Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don't You {Forget} About Me!


The last month has been a little {crazy} with weekend trips out of town, going to the cottage Up North, and a full-fledged {vacation} to Florida with the ILs. Disney was awesome ~ the tiny people had a blast, and now we're back home and settling into the first week of school. (and.....exhale....)

With all that traveling, and bags that were going to be checked for our flight from Detroit to Orlando, I thought it would be a good idea to make some luggage tags for our suitcases. The hubband laughed at me ~ because really, he said, how would we miss the girls' bubblegum pink and bright green suitcases. Well, when we sat down on the plane and saw the {exact same suitcases} in one of the overhead bins, he started to understand a bit more.

So here's what I did. First I designed the tags in Photoshop. I chose to make our tags round, because I thought they would stand out more than the standard rectangle tag. I made 2 templates, with the first initial of the owner on one (the front) and the full name, address and phone number on the other (the back). Then I had each of them printed at Costco's lovely photo lab.


When I got them home, I cut the circles out and taped the 2 pieces together, back to back. I then used some store bought laminating sheets and laminated the tags. I found after doing a few of these that it was easier to use the hole punch first {before} laminating, and then punch another hole just through the plastic.


Then I tied them to our suitcases with bright, coordinating ribbon, just as an extra eye-catcher for the baggage claim area. (Don't worry, I didn't use hot pink for the hubband. ;) )


This worked really well. The bags were super easy to find and I didn't worry at all about someone grabbing ours by accident. One thing I would suggest if you decide to do this, though, is to take the tags someplace (Kinko's?) and have them {heat laminated} rather than using the sheets, and they have started to seperate ~ and honestly for the amount that I paid for those sheets, it's a little disappointing. I'm going to make tags like these, only smaller, for the tiny people's backpacks and for the not quite as tiny one's lunch box. Better safe than sorry, right?


  1. those are adorable! i love them! i'm sure that they look great on the bags!


  2. Cute! These turned out great. Sorry the laminate is separating already. Live and learn, right? And thanks for sharing the tip! Visiting from Tatertots & Jello


  3. These are very cute & it really must have made it easy to find your bags. Just found you, and I LOVE the name of your blog!



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