And I couldn't stop at just one tag ... I had to make two!
I won't bore anyone with all of the details of what I did. But there are some things that I am quite impressed with. (Insert me patting myself on the back with no shame whatsoever <grin>.)
First, I used my Expression2 to cut the tags and the words for the tags. Next, I couldn't find a flag at the store small enough to fit on the tag. Not to be stymied by that, I just went online to find a flag graphic, printed it, inked it and then put it together with a skewer.
I used the same idea for the Liberty Bell. Cool beans!
Sister gave me a ton of "things" to use since I am just starting out. (Do Joann's and Michael's trade on the stock market? I am keeping them in business!) I used a star she sent, inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
The tinsel came from a wreath that I made a few years ago. It was the perfect addition to the bottom of the tag. I used my little individual letters to create the "let" and "ring" words which I attached with foam tape. Another challenge I met was how to attach the word freedom since it overlapped the tag. I ran it through my Xyron, putting a piece of paper behind the parts that overlapped so that they wouldn't get adhesive on them.(Hey, my momma didn't raise no dummy!)
Here are individual views of each tag ....