Thank You Gather Together and BIG Winner!

Thank You Gather Together and BIG Winner!

Customer Thank You card time again. I am so grateful for each of my customers and followers. My birthday month was fabulous and I want to thank everyone that placed an order. What better set to use for thank you cards, than the Gather Together bundle. And it’s Fall Y’all, so my color palette is a rich one.

Customer Thank You Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My card base is Crumb Cake with a gorgeous embossed mat of Merry Merlot. For my designer series paper, I chose the Woven Threads pattern. I just love the Terracotta Tile accents in that one. Because I topped it off with a piece of our Mercury Glass Designer Acetate, the banner has lots of texture and interest.

Customer Thank You Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My little leaf cluster was created with the stamps and dies from the bundle. Did you know that the dies in the Gathered Leaves set cut and emboss at the same time? I think that’s pretty fabulous.

Customer Thank You Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To achieve that deep embossed pattern, I spritz the card stock with my spritzer filled with Champagne mist, first. Then I placed the dies and ran it through my die cutting machine. Voila, embossed leaves!

Customer Thank You Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Adding a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to the inside of the card gave me another surface to stamp. That gorgeous leaf was stamped in two generations of Mossy Meadow. To finish off the sentiment for my thank you card, I went with Terracotta Tile, tying in the color from the front.

Customer Thank You Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love how this one turned out. These are in the mail, as I’m writing this blog post. I hope you all enjoy this month’s thank you card. How about a quick video tutorial with a special surprise.  I’ll announce the big winner of my Birthday Month Ordering Giveaway. Good luck everyone!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Crumb Cake CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Merry Merlot CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Banner – Woven Threads DSP – 2″ x 5 1/4″ and Mercury Glass – 1 1/2″ x 5″, punch one end of each with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • Large Leaf – Mossy Meadow CS – 3″ x 3″, stamp in Mossy Meadow, die cut with the die from Gathered Leaves
  • Embossed Leaves – Terracotta Tile CS – 4 1/4″ x 2″, spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist, die cut with the three dies from the Gathered Leaves set.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/2″ x 1/12″, stamp in Mossy Meadow, die cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the leaf, 2 generations in Mossy Meadow. Stamp the sentiment in Terracotta Tile.

Customer Thank You Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique

I absolutely love the new Beautiful Friendship stamp set. Sharing a technique is also on the top of my list of things I enjoy.  Today, I would love to share the masking technique. Every month I send hand stamped thank you cards to my customers.  This was my card for September/October.

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, that’s a lot of thank you cards! I have the best customers and appreciate them very much. Because I created so many cards, the Stamparatus was my friend. It was super easy to stamp the largest rose image in the lovely Rococo Rose. Next came the masking technique.

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Our Beautiful Friendship stamp set includes all types of floral images and some lovely sentiments. Using first and second generation stamping, I was able to create the rest of the bouquet. For masking, I like to use the Gina K. Designs Masking Magic paper.  I get mine on Amazon. It creates a great mask that you can use over and over.

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorite parts of the Beautiful Friendship set is the watercolor look. It’s a photopolymer set too. So that makes it super easy to see through the images and place them exactly where you want them. 

Beautiful Friendship Masking Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the texture on the Woven Thread Designer Series Paper.  Another technique I can’t seem to get enough of, embossing with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I can’t wait to share my video tutorial with you. I’ll take you step-by-step through the masking technique and show you how to create this pretty card.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Crumb Cake CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Woven Threads DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, emboss with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Focal Mat – Terracotta Tile CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Stamped Image – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – Scrap
  • Ribbon – Rococo Rose – 6″

Beautiful Friendship Thank You Card Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you try the masking technique. You’re going to love it. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Gather Together Fall Card

Gather Together Fall Card

It’s coming! The Fall season is fast approaching. Today’s card features the Gather Together bundle. That’s a new bundle in the Holiday Catalog. September 4th will be launch day. After you see my Gather Together card, I think you’ll want to add this to your wishlist.

Gather Together, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Break out those Stampin’ Blends! Did you know you can color designer series paper? That’s just want I did on the beautiful Come to Gather DSP. Because the Blends are alcohol based, blending is a breeze.

Gather Together, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A rich Fall color palette was perfect for my Gather Together card. I chose Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock and Whisper White. Stamping with hints of Early Espresso enhanced the richness of this card.

Gather Together, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up! knows that we all love twine. I’m so glad they threw in some Cajun Craze this time. Be sure to catch all the tips and tricks in my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Cajun Craze CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP – Come to Gather – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mats – Cajun Craze CS – three @ 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Stamped Mats – Whisper White CS – three @ 1 1/4″ x 1 1/14″
  • Leaf – Pretty Peacock CS – 2″ x 2″
  • Pumpkins – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″
  • Twine – Come to Gather

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Fanciful Fragrance Vintage Thank You Card

Fanciful Fragrance Vintage Thank You Card

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I don’t know about you, but I need a LOT of thank you cards. And, I like to make them special. When I saw the sentiments in the Fanciful Fragrance set I knew I wanted to create a vintage style thank you. 

Fanciful Fragrance Thank You Card

Every so often, I host a card swap for my team. This card was my swap. My team is so talented and I loved all the cards they created. Be sure to visit my next blog post where I’ll showcase all the swaps. They truly are fabulous. In the meantime, let me share some other details about my Fanciful Fragrance vintage style thank you card.

Fanciful Fragrance Thank You Card

If you visit often, you know I love texture and layering. Not sure if you can see it, but I even embossed the Garden Lane DSP with our Tufted embossing folder. It reminds me of a vintage quilt. Love it! 

Fanciful Fragrance Thank You Card

WOW, those perfume bottles are so lovely. All the images in this card are stamped in Soft Suede. The coloring was super easy with our Stampin’ Blends. I used the light shade in both Petal Pink and Mint Macaron. I’ll bet you are adding the Fanciful Fragrance set on your wish list right now, aren’t you? Be sure to check out my previous post that also uses elements from this set.

Fanciful Fragrance Thank You Card

The sentiment was die cut with the die from Petal Labels. That lacy edge was just the ticket to bring all the elements together. And of course I had to add a little bling.

Fanciful Fragrance Thank You Card

To finish things off, I added a little stamping to the inside of the card. Don’t you just love the way those two sentiments compliment each other. I sure do. How would you like a video tutorial on this one?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Soft Suede CS – 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Garden Lane DSP – 5″ x 3″, embossed with the Tufted embossing folder
  • Accent Die – Very Vanilla CS – 1 1/2″ x 6″, cut with the die from Delicate Lace
  • Strip – Petal Pink CS – 1/2″ x 6″
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from Petal Labels
  • Flowers – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, fussy cut
  • Perfume Bottles – Very Vanilla CS – 3″ x 3″, fussy cut
  • Enveloope – Very Vanilla
  • Rhinestones – five (5)
  • Very Vanilla Lace Trim – 6″

Need some supplies? I would love to earn your business. Here is the product list for this card. Just click any item to begin your shopping experience.

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Tasteful Backgrounds Thank You

Tasteful Backgrounds Thank You

Can’t get enough of the beautiful dies in the Tasteful Backgrounds set. Today is the second card using not just those dies, but the fabulous Pigment Sprinkles. Be sure you don’t miss my previous card. It’s a fancy fold. But today, the absolutely gorgeous mediallon image is the star of the show.

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

My color combo is Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White. It’s a fresh, summery look that just plain makes me happy.  

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

Who knew that the new Scripty Embossing Folder would very quickly become a favorite. But I have to say, on this card, that gorgeous medallion shows off those pigment sprinkles brilliantly.

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

WOW, just look how dramatic the die cut is using the Tasteful Backgrounds set. Not to mention, that vibrant colors from the Pigment Sprinkles. Psst, did you notice the polka dot tulle ribbon is Daffodil Delight. I’ve got a sweet little technique to share with you in today’s FREE video tutorial.

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

Because I used fun foam to cut my “thanks” with the die from Well Written, it created even more dimension and texture. The fun foam is great because it doesn’t add any bulk or weight to the card. Why is that important? No extra postage necessary!

Want to learn a little more about my card? My video tutorial should help you out.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Daffodil Delight CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Embossed Mat – Bermuda Bay CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Scripty Embossing Folder.
  • Scalloped Circle – Daffodil Delight CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Stitched Circle – Thick Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes. Then cut the Medallion image with the die from Tasteful Backgrounds.
  • Thanks – White Fun Foam – 3″ x1″, cut the word with the die from Well Written set.
  • Accent Circle – Watercolor Paper – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes.
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon – about 18″, color with the Daffodil Delight Ink Refill

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Tropical Chic Meets Purple Posy

Tropical Chic Meets Purple Posy

Welcome! Today’s card, featuring the Tropical Chic bundle, incorporates lots of my favorites. First, off, it’s soft and sweet. Second, it’s a thank you card. I always need lots of those. Third, it’s quick and easy, but still has a WOW factor. Fourth, I created my own background by using the stamps in the sets. And last, but not least, I’m premiering a brand spankin’ new in-color, Purple Posy. LOVE IT!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Tropical Chic Meets Purple Posy, Stampin' Up!

The Tropical Chic bundle will carry over to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. But, don’t wait until then to order it. Right now, you can enjoy a 10% discount. Once the new catalog launches, they are sold separately and you’ll loose the discount. And as you can see, the Tropical Chic set isn’t just for bold and rich colors. You can incorporate lots of different color palettes for alternate looks.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Tropical Chic Meets Purple Posy, Stampin' Up!

This Tropical Chic color combo is Purple Posy, Soft Sea Foam,Whisper White and So Saffron. I’m loving this fresh, soft look with this set.  You could put a batch of these together in now time at all.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Tropical Chic Meets Purple Posy, Stampin' Up!

The new Annual Catalog will launch June 4th. If you are a current customer, I will be mailing those out mid-May. The new in-colors, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray will launch at that time. They are all fabulous. I can’t wait to highlight each of the colors in future projects. If you aren’t currently working with a demonstrator, let me know. I’ld love to earn your business and get a catalog out to you.

Be sure to visit my WOW NOLA Creations Facebook Page where I filmed my weekly Facebook Live and debuted this card. And by the way, during my Live Show, you’ll also see two other creations. One features the Pop of Petals bundle and the other is a sneak peek. To a Wild Rose is one of my favorite new bundles. Be sure to stop by and subscribe to my Page. You won’t want to miss future projects.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Tropical Chic Meets Purple Posy, Stampin' Up!

Here’s how the magic happens on my Tropical Chic card.

  • Card Base – Purple Posy CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Soft Sea Foam cS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, randomly stamp the images from the Tropical Chic set in Soft Sea Foam, Purple Posy and So Saffron.
  • Banner – So Saffron CS – 2″ x 5″, punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch. Run the banner through your die cutting machine with the Subtle Embossing Folder.
  • Focal Mats – Purple Posy CS – 3 1/2″ x 2″ and Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″. Stamp the Thank You from the Tropical Chic set in Purple Posy.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, from the Tropical Chic set, stamp two large ferns in Soft Sea Foam, two flowers in Purple Posy, one flower in So Saffron. Die cut all the images with the coordinating Tropical dies.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Soft Sea Foam CS – 4 1/4″ x 3/4″. Stamp the fern image on the strip of Soft Sea Foam in Soft Sea Foam.

Need some supplies? I invite you to shop my online store.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations