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MeOwZa
« on: December 08, 2003 12:05:48 AM »

I saw this mentioned on the site a few days ago and decided to give it a go.

What you need:

- exacto knife
- magazines, pictures, whatever
- cutting surface (i used the back of a clipboard)
- luggage tag (the one i used is about 4''x2'' if you don't have one and want to make a template)
- rubber cement
- index cards
- scissors (and i highly recommend the slide paper cutter at kinkos!)

http://a8.cpimg.com/image/40/6D/26993728-9a1a-02000180-.jpg

Find the image or design you want on your luggage tag

http://a6.cpimg.com/image/02/6B/26993666-b4c2-02000180-.jpg

Cut around edge with exacto knife

http://a9.cpimg.com/image/05/6B/26993669-2d65-02000180-.jpg

Repeat until you feel that you're ready to stop

http://a2.cpimg.com/image/08/6B/26993672-644b-02000180-.jpg

I found some pictures that I cut out in 3 sections to make into different but coordinating tags for one person... you can do this with pictures in magazines or regular photogrpahs... whatever you can think up

Find a fun font and type out the address, keep resizing until you reach your desired size (i think i used around size 22)

http://a7.cpimg.com/image/3F/6D/26993727-1c3f-02000180-.jpg

Cut out addresses with the same luggage tag template & rubber cement the address on one index card and the image on a separate one (so the image on the other side will not show through and the lines will not show through) then rubber cement the two index cards together, back to back with adress and image facing out (durr)

Take to Kinko's and use the luggage tag laminater sheets (.75 each & it includes the attachment for the luggage)

http://a8.cpimg.com/image/AC/4F/27000748-6c34-02000180-.jpg

http://a9.cpimg.com/image/AD/4F/27000749-f7fe-02000180-.jpg

http://a0.cpimg.com/image/AE/4F/27000750-8efc-02000180-.jpg

http://a1.cpimg.com/image/AF/4F/27000751-7467-02000180-.jpg

http://a4.cpimg.com/image/38/5C/27001144-b7f7-02000180-.jpg

You'll need to make sure that your image/address is small enough to fit into the laminate sheet with room for the attachment to slide through the slit. Mine are approx 3.75"x 2.25". This is when the slide paper cutter at kinkos comes to the rescue... I would still cut your images the size of the luggage template because the exacto doesn't always give a clean cut and will sometimes snag the paper, by cutting larger you can fix your mistake at the end, just make sure the address is small enough that it won't get cut off!

If anyone else does theses or has done them, post pics please!
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binny
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2003 08:36:28 AM »

Very neat!  I had no idea that something like luggage tag laminating sheets existed.  I need luggage tags for a trip in the spring and if I don't get any for Christmas, I'll make one like yours.  
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2003 10:56:26 AM »

So cute!! I NEVER travel, and neither does anyone in my family, but if they ever start, I know what they're getting from me!
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2003 11:46:16 AM »

they are really fantastic! what a great gift idea, i love how you've made the sets of three matching.

you can really tell you enjoyed making these, i can feel your enthusiasm coming from the pics!  Grin
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MeOwZa
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2003 12:30:49 PM »

thanks everyone, i really had fun making these

if you're going to make these for christmas, you can use them as the gift tag


anyone have any clever ways to wrap them? i've already wrapped and tagged all my christmas gifts


oh if you have a lot of stamps you could make a stamp collage

or you could use old postcards as the image

so many ideas, so few luggage tags!

everyone i know travels a lot so these are great gifts for them, and they're great for a 'farewell' present, not just christmas!
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2003 06:43:25 PM »

those are sooo cute!! If I can pull myself from this website long enough perhaps I'll make some of these tags and take a trip!! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2003 04:45:39 AM »

I love making things like this. They are so personal that everyone loves them!! You did an awesome job!! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2003 12:24:45 PM »

First -- Awesome!

Second -- 3m makes luggage tag "kits" that include a slip-knot strap, blank cards (like index cards), and hand-use laminate (in the shape of a V that has one side sticky so you open it like a book, position tag inside on non-sticky side, and press top sticky-side down to seal edges).  I think I bought mine at an office-supply store but think I've also seen at WalMart.

Third -- I would not EVER put my name and address on a luggage tag.  I put only my last name and a telephone number that has voice mail (at the moment my cell number) so that an airline can contact me but that any "questionable" character who might take an "unhealthy interest" in me at an airport isn't given my full name and home address.  SCARY.  I will also usually get a paper luggage tag supplied by my airline (most give them out) and write the flight number ONLY on it and attach that paper tag to my permanent plastic one so that any airline has the info they need to find my full name, address, and telephone number from the booking I made *if* my luggage is lost.  

Think about it -- That "Holly" person's last name and most of her address was whited-out in the picture above, and for good reason.  But the next logical thought is "Do you want to give five thousand strangers at an airport the same information about you that you don't want to post on the internet?"

BUT AGAIN --- AWESOME AWESOME and SO GORGEOUS!
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2003 02:59:56 PM »

Those tags are great!  I've done a cross-stitch tag before, and since I don't travel much, it hangs off the strap of my purse most of the time.  (Although, it only has my first name on it.)

I'm going to have to give the magazine ones a whirl now!  Think I'm gathering way too many ideas from this site!  Wink
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Goddess
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2003 10:03:22 PM »

very cool tags.....now I just need some luggage!
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