Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tim's Tags for June 2015 AND The Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hi all - this is my monthly take on Tim's Tags of 2015 for June and it's my first entry into the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.
 It is one of my favorite tags thus far, I love iced coffee and tea, and I am SO proud of myself that I have been keeping up with this challenge the whole year.  I am actually enjoying this much more than I thought I would, so count on seeing many more of my takes on Tim's Tags.  

This month I didn't have some of the major components, but I made do pretty well with my Silhouette Cameo and stuff I had hanging around. As you know, you can go to Tim's Blog and see how he created his tag, so I am continuing to just list the things I did differently:

Things I Did Differently:
I made a wash using the Tea Dye re-inker 
Distressed using Scissors (I have to get that Paper Distresser Tool!)
Made my Own Stripes (see below)
Coffee Cup Cut File
Silhouette Cameo
Homemade Corrugated Cardboard
Little Vellum Envelope
1" & 2 1/4" Circle Punch
Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp Set #CMS155
Round Tag
Gem Star
Scrap Ribbon
DCWV Burlap Paper Stack, 6 x 6 (and glued that on my tag)

The Stripes:
The hardest thing about this tag was trying to figure out how I was going to make the stripes. I had made a wash using the Tea Dye re-inker and  I don't have the stencil he used (I love how he used it!) so I thought maybe I could use the craft sheet and the same color markers he did to make my plaid.  I literally took the markers and hand made lines, going up & down, on the sheet.  I alternated the order of the colors and pressed the tag directly on the lines at first, then I misted them lightly with water and pressed the tag onto the sheet again.  I cleaned the craft sheet in between and repeated the process until I was happy with the tag.  Well, it didn't come out nearly as neat as his did but I'm pleased with the effect.  

The Coffee Cup:
I made the cup using a cut file I had and my Silhouette Cameo. The top is cut from a small vellum bag I had in my stash, I cut the bag, using the flap, with a circle punch that was 2 1/4" and then just folded and glued the layers.  I thought that was what Tim used when I saw his post, so when I found out he actually used plastic, I just went with my first thought.

The Rest:
I just used the items I had already to finish the tag, the green paper was in my stash. I used a piece of handmade corrugated cardboard, the little heart was leftover from a die cut, the straw was just cut from the same green paper the circle was cut from (using a 1" circle punch). I used my ever faithful DCWV Burlap Paper to show off my handmade banner. I printed the word coffee and glued it to the little circle tag and I attached that to the ribbon using a fastener
that I just got off a new pair of pants - it was holding one of the tags. I think that was one of my best finds ever!  

There you have it! My take on Tim's Tag for June 2015. I hope you enjoyed my tag and all my little tweaks to Tim's design - and you have to the end of the month to join in on Tim's Blog. And please, do pop over to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - I am furiously creating more cards to enter, and there is more time for you to enter as it doesn't close until June 12, 2015! Please consider following my blog and help me to make my goal of 100 new followers - thanks! Christi

I would like to enter my tag in the following challenges:
Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 June
Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
Not Just Cards - #21, Anything Goes
Silhouette Challenges - (M) #26, Anything Goes


  1. Oh my gosh, love that detail with the clip and tag! Great kraft coffee to-go with the corrugated sleeve!

  2. Super tag, I have a coffee addicted friend this would be perfect for! And, thank goodness, I can see your blog, it's NOT been deleted!

  3. Thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge!
    Monica - DT

  4. Great Tim tag! Coffee everywhere.

  5. Oh, wow, what a fab creativity! love this gorgeous tags and your ideas in it!

  6. Super fun coffee tag...I'm so glad that you were able to fix things on your blog!
    Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  7. What a great tag! Love your iced drink!!

  8. Love your fab little tag... especially the whipped cream!

  9. all element is cool on your card
    lovely corugated add and love that pin needle too
    cute idea
    and lovely card
    my card is #125, #187 and #232 if you like to visit me back
    hugs, Monika

  10. Your stripes look great and I love that 'found' clip!! Fantastic tag!

  11. Wonderful coffee tag. Those stripes are amazing, and I love the little clip you've recycled. Well done! Bev

  12. Great job using what you have to make a gorgeous creation!! Love all the texture going on here.

  13. Great tag! Love all that texture.

  14. This is great!
    Thank you for joining us this month at Not Just Cards xx Jan DT


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