Sending Hugs Swap Card

Sending Hugs Swap Card

Welcome!! My WOW Team had a swap and I decided to use the Sending Hugs Bundle for my contribution. It was so easy to make a dramatic card, with lots of texture. I needed some relaxing time, coloring does that for me. If you haven’t tried the Stampin’ Blends, you’re missing out. 

Sending Hugs, WOW Team Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used my Stamparatus, I was able to get a deep black image to color with my Stampin’ Blends.

Sending Hugs, WOW Team Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m so happy that Stampin’ Up! designed the Sending Hugs bundle with so many layers. You can use that large detail die in so many ways. I’m thinking about dissecting it or substituting another label die in the center. Who knows, I may do both!

Sending Hugs, WOW Team Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

We’ve got so many greens in our color arsenal, it was super easy to pick a fabulous vibrant palette for all the greenery in this image.

Sending Hugs, WOW Team Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love the message this card relays; Hugs & Kisses…. Thinking of You! To give the inside of the card some great texture, I decided to stamp, color and die cut those sweet little single flowers. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Calypso Coral CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Front Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Die Cut – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • “HUGS” – Soft Succulent CS – 2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Sentiments – Soft Succulent CS – 2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Inside Flowers – Basic White CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″

Sending Hugs WOW Team Swap Card Product List

Be sure to let me know if you need any help with your order. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Pop-Up Vase Card with Art in Bloom

Pop-Up Vase Card with Art in Bloom

The beautiful Art in Bloom Bundle was used to create today’s Pop-Up Vase Fancy Fold. Once you’ve learned how to create the mechanism, the rest is a breeze. The possibilities are endless. Hope you learn a technique or two along the way.

Pop-Up Vase Fancy Fold, Art in Bloom, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What could be better than to send a bouquet of flowers to a friend or family member? Not only that, this one will last forever. The Pop-Up Vase fancy fold will lie flat and fits in a standard size envelope for mailing. You will need a little extra postage, but it’s well worth it. Let’s start things off with the card front.

Pop-Up Vase Fancy Fold, Art in Bloom, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This one is pretty as is. And if you don’t want to add the pop-up vase, you don’t have too. I’m really loving the new Encircled In Beauty dies. That’s what I’ve used for my focal image. 

Pop-Up Vase Fancy Fold, Art in Bloom, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I embossed the sweet little flowers from the Strawberry Builder punch with the Ornate Floral embossing folder, I was able to add lots of texture and interest to the petals. Ready to take a peek inside?

Pop-Up Vase Fancy Fold, Art in Bloom, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How unique and interesting, right? Who wouldn’t want to receive this card? I know I would be thrilled. I’ve used the Art in Bloom bundle to stamp, emboss and cut all those beautiful flowers.

Pop-Up Vase Fancy Fold, Art in Bloom, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding a few die cuts from the Forever Flourishing set, I was able to complete my floral arrangement and fill my vase with lots of color. Can you believe that the sweet little vase actually lies flat? I promise it really does.

Pop-Up Vase Fancy Fold, Art in Bloom, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Would you like to learn how to create the pop-up vase fancy fold? Sit back, relax and grab a beverage. You won’t want to miss all the details that went into today’s card.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Magenta Madness CS – one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP Mat – Expressions in Ink DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Focal Image – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Encircled in Beauty die set. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray.
  • Small Flowers – Magenta Madness CS – 6 images with the Strawberry Builder Punch. Embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Small Leaves – Just Jade CS – 2 images with the Strawberry Builder Punch.
  • Gold Foliage – Gold Specialty Paper – 6″ x 6″, cut 2 branches with the die from the Forever Flourishing die set. Cut four sets of leaves with the dies from the Bloom die set.
  • Green Foliage – Just Jade CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″,cut one branch and four sprigs with the dies from the Forever Flourishing die set.
  • Stamped Flowers – Basic White CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, stamp detail in Basic Gray and fill-in with So Saffron. Cut and emboss with the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder.
  • Flower Stems – Just Jade CS – three @ 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score each in half @ 1/4″.
  • Pink Foliage – Magenta Madness CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Forever Flourishing die set.
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamped in Basic Gray.
  • Pop-up Vase – Expressions in Ink DSP – 2 1/4″ x 5″, on the 5″ side score @ 1″ and 4″. Turn to the 2 1/4″ side and score @ 3/4″ and 1 1/2″, only to the 1″ score line. Do this on both ends.
  • Vase Stopper – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 2″
  • Vase Mechanism – Basic White CS – 3/4″ x 3 7/8″, score one end @ 3/8″
  • Metallic Pearls – Gold – 14
  • Ribbon – Polished Pink – 6″

Pop-Up Vase Fancy Fold Product List

Who are you going to send a bouquet of flowers to today? Hope you give this one a try. 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

Welcoming Window New Orleans Style

Welcoming Window New Orleans Style

Hi, Guys! Did you know that the Welcoming Window bundle carried over to the Annual Catalog? I wanted to create a “welcome to the neighborhood” card, but New Orleans style. Have you ever visited New Orleans? If so, you’ll recognize the vibrant color palette on today’s card. The houses in the city are filled with eclectic architectural elements and a rainbow of colors.

Welcoming Window, New Orleans Style, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve used the Welcoming Window bundle to show off those design elements. This was a fun card. Do you have a distinct architecture in your neck of the woods? Try replicating that with today’s layout. Here’s just a sampling of what we enjoy in New Orleans. 

New Orleans Architecture

Credit: Adrienne Breaux

I consider myself lucky to have these unique color palettes surrounding me each and every day. Doesn’t it make you smile? Since, you’ve seen my inspiration, let’s get back to today’s little project.

Welcoming Window, New Orleans Style, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the dies in a few different ways, I’ve mimicked some of the elements from the houses. Things like the corbels and pavers were created with the dies for the windowsills. 

Welcoming Window, New Orleans Style, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The number of stain glass windows in the city is astonishing. Someday I hope to have a little cottage with a front door that includes some of that beautiful, colorful glass.

Welcoming Window, New Orleans Style, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Hope you join me for a moment or two to see this little happy, New Orleans style card, come together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Bermuda Bay CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Highland Heather CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Bard 3D Embossing Folder
  • The following elements are cut with the dies from the Window Flower Box set.
    • Corbels and Pavers – Basic Gray CS – 4″ x 3 1/4″
    • Window – Basic White CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamped in Tuxedo Moments ink 
    • Shutters – Bermuda Bay – 2 1/4″ x 3″
    • Windowsill and Shutter Brackets – Basic Gray cS – 1 3/4″ x 3″
    • Plants – Basic White CS – 3″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the greenery in Pear Pizzazz and the flowers in So Saffron and Poppy Parade
    • Pots – Poppy Parade CS – 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1 1/2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly set.
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, from the Brushed Blooms set, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay and the “swoosh” in second generation So Saffron

Welcoming Window New Orleans Style Card Product List

Ready to visit New Orleans to see this architecture in person? I think you’ll enjoy every minute of our culture, food and hospitality. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Quiet Meadow Simple & Elegant

Quiet Meadow Simple & Elegant

Sometimes, just sometimes, the dies will do so much of the work for you. Today, this lovely quiet meadow simple & elegant card will show off those lovely images in silhouette. The best part is that you can also step things up a notch with techniques galore. But, I promised you simple and elegant today, so let’s jump in.

Quiet Meadow Simple & Elegant, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Those beautiful silhouettes needed a fabulous backdrop. What better way to show them off than with the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper. I love the water color hand painted look and feel. 

Quiet Meadow Simple & Elegant, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Can you believe it? I limited myself to one bundle to create this lovely quiet meadow simple & elegant card. Because I chose the thinking of you sentiment, I’ll be able to use this card for lots occasions. 

Quiet Meadow Simple & Elegant, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Pale Papaya is one of the new in-colors and goes beautifully with the Misty Moonlight. I really didn’t need much to make this card special. And it came together pretty quickly.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pale Papaya CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Misty Moonlight CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Hand-Penned DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Flowers – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Meadows set.
  • Butterflies – Pale Papaya CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Meadows set.
  • Sentiment – Pale Papaya CS – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and cut with the die from the Meadows set.
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Inside Accent Band – Misty Moonlight CS – 3/4″ x 4″ and Hand-Penned DSP – 1/2″ x 4″
  • Ribbon – Pale Papaya Woven – 3 1/2″
  • Basic Pearls – 3 medium
  • Resin Heart – one in white

Quiet Meadow Simple & Elegant Card Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by today, 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