Valentine Gift Set with Love You Always

Valentine Gift Set with Love You Always

Welcome!  I’m sharing a fabulous valentine gift set with products from the Love You Always suite. Are you ready to get a head start creating your valentine cards and treats? We will be using a little old, a little new and lots of shine and sparkle.

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Elisabeth, my granddaughter will be receiving this one from Nana.  I love everything about this sweet Valentine gift set. The simplicity both the card and box allows you to crate multiples quick and easy. Don’t like to cut and score treat boxes? You don’t have to, Stampin’ Up! has already taken care of that for you. On page 11 of the new Jan-June Mini Catalog, you’ll find the Love You Always Treat Boxes. 

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My sweet girl likes things shiny and sparkly.  I think this card fits the bill. 

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love making my own custom embellishments. And that’s just what I did on this one. Because I used the dies in the Be Mine Stitched set to my advantage, I was able to step things up. 

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to check out the Annual Catalog as well. That’s where you will find the “A Grand Kid” set.  If you have grandkids, this is the set for you.

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

These little boxes measure 4 1/16″ x 2 11/16″ x 1 1/2″. That’s a very generous size to fill with your kiddos favorite chocolates.

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the best parts is that you don’t need any glue when constructing the box. It’s an interlocking design, so sturdy and easy to decorate.

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to create a batch of your own? I’ll show you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Valentine Gift Set – Card
  • Card Base – Rococo Rose CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Blushing Bride CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Panels – Rococo Rose CS – four @ 1 5/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • DSP Panels – Love You Always Specialty DSP – four @ 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
  • Heart – Love You Always Foil – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Be Mine Stitched set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 3″
  • Sentiment Accents – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, cut two with the die from the Be Mine Stitched set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″, punched with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Ribbon – Blushing Bride Metallic – 3 1/2″
  • Valentine Gift Set – Box
  • Love You Always Treat Box
  • Mat – Rococo Rose CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″
  • DSP Mat – Love You Always Specialty DSP – 2 1/4″ x 3 5/8″
  • Stamped Hearts – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, stamped with Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride and punched with the Heart Punch Pack.
  • Foil Heart – Love You Always Foil – cut with the die from the Be Mine Stitched set.
  • Belly Band – Rococo Rose CS – 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″
  • Ribbon – Blushing Bride Metallic – 9″

Valentine Gift Set Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by, Until Next Time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

Strawberry Shortcake Treat Holder

Strawberry Shortcake Treat Holder

What’s better than a happy card? Well, a happy card with a sweet strawberry shortcake treat for sure.  Stampin’ Up! Sweet Strawberry bundle is super cute and happy. In today’s paper crafting lesson, I’ll give you some tips and tricks on the punch. Not only that we will also be using FREE Sale-a-Bration items. Product coordination is Stampin’ Up!’s strong point. And they didn’t disappoint us with this one.

Berry Delightful, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Hope you are smiling right now, cause I sure am. The happy colors and realistic images bring all things Spring to mind. And I don’t know about you, but I think I’m ready for Spring and that New Beginning state of mind. Let’s create a sweet strawberry shortcake treat.

Strawberry Shortcake Treat Box, Sweet Strawberry, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Our color palette for today includes the very rich Poppy Parade, the happy Granny Apple Green and the rich Bumblebee.  

Strawberry Shortcake Treat Box, Sweet Strawberry, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m lovin’ the font in the Sweet Strawberry set. The mix of the fun script and the bold print is so on trend.

Strawberry Shortcake Treat Box, Sweet Strawberry, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It’s a great size box and perfect for your Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Roll.  With just a little easy scoring and folding you’ll be able to create these for lots of family and friends.

Strawberry Shortcake Treat Box, Sweet Strawberry, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve even finished off the inside to make the treat special. Here’s what you’ll want to pick up at the grocery store to fill you treat box.

Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Rolls

If you’re not sure where to find the treats, just log into the Little Debbie website and there you will find a store locator. Ready to learn some tips and tricks with our new Strawberry Builder Punch?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Treat Box – Poppy Parade CS – 6 1/2″ x 7″, on the 7″ side score @ 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″ and 5 3/4″. On the 6 1/2″ side score each end @ 1 1/4″.Trim the box as shown in the video tutorial.
  • Mats – Granny Apple Green CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 1 3/4″, two @ 3 3/4″ x 1″, and two @ 1 3/4″ x 1″
  • DSP Mats – Berry Delightful DSP – two @ 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, two @ 3 1/2″ x 3/4″, and two @ 1 1/2″ x 3/4″
  • Sentiments – Basic White CS – one @ 1/2″ x 3″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangles set.
  • Flowers & Berry – Basic White CS – flowers 1″ x 3 1/4″, stem 1 1/2″ x 2″ and berry 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″.
  • Pearls – two
  • Ribbon – Bumblebee Gingham – 8″

Strawberry Shortcake Treat Box Product List

Hope you thought that was a lot of fun. I can’t wait to gift mine. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome

Sometimes you just need a little happy. Rainbow Glimmer paper to the rescue. It’s a little marriage made in heaven; the fun, bright and happy rainbow glimmer paper and the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set. This little gift set is the perfect “happy” to brighten someone’s day. Who wouldn’t love glimmer paper in hues of Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness and Mango Melody?

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My grandkids are going to love this fun, happy and bright treat. I’m going to fill the little treat box with their favorite chocolates. I making mine a going back to school, after the holidays kinda treat.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the Sunflowers Dies, you can select any section of the Rainbow Glimmer paper for your sunflower background. That’s what gives the each of the sunflowers a different look. But, I think they are both beautiful.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I paired  the paper with the Ridicuously Awesome stamp set, I was able to convey my message of love and sunshine and happiness with my kiddos.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Rainbow Glimmer paper coordinates perfectly with the Artistry Blooms DSP. Talk about vibrant colors and bright designs. Check it out on page 148 of the Annual Catalog.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I couldn’t discard even a smidge of the glimmer paper, so I’ve formed a little grid to dress up the inside of my card. On to that sweet little treat box.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This is one of the easiest little treat boxes ever!! The finished box is 4″ x 3″ x 2″, big enough to fill with lots of treats. Start that assembly line and crank out a batch to share with friends, family and of course those kiddos in your life.

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the Rainbow Glimmer paper on both the handle and bellyband it ties together nicely with the sunflower card. And I little bit goes a long way!

Rainbow Glimmer with Ridiculously Awesome, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The “You are my Sunshine” sentiment is dear to my heart. A truly Louisiana classic, I used to sing that one to both of my kids growing up. Time to share that with my grandkids in some way. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Sunshine Card
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Artistry Blooms DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sunflower – Rainbow Glimmer Paper – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Sunflowers die set.
  • Leaves – Rainbow Glimmer Paper – 2″ x 2 1/2″ and Sprigs – 3 1/2″ x 2″
  • Sentiment – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ and Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Inside Accent Grid – Glimmer Paper – 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and 1/4″ x 5 1/2″

Ready to create that little treat box?

  • Box – Thick Whisper White CS – 8″ x 8″, scored @ 3″ and 5″, turn and score @ 2″ and 6″. Trim as shown in the video.
  • Mats – Granny Apple Green CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and two @ 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • DSP Mats – Artistry Blooms DSP – two @ 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and two @ 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Handle – Granny Apple Green CS – 3/4″ x 11″ and Glimmer Paper – 1/2″ X 11″
  • Bellyband – Glimmer Paper – 1″ x 12″
  • Scallop Oval – Mango Melody CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, stamped in Granny Apple Green and cut with the die from Layering Ovals
  • Circles – Granny Apple Green CS – two 1″ circles

Rainbow Glimmer Paper Card & Treat Box Product List

Let me know if you give this one a try. I’ll bet you’ll make someone smile! Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder

It’s day 2 of It’s Fall Y’all! And nothing says fall like pumpkin spice, right? Today, we will be creating this cute Little Debbie Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder. This is another project that features the Celebration Tidings bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love the way you are able to die-cut different size labels from the Celebration Labels die set to create the perfect size images. Mango Melody is fast becoming one of my new favorite fall colors. It’s such a rich, warm tone and goes so well with Cajun Craze. That’s my top favorite fall color.

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Add in just a little Cinnamon Cider and you’ve just a achieved fall perfection in my opinion.  The stinkin’ cute pumpkin comes from the Autumn Essentials die set. You’ll want to take a second look at that set. I totally missed it at first and now I keep pulling it out to give it a play.

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know you could go to the Little Debbie website to locate any treats you are searching for? Just type in your zip code and it will locate nearest store to you, with that treat on the shelves. These pumpkin spice rolls were just what I was searching for. Yummy and oh so fall inspired, don’t you think? I’m happy to share my video tutorial so that you can see how quick and easy you can create a whole batch of these.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Treat Holder – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/2″ x 7″, cut with the largest die from the Celebration Labels set.
  • DSP Treat Holder Mat – Plaid Tidings DSP – 4 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the second largest die from the Celebration Labels set. Glue the two die cuts to one another, score each side at 2″. Punch a hole for your ribbon in the top center of the label.
  • Pumpkin – Mango Melody CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ and Cajun Craze CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the dies from the Autumn Essentials die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Cajun Craze. Dovetail the right end of the banner.
  • Sprig – Cinnamon Cider CS – 1″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Autumn Essentials die set.
  • Ribbon – Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding – 10″

Pumpkin Spice Roll Treat Holder Product List

I’m going to step things up a bit on final day of my It’s Fall Y’all series. Hope you join me. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Fall Treat Bag Topper

Fall Treat Bag Topper

It’s that time of the year! It’s Fall Y’all. My fall treat bag topper is the first in a three-part fall series.This week I’ll be celebrating fall week with the Celebration Tidings bundle from Stampin’ Up!  I found the Pumpkin Pie Pretzels at my local Dollar General.

Fall Treat Bag Topper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My fall treat bag topper was created with Mango Melody cardstock (one of my new favorite colors) and the Plaid Tidings DSP. I’ve got a little secret to share. October 1st, that fabulous DSP will go on sale. Be sure pick up a couple of packs for all your fall projects.

Fall Treat Bag Topper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I cut the labels in different sizes, I was able to layer them up for my custom made fall treat bag topper. All you need to do is fold it in half and voila, you’ve got yourself the easist project ever!

Fall Treat Bag Topper, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Next, just stamp your tag, cut a few little sprigs and pop it onto the topper. You’re ready to gift this to your hairdresser, nail tech, kiddos teachers, postal delivery person and so many more that touch your life. Just a little somethin’ somethin’ to show you care and appreciate them.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Bag topper – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/2″ x 7″, cut with the largest label die from the Celebration Labels die set.
  • DSP Topper – Plaid Tidings DSP – 4 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the second to largest label die from the Celebration Labels die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set. The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry with the background stamped in 2nd generation Mango Melody.
  • Sprigs – Cinnamon Cider CS – 1 3/4″ x 4″ – cut four with the dies from the Celebration Labels die set.

Fall Treat Bag Topper Product List

Rush out and pick up a few bags of the pretzels after you order your Celebration Tidings bundle. You’ll be creating in no time flat. Stay tuned for It’s Fall Y’all project #2. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Heartwarming Hugs Mini Coffee Carrier

Heartwarming Hugs Mini Coffee Carrier

The Heartwarming Hugs Suite is all about treats and gift giving. Capture the feeling of sitting inside on a wintry day alongside a warm cup of cocoa. You’ll love the packaging possibilities of the mini coffee cups and carriers.

Heartwarming Hugs, Mini Coffee Carrier,  Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating this sweet little carrier was so quick and easy. I’ve used a little of almost all the elements in the Heartwarming Hugs Suite. 

Heartwarming Hugs, Mini Coffee Carrier,  Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The pre-scored mini coffee carriers are sold in packs of 8. Each carrier fits two mini coffee cups. But, if you watch my video, you’ll see some other suggestions on how to fill your carrier.

Heartwarming Hugs, Mini Coffee Carrier,  Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Need a little gift for a teacher, your nail tech, hairdresser or postal worker? The mini coffee cups are a very generous size and are sold in packs of 8 cups with lids, and they are food safe. Wouldn’t it be cute to fill one with mini marshmallows and the other will hot cocoa mix? 

Heartwarming Hugs, Mini Coffee Carrier,  Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There are two stamp sets that coordinate with the Warm Wraps die set. I’ve used the Wrapped in Christmas set to create my tag. Watch how easy this little carrier comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Carrier Wrap – Heartwarming Hugs DSP – one @ 1 1/2″ x 12 and one @ 1 1/2″ x 6″
  • Tag – Real Red CS – 2″ x 5 1/4″, punch with the scallop tag topper punch
  • Tag Mat – Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 1 3/4″ x 4″
  • Tag Banner – Mossy Meadow CS – 3/4″ x 4″, punched with the Banners Pick a Punch and embossed with the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder.
  • Stitched Circle – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Warm Wraps set
  • Sentiment – Pear Pizzazz CS – 2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Warm Wraps set. Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow.
  • Cup Wraps – Mossy Meadow CS – four @ 5″ x 2 1/2″ and Real Red CS – four @ 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from the Warm Wraps set.
  • Bow – Real Red CS – 1″ x 1″, cut with the die from the Warm Wraps set.
  • Mini Coffee Cups w/Lids – 2
  • Mini Coffe Carrier – 1
  • Glitter Star Ornament – 1
  • Gold Glitter Enamel Dots – 1
  • Braided Linen Trim – 12″
  • Diagonal Stripe Mossy Meadow Ribbon – 10″

Heartwarming Hugs Mini Coffee CarrierProduct List

Cute right? Hope you give it a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations