Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hatter Hat Stands

I hope everyone is having an awesome Happy Easter with some beautiful weather too! We have lots of festivities planned today and my kids are super excited. :D Hopefully they won't be too loaded up on candy and we'll get through the day temper-tantrum-free. LOL Anyway, I have a fun project to show today featuring images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I thought it was perfect for the occasion. :D

This project uses an image from the Hatter Hat Stands and a rubber one from the Hatter Hats Combo B available from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. You'll also recognize the hat as the one from Elisabeth Louise Hatter which I thought looked very Easter-y.

I colored the hat stand to look like wood and used E55, E57 and E59 but it took me two times to figure it out. Finally it worked if I started with the lightest color and gradually built up the darker colors with the blending and wood marks. Also, it helps to keep away from the eye are on the "face" when coloring the wood knots unless you're going for an added face look. I've seen some wood hat stands with a shaped face that would look awesome on this too!

I picked up the decorative papers from my local craft store and I think they are Sincerely by Trinity Papers Arts. It was a fun sophisticated look that went well with the Hatters theme so I ended up creating eight cards at a time with the same layout. It's a great way to get a bunch of cards made and they look awesome all packaged up together! But you'll have to wait until a bit later to see the rest!!

I'm also excited to announce that I'm giving away a free bunny with every purchase at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! (Click HERE for details.) I found some huge chocolate bunnies for the Easter baskets and I thought we could all use some fat-free chocolate bunnies ourselves! So here's the bunny and now you just have to coloring it up to look like chocolate. LOL Hmmm, what color scheme would that be? I might have to give that a try myself and see if I can get it to look like a Silky Smooth Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Swirl - yummy!


  1. Happy Easter, Barbara, the card is beautiful, as always!
    Hugs, Alina

    P.S. Are the ''Hatters Combo B'' available only as rubber stamps? I can't find them anywhere as digis, and I want them all, they are awesome! I'm looking forward to your answer, thank you!

    1. Right now the Hatter Combo B and Hatter Hats Combo B are only available as rubber. They are available individually and foam mounted or there is the economy pack (Hatter Combo B) that is unmounted (aka no foam) which saves you money if you want them all! HTH *Hugs

  2. BamBam don't you think some nice goggly eyes and a cheesy grin would look good on this!!! LOL OOps perhaps I shouldn't be giving the Maggie girls ideas hehehe

    Great colouring as always - your wood effect is awesome my friend.

    Hugs and Happy Easter
    Jane ♥

  3. Love your wood colouring - looks awesome! LOL I want to see a face....googly eyes would be pretty nifty too!! ;) hehe

  4. Awesome card, love that image!! :-)

  5. This is fantastic, Barbara! Love how you colored the stand! I've got to run over and pick up the stands to go with my hats! Have a nice Easter!

  6. What a great card!! So creative. Thanks for sharing. Gloria

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  7. ooooo exceptional Bam... the wood is perfection!

  8. ooooo exceptional Bam... the wood is perfection!


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