Blessed Encouragement Sampler

Blessed Encouragement Sampler

I’m excited to share my Blessed Encouragement Sampler with you guys today. One of my lovely students will be hosting her party this week. My club members give me some input on the project they would like me to design for their special night. This month, I was challenged to create a project with these parameters: “Something to celebrate a dream, a wish, a milestone in my life that I can add to a scrapbook page. Elements to go on a page to celebrate this time in life and all the hard milestones in the last few years. Encouragement for the future.”  With that, I started with her favorite color palette and created the Blessed Encouragement Sampler.

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If you guys visit here often, you know I LOVE texture and layers. Our fabulous embossing folders and dies made that easy with this design. You’ve got to have the Tin Tile and Country Florals embossing folders in your stash of art supplies. They are fabulous! Then, by rubbing on a little Petal Pink ink, over the embossed image, it really made all that texture pop off the page.

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Sometimes, as women, we forget how much we matter. I wanted Connie to know that in a special way. So, I included that message in the 1st block of her sampler. That very important “You Matter” is from the Around the Corner set. And, did you know that butterflies are a deep and powerful representation of life? Incorporating that symbol in the first block of the sampler was extremely important.

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In the second block, I thought I would give a little encouragement with the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage. So sad that set will retire. It can be found on page 114 of the current catalog. But hurry, it will be gone by June 4th. You won’t want to miss it.

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We all need to seize the moment and the sentiment in the third block of my Blessed Encouragement Sampler reminds us of that very important message. This one too, comes from the Ribbon of Courage set. See, I told you that you should scoop up this set.

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Last, but certainly not least, we could all use some beautiful flowers in our lives. Nature is so inspiring. Flowers symbolize things like beauty, hope, patience and joyfulness, just to name a few. The flowers in this block are from a brand spankin’ new set. The Floral Essence set will be offered in a bundle format. Don’t we all love punches? Yes we do! And of course I know you’re asking, where does that beautiful “Blessed” come from. Yep, that’s another new set, To a Wild Rose. It’s becoming one of my favs. Those two will be available beginning June 4, 2019.  Be sure to request your new catalog here

I was happy to create a video tutorial so that you can replicate this one.  Sit back and enjoy! Please let me know if you create my Blessed Encouragement Sampler for someone special in your life. It would make me very happy!!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Large Mat – Calypso Coral CS – 12” x 12”
  • Center Mat – Petal Pink CS –  8” x 8”
  • Floral Edge Die Cuts – Whisper White CS – 5” x 7 ½”, cut with the die from Springtime Impressions. Using a sponge dauber, lightly ink the elements in the die cut with Petal Pink, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz inks.

Block #1

  • Mat – Sahara Sand CS – 5” x 2 ½”
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Country Floral Embossing Folder and lightly inked with Petal Pink ink.
  • Butterfly – Petal Pink CS – 4 ¼”  x 3”, cut with the die from Springtime Impressions, ink in Petal Pink ink.
  • Spiral Rose – Calypso Coral CS – punch one 1 ½” circle, spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist. Cut a spiral and roll with a tweezer, secure closed with wet blue. Pear Pizzazz CS – 1 ¼” x 1 ¼”, cut with the die from Springtime Impressions.
  • Small Flowers – Petal Pink CS –  2 ½” x ¾”, punch three flowers using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack. Pear Pizzazz CS – ¼” X 4”, punch six leaves using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 ½” x 1 ½”, stamp the image from Around the Corner in Calypso Coral ink. Fussy cut the image.

Assembly Block #1

  1. Wet glue the mats together.
  2. Wet glue the spiral rose to the pear pizzazz flower.
  3. Wet glue the unit to the center of the butterfly.
  4. Wet glue the butterfly body to the center of the embossed mat.
  5. Create the three small flowers, gluing two leaves to each flower. Wet glue the flowers to the embossed mat. Adhere the pearls to the center of the flowers.
  6. Pop the sentiment to the lower right hand corner with mini dimensionals.

Block #2

  • Mat – Sahara Sand CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and lightly inked with Petal Pink ink.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”, stamp the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage set in Calypso Coral. Die cut the image with the die from Smooth Sailing.
  • Sentiment Accent – Calypso Coral CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”, cut with the die from Smooth Sailing.
  • Ribbon – Calypso Coral 3/8” Satin Ribbon – Approximately 11”
  • Embellishment – Frosted Flower – one clear – color with the Light Calypso Coral Blend

Assembly Block #2

  1. Wet glue the mats together.
  2. Cut the Sentiment Accent die cut in half, lengthwise. Wet glue to the back of the sentiment, forming a frame at the top and bottom.
  3. Apply three strips of tear and tape to the center of the embossed mat. Loop the ribbon over the tape, securing it to the embossed mat.
  4. Pop the sentiment.

Block #3

  • Mat – Sahara Sand CS – 5” x 2 ½”
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Country Floral Embossing Folder and lightly inked with Petal Pink ink.
  • Heart – Calypso Coral CS – 3 ¼” x 4” – cut with the die from Be Mine Stitched
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 ¼” x 4” – stamp the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage in Calypso Coral, cut the image with the die from Be Mine Stitched.
  • Small Hearts – Petal Pink CS – 1 ½” x 1 ¾” , cut a section of the border die from Be Mine Stitched, isolating 3 different sized hearts on the die. Spritz the hearts with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Ribbon – 5/8” Organdy Striped Ribbon in Petal Pink – 6”

Assembly Block #3

  1. Wet glue the mats together.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the mat securing to the back with scotch tape.
  3. Pop the sentiment to the Calypso Coral Heart. Pop the unit to the center of the mat.
  4. Wet glue the small hearts to the sentiment heart.

Block #4

  • Mat – Sahara Sand CS – 5” x 5”
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 4 ¾” – embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and lightly inked with Petal Pink ink.
  • Focal Squares – Calypso Coral CS – 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” – next the largest and next to the largest stitched squares from the Stitched Shapes set and run through the die cutting machine. Keep both the frame and the center die cut to form the focal image.
  • Sprigs – Sahara Sand CS – 2 ¾” x 3 ¼” – die cut two images with the die from Frosted Bouquet. Spritz the images with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Flowers – Petal Pink CS – 8 ½” x 2 ½”, stamp four flower images in Calypso Coral from Floral Essence set, punch the images with the Perennial Flower punch.
  • Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – 2 ¼” x 11” – stamp six leaf images in Pear Pizzazz from the stamp in the Painted Harvest set. Punch the images with the Leaf Punch. Twist the petals with tweezers.
  • Banner – Petal Pink CS – 1” x 5”, punch one edge with the Triple Banner punch, run through the die cutting machine with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Whisper White CS – 1” x 5”, punch one edge with the Triple Banner punch. Stamp the sentiment from To a Wild Rose set in Calypso Coral.
  • Banner Accent – Calypso Coral CS – 3” x 1”, cut with the die from Be Mine Stitched.

Assembly Block #4

  1. Wet glue the mats together.
  2. Off set the squares and wet glue together.
  3. Adhere the sprigs to the back of the square with scotch tape.
  4. Create two flowers by offsetting the images. Pop the images together with a dimensional.
  5. Wet glue three sets of leaves to the back of each of the flowers.
  6. Wet glue the flowers to the solid square.
  7. Wet glue the banners together.
  8. Wet glue the accent to the bottom of the “Blessed” banner.
  9. Secure the banner to the offset squares with scotch tape.
  10. Pop the entire unit to the block. **NOTE – do not pull the back off the banner at this point. You will do so later.

Final Assembly

  1. Wet glue the 8” x 8” mat of Petal Pink to the center of the 12” x 12” Calypso Coral mat.
  2. Dry fit all the blocks to the Petal Pink mat. Adhere each to the mat with dimensionals.
  3. Wet glue the floral die cuts to the upper right and lower left of the Calypso Coral mat.
  4. Frame in a 12” x 12” shadowbox frame.

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you need for this project. Supporting me in this way, helps me share even more creations with you in the future.

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Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Strong & Beautiful

Strong & Beautiful

Welcome! I’m pretty proud of the project I’ve got to share with you today. My inspiration was the Strong & Beautiful stamp set, which has so many lovely positive messages. The gorgeous papers in the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper pack coordinated beautifully.  And then the magic happened, when I laid a sheet of the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper on top. Voila!

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Did you know that you can earn both of those gorgeous paper packs for FREE during the remaining days of Sale-a-Bratoin 2019?  Place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) and you can earn either one. 

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Each of the sweet little blocks on the framed piece are also part of the Petal Promenade papers. Isn’t it lovely? Just cut the blocks into 3″ x 3″ squares and you’re ready to start creating each little vignette. Can’t get any easier than that.

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And my color combination came from the papers of course. I used Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate and Whisper White. I just love the softness and elegance. 

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My butterflies were stamped using the Beautiful Gala set. It’s so easy to create whatever colors you want, because there are stamps to fill in the color as well. I’ll bet you are dying to create one of these for someone very special in your life. I’ve created three so far, one for a very dear friend, one for my daughter and of course one for my Mom. I would love to share the process with you and have filmed a tutorial so you can create right along with me.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Base – Petal Promenade DSP – 12″ x 12″ Floral
  • Overlay – Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper – 12″ x 12″ Floral
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Mat – Grapefruit Grove CS – 8″ x 8″
  • Element Mats – Petal Pink CS – Four @ 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Element DSP – Petal Promenade DSP – 3″ x 3″, ink all in Petal Pink ink
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – one @ 3″ x 5 1/2″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, sentiments cut with the die from Wonderful Floral, Butterflies punched with the Butterfly Duet Punch
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – 2″ x 6″, cut four with the die from Wonderful Floral
  • Sprigs – Smoky Slate CS – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ and Copper Foil Paper – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, cut four of each with the die from wonderful Floral
  • Small Flowers – Grapefruit Grove CS – 1″ x 8 1/2″, punch 12 flowers with the Bitty Blooms punch.
  • Small Doilies – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4 , cut two with the die from Doily Builder
  • Trim Accents – Highland Heather CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut four with the die from Doily Builder
  • Basic Pearls – 12
  • Metallic Thread – Copper – crate two 8 loop wraps
  • Champagne Shimmer Mist – spritz butterflies, flowers, and smoky slate sprigs.

Ready to create? Need some supplies? I would appreciate you shopping my online store. Click any item to begin your shopping cart. Place a $50 order and earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration Level 1 item. Please use my March Host Code, G42C9TDW. As a thank you, I’ll send you my MarchThank You Gift, a pot of Copper Embossing Powder.

Big Shot

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Glue Dots

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Dragonfly Dreams Decor Frame

Dragonfly Dreams Decor Frame

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I’ve got a special project to share. This 12×12 Dragonfly Dreams decor frame was a joy to design. One of my lovely club members requested a project highlighting the beautiful Dragonfly Dreams set.

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So many beautiful things on this piece, it’s hard to know where to start. I guess I’ll start with the inspiration. Because we live in Southeast Louisiana, we have lots, I mean lots of dragonflies in my garden. We also are in the middle of the fog season. The weather just doesn’t know what it wants to do. There’s nothing like seeing the low drifting fog and little garden creatures interacting. It hit me there. I wanted the little scenes in my Dragonfly Dreams decor piece to look like they were flying around in the reeds, in the fog mist.

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Now, how was I going to create that foggy look? To the rescue came the subtle embossing folder. Stamping on top of the embossed mat gave it that sketchy look, almost like fog mist. I used the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create the elusion of reeds and foliage in the garden. The Dragonfly needed to really sing. So, I cut it out with our new Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper. Did you know that you can earn that gorgeous paper FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration? WOW!!!! It has a hologram effect, hard to photograph, but I hope you can see the different colors reflected in the light.

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One of my signature flowers is the one tipped in acrylic paint. It gives the flower a vintage look. I used the 4-petal flower punch for my petals and a 1 1/4″ circle, spiral cut, to form the center. Those gorgeous accent leaves and side die-cut detail were cut with the dies from Wonderful Romance.

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The sentiment from Part of My Story started the message on this piece. Choosing the perfect accent words was next. The “amazing” was die cut with the die from Celebrate You. And the sweet little “friend” is one of the many word dies from our new set, Well Said.

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Another fabulous new die set is the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  That’s what I used to make the “friend” title pop. Are you inspired to create one of these for your very own or to give to a special friend?

You can download my FREE PDF Tutorial.

Need some supplies? I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. My January Host Code is D6WZP2XV.

Big Shot

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Thanks so much again for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this one.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

 

Forever Lovely Sampler WOW Class to Go!

Forever Lovely Sampler WOW Class to Go!

Happy New Year! Samplers are a blast to create and even more fun to display.  My Forever Lovely Sampler will be a fabulous one to start your annual collection.  My WOW ladies purchase one 12×12 display frame and change out their samplers by season. The best part about this one, you will receive a pre-cut kit and lots more goodies in this WOW Class to GO!  

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This Forever Lovely Sampler is a 12×12 format, with six little design vingettes. Be sure to pick up an Iris Case to store all your samplers and you’ll be ready for each season.

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WOW, can you tell I love texture, detail and all things Stampin’ UP! During our recent OnStage Convention in Orlando Florida, Stampin’ UP! asked that I prepare a presentation and display board for the event.  I was thrilled, excited and terrified, all at the same time.  

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Receiving so much positive feedback on my Forever Lovely Sampler, I knew I wanted to share the design with as many crafters as I could.  Offering my Sampler WOW Class to GO! is the best way I can do just that. 

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Here’s the scoop and what’s included in the class. There is so much value, be sure to read it over and let me know if you have any questions.

January 2019 Forever Lovely Sampler

  • Forever Lovely Bundle #150580, 13-piece photopolymer DistINKive stamp set & 14-piece die set
  • All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack #148584 – 1 spool each of 2 colors. 5 yards each spool.
  • Free from me!
    • Pre-cut Sampler kit with exclusive video tutorial and full color PDF
    • Four Bonus Card Designs – PDF’s and video tutorial
  • FREE Thank You Gift from me – Package of the Heart Epoxy Droplets #148583 ($6.50 value)
  • FREE Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set of your Choice, choose from the following:
    • Item #149714 – Hello Cupcake
    • Item #149739 – By the Bay
    • Item #149736 – Home to Roost
    • Item #149725 – So Hoppy Together
    • Item #149719 – Part of My Story
    • Item #149730 – Lovely Lattice
  • Class Fee – $67 + $7 Shipping

But wait, on top of all that, everyone that registers for this class will get an entry into my class giveaway.  The lucky winner will receive the Precious Parcel Card Kit, a Level 1 Sale-a-Bration item. You’ll love this kit, it makes 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs.  I put the entire kit together in just 30 minutes. And it’s gorgeous!!

The deadline to register is January 16, 2019, 9:00am (CST).  Just click this link, fill out the form, and I will send your invoice. Because you’ll want to create even more beautiful projects with your Forever Lovely bundle, here is a sneak peek of the four bonus cards.

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Don’t miss out, register today! Did you catch that I mentioned this could be your first sampler of the year? I’ll bet I’ll have others coming soon.

Thanks for stopping by, Until Next Time, Create Something Beautiful!

 

Halloween Sampler Toil & Trouble

Halloween Sampler Toil & Trouble

Sadly, my Halloween Sampler will be the last of my 2018 Halloween projects.  It’s time to move on to Fall and Christmas.  Where in the world is 2018 going?  One of my wonderful club members asked that I design a Halloween Sampler using the Cauldron Bubbles bundle.  I jumped at that opportunity because the bundle is just so cute and easy to work with.

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And this year we have a second Halloween bundle, Spooky Sweets.  That bundle includes our Spooky Bats punch. 

The color combination for our Halloween Sampler is Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White and Basic Black.  Lots of those colors can be found in the Toil and Trouble DSP.  That’s one of the cutest Halloween paper lines we’ve had.  Lots of the images coordinate with the dies, making creating a piece like this super quick and easy.

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Instead of stamping and coloring the witch and the cat, I just cut it from the DSP with the coordinating dies.  I just love all the texture in the piece.  And that was created with our fabulous collection of embossing folders.

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Have you used our new Copper Shimmer Paint? If not, I’ve got a great technique that was used on all the large Gorgeous Grape elements.  I created my own custom Copper Shimmer mist.  I hope you can see the color and shine on those pieces.

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The pumpkins too, came from the DSP.  I just drew a little jack-o-lantern face on one of the pumpkins with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  Did you know that this is one of the markers that is sold separately?

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I know bats aren’t really cute, but I have to say these make me smile.  I stamped them in Memento Black and punched them out with the Spooky Bats punch.  I’ve got a tip for you in my video tutorial that will help line up that stamp and punch every time, quick and easy.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Large Mat – Pineapple Punch CS – 12” x 12”
  • Medium Mat – Mango Melody CS – 8 ½” x 8 ½” – stamp the star image from Cauldron Bubbles in Mango Melody on each of the four points of the mat. Measure 1 ¾” from the point and mark with a light pencil line.
  • Medium Mat – Basic Black CS – 8 ½” x 8 ½”

Block #1

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/4” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Thick Whisper White CS – 5” x 2 ¼”,  emboss with the Swirls and Curls EF
  • Oval – Gorgeous Grape CS – 3” x 4”, cut with the Layering Ovals framelit, spritz with Copper Mist.
  • Witch – Toil & Trouble DSP – fussy cut one of the witches, highlight sections with the clear wink of stella pen
  • Cat – Toil & Trouble DSP – cut one of the cats with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.
  • Broom – Whisper White CS – 1 ¾” x 3 ¾” – stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black, color with Stampin’ Write Markers, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.
  • Banner – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 ½” x 3 ¼”, cut with the die from Farmhouse set.
  • Sentiment – Gorgeous Grape CS – 1 ¼” x 2 ½”, cut with the die from Layering Ovals framelits and Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 1 ¾”, stamp the sentiment from Cauldron Bubble in Gorgeous Grape, cut with the Layering Ovals framelits.

Block #2

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/4” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Woodland EF.  Stamp off Memento Black ink twice, using the grunge stamp from the Spooky Sweets set.
  • Ghosts – Whisper White CS – 4 ¼” x 1 ¾”, stamp the ghost image 3x in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Lightly wash gorgeous grape color onto the ghosts with an aqua painter.  Cut with the die from Cauldron framelits. Apply clear ink of stella on each.
  • Moon – Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp the image from the Spooky Sweets set in Mango Melody, punch with the Twinkle Builder punch.
  • Sentiment – Gorgeous Grape CS – 2” x 2” punch with the 1 1/8” scallop circle punch and Whisper White CS – 2” x 2” stamp the sentiment from Cauldron Bubble in Gorgeous Grape, punch with the 1” circle punch.
  • Stars – Mango Melody – 1” x 2”, cut with the die from Cauldron Bubble.

Block #3

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Softly Falling EF.
  • Cauldron – Toil & Trouble DSP – Cut using the coordinating die from the Cauldron set. Highlight the liquid and fire with clear wink of stella
  • Frog – Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp the frog from Cauldron Bubbles in Granny Apple Green CS.  Blend the color with a blender pen.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp with the die from Cauldron Bubble in Gorgeous Grape.  Fussy cut, separating the words into two sections.

Block #4

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Seaside EF.
  • Starburst – Gorgeous Grape CS – punch one starburst, spritz with copper mist.
  • Hat – Toil & Trouble DSP – Fussy cut one hat, highlight with clear wink of stella pen.
  • Broom – Whisper White CS – 1 ¾” x 3 ¾” – stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black, color with Stampin’ Write Markers, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.

Block #5

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/4” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Pinewood Planks EF
  • Pumpkins – Toil & Trouble DSP – Fussy cut three pumpkins.  Chose one to draw on a jack-o-lantern face with the Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • Sentiment – Gorgeous Grape CS – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” – cut with the die from Layering Squares framelits, spritz with copper mist.  Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp the image from Spooky Sweets in Gorgeous Grape, cut with the die from Layering Squares.
  • Ribbon – Black Glitter Organdy – 12”

Block #6

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Tin Tile EF
  • Bats – Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 3 ½”, stamp the images in Memento Black with the image from Spooky Sweets.  Punch the images with the Spooky Bats punch.  Apply clear wink of stella to each.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” – stamp the image from Spooky Sweets in Gorgeous Grape and fussy cut the word “spooky”.

All supplies for the Halloween Sampler can be found on in my online store.  I would appreciate your business.

Big Shot

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Blender Pens

$12.00

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Delightfully Detailed Sampler

Delightfully Detailed Sampler

Time for a new sampler and the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty DSP was my inspiration. This gorgeous paper can be found on page189 in our new Annual Catalog.  This paper stack is perfect for all crafters, both card makers and scrapbookers.  

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The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut papers are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other. To create my sampler design, I wanted to custom color the lovely paper. I mixed 10 drops of Granny Apple Green ink refill with alcohol in one spritzer and 10 drops of Coastal Cabana in the other.  I laid the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper over a sheet of 12″x12″ Very Vanilla CS and randomly spritzed with both colors.  In that way, I achieved two pieces of custom colored paper, the positive and negative.

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Is that not gorgeous?  I love the subtle colors.  My plan is to cut this sheet into card fronts and create a gift set of thank you cards.  More coming on that soon. But for now, back to our sampler. I knew I wanted it to be nature inspired to go along with the floral pattern in the Delightfully Detailed paper.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

I started the first block in the sampler with the Serene Garden Bundle. I just love that corner image and it’s so easy to stamp in just the perfect location with our new Stamparatus!  The sweet little sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set.  That’s fast becoming another favorite.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

The gorgeous dove is also from Serene Garden. The embossed mat was created with the Lovely Floral 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  In the next block, I knew I wanted to use the Stitched Labels Framelits. I cut the largest label in the set in Coastal Cabana and it really made the stitching pop.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

That sweet little rose was created by punching one 1 3/8″ scallop circle.  I cut the image into a spiral and rolled it with my tweezers.  But hang on, I almost forgot to tell you.  The color combination for this sampler is Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, and Night of Navy. Love it!!!!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! products is that you can combine the stamps and dies from various sets to create gorgeous projects.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Delightfully Detailed Sampler, Stampin' Up!

You can’t have a nature inspired art piece without a butterfly.  The new Springtime Impressions Thinlits and Petal Pair embossing folder made creating this sampler block easy. I used my sponge daubes to do all the inking and color blending.

Are you just dying to create one of these? Come on into my studio and I’ll teach you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Base: Whisper White CS – 12” x 12”
  • Base Overlay:  Detailed   12” x 12” – Fill 2 spritzers one filled with 10 drops  of Granny Apple Green ink refill and the other with 10 drops of Coastal Cabana ink refill and alcohol.  Place the overlay on top of a piece of 12×12 Very Vanilla CS.  Spritz with the two colors, carefully lift the overlay and let the two pieces dry.
  • Mat:  Night of Navy CS  – 8” x 8”
  • Block #1 – Mat – Granny Apple Green – 5” x 2 ½”

Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼” – With the stamp from Serene Garden, stamp the image in Night of Navy, using the Stamparatus.  Apply one drop of Granny Apple Green Ink refill on an acrylic block and color leaves with a Blender Pen. Ink edges and roll color onto the image with Coastal Cabana ink and a sponge.

Flowers – Coastal Cabana CS – 1” x 4 ¼” – With the stamp from Serene Garden, stamp the image in Coastal Cabana, die cut with the coordinating die from Garden Scene Framelits. Ink the edges in Coastal Cabana. Apply clear wink of stella to the surface of the flowers.

Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 ¼”x 4 ¼” – With the stamp from Abstract Impressions, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy, cut with the die from Petals & More Thinlits.

Ribbon – 5/8” Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – two 5” pieces

Block Assembly:  Wet glue the mats together.  Pop the flowers to the mat.  Adhere a piece of tear and tape to the back of the sentiment to adhere the two strips of ribbon.  Pop the unit to the mat.

  • Block #2 – Mat – Granny Apple Green – 5” x 2 ½”

Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼” – emboss with the Layered Leaves embossing folder, lightly ink the edges and embossed surface in Granny Apple Green.

Focal – Stitched Label – Coastal Cabana CS 3 ¾” x 3”, cut with the die from the Stitched Labels Framelits set.

Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 3 ½”, cut with the oval from Layering Ovals.  Using the stamp from Abstract Impressions, stamp the image in Night of Navy ink.

Rose – Punch one 1 3/8” scallop circle from Coastal Cabana CS, cut into a spiral and roll with a tweezer, forming the rose, glue at the bottom and adhere a rhinestone to the center. 

Flower Cluster (under Rose) – Granny Apple Green – 1 ½” x 1 ½” – cut with the die from Bouquet Bundh Framelits.

Leaf Sprigs – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 ¼” x 8 ½”, cut three sprigs from the die in the Bouquet Bunch Framelits set.

Bow – Linen Thread – create a four-loop bow with the Susan Bow Maker.

Block Assembly: Wet glue the mats together. Pop the sentiment to the label. Adhere the leaf sprigs to the back of the label and pop the unit to the mat.  Wet glue the small flower cluster to the bottom of the sentiment. Glue dot the bow to the cluster. Wet glue the rose to the center of the bow.

  • Block #3 – Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Lovely Floral TEIF

Bird – Whisper White CS – 3” x 3”, stamp the image from Serene Garden in Night of Navy. Color with Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Markers.  Cut with the coordinating die from Garden Scene Framelits.  Apply clear wink of stella to the green section of the wings.

Block Assembly:  Wet glue the mats together. Pop the bird to the mat.

  • Block #4 – Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, Using the stamps from Love What you Do, stamp off the watercolor wash stamp from the Love What You Do stamp set in Coastal Cabana.  Stamp the flowers in Night of Navy. Stamp the color wash over the flower heads in Coastal Cabana

Linen Thread – 6”

Block Assembly:  Wet glue the mats together. Glue dot the bow to the stems of the flowers.

  • Block #5 – Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder

Starburst – punch one from Sparkle Glimmer Paper with the Starburst punch.

Sentiment – punch one 1 ¾” circle from Coastal Cabana CS.  Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”, stamp the sentiment from the Stitched All Around set in Night of Navy, die cut with the coordinating die.

Leaves – Granny Apple Green CS – 2” x 4 ¼” – emboss the leaves from the Nature’s Roots Framelits, cut the leaves with the matching dies in the same set. Ink the edges of the leaves in Granny Apple Green.

Block Assembly:  Wet glue the mats together. Wet glue the leaves to the back of the starburst.  Wet glue the Coastal Cabana circle to the back of the sentiment. Pop the sentiment to the starburst. Glue the element to the mat.

  • Block #6 – Mat – Granny Apple Green – 5” x 2 ½”

Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼” – emboss with the Petal Pair embossing folder. Ink the flowers in Coastal Cabana and the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  Ink the edges on Granny Apple Green.

Butterfly – Whisper White CS –  4 ¼” x 3” – cut the butterfly using the die from Springtime Impressions Thinlits. Ink the body and edges in Night of Navy and the center of the wings in Granny Apple Green.

Block Assembly: Wet glue the mats together. Pop the butterfly to the center of the mat.

I would love you earn your business.  All the products used in this project can be found in my online store. By supporting my business, I can bring you even more projects like this one in the future. Thank you so much.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Blender Pens

$12.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Hope you enjoyed the project, your comments are always welcome.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!