Wednesday, August 1, 2018

We Create Summer Blog Hop

We love it when you visit and are glad you took a moment to check out our hop. We hope you have been enjoying your summer.

I am sharing the Lemon Zest stamp set. This was my excuse to buy it but sadly the first time I played with it was yesterday. I am finding so many ideas and I hope to share more of them later this month.

This is a simple birthday card I made using a Freshly Made Sketch (FMS347)* for inspiration. I also spotted a few cards online that used the woodgrain with it. I like how Christine Miller of My Stamp Lady layered the woodgrain so I did it too. She used the impressions folder and the stamp but I just used the stamp. I don't believe I have the new Pinewood Planks Impressions Folder but I need/want it. *I thought I had a few more days for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge. Oops!

I love making bookmarks so I decided to try one with the lemon punch. You could give the card and bookmark with a lemon book as a present. There are so many books out there featuring lemons from recipe books to novels.

I stamped and punched on the fold and added a thin self-adhesive magnet. I love these magnetic bookmarks and they actually last quite a long time even though they are made with cardstock.

This is how I would display them on the card. One would be sufficient but I was trying different angles. The leaves stick out just a little to hide the fold but that shouldn't be an issue unless it's a paperback.

Thank you for stopping by as always. We all appreciate your thoughtful comments.

Click on the image below to link to Tanya. She will be sharing what she made with the Love What You Do set.

Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Lemon Zest, Hardwood
  • Punch: Lemon Builder 
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread
  • Ink/Cardstock: Momento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Tools: Tombo Mono Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tape, Self-Adhesive Magnets
  • Card Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/5"
  • Black Layer: 2-15/16" x 2-15/16"
  • White Layer: 2-13/16" x 2-13/16"
  • White Liner: 4" x 5-1/4"


  1. Oh my gosh I love the lemon bookmark! And the card is adorable with the woodgrain planks lined up. I don't think it really needs any embossing. The layout is great! Love the sentiment too.

  2. I love lemon! What a cute card, especially with the book marks. Great Idea.

  3. This is so adorable!!! I love that cute bookmark - great idea!!!

  4. oh how fun! I love the magnet bookmarks! This is a super cute use of the Hardwood stamp, and the lemon on the front just pops!

  5. What a great idea...I love brightness of the lemon against the backdrop of the woodgrain.
    Cheers Shaz

  6. Love the way the lemons pop against the woodgrain background. The bookmark idea is wonderful. :)


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