The steps were simple:
- Draw rectangle with the soft cornered tool and I made the size to be 3.5 x 4, because that is the width of the treat bag I have.
- I then drew another soft cornered rectangle this time making it .75 x 5, this is for the brim. I didn't want to put more pieces together then I had to so I overlapped the brim onto the hat rectangle and aligned the bottom edges and centered the 2 rectangles. Once they were overlapped and in position I welded them together creating the brimmed hat.
- Using the duplicate tool I mirrored above the hat and made sure that the 2 hats were just overlapping each other. I then welded these together. You will notice that the middle cut line goes away. I took the line tool and drew a line between the to points of the soft corners and then changed the line to a dashed line that way there is a fold line to make for an easier assembly.
- For the ribbon I used the hard cornered rectangle and drew the rectangle right on the hat so I knew how I wanted it to look .5 x 4.039 approx. I filled it with red so I could see what it looked like.
- I used Blenda Script from DaFonts.com to write warm wishes on the red ribbon. My goal was to write it with the gel pen on the cardstock then cut it with the machine.
- I then found a snowflake I liked to place on the ribbon and sized it to eye appealing. I used silver glitter cardstock for this.
- Remember: 1. when you go to cut that you take the pieces that are not being cut and place them aside 2. go into the advanced cut settings and change the text to sketch pens 3. make sure when cutting the ribbon that the sketch pen is tuned off and you have the blade back in, I put the words on first so there wouldn't be a chance of paper slipping while writing.