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.
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)
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.
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:
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
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!