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!