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Done! 50 DIY Luggage Tags = $30!!

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#51 kater

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    Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:41 PM

    Wow, too cute! I made some luggage tags too, but definitely not as cool!

    #52 Danniellou

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      Posted 23 July 2008 - 03:16 PM

      I love that idea! They look great!

      #53 Annie Wainscott

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        Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:05 PM

        So cute! Thanks for sharing your idea!

        #54 ash0628

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          Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:11 PM

          Those are great I was thinking if sending something similar but for my save the dates!

          #55 kb22246

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            Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:50 PM

            nice job!! love the colors!

            #56 castilloj75

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              Posted 04 August 2008 - 03:24 PM

              This is exactly what I wanted to do! Thanks SO much for posting it :)

              #57 Cattie

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                Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:57 AM

                Ok I'm powerpoint illiterate!! Is there a way once I get 1 the way I like it, to copy it to the other ones on the page? Cause I could be doing these for my 25th anniversary cruise if I have to do them each by hand!

                #58 becks



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                  Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:21 AM

                  Originally Posted by Cattie
                  Ok I'm powerpoint illiterate!! Is there a way once I get 1 the way I like it, to copy it to the other ones on the page? Cause I could be doing these for my 25th anniversary cruise if I have to do them each by hand!
                  Sure. It's pretty easy, really:

                  Once you get on the way you like it, put your cursor in an area that doesn't have anything in it - like off the page or something. Then click and hold your mouse button down and draw a box (it will show you) around all of your design elements. When you release the button everything will be highlighted. Then right click and hit copy. (Sometimes it resets and only picks up one of the design elements when you right click. If this happens draw the box again and when you right click do it over one of the markers - the little tiny boxes on the corners of things, or on the gray border of a text box.)

                  Once you've copied it, hit paste special and paste it as a picture - a .gif or an enhanced metafile are easiest. Then you can copy and paste that to your heart's content - the layout will be constant and you're ready to go.

                  Hope that helps!

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                  #59 amdecker

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                    Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:15 PM

                    Becks, thanks so much for posting your template (for the luggage tags and everything else)! I can't tell you how much time (and money!) I have saved by using your templates. (I never would have thought of some of these DIY projects and probably would have spent way more money getting someone else to do them.) I really appreciate all your hard work and sharing it on this forum!

                    #60 Katherine4-09

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                      Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:23 AM

                      Originally Posted by becks
                      Yay! So my project from the weekend was to make luggage tags for my confirmed guests. Total cost for supplies was $30.

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                      I purchased badge holders and luggage straps from Amazon. (I like going thru Amazon as I feel I have some recourse should anything go wrong with the small vendors.) There are several sellers that offer both - you save on shipping that way. I used the following two products:

                      1. Advantus 75451 Proximity Badge Holders - Vertical, 2-3/8x3-3/8, clear. They come 50 to a pack.
                      2. Sparco Plastic Straps for Luggage Tags - SPR01160. They come 100 to a box.

                      I found 4 sellers that sold both, and with shipping here was the cost:
                      1. Plex Supply - $28.82
                      2. Shoplet - $29.45
                      3. My Office Source - $30.53
                      4. The Factory Depot - $33.19

                      You have to do some poking around to find them - but if you use the searches "Proximity Badge Holder" (be sure to buy the verticals ones) and "Plastic Straps for Luggage Tags", you'll find the products, then just click the "12 available new/used from..." link and it will bring you to the sellers.

                      Here are what the straps and holders look like empty:

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                      And here are the inserts I made - I just used leftover cardstock from my boarding passes:

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                      I found that running a letter opener across the holders made it much easier to put the inserts in without bending the corners.

                      I've included the template for the inserts. I left the goofy "luggage tag" around the outside edge because it's FI's favorite part - it's in the Maiandra GD font, and the little trees are in Tropicana BV. If you don't have both they are on DaFont.com, but they will help you see better.

                      Print them double sided - at least on my printer, they line up perfectly.


                      PS - if you did the math, then you recognize that I've got a bunch of the loops leftover - for the sake of my late RSVP-ers, assume I've got 30. If you want them, they are yours for the cost of shipping. PM me if you want them.
                      they came out really good!!! Can you or someone share some points with me so I can open the template. It would greatly be appreciated!
                      Katherine & Jeff getting hitched 4/24/09!!

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