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Here is the original thread: http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t17229


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:




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These are so cute! I love your colors and design!


I borrowed your palm tree stamp idea myself... did you have issues with punching through the cardstock? or was mine just defective?


I ended up adding the palm tree cut out to the envelope we are sending because I had all of them. I can't wait to finish everything and put it all together!

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The palm tree was difficult to get out of the cardstock. At one point I was putting the paper on the floor and standing on it to get the punch to work.


On about the last 5, I ran out of cardstock and had to use the metallic text weight paper. This is still heavier than regular paper and was SOOO much easier!

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I LOVE them, where did you get the Palm Tree punch? I looked online at Michaels and Joann's. Did you or your crafy aunt :) purchase it from a scrapbook store? i live in Michigan (your aunt and you should start your own boarding pass STD STORE) :)

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