Super fun! I promised you when I shared these other citrus cards using the new Lemon Zest stamp set, that I'd do a whole post with ideas for the Lemon Builder Punch. Sometimes with larger punches we need a little help with layout and design, don't we?
Whether you get the punch or just hand-cut your own lemons and leaves, you are really going to enjoy this set. It's SO colorful and cheerful! And perfect for these hot summer days. Look at this fun new combo:
Suggested Stampin' Up Color Combination:
Quick TIPS for the Lemon Builder punch:
- The lemon is large, so placement is everything. I like it best overlapped and grouped with other lemons, leaves or slices.
- Adding leaves and lemon slices (punched out with the 1.75 inch circle punch and then cut in half) helps the viewer immediately correctly identify the fruit as a lemon, especially if you don't have a lemony saying on the front of the card.
- It was designed large on purpose, so that you can actually stamp the sayings on the lemons themselves, if you want. Fun!
- The other fun thing about it being so large is it's perfect for scrapbook elements! I'll have to use this for my Amalfi Coast lemon grove photos. Best gelato anywhere in Italy!
Ready to recreate these at home? Here's what you'll need:
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