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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

Strong & Beautiful Fancy Fold

Strong & Beautiful Fancy Fold

What happens when the Strong & Beautiful stamp set and the Happiness Blooms suite meet? Something really happy and colorful happens.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Strong &  Beautiful Fancy Fold

I’ll bet all these happy colors brought a smile to your face. The Happiness Blooms suite of products is filled will lovely bright colors and a variety of coordinating products.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Strong &  Beautiful Fancy Fold

Because I had so many goodies to play with, I knew I wanted to create a fancy fold to show them all off. My color combo is Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover. Some of my friends call these primary colors. I just call them happy!!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Strong &  Beautiful Fancy Fold

The Strong & Beautiful set not only has sentiments for the outside of the card but great inside sentiments as well.  I’ll bet you have a family member or fabulous friend that this card applies to. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Strong &  Beautiful Fancy Fold

The fancy fold closure fits on the card just right.  You won’t see the inside sentiment until you open the card. What a lovely surprise, right? Would you like to join me to see how I created this one.  Here’s my FREE video tutorial to show you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ then cut at 6 3/4″
  • Card Mechanism – Thick Whisper White CS – 3″ x 6″, score at 3″
  • Inside Mats – Lovely Lipstick CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″ and Whisper White CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, punch each corner with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Mats – Lovely Lipstick CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and one @ 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Happiness Blooms DSP – one @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 2″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Pineapple Punch CS – 3″ x 3″, cut the scallop circle with the Layering Circle Framelit. Whisper White CS 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick, punch with the 2″ circle punch.
  • Flourish – Call Me Clover CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut two with the die from Well Written die set.
  • Flowers – Scraps of Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch CS. With the punches from Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, punch three flowers, three centers and six leaves.

I’ve compiled a supply list for you in case you need any goodies to complete your card.  I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. Click any item below to start filling your cart.

Big Shot

$110.00

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

Incredible Like You

Incredible Like You

Oh my goodness, don’t miss the Incredible Like You stamp set on page 21 of the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  This set has lovely sentiments and a 2-step flower that I am dying to ink up.  But, in today’s card I needed to keep it simple.  Why? This is one of the cards that I created for our “Cards for the Troops” drive.  We needed to create cards that were fabulous, but flat. Too much dimension causes extra postage. Be sure to check out my previous post where I showed the other card I created for the cause.

Incredible Like You Amazing Card

See, you can create a card with a couple of layers that will not require additional postage.  Be Mine Stitched Framelits to the rescue.  Not to mention, our Tin Tile Embossing Folder added the WOW factor.

Incredible Like You Amazing Card

This card is simple and easy to mass produce. With only one ink color, one stamp set, an embossing folder and one set of dies, I think we nailed this one.

Incredible Like You Amazing Card

Because the Incredible Like You set has so many fabulous sentiments, it was hard to choose which one to use. But, I settled on this one. I thought it was versatile and could be used for lots of occasions. While you are looking at the catalog and placing your order for the Incredible Like You stamp set, don’t miss the project kit. Those cards are FABULOUS!! The kit is easy to create and when you’re done you’ll have 16 cards ready to send.

Incredible Like You Amazing Card

And did you know that when you cut that heart border die all those little hearts fall out.  Talk about Lagniappe!!!! I keep them all in little zip locks, they come in soooo handy.

How about a video tutorial so you can see how quick and easy this one comes together.  Hope you enjoy it and decide to create a few of your own.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Powder Pink – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder
  • Heart – Powder Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 4″, cut with the largest heart from the Be Mine Stitched Dies
  • Heart Border – Silver Foil – 4″ x 2″, cut with the die from Be Mine Stitched

Pick up your Incredible Like You stamp set in my online store. Don’t forget, for each $25 in your order (before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a WOW Customer Loyalty Point. Collect 12 and you’ll earn $25 FREE from me.  

Big Shot

$110.00

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Lasting Lily Thinking of You

Lasting Lily Thinking of You

The fabulous Lasting Lily stamp set is one of Stampin’ Up’s! new DistINKtive sets. And this is the first catalog where they are being offered in photopolymer.  The Lasting Lily set includes 16 stamps, including 10 sentiments. This is one of our Level 2 FREE Sale-a-Bration sets. Place a $100 order and you can choose this one for FREE!!

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The subtle color palette of Petal Pink, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White are perfect for this card. The addition of Basic Black makes everything pop.  You could use this card for sympathy or thinking of you. The sentiments in the set are so versatile.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lasting Lily, Sale-a-Bration, Stampin' Up!

Lasting Lily would be a great addition to your stamp collection. The flowers can be stamped in any color combination to give your card just the right look for all occasions. Because I cut the ovals with or Layering Oval Framelits, it made creating the focal image quick and easy.  Those dies are a go-to for me.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lasting Lily, Sale-a-Bration, Stampin' Up!

The set include a fabulous grunge stamp that I used to create the frame around the flowers. By stamping off twice in So Saffron, I think I achieved just the right amount of color.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lasting Lily, Sale-a-Bration, Stampin' Up!

The lovely die cut from the Petals and More Thinlits is another one of my favorites. By using that one, the sentiment is really grounded. I’ve got a few tips to share with you.  Sit back, relax and view 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 – Petal Pink CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Focal Mat – Basic Black CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3″
  • Small Bottom Mat – Basic Black CS – 3 3/4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Embossed Mat – So Saffron CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, embossed with the Tufted embossing folder
  • Accent Die Cut – Basic Black CS – 4 1/4″ x 1″, cut with the die from Petals & More Thinlits
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ and Pear Pizzazz CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the dies from Layering Oval Framelits.

I’ll bet you can’t wait to create one of these cards for someone special.  If you need any supplies to complete the job, I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time,

Create Something Beautiful!

Z-Fold Climbing Roses

Z-Fold Climbing Roses

Aren’t fancy folds fun? I sure think so. Today, I’ll be sharing my Z-Fold Climbing Roses card. An added plus is the coloring technique. It’s a simple watercolor wash on Shimmery White card stock. So quick and easy, you won’t believe it.

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WOW, right? The jumping off point for my Z-fold Climbing Roses card was the color combination. I love bright vibrant colors, so I chose Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron and Whisper White. The designer series paper comes for our Nature’s Poem collection. One sheet is more beautiful than the next.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Z-Fold Climbing Roses, Stampin' Up!

Did you know that Shimmery White cardstock will hold up to watercolor wash techniques? The paper is thicker and has a coating, so no pilling!  Not only that, you get the added plus of having shimmer built in. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Z-Fold Climbing Roses, Stampin' Up!

Whoever you decide to gift this card to will want to display it. That’s what makes the z-fold such a popular fancy fold. You can get one card from a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock. You’ll even have a couple scraps left over.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Z-Fold Climbing Roses, Stampin' Up!

I’m loving our Rectangle Stitched Framelits. That was the perfect die to pull from my stash to cut the sweet sentiment.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Z-Fold Climbing Roses, Stampin' Up!

The inside panel of my z-fold still has lots of room for you to write a message and sign your name. Would you like to create one?  Guess what I have for you.  Yep, another FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Main Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Inside Z-Fold Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Grapefruit Grove CS – two @ 4″ x 2 1/2″, one @ 5 1/4″ x 4″ and one @ 4″ x 3 1/4″ . The 4″ x 3 1/4″ mat run through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.
  • DSP Mats – Nature’s Poem DSP – two @ 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Flowers and Leaves – Shimmery White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Trellis – Blackberry Bliss CS – 2 1/4″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 2″

I just know you want to create one just like this.  Need some supplies? I would so very much appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Heat Tool

$30.00

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