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My DIY STD boarding passes (pic heavy)

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#1 doblauvelt

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    Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:53 PM

    First and foremost, thanks to all the ladies who have posted their STDs. They all gave me inspiration to make my own, although it was a long and tedious job, it was well worth it.


    Super White 80lb. cardstock - paperandmore.com
    Mint Green metallic cardstock - paperandmore.com
    Bronze metallic #10 policy envelopes- paperandmore.com
    Full sheet sticker label - Staples

    Fiskars rotary trimmer w/ rotary blade and peforating blade - Michaels
    Fiskars 'round the bend corner punch - Michaels
    Nail clippers
    Martha Stewart Bone Folder - Michaels
    Roll-on permanent glue - Staples

    Raffia ribbon - Michaels
    Gimp (free, unlike Adobe photoshop)
    Wedding clip art
    MS Powerpoint and Word
    Aylee's boarding pass template and pocketfold template #2
    FI laser printer from work, haha

    Worstveld Sling Extra
    Sanford Book

    How I did it:
    I downloaded some wedding clip art and changed their colors, size, created our monogram, etc using Gimp (it's just like Adobe Photoshop, easy to use and FREE). I put the boarding pass together using powerpoint, it's easier than word to shift images around IMO and had FI print them at his works' color laser printer.

    The pocketfolds were put together using word. I only had one image to move around so it was best I kept with Aylee's word template. FI also printed these at his works' color laser printer.

    The address labels were created using Gimp, the .jpg image was then transferred to powerpoint. There, I added all the addresses and names. I made 5 address labels per sheet and each was printed on a full sheet sticker label at FI job, then cut.

    For the cutting, I mostly used the rotary trimmer. For the boarding pass corners I used the Fiskars 'round the bend corner punch but aligned the lines on the boarding pass to match with the cut on the corner punch. For the other cut along the perforation on the boarding pass I used nail clippers, an idea I got from Erin (ebredhawk, thanks!).

    For the folding of the pocketfolds I also used the nail clippers. I used the filing part of it to score the paper along a ruler. The metallic paper was too thick for the bone folder, oddly enough. I used the bone folder for the address labels to define the front and back of the labels. Each label was carefully placed on the envelopes without too much creasing or else it would rub the laser image off.

    FI stuffed the pocketfolds and helped me wrap each one in raffia ribbon and placed them into an envelope. I had to fire FI a couple times during this whole process but he proved to be a good helper :)

    I diverted from the popular palm trees and beach theme, hope you guys like the design. I'll have to come back and attach the documents, here are the pics!

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    #2 autjo

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      Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:59 PM

      Cute! Cute! I love the design. I never get tired of looking at everybodys take on the boarding pass stuff. I also like the way you did the address labels. Great job :)

      #3 lmuze

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        Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:08 PM

        So cute...congratulations.

        #4 courtney_b00

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          Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:22 PM

          Those look great! Btw thanks for laying out how you did everything...I'm sure I'll use the tips when I start to create mine.

          #5 march132010

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            Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:28 PM

            those are super cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

            #6 SDSteph

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              Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:51 PM

              Thanks for the great info. I love the willingness of everyone to share on this forum. I am not sure how I would get anything done without it. The invites look amazing. Thanks again for sharing.

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              #7 maryyy

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                Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:18 PM

                Wow, they look very great!
                Nice job!

                #8 ebredhawk

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                  Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:52 PM

                  tonya those are so classy and beautiful!!! your hard work definitely paid off! and what a difference those darn nail clippers make!! aren't metallic envelopes the best? i think everything should be mailed in those from now on!

                  #9 stefnicole

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                    Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:28 PM

                    They look great! I love the little vines on the sides!

                    #10 melette

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                      Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:19 PM

                      They look great!! Thanks for sharing!
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