Todays post is about luggage tags. Which as we head into the main holiday season of the year here in the UK, is pretty apt, I think!
These luggage tags are what I made as my swaps for the Twinklets Team Training day I attended on Sunday. The Twinklets are the group of crafters who belong to Cate – who was my Stampin’ Up! upline before she gave up doing SU. The training is run by two of my “sideline” demonstrators who have done an amazing job of growing their teams and promoting through the levels of SU demonstrators. They are great demos and thoroughly lovely ladies! And I don’t begrudge one bit that they are doing so much better than me with it – because they put in a lot moe than I do, and are in different “seasons” of life to me (mainly they don’t have little kids as well as being the breadwinner!!). We all make our choices in life, and I mainly do this to have fun and socialise 🙂
So, to the luggage tags:
I was very proud of these, not only because I think they look pretty darned good, but also because I came up with them completely on my own, with no help from the interernet (spelling intentional!), Pinterest, other blogs or swaps or *anything*! Hurrah! I chose the colour scheme, the stamps, the layout, everything myself. I was not convinced about the ribbon choice to start with, but I had to go with what I had that is in the current catalogue (that’s the rules about swaps, everything has to be current) – so I went with it. And in the end I really like the effect, which is good.
I made 24 of the tags in total, and have a couple left over as there were 20 people doing swaps on Sunday. I like to make a couple of extras if I can, for use elsewhere or to give to others who didn’t do swaps if I choose to. Better to have too many than too few, usually! I might add these to card fronts or something, or even use the same/ a similar idea for swaps another time.
Here they all are together:
The colours are from the subtles palette: Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, and each layer was punched at the end with the Banner Triple punch. I have a name badge slot punch from Malaysia which I used to cut the holes for the ribbon, but you could just as easily use a circle punch for this bit. I attached the Organza Ribbon with a silver mini staple using the Handheld Stapler – I love that little guy! He’s so useful. All the stamping is done in Smoky Slate, and uses the Project Life stamp sets, Let’s Get Away, This Is The Life, and Remember This (Project Life). So Project Life stamps are certainly not just for scrapbooking, just for Project Life, or just for one thing – they can be used everywhere!
I hope you like my luggage tag swaps, and that they give you some ideas on how you could label your luggage if you are going on holiday this year. If you make any luggage tags, I’d love to see them, so please share on my Facebook page! In the meantime I will try to get my postings to Facebook working again.
Have a great day! And don’t forget about your weekly deals order – remember some of them are limited in number…