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 http://papercraftsbypatti.blogspot.com/, 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 http://www.deesignsbyninadee.blogspot.com/, stop number 9 on the August PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" by!
- Stephanie Uzee at Stampin' with Suzee
- Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
- Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
- Jason Casper at Jason's Stampin' Pad
- Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy Designs
- Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
- Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
- Leah O'Brien at My Stampin' Room
- Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
- Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
- Kylie Nicolsi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
- Pam Giudici at Wacky Whippet Stamper
- Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
- Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
- Martha Stewart at Seasons of Stamping
- Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
- Barb Furlong at the Love of Stamping