Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tropical Beach Basket 2 with Straw Hat

Here's another version of the Tropical Beach Basket AND a Straw Hat............I think they are so cute together!!! Sign....yes, I cut those leaves and YES, they look better............right? Looks like it's going to be a Tropical week..........how to make the hat - see below:

Basket Front:

Basket back:

Straw hat front view: Secure die cut "band" at brim this small piece is part of the Basket & Blooms die). Cut out stamped leaf. Pop flowers with dimensionals.

Straw hat top view:

Inside view of Straw Hat:

How to make the basket: refer to yesterday's blog posting.
Here's what you need to complete the straw hat:
(2) basket fronts in So Saffron CS
(1) Basket Bottom in So Saffron CS
(2) striped Island Oasis DSP (not in photo)

Use the Square Lattice Embossing folder on the (2) basket and bottom:

Connect the (2) basket pieces. Then cut right at the bottom of the basket handle opening

Mark with the bone folder 1" from the top of the basket. This will be the guide for cutting the frayed edges.

Apply the sticky tape on the bottom (for the top of the hat) as shown. Start cutting at an angle "frayed" edges

Finished "strawing" the brim of the hat:
After securing the hat, remove the sticky tape inside, drop in the top of the hat. Attach the striped DSP, then attach the cut leaf, cut flowers with dimensionals. Your project is complete.
  • Stamps: Tropical Party
  • CS: So Saffron, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Island Oasis DSP
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Basket & Blooms Big Shot die, SU Exclusive Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Soft Suede+Tempting Turquoise+Summer Sun+ Melon Mambo+Pumpkin Stampin' Write Pen, 1/16" hand held punch, Wide Oval Punch, Linen Thread, Sticky Tape, Dimesionals.

Thank you for stopping by today.......enjoy!!!


Ellen Kemper said...

Clever clever clever clever clever clever clever clever girl!

LOVE it!

Whimcees said...


The hat is pure genius! What a wonderful project to accompany the purse! Love the cut flowers! :<)

Wishing you a great day today!


Barbara Diane

Helen said...

OMG! they are CUTE!!!! Love the hat.

Anonymous said...

These are too cute! What great favors for a summer party.

Connie said...

OMG...that straw hat is too creative!TFS

lisa808 said...

How creative!

jan-it said...

way too creative!! always a pleasure to visit this site to view your creations! thank you so much for sharing.

Sophia said...

Wow!! That is just too cool!

Whitney Richardson said...

I know i say this all the time probably everytime I comment on your stuff this is the cutest thing ever!! I vote you Queen of the Blogland right now. anas one of your loyal subjects I have ordered that darn die because I your straw purses and know I have another thing I can make for my stamp camp luau, a straw hat OMG these are too cute!! Thank you thank you! You morning inspiration gets me fired up and ready to go each day! That takes talent!!


Tammy Q Howell said...

Very neat! Love the hat and the basket!

corinnesomerville said...

You are a GENIUS !!!!!!!!!!!!! How do you do it???????? You're amazing !!!


Madeline Morcelo said...

Patti, this hat reminds me of a hat that our ancestors used in my country, called "la pava sombrero". Thanks for sharing!

gbarron56 said...

Patti -- your straw hat to go with the baskets is absolutely fabulous! How creative! Thanks for sharing these great ideas! Blessings, Gretchen

Carol McFarland said...

Your straw hat and basket made me buy the stamp set and lattice impression folder this morning...love your stuff!(I had just bought the beach chair from Sizzix for $6 on their site.)

Christine said...

I'm lovin' these, well done you cleve lassie!