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

What’s Cookin’ Trip Achiever’s Swap Card

What’s Cookin’ Trip Achiever’s Swap Card

Hey good lookin’, what’s cookin’? Every time I hear this phrase it makes me think about my Dad. He LOVES to cook and he says this all the time. Dad loves to explain every little element of the dish. I designed today’s Open Book Fold Easel Card with him in mind the entire time.

What's Cookin' Open Book Easel Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This card was created for a swap I’m in. It’s the Stampin’ Up! Trip Achiever’s Swap. I wanted to design something a little of the top and very detailed. There were 15 swappers in my group. So, I had to create 16 of these. 

What's Cookin' Open Book Easel Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And I did. It was so fun and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did. Ready to learn how to create the Open Book Easel Fold? First off, a big thanks to fellow demonstrator Tina Zinck from Ontario, Canada.  I learned the fold from a video on her channel. So, thanks Tina, I’ll be using this fold again.

What's Cookin' Open Book Easel Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used the papers in the In Good Taste designer series paper pack, I was able to add lots of texture very easily. That package is a carryover and certainly an oldie, but goodie, in my book.

What's Cookin' Open Book Easel Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The What’s Cookin’ bundle contains a super cute 13-piece red rubber stamp set with a 11-piece die set. I can’t wait to pair these dies with another set I’ve got in mind. More to come on that one.

What's Cookin' Open Book Easel Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m so excited to share this fold with you. I launched a Premiere on my YouTube Channel. What’s a Premiere? Well, by launching the video in this manner I can Live Chat with the audience at the time of the launch. I love that. Not only that, the replay is up and available for future viewing and reference. It’s the best of both worlds in my opinion. In order to chat with me, during the Premiere, you must be logged into your gmail account on YouTube. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gray Granite CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″. **Note: You will also fold back the top panel in 1/2.
  • Mats – Basic White CS – one @ 2″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – In Good Taste DSP – two @ 5 1/8″ x 1 7/8″
  • Accent Band Stopper – Gray Granite CS – 5 1/8″ x 3/4″ and In Good Taste DSP – 5″ x 5/8″
  • Sentiments – Basic White CS – one @ 2″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Kitchen Utensils – Gray Granite CS – one @ 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ and Basic White CS – 1″ x 3″
  • Book – Basic White CS – one @ 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ and one @ 4 5/8″ x 3 3/8″. In Good Taste DSP – one @ 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ and one @ 4 3/8″ x 3 1/8″
  • Baker’s Twine – One each in Vanilla and Gray Granite – 8″ each
  • Opal Rounds – 2 medium

What’s Cookin’ Open Book Easel Card Product List

Wasn’t that fun? Let me know if you give it a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap

Welcome! Ready for our fabulous Butterfly Brilliance swap? There are so many fancy folds and techniques, I’ll bet it will be hard for you to choose a favorite.  But maybe you won’t have to. Why? Well, you’ll have to read to the end of the post to find out. In the meantime, sit back, relax, grab your favorite beverage and enjoy.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the gorgeous papers in the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper stack are so beautiful, you’ll be seeing a few cards including those. I’m going to show each of the cards and at the end we have a featured card from this swap. How do I chose the card to CASE and feature? All participants names are placed on my prize wheel. The winner gets to have their card featured here and on my YouTube Channel.  I love bragging on my WOW Team, they are the BEST! Ready, I’m so excited, I can’t stand it. Here we go. First up, Denise Walker with a cute Flip Flap Fancy Fold.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Denise used the papers we were able to earn during Sale-a-Bration along with the Butterfly Bijou DSP.  Her card base in Just Jade. That’s a current in-color that will carry-over to our new catalog. Next up, June Hay.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

June used a stamping technique to achieve a continuous pattern on her card front. She used the stamp from the Wrapped Bouquet set. June’s card base is the lovely Seaside Spray. That one is going to retire, unfortunately. Darlene Torres is next.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Darlene embossed the beautiful DSP with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. I loved the way she used the Metallic Mesh Ribbon to accent that gorgeous butterfly. Our next WOW designer is Nancy Sanders.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Nancy’s layering on this card is fabulous. She used the Happy Thoughts set for her sentiment. That one is my new go-to. Stand by until the video and you’ll see the fancy fold. Ready for yet another fancy fold? This time by Klarissa Nightingale.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What a cute peek-a-boo fold. Klarissa used the Small Bloom and Sprig punches to create the sweet flowers to highlight her focal image. Next in our Butterfly Brilliance swap we have Kathy Docen.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Kathy’s too is a fancy fold. You’re going to see a little theme when you view the video. The Happy Birthday die cut she used is from the Birthday Chick Dies. And isn’t that So Saffron and Bermuda Bay color combo yummy? Wait until you see what Paula-Kay Bourland has created.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know that the Brilliant Wings die set has three background dies. Yep, and Paula-Kay used them all.  I love it. Her fancy fold is definitely a WOW. Because she stamped the Butterfly Brilliance stamp on Basic White CS, she was able to custom color all her butterflies. Lots of work, but certainly worth it. Let’s see what Tonia Cooley has in store.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It’s a mini slimline card with lots of techniques. Tonia used the Very Versailles set. I’m crossing my fingers tight, that it will carryover.  And look at the top of that tag, wowzer. There’s even a little pocket on the inside to hold the tag. I’m going to use mine as a bookmark. Here’s the one I designed for the swap. 

Vintage Butterfly Brilliance, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you missed it, I’ve got a post on this one here. And here’s the featured card for our Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Swap.  Lisa Lepine designed a technique packed work of art.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Her card base is Purple Posy with the butterflies in Pretty Peacock. Those are two colors that will be retiring. I know, I’m sad too. But remember we have five new colors coming soon.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Tada, a fabulous pop up fancy fold. Lisa was smart. She purchased two Butterfly Brilliance sets. She is now able to use one as a background stamp and the other she cut apart. That way she can stamp the lovely butterflies individually as well. I think she has convinced me to do the same thing.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I spy with my little eye yet another technique. Do you see that fabulous vellum under the detailed butterfly? I’m going to show you how to do that in today’s video. It’s a blends technique on vellum.

Blends Background Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Isn’t that beautiful? Ready to dive into that video and learn what I’ve got up my sleeve for you? 

Here’s how the magic happens on Lisa’s card.

  • Base – Purple Posy CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Stamped Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamped in versa mark, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Create the resist technique with blending brushes and So Saffron, Highland Heather and Coastal Cabana inks.
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 8″ x 5 1/4″, scored at 4″. See the video for details in measuring and scoring this piece.
  • Detail Butterflies – Pretty Peacock CS – 5″ x 7″, cut one of each with the Brilliant Wings dies.
  • Full Butterflies – Vellum CS – 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Pretty Peacock CS – 3″ x 1 1/2″, stamped in versa mark, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Fussy cut the image.
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – about 15″

Butterfly Brilliance  – Lisa’s Card Supply List

Here’s the surprise! Would you like to win a set of these cards? Well, I’ve got an entire package ready to giveaway. That’s right, all members of the WOW Card Swap donated a card to giveaway.  One winner will be selected. How do you enter? Leave a comment here or on my YouTube Channel under this video. All names will be placed on my prize wheel. Deadline to comment is Wednesday, March 24th. The winner will be announced on Thursday, March 25th.  Good luck everyone.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Prize Giveaway with WOW Team Card Swap

Prize Giveaway with WOW Team Card Swap

Woohoo! Did you notice this post includes a Prize Giveaway!! I can’t wait to share all the cards my WOW Team created for our Jan-June Mini Catalog Card Swap.  You’ll get so many ideas, including some fun folds. With each Team Swap, I put all participants names in the hat and pull a winner. Let’s see all the cards before I announce that.

WOW Team Card Swap, Prize Giveaway, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW!! I think my WOW Team Members knocked it out the park. And did you notice, each card features a different set? I love getting all these ideas and we will go through them one by one. Stay to the end to see the details of my Prize Giveaway. First up, we have first-time swapper, Helen Sigler.

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

Helen loves color. She shared with us that the Pretty Perennials bundle was the first one on her wish list. Well, I don’t know about you, but I think she was spot on with her color choices. This card truly makes me happy. Next up, Helen’s Mom, Kathy Docen.

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

This submission was Kathy’s first as well. She wowed us with the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle. Not only that she included some Frost white Shimmer Paint and beautiful vellum in her design. This bundle is at the top of my design list. Fingers crossed I get to it this week. Let’s see what Darlene Torres has in store for us.

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Look at those stinkin’ cute Darling Donkeys. By the way, it’s a FREE set you can earn during Sale-a-Bratoin. Not only that, Darlene used the Oh So Ombre DSP, another FREE offering. I’m loving all the layers and her fantastic coloring using Stampin’ Blends. It’s Nancy Sanders turn next.

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You can’t go wrong with the fabulous new True Love Designer Series Paper. It’s a black and white classic. Nancy really showed off that gorgeous paper with her fancy fold. And how about her coloring. She isolated an image from the paper. Because fussy cutting is a breeze, she did just that. Then she colored right on the DSP! Nancy used the Forever & Always Bundle, a must-have. Denise Walker is our next designer.

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Denise used the Quite Curvy bundle to create this super cute and happy fun fold. Yep, she even included a mat of window sheet to give the see-through effect on her card. Again, lovely coloring with the Blends. I see a pattern here, how about you? Ready for another very fancy fold? Paula-Kay Bourland shared a very unique fold in her swap card.

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Be sure to view my video at the end of the post to see the mechanism on Paula-Kay’s card. She used the Dragonfly Garden bundle. Hop on that one quick! It’s projected to go on backorder. Because she used the Flower & Field DSP her card has a very dramatic look and feel. Next up, Klarissa Nightingale shared a sweet shaker card.

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Klarissa used the Simply Succulents Bundle to fill her Mason Jar Shaker Dome. Brilliant idea! She also used the very versatile In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I think it gave her shaker the perfect background.  Time to unveil the winner of this swap. Tonia Cooley has designed a fabulous Calendar & Post-it-Note Easel Card filled with techniques.

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Oh my goodness, I was blown away when I opened her swap box. Tonia’s beautiful design contains, heat embossing, gilded leafing, blends coloring, dry embossing, and so much more.

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She even created a custom colored ribbon to match her card. Yep, you can do that with Stampin’ Blends.

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Do you love that butterfly as much as I do? That one can be found in the FREE Sale-a-Bration set, A Touch of Ink. Check out the video to watch me CASE Tonia’s card. You won’t want to miss all the techniques and tips.

Prize Giveaway Info

What’s the prize up for grabs. I’m giving away A Touch of Ink stamp set. All you have to do is comment. You have until Friday, 2/5/21 to leave your comment either here or my YouTube Channel. All names will be entered in the drawing. I will announce the winner on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Good luck everyone!

Here’s how the magic happens for Tonia Cooley’s Calendar Easel Card.

  • Card Base – Basic Black CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Easel – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 3/8″, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Stamped Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, after stamping, emboss with the Subtle 3D embossing folder
  • Calendar Mat – Basic Black CS – 3 1/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Butterfly – Basic White CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Leaves – Basic White CS – 1 1/4″ x 2″
  • Accent Band – Basic White CS – 1 1/8″ x 4 1/4″
  • Calendar – Tonia sourced hers at the Dollar Tree.  However, if you google 3″ x 2 1/4″ calendars, I’ll bet you’ll be successful.
  • Artistry Blooms Sequins – 3
  • Ribbon – Gold Metallic Edge – about 17″
  • Basic Pearl  – 1 small
  • Gilded Leafing & Heat & Stick Powder
  • Coloring the Ribbon – Light So Saffron, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends
  • Coloring the Butterfly – Light So Saffron, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Rococo Rose, Light Basic Black, Dark Soft Sea Foam and Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends

Wasn’t that a fabulous swap? I can’t wait to host the next one.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations