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#11 acireta

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    Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:56 PM

    I had never even heard of boarding pass invitations before I joined this forum, so when I first saw them on here, I went through pretty much every boarding pass thread I could find. Thank you to so many ladies whose templates and pictures helped me SO much: Aylee, Becks, Island Princess, Jennie0521, BeckyN, Shoesiesluvr and many more. I also saw jmb0902’s circular return address labels, and I knew I wanted to incorporate them: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/39572/diy-return-address-labels-pics.

     

    I'm not sure if I started with Aylee's template, but I'm sure whichever one I used came from her originally.

     

    I designed the boarding passes and address labels in Word, and the monogram, return address label and ticket jacket in PowerPoint. I love the end result!

     

    We had to make about 100 invitations, so the assembly was quite a project. Together, my FI and I did all the scoring, folding, gluing, cutting, corner punching, stuffing, belly banding and sealing. It was quite a task.

     

     

    Tools:

    • Straight cutters – Fiskars and X-acto (I prefer the Fiskars), Michaels
    • Corner punch – Fiskars, Michaels
    • Bone folder and scoring board – Martha Stewart, www.Save-on-crafts.com
    • Adhesive for bottom seam of the ticket jackets and belly bands: Elmer’s Craft Bond dual tip pen, Michaels (this stuff is cheap and awesome but a bit messy)

     

     

    Materials:

    • Boarding passes and monograms on belly bands: Snow White 110lb cardstock, www.cardsandpockets.com, $32/200 sheets
    • Ticket jackets: Tabriz blue 110lb cardstock, www.cardsandpockets.com, $19/100 sheets
    • Black cardstock for belly bands: 65lb, Michaels, $1.50/25 sheets
    • Blue belly band ribbon: 1.5” wide, Michaels, $4/roll. We used approximately 6 rolls.
    • Envelopes: Nero (black) No. 10 envelopes, www.envelopperinc.com, $23.80/100 (nice heavy quality)
    • Wraparound labels: full page labels, Staples, $6/25 sheets

     

    Total cost (not including tools which I had or were Christmas presents): $106

    Approximate cost per invitation: $ 1.06

     

     

    Belly Band measurements:

    Ribbon: 8” x 1.5”

    Black cardstock: 8.5” x 1.75”

     

    Belly band monogram measurements:

    Black backing square: 2” x 2”

    Monogram square: 1.75” x 1.75”

     

     

    If you want to use the template, the downloaded fonts I used were Old Script and Wmtrees1 from www.dafont.com. Without these, these templates might look wonky.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I'll post pics in the next post...

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    #12 acireta

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      Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:03 PM

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      #13 janette34

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        Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:25 PM

        I love it!  You have doen a terrific job, especially like the wrap around addresses.  Can you tell me how you got the text like that I have been trying forever and can't get it!



        #14 acireta

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          Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:53 PM

          I think this is the powerpoint I used for the return address label (can't open these at home, only at work). I'm sorry, I can't remember exactly where to click to make the lettering curved...

           

           

           

           

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          #15 Skygirl

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            Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:36 PM

            awesome job,tnx for sharing...



            #16 coquine

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            Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:22 PM

            Good job! Love that shade of blue. The "ribbon" (?) that you had around the boarding passes folder is a very nice touch! Thanks for sharing all the details!



            #17 anudrm

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              Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:36 AM

              Yay Erica!!! They came out AWESOME! I am so glad we solved your printing problem.......Great job!!!

              P.S. - Still in awe at how you got FI to chip in, LOL



              #18 acireta

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                Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:14 AM

                Thanks, Selina!! (aka my hero lol)

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                #19 acireta

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                  Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:16 AM

                  Good job! Love that shade of blue. The "ribbon" (?) that you had around the boarding passes folder is a very nice touch! Thanks for sharing all the details!

                  Thanks! It is indeed just satin 1.5" ribbon. I thought it added a little something while still keeping a simple look.

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                  #20 kks2012

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                    Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:38 AM

                    Acieta, thanks so much for sharing. I'm getting super excited about starting to do our invites. I think this may be a bridesmaids' "get together" task rather than FI because I got frustrated when he put the labels and postage for the STDs slanted.. lol. Love learning more and more about things we do well and not so much.:-)






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