Saturday, October 31, 2009

NEW BLOG DESIGN AND THE HAT TUTORIAL

Pretty obvious that I have changed things up a bit on my blog. The names a little different but the address is still the same. This magnificent background and header was designed by the fabulous Penny Duncan of PENNY DUNCAN CREATIONS. She has the most amazing FREE blog bling, SVG files, digital files and gorgeous art work. She is such a sweet and generous person, I just can't say enough nice things about her so so please go check out her blog.

Now, on to the tut.

This is for the hat card found HERE.



I used my circle punch and the guide that came with it for the base. I traced 3 circles using the outer part of the plastic as a guide, 2 of white card stock (CS) and one of patterned paper(pp). One white circle was left as is for the bottom. The second white circle was punched and I kept both the inner punched part and the outer leftover piece.


I used the inner part of the plastic guide to make a circle of pp and sewed this onto the punched white cs. All edges were sponged with bordering blue su ink. I threw on a spellbinders die for a little extra girlyness.
















This is the leftover piece from the white cs punched part layered on pp. This was attached to the white cs base.







Cut a strip of cs 9in. X 1.5 in. and score along the length at 1/4 on either side.

Then cut notches along the edge of each side and a bone folder was used to bend these edges in toward the center.



Layers of pp and trim were added and the entire thing was looped around and the loose ends attached together.



A circle, 2.5in. in diameter was made using a compass and attached on one side (doesn't matter which one).





Another circle about 3 inch in diameter was made using a compass and the edges were scalloped using a corner punch. You will see coming up that my edges were a little skimpy so you might want to make yours a little bigger say 3 1/4-3 1/2 maybe. Play with it and see what you like.









The whole thing is then attached to the top part of the hat base and the scalloped edges were bent over the sides to cover the cs and make a decorative trim. You can see that mine are a little short so it would probably be better to make your circle just a bit larger than my 3 inch one.







The top is attached to the bottom base with a brad. It was put in the area where the two ends met on the upper part so that the bow would cover everything up nicely.




It swivels apart and is ready for your decoration of choice on the inside.







I used my E6000 glue to attach the bow and flowers because they just didn't want to stay put. That stuff will glue just about anything but I did have to hold it together for a while before it stayed put.

Hope this made sense and if you make on PLEASE let me know so I can admire your work!
Have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Peet said...

wow, love the hat! Gorgeous Kim!!!

Amy said...

Love your new blog look, Kim, it's so beautiful! And thanks for the awesome tutorial, I was wondering how you made that!

Tasha said...

Your so clever Kim i love all the different resources you used to make this beautiful hat!
love tasha xx

Candy said...

Very clever Kim and many thanks for the tutorial. If and when I make one you will be the first one to see it.
Love the new look and name of your blog!
Hugs, Candy

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Kim this is so cool, awesome job.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

So pretty! Great tutorial!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE your new Blog Look.....Very Pretty!
That hat you made is so darn amazing and cute....thanks for the Instructions!
Hugs.....

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Thanks for the tutorial! That hat project was super.

my5bratz said...

W-O-W!!!!!!!

and the new look blog is fab :0)

Amy Johnson said...

wow! Love the new look of your blog! And the hat creation is so pretty and creative! I'm so impressed!