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#11 sorord1

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    Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:48 PM

    Your invites look great! They look professional!

    #12 Hopelesslyblissful

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      Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:52 PM

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      Originally Posted by chan_porty
      Wow!!! Those are so nice. Great job!!! I'm so happy to see someone from Canada post passport invitation information. This way, I actually have access to the stores that you used for supplies :) I have so many questions: What did you use for the cover? Where did you get the paper used on inside of passport? How did you put them together? I'm sorry for all the questions but this is exactly what I want and I have no clue how to make it.

      Thanks so much for posting these great invitations!!
      Thanks for the compliments!! I have uploaded pictures of all the tools I used onto flickr again for you to see what I used (no picture of my stapler and glue though thats pretty basic stuff).

      Invitation Supplies - a set on Flickr

      So there is the link. If you click on each photo, under is a description of what I used it for and where I got it from.

      Now to explain how I did them:
      I bought a template from a girl online who sells templates for invitations OR she will make them for you, it was like $10 or $15. I used microsoft word to adapt the template to myself, changing around 50% of her template but it was AWESOME to have!!

      I printed the inside pages off and cut them down to size (there are edges are the page when you have in on the computer and when you print..it made it nice and easy) Then to make the outside edge I measured how wide the inside pages were when cut down, doubled it (for front and back) and then added about 1.5-2cm to the width to make up for an edge and the fold and then added 1 cm to the height aswell.

      Each blue page makes two passport covers and two rsvp's. When making the front page I had found some stamps at Wal-Mart that were individual letters but I didn't like the way they looked, I couldnt get them straight, it just looked sloppy. I had one of the those gold marker/pens at home and Kyle (my FI) had the idea of me just writing it on by hand. So I did... First I put the palm tree on to see how much room I had to write, let the ink from the stamp dry and then wrote Passprt To Paradise.

      Once that was all done, I used the corner cutting tool to cut all the corners. For the inside pages I suggest getting all the pages you have going in one passport and cutting them ALL together. And then for the outside, fold it and cut front and back together. Then I just stuck my four inside pages in the outside, folded and stapled! I just WISH I had have been able to find GOLD staples!! Oh well

      For the RSVP's I used the piece left from cutting the two passports out (I went against the edges to save as much paper as possible) and then just cut it in half...I used the same background as my passport pages and just glued them right on, and then glued the starfish on!!

      I hope this helps!! Let me know if you need any more help!!
      http://dwdf.daisypath.com/vWwHm6.png

      ~19 Booked Plus Bride & Groom~

      #13 Hopelesslyblissful

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        Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:54 PM

        P.S. I see you are from Sudbury!! That's where I'm from, I went to highschool and college there!! My FI and I moved to his hometown 3 years ago, but all my family and friends are down there...all my bridesmaids!!Though I do have one bridesman and he lives here in the same town as us.
        http://dwdf.daisypath.com/vWwHm6.png

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        #14 QueenDiva

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          Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:08 AM

          Those are so awesome and do not look like a diy project! Wow!

          #15 chan_porty

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            Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:10 PM

            Thanks so much!!! Those are great instructions :) Do you remember who you bought the template from? and Yes, I am from Sudbury...born and raised here :) What high school did you go to? I went to CND. But regardless, I'm sure we know many of the same ppl since this is such a small place.
            Thanks again for the help :)

            #16 chan_porty

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              Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:11 PM

              Also,
              I have to make 120 of these...Do you think that's doable or will it take a lifetime?

              #17 autjo

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                Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:26 PM

                They turned out amazing! Great job!

                #18 vlynnw

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                  Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:34 PM

                  Very cute, you did a wonderful job!
                  Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

                  #19 Hopelesslyblissful

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                    Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:07 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by chan_porty
                    Also,
                    I have to make 120 of these...Do you think that's doable or will it take a lifetime?

                    I had 55 to make and it didnt take forever. Also if you get a kind of assembly line going (get all your bridesmades together and do it) then its not that bad. Honestly the most time consuming thing is just cutting all the pages out!!! I wish I had had 2 to 3 of the little cutters so I could have had afew ppl cutting at the same time b/c without the pages cut out you cant really do anything else!

                    I say if you put your mind to it you can do it!! ESPECIALLY with the help of family and friends!!

                    Good luck! Wish I could help!! CND, is that confed I went to Lasalle!! I'm sure we know some of the same people, thuogh Sudbury isn't as small as where I am now!! The town I live in now has like 15000 ppl...SOO small!! I miss Sudbury so much, I want to come this summer so bad!!
                    http://dwdf.daisypath.com/vWwHm6.png

                    ~19 Booked Plus Bride & Groom~

                    #20 Less is more

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                      Posted 12 August 2010 - 07:33 AM

                      WoW! Great passport invitations.  I am at awe that you did such a wonderful job on your own!  I have my mind set on the passport invite just hope it come out as beautiful as yours! Congrats






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