Sweet Citrus Clean and Simple Thank You Card

by Joanne James20. March 2023 15:25

Happy Monday everyone! Today I've a quick post to share an even quicker clean and simple card that I made that was inspired by both the 'signs of spring' inspiration photo over at The Card Concept and uses Judy's layout over at Freshly Made Sketches:


When I saw Judy's sketch that trio of circles took me straight to my Sweet Citrus bundle again and the colours and lemons at The Card Concept, along with the pattern on the blue and white vase, I knew where I was headed - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I used a Night of Navy card base as I wanted my blue and white patterned paper as an accent border behind my lemons, and went hunting through my stash of retired papers for the patterned paper. It's a little more like a tile pattern rather than Delft pottery, but I think it works. I added a strip across the width of my card, added a trio of lemons, stamped and embossed and cut in one using my Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder, tucked in a couple of pairs of leaves left over from another project and added a trio of enamel dots and a simple heat embossed sentiment from 'Sending Smiles' as I was in need of thank you cards:

That's all there is to it - so straightforward, yet the bright citrus colours against the navy and white and the dry embossed detailing make this an interesting clean and simple card. I had more of the designer paper left over, so I used it to decorate the envelope flap too - do you ever do that? It's a great way to add a pop of colour and pizzazz - I like to think it cheers up not just the recipient but the postman too!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I took a break from today's household chores to type this, so I think it's time to get back to it! Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

Jenny Martin
Jenny MartinAustralia
3/22/2023 11:18:49 AM #

This is beautiful and such a perfect take on the inspiration! Thanks for joining us at The Card ConceptSmile

Claire A
Claire AAustralia
3/23/2023 9:16:43 AM #

I think that pretty paper definitely works! Gorgeous take on those challenges Joanne - love how those lemons pop against the dark blue!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/23/2023 11:25:01 PM #

Blue and yellow - classic! Love that clean layout too. This citrus bundle is another one I wish I'd bought, especially when I see great things like this made from it. Smile

Karen Letchworth
Karen LetchworthUnited States
3/25/2023 9:02:13 PM #

This is stunning, Joanne.  I want to say THANK YOU for sharing this lovely card with us at The Card Concept.  We're always so grateful for your participation and we look forward to having you join us again soon.

I also invite you to come play along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday.  Always Anything Goes/Family Friendly with amazing prizes.  This week, we have a UK Sponsor, and I would love to have you enter for the chance to WIN.

Karen L, DT
The Card Concept
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Karen Ksenzakovic
Karen KsenzakovicUnited States
3/28/2023 4:43:32 PM #

Love you clean design Joanne and the colors are perfect for our challenge. Who can resist lemons Smile  Thank you for joining us at The Card Concepts Karen (DT)

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