Red Hat Card

Here is a card that salutes the Red Hat Society with over-the-top embellishment and bold colors. It is another look at the hat card from Mother’s Day in a different guise.  This variation is more of a Carol Channing in “Hello, Dolly!” than Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady” style hat.  It is a perfect card for a Red Letter Day – or for any woman you want to support and encourage.

You’ve probably heard of the Red Hat Society and maybe you are a member of a chapter.  Their website says:

We are a global society of women that supports and encourages women in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment, and fitness.

That sounds like something I can support and this was a fun card to create.

Here are the opening lines of the poem “Warning” by Jenny Joseph that inspired the Red Hat Society:

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.

This is the template for the card, and directions are one post back here.

Replace the pale yellow paper with red paper for the hat, rose for the accent piece and purple plus patterned purple for the roses. 

When you are trimming a hat card, it doesn’t take a lot of trim because it is so small.  I decided to really glam it up and used both feathers and netting that I purchased at Joann Fabric and Craft store.  Swirled paper roses (directions on previous post with hat directions), ribbon and lots of self-adhesive jewels and stars complete the decoration.  Stamp a greeting on the inside and sign the back and it’s done. 

I love the results and hope you do too!

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