Parcels & Petals Gift Set

Parcels & Petals Gift Set

Need some graduation gift card holders? How about some little thank you gifts? I’ve got the perfect solution. Pick up the Parcels & Petals stamp set with the Perfect Parcel Dies. That’s what I’ve used to create this super cute gift set for a very special someone.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Is that not just too cute? Someone very special, performed a wonderful act of kindness to our family recently. We all knew we wanted her to feel extra special. I thought about her the entire time I was creating this Parcels & Petals gift set.  

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Perfect Parcel gift box is the right size for a gift card. Because the Best Dressed DSP stack is filled with lovely, happy, floral patterns, I started things off there.  That stack will retire very soon. Be sure to pick up a pack or two before June 2nd.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create the flower I used a few punches, all of which will be carried over to our new 2020-2021 Annual catalog. Check out the Small Bloom, Sprig and Perennial Flower punches. Spritzing the images, with our Champagne Shimmer Paint, gave them just the right amount of sparkle.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Additionally, I needed a couple of graduation gift sets. So I’ve included an alternative card for that.  My beautiful daughter and granddaughter are both graduating and this will make a super sweet gift for each of them. See, I told you it was very versatile.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the stamping behind the embossing? I love that look. I scatter stamped the Daffodil Delight mat, tone on tone. Then added all that luscious texture with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stretching the use of my dies is always at the top of my list.  This time I cut two of the detailed die cuts to create my own accent label.  I just love how that turned out.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A little technique is involved when assembling the gift box. Don’t worry, I’ve filmed a tutorial to show you how. It’s quick, easy and you don’t have to destroy the box to get to the goodies. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Download my FREE PDF for my Parcels & Petals Gift Set. Just click on the link below.

Parcels & Petals Gift Set PDF

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. You can click on any of the images below to start shopping.

Petals & Parcels Gift Set Product List 

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

One Sheet Wonder with Beautiful Friendship

One Sheet Wonder with Beautiful Friendship

Welcome! So excited to share with you one of my favorite things to do. What’s that? It’s creating my own designer series paper. This month, I’ll be creating a one sheet wonder with Beautiful Friendship. Even more, this card is super special because it’s my April 2020 customer thank you cards.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, one of the best parts of being a demonstrator, is sharing and gaining inspiration from others. Be sure to visit Ruth Trice’s blog, for even more one sheet wonder ideas. Ruth is a very talented artist residing in the UK. I think you will love her work. I know I sure do.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And to think, it all starts with a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White cardstock. Because I broke out lots of inks from the Subtles family, this piece has a nice, soft springtime theme.  

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By maxmizing your paper cuts, you can definately create four cards from one sheet. My one sheet wonder with Beautiful Friendship is filled with lots of texture and interest. I’ve incorated a couple of other sets in the design. One of which is Butterfly Wishes. I love all the images in that DisINKtive set.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Can you believe you get all that yummy detail with just stamps, ink and paper. I find this type of stamping very relaxing. No pressure, grab a sheet of cardstock, break out those inks. I give you permission to just play.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That pretty sentiment is cut with one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set. And that gorgeous sentiment can be found in the Peaceful Moments set. If you are looking for a versatile greeting set, that’s the one for you. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Supplies listed will create four cards.
  • One sheet wonder with Beautiful Friendship – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White CS
  • Card Bases – Thick Whisper White CS – two sheets – Score @ 4 1/4″, cut at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – So Saffron CS – four @ 3″ x 5 1/4″
  • One Sheet Wonder Mats – four @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 11″, stamp four sentiments, cut each with the die from Stitched So Sweetly.
  • Ribbon – Petal Pink Metallic Edge – about 1 yard.
  • Champagne Rhinestones – 4 medium and 8 small

One Sheet Wonder with Beautiful Friendship Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you give this technique a try. I think you’ll surprise yourself. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Vintage Step Card Ornate Garden Suite

Vintage Step Card Ornate Garden Suite

Welcome! So glad you’ve stopped by today. I’ve got a very special project to share with you. In this beautiful vintage step card, I’m featuring the soon to be released Ornate Garden Suite. The gorgeous products in this suite will be released April 1, 2020. That’s no April’s Fool! Because my card is very 3D, I’ve even created a gift box to match.

Stampin’ Up! has knocked it out the park! Be sure to check out all the products in this fabulous suite by clicking. You’ll be able to download and print/save the flyer here, Ornate Garden Suite Flyer .  Above all, I’ld love to giveaway a fabulous prize, I’ve got an ordering special as well.

Ornate Garden Suite Order Special, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to dive into today’s project in depth? I’m excited to share all the details, techniques and tips. Excited is truly an understatement. First of all, look at all this fabulous dimension.

Vintage Step Card & Gift Box, Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Most noteworthy, this vintage step card is a larger format, 6″ x 6″, so it requires 12″ x 12″ cardstock. It’s also very dimensional and deserves a beautiful gift box. Creating flowers is one of my favorite things to do.

In the annual catalog you will find three of the punches I’ve used in this project; the Leaf, Butterfly Duet, and Medium Daisy punch. In these remaining days of Sale-a-Bration 2020, be sure to add those to your stash. Qualifying orders can earn free product in the all three Sale-a-Bration Releases. By adding the Small Bloom punch as one of your FREE items, you can create the sweet flower I’ve added to the sentiment.

By pulling colors from the DSP, my color palette includes Terracotta Tile, Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry. And don’t those Perennial Flower Centers really enhance the  realistic look of those flowers?

Vintage Step Card & Gift Box, Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sentiments in the new Ornate Thanks stamp set are so versitile. There are 19 photopolymer stamps that you can mix and match to create the perfect sentiment for your project.

The two die sets, in this suite, compliment each other so well. Not to mention that fabulous Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. The paper includes gold foil on some sheets. That’s why that butterfly has some sparkle. I love that.

Vintage Step Card & Gift Box, Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I knew I wanted to create a box just as pretty as the card. By using the dies from both sets, that was an easy task. The large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set is stunning. And it’s very easy to color with our Stampin’ Blends. Those alcohol markers are the bomb! Because this project has so many details, I thought you might enjoy a video tutorial.

Vintage Step Card and Gift Box FREE PDF 

Are you ready to create this project. I hope my FREE PDF file brings some happiness to your day. I want to thank everyone that subscribes to my blog and YouTube Channel as well as those that follow my on Facebook. Likewise, my customers and WOW Club Members are the best. It’s my little gift to you. 

Vintage Step Card Ornate Garden PDF

I would very much appreciate your shopping my online store for any supplies you might need.

Vintage Step Card and Gift Box Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you and your family are safe and well.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

So Very Vellum Customer Thank You

So Very Vellum Customer Thank You

Woohoo, Stampin’ Up! just released new Sale-a-Bration items. One, that you won’t want to miss is the 12×12 So Very Vellum Speciality DSP. There are three colors in the pack, two sheets of each. This month, I wanted to share this gorgeous paper with my customers. What better way to do that than in their thank you card.

So Very Vellum, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I wanted this month’s customer thank you card to be very spring time, I chose a soft color palette. The So Very Vellum Specialty DSP has two sheets in Soft Seafoam, so I started there. My color palette is Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Purple Posy and Petal Pink. You can also find those colors in the Best Dressed DSP. 

So Very Vellum, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This card came together pretty quickly. Once I chose the beautiful So Very Vellum DSP, I started a sketch and pulled the Magnoliia Blooms stamp set. What? You don’t see that one in the catalog? No, you didn’t miss it. That one is in our New Stamper Mini Catalog. But, it’s so pretty and coordinates with the lovely Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.

So Very Vellum, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By stamping the floral image on a 2″ circle of Soft Seafoam, I was able to stamp the lovely thank you sentiment in Old Olive. 

So Very Vellum, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The focal mat needed a little somethin’ somethin’, so I embossed the Petal Pink mat with the lovely Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder. Want to see how quick and easy this one came together. Here you go.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Vellum – So Very Vellum Specialty DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″  – Soft Seafoam
  • Accent Band – Best Dressed DSP – 4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Focal Mat – Purple Posy CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Embossed Focal Mat – Petal Pin CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Starburst – Whisper White CS – punch one starburst image
  • Circle – Soft Seafoam CS – punch one 2″ circle
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″, cut three leaves with the dies from Magnoliia Memory

So Very Vellum Customer Thank You Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

From My Heart Customer Thank You Cards

From My Heart Customer Thank You Cards

Welcome! It’s customer thank you card time. Because the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper is so versatile, I’ve used it in this month’s card. Pretty appropriate since February 14th is Valentine’s Day.

From My Heart Customer Thank You Card

But first, I needed to find the perfect sentiment. Look no further than Path of Petals. By combining two of the sentiments from the set, I was able to convey my heartfelt thank you to my customers.

From My Heart Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin Up!

One ink color, real red, was used to ink up the stamps. Using the Stamparatus made creating multiples quick and easy.  I love the font combination. 

From My Heart Customer Thank You Card

The sweet little pearlized doily really helps the focal image pop. Cutting the sentiment with the Stitched Nested Label Dies, created that sweet stitching around the edge. We all love that.

From My Heart Customer Thank You Card

By adding the little butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty dies, I was able to add a sweet embellishment. Then to take it up a notch, I’ve added a little Wink of Stella. I’m very happy to share my video tutorial with you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Real Red CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – From My Heart Specality Desiner Series Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Accent Band – From My Heart Specality Desiner Series Paper – 1″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Nested Labels die set.
  • Butterflies – Flirty Flamingo CS – 1″ x 2″, cut three butterflies with the dies from the Butterfly Beauty set.
  • Pearlized Doily – one
  • From My Heart Faceted Gems – three, various sizes.

From My Heart Customer Thank You Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Lily Impressions Thank You Card

Lily Impressions Thank You Card

Customer thank you card time! I was inspired by the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper. Did you know you can earn that paper pack for FREE? Yep, it’s Sale-A-Bration item. Best time of the year to add beautiful Stampin’ Up! crafting supplies to your stash. 

Lily Impressions Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By cutting the paper to it’s fullest potential, I created twelve customer thank you cards with just two sheets of the Lily Impressions DSP. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Lily Impressions Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Using a rich color palette of Gorgeous Grape, Blackberry Bliss and Highland Heather, I think I made this card extra special. And how can you go wrong when using the Detailed Bands dies? Instant drama and fabulous texture in just one die cut, WOW!

Lily Impressions Thank You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To kick things up a notch, I sprized the die cut with my concoction of our Champagne Shimmer Paint (5 or 6 drops) and 70% rubbing alcohol.  Here’s even more Stampin’ Up! ideas with the beautiful Lily Impessions DSP and the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set and Lily Pad Dies.

Lily Impressions DSP Ideas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Want to see how easy it is to create my sweet customer thank you card. I’ld love to share the design with you through my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gorgeous Grape CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mat – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Lily Impressions DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Accent Band – Highland Heather CS – 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Detailed Bands. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″. Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Gorgeous Grape. Stamp off the swoosh from Dressed to Impress in Highland Heather. Punch with the Pretty Label Punch.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones – Gorgeous Grape – 3

Lily Impressions Customer Thank You Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations