Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card & Treat Box

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card & Treat Box

Whose ready for some fun? How about this super cute interactive shaker card and treat box, created with the Bonanza Buddies bundle?

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card & Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok, I know you are smiling. How can you not? Just the designer series paper alone makes me happy.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to create a shaker card. So, let’s start things off with that.

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, I needed a bright, happy color palette. I’ve used Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and  Terracotta Tile. Don’t you just love the balloons in the background. It was easy to pull the colors from the paper.

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I needed some pretty bits to fill my shaker, I cut some hearts using the die from Be Mine Stitched. As a result, I was able to fill the shaker with two colors of the hearts for a truly happy card.

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Bonanza Buddies bundle is filled with all sorts of cute little critters. I chose the toucan for this card. And of course, he needed a party hat and present to complete the scene.

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Finally, I added a small strip of the DSP inside the card to tie things together.  And I just love it when the set includes larger sentiments to use as inside greetings. Now let’s dive into the sweet little treat box.

Bonanza Buddies Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

While I’ve designed this for a party favor, you could easily adapt it into a gift box for the birthday boy/girl. Another sweet little Bonanza Buddy seems to be celebrating the big day.

Bonanza Buddies Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the set is a two-step set, it’s super easy to line up the little face on the koala. And just look at how much personality that guy has.

Bonanza Buddies Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Another great feature of the treat box is that it’s large enough to hold lots of different types of treats. What’s in mine? Well, animal crackers of course.  

Here’s how the card magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″.
  • Mats – Bermuda Bay CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Birthday Bonanza DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Frame – Daffodil Delight CS – 3 1/2″ x 5″, cut with the dies from the Stitched Rectangles die set.
  • Banners – Bermuda Bay CS and Terracotta Tile CS – one each @ 4″ x 1″, cut with the die from the Bonanza die set. Apply wink of stella on both.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the toucan in Memento Tuxedo Black, the hat and present in Bermuda Bay and the bow in Memento Tuxedo Black. Die cut the hat and toucan with the dies from the Bonanza die set. Fussy cut the present.
  • Shaker Hearts – Bermuda Bay CS and Terracotta Tile CS – one each @ 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Be Mine Stitched die set. You will use 1/2 of each color for the card. Use the long die cut to decorate the flap of your envelope.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay.
  • Accent Strip – Birthday Bonanza DSP – 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Window Sheet – 2 1/2″ x 4″.

Here’s how the treat box magic happens.

  • Box – Bermuda Bay CS – 10 3/8″ x 7″, on the 10 3/8″ side, score @ 3 1/2″, 5″, 8 1/2″ and 10″. Turn on the 7″ side and score @ 1 1/2″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Mats – Daffodil Delight CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 3 1/4″ x 1 3/8″.
  • DSP Mats – Birthday Bonanza DSP – one @ 3″ x 3 1/2″ and one @ 3″ x 1″. 
  • Stitched Circle – Grapefruit Grove CS –  1 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes.
  • Banner – Grapefruit Grove CS – 1 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the Bonanza dies.
  • Sentiment – Daffodil Delight CS – 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black and fussy cut.
  • Koala – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″, stamp the koala in Smoky Slate and the face in Memento Tuxedo Black. Cut with the Bonanza die. 

Bonanza Buddies Shaker Card and Treat Box Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Easter Treats 2020 Great Home School Activity

Easter Treats 2020 Great Home School Activity

Welcome! Today, I’ll be sharing three, quick and easy sweet Easter treats 2020 projects. This is a great time to get the kids involved in creativity. The lesson plan could include organizing, stamping, math (ruler skills), and just plain fun.

Easter Treats 2020, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok, are these stinkin’ cute or what? Because I used such happy colors and mix of little Easter themed characters, these are great for all ages  Let’s take a closer look at the first of my three Easter treats, the matchbook.

Easter Treats 2020, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because this Easter treat calls for minimal supplies, it’s a quick, easy and economical one to mass produce. I’ve used the Full of Happiness stamp set on this one. The set has DisINKtive technology, that’s why you see so much highlighting on the little chick.

Here’s how the magic happens – Matchbook Treat Holder

  • Matchbook – Purple Posy CS – 2″ x 7″, score on the 7″ side at 1 1/4″, 1 3/4″, 4 1/2″ and 5″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, stamp the chick in Daffodil Delight. Color the image with Wink of Stella. Stamp the eyes in Memento Black and the beak in Pumpkin Pie. Stamp the egg in Gorgeous Grape. Scatter stamp the dots in Daffodil Delight.
  • DSP Mats – Best Dressed Designer Series Paper – one @ 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 1″

Easter Treats 2020, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Next, up we have this super cute bunny from the Welcome Easter set. He’s the star of the show on the 2nd of our Easter treats. By adding just a few more elements, I’ve stepped this one up just a tad. But, I think it would be a great one for the kiddos. Cut a batch of the stitched circles, give them the cute bunny stamp, and watch the creativity bloom.

Here’s how the magic happens – Welcome Easter Treat 2020

  • Holder – **NOTE – there is a little error on the video, but these are the correct measurements. Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 12″, score on the 12″ side at 5 3/4″ and 6 1/4″. Round the corners with the Detailed Trio punch.
  • Designer Series Paper Mat – Bird Ballad DSP – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Round the top corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Scallop Circle – Daffodil Delight CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the 3″ scallop circle die from the Layering Circles set.
  • Stitched Circle – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the second to largest stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes set. Stamp the bunny and flowers in Basic Gray and color with Stampin’ Blends. Watercolor wash a grassy mound with Old Olive.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – Bermuda Bay CS – 2 1/2″ 3/4″ and Whisper White CS – 3″ x 1″. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray and fussy cut.
  • Scallop Trim – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 6″, cut with the die from Be Mine Stitched.
  • Ribbon Bermuda Bay Striped – 12″

Easter Treats 2020, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using two of the die cuts from the Dino Dies set, I was able to construct this sweet Easter egg crate treat. Be sure to always check out the samples in Stampin’ Up! catalogs to get great inspiration. That’s where the little sign, on this project, came from.

Here’s how the magic happens – Easter Egg Create Treat

  • Box – Whisper White CS – 7 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, on the 7 1/2″ side score at 1″, 2 3/4″, 4 1/4″ and 6″. Turn, and on ethe 2 3/4″ side, score @ 1 1/2″.
  • Egg Crate Holder – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, score on all four sides at 1/2″. 
  • Trim both pieces for this Easter treat holder as shown in today’s free video tutorial below.
  • Grass – Granny Apple Green CS – 3 1/2″ x 2″, cut two with the die from Wiggly Bugs.
  • Sign – Sahara Sand CS – 4″ x 2″, stamp in Sahara Sand with the Birch background stamp. Stamp the senitment in Early Espresso. Dissect the pieces for the sign as shown on the photo.
  • Eggs – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, stamp two eggs in Balmy Blue, cut with the die from Dino Days.

Here’s my FREE video tutorial so that you can create lots of these Easter treats 2020.

Easter Treats 2020 Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Wish For It All Birthday Happy

Wish For It All Birthday Happy

Got a birthday gathering to plan? Need a sweet little happy for all the guests? Join me today to learn how to create this sweet Wish for it All treat holder.

Wish For It All, Birthday Happy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Wish for it All Bundle can be found in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.  Check it out on page 65. The dies are fabulous and coordinate with a fantastic birthday themed stamp set.  In my little happy, I’ve used the color palette of Whisper White, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry.  And guess which designer series paper I used. Check out the flip side of the Peaceful Poppies DSP. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Wish For It All, Birthday Happy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding the panels of the striped DSP, I think this box can be used for any age or gender.  It’s also large enough to fill with lots of different types of treats. I filled mine with some gummy carrots from my local Dollar Tree.

Wish For It All, Birthday Happy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the best parts about Stampin’ Up!’s inks and paper is the color coordination. Because I wanted my ribbon to pop, I just inked up a sponge dauber with my Calypso Coral ink and changed the color of the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle. Voila!

Wish For It All, Birthday Happy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The coordinating die set in the Wish For It All bundle, has two doily dies. One of the dies is very detailed while the other is solid. That made it easy to cut the solid die in half to create the top to the cupcake. Want to see how to create this sweet little happy. After watching my free video tutorial, I’ll bet you will be creating a batch.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Whisper White CS – 6″ x 12″, on the 12″ side score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, 8 1/4″ and 11″. Turn to the 6″ side and score at 1 1/2″. Trim as shown in the video.
  • Mats – Calypso Coral CS – four @ 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Peaceful Poppies DSP – four @2 1/4″ x 4″
  • Cupcake – Calypso Coral CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the detail die from the Doily Wishes set. Crushed Curry CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″.
  • Cupcake Top – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the solid doily die from the Doily Wishes set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 4″, stamp the setiment in Calypso Coral and cut with the die from Doily Wishes.
  • Crown – Crushed Curry CS – 2 1/4″ x 2″, stamp in Calypso Coral and cut with the die from Doily Wishes.
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 18″, color the ribbon with a sponge dauber and Calypso Coral ink.
  • Printed Gusseted Bag – one
  • Rhinestones – three
  • Pearls – five

Wish For It All Birthday Happy Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Valentine Slider Treat Box

Valentine Slider Treat Box

One last Valentine for 2020. I’ve saved the easist one for last. You’ll want to create this sweet Valentine Slider Treat Box for a few people on your list. So be sure to check out the Little Debbie Product Locator to find your treats.

Valentine Slider Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

The From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper is the star of the show. I’ve made this Valentine Slider Treat Box super simple. No ink, no stamping, just a little scoring and adding that gorgeous paper and you’re done.

Valentine Slider Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

Break out that score board and get ready to see how easy you can crank these out.

Valentine Slider Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

Because we have a great Heart Punch Pack, you can punch those foil hearts out of the From My Heart DSP. See, I told you, quick and easy. Ready to see the treat?

Valentine Slider Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

All you have to do, is pull on the bow and the treat slides right out of the box. How cute is that?

Valentine Slider Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up

And look how cute the colors in the brownie match the paper. Ready to learn how to create these? Here you go, another FREE WOW tutorial!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Valentine Slider Treat Box – Real Red CS – 7 1/4″ x 4″, on the 7 1/4″ side, score @ 3″, 3 1/2″,  6 1/2″ and 7″.  Turn to the 4″ side and score at 3 1/2″.
  • Mats – From the Heart DSP – two @ 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Belly Band – From the Heart DSP – 1 1/4″ x 7″
  • Heart – From the Heart DSP – punch one from the foiled heart sheet
  • Doily – Heart Doily in Flirty Flamingo
  • Ribbon – Real Red – about 18″

Valentine Slider Treat Box Product List

Hope you get to create some of these. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Valentine Pencil Holder

Valentine Pencil Holder

Classroom Valentine treats just got a whole lot easier with my Valentine Pencil Holder. You can find Valentine themed pencils at your local Dollar Tree. They are sold in packages of 12. That makes the treat economical and no worries about food allergies.

Valentine Pencil Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Heartfelt Bundle to the rescue yet again. This is the third Valentine project I’ve created this week. I’ve shared lots of ideas to make your Valentine treat making easy. 

From My Heart Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The fabulous From My Heart Suite of products is filled with all things Valentine. Did you notice the sweet little heart tins? I used those to bake sweet treats at a recent club party.

Heart Foil Tins, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Super cute, right? Now you’ve got even more ideas for your valentine. But for now, let’s get back to the quick and easy little Valentine pencil holder.

Valentine Pencil Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Using the punches in the bundle to stack multiple images gives this project that little something extra. Let me show you how to create this one.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Pencil Holder – Real Red CS – 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, punch the top edge with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
  • DSP Mat – From the Heart DSP – 1 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
  • Scallop Heart – Flirty Flamingo CS – punch one scallop heart
  • Stamped Heart – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 3″, stamp the image in Real Red ink, punch with the heart punch.
  • Pencil Holder – Real Red CS – 2″ x 3 1/2″, score on the 3 1/2″ side at 1″ and 2 3/4″.
  • Ribbon – Real Red – 4″
  • Baker’s Twine – Whisper White – about 8″

Valentine Pencil Holder Product List 

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Little Debbie Valentine Slider Box

Little Debbie Valentine Slider Box

Wish we could be together swapping chocolates and laughing over candy hearts. But, since we can’t, let’s create a sweet little Valentine Slider Box.

Little Debbie Slider Valentine Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Little Debbie is a great supplier of treats for every holiday season. Valentine’s Day is no exception. If you are on the hunt for the Strawberry Heart Cakes, search no more. I’ve got a link to their product site here

Little Debbie Slider Valentine Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Could the colors match any better? I’ve used Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White for my color palette. My valentine slider box can be created with just one sheet of the Flirty Flamingo Cardstock. 

Little Debbie Slider Valentine Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Just slide the box from the wrap to reveal the treat. Because the From My Heart Suite contains so many coordinating projects, I decided to throw those in as well.  Be sure to add the sweet doilies, faceted gems and ribbon to your order. You’ll thank me later.

Little Debbie Slider Valentine Treat Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Want to create a valentine slider box? Pick up a box of the Little Debbie cakes and you’ll have enough treats for four gift boxes. Here’s my free video tutorial to show you how easy this treat box can be.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Slider – Flirty Flamingo CS – 7 5/8″ x 5 1/4″, on the 7 5/8″ side, score @ 3/8″, 1 1/2″, 4″, and 5 1/8″.
  • Box – Flirty Flamingo CS – 7″ x 4 1/2″, score on all sides at 1″.
  • Mats – Real Red CS – one @ 5″ x 2 1/4″ and two @ 5″ x 7/8″
  • Designer Series Paper Mats – From My Heart DSP – one @ 4 3/4″ x 2″ and two @ 4 3/4″ x 3/4″.
  • Scallop Heart – Real Red CS – punch one with the scallop heart punch
  • Stamped Heart Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment in Real Red and punch with the heart punch.
  • Heart Doily – one pink
  • Faceted Gems – three in assorted colors and sizes
  • Ribbon – Real Red – about 13″

Valentine Slider Box Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations