Friday, October 16, 2009

Remember Newspaper Hats?

One day I was showing my son how we used to make hats for ourselves using a sheet of newspaper (we were very easily amused back then :)


In the process, it made me think of how I could use it as a rubber stamping project (what doesn't make me think of a rubber stamping project??). Anyway...here is the project I came up with, featuring more of my new Christmas designs:



These 2 guys are my playful panda twins, Ping & Pong! I made these little pouch ornaments that can be hung from your Christmas tree. To start, cut a 6" x 8" piece of paper (don't use cardstock...it's too thick).


Fold your paper in half to form a 4" x 6" piece (as shown left, above)...then fold each corner to center (right, above).


Then fold 1 layer of bottom edge up by 1/2" (left, above)...fold up again (right, above).


Flip your piece over and fold bottom edge up 2 times again. Now open it up (right, above) and bring the 2 opposite corners together (below):


After that, I punched a 1/8" hole in each of the top points...set an eyelet in each one, and then thread a silver cord through both holes.


To win the stamps I've used in this project, leave me a comment by midnight (Hawaii time) on Sunday, October 18...I'll pick 2 winners again...1 at random...and 1 at random from all entries from outside of the United States. Good luck to all...I'll announce the winner on Monday, October 19.

ETA: I forgot to mention...in your comment, please let me know if you're from outside the United States (also what country you're from). Thanks!!! (Berenice, I know you're from Mexico!! :)

Hope to see you tomorrow at Cute Stuff!!!

43 comments:

Berenice said...

Your project is awesome! The stamps are super cute. TFS :)

sept baby said...

Yes, I remember the paper hats. And, I am a bear lover,too. Your Panda pair are adorable, just what I've been waiting for. Thanks for all your stamping and craft ideas too.

NG said...

We also made many of those paper hats. We had fun making them too. Your projects are just awesome, and enjoy your blogs. TFS.

Lori C. said...

Those bears are very sweet. Your stamps are so adorable.

Michele said...

Love these stamps...they are adorable!! Your ornaments are very cute too!! Thank you for the chance to win these great stamps!

Ethan Mashimo said...

too cute!!

i wish i could go to cute stuff tomorrow!!

tina

Enjoli said...

Hi Jean,

These Pandas are so cute!! This is such a cute and creative project. I will definitely have to try it out. Hope you have a great weekend.

Dawn said...

What cute hats....brings back memories. Those stamps are sooo cute. Thanks for another opportunity to win your stamps. Love to try.

This is Dawn from Hilo.

Linda said...

I love the darling panda stamps, they are just adorable and the paper hat brings back so many memories for me. You come up with some of the neatest ideas. I would never have thought to make an ornament like that. I'll definitely have to try one of these. Thanks for giving us a chance to win the stamps too!
Linda/AR

Kris said...

Thanks for sharing a great project with us Jean!!! those images are so very darling!!! i love Pandas!!! and yes i do remember those paper hats... Love from Maui, Kris

Janis said...

Those are such cute stamps. And, yes, I remember paper hats, I used to turn them into boats on rainy days. Lol. And, I'm in the USA.

Ekg said...

Aloha kaua,
OMG, I haven't made a paper hat in ages. I'm headed home and I can't wait to see Brian @Photocraft and get your newest stamps. TFS!

Maureen said...

Such an adorable idea!! You are too clever to adapt those paper hats (and yes, I remember them! I recently made a newspaper boat for my boys!).

Brenda said...

Jean,
This is such a cute idea! I love the panda bears! Looking forward to your make and take at Cute Stuff tomorrow!

Tammy said...

I think paper hats are a lost art and we forget about the simple things in life we use to do for fun! Cute new set of stamps!!!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love the little panda bears :)! so cute!

Jenny said...

I remember these paper hats, I made them when I was young. They are so much fun to make. Your stamps are so so adorable. Thanks.

Kacie said...

Jean, the pandas are so cute. great project - I remember making those hats and the boats too and floating them in puddles after a big rain!

Charlene said...

Wow, what a give away, your Panda bears are the cutest!! Love the paper hat, reminds me of when I was little and we made them. Thanks for the forgotten memory.
I live in Mililani.

Shari said...

Great Christmas set & love your paper hat!

Anonymous said...

Jean, you have the cutest stamps & the best ideas! I would have never thought to use the paper hats as pouch or ornament!! Thanks so much for the chance to win these darling stamps! You're the Best! Beth

Saskia said...

Great project, lovely idea!!

And the stamps look soooo cute!!!

Sweet greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

Nikki said...

Looking forward to more of your creative Christmas crafts. It's a woderful holiday!

Rainbow said...

this is too cute gotta say I do remember making the hats when I was a kid and then with my kids yet that was years ago ::giggle:: love the idea you came up with it is really awesome.See you at cute stuff later today!

kg said...

Hi Jean,

Yes, I remember making that hat with the comic section of the Sunday paper....... Another cute idea.

Thanks for sharing......

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean: OMG, yep I remember making those hats and boats with newspaper! Always, thanks for giving and sharing. Dori aka Anonymous!

HappyStamper said...

That paper hat brings back old days memories. Ping & Pong are so adorable! Thanks for chance to win.

Cami said...

Oh how I remember making those paper hats, Jean! How clever of you to revisit the past and come up with something so cute as this! Your new Christmas stamps are so adorable! Thank you for always sharing your wonderful creations! Cami

Liann said...

these pandas are too cute...love them TFS

Glenda U said...

Wow....another chance to win some really cute stamps. Thanks, Jean!

T said...

Oh, what a cute idea! I remember making them when I was younger. I think those panda stamps are so adorable!

Lynnelle said...

Soooo cute! Love the project and the stamps :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean,

I love your cute and cuddley panda bears. They are so adorable! Thanks for sharing your cute ideas.

Aloha!
BJ

Christine said...

Such a cute idea.. that hat is neat.. it kinda looks like a crown! We used to make the other hats.. the ones that are the beginning of making the paper "boats" Your stamps are adorable.. they brought back a lot of memories.. my friend and I saw a poster when we were in intermediate with a mommy and baby panda named Jing Jing and Juan Juan and we started calling each other by that name and still do today.. Nice ornament. Thank you for the chance to win!
Christine from Oahu

kylasgrams said...

such sweet childhood memories those newspaper hats bring to me. Came handy growing up in Hilo - especially when you forgot your umbrella - Those panda stamps are oh so cute!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you posted this! My friend and I were just trying to remember how to make the hat. Great idea!

Teresa M.

Yo Glenn said...

How clever to take a simple idea such as a paper hat and incorporate your stamping talents with it. The stamps are just too cute.

Anonymous said...

Great small kid time memories. We loved making and wearing those newspaper hats (especially the Sunday funnies) and playing sailor boys and pirates. Great idea using modern stamps with paper folding. Thanks for sharing your ideas. This is yum@hawaii.rr.com

Kelli B said...

such a great project- you amaze me! the stamps are so cute too! Sorry I missed the make and take at cute stuff, but it looked like you had a lot of participants! Take care Jean!

Janet S said...

You come up with the cutest projects! You also have the most adorable characters on your stamps. Of course, I would LOVE to win these stamps. I am still in Michigan. Go Blue! (Sorry, I am a U of M Mom now with a freshman there).

Jan said...

You are so clever to think of creating crafty and cute using the paper hats that many of us made in elementary school. The new stamps are so cute. Oahu

Anonymous said...

Jean, you've done it again. The stamps are so cute.
Thanks for sharing. Aloha and Mahalo from Honolulu.
val a.

Starla said...

LOVE it!! Super cute, so adorable! And yes, the simplest things like paper hats amused us!
Aloha,
Star