Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 2106 Tim Tag

It's been an extremely busy summer so far.  Andrea & I went on our Quick Quotes scrapbooking Baltic Sea cruise at the beginning of the summer, my two fabulous great-nephews have been visiting from Arizona, I had a Wendy Vecchi class in Connecticut, family parties, new babies, busy, busy, busy!  And, Rick & I just scheduled a trip to Vegas for August!

Since today is the last day of my birthday month, I guilted Kelly into making the July tag with me.  You can see Tim's original tag here complete with all the instructions to make your own. The poor girl just gets too frustrated with Tim's details!  lol  Kelly's tag is the flower on the left, and mine is the air mail stamp on the right.

My tag

My sewing machine wasn't cooperating with the thickness of the papers, so we had to get creative.  I just wrapped around some Linen Thread by Stampin' Up!

I colored Tim's burlap ribbon with the Evergreen Bough Distress Spray Stain, dried, and frayed the edges.  I also found a cute little Eiffel Tower charm to hang from my Linen Thread.

Kelly did absolutely beautiful coloring on her flower!

She really got frustrated cutting the letters until I introduced her to the Precision Cutting Plate by Sizzix.  Then, she had trouble getting her watercolor cardstock in through the slits with the distressed edges, so I had to baby it through for her.  She used some washi tape for her details.

She adorned the tag with one of Tim's Idea-ology arrows, and liked the simplicity of the tag without adding a ribbon.