Positive Thoughts Collaboration

Positive Thoughts Collaboration

I’m so excited to announce the third collaboration with Ruth Trice of Artful Stampin’. Today we will cut up her fabulous one sheet wonder featuring the Positive Thoughts stamp set from Stampin’ Up!. I’ll also be featuring a brand new, soon to be released product, Gilded Leafing.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ruth’s color palette included Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow. She also included the following stamp sets, Positive Thoughts, Jolly Holly, and Framed for You. Ruth also included a little technique with the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper. Stick around and we’ll show you this neat little trick.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Check out Ruth’s video to watch her in action. I’ll bet you’ll learn something from her use of color and composition.  The art work she achieves with just stamps, ink and paper is AMAZING!

Now it’s my turn to chop it up and Create Something Beautiful!

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To make the flowers from the Positive Thoughts set really pop, I’ve added some of the fabulous Gilded Leafing.  A little goes and long way and it’s just so much fun. When the new Jan-June Mini Catalog launches on January 5th, be sure to add that a pot of Heat and Stick to your order. You’ll be so happy that you did. 

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I couldn’t resist adding adding some to the sweet butterflies as well. Because I used my new water painter, I was able give them a little wash with Cherry Cobbler ink.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using a vellum die-cut frame, I was able to create a fabulous see-through focal image. The sweet little butterflies and the Antique Corners were just the right touch.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready for card number 3? Yep, that’s right three cards from Ruth’s one sheet wonder. I even had bits left over to create a couple of book marks.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There are two sneak peeks on this card. We’ll be getting some new Fine Art Ribbon and a fantastic new Double Oval Punch on January5th  Psst, did you notice that I added the Gilded Leafing to the feathers? I love how that turned out.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In today’s free video tutorial, I’ll create all three of these beautiful cards and a sweet little bookmark. Be sure to share my video, leave a comment and be entered to win a set of these cards.

Here’s how the magic happens.

Card #1 – Positive Thoughts – Hugs, Prayers, Love

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Ruth’s OSW – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Hearts – Whisper White CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Be Mine Stitched set
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, punched with the Detailed Trio Punch
  • Stencil – Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty DSP

Card #2 – Friends Like you…..

  • Card Base – Mossy Meadow CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Ruth’s OSW – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Vellum CS – 5″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Flower – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Butterflies – Cherry Cobbler CS – 1″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Sprigs – Mossy Meadow CS – 2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Stencil – Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty DSP
  • Embellishment – Gold Glitter Enamel Dot

Card #3 – Positive Thoughts – Hugs

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Ruth’s OSW – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Feathers – Ruth’s OSW – cut three from scraps with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Butterflies – Gold Foil 3/4″ x 2″
  • Scallop Oval – Gold Foil – punch one with the Double Oval Punch
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 4″

Positive Thoughts Product List

Hope you learned a few things today. I know I’ve learned a few from Ruth. Be sure to visit her blog here. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration

What could be better than my favorite color and flower? Well, it’s a Celerate Sunflowers collaboration with my wonderful friend Ruth Trice with Artful Stampin’ with Ruth.  If you haven’t heard, Ruth creates beautiful works of art with just stamps, ink and paper. In the papercrafting world, they are referred to as one sheet wonders.

Celebrate Sunflowers, One Sheet Wonder, Ruth Trice, Artful Stampin' with Ruth

Ruth turned a sheet of Daffodil Delight cardstock into this stunning piece for our Celebrate Sunflowers collaboration.  She creates the papers and I get to cut them up and create the cards.  Am I lucky or what? The ink colors she used are Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody and Bumblebee. It’s magic watching her stamp a sheet.  Lucky us, she filmed the process.

Now that you know how she did it, here’s what I created. 

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First up, a simple but elegant card that I’ll be sending to my beautiful granddaughter Elisabeth. Because I used the sentiments in the “A Grand Kid” set, I was able to convey the perfect message to my sweet girl.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the detail die in the Sunflower die set, you really get to appreciate all the glorious colors in the paper.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready for a fancy fold? I decided to use a z-fold this time. It’s an easy fun fold but packs the WOW factor for sure.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Pretty dramatic, right? The colors are so vibrant and perfect to show off the sunflowers.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Generational stamping is one technique Ruth uses quite a bit. I did that with the sunflower behind the sentiment. Really makes it pop in my opinion.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There’s always different ways to use your die cuts. This time, I’ve trimmed up that large detail iamge and made an accent piece for my sentiment.

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Our Celebrate Sunflowers collaboration wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t film a video for you. Hope you enjoy it.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – Know That You Are Loved
  • Card Base – Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Poppy Parade CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Ruth’s One Sheet Wonder – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sunflower – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Sunflowers die set.
  • Flower Center – Cinnamon Cider CS – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, cut with the die from the Sunflowers die set.
  • Sprigs – Cinnamon Cider CS – 2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Sunflowers die set. Apply Wink of Stella to the sprigs.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″, stamped in Cinnamon Cider and cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels set.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sunflower, second generation, in Bumblebee. Stamp the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider.
  • Inside Accent Band – Ruth’s OSW – 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
  • In Color Enamel Dots – Bumblebee – 3

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration – Card #2

  • Fancy Fold – z-fold – Card Base – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 2 3/4″ & 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Poppy Parade CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″ and one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mats – Mango Melody CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″, all embossed with the Ornate Floral embossing folder.
  • Focal Mats – Poppy Parade CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Ruth’s OSW – 3″ x 4″
  • Inside Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 3″ x 4″, stamp the sunflower, second generation, in Bumblebee. Stamp the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 1 1/4″ x 4″, stamped in Cinnamon Cider, fussy cut.
  • Sentiment Accent – Poppy Parade CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Sunflowers die set.
  • Rhinestons – Champagne – 3
  • Ribbon – Cinnamon Cider – about 18″

Celebrate Sunflowers Collaboration Product List 

I am enjoying working with Ruth, she is a delight and oh so very talented.  Stay tuned I’ve got more to share. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Forever Greenery One Sheet Wonder

Forever Greenery One Sheet Wonder

Hi guys! Ready to create 11 cards in a snap? Today’s Forever Greenery one sheet wonder was inspired by fellow WOW Team Member, Paula-Kay Bourland.  Each month I host a challenge on our team Facebook page and everyone gets a chance to participate.  I love seeing everyone’s creations and talents.

Forever Greenery One Sheet Wonder, Paula-Kay Bourland

What’s a one sheet wonder and how does it work? First of all we all started with the same sketch. Because it makes use of every single inch of your 12×12, you won’t have any waste and will be able to create 11 cards from the one sheet.

Forever Greenery One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Next, everyone got to choose their own paper and design away.  Here are the other one sheet wonders created by my very talented team members.

DSP One Sheet Wonder, Lisa Lepine

DSP One Sheet Wonder, Denise Walker

One Sheet  Wonder, June Hay

One Sheet Wonder, Nancy Sanders

One Sheet Wonder, Klarissa Nightingale

Now you can really appreciate the versatility of that sketch. Do you have a favorite paper? If so, pull it out right now and cut it up.  Here’s my take on Paula-Kay’s Forever Greenery one sheet wonder.

Forever Greenery, One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Most noteworthy, each of the papers in the Forever Greenery stack is lovely and it’s hard to choose a favoirte. That’s ok, because each one can be used to make an entire stack.

Forever Greenery, One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How would you like to win all 11 cards? Yep, that’s right, it’s BLOG CANDY time!!!! All you have to do, to be included in the prize drawing, is leave a comment on this blog post. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.  The deadline to comment is Thursday, December 3, 2020. I will pick a winner on Friday the 4th.

Forever Greenery, One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Forever Greenery, One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait, that’s not all! I’ve got a full color PDF for all 11 cards for you. Yep, that’s right, it’s free!! Just click the link below, print it off and follow along on my video tutorial.

Forever Greenery One Sheet Wonder, FREE PDF, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin’ Up!

 

Forevery Greenery One Sheet Wonder Product List

Thank you all so much for stopping by. Didn’t Paula-Kay do an awesome job on this challenge? I can’t wait for the next one.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Blossoms One Sheet Wonder

Blossoms One Sheet Wonder

Good day everyone! I love creating an entire card set in one stamping session. Don’t you? Today, my blossoms one sheet wonder really put a smile on my face. Have you ever tried a one sheet wonder?  It’s all about stamps, ink and paper. And of course, letting your creativity soar.  

Blossoms One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I started out with a sheet of Whisper White CS, I literally had a blank slate. Then I broke out my Stamparatus. By mounting the large stamp from the Blossoms in Bloom set to one of the plates, I was able to stamp four images on the sheet in no time flat. Next, it was all about the Forever Fern set. That set is fast becoming a staple in my studio. Let’s take a look at each of the cards that I created with my blossoms one sheet wonder.

Blossoms One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I started my four-card set with this one. Creating that fancy bow gave this card a very soft, feminine look.  Because I incorporated a little vellum in each card the card series has a cohesive feel.

Blossoms One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Each of the vellum elements was cut with the dies from the Tasteful Labels set. That’s a new offering in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The stitching is fabulous.

Blossoms One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My card base is Soft Sea Foam with a mat of Rococo Rose. To achieve all those scrumptious stamped images, I used a palette of Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather with a little Gray Granite.

Blossoms One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you now you can stamp on ribbon? Yep, you sure can. I stamped the smaller leaf stamp, from the Forever Fern set, in Pear Pizzazz on our Crinkled Whisper White Seam Binding. I would love to share my creative process with you. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Bases – Soft Sea Foam CS – four @ 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • Mats – Rococo Rose CS – four @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • One Sheet Wonder – Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 11″, after stamped, the mats are cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sentiments – Whisper White CS – one @ 2″ x 8 1/2″ and one @ 1″ x 3″, cut with the dies from the Tasteful Labels set.
  • Sentiment Accents – Vellum CS – 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Tasteful Labels set.

Blossoms One Sheet Wonder Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00
Paper Snips

$10.00
Stampin' Pierce Mat

Stampin’ Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

Break out a sheet of Whisper White card stock and give this one a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations