Friday, July 5, 2013

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Top Hat with film strip album inside

Graphic 45 CHA summer 2013 Design Team project
This will be on Graphic 45 blog on Monday and I will post the link here as soon they have posted it.

So Love this new Steampunk Spells paper collection :-)
Made a top hat from chipboard with a film strip inside for pictures.
There is a tutorial bellow how to make the top hat and measurement for the film strip

Supply list
Used the 12 x 12 - 8 x 8 and 6 x 6 Steampunk Spells paper pads key and key hole and metal brads.
Coredinations Signature series. May Arts ribbon. Spider web die from spellbinders and quick cuts. Clock, film strip die,gears and embossing folder from Tim Holtz.Chain, feathers, clockwork, old clock parts and some old sun glasses.Medium weight chipboard Laser gear cut outs from Sa Crafters.


Fussy cut out the hot ear balloon  and used multi matte on to make it study.
Then I added Score tape on the back and attach thick sewing thread .
Backed it with black paper.
Time flies are cut out from the papers and attach them to rolled wire. ( rolled the wire around a thick needle to make the shape )

More fussy cutting and feathers

 Close up picture off the roller blade shoe and cat.
Sew thread on the shoe binding , May art ribbon and brad staples for the roller blade.
Also used Tim Holtz gears.

Used May Arts ribbon for the bow and a smaller that goes around the hat.
Also usedstaples  key hole and 4 different keys hanging on chains.
Spiders from spellbinders and Quick cuts

Close up picture wit a fussy cut bat. 

Seen from the side

Decorated the back side of the hot ear balloon with some old clock parts. There are also some small clock parts on the back side of time flies.
Fussy cut a owl and bird. 
Different chipboard gears and metal gears from Tim Holtz

The idea for this top hat began with this beautiful steampunk lady :-)
Cut out an extra hat,bird and necklace to make it more dimensional.
glued then some clock parts on the necklace and crackle accent on the handlebar .
Black Quick cut spider behind

Cut out a lot of flowers from the 12 x 12 papers and layered them.
Have a video tutorial on how to make this 3D flowers and here is the link,

Added gears and fussy cut leafs

Front side has a working clock and I made wings and dry embossed them to make it a bit more steampunk.
Used some old sun glasses I did not use anymore and decorated them with some gears..
Chain, spider and bat on the wings

The steampunk girl holds the film srip that can be pulled out from the side.
Place for 6 x 4 photos here

On the other side there is place for small photos.

 Here the film strip is rolled around the hat

More place for small photos.

 Seen from the top.
The crank on the top can twist around.

The hat can be displayed like this with photos.

So fun fussy cutting from this paper line :-)

Here ia the link to the top hat tutorial,

Had so fun making this top hat with the fun and gorgeous papers.
Hope it is a bit inspiring and that you got some ideas for your Halloween photos :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Just amazing and wonderful creation. Love seeing your creations!!!

  2. So fantastic! Very clever filmstrip album! I'm loving Steampunk Spells too.

  3. Wow this is abdolutely amazing.
    Hugs Rachael xx

  4. Anne - this is totally, totally, totally incredible. What a detailed and and intricate make. Everything is just mind-blowingly fantastic. Well done!

  5. I love your blog and YT channel but i can't command on your store, i Don't understand.

  6. Great creation. Such inspiration. Just love your projects. thanks as always for sharing.

  7. Just stunning! Love your work so much. I look forward to all your projects.

  8. Amazing! You've outdone yourself again.

  9. You are an amazing inventor, fabulous creation.

  10. What a marvelous creation! I really enjoy your work, keep it up!

  11. Do not really know if I should comment in English or Norwegian ;) This is a super creation. Love following your blog - and it gives lots of inspiration ;) Ønsker deg en riktig kreativ sommer - spent på å følge deg videre ;) Hilsen Kirsten.

  12. Helt FANTASTISK!!! Det er utrolig god idè og en fabelaktig og utrolig måte å lage ett album på. Nydelig

  13. WOW! I have no idea where you came up with the idea to create this or if you followed directions from another website but this is just fantastic!!!! I love everything about it!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  14. Åh..gubban så råtøff og stilig den er. D u er så dyktig som har laget denne. Mange flotte detaljer og noe å se på hele tiden.. Stum av beundring.

  15. Your did such an amazing album. Every detail is wonderful!

  16. Was für ein atemberaubendes Projekt, absolut großartig!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

  17. This is the coolest project I've seen lately. You did a fantastic job. I want to make this project and thank you for doing a tutorial. I'm definitely a new subscriber and fan!

  18. You are so creative, just love see all the things you come up with! Very inspirational :-)

  19. Amazing!! I love steampunk projects!!

  20. Wow, this looks brilliant! :) What an amazing creation, so beautiful! :)

    1. I watch all of your video's Have ordered the steampunk spells and other graphic 45 pads to learn more from you . thanks for being a great teacher


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