Going Somewhere Beautiful Luggage Tags - CCC #034

Can you believe that it is June already?!?!? Time seems to be just flying by! With a new month comes a new challenge at Catherine & Cathy Create. This month's challenge is "Pack Your Bags," inspired by travel, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Later today, I will be on my way to Taipei, Taiwan for a study abroad trip. I needed some new luggage tags first, and this challenge gave me the excuse to create my own.

I made my tag in My Digital Studio using the Swatch Book Template for my size. I fell in love with the Get Going July Kit Digital Download, and knew the Designer Series Paper in it would be perfect for what I wanted. There is nothing to tricky to this; I just layered the airplane pattern with some punches (Arrow and Square) and added my text.

I love this travel quote that I found on Pinterest and wanted it to be the focus of my tag. The best way to create interest with type based designs is to use two contrasting typefaces. The script typeface that I used is Lavanderia (similar) and the sans-serif is Thorup Sans. Bright pink and lime green are my favorite colors, so it was easy to decide on a color scheme of Basic Gray, Strawberry Slush, and Lucky Limeade. (LOVE that MDS still lets me use my favorite color!)

To bring my luggage tag to life, I printed both sides on Whisper White Card Stock. I then cut them out and adhered the two sides to each other using the new Fast Fuse Adhesive (available tomorrow). This stuff is crazy strong, and I'm not even a little worried about my tag coming apart. I then rounded the corners quickly with my Corner Rounder Punch. Then, to protect it, I put some Clear Plastic Sheets that I had on each side (some self-laminating sheets would probably work too). Lastly, I got my wonderful sister to put it on my bag using some green para-cord. (Put an extra tag inside you bag too. This way if the tag gets ripped off, your bag will still have your name on it.)

Stampin' Supplies:
  • My Digital Studio
  • Get Going July Kit Digital Download
  • Arrow and Square Digital Punches
  • Whisper White CS
  • Clear Plastic Sheets
  • Corner Rounder
  • 1/4" Circle Punch
  • Para-Cord
  • Color Printer
  • Fast Fuse
I love how this tag quickly makes my bag more me! Don't forget to head on over to Catherine & Cathy Create to see the other designers' travel inspired projects and to join the fun!

Smiles :)

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