Valentine Gift Set with Love You Always

Valentine Gift Set with Love You Always

Welcome!  I’m sharing a fabulous valentine gift set with products from the Love You Always suite. Are you ready to get a head start creating your valentine cards and treats? We will be using a little old, a little new and lots of shine and sparkle.

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Elisabeth, my granddaughter will be receiving this one from Nana.  I love everything about this sweet Valentine gift set. The simplicity both the card and box allows you to crate multiples quick and easy. Don’t like to cut and score treat boxes? You don’t have to, Stampin’ Up! has already taken care of that for you. On page 11 of the new Jan-June Mini Catalog, you’ll find the Love You Always Treat Boxes. 

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My sweet girl likes things shiny and sparkly.  I think this card fits the bill. 

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love making my own custom embellishments. And that’s just what I did on this one. Because I used the dies in the Be Mine Stitched set to my advantage, I was able to step things up. 

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Be sure to check out the Annual Catalog as well. That’s where you will find the “A Grand Kid” set.  If you have grandkids, this is the set for you.

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

These little boxes measure 4 1/16″ x 2 11/16″ x 1 1/2″. That’s a very generous size to fill with your kiddos favorite chocolates.

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of the best parts is that you don’t need any glue when constructing the box. It’s an interlocking design, so sturdy and easy to decorate.

Valentine Gift Set, Love You Always, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to create a batch of your own? I’ll show you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Valentine Gift Set – Card
  • Card Base – Rococo Rose CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Blushing Bride CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Panels – Rococo Rose CS – four @ 1 5/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • DSP Panels – Love You Always Specialty DSP – four @ 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
  • Heart – Love You Always Foil – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Be Mine Stitched set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 3″
  • Sentiment Accents – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, cut two with the die from the Be Mine Stitched set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″, punched with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Ribbon – Blushing Bride Metallic – 3 1/2″
  • Valentine Gift Set – Box
  • Love You Always Treat Box
  • Mat – Rococo Rose CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″
  • DSP Mat – Love You Always Specialty DSP – 2 1/4″ x 3 5/8″
  • Stamped Hearts – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, stamped with Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride and punched with the Heart Punch Pack.
  • Foil Heart – Love You Always Foil – cut with the die from the Be Mine Stitched set.
  • Belly Band – Rococo Rose CS – 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″
  • Ribbon – Blushing Bride Metallic – 9″

Valentine Gift Set Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by, Until Next Time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

A Berry Delightful Card

A Berry Delightful Card

Springtime is certainly coming, but Sale-a-Bration is here. This sweet berry delightful card is perfect for a special friend. It’s happy, colorful and easy to create. The designer series paper is certainly the star of the show and you can earn it for FREE!

A Berry Delightful Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using both the Sweet Strawberry bundle and the Berry Blessings stamp set, I think I’ve created a happy card. By placing a $100 (before tax and shipping), you can choose both the Berry Blessings stamp set and the Berry Delightful DSP for FREE.  

A Berry Delightful Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Those berries look so realistic and are easy to create with a two-step set and coordinating punch. Did you notice the detail in the background? There’s a set of two embossing folders in the Annual Catalog, Little Details, that tied the design together. They fit perfectly in our new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Don’t forget, I’ve got a fabulous giveaway you won’t want to miss. 

A Berry Delightful Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even the image from the Detailed Trio punch reminds me of little strawberry seeds.  But wait, it gets better. In the next blog post and video I’ll teach you how to create a matching strawberry shortcake treat holder.

Berry Delightful, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Super cute, right? Well, let’s get to creating this berry delightful card before we get ahead of ourselves.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Granny Apple Green CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Poppy Parade CS – 4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mat – Berry Delightful DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4″
  • Focal Mat – Basic Black CS – 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″
  • Embossed Stamped Mat – Basic White CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, emboss the top section with the Little Details embossing folder.
  • Banners – Berry Delightful DSP – two in pattern #1 @ 1″ x 3″, one in pattern #2 @ 1″ x 3″
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS 
    • Berries – 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
    • Stems – 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
    • Leaves – 1 1/2″ x 7″
  • Accent Band – Berry Delightful DSP – 1″ x 4 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, punched with the Detailed Trio punch

Berry Delightful Card Product List

Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow when I’ll publish the stinkin’ cute Strawberry Shortcake Treat Box. Until Next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Floating & Fluttering Birthday

Floating & Fluttering Birthday

We have another family birthday this month. This time, one of my wonderful sisters. It was soooo easy to create the floating & fluttering birthday card for her. Why? Kathy’s favorite color is purple and she loves butterflies.  My sister has a heart of gold, is the life of the party and loves to create. Here she is doing just that with one of her good friends, Darlene.

Kathy & Darlene Creating, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Did I mention she also bails me out on numerous occasions. I’m so lucky, she helps me out cutting classes, sorting all those bits and coming to my rescue during our annual community service project. I can always count on her.

Fun loving Kathy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Time to celebrate her birthday with a beautiful card.  As soon as I saw the new Floating & Fluttering set, I knew I would use it to create Kathy’s card.

Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White and Mossy Meadow made up the color palette for her floating & fluttering birthday card. Remember she LOVES purple.

Using my Stamparatus made creating this card a lot easier.  I needed lots of butterflies to make the card extra special.

Because I used a bit of  Press and Seal to position the butterflies, it was easy to create a floating effect on the card. Not sure how to do that?  Well, you know I’m not going to leave you hanging.  I’ll show you how to do that in the today’s video. But first, the inside of the card has to be as pretty as the outside.

Well, what do you think? Will Kathy love her floating & fluttering birthday card? I even dressed up the envelope extra special.

Ready to learn some tips, tricks and techniques? I’ve got a few for you in today’s card class.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gorgeous Grape CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Focal Mat – Highland Heather CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – five @ 3″ x 3 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Small Leaf Sets – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 3″
  • Technique Butterfly – Gorgeous Grape CS – 2″ x 2″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Gold Leaf Accents – Forever Gold Specialty DSP
  • Stencil – Forever Gold Specialty DSP
  • Pastel Pearls – two in Purple Posy and one in Highland Heather
  • Ribbon – Sheer Gorgeous Grape – 6″
  • Gilded Leafing Embellishment

Items that will be available beginning January 5th.

  • Floating & Fluttering Bundle – #156239
  • Happy Thoughts Samp Set – #154507
  • Pastel Pearls – #154570
  • Gorgeous Grape Sheet Ribbon – #154572
  • Gilded Leafing Embellishment – #154560
  • Blending Brushes – #153611
  • Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine – #150673

Floating & Fluttering Birthday Card Product List

If you would like a chance to win the BIG Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, check out my post here, for all the details.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Positive Thoughts Collaboration

Positive Thoughts Collaboration

I’m so excited to announce the third collaboration with Ruth Trice of Artful Stampin’. Today we will cut up her fabulous one sheet wonder featuring the Positive Thoughts stamp set from Stampin’ Up!. I’ll also be featuring a brand new, soon to be released product, Gilded Leafing.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ruth’s color palette included Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow. She also included the following stamp sets, Positive Thoughts, Jolly Holly, and Framed for You. Ruth also included a little technique with the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper. Stick around and we’ll show you this neat little trick.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Check out Ruth’s video to watch her in action. I’ll bet you’ll learn something from her use of color and composition.  The art work she achieves with just stamps, ink and paper is AMAZING!

Now it’s my turn to chop it up and Create Something Beautiful!

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To make the flowers from the Positive Thoughts set really pop, I’ve added some of the fabulous Gilded Leafing.  A little goes and long way and it’s just so much fun. When the new Jan-June Mini Catalog launches on January 5th, be sure to add that a pot of Heat and Stick to your order. You’ll be so happy that you did. 

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I couldn’t resist adding adding some to the sweet butterflies as well. Because I used my new water painter, I was able give them a little wash with Cherry Cobbler ink.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using a vellum die-cut frame, I was able to create a fabulous see-through focal image. The sweet little butterflies and the Antique Corners were just the right touch.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready for card number 3? Yep, that’s right three cards from Ruth’s one sheet wonder. I even had bits left over to create a couple of book marks.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There are two sneak peeks on this card. We’ll be getting some new Fine Art Ribbon and a fantastic new Double Oval Punch on January5th  Psst, did you notice that I added the Gilded Leafing to the feathers? I love how that turned out.

Positive Thoughts Collaboration, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In today’s free video tutorial, I’ll create all three of these beautiful cards and a sweet little bookmark. Be sure to share my video, leave a comment and be entered to win a set of these cards.

Here’s how the magic happens.

Card #1 – Positive Thoughts – Hugs, Prayers, Love

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Ruth’s OSW – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Hearts – Whisper White CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Be Mine Stitched set
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, punched with the Detailed Trio Punch
  • Stencil – Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty DSP

Card #2 – Friends Like you…..

  • Card Base – Mossy Meadow CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Ruth’s OSW – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Vellum CS – 5″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Flower – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Butterflies – Cherry Cobbler CS – 1″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Sprigs – Mossy Meadow CS – 2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Stencil – Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty DSP
  • Embellishment – Gold Glitter Enamel Dot

Card #3 – Positive Thoughts – Hugs

  • Card Base – Cherry Cobbler CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Ruth’s OSW – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Feathers – Ruth’s OSW – cut three from scraps with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts set
  • Butterflies – Gold Foil 3/4″ x 2″
  • Scallop Oval – Gold Foil – punch one with the Double Oval Punch
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 4″

Positive Thoughts Product List

Hope you learned a few things today. I know I’ve learned a few from Ruth. Be sure to visit her blog here. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

 

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold

Welcome back! Ready for the bridge fold I promised a couple of days ago? The Garden Wishes bundle is part of the Dandy Garden Suite in the new 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog. This fold made the perfect stage for the bundle and gorgeous designer series paper to really shine.

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There are so many possibilities, not only with the Garden Wishes bundle, but with all the elements in the Dandy Garden Suite. You will find those on pages 24-27. If you need a catalog, be sure to contact me here

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you love nature inspired sets, this is the one for you. There are so many botanical images and lots of sentiments to make the perfect card for that special someone. I’ve got a friend that will be receiving this one.

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Again, Stampin’ Up! has considered every detail to make this bundle special.  Just look at that stitched trail behind the bee. Yep, there’s a die for that!!

Garden Wishes Bridge Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Both the bee and the dragonfly are images from the Dandy Garden DSP. Just punch the dragonfly with the coordinating punch and there’s a die for the super cute bee.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 8″, scored @ 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″.
  • Bridge – Mossy Meadow CS – 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Mossy Meadow CS – four @ 1″ x 4″ and two @ 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mats – Dandy Garden DSP – four @ 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, one @ 1 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Bees & Dragonfly – Dandy Garden DSP – punch one Dragonfly and die cut three bees
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Dandelion – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 4″
  • Back Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Window Sheet for Dragonfly – 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Grass – Mossy Meadow CS – 2 1/2″ x 3″

Garden Wishes – Soon to be Released – January 5

  • Garden Wishes Bundle #156220
  • Dragonflies Punch #154240
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – #154297

Currently Available Product List

So many new products to play with. Wait until you see what I’ve got up next. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peak

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peak

This nature inspired girl has fallen in love with the new, soon to be released, Dragonfly Garden Bundle from Stampin’ Up! It a 9-piece cling stamp set with coordinating Dragonflies Punch. That makes creating quick and easy.

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peek, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But wait there’s so much more to share. The Dragonfly Garden bundle is just part of the fabulous Dandy Garden Suite. It’s a mega suite filled with two bundles, beautiful designer series paper, fun ladybug embellishments, Memory and More Cards and stunning laser-cut paper.

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peek, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the designer series paper contains images that match the dragonflies punch, your cardmaking just got a whole lot easier. Leave it to Stampin’ Up! to think of those kinds of details when developing toys for us to play with.

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peek, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorites in the upcoming 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog is the fantastic Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. That one is a part of the Fine Art Floral Suite, but as you can see goes very well with this one too.

Dragonfly Garden Sneek Peek, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

With a rich color palette of Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee and Mossy Meadow, the images and elements all pop. That brings so much interest to this card. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, emboss one with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
  • DSP Accents – Dandy Garden DSP – one @ 1″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Circle – Bumblebee CS – punch one 2 1/4″ circle, emboss with the Greenery Embossing Folder
  • Focal Mat – Blackberry Bliss CS – 2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Dragonfly – Dandy Garden DSP – punch one dragonfly with the Dragonflies Punch

Need a catalog? Don’t have a demonstrator? I would love to earn your business. Contact me here, and I’ll send you the new 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure.

Jan-June Mini Catalog, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Dragonfly Garden – Soon to be Released – January 5

  • Dragonfly Garden Bundle #156224
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – #154297
  • Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder #154317
  • Ladybug Trinkets #154299

Scoop these up now – all those listed below are currently available.

Stay tuned, I’ve got a fancy fold to share with you next time. I’ve created a beautiful bridge fold with the second bundle in the suite, Garden Wishes. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations