August Pals Hop

Welcome to the August Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring fun and creative 3-dimensional projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.
You've likely hopped over from Patti MacLeith, I'm stop number 8 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for 3-D paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track!

Hats are super popular, especially this mini top hat.  My daughter Mackie and I first saw the "headband" mini top hats on Glee, then after the royal wedding, hats of all kind are a hit.  I do credit my daughter Mackie for today's hat and the choice of the new SDSP Mocha Morning that was used.  I was a bit stumped on what to do, and I asked her if she had any ideas.  She thought for a while and suggested a hat.

I built the top hat out of plain black cs, the top is a 3 1/2 inch circle and the base is a 5 inch circle.  I embossed both with black embossing powder using the scroll stamp from Baroque Motifs.  After I assembled the hat, I cut a strip of the beautiful black flocked Mocha Morning SDSP and attached it.  Crumb cake seam binding made the trim and a tail was left in the back.

The rich razzleberry flower was made using the pennant punch.  The pennant was crimped, crumpled, separated.  I snipped at the base so I could curl and glue to form each petal.  I assembled the flower on a 3/4 circle and curled the ends under.  I made my own button with a punch of the SDSP layered on black cardstock and punched two button holes with my crop-a-dile.  I then threaded rich razzleberry ribbon and tied a knot, and topped it of with a basic rhinestone.  I thought that the flower needed more, so I frayed and twisted some crumb cake ribbon to get some texture.  Black ribbon and more of the rich razzleberry ribbon was layered behind it all.  We do need to get a black headband, then I will figure out a way to attach it, and Mackie can have fun with it.

I made a matching card, just because I love the paper and color scheme.  I used basic black and embossed it with the stripe EF.  Before I ran it through though, I inked the folder with my versamark pad.  After I embossed it, I put some black embossing powder on it and heat embossed it.  It was not perfect, it would be better to brayer the versamark on after using the stripes folder for a more precise  look.

The sentiment was flag cut and stamped with the cherish stamp, the decorative label with the medallion stamp both are from the Baroque Motifs stamp set.  A bit of crumb cake seam binding ribbon makes the bow.  The itty bitty punch pack was used for the small flowers.  I left the inside blank for now since this can be used for any type of sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment to know what you think about this project, I love to hear from you.  I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Nina Dee at, stop number 9 on the August PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Stephanie Uzee at Stampin' with Suzee
  2. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  3. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  4. Jason Casper at Jason's Stampin' Pad
  5. Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy Designs
  6. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  7. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  8. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  9. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  10. Leah O'Brien at My Stampin' Room
  11. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  12. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  13. Kylie Nicolsi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  14. Pam Giudici at Wacky Whippet Stamper
  15. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  16. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  17. Martha Stewart at Seasons of Stamping
  18. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  19. Barb Furlong at the Love of Stamping


Patti Willey said…
Striking! Love the hat!! and who doesn't love a little black in their life! I also like the way you've changed up the typical horizontal Designer Label and moved it vertically! Genius!
Anonymous said…
Love the Hat. This would be a cute project for the Thanksgiving table!
Katy McGloin said…
Stunning! I am thinking of all the possibilities... great inspiration!
debra said…
WOWSA! What creativity you put to work for our enjoyment. Yours was the first email I opened today, and I was inspired for the whole day already. Now, I have to open the "boring" emails!!!!
Miranda said…
This hat is adorable! TFS
Miranda :)
phillip46 said…
Your daughter has your talent, and I bet that's a wonderful hobby you ladies share. The hat and card are priceless and just over the top with creativity. You girls rock!`

Patti MacLeith said…
Your hat is fantastic! I like the matching card, too!
So chic and elegant!! I love it! Thanks for a great idea to try!
Mikki said…
Sandie, Wow!!! very creative with the hat. Love all the details on it and an amazing matching card to go with it. Beautiful!!!
Mike Funke said…
The hat is totally awesome! Great job. I'm going to have to try that - I think I have enough time between now and Easter to master the art! ;-)
Anonymous said…
so so rich....I love it
Linda Fisher said…
OMGosh girl.....fantastic! Wouldn't these have been cute at a certain girls 13th birthday party!!
Patti said…
Wow, this is stunning. So much detail. Kudos to your daughter for inspiring you.
Kylie said…
the hat is beautiful. when i first looked at it i thought it was a candle wrap. maybe you should think about making some of those in christmas colors to give as gifts this year. they would make beautiful table centerpieces :)
Pam~ said…
This is a beautiful combo! You're a genius creating that gorgeous hat ... love it! The matching card is just as stunning!
Mary said…
Super project Sandie - I just love the hat. Thanks so much for sharing the details with us.
Mary Fish said…
So inventive! Love the colors.

Hugs, M

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