With the Tip of my Hat…

Good Morning!

Today I am going to share with you not 1, not 2, but 3 projects to get your creative mojo going, so hang onto your hat!  You will see what I mean by that in a moment… I will warn you though, I went a little photo crazy with this post!

To start today’s inspiration off I wanted to share with you this pretty table-top decoration that holds a battery operated votive candle.

CLD90---Luminair

a closer look at the detail on the front.  The inside was lined with clear vellum so I could attach the gorgeous Wedding Vows frame.  I think this would make a lovely centerpiece if you were hosting a special anniversary party or any gathering for that matter by simply just substituting the sentiment.

CLD90-Closeup

and here is a closer look at the Roses.

CLD90-Top

Finally, I tried to get a picture to show you how it looked with the lights dimmed.

CLD90-Glowing

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B147 – Olive Branches
B151 – Cuties 3
B152 – Miniature Rose
B178 – Flourish Leaf Strip
B179 – Iris Leaves
B226 – Happy (Set of 2)
B243 – Anniversary Mix and Match Words
B332 – Ankara Lace Border
B333 – Sophia’s Heart Border
B335 – Allison’s Ribbons
C184 – Judy’s Blooms (leaves only)
DL260 – Priscilla Doily (on the inside)
FRM138 – Wedding Vows
SF-1 – Leaf

For my second project, how about some “His and Hers” Steampunk Hats?

Steampunk-Pair

here is a closer look at my “his” version and of course, I had to add a couple of funky flowers LOL!

Male-Hat

Male-Hat-Closeup

and finally here is a closer view of  my very “girlie” Steampunk hat.

Female-Hat

Female-Hat-Closeup

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B255 – Cutie Fringe I
B307 – Sweet Williams Strip
B316 – Stork
B321 – Going Batty Border
B322 – Spider Web Mesh Border
B340 – Gears (Set of 9)
B350 – Lock and Keys (Set of 3)
B358 – Chain Mesh Border (Steampunk Series)
B362 – Pocket Watch w/Angel Wing (Steampunk Series)
DL259 – Celtic Square Boutique Stacker Frames
DL261 – Infinity Doily w/Angel Wing
FRM144 – Chicken Wire

And now for my final project today…I was thinking about the lovely summer weather we have been enjoying and since I am on the “hat” theme I wanted to create my version of an elegant Garden Party Hat.  I hope you like it : )  It is one of my favs thus far!  The hat is actually quite tiny measuring just shy of about 6 inches.

CLD91-Summer-Hat1

CLD91-Summer-Hat-Side

and best of all…. the flowers, look at these beauties!

CLD91-Flower

CLD91-Flower1

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B119 – Tropical Leaves
B122 – Ribbon Eyelet Border w/Piercing
B147 – Olive Branches
B297 – Mesh Hearts (Horizontal) Borders
B339 – Gardenia Strip
DL238 – Sophie’s Heart Mini

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. Beautiful projects – love them all.
    Hugs, Lourdes

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  2. Truly amazing creations Joann. Each and every one has its own unique style. Your use of dies is absolsutely brilliant. Thank you for sharing such wonderful inspiration. Judy x

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  3. Hello Joann, that lantern is gorgeous fabulous with the light shinning through, and WOW those hats are fantastic every one of them, that hot pink one I would wear, really if it fit my head :O), your are the Queen of 3D projects thanks sooooo much for sharing your creativity, have a wonderful week. I’l be aways for 2 weeks for our family reunion, I’ll miss visiting you..

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