May 29 2012

Straw Hat Container

One of the things I found and sorted all together when re-doing my studio, were these empty brad/button containers.  I have TONS of them from doing shares and my own use.  They are too nice to throw away, so I kept them and they were scattered all over my storage area.  Now they are all in one box.  I also used some of them up when I had my Studio Review Party (you can see the pictures of my new Studio HERE if you missed them).


I received a sample of this project at Convention (or Leadership) from Judy DiScipio a year (or so!) ago and kept it because I knew I'd do a project one day!  Her colors were different…and I changed up the flowers, but it was inspired by hers.  I know I've seen other ones around the web, too.  They make a nice little table favor or small gift for a hostess.  I can see them used at a Mother's Day Banquet or Tea Party…or Red Hat Society Meeting, especially!



I used the Scallop Die with So Saffron cardstock for the bottom.  The top is the 2 1/2" Circle Punch.  And I have a 1/4" strip going around the diameter of the lid.  All were run thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder and then inked with More Mustard and the sponge dauber for a little extra texture.  I wrapped Old Olive Satin Ribbon (retiring on 5/31!!!) and secured it to the empty brad container with Sticky Strip.  Then I tied a seperate bow from the Old Olive Satin Ribbon and added it to the back with Mini Glue Dots. 


I punched the flowers from the Boho Blossom Punch Real Red and Pumpkin Pie.  I also used the flower from Itty Bitty Punches for the centers and a 1/4" circle from the Owl Punch.  Those are layered together and secured with the Silver Mini Brads, then adhered with Mini Dots to the front of the straw hat".


Cute, huh?  I hope it inspires you to use up some of those empty brad/button containers that YOU have!


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As an added incentive…anyone that places a $50 or more online order from me, I'll mail you all the supplies to make this fun Note Card Skinny Tin with belly band that holds 4 note cards and envelopes, along with directions!  This was a popular project at my Reveal Party earlier this month! 

Sorry, stamped images not included per Stampin' Up! guidelines.  Offer only good while supplies last or May 31, 2012!  One per person, please.



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3 People have left comments on this post

May 29, 2012 - 10:05:38

This is so adorable, Connie!!  I have a monthly class hostess that wears the most awesome hats to charity events and her birthday is coming up next week.  I think she would love this idea!!  Thanks for inspiring!

May 29, 2012 - 11:05:19
Hetty said:

That hat is just adorable!

May 29, 2012 - 11:05:13

LOVE that hat!  Sooooo summery.