Refreshing Lemonade at Paper Crafting World

Another theme at Paper Crafting World this month is Summer Food & Beverages, so I decided to work with this adorable Lemonade Stand Boy CF.  This file was just the right thing for my card; but it does double-duty, working perfectly for a scrapbook layout as well.  As the title implies…it’s very refreshing!  I’ll share my card with you first and then tell you a bit about how it came together.

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Doesn’t he just make you smile?

This is a Swing Easel Card.  I found the original tutorial on-line for the square version, but I wanted to make it into a 5″ x 7″ because I wanted to make the lemonade stand large enough to appreciate.  Here’s how I cut it so I was able to use only one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11 card stock.  You can see it’s in two pieces and I attached it on the back of the card with double-sided tape.  I have the full-sized template on my Hints, Tips & Tutorials page together with measurements for mats; the square version is there, too.

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Here’s another view from the side, so you can see how the focal image “swings” back from the easel portion of the card for a clever look…and I just love the peek-a-boo greeting it creates (which I’ll show you a bit further down).

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I used digital paper which was the perfect complement to this cut file as it’s all about lemonade and it was also a perfect match to the Bazzill Onion Skin card stock…talk about serendipity!

I used the lemons to be a place to prop the easel and added a few extra behind it to keep it from sliding back.  The lemonade stand/swing piece is held in place between the greeting and sentiment which were also matted on the blue card stock.  Here’s the peek-a-book greeting:

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And here’s the inside of the card showing the sentiment.

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The card lies flat for mailing as shown here.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how this card came together and are inspired to try a swing easel card of your own.  If you do, please share it with me so I can showcase it here!  If you like this file, you can get it at Paper Crafting World store.  And there’s a sale going on right now:

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8 Responses to “Refreshing Lemonade at Paper Crafting World”

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  1. Jeanette says:

    Such a cute cute card! Makes me want to find a lemonade stand. 😉

  2. Marcie Craig says:

    That card is so cute! I love it! hope you are having a great summer!

  3. Lynn McAuley says:

    This unique easel design is sensational, Kim! I love all the fabulous attention to detail on this fun lemonade design! And such awesome papers with this adorable bear and his lemonade stand!

  4. nclights7 says:

    Your card makes me want a nice tall glass of lemonade! It also reminds me of the lemonade stand I had as a little kid. I don’t remember how many “customers” we had, but it was fun! I love the bear! 🙂

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