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Saturday, July 4, 2015

TH Tag July 2015

Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate! Daisy had a spa/grooming day at Petco and is showing off her Patriotic red/white/blue colors on her bandana & nails. Daisy crossed her paws like this on her own.

For 4th of July we are having bbq ribs (they are marinating now), Bush's baked beans, deviled eggs (made ahead of time), pasta salad (made ahead of time) & rolls. 

For dessert we are having a red/white/blue dessert: 
red - cherries & Strawberry ice cream, 
white - banana split & Vanilla ice cream & 
blue - blueberries. 

Also having watermelon.

Put alot of work/effort into creating this Tim Holtz July Tag using mostly TH products. 

Started with TH manilla #8 Tag. Did not have the TH cardstock for tag layer so I used some scrapbook paper that had vintage looking star pattern. Stamped on TH Distress Watercolor Cardstock:  TH - USA Flag, USA & Star. Used TH Markers, Distress Ink on mat & paint brush. 

Used black Sharpie to mark stitches. Stitched by hand using black thread. 

Stamped Paper Smooches 'HERO' and cut out sentiment with TH Labels die. Attached 'HERO" sentiment tag with TH stapler.

Made alphanumeric '4' recycling cardboard for dimension & gold foil cardstock. Made gold star using a Stampin' Up star punch. 

Attached gold star with TH metal jumpring. Added inked ribbon.

Supplies List 

adhesive: foam, glue dots, Scotch ATG
machine:Tim Holtz Vagabond
marker: black Sharpie - to mark stitches
misc: sewing needle, paintbrush
papers: the Paper Studio Masculine Stars scrapbook  
   cardstock - gold foil for alphanumeric '4'
recycle: cardboard from cake mix box for alphanumeric '4' to give dimension
ribbon: the Paper Studio Patriotic Stars
stamp: Paper Smooches Circle of Honor - 'HERO'
Stampin' Up: punch - Merry Minis Star
Tim Holtz: die -  Alphanumerics '4' ,  Labels ('HERO' sentiment tag) Tag  ink: black  
   Distress Ink - faded jeans, fired brick, frayed burlap, pumice stone
   Distress Markers - barn door, faded jeans, picket fence  
   metal - jump ring to attach star
   misc - mat  paper -  watercolor 
   paper: Distress Watercolor Cardstock 
   stamp - Mini USA Flag, USA, Star  Tag: #8 Manilla
tool: MISTI 
thread: black - hand sewn the stitching 

Entering this into the following challenges:   

7/4 Pile It On Ch#75 Flag Colors UE 6/28

7/5 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Part Ch#58 July 4th/Canada Day UE 6/22 

7/6 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#158 Celebrations UE  6/30

7/10 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#95 Anything Goes 3E(#2)  7/3

7/13 Dies R Us Ch28 Stars & Stripes 3E(#3) 7/1

7/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jul 2015 Ch UE 7/1
7/31 Die-Cut-Divas Ch Jul - Summer & Patriotism  UE  inclatleast1diecut  7/1
7/31 DL.ART Jul Linky Ch 1Eperday/no stack 7/1 
7/31 Tim Holtz Tags 12 Tags of 2015 Jul 1E(#1)  7/1  


  1. Great job on the tag and your pooch looks SO festive! Happy 4th! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘STARS & STRIPES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. OH MY GOSH!!!!! your tag is amazing, but more amazing than that is Daisy she is just beautiful. What a well treated lady, I absolutely love her nails and the bandana is fabulous have a safe 4th my friend.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  3. ps I just read what your having for dinner I want to eat with you --
    actually were having similar minus the ice cream

  4. This is a very lovely tag - nice work!

  5. Love the distressed look on this patriotic tag - turned out fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  6. I love your tag! Tags are some of my favorite things! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us!

  7. So cool! I think this is my favorite! So elegant and gorgeous.. thanks for playing with us at CCD Linky Party!

  8. Gorgeous tag. Beautiful in the true Tim Holtz tradition. I love it.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  9. Love all the wonderful details! Wonderful tag! Thanks for linking up with us at Craftin Desert Divas!
    DT Tina

  10. Love your tag! Lots of beautiful details! Daisy looks beautiful as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  11. Gorgeous tag! Love the design. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Diana DT