Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CSS release day 7 - rag dolls

I am so excited to get to share today's projects - I'm in love with this line of rag dolls!

Everything about it reminds me of the handmade dolls I lovingly created for my kids last Christmas :)

But since we're in the dead heat of summer right now, what's better than ice-cold lemonade?  I created a gift ensemble of a stand-shaped card, a stand-shaped notepad, and a mason jar filled with.... what else than lemonade sachets?

For my lemonade-stand notepad, I cut a stack of computer paper with the rag doll house die.  I then die cut a cover and end stand out of kraft cardstock.  I stamped the rag doll house: stand, and created a lemonade stand (if you'd rather, there are images to create a produce stand instead!)  I masked off the "fresh squeezed daily" sign to be able to stamp a row of lemonade glasses in behind.  After some light coloring, I took my unbound notepad to my local office supply store and let them do the rest :) 

I created a little card to go along with the notepad.  I die-cut a full stand, and then created a folded white card-base that was slightly shorter than the height of the stand.  By passing it through my die-cutter, but not allowing it to cut at the top, I ended up with a perfectly-shaped card base.

And the little guy manning the lemonade stand?  His name is Jake, and he usually sits on a fun greeting, but I cut him out and popped him into the stand.  Isn't he so cute??  I can't stand it.  I will buy all of your lemonade, little boy.... and keep the change...

I paper-pieced the lemonade stand, but colored Jake and the lemonade glasses in with copic markers.

To complete my ensemble, I had the hubs drill a hole through the top of a mason-jar lid.  I crammed as many lemonade sachets as I could into the jar, and topped it off with a stripped straw, a
favor flag and image from the favor flags set.  This mason jar is the perfect way to enjoy a tall glass of cold lemonade without the summer bugs getting inside :)

I hope you enjoyed what I've created!

Click over to see what the other girls have made with these adorable rag dolls!

Suzanne (guest)
Ryann (guest)
Virginia (guest)


  1. How darling is this ensemble!!! So excited your hubs could help out.:) That is one fabulous lemonade stand and great idea for a notebook! I am so making one now.

  2. A rag doll notepad? You amaze me!

  3. More CUTENESS today here on your blog!!! I think we are right on the same path ........ I have some mason jar lids from TomKat that have flower cut out in them YIKES so cute!!! Love that little rag doll ~ she is a cutie pie!!!

  4. You did such a fun job with the dolls! SO cute! I love love the little tablet! My 8 year old is going to have to have one too!

  5. So cute. I LOVE that little notepad!

  6. Eeek, so cute!! I love your little guy maning his stand! And that notepad is super fun!

  7. I absolutely LOVE your little lemonade stand notepad. It's adorable!!

  8. This is what I love about you Elena! You give every project absolutely everything! You think of all the details! GENIUS!

  9. This is absolutely jaw-dropping, Elena! You sure rock with this DT assignment! Love the lemonade note book!! So creative you are!!

  10. What a FUN set Elena!!! The lemonade notebook is so much fun and I love the mason jar idea. The little flag on top of the jar is such a cute detail!

  11. WONDERFUL set! Love your design, your coloring and those super sweet images! Hugs, Karin

  12. So adorable, and I am totally into jars right now. Do you know they sell a lid that you can drink from, kinda looks like a to-go coffee lid. I'm totally going to get one.