Saturday, April 12, 2014

More Straw Hats

As promised, over the next couple days, I will share some more Straw Hats.
There is almost nothing that represents Spring more joyfully than a straw hat!
Please see the previous post for more detailed directions.

This straw hat includes Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape.
It features the Happy Day set, with it's wonderful sentiments.
Colors:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green,
Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

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".


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I have an upcoming event where the hostess wants
vintage projects, so have been "messing around". 
The Bird Builder Punch is always a good starting
point for vintage cards!

Colors:  Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar,
Soft Sky

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lattice Die Pattern

I enjoy the Bigz Lattice die, but don't use it as often
as I should!  Dawn at DoStamping demonstrated how
to line up the patterns and I really liked it.
I also added the concept of making a flower out of 
the punched out pieces.

Set:  Oh, Hello