Sweet Citrus Lemons

Thank you for the recent inquiries – I’m well! The past month was busy with my son’s wedding plus other commitments and something had to give. So, I decided to take time away from blogging. But now I’m back and will be sharing more projects with you! Take note – I have a backlog of projects so will intertwine the postings with new projects from the recently released 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.

This week’s project features the Sweet Citrus Stamp Set and coordinating Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder to create a cheerful card featuring lemons. If you’ve not purchased or used this set yet, you must! It’s a fun set that allows you to create a variety of citrus fruits. The Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder (like all the hybrid embossing folders!) is a game changer. Not only does it emboss but it includes dies that will cut a portion of the cardstock while embossing. Of course, you can also just use the embossing folder alone to texture emboss. You’ll notice on the card below that the background piece is embossed. Be sure to check out the video below from the recent class to see tips for using this fun set. Note: the Stitched Rectangle Dies and embellishment dots have retired but can be easily substituted with another die set & embellishment.

Sweet Citrus Lemons Cut Dimensions:

-Daffodil Delight Cardstock (Base:4-1/4″ x 11″, score/fold at 5-1/2″; 4-1/4″ x 5″ for embossing)

-Basic White Cardstock (4 1/2″” x 3-1/2″ for stamping/die cutting fruit; 5-1/4″ x 4″ for interior, 3″ x 2-1/2″)


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Creating Design Interest

Do you find yourself challenged creating design interest on cards? Today’s card may just help.  Using a variety of techniques, design interest is being created on the card.  First, notice the Daffodil Delight card base.  By stamping color on color, it creates design interest.  Then, the Misty Moonlight cardstock layer is askew on the card base.  In addition, the Misty Moonlight cardstock is texture embossed.  Next, a piece of designer series paper is cut into a circle and topped with a sentiment banner piece.  That’s a total of five shapes and techniques for creating design interest.  While it took me some time to adapt to adding cardstock askew on card fronts, I must admit it does add visual interest and is a nice change from typical card layering techniques.  Visual Interest

Card Details:
  • Create the card base using a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Score at 5-1/2″ and fold.  
  • Using Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the small flowers on the card base front.  The flowers are from the Field of Flowers Stamp Set.
  • Next, cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Texture emboss using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (this is becoming a favorite of mine!). 
  • Then, add the Misty Moonlight embossed layer to the card front placing it askew.  After adhering, trim the overhanging cardstock edges.
  • With the Layering Circles Dies, cut a coordinating floral print from the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  Add to the Misty Moonlight cardstock layer.  TIP: if you own the retired 2-1/2″ circle punch, use it in lieu of the 2-1/2″ layering circles die especially if you’re short on time! 
  • On a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock, use the Banner Punch to create a banner tail on the right side of the strip. Next, stamp the sentiment using Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Pad.  The sentiment is found in the Lovely You stamp set.  With Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the banner strip to the card front and across the designer series paper circle.  If cardstock overhangs on the left side, trim the cardstock so that it’s even with the side of the card.  
  • To finish the card, add a knotted bow to the side of the sentiment.  The knotted bow uses the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon.

Now, it’s your turn to start creating visual interest!  Share in the comments section other ideas.


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