Hello Crafty Friends!
Today is WYEGW - Which stands for Would You Ever Guess Wednesday at My Cricut Craftroom. It is the day we use any of the feature keys EXCEPT the main images on a Cricut Cartridge. It is a great way to really explore the cartridges and see what is available!
Today, I am featuring the Graphically Speaking Cartridge. I decided to make a luggage tag. This is a tag to be used to help identify my luggage when it's coming off the luggage rack. I usually tie a ribbon on my handle but I thought this was a cute way to help me easily find my luggage when so many bags look the same.
First of all, I wanted this tag to be sturdier than just using card stock - so I wanted it to be heavy, like chipboard. I like to save and use boxes from cereal, frozen pizza, etc. as a way to recycle and it works great for projects like this! When I cut boxes on my Cricut, I use a multi-cut of 2 or 3, depending on the thickness of the box, keeping the pressure at max. I do not have a deep cut blade but never have problems with this type of thickness as long as I use the multi cut feature!
I started with page 60 on the Graphically Speaking Cartridge. Using the "word" button I cut the tag using the "shift" button to just get the tag shape. This gave me the base for my tag.
I then cut out two of the same shape to cover both sides of the tag with cardstock.
I adhered the purple card stock using my ATG Gun so it would be stuck on there firmly!
Returning to the cartridge handbook, I then cut the image on the "word" button again on page 60 of the handbook at 2 1/2 inches. This gave me the word "mine" . . . which I though was a cute idea for a luggage tag!
I adhered the green card stock onto the purple card stock. I considered making this a hidden pocket luggage tag with a slit where the curve on the green card stock is, but then decided I just wanted this to be a method to find it and not have my personal information on it.
I wanted to add a bit more decoration to the tag, yet keep it flat and simple. I cut a flower, using the icon button found on page 44 of the Graphically Speaking cartridge. I cut that flower at 1 1/4 inches.
For the reverse side - - I used the word "travel" found on page 61 of this same cartridge. You will find it under the "type" button. I used the "Cut To Length" feature on the Cricut and set it to cut out at
To give a bit more interest, I used a white gel pen to make some stitch marks around the letters.
I picked the "compass rose" on page 61 (still in Graphically Speaking) and cut it along with the blackout image at 2 inches.
My plan is to laminate the tag for even more durability.
I sure hope you enjoy this simple but useful project. I read each and every comment - - won't you take a moment to leave your thoughts?Please head over to My Cricut Craftroom to see what my other crafty Design Team Members have come up with for today!
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