Sweet Conversations Quick to WOW!

Sweet Conversations Quick to WOW!

Creating cards with the Sweet Conversations bundle is quick, easy and so much fun! This bundle also coordinates perfectly with the Heart Punch Pack and Bouquet of Love 3D Embossing Folder. And the best part, it’s not just for Valentine’s Day. 

Sweet Conversations Quick to WOW, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Today’s project started because I needed a BIG batch of cards for my WOW Team. Each quarter, I mail out the WOW Bucks they have earned. They can then use their WOW Bucks to purchase current Stampin’ Up! products. Once I finished them, I took a second look at the Sweet Conversations bundle and decided to use the same layout, but kicked it up a notch.

Sweet Conversations Quick to WOW, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sentiment set I used is a fabulous Sale-a-Bration freebie. Check out the Special Moments set on page 14 of your Sale-a-Bration brochure. Because there are sentiments for lots of occasions, you’ll be reaching for this set time and again.

Sweet Conversations Quick to WOW, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By embossing my Real Red mat with the new Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder, I was able to create lots of texture.

Sweet Conversations Quick to WOW, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because Stampin’ Up! products coordinate so beautifully, I used the Heart Punch Pack from the Annual Catalog to create my focal image.

Sweet Conversations Quick to WOW, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Then to step it up, I used the sweet little heart dies. One of the best parts, about those dies, is that you can create your own heart confetti. Won’t that be an added surprise to stuff inside your card?

Sweet Conversations Quick to WOW, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Sweet Conversations bundle also coordinates with the new Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper. I didn’t use the DSP in this project, but stay tuned I’ve got some ideas to share.

Sweet Conversations Quick to WOW, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

With an assortment of hearts in all sizes and shapes, I was able to stamp the inside of the card. Look how cute my envelope flap turned out too.

Sweet Conversations Quick to WOW, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Join me on my YouTube Channel for a FREE video tutorial. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Front Mat – Basic Black CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Embossed Mat – Real Red CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder
  • Focal Heart – Blushing Bride and Basic White CS – one each @ 4″ x 2 3/4″, punched with the Heart Punch Pack
  • Small Flowers – Blushing Bride and Basic White CS – scraps, punch two flowers and one leaf set with the Strawberry Builder Punch
  • Small Hearts, Heart Border and Heart Confetti – Blushing Bride CS – 5 1/2″ x 2″, cut with the dies from the Sweet Heart die set.
  • Envelope – Basic White Medium
  • Metallic Pearls – 2 in silver
  • Glittered Organdy Ribbon – 10″

Sweet Conversations Cards Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Lesson in Layering with Boughs & Blossoms

Lesson in Layering with Boughs & Blossoms

Woohoo, the new Boughs & Blossoms Bundle includes a punch. And not just any punch, a punch with pretty leaves and small flowers. This is fast becoming one of my new favorite punches in my stash. Today’s card is a lesson on layering.

Lesson in Layering with Boughs & Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love creating layers and by using a variety of circles, you can create a focal image on any project. Because I used the new Heart & Home DSP, I’ve created a lovely soft springtime look.  My color palette includes Fresh Freesia, Basic Gray, Garden Green and Basic White.

Lesson in Layering with Boughs & Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because you can easily create botanicals to add to your cards, the Bough Punch is a must-have. You can create two distinct images to mix and match.

Lesson in Layering with Boughs & Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By incorporating my Layering Circles die set, I was able to create a one of kind focal image with those beautiful DSP patterns. Not only that, I added even more texture with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. That’s another new item in your January-June Mini.

Lesson in Layering with Boughs & Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This card makes me happy with it’s layers and texture. I know you would love to see this one come together. Just click this link to head over to my YouTube Channel.  While you are there, I invite you to subscribe. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Fresh Freesia CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray, the leafy image in Garden Green and the floral image in Fresh Freesia
  • Mats – Basic Gray CS – one @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and one @ 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • DSP Mats – Heart & Home DSP – one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ (woodgrain pattern) and one @ 3″ x 4″ (floral pattern)
  • Scallop Circle – Pale Papaya CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set
  • DSP Circles – Heart & Home DSP – Woodgrain pattern 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, floral pattern 2″ x 2″, green leafy pattern 1 3/4 X 1 3/4″. Emboss the green circle with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder and ink in Garden Green.
  • Accent Band – Fresh Freesia CS – 1″ x 5 3/8″, emboss with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Flower – Basic White CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, stamps two images in Fresh Freesia. Apply Wink of Stella and fussy cut the images.
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 3/8″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray. Flag the right side with the Tailored Tag punch.
  • Boughs & Leaves – Garden Green CS – 2″ x 8″, punch three sets of the leaves and one of the floral with the Bough Punch. Twist the leaves and ink all images in Garden Green.
  • Envelope – Basic White
  • Butterflies – Brushed Brass – 3 large 
  • Bling – Champagne Rhinestones – one medium and 6 small

Boughs & Blossoms Card – Product List

New Products – January-June Mini Catalog – Launching 1/4/22

  • #157712 Boughs & Blossoms Bundle
  • #157928 Heart & Home Designer Series Paper
  • #158136 Brushed Brass Butterflies
  • #157955 Hive 3D Embossing Folder

 

Start preparing your shopping list. Ordering, from the new January-June Mini and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs will begin January 4, 2022. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Daffodil Daydream

Daffodil Daydream

I’m writing this post on a very gloomy, cold December morning. And yes, a Daffodil Daydream is swimming in my head. I’m so excited to share today’s card with you. It features lots of new product in the upcoming January-June Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs. Both publications will launch January 4, 2022.

Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Springtime is right around the corner and dancing daffodils will be visible soon. I couldn’t stop smiling while creating this card. It made me think of this quote. “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful, they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank

The Daffodil Daydream bundle features a 7-piece cling stamp set with a 24-piece die set. Pick up this bundle in my online store and you can choose the fabulous Daffodil Afternoon DSP for FREE!

Daffodil Afternoon, Sale-a-Bration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This paper has dramatic, bold botanicals on one side and a more neutral pattern on the reverse. For my card, I decided to use that bold collage pattern as a backdrop for my daffodil.

Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE word dies. And the “Amazing Thanks” die set is no exception. Did you notice the shadowing effect?  The dies are part of the Amazing Silhouettes bundle. Word combinations include, thanks, thank you, amazing you, and you are amazing. The stamp set has beautiful watercolor wash images.

But in my humble opinion, the Daffodil Daydream bundle is the star of this show.

Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve got lots of ideas of how to use those intricate dies to create 3D daffodils with leaves and stems and so much more. Be sure to stay tuned. For now, let’s get back to today’s project.

Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Have you started your Stampin’ Blends collection? The Stampin’ Up! Blends are a fabulous coloring medium and will have you looking like an artist before you know it. To color my glorious daffodil, I’ve used Daffodil Delight (of course) and Mossy Meadow.

Daffodil Daydreams, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t waste a smidge of that beautiful paper. I’ve used my scraps to cut the two bitty butterflies on the inside of the card. And did you notice that sentiment inside the card? Be sure to check out the fabulous sentiment set you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration. Break out that brochure and turn to page 14 for the Special Moments stamp set. By placing a $100 order, you can earn this 21-piece set for your very own.

Special Moments Stamp Set, Sale-a-Bration 2022, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What an amazing set! Sentiments for all occasions and in fonts that will match any style. Ready to see this new goodies in action?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pale Papaya CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Daffodil Afternoon DSP – 5″ x 5 1/4″
  • Focal Die Cut – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, cut with the die from the Scalloped Contours die set
  • Stamped Images – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the Daffodil and 2 butterflies in Tuxedo Memento ink. Color with the blends. Die cut with the dies from the Daffodil die set.
  • Words – Basic Black CS and Pale Papaya CS – one each 5 3/4″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Amazing Thanks die set.
  • Inside Accent Band – Daffodil Afternoon DSP – 1/2″ x 4″
  • Inside Butterflies – Daffodil Afternoon DSP – 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, cut two butterflies with the die from the Daffodil die set.
  • Genial Gems – 3 small in Pale Papaya

Daffodil Daydream Products coming January 4, 2021

  • #157795 Daffodil Daydream Bundle
  • #157819 Amazing Silhouettes Bundle
  • #158081 Special Moments Stamp Set – FREE Sale-a-Bration Option
  • #158127 Daffodil Afternoon DSP – FREE Sale-a-Bration Option

 

So glad you took the time to join me today. I hope you enjoyed it. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Hello Ladybug Sneak Peek

Hello Ladybug Sneak Peek

It’s 2022 sneak peek time!! That’s right, new catalogs are right around the corner. I’ld love to share the new Hello Ladybug bundle with you today. A new year also brings another round of Sale-a-Bration. Time to earn FREE products with your qualifying purchases.

Hello Ladybug, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Happy mail alert!!!! If you are a customer of mine, I’ve mailed out all my new January-June Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs. Woohoo, some of you have messaged me that you’ve already received them and are in love.

2022 Jan-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you don’t receive your copy by January 1st, please contact me so that I can get another package out to you. Once you’ve received your copy, skip to page 20 where you will find the super cute Hello Ladybug bundle.

Hello Ladybug, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Hooray, a punch bundle at a very affordable price that also coordinates with two punches for the annual catalog. The small flower stamp coordinates with the Strawberry Builder and the daisy coordinates with the Medium Daisy.

I wanted to share a card with my Team Members who cashed in their WOW Bucks Coupons. The Hello Ladybug images would bring a smile to their faces for sure. Rewarding my WOW Team Members makes me super happy. In 2021 alone, my Team enjoyed over $2,000 in rewards from me. Keep in mind, that during Sale-a-Bration, you can join and select $125 of products for only $99. On top of that you’ll also get your choice of two stamp sets for FREE! 

Hello Ladybug, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful Daffodil Afternoon DSP, a FREE Sale-a-Bration item, inspired by color palette.

Daffodil Afternoon, Sale-a-Bration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Just place a $50 order, from any Stampin’ Up! publication or even the Clearance Rack to earn your package of this beautiful 12×12 paper pack. just 1 1/2 sheets to create 16 cards for my Team.

Hello Ladybug, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My #1 tip, when stamping the Hello Ladybug images, is that your Stamparatus will produce the best results. That way you can achieve rich deep images.

Hello Ladybug, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For my card base, I created a little peek-a-boo feature by cutting away 1″ on the front flap. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Mint Macaron CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″. Cut away 1″ from the front of the card base.
  • DSP Accents – Daffodil Afternoon DSP – one @ 1 1/4″ x 5 3/8″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 3″
  • Embossed Mat – Pear Pizzazz CS – 3″ x 5 3/8″, embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder
  • Scalloped Circle – Mint Macaron CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set
  • Circle – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set. Stamp the large leaf from the Hello Ladybug stamp set in Pear Pizzazz. Ink the edges of the circle in Pear Pizzazz.
  • Ladybug – Very Vanilla CS – 2″ x 5 1/2″, stamp the body of the ladybug in Tuxedo Memento, the wings in Real Real and the dots in the wings in Tuxedo Memento. Punch the images with the Ladybug Builder Punch.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 1/2″ x 3″, stamp the “hello” in Mossy Meadow. Flog the right-side end of the tag with the Tailed Tag punch.
  • Lace Trim – Very Vanilla – two pieces @ 3″ each

Hello Ladybug Sneak Peek Products

  • #157699 Hello Ladybug Bundle
  • #157627 Gingham Embossing Folder
  • #158127 Daffodil Afternoon – FREE Sale-a-Bration Item

I can’t wait to share lots of new projects with you featuring all the fabulous products in the January-June Mini Catalog. Start working on that wish list and if you need any help, contact me. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Eden’s Garden Center Step Easel Card

Eden’s Garden Center Step Easel Card

Enter and explore Eden with the Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Eden's Garden Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Eden’s Garden Collection will be available for ordering November 2, 2021. Be sure to scoop yours up early because the beautiful coordinating designer papers and gems will be available while supplies last only. Ready to see what I did with the collection?

Eden's Garden Center Step Easel Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I chose a fancy fold, I think I was able to really show off lots of the dies, stamps and of course that gorgeous Ever Eden Specialty DSP.

Eden's Garden Center Step Easel Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Who wouldn’t want to display this gorgeous little work of art? The best part, it’s so easy to create. No intricate scoring or folding, stand by and I’ll show you how.

Eden's Garden Center Step Easel Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Eden’s Garden stamp set is a 10-piece Distinktive set. What does that mean? Well, you’ll be in for a treat when you stamp the images, because you’ll achieve high lights low lights in one stamping motion.

Eden's Garden Center Step Easel Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve even created a beautiful space for you to write a heartfelt message. 

Eden's Garden Center Step Easel Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m in love with this new collection. So much so, that I’ve challenged my WOW Team to a Card Swap. I can’t wait to get all their cards and will be sharing those the week of the release.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Soft Succulent CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, be sure to view my detailed video tutorial for the cutting and scoring
  • Mats – Evening Evergreen CS – two @7/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • DSP Mats – Ever Eden DSP – two @ 3/4″ x 4″ and one @ 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Sentiments – Basic White CS – one @ 2 3/8″ x 5/8″, one @ 3 1/2″ x 2″ (stopper) and one @ 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (top inside for your handwritten note)
  • Focal Die Cuts – Ever Eden DSP and Soft Succulent CS – one each @ 2 3/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Scalloped Contours die set.
  • Die Cut Frame – Evening Evergreen CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Eden’s die set
  • Die Cut Accent – Soft Succulent CS – 1″ x 6″, cut with the die from the Eden’s die set
  • Stamped Flower – Basic White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamped in Soft Succulent and fussy cut
  • Foliage and Label – Vellum CS, Soft Succulent CS and Evening Evergreen CS – one each @ 1″ x 3 3/4″, cut two leafy images from each with the die from the Eden’s die set. Soft Succulent CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from the Eden’s die set
  • Ribbon – Gold 3/8″ Shimmer – two @ 2 1/4″ and one @ 8″
  • 2021-2022 In Color Jewels – three small in Evening Evergreen

Eden’s Garden Bundle

Eden's Garden Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Eden’s Garden Coordinating Products

Eden's Garden DSP & Gems, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I sure would appreciate you shopping my online store for all your paper crafting goodies.

Mark you calendar and set that cell phone alarm for Tuesday, November 2, 2021 so you can order this gorgeous collection. I’ll have lots of ideas for you coming very soon. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Encircled in Friendship

Encircled in Friendship

What’s better than a fabulous card created with the Encircled in Friendship set? Well, I think it’s a 3D project created with the bundle. I’ve got both projects for you today. First up, the quick and easy, but oh so sweet gift box.

Encircled in Friendship Gift Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The new Scalloped Kraft Treat Boxes are sold in a package of 8. They are the perfect size to dress up with the beautiful dies in the Encircled in Friendship bundle. I know, your first question. How big is the box? It’s a very generous 3 1/2″ wide  by 2 1/2″ tall. 

Encircled in Friendship Gift Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the boxes are all cut and scored for you, you’ll whip out 8 in not time flat. The lid has that sweet scalloped edge. And the entire box is decorated with gold polka dots.

Encircled in Friendship Gift Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve stamped the sentiment and flower in Tuxedo Memento Black ink and set to coloring with my Blends. By using both the light and dark in Magenta Madness and Just Jade, it made the sentiment pop.  The finishing touch was a little bling with the Champagne Rhinestones. Let’s tone things down a bit with a white on white, very layered, sympathy/thinking of you card.

Encircled in Friendship, Sympathy Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sentiment from the Encircled in Friendship set is the centerpiece of this card. By pulling a couple of my embossing folders and a few die sets, I was able to layer lots of texture.

Encircled in Friendship, Sympathy Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This little lesson in monochromatic design gives you an opportunity to play with all sorts of shapes. I chose to use the butterflies from the Brilliant Wings set along with the flowers and leaves from both the Artistic and Meadow die sets.  

Encircled in Friendship, Sympathy Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To really bring importance to the sentiment, I cut the detail die cut from gold foil with the die from the Fabulous Florals set.

Encircled in Friendship, Sympathy Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I hope you can see the texture created with the embossing folders. I’ve added a layer with the Parisian Flourish folder and an accent band with the Tasteful Textile folder. Hope you take some time to craft along with me.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Scalloped Kraft Treat Box
    • Large Doily – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
    • Medium Doily – Magenta Madness CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
    • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from the Layering Circles die set
  • Sympathy/Thinking of You Card
    • Card Base – Basic White CS – 6″ x 12″, scored @ 6″
    • Mats – Basic White CS – one @ 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and one @ 5″ x 5″
    • Embossed Mats – Basic White CS – one @ 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. One @ 2″ x 4 1/2″, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
    • Butterflies – Basic White CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ and one @ 2″ x 1 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Brilliant Wings die set
    • Leaves – Basic White CS – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from the Artistic die set
    • Flowers – Basic White CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Meadow die set
    • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
    • Accent Die – Gold Foil CS – 2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Fabulous Florals die set

Encircled in Friendship Projects Product List 

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you enjoyed both projects. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations