WOW Team Card Swap

WOW Team Card Swap

Woohoo! Time for another WOW Team Card Swap. One of the best parts of having a team is sharing. I have the most talented group of crafters EVER!! This is our second swap from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I didn’t think things could get any better. But, then I received this fabulous assortment of gorgeous creations. 

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap

Seven of us joined in the swap this time. I’m excited to show you the cards up close and with a little detail on each.  I’ll present them in alphabetical order, because there is no choosing a favorite. I love them all.  First up we have Helene Hebert. Helene used the Healing Hugs stamp set.  I just love the Pressed Petals DSP and her rich color palette.  She also used the sweet lilttle border stamp from the “A Little Lace” set.  Her attention to detail is over the top.

Healing Hugs Team Card Swap

Next up, Klarissa Nightingale and boy oh boy did she WOW us with a fancy fold. This is a showstopper using the lovely Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP. I’m going to hang this one in my studio so it can make me smile every day. Talk about dedication and patience. Remember, she had to create seven of these.

Over the top Fancy Fold Team Card Swap

Our next designer is Lisa Lepine. Her rich color palette and use of the Perennial Essence DSP really shows off the Detailed Bands dies. That die set is a must-have. She embossed the DSP with the Country Floral embossing folder. But wait, she didn’t stop there. She also spritzed it with shimmer mist!  

Detailed Bands Team Card Swap

Margaret Savage is our next designer. Her card is so very elegant. Love the monocromatic look. Just two colors and what a statement. She used the Very Versailles set. Highlighting the leaves with the wink of stella was the perfect finishing touch. This card can be adapted to any occasions. Love that!

Very Versailles Team Card Swap

Molly Downing created a fancy fold fold as well.  Her soft color palette is soothing and peaceful.  She used the Beautiful Friendship set. I wasn’t going to cave and get this one. But I’m going to have to rethink that now. This is the perfect set to create your own backgrounds with. 

Beautiful Friendship Team Card Swap

And the fold is an easy one. Two pieces of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock of your choice. Score each at 4 1/4″ and marry them together.  Voila!!

Beautiful Friendship Fancy Fold Team Card Swap

Great minds think alike. Because our next designer, Nancy Sanders, also used the Beautiful Friendship set. But, she chose a different color palette. How yummy are those colors? And I love the way she used the Detailed Bands and stamped her sentiment right on top. Brilliant! Someone special will be getting this card. I just love it.

Beautiful Friendship Team Card Swap

Last, we have my card. I featured it in my previous blog post. I also have a YouTube Video published there for you as well.  I just love the vintage look and the Fanciful Fragrance set depicts that perfectly.

Fanciful Fragrance Thank You Card

A big round of applause to all my team members. This WOW Team Card Swap was fantabulous!! Can’t wait for the next one.

Want to swap with us?

Become a member of the WOW Team today!!!

Stampin’ Up! is offering a promotion during the months of July and August 2019.  You can get the starter kit for only $99 and FREE shipping. But, then you get to chose $155 worth of product of your choice. Then in the following month they also send you a $10 coupon to spend on your next order. WOW! right? I would love to have you as a member of our very active and sharing team. Contact me today.

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Miss You Well Said Bundle

Miss You Well Said Bundle

This super cute miss you card was created with the new Well Said bundle.  WOW, it’s a 51-piece red rubber stamp set with a 24-piece coordinating die set.  Talk about versatility.  With this one bundle you can create your own custom sentiment for any card or project.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Miss You, Well Said, Stampin' Up!

Have you ever participated in a card swap? I host a number of Team Swaps for my group. My miss you card was created for our Spring is in the Air Swap. Everyone is required to use new products from the 2019 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Miss You, Well Said, Stampin' Up!

Nothing says Spring more than fun vibrant colors.  My color palette is Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist.  Can’t get too much more vibrant than that! I took my cue from the gorgeous Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  Psst, did you know you can earn it for FREE?

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Miss You, Well Said, Stampin' Up!

You’ll want to pick up the Well Said bundle as quick as you can so that you can earn your first Sale-a-Bration item of the season. In my miss you card, not only did I use the FREE paper, but the gorgeous FREE organdy ribbon as well.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Miss You, Well Said, Stampin' Up!

Did you know we have rectangle stitched framelits now? Oh boy, I’m so happy about that.  I used the largest in the set to cut my Highland Heather mat and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Subtle TEIF to get all that texture. Join me in my studio to see how easy it is to put this one together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 5 3/8″ x 4″
  • Embossed Mat – Highland Heather CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the largest stitched rectangle die and then run through the Big Shot with the Subtle TEIF.
  • Accent Band – Botanical Butterfly DSP – 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Focal Mat – Basic Black CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and Botanical Butterfly DSP – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Sentiment – Basic Black CS – 1″ x 2 1/2″ and Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Flourishes, Butterfly & Small Heart – Grapefruit Grove CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Miss You – Basic Black cS – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, back with adhesive sheet and then die cut
  • Butterfly & Small Flowers – Lemon Lime Twist CS – 2 1/4″ x 1″

Shopping is quick and easy, just click any of the items below to start filling your shopping card.  I would very much appreciate your business.

Big Shot

$110.00

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

WOW Team Card Swap

WOW Team Card Swap

I am so very blessed and fortunate to have a fabulous Team traveling this Stampin’ Up! journey with me.  Wait until you see the gorgeous cards in our Annual Catalog WOW Team Card Swap.  We had a small group this time, but oh my, their talent and creativity blew me away.  The main guideline was to use a new catalog set. My team members, Nancy Sanders, Molly Downing, Dawn Galland and Lisa Lepine joined me in this swap.   

Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Stampin' Up!, Annual Catalog 2018-2019

First up we have Nancy’s lovely card.  Nancy can be found on Facebook at Stampin’ on Sanders’ Pond. Her card showcases the Rooted in Nature bundle.  I love that she gold embossed the vellum leaves for that added touch of texture and glitz.  

Nancy Sanders, Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Stampin' Up!

Nancy loves nature and something told me she was going to chose this bundle for our WOW Team Swap this time.  Her card base is Mint Macaron and layered with the gorgeous Nature’s Poem DSP. The beautiful accent band in Copper Foil and Nature’s Poem DSP is the perfect backdrop for her focal image.  

Nancy Sanders, Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Stampin' Up!

Next, we have Molly Downing. Molly blogs at Creating Memories with Molly. She is an avid scrapbooker and lucky for us creates beautiful cards rich in techniques as well. Molly chose the Abstract Impressions set. The colors are so bright and vibrant and I love all the layers.

Molly Downing, Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Stampin' Up!

She made sure to stamp the envelope to match.  Don’t you just love the way she layered the focal image, tucking in those flowers and embellishments.

Molly Downing, Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Stampin' Up!

Dawn Galland created our next card.  She used the Sea of Textures Bundle.  WOW, what a fantastic fold and color palette.  

Dawn Galland, Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Stampin' Up!

The little cluster of die cuts is fantastic.  I especially love the way she inked and highlighted those sweet sand dollars. The peek-a-boo effect on the card front reveals the sentiment, so cute!

Dawn Galland, Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Stampin' Up!

Last, but certainly not least, is my newest team member, Lisa Lepine.  Lisa hopped onto the WOW Team Card Swap to fill in for another team member and knocked it out the park.  She’s only been with the team about a month and hit the ground running. Lisa chose the Love What You Do stamp set, Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper and the Garden Impressions DSP.

Lisa Lepine, Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Stampin' Up!

She used glossy white paper for her stamping surface and her color blending is fabulous. But she didn’t stop there, the inside of the card is just as lovely as the outside.

Lisa Lepine, Susan's WOW Team Card Swap, Stampin' Up!

I’ve already highlighted my card in a previous blog post.  But here is a photo in case you didn’t see that one. I used the Serene Garden Bundle as a starting point, but incorporated lots of other new sets and techniques as well.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Serene Garden, Four Panel Fancy Fold

I can’t wait for our next swap.  Hoping more of my WOW Team Members can join in the fun next time.  I think it is fabulous, sharing what we love to do with each other. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!