An All Occasion Card Idea Using Lemon Zest for Make My Monday

Fresh All Occasion Card Featuring Lemon Zest Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Our next challenge over at Make My Monday is a fun one – let’s make a card that will make someone smile. Dawn is our host and has chosen “Something Humorous.” I don’t have much in the way of LOL humorous stamps but thought this one was cute. I haven’t inked it for a year or so, and it is quite different from what I have been making lately. It may actually end up being my daughter’s graduation card in May. What do you think of this as a grad card??


Fresh All Occasion Card Featuring Lemon Zest Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Lemon Zest Project

  • Do you prefer Lemons or Limes?? That is a question you would probably get asked at my house! My family’s answer would be that we prefer limes for everything except drinking. Because of this, I knew that I had to ink up the “lemon” in both Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist. To balance the colors though, I used Daffodil Delight for the other lemon stamps.
  • Showing my preference to limes, I naturally chose Lemon Lime Twist for the card base! Then, I cut a layer of the Gingham DSP for the background.
  • The leaves were inked up in DD first, stamped off on grid paper then “rocked and rolled” in Lemon Lime Twist for some color variation. Don’t be a perfectionist with this – real leaves are all different!
  • I stamped the sentiments on the “lemons” then cropped them out with the Lemon Builder Punch for the whole lemon and the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch for the sliced one.
  • Once everything was stamped and cut, I laid out my card and just felt too much of “something” so I grunged it up with some Sahara Sand ink on the edges. I also pulled out Timeless Textures and did some stamping on the background layer.
  • Looking for more texture, I ran the background layers through the Big Shot in the Subtles TIEF. Love how this turned out!


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Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad

non-SU: Taylored Expression Frame in Frame (TE#544)


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  1. a very cool card, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany

  2. fabulous sentiment and card

  3. Brilliant Debbie, I am seeing photos and what a lovely zesty lemon creation it is for our ‘Use Yellow’ theme at Allsorts challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  4. I love the fresh bright feel to this card. Thanks for joining in with my use yellow challenge at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

  5. What a great way to begin the month with yummy citrusy delight! I can smell the goodness all the way in Florida, Debbie! It’s a beautiful card, and so lovely with the textures and layers!

  6. Just Gorgeous! How perfect my dear!
    Everyone would love to receive this card, and put a smile on all their faces!
    I going to take a try at this card!

  7. Pretty card and loving the fun spring colors and awesome images. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  8. This is wonderful! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  9. I love that sentiment and the green and lemon together are fabulous. Love Dawn x

  10. A bright and sunny card—great layering and background sweet card

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