Spooky Festive Corners Technique Card

Spooky Festive Corners Technique Card

Trick or Treat time! Let’s create a spooky Festive Corners Halloween card. I’ll even add in a few techniques to make this one a little special.

Spooky Festive Corners, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Have you seen the new Water Painters on page 147 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog? I LOVE THEM, especially the wide tip brush. Because I used that one, with a little Pretty Peacock ink, it was easy to create a fabulous watercolor wash background.

Spooky Festive Corners, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Another fabulous tool, you might want to add to your stash, are the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. There are four masks to a package and it’s only $6. You can create lots of different backgrounds with very little effort. I applied my color through the mask with a make-up brush. It blends like butter and you can get them just about anywhere.

Spooky Festive Corners, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok that’s two techniques so far. The next one is that ribbon zig-zag added behind the sentiment. The Glittered Organdy Ribbon is a returning favorite and now you can see why.  Think outside the box, it’s useful for lots of other designs. It’s not just for Halloween.

Spooky Festive Corners, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I cut three of the bats from the Halloween Magic die set, in the new Black Glitter Paper, they added to the design, without being too spooky.

Spooky Festive Corners, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Bringing the stenciling inside the card added to the eerie Halloween feeling. But, the color is soft enough so that you can add your handwritten Halloween joke, quote or message. Want to see these techniques in action? Here you go, another FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cajun Craze CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Blackberry Bliss CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″, emboss one with the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Focal Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Accent Sentiment Mat – Magic is the Night DSP – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/8″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangles die set.
  • Bats – Black Glitter Paper – 2″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the die from the Halloween Magic die set.
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Ribbon – 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon – 10″

Spooky Festive Corners Technique Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Forever Greenery Sneak Peek Card #3

Forever Greenery Sneak Peek Card #3

You’re back! Fabulous!! It’s time for Card #3 with the Forever Greenery Suite.  If you missed the first two, no worries, just check out the two previous blog posts. Better, yet be sure to subscribe, and you’ll be notified when I post something new. 

Forever Greenery Suite Card #3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

All good things come to an end I guess. But don’t worry, we’ve got an entire year to play with all these goodies. I know for sure you’ll be seeing the elements of this suite in lots of projects to come. One of which will be my WOW Class to GO! coming later this Summer. 

Forever Greenery Suite Card #3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m switching up the color palette to show you the versatility you will enjoy with this suite. Isn’t it dramatic? Because I embossed the Blackberry Bliss mat with the new Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder, I’ve created lots of texture. Card #3 would not be complete unless I add some WOW. The vellum stamping is one of those WOW factors. It gave the elements a nice soft look and feel.

Forever Greenery Suite Card #3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, I chose the Forever Gold Laser-Cut grid. The entire design was built around that element. But, I couldn’t stop there. I pulled a couple of the leaf sprigs and added in some gold twine trim. 

Forever Greenery Suite Card #3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It actually was a happy accident when I found that the stitched rectangle die-cut was the perfect size. Not only was it great for the sentiment, but it fit side to side exactly with the gold grid.  Happy dance!!

Forever Greenery Suite Card #3, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of your card, along with your envelope. Whoever receives your card will be pleasantly surprised. And on top of that, you’ll look like the master card maker you are. Card #3 has a couple little tips and tricks I’ld love to share in my free video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens. 

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Blackberry Bliss CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, emboss with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Mat – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP – one grid panel
  • Gold Leaves – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP – 2 
  • Leaves – Vellum CS – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, stamp two set of the long leaves in Shaded Spruce and two of the berry type image in Blackberry Bliss. Die cut with the dies from Forever Flourishing.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Rectangles. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.
  • Envelope – Whisper White

How would you like to receive a set of these cards? Leave a comment below and I’ll enter your name in my prize drawing. The deadline to enter will be Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 9 am (CST).  Good luck. 

Card #3 Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

This series sure was fun. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Magnolia Embossed Foil

Magnolia Embossed Foil

WOW!! Does that magnolia embossed foil make a statement or what? This card is so dramatic, yet simple to create with minimal supplies. 

Magnolia Embossed Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In the package of noble peacock foil sheets, you’ll receive 6 single sided sheets, 2 each of 3 colors; Blueberry Bushel, Old Ollive and Pretty Peacock.  This magnolia embossed foil card is the 2nd in a three-card series featuring this gorgeous paper. Unfortunately, the foil sheets will retire, June 2, 2020. So, right now, they are available while supplies last.

Magnolia Embossed Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By sanding the magnolia embossed foil, you will reveal the silver core, making it a little distressed. I love that look. But, if you aren’t a fan, you can always leave out that step in the design.

Magnolia Embossed Foil, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve used the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for all the greetings and that lovely flourish.  The card base and ink are both in BlueBerry Bushel. Because I used the silver foil as my mat, it really makes the distressed magnolia pop. 

My llittle something extra for you today, is my FREE PDF for this project.  There is also a full supply list below.  I would love to earn your business and would appreciate you shopping my online store. Enjoy!!

Magnolia Embossed Foil PDF

 

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards

Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards

Welcome all you wonderful paper crafters! I’ve got such a great project for you today. Ready? It’s my Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards. 

Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' UP!

Because I’m offering a fabulous ordering special, you can make two cards of each of the eight designs.  Your cost per card is only around $2. And to top it off by placing a minimum $35 order (before tax and shipping) your name will be placed in my prize drawing for the super cute (no longer available) Little Ladybug stamp set.

Little Ladybug Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

But wait, that’s not all. When ordering, during my special, you can also earn the full-color 6 page PDF for the cards in the Memories and More card offer for FREE!!!! Those PDF’s are a lot of work and this one is my little gift to you for placing the order with me. I truly appreciate you supporting my business.

Memories & More Cards, Ordering Special, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here are the links to the products I used to complete my Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards.

Memories & More Cards Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

I think you will really have fun creating the cards. You could send them off to family and family or package them up as gifts.  It’s a great TV watching project, something you can create with the kiddos, or just a plain little crafting escape.  Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Friendship Card with Ornate Garden Suite

Friendship Card with Ornate Garden Suite

Welcome! I’ve got such a “happy” card to share with you guys today. This sweet friendship card was created with the recently released Ornate Garden Suite.

Friendship Card with Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t have the suite yet? No worries, it’s available NOW!! This gorgeous suite will be a part of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. So we will have lots of time to play and create.  Here’s a look at all the items included in the suite.

Above all, the stamps, dies and paper are easily coordinated with lots of other bundles/suites we currently have. Just look how cute the Stitched So Sweetly Dies were used on this card to create the focal image.

Friendship Card with Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

On this sweet friendship card, I wanted to add lots of texture and interest. WOW, those dies and lovely embossing folder did the trick.

Friendship Card with Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

While you’re at it, why not create a whole stack of these friendship cards to send to all those on your list that need a little lift or thank you.

Friendship Card with Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Most noteworthy, is the sentiment set, Ornate Thanks. You can mix and match the sentiments to make the greeting of your choice.  That’s what I call versatility.

Friendship Card with Ornate Garden Suite, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Remember we have a “no naked envelope” campaign in the works. I think that sweet little daisy on the envelope is the perfect touch. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Terracotta Tile CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Accent Trim – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 6″, cut with the die from Ornate Borders
  • Embossed Banner – Mint Macaron CS – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Die-Cut Banner – Old Olive CS – 1″ x 5 1/4″ – punch one end with the Banner Tripe Punch, die cut the image with the die from Ornate Frames set.
  • Sentiment Accent – Terracotta Tile CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly.
  • Flowers – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 4 1/4″
  • Sprigs – Old Olive CS – 5 1/2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Ornate Borders set.
  • Champagne Rhinestones – five small

Friendship Card with Ornate Garden Suite Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations