Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers

Welcome!! I’m giddy with excitement to share my tri-fold jar of flowers card and gift in one. That’s right, the card actually holds a little gift. Because it contains a handmade wildflower seed packet, the receipient can remember this card for months to come.

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers, WildFlower Seed Packet, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This is just the front of my tri-fold jar of flowers card. Because I’ve added an additional panel, we’ve got lots of real estate to decorate! The star of the show is the Jar of Flowers bundle. It’s a punch and stamp set bundle. That makes creating super easy.

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers, WildFlower Seed Packet, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, I chose my designer series paper. Using the Flowers for Every Season 6 x 6 stack was a no-brainer. The patterns, in that paper stack, will carry you through every season of the year. It’s even got Christmas patterns you can chose from. By popping the jar of flowers to the gorgeous Ornate Layers die cut, it really set the stage.

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers, WildFlower Seed Packet, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And the coloring was easy with our Stampin’ Blends. I even used the Light Shaded Spruce to custom color the pearls for my sentiment. What’s even more special about the Jar of Flowers set, it’s a revisible set. That’s how I created the water in the jar.

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers, WildFlower Seed Packet, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Open up the first flap of my tri-fold jar of flowers card and reveal the second of three sentiments. I didn’t waste any of the DSP, using the cut-offs to create the banners. Because I wanted to add extra texture to this panel, I embossed the Just Jade mat with the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers, WildFlower Seed Packet, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Last, but certainly not least, the inside mat is stamped, 2nd generation, with that big sunflower from the Celebrate Sunflowers set. That gave me the opportunity to have a backdrop for my last little sentiment. Time for our wildflower seed packet. 

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers, WildFlower Seed Packet, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How sweet is that? The seed packet reminds me of my dad. He is a farmer and I remember little seed packets like this everywhere. They were filled with seeds that eventually made their way to the fields and an abundance of vegetables. 

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers, WildFlower Seed Packet, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But today, my little seed packet is filled with wildflower seeds. Can you imagine how happy the receipient will be to see these popping up in their garden? I’m sending one off to my daughter today. 

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers, WildFlower Seed Packet, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here it is, opened up to reveal all the panels. I just love how this one turned out. Loved it so much, I created 8 more for my WOW Team Card Swap. Hosting our Team Card Swaps is something I always look forward to.  Wait until you see the other cards. Those will be coming in a blog post soon. Don’t miss it. Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you’re notified each time I have a new posting. Ready to make one of these? Of course I’ve got not only a FREE video tutorial, but a complete downloadable PDF.

Ready for some FREE PDF’s?

Here you go, just click on the highlighted areas below to bring up the documents.

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers PDF

But wait, there’s more!! Would you like a file for the labels I used on my Wildflower Seed Packets? Print it out on a sheet of Whisper White cardstock. Then you can easily punch out the labels with the Timeless Label Punch. Psst…. it fits perfect!!

Wildflower Seeds Label

I would love to earn your business. Just click on any of the images below to start filling your shopping cart. 

Tri-Fold Jar of Flowers Product List

Would love to hear your feedback on this project. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches

Welcome! Are you lovin’ the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog? The first time, I flipped though the pages I picked my favorites, right off the bat. When I turned to page 124, I knew I would be creating a vintage styled Tasteful Touches card. 

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Pretty special, right? The gorgeous backdrop for my vintage styled Tasteful Touches card is the new Many Medallions die cut. Perfection!! My color palette is Sahara Sand, Petal Pink, Soft Seafoam and Whisper White. Can’t get too much more vintage than that.

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful leaf images were cut from Soft Seafoam CS using the die from Forever Flourishing. The entire Forever Greenery Suite is a must-have in my opinion. It’s so versatile and lends itself to so many designs.

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sometimes, it’s tough to find just the right die for a sentiment. Stampin’ Up! just solved that problem with the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. You can punch two different details, in three sizes each. That’s right, that’s 6 images in one punch. WOW!!

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Watch how quick and easy my Vintage Styled Fasteful Touches card comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Sahara Sand CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Detail Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from Many Medallions.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – two @ 4″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from Forever Flourishing
  • Roses – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 8 1/2″, stamp the roses in Sahara Sand, color with the Stampin’ Blends.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment in Sahara Sand and the texture in 2nd generation Petal Pink. Punch with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.
  • Sentiment Accent – Sahara Sand CS – 1″ x 3 1/4″, punch with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Emboss with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. 
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Gold Trim – Forever Greenery Twine

Vintage Styled Tasteful Touches Product List

So, what do you think? I would love to hear your feedback. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Forever Greenery Card #2 Sneak Peek

Forever Greenery Card #2 Sneak Peek

Welcome back! Time for Card #2 in our 3-card series with the Forever Greenery Suite. And what could make things better? Embellishments, of course!!  

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Yep, that’s right, gold hoops. I’m going to date myself, but I used to have earrings just like that. Who else? I think they were a wardrobe staple in the 70’s.  But, this time, they are going to create the perfect backdrop in your card designs.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I treated that fabulous gold hoop as a “wreath form”, I was able to add bits and elements to decorate  it. It was a no-brainer to add in more of those Forever Gold Laser-Cut images. I’m so glad that I decided to punch them all out of the sheets and store them in our Clear Medium Envelopes. Now, it’s quick and easy to grab one or two while creating.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the stamp set is one with DistINKive technology, the images are very realistic. You’ll look like an artist in no time flat. And don’t forget to finish off the inside of the card. With so many image choices, you can create a lovely frame for your sentiment.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #2, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In card #2 of the series, I’ll show you how to easily incorporate both the ribbon and hoops. Psst….. I’ve even added a new in-color. Can you guess which one?

Here’s how the magic happens, Card #2.

  • Card Base – Just Jade CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Shaded Spruce CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Forever Greenery DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 6″ – stamp the “hello” and two of the leaf images in Shaded Spruce. Die cut the sentiment with the Stitched So Sweetly die. Die-cut the leaf images with the dies from the Forever Flourishing set.
  • Accent Images – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP – one large branch, two leaf clusters.
  • Sentiment Accent – Just Jade CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Forever Flourishing set. Apply wink of stella to the die cut.
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Ribbon – Forevery Greenery Trim Combo Pack – 6″
  • Embellishment – Gold Hoop – one

Need a supply list so that you can create Card #2?  I’ve got you covered.

One more to go!!! I sure hope you join me for card #3. I’m switching things up and changing the color palette. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Forever Greenery Sneak Peek Card #1

Forever Greenery Sneak Peek Card #1

Sneak peek time!! I’m so excited to share with you the Forever Greenery Suite of products in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. In this 3-card series, I’ll highlight lots of the elements in the suite in three beautiful card designs. 

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What’s not to love about this card? It’s easy, elegant, dramatic, takes minimum skills and supplies and you’ll WOW everyone! First of all, turn to page 108 in your brand spankin’ new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. There you will find the first of 3 pages featuring the Forever Greenery Suite. What? you don’t have a catalog? If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love to receive a catalog, contact me here, to request yours today. It’s filled with 192-pages of delicious paper crafting supplies.

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

So what have I used, from the Forever Greenery Suite, to create this design? Because I LOVE the Forever Greenery DSP, that was my jumping off point. It’s a fabulous 12″ x 12″, paper pack, filled with all shades of green and nature inspired images. That’s right up my alley. The pattern I chose, for this card, is my favorite.

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And no, I did not have to die cut the gorgeous medallion or the sprig. Those are just a couple of the elements from the new Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Papers. Check out a close up of all the laser-cut images on page 152.  You’ll want more than one pack, trust me.

Forever Greenery Card Series, Card #1 of 3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait, there’s more! The Forever Fern Bundle is a must-have. The imagery in the stamp set is so realistic. No wonder, it’s a DistINKive set. That’s a patent-pending technology you can only find in Stampin’ Up! world. In my opinion, it’s the best leaf set EVER!!!! What to see how easy this card comes together? Here you go.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Pretty Peacock CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Forever Greenery DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Medallion and Sprig – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper – one of each
  • Sentiment Circle – Whisper White CS – punch one 2″ circle
  • Accent Circle – Pretty Peacock CS – punch one 2 1/4″ circle
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Embellishment – Gold Glitter Enamel Dots – 1 large and 2 small

Ready to start your shopping list? Here’s a quick reference to all the supplies I’ve used. 

New Annual Catalog Ordering Begins June 3, 2020

Stay tuned for the next two cards in the series. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Noble Peacock Foil & Specialty Papers

Noble Peacock Foil & Specialty Papers

Welcome everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day. Today, I’ve got the first in a three-card series featuring the Noble Peacock Foil & Specialty Papers. Because they will be retiring June 2, 2020, don’t wait to add a pack or two to your next order. That way, you can follow along with me during this series, to create some over the top cards for everyone on your list.

Noble Peacock Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By keeping things monochromatic, I think this card has a very calm and elegent effect. The Noble Peacock paper packs contain sheets in colors of Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive and Pretty Peacock. Isn’t that a rich color palette? For this one, we’ll stick to the Old Olive to create that tone on tone look.

Noble Peacock Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve embossed the square of Noble Peacock foil with the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder. Sadly, that one will be retiring as well. And I’ll bet you’re wondering which DSP I’ve got in the background. It’s the beautiful Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Psst…. it’s retiring too! 

Noble Peacock Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Coordination of products is one of the cornerstones in all Stampin’ Up! products. You never have to worry, does this element match that. The Noble Peacock rhinestones, I’ve used, match the papers and foil beautifully. 

Noble Peacock Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Both sentiments are from the Silhouette Scenes set. That one will carry over, hooray!! Likewise, the gorgeous leafy branch, from Very Versailles with be in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I’m very excited we get to play with that set a while longer.

Noble Peacock Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Remember, no naked envelopes. With just a little effort you can dress up an otherwise boring envelope. I’ve added the leaf image to both the front and the flap, making it super special. Ready for a video on this one? Here you go.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Old Olive CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Embossed Foil Mat – Noble Peacock Foil Sheet – Old Olive – 3″ x 3″, embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Band – Noble Peacock specialty DSP – Old Olive – 1 1/2″ x 3″
  • Banners – One each in  Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Pressed Petals DSp – 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stitched Circle – Noble Peacock Foil Sheet – Old Olive – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes.
  • Circle – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Accent Band – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – 3/4″ x 5″

Noble Peacock Card Series – Card #1 Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to join me for the second card, in this series, coming soon! Until next time, Create Something Something.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Floral Essence Friendship Card

Floral Essence Friendship Card

Welcome! So glad you’re here. In today’s Floral Essence friendship card, I’m excited to share a few tips and tricks. You’ll be creating an entire batch of these, for your friends, in no time flat. The gorgeous Perennial Essence Desiger Series Paper will do lots of the work for you. And, it’s on sale!! Gotta love that!

Floral Essence Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Monet inspired papers are truly lovely and lend themselves to all sorts of card making styles. By adding the Blueberry Bushel as my main mat, the colors in the paper really pop.

Floral Essence Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve featured an array of the stamps from the set. I love doing that. It helps to show all the possibilities. Because I stamp the leaves and twisted them with my tweezers, it also adds another dimension to the card. Be sure to pick up the Leaf Punch before it fully retires. It’s been a staple in my studio for a number of years and I know I’m going to miss it terribly.

Floral Essence Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Another way I added dimension was by stamping some extra flowers and fussy cutting them.  Similarly, by embossing the banner and accent band with that awesome Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, it takes things to another level.

Floral Essence Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Start making a list of all those friends that could use a lift today. Here’s not only a video tutorial, but my PDF for this card. It’s my little friendship gift to you. Just click the link below the video to download. Enjoy.

 

Floral Essence Friendship Card PDF

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you might need. 

Product List

Hope to see you again soon, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations