The "made with love (and paper)" Design Team
made with love consists of a group of gals that love paper-crafting! Each month we challenge ourselves to complete projects with specific requirements. We are a fairly new group to the craft world in internet land. This is our sixth assignment. Please stop by and do join us!! You are welcome to submit your creation to the challenge.
Can you believe it is August already? For me that means only 5 weeks until the kids return to school. I am looking forward to longer periods of "Me Time." Our August theme is prepping me for that as the theme is "Get Personal." Time to give a little attention to ourselves. The challenge is to create a Monogrammed Item. We are to include ribbon and at least two patterned papers.
I had to think hard about what I would like with my initial(s) on it. I do love hats. Before kids I had quite a number of hats and would wear them almost everywhere. Still love hats. One really should not leave the house without a stylish hat! For the challenge I chose to design a hat. A 3D Paper Top Hat!! After all, this is paper crafting! And this hat (although not life size) is my hat!
I drew the pattern in my Pazzles personal cutting system. Remember I cannot draw, I am not a designer. Neither am I an engineer or mathematician. Pazzles is helping me become a designer! I had so much fun! I had 6 or 7 prototypes. I can't picture things in my head. I have to see it and feel it and manipulate with my hands. Here is a fun picture of the prototypes. I had them on the floor and kept knocking in to them so I had to number them!!
Tell me what you think!! I love it!! I have been working on this pattern for a while. I have so many color, theme and embellishment ideas floating around in my head! I may have to open a hat shop!! I think this top hat would be a great party decoration or favor! Even as a fabulous centerpiece for a tea party!