Rooted in Nature You Are Wonderful

Rooted in Nature You Are Wonderful

One of my favorite things to do is to create my own designer series paper. Rooted in Nature has so many beautiful images. It makes that task super easy.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!

Starting things off, I chose a color palette. This one is Tranquil Tide, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron. All those yummy colors can be found in the Nature’s Poem DSP. Be sure to pick up a pack or two before it retires on June 3rd.

Rooted in Nature  You are Wonderful

There are lots of spectacular benefits to the Rooted in Nature bundle. First off, there are lots of images and a great mix of sentiments. The set can be used of all occasions. Then we have the dies. Oy my goodness, these are special. Not only do some of the images cut, but they emboss as well.  Did you see all the texture on those leaves?

Rooted in Nature You are Wonderful

I’ve even included a tip and trick using the Nature’s Twine. It’s a little thicker than our regular baker’s twine. That’s because it’s twisted multiple threads. So, I thought, if it’s twisted, I can untwist it. That’s how I achieved the threads under the large wood image.

Rooted in Nature You are Wonderful

Would you like to learn how to create your own designer series paper? In my FREE video tutorial I’ll show you step by step.  

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 – Cajun Craze CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper Mat – Nature’s Poem DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, after stamped this mat will be trimmed into three equal panels of 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Vertical Mats – Tranquil Tide CS – three @ 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Leaves – Tranquil Tide CS – two @ 2″ x 2″
  • Wood Image – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 3″
  • Nature’s Twine – Mint Macaron – 8″

In need of some supplies? Would very much appreciate you shopping my online store.

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Fold Flat Card Butterfly Gala

Fold Flat Card Butterfly Gala

I love fancy folds. How about you? My fold flat card is quick and easy and fits in a standard sized envelope. I featured the fold flat card in a recent Facebook Live and everyone loved it. I’ll also be teaching this fancy fold at my WOW Class this week. Can’t wait!

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Sometimes, the most unexpected color combo can turn out to be a new favorite. This time, it’s Mango Melody and Rich Razzleberry. 

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And of course I had to use that fabulous Country Floral Embossing Folder. WOW, does that add a lot of texture and interest. And did you notice the embellishments? Those sweet little jewels are our Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets. And guess what – they will carry over to the new catalog. Woohoo!!

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With the flat fold card, you have lots of room on the reverse side not only to write your message, but stamp, color and embellish even more. I call that a win-win.  I’m featuring the Butterfly Gala bundle and the Beauty Abounds stamp set in the flat fold card. Both will carry over, but don’t wait, be sure to get them before June 4th, so that you can save 10% with the bundle discount.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Fold Flat Fancy Fold, Butterfly Gala, Stampin' Up!

In the pic above you can see that the flat fold card is constructed with just two main pieces of card stock. It’s the scoring and fold that do all the work. I invite you to take a moment to view my video tutorial to see how easy the flat fold card is to create.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Mango Melody CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored on the 11″ side at 1/2″, 2″, 4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Front Card Base Panel – Rich Razzleberry CS – 5 1/2″ x 3″, score on the 5 1/2″ side at 1/2″ and 2″.
  • Mats – Rich Razzleberry CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 5″. Emboss one with the Country Floral embossing folder. Stamp the other in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the stamps from Beauty Abounds. Stamp second generation in Mango Melody the large Bokeh image. Color the images using the light Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.
  • Front Panel Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Front Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment from Beauty Abounds in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, stamp two sets in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with the light Pumpkin Pie and light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. Punch with the Butterfly Duet punch.

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for your paper crafting supplies. Just click any image to begin filling your cart.

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Hold on to Hope Encouragement Card

Hold on to Hope Encouragement Card

Do you have a friend or family member that needs a little encouragement? The Hold on to Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope Framelits will help you create beautiful cards of encouragement. This card design was featured in my most recent Facebook Live. If you are free next Sunday at 7pm (CST), I would love to have you join us.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Hold on to Hope Encouragement Card, Stampin' Up!

In this card, I incorporated our lovely Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper. The colors are cheerful and the patterns have a vintage feel. My color combination came from the colors in the lovely DSP. I chose Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry. The Hold on to Hope stamp set has so many lovely images including some beautiful sentiments.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Hold on to Hope Encouragement Card, Stampin' Up!

For my Hold on to Hope encouragement card, I decided to hand cut the image so I could dress it up with our beautiful Very Vanilla Lace Trim. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Hold on to Hope Encouragement Card, Stampin' Up!

I think that small detail added so much to this card. And those sweet little flowers were punched from Crushed Curry with the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack. Those little punches are worth their weight in gold. They add so much to any project. They’ve been a very popular item and are currently on backorder. But, don’t let that confuse you. You can still order it and just as soon as they hit the warehouse, you’ll get yours shipped.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Hold on to Hope Encouragement Card, Stampin' Up!

To finish off the sentiment, I stamped on the inside mat. Creating a two-tone effect with one ink pad is easy. Just stamp off the vine image on a scrap of paper and then the second generation stamping on your mat. 

Sometimes, it’s easier to see things first hand. That’s why I filmed this video tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens:

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Crushed Curry CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Tea Room Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Side Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 2″ x 4 3/4″ and Tea Room Specialty DSP – 1 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Focal Mat – Crushed Curry CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″ and Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ x 1 3/4″, emboss with the Country Floral Embossing Folder.
  • Stamped Images – Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, With the stamps from Hold on to Hope, stamp two of the vine images in Coastal Cabana, two of the butterflies in Coastal Cabana, one butterfly in Crushed Curry and the sentiment in Coastal Cabana. With the Cross of Hope Framelits, cut out the vines and butterflies. Hand cut the sentiment.
  • Flowers – Crushed Curry CS – Scrap – punch 6 of the flower images with the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack flower.
  • Pearls – 6 small – color with the Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend.

Need some supplies? I would love to earn your business. I spoil my customers and pride myself in my dedication to superior customer service.

Big Shot

$110.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Wonderful Romance Spring Card

Wonderful Romance Spring Card

Hooray!! It’s finally Spring here in New Orleans!! Time for a Spring Card. Today was a glorious day, blue skies, no humidity, and wonderful sunshine.  I even picked some roses from my garden and planted my Sweet Basil today. Can’t wait to make my first batch of Pesto. Ok, back to card making. Can you tell I have Spring Fever? Don’t you just love the look of the embossed vellum on this card? The texture, richness and subtle delicate look screams Spring to me. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Spring Card with Wonderful Romance, Stampin' Up!

The Floral Romance Specialty Vellum is the star of this Spring Card. I chose the Petal Pink sheet and ran it through the Big Shot with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Oh my goodness, ti turned out so lovely.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Spring Card with Wonderful Romance, Stampin' Up!

The embellishments in the suite are elegant. The Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon has been so popular. Don’t miss adding a roll to your stash.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Spring Card with Wonderful Romance, Stampin' Up!

Unfortunately the dies in the suite are no longer available, but as an alternative, you can use the dies in the First Frost set to die cut some leaves and sprigs. Did you notice that gorgeous rose. It’s an old rose from my garden. No hybrids for me, I love the old rose look and them smell so lovely.

I’ve even filmed a video tutorial for you. My Spring card is pretty quick and easy, but I’ve got a couple of tips and tricks to share with you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Floral Romance Specialty DSP Vellum – 3 3/4″ x 5″, run through the Big Shot with the Lace Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Band – Floral Romance DSP – 5 1/2″ x 1″ and Whisper White CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, cut one edge with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Wonderful Floral Framelits. As an alternative you could cut an oval with the Stitched Shapes Oval Die.
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″, I used the die from Wonderful Romance, as an alternative you could use the die from First Frost.
  • Springs – Petal Pink CS – 3 1/2″ , 1 1/4″, I used the die from Wonderful Romance, as an alternative you could use the die from First Frost.
  • Fussy Cut one leaf image from the Floral Romance Vellum
  • Pearl – One, medium
  • Floral Romance Seal – One
  • Ribbon – Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon – about 10″

If you need any supplies, I would appreciate you business. Just click any of the items below to begin your shopping cart.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Florentine Background with Butterfly Gala

Florentine Background with Butterfly Gala

I just love it when Stampin’ UP! offers large background dies. And the Florentine Thinlit Die did not disappoint. It’s more than just a die cut though. You could die cut the Florentine Thinlit and use it whole, in pieces, as a stencil and in any color you would like.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Florentine Thinlit, Stampin' Up!

Break out those watercolor pencils because you just won’t believe how easy it is to create the beautiful background behind the Florentine Thinlit.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Florentine Thinlit, Stampin' Up!

Because of the awesome color coordination in the Stampin’ Up! products, each element in the card matches. The color in the pencils, inks and papers are all the same. That makes creating a breeze.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Florentine Thinlit, Stampin' Up!

I hope you can appreciate the dimension of the “friend” die cut sitting on that gorgeous Florentine Thinlit. I cut three images with the Well Written framelit, stacked them together, so that I would achieve a more substantial look. Can you believe it? In that bundle there are twenty-four dies and fifty-one stamps. WOW!!!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Florentine Thinlit, Stampin' Up!

I knew I wanted the inside of this card to be special, so I’ve added some heat embossing. The sentiments in the Strong & Beautiful stamp set are lovely. Be sure to check that one out. In my FREE video tutorial I’ll show you how easy the Florentine Thinlit is to use. Enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Old Olive CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Technique Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Florentine Thinlit – Thick Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, stamped in Memento Black, filled in stamping with Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Old Olive. Punched with the Butterfly Duet Punch.
  • “Friend” – Rich Razzleberry CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, back with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, die cut three with the die from Well Written.
  • Inside Mats – Rich Razzleberry CS 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Whisper White CS 3 3/4″ x 5″, punch two corners with the Detailed Trio punch. Swipe the embossing buddy over the Whisper White mat. Stamp the sentiment from Strong & Beautiful in Versa Mark, sprinkle with black embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.

You can find all the supplies you need to complete this card in my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Heat Tool

$30.00

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

Painted Seasons Sale-a-Bration 2019

Painted Seasons Sale-a-Bration 2019

Oh my goodness, have you seen the new Painted Seasons bundle? Come on in, but be prepared to be blown away by these new Sale-a-Bration offerings.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Painted Seasons Bundle, Sale-a-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

The stamp set alone is fabulous, but throw in the that gorgeous designer series paper and you’ve got a winner on your hands.  You can earn the bundle for FREE with a $100 order (before shipping/tax). And it gets better. Beginning March 1, 2019, you can purchase the framelit set that matches. Okay let’s dive in so I can show you some samples I’ve created.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Painted Seasons Bundle, Sale-a-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

I LOVE to create my own designer series paper. So that’s just what I did. I broke out a sheet of Whisper White cardstock and a few ink colors and stamped my heart out. I loved each and every minute of it.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Painted Seasons Bundle, Sale-a-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

Because I needed a lot of cards for my customers that purchased my February WOW Class to GO!, I really wanted to use this set. The flowers are just so lovely. My color combo was Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Poppy Parade.

Then I needed a card for our first ever Team Challenge.  I love my WOW Team and everyone was so excited to kick off our Challenge Series. On my exclusive Team Facebook Page, I posted a card sketch I found on Pinterest and off we went. Here’s my card for the challenge.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Painted Seasons Bundle, Sale-a-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

If you know me, you know I’m all about texture and layers in my designs. This sketch was right up my alley.  And of course, I couldn’t resist using another FREE Sale-a-Bration offering, the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This has got to be the prettiest embossing folder I’ve ever seen.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Painted Seasons Bundle, Sale-a-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

It was definitely the perfect backdrop for this card. This too, is one of the cards I featured in my Susan’s Sunday WOW LIVE Show on Facebook this week.  I’m live at WOW NOLA Creations Sunday evenings at 7pm (CST). Hope you can stop by and join the fun.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Painted Seasons Bundle, Sale-a-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up! has the market cornered on this new DistINKtive technology. That’s what makes this flower soooo beautiful! One stamping motion and you get all those highlights and low lights. I’ld call that pretty perfect. Are you ready to see what my Team created for our card sketch challenge?  They could use any set, and any color combo. Wait until you see this, they are such a talented group.

Susan Levasseur, Susan's WOW Team Card Sketch Challenge

Designed by Helene Hebert, As You Wysh Designs

Susan Levasseur, Susan's WOW Team Card Sketch Challenge

Created by Lisa Lepine, ScripperScrapper

Susan Levasseur, Susan's WOW Team Card Sketch Challenge

Created by Molly Downing, Crafting Memories with Molly

Susan Levasseur, Susan's WOW Team Card Sketch Challenge

Created by Nancy Sanders, Stampin’ on Sanders Pond

Susan Levasseur, Susan's WOW Team Card Sketch Challenge

Created by Carmel Brown

Susan Levasseur, Susan's WOW Team Card Sketch Challenge

Created by Klarissa Nightingale

So would you like to see how I created my card? I’ve got a FREE video tutorial for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Crumb Cake CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Early Espresso CS – 4″x 5 1/4″
  • DSP – Painted Seasons DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Mats – Early Espresso CS – one @ 4″ x 3″, one @ 3″ x 2″ and one @ 2″ x 2″
  • Embossed Mats – Whisper White cS – one @ 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8″, one @ 2 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ and one @ 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Scallop Oval – Grapefruit Grove CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″

I’ve listed all the supplies I used to create this card below. If you need anything, and want to start earning your FREE Painted Seasons Bundle, just click any of the items to start filling your shopping card. I truly appreciate your business. My February Host Code is JQ2439N9. When your order reaches $50 (before tax and shipping), I’ll throw in a FREE package of our Basic Rhinestones as a thank you from me.

Big Shot

$110.00

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