For me it all started with the flower. Yes, I had the sticky back canvas and the grungeboard, but I didn't have the flower die. So I figured I could just eyeball it and cut out the pieces myself. (Oh, I didn't have that mist either to spray the sticky back canvas, but I made do with some reinkers and water in a mini mister).
Well, cutting out the flowers myself gave me an ENORMOUS flower. I liked the flower a lot, especially when I stamped the text on it, but it was ENORMOUS. So my tag, therefore, had to be ENORMOUS.
I cut a piece of cardboard heavy enough to hold my ENORMOUS flower.
From there I just went out on my own, adding the calendar, the fragment with 25 behind it and the clip at top. I already had some canvas letters, so I simply scraped the edges with my finger to distress them (turns out you don't really need that fancy tool to do this:)
And there you have it. I like it a lot.
Oh, and in case you are wondering -- I happened to be up at 4:30 this morning and this darn flower took me an hour and a half to make. Had to kind of hurry with the rest of it so I could get off to work!
Did I mention I really like that darn flower?