Thursday, April 10, 2014

April Wacky Watercooler Hop

Time for another Wacky Watercooler Hop!
Don't you love it!

You have likely arrived from Stephanie's blog.
She presented such a wonderful projects!
 If you want to back up, click this button to go backwards.

So... there are lots of samples using the Circle Treat Cups
(p 160) to hold snacks.  I pulled mine out but didn't
have M&Ms (if I did, they'd be eaten before they made
it to the treat cup!).  I kept looking at it and thought that
it would make a perfect straw hat.  My Dad liked to wear straw
hats, so this is kind of a tribute to him.   These hats can't
be put in the mail, but they sure are addictive to make!

 I messed with the 1-1/4 inch Burlap Ribbon on 
page 37 of the Celebrations Mini.  I could lay a 3"
strip across the top of the hat, but had uncovered spots
on either side.  I ended up adding small pieces of the
Burlap Ribbon and the top of the straw hat was complete.
(Note:  You need to use Sticky Strip adhesive)
For the brim, I just cut 2 circles of Crumb Cake,
using the 3" Bigz Circle Die.
Punch a 1-3/4" circle out of 1 of the Crumb Cake
pieces.  Run them both through a Square Lattice
Embossing Folder, inked with VersaMark on both sides,
(to give a textured straw-hat look) and you
have a dandy straw hat.  Insert the treat cup through
the 1-3/4" hole and glue the 2 Crumb Cake circles together.
 I added some 3/8" Raspberry Ripple Ribbon around the 
crown of the hat, to camouflage some of the adhesive.
   The "look" was completed with flowers, punched
out with the Boho Blossoms punch (p 183),

You could also adhere natural trim ribbon, or
washi tape around the straw hat crown, to
change it up or make it more masculine.

Please look for more samples of "straw hats" in
my upcoming posts!

   My second concept is a penny spinner card.
You don't have to make it a spinner card, 
as you can simply glue the butterfly in place.
The surprise is that it uses the "throw-away" portion of
the Spiral Flower Originals Die (p 32 in the Occasions).
The inner portion of the spiral is covered with
a 3 inch circle of DSP or card stock,
cut with the 3" Bigz Circle Die

I used the sentiment from the Kind & Cozy set
to complete the card.
The DSP used came from the This and That Epic Day pack

Thank you so much for stopping by jackotterstamp,
to see my hop projects.

Now hop to the next blog, to see Debbie's delightful creations.
You don't want to miss her little bees, either!

Or hop to the Home Page for the list of all 11 "hoppers".



Deborah said...

Jackie, I just love your little straw hat!! OMGosh - brilliant! Love your projects - thanks for sharing!

Buffy said...

Cute projects, Jackie! I love that hat!

Kath Ricks said...

What a cool idea for a spinner card! and you hat is cute :)

Gail said...

Love the straw hat idea. And the negative part of the spiral flower die is sooooo creative!

Terri said...

wow great projects and unique too! I never would have thought about a hat!

Crafty Medic said...

Such creative use of your materials (and scraps)! Keep it up!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Jackie! Thanks so much for being part of this blog hop. Last things first: I love the way you've used the "throw-away" portion of the Spiral Flower. What a great idea! Of course here in Canada the powers that be have done away with pennies so it would have to be either a "nickel"-spinner or else that suggestion of simply gluing the butterfly in place works, too. Now, about that first project! Why did I never see that Circle Treat Cup as a straw hat? Now that you've created yours, it's obvious that it makes a perfect straw hat. I absolutely freakin' LOVE it! My sister likes to wear a straw hat when she gardens. Guess what is going to be on her birthday card this card!

Christine said...

That little straw hat is awesome. Now I have to order some of them.
Love the creative ideas for that spiral die. I hate throwing out that negative piece.

Queenie Jeannie said...

So cute!!! LOVE the sweet little hat card! Wonderful work!

Marsha J Reed said...

Great projects, Jackie. Love that straw hat. Very cute.

Debbie Martin said...

Great idea for the left over spiral die. I purchased one of those dies because of this groups last blog hop and now a great idea for the left over! You are too smart!

Stampin' Kat said...


KatheD said...

How very creative, Jackie! I want to try a straw hat, now, too. I don't have burlap ribbon, but I bet the punched-out circle would work if I embossed it, too. Great ideas, thanks!