Happiness Surrounds Meets Snowfall Thinlits

Happiness Surrounds Meets Snowfall Thinlits

Happiness Surrounds, what a perfect name for this stamp set. It contains so many versatile sentiments and images.  It makes me happy! This set is part of the Snowflake Showcase promotion that is available through the end of November or while supplies last. In this project, I wanted to show you how you can create a beautiful card with the set and the Snowfall Thinlits dies.  And if you know me, you know I love techniques and threw in a few.

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Doesn’t this card remind you of a snowy wintery morning?  In southeast Louisiana, those are far and few between, but when it happens, this is the look I remember.

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I started things off with a piece of watercolor paper, 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Then I dropped about 3 drops of our Balmy Blue ink refill in a little dish and watered it down with my aqua painter.  Be sure to lightly wet the backside of your watercolor paper to help it from curling too much while you are working. Next, you will really need to saturate the front of the paper.  Pick up some color for the dish and drop it on, watch the magic happen.  Each panel will be different, but that’s the fantastic part.

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I wanted the card to be more of a generic wintery card, that’s why I chose the Happiness Surrounds set.  I knew I wanted to create a cool snowy look, that’s where the watercolor wash techniques came in. After the watercolor paper dried, I wanted it to sparkle a little, so I watered down a couple drops of our Vegas Gold Shimmer paint in a small dish.  Then the fun part, splatter it on. Once that was dry, I ran my embossing buddy over the surface, stamped the “Hello Friend” from the Happiness Surrounds set in Versa Mark and sprinkled with gold embossing powder.  Then, melted the powder with the heat tool. 

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In this photo, I think you can almost see that the large snowflake has a “puffy” sort of dimension.  That’s because I cut it from the limited edition White Velvet Sheets.  It is very light weight and easy to cut and really packs a WOW factor.

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The next technique was to custom color our beautiful Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle.  I just cut a strip and put it into the dish that contained the leftover watered down Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint.  Now I’ve got gold polka dot ribbon, but with a shimmer, FANTASTIC!!

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I couldn’t stop there.  I had to see what else I could do with the white velvet sheets.  So, I cut a 3″ x 3″ piece and dropped on quite a few drops of the watered down Balmy Blue ink refill.  Letting it dry and absorb into the paper, before cutting the smaller snowflake is very important.  Once that happened, I created a 3″ x 3″ gift card. I love the look.  

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You could add as much or as little of the color to make your own one-of-a-kind snowflake. I thought it might be easier for you to see some of these techniques in action, so here is my FREE video tutorial.  Let me know if you have any questions or need any help.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Balmy Blue CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Gold Foil Sheet – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Focal Mat – Watercolor Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Image – White Velvet Paper – 3 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the die from Snowfall Thinlits
  • Small Snowflake – Gold Foil Sheet – cut from the center of the gold mat with the die from Snowfall Thinlits
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 5″
  • Gem – Gold Faceted Gem – 1 small

Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00
Big Shot

$110.00

 

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

Snowflake Showcase

Snowflake Showcase

Me oh my, Stampin’ Up! has done it again.  The Snowflake Showcase Suite is fabulous. And today is the big day, you can order it now!!

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I know it doesn’t snow everywhere, and you may be reluctant to get the products.  But, wait, they are more than just for Christmas and it doesn’t just have to be snowflakes. The Snowflake Showcase promotion includes two stamp sets, a fabulous collection of versatile dies, gorgeous velvet paper and some fun metal embellishments.  

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Stampin’ Up! has also released a YouTube video that highlights the products up close and personal.  Be sure to take a peek so you can see just how fun the Snowflake Showcase product line truly is.

It’s easy to place your Snowflake Showcase order.  Just click any of the links below and it will bring you to my shopping page.  I would love to earn your business.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

 

24-hour Birthday Sale

24-hour Birthday Sale

Time to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th birthday with a hot 24-hour Birthday Sale.  Choose from a fabulous selection of stamps at a 15% discount.  😀 

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During the 24-hour sale, October 23, 2018, you be able to choose from all these fabulous sets.  I’ve listed them here for you in clear-mount, but if you love the wood-mount those are on sale as well.  Just click your favorite, and it will take you directly to my online store where you can start filling your cart.  

Don’t miss the 24-hour Birthday Sale!  You know you love saving on your paper crafting supplies.  Stampin’ Up! just made that easy, with a 15% discount.  Let me know if you need any help with your order.  

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

 

World Card Making Event

World Card Making Event

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Did you know that Saturday, October 6th is World Card Making Day?  What a fabulous time to make a card and send a card to a friend. Stampin’ Up! has given us a great promotion to help with just that.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Work Card Making Day Promotion, Stampin' Up!There are great stamp sets, card making kits, core supplies and adhesives at a 10% discount.  If you already have or will be purchasing the stamp sets, here are a few samples for inspiration. These were created by Stampin’ Up’s creative team. Aren’t they fabulous?

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Be sure to visit my online store to place your order today!  

 

 

Blended Seasons Christmas Card Set

Blended Seasons Christmas Card Set

We’ve got a fabulous new limited-time bundle, Blended Seasons, that will make creating cards quick and easy, but oh so beautiful. This exclusive 12-piece red rubber stamp set and coordinating10-piece die set will take you through every season of the year.  Blended Seasons can be used to create Christmas, Fall, Thank You, Congrats, and Thinking of You cards. This bundle is available only while supplies last during the month of August 2018.

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 Lucky, lucky us, Stampin’ UP! has also released a new 10-piece package of Watercolor Pencils in some yummy new fresh colors. And aren’t they beautiful.  If you haven’t tried Watercolor Pencils, Blended Seasons is the perfect set to get you started.  They are so forgiving and can be blended with either a Blender Pen, Aqua Painter or Clear Wink of Stella Pen.

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For my first Blended Seasons project, and certainly not the last, I created a lovely Christmas card gift set.  This would be a great hostess, teacher, or special friend gift.  The set includes four cards and envelopes and they are all packaged in one of our Acetate Card Boxes.   

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One of the best parts of this creation is that I’m giving you a sneak peek of some new Holiday Catalog products.  I was lucky enough to get these during my Alaska Incentive Trip.  

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So, this month scoop up the Blended Seasons bundle, earn your $5 coupon for every $50 in your order and then in September you get to redeem the coupons for the gorgeous All Is Bright DSP and the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

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I didn’t have my new watercolor pencils when I designed this gift set, so I used our Stampin’ Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce.  See how versatile the coloring is with Blended Seasons.  You can use your coloring medium of choice, whether that’s Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers or Stampin’ Blends.  

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The belly band features another new Holiday Catalog product, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I’m so happy I won that one on the Alaska Incentive Trip.  It’s my favorite and I’m sure you’ll want to add it to your stash.

I would love to teach you how to put this Blended Season gift set together.  Here’s a quick and easy how-to video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

Card Set – NOTE:  You’ll be creating four cards as follows.

  • Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Either Call Me Clover or Cherry Cobbler CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder
  • Banner – All Is Bright DSP – 2″ x 5″, punch one end with the Triple Banner Punch
  • Focal Image – Either Call Me Clover or Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″, Stamp the image in versa mark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool.  Color as you like with your medium of choice.  I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce.
  • Envelopes – Whisper White

Gift Box – One Clear Acetate Card Box

  • Belly Band – All Is Bright DSP – 3″ x 12″
  • Focal – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″, emboss with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and Call Me Clover CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, be sure to keep the scraps of each color to cut the floral piece.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″ – Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler
  • Bow – Gold Glimmer Paper – 2 3/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Floral Piece – Call Me Clover and Cherry Cobbler scraps from above.  Cut one in each color so that you can dissect and layer.

Remember, I can’t  list the new catalog supplies yet, because they will not be available to order until September 5th.  If you need a catalog, please let me know, I’ld be happy to send you a FREE copy.  If you need some supplies to complete your Blended Seasons Gift Sets, I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Heat Tool

$30.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

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

 

Annual Catalog Early Release Offering May 2018

Annual Catalog Early Release Offering May 2018

Hooray, a new catalog is coming!!  Oh my gosh, wait until you see the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ UP! catalog.  One page, and each product is more beautiful than the next.  And if you haven’t heard, we are having a color revamp.
 
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What’s a color revamp, you might ask.  To keep up with color trends, maintain the freshness of our color palette and create new and exciting color combos, Stampin’ Up! will be retiring thirteen core colors along with the five 2016-2018 In-Colors.  We will also be adding five new 2018-2020 In-Colors, ten fresh new core colors and bringing back six very popular previous in-colors. Look at this beautiful color spectrum.
 
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On top of that, the ink pad design has been improved and contains the following new features.
  • Slimmer case design, but no worries, it still flips to keep the ink at the surface.
  • Tighter fit to reduce the chance of the pad slipping on the track. Hooray, no more inky fingers getting the pad back together.
  • New color labels for both the front and inside of the pad,  no more mishaps stamping the wrong color.
  • The pads are stackable.  If you have limited space, this is a huge new feature.
  • The color label on the front of the pad is larger making it easier to identify.
  • A defoaming agent as been added to the ink formula. This will help to reduce those pesky bubbles, giving you a more evenly stamped image!
I know you are asking yourself, how can I get my hands on these new ink pads? Well, you are in luck.  Stampin’ Up! is offering an early release of the 2018-2020 In-Color Ink Pad Bundle!  That bundle is outlined in the flyer below.  Order the In-Color Stamp Pad Bundle from my online store, during the promotion, and I’ll throw in an *ink refill of your choice. (*Will be sent to you after the Catalog Launch, June 1, 2018.)

But wait, there is more!  So that you can not only stamp with the new colors, the exclusive “Share What You Love Suite” will be released May 1, 2018. Three exclusive bundles will be offered and with the purchase of any of these, Stampin’ Up! has thrown in free gifts.  The bundles  are  “Just Getting Started”, “A Little More, Please”, and “Gotta Have it All”.  All the details, and freebies are outlined in the flyer below.  

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Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Early Release

Order any of these bundles through my online store beginning May 1st through May 31 and I will throw in a PDF file containing the dimensions and instructions to create five cards that I’ve designed with the suite, as well as a package of Linen Thread, my little gift to you.  You will also earn WOW Customer Loyalty Points, details here.

If you are a current customer that has ordered at least $50 from me in the last 12 months, I will be sending you a new catalog for FREE!  Just wait until you see this gorgeous publication.

 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Let me know if you have any questions, I’m always here to help in any way I can.
Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!