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8.26.2010

Margarita anyone??? TAG SWAP!

I am so excited I get to participate in my first swap!  Kathy over at Paper Phenomenon is hosting this one and we are swapping summer-themed tags.  How fun!

I decided to make a margarita tag...problem is, I don't have a margarita cut in my cartridge library.  :(  So, .cut file-searching I went until I came across Jade's blog, Handmade By Jade and her super-cute (and FREE!) margarita glass .cut file!  Go check out her blog...it's awesome!

I wanted the margaritas to look realistic and I think I accomplished that because every time I see them, I CRAVE a frozen margarita!  Hee, hee...  All pieces were cut using Jade's file and Cricut Design Studio.  The base is made from a thin chipboard, lined with white cardstock (with a green piece on the back).  Then I cut each margarita glass again in Bazzil Bling green cardstock.  I trimmed the green pieces to give me the inside drink and the top of the drink.  I also cut the glasses out of a transparency...then inked them with white Staz-On ink to make them look "frosted".  I adhered all of those layers together and had the base of my tag.
To embellish, I added layered flowers with green brads to the bottom of the glass.  Then I added Glossy Accents around the rim of the glass and sprinkled my new FAVORITE thing:  Diamond Dust.  This stuff is AWESOME!  It comes from Michaels and is made from ground up glass.  Just sprinkle it on and ta-da...instant salt rim!!!  (I also added some Diamond Dust to the brads in the flowers).

Next, I set a large eyelet in the upper left corner of the drink, and tied ribbons through.  For the lime, I used white shrink plastic and cut circles with my Cricut.  Then I drew the lime with a light green Sharpie marker, punched a hole in the corner and shrunk it with my heat gun.  I attached it to a ribbon with a silver ring.

So that's it!  I really hope my swap partners enjoy them.  Thinking about making one for myself now!  :)

Happy crafting!!!

12 comments:

Nubian Crafter said...

Great job!!! I love the completed look. TFS

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Such a cute project. :)

mforquer said...

Oh my gosh - these are totally cute and yes now I want a margarita - so they must look real!!
Melissa

greenbean said...

these are beyond adorable!...and i love me some margaritas!...

Michelle said...

those are awesome !!!!!!!!!!! you thought of everything down to the lime!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

And to think I hand cut all my glasses for cards. LOL! U go with your cricut! The tags are AWESOME!

Asa Stewart said...

so adorable,I'm always up for margarita's. just leave me the picther.

Ladybug Designs said...

Those are so cute. You totally accomplished realistic.

Sherri said...

Love these.....especially the salt!

Heather said...

Thank you for the nice comment about the file and my blog. I love what you did with it, they look great! I think I might have to go make me a margarita now.

Heather said...

Thank you for the nice comment about the file and my blog. I love what you did with it, they look great! I think I might have to go make me a margarita now.

Heather said...

Thank you for the nice comment about the file and my blog. I love what you did with it, they look great! I think I might have to go make me a margarita now.