Monday, April 30, 2012

Custom Luggage Tags {and Business Card holder}

Did you guys notice our new logo? We changed it right before SNAP, to match our cute new business cards:


We thought it would be fun to make some gifts for our blog friends {and idols} to hand out at SNAP! But what could we give that was {1} practical... like, people would actually USE it once they left the conference, {2} handmade, and {3} would remind people of our blog? Hmmm....

What about luggage tags?? Get it? Suitcase? Luggage tags :) hahaha. So here's what we came up with:

We found these plain white luggage tags, and they were the perfect size to hold our business cards! They are really sturdy too, which is more than I can say for the last sad little luggage tag I had on my suitcase :)

To add a handmade touch, I traced the insert for the tags and cut them {by hand} out of some cute scrapbook paper.



Once I had all of the paper tags cut out, I adhered them to the back of the luggage tags with Mod Podge. It worked great!


Time to embellish... I used some paper from Dear Lizzy's Neopolitan Line {American Craft}:


Then I got out my trusty Target washi tape, and also created my own "washi tape strips" using scraps of paper and cutting the ends to make it look torn. I glued them down and they totally looked like little pieces of patterned washi tape! I was so excited! Once the design for each tag was complete, I added 2 coats of Mod Podge to seal and protect it.

Here is one of our first completed tags... {lovin' the polka dots}


I kept on embellishing, and tried to make each one unique. Here is a peek at the finished tags:


We made 25 in all :) I also made matching tags just for us... mine says "big sister" and Nat's says "little sister":


My favorite part about the finished tags was adding our business cards!


Pretty cute, right?

These ended up being fairly cheap and easy to make, and I hope all the new owners of our tags are enjoying them. {By the way, we still have a few tags for people that we could never track down!} I may be contacting you soon for your mailing address :)

This would be a fun idea for wedding party gifts, someone leaving for college, or even family reunion favors. Here's one last look at our custom luggage tags:


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35 comments:

  1. This is too cute! I love the idea of adding a little bit of flair to a suitcase when traveling. Plus, it helps you easily pick our your luggage!

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  3. What a SUPER cute idea.. I love it!! Definitely would easier to spot my generic gray suitcase with a cute tag like this :)

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  4. Cuteness!! I'm totally pinning this. Oh, how I wish I could have gone to SNAP and received one of these babies! ;)

    Thanks for your sweet comment this morning and your thoughts and prayers last week! Yes, let's catch up soon!! I'm so so so out of the bloggy loop and so so so behind on my emails. I feel some late nights coming on! :)

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  5. Hey I didn't get one! NO fair ;o) winks VERY cute ladies

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  6. Oh my cuteness!! What a fabulous idea!!! They turned out so darling!! :) Love!!

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  7. I love this idea! Not only does it go with the name of your blog but what a great idea for those who traveled to SNAP! AWESOME! Lesley

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  8. hhhmmmmm...I will have one of each! They are all perfect.

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  9. Great idea! Now you'll not only have to worry about your suitcases arriving at your destination but if the cute tags will still be attached! :D

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    1. hahaha! I hope no one would be mean enough to steal such a cute tag :)

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  10. These are so super cute! Great idea! I totally remember getting your business cards because I really liked the logo. I sat by you at lunch one day at SNAP-great to meet you!

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  11. I love mine!!!! Think I might have to use it this weekend for the Breathing Space Blogging Retreat! Wish you two could have come for it. We would have a blast together. :O)

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  12. These are so cute! I so wish I could have gone to SNAP. Maybe next year. I can't find washi tape anywhere at my Target. What section is it in?

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  13. What a great idea, always hard to work out what suitcase is mine on the conveyor belt so having a tag like this would make it so much easier. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Such a cute idea! Would make it easier to spot your luggage, too!

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  15. These are darling! My suitcase NEEDS one! I found you through Too Much Time On My Hands. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I cannot thank y'all enough for giving me one of these at Snap! What a sweet surprise!! Thanks so much for linking up this week. :)

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  17. These tags are so cute!! Such a fun idea! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

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  18. You guys are just amazing... this is truly genius and so pretty! Thanks for showing off these little goodies!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  19. They are brilliant! Makes me wish I owned one. Bet the ladies at SNAP loved them! :)

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  20. Uber-cute as always, girls!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

    ~Abbie

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  21. I absolutely love this DIY idea (just pinned it). I can't wait to try it for myself. :)

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  22. Very cute and attractive plastic card holders , but i still can't understand why you attached luggage tags....

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  24. I love this idea! I sell Thirty-One and am always letting people borrow my bags for their party-to-go. This would be such a fun way to tag my bags so that they would make their way back to me AND I would get contact information out. This looks like a fun project to do with my girls.

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  25. Love the idea..thinking about making some for my bike themed wedding. ;) how did you cut the hole in the scrap paper?

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  26. Love the idea..thinking about making some for my bike themed wedding. ;) how did you cut the hole in the scrap paper?

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  27. These are totally adorable! I'm looking for some handmade gift ideas for Christmas and these are too cute! Just not sure whether to give them as gifts or use them as gift tags on presents and then they could be used again as luggage tags and would count as an extra little present.

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