Hats Off To You~

I was scrolling through Pinterest this week and found the most adorable Mad Hatter Hats.

Did you go look? Aren’t they fabulous?

And perfect for this time of year.

My hats~

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Mad-Hat-2

The website, Seeing Things, is even kind enough to give detailed instructions and a template.

However, some of us are a bit challenged when it comes to wielding a pair of scissors.

So, I decided to figure out how to use my Cricut to make my hats.

CCR screen shot~

Mad Hatter 1

I made the top and bottom of the hat by using Cricut Craft Room Basics Digital Cartridge for the circles cut at 3.5″ and 2.75″.

Easy peasy!

For the body portion of the hat I used Cricut Font & Basics Shapes Parentheses cut at 8.5″ high and 3.9″ wide.

I then trimmed the ends to make them straight rather than curved.

For my first hat I used Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, but I quickly switched to my hot glue gun for the second since I was getting glue everywhere.

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m liquid glue challenged as well.

Next time I will run by paper through my Xyron to adhere it to the chipboard or seal the entire hat with Modge Podge to help keep those edges down.

I added a Spellbinders Bitty Blossom, seam binding ribbon and stick pin to decorate.

A close up~

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I also spritzed them with Glimmer Mist to give them a little sparkle.

I even added stick pins from our swap from last fall.

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Thank you Lori Sjogren!!

This is my Cricut Circle Canadian Challenge: Home D├ęcor project in which we had to use chipboard and flowers.

I can’t wait to put these hats out with the other Halloween decorations.

They’ll just have to be up high, since someone thinks they’re just the right size for her Amber doll.

Oh boy!

I used~

Spooky Time
DCWV The Spooky Time Stack
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, Seam Binding Ribbon, Glimmer Mist Purple Pansy, Chipboard
Cricut Font & Basic Shapes for the Parentheses cut at 8.5″ x 3.9″
CCR Basics for the Circles cut at 3.5″ and 2.75″

Go Big or Go Home!~

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Welcome to Day 2 of our Circleville NSD Online Event and to my first challenge, Go Big or Go Home!

The challenge is to use an oversized photo or title or both on your project.

How easy is that?!

And with your Cricut or any other die cutting machine making a BIG title is super easy.

For my layout I chose to use both.

And to be totally honest my 8.5 x 11 picture turned out to be a bit larger than I thought. Yikes!

You’d think the measurements would mean something to me, but they didn’t.

Especially since I like to double mat my layouts.

Anyway, that’s why CCR really helped with making my title the perfect size.

CCR~

Troublemaker in CCR

Once I had my title ready to go I cut it using my new Cricut Mini.

I am seriously loving this machine.

Mini in action~

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A close up of my title~

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As you can see I used the negative space and added buttons and goosebumps to embellish it.

My layout~

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Now some of you might have an idea of how I got this title, but I assure you that it comes from Hartly’s new favorite song by Olly Mars.

It’s not my fault that it’s also an accurate description.

Now for you card only makers I used the same process to make a BIG titled card.

My card~

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See how easy that is!

Now I want you to get busy and make your own Go BIG project.

And maybe even win a prize!! Yippee!!

Post your project on the Cricut Circle Message Board under the Go Big or Go Home Challenge thread for a chance to win there. And then come back here and leave me a link to your project in the comments for a chance to win here.

If you are not a Circle Member you can still participate by leaving me a comment with a link to your blog post or to any gallery of your choosing such as Two Peas, Studio Calico, Cricut General Message Board, etc. Leave me a link and I’ll find you. For every project made you get TWO entries.

Don’t have time to make something? Awww…leave a comment letting me know what you would make and I’ll enter you in the drawing as well.

You have until Sunday May 12th at 8:00 pm to enter to win a $20.00 gift card to Hobby Lobby. One gift card will be given away on the Cricut Circle Message Board Go Big or Go Home Challenge Thread and One will be given away here on my blog.

I used~
My layout: DCWV The Whimsical World Stack, Fancy Pants Down By The Shore Button Set, Queen & Co Twinkle Goosebumps, Trim, CCR and CCR Basics
My card: DCWV The Whimsical World Stack, October Afternoon Woodland Park Brads, American Crafts Twine, Seam Binding Ribbon, CCR and Cricut Font & Basic Shapes