Custom Luggage Tags {and Business Card holder}

Did you guys notice our new logo? We changed it right before SNAP, to match our cute new business cards:

We thought it would be fun to make some gifts for our blog friends {and idols} to hand out at SNAP! But what could we give that was {1} practical… like, people would actually USE it once they left the conference, {2} handmade, and {3} would remind people of our blog? Hmmm….
What about luggage tags?? Get it? Suitcase? Luggage tags :) hahaha. So here’s what we came up with:

We found these plain white luggage tags, and they were the perfect size to hold our business cards! They are really sturdy too, which is more than I can say for the last sad little luggage tag I had on my suitcase :)

To add a handmade touch, I traced the insert for the tags and cut them {by hand} out of some cute scrapbook paper.

Once I had all of the paper tags cut out, I adhered them to the back of the luggage tags with Mod Podge. It worked great!
Time to embellish… I used some paper from Dear Lizzy’s Neopolitan Line {American Craft}:
Then I got out my trusty Target washi tape, and also created my own “washi tape strips” using scraps of paper and cutting the ends to make it look torn. I glued them down and they totally looked like little pieces of patterned washi tape! I was so excited! Once the design for each tag was complete, I added 2 coats of Mod Podge to seal and protect it.
Here is one of our first completed tags… {lovin’ the polka dots}
I kept on embellishing, and tried to make each one unique. Here is a peek at the finished tags:
We made 25 in all :) I also made matching tags just for us… mine says “big sister” and Nat’s says “little sister”:
My favorite part about the finished tags was adding our business cards!
Pretty cute, right?
These ended up being fairly cheap and easy to make, and I hope all the new owners of our tags are enjoying them. {By the way, we still have a few tags for people that we could never track down!} I may be contacting you soon for your mailing address :)

This would be a fun idea for wedding party gifts, someone leaving for college, or even family reunion favors. Here’s one last look at our custom luggage tags:

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  1. says

    Cuteness!! I’m totally pinning this. Oh, how I wish I could have gone to SNAP and received one of these babies! ;)

    Thanks for your sweet comment this morning and your thoughts and prayers last week! Yes, let’s catch up soon!! I’m so so so out of the bloggy loop and so so so behind on my emails. I feel some late nights coming on! :)

  2. says

    I love mine!!!! Think I might have to use it this weekend for the Breathing Space Blogging Retreat! Wish you two could have come for it. We would have a blast together. :O)

  3. says

    These tags are so cute!! Such a fun idea! We hope to see you back next week to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

  4. says

    I love this idea! I sell Thirty-One and am always letting people borrow my bags for their party-to-go. This would be such a fun way to tag my bags so that they would make their way back to me AND I would get contact information out. This looks like a fun project to do with my girls.

  5. says

    These are totally adorable! I’m looking for some handmade gift ideas for Christmas and these are too cute! Just not sure whether to give them as gifts or use them as gift tags on presents and then they could be used again as luggage tags and would count as an extra little present.

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