Sunday, July 21, 2013

Time to Put on our Party Hats!

The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge has a new home and a new name.  The new location is here and our new name is Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. To celebrate the anniversary of  our challenge we are hosting a celebration challenge this week. I decided to put on my vintage party hat to come to the party.

I needed an idea of how to create my party hat so up to the party decorations I went.

I de-constructed a party hat to get the general shape of the hat to create my own template. 

Next step was to pull out vintage newspaper print.

I laid down a stencil and used the gold embossing paste to create a harlequin pattern over the paper. I repeated this process on several pieces of paper.

I tore it into pieces and applied watered down glue under the pieces and over the pieces to cover the party hat. After the hat was covered with the newsprint and embossed pattern I smeared white acrylic paint to soften the effect in areas of the hat. I distressed around the edges with brown dye ink.

I cut crepe paper into strips. Placed tape around the bottom edge.  Crinkled and attached the crepe paper.   I stapled the crepe paper to hold more wrinkles in place with the tiny attacher.  I added that hint of brown again on my crepe paper with the brown dye ink.

I then die cut stars from cardboard and distressed with the gold embossing paste and white paint.

I attached the stars to the hat. I then made tulle poms by cutting a bow from white tulle. Cut the bow ends to form a pom pom.  I sprayed it with gold glimmer mist.  I then used a glue pen and added chunky silver glitter to the poms. I added an accent in the center with small brass stars.  I added more glitter around the bottom and finished the top off with another larger pom pom with glitter.

I had a hard time getting a good photo of my hat so I asked my youngest to put it on and took several photos. For her last photo I asked her to pout and this is the photo:

 I love the sad look. :)

Products: Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste, The Crafters Workshop - Harlequin Stencil, Melissa Frances Vintage Crepe Paper, Basic Grey Brass Stars, Stampendous Silver Crushed Glass Glitter , Tattered Angels - Gold Glimmer Mist, Vintage Papers, Glue Pen, Tiny Attacher, Ranger Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Spellbinders Stars

Come and celebrate with us this week for a chance to win a gift certificate from the ever generous  Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Wow what a super party hat. Love all the elements and thanks for the details. hugs, Ursula

  2. Super cute Suzz. Your party hat is very cleverly done and your daughter is too cute wearing it.

  3. Suzz...loving your vintage style party hat! The step by step is awesome! I really like the text base with the harlequin design. Those tulle poms on the front with the cardboard stars are a really vintage looking embellishment! Love it! Hugs, Candy

  4. Great party hat Suzz and beautifully modelled by your daughter too. I absolutely love your use of newsprint and then adding the stencilled harlequin background, great idea. The pom poms add a wonderful dimensional touch too. Wonderful colours and design. Tracy x x

  5. That is such a great photo of your daughter posing with the hat! Fabulous hat Sue! Love how you built it up from scratch and the gold, text, crepe and pretty stars are perfect together.

  6. Awesome photo of your daughter modeling your party hat! Love the pouty look :) Your hat is beautiful Suzanne! The shimmery diamond pattern looks amazing!

  7. love the way the embossing paste just glows. brilliant Sue!

  8. Suzz, you are a true artist. I adore your hat and am in awe of your talent. I love the vintage glamour that appears in all of your projects. So lovely!

    BTW...That photo of your daughter is adorable. :)

  9. What a fantastic party hat! Suzz. I love the beautiful embossing and cute stars! And your daughter is so cute :)

  10. There are so many amazing techniques on this hat! And I don't know which is my favorite: the hat or the expression of your daughter as she's wearing it! Too cute! I'm so excited to be serving on the Simon Design Team with you!

  11. Ohh what a super cool party hat! Love that you used an old one as a template! The stars look amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  12. This turned out SO great! Thanks for the great step by steps :)


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