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

 

Join Susan’s WOW Team

Join Susan’s WOW Team

Do you love stamping? How about creating and sharing? What about getting discounts on your craft supplies? Sale-a-Bration is the perfect time to join Susan’s WOW Team!

Join Susan's WOW Team, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Look at all the benefits you’ll receieve for joining Susan’s WOW Team during this Sale-a-Bration promotion

  1. As usual, build your Starter Kit by picking $125 worth of products for just $99.
  2. Receive a new Mini Paper Cutter.
  3. Receive a 6″ x 6″ designer series paper sampler. (48 sheets)
  4. Receive your choice of any stamp set offered in current catalogs. (host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets excluded)
  5. FREE Shipping on all of these items.

Even more perks for joining Susan’s WOW Team!

  • You are not required to hold workshops or events, this can be your 20% hobby discount. There is a $300 minimum quarterly to maintain your status.
  • Earn Flex Points on all future purchases/sales. It’s like Credit Card points, accumulate them for Exclusive Items offered in the Stampin’ Up! Flex Store or cash them in for things in the catalogs.
  • Promote to Bronze Elite status and earn an additional 5% discount on future purchases/sales.
  • Gain access to the Stampin’ UP! Demo Site where you will get the latest scoop on all things Stampin’ UP!
  • Be eligible to attend the OnStage events
  • Receive an invitation to join StampinConnection.com, an exclusive demonstrator community for sharing ideas and samples.
  • Free Catalogs with each new release.
  • Pre-order and sneak peek opportunities.
  • Want even more, make it your own business opportunity and earn even more including the annual incentive trip.

If that’s not enough,there’s more!!!!

I have a mix of both business builders and discount shoppers on my team and we all share what we love with each other.  Here are some additional perks for becoming a member of Susan’s WOW Team!

  • Become a member of my Exclusive “Susan’s WOW Team” Facebook Page
  • Monthly Facebook Live Team Meetings giving tips, demonstrations and more.
  • Joining Gift from me
  • Special Team Member ONLY pricing on all my WOW Classes to GO!
  • Monthly Team Newsletter
  • Quarterly Team Recognition and Prizes
  • Coaching
  • Team Card Swaps
  • Annual Team Retreat – 3-day event
  • Team Facebook Page Challenges with Prize Patrol

Contact me today to set up a time for us to chat.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold

I’m so excited to share this Sale-a-Bration sneak peek with you. And what better way to do that, than with a peek-a-boo card. If you have received your new Sale-a-Bration brochure, be sure to turn to page 17. You can earn the sweet Little Ladybug stamp set for FREE!

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Would love for you to earn this stinkin’ cute set. Here’s how to make that happen.

  1. Place a personal order $300+ and earn the exclusive Little Ladybut Stamp Set for FREE! That’s on top of your Stampin’ Rewards!
  2. Host a WOW Mini Spring Catalog Book Party. My exclusive offer period is January 3 – 31, 2020 only. It’s easy, here’s how it works.

WOW Spring Mini Book Party.

  • Contact me today!!
  • I will be in touch with you so that we can choose a date for your WOW Book Party.
  • Invite your friends and supply me with your guest list. I will open your host code.
  • Ordering begins, the party will be open for one (1) week.
  • If your orders reach $300+ in sales, you will earn the Little Ladybug set.
  • I will close your party and enter your benefits.
  • I will cut kits, for this fancy fold card project, for each of the guests on your invite list. They will love creating this super cute peek-a-boo fancy fold with the Little Ladybug set you earned.
  • As a thank you be sure to invite your friends over so that you can create the project together. Nothing better than Coffee and a Card!! Well, maybe a piece of pie would top it off.
  • Enjoy!!!

Ok, you want to see more about this super cute Little Ladybug fancy fold? First off, the beautiful specialty DSP in the background is the new From My Heart Specialty Paper. It’s fabulous and not just for Valentine’s Day, as you can see.

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The gorgeous embossing, on the flap of the card, was created with our new Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. I am in love with that folder. You’ll be seeing lots of that one from me.  It’s part of the Parisian Blossoms Suite.

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And that cute little flower, that’s another fabulous Sale-a-Bration freebie. Place a qualifying $100 order and you can choose the punch for FREE! There is also a coordinating stamp set, Thoughtful Blooms.

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Open the flap of the card and you begin to see the peek-a-boo feature of my Little Ladybug Fancy Fold. Coloring the images in the set is quick and easy with our Stampin’ Blends.

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Tada!!! Look how cute this is when the card is fully open.  I’ll bet this card will put a smile on everyone’s face. 

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because there are multiple images of the Little Ladybug, I chose the one holding a little flower from my envelope. I’ve got some tips and tricks and a great how-to video for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. The card base will fold on the right.
  • Flap on Card Base – Real Red CS – 5 1/2″ x 5″, on the 5″ side, score at 3/4″
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mat – From My Heart Specialty DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Decoative Trim – Whisper White CS – two @ 1″ x 5 1/2″, punch one edge of each with the Decorative Ribbon Punch.
  • Scallop Ring – Basic Black CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ nest the 3 1/8″ scallop circle and the 2 5/8″ circle from the Layering Circles die set and cut with your die cutting machine. **NOTE: The dies are measured from outside edge to outside edge.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from Ornate Fames.
  • Flowers – Daffodil Delight CS – 1″ x 3″, punch two with the Small Bloom punch.
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, punch three images with the Sprig punch.
  • NOTE: To cut the circle in the flap use the 2 5/8″ circle die from the Layering Circles die set.
  • NOTE: To create the circles in the card base layers, use the 2″ circle punch. Tips for this technique are included in the video tutorial.

Little Ladybug Peek-a-Boo Fancy Fold Product List

Sprig Punch

$18.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to hearing from you so we can book your WOW Spring Mini Book Party. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Lovely Lattice Salt Technique

Lovely Lattice Salt Technique

I love getting inky and using techniques to create my own backgrounds. I’ve used the Lovely Lattice stamp set to highlight my salt technique on this card. The vibrant bold colors in the background really set off the flowers on the lattice. This technique is so forgiving and easy card will be different. I love that!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lovely Lattice, Salt Technique, Stampin' Up!

Okay, I’ll bet you’re asking, “how did she do that”? If you don’t mind getting a little inky and using some unconventional supplies, this technique is for you. Go to the kitchen and grab the salt. Yep, that’s right salt. You can use fine grain or larger grain, whatever you have on hand will do.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lovely Lattice, Salt Technique, Stampin' Up!

For the salt technique, you’ll need some watercolor paper, ink refills of your choice, I used Melon Mambo and Highland Heather. Being sure the watercolor paper is wet enough is one of the key steps in the process. Your aqua painter will come in handy for that. Once you’ve got the ink refills applied to the watercolor paper, you’re ready to sprinkle the salt.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lovely Lattice, Salt Technique, Stampin' Up!

Waiting for this gorgeous paper to dry is the hardest part. Once it is bone dry, you will rub off the salt and you’ll have your gorgeous background paper ready to go.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lovely Lattice, Salt Technique, Stampin' Up!

Because I heat embossed the Lovely Lattice images with Black Embossing Powder, it made it easier to color and fussy cut. So you might want to consider that.  It also gives the card a richness and another level of dimension. For my Lovely Lattice focal image, I used mainly Stampin’ Blends as my coloring medium. I didn’t have a Melon Mambo Blend, so I used my blender pen for those flowers.

So that you can see the technique first hand, I’ve created a FREE video tutorial for you. Enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Highland Heather CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Technique Mat – Watercolor Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from Rectangle Stitched Framelits
  • Lovely Lattice Image and Small Flower Image – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Small Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – two leaves punched from a scrap using the Bitty Blooms Punch
  • Metallic Thread – Silver – 10 Loops

Be sure to earn your FREE Lovely Lattice stamp set so that you can create a card like this one using the salt technique. All the supplies are listed below and I would appreciate your shopping my store. 

Big Shot

$110.00
Blender Pens

$12.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Heat Tool

$30.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations