Lemonade Stand Easel Card

Lemonade Stand Easel Card: Gecko Galz Guest Designer

Hello, Friends!  Summertime and lemonade just seem to go together.  I’m sharing a darling Lemonade Stand Easel Card as a Guest Designer for Gecko Galz today.  It’s just loaded with summer sunshine and lemony goodness.

See?  I told you it was cute!  This 6″ square card features patterned papers from Authentique’s “Endless” collection and digital images from Gecko Galz.  Gorgeous Little Birdie Jamie Moonlight Flowers make everything feel and cool.

Most of the images on this card come from the totally adorable “Let’s Make Lemonade” Digital Collage Sheet.   I added some additional layers and contrast with an image from Bingo Cards Digital Collage Sheet and Ephemera Days Digital Collage Sheet.   A vintage button from my stash  and a bow tied with 3/8″ Yellow Gingham Ribbon completes the ensemble.

Lemonade Stand Easel Card: Tips and Tricks for Working with Digital Images

Here are a few tips and tricks that you can use if you have not worked with digital images before:

  • Print on high quality cardstock.  I use Epson Matte Premium Presentation Paper for high resolution images.
  • Always set your printer properties to the High Quality setting.
  • You can print the digital sheet exactly as it comes from Gecko Galz.  Or, you can use a photo editing program to crop and resize images to suit your project.  That is what I did with this card.
  • Cropped images can be pasted into a Word file.  This way, you can size the paper to 8 1/2″ x 11, which fits most all printers.  Cropping and pasting means that you don’t use ink/paper on images that you don’t intend to use.
  • Let images dry overnight, or heat set gently with your heat gun.  This will prevent the ink from smudging when handled.
Lemonade Stand Easel Card: A Peek Inside

Create a pocket for your easel card by cutting the liner paper for the card interior about 3″ longer than the panel.  Then just score, fold, and adhere the sides to make an instant pocket.

Create a little tea bag wallet by scoring and folding a strip of white cardstock.  Make a belly band from scraps and decorate with fussy cut images and flowers.

Iced tea is just as refreshing as lemonade, and you can make an icy cold glass using the tea bag tucked inside the wallet.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures.  I’ll be back soon with more Gecko Galz creations!

Thanks for stopping by!




10 thoughts on “Lemonade Stand Easel Card

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Another fresh and lemony make, Kathy! Love the papers almost as much as i enjoy a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. The tiny spoon inside is a sweet surprise and your easel card design is very inspiring! One of these days, I’m going to surprise you and make an easel card in your honor! Just heard on the news we are going to get cooler weather this weekend–yippeee! Hugs!

  2. lynn legge

    Kathy this is so summery…I love it
    you add the perfect embellishments every time….I love the flowers and you cant go wrong with tea…id love this in my mailbox

    have a wonderful weekend

  3. Helen

    This card is totally summer, Kathy. The tea bag pocket is delightful…a pocket like this can hold a bit of chocolate, too. (Sorry, but chocolate wins over tea for me! lol) Thanks for sharing this card, the link to the digital images and Authentique paper collection. Your tips for working with the digital products is so helpful. Hugs!

  4. Martie Rollin

    A perfect card for our how summer weather…forecast is for 87 today! LOVE easel cards!! thanks for the tip on creating an easy little pocket. the inside bird paper is delightful! Well done!

  5. Suzy Q

    So so cute Kathy! I’ve made a bunch of your easel cards from way back when and they are always a big hit! Luv these colors! And thanks so much for the tips on doing the digitals. I have been wanting to try a digital …just haven’t yet. But, luv luv those Gecko Galz Digital Designs!!! Hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Cheryl Wells

    As always Kathy, another fabulous card – whoever receives your cards are very fortunate – love it!!!

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