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#1 emstypes

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    Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:27 PM

    Hi Ladies!!!  First and foremost, I want to say thank you to all the helpful brides on here.  Three months ago, I just started to imagine how I could even do this, and I think I amazed myself.  With the inspiration of many other invitations, and the advice of tons more, I finally finished my own boarding pass invitations.  I downloaded a ton of bride's templates to get a feel for what I wanted.  I tried even starting from scratch with ayleebit's template, but I was stumped.  I'm going to thank the following brides (and I'm sorry if I may have left anyone out) for the opportunity to use their template and mold it the way I wanted: Starfish0512, jb1013, Jamie5280, JoanneIreland, torilynnsmith, and more!!  I'm including a TON of pictures, in hopes that I can pass on some inspiration as well.  First, are the tools I used for cutting... I tried to take pictures all along the way, so I'll let you know some stuff I ended up not using.  I can't tell you how excited I was to be able to post this thread, so hopefully I have included all the information I can think of.  If there's anything you want to know, please ask!!!  Well... here goes...

     

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    As you can see, my kitten was quite helpful in this process!  Haha.  I used a Fiskars rotary trimmer board,
    "F" series.  I got a perforated blade to use with it also (ended up returning the one in the picture by Recollections).  The corners punch was a life saver, made my edges perfectly round!  I ended up using regular scissors to trim out the "v" section of the boarding pass, much easier than trying to use the X-acto knife.  On the right, I got the Martha Stewart starfish punch, as well as a marker tipped glue pen, both for the ticket jacket.

     

     

    My Cost Breakdown:

    Fiskar's Rotary Trimmer/Michaels - $38.99, 30% & 20% = Final: $22.40

    Fiskar's Perforated Blade "F" Series/Michaels - $7.99
    M Stewart Starfish Punch/Michaels - Clearance Price = $9.09
    M Stewart FineTip Glue Pen/Michaels - $2.99 - 50% coupon = $1.49
    Corners Corner Round Punch/Michaels - $7.99 - 20% coupon = $6.39

     

    Ok... here's the invitations!!!!  Below all the invitation pictures are the details on the fonts, papers,
    envelopes, etc.

     

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    In Sleeve.JPG

     

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    Trio Edited.jpg

     

    Trio 2 Edited.jpg

     

    Trio put together.JPG

     

    Outer Envelope Edited.jpg

     

    Ok so for all the details!!!

     

    Paper & Other Products:

    Boarding Passes - Crystal Metallic Cardstock, $7.25/pack of 25,  www.cardsandpockets.com

    Ticket Jacket - Azalea Metallic Cardstock, $7.25/pack of 25,  www.cardsandpockets.com

    RSVP Envelope - Black - Size 4 Bar, $7.99/50,  www.paperandmore.com

    Outer Envelope - Silver Metallic - Size #10, $10.99/50,  www.paperandmore.com

    Star Brad (holding 4 passes together) - $1.39/50, Joann Fabrics

    Ribbon (black & silver) - $0.50/spool, Michaels

     

    **By the way, I ended up putting another line of perforation on the RSVP card.  After everything, the RSVP envelopes were just not wide enough.  Instead of making my guests have to trim some off (or worse, fold it!) to send it back, I made the second line of perforation just off the right edge of the silver starfish.  I thought it would look weird, but it really doesn't at all.  So those of you using this idea with that RSVP sized envelope, move your perforation over! 

     

    Fonts on the Invitation:

    - {skinny} jeans solid

    - Felix Titling

    - Jellyka Delicious Cake

     

    ***I got my invitations printed at FedEx Office... word to the wise!!!  If you get them printed there and you use special fonts, save it as a PDF file, other wise they will not print the way you see it.  I credit amybermuda for this fact, because I would have wasted a ton of paper without that tip!  Also, the metallic cardstock I used had to be fed basically one sheet at a time - a couple pages were ruined because the printer would jam or try to pull through two pieces at a time because they were so thick.  So maybe warn them they need to go one at a time, if they're patient enough!

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    #2 acireta

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      Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:40 AM

      they are beautiful! you did a great job!

       

      that pic with your kitten in it is hysterical!! LMAO


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      #3 shan0487

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      Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:09 AM

      Awesome job! They look amazing! Are you willing to share your template?



      #4 emstypes

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        Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:10 PM

        Thanks ladies!!

         

        Shan - I will be happy to share my template!!  I'm at work, so I will upload them tonight!



        #5 shan0487

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        Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:31 PM

        Great! thanks so much! :)

         

        Originally Posted by emstypes 

        Thanks ladies!!

         

        Shan - I will be happy to share my template!!  I'm at work, so I will upload them tonight!



         



        #6 emstypes

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          Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:30 PM

          As promised, here are my templates!!  Since I had so many versions and edits, my final invitation version is 2 pages, the RSVP card ended up being first with the other 3 passes on the second page.  I kept my ticket jacket plain and simple, but I did print the ticket jacket template out on my metallic pink cardstock - it was a VERY light tracing, but it really helped me when it came to scoring and trimming.  I included both the Word version of the template for those who what to customize, as well as the PDF version ready to go if you just want to do it the way I did.

           

          Just a reminder again, I downloaded the fonts from www.dafont.com and these were the ones I used:

           

          - {skinny} jeans solid

          - Felix Titling

          - Jellyka Delicious Cake

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

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          #7 shan0487

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          Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:15 AM

          Wow! Thanks so much! Were the stars and palm trees one of the fonts you downloaded? 

           

          Originally Posted by emstypes 

          As promised, here are my templates!!  Since I had so many versions and edits, my final invitation version is 2 pages, the RSVP card ended up being first with the other 3 passes on the second page.  I kept my ticket jacket plain and simple, but I did print the ticket jacket template out on my metallic pink cardstock - it was a VERY light tracing, but it really helped me when it came to scoring and trimming.  I included both the Word version of the template for those who what to customize, as well as the PDF version ready to go if you just want to do it the way I did.

           

          Just a reminder again, I downloaded the fonts from www.dafont.com and these were the ones I used:

           

          - {skinny} jeans solid

          - Felix Titling

          - Jellyka Delicious Cake

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           



           

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          #8 emstypes

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            Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:21 AM

            Omgosh, yes!  So sorry, I forgot all about the objects!  The palm trees are the letter h in "wmtrees1" and the starfish are the letter y in "wmaquatics1" (also on dafont.com)
             

            Originally Posted by shan0487 

            Wow! Thanks so much! Were the stars and palm trees one of the fonts you downloaded? 

             



             



             



            #9 shan0487

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            Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:18 AM


            Great thanks! I can't wait to head out to dafont.com! :)
             

            Originally Posted by emstypes 

            Omgosh, yes!  So sorry, I forgot all about the objects!  The palm trees are the letter h in "wmtrees1" and the starfish are the letter y in "wmaquatics1" (also on dafont.com)
             



             



             



            #10 SS2012

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              Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:10 PM

              these are amazing! congrats on all the hard work you did :) i loooooove the sand dollar/starfish on the envelopes! 






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