Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold

Hello Sunshine! So glad you could join me today. I’ve got a super cute and easy fancy fold created with the Under My Umbrella bundle. You can find that set with the coordinating punch on page 42 of the Mini Sping Catalog. I love it when a bundle includes a punch. It makes creating super easy. 

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, are these colors happy? My husband, a true LSU Fan, only saw the purple and gold and loved it. Hahahahaha!!! Because I used Purple Posy, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron, my color palette is soft and very spring time. This is a perfect card to lift some spirits.

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even more spring time is that fabulous floral design on the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper. One side is “very girlie” while the other showcases some fabulous florals.

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Open it up one more time to reveal yet another sentiment. I’ve used so many images from the Under My Umbrella set, I lost count. For that reason, you get a really good feel of all the possibilities with this bundle.

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Another really cute technique is to stamp on the designer series paper. Sometimes we forget we can. I give you permission, go ahead. I’ll bet you will love the look just as much as I did.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Purple Posy CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1.4. Make a tick mark at 2 1/2″ and cut an angle from the card fold to the tick mark.
  • Inside Card Base – Purple Posy CS – 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″.
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – one ! 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 4″ x 3 1/2″. Mint Macacon CS – one @ 3 1/2″ x 4″.
  • Trim Accents – Daffodil Delight CS – two @ 3/4″ x 6 1/2″, cut with the die from Ornate Borders.
  • DSP Mats – Best Dressed DSP – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. One @ 5 1/4″ x 4″, make a tick mard at 2 7/16″ and cut an angle cut to match the card front.
  • Scallop Circle – Mint Macaron CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Circle – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Boots & Umbrella – Best Dressed DSP – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″. 
  • Umbrella Handle – Basic Black CS – scrap
  • Inside Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly.

Under My Umbrella Fancy Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Stencil Embossing Technique Timeless Tropical

Stencil Embossing Technique Timeless Tropical

Do you love techniques? I sure do and I’ve got one to share with you today. It’s the stencil embossing technique. Here’s a very economical way to create beautiful backgrounds using Stampin’ Up!’s Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. Because the masks are sold in a set of four, you have the opportunity to create four different backgrounds. 

Stencil Embossing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, I knew I wanted this card to have a tropical vibe. I should be in Hawaii right now, but (sad face) not possible due to the Corona thingy.  Above all, I wanted to include a technique I haven’t tried before, the stencil embossing technique. I broke out my masks, inks and copper embossing powder and went to work.

Stencil Embossing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The color palette is Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam and Mint Macaron. As a result, I was able to really add that tropical look and feel to my background. To begin your stencil embossing, be sure you have a versa mark pad that is juicy. You’ll be applying the ink through the stencil to the paper.

Stencil Embossing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By blending the three colors with my makeup blender brushes, achieving that smooth blended look was easy. 

Stencil Embossing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Embossing the flowers, leaves and sentiments really tied things altogether. I even die cut the sentiment accent frame from Copper Foil using the die from Ornate Layers. You gotta add that set your next order. You won’t regret it.

Stencil Embossing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Timeless Tropical set includes that big gorgeous hibicus, I knew I wanted to highlight it in some way. That’s when I decided to stamp it on my inside mat in Soft SeaFoam. Want to learn the stencil embossing technique? Here’s my FREE video tutorial to show you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mats – Mint Macaron CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Accent Frame – Copper Foil – 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from Ornate Layers.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/8″ x 2 1/2″.
  • Small Leaves – Soft Seafoam CS and Mint Macaron CS – one each @ 1 3/4″ x 2″, cut with the dies from In the Tropics set.
  • Flowers and Large Leaves – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, once stamped and inked, cut with the dies from In the Tropics set.
  • Embellishment – Gilded Gems – one large, two small
  • Ribbon – Mint Macaron Sheer Linen – about 12″

Stencil Embossing Technique Product List

Hope you order those masks and give this a try. I think you will really enjoy it. Until next time, Create Somthing Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold

Woohoo! Time for a fun fold. Today I would love to share with you the fabulous Morning Star stamp set featured in the corner flip fold. This is an easy fold that you can incorporate into any of your card making. Join me to learn this easy fun fold.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Morning Star set is a two-step set, you can stamp gorgeous flowers on those lovely vines quick and easy. It’s a 14-piece photopolmer set that coordinats with the Stitched Stars Dies. That die set carried over from the holiday catalog.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating this card is quick and easy and uses minimal supplies. I think it would be great if you created a list of family and friends that could use a lift. Send out a batch this week!

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Above all, have some fun. Choose some colors, pull some cardstock and stamp to your heart’s content. My color palette is Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Pear Pizzazz.  Seem’s like a soft soothing palette. What do you think?

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, on my focal image, I needed a little background texture and color. That’s where the beautiful Parisian Beauty stamp set came in.  I’ve stamped the script in second generation Sahara Sand.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Then it was easy to finish off the inside of the card using the smaller flower and vines. You can choose from any of the other sentiments in the Morning Star set, but I needed a few thank you cards. Watch how quick and easy the corner flip fold can be.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Balmy Blue CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Line up the card stock on your trimmer with the 8 1/2″ side across the top. Line up at 3″, cut from 2 1/2″ to 4 7/8″. Turn the cardstock clockwise, and line up at 3″, cut from 3″ to 5/8″. 
  • Mats – Sahara Sand CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – one @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from Stitched Rectangles die set.
  • Punched Trim – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 11″, punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.
  • Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, cut the dies from the Cherry Blossom die set.

Morning Star Corner Flip Fold Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

One Sheet Wonder with Beautiful Friendship

One Sheet Wonder with Beautiful Friendship

Welcome! So excited to share with you one of my favorite things to do. What’s that? It’s creating my own designer series paper. This month, I’ll be creating a one sheet wonder with Beautiful Friendship. Even more, this card is super special because it’s my April 2020 customer thank you cards.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, one of the best parts of being a demonstrator, is sharing and gaining inspiration from others. Be sure to visit Ruth Trice’s blog, for even more one sheet wonder ideas. Ruth is a very talented artist residing in the UK. I think you will love her work. I know I sure do.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And to think, it all starts with a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White cardstock. Because I broke out lots of inks from the Subtles family, this piece has a nice, soft springtime theme.  

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By maxmizing your paper cuts, you can definately create four cards from one sheet. My one sheet wonder with Beautiful Friendship is filled with lots of texture and interest. I’ve incorated a couple of other sets in the design. One of which is Butterfly Wishes. I love all the images in that DisINKtive set.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Can you believe you get all that yummy detail with just stamps, ink and paper. I find this type of stamping very relaxing. No pressure, grab a sheet of cardstock, break out those inks. I give you permission to just play.

One Sheet Wonder Beautiful Friendship, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That pretty sentiment is cut with one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set. And that gorgeous sentiment can be found in the Peaceful Moments set. If you are looking for a versatile greeting set, that’s the one for you. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Supplies listed will create four cards.
  • One sheet wonder with Beautiful Friendship – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White CS
  • Card Bases – Thick Whisper White CS – two sheets – Score @ 4 1/4″, cut at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – So Saffron CS – four @ 3″ x 5 1/4″
  • One Sheet Wonder Mats – four @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 11″, stamp four sentiments, cut each with the die from Stitched So Sweetly.
  • Ribbon – Petal Pink Metallic Edge – about 1 yard.
  • Champagne Rhinestones – 4 medium and 8 small

One Sheet Wonder with Beautiful Friendship Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you give this technique a try. I think you’ll surprise yourself. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

New FREE Products! Let’s Sale-a-Brate

New FREE Products! Let’s Sale-a-Brate

Woohoo, new FREE products coming soon. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Stampin’ Up!  is realeasing more goodies. You can earn these new FREE products beginning March 3 through March 31st.

New FREE Products, Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Click the link below to open the new Sale-a-Bration Brochure.

New FREE Products, Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin’ Up!

WOW, right? Let’s see if you can guess which one I had to play with first. I’ll give you a couple of hints. First, I love a product that can be used in lots of different ways. Second, anything rose gold, I just melt. I’ll bet you guessed it. It’s that fabulous Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

New FREE Products, Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Parisian Beauty set is so fabulous, I paired that bundle with this gorgeous new paper right off the bat.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my sponge brayer, I was able to add color to the Flowering Foils DSP. I love the Blushing Bride, Basic Gray color combo.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Once you add the color, be sure to buff the surface with a clean, dry paper towel. That will really make the foiling pop. This sheet has silver foiling, perfect for that Basic Gray card base.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t you just love that sentiment? Perfect for lots of occasions. 

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But, remember, this beautiful foil paper is only one of the five new FREE products in the 2020 2nd Sale-a-Bration Release. I think this one will go fast.  Be sure to add it to your first order, March 3rd.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How do you like all that dimension? It’s easy because Stampin’ Up! products all coordinate. No more searching for the perfect ribbon or embellishent.

Flowering Foils, Parisian Beauty, New FREE Products, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to dress up those envelopes. You’ll even impress the postal worker. I’ld love to share my video tutorial with you.  Enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Basic Gray CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score @5 1/2″
  • Mat – Blushing Bride CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Flowering Foils Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 5″
  • Swirl – Silver Foil – 1 3/4″ x 3″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones – Pink – 3
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon – 6″

Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Parisian Blossoms Suite Romantic Card

Parisian Blossoms Suite Romantic Card

When the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog launched, I wasn’t sure I needed the Parisian Blossoms Suite.  What in the world was I thinking? The products in this suite are filled with elegant motifs mixed with lovely touches of foil. Together they evoke images of Paris in the spring. 

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my wonderful WOW Club members asked that I use the Parisian Blossoms Suite for her club night project.  Shawn wanted a gift bag and card. Dont worry, the gift bag is coming soon. Using the fabulous Parisian Blossoms DSP was a MUST!

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sheet I used, for the card, is one with the gorgeous champagne foil accents. Remember, lovely papers, like this one, can do lots of the work for you.

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my champagne shimmer mist on those sweet cherry blossoms, I was able to easily give them both shimmer and dimension.

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A simple watercolor wash can transform your background and give it so much more interest. Simply pick up a little ink on a block to keep your ink well clean.  Break out your aqua painter and lightly wash on the color. 

Parisian Blossoms, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to add something special to the inside of your card. The beautiful cherry blossom branch can be easily colored with our Stampin’ Blends. Because that image is so dramatic, it definitely adds the WOW factor. Want to learn all my tips and tricks? I think you will enjoy my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base- Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4″, cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly
  • Flowers – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the dies from Cherry Blossoms, ink in Basic Gray, spritz with champagne shimmer mist.
  • Leaves – Old Olive CS – 2″ x 8 1/2″, cut two with the die from Cherry Blossoms.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 1 1/2″, stamp the fleur de lis and postage stamp in Basic Gray. Die cut the fleur de lis with the die from the Parisian set. Punch the postage stamp image with the 1″ circle.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″ – stamp the images in Basic Gray.
  • Accent Band – Pool Party CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, emboss with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Detail Die Cut – Petal Pink CS – 1″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from the Lily Pad set.

Parisian Blossoms Romantic Card Product List

Stay tuned for the matching gift bag.  I don’t think you will want to miss it. Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations