Quick Valentine Treat Sure Do Love You

Quick Valentine Treat Sure Do Love You

Oh, no, only 12 days before Valentine’s Day and you need some quick and easy Valentine treats that still have the WOW factor.  I’ve got just the project for you. And, they are really economical to boot. These sweet chocolate dipped, caramel covered pretzels are the perfect Valentine treat sure to please everyone’s sweet tooth.

WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!, Valentine Quick and Easy Treat

I whipped these up in just an hour for the residents at our local nursing home.  They were over the moon thrilled and couldn’t wait to break into these Valentine treats.  They even used some of the elements on this treat holder to incorporate into the door hanger we were there to create.  That gorgeous gold-foiled Painted with Love Specialty DSP made the elements really pop.

WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!, Valentine Quick and Easy Treat

Whenever I have to create quick, easy and multiple treats like these, I turn to my punches. Be sure to check out our vast selection on pages 206-208 of the Annual Catalog.  Not to mention, Stampin’ UP! always introduces some new offerings in each seasonal catalog as well.

These treats came from my local Sam’s and here is the packaging in case you want to pick some up.  They averaged out to less than $1 each.  That’s a bargain in my book.

WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!, Valentine Quick and Easy Treat

Here’s how the magic happens.

Details/Measurements:

  • Topper – Melon Mambo CS – 2″ x 4″ scored at 2″
  • DSP – Painted with Love – two @ 1 3/4″ x 1″
  • 1″ Circle – Pink Pirouette CS
  • 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle – Gold Foil
  • Conversation Heart – Pink Pirouette CS, stamped in Rich Razzleberry

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Valentine Decor Stampin’ UP! Style

Valentine Decor Stampin’ UP! Style

I love it when I come across a Dollar Tree find and turn it into a home decor project or gift.  This Valentine decor piece was designed for the Residents at our local nursing home.  We will be visiting them this week and they each get to create with us.  This is a truly rewarding experience. We laugh, create, and share throughout the afternoon.  We’ve made friends with so many of the lovely ladies and gentlemen.

WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin’ UP!, Valentine Decor

The color palette for this piece is Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette.  I was amazed how closely our Stampin’ UP! colors matched this sweet little hanger.  I replaced the original ribbon hanger with a 15″ piece of our beautiful Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon.

WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' UP!, Valentine Decor

By punching nine images from Daffodil Delight with the Daisy Punch, I was able to create three of these lovely flowers.  The center was cut from Cherry Cobbler, using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the faceted gem really makes it pop.  The Leaf Punch is one of my new go-to punches.  I used Always Artichoke and punched six images, two for each flower.

WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' UP!, Valentine Decor

The Sweet and Sassy framelits came in handy to create the trio of hearts.  And I just knew it needed some texture, so I used the Quilt Top Embossing Folder to do that. I love that stitched Daffodil Delight ribbon and thought it added just the right touch to the hearts.  

WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' UP!, Valentine Decor

To finish things off, I used the Bow Builder Punch and created the bow from Pink Pirouette card stock.  Be sure to check out my video tutorial and create one of these for someone special in your life.  

All products in the video can be found in my online store.  I would appreciate your business.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

WOW Class to GO! Sure Do Love You

WOW Class to GO! Sure Do Love You

Don’t you love it when Stampin’ UP! launches a new catalog?  I sure do because it means I get to design new classes.  This month’s WOW Class to GO!, Sure Do Love You, is perfect to start off the New Year.

WOW NOLA Creations Class to Go, Susan Levasseur, Sure Do Love You Bundle, January 2018, Occasions Catalog, Stampin' UP!

With this class you will receive two pre-cut kits of each of these four projects, full color PDF Instructions and  exclusive how-to videos. You will also receive the Sure Do Love You Bundle and an entire package of the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers.  The first project is a sweet little cupcake holder, but if cupcakes aren’t your thing, a candle or bottle of body lotion would make a sweet gift as well.  I’ve also designed two cards, both contain papers from the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper packs. These are GORGEOUS!!  Last but not least, the die set includes a fantastic die that creates these sweet treat boxes.  It cuts and scores the box and they go together 1,2,3.  You’ll want to create lots of treats with these for family, friends, coworkers and of course your sweetie.

But wait, there is more!  The purchase of this WOW Class to GO! qualifies for a FREE Level 1 Sale-a-Bration stamp set.  WOW, could it get any better?  The cost of the class is $67 + $7 Priority Shipping (a $100 value).  I’ve even published a YouTube Video launching this class where you can get a better look at the projects and products that are included with the class.  To register and reserve your WOW Class to GO!, click here, fill out the info and I’ll send you an invoice with payment instructions.

You will need the following supplies to complete your kits:
Inks: Versa Mark, Rick Razzleberry
Supplies: Dimensionals, Wet Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Acrylic Blocks, Scissors, Bone Folder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Score Board, 2 1/4″ Circle Punch 

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Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!