So, it is true what they say. These suckers where definitely a labor of love. My fingers, hands and forearms are still hurting. But they were well worth it!
First I will go over what I bought:
Pearlescent Metallic card stock from paperandmore.com
200 sheets of Pearl White
100 sheets of Pink Azalea
100 Pink Azalea #10 Envelopes
100 Orange Flame A4 Envelopes
Items purchase at Michaels
Fiskars cutting board
Fiskars scoring attachment
Purchased a spool of raffia from giftsintl.com
I started with some templates that were given to me by a fellow BDW bride!!! THANK YOU COCO!!! and I played around with it to get the fonts, style, etc...I wanted. I also found wording for the 5 passes from a lot of girls on this site as well.
After I finished the computer work, I printed out the passes on the Pearl white paper, then the printed out the ticket jacket on the Pink Azalea paper. You would think printing them out would have been the easy part. They were extremely difficult, even setting the printer to card stock, or thick paper, etc.... If you print them out yourself, definitely leave yourself some time! We chose to print them off at FI's work, so beggars can't be choosers, at least we didn't have to pay for Kinkos to do it.
Then came time to utilize my Michaels purchases.
The Fiskars cutting board is a god send. Works great. I had 2 pages. the 1st page had 2 of the passes and the 2nd page had 3 passes on it. This did also take a long time to cut out each pass.
Once they were cut and separated into their appropriate piles 1-5. My sister and I used small scissors to round the all corners. This also took so much time, one pile of 80 passes one by one. That means we rounded and cut 400 passes. Not sure how to phrase this part, but we even had to hand cut where you make a triangle (so to speak) between the dotted line and the rest of the pass.
I then had to take the #5 pass, the RSVP pile and perforate both sides of the pass (there are dotted lines at each end of the pass) so our guests can tear it off and put them in the A4 envelopes to RSVP
When they were all cut and rounded we put all the passes together and used a 1/4" hole punch (which my sister already had) and punched a hole at the top left hand corner. Then placed the brad in to secure all 5 pages.
For the ticket jacket. I used a template from this site as well. I had to hand cut the corner once it was printed. Since the Pink Azalea paper is even thicker than the white, I had to buy a scorer that can be used with the fiskars cutting board to fold the ticket jackets. There is NO way I could have folded them by hand without them looking like a 5 yr. old folded them. I didn't glue the jacket, I just couldn't get it work for me and fit the boarding passes.
After I finished the jackets, I inserted the passes and wrapped Raffia around the outside of the jacket.
Lastly put the entire pass into the #10 envelope along with the RSVP envelope.
I know this is so hard to try to explain over a computer, but you ladies have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!
With out further adieu here are my boarding pass invites:
the 5 pages together
Ticket jacket w/passes inside
Jacket wrapped with Raffia
Everything is the envelope.
Here my actual templates.
Thanks to you ladies for all the inspiration!!!