Saturday, December 17, 2022

Sweet Grapefruit - Stampin' Up! Sweet Citrus

   It's winter citrus time at my house!  We get a farm box delivered each week with fresh local produce but once winter hits citrus from a small family run farm in Florida gets added to the box.  The grapefruit, oranges and tangelos are a welcome burst of color and flavor in the gray/brown of Virginia winter! So I was inspired to use the new Sweet Citrus bundle to play along with the Freshly Made Sketched challenge.

  The 2 circles in the sketch seemed like a perfect match for some ruby red grapefruits!  I stamped the peels in Mango Melody and then centers in Polished Pink.  I used the die to cut them out and then tried to match the images as best I could to the embossing folder to add the fun texture.  There's an easier way but I already had them cut out before I knew I wanted the texture!

  The leaves are stamped in Shaded Spruce and then die cut.  I tucked the leaves under the fruit then adhered them to the card front with the front most piece popped on dimensionals.

  The flower is stamped in Polished Pink and Mango Melody both stamped off for a lighter look.  The flower is popped up on a double layer of dimensionals so it sit higher than the popped grapefruit.

  The sentiment is stamped in Memento black.  It's not quite where the sketch has the sentiment but I wanted to use this one since I think it might be a good Happy New Years card. So I hope the team at FMS forgives me for the slight alteration!

 You can order the Sweet Citrus bundle starting on January 5th when the Jan.-April mini catalog goes live for customers.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Citrus

Ink: Mango Melody, Polished Pink, Shaded Spruce, Memento Black

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Polished Pink

Accessories: Sweet Citrus hybrid embossing folder/dies, dimensionals


  1. I love the fresh, pretty colors on this sweet card! and the textures are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Love the way the grapefruit fit the sketch perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS.

  3. What a breath of fresh air with these colors! Love this set and how you used it. So glad you joined us at FMS! Happy New Year!


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