Best tips before I start Boarding Pass invites...
Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:13 PM
What type of paper do you reccommend?
What tools work best?
Any templates/fonts that are a must before I start?
I have seen so many of you have created such great boarding passes, I can only assume you could offer a little advice before get going on these!
Thank you so much!
Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:07 AM
I would also suggest (although it's almost impossible) to try and make sure you have all your supplies before you start! A corner cutter is great (gives you the round edges) and a perforator (if you are looking to do a "rip off portion).
Hmm.. what else. a hole punch, ribbon, envelopes (I made my own) - any type of decals etc.
I would do a couple of test runs with regular paper first until you are completely happy ...
Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:00 PM
Posted 13 October 2008 - 04:53 PM
I just finished my boarding pass invites (over 300 of them!) I did a lot of research and made several drafts. I found a site that had a thorough set of instructions and template options: Aylee's site.
I also got some fonts from the dafont website, and used "nature," "hibiscus" and "barcode." I think I may have also gotten a "Scriptina" font from that site, and I used "Pristina" as well, which was already a Word font.
I prefer to use Word, and you'll have to play around with text boxes to get the layers and spacing you want. It takes some patience, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy to switch things out and move things around.
I had mine professionally printed at Staples on 110 lb. cardstock. The prints were 89 cents per color copy, and all three cards fit onto one page. It made all the difference - when I printed them at home, they didn't look nearly as crisp, and the colors weren't as vibrant. I used copper brads to connect the three cards together, and made a jacket for the passes out of color 24 lb. paper, and 3-dimensional flowers I found at a scrapbook store.
It's fun to make them your own, and to find ways to make them unique. Best of all, my guests are RAVING about how much they like them.
I am adding a .pdf of my invites so you can see what I came up with. (I changed the names and contact info for privacy reasons.) Feel free to private message me if you have specific questions.
Good luck and have fun!
Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:39 PM
Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:22 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:39 AM
This is awesome advise good post I am about to start mine as well!
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