Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card

Did you know that you can earn the Friendly Hello bundle for FREE during Sale-a-Bration? You’ll want to add this one to your stash so that you can create my WOW inside pop-up fancy fold. 

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sale-a-Bration is a great time to earn free paper crafting supplies. The Friendly Hello bundle consists of a 13-piece photopolymer stamp set and package of 12′ x 12″ designer series paper. The bundle can be found on page 12 in your Sale-a-Bration brochure.

Friendly Hello Bundle, Sale-a-Bration 2022

The designer series paper has a fresh, crisp and oh so springtime look. It features Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce, Basic White and Black in the color palette. Place a $100 (before tax and shipping) and you get to choose the bundle for FREE!! Please use my January Host Code when shopping my online. SFBXR7P9

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m so happy that the stamp set includes both line art images and beautiful sentiments. You’ll be making cards in no time flat. Be sure to add to your Stampin’ Blends collection so that you can create flowers in your favorite colors.

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, fancy folds are easy. All you have to do is break it down step by step. I love challenging myself to learn something new. Make 2022 the year where you will try it too. The inside pop-up mechanism really is easy. Here’s a template that shows the scoring and trimming.

Inside Pop-up Mechanism Template, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

When it’s all decked out and decorated you’ve got yourself a one of kind design. Who is that special someone on list that would love to receive this card?

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

All the pretty accent die-cuts are from either the Flowers of Hope or Eden die sets. Don’t forget your Wink of Stella, it always adds just the right sparkle.

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By creating all this dimension, you can really show off the designer series paper as well as your stamping skills.

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But a card like this, really needs a box envelope for presentation.  Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a template to use when creating your envelope.

Envelope Box Template, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

But of course I’ve created a FREE video tutorial for you.  Just click this link to head over to my YouTube Channel. And since we are celebrating a new year, I’ve got a special treat for you. Be sure to check out my FREE full color, multi-page PDF. Just click the link below to download your copy. You can save it to your computer and/or print it off. Happy New Year!!!

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card PDF

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you might need. Remember, using my host code really helps me out. Here is my January 2022 Host Code. SFBXR7P9

Friendly Hello Inside Pop-Up Card Supply List

Products Launching January 4, 2022

  • Friend Hello Bundle – FREE Sale-a-Bration Item – #159990
  • Bough Punch – #157711 Flowers of Hope Dies – #157938
  • Iridescent Rhinestones – #158130

 

I’ld love to hear if you’ve printed your PDF and will be creating this card for that special someone. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Daffodil Daydream

Daffodil Daydream

I’m writing this post on a very gloomy, cold December morning. And yes, a Daffodil Daydream is swimming in my head. I’m so excited to share today’s card with you. It features lots of new product in the upcoming January-June Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs. Both publications will launch January 4, 2022.

Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Springtime is right around the corner and dancing daffodils will be visible soon. I couldn’t stop smiling while creating this card. It made me think of this quote. “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful, they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank

The Daffodil Daydream bundle features a 7-piece cling stamp set with a 24-piece die set. Pick up this bundle in my online store and you can choose the fabulous Daffodil Afternoon DSP for FREE!

Daffodil Afternoon, Sale-a-Bration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This paper has dramatic, bold botanicals on one side and a more neutral pattern on the reverse. For my card, I decided to use that bold collage pattern as a backdrop for my daffodil.

Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE word dies. And the “Amazing Thanks” die set is no exception. Did you notice the shadowing effect?  The dies are part of the Amazing Silhouettes bundle. Word combinations include, thanks, thank you, amazing you, and you are amazing. The stamp set has beautiful watercolor wash images.

But in my humble opinion, the Daffodil Daydream bundle is the star of this show.

Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve got lots of ideas of how to use those intricate dies to create 3D daffodils with leaves and stems and so much more. Be sure to stay tuned. For now, let’s get back to today’s project.

Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Have you started your Stampin’ Blends collection? The Stampin’ Up! Blends are a fabulous coloring medium and will have you looking like an artist before you know it. To color my glorious daffodil, I’ve used Daffodil Delight (of course) and Mossy Meadow.

Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t waste a smidge of that beautiful paper. I’ve used my scraps to cut the two bitty butterflies on the inside of the card. And did you notice that sentiment inside the card? Be sure to check out the fabulous sentiment set you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration. Break out that brochure and turn to page 14 for the Special Moments stamp set. By placing a $100 order, you can earn this 21-piece set for your very own.

Special Moments Stamp Set, Sale-a-Bration 2022, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What an amazing set! Sentiments for all occasions and in fonts that will match any style. Ready to see this new goodies in action?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pale Papaya CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Daffodil Afternoon DSP – 5″ x 5 1/4″
  • Focal Die Cut – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, cut with the die from the Scalloped Contours die set
  • Stamped Images – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the Daffodil and 2 butterflies in Tuxedo Memento ink. Color with the blends. Die cut with the dies from the Daffodil die set.
  • Words – Basic Black CS and Pale Papaya CS – one each 5 3/4″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Amazing Thanks die set.
  • Inside Accent Band – Daffodil Afternoon DSP – 1/2″ x 4″
  • Inside Butterflies – Daffodil Afternoon DSP – 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, cut two butterflies with the die from the Daffodil die set.
  • Genial Gems – 3 small in Pale Papaya

Daffodil Daydream Products coming January 4, 2021

  • #157795 Daffodil Daydream Bundle
  • #157819 Amazing Silhouettes Bundle
  • #158081 Special Moments Stamp Set – FREE Sale-a-Bration Option
  • #158127 Daffodil Afternoon DSP – FREE Sale-a-Bration Option

 

So glad you took the time to join me today. I hope you enjoyed it. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

New FREE Products! Let’s Sale-a-Brate

New FREE Products! Let’s Sale-a-Brate

Woohoo, new FREE products coming soon. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Stampin’ Up!  is realeasing more goodies. You can earn these new FREE products beginning March 3 through March 31st.

New FREE Products, Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Click the link below to open the new Sale-a-Bration Brochure.

New FREE Products, Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin’ Up!

WOW, right? Let’s see if you can guess which one I had to play with first. I’ll give you a couple of hints. First, I love a product that can be used in lots of different ways. Second, anything rose gold, I just melt. I’ll bet you guessed it. It’s that fabulous Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

New FREE Products, Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Parisian Beauty set is so fabulous, I paired that bundle with this gorgeous new paper right off the bat.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my sponge brayer, I was able to add color to the Flowering Foils DSP. I love the Blushing Bride, Basic Gray color combo.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Once you add the color, be sure to buff the surface with a clean, dry paper towel. That will really make the foiling pop. This sheet has silver foiling, perfect for that Basic Gray card base.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t you just love that sentiment? Perfect for lots of occasions. 

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But, remember, this beautiful foil paper is only one of the five new FREE products in the 2020 2nd Sale-a-Bration Release. I think this one will go fast.  Be sure to add it to your first order, March 3rd.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How do you like all that dimension? It’s easy because Stampin’ Up! products all coordinate. No more searching for the perfect ribbon or embellishent.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to dress up those envelopes. You’ll even impress the postal worker. I’ld love to share my video tutorial with you.  Enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Basic Gray CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score @5 1/2″
  • Mat – Blushing Bride CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Flowering Foils Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 5″
  • Swirl – Silver Foil – 1 3/4″ x 3″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones – Pink – 3
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon – 6″

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Lovely Lily Pad Sale-a-Bration

Lovely Lily Pad Sale-a-Bration

Three coordinating products you can earn for FREE! Can’t get too much better than that. The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad dies and the Lily Pad Impressions Designer Series Paper can all be yours for free, with a qualifying purchase.

Lovely Lily Pad, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Can I take a moment first to say, I love the color combo on this card. Think outside the box and I’ll bet you will surprise yourself. I sure did with a combination of Pretty Peacock, Flirty Flamingo Whisper White and Garden Green. Those are perfect colors for my Lovely Lily Pad card.

Lovely Lily Pad, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Whoa, did you notice the background impression? Yep, it’s back again. The Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. Told ya, that’s one of my new favorites.

Lovely Lily Pad, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By embossing the Lovely Lily Pad image on Shimmery White cardstock, I was able to add a little watercoloring.  Be sure to check out my video tutorial to learn how the Stamparatus made this quick and easy.

Lovely Lily Pad, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorite elements in the Lily Pad die set is that fabuluous border die. It’s the perfect size, easy to cut and makes such a statement. I just love it.

Lovely Lily Pad, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait, I almost forgot to tell you about one of the best features of the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set. Ready? It’s a revisible set. That means each stamp serves double duty. Want to see how that works? I filmed a video tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pretty Peacock CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Embossed Mat – Flirty Flamingo CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Vertical Accent Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 4 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ and Lily Impressions DSP – 4″ x 1 1/2″, ink the edges of the DSP in Garden Green ink.
  • Horizontal Accent Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ and Lily Impressions DSP – 4″ x 1 1/4″, ink the edges of the DSP in Garden Green ink.
  • Accent Trim – Garden Green CS – two @ 1″ x 5″, cut with the die from Lily Pad set.
  • Lily, Lily Pad and Leaves – Shimmery White CS – 2 3/4″ x 6 1/2″, cut with the dies from Lily Pad set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″

Lovely Lily Pad Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Bee Happy Sampler

Bee Happy Sampler

Can you believe it, we are already moving into the 1st full week of 2020! I’m kicking things off with my Bee Happy Sampler. It’s just too cute and what better message for the upcoming year.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

As soon as I saw this bundle, I knew I would love giving it a play. My WOW Club Member, Connie, is having a party this week. Because Connie is an avid scapbooker, I wanted to design something she could use in that part of her crafting. Hence, the Bee Happy Sampler was born.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up’s product coordination is the best. The Honey Bee bundle in the new Mini coordinates perfectly with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper offered in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In the second block, of my Bee Happy Sampler, I wanted to create a little bee hive scene. One of the best parts of creating samplers is that the blocks can also be used and adapted into cards. And did you notice the texture in the background. I created that with the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Love!!

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok, those bees are just too beautiful. Because I spritz them with Champagne Shimmer Mist, they sparkle and shine.

Bee Happy Sampler, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create the “sunshine” background, I used a sponge brayer loaded with Crushed Curry ink. That’s a quick and easy technique. The letters, cut with the dies from the Hand Lettered Prose set, were also spritzed. I love the sparkle.

Because I’m still recuperating from my recent nasty fall, I couldn’t film a video for my Bee Happy Sampler.  But, I did peck away at the keyboard to give you a very detailed PDF. Hope you can enjoy this and create a Bee Happy Sampler of your very own.

Bee Happy Sampler Instructions

Fabulous News!

To make ordering supplies quick and easy, here’s my supply list. Just click any of the items to start filling your cart in my online store. By using this month’s host code, 4DXZJPCS, when placing a $50 order (before tax and shipping), you earn so many fabulous benefits.

  1. A FREE Sale-A-Bration item.
  2. A handstamped thank you card and package of the new Champagne Rhinestones from me.
  3. For every $25 in your order, you earn a WOW Customer Loyalty Point. Earn 12 and get $25 FREE WOW from me. All the details of that program can be found here.

I would very much appreciate your business.

Bee Happy Sampler Product List

Hopefully, I’ll be back to 100% very soon. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Spring Mini Catalog Launch

Spring Mini Catalog Launch

Finally, it’s January 3rd! Time for the Spring Mini Catalog Launch. There’s 75 pages of carfting goodness. It’s difficult for me to choose which bundle to play with first.

2020 Mini Catalog, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

I think I need your help.  I’ll list my top 5 favorite bundles from the mini catalog. Comment below which one you would like to see me create wth first.

Susan’s Top 5 Mini Catalog Picks

It’s also Sale-A-Bration time! For every $50 spent on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping), choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. There’s no limit!

2020 Sale-A-Bration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Are you curious about my top picks for Sale-A-Bration? Earn these early! You know you’ll be sad if one of your must-haves sell out.

Susan’s Top 5 Sale-A-Bration Picks

Now wait, this mini catalog launch wouldn’t be complete wthout an over the top Host set. Drum roll please…..

Little Ladybug Host Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Let the shopping and earning begin! If you need any help or have any questions, don’t hesitate contacting me.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations