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Make a Cute Lemon Card With the Citrus Bliss Collection!
When life hands you lemons, make an adorable card! Come see how to use the Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss Collection to create a summery card.
When we first sold the Citrus Bliss Collection a couple of months ago, I fell in love. The papers and extras were so bright and cheery that I found myself adding them to my cart. I honestly fell in love with the wood veneers because, of course, there was a pineapple in the mix. My obsession with pineapples continues, folks! However, I actually picked up the wood veneers because I wanted to incorporate the lemon with the saying "When life hands you lemons..." into a project. I figured I could pretty be clever with this little wood veneer and somehow incorporate it into a card.
I also picked up the 12x12 paper pad since the designs included in it were hard to pass up. There were cute designs like lemons, pineapples, flamingos, fun geometric patterns and more! I ended up using the lemon patterned paper along with the orange polka dot paper for my card. Very citrusy, right? Hello, Summer! Since I wanted to be a little more playful with this card, I went with a drink reference inside, because sometimes when life gets you down, you need a drink to pick you back up. :)
This is an easy card to make, especially for all of you card making beginners. There are no special techniques incorporated in this card, just cutting and gluing!
Here's what you'll need:
- Card Base
- Citrus Bliss 12x12 Paper Pad
- Washi Tape
- Tape Runner
- Citrus Bliss Wood Veneers
- Dimensional Foam Squares
- Alpha Stamps
- Ink Pad
Let's get crafty!
Grab lemon patterned piece of paper and cut out 10 lemons.
Next, cut a piece of the orange polka dot paper so it is 5 1/4 inches wide and 4 inches long.
Add a strip of washi tape about an inch up from the bottom of your card.
Add glue to the back of your wood veneer lemon that says: "When life hands you lemons..." and glue it on top of your washi tape towards the right side of your card. Then, add foam squares to the back of your paper lemons you cut out and place them on your card. I placed my lemons on my card in different directions. I also placed some of my lemons off of my paper.
After all of your lemons have been added, flip your paper over and trim the lemons that are hanging over the edge.
Grab your alpha stamps and stamp your message on the inside. I went with "Make a drink", but you could add any phrase you would like.
Finally, add glue to the back of your paper and glue it to the center of your card base.
That's it! You are left with the perfect summery card to give to a friend just because, or if they have had a rough week and need a good laugh!
I just love how fun and cheery the Citrus Bliss Collection is. Now, I need to come up with a project for that cute wood veneer pineapple!