Forever Greenery Card #2 Sneak Peek

Forever Greenery Card #2 Sneak Peek

Welcome back! Time for Card #2 in our 3-card series with the Forever Greenery Suite. And what could make things better? Embellishments, of course!!  

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Yep, that’s right, gold hoops. I’m going to date myself, but I used to have earrings just like that. Who else? I think they were a wardrobe staple in the 70’s.  But, this time, they are going to create the perfect backdrop in your card designs.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I treated that fabulous gold hoop as a “wreath form”, I was able to add bits and elements to decorate  it. It was a no-brainer to add in more of those Forever Gold Laser-Cut images. I’m so glad that I decided to punch them all out of the sheets and store them in our Clear Medium Envelopes. Now, it’s quick and easy to grab one or two while creating.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the stamp set is one with DistINKive technology, the images are very realistic. You’ll look like an artist in no time flat. And don’t forget to finish off the inside of the card. With so many image choices, you can create a lovely frame for your sentiment.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In card #2 of the series, I’ll show you how to easily incorporate both the ribbon and hoops. Psst….. I’ve even added a new in-color. Can you guess which one?

Here’s how the magic happens, Card #2.

  • Card Base – Just Jade CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Shaded Spruce CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Forever Greenery DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 6″ – stamp the “hello” and two of the leaf images in Shaded Spruce. Die cut the sentiment with the Stitched So Sweetly die. Die-cut the leaf images with the dies from the Forever Flourishing set.
  • Accent Images – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP – one large branch, two leaf clusters.
  • Sentiment Accent – Just Jade CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Forever Flourishing set. Apply wink of stella to the die cut.
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Ribbon – Forevery Greenery Trim Combo Pack – 6″
  • Embellishment – Gold Hoop – one

Need a supply list so that you can create Card #2?  I’ve got you covered.

One more to go!!! I sure hope you join me for card #3. I’m switching things up and changing the color palette. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Forever Greenery Sneak Peek Card #1

Forever Greenery Sneak Peek Card #1

Sneak peek time!! I’m so excited to share with you the Forever Greenery Suite of products in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. In this 3-card series, I’ll highlight lots of the elements in the suite in three beautiful card designs. 

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What’s not to love about this card? It’s easy, elegant, dramatic, takes minimum skills and supplies and you’ll WOW everyone! First of all, turn to page 108 in your brand spankin’ new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. There you will find the first of 3 pages featuring the Forever Greenery Suite. What? you don’t have a catalog? If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love to receive a catalog, contact me here, to request yours today. It’s filled with 192-pages of delicious paper crafting supplies.

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

So what have I used, from the Forever Greenery Suite, to create this design? Because I LOVE the Forever Greenery DSP, that was my jumping off point. It’s a fabulous 12″ x 12″, paper pack, filled with all shades of green and nature inspired images. That’s right up my alley. The pattern I chose, for this card, is my favorite.

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And no, I did not have to die cut the gorgeous medallion or the sprig. Those are just a couple of the elements from the new Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Papers. Check out a close up of all the laser-cut images on page 152.  You’ll want more than one pack, trust me.

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait, there’s more! The Forever Fern Bundle is a must-have. The imagery in the stamp set is so realistic. No wonder, it’s a DistINKive set. That’s a patent-pending technology you can only find in Stampin’ Up! world. In my opinion, it’s the best leaf set EVER!!!! What to see how easy this card comes together? Here you go.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Pretty Peacock CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Forever Greenery DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Medallion and Sprig – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper – one of each
  • Sentiment Circle – Whisper White CS – punch one 2″ circle
  • Accent Circle – Pretty Peacock CS – punch one 2 1/4″ circle
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Embellishment – Gold Glitter Enamel Dots – 1 large and 2 small

Ready to start your shopping list? Here’s a quick reference to all the supplies I’ve used. 

New Annual Catalog Ordering Begins June 3, 2020

Stay tuned for the next two cards in the series. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Noble Peacock Foil & Specialty Papers

Noble Peacock Foil & Specialty Papers

Welcome everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day. Today, I’ve got the first in a three-card series featuring the Noble Peacock Foil & Specialty Papers. Because they will be retiring June 2, 2020, don’t wait to add a pack or two to your next order. That way, you can follow along with me during this series, to create some over the top cards for everyone on your list.

Noble Peacock Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By keeping things monochromatic, I think this card has a very calm and elegent effect. The Noble Peacock paper packs contain sheets in colors of Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive and Pretty Peacock. Isn’t that a rich color palette? For this one, we’ll stick to the Old Olive to create that tone on tone look.

Noble Peacock Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve embossed the square of Noble Peacock foil with the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder. Sadly, that one will be retiring as well. And I’ll bet you’re wondering which DSP I’ve got in the background. It’s the beautiful Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Psst…. it’s retiring too! 

Noble Peacock Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Coordination of products is one of the cornerstones in all Stampin’ Up! products. You never have to worry, does this element match that. The Noble Peacock rhinestones, I’ve used, match the papers and foil beautifully. 

Noble Peacock Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Both sentiments are from the Silhouette Scenes set. That one will carry over, hooray!! Likewise, the gorgeous leafy branch, from Very Versailles with be in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I’m very excited we get to play with that set a while longer.

Noble Peacock Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Remember, no naked envelopes. With just a little effort you can dress up an otherwise boring envelope. I’ve added the leaf image to both the front and the flap, making it super special. Ready for a video on this one? Here you go.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Old Olive CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Embossed Foil Mat – Noble Peacock Foil Sheet – Old Olive – 3″ x 3″, embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Band – Noble Peacock specialty DSP – Old Olive – 1 1/2″ x 3″
  • Banners – One each in  Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Pressed Petals DSp – 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stitched Circle – Noble Peacock Foil Sheet – Old Olive – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes.
  • Circle – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Accent Band – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – 3/4″ x 5″

Noble Peacock Card Series – Card #1 Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to join me for the second card, in this series, coming soon! Until next time, Create Something Something.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Floral Essence Friendship Card

Floral Essence Friendship Card

Welcome! So glad you’re here. In today’s Floral Essence friendship card, I’m excited to share a few tips and tricks. You’ll be creating an entire batch of these, for your friends, in no time flat. The gorgeous Perennial Essence Desiger Series Paper will do lots of the work for you. And, it’s on sale!! Gotta love that!

Floral Essence Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Monet inspired papers are truly lovely and lend themselves to all sorts of card making styles. By adding the Blueberry Bushel as my main mat, the colors in the paper really pop.

Floral Essence Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve featured an array of the stamps from the set. I love doing that. It helps to show all the possibilities. Because I stamp the leaves and twisted them with my tweezers, it also adds another dimension to the card. Be sure to pick up the Leaf Punch before it fully retires. It’s been a staple in my studio for a number of years and I know I’m going to miss it terribly.

Floral Essence Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Another way I added dimension was by stamping some extra flowers and fussy cutting them.  Similarly, by embossing the banner and accent band with that awesome Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, it takes things to another level.

Floral Essence Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Start making a list of all those friends that could use a lift today. Here’s not only a video tutorial, but my PDF for this card. It’s my little friendship gift to you. Just click the link below the video to download. Enjoy.

 

Floral Essence Friendship Card PDF

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

Product List

Hope to see you again soon, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Center Box Fold Poppy Garden

Center Box Fold Poppy Garden

Spring has sprung! A few days ago I saw a report about fields of wild poppies blooming in California. That’s what inspired today’s center box fold poppy garden card.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stick with me, I promise this card is not difficult at all. I’lll be showing you some easy short cuts to make this one of your new favorite fancy folds. Let’s start off with the card front.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Remember that field of poppies I mentioned at the beginning? Doesn’t this background paper remind you of those fields? Poppies come in lots of colors, and I wanted to show that off as well.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Voila, open that pretty card and the sweet little center box fold opens up to reveal the poppy garden. To create the garden, I used the Peaceful Poppies Elements. The element package contains 8 sheets total, two sheets printed black elements, two sheets printed thick cardstock, 2 sheets printed vellum and two sheets watercolor paper.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Inside the center box fold, you’ll find four little platforms to build the poppy garden. But the magic of it all, is that the card still lies flat. Because the fold has enough room for two more panels, I decided to incorporate even more beautiful poppies, designer series paper and some lovely sentiments to boot.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Similarly, you always want to include an area to include a handwritten message.  Turn your card over and there is an entire panel to decorate and use for that purpose.

Center Box Poppy Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to see how easy it is to create this center box fold. I’ve got some tips and tricks to make this super easy and enjoyable.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 11″, score on the 11″ side at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ nd 8 1/4″. Turn to the 8 1/2″ side and cut in 1/2 at 4 1/4.
  • Choose one of the panels as your front panel. Cut the windows in the two center panels with the 3rd largest die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Stitched Rectangles – Whisper White CS – Maintain the cut outs to use as your sentiment panels.
  • Center Box Fold Platforms – Thick Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3″, on the 3 3/4″ side score both ends at 1/2″. Cut four strips at 3/4″ each.
  • Mats – Mossy Meadow CS – four @ 2 1/2″ x 4″, one ! 4″ x 5 1/4
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • DSP Mats – Peaceful Poppies DSP – Front mat, one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″, side mats, two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, window box mats, two @ 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, center mats, two @ 2 1/2″ x 4″.
  • Poppies – Blackberry Bliss CS – two @ 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 3″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Poppy Momets dies.
  • Poppies – Rich Razzleberry CS – two @ 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 3″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the dies from the Poppy Momets dies.
  • Poppy Centers – Basic Black CS – 1 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut one large and two small centers with the dies from the Poppy Momets dies.
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 1 1/2″ x 8″, stamp four of the leaves from the Painted Poppies set in Mossy Meadow. Die cut with the dies from the Poppy Momets dies.
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS and Old Olive CS – one each @ 1 3/4″ x 7 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Poppy Momets dies.
  • Box Accent Trim – Blackberry Bliss CS – two @ 1″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Painted Labels dies.
  • Butterflies – Peaceful Poppies DSP – 3/4″ x 8″, punch five small butterflies with the Butterfly Duet punch.

Center Box Card Poppy Garden Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you give this one a try. I think you will surprise yourself. Until next time, Create Someting Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Double Point Fancy Fold

Double Point Fancy Fold

Welcome! Are you ready for yet another fancy fold? I would love to share with you how easy it is to create the double point fancy fold. You’ll need minimal supplies for this one. Furthermore, you will be able to use this fold on any card type and any set.

Double Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Certainly, you can use any designer series paper you want. But, today I chose the gorgeous Mosaic Mood DSP from the Annual Catalog. The retiring list will be coming out soon. Usually all DSP retires to make room for even more selections. If you love this paper as much as I do, I should scoop some up on your next order.

Double Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, I needed a focal image to tie the points of my double point fancy fold together. I chose the Stitched Nested Labels and cut one each in Soft Suede and Whisper White.  

Double Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I think it’s fabulous that this fold allows you to add two large mats for stamping and greetings. On those cute little flowers, I used a masking technique. Be sure to check out the video tutorial for all the details.

Double Point Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Due to the fact that the Butterfly Wishes set has DistINKive technology you get those lovely images with both highlights and lowlights. All that in just one stamping motion. So happy that Stampin’ Up! has that patent pending technology.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Mint Macaron CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Outside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Points – Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – two @ 3″ x 4″, on the 3″ side score each at 1″.
  • Focal Image – Soft Suede CS – 3 1/4″ x 5″ and Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut each with the dies from the Stitched Nested Labels set.
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″.

Double Point Fancy Fold Product List

Hope you give this one a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations