Jump to content


My boarding pass STD! How I made them, pics & supply list!

  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic

#1 mnicole20

  • Newbie
  • 29 posts

    Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:46 PM

    I have finally finished, and mailed, my boarding pass save the dates! I am so excited! These took a lot of work, and a lot of hours, but in the end it was all worth it! I got the template for the boarding passes from Ayleebits.com: ( I entered all the pictures and the information myself on the template I got from Aylee using MS Word.


    When I was done with the template, I downloaded our guestlist/address book into a MS Excel document then created a mail merge in MS Word. I also downloaded a bunch of different fonts from www.dafont.com (Minya Nouvelle, Champignon, A Yummy Apology, Tropicana BV for the shapes like a starfish is P) I also got a few from http://kevinandamand...s/fontsforpeas/. I really like both of those sites for fonts. The fonts for peas fonts are a little difficult to use due to spacing issues. Some of the handwriting fonts need to be such a large size, that they end up taking up the entire page of your boarding pass.


    My boarding pass was four pages. We requested a “tentative RSVP” since we need to get an idea of who all thinks the trip to Mexico for our wedding will be in their budget. I made the last page the RSVP and designed our own return label to attach to both the outer envelope and the back of the boarding pass, so the final page could be detached and sent back like a postcard (of course a stamp was on there too). If I were to do it over again, I would do the “tentative RSVP” differently. I had to buy stamps for all 66 invitations to be sent out ($0.81) and to attach to the return card ($0.44), so for all 66 invitations, we spent about $85! Ouch . Mistake! I have designed a webpage for our wedding (mikeandmandywedding.org) and there is an RSVP link that I should’ve put on the boarding pass, instead of using a return postcard-that’s my advice for future brides!


    So, back to the design of the boarding pass…I purchased white shimmer cardstock, and cream rectangle envelopes from paperandmore.com, then also went to Archivers and bought blue, teal, green, and coral shimmer cardstock for the boarding pass holder. (total spent on supplies (using coupons for cardstock at archivers) was $67.43. I purchased the Raffia, and ribbon from Michaels (about $3 each) and borrowed the supplies to emboss the boarding pass ticket jackets from my future mother in law. I used the template #2 (ayleebits.com again) and cut out my own version of the ticket jacket. I used sand stamps with golden sand embossing powder, and a blue/teal mixture of embossing powder for the seashells. I also put rhinestones on the outer jacket and the boarding pass front page.


    Kinkos was my second home for the cutting process. I took my white metallic cardstock and my thumb drive to Kinkos and printed 66 invitations onto the cardstock costing me about $13. Then they cut them for me into boarding pass sizes, and my Mom and I spent DAYS rounding the corners and cutting out the notches! Once they were all cut out, I used a special grommet tool, and put a grommet in the corner to hold the 4 pages together. Then tied a ribbon through the grommet, inserted the boarding passes into the ticket jacket, and put them in an outer cream envelope and tied them with Raffia. For the labels, I had purchased the clear mailing labels from paperandmore.com, so I used my mail merge to print out each address, and my return address, and mailed them out! That’s it!


    To summarize the supplies I used:


    • 66 sheets blue, green, aqua, coral shimmer cardstock (Archivers $0.59/sheet, email coupons)


    • Kinkos printing and cutting services ($0.19/print on my paper, free cutting because I batted my eyelashes


    • Wet Embossing powder in blue/teal, and golden sand (found at Archivers for $5 each)


    • 3 stamps-Seashells, Sand, and a “handmade with love” stamp all found at Archivers ($7 each)


    • Embossing gun (looks like a blowdryer, but heats to ridiculous strength! Careful!


    • Last I used sticky rhinestones, Raffia, and Ribbon from Michaels.


    This is the Boarding pass ticket jacket. Embossed with Teal/Blue, and golden sand embossing powder (looks so real if you add a touch of teal to it!)

    Boarding pass ticket jacket 1


    Another closer view of the ticket jacket.

    Boarding pass ticket jacket 2


    The inside of the ticket jacket.


    Inside jacket



    The Boarding Pass itself!

    Page 1) Save the Date, Pack a bag….

    Page 2) Booking information/Travel agent information

    Page 3)Traveling information (passports, hotel website, dates)

    Page 4) Tentative RSVP –We’re on board or not…


    Page 1 Boarding pass STD

    Page 2)

    Page 2 Boarding pass STD


    Page 3)

    Page 3 Boarding pass STD


    Page 4)

    Page 4 Boarding pass STD


    Okay!  That's it for now...on to the next DIY project!

    #2 ellenj01

    • Jr. Member
    • 161 posts

      Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:08 PM

      Those came out so well!  Thanks for all the details.  I was trying to figure out how much it would cost me to make mine, and this was helpful!  Congrats!

      #3 redginger

      • Jr. Member
      • 360 posts

        Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:34 PM

        Very nice work...congrats! The "we're on board" RSVP is so cute. And thanks for the detailed information.

        #4 mnicole20

        • Newbie
        • 29 posts

          Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:14 AM

          Thanks ladies!  I was beginning to wonder if anyone had seen my post   Glad to hear some feedback!

          Azul Beach, Riviera Maya, October 22, 2011!

          Our website: http://www.mikeandmandywedding.org

          #5 acireta

          • Site Supporter
          • 750 posts

            Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:53 AM

            Thanks for such a detailed write-up! Excellent info.


            I'm really excited to hear that Kinko's cut them for you... I'm hoping to take advantage of that - even if batting my lashes doesn't make it free

            Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

            Planning Thread

            Wedding & AHR Pics

            #6 torilynnsmith

            • Sr. Member
            • 1,748 posts

              Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:42 PM

              Where did you find your background image?! I love how they turned out!!!

              #7 JessicaP2012

              • Jr. Member
              • 162 posts

                Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:54 PM

                Wow, great job!! love the background picture. Thanks for sharing

                #8 skp1

                • Jr. Member
                • 405 posts

                  Posted 12 May 2011 - 05:44 AM

                  Great job!  You set the bar high for your invites.

                  Steph & John........Atlantis.......June 18, 2011......happily married

                  #9 mnicole20

                  • Newbie
                  • 29 posts

                    Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:45 AM

                    Torilynnsmith-I used some clipart images from my computer and then saved it and inserted into powerpoint to change the dimensions and colors like I wanted them (I used the washout feature). If you need help finding one and getting it to be washout style let me know and I will help you!


                    Skp1-I did set the bar high for my invites....a little too high!  Oops! I didn't even think of that when I was making them!



                    Azul Beach, Riviera Maya, October 22, 2011!

                    Our website: http://www.mikeandmandywedding.org

                    #10 JayKay

                    • Sr. Member
                    • 3,472 posts
                    • Wedding Date:January 13, 2012
                    • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
                    • LocationSouthern Alberta

                    Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:35 PM

                    Very nice work!  I bet your guests enjoyed recieving them!

                    0 user(s) are reading this topic

                    0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users