Thursday, July 11, 2013

12 tags of 2013 - July version

So, I've been reading all of Tim Holtz's blog. I am getting so psyched, learning so many new things. He has a tutorial every month to teach how to make a tag; usually it's specific to whatever holiday is celebrated for that month. Here's the tag he created for the Fourth of July ....

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 ....



  1. Ohhhhhhh la la ... and all the fireworks to go with it!

  2. Congrats on getting the July tag done! Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Journal. =)


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