“All Geared Up and No Place To Go” Hat

“All Geared Up and No Place To Go” Hat

Hi everyone!  Thanks for popping by today 🙂   Welcome to some Wednesday inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

Today I want to share with you a fun Steampunk hat I created using the fantastic All Geared Up Collection. I also included some additional elements from some of the older Heartfelt Creations collections to jazz it up a bit 🙂


and here is a closer at the detail


Products Used:

HCPC 3534 – Striped Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
HCPC 3569 – Burnished Key PreCut Set
HCPC 3633 – Plates and Gears PreCut Set
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 741 – Burnished Key Die
HCD 754 – All Geared Up Die
HCDP1 248 – All Geared Up Paper Collection
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Bright Ideas Prills

Project Instructions:

Other products:  Core’dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection Card Stock, Reasonable Ribbon Burlap String, Tim Holtz Trim, Tim Holtz Mini Gears, Feather from my stash, Distressed Inks and die cutting machine.


I based this Steampunk hat on this tutorial.  Simply follow the tutorial and create the hat out of Card Stock.  I used Core’dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection Card Stock as the base which I lightly sanded for that worn vintage look and then wrapped the hat with paper from the All Geared Up Paper Collection.  For the image, I stamped, colored and fussy cut the image from the Plates and Gears PreCut Set and positioned it front and center on the hat, surrounding it with some of the fun die cuts from the All Geared Up Die.  In the Plates and Gears PreCut set you have a few cool sentiments to choose from that look like license plates. Stamp your favorite and die cut using the All Geared Up die.  Finish your hat off with a flower made from the Striped Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut set, add some burlap string and some bling and voila you have yourself one funky hat!

Until next time, have a wonderful day!

Crafty hugs to you 🙂

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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.

8 responses »

  1. This hat is just so fun! Makes me think of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. The feather is such a great addition, and I love all the gears and flowers! It’s magical!


  2. Well this is a BIG HIT with everyone, it’s absolutley fun, gorgeous and clever!!!!!


  3. This is just stunning!! Love your projects, always original and beautiful!!


  4. Fantastic and fun, great colors and the sentiment is so true!


  5. I just love this hat. It’s so cool.


  6. I love your steampunk hat


  7. This is amazing Joann! You have some really unique ideas. I wonder if this could be adapted in some way to include a box so it has a double use? If anyone dan do it, it will be you! Absolutely brilliant! Judy x


  8. Totally awesome !!! Hugs xx



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