Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mad about Mad Hatter Hats Paper Crafting Tutorial

I am just mad for Mad Hatter hats!  Having grown up loving Alice in Wonderland, then my oldest was the Cheshire cat in her High School play... and my adoration of all things Steam Punk (a mixture of science fiction and fantasy with advanced technology based on steam power.. very Doctor Who and it ties into one of my favorite movies Kate and Leopold).  When a friend and crafter, Ashley, called wanting to have a Private Class and create Mad Hatter hats... I was bubbling over with excitement!!  YES!!  So join me with this fun tutorial on making these cute hats.
Create these cute hats with:
*Etcetera Designer Series Paper (#130129)
*Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper (#130144)
*Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (#126926)
Very Vintage Designer Buttons (#129327)
Antique Brads (#117273)
*Vintage Trinkets (#118764)
*Large Pearl Jewels (#125577)~ON SALE this week on the Weekly Deal!!
Pearl Jewels (#119247)
*Victoria Crochet Trim (#118481)
*Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Trim (#130022)
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (#120992)
Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (#120999)
Circles Collection Framelits (#130911)
Spiral Flower Originals Die (#129379 Occasions Mini)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
Hot Glue, Bobby Pins, Ribbon...
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OK so this is my second youngest and you have to admit - these adorable hats ROCK!! 
See this tutorial below:
Using a Dixie Cup as my template... cut up one side and remove the base of the cup. 
Lay it out over the back of the paper you want to use.  Trace with a pen. 
*Cut out the template with sharp scissors, our Paper Snips (#103579) and Craft Scissors (#108360) are great high-quality tools that make precision cuts showing how GOOD You are!!
* When cutting the template out - also cut 1/2"-1/4" on one side - out side of your template for a lip.  Use this lip for adhesive.
Using the Circle Collections Framelits they have the perfect fit for this project and the base that matches the template!  Cutting out the base for the smaller side, for the larger side of the hat and the hat brim with the Circle Collection Framelits on the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Magnetic Platform.
Cut 4 strips 6" x 1/2" to use for structure and to hold the bases of the hat to the open holes.
Hot Glue the strips the each side open in the hat.  Making an 'X' of these strips will support the structure while holding the 'lids' to the hat.
Here is my Mad Hatter style hats in the *Etcetera Designer Series Paper with Very Vintage Designer Buttons adhered like a corset.  Tie on the Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon for a pretty coordinated bow - this'd make a great wedding party hat or non-traditional bridal hat.
This very cool *Modern Medley Designer Series Paper has a beautiful Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight rose made with the Spiral Flower Die.  Accented with the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon and Antique Brad for a cool look.. now to find a reason to wear it!!  Adding the adhesive backed *Large Pearl Jewels (on sale through Monday on the Weekly Deals) for a pretty center to the rose.
This cute Lamb card in the Spiral Flower Die Rose with *Large Pearl Jeweled center accented *Etcetera Designer Series Paper for a cool vintage looking Mad Hatter hat.  Accented with the *Victoria Crochet Trim and Antique Brads... it's a wonderful vintage looking accessory.  Add the *Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Trim to the top for a fun feminine accent.
The *Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper is a cool combination of colors and design for an elegant look. Create a 'Corset' look (very Steam Punk) with the Vintage Trinkets brads before adhering hat so that the brads are hidden inside.  The adhesive backed *Large Pearl Jewels are a cool random accent.  I couldn't resist adding one dash of the Antique Brad near the 'corset' of Vintage button brads.  Tie on some elegance with the Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon.
Oh... It is sooooo hard to pick!! 
I'm hoping my oldest will let me throw a fun themed party when she becomes engaged - I see my girls and I having a blast making these sweet accessories. 
Which is YOUR Favorite??  Leave me a comment and let me know!!
Adding this Bobby Pin with a strip of the Designer Series Paper.  Use Ribbon, too, to tie these beautiful accessories on.
My girls were besides themselves in getting these pretty hats on... I see us creating something fun like this for an upcoming birthday party.
Erica created this cute hat at the Mad Hatter Private Class... the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper is soon to retire!!  Grab it and its awesomeness on the Last Chance List - when it's gone, it's gone!!  (Here she raided my private stash of retired items and used the Black Satin ribbon as the accent on this card - adding a pop of color with the Cherry Cobbler Binding.
These black pearls are our adhesive backed Pearl Jewels that are colored in with a black permanent marker. 
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These pretty Steam Punk inspired Mad Hatter hats have me mad with happiness!!  They make great gifts, accessories, themed parties, weddings and MORE!!  Book YOUR Own Private Class custom fun with me and earn great hostess benefits!!   No matter if you are a fan of Steam Punk, Alice in Wonderland, Doctor Who or just love accessories and paper crafts.. these make amazing gifts and fun decoration.  Join Me in Paper Crafting bliss and Share Me with your friends and family. Personalize these hats for the recipient with our many Designer Series Papers.  I hope that this Mad Hatter Hat tutorial inspires you to have some crafting fun.

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