So, as I mentioned in my last post, I am now on the creative team for Nibbles Skribbles (woohoo!) and the first kit I chose to work with was a mini:

This is the Second Chance mini and whilst it only has four papers and ten elements, I fell in love with the striped paper and, having seen a top hat created by the Gentleman Crafter, decided that the paper would be ideal for a top hat.  I was torn, as I could see the potential for some neat birthday cards with this too, but I decided to go with the top hat as I have made lots of albums and cards recently so felt like a change.

As I mentioned in my last post, I was going to use an empty coffee tin for this but decided to use that old standby, a toilet roll holder.  Very exotic!  I cu the base of the top hat from cardstock and then adhered this to the roll using the printed paper.  I used some lace form my stash to decorate it, and made some flowers using a die to arrive at this:

And this is the other side:

I wasn't quite sure what to do about the top, so I ended up using part of the toilet roll trimmed with paper and ribbon.  I then added a small mini album made using two of the Stampin' Up! Christmas Ornament dies.  I've been longing to use these and this is the first chance I have had!  So please excuse the blurry photos and take a peek inside the top hat  First the top:

The album is in the shape of a Christmas Ornament and fits nicely inside the hat:

For a first attempt, it's not bad but I know I can see all the flaws and mistakes here, especially where the cutting out isn't quite perfect.  I can also see how I could have done the top of the hat differently, especially after my husband very kindly told me what he would have done....after I had finished it!

Anyhow, it just shows that you can do just about anything with a digital kit if you put your mind to it, so why not give hybrid a try yourself?  If you do, I would love to see what you make so feel free to post a link here,

Happy Scrapping!