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

Wiggle Worm Side Step

Wiggle Worm Side Step

Oh my goodness, the Wiggle Worm bundle is cute as a bug!!! Literally, the set is filled with darlin’ little buggy images. The Wiggle Worm bundle includes 25 photopolymer stamps and 14 dies. Ordering them together saves you 10%.

Wiggle Worm Side Step, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Fancy folds are a favorite of mine. Pretty evident in one of my previous blogposts. Today’s fancy fold, the side step fold is the perfect stage for the Wiggle Worms images. Coloring them in fun colors makes them even more cute. 

Wiggle Worm Side Step, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Wiggle Worms set can be used for lots of occasions, but this time we’ll create a birthday card. Because the fold is really easy, you’ll want to create a couple of these while you’re at it. Here’s an easy to follow template you may want to save to your card file.

Wiggle Worm Side Step Template

Okay, back to all the cuteness. Which one is your favorite? It’s hard for me to choose. But, the worm and lady bug are pretty special.

Wiggle Worm Side Step, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Using Stampin’ Blends makes coloring super easy. Those alcohol markers are so easy to use and blend. The color just glides on the paper. 

Wiggle Worm Side Step, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Can’t you see using that grassy die for lots of projects. Think about Easter and hiding a little bunny inside. The Wiggle Worms set contains lots of sentiments for all sorts of occasions. I’m already thinking about Halloween and Valentine Happies!!

Wiggle Worm Side Step, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you smiling yet? This card just makes me happy. Can’t wait to share it with someone special. Here’s a tutorial for you, hope you enjoy.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Line the 8 1/2″ side of the cardstock at the 2″ mark on the trimmer. Cut from 1″ to 6 3/8″. Place the card base on the Simply Scored with the 1″ cut line to the left and the larger scored section to the top. Score to the cut line at 1″, 2″ 3 1/8″ and 6 3/8″. Score from the top to the bottom of the card base at 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Mint Macaron CS – one @ 1 3/4″ x 4″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Garden Lane DSP – one @ 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 1 1 /2″ X 3″
  • Large Leaes – Pear Pizzazz CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 2″
  • Grass – Garden Green CS – four @ 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 11″
  • Scallop Oval – Garden Green CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″
  • Mushrooms – Crumb Cake CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Small Flowre – Daffodil Delight CS – 1″ x 1″

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Wobble Card with Over the Moon

Wobble Card with Over the Moon

WOW, another interactive card! This time, it’s wobble, baby, wobble!!! That’s right, a wobble card with our super cute Over the Moon stamp set. You’re going to want to create a batch of these to have on hand.

Wobble Card, Over the Moon, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Break out your Stamparatus. Want an easy way to create multiple Buffalo Check backgrounds? Check out our Buffalo Check stamp. For my wobble card, I chose to stamp the background in Real Red.  Don’t you love the way it made the cow image pop?

Wobble Card, Over the Moon, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There is some fussy cutting involved, but it’s sooooo worth it.  Creating the “pasture” for my cow was the first part of the design. I used the Waterfront set. You’ll want to pick up that set, it’s a great scene builder.

Wobble Card, Over the Moon, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

When you tip the cow’s head, the wobble comes alive. And I just love the triple layer with the little sentiment. I ordered the little wobble mechanisms on Amazon.

Wobble Card, Over the Moon, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to create with me? Grab a beverage, sit back and relax. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Buffalo Check Mat – Whisper White CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, stamped in Real Red with the Buffalo Check background stamp.
  • Focal Mat – Basic Black CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″.  Using the Waterfront stamp set, stamp the grass in Pear Pizzazz, the clounds in Balmy Blue and the sun in Daffodil Delight. Stamp the grass highlights with the stamp from Over the Moon in Pear Pizzazz.
  • Cow – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamp the image in Memento Black. Color with Stampin’ Write markers as follows: Hair/tail – Soft Suede, Hooves – Smoky Slate, Spots – Basic Black. Color the cow face with the Ivory Stampin’ Blend.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″, stamp the sentiment in Memento Black. Punch out the image with the 1″ circle punch.  Punch one 1 3/8″ scallop circle out of Real Red. Punch one 1 1/8″ scallop circle out of Basic Black.
  • Basic Black Satin Ribbon – 9″
  • One Wobble Mechanism

Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any future tutorials and projects.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Over the Moon Waterfall Card

Over the Moon Waterfall Card

Let’s have some fun today with the Over the Moon stamp set. The playful little cows in the set will put on smile on everyone’s face. Even better, I’ve used the cows to create an easy waterfall fancy fold. 

Over the Moon, Waterfall Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I learned the fold from fellow demonstrator, Cindy Brumbaugh with Cindy LeeBee Designs. Thanks Cindy for the great tutorial. Today, I’ld love to share my version with that stinking cute Over the Moon set.

Over the Moon, Waterfall Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Each image in the set is cuter than the last. And the sentiments in the Over the Moon set are fun and quirky. My color palette is Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot and Daffodil Delight. Coloring the images with the Stampin’ Write Markers was fun and relaxing.

Over the Moon, Waterfall Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I alternated the panels from Daffodil Delight to Merry Merlot, creating the perfect backdrop for each of the little cows. 

Over the Moon, Waterfall Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I just love the cow with the boots, holding the sweet flower. It truly is “udderly fantastic”. Cindy had a great idea using the Scallop Tag Topper punch to create the pull for the waterfall. Want to learn how to create this card? Here’s a FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Slider – Very Vanilla CS – 2 3/4″ x 8 5/8″, scored on the long side at 1 3/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 1/4″, and 4″
  • Bar – Merry Merlot CS – 4″ x 1″
  • Mat – Mery Merlot CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mat – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Pinewood Plands 3D embossing folder.
  • Slider Mats – Daffodil Delight CS – two @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Merry Merlot CS – one @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Stamped Mats – Very Vanilla CS – three @ 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ and one @ 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ and one @ 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Sailing Home Masculine Card

Sailing Home Masculine Card

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I would struggle creating masculine cards. But, no more! The Sailing Home bundle has filled the void. Everything about this suite is fabulous. 

Sailing Home, Susan Levasseus, WOW NOLA Creations, Stamin' Up!

The Sailing Home bundle includes a fabulous 12-piece stamp and die set. So many elements to choose from to enhance your designs. All the products in the Come Sail Away Suite can be ordered by entering just one item code. Did you know you can earn WOW Customer Loyalty Points with your order? Here’s all the details on the program.

Sailing Home, Susan Levasseus, WOW NOLA Creations, Stamin' Up!

Don’t you just love Night of Navy? I used that cardstock to create the card base. Then I added in some Balmy Blue and Soft Suede elements. Not to mention, the Sail Away Trinket and the yummy baker’s twine.

Sailing Home, Susan Levasseus, WOW NOLA Creations, Stamin' Up!

I used a color wash technique to create the background on the stitched circle. Because I used Shimmery White cardstock, I didn’t have to worry about the cardstock pilling. And, it has a shimmery look! Our Stampin’ Blends made coloring the sailboat very easy.

Sailing Home, Susan Levasseus, WOW NOLA Creations, Stamin' Up!

To finish off the inside of the card, I added a Whisper White mat. I then added one of the Washi Tapes that comes in the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape pack. Here’s how I put this one together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Night of Navy CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Balmy Blue CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Come Sail Away DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, ink the edges in Soft Suede ink.
  • Embossed Accent Mat – Balmy Blue CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Banner – Come Sail Away DSP – 5″ x 1 3/4″, punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch
  • Stitched Circle – Shimmery White CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes. Using the aqua painter, wash with Balmy Blue ink. Allow to dry.
  • Boat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3″ – Using the stamp from the Sailing Home set, stamp the large boat image in Soft Suede ink. Color the boat with Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. Color the masts with the Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend. Color the water with the Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend. Cut with the die from the Smooth Sailing dies.
  • Sentiment – Shimmery White CS – 1″ x 3″. Using the stamp from Sailing Home set, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy. Dissect as shown on the samples.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, apply a strip of the Pressed Petals Washi Tape on the left.

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Butterfly Wishes

Butterfly Wishes

Today’s a little special. It’s a two-fer!  What’s that? Two cards, one video and lots of photos on two great cards you can create with the Butterfly Wishes stamp set.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What makes the Butterfly Wishes set so special? It’s a DistINKtive set. That means, with just one stamping motion, you achieve an image with both highlights and lowlights. Pretty nifty, right? For the first card in our two-fer, let’s tackle the beautiful “Love to Celebrate you” card.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ok, first of all, those designer series papers are just too beautiful. The Garden Lane DSP is a fabulous monocromatic pack of gorgeous papers. If you love green, this is the paper pack for you.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Do you just love all those layers and texture? I sure do! And that cute little flower. That’s a quick and easy creation using the Medium Daisy Punch. You gotta have that one.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The large branch image from the Butterfly Wishes set, is the perfect one to appreciate the DistINKtive technology. I stamped it in Pear Pizzazz. That’s my accent color choice on this card.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

No naked inside of the card this time. There is a gorgeous butterfly that I wanted to add. Stamping it on a mat of Whisper White insured that I didn’t have a mishap on the card base.  And I like the layered look as well. Next up we have a fantastic Birthday card with the Butterfly Wishes set. See the versatility in this one.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ve changed DSP packs on this one. This time we’ve got the fabulous Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP. The paper pack has mocaic tile designs and floral imagery with shiney accents. All I know is, it’s YUMMY!

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This time I stamped the butterfly that coordinates with our Butterfly Duet punch. One of the best parts of that is we have an additional set that coordinates. The Butterfly Gala set is filled with all sorts of butterfly images and fantastic greetings.

Butterfly Wishes, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I even stamped the sweet little flowers from the Butterfly Wishes set on the sentiment. I think it gives the greeting so much more interest and depth. I’ve even filmed a video for you, containing both card designs.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – “Love to Celebrate You”
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • Mat – Garden Lane DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Vertical Mat – Garden Lane DSP – 4″ x 3″
  • Embossed Accent Mat – Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, embossed with the Country Floral folder.
  • Stitched Circle – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes die set. Stamp the branch in Pear Pizzazz and the sentiment in Soft Suede.
  • Banner – Pear Pizzazz CS – 5/8″ x 4″, embossed with the Scripty Folder. Dovetail both ends of the banner.
  • Daisy – Crushed Curry CS – 6″ x 2″, punch three images with the Medium Daisy punch. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist. 
  • Leaves – Pear Pizzazz – 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, punch three images with the Leaf Punch. Stamp the small leaf image on each petal in Pear Pizzazz. Dissect as shown in the video.
  • Small Butterflies – Crushed Curry CS – 3 1/2″ x 1″, stamp two small butterflies in Soft Suede. Punch out the images with the Butterfly Duet punch.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″ . Stamp the butterfly in Crushed Curry and the sentiment in Soft Suede.

Even more fun with Card #2.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Soft Suede CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mat – Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Accent Band – Scallop Trim – Soft Suede cS – two @ 3/4″ x 6″, cut with the die from Be Mine Stitched. Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – 1 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Mat – Crushed Curry CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″, distressed the edges.
  • Stamped Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. Stamp the branch in Soft Suede. Roll color on the edges with a sponge dauber and Crushed Curry ink.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede. Die cut with the die from Stitched Labels. Stamp off the flowre in Crushed Curry.
  • Butterfly – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the butterfly in Soft Suede. Color in with the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker. Hightlight with the Wink of Stella.

Product List

Leaf Punch

$16.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations