December Customer Thank You Cards

December Customer Thank You Cards

Welcome everyone! Time to send out my December customer thank you cards and gifts.  Did you know you can earn a free thank you gift from me by using my Host Code? The current code and prize can always be found in the right hand banner on my blog. This month’s customer thank you card is a little simple, due to my recent accident. But, I still think it is beautiful. I want to take a moment to thank my dear sweet supportive husband for helping me get these done. I couldn’t have done it without his help.

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

I’ve got lots of new favorites and can’t wait to share a few with you in this card.  First up, of course, is the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  I used it to emboss my Rococo Rose mat. Next, I needed to tackle the task of stamping.  Since I’m in a brace, the block wasn’t an option.  No problem, the Stamparatus to the rescue.

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

Be sure to chck out one of my other new favorites, the So Sentimental Bundle. I’ll be offering that bundle in an upcoming WOW Class to GO!

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

The stamp set includes eleven sentiments that coordiante perfectly with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. This is going to be a new staple in my studio.

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

Because Stampin’ Up! products coordinate so nicely, I grabbed the Rococo Rose ribbon, from the Annual Catalog to “tie” things together. And that special little pop of Merry Merlot on the sentiment, that’s the new  Label Me Lovely Punch. I just cut the image in half to create the perfect accent frame.

I can’t film any videos right now, (very sad face) but hope to get some answers on my injuries next week. In the meantime, I’ve got all the details for you here.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Crumb Cake CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Rococo Rose CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Sentiment – Whister White CS – 3″ x 2 1/2″. Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot, die cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly set.
  • Punched Label – Merry Merlot CS – punch one image from a scrap, with the Label Me Lovely Punch.
  • Ribbon – Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon – 6″
  • Metallic Pearls – Silver – three

Card Assembly:

  • Fold the card base.
  • Wrap the ribbon around the embossed Rococo Rose mat. Secure to the back with mini glue dots.
  • Glue the mat to the card front.
  • Cut the Merry Merlot label in half and glue to the top and bottom of the sentiment.
  • Pop the sentiment to the card front.

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Customer Thank You Card Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Mosaic Mood Thank You with WOW Card Sketch #2

Mosaic Mood Thank You with WOW Card Sketch #2

Welcome everyone! So happy that you’re stopping by my blog today. Time to switch gears from Christmas to Thank You. With the gorgeous Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP you’ll be creating beautiful cards in no time at all. Today, I’ll feature a quick and easy thank you card with my WOW Card Sketch #2.

Mosaic Mood with WOW Card Sketch #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Where can you find this lovely paper? In the 2019-2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog of course.  Sometimes we get all caught up in the recent mini catalog and forget how many beautiful items offered in that publication.  Here’s a closer look at the paper patterns included in the Mosaic Mood DSP.

Are you ready to see how I used this beautiful paper in my design? First off, I chose a color combination of Mint Macaron, Terracotta Tile and Very Vanilla.  It’s a soft and soothing palette.

Mosaic Mood with WOW Card Sketch #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It’s truly easy to create cards with a card sketch. Be sure to use it as inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. You can also check out my Christmas card with this sketch.

Mosaic Mood with WOW Card Sketch #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating the focal image was very easy. I just fussy cut the butterflies and rose from the Mosaic Mood DSP.  Using my Wink of Stella, I splattered shimmery droplets onto the entire card front.  I wish you could see this one in person, it’s truly magical.  But wait, you can create one of your very own, right?

Mosaic Mood with WOW Card Sketch #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful branch leaf stamp from Very Versailles is a DistINKive stamp. That means you’ll get highlights and lowlights in just one stamping motion. I would love to share this card with you through my video tutorial.  Hope you enjoy it. I would love to get your feedback.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Mint Macaron CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. The card will fold on the left. Stamp the upper left hand side with the leaf stamp from Very Versailles in Mint Macaron.
  • DSP Mat – Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 4″
  • Accent Band – Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper – 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Focal Mat – Terracotta Tile CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, emboss with the Script 3D embossing folder.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the sentiment from Very Versailles in Terracotta Tile and cut with the die from Ornate Frames. Be sure your sentiment is more to the left.
  • Banners – Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper – three @ 3/4″ x 2″, punch one end of each with the Tailored Tag Punch.
  • Rose & Butterflies – Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper – fussy cut the image from the DSP.
  • Leaves – Mint Macaron CS – punch three images with the Leaf punch. Stamp the script image from Very Versailles set in Mint Macaron. Ink the edge of each petal in Mint Macaron. Twist the petals, dissect and create smaller leaf clusters.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the upper left hand side with the leaf stamp from Very Versailles in Mint Macaron.
  • Envelope – Very Vanilla – Stamp the lower right-hand side with the leaf stamp from Very Versailles in Mint Macaron.

Mosaic Mood Thank You Card with WOW Sketch #2 Product List

Leaf Punch

$16.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

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