Stampin’ Up! Hats Off for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I sw our colors, I was a little stymied for a minute.  Mojo-fail?  Jet Lag?  No telling!  But – my brain finally kicked in and I decided to give the new Hats Off Bundle a go!  And I paired it with some cool and masculine In Good Taste DSP.  Take a look-see:

And here’s the colors we had for our challenge – we needed to pick three!  I got all but the Blushing Bride! 😉

I borrowed the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments for the layout.

And The Paper Players helped me add some more elements! (I got Blue – Red – White; Blue – Die Cut – Heat Embossing)

Being a card-for-a-guy (says it right on the front!) – I figured it worked fine over at The Spot!

I started by matting a piece of In Good Taste DSP on Bermuda Bay for the card front.  Then I matted a piece of Daffodil Delight DSP from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on Bermuda Bay and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next, I embossed a smaller piece of Basic Gray cardstock in the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder – matted it on Bermuda Bay and added it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the large hat image from the Hats Off set in Basic Gray on a piece of Real Red Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP and again on a piece of Real Red cardstock.  I used the die in the bundled Hat Builder Die set to cut the cardstock hat and fussy cut just the hat portion of the DSP image.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the fussy cut DSP “hat” to the cardstock hat.

I stamped a Hats Off sentiment in Versamark on Basic Gray, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it.  Then I used the two dies in the Hat Builder set to cut it out.  One of the dies cuts the shape – and the second is an “insert” to create the “stitches”.  I adhered the label to the hat with Liquid Glue.

Then I used my Bone Folder to lightly roll and curl the hat to give it some shape.

On the same Daffodil Delight DSP that I’d already used on the card, I stamped a second Hats Off sentiment in Bermuda Bay – then cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Die (“cheating” the sentiment to the right end of the die cut).

I adhered the sentiment to the card front with Liquid Glue – then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the hat on.  The Dimensionals are double-stacked under the center part of the hat to help it maintain the rolled shape!

Finally – I used the star die in the Hat Builder set to cut some stars – from that same Daffodil Delight DSP again! – and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.  And – the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped another Hats Off sentiment in Bermuda Bay on a Basic White panel, then added some stars in Daffodil Delight.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and into my Real Red cardbase and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got another Hats Off sentiment in Bermuda Bay and some Daffodil Delight stars on the front…

…and more of the Real Red Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Hats Off stamp set and bundled Hat Builder dies give you a cool – and quick! – way to make awesome masculine cards!  With all sorts of “hat” options – outdoors, adventure, Father’s Day….what will you make first!?

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Real Red Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Hat Builder die cut hat

Bermuda Bay Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for Daffodil Delight DSP); 2 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for embossed Basic Gray CS)

Basic Gray Cardstock: 2″ x 4 1/4″ (embossed panel on front)

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (Daffodil Delight): 3″ x 4″ (panel on front in Daffodil Delight); 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment); Hat Builder die cut stars

Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP (Real Red):  Fussy cut Hats Off Hat for piecing; envelope flap

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Hats Off for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. That’s awesome Mary! Perfect way to use those colors, love the hat! 🙂

  2. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Awesome card Mary 🙂 Perfect design and colors

  3. Susan K

    Great card for all those challenges! Love the red hat and choice of papers. TFS

  4. You nailed the challenge. Perfect card and a great way to put those colors together. I probably would have failed on this challenge!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Julie – it was a challenge, for sure! 🙂

  5. The way you used the colors is fantastic. Love this card!

  6. Mary, Mary, Mary! I was resisting this bundle…until I saw this card! LOVE it! Fabulous color choices, and a great layout! Thank you for sharing at The Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      So glad that you like it, Ann! And you’re “welcome” for the “help! 😉

  7. This is a great way to use this set…I think this is going to be quite popular for the men in all our stamping friends’ lives! Definitely a fun card! Thanks so much for playing with my Tic Tac Toe grid this week at the Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, LeAnne – I do love Tic Tac Toe’s! Appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  8. Great use of so many different DSP! If I try more than 2 it just looks like a hot mess lol! I like the patterned paper for the hat crown; really makes it stand out! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – yes, it’s a fine line, for sure. I frequently step WAY over it – so…was happy that this one stayed just shy of a hot mess! 😉 Thanks so much, Amanda – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. scrapperatheart

    These color combos are so awesome! Such a cool guy card and being so retro at the same time! Well done Mary! Thanks for being with us at The Paper Players. I also must admit that this stamp and die set didn’t do much for me until I saw your card! Way to rock it!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah! It’s a fun one, for sure! Thanks so much, I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  10. What a great card for the man or boy in your life – a clever take on our sketch – thanks for joining in with us at HSS this week again

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Fiona! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  11. I love everything about this card!! It’s fantastic!

  12. What a perfect stamp set for our challenge. I love the bright cheerful colors and a wonderful father’s day card. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Genevieve! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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