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

Grace’s Garden CASE the Catalog

Grace’s Garden CASE the Catalog

Do you ever loose your mojo? Or maybe you just need a creative jumpstart. Stampin’ Up!’s catalog samples can help you out. Grace’s Garden bundle, found on page 13 of the Mini Catalog, is a perfect example.  A team of concept artists work on and create all the gorgeous samples. It’s a great place to start to get those creative juices flowing. To show you what I mean, I’ve CASED the sample for today’s tutorial.

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

I’m lovin’ everything about the card; the colors, techniques, sweet images and the lovely sentiment. Grace’s Garden is a 12-piece photopolymer set with a 19-piece die set. 

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

Because I used lots of the images from the set, it was easy to build lots of dimension. And that sweet gate is just so cute.

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

By embossing the Crumb Cake CS with the Brick & Mortar 3D Folder, it created the perfect backdrop for my scene. Be sure to highlight some of the bricks with your Whisper White dauber to create some interest.

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

With this card design, the inside is a continuation of the front scene.  

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

How did I create the wash of color in the background? Sponge brayer to the rescue.  Cceck out the simple, but dramatic, technique in my free video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – score @4 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Crumb Cake CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, cut opening with die, then emboss with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Inside Mat – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Gate – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 11″
  • Leaves – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Grace’s Garden Product List 

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Sending You Positive Thoughts

Sending You Positive Thoughts

As soon as I saw the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Mini Catalog, I knew I had to have it. I’m all about the nature inspried images and the positive messages in the sentiments.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because we have gorgeous papers in the Annual Catalog, I used the fabulous Magnolia Lane DSP. Then, by using the color palette of Whisper White, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and So Saffron, I reinforced that nature look and feel.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Dies that cut and emboss, gotta love them. They do double duty for us. In the Nature’s Thoughts set, that fabulous feather die does just that. I inked it a little with some Petal Pink ink, just to make it pop. But wait, I’ll bet you’re asking yourself, I didn’t see that die set in the book. You’re right, it’s part of the new Coordination Product Release. Mark your calendars for February 4th. 

Coordination Product Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations Coordination Product Release, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Today, I found out too, that the Nature’s Thoughts Dies and the Special Days Dies, will carry over after the promotion release. That means more bang from your crafting buck. 

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you lovin’ that font? I think it’s beautiful. The Positive Thought stamp set is a 8-piece cling mount set. Three of the images are fabulous sentiments you’ll be turning to time after time in your card making.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you  haven’t picked up at least two packs of the Champagne Rhinestones, you’re missing out. They are fantastic and go perfectly on so many designs.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because those sentiments are just too beautiful, and uplifting, I had to include one on the inside of the card. And while there, why not stamp 3 generations of that lovely fern image.

Positive Thoughts, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Time to finish off the envelope. Hope you can appreciate the beauty of the flower image. And now that we have a die to match, I know I’ll be using it more often. Be sure to check out the video to learn how I created the watercolor wash background.

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 – Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Magnolia Lane DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 5″, cut with the die from Nature’s Thoughts. Add the watercolor wash technique with So Saffron ink.
  • Large Ferns – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, stamp two images in Mossy Meadow, cut with the die from Nature’s Thoughts.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from Stitched Rectangles. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Feathers – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/4″ x 11″, cut three feather images and two butterfly images with the die from Nature’s Thoughts. Ink the feathers with Petal Pink ink.
  • Sprigs – Mossy Meadow CS – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – cut four images with the die from Nature’s Thoughts. Apply wink of stella to each.
  • Ribbon – Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge – about 15″
  • Champagne Rhinestones – seven small

Positive Thoughts Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations