Royal Peacock Heirloom Frame

Royal Peacock Heirloom Frame

Good day everyone! I’m back!! Sorry I’ve been out of touch, but I’m back with you today to share this over the top Royal Peacock card tutorial.

Royal Peacock, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, right? Quick, turn to page 25 in your brand spankin’ new Annual Catalog. The Royal Peacock suite is FANTABULOUS!!! One thing I would love to share with you, is that the entire suite of products can be ordered by entering just one item code. That makes shopping quick and easy and you get it ALL!! Okay, back to today’s card.

Royal Peacock, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First, I decided that this magnificient image needed a larger stage to shine. My Royal Peacock card is a 6″ x 6″ format. Start things off with a piece of 12″ x 12″ Blueberry Bushel cardstock. Trim the cardstock to 6″ x 12″ and score at 6″. Voila, you have a larger card surface for this beautiful peacock. 

Royal Peacock, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Oh my gosh, I sure hope this photo does justice to the Heirloom Frame. This new product contains two Heirloom Frame dies and two 3D Embossing Folders. That’s what I call perfect coordination. Be sure to view my free video tutorial in this post for tips and tricks on using them.

Royal Peacock, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Royal Peacock image is a two-step image and was perfect for embossing with gold embossing powder. Look at all the detail! Our fabulous Stampin’ Blends makes coloring quick, easy and vibrant.

Royal Peacock, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And of course, I had to add a little somethin’ to the inside of the card. The Detailed Trio punch was used to add the detail in the corners of my mat. And, did you notice? It mimics the featherly stamp I used with the sentiment? Stampin’ Up! is just so smart.  Want to create one of these beauties?  Here you go, another FREE video tutorial to show you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blueberry Bushel CS – 6″ x 12″, scored at 6″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
  • DSP Mat – Noble Peacock Specialty DSP – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Heirloom Frame – Pretty Peacock Noble Peacock Foil Sheet  – 4″ x 5″, cut with the Heirloom Frame die and emboss with the 3D Heirloom Frame Embossing Folder
  • Peacock – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Using the Stamparatus, stamp the 1st image in Blueberry Bushel. Swipe with the embossing buddy. Stamp the 2nd detailed image in Versa Mark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Color the image with the Dark Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. Apply Clear Wink of Stella on the breast and eye. Cut the image with the die from Detailed Peacock.
  • Accent Feathers – Old Olive Noble Peacock Foil Sheet – 2 3/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from Detailed Peacock
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2″, stamped in Blueberry Bushel, cut with the die from Nested Stitched Labels.
  • Leaves – Old Olive Noble Peacock Foil Sheet – 2″ x 3″, cut three images with the die from Detailed Peacock.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, punch all four corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. Stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel and the feathers in Pretty Peacock. Color the feathers with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends.
  • Envelope – Whisper White CS – 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, using the envelope punch board, punch and score at 4 3/4″
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones – three, two in Old Olive and one in Blueberry Bushel.

Ready to order your Royal Peacock bundle? I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. Just click on any item below to begin filling your cart. My FREE thank you gift for June is a package of the Noble Peacock Rhinestones. Your order must be at least $50 before tax and shipping. Use the host code YX3GQD2F for all orders under $150.

Stamparatus

$49.00
Heat Tool

$30.00

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Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Magnolia Gift Set

Magnolia Gift Set

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Today’s project is very exciting. It’s a very sweet Magnolia Gift Set that I created for my WOW Team Retreat, WOW Steel Magnolias. As you are reading this, we are wrapping up our final day of a four day Team Retreat. Hoping to share lots of photos and highlights from the weekend soon. But, in the meantime, my Magnolia Gift Set is just one of many projects we completed this weekend.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Magnolia Gift Set

All my WOW Team Members and their guests created the Magnolia Gift Set. During our retreats, team members volunteer to teach a project. My contribution was this lovely Magnolia Gift Set. This sweet, very easy to assemble, box will hold at least three to four of the cards and envelopes shown. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Magnolia Gift Set

The Magnolia Lane DSP is the star of the show. One pattern is just as lovely as the next. It made it hard to choose which one to use. But, as you can see I finally decided.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Magnolia Gift Set

To make the sentiment really stand out, I decided to incoporate some heat embossing. I just love that technique. It’s really quick and easy, but packs a WOW punch.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Magnolia Gift Set

The Magnolia Gift Set is easy to create and once you view my FREE video tutorial, I’ll bet you’ll want to create a few of them. I invite you to not only view the video but consider becoming a WOW Team Member. Contact me today for all the info on how you can enjoy a 20% discount on all your Stampin’ Up! products. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Gift Box – Thick Whisper White CS – 8″ x 11″, on the 8″ side score at 1/2″, 1″, 7″ and 7 1/2″, turn to the 11″ side and score at 2 1/2″, 3″, 7 1/2″ and 8″. Trim as shown in the video above.
  • Mats – Petal Pink CS – one @ 5 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and one @ 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″.
  • DSP Mats – Magnolia Lane DSP – one @ 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ ad one @ 5 1/2″ x 2″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 3″
  • Magnolia – Shimmery White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Card – Thick Whisper White cS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder
  • DSP Mat – Magnolia Lane DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, cut the edge with the edge die from Magnolia Memory set.
  • Horizontal Accent Band – Basic Black CS – 4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Flowers – Whisper White cS – 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Inside Accent Strip – Magnolia Lane DSP – 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Lace – 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim – 10″
  • Pearls – 5 Small
  • Magnolia Lane Twine – 3 loop box, about 27″

Here are the links to my online, I would appreciae your business.

Glue Dots

$5.25
Heat Tool

$30.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Woven Heirlooms Swap Card

Woven Heirlooms Swap Card

Have you ever participated in a card swap. It’s so much fun and you get great ideas. I participated in a Demonstrator New Catalog Card Swap recently.  The Woven Heirlooms set is just so beautiful, I decided to highlight that set and the coordinating Woven Threads DSP. Making multiples with just one package of designer series paper tends to intimidate some crafters. So, I wanted to show you all that it is possible. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Woven Heirlooms, Stampin' Up!

I had to create 24 cards total for this challenge, 21 to swap, one for me, two for my video and blog. I accomplished all that with one 1/2 sheet of three patterns of the DSP. I’ll say that was maximizing my supplies.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Woven Heirlooms, Stampin' Up!

Using a couple of the new in-colors, Terracotta Tile and Seaside Spray brought me so much joy. It uplifted my creative spirit to use new colors. And that’s just two of the gorgeous new in-colors we will have to play with for the next two years.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Woven Heirlooms, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful Woven Threads DSP is the pack of paper you want to add to your list if you want to play with the in-colors right first thing. It contains a little bit of each of the new in-colors. Isn’t that fantastic?

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Woven Heirlooms, Stampin' Up!

And if you know me, you know I love grunge, texture and layering. The Woven Heirlooms set includes two grunge stamps and I’ve used the larger image on the inside of the card. Come along with me in today’s video tutorial where I’ll show you how easy it is to put this one together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Seaside Spray CS – 8 1.2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.
  • Focal Mat – Sahara Sand CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • Vertical Mats – Terracotta Tile CS – three @ 1 3/8″ x 3 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Woven Threads DSP – 1″ x 3″, three, one each of the three patterns.
  • Sentiment – Stitched Circle – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes. Scallop Circle – Terracotta Tile CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 4 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″

I would love to earn your business and invite you to shop my online store.

Stamparatus

$49.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

One Sketch Three Designs

One Sketch Three Designs

Welcome! When you need a batch of cards, all for different occasions and you’re on a time crunch, try my one sketch three designs idea. Pinterest in filled with card sketches. Choose the one you like and you’re on your way. Today, my one sketch three designs cards can be used for birthday, graduation and just because.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Card Three Designs

I’ve used one stamp set for each of the cards, but all have the same sketch. Yet, you can achieve a different look simply by changing the colors. First up, the very sparkly graduation card. My grandson, Trent, graduated from lower school to upper school this week and I need a special card.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sketch Three Designs Series,  Around the Corner

My paper choice was the Broadway Bound Specialty DSP and our gorgeous Gold Glimmer Paper. And why not throw in some gold heat embossing for a real WOW. The Around the Corner stamp has so many fun sentiments and images and was perfect for Trent’s special card. Time to move on to a sweet feminine birthday card.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sketch Three Designs Series, Perennial Birthday

This time, on the focal mat, I created by own DSP with the stamps from the Periennal Birthday set. Are you beginning to see that one sketch three designs can help you out in your card making? Nothing says girlie more than Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick. Those colors can be found in the Forever Lovely DSP that I used in the background.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sketch Three Designs Series, Perennial Birthday

Then, last but not least, my just because or thinking of you card. Using new product is so exciting. The star of the show is the Saling Home Bundle. A gorgeous 12-piece cling mount set with 12 coordinating dies. Those will be available June 4, 2019. Need a catalog? Be sure to fill in this contact form and I’ll be in touch to get one right out to you.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sketch Three Designs Series, Sailing Home

Because I used the Come Sail Away DSP, I think it gave the card a masculine look.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sketch Three Designs Series, Saling Home

I featured my one sketch three designs in my recent Facebook Live. But, I know not everyone is on Facebook so, I’ve filmed a video of this one for you here. And be sure to let me know, in the comments, if you try out my one sketch three designs series.

In my one sketch three designs series, I’ve listed the dimensions below. All of which can be used in any of the cards shown in this post. Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mat – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Focal Mat – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Stamped mat – 3″ x 3″
  • Horizontal Mat – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • DSP Horizontal Mat – 1 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Sentiment – 1 3/4″ circle for background and 1 1/2″ Whisper White for the greeting.
  • Banners – three in various colors, each 3/4″ x 5 1/5″

Here’s a list of supplies for the Sailing Home Card.

Glue Dots

$5.25

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Floral Essence Sneak Peek

Floral Essence Sneak Peek

I just couldn’t wait any longer to share the Floral Essence bundle with you. I just love when a bundle includes a punch. And what makes this one extra special, it’s a flower petal punch. Can’t you just see yourself creating so many different styles and colors of flowers. But wait, did you see the gorgeous images in this set. Oh my goodness, are you in for a surprise.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Floral Essence Bundle Sneak Peek, Stampin' Up!

Let’s crack open that fabulous new Annual Catalog to pages 107 through 108. In the Perennial Essence Suite we have the lovely Floral Essence Bundle, over the top Perennial Esssence DSP, gorgeous organdy striped ribbon, fantastic 12″ x 12″ vellum cardstock and fun Perennial Essence Floral Centers. WOW!!!!! Don’t have a catalog? I’ld be happy to send you one. Click here, fill in the form, and I’ll get one off to you.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Floral Essence Bundle Sneak Peek, Stampin' Up!

Okay, wait, I didn’t think that the Perennial Essence DSP could get any prettier, but then I decided to run it through my die cutting machine with the Country Floral embossing folder. My #1 tip about that – spritz your paper with a little H2O first. It helps to keep the paper from cracking. That’s a really deep folder, but oh so pretty. Can you believe this texture?

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Floral Essence Bundle Sneak Peek, Stampin' Up!

I think by making that decision it enhanced the design in the paper and made the floral images in the paper appear to have been watercolored. That was a win-win.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Floral Essence Bundle Sneak Peek, Stampin' Up!

Let’s talk about these stinkin’ cute flowers, shall we. I used our vellum cardstock because I wanted a soft look. Vellum can take a little time to dry, so instead of waiting for that, I decided to sprinke the stamped images with a little clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Perfection! The flower centers are just so textural. One of the best features, of these sweet embellishments, they weigh almost nothing. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Floral Essence Bundle Sneak Peek, Stampin' Up!

Then I wanted to tackle the inside of the card. The stamp set includes that gorgeous floral image along with a smaller one in the same style. The Floral Essence bundle is a must-have. Be sure to add it to the top of your wish list. Would you like to see how I created this one. I’ve got a video for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Perennial Essence DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Country Floral embossing folder.
  • Accent Band – Mossy Meadow CS – 1 1/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.
  • Scallop Trim – Whisper White CS – two @ 1/2″ x 5″, cut with the die from Be Mine Stitched.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamp in Blackberry Bliss. Cut the image with the smallest die from the Stitched Rectangles.
  • Flowers – Vellum CS – 11″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the images in Blackberry Bliss, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Punch with the Perennial punch.
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow – 3″ x 2 1/2″, punch three images using the Leaf punch, emboss with the Subtle embossing folder.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″. Stamp the flowers in Blackberry Bliss and centers in Crushed Curry.

Need some supplies? Dying to get the new Floral Essence bundle? Why not shop my online store. I would appreciate your business.

Leaf Punch

$16.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Heat Tool

$30.00

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Piece of Cake Enjoy Every Crumb

Piece of Cake Enjoy Every Crumb

Who doesn’t love cake? The Piece of Cake bundle, in our current Occasions Catalog, is so much fun and can be used for all kinds of occasions. There are cake images and sentiments for Birthday, anniversary, wekdding and so much much more.  And guess what. The stamp set and punch will carry over to our new Annual Catalog. But don’t wait! Order by June 3rd, so that you can take advantage of the 10% bundle discount.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Piece of Cake Bundle, Stampin' Up!

The color palette for my Piece of Cake card is Petal Pink, Sahara Sand and Whisper White. The sweet designer paper from the Floral Romance pack reminded me of confetti. That was perfect for my Piece of Cake card.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Piece of Cake Bundle, Stampin' Up!

I cut the heart with our Be Mine Stitched dies and of course had to add some texture with the Tufted embossing folder. Those products will carry over as well. I love that!!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Piece of Cake Bundle, Stampin' Up!

That tufting was the perfect backdrop for my piece of cake card.  I even used one of our fabulous punches for the sentment. The Classic Label punch is great for smaller sentiments.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Piece of Cake Bundle, Stampin' Up!

And of course I had to finish off the inside of the card as well.  I cut the sweet little hearts from the Be Mine Stitched border die. Then, by applying a little wink of stella, they sparkle like crazy. The corners of the mat were punched with the Detailed Trio punch. Another great tool, it’s got 3 images in one punch.

I would love to share some tips and tricks when putting my Piece of Cake card together. So, here you go, another FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Sahara Sand CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Floral Romance DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Heart – Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 4″ and Whisper White CS – 4″ x 4″, cut with the die from Be Mine Stitched. Emboss the white heart with the Tufted embossing folder.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White cS – 1 3/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Cake Stand – Sahara Sand CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Label – Petal Pink CS – Punch one with the Classic Label Punch.
  • Hearts – Petal Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the border die from Be Mine Stitched.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, punch the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch

By clicking any of the items below you can easily begin filling your cart from online store. I would very much appreciate your support.

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations