Sunday, August 26, 2012

Elegant Party Hat Gift Card Holder

Pin It Now! Party Time!  A very sweet and talented friend of mine recently had a "milestone" birthday.  LOLOLOL!  I can laugh because I hit that milestone last only hurts for a minute!  I made her a little something fun, but cute enough to suit her style...a party hat, in her favorite shade of wine, that holds a gift card, which supports her favorite sport (shopping).
The hat starts out just simply, a hat...but tucked underneath is a pull tab that reveals a free standing gift card. Fun and funner (my word). 
A BIG ol' tulle pom pom sits atop the hat, which is what we're challenging you to try at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week - anything goes pom pom week!  The tulle makes a fun trim for the top & bottom. 

The hat is embellished with some new items...Affection Collection stamp set and Flourish Designer Frames, with more tulle behind the silver frame (bent to curve along the front) and some crochet ribbon trim.  Sponged in Crumb Cake and Real Red.
 The big reveal!
 Inside is a little gift card stand.  The sentiment is from Layered Labels, layered with Champagne Glimmer Paper and another stamp from Affection Collection.  The red flocked transparency is backed with Very Vanilla, and is used inside and outside.  I love the velvety texture of this Christmas paper from the Candlelight Christmas suite, and I love using Christmas paper for non-Christmas projects!
 A couple of closer looks at the details...
 I hope she enjoys it!  I wish I'd made more than one.

Won't you join us at HSS this week, and sport your pom poms?!
STAMPS:  Affection Collection, Layered Labels
INK:  Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
PAPER: Candlelight Christmas DSP, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
ACCESSORIES:  Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Crochet Ribbon, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Flourish Designer Frames, Scallop Border Punch, Basic Rhinestones.

Have a blessed and creative day! Erika


  1. WOW, that is a fancy project! I LOVE that it could be so many things, like it would make a great place setting decoration and to have a little something inside for everyone is AWESOME!! FAB JOB!

  2. WOW!!! I'm going to have to CASE this one! I love it! What can I say but ~ Pure Genius!

  3. Erika... I want to spend just one day in your brain! This is AMAZING! You seriously have talent dripping out of your pores:)

  4. What an adorable idea! This would be so much fun to get on a birthday!

  5. There is so many things to seriously have done it fancy and i wish to use it these ideas when design Gift Card envelopes.