Bon Voyage Cricut Luggage Tag
Travel in style with a customized leather luggage tag made with the Cricut Maker.
*This post was written on behalf of JOANN, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I was invited to New York City this past week to teach at an event hosted by JOANN.
JOANN recently remodeled their flagship store in Columbus, Ohio. The new store features a wider variety of craft supplies, as well as a Creators’ studio, which is an open space for classes and community events. It sounds like every crafter's dream come true, right? I'll actually be traveling to the new store next week to teach a class and I can hardly wait!
This event celebrated the latest updates and allowed guests to experience the new JOANN.
We all know JOANN is a one-stop shop for all things related to fabric and sewing but did you also know that JOANN has a wide assortment of crafting essentials? It was so much fun to see the different classes all featuring supplies from JOANN.
Throughout the evening we were able to dine on delicious hors-d'oeuvres and handcrafted cocktails. Don’t they look amazing?
The event included a watercolor flower cookie painting class taught by Naomi of Bakers Royale.
The event wouldn't have been complete without a Scandinavian Paper Flower class taught by Brittany of The House that Lars Built.
And finally, my Bon Voyage Luggage Tag created with the Cricut Maker.
Guests were able to bring “Handmade Happiness” to life throughout the evening as they visited the three craft stations.
I'm still dying over how amazing the paper flowers and hand painted flower cookies looked!!
I created a luggage tag make and take for the event using the Cricut Maker and craft supplies available at JOANN. I’ll walk you through this project with step by step photos, written instructions, and a video.
Are you ready to get started? I've linked to each of the supplies that you will need for this tutorial.
Cricut Deep Cut Blade
Cricut Genuine Leather (Camel)
Cricut Green Vinyl
Cricut Flamingo Vinyl
Cricut Adhesive Foils Sampler Metals
Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape
Cricut Cardstock Jewels
Cricut Gold Trimmer and Tool Set
Cricut Fine Point Pen-Black
DMC Floss 602 Medium Cranberry
CUT THE DESIGNS
Open Cricut's Design Space using this link.
To cut the leather, begin by switching out the normal cutting blade for the deep cut blade. This blade is ideal for cutting leather. Cut the 12 x 12-inch leather square down to 12 x 11 so that the far right-hand inch of the mat is left empty. Push all white star wheels to the right-hand side of the rolling bar.
Apply the leather to a StrongGrip mat using a brayer. Apply tape along top of all four sides of the leather if the mat is not sticky enough to hold it down. Reposition the tag within design space so that it cuts 1 inch below the top edge of the leather. Cutting it too close to the edge of the leather will result in the leather buckling and pulling away from the mat.
Place the luggage tags on top of each other with wrong sides together. The shiny side should be facing the outside.
SEW THE LUGGAGE TAG
Cut a piece of embroidery floss 40 inches long, and fold it in half. Tape the two ends of the floss together and sew around the entire tag leaving a tail at the beginning and the end. Tie the strings together inside of the tag and place a drop of glue on the knot to hold it in place.
Cut a 1/8th-inch piece of leather to thread through the large hole at the top of the tag. Fold it in half and thread it through the hole from the back of the tag, then pull the ends through the middle of the leather and pull it tight.
Prepare Cricut mats with leather and 3 different shades of vinyl.
Watch the 1-minute video below.
WEED THE VINYL
Place the vinyl with the paper liner facing downwards onto Cricut StandardGrip cutting mat.
Select images within Design Space and load mat into the Cricut machine.
Remove the excess pieces surrounding the design using a weeder leaving the liner intact.
Cut a piece of transfer tape slightly larger than the design. Remove the transfer tape liner and apply the transfer tape with the sticky side facing downwards over the design.
Using a scraper, rub the tape onto the vinyl. To prevent bubbling begin in the center of the design and move outwards.
At a 45-degree angle gently pull the paper vinyl lining away from the transfer tape and vinyl design. If the design is not sticking to the transfer tape completely use the scraper to burnish the vinyl and peel away again.
Place the vinyl and transfer tape on top of the leather and use the scraper to burnish the design adhering it to the leather.
Peel away the transfer tape at a 45-degree angle.
Cut a 1/8th-inch wide piece of leather to thread through the large hole at the top of the tag. Fold it in half and thread it through the hole from the back of the tag, then pull the ends through the middle of the leather and pull it tight.
Add a tassel for a fun pop of color!
Cut a piece of cardstock 1 inch larger in height and width than the opening on the back of the luggage tag. Fill in your name and phone number by hand or using the Cricut pen and slide it into the luggage tag.
Now you have a beautiful leather luggage tag! I can't wait to see what you make with this tutorial!
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