Sunday, May 31, 2020

May 2020 NC Demos Blog Hop

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Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop.  We are here the last Sunday of the month and are so glad you can join us this evening.  The new catalog goes live on June 3rd and so the theme for this month is bidding a "Fond Farewell" to our favorite product which is so hard to do.  I don't like that my favorite go to items retire and I really have a hard time with the Designer Series Paper.  SU makes awesome sets of DSP and some of them are to beautiful to use and I have to admit some of them are in frames hanging on walls around the house, so for my projects today I am working with DSP and one of my very best favorites the Magnolia Lane.

I am making 2 projects today using this DSP the first one is a fun fold card that I have not made in a very long time so I decided I will do it tonight since it uses a lot of DSP,  it is a card that folds flat to go in the envelope but opens to stand on it's own.

The first picture is the card closed and the second is the card open.  Easy and simple card to make.  For this card I took a piece of Petal Pink cardstock and cut it at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored it on each side at 2 and 3 1/8 and then folded it it so from the top it looks like this

I then took a piece of white cardstock and cut it at 2 x 5 1/4 and this piece I put on the back to send my message

I then cut DSP  this way 3 pieces at 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 and 2 pieces at 7/8 x 5 1/4 and adhered them to the card front.  I then cut 2 pieces of white cardstock with the Stitched so Sweetly dies and put on aside and the other one I stamped with the sentiment on the bottom and fussy cut one of the pretty flowers from the DSP and put it above the sentiment with a Dimensional and this piece I glued to the front panel of the card.and I was done at least with the card.  So now the second project.

I love the envelope punch board and it too is retiring so I had to use it to make a matching envelope for this card I do this for special occasion cards and it also helps keep down the amount of retired DSP I have.  So I made a matching envelope following the directions on the board

The extra piece of white cardstock that was cut with the die goes on the front to write in the address of the person receiving the card

So the finished projects match and can be sent to someone who needs a pick me up during this time.

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure you check out  blog where you will find more fun projects on our retiring favorites  And remember we are here the last Sunday of each month and hope to see you next month.


Toni Campana said...

I'm going to miss this DSP too! But I'll keep some for my personal stash. Great card!

Nedine, Craft Lounge Creations said...

Saying goodbye is so tough especially to our beloved DSP favorites! I really like the projects you have chosen for tonight. Great work!

Jo Anne Hewins said...

Love your projects! I missed that the envelope punch board was retiring. That DSP is the best!

Sue Root said...

Pretty card! I love that DSP. I think I'll try this type of fun fold.

Laurie Meier said...

The Magnolia Lane DSP is just gorgeous. It is definitely going to be missed. Your card is beautiful and, oh my, the envelope is wonderful! Thank you for reminding me to use DSP to make envelopes. Sending a beautiful card with a handmade DSP envelope is really like sending a gift in the mail!

KZ 4 Stamping said...

Thank you so much

Ariel said...

I love the magnolia DSP, too. What a lovely card and matching envelope. I like how it can stand up easily, so the recipient can leave it out to enjoy.

Amy said...

I agree with everyone else. I am going to miss this DSP. I started making the recessed technique with it. The DSP just stands out on its own and needs very little to make it spectacular. Love Love!!

Tracy said...

love your fun fold card, I am going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing!