Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fun with Hats and Crowns!


This weeks assignment for The Cutting Cafe was so much fun! I kinda went crazy with this assignment and made three projects...A CrownA Party Hat and A Top Hat. Out of the three the Top Hat was my favorite!

I left the top of the hat open so it could be used as a pencil holder. (I used the circle that is meant to be the top of the hat to close off the bottom of the hat.)

I cut the Top Hat out with Cricut Explore, put it together and then wrapped it in duct tape for a pieced together look. After the duct tape was on I used hot glue to make dots and lines on the hat. Once the hot glue was dry I spray painted the hat and a soup can pink and let dry. Then I put on a layer of Mod Podge to seal the paint. After the Mod Podge was dry I put on the ribbon, feathers and flowers.


The roses and the white feather I used are from The Cutting Cafe. The feather comes with the  Top Hat cutting file I curled and inked the edges and score line of it to make it pop. I also used a few different image sets from Cricut for this project...Art Nouveau for the Peacock feather, Mothers Day Bouquet for the white flower and Flower Shoppe for the black centers of the white flowers. 

I used glitter glue to dress up the flowers a bit.

I cut butterflies out of outdoor vinyl to stick on the pencils. I cut them at 1/4 inch. I am seriously impressed with the cutting abilities of this machine! I am so happy with the way this project turned out! 


A Crown, for my baby girl who just turned 3.

Echo was so excited to have her own crown!

I used theCrown card cutting file to make this. I cut out 2 of the crowns and glued them together to make it a little more sturdy. I inked the edges of the crown, sewed on the ribbon, hot glued the embellishments on and then glued the crown to a head band.

The pink flower, I made by twisting ribbon and hot gluing it together as I rolled the ribbon. 

Echo wore it for most of the day =) She would tell people "It's Echo's birthday, Mama make me a crown." She is growing up waaayyy too fast...sigh.


A Party Hat card for my Sister In Law. This was a super fun card to make!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have been inspired! 


  1. OKAY I CAN'T PICK A FAVORITE...but i am thinking it is definitely the cute little girl...she just stole the soooooooooooo rock girl

    1. She is one of the cutest things I have ever made =)

  2. LOL..I absolutely love your response to Regina...that's priceless. I just had to stop in and say...WOW!! I'm speechless. All 3 of your hats are just jaw dropping awesome. I LOOOVE the way you decorated them all so incredibly different.

  3. STUNNING! I have nothing else to say, but WOW!

  4. SUPER Cute!! I LOVE them ALL!!!

  5. Super sweet:) love all of them:) wowed! Krista

  6. Such fun projects! absolutely love the first one, the pink and black color combi is stunning! and i love that you left the top part open. Genius!

  7. Thank you for the kind words ladies! I love being on this design team! You all are awesome!


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