Jan-June Team Card Swap

Jan-June Team Card Swap

Woohoo, today I am featuring the eight gorgeous cards from our Jan-June Team Card Swap. Everyone has designed a lovely card. We’ve got fancy folds, techniques and a one-sheet wonder. Ready to get your socks knocked off? Be sure to read to the end, I’ve got some Blog Candy to giveaway!!!

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First up, we have Klarissa Nightingale’s card. Look what she did with inks, paper and the new Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks. What a bargain, you get 6 masks for only $10. Throw this one in your shopping cart for sure. Klarissa used one of the background masks for that beautiful lacy look and the gorgeous layering flowers masks to create her focal image. The possibilities are endless.

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Next we have the beautifully designed card by Nancy Sanders. Nancy featured the gorgeous Dahlia Days stamp set in her one sheet wonder. She chose a beautiful color palette of Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede and Old Olive. 

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Laura Carpenter created her background mat with that lovely Dahlia Days stamp set as well.  But her color palette is bright and fun, with a little Soft Succulent and Magenta Madness. Oh, oh, that beautiful pink will be retiring soon. Be sure to get your ink refill and Stampin’ Blends before they are gone. Her focal image, colored to perfection, is from the In the Moment stamp set.

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Next up, we have a new Team Member, Monica Becerra. Monica is participating in her first swap. I sure hope it not the last. She did an absolutely fabulous job with her Shutter Fold. You’ve got to check out my video to see how fabulous this card really is. She used the Honeybee Home bundle and the gorgeous Heart & Home Designer Series Paper.

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Honeybee Home bundle was a popular one. So much so, I’ve got another amazing card to share from Lisa Lepine. Look how sweet those little bees dress up the card front. And I love the layering on her focal image. Lisa’s color palette is a soft one of Misty Moonlight, Basic Gray, and Garden Green.  I love her use of the 1/8″ Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack and the new Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In my previous blog post, I featured my card for the swap. Here’s a link, in case you missed it. I featured the Daffodil Daydream bundle.

Daffodil Pop-Up Box Fold, Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Each swap, I chose a card to highlight. It’s a random drawing because judging would be way to difficult. Everyone is so talented. This time, I chose two cards instead. The first on is by Paula-Kay Bourland and features the Tulip Fields bundle.

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What a fun fancy fold. This one is a gate fold and really shows off the Flowering Fields DSP.

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And how cute is that working windmill. Just add a brad and you can make the blades rotate.

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The second card that I’ll be CASE’ing in the video will be the book fold easel card designed by June Hay. 

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The coloring on the focal image, from the Blessings of Home set, is gorgeous. June used her water painters along with her ink pads for quick and easy coloring.

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There are so many opportunities to add sentiments in this one. Just tilt up that easel and voila, you have another one.

Jan-June Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Click this link to head over to my YouTube Channel for the video. But wait, before you do that, how would you like to win an entire set of these beauties. That’s my blog candy for the day. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, January 22nd. All the names will go on the prize wheel and I’ll announce the winner Sunday, January 23rd. Good luck everyone. You can find the details and dimensions for both Paula-Kay and June’s cards below.

Windmill Card – by Paula Kay Bourland

  • Card Base – Soft Succulent CS – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored @ 1 1/2″ and 5 3/4″.
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Focal Mat – Soft Succulent CS – 3 1/8″ x 4 1/4″
  • Focal Die Cut – Basic White CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set
  • Gatefold Mats – So Saffron CS – one @ 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Designer Series Paper Mats – Flowering Fields DSP – one @ 1″ x 5″ and one @ 2 1/4″ x 5″
  • Tulip Trim – Calypso Coral and So Saffron CS – one each @ 1″ x 5″, cut with the dies from the Windmill Fields die set
  • Windmill – Crumb Cake CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″; Early Espresso CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and Copper Foil – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut all pieces with the dies from the Windmill Fields die set
  • Envelope – Basic White
  • Brad – one in copper
  • Butterflies – Brushed Brass – one large and one small

Jan-June Team Card Swap – Windmill Card Product List

Book Fold Easel Card – by June Hay

  • Card Base – Pale Papaya CS – 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored @ 2 1/8″, 4 1/4″, and 5 1/2″. Create a tick mark at the bottom of the card front @ 2 1/8″. Cut from the tick mark to the first fold, creating the diagonal cut, forming a point.
  • CS Mats – Evening Evergreen CS  as follows:
    • one @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
    • two @ 4 1/8″ x 2″
    • one @ 1″ x 4 1/8″
    • two @ 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″
    • two @ 2″ x 2″. Cut the 2″ x 2″ squares in half diagonally.
  • Back Sentiment Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Sentiments – Basic White CS
    • two @ 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set
    • one @ 1 7/8″ x 4
  • Flower – Basic White CS – 3″ x 5 1/4″, stamped in StazOn Black. Color as with a water painter and your ink pads as follows:
    • Leaves – Garden Green
    • Flower Center – Cinnamon Cider
    • Flower Petals – Pale Papaya
    • Small Flower Centers – Cinnamon Cider
    • Small Flowers – Fresh Freesia
  • Accent Die Cuts – Cinnamon Cider – 1 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the dies from the Flowers of Home die set
  • Envelope Flap – Pale Papaya CS – 2 3/8″ x 6″, embossed with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder
  • Butterflies – Brushed Brass – one large and 2 small
  • Ribbon – Pale Papaya – about 12″
  • Heart & Home Doilies – 1/4 of one in Cinnamon Cider

Jan-June Team Card Swap – Book Fold Easel Card

Don’t forget to leave that comment so that you are entered in the Blog Candy Giveaway! Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Eden’s Garden Team Swap

Eden’s Garden Team Swap

Are you ready to see all the cards from our Eden’s Garden Team Swap? My WOW Team never disappoints. There are quite a few fancy folds I’m sure you will enjoy.

Eden's Garden Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you haven’t scooped up the gorgeous new goodies in the Eden’s Garden Suite, you are missing out.  Let’s jump in, I’ve got lots to share. First up, we have June Hay’s fancy fold.

Eden's Garden Team Swap, June Hay, Stampin' Up!

I love the way June framed her focal image with the die cut from the Encircled in Beauty dies. Take a really good look and you’ll also notice she used a vellum doily in the background to create another layer of beautiful texture. Wait until you see the side view.

Eden's Garden Team Swap, June Hay, Stampin' Up!

Way to geaux June! Who wouldn’t want to display this beautiful card? Next up, we have a pocket card designed by WOW Team Member, Kathy Docen.

Eden's Garden Team Swap, Kathy Docen, Stampin' Up!

Because Kathy used the more neutral side of the Ever Eden DSP, she created fabulous background texture for her card front. I love the die cut accenting the fold-over. 

Eden's Garden Team Swap, Kathy Docen, Stampin' Up!

Just pull of the ribbon tab to reveal your insert. Clever, right, yep that’s my team they are pretty awesome. Laura Carpenter is a brand new team member and jumped right into the Eden’s Garden Team Swap. Her card really shows off the beauty of the DSP.

Eden's Garden Team Swap, Laura Carpenter, Stampin' Up!

Laura’s design is one that lends itself to multiples. Don’t forget to order yourself a couple packs of that lucious paper before it sells out. It’s available while supplies last only.

Eden's Garden Team Swap, Laura Carpenter, Stampin' Up!

Love the ink blending Laura did both on her sentiment and the inside panel. It gives the card a very vintage feel. Ready for another fancy fold? The next one is designed by WOW Team Member, Denise Walker.

Eden's Garden Team Swap, Denise Walker, Stampin' Up!

I’m lovin’ the angle cuts, embossing and of course that gorgeous belly band.  What a neat design. I’ll have to give this one a try soon.

Eden's Garden Team Swap, Denise Walker, Stampin' Up!

That little frame is worth it’s weight in gold. I can see myself using it in lots of upcoming designs. Denise’s card would be great for lots of occasions; birthdays, graduation, new job/house and so much more. Can you believe it, I’ve got another fancy fold to share. This time, WOW Team Member, Nancy Sanders, has designed two folds in one card.

Eden's Garden Team Swap, Nancy Sanders, Stampin' Up!

The book fold is perfect for what’s about to happen on the inside of this card. I love it when you can design a card that can be displayed. 

Eden's Garden Team Swap, Nancy Sanders, Stampin' Up!

I’ll bet you weren’t expecting that! WOW, Nancy, everyone is going to enjoy CASEing this one. My card was highlighted in my previous blog post. If you missed it, here’s the link. I’ve used the Ever Eden Cotton Paper to create a linen technique. 

Ever Eden Cotton Paper Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Last but not least, WOW Team Member, Paula-Kay Bourland has designed another fabulous fancy fold. Not only that, her card will be highlighted in today’s video tutorial.

Eden's Garden Team Swap, Paula-Kay Bourland, Stampin' Up!

It’s a double box pop out card. Not sure if that’s the technical name, but that’s what I’m calling it. 

Eden's Garden Team Swap, Paula-Kay Bourland, Stampin' Up!

I love that the backside of the card has lots of room for a message. And Paula-Kay showed off that border die-cut as well. It’s so versatile, you’ll be pulling it out for lots of designs. Ready to see how easy this one comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Evening Evergreen CS – one @ 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 1/2″, 2″, 4″, 51/2″ and one @ 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, scored @ 1/2″ and 2″.
  • Back Panel – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″, cut one edge with the die from the Eden set.
  • DSP Panels – Ever Eden DSP – one @ 4″ x 4″, one @ 4″ x 1 3/4″ and one @ 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Flower – Basic White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Frame & Leaves – Gold Foil – 2″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the dies from the Eden set.
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 2″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from the Eden set.
  • Envelope Basic White
  • Bling – three small Garden Gems

Eden’s Garden Team Swap – Paula-Kay’s Card Product List

 

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed our swap.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

WOW Team Swap

WOW Team Swap

I am so excited to share our latest WOW Team Swap. Team Members were asked to create a card with new products in our 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. As always they have knocked it out the park. 

WOW Team Swap, Annual Catalog, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because so many of the designers used our gorgeous designer series papers, I wanted to give you a head’s up about our month-long DSP sale. The sale begins July1st with a selected group of papers offered at 15% off. Woohoo!!! Time to stock up! Click this link to download the flyer. DSP Sale July-Aug 2021

Designer Series Paper Sale, 2021, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A number of the cards in the WOW Team Swap are fancy folds. Everyone loves those. And guess what, I’ve got a surprise for you. Each artist has donated one of their cards for the giveaway. To win the collection, All you have to do is leave a comment either here on my blog or on the YouTube video. Be sure to do that by the July 1st deadline. Ready to see all these beautiful cards. First up, June Hay has designed a fancy fold with the Pansy Patch bundle.

Pansy Patch Fancy Fold, WOW Team Swap, June Hay

Pansy Patch Fancy Fold, Designed by June Hay

Next up, we have another fancy fold, I’m calling it a little peek-a-boo design. This one was designed by Nancy Sanders. Nancy used the Sweet as a Peach bundle.

Sweet as a Peach Fancy Fold, Nancy Sanders, WOW Team Swap

Sweet as a Peach Fancy Fold, Designed by Nancy Sanders

The next swap card, would make the perfect masculine birthday card. This one was designed by Denise Walker. Denise used both the Beauty of Friendship bundle and the Beauty of the Earth DSP to design her pop-up fancy fold.

Beauty of Friendship Fancy Fold, Denise Walker

Beauty of Friendship Fancy Fold, Designed by Denise Walker

Talk about dramatic! Tonia Cooley has used the Elegantly Said set to design a very detailed fancy fold. This card has so much heat embossing and texture. 

Elegantly Said, WOW Team Swap, Tonia Cooley

Elegantly Said Fancy Fold, Designed by Tonia Cooley

Next up we have yet another fancy fold. This time team member Kathy Docen designed a lovely card with the Hand-Penned bundle.

Hand-Penned Fancy Fold, WOW Team Swap, Kathy Docen

Hand-Penned Fancy Fold, Designed by Kathy Docen

My card, designed with the Layering Hugs Bundle, was featured recently on this blog post.

Sending Hugs, WOW Team Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The next two cards were designed with the very popular Artistically Inked bundle. First up, new team member, Amber Fite designed her first swap card for the group.

Artistically Inked Gatefold, WOW Team Swap, Amber Fite

Artistically Inked Gatefold, Designed by Amber Fite

Last, but certainly not least, we have a cascading fancy fold designed by Paula-Kay Bourland. Not only that, Paula-Kay’s card is featured and CASE’d in my video tutorial below.

Artistically Inked Cascading Fancy Fold, WOW Team Swap, Paula-Kay Bourland

Artistically Inked Cascading Fancy Fold, Designed by Paula-Kay Bourland

How beautiful is that? Ready to learn how to create this one?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • First off, I mentioned in the video that I would include a link to my favorite easy-read ruler. Here you go, just click here.
  • Card Base – Mint Macaron CS – two @ 6″ x 8″, score each @ 2″, 4″ and 6″. See the video for trimming the angles on the card base.
  • DSP Mats – Expressions in Ink DSP – two @ 1 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, two @ 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ and two @ 1 3/4″ x 3 5/8″. See the video for trimming the angles on the DSP.
  • Stamped Images Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″. Stamp the following images.
  • Sentiment Labels – Basic White CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and one @ 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Ephemera – Expression in Ink
  • Leaves – Just Jade CS – 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

WOW Team Swap – Paula-Kay Bourland Product List

Be sure to leave your comment below by July 1st to be entered in the prize drawing. Good luck everyone, someone is going to be a very lucky winner. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

In May 2021, my WOW Team had a challenge. They were to create a card displaying the theme April Showers Bring May Flowers. Everyone that participated in the challenge had their name placed on my prize wheel. I will be CASEing Eva Hibbing’s card today. But, as always I’ll share a photo of each card entered in the challenge.

April Showers Team Challenge,  Susan's WOW Team, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!First up, we have a new team member, Amber Fite. Amber jumped right into the challenge after joining the WOW Team. She has used the very popular Artistically Inked bundle and coordinating products. Did you know that originally this was not designed as a suite. Rather than that, it was a kit design. I’m so happy Stampin’ Up! decided on the suite option.

April Showers Team Challenge, Amber Fite

Next up, we have a fancy fold from Denise Walker. Denise used the most popular selling bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. What’s that you ask? It’s the fabulous Pansy Patch bundle. Because Denise used the Pansy Petals DSP, she was able to highlight her color palette of Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya. That’s two of our five new In-Colors.

April Showers Team Challenge, Denise Walker

Team Member, Tonia Cooley designed an entire collection of cards for our April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge. Tonia’s designs are filled with all things Art Gallery. I love the way she used the same layout in the top three cards, just changing the design elements, gave each one a different look.

April Showers Team Challenge, Tonia Cooley

Lisa Lepine designed a very sweet Mother’s Day card with the Pansy Patch bundle. Did you know that you can die cut those sweet pansies from the designer series paper. Yep, not only that, but the leaves as well. And guess what I spy with my little eye? The Bumblebee Trinkets are back in stock! What a sweet addition to this beautiful card.

April Showers Team Challenge,  Lisa Lepine

Quite Meadow is one of my favorite bundles in the Annual Catalog. Paula-Kay Bourland has designed a very vintage style card with that set. It just so happens that vintage is my favorite style as well. I love everything about this card; the distressed stamping, the torn edge, the vellum butterfly and the fantastic layers of elements. 

April Showers Team Challenge,  Paula-Kay Bourland

Ready to see Eva’s card? This is one that I’ll be CASEing today. Eva has used two bundles, Color & Contours along with Quite Meadow. It’s a little marriage made in heaven as far as I’m concerned. Here is Eva’s design.

April Showers Team Challenge, Eva Hibbing

By incorporating the DSP from the Hand-Penned collection, she was able to achieve a very soft and spring like color palette for her April Showers card. Here’s my take on her design.

April Showers Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA  Creations, Stampin' Up!

It’s amazing what you can achieve with stamps, ink and paper. Not to mention, that awesome scallop trim die in the Scalloped Contours die set will take any card to the next level.

April Showers Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA  Creations, Stampin' Up!

To bring in that May Flowers part of the theme, Eva stamped those lovely flowers in Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather. A little stamping and coloring on the inside, and Voila, you have a fabulous card.

April Showers Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to see how easy this one comes together?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Scalloped DSP Mat – Hand-Penned DSP – Pattern #1 – 5 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the die from Scalloped Contours.
  • Scallop Trim – Highland Heather CS – 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from Scalloped Contours.
  • DSP Mat – Hand-Penned DSP – Pattern #2 – 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, fussy cut image
  • Butterly – Daffodil Delight CS – 1″ x 1 1/4″, cut with the die from the Meadow die set. Ink edges in Tuxedo Black and apply Wink of Stella.
  • Focal Images – Basic White CS – three @ 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangle die set. Stamp the flowers from the Quite Meadow set in Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather.
  • Scalloped Rectangles – one each @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ in Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather, cut with the die from Scalloped Contours.
  • Rhinestones – three small

April Showers Bring May Flowers Team Challenge – Eva’s Card Product List

Let me know what you think about the cards in the challenge. I loved them all, but I’m a little biased. My team is so very talented. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

WOW Team Challenge Share

WOW Team Challenge Share

Time for another WOW Team Challenge Share! I love featuring all the lovely cards created by my WOW Team Members. And this month is no exception. Members chose one of their favorite sets from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and let their creative spirits soar. 

WOW Team Challenge Share, Susan Levasseur WOW NOLA Creations

I’ve got four lovely cards to share with you. But, as always, I randomly drew names and the winner, Eva Hibbing, will have her card featured in my video tutorial. Let’s take a close look at the other cards in the WOW Team Challenge Share before we dive into that. First up we have the lovely pansy card created by June Hay.

WOW Team Challenge Share, Susan Levasseur WOW NOLA Creations

WOW, love all the colors June chose. I spy with my little eye some new in-colors. Which one is your favorite? From the general crafting community consensus, I think we’ve got some hits on our hands this year. The Pansy Patch bundle is another blockbuster for sure. Next up, Lisa Lepine created an entire collection.

WOW Team Challenge Share, Susan Levasseur WOW NOLA Creations

Because Lisa used both the Scalloped Contours dies and the Hand-Penned Petals bundle, she showed the versatility of new in-color collection as well.  This two-step stamp set is perfect for beginners. You’ll look like an artist in no time flat. Let’s see what Paula-Kay Bourland has in store for us this time.

WOW Team Challenge Share, Susan Levasseur WOW NOLA Creations

Paula-Kay created this lovely card with the Beauty of Friendship bundle. Her use of the beautiful Beauty of the Earth DSP is fantastic. She’s also stepped things up with a z-fold design. Well, I think you’ve got three fabulous ideas, but wait, there’s one more. I’m featuring Eva Hibbing’s lovely design with the Quite Meadow bundle.

WOW Team Challenge Share, Susan Levasseur WOW NOLA Creations

I had so much fun CASEing Eva’s card. Warning, coloring the images from the Meadow’s die set can addictive. And of course, we had to use the new in-colors. Here’s my interpretation of Eva’s card.

WOW Team Challenge Share, Susan Levasseur WOW NOLA Creations

Isn’t this card just stunning? The collage stamping really sets off the elegantly watercolor washed images.

WOW Team Challenge Share, Susan Levasseur WOW NOLA Creations

Don’t you just love all the texture and layers? This card was right up my alley. A simple stamping on the inside finishes things off.

WOW Team Challenge Share, Susan Levasseur WOW NOLA Creations

I’m so very happy to show you how Eva’s card came together. Hope you give it a try.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Basic Black CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Fresh Freesia – two @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Collage Stamped Mat – Smoky Slate CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Foliage Images & Sentiment – Shimmery White CS – 1/2 sheet
  • Lace Trim – 5 1/2″
  • Linen Thread – 3 @ 6″
  • 2021-2023 In-Color Jewels – 6 in different colors and sizes

WOW Team Challenge Share – Eva’s Card Product List

Can’t wait to share next month’s challenge with everyone.  The theme is April Showers Bring May Flowers. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Sympathy Card Team Challenge

Sympathy Card Team Challenge

My very talented WOW Team has completed another challenge. This time it was a sympathy card team challenge. If you’ve been following me, you know I am blessed to have a very talented group of paper crafting artists on my team. Everyone was challenged to use the gorgeous Butterfly Brilliance Bundle. As always, everyone’s name went in the hat and I picked a winner to feature here on my blog and YouTube Channel. This time, our winner is Denise Walker.

Sympathy Card Team Challenge, Butterfly Brilliance, Denise Walker

Denise designed a z-fold and used lots of the papers that were launched with the initial offering of the Butterfly Brilliance bundle. The papers were so popular, they sold out in no time flat. But no worries, at the end of this post, I’ve remade Denise’s lovely card with the beautiful Fine Art Floral DSP. That pack is still current and can be found in the Jan-June Mini Catalog. Don’t wait though, that stack will retire June 30th. Before I recreate Denise’s card, let’s take a peek at all the other cards that were entered in the challenge.

Sympathy Card Team Challenge, Butterfly Brilliance, Klarissa Nightingale

Team Member, Klarissa Nightingale, designed this lovely sympathy card. Her composition is perfection. It’s so lovely and can be adapted to lots of card types.

Sympathy Card Team Challenge, Butterfly Brilliance, Vicki George

For all my purple lovers out there, I think you’ll love the sympathy card designed by WOW Team Member, Vicki George. And yet we have another great layout to use in all your card making!

Sympathy Card Team Challenge, Butterfly Brilliance, Eva Hibbing

Next up, in our sympathy card team challenge, we have Eva Hibbing. The soft blue color is so calming and I just love the touch of yellow in the large butterfly. And how about that curvy edge, isn’t it lovely?

Sympathy Card Team Challenge, Butterfly Brilliance, Paula-Kay Bourland

Paula-Kay Bourland always participates in our team challenges. This time was no exception and she created another one of her fabulous designs. All the layers are right up my alley.

Sympathy Card Team Challenge, Butterfly Brilliance, Lisa Lepine

Last, but not least, we have this gorgeous sympathy card by Lisa Lepine. Lisa used a technique on vellum with Stampin’ Blends. Want to see how to do this? I highlighted that technique in this blog post. Now that you’ve seen all the cards in the challenge, it’s time to recreate Denise’s card. 

Sympathy Card Team Challenge, Butterfly Brilliance, Susan Levasseur

Because the original DSP is no longer, I stamped my butterfly images and colored them with Stampin’ Blends.

Sympathy Card Team Challenge, Butterfly Brilliance, Susan Levasseur

Sure hope I did Denise’s card justice. I also changed the measurements from her original just a bit, so that I could get two cards from one sheet of card stock.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – So Saffron CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 2″, 4″ and 8″
  • Mats – Old Olive CS – two @ 1 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ and two @ 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • DSP Mats – Fine Art Floral DSP – two @ 1 3/4″ x 4″ and two @ 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Focal – So Saffron CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Layering Squares dies and Old Olive CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • Butterflies – Basic White CS – one @ 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″

Sympathy Card Team Challenge 

Now you have lots of ideas with the Butterfly Brilliance bundle. Thank you to all my team members for participating in this challenge.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations