Copper Tea Tins with Flowering Foils DSP

Copper Tea Tins with Flowering Foils DSP

It’s getting to be that time of the year – Teacher Appreciation Week. Need a sweet gift that your kiddos will be happy to present to that special teacher? We have fabulous Copper Tea Tins in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. You can find those on page 173. They are the perfect size to decorate and fill with goodies.

Copper Tea Tins, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But this sweet gift isn’t just for one occasion. Because it’s so versatile, you could use it for birthdays, get well wishes, congratulations and so much more. The Copper Tea Tins are sold in a set of four. That makes them super economical.

Copper Tea Tins, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What makes this one so special is the gorgeous Flowering Foils Specialty DSP. By placing a $50 order, before tax/shipping, you can earn it for free.  Sale-a-Bration will be ending March 31,2020, so don’t miss out.

Copper Tea Tins, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using sponge daubers in Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral, I was easily able to color my paper. To fill in the flowers and berries, I used our Stampin’ Blends. Those alcohol markers are the best coloring tool around.

Copper Tea Tins, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To really step things up a notch I added in a greeting from Silhouette Scenes. But you can customize your stamped image to any occasion.  I’ve added a selection of a few of our fabulous embellishments to make my gift super special.  Want to learn how to color this fabulous paper and create a little gift like this one?  Here’s a free video tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Bellyband – Flowering Foils Specialty DSP – 2 1/2″ x 12″
  • Focal Die Cut – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Flower – Flowering Foils Specialty DSP – fussy cut a rose
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment and punch with the 1″ circle punch
  • Scallop Circle – Daffodil Delight CS – scrap – punch oen 1 1/8″ scallop circle

Copper Tea Tins with Flowering Foils DSP Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Parisian Gift Bag Amour

Parisian Gift Bag Amour

Need a gift bag for a special event? Why not create your own? Share your special papercrafting skills with those you love. This beautiful Parisian gift bag would be perfect for your next wedding gift.

Parisian Gift Bag, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The gorgeous papers in the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP started things off. The color palette of Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Petal Pink was perfect for my Parisian gift bag.

Parisian Gift Bag, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stamping the gorgeous cherry blossom branch in Basic Gray gave the gift bag a vintage look. And I’m all about that. I used my Stampin’ Blends to color the image. To build your stash of blends, why not add a combo pack to each order. You’ll have your collection built in no time flat.

Parisian Gift Bag, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That gorgeous swirl is one of my favorite dies in the set. By cutting two from champagne foil, I really added a lot of texture and shine to my Parisian gift bag.

Parisian Gift Bag, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To give the word, amour, a little more depth and dimension I used some sticky back fun foam. By offsetting it with a cherry cobbler die cut, it really helps to pop the word on the gift bag. 

Parisian Gift Bag, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Combining elements from both bundles in the Parisian Blossoms Suite made my Parisian gift bag extra special.  And that fabulous Eiffel Tower, cut from basic gray cardstock is definitely the star of the show.

Parisian Gift Bag, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Pool Party banner really ties everything together.  And I couldn’t resist stampomg that beautiful verse.

Parisian Gift Bag, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to create this one? I’ld love to share my video tutorial with you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • White Gift Bag – PaperMart – 8″ x 10 1/4″
  • Banner – Pool Party CS – 3″ x 9″
  • Mats – Petal Pink CS – 7″ X 7″ AND Cherry cobbler CS – 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • DSP Mat – Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP – 6″ x 6″
  • Banner Accent – PetalPincl CS – 1″ x 3″, cut with the die from Painted Labels die set.
  • Swirls – Champagne Foil – two @ 2″ x 3″, cut with the die from Parisian die set.
  • Eiffel Tower – Basic Gray CS – 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Parisian die set.
  • Flowers – Pool Party CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Cherry Blossoms die set.
  • Leaves – Old Olove CS – 2″ x 2″, cut with the dies from the Cherry Blossoms die set.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Amour – Cherry Cobbler CS and White Fun Foam – one each 1 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the die from Parisian die set.

Parisian Gift Bag Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Tropical Oasis Easel Box Card with Drawer

Tropical Oasis Easel Box Card with Drawer

I am over the moon excited to share today’s project with you. First of all, be sure to check out the Tropical Oasis Suite on pages 38-40 in the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. It’s going to put a smile on your face, because the colors are just plain happy!

Tropical Oasis Suite, Stampin' Up!

During the Easter break my husband and I will be joining our son, daughter-in-law and two beautful grandchildren on a 7-day Hawaiian Cruise.  I’m giddy with excitement.  When I saw the Tropical Oasis Suite, I knew I wanted to create a sweet pillow gift for them. As a result, my easel box card came to life. And here it is.

Tropical Oasis Easel Box Card with Drawer, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok, tell me you just didn’t smile. I love everything about this project. The colors are bright and cheery and the stamped images remind me of Hawaii. Finally, it’s got a little drawer for me to fill with treats.

Tropical Oasis Easel Box Card with Drawer, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Papers are so beautiful, it took me a few minutes to decide on which pattern to use. Certainly, one sheet is more lovely than the next. But, I really like the way the birds of paradise peek through behind the palm trees.

Tropical Oasis Easel Box Card with Drawer, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Above all, I wanted to create lots of texture on the box.  For that reason, I cut some Daffodil Delight mats and embossed them with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. And that Braided Burlap Trim, well, let’s just say I’ve got another bolt on my next order.

Tropical Oasis Easel Box Card with Drawer, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Coloring the flower was really quick and easy. Stampin’ Blends to the rescue. Not only that, I was able to change the color of our basic pearls to Real Red to really make the flower centers pop.

Tropical Oasis Easel Box Card with Drawer, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And how in the world could we go on our Hawaiian adventure without adding a little aloha greeting. I cut one from Real Red and one from Whisper White. Then I glued them together, offsetting slightly. To top it off, I made sure to cover the surface with by Wink of Stella Pen.

Tropical Oasis Easel Box Card with Drawer, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Adding this sweet back panel gave me a chance to leave the kiddos a message. Want to create one? Here’s my video tutorial to teach you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Drawer – Soft Suede CS – 6″ x 6″, scored on all sides at 1″.
  • Drawer Wrap – Soft Suede CS – 4 1/8″ x 11″, scored @ 1 1/8″, 5 1/4″, 6 3/8″, and 10 1/2″.
  • Easel Card – Soft Suede CS – 4 1/8″ x 8 1/4″, scored @ 4 1/8″ and 6 1/4″
  • Easel Panel – Soft Suede CS – 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Daffodil Delight Mats – three @ 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″. 
  • DSP Mats – Tropical Oasis DSP – three @ 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Daffodil Delight Embossed Mats – two @ 1″ x 4″ and four @ 7/8″ x 3 7/8″, embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – one @ 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and one @ 4 1/4″ x 3″
  • Back Panel – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 2″
  • Aloha Die Cut – Real Red CS and Whisper White CS – one in each color, 1″ x 3″
  • Small Flowers – Daffodil Delight CS – 1″ x 1 1/4″
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 1″ x 2″
  • Braided Trim – 8″
  • Pearls – three

Tropical Oasis Easel Box Card Product List 

Hope you give one a try. If you do, would love to hear from you. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Quick Easy Christmas Gift Card Holder

Quick Easy Christmas Gift Card Holder

Need a quick and easy Christmas Gift Card Holder? We all do! Grab your cup of hot cocoa, sit back, relax and we can conquer this task together.

Quick Easy Christmas Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Gift cards can be a boring gift, so why not jazz things up.  I love it when Stampin’ Up! offers a bundle that includes a punch. This one is even more special, it has two punches in the bundle.  But, this is one you don’t want to wait on. The bundle pricing, with the 10% discount, will end January 2, 2020. 

Quick Easy Christmas Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create my quick and easy Christmas gift card holder I didn’t even use Christmas paper. That’s right, that pretty designer series paper is from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. The lovely Garden Lane DSP pack is a great neutral that you will be using for all seasons.

Quick Easy Christmas Gift Card Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There is even a special place on the inside of the gift card holder to write a message and sign your name.  Can’t get too much better than that. Here’s a quick video to help you get these done in no time at all.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Quick Easy Gift Card Holder – Real Red CS – 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 1 1/4″ and 4 1/4″. Punch the top two edges with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Belly Band – Real Red CS – 1″ x 7 1/2″
  • Stitched Oval – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the second largest stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes die set.
  • Ornament – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 5 1/2″, stamp 3 ornament images, from the Christmas Gleaming set, in Real Red. Punch with the coordinating Gleaming Ornament Punch.
  • Designer Series Paper Mats – Garden Lane DSP – one @ 4″ x 2″, punch two top edges with the Detailed Trio punch. One @ 4″ x 1″.
  • Inside Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 2″. Stamp the sentiment, from the Christmas Gleaming set, in Real Red.
  • Ribbon – Garden Green Double Stitched – one @ 6 1/2″ and one @ 8″. Tie a bow with the 8″ piece.

Quick Easy Christmas Gift Card Holder Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

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

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

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations