All Squared Away 5 Easy Cards

All Squared Away 5 Easy Cards

You are going to the love the All Squared Away Bundle. The possibilities are endless. We will also be playing with four of the 5 new in-colors. They are all so yummy!

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This sweet little set of cards would make a fantastic gift. Let’s see which color is your favorite. First up is the very vibrant Polished Pink. 

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I embossed the mat with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder it was easy to create lots of interest in texture. I’ve finished off the inside of the cards in the same manner.

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Where’s all my purple lovers? Fresh Freesia is a soft purple, perfect for the Spring.

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Need a new dramatic green for Christmas? Evening Evergreen is going to be that perfect shade.

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you’re like me, you love those soft greens. Well, we have a new one, it’s Soft Succulent.

All Squared Away, Quick & Easy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to step things up a notch with the All Squared Away Bundle? Of course, you knew I had to do that, right?

All Squared Away, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How cute is that? Not only have I used some of the die cuts to enhance the flowers, but I’ve added some watercoloring as well. By cutting the little square frames from Shimmery White card stock, I’ve added a subtle sparkle to the card. Also, that card stock holds up well to water and techniques.

All Squared Away, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from the Hand-Penned pack. So many color combos in that one, you’ll love using it.

All Squared Away, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to use those Stampin’ Blends to their fullest potential. I’ve used the Dark Highland Heather to color the pearls.

All Squared Away, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Just a little baker’s twine really dressed up the sentiment. Our new essentials pack is filled with 5 neutral tones. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Set – Featuring new In-Colors
  • Card Bases – Thick Basic White CS – four @ 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mats – Basic White CS – Four @ 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder
  • Inside Mats – 1 each in Fresh Freesia, So Succulent, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Stamped Mats – Basic White CS – four @ 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Image – 1 each in Fresh Freesia, So Succulent, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen – 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″
  • Focal Die Cut – Shimmery White CS – 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, cut with the dies from the All Squared Away die set
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – four @ 3/4″ x 3″, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangles die set
  • Pearls – 4 small, 2 medium
  • Sequins – 12 Clear
  • Ribbon – 5 1/2″, 1 each in Fresh Freesia, So Succulent, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen

All Squared Away Birthday Card

All Squared Away, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Highland Heather CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP Mat – Hand-Penned DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Frames – Shimmery White CS – 1 @1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ and 1 @ 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Highland Heather CS – 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″, embossed with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder
  • Small Flowers – Pale Papaya CS – 1″ x 4 1/4″
  • Small Flowers – Highland Heather CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Sentiments – Basic White CS – 1 @ 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ and 1 @ 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Sentiment Banner – Highland Heather CS – 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Inside Accent – Highland Heather CS – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ and Hand-Penned DSP – 1/2″ x 4″
  • Pearls – 6 small
  • Baker’s Twine – White, 7 1/2″

All Squared Away Product List

Hope you enjoyed it, Until Next Time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

New Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder

New Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder

There’s a new kid in town. It’s the brand new Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder. It’s so unique, it embosses and cuts the image in one pass. Yep that’s right. It can’t get too much easier to create than this. Join me to learn all about the components in the new Art in Bloom bundle.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder, Art in Bloom Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

At first glance, the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder appears to be just like any other 3D folder. Don’t assume that, because you would be totally incorrect. Stampin’ Up! has engineered this folder so that you can load both your die and the stamped image into the folder at once. Then by running it through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, you’ll get not only embossed images, but perfectly cut images as well.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder, Art in Bloom Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But there’s more! You can also use the folder like a traditional embossing folder, giving your projects lots of texture. Because I’ve inked the embossed mat with Soft Sea Foam ink the images truly pop off the page.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder, Art in Bloom Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve even added a little shimmer to the cards in two ways. One, by adding a few of the clear sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack and second giving the flower centers some shine and dimension. That was very easy to achieve with the Shimmery Crystal Effects.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder, Art in Bloom Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This is a quick and easy card. That brand new Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder did most of the work.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder, Art in Bloom Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to see it in action? In today’s FREE video tutorial, I’ll teach you how easy this folder is to use.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Embossed Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder, inked with Soft Sea Foam
  • Flowers – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, stamp the detail in Crumb Cake and fill in with Petal Pink. Emboss and cut the image with the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder. Apply Shimmery Crystal to the centers of the flowers and allow to dry.
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – 1 3/4″ x 6″, cut with the dies from the Bloom die set
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 4″, flag the left edge with the Banners Pick a Punch, stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake
  • On the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake and the small flowers in Petal Pink
  • Sequins – Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack – 5 clear

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder Card 

I’ll bet you are itching to get your hands on the Art in Bloom bundle. I would appreciate your shopping my online store and using my current host code for your purchase. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Elegantly Said Metallic Embossing Galore

Elegantly Said Metallic Embossing Galore

I can see it coming. The Elegantly Said bundle is fast becoming a favorite of mine. This is the second card I’ve created with the set and I can’t choose a favorite yet. They are so different, but both lovely in their on right. Metallic heat embossing is the star of the show this time. But, let’s not forget the fabulous Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. It definitely packs the WOW punch.

Elegantly Said Metallic Embossing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I hope you can really appreciate the beauty and details. It’s tough to photograph foil papers, but I’ve tried to do my best.

Elegantly Said Metallic Embossing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I punched two of the elegant tag images, it was easy to extend the length of the image. I knew I really wanted to enhance my sentiment. By stamping two of the floral images from the Elegantly Said set, that was super easy. Then came the copper embossing once again. 

Elegantly Said Metallic Embossing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By coloring the rhinestones with my Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend, it gave the crystal an aged look. Time to finish off the inside of the card and make it super dramatic.

Elegantly Said Metallic Embossing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The big beautiful flourish deserved copper embossing as well. By using my Stamparatus, I was able to stamp both the flourish and border at once, making it very easy to achieve perfect placement.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Scalloped Mat – Copper Foil – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the largest die in the Scalloped Contours die set
  • DSP Mat – Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – 3 1/4″ x 4 5/8″
  • Tag – Copper Foil – 2″ x 6″, punch two with the Elegant Tag Punch
  • Sentiment Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, copper heat embossed, cut with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set
  • Flowers – Very Vanilla CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″, copper heat embossed, fussy cut
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 4 1/4″, copper heat embossed
  • Inside Accent Band – Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – 1/2″ x 4″
  • Envelope – Very Vanilla
  • Ribbon – Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy – 8″
  • Rhinestones – 3 medium

Elegantly Said Product List

Ready to give some heat embossing a try? I think you’ll love it as much as I do. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Vintage Design with Elegantly Said Bundle

Vintage Design with Elegantly Said Bundle

I’m back again with another vintage design. This time with the Elegantly Said Bundle. It’s a punch bundle in the brand new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The suite also includes beautiful specialty designer series paper and lovely gold and silver trim.

Vintage Design with Elegantly Said Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you’ve been following me, you know that I love vintage design. It’s my all time favorite. When initially thumbed through the new catalog, I was drawn to the Elegantly Said Bundle. The idea of a vintage card immediately came to mind.

Vintage Design with Elegantly Said Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I did a little collage stamping with Very Versailles I was in a very happy place. With a color palette of Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Pale Papaya I was on my way.

Vintage Design with Elegantly Said Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And as far as I’m concerned nothing says vintage more than frilly butterflies and flowers. Brilliant Wings die set was used to cut both the solid and very detailed butterfly images. Speaking of butterflies, I’ve promised you guys, for a while now, that my butterflies have hatched. I’ld love to share a little of my butterfly garden story with you. Well here it is from start to finish, a butterfly emerging in it’s full glory.

Susan's Butterfly Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations,

Isn’t nature AMAZING? I love every single step of this process. Yes, the caterpillars ate all our butterfly weed, but that’s what it’s there for. It’s currently throwing new growth and will be back strong soon. Hopefully, in time for the next egg laying process. Thanks for indulging me, I’m just so proud to witness this process. 

Vintage Design with Elegantly Said Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Next to watching butterflies emerge, I love creating handmade flowers. These were punched with the very versatile Strawberry Builder punch. So happy that it made it back in stock. It has fast become a good-to tool for me. By twisting the petals, with my tweezers, it gives the flower more dimension and interest.

Vintage Design with Elegantly Said Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How would you like to earn the designer series paper for FREE? Yep, that’s right it’s a host benefit offering that can be found on page 171 of the Annual Catalog. The Pattern Party DSP stack is filled with 48-sheets of 12″ x 12″ papers.  It’s a $30 value, but you can redeem it with only $18 in host benefits. Woohoo!!! Ready to learn some techniques with this Elegantly Said bundle?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Misty Moonlight CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP Mat – Pattern Party DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Basic White CS – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, cut the bottom edge on an angle with the die from the Basic Borders die set
  • Tag – Crushed Curry CS – 2″ x 5 1/2″, punch two with the Elegant Tag Punch
  • Butterfly – Pattern Party DSP – 3″ x 2 1/2″ and Vellum CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, both cut with the dies from the Brilliant Wings die set.
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ and Misty Moonlight – 1 1/2″ x 2″, cut one each with the die from Ornate Frames. Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight.
  • Flowers – Basic White CS – punch 5 images, from a scrap, with the Strawberry Builder punch
  • Leaves – Pool Party CS – punch 3 images, from a scrap, with the Strawberry Builder punch
  • Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials – 5 silver circles
  • Metallic Mesh Ribbon – 3 1/2″

Vintage Design with Elegantly Said Bundle Product List

Stay tuned, I’ve got more in store with the Elegantly Said Bundle. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Techniques with the Hand Penned

Techniques with the Hand Penned

Are you ready for a batch of techniques with the Hand Penned bundle? Better yet, you can earn a FREE card kit from me. You’ll want to place this one at top of your shopping list for launch day, May 4th. Let’s jump in.

Techniques with the Hand Penned, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What words come to mind? How about soft romantic, artistic, and hand drawn? Those are just a few for me. This two-step set is so easy to play with, you’ll be reaching for it a lot! Want a great way to start creating with the Hand Penned bundle right off the bat. Earn two free card kits from me.

Hand Penned Bundle Offer, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Hand Penned Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now that’s what I call a real deal. I’ll pre-cut the kits and send them off to you. Then you’re ready to start creating all those techniques with the Hand Penned bundle. Right off the bat, I’m starting things off with a little gilded leafing.

Techniques with the Hand Penned, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

We’ll also do a cute trick with the new Simply Elegant Trim. Be sure to check that out on page 140. The trims come in a duo pack with both gold and silver. Can you imagine stepping up your Christmas cards? But wait, we aren’t done yet. I’ll even teach you a super easy little technique to dress up your sentiment.

Techniques with the Hand Penned, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Double Oval Punch will carry over from the Jan-June Mini Catalog. Boy oh boy  that one with fast become a staple in my studio. Because I pierced each of the scallops, the oval now appears stitched. I love that!

Techniques with the Hand Penned, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Those sweet little bees are super cute. But, I’ve got a little confession. As of this writing, they are on backorder. But, no worries, Stampin’ Up! has over 13,000 packages on order and they are slated to arrive to the warehouse around May 31st. Don’t wait to order, get in line so that when they arrive, yours will ship out.

Techniques with the Hand Penned, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to learn all those techniques with the Hand Penned bundle? I’m excited to share today’s FREE video tutorial with you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pale Papaya CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Basic Gray CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Hand-Penned DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Horizontal Band – Pool Party CS – 4″ x 2″, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Scallop Details – Pale Papaya CS – two @ 1″ x 6″, cut with the die from the Penned Flowers die set.
  • Flowers – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Detail Flowers – Basic White CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from the Penned Flowers die set.
  • Sentiment – Basic Gray CS and Basic White CS- one image from the Double Oval Punch each.
  • Simply Elegant Trim – Gold – 8″
  • Pearls – 3 medium, colored with the Dark Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blend
  • Bumblebee Trinkets – 2

Techniques with the Hand Penned Bundle Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Flowers & Leaves Punch Coming Soon!

Flowers & Leaves Punch Coming Soon!

Woohoo!! We have a new Flowers & Leaves punch coming very soon. I just couldn’t wait to play with it and share today’s card. Not only that, by including a gilded leafing technique, we’ll be stepping it up with the All Things Fabulous bundle.

Flowers & Leaves Punch, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Before I get ahead of myself, I need to tell you that I’m not able to link the Flower & Leaves punch in my supply list yet. The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog doesn’t launch until May 4th. But, I just couldn’t wait to share. When it does go live, be sure to check out the Flowers of Friendship bundle. That bundle will include the punch with a 10% savings. 

Flowers & Leaves Punch, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I punched the images from the Hydrangea Hill DSP, it was super easy to achieve multiple colors and hues in each petal. Did you get a glimpse of that gorgeous ribbon? That’s coming soon as well. It’s the new Highland Heather 1/2″ grosgrain ribbon. It’s even got a little sparkle. Speaking of sparkle, I’m in love with the Gilded Leafing.

Flowers & Leaves Punch, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create my own faux metal embellishment, I’ve applied the leafing to my die cut. You can find that one in the Fabulous Florals die set. It’s currently sold in the All Things Fabulous bundle. It will carry over to the new catalog, but not in the bundle format. Don’t loose that 10% discount. If you love it, now’s the time to place your order.

Flowers & Leaves Punch, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know that the Hydrangea Hill DSP was one of the hottest items in the Jan-June Mini Catalog. That publication will be around until June 30th. Unfortunately, the gorgeous paper will be no more once that catalog retires. Scoop up a couple of packs so that you can maximize the use of your new Flowers & Leaves punch.

Flowers & Leaves Punch, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In today’s video tutorial, I’ll teach you how to add gilded leafing to both your die cut and accent that sweet butterfly.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gorgeous Grape CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP Mat – Hydrangea Hill DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Accent – Hydrangea Hill DSP – 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Die Cut – Thick Basic White CS – 5″ x 2 1/4″
  • Flowers – Hydrangea Hill DSP – punch four large and two medium images.
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – punch two large and two medium leaves
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Butterfly – Hydrangea Hill DSP – one image cut from a scrap using the die from the Meadow die set.
  • Gold Giller Enamel Dots – two large and 3 small
  • Gorgeous Grape Grosgrain Ribbon – 4″ 

Flowers & Leaves Punch Coming Soon

  • Flowers & Leaves Punch – #155373
  • Meadow Dies – #155852
  • Gorgeous Grape Grosgrain Ribbon – #155812

I’m counting down, 10 days to go! If you need a catalog and are not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to send you a copy. Just click this link to request a copy. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations