Product Feature: Lemon Zest Bundle

Super Summer Citrus Cards with Lemon Zest Bundle

Beat the summer heat with these cool, refeshing cards made with the Lemon Zest bundle.  Some of these stamps are a little sassy, others sweet but all of them have juicy fonts and texture!

This first card uses a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch piesce of  Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  I stamped the lemon and sentiments in Basic Black and Crushed Curry.  The top sentiment was cut out with the Stitched Shapes framelits and backed with a matching piece of Crushed Curry cardstock.  I wrapped some gold twine as a finishing accent and adheared the lemon with dimentionals.

Up next is a little note card that combines the Labler Alphabet stamp set with the lemon zest bundle.  The Labler Alphabet has been out for a while now but it is new to me and I love the versatility it gives me.  I was able to make this custom sentiment for this card.

To make this card, start with a 3 1/2 x 5 inch sized card base.  Stamp the citrus slice in So Saffron randomly to create the background.  I combined fully inked and stamped off impressions.  Stamp the lime in Lemon Lime Twist and punch out.  Punch out the leaves in Old Olive cardstock.  I used Old Olive to stamp my custom sentiment.  Cut out letters and assemble.

Since I discovered masking a few weeks ago and I can’t get enough of it!   The Sweet and Sassy framlits are new to me as well so I  combined the two for this card.


Start with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base in Very Vanilla.  Like the above card, create a background pattern with the slice stamp in So Saffron.  I used the opening from one of the Sweet and Sassy framlits as my mask.  Sponge Tangerine Tango over the cutout working from the edges in.  Stamp the sentiment in Tangerine Tango onto a 1″ strip of Very Vanilla and crop with the Triple Banner Punch.  Staple  bits of ribbon to the banner and adhere with dimentionals.

Can you tell I like my background lemon slices?  This is another 3 1/2 x 5 inch card with a Whisper White base stamped with So Saffron slices.  The  word  “zest” is such a happy fresh word you can almost taste lemon or lime when saying it.  And of course I HAD to use my favorite In-Color, Lemon Lime Twist, with this bundle!


Stampin’ Write markers are an easy way to get multiple colors on a single stamp.  Just make sure you “huff” on the image to re moisten it before stamping.  Stamp one slice in Lemon Lime Twist, the sentiment on top in Basic Black and crop with Layering Circles framlits.  I made a 1″ banner with the Triple Banner Punch then stapled  a snip of  finely woven Lemon Lime Twist ribbon with black sequin trim to tit.  The lime is attached with dimentionals  to sit over the embellishments nicely.

My last card is a simple, bold design.  No need to pick lemons, limes or oranges….you get all three!

Start with a Whisper White card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.  Stamp one fruit slice in each of  Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist and Tangerine Tango.  Both sentiments are stamped in Tangeine Tango.  The bottom one was cropped with one of the Lots of Labels framlits.  A strip of finely woven Lemon Lime Twist ribbon adds more pop and a little texture.

Corinne Blake

Independant Stampin’ Up Demonstartor

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This great bundle has so many possibilities and is 10% off when you buy the punch and coordinating stamp set.  Get one for yourself today and add a little zest to your craft room!

Remember that my anual catalog specials are only good until this Friday, June 30th 2017!  Hurry and get some extra freebies before it’s too late.


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Creatively Yours,


Tic Tac Toe, Three in a Row: #tttc003


For this card I drew inspiration from the left column down.  Bule and yellow are not a go to color combo for me.  And ONE LAYER?!  Yikes!  I know some of you can rock the single layer, but I struggle to create the illusion of depth without it really being there.  (Lord help me, Beyonce just popped up in my head.  “All the single layers!  All the single layers…” someone please tell me they got the joke)

Ahem. *cough*  Right, where was I? Oh yes….

Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!



I’m on team “O” so my design project will not be featured this week but I’m playing along anyways!  For this weeks’ challenge, I truly embraced the “challenge” aspect of our weekly creative inspiration.  I intentionally choose three elements that are NOT in my usual bag of tricks.  I learned an important lesson with this little exercise:  inspiration can be found outside my comfort box.  Easily, in fact.  I think this card took me less time to design and make than most of my creations!  I KNOW, right?  smile

Here is this weeks challenge board:


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Tic Tac Toe, Three in a Row! #tttc002


For this card I drew inspiration from the right column down.  Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!



It’s go time!  This is the first week of the Tic Tac Toe Challenge for team “O” to take the lead.  My fellow Design Team members and I really stepped it up to get your creativity flowing with this all new challenge board.  Check it out below and be sure to come play with us at:!



15 minutes to Finish: Floral Statements

Easy Peasy Floral Statements

White Floral Statements Card

Ever since I saw this stamp set in the demonstrator sneak peak of the new catalog, I knew it would be at the top of my list.  Well June 1st finally arrived and so did my big box of crafting yumminess – including this beautiful set. These stamps practically do all the work for you!  Stamp them on your favorite background cardstock, do a little coloring (use water color pencils and an aqua paint pen to really wow your friends) and send your greeting out the door. Stampin’ Up’s Floral Statements is a great stamp set to begin your watercoloring adventure. Click here to find out more about my special Floral Statements bundle available through the end of June 30th, 2017.

Make it your way

The top card is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from the 2017-18 annual Stampin’ Up catalog.  I love the white flowers on the crumb cake background.  Here is how I made mine:

  • Start with a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch (A2) card base in Basic Black
  • Cut a piece of Crumb Cake to 5 1/4 x 4 inches
  • Stamp image in Basic Black
  • Add your favorite color to the flowers!
  • (optional) use watercolor pencils and go over your coloring with an aqua painter
  • Wrap White baker’s twine twice around top of stamped cardstock and adhere to card base

For an even simpler card, stamp directly on watercolor paper like these three cards!

Compendium LogoHot Tip!

Large stamps, like Floral Statements, can take few stampings to get a good image.  Stamp on scrap paper a few times first.  Stamping on watercolor paper is finicky as well because of the rougher texture.  If you can’t get the black lettering to stamp solid – cheat!  I used a basic black watercoloring pencil on the “HELLO” letters. You are watercoloring anyways!  This saves a lot of time – and paper – when trying to stamp on watercolor paper.

Corinne Blake

Independant Stampin’ Up Demonstartor

[email protected]

Tic Tac Toe, three in a row! #tttc001

Our very first challenge is live! What an exciting day for all of us design team members. The Tic Tac Toe challenge blog is taking your submissions. Come get inspired and share your creativity with us!

For this card I drew inspiration from the right diagonal.  Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!


I’m on team “O” so my design projects will not be featured this week but I’m playing along anways!  Here is this weeks challenge board:

Corinne Blake

Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

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