Peaceful Boughs Christmas Card

Peaceful Boughs Christmas Card

Welcome everyone! So glad you stopped by today. I’ve got a very elegant card to share featuring the Peaceful Boughs bundle. 

Peaceful Boughs, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you’re looking for a card that you can mass produce, I think you’ve just found it. The Peaceful Boughs bundle can be found on page 15 of the fabulous Holiday Catalog. Be sure to pick up the bundle and save 10%. When you do that, your order will qualify for lots of WOW goodies. First, you earn two (2) WOW Customer Loyalty Points. And when you use my September Host Code, TB632GRP, you’ll qualify for the FREE thank you gift.

Peaceful Boughs, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I wanted to use the Feels Like Frost Sepcialty DSP, Silver Foil was definitely going to take center stage. One side of the paper has gorgeous photographic imagery, while the other has hand-drawn designs with silver foil. That paper packs the WOW factor.

Peaceful Boughs, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How could you not love that gorgeous branch image? That’s what sold me on the Peaceful Boughs set. Not only can you cut different size boughs, but the stamp set contains various branch images. The set even contains pinecones and lovely sentiments.

Peaceful Boughs, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Finishing off the inside of the card was a snap. The large sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy. And, I just couldn’t waste one smidgin’ of that gorgeous DSP, so I added the reverse side to the left of the sentiment. Of course I filmed a tutorial for you. I’ve even got a tip on how to maximize your foil papers.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Silver Foil Sheet – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Large Bough – Silver Foil – cut from the center of the silver foil mat above, with the die from Beautiful Boughs.
  • DSP Mat – Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Medium Bough – Silver Foil – 2 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from Beautiful Boughs dies.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″, stamp in Night of Navy with the stamp from peaceful boughs.
  • Inside Accent Strip – Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP – 3/4″ x 6″, trim as needed.
  • Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon – 5 1/2″
  • Metallic Pearls – seven (7) silver

Peaceful Boughs Christmas Card Product List

Paper Snips

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Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Christmas Explosion Box

Christmas Explosion Box

In gift giving, presentation is everything! Have a special someone on your list? We all do. I’ll bet they would be blown away with this fabulous Christmas Explosion Box. It’s a great size to add your special gift, gift cards or even some cash. And who doesn’t love that.

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve used the fabulous Frosted Foliage bundle in the Feels Like Frost Suite.  Be sure to check out all the fantastic goodies on pages 40-42. My Christmas Explosion Box color palette came from the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. I chose Real Red, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, with hints of Gold Foil. Can’t get too much more Christmas than that.

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the large die from the Frosted Frames set, I was able to create a pretty dramatic focal image. My Christmas Explosion Box can be used for anyone on your list. I don’t think you would say it’s feminine or masculine. Just plain pretty!

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create the sweet flowers, I used the Floral Essence bundle. The shape and color reminds me of mini poinsettias.That’s a great set that can be found in the Annual Catalog. Because I used my crimper, it was easy to create veined leaves with texture and interest. I just love that little trick. 

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Starting off with a piece of 12″ x 12″ Real Red card stock, I scored all four sides of the box base at 4″. This gives you nine equal squares. Two of which, you can create mini pockets to hold your Christmas treasures. I’ve decorated mine with Christmas greetings, but you could also attach a gift card or cash.

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Christmas Explosion Box, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Want to create one? Here’s my FREE video tutorial to teach you how. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Box Base – Real Red CS – 12″ x 12″, scored on all four sides at 4″. Be sure to refer to the video for cutting and trimming the pockets.
  • Box Lid – Real Red CS – 61 /8″ x 6 1/8″, scored on all four sides at 1″. Be sure to refer to the video for cutting and trimming.
  • Lid Mats – Very Vanilla CS – one @ 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ and four @ 3/4″ x 3 7/8″, all embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.
  • Outside Mats – Very Vanilla CS – four @ 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, all embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.
  • Inside Mats – Very Vanilla CS – three @ 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, one embossed with the Country Floral embossing folder and two embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.
  • DSP Mats – Toile Tidings DSP – two @ 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut on the diagonal.
  • Pocket Inserts – Very Vanilla CS – two @ 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, punch all corners of each with the Detailed Trio Punch. Stamp the sentiments in Real Red.
  • DSP Circles – Toile Tidings DSP – punch two 1 1/2″ circles.
  • Top Sentiment – Gold Foil Sheet – 4″ x 5″, cut with the die from Frosted Frames. Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Frosted Frames. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red.
  • Snowflakes – Gold Foil Sheet – 2 1/2″ x 3″, cut two sets with the die from Frosted Frames.
  • Flowers – Real Red CS – 2″ x 11″, stamp 6 images in Real Red with the stamp from Floral Essence. Punch with the Perennial Flower punch.
  • Leaves – Garden Green CS – two @ 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score each at 3/4″. Run through the crimper and cut 1/2 moon shapes on the fold. You will need 3 for each flower.
  • Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots – Real Real – 3, one each size.
  • Faceted Gems – two clear, large.

Product List

Paper Snips

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Stamparatus

$49.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Birch Background meets Fall and Christmas

Birch Background meets Fall and Christmas

Welcome! Today’s cards, one Fall and one Christmas, both started with the Birch Background stamp.  I love the texture it created. It was the perfect backdrop for both cards.

Birch Background, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Since Fall is right around the corner, let’s kick things off with my Gather Together card. The Birch Background was stamped, tone on tone, in Crumb Cake.  That’s a classic look and easy to pair with lots of rich fall colors. I chose Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze, two of my favorites.

Birch Background, Gather Together, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I know it’s tough to appreciate, but I inked the gorgeous embossed leaves with our new Delicata Gold Ink.  Gotta get you some of that, it’s fabulous.

Birch Background, Gather Together, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know you can emboss and cut those lovely Fall leaves in one pass through the die cutting machine? You sure can! Be sure to spritz your card stock first. I spritzed mine with the Champagne Shimmer Mist. That made it nice and sparkly.  Then run it through and you’ll get that deeply embossed finish.

Birch Background, Gather Together, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Just adding a little stamping on the inside of the card base makes things extra special.  I stamped the large leaf in Crushed Curry. Ready for the Christmas card?

Birch Background, Tidings All Around, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Have you seen the new Tidings All Around bundle. It’s not just for Christmas.  The beautiful Birch Background was stamped, tone on tone again.  This time I chose Gray Granite. That new color is a great neutral.

Birch Background, Tidings All Around, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The wreaths were cut from Old Olive and Mossy Meadow and inked with the Delicata Copper ink. I think you can really see it on this one.  

Birch Background, Tidings All Around, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Just that little bit of glitz really sets off the colors and elevates your design to the next level.  Who knew, just a little ink could make such a difference.

Birch Background, Tidings All Around, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The color palette of Merry Merlot and Gray Granite goes well for Christmas. It’s rich and earthy and highlights that gorgeous birch background. I’ve got some tips and tricks I would love to share with you through my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Fall Card
  • Card Base – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Cajun Craze CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Crumb Cake CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Large Leaf – Crushed Curry CS – 3″ x 3″
  • Embossed Leaves – Cajun Craze CS – 2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ x 2″, cut with the die from Ornate Frames
  • Magnolia Lane Ribbon – 5″
  • Linen Thread – 12″

 

  • Christmas Card
  • Card Base – Merry Merlot – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Gray Granite CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Wreaths – Old Olive CS and Mossy Meadow CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 1″ x 3″, cut with the die from Ornate Frames
  • Sprigs – Copper Foil – 2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″

Product List

Paper Snips

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Stamparatus

$49.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Snow Globe Shaker Card

Snow Globe Shaker Card

Stampin’ Up! recently launched the 2019 Holiday Catalog. Hooray!! Creating a snow globe shaker card just became a very easy thing to do. Why? We have the Still Scenes bundle at our creative fingertips.

Snow Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Recently, I hosted my Holiday Team Card Swap. I’ll be sure to share all the swap cards in a few days. Wait until you see the cards! They all are over the top fantastic. For my swap, I chose the Still Scenes bundle to create my snow globe shaker card. 

Snow Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here’s a glimpse into my studio during swap prep. I had to be sure I had enough of that yummy designer series paper.  Whew, I had just enough. But wait, I could always order more, right? I’m giving myselft permission to do just that.

Snow Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I wanted the snow globe to appear 3D, I used the set a little differently.  This time, it’s a stand alone element. 

Snow Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The sweet little scene in my snow globe shaker card was created with the Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP. You’re going to want to order multiples of that paper pack. It is fabulous. One side has photographic imagery. On the opposite side, you’ll enjoy hand-drawn silver foil.

Snow Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To finish off the inside of my card, I punched the corners with our Detailed Trio Punch. That one has three images in one punch. Gotta love it!  Then, I stamped the lovely sentiment from the Still Scenes stamp set in Night of Navy. I love the font.

Snow Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Look how fabulous the 3D globe sits on the card base. But, it’s not too high, just the right size. We have the fabulous Snow Globe Shaker Domes in the new catalog. They have adhesive on the front and back lip of the domes. That makes it super easy to create shaker cards. What to learn how? Here’s my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Night of Navy CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Silver Foil – 4″ x 5 1/4″ *Note – use this mat to cut the ring needed for your snow globe. All the details are in the video. Use the cirdle dies from the Layering Circles set. Dies measure 3 1/8″ and 2 5/8″.
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.
  • Sentiment – Night of Navy CS – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, treat with embossing buddy. Stamp the sentiment from So Many Stars in Versa Mark ink. Sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat set with heat tool. Flag the right end. Trim the left end close to the “s”.
  • House Scene – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″. Stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color the Stampin’ Blends. Cut the image with the coordinating die. Apply the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint. Heat with the heat tool to activate the puff paint.
  • DSP – Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP – 3″ (W) x 3 1/2″ (T).
  • Snow Globe Stand – Night of Navy CS – 1 3/4″ x 3″. Silver Foil – 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. Cut both the the dies from the Snow Globe Scenes set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, punch each corner with the Detailed Trio Punch. Stamp the sentiment from Still Scenes in Night of Navy.

Product List

Paper Snips

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Snowman Season Let it Snow Viewfinder

Snowman Season Let it Snow Viewfinder

Ok, who’s ready for Snowman Season? Well, in New Orleans, I’ll have to settle for the Snowman Season bundle!  But, that’s ok,  it’s super cute. I’ve been wanting to create a viewfinder card for a while. When I saw the Snowman Season set, I invisioned the cute snowman juggling the snow. 

Snowman Season, Viewfinder Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Snowman Season bundle comes with a punch. Gotta love that. It makes creating your holiday cards quick and easy.  Be sure to check it out in the Let it Snow Suite, page 19. That suite includes so many fun little items to further enhance your designs. More great news, this bundle will be my November WOW Class to GO!

Snowman Season, Viewfinder Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to add a couple of packages of the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper to your first order. One side is all sparkley!! And don’t forget the embellishment kit. Can you believe it, it includes 60 stitched felt accents.

Snowman Season, Viewfinder Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The viewfinder mechanism allows the wheel to spin and the snow to appear.  What kiddo wouldn’t love this one? Did you notice the glistening snow on the sentiment? Two new products make that possible. It’s the new Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin’ Glitter. Those can be found on page 41. 

I know you’re itching to create this card, right? In today’s FREE video tutorial I’ll teach you how to not only create this card, but a template for future use.

Wasn’t that fun? Let me know what you think. I love reading your comments.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Shaded Spruce CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Coastal Cabana CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Let it Snow Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the Stitched Rectangle die.
  • Snowman – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 3″. Stamp the snowman in Basic Gray. Punch with the Snowman builder punch. Color the nose with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend. 
  • Snowbank – Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 1″ x 5″, free hand cut a curve
  • Viewfinder Scallop Circle – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the largest scallop circle in the Layering Circle die set.
  • Viewfinder Accent Scallop – Coastal Cabana CS – 3″ x 1 3/4″, first punch with a 1″ circle, then hover over the negative and punch with the 1 3/8″ scallop punch. This will form your accent ring.

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

So Many Stars Holiday Sneak Peek

So Many Stars Holiday Sneak Peek

Can you believe we need to start planning for the 2019 Holiday season? Lucky us, the new Holiday Catalog will launch September 4th. I am very happy to share a sneak peek of the So Many Stars bundle with you today. It’s one of my favorites. 

So Many Stars, Holiday 2019, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

You aren’t going to believe all the goodness in the So Many Stars bundle. And what says stars more than copper foil? The Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP is another fabulous new goodie we get to play with.

So Many Stars, Holiday 2019, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

My color combo for this gorgeous card is Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock and Copper.  How about that swoosh of stars? Isn’t it fabulous. Not only do you get the swoosh, but all the little stars as well. They make great embellishments.

So Many Stars, Holiday 2019, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

The Stamparatus will be your friend this Holiday season. Especially if you create multiple cards to send to family and friends.  And you know, stamping your envelope makes it extra special.

So Many Stars, Holiday 2019, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

I hope you can appreciate how beautiful all that copper goodness really is. In my FREE video tutorial, I’ll show you the Oh My Stars up close. You won’t want to miss it.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Copper Foil Sheets – 5″ x 3 3/4″, you will cut your die cuts from the center of this mat
  • DSP Mat – Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Focal Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Envelope – Very Vanilla

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations