St. Patrick’s day gets kinda dissed. When I went to the store to try to buy stuff to fill my project, they had a teeny section of St. Patrick’s day stuff and 3 rows of Easter.
So… I really like Andy’s new feature on the latest Make the Cut where you can warp objects to a shape so of course, I had to play. I drew this hat entirely in Make the Cut. I didn’t use patterns, I didn’t use anything! I just drew a rectangle and used the warp objects feature and duplicated a bunch of upside down trapezoids for the tabs. Now I do have a million circles left while I tried to figure out which one would fit, but it was fun that I was able to do this myself!
I made a hat for St. Patrick’s day. I know most top hats are wider at the top and narrow towards the base, but that was beyond what I know how to do.
Peeps. You could probably put Peeps inside. I hate Peeps, but if you like them, more power to you. My hatred of Peeps ranks up there pretty close to my hatred of tomatoes.
I thought it would be cool to use for weddings as well. Anyway, hope you get some use of the file. Remember it’s free so it may not be perfect and especially since this is my first 3-d rounded thingie I’ve done.
Get the file here
A couple of helpful hints for you:
The decorative bits page has a band and a couple buckles I put together by welding shapes. I had a huge duh moment. You guys probably knew this already, but I don’t like to use the pre-made rounded rectangle in MTC shapes because when you size it, it gets all funky. So… I drew a square and put a shadow on it and made sure the rounded box was checked. I deleted the original square. I hate to admit my stupidity, but remember I keep it real here.
This is the base page. The circles are obvious where they go on this one and I’ve even put a little guide so you know where to put the cylinder. Because believe me, that was not easy at all!
The last time I shared, some of you got confused by the way I do my files. See how it’s 3 pages? (lid, base, decorative bits). Click on each tab to get to the page. That’s how I roll. If you want to copy and paste them all to one page because it works for you, please feel free.
The lid page has two circles that look close to the same size. Make sure you use the smaller one for the inside and the bigger for the outside. Otherwise bad things will happen. Very, very bad things.
Just kidding. Just want to see if you’re paying attention.
Anyway, have fun with this! I gifted it to our school secretary, whose birthday is St. Patrick’s Day. I gave it to her early because I discovered certain family members were getting in and eating the chocolate.
See you next time, on the third Friday of the month. Cause that’s how I roll, yo.