Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Let's Get Crafty

Who doesn't love a good craft session? In celebration of The Red Hat Society's 15th Anniversary, we have been encouraging Members to decorate and take photos with the "15 Printable"  available on our Facebook Page. We've seen so many creatively decorated 15's come in, that we were just itching to get in on the fun.

Last week, CEO and Queen Lady Bug, Debra Granich, stirred up a bit of friendly competition in the Hatquarters team by challenging us to see who could create the most decorative "15 Printable" in the office. We were provided glue, glitter, crayons, markers, wrapping paper, festive tape and of course, BLING to personalize our printables! Once all of the designs were posted, voting was open to the Hatquarters staff, and the votes resulted in a tie between Princess Buku Christina's "Pinkie 15" and Platinum Princess of Panache, LaShawn's "Tinkerbell 15".

Naturally, we gave Hatters the deciding vote on Facebook, and Christina's design emerged as the winner: 

Christina created her "Pinkie 15" using the Diamond Box and RHS Purse Envelope Printables available to the Members of the Red Hat Society under the Fun Stuff tab of our website. And guess what?! It can easily be REDuated to a "Red Hat 15" by using the red and purple diamond box designs, instead of the pink and lavender. Want to give it a try? Let us show you how this was created.

What you'll need:
*Your Printed items- 15 Printable, 5 sheets of each of the diamond box designs to get the different prints, and 2 of the purse envelopes in your preferred colors
*Plenty of patience as this design involves a lot of layering.

Step 1) Cut out your 15 Downloadable
Step 2) When you print the diamond designs, you'll notice that it is made up of plenty of small triangles. You're going to cut each and every triangle out.
Step 3) Cut off the two bows and bling logos from your purse envelopes
Step 4) Be creative with your design! Christina wanted her design to have a bit of spunk, so she created spiked edges around the top while alternating the different prints. It's best to start from the top and work your way down the number so you can cover the final layer with your RHS letters.
Step 5) Once you have your first layer glued down, just alternate the prints to cover the bottom of the triangles underneath it.
Step 6)  After you glue the final layer, you can complete the design by gluing the bows and RHS letters to each of the numbers. Notice the RHS letters in this photo were used to cover and blend the edges of the final triangle. The bows just add fun girly touch to this design.

There you have it! We hope you were inspired by this post to try this design for yourself. If you do, be sure to share your photos with us at Stories@RedHatSociety.com.

Join Us in Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary! 
April 25, 2013 will mark the 15th Birthday of the Red Hat Society! The Hatquarters of the Red Hat Society is going to celebrate this momentous occasion in "HATlanta," Georgia along with thousands of Hatters as we kick off our 2013 Southern HospitaliTEA International Convention. However, the party doesn't stop there! We are celebrating this special year on the 15th of EVERY month! Join us this Friday on Facebook to view a video of the 15 Printables that have been submitted by Hatters, and consider becoming a Queen or Supporting Member in the Sisterhood today to see if you can play at any of the local RHS Day Birthday celebrations in your area! If there was ever a perfect year to have some fun in the Sisterhood, this is it! 

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