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Stamp Review Crew -- Lemon Zest

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Lemon Zest stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first, third, and fifth Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Tanya's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Mike's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything).

Growing up, one of the great things about Spring in East Central Florida was when the citrus trees began to bloom.  Most of the island that I lived on was covered in orange and mango groves.  As a child, with cars and a home that did not have A/C, the smell of the blossoms was sometimes overpowering.  Of course, over the years, the groves were decimated by citrus canker and the land overtaken by subdivisions and strip malls so the only time I smell the blossoms is when my neighbor's two trees bloom.  

My father was always bringing home bags of oranges and lemons and would hand squeeze orange juice and lemonade.  Mom would sometimes make popsicles from the extra juice.  Citrus was so prevalent in our area, I was surprised when my father told me how, as a child in St. Louis, MO, he would always look forward to Christmas as he knew that if his parents could afford it, there would be an orange in his stocking.  His mother would separately squeeze all the oranges gifted to my father and his 9 brothers and sisters on Christmas morning.  

For me, the Lemon Zest stamp set brings these memories back with all their sights and smells.

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This card begins with a card base of Old Olive cardstock.  A panel of Whisper White cardstock was randomly stamped with the sliced citrus image using Lemon Lime Twist ink and then rolling the edges of the image in Granny Apple Green ink.  Masks were created by stamping the sliced citrus image on a Post-It Note and cut out with Paper Snips.  The masks were placed over the lime slices.  The sliced citrus image was inked with Daffodil Delight ink and the edges of the image rolled in Crushed Curry ink then stamped on the Whisper White panel.  Repeat stamping until the open areas between the lime slices are filled.  Note:  Where the stamp is placed over the masks, press down firmly to ensure that the image stamps up to the edges of the masks.  Mat the Whisper White panel with a slightly larger panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock and adhere at the center of the card base.

A piece of Vellum cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (2-7/8").  The Vellum circle was adhered at the upper center of the Whisper White panel applying adhesive behind the center of the circle.  Two strips of Burlap ribbon were adhered over the Vellum circle using Mini Glue Dots.

The lemon/lime image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Granny Apple Green ink and punched out with the Lemon Builder punch.  The image was cleaned and inked with Daffodil Delight ink, one edge of the image rolled across the Crushed Curry stamp pad, stamped on Whisper White cardstock, and punched with the Lemon Builder punch.  The large and small leaves were stamped on strips of Whisper White cardstock using Old Olive ink to create 2 of each size of leaf.  The leaves were punched out with the Lemon Builder punch.  A large and small leaf was adhered at the back of the lemon top with a Stampin' Dimensional and a Mini Glue Dot placed was at the bottom of the lemon back.  The lemon was adhered at the center of the Burlap ribbon.  The remaining leaves were adhered behind the top of the lime with a Stampin' Dimensional and a Mini Glue Dot behind the bottom of the lime.  The lime was layered over the lemon and adhered to the card front.  

The "Happy Birthday!" image was stamped on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Old Olive ink.  Banner tails were cut into the strip to the left of the "H" in "Happy".  The banner was adhered to the card front using Mini Glue Dots with the right end of the banner flush with the right edge of the stamped panel and Burlap ribbon and the left end of the banner lying over the lemon and lime.

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Lime slices were randomly stamped at the lower right and upper left of the Whisper White liner inking the slice image with Lemon Lime Twist ink and rolling the edges of the stamp image over the Granny Apple Green ink.  Masks were placed over the lime slices and lemon slices were stamped over the lime slices inking the slice image with Daffodil Delight ink and rolling the edges of the stamp over the Crushed Curry ink.

The "To My Main Squeeze!" image was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Old Olive ink.

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The lemon/lime image was stamped at the center of the Whisper White Envelope flap using Daffodil Delight ink.  The "Happy Birthday!" image was stamped over the center of the lemon using Old Olive ink.

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Lemon Zest stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

Card Measurements -- 

Daffodil Delight:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8"; Old Olive:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2 along the 11" length; Whisper White:  2 @ 4" x 5-1/4", 2 @ 2" x 3", 4 @ 1" x 2", 1/2" x 3"; Vellum:  3" x 3"; Burlap ribbon:  2 @ 4"

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Yapha Mason   
  2. Lauren Alarid   
  3. Bronwyn Eastley   
  4. Linda Callahan   
  5. Heidi Baks   
  6. Cindy Elam   
  7. Dawn Tidd   
  8. Kelly Kent  
  9. Holly Krautkremer 
  10. Debra Burgin   
  11. Stesha Bloodhart   
  12. Tanya Boser   
  13. Mickey Roberts
  14. Mike Funke   
  15. Charlet Mallett   
  16. Lou Kitzelman

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Lemon Zest; Inks:  Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Vellum, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Burlap ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Lemon Builder punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Notes

 


Inky Friends -- Carnival of Colors Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Carnival of Colors Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to share projects featuring many of the new colors (or returning colors) following Stampin' Up!'s recent Color Revamp and some of the 2018-2020 In Colors.  To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists participating in the hop, click here.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Tanya's blog where she featured projects using the 2018-2010 In Color Blueberry Bushel.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just saw some great projects made by Shelley using the new color, Gorgeous Grape.  It really doesn't matter which way you travel through the blog hop, though; all the blogs are linked in a circle and eventually you'll visit all the stops by clicking on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons contained in every blog post.  I hope you enjoy your travels!

The color I'm featuring for the Blog Hop is Coastal Cabana.  Coastal Cabana began its life with Stampin' Up! as an In Color.  When it retired, there was a huge outcry from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and many of Stampin' Up!'s customers to bring this fun color back for inclusion into the permanent color lineup.  I'm so very glad that Stampin' Up! listened!

I have two projects to share with you.

One of the easiest ways to begin using a color that is new to you is to find a package of Designer Series Paper that contains that color.  The Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper contains some really lovely designs featuring great color combinations that include Coastal Cabana.  For this card I chose a simple color combination of Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Very Vanilla--with a few touches of Gold.  The punched shape and stamped image come from the Darling Label Punch Box.

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Darling Label Punch Box; Inks:  Crushed Curry; Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Tea Room Specialty; Embellishments:  Metallics Sequin Assortment, Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits

I think one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is a Host set called Hand Delivered.  This fun stamp set lends itself to a whole host of possibilities.  For this card I went with a Birthday card using a color combination of Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzazz.  The balloons were paper pieced by stamping the balloon image on all the colors of cardstock, cutting out two balloons from each color, and adhering them over the stamped balloons.  The shirt and dress were colored with Classic Inks and a Blender Pen.  The legs and arms were colored with an Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker.

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Hand Delivered (Host); Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie; Stampin' Blends:  Ivory; Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Blender Pens, Classic Label punch, Detailed Trio punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

 

I hope these projects have inspired you to get creative with Coastal Cabana.  For specific information about how each of these projects are made, please return in the near future.  

There are so many other great colors to experience in this Blog Hop.  To see projects featuring Gorgeous Grape, click the Next button.  To see projects featuring Blueberry Bushel, click the Previous button.

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Thanks so much for hopping with the Inky Friends!

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