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Hi Courtney. We got our cardstock for the boarding passes at AC Moore (Like a Michaels or Joann fabrics). It was like $17 for 50 or 100 sheets & it's white & textured. It wasn't really what I wanted but it was all they had so we went with it. We bought the envelopes in the "peace" color & metallic paper for the ticket jackets at paperpresentation.com - we picked the lagoon color & it's pretty reasonable ($13.50 for a pack of 50 for the paper & $5.95 for each set of 25 envelopes)

 

Metallic Paper 8 1/2 x 11: paperpresentation.com

 

 

The graphic we bought at istockphoto.com. When you want to buy something from them each graphic costs a certain amount of credits. You can buy 12 credits for $18 and that particular graphic costs 5 credits. Hope that's not confusing.

This is the actual one we bought & then changed it a bit.

Ocean Sunset Background | Royalty Free Stock Vector Art Illustration | iStockphoto.com

 

Basically you need a computer geek (like my FI!) to re-work this stuff in adobe illustrator. He's for hire if you're interested. :)

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Thanks Karen! I'll definitely keep that in mind when I get around to starting my invites. I love that metallic paper. I for sure want to get some of that! Thanks for sharing!

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Hi Karen.... I love them, they look great!!! How would I go about making something like this, I'm not sure I understand? Can I just download the template and buy the paper? How do u get the different designs and stuff on there? I'm sorry, I feel like an idiot, lol!

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So I just wanted to say thank you to the BDW forum & to so many of you without whom I never would've even known what a boarding pass invite was! We got so many great ideas & helpful tips from this site & couldn't have done it without all of you that have gone before us.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

 

We used this template as a guide for the boarding pass & ticket jacket but FI modified them & made them in Illustrator.

DIY: Boarding Pass Invitation / Save The Date - Aylee Bits

 

The graphic we found in Istockphoto & we customized it & changed the colors for our boarding pass.

 

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Some of the things we found helpful were to use a small corner rounder to do the corners. Also use a perforating blade to perforate the left & right ends of the ticket to make the stub/staple-here areas. Then after perforating you can bend the left side back & easily round the corners, getting that little cut-out indented area to look right.

As all of you DIYer's know this is a labor of love, but I'm so happy we made them ourselves.

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Hi Karen.... I love them, they look great!!! How would I go about making something like this, I'm not sure I understand? Can I just download the template and buy the paper? How do u get the different designs and stuff on there? I'm sorry, I feel like an idiot, lol!
Hey Desi, you're so not an idiot but I totally understand how you feel! When I first started thinking about save the date cards I didn't know what I wanted. Then when we decided to do boarding passes I had no idea where to start so I googled them & found this template:
DIY: Boarding Pass Invitation / Save The Date - Aylee Bits

She has the template in word & has instructions on how to add text & pictures and to print/cut them out. We followed that template but created it in adobe illustrator so if you use illustrator I could send you the template, but otherwise it's probably a good idea to follow the instructions on the above link. It's actually pretty easy once you download it & see what it looks like.

We bought the graphic from istockphoto & unfortunately I can't just post it for everyone to use (copyright issues), but I did put a link up to it in an earlier post on this thread if anyone's interested in buying it too (it won't look exactly the same cuz we flipped the image & changed all the colors in illustrator). But, I'm sure you could find some picture or graphic on the web that you like & could copy & paste into the word template. Does this make any sense?

You could start by searching the forum for boarding pass save the dates, there are lots of other templates & graphics from other people & you might find something you could use without all the confusion. (sorry!)

Good luck on the hunt & feel free to PM me if you need more help!!

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Those are definitely the best diy boarding passes I've seen in a long time - fabulous job! I love that graphic - I have a similar one and it's a fave :)

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