There is no way I could have come up with these on my own. A big thanks to all who posted templates that I was able to merge into the finished product.
Here are my supplies:
I used white linen 67lb paper for the passes and Metallic Cardstock in Aqua Lagoon for the jackets. Both were from PaperandMore.com
From Michael's I bought the rotary cutter, big palm tree punch, 2 corner punches, brushed nickle rivets, 5 assorted beachy/travel stamps, and 2 Martha Stewart inkpads in Aqua.
My omega ribbon came from Baer's Fabrics, a local store. I bought the whole spool, so everything is getting ribbon!
Our Travel Agent printed up a little flyer with trip details, her contact info, and request for info form at no cost to us that we included in each envelope (not the pass).
I did 3 pages. The first was the announcement page, the second detailed the location, resort, and what was included, and the last page was about our At Home Reception. I put our webite on each page and asked everyone to RSVP to our website. Now, I wish I had done a postcard RSVP. I loved Heidi's mad-libs!
The actual passes were pretty easy. I just basically altered the template to pertain to us and our location. I was having trouble with the clip art in word, so I decided to stamp the designs. I like that it gave them a slightly more weathered look.
I did decide to skip the perforating part. Normally, the ends tear off, but this was just too much work. I also bought the wrong size blade to fit the cutter that I had and I just wanted the project to be done!
The Jacket/Folder things were really easy!
- I started by folding the cardstock into thirds. There is something called a bone creaser or something that helps you get the lines straight and crisp.
- I cut the bottom panel at an angle so the pass could show.
- I then used the corner punch to round all of the outside edges, then opened the jacket to round the inside corners.
- Finally, I punched the palm tree out of the right side to give the jacket a little more detail. I thought about stamping the outside or adding text, but again I was done crafting at that point. Now I have about 100 little palm tree cut outs that I don't know what to do with.
1) Find any 4 people and start an assembly line! (stamper, cutter, riveter, folder, etc.)
2) Use the corner-rounder paper punch to save time and make the edges even on the passes.
3) Because the eye of the rivet was so small I used a needle threader to get the ribbon through.
Here's the final product: