Fun Zoo Globe Trio

Fun Zoo Globe Trio

WOW! A fun Zoo Globe Trio. Today’s card is a lesson on how to use lots of the stamps in the Zoo Globe set. Not only can you use the little characters to create fabulous focal images, but you can mix and match to create your own designer series paper.

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating my own designer series paper is a favorite technique of mine. And why not surround the Zoo Globe trio of characters with balloon bouquets and sweet birds. I’ve stamped them tone on tone on Bermuda Bay card stock. 

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Watercolor pencils are your friends today. Did you know we have two different color packages available? They are one of the most affordable color mediums and oh so easy to use.

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because our Layering Circles die set has soooo many sizes in the set, it’s easy to create just the right size circles for this an any other project. That set is a definate staple in my studio.

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And surprise, there’s even a koala you can add to the tree! Can’t get too much cuter than that.  Let’s do some watercoloring together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • Mat – Early Espresso CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Bermuda Bay CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Scalloped Circles – Early Espresso  CS – 7 3/4″ x 3″, stamp the Zoo Globe Trio in Basic Gray. With the watercolor pencils, color the elephant in Basic Gray, giraffee in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry, kangaroo in Early Espresso. All the leaves are stamped in Old Olive and colored in Old Olive watercolor pencil.
  • Circles – Whisper White CS – 7 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Sentiment Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamp in Bermuda Bay, cut with the die from the Ornate Frames die set.
  • Inside Mat – Bermuda Bay CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″. Stamp the tree and koala in Basic Gray. Color the koala in Basic Gray, tree trunk in Early Espresso and tree in Old Olive.
  • Note: All grass mounds are colored in with a blender pen and ink from the Old Olive ink pad.
  • Metallic Pearls – 9 in silver
  • Ribbon – Playing with Patterns Combo Pack – 5″

Fun with Zoo Globe Trio Product List 

Paper-Piercing Tool

Paper-Piercing Tool
[126189]
$4.00

Wasn’t that fun? Hope you enjoyed it, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Nothing’s Better Than Fun Technique Card

Nothing’s Better Than Fun Technique Card

Welcome! Time for a fun, vibrant card with the Nothing’s Better Than bundle.  Have you seen that stinkin’ cute set on page 91 of the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog?

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used the Artistry Blooms DSP, the color palette is bright and fun. Magenta Madness is a new in-color that’s almost a neon, but not quite. To me, it’s just a happy color.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I think this set has a very retro feel. First of all, the Nothing’s Better Than font is perfect.  Seems like a set June Cleaver (you know, Leave it to Beaver star), would have designed. At least, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sequins without holes, genius! Seems like Stampin’ Up! heard me. The Artistry Blooms sequins don’t have any of those pesky holes. They are the perfect bling for this card. Another great product addition is the new Adhesive Sheets.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now, you’ll be able to pop-up those word die cuts, quick and easy. By backing your card stock with the sheet, you can create a dimensional sticker. Therefore, it’s easy to adhere the die cut to your project.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I can see incorporating the Nothing’s Better Than bundle into lots of projects to come. But, today, I’ld love to share my video tutorial with you guys. Hope you enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Magenta Madness CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Banner – Artistry Blooms DSP – 2″ x 5 1/2″, punch one end with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • Accent Band – Daffodil Delight CS – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, embossed with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Band Trim – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the die from the Ornate Layers die set.
  • Scallop Oval – Magenta Madness CS – 3 1/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Layering Ovals die set.
  • Oval – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Layering Ovals die set.
  • Word – Magenta Madness CS – 1 1/4″ x 3″, back with Adhevise Sheet, die cut with the die from the Love You More Than die set.
  • Cocktail – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2″, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color with the Stampin’ Blends. Die cut with the die from the Love You More Than die set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Accent Band – Artistry Blooms DSP – 4″ x 1″.

Nothing’s Better Than Fund Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Prized Peony Friendship Card

Prized Peony Friendship Card

Welcome! I just can’t get enough of the Prized Peony bundle. Creating these gorgeous 3-D flowers is easy. Because you can use all types of papers and colors, you’ll be creating custom flowers for all your projects.

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding a few layers and dry embossing, with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, your gourgeous Prized Peony will pop! My color palette for this card is Rococo Rose, Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam. 

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Prized Peony die set is a revoluntary new set, if you ask me. The four dies that create the peony, fit into each other. As a result, each element is easy to line up.

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even more helpful, when building your peony, our mini dimensionals come in handy, They create lots of dimension and a realistic look. The leaves are also super special. The die set cuts the large leaf and the veining.  WOW!! So, you can mix and match colors to your heart’s desire.

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Furthermore, there is a large peony image in the set. I’ve stamped it on the inside of the card, 2nd generation, Rococo Rose. There’s also a die for that image. That’s another reason this set is so fabulous, lots of options!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Rococo Rose CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Soft Sea Foam CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Sea Bed 3D Embossing Folder
  • Frame – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from the Ornate Layers set.
  • Peony – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from the Peony die set.
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and Pear Pizzazz CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Peony die set.
  • Stamen – So Saffron CS – 1″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from the Peony die set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Gold Glitter Enamel Dots – 3

Prized Peony Friendship Card Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

WOW Team Challenge In Colors

WOW Team Challenge In Colors

It’s WOW Team Challenge Time! For the month of June, I challenged my WOW Team to use any of the 2020-2022 In Colors. And boy oh boy, did they do just that. Today’s card was designed by WOW Team Member, Helene Hebert with As You Wysh Card Designs. 

In Colors Challenge, Helene Hebert, As You Wysh Card Designs

Gorgeous, right? Helene incorporated not only one of the  beautiful new in colors, but lots of texture, interest and a couple techniques. Since she is the winner of June’s WOW Team Challenge, I’m CASEing her card today. Here’s my version. You’ve got to give this one a try. I had so much fun.

In Colors WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Helene used some tone on tone stamping with the new Misty Moonlight in color on the base mat. She stamped that with the Textured Essentials stamp set. That set is a must-have. It will create lovely texture and interest in any of your designs.

In Colors WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Coloring the beautiful flower was easy, using the Stampin’ Blends in Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray. I couldn’t resist adding a little Wink of Stella as well.

In Colors WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Helene is known for her use of Vellum cardstock in her designs. Because the die set has couple of sweet little flowers, she used that to add some embellishments.

In Colors WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m not sure how Helene finished off the inside of her card, but I’ve added that gorgeous flower. This time, 2nd generation with a sentiment on top.

In Colors WOW Team Challenge, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the perks for winning the WOW Team Challenge is that I feature the card design on my YouTube Channel. I had so much fun CASEing Helene’s card. Here’s all my tips and tricks. Hope I did her beautiful card justice.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Misty Moonlight CS – 4″ x 4 1/4″, stamped with the new Misty Moonlight in color with the stamp fro Textured Essentials.
  • Accent Band – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and Misty Moonlight CS – 2″ x 5 1/4″. The Misty Moonlight is embossed with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder and inked with Misty Moonlight.
  • Oval – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals.
  • Scallop Oval – Misty Moonlight CS – cut with the die from Layering Ovals and embossed with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder and inked with Misty Moonlight.
  • Large Flower – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, stamped in Misty Moonlight. Color the image using Stampin’ Blends in Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray. Highlight with Wink of Stella. Die cut the image with the die from the Flowering Dies set.
  • Ornate Frame – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from Ornate Layers die set.
  • Vellum Flowers – Vellum CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ – cut three sets with the dies from the Flowering die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 1″, punch two opposing ends with the Detailed Trio Punch. Misty Moonlight CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/8″.
  • Inside Mat – Misty Moonlight CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, punch all corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. Stamp the large flower with 2nd generation Misty Moonlight. Stamp the sentiment in 1st generation Misty Moonlight.
  • Ribbon – 1/4″ Seaside Spray Metallic – 8″
  • Bling – Elegant Faceted Gems – five clear

In Colors WOW Team Challenge – Helene Hebert’s Card Product List

So, what did you think about the in colors challenge? Showing off my team and their designs is one of my favorite things to do. Helene’s card was a pleasure to CASE. Hope you enjoyed it, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Way to Goat Happy Card

Way to Goat Happy Card

Nothing says happy, like bright vibrant colors and cute images. With that said, here’s my Way to Goat Happy Card! Adding lots of layers, texture and colorful paper makes this card quick, easy, but special.

Way to Goat Happy Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used the  Playing with Patterns DSP stack, I was able to create a bright happy color palette. I love the way the Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry laid the groundwork for the focal image.

Way to Goat Happy Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Adding texture was easy with the new Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. That one will be a staple. It’s the perfect bit of texture for any type card or project.

Way to Goat Happy Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Break out those watercolor pencils. You don’t have to be an expert. They are easy to use, and your blender pen will do lots of the work for you. Want to see how easy it is to use them. You can catch my coloring tips on my free 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 – Smoky Slate CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Embossed Mat – Coastal Cabana CS – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Banner – Playing with Patterns DSP – 1 3/4″ x 5″, banner one end.
  • Stitched Rectangle – Crushed Curry CS – 3″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Stitched Circle – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Stitched Shapes die set.
  • Accent Band – Playing with Patterns DSP – 1/2″ x 6″
  • Resin Dots – Playing with Patterns Resin Dots – 3

Way to Goat Happy Card Product List 

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Divided Die-cut Blossoms in Bloom

Divided Die-cut Blossoms in Bloom

Welcome! So happy that you stopped by today. I’ve got a technique to share. It’s the divided die-cut technique. The beautiful die from the Many Layered Blossoms set was the perfect die cut for this techinque. We are going to create two cards with the one die cut.

Divided Die-Cut, Blossoms in Bloom, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I backed the Pear Pizzazz card stock with our new Adhesive Sheets, adhering the die pieces was quick and easy. But first, I spritzed the Highland Heather die cut with our fabulous Champagne Shimmer Mist. It’s easy, just add four or five drops of the paint to a spritzer filled with 70% rubbing alcohol. Voila, you have sparkly goodness to add to your projects.

Divided Die-Cut, Blossoms in Bloom, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To start my divided die-cut technique I chose my orientation. Once I did that, I knew I wanted to back the die-cut with an embossed mat. I love the way the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder highlights that gorgeous die.  Because I wanted each card to look a little different,  I divided the die, a little off center.

Divided Die-Cut, Blossoms in Bloom, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For the second card, I even added one each of the smaller die-cuts in the set. Custome coloring your embellishments is easy with our Stampin’ Blends. They are alcohol based, so the color stays on the surface. This time, I used the Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend to give a pop of color. Watch how easy it is to incorporate the divided die-cut technique.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Bases – Thick Whisper White CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Pear Pizzazz CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Gorgeous Grape CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Large Die Cuts – Highland Heather CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Pear Pizzazz CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, back with Adhesive Sheet. Die cut both with the dies from the Many Layered Blossoms set. Spritz the Highland Heather die-cut with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Small Flowers – Highland Heather CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″. Pear Pizzazz CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, back with Adhesive Sheet. Die cut both with the dies from the Many Layered Blossoms set.
  • Sentiments – Whisper White CS – one @ 1 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 1″ x 2 3/4″. Stamp both in Gorgeous Grape. Die cut with the dies from Ornate Frames.
  • Rhinestones – color 5 with the Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend.

Divided Die-Cut with Blossoms in Bloom Product List

Stampin' Pierce Mat

Stampin’ Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

Are you ready to try this one? Would love to see your color combos. Have fun and until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations