beautiful gift set is the perfect way to present the ornament and card.

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Let’s take a closer look at the presentation box and card. Both of which are super easy and quick to create. Gotta love that!

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Our acetate card boxes are great for packaging card sets, but this time, I’ll be using it to gift the Snow Globe Christmas Ornament and card. Because the boxes are pre-scored they are very easy to assemble. Not to mention, you get ten (10) boxes in a package for only $7.

Still Scenes Christmas Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Our fabulous new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint really brought those Christmas trees to life. It’s easy to use and goes a long way.  Just scribble onto the die cut, heat with the heat tool and watch the magic happen. I’m so happy to share with you my FREE video tutorial. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create the entire gift set. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, sit back, relax and enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

Presentation Gift Box

  • Bellyband – Toile Tidings DSP – 2″ x 11″
  • Package Insert – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Emossing Folder
  • Scallop Oval – Cherry Cobbler CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals. 
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, stamp the sentiment from Still Scenes in Cherry Cobbler, cut the image with the second to largest Stitched Shapes Oval.
  • Sprigs – Gold Glimmer Paper – punch two with the Sprig Punch
  • Acetate Card Box
  • Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots – two

Season’s Greetings Christmas Card

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Very Vanilla CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″. Emboss one with the Tin Tile 3D Emossing Folder. The other will be your inside mat. Stamp the sentiment from Still Scenes in Cherry Cobbler.
  • Focal Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Toile Tidings DSP – 3″ x 4″
  • Trees – Garden Green CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes. Apply the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, activate with the heat tool.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 1″, punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch. Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.
  • Snowflake – Gold Glimmer Paper – scrap – cut a snowflake using the die from Trio of Tags.
  • Sprig – Garden Green CS – punch two sprigs using the Sprig punch.
  • Very Vanilla Envelope

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament

  • Rings – Cherry Cobbler CS – 3 1/2″ x 7 1/4″, cut two rings by nesting the largest circle (3 1/8″) and third to largest circle (2 5/8″) from the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Scene Background – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies. Emboss with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.
  • Snow Globe Stand – Cherry Cobbler CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ – cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes.
  • Snow Globe Detail for Stand – Gold Foil Paper – 3″ x 3″, back with adhesive sheet, cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes. ** Note – I purchase my adhesive sheets on Amazon.
  • Sprigs – Gold Glimmer Paper – 2″ x 3″, punch two with the Sprig punch.
  • Trees – Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″  – cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes.
  • Church – Garden Green CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ and Basic Black CS – 1 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, both cut with the dies from Snow Globe Scenes. Use scraps from the Gold Glimmer Paper to create the sparkle in the windows of both die cuts.
  • Ribbon – 3/8″ Gold Metalic-Edge – one @ 8″ (hanger)  and one @ 10″ (bow).
  • Snow Globe Dome 
  • Ice Glitter and Snowflake Sequins

Ready to create? I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. Here are the links to all the products used in my Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set.

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament Gift Set

Sprig Punch

$18.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks for stopping by. 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

Holiday Gift Card Holder and Greeting Card in One

Holiday Gift Card Holder and Greeting Card in One

Are you making your list and checking it twice? How many gift cards are on that list? You know you need a quick and easy way to gift those, right? In today’s project I’ll teach you how to create not just a gift card holder, but a card as well. All in one design!!

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because we have family and friends scattered all over this big beautiful world, we need a way to gift those cards.  Mailing gift cards can be a challenge sometimes. Especially since you want it to look like a gift, but also be easy to mail.  I’ve got the answer for you, my Holiday Gift Card Holder and Greeting Card in One!!!

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you like all things shiny and copper, be sure to add the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP to your next order. You can thank me later. Oh, and because you’ll want to make yours just like mine (hahahahaha!!), add a package of the copper foil paper. 

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

All that gorgeous texture, on the copper foil, was created with our new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. It creates the perfect backgrounds.

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Voila! Open the card and there you have your little gift card holder and a place to write your greeting. I promise you, this one is quick and easy. You’ll be creating a batch in no time at all.

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the little pocket is the perfect size for your gift card, you won’t have to do any wrapping. That’s a time saver. I included even more bits of that gorgeous DSP on the inside to dress things up.

Holiday Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I used the So Many Stars stamp set on this one. That bundle was highlighted in my previous post.  It was a HIT!! Okay, ready to create some gift card holders? In my FREE video tutorial, I’ll teach you how. I would very much appreciate you subscribing to my YouTube Channel and sharing my video.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Gift Card Holder Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 2 1/2″ and 8″
  • Embosssed Panels – Copper Foil – one @ 2 3/4″ x 4″ and one @2 1/4″ x 4″, embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Focal – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, Night of Navy CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, and Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – 3″ x 3″.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 2″, stamped in Pretty Peacock and cut with the die from Ornate Frames.
  • Inside Mats – Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – one @ 2 1/4″ x 4″ and one @ 2 3/4″ x 4, ink the edges in  Pretty Peacock.
  • Center Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy and stars in Delicata Copper.
  • Gift Card Pocket – Very Vanilla CS – 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″, score on three sides at 1/2″, form the pocket as shown in the video.
  • Pocket Mat – Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″

Gift Card Holder Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Hot Air Balloon Rose

Hot Air Balloon Rose

Hi, Everyone! Yep, you don’t need to adjust your glasses, or rub your eyes, it’s paper and it’s a rose. A Hot Air Balloon Rose to be exact. The first time I flipped through the 2019 Annual Catalog and spied the new Hot Air Balloon Punch, the image reminded me of a flower petal. At that moment I knew I wanted to create a 3D rose.

Hot Air Balloon Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Well, I figured it out and would love to share the details with you. My WOW Team saw this first hand during our monthy Team Meeting. They loved it and I hope you do too. At the end of the meeting, everyone was throwing out color combinations.  One of my favorite suggestions was a Tropicana inspired color palette. Can’t wait to try that one. Want to join my WOW Team? We have so much fun together. Would love to have you as a part of my team.

Hot Air Balloon Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By decorating one of our new little Mini Shipping Boxes, it gave me a gorgeous platform for my Hot Air Balloon Rose to shine. My daughter’s birthday is coming up. I think I’ll fill this little gift box with goodies for her. She’ll think her Mom is so clever. hahahaha!!

Hot Air Balloon Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to order your Hot Air Balloon punch today so you can start creating your own roses. Here’s what you need to punch to create the rose as I’ve designed it.

Creating the Hot Air Balloon Rose

  • Base – One 1 1/2″ Circle 
  • Petals – You will need a total of 17 images. Divide as follows.
  • Row #1 – 6 Hot Air Balloon Images
  • Row #2 – 5 Hot Air Balloon Images
  • Row #3 – 3 Hot Air Balloon Images
  • Row #4 – 2 Hot Air Balloon Images
  • Center – 1 Hot Air Balloon Image

Hot Air Balloon Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Of course, I wanted to dress up the little mini shipping box. Tasteful Textures is the lovely stamp set I used to create that vintage inspired image. Be sure to stamp first, then emboss with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.

Hot Air Balloon Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There’s a trick to creating those fabulous veined leaves. I hope you enjoy my free video tutorial that will show you this technique and all you need to know to create the rose.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Base for the Rose – one 1 1/2″ circle. Be sure to punch the circle from the same color you are using for your petals. In this case I’m using Real Red CS.
  • Petals – Real Red CS – approximately 1 sheet – punch 17 Hot Air Balloon images.
  • Leaves – Garden Green CS – two @ 2″ x 5 1/2″, each scored at 1″, place folded strips in the Corrugated Embossing Folder, run through the die cutting machine. On the fold of the strip, cut 1/2 moon shapes. I cut five for this rose.
  • Box – Mini Shipping Box
  • Mats – Garden Green CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 2 3/8″, two @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/8″
  • Embossed Mats – Whisper White CS – one @3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, two @ 3 1/2″ x 2 1/8″, two @2 1/2″ x 2 1/8″

Ordering in my online store is quick and easy. Just click any image below to begin filling your cart. During the month of June, my FREE Thank You gift for all orders $50 or more (before tax and shipping), is a package of the Noble Peacock Rhinestones. Please use the Host Code, YX3GQD2F, to qualify.  

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations