Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tag: Anything Goes! - Patriotic Tag

If you fully obey the Lord your God
and carefully follow all his commands I give you today,
 the Lord your God will set you high above
 all the nations on earth.
All these blessings will come on you and
 accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
 You will be blessed in the city
 and blessed in THE COUNTRY.
Deuteronomy 28 : 1-3

Welcome to Thursday Totally Tags ‘n’ ATCs in conjunction with!  Every Thursday we on the Design Team do a team post featuring Tags n' ATC's.  We have a specific Theme each week featuring an element, technique or embellishment.  We all come up with something excitingly different – using various types of tools, etc. to create our projects...i.e., Cricut, CAMEO, Spellbinders, punches, stamps, paint, material, lace, inks, etc.   The sky's the limit!  The only restriction...  If we use SVG's or Digi's, we will only use those from the vast selection at PCW.  There are some changes coming for the next few summer months, so please keep track of things by visiting Melin’s blog – and checking back here often.  I’ll let You know, when I know how things will work out.  Actually, at this point, this will be the last Tags ‘n’ ATCs until further notice – at least for the summer.   I’ll continue to post something regularly, so don’t think that I’m stopping – just that the MPC Design Team is ‘backing off’ for a while…

The Theme for this week’s projects is ANYTHING GOES!  The freedom to do whatever one wants to do may be a blessing – or a frustration – depending on how long it takes to decide on what to do!  Since our Independence Day Celebration is near, I decided to do a tag with that in mind.  With my son being a Marine Captain, I am always partial to making things with a patriotic or military design.  I couldn’t resist including my ‘signature Blossoms’ and a little Bling here and there.  If he thinks it’s ‘too feminine’ for him, I think he might know of Someone who might appreciate it…  *giggle-smile*

Here it is:

Close-up of floral spray

Close-up of Star
I cut a white cardstock base using a Spellbinders die.  I added a piece of Star Embossed navy cardstock and some red and white striped paper.  I added a half of a white round doily Spellbinders die cut.  I punched navy (MS) leaves and branches for the floral spray base.  I added navy, red and white flowers and gems.  I added a tiny white (MS) punched butterfly at the top.  I added a white punched star (Creative Memories) to the top right of the tag and added a circlet of rhinestones on it…reminiscent of the original 13-star flag made by Betsy Ross!  I added a striped ribbon to the top – so that it could be hung – on a bottle or a gift or some place in Someone’s home…
Be sure to visit Melin at MPC and sign up for her blog and Newsletters, join us on the Blog Hops at various times of the year and check there weekly to see what’s offered in her Store!  She offers Amazing Digi and Cutting Files and I’m SURE that you will find lovely items to enhance your paper-crafting projects!  As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about what or how I have done on here -  Happy Crafting!  ;-}

Here is the FREE digi-file for this week at My Paper Crafting.  Be sure to stop over there, if you haven’t already, see all of the other creative projects, get the file, make a project of your own using a digi-file from My Paper Crafting and then link it there so we can see it, too!

FREE file  -  

Have You made any interesting Tags recently?  I’d love to see them!  Let me know if you have any questions about anything I’ve done here or on any other blog post -  Blessings until next time!

Thanks for visiting here today!  I hope you take a few minutes to check all of the Tag/ATC creativeness on the other blogs, too!    Melin should have a Free File for today on her blog, also!  I’ll Update and have the file here as soon as it’s posted over there - 

Be sure to remember MPC for all of your Cutting and Digital files.  Tomorrow is our last Digi Dessert Fridaze post for the summer, the Tuesday posts have been suspended for the summer.   I may post some other projects on various days of the week throughout the summer.  I have some affiliate programs I need to post about and I’ve also signed up to do a few Blog Hops.  Check back – or sign up for my posts by eMail, so that you when they are! 

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B’ Bye!  -  Bye!  -  B’ Bye!
(You can take the Gal out of the Sky, but You can’t take the Sky out of the Gal!)  ;-}


  1. OH this is absolutely stunning! Love it Lynden!


  2. It's really beautiful, you are so creative!!

  3. WOW that is some creative ATC you have there!! love the embossing and die cutting, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing xxx

  4. this tag is awesome!! my hubby is retired Marine it!


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