I made a banner, party hats, and cake decorations for a vintage circus 1st birthday party.
I'm sharing the party hat cuteness with you today:
I took my cue from the party invite - sepia tones, with different browns and black, and pops of deep red... I made the hat base out of kraft cardstock and added a rim of fringed cherry cardstock to the bottom. For each child, I cut a frame with SU's new embossing folder (absolutely love it!) and stamped each child's name and an image from my last-new-SU-set: under the big top (I pretty much used this party as an excuse to order it!) When I thought of vintage circus, I envisioned painting the images with only tiny pops of color... and lot of distress inks - I'm so happy it all came together. The black star on the top was stamped with PTI's newsprint background.
|the man of the hour, complete with a bow-tie and suspenders!
|that's my hat!
Come back tomorrow and check out the vintage circus banner! Oh, and on a completely unrelated note, did you check out my child's mop? It is taking on a life of its own... and nearing afro proportions. We've taken to calling Maia our little "who" from whoville... it sticks straight up in the mornings - hee hee! The hat is actually taming the mane a bit...