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I finally finished my DIY boarding passes, and wanted to share with everyone because I couldn't have done it without this site!  I am not very artsy fartsy so this was a bit of a challenge at first.  After, all my friends and family received them I impressed myself.  I tried to keep everything on a budget.  If you ladies have any questions let me know.  I will attempt to give you step by step what I did.

 

For Supplies:

 

At Michael's I purchased~

 

1 8 oz bag of raffia $5.99 (lots left over)

2 pks pastel flower brads $2.29 ea

2 pks double sided tape $3.99 ea

1 mega glue stick $2.99

1 brad setter $7.99 (bought on a whim, and so glad I did)

used a paper cutter (already had one)

 

i printed off a 40% coupon on line and my total was $26.33

 

Another BDW bride lead me to envelopperinc.com - thank you for that!  I bought:

 

2 pks stardream vista #10 envelope 4 1/8 x 9 1/2  - 50/pk    $17.90 ea

 

And, I walked into paper source, and fell in love with the paper so I splurged on that because I felt like I had been doing pretty good!

 

10 pks of 8.5 x 11 text weight paper shimmer-silver  $3.75 ea for a pk of 10 (10% off when you buy 10 pks)

and, I grabbed labels for my logo~

2 pks of 2.5 inch orange printable circle labels $5.95 (I have plenty left over for more projects)

 

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My FFIL works at a college and was able to print for us, no charge!  What a great guy :) He also rounded the corners of the boarding pass for me, and preforated the passes so that they looked authentic.  

 

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to assemble everything:

 

My MOH put the brads to connect the passes.  My BM cut the paper, while i glued the sides.  We then printed out the logos on the labels.  I wrapped raffia around the paper and stuck on the labels:

 

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My BM hand wrote all the addresses and we used the double sided tape on the envelopes so we didn't have to lick all of them :)  

 

The only other thing I spent money on was stamps.  80 was $36

 

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Special shout out to all you ladies who took the time to explain how to do this!  It really pushed my creativity and I feel great!  My friends and family couldn't believe I put this together.  If there are any questions, let me know!  

 

My one tip is, keep it under 1 ounce so you only need 1 stamp!  You don't need heavy paper.  It comes from your heart and people will love it! 

 

Cheers ladies!

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Not too much at the moment, I feel pretty ahead of the curve right now.  Iâ€ve been focused on getting back into my fitness/healthy lifestyle routine with a goal to start start strength training in August if not sooner. Whatâ€s next on your plate?

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Very nice!  And great job on budgeting!  Quick question:  How did you make the envelope that you put the boarding pass itself in?

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Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 View Post

 

Not too much at the moment, I feel pretty ahead of the curve right now.  Iâ€ve been focused on getting back into my fitness/healthy lifestyle routine with a goal to start start strength training in August if not sooner. Whatâ€s next on your plate?

 

i can't believe how much you have  already done, i have only sent out my STD and am starting to feel really behind after seeing so many people are so advanced in  their planning

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i used paper I bought from paper source.  We used a paper cutter to trim it so the boarding passes would fit, then used a glue stick for the top and the right side.  We actually folded in the left side instead of cutting it!  shhh... top secret :)

Originally Posted by dlh316 View Post

Very nice!  And great job on budgeting!  Quick question:  How did you make the envelope that you put the boarding pass itself in?

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i feel good now that the STD's are out.  I am also trying to live a healthier lifestyle so i will be more in shape by May :) I think next on my list is dress shopping and looking for BM dresses.  I am hoping to look for clothes by the end of summer so maybe I can get a great sale!  I want to shop for OOT bags so bad but not sure on the number of people yet. What is your man going to be wearing?  Are you doing linen pants? 

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Not too much at the moment, I feel pretty ahead of the curve right now.  Iâ€ve been focused on getting back into my fitness/healthy lifestyle routine with a goal to start start strength training in August if not sooner. Whatâ€s next on your plate?

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Originally Posted by bride81 View Post

 

i feel good now that the STD's are out.  I am also trying to live a healthier lifestyle so i will be more in shape by May :) I think next on my list is dress shopping and looking for BM dresses.  I am hoping to look for clothes by the end of summer so maybe I can get a great sale!  I want to shop for OOT bags so bad but not sure on the number of people yet. What is your man going to be wearing?  Are you doing linen pants? .

Yay, dress shopping. That should be a fun experience for you. I can't wait to see the one that steals your heart

 

Now is the perfect time to buy new summer attire, I've already started stocking up on new bikinis and sun-dresses. I know they won't be on sale if I wait until 2013 to buy them.  

 

We purchased a 3 piece linen suit for my Fi and 2 piece suit (vest and pants) for his Best Man.  They're natural in color with a subtle herringbone pattern and we purchased them at 60% off which was a great deal. He hasn't figured out what he wants for footwear but that's a detail that I'm not worried about.

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