Snowflake Shaker with Snowflake Wishes

Snowflake Shaker with Snowflake Wishes

Are you ready to get in the  Christmas spirit? I think today’s snowflake shaker card will help you get there. The wintery blues in the Snowflake Splendor DSP gave this card a cool, crisp look.

Snowflake Shaker, Snowflake Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up! thought of it all by adding the large die that will cut out your shaker window. To add even more interest and dimension to my snowflake shaker, I’ve added in some of the Snowflake Sequins. That’s a returning favorite from last year. Whoop, whoop!!

Snowflake Shaker, Snowflake Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I’ve added just the perfect amount of Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, the card has lots of sparkle and shimmer. Be sure to add a couple of packs to your next order. 

Snowflake Shaker, Snowflake Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Wrapped in Christmas is another fabulous set, filled with great sentiments. This one was super easy to stamp in Balmy Blue and punch out with a 1 1/2″ circle punch.

Snowflake Shaker, Snowflake Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Finally, I embossed the die-cut mat with the new Winter Snow embossing folder. Gotta love all the product coordination. 

Snowflake Shaker, Snowflake Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To complete the snowflake shaker, I’ve added a greeting and even more snowflakes on the inside. You can stamp as little or as much as you like to make this card super special.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Coastal Cabana CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut the large snowflake image in one of the mats with the large die fro the So Many Snowflakes set. Once cut, emboss with the Winter Snow embossing folder.
  • DSP Mat – Snowflake Splendor DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5
  • Snowflake Shaker Window – Window Sheet – 3 1/2″ x 5″
  • Scallop Circle & Snowflakes – Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper – 3″ x 4″- Cut the scallop circle with the die from the Tasteful Labels set. Cut the snowflakes with the dies from the So Many Snowflakes set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the senitment in Balmy Blue, punch with the 1 1/2″ circle punch.
  • Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems – 1 large and 2 small
  • Snowflake Sequines – aobut 1 teaspoon
  • Pearls – white, 3 small

Snowflake Shaker Product List 

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Snowflake Splendor Yummy Layers

Snowflake Splendor Yummy Layers

Welcome back everyone! Today’s Snowflake Splendor Christmas card is filled with lots of yummy layers. It’s easy to create beautiful texture and interest with the new offerings from the suite.

Snowflake Splendor, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Snowflake Splendor suite is filled with hand-painted imagery in a rich, cool color palette. It includes a fabulous bundle, a winter snow embossing folder, beautful Balmy Blue glimmer paper, Blue Adhesive-Backed gems and sparkly Snowflake Splendor ribbon. Want it all? Did you know that if you would like to order all the items in a suite, you can do so by entering just one item number.

Snowflake Splendor, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I included lots of those in today’s design, it was super easy to achieve my non-traditional color palette of Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Whisper White.

Snowflake Splendor, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By including the Color Velveteen Highland Heather paper, it brought a soft feel and lots of interest to my snowflake. Look at all that layering! It includes a vellum base and the silver foil paper to make everything sparkle.

Snowflake Splendor, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

All the sentiments are from the very versatile Wrapped in Christmas set. Ready to create one?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Balmy Blue CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Highland Heather CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Winter Snow embossing folder.
  • Accent Mat – Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper – 3″ x 2 1/2″
  • Accent Band – Snowflake Splendor DSP – 1 1/4″ x 5″
  • Accent Scallop Trim – Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 6″, cut with the die from the Peony die set
  • Stitched Circle – Vellum CS – 2 3/4″ x 2  3/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Shapes set
  • Snowflake – Color Velveteen Paper – Highland Heather – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and Silver Foil – 2″ x 2″, both cut with the dies from the So Many Snowflakes die set
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 2 3/4″

Snowflake Splendor Christmas Card Product List

I’ve enjoyed playing with this suite so much. I’ve designed another card to share with you. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting in the next couple of days. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Plush Poinsettia Happy Holidays

Plush Poinsettia Happy Holidays

Welcome back!! So happy you’ve joined me today. Today’s card features the yummy Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. The flocked designs on white vellum add lots of great texture and interest.  

Plush Poinsettia, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Oh my goodness, isn’t this just lovely? I’ve cut the poinsettia from Real Red card stock and then spritzed up all the petals with the Champagne Shimmer Mist. That little pot of goodness goes a long way and will enhance just about any design. All you have to do is add about 4 or 5 drops into a Stampin’ Spritzer and fill with 70% rubbing alcohol. Voila, instant shimmer mist.

Plush Poinsettia, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the dies cut and emboss at that the same time, you are accomplishing two tasks at once. There are also two of the small dies in the set, so less running through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. By using the gold metallic pearls it gave the little flowers just enough bling.

Plush Poinsettia, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It was hard to choose which pattern from the plush poinsettia paper to use. But, I finally decided on this one. Because it’s vellum, sometimes that can be tricky to adhere. Not this time. I applied Tombo Glue to my Real Red card stock with a sponge making my card stock sticky and ready for the vellum.

Plush Poinsettia, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What do you think about the sweet little leaves and the swirls? Those came from the Christmas Cardinal die set. Perfect addition to this design in my humble opinion.

Plush Poinsettia, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By stamping that gorgeous poinsettia in second generation Real Red, I was able to add that lovely sentiment in Garden Green. Can’t get to much more traditional Christmas than that.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Garden Green CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Real Red CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • DSP Mat – Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Large Poinsettia & Small Flowers  – Real Red CS – 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Leaves & Swirls – Garden Green CS – 2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Sprigs & Flower Center – Gold Foil – 1 3/4″ x 4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Pearls – Metallic Gold – 9

Plush Poinsettia Happy Holidays Product List

I would appreciate you shopping my online store for any of your crafting supplies. Earning your business would be an honor. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Poinsettia Petals Merry Christmas

Poinsettia Petals Merry Christmas

Ready for a quick, easy, but very dramatic Christmas card? Poinsettia Petals is a new bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up! Check it out on page 15 where you will also find gorgeous designer series papers, beaded pearls and real red sheer ribbon.

Ready for quick, easy, but very dramatic Christmas card? Poinsettia Petals is a new bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Because I added in the Stitched Stars die set, I had a focal image to mount my beautiful poinsettia to, so that it could really shine.  That set is fabulous, with lots of little accent dies in multiples.

Poinsettia Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Look at all the sparkle, texture and embossing. Did you know that when you cut the poinsettia images they emboss at the same time? You can do that with both the poinsettia petals and the leaf dies.

Ready for quick, easy, but very dramatic Christmas card? Poinsettia Petals is a new bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

The brand spankin’ new Bumble Bee is a new 2020-2022 in-color. It’s a beautiful buttery yellow. It’s also one of the colors included in the Poinsettia Place designer series paper. This paper pack is on sale until the end of the month. 

Ready for quick, easy, but very dramatic Christmas card? Poinsettia Petals is a new bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

You’re not going to believe how easy this gorgeous flower comes together.  

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″.
  • Mat – Real Red CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Poinsettia Place DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Star – Bumble Bee CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, cut the large star and the five accents with the dies from the Stitched Stars set.
  • Poinsettia – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″, cut with the dies from the poinsettia die set. Ink the images with the Bumble Bee ink, spritz with the Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Leaves – Garden Green CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the poinsettia die set.
  • Sentiment Banner – Bumble Bee CS – 1″ x 4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 4″, stamp the sentiment from Poinsettia Petals in Real Red.
  • Berries – Real Red CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 2/34″, cut with the dies from the poinsettia die set, spritz with the Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Beaded Pearls – 1

Poinsettia Petals Product List 

Stay tuned, I’ve got another card for you in a few days with this set. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Curvy Christmas Celebrations

Curvy Christmas Celebrations

It’s Curvy Christmas Celebrations time! WOW, Stampin’ Up! has done it again. The fantastic Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available for purchase beginning November 3, 2020. Today’s card is filled with new items from the bundle. And of course, I’ve added in a couple of tips, tricks and techiques.

Curvy Christmas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Before we get into my Curvy Christmas card, let’s take a look at all the beautiful things included in the bundle.

Curvy Celebrations!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, two stamp sets, a pack of fabulous 6″ x 6″ DSP and a unique curvy die set. And the best part, some of the elements of the bundle will carry over to the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Woohoo!! Because the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas DSP will be a seasonal offering, I thought I’ld play with that first.

Classic Christmas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What do you think about the color palette? I’m lovin’ the Cherry Cobbler with the Shaded Spruce and Sahara Sand. You can use this papers for lots of other type of cards long after the Christmas season has come and gone.

Curvy Christmas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Throwing in a little gold heat embossing really stepped things up a bit. I’ve also used the Hippo & Friends dies for my sentiment. Be sure to check out that set in the annual catalog on page 176. There are three types of nesting labels in the set. 

Curvy Christmas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the little speckled stamp in the Curvy Christmas set, I was able to add a few Christmas decorations to my trees. Those were cut with the die from the Pine Woods die set.

Curvy Christmas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A little more stamping on the inside of the card and voila, you’re done! I’ld love to share the process with you through my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Classic Christmas DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • DSP Slope – Classic Christmas DSP – 5″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the die from the Curvy Dies set.
  • Trees – Shaded Spruce CS – 3″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Pine Woods set.
  • Sentiment – Cherry Cobbler CS – 1 3/4″ x 3″ and Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the dies form the Hippo and Friends die set.
  • Bow – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
  • Envelope – Whisper White

Curvy Christmas Product List

Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing another card this week with the Quite Curvy stamp set from the bundle.  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