Grassy Grove Shadowbox Fancy Fold

Grassy Grove Shadowbox Fancy Fold

My Dad is about to celebrate his 91st birthday. Time for a special card, don’t you think? My Grassy Grove Shadowbox Fancy Fold is so Dad. He loves everything outdoors and nature inspired. A farmer his whole life, there’s no big surprise about that.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My color combination for today’s project is a bit Fall inspired. We’ve got Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee, Old Olive and Basic White. To achieve both the detailed trees and the blue sky background, I’ve used the fabulous new Sale-a-Bration item, Simply Marvelous DSP. 

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even if you don’t want to kick it up a notch with the Grassy Grove  shadowbox, you can create this lovely card front and have a fabulous masculine card design. But, as you know, you’re only 91 once. And Dad loves it when I create interactive cards for him.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my handy Stampin’ Write Markers in Old Olive and Cinnamon Cider, I was able to ink up the tree stamp. That way, I could easily achieve two colors in the image.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Is that die cut not gorgeous? I love the way the deers are nestled up behind the trees. It looks like they are taking a walk in the forest.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used all but one die from the set, this card gives you a true feel for what you can create when you purchase this new bundle.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That lovely sentiment is from another new Jan-June Mini Catalog offering. The Flowering Tulips Bundle is another great set. When I saw that sentiment, I knew I wanted to use it in Dad’s card. 

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Grassy Grove Bundle can be found on page 47. It’s a 9-piece cling stamp set with a 10-piece coordinating die set. Not only for masculine card designs, I can see this one used in your Christmas card making too! 

Creating the Grassy Grove shadowbox fancy fold isn’t difficult. With just a few easy score lines, you’re on your way. Click here to view my FREE video tutorial filled with all the tips and tricks.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – one @ 5 1/2″ x 10 1/2″, scored on the 10 1/2″ side @ 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/2″ and 8″. One @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Cinnamon Cider CS – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside DSP Mat – Simply Marvelous DSP – Coastal Cabana – 5 1/2″ x a smidge less than 3 1/2″
  • Inside Die-cut Mat – Simply Marvelous DSP – Bumblebee – 5 1/2″ x a smidge less than 3 1/2″
  • Die-cut Deer – Cinnamon Cider CS – 2″ x 3″, cut with the dies from the Grove die set
  • Inside Accent Band – Bumblebee CS – 5 1/2″ x 1″, embossed with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
  • Inside Sentiment – Basic White CS – 4″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Scalloped Contours die set. Stamp the sentiment from Flowering Tulips in Cinnamon Cider.
  • Front Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the sentiment from Sweet as a Peach in Cinnamon Cider.
  • Small Leaves – Old Olive CS – 2″ x 2 3/4″, cut two sets with the dies from the Grove die set
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS – 3 1/2″ x 11″, stamp images as follows:
    • Deer – Cinnamon Cider
    • Large Mound – second generation Bumbleebee
    • 2 sets of Trees – Stampin’ Write Markers in Cinnamon Cider and Old Olive
    • 2 Small Mounds – Old Olive
  • Clouds – Simply Marvelous DSP – two @ 1″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from the Majestic Mountain die set

Grassy Grove Shadowbox Fancy Fold Product List

  • New Jan-Jan Mini and Sale-a-Bration Products
  • #157845 – Grassy Grove Bundle
  • #157672 – Flowering Tulips Stamp Set
  • #158128 – Simply Marvelous DSP – FREE Sale-a-Bration Item

Let me know if you decide to give this one a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps

Time to create a masculine card using my Beauty of the Earth DSP scraps. This one is for my husband’s 70th birthday. He loves to play golf and bird watch. He enjoys waterfalls, walking in the woods and pretty much anything that involves nature. 

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Terry also likes deep rich colors. I’ve used a little Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Merry Merlot, Bumblebee, and Old Olive to create the leafy elements. 

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Seems like creating a masculine card is always a little tough. But with the die cuts from Forever Flourishing and Intricate Leaves, creating this one was pretty easy.

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I had lots of scraps of the beautiful Beauty of Earth DSP and decided that would be the perfect backdrop for his card. Hope you noticed the embossing. I thought by adding the panels, then running it through the Timber 3D embossing folder, it would give a cohesive look to the design.

Masculine Card with DSP Scraps, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And there you go, a masculine card that’s easy to create and/or mass produce. And who would have thought that scraps could make such a lovely background. But wait, things just keep getting better and better. If you are viewing this post on October 20, 2021, there’s a sale going on. Here’s a link to all the info.  Peaceful Moments and Forever Fern are just two of the 80 sets on sale with a 15% savings. WOOHOO!!! I would appreciate you using my host code, UU7QJCBB, when placing your order.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cajun Craze CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Early Espresso. Stamp the leaves in 2 generations of Bumblebee.
  • Front Mat – Cinnamon Cider CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Beauty of the Earth DSP
    • Upper Left – 1 5/8″ x 1 3/4″
    • Lower Left – 1 5/8″ x 3 1/8″
    • Upper Right – 2″ x 3 1/8″
    • Lower Right – 2″ x 1 3/4″
  • Sentiment – cut each with the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly die set
    • Cajun Craze CS – 2 1/4″ x 3″
    • Basic White CS – 2″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Early Espresso
  • Leaves 
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3″ x 4″, cut with the die from Forever Flourishing
    • Bumblebee CS – 3 1/2″ x 5″, cut with the dies from Forever Flourishing and Intricate Leaves
    • Old Olive CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ – cut with the die from Intricate Leaves
    • Merry Merlot CS – 3″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the dies from Forever Flourishing and Intricate Leaves
    • Copper Foil – 1″ x 4″, cut with the die from Intricate Leaves
  • Envelope – Basic White
  • Pearls – 3 small, color with the Dark Cajun Craze Blend

Masculine Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

More than Father’s Day

More than Father’s Day

My #1 request, from my followers, is for more masculine cards. Well, today I’ve got one for you. Mine is for Father’s Day, but the sentiment can be changed and adapted to birthday, get well, congratulations and so much more.

Father's Day Card, Susan's Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Yes, I am one lucky lady. My Dad of 90 years is still with us. So this Father’s Day he will be receiving this card. Dad’s been on the farm his entire life and loves nature. The papers in the Beauty of the Earth set drew me in and the rest is history.

Father's Day Card, Susan's Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you guys know anything at all about me, you know I LOVE texture and layering. I knew I wanted to use some foliage on the card, but I didn’t know how beautiful the texture could be when using the Linen Specialty Paper. First, did you know you could stamp on it? Yep, but wait there’s more. You can die cut it too. 

Father's Day Card, Susan's Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Do yourself a favor. Break out the catalog and turn to page 14. That’s where you will find the A Wish for Everything set. And boy or boy is that really a set for everything. The sentiments will take you through the entire year. 

Father's Day Card, Susan's Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Not only that, you can pair it with the Word Wishes die set as well. Check that one out on page 166. Watch how easy it is to work with the new Linen Specialty paper. You’ll be stamping and die cutting it right away. I promise.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Early Espresso CS – Two @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Beauty of the Earth DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Words – Merry Merlot CS – 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, back the CS with Adhesive Sheets then cut with the dies from the Word Wishes die set
  • Foliage – Bumble Bee CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Forever Flourishing. Cinnamon Cider CS – 4″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Stitched Leaves die set. Merry Merlot CS – 5″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the dies from the Forever Flourishing die set.
  • Linen Leaves – Linen Specialty Paper – Linen Paper – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and Basic White CS – 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp two of the leaves in Cinnamon Cider and the larger one in BumbleBee. Apply the Linen Paper to the Basic White CS. Die cut the leaves with the dies from the Stitched Leaves set. Ink the edges, tone on tone.
  • Inside Accent Band – Beauty of the Earth DSP – 1/2″ x 4″
  • Plaiyng with Patterns Resin Dots – 1 medium – Yellow

Father’s Day Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold

Today’s card is extra special. It’s for my Dad’s 90th birthday. He loves all the cards I create for him, but he really enjoys the fancy folds. My Dad still works on the farm, has a heart of gold, is faith filled and definitely the leader in the family. He is fun-loving, a social butterfly and cooks for the masses. He is a sweetheart, very giving and loves my Mom to the moon. They’ve been married 68 years. 

90th Birthday Celebration

When I give him his 90th birthday card, I hope to see a smile just like this one.  This photo was taken on his 80th. We definitely need to take one on January 3rd to celebrate his special day.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The four-panel fancy fold is easy but gives you lots of paper crafting real estate to add lots of sentiments and/or embellishments. I had so much to say, I needed all that room to relay all those feelings.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the World of Good Specialty DSP on page 25 of the Annual Catalog? It’s the perfect paper stack for masculine cards.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A 90th birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without lots of glitz and shine. Bringing in lots of our Brass Foil paper added that vibe to his card.  

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By stamping the globe in versa mark I was able to emboss it. Then coloring it with a wash of Misty Moonlight it added a very realistic look to the ocean water.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now this sentiment was just so perfect, I had to include it. You can get the set, Approaching Perfection during the Sale-a-Bration promotion beginning January 5th. You can earn it for FREE with a qualifying order.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

So what do you think? Will dad love it?  I sure do hope it makes him feel as special as he is. Be sure to leave a comment on my YouTube Video for a chance to win one of these cards.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Whisper White CS –  5 1/2″ x 11 1/2″, scored at 1/4″, 3 3/4″ and 7 1/4″, turn and with the 1/4″ scoreline at the top, score at 5/8″ down to the 7 1/4″ scoreline.  Cut off the 5/8″ score. For the card base, also cut one piece at 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • Mats – Misty Moonlight CS – two @ 21/2″ x 4″; two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 11/16″; one @ 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DPS Mats – World of Good Specialty DSP – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″; two @ 3″ x 4 1/2″ and one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • DSP Banners – World of Good Specialty DSP – one @ 1 1/4″ x 4″ and one @ 2″ x 5″, punched with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • Scallop Squares – Brass Foil – one @ 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, one @ 2″ x 2″ and one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ cut with the dies from the Layering Squares set.
  • Scallop Oval – Brass Foil – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ cut with the die from the Layering Ovals set.
  • Sentiments – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, stamp in Misty Moonlight, die cut with the dies from the Layering sets listed above.
  • Globe – Brass Foil – 2″ x 2″ cut with the die from the World Map set
  • Globe Stand – Brass Foil – 2 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the World Map set
  • Beaded Strips – Brass Foil two @ 1″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Field Tiles set
  • Stamped Globe – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamped in versa mark and embossed with black embossing powder. Heat set with the heat tool. Die cut with the die from the World Map set.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold Product List

Here’s wishing my Dad a very Happy 90th birthday and many more!!! Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Best Year Quick & Easy Birthday

Best Year Quick & Easy Birthday

Need a quick and easy birthday card? On top of that you need it a little on the masculine side? I’ve got just the card for you. In today’s card, I’ll show you how easy it is to create your own plaid backgrounds with the new Best Year Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Best Plaid Builder dies are card size, you can create your own custom backgrounds for just about any card you need.  Today though, we can concentrate on a quick and easy masculine style. Lots of blues and a fabulous designer series paper make this one perfect.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My color palette for my Best Year masculine plaid is Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. Throwing in a mat of the In Good Taste designer series paper tied everying together.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sentiments are no problem with the Best Year set. Those range from birthday, thank you, father’s day, Christmas and  just a little hello.  But, I knew I wanted to add a big bold sentiment on the inside. Ridiculously Awsome to the rescue.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Let’s take a look at how easy this bundle is to use and create those plaid backgrounds.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Inside senitment is stamped in Misty Moonlight.
  • Designer Series Paper Mat – In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Plaid Die-cut #1 – Seaside Spray CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Best Plaid Builder die.
  • Plaid Die-cut #2 – Misty Moonlight CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Best Plaid Builder die.
  • Sentiment Label – Night of Navy CS – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels die set.
  • Senitment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight, die cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels die set.
  • Envelope – Whisper White, stamp the hip, hip, hooray and the heart in Misyt Moonlight.
  • In Color Enamel Dots – Misty Moonlight – 3
  • Twine – Flowers for Every Season

Best Year Quick & Easy Masculine Birthday Card Product List 

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Adventure Awaits with Beautiful World

Adventure Awaits with Beautiful World

That’s right, adventure awaits with the Beautiful World Bundle from Stampin’ Up! Do you love rich colors, travel and adventure themes? How about a more masculine touch to your designs? If you’ve answered yes to any of these, you’re going to love the Beautiful World set.

Adventure Awaits, Beautiful World, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Quick, turn to pages 24-26 in the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! There, you will find gorgous inspiration using the elements of the World of Good Suite. Don’t have a catalog or a demonstrator? I would love to earn your business and send you a copy. Contact me here, with your mailing address and I’ll send you a new catalog.

Adventure Awaits, Beautiful World, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

With my Adventure Awaits design I tried to incorporate lots of elements from the suite. Did you know we have new in-colors? Yep, that’s right, five to be exact. This card features two of those, Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider. And in true Stampin’ Up! style, everything coordinates, right down to the Misty Moonlight ribbon.

Adventure Awaits, Beautiful World, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Have you heard? We have new Brass Foil Sheets. I’ve used that to cut the globe stand and the sweet little curly cue. Just the right amount of shine for my Adventure Awaits masculine themed design. Because the World of Good Specialty DSP has brass folded designs as well, it was a perfect match.

Adventure Awaits, Beautiful World, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Hope you can appreciate all the texture on this card. The quill pen was one of my favorite little added touches. Dotting the “i” really brought importance to the sentiment, don’t you think? 

Adventure Awaits, Beautiful World, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to check out the video tutorial I’ve got for you. Not only that, I’ve just hit 15,000 subscribers on my YouTube Channel. Hope you are in that number. If not, be sure to subscribe and hit that little bell. That way, you will be notified, via email, the next time I upload a free video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Misty Moonlight CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, words and images stamped in Early Espresso
  • Mat- Early Espresso CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Cinnamon Cider CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Focal Mat – Early Espresso CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP Focal Mat – World of Good Specialty DSP – 3″ x 4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 3 1/4″, stamped in Early Espresso. Punched with the Lovel Label Pick a Punch.
  • Feather – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 3″, stamped off, 2nd generation with Early Espresso ink. Die cut with the die from the World Map set.
  • Globe Base – Misty Moonlight CS 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Globe Accent – Early Espresso CS – 2″ x 2″
  • Globe Stand and Swirl – Brass Foil Sheet – 2 1/4″ x 3″
  • NOTE: All globe pieces are cut with the coordinating dies from the World Map set.
  • Ribbon – Misty Moonlight – 5″

Adventure Awaits with Beautiful World Product List 

Paper Snips

$10.00

Hope you enjoyed this one, would love to hear from you. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations