Hi everyone!! Hope you are all doing well today :) Thank you all so much for your help and support since I got my Silhouette Cameo. I have been having so much fun!!! It is a little bit overwhelming knowing what to make.... but for my latest Live and Love Crafts Challenge project I decided to design my own project!!!
It started out as a bit of a joke.... I was joking with my lovely friend Sheri about making my cat Lila a hat to wear... and then I thought oooohhhh... I'm sure I could make a pretty vintage hat! There were a few basic files in the Silhouette Store... but nothing that was quite pretty enough for me so I decided to design my own!! And without further ado... here it is!
It took a little bit of fiddling around to design... but I am really happy with the result :) Decorated with lots of yummy goodies from the Live and Love Crafts store... I love the butterflies on the back :)
Since it was my first experiement with designing... I thought I would also share the Silhouette File here for free for you all in case you want to make one too!! :D :D I would love to see how you all decorate it!!
Please let me know if you need a tutorial... but it is fairly easy. Here are some instructions :)
1. The two large circles are the brim... the plain one is the base (yellow in my picture), and the ornate one is affixed straight on top (patterned paper in my picture)
2. The triangular shapes with tabs make up the Crown (yellow in my picture). The bottom flap is simply affixed to the underside of the circle in the middle of the base. Bend along the perforated edges to achieve the curved shape, and affix triangles together using tabs following the shape of the inner circle.
3. Ornate triangles are fixed over the top of the Crown base you have just made in step 2. Bend along perforated line to achieve curve.
4. For extra stability, you can add the small circle to the underside of hat covering the tabs where the crown affixes to the base.
I hope that helps... I will work on some pictures to accompany the instructions aswell :) Please let me know if you like it or end up using it... I would love to see!
Challenges that I am entering with this card:
4 Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
As You Like it Challenges - Favourite Project Not a Card and Why (I am real happy with this one as it is my first silhouette designed cut file :D )
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Happy Campers - Show Us Your Flowers
Creata Challenge - Anything but a Card
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Out with the Girls (wearing this sun hat hehe!)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
(click pictures to view product info)