Friday, December 27, 2013

Club Scrap Aspen Blog Hop

Welcome! I am glad you found your way to my blog.

This month I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the hope even before my kit arrived.   I had every intention of using the cut outs that come with every kit.  Then it arrived, and the cut outs did not really render themselves to what I wanted to do.  And neither did the paper.  So, I fell back on the digital kit.  I am for all intents and purposes digital illiterate but I get by.  I downloaded the Aspen kit, perused the extras and backgrounds and got busy.

If any of you are even remotely acquainted with me then you know I travel, A LOT, for my job.  I normally just use those little disposable luggage tags that the airlines provide and attach them to my bag.  Not very pretty, or very original.   So my goal was to make luggage tags.

Here are the fronts I put together in photoshop.   Using backgrounds, fibers, and extras.   One tag is 3.5" by 4.5" and one is 4"x4":




I made the fronts in Photoshop Elements and saved as a JPG. I then used my word processing program to make the backs, I also inserted the front images (above)  in the word processing program in such a way when I printed them out I could just trim and fold in half. This makes for much easier trimming and edge alignment.  Below is what they looked like in the word processing document :




I printed these out, trimmed the, folded in half and used laminating pouches (the kind you don't need a laminator for) and laminated them.  I punched a whole in the topes, added and eyelet and ribbon, and voila my own unique luggage tags.



Now hop on over to Debby's blog  and check out her creation.  And if you stumbled upon my blog you can start from the beginning at Club Scraps Blog.

Thanks so much for looking!

23 comments:

Annette said...

Just fabulous!!

Karen Wyngaard said...

What a fabulous idea! I'd love to see the looks on the faces of the people who might "accidentally" pick up your bag! LOL

Classygirl said...

What a great idea! Unique luggage tags help to make your bags stand out. Pretty.

Hetty said...

Oh my goodnes, what a FAB idea! I love your tags. Hope you get lots of comments about it!

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Creative 2014.

Tricia Morris said...

I LOVE those luggage tags! Such an adorable idea!! Brilliant! (And funny, too!)

Marya said...

This is a fantastic idea Shona! Useful and beautiful at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Kay--Paper Artist said...

These are so fun and practical. I'm sure they will get noticed on the luggage carousel, but no one would dare pick up your bags!

Lisa D said...

How fun! Love the backsides :)

Debby H said...

What a great idea! I think the digital idea is just right. Should you ever needed a replacement, just print.

Sharon Sutton said...

Backing up with hands in the air smiles.

Carolyn said...

Great tags!! It'll be easy to spot your bags!

Kay Williamson said...

So clever! Your are brilliant Shona!

crzymom said...

Your luggage tags are awesome! Thank you for showing us how to make them.

Jill P said...

very clever, love them

Heidi Orndorff said...

Great idea!

Julie said...

Shona this is just awesome! Love the sayings too, so fun!

Shirley said...

Shona, this seems like a great project!

Donna said...

Such a good idea!

canadian_liner said...

The backs are as great at the fronts! These would make lovely gifts for fellow traveling friends, too. I'd say you are more than an amateur digi-user...

MyAuntKat said...

Love these! I am in the same boat (or I should say aircraft) as you! Will be making some of these for my bags! Thanks for the great idea.

Lynn Mathers said...

What an excellent idea! Great job! Now to think of how I want MINE to look...! LOL

April Puzzuoli said...

neat idea

Queen of Dishing said...

Love the tags (and the cheeky comments on the back side too!)