Miss_Delerium's Budget DIY Boarding Pass Invites **PICS**
Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:57 PM
It all started with a sketch of how I wanted everything laid out on the page:
After HOURS and HOURS over a few nights at the computer my FI and I finally came up with a design and wording that we were happy with. I turned it into a PDF, loaded it onto a memory stick and trotted on down to my local Staples to get them printed. When I came back an hour later to pick up my order, the AWESOME girl at Staples had straight cut and separated each pass for me! What a sweet heart! "Good luck with your wedding," she said as she handed me my order. Awww.
<--All cut and separated! WOW!
Next we worked on making the jackets for the passes to go into. I got the green cardstock that has some texture and shine at Michaels (on sale). Here's a sheet hot off the press...the press being my printer.
<-- I put "A Crystal Creation" on the back because when I was a kid and I made a card for anyone I'd always put "A Crystal Card" on the back where there would normally be "Hallmark" or whatever
So that paper didn't absorb the ink well and took FOREVER to dry! We had to spread the sheets all over the floor and just let them dry over night, because they were way too wet to fold!
The next morning we got up bright and early to cut, fold and glue the bottom of the green jackets.
Because the girl at Staples saved me SOOOO much time, all I had to do with the passes was use my handy little corner punch I got from Michaels (on sale) and perforate the sections I wanted to (on sale - on sale).
<-- FI was a good helper!
So after perforating and punching the corners, this is what the boarding passes ended up looking like:
<--I really wanted them to be able to tear off the RSVP to send back
Next we loaded them all into the little green jackets
Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:57 PM
<--A few of the jackets were a different colour green, because between two different Michaels, we'd bought every piece of the dark green they had. Oh well.
Everything licked, stamped and ready to go in the mail! Very exciting!
So. What did this end up costing me?
The printing at Staples and the 110lb cardstock to print the boarding passes on was $34.
The green paper for the jackets was $18.15 for 60 sheet (on sale at Michaels).
The dark blue envelopes were $21.56 for 60 from Staples.
The "beach paper" was $7.80, but I only used 55 sheets, so $4.30.
The address labels I got from work and printed them out at home - FREE
The return address labels I only used one sheet in the package - $0.50
The "glue" for the bottom of the jackets was $7.20
RSVP envelopes got from work - FREE
Total $85.31 for 55 invites
I also bought the cutter ($32.99), the corner punch ($11.99) and the blade for perforating ($6.74) all on sale/using coupouns at Michaels, but didn't really add that into the price, since those aren't "consumables" and can be used for other projects. But even if I add those in --> $137.03, which I'm still happy with.
Weapons of mass creation:
Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:10 PM
Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:40 PM
And you totally trusted your FI! I remembered when mine helped with a few projects I was on pins and needles.
Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:23 AM
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:39 AM
| Originally Posted by JKL_WeddingMexico |
These are beautiful invites. Looks like your FI had a great time helping you!!
| Originally Posted by Rolliedelta |
I wish I could get my FI interested in helping with the invites!
| Originally Posted by KarenM |
Crystal, they're great & very professional looking!! I really like all the little stamps you have on them.