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Retiring – Lemon Zest Stamp Set & Lemon Builder Punch

On June 4th Stampin’ Up!’s new 2019-2020 catalog will be out….but that means that the stamp sets that will be retiring will be gone forever.  So for the next  few weeks, I’m going to highlight my favorite retiring sets.

I started this blog 1 year and 12 days ago….and the first stamp set that I blogged about and one of the first stamp sets I bought was Lemon Zest.  I liked it because I thought some of the sayings were funny….and it was getting close to summer and I thought it would be a fun, bright set to use and it came with a cute lemon punch too!


You can see the some of cards I posted like the first card I made using this stamp set which was a birthday card for My Main Squeeze, then a fun card It’s A Lemon Zest-y Day! and I even turned the lemons into oranges in this post: Lemon… it’s Orange Zest time!

I haven’t used this stamp set in a while, so I pulled it out and this is what happened when I started playing with the stamps:



And I found out something that I didn’t know a year ago….the 1 3/4” circle punch fits perfectly to punch out the lemon slices!  No more fussy cutting! So much easier and faster!


If you’d like to make this card, this is what you’ll need:

  • Lemon Zest Stamp Set
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score at 4 1/4”
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4” and 3 1/8” x 4 1/8”
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (Retired) – Cut 3” x 4” and a piece cut 4” x 1”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4” (inside) plus scraps for lemons, slices and leaves
  • Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight and Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Black Baker’s Twine
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals


If you have the Lemon Zest stamp set and haven’t used it in a while, pull it out and get reacquainted!  Summer is coming and it’s the perfect time for lemons and lemonade!  If you don’t have the Lemon Zest stamp set yet, put it on your list and then head on over to my online Stampin’ Up! Store (see link below) and put it in your cart to purchase!  And don’t forget the Lemon Builder Punch!  This stamp set is guaranteed to be available until May 24th…and then it’s while supplies last before it’s gone for good on June 4th.

This post also included one of my favorite colors – Lemon Lime Twist.  This is one of the five 2017-2018 In-Colors that will also be retiring on June 3rd.  All the items associated with these colors – ink pads, re-inkers, cardstock and ribbons will be retiring and are only available while supplies last!  If you bought the ink pads, but not the refills, it’s a good idea to purchase those while you can so you can continue to use these ink colors!

Happy Stamping!

These are the products I used to make today’s card. Click on any image and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up! Store.  Thank you for shopping with me and choosing me to be your demonstrator!  If you need help placing an order and need help with choosing which products you need for your projects, please let me know and I’ll be glad to help you.  And don’t forget….please use the following HOST CODE when prompted during check-out:


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