Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #330 September 19th 2012
Top Hat  
New guest tutorial author Kim Costello will show you how to create an amazing top hat decoration out of grunge paper.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Grunge paper
  • Embossing folder
  • Acrylic paint
  • Adhesive
  • Stapler
  • Crop-a-Dile™
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Denise asked: "Our group has been working on using the oval and circle dies to create animals,flowers etc. Do you have any suggestions for us."
    A: I haven't seen punch art specifically done with dies. Check out our Punch Art Gallery and see if that gives you some ideas. While most are done with punches, I bet you can alter the ideas so you can create them with dies.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Kelly has a suggestion for the Witch hat tutorial: "I work in a nursing home and I think these would be adorable if made on a smaller scale and used as place cards for the dinner table and put the resident's name on the buckle of the hat.
    These would also be fun to stuff the hat with some sort of trinket or candy and use as a party favor for a childs Halloween party, maybe by making a tabbed area on the bottom for access and putting the prize or treat up in the cone."

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