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.
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! :)