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          Personalized Luggage Tags

This was a quick project for I did for a wedding shower, but it could be a gift for lots of different reasons. As a wedding gift, several of us pooled our money for the happy couple to use toward their honeymoon. I don’t mind giving money or gift cards as a gift, but I also want to give something that can wrapped and handed to them. Since this gift was for a honeymoon, personalized luggage tags seemed like the obvious choice. I already had the acrylic luggage tag blanks left over from a previous project plus all the other supplies I needed so I didn’t have to spend a dime for this project. I just love it when craft hoarding works in my favor. 

The first step was to find a pretty patterned paper in my stash to use for the background. This particular pattern worked because it wasn’t too feminine, dark enough so that the vinyl would show easily and was blank on the reverse side. I cut the paper down to letter-size and fed it through my printer, printing the name and address info on the blank side. Then I cut it down to the correct size, about ¼” smaller than the blank. If using a patterned paper that is printed on both sides, you’ll just need to print onto a light-colored card stock and then attach it to the patterned paper using a tape runner. To adhere the paper to the acrylic luggage tag, I used clear 651 Oracal vinyl. I cut it ⅛” larger than the paper, splitting the difference between the paper size and blank, giving it just the right amount of clearance. 

After designing the name, I picked out the vinyl. I had received this roll of orange Cricut foil vinyl in a Cricut mystery box, but hadn’t had a project to use it on yet. The orange and black color combo looked great together and after cutting out the design with my Cricut Explore Air, I transferred it directly onto the reverse side of the acrylic tag. And that’s it! Super simple project and makes a great handmade gift.