Sending You Positive Thoughts

Sending You Positive Thoughts

As soon as I saw the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Mini Catalog, I knew I had to have it. I’m all about the nature inspried images and the positive messages in the sentiments.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because we have gorgeous papers in the Annual Catalog, I used the fabulous Magnolia Lane DSP. Then, by using the color palette of Whisper White, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and So Saffron, I reinforced that nature look and feel.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Dies that cut and emboss, gotta love them. They do double duty for us. In the Nature’s Thoughts set, that fabulous feather die does just that. I inked it a little with some Petal Pink ink, just to make it pop. But wait, I’ll bet you’re asking yourself, I didn’t see that die set in the book. You’re right, it’s part of the new Coordination Product Release. Mark your calendars for February 4th. 

Coordination Product Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations Coordination Product Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Today, I found out too, that the Nature’s Thoughts Dies and the Special Days Dies, will carry over after the promotion release. That means more bang from your crafting buck. 

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you lovin’ that font? I think it’s beautiful. The Positive Thought stamp set is a 8-piece cling mount set. Three of the images are fabulous sentiments you’ll be turning to time after time in your card making.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you  haven’t picked up at least two packs of the Champagne Rhinestones, you’re missing out. They are fantastic and go perfectly on so many designs.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because those sentiments are just too beautiful, and uplifting, I had to include one on the inside of the card. And while there, why not stamp 3 generations of that lovely fern image.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Time to finish off the envelope. Hope you can appreciate the beauty of the flower image. And now that we have a die to match, I know I’ll be using it more often. Be sure to check out the video to learn how I created the watercolor wash background.

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 – Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Magnolia Lane DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 5″, cut with the die from Nature’s Thoughts. Add the watercolor wash technique with So Saffron ink.
  • Large Ferns – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, stamp two images in Mossy Meadow, cut with the die from Nature’s Thoughts.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from Stitched Rectangles. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Feathers – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/4″ x 11″, cut three feather images and two butterfly images with the die from Nature’s Thoughts. Ink the feathers with Petal Pink ink.
  • Sprigs – Mossy Meadow CS – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – cut four images with the die from Nature’s Thoughts. Apply wink of stella to each.
  • Ribbon – Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge – about 15″
  • Champagne Rhinestones – seven small

Positive Thoughts Product List

Paper Snips

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Lovely Lily Pad Sale-a-Bration

Lovely Lily Pad Sale-a-Bration

Three coordinating products you can earn for FREE! Can’t get too much better than that. The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad dies and the Lily Pad Impressions Designer Series Paper can all be yours for free, with a qualifying purchase.

Lovely Lily Pad, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Can I take a moment first to say, I love the color combo on this card. Think outside the box and I’ll bet you will surprise yourself. I sure did with a combination of Pretty Peacock, Flirty Flamingo Whisper White and Garden Green. Those are perfect colors for my Lovely Lily Pad card.

Lovely Lily Pad, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Whoa, did you notice the background impression? Yep, it’s back again. The Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. Told ya, that’s one of my new favorites.

Lovely Lily Pad, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By embossing the Lovely Lily Pad image on Shimmery White cardstock, I was able to add a little watercoloring.  Be sure to check out my video tutorial to learn how the Stamparatus made this quick and easy.

Lovely Lily Pad, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorite elements in the Lily Pad die set is that fabuluous border die. It’s the perfect size, easy to cut and makes such a statement. I just love it.

Lovely Lily Pad, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait, I almost forgot to tell you about one of the best features of the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set. Ready? It’s a revisible set. That means each stamp serves double duty. Want to see how that works? I filmed a video tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pretty Peacock CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Embossed Mat – Flirty Flamingo CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Vertical Accent Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 4 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ and Lily Impressions DSP – 4″ x 1 1/2″, ink the edges of the DSP in Garden Green ink.
  • Horizontal Accent Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ and Lily Impressions DSP – 4″ x 1 1/4″, ink the edges of the DSP in Garden Green ink.
  • Accent Trim – Garden Green CS – two @ 1″ x 5″, cut with the die from Lily Pad set.
  • Lily, Lily Pad and Leaves – Shimmery White CS – 2 3/4″ x 6 1/2″, cut with the dies from Lily Pad set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″

Lovely Lily Pad Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Christmas Rose Thinking of You

Christmas Rose Thinking of You

I’m back with another card featuring the Christmas Rose bundle. This time I wanted to share with you that the beautiful set is for much more than Christmas. And since my favorite color is yellow, I couldn’t wait to ink up that stamp and take my Stamparatus for a spin.

Christmas Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If this card isn’t bright and cheery, I don’t know what is. Because, the Stamparatus has hinged technology, you can color this gorgeous image in minutes. You don’t need markers or hours of time. The Christmas Rose set is unique. The large line art image is a cling stamp, while all the other images are photopolmer. This makes for easy line up on the Stampartus plates. 

Christmas Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I started off with the color palette; Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade and Whisper White. And don’t you just love the texture created with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. That’s one of my favorites.

Christmas Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The cute little pinecones can be colored in by either stamping or with a marker of your choice. I used Crumb Cake on mine.

Christmas Rose, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I wanted to mimic the script in the embossing, I chose the greeting from Good Morning Magnolia. I stamped it in Early Espresso and then gave it a quick fussy cut. Here’s how this card came 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 – Poppy Parade CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Daffodil Delight CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Christmas Rose – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″; Stamp as follows: Christmas Rose Line art image – Early Espresso,  Roses – Daffodil Delight, Foliage – Pear Pizzazz, Berries – Poppy Parade, Pine Cones – Crumb Cake. After die cutting, spritz the image with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 1 1/2″ – stamp the sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia in Early Espresso, fussy cut.

Christmas Rose Thinking of You Product List

Stamparatus

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Paper Snips

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I sure hope you enjoyed this and will give the Stamparatus a try. I think you will really enjoy it. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Brayer Technique with Friend Like You

Brayer Technique with Friend Like You

More fun with techniques! This time a fantastic brayer technique with our sponge brayers. Creating the sunset on this card is so easy. And the colors blend beautifully. My new scene builder set, Friend Like You, created the finishing touch.

Brayer Technique Friend Like You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Our sponge brayers are sold with 2 handles and four sponges. And guess what, it’s only $8 for the whole kit-n-kaboodle.  To clean them, just rinse in the sink and ready to go the next time in any color you choose. The brayer technique doesn’t even have a learning curve. If you can load it and roll it, you got it.

Brayer Technique Friend Like You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

The second technique in this card only requires a little H2O. Don’t you love that splatter look? It addes another level of texture and interest.

Brayer Technique Friend Like You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

And what a cut sentiment. Because I love those rusty looking dragonfiles that frequent my background, I decided to stamp those in Cajun Craze.

Brayer Technique Friend Like You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Don’t forget the inside of your card. Adding a little stamping steps it up a notch. With the two-step stamp in the set this one really created a lit of interest. Need a visual? Here’s a vido tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Cajun Craze CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Technique Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Cat Tails – Early Espresso CS – 2 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the die from Friendly Silhouettes.
  • Dragonflies – Early Espresso CS – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, cut two with the die from Friendly Silhouettes.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 1″. With the stamp from Friend Like You, stamp the senitment in Early Espresso and the dragonflies in Cajun Craze. Die cut with theStitched Rectangles.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″. With the stamps from Friend Like You, stamp the reeds in Old Olive and tops of the cat tails in Early Espresso.
  • Brayer Technique – using the sponge brayer roll on the following colors; 1st. Cajun Craze, 2nd Pumpkin Pie and last Crushed Curry.

Product List

Paper Snips

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Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Vintage Pressed Petals

Vintage Pressed Petals

Oh my, have you seen the Pressed Petals Suite on pages 72-73 of the catalog? One element is more lovely than the next. This suite was just want I needed to create my Vintage Pressed Petals card. I’m head of heels in love with the new Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. Who am I kidding, I love the entire suite!! 

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Pressed Petals Suite includes a fabulous stamp and die bundle. Which, by the way, you can get at a 10% savings. One of my favorite offerings in this suite is the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. If you’ve been visiting my blog, you know it’s fast becoming a must-have. Because the suite has that old world, romantic sort of look, it includes Designer Elements, a Pressed Petals Jounal,  and some beautiful gathered ribbon.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But, I think one of the stars of the show is the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper. During a recent Facebook Live, I created three projects showcasing the paper. Because I just couldn’t resist it, I also incorporated the unique Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape in one of the designs. Be sure to like and follow my page to be part of all the fun.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Today’s card is a simple little z-fold. Sometimes, I think we forget how lovely our Thick Very Vanilla cardstock really is. It’s the perfect tone to use when creating vintage projects.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Yes, I did fussy cut some of the elements for this card. But, I think my Vintage Pressed Petals card was welll worth those few moments of being one with my scissors. The Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders is a fantastic new product line perfect for creating my focal image.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Want to create this card to send to a special someone? I’ve got a video tutorial to teach you all the tips and tricks I used to put this one together. Pssst, and guess what? Stay to the end of the video to see the other two cards I’ve created with the DSP. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Night of Navy CS – two @ 2″ x 5 3/8″ and one @ 4″ x 5 3/8″
  • Designer Series Paper Mats – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – two @ 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Frame – Rococo Rose CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 5″, cut with the Heirloom Frame Die and embossed with the Heirloom 3D Embossing Folder.
  • DSP Frame Insert – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP 
  • Friend – Very Vanilla CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, cut two with the die from Well Written.
  • Inside Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 3″, stamped in Night of Navy and cut with the die from Stitched Shapes.
  • Flower Accents – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – fussy cut images
  • Scalloped Lace Trim – Very Vanilla – about 8″

If you are in need of some supplies to complete your card, I would appreciate you shopping my online store. Adding up WOW Customer Loyalty Points is quick and easy. And, if your order is $50 (before tax and shipping), please use my June Hostess Code, YX3GQD2F, for your FREE package of Noble Peacock Rhinestones. My little thank you for your order.

Paper Snips Scissors

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Thanks for stopping by, Until Next Time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Daisy Lane with Detailed Bands

Daisy Lane with Detailed Bands

It’s like a match made in heaven, the Daisy Lane bundle and the Detailed Band dies. WOW!! By using the Detailed Bands it gave that sweet little daisy an elegant look.

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Using the rich palette of Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron and Whisper White, gave this card a fabulous chic look. Not to mention, embossing the Blackberry Bliss mat with the Tufted folder and then spritzing it with Champagne Shimmer Mist, brough it over the top. At last night’s class everyone had a WOW moment when that mist hit the paper. It’s tough to see in the photo, but believe me, it is stunning.

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

True friendship is so important in our lives. I wanted to surround that sentiment with not ony the daisies but something extra special. That’s when I flipped through my new dies and chose our new Detailed Band Dies. Take it from me, you are going to want these. 

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love the new size daisy that is part of the Daisy Lane bundle. Our Gold Glimmer Paper made the perfect “glitzy” center for my daisies, don’t you think?

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

On the inside of the card, I incorporated yet another die cut from the Detailed Bands set. Here’s my reference sheet showing all the images that are possible with this set.

Detailed Bands Dies, Stampin' Up!

Would love to share with you how easy it is to use the Detailed Bands dies with the Daisy Lane Bundle. That’s why I filmed this FREE video tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, spritzed with Champagne Shimmer Mist
  • Focal Band – Mint Macaron CS – 5 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the large Detailed Band die.
  • Daisies – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 11″, stamp 6 smal daisy images in Blackberry Bliss, punch with the medium daisy punch.
  • Leaves – Perennial Essence Vellum – Old Olive – punch four leaf images with the leaf punch. Twist each petal with twizzers.
  • Flower Centers – Gold Glimmer Paper – punch three 1/2″ circles.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the oval die from Detailed Bands. Stamp “Friend” in Blackberry Bliss, ink the edges in Blackberry Bliss.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp the large fern in Mint Macaron and the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.
  • Inside Band – Blackberry Bliss CS – 5 1/4″ x 1″, cut with the die from Detailed Bands.

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Leaf Punch

$16.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations