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Yesterday I showed you my Christmas in July (in August!) themed easel card with a cute little punch art Santa hat.

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I got the idea for the Santa hat from a blog called Denise’s workshop.  It took me a little while to figure out how to make the hat using the punches I have (all Stampin’ Up!) so I thought I’d show you how I made it.

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First I punched out a red oval from the Large Oval punch:

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I then used the Word Window punch to cut out a section on an angle to make the shape for the curve of the hat:

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Next I cut a white pom pom out of a flower from the Boho Blossoms punch:

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Then I cut out the fur trim on the hat from the Scallop Oval punch, and trimmed across the top:

mail.googleI stuck the pom pom onto the hat with a mini glue dot and trimmed the bottom of the oval for the hat:

photo-5Tip: see how the cut where I trimmed off the bottom of the oval is not straight?   I found when I cut straight across the bottom of the oval the hat itself ended up looking a little ‘wonky’.   After a bit of trial and error I discovered it was better to hold the ‘fur trim’ across the hat and just judge by eye where the right spot to cut was.  Each time I made a hat it was a bit different, as each time I’d punched the Word Window section at a slightly different angle.

This picture shows you what I mean – judge how the hat should look and then figure out where to trim the bottom of the oval:

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Stick on the trim and you’re done!

I decided to use these as place settings for our Christmas lunch.

photo-4They looked really cute all lined up together!

photo-3Hopefully this might inspire you for some Christmas craft a little later in the year.

Thanks for reading!

Caro

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