Snowman Season Let it Snow Viewfinder

Snowman Season Let it Snow Viewfinder

Ok, who’s ready for Snowman Season? Well, in New Orleans, I’ll have to settle for the Snowman Season bundle!  But, that’s ok,  it’s super cute. I’ve been wanting to create a viewfinder card for a while. When I saw the Snowman Season set, I invisioned the cute snowman juggling the snow. 

Snowman Season, Viewfinder Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Snowman Season bundle comes with a punch. Gotta love that. It makes creating your holiday cards quick and easy.  Be sure to check it out in the Let it Snow Suite, page 19. That suite includes so many fun little items to further enhance your designs. More great news, this bundle will be my November WOW Class to GO!

Snowman Season, Viewfinder Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to add a couple of packages of the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper to your first order. One side is all sparkley!! And don’t forget the embellishment kit. Can you believe it, it includes 60 stitched felt accents.

Snowman Season, Viewfinder Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The viewfinder mechanism allows the wheel to spin and the snow to appear.  What kiddo wouldn’t love this one? Did you notice the glistening snow on the sentiment? Two new products make that possible. It’s the new Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin’ Glitter. Those can be found on page 41. 

I know you’re itching to create this card, right? In today’s FREE video tutorial I’ll teach you how to not only create this card, but a template for future use.

Wasn’t that fun? Let me know what you think. I love reading your comments.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Shaded Spruce CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Coastal Cabana CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Let it Snow Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the Stitched Rectangle die.
  • Snowman – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 3″. Stamp the snowman in Basic Gray. Punch with the Snowman builder punch. Color the nose with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend. 
  • Snowbank – Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 1″ x 5″, free hand cut a curve
  • Viewfinder Scallop Circle – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the largest scallop circle in the Layering Circle die set.
  • Viewfinder Accent Scallop – Coastal Cabana CS – 3″ x 1 3/4″, first punch with a 1″ circle, then hover over the negative and punch with the 1 3/8″ scallop punch. This will form your accent ring.

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Paper Snips

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Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”. -Albert Camus. How true is that with my Gathered Leaves card.  I wanted the leaves to shine, to take center stage, to ring in the Autumn season.

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous die set, Gathered Leaves, are fantastic. The cut and emboss at the same time!! As an avid card maker, I know I love that.

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I spritzed my Crushed Curry card stock, before die cutting, it further enhanced the embossing. But, you guys know me, I couldn’t stop. Breaking out the new Delicata Metallic Ink Pad was a great decision. Look at al that glimmer. We have three new colors, copper, silver and gold. This time, copper of course.

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Let’s take a closer look at yet another technique. That sparkle texture on the larger leaf. I created that with our Shimmery White Embossing Paste. Coloring it with the our Cajun Craze ink refill gave it the perfect Fall color. All I had to do was spread it over our new filigree mask.  Voila, instant interest and texture. Not to mention, a fabulous shimmery finish.

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There’s one more new product in that lovely focal mat. It’s the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate. WOW, just WOW!! I backed it with a piece of the Come to Gather DSP.  I think that tied everything together. Don’t you?

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Moving on to creating the panels, for the Gathered Leaves card, I continued my shimmery leaf theme. Did you know that you can stamp with the metallic inks? Subtle, shimmery and beatiful, what a great trio.

Gathered Leaves Double Z-Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It was easy to choose a color palette. If you’re ever stumped, check out the colors on the back of the DSP. For my Gathered Leaves card, I used Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla. Want to see me put this card together? 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pretty Peacock CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, on the 11′ side, score @ 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Z-Fold  Crushed Curry CS – 3 1/4″ x 9 3/4″, on the 9 3/4″ side, score @ 3 1/4″ and 6 1/2″.
  • DSP Mats – Come to Gather DSP – two @ 4″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 5 1/4″ x 4″. Emboss with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Ink the edges in Cajun Craze.
  • Focal Mat – Come to Gather DSP – 3″ x 3″, Mercury Glass Acetate – 3″ x 3″.
  • Inside Mats – Very Vanilla CS – two @ 3″ x 3″.
  • Leaves – Crushed Curry CS – one @ 3″ x 3″ and one @ 2″ x 3 1/2″, die cut with the Gathered Leaves die set.

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Paper Snips

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Did you enjoy that? I would love your comments. Feedback is always helpful and appreciated.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Very Versailles One Sheet Wonder

Very Versailles One Sheet Wonder

Welcome! So glad you’ve dropped by today. I’m happy to share one of my favorite stamp sets, Very Versailles. Because, I love all the images in this set I’ve decided to create a one sheet wonder. That’s one of my all-time favorite techniques.

Very Versailles, One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating your own designer series paper is easy, doesn’t have to be intimidating and you can customize it for your project. The fabulous images in the Very Versailles set also have a vintage vibe. Again, one of my favorites. So, today is a win, win, win for me!

Very Versailles, One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Very Versailles, One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Where did I start? My color combo started things off. Deciding to go with a subtle palette reinforced the vintage look. I chose, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Petal Pink. When creating a one sheet wonder, you can keep all the cards the same or mix it up like I’ve done. My hope is that I’ve given you lots of ideas with the Very Vintage set.

Very Versailles, One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Very Versailles, One Sheet Wonder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here’s my cut sheet in case you’ld like to create the cards I’ve designed.

I’ve filmed a video to take you step-by-step through the process of creating my own designer series paper with the Very Versailles set.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – “Have a Beautiful Day” with large Detailed Band
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Card Mat – Soft Suede CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Stamped Mat – Very Versailles Custom DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Detailed Band – So Saffron CS – 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the die from Detailed Bands. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 1 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede. Stamp off, 2nd generation in Pear Pizzazz with the large leaf stamp.

 

  • Card #2 – “Have a Beautiful Day” with Tulle Bow
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Card Mat – Soft Suede CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Stamped Mat – Very Versailles Custom DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Sentiment Accent – So Saffron CS – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from Detailed Bands. Stamp 2nd generation in Pear Pizzazz with the leaf stamp. Ink the edges in So Saffron.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 1 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede. Stamp off, 2nd generation in Pear Pizzazz with the large leaf stamp.
  • Whisper White Tulle Ribbon – one @ 6″ and one @9″. Ink both with the Petal Pink ink.

Two more fabulous cards!

  • Card #3 – “Always Thinking of You” 
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Card Mat – Pear Pizzazz CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Stamped Mat – Very Versailles Custom DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Flower – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 8 1/2, cut with the Magnolia Memory dies. Ink the edges in Soft Suede and centers with Petal Pink. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer. Twist the petals of the two smaller images with tweezers. Pull the petals of the other images with the bone folder.
  • Flower Stamens – So Saffron CS – 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut one small and one large stamen with the Magnolia Memory dies. Ink the tips in Soft Suede.
  • Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, cut two large and two small leaves with the Magnolia Memory dies.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, stamp in Soft Suede, flag on the right end.
  • One small gold faceted gem.

 

  • Card #4 – Thank You
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mat – Pear Pizzazz CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, emboss with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Frame – So Saffron CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from Heirloom Frames. Emboss with the Heirloom Frame Embossing Folder. Ink lightly with Soft Suede.
  • Stamped Accent – Very Versailles Custom DSP – 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″, punch all corners with the Detailed Trio punch.
  • Sentiment Flourish – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamp the flourish in Soft Suede and the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz. Fussy cut the image.

Product List

Paper Snips

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Wobble Card with Over the Moon

Wobble Card with Over the Moon

WOW, another interactive card! This time, it’s wobble, baby, wobble!!! That’s right, a wobble card with our super cute Over the Moon stamp set. You’re going to want to create a batch of these to have on hand.

Wobble Card, Over the Moon, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Break out your Stamparatus. Want an easy way to create multiple Buffalo Check backgrounds? Check out our Buffalo Check stamp. For my wobble card, I chose to stamp the background in Real Red.  Don’t you love the way it made the cow image pop?

Wobble Card, Over the Moon, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There is some fussy cutting involved, but it’s sooooo worth it.  Creating the “pasture” for my cow was the first part of the design. I used the Waterfront set. You’ll want to pick up that set, it’s a great scene builder.

Wobble Card, Over the Moon, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

When you tip the cow’s head, the wobble comes alive. And I just love the triple layer with the little sentiment. I ordered the little wobble mechanisms on Amazon.

Wobble Card, Over the Moon, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to create with me? Grab a beverage, sit back and relax. 

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 1/4″ x 4″
  • Buffalo Check Mat – Whisper White CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, stamped in Real Red with the Buffalo Check background stamp.
  • Focal Mat – Basic Black CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″.  Using the Waterfront stamp set, stamp the grass in Pear Pizzazz, the clounds in Balmy Blue and the sun in Daffodil Delight. Stamp the grass highlights with the stamp from Over the Moon in Pear Pizzazz.
  • Cow – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamp the image in Memento Black. Color with Stampin’ Write markers as follows: Hair/tail – Soft Suede, Hooves – Smoky Slate, Spots – Basic Black. Color the cow face with the Ivory Stampin’ Blend.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″, stamp the sentiment in Memento Black. Punch out the image with the 1″ circle punch.  Punch one 1 3/8″ scallop circle out of Real Red. Punch one 1 1/8″ scallop circle out of Basic Black.
  • Basic Black Satin Ribbon – 9″
  • One Wobble Mechanism

Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

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Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Sailing Home Masculine Card

Sailing Home Masculine Card

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I would struggle creating masculine cards. But, no more! The Sailing Home bundle has filled the void. Everything about this suite is fabulous. 

Sailing Home, Susan Levasseus, WOW NOLA Creations, Stamin' Up!

The Sailing Home bundle includes a fabulous 12-piece stamp and die set. So many elements to choose from to enhance your designs. All the products in the Come Sail Away Suite can be ordered by entering just one item code. Did you know you can earn WOW Customer Loyalty Points with your order? Here’s all the details on the program.

Sailing Home, Susan Levasseus, WOW NOLA Creations, Stamin' Up!

Don’t you just love Night of Navy? I used that cardstock to create the card base. Then I added in some Balmy Blue and Soft Suede elements. Not to mention, the Sail Away Trinket and the yummy baker’s twine.

Sailing Home, Susan Levasseus, WOW NOLA Creations, Stamin' Up!

I used a color wash technique to create the background on the stitched circle. Because I used Shimmery White cardstock, I didn’t have to worry about the cardstock pilling. And, it has a shimmery look! Our Stampin’ Blends made coloring the sailboat very easy.

Sailing Home, Susan Levasseus, WOW NOLA Creations, Stamin' Up!

To finish off the inside of the card, I added a Whisper White mat. I then added one of the Washi Tapes that comes in the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape pack. Here’s how I put this one together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Night of Navy CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Balmy Blue CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Come Sail Away DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, ink the edges in Soft Suede ink.
  • Embossed Accent Mat – Balmy Blue CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Banner – Come Sail Away DSP – 5″ x 1 3/4″, punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch
  • Stitched Circle – Shimmery White CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes. Using the aqua painter, wash with Balmy Blue ink. Allow to dry.
  • Boat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3″ – Using the stamp from the Sailing Home set, stamp the large boat image in Soft Suede ink. Color the boat with Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. Color the masts with the Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend. Color the water with the Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend. Cut with the die from the Smooth Sailing dies.
  • Sentiment – Shimmery White CS – 1″ x 3″. Using the stamp from Sailing Home set, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy. Dissect as shown on the samples.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, apply a strip of the Pressed Petals Washi Tape on the left.

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Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Butterfly Wishes

Butterfly Wishes

Today’s a little special. It’s a two-fer!  What’s that? Two cards, one video and lots of photos on two great cards you can create with the Butterfly Wishes stamp set.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What makes the Butterfly Wishes set so special? It’s a DistINKtive set. That means, with just one stamping motion, you achieve an image with both highlights and lowlights. Pretty nifty, right? For the first card in our two-fer, let’s tackle the beautiful “Love to Celebrate you” card.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok, first of all, those designer series papers are just too beautiful. The Garden Lane DSP is a fabulous monocromatic pack of gorgeous papers. If you love green, this is the paper pack for you.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Do you just love all those layers and texture? I sure do! And that cute little flower. That’s a quick and easy creation using the Medium Daisy Punch. You gotta have that one.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The large branch image from the Butterfly Wishes set, is the perfect one to appreciate the DistINKtive technology. I stamped it in Pear Pizzazz. That’s my accent color choice on this card.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

No naked inside of the card this time. There is a gorgeous butterfly that I wanted to add. Stamping it on a mat of Whisper White insured that I didn’t have a mishap on the card base.  And I like the layered look as well. Next up we have a fantastic Birthday card with the Butterfly Wishes set. See the versatility in this one.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve changed DSP packs on this one. This time we’ve got the fabulous Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP. The paper pack has mocaic tile designs and floral imagery with shiney accents. All I know is, it’s YUMMY!

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This time I stamped the butterfly that coordinates with our Butterfly Duet punch. One of the best parts of that is we have an additional set that coordinates. The Butterfly Gala set is filled with all sorts of butterfly images and fantastic greetings.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I even stamped the sweet little flowers from the Butterfly Wishes set on the sentiment. I think it gives the greeting so much more interest and depth. I’ve even filmed a video for you, containing both card designs.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – “Love to Celebrate You”
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • Mat – Garden Lane DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Vertical Mat – Garden Lane DSP – 4″ x 3″
  • Embossed Accent Mat – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, embossed with the Country Floral folder.
  • Stitched Circle – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes die set. Stamp the branch in Pear Pizzazz and the sentiment in Soft Suede.
  • Banner – Pear Pizzazz CS – 5/8″ x 4″, embossed with the Scripty Folder. Dovetail both ends of the banner.
  • Daisy – Crushed Curry CS – 6″ x 2″, punch three images with the Medium Daisy punch. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist. 
  • Leaves – Pear Pizzazz – 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, punch three images with the Leaf Punch. Stamp the small leaf image on each petal in Pear Pizzazz. Dissect as shown in the video.
  • Small Butterflies – Crushed Curry CS – 3 1/2″ x 1″, stamp two small butterflies in Soft Suede. Punch out the images with the Butterfly Duet punch.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″ . Stamp the butterfly in Crushed Curry and the sentiment in Soft Suede.

Even more fun with Card #2.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Soft Suede CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mat – Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Accent Band – Scallop Trim – Soft Suede cS – two @ 3/4″ x 6″, cut with the die from Be Mine Stitched. Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – 1 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Crushed Curry CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″, distressed the edges.
  • Stamped Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. Stamp the branch in Soft Suede. Roll color on the edges with a sponge dauber and Crushed Curry ink.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede. Die cut with the die from Stitched Labels. Stamp off the flowre in Crushed Curry.
  • Butterfly – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the butterfly in Soft Suede. Color in with the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker. Hightlight with the Wink of Stella.

Product List

Leaf Punch

$16.00
Paper Snips

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations