May Club Projects

Hello and welcome back! This month, for my club projects, I wanted to focus on some retiring products and DSP. I never seem to use much of my DSP because I’m afraid I will run out. Do any of y’all do this, too? But there is always more DSP and if I do run out, I can buy more! And besides, sometimes there is a new pack of paper that I love even more, so I can get that new paper instead. The moral of the story is, don’t be afraid to use that DSP. If you love it, use it!

The first project I want to share uses a half sheet of DSP, so you can get two of the same cards from one single sheet. Bonus – you get to see BOTH sides of the paper so you don’t have to choose! It is a simple tri-fold and when closed, is a regular A2 size card.

This particular project uses the See A Silhouette DSP which showcases a lovely rainbow watercolor texture. The colors are quite vibrant. I chose to use the Sail Away stamp set since I am reminded of nautical images with the bright reds and blues and watery feel of this paper. I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut the layered sentiment pieces, the second and third largest.

The second project uses more DSP and I sadly didn’t use much of this beautiful paper while it was current. Petal Promenade is a retired DSP but you can still get something very comparable until the end of March called Pressed Petals. This project uses the DSP to create a beautiful pocket for your single layer card. On the back of the card, I added more DSP to create a pocket. I thought this was a good way to use more of the DSP and allow for an all-in-one gift and card.

Click here for the PDF for the measurements for the Fancy Pocket Card

Our final project is a project I learned this past January at our NC Demos quarterly meeting. There are many demos in North Carolina, and we formed a group many years ago to help support each other and have gatherings to offer business discussions project make and takes. I have been a part of this group for my entire 15 years of stamping and have made so many wonderful friends. I was fortunate to meet with this group of demos (there were about 150 of us this January) and this gorgeous popup shelf card was one of the projects we got to make. It is not nearly as difficult as it appears and it lays flat while you press the pieces together and can be mailed in an A2 envelope.

I intended to have my club make this project in February, but for some reason we didn’t make this one. Then I put it away and forgot about it. Have you ever done this? LOL So I found it the other day, and everything was cut, so I figured why not? LOL

I chose to use Purple Posy and Highland Heather as my color scheme. The images are from this year’s SAB offering. I colored the flowers with the Highland Heather blends and the little buds with the Chalk marker. This gives such a subtle white color on the image once it dries – I love it. Then I colored the cake flowers with the wink of stella marker. Watch the video to see how I put this card together. Here is a PDF that contains all the measurements of this card.

Click here for the PDF for the measurements for the Popup Shelf Card

I hope you enjoyed making the cards this month. Which one is your favorite?

Let me know by leaving a comment. Happy Monday!

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