I thought it would be nice to celebrate with my version of Tim Holtz's June Tag for 2015. Please check out his blog for details on how he created his marvelous tag. This has to be one of my favorites simply because of Tim's "fresh brewed" Sizzix die. I also share Tim's love of Starbucks and I am thrilled to make a tag that celebrates my Frappuccino Fascination.
We are in the middle of our summer here in the United States and it's time for all sorts of outdoor fun and summer celebrations. Next weekend will be our Independence Day (July 4th) and with summer temperatures soaring above normal, even here in the mountains of North Carolina, I am definitely going to be celebrating with a Venti Mocha Frappuccino. So here is my tag that combines my love of all things vintage, patriotic and coffee.
Here are a few other details about my tag. To go along with my patriotic theme, I pulled out some of Tim's Natural Red and Cream Trimmings to create the tie around the cup and tag tie. I frayed the ends of both and added some stamped stars on the tag tie. I was trying to think of an appropriate sentiment for the tag. As soon as I saw the "hello friend" stamp in Tim's "Simple Sayings" stamps, I knew I had found a winner. That is exactly what I say when they hand me my ice cold Frappuccino!!! (Either that or "my precious!" when I'm channeling my inner Tolkien). The sentiment is backed with a great denim banner that I found at my local Michaels.
I wanted to give a shout out and sincere thank you to the lovely Linda Coughlin over at the Funkie Junkie Boutique. She gave me this amazing Statue of Liberty button in a recent shipment of some backordered stamps. It was absolutely perfect for this tag. Thanks Linda ... you are the best. Also ... I want to point out the authentic green Starbucks straw below. Yes, I just had to go buy another Frappucino this week to get that straw. It was such a difficult task and I just couldn't burden anyone else with it :)
Well, I leave you with one last view of my entire tag and a big smile. It's great to be back. Hugs to you all -- Mary Elizabeth