Friday, July 19, 2019

Hats Off to You!

Happy Friday Cottage Cutz fans!  It's Jeanne today and I think I may have a new favorite die!  It's from the brand new birthday release.  I used it today to make this festive birthday card.
I started with a sketch from Splitcoaststampers.  Ultimately, I altered the sketch a bit but I did follow it in the basics.
Because the Party Hats die has the potential for a lot of colors, I decided this would be a good time to use my scraps.   I went to my scrap stash and picked out colors I thought would look good together.  I cut the die seven times.
Then I just started making hats.  I knew I wanted three hats, but I decided to make seven and save the others for later.  I also had a lot of extra streamers left over.
I made a card base from purple card stock 6 x 9 inches folded in half to 6 x 4.5 inches.  This varies from the sketch which is square.  I cut an orange panel 5.75 x 4.25 inches and two strips 1.125x 4.25 inches.
I glued the strips 1.125 inches from the top and bottom.  I used the two largest stitched rectangle dies to cut a panel in peacock and one in white.  I stamped the sentiment at an angle to go with the idea of throwing the hats in the air.
The panel is centered on the card base - another variation from the sketch.  I added the hats on foam dots and filled the white space with streamers. 
For the card interior I used the Birthday Cupcake Greeting die and snipped off the cupcake since I didn't think it went with the party hat theme.  However, the font and balloon coordinated super well with the streamers on the card.
I adhered this to a white panel on the inside of the card.
By cutting the die seven times I had lots of choices for the hats and I had leftover hats, streamers and hat pieces for other cards.  As an added bonus, I used up some of my scraps!

The Birthday release is on sale for a limited time and features some great dies.  Stop by the online store to see them all!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is such a festive card- - love the party hats and the colors you used to create them- nice work with the sketch as well

Joanne said...

I love the fun party hats. Beautiful work Jeanne!

Sukie said...

Such a fun and festive card! I love how you used all of the hats on the front of your card with the sentiment on the inside!

Pam MacKay said...

Adorable party hats so festive and fun!