Hey Dolls! I want to thank all of the wonderful ladies who shared their invites and all of the advice on how to make them! I have a special thanks for LadyDi who was gracious enough to answer so many of my questions, especially about the printing of these damn things!!! This was a very tedious project for sure! but so worth it in the end. I couldn't see myself paying a professional 6-7 dollars per invite! I had about 70 to make which would've cost me almost $500 bucks! I believe i spend about $230 overall....but this includes all of the hardware (rotary paper trimers, round corner punch, etc) and i also have a bunch of paper and cardstock leftover that i will be using for other wedding projects such as menus and programs.
Here is a list of the items i used.
Aylee's Passport Template- $10....http://www.ayleebits.com/2009/03/09/passport-invitation-template/ ----I ended up not using the microsoft word version, instead i copied the background watermark and created a template using Photoshop. PS had so many different options for colors and fonts that certainly helped!
Passport Cover- for the covers we used
Inside pages- I used
Fiskars 12" round paper trimmer- about $25 at Joanns- originally $40 but had a 40% off discount!
Fiskars Corner Punch- round- This was about $7 at Joanns
A2 Orange Flame Metallic Envelopes, 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" from paperandmore.com- $11.99 per 50 pack.
I bought some Zig brand adhesives that did not work too well with the heavy cardstock...and in the end i did not have the patience to deal with mini glue dots, therefore i ended up stapling them and it looked just fine to me! haha....
My RSVPs were from vistaprint. I got them all for free!!
There are other items used but i can't remember right now lol.....I worked really hard on these, my brother helped with PS because he is very skilled, and my sister who is my MOH helped with the printing and assembling. Overall this was truly a labor of love and it was a bitter sweet moment mailing these out!! I really had a hard time letting go of them haha
FYI the passport has 8 pages- I only took pics of a few of them!
Here are a few pics- I hope you ladies love them as much as i do! Now off to tackle other wedding projects!!!