Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons Card Folio

Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love lemons?  They take center stage on this Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons card folio.  I’ve layered up pretty papers with my Amazing Paper Grace Bella Luce Oval dies to create this summery card confection.

TIP: Create realistic looking texture and dimension on your fussy cuts.  Place the fussy cut face down on a foam  mat.  Then use a large ball stylus to gently round the edges and center of the fruit and the foliage.  This actually wrinkles the paper a bit, and makes the lemons pop off the page.

Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons Card Folio: Tips and Tricks

Gold foil accents in the 12×12 Fruit Paradise Pad add a touch of elegance to this card design.  I like to save those foiled papers sparingly.  So the base layers of this card are made with papers from the Fruit Paradise A4 Pad.   This saves me money, and I can use that glamorous foiled paper where it will be seen!

TIP:  Use a “triangle” in your card design whenever you can.  It helps to move the eye around your creation so that all the elements will be seen.  On this card, I created a triangle with the placement of my flowers. Try this trick next time you are struggling with card composition.  It really works!

Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Creating a box pocket inside the card allows you to tuck in some lovely goodies.  And the little sentiment pocket on the top of the card is a great place to add a greeting or a gift card.  Now your card doubles as a gift!

I’ve been on the search for more of these charming vintage silver plate spoons.  This lovely teaspoon has been polished up and made party-ready.  The diamond shape is the smallest die i the Bella Luce Oval Die set.  Die cut and emboss for maximum impact.  Then shade the raised edges lightly with a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The large packet is imported vanilla custard tea biscuits to accompany the tea and honey stick.

You simply have to have Lemon Tea with a lemon themed card!  This little tea wallet is so sweet!

I can picture this card as a guest at a picnic in a field of flowers somewhere…and yes, there are gauzy white dresses in the photo!  To see more Fruit Paradise projects, click HERE. And, I’ve listed this card in my ETSY shop, should you wish to purchase it.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




10 thoughts on “Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons Card Folio

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Love this fresh and invigorating color palette f these papers and embellishments! The front of this folio is beautifully decorated, and that oval die cut catches my attention every time you use it! These papers are gorgeous and you are inspiring me to get some designer paper out and craft! The spoon is gorgeous and is a wonderful bonus for the recipient! Sending hugs!

  2. Helen

    Kathy, thanks for sharing this delightful card and the tips to add special touches. The colors here are so cheerful. I always enjoy your inside pockets and what you put inside them. This one has everything needed for a relaxing break (while crafting, of course :)) Hope you take time for this, too.

  3. lynn legge

    Kathy I love this sunshiney card….you have the perfect touch for these folio cards….im addicted to them, have a great week my friend….hugs

  4. Cheryl Wells

    You did it again, Kathy!! This is definitely one of my favorites – love the lemons and green with the pink – just so refreshing!!! Love it!!

  5. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a gorgeous, Summery card. Lemons are one of God’s most wonderful fruits in my opinion. This card makes me want to sit under a shade tree and sip that wonderful tea or drink some cool lemonade! The colors and embellishments are so beautiful and what delightful surprises on the inside! Also, I’m thinking I might have to have that stunning Amazing Paper Grace die. Your tips are so greatly appreciated, I always learn something new to try! Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

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