Sunday, January 29, 2023

Sweet Citrus for PP625

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always fabulous Joanne is hosting our Sketch Challenge.
I do love a sketch challenge and this one is F-U-N! There is so much possibility, I know I’ll be using this layout again and again. I sure hope you will get crafty and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create with this awesome Sketch Challenge!  

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.

Color Combo: 
Ok, I’ll admit it, this card is a LOT! Haha! When I saw the sketch I was inspired to use the Sweet Citrus Bundle from the Stamp’ Up!® January - April Mini Catalog. The bundle includes the stamps, embossing folder and a die set that works with both. It’s such a fun set and is already a favorite for me. 

I started by stamping a bunch of fruit images. I went with grapefruit because the pink and yellow color combo just makes me happy. Well, I guess the could be lemons…so let’s compromise and say it’s a combination of both. Once I started placing my images on the card, I realized that this is going to be one of those cards that has a lot going on. I don’t mind though because the combination of colors and images is so bright and cheerful, I don’t think anyone would mind finding this card in their mailbox. 

I really had a hard time figuring out how I wanted to add the sentiment. I tried it on a bunch of different shaped dies and finally decided on a square for a little contrast against all of the round fruit. Truth be told, I don’t love that ribbon detail completely but I wanted a little texture and really couldn’t FIT ribbon anywhere else on the card. Haha! I think it’s a happy card and I hope you think so too. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Flirty Flamingo Card Base: 4-1/4”  x 11", scored at 5-1/2”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Flowers & More Designer Series Paper (Host Exclusive): 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp fruit / flowers in Mango Melody & Flirty Flamingo inks, stamp leaves in Granny Apple Green ink 
  • Die-cut all images with coordinating dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Tahitian Tide ink, then die-cut with square from Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Sweet Sorbet Metallic Woven Ribbon & Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! Surprise…I added even MORE fruit! Why NOT, right? Do you remember that movie “Mrs. Doubtfire”? There is a scene in that movie that popped in my head when I made this card where Robin Williams sneakily throws a lime at Pierce Brosnan’s head. Then exclaims: “It was a run by fruiting!” That’s how I’m describing this card. It’s just SO MUCH fruit! :-) I do have a cute thank you card all ready to pop in the mail so I’m pretty happy about that. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 3rd, 2023
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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

Product List
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad


  1. You already know how much I love much sunshiney, citrusy fun all in one little card! Love it!

  2. I love that you went with pink grapefruit! This is a new favorite, Anne Marie, it's so pretty!

  3. Anne Marie, I would never have put these colors together - but they work beautifully and make me realize that I really need to get out of my color safety zone. I love the bright, fresh, zingy feel of the colors and the elements. Fabulous use of the sketch! This card is like a long cold drink on a hot summer's day! love it

  4. Oh, how I love this card, Anne Marie! I love the pink grapefruit you have created. As always, the inside is just as awesome as the front. Great job, my friend!

  5. I love everything about this card Anne Marie! The colour combo is fab and those grapefruit against the blue background just pop! I have yet to open and play with my bundle - but I think I'm going to CASE your card to start with (including the ribbon lol!)

  6. Oh Anne Marie, I love this card. The fruit and the color combo is beautiful!!!! This fruit looks good enough to eat. Just perfect! Have a a great weekend, My Friend!

  7. Hello, Anne Marie. After seeing your beautiful card, I really wanted a pink grapefruit! This card is beautifully evocative of the freshness of citrus. Wonderful.
    Xoxo, Fran


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Anne Marie