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#1 pokeyholly

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    Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

    I have finally found the time to post pics of my Passport Invitations. 

    First off, I want to thank all of the BDW brides who have shared their advice, pictures, templates etc. SO many inspiring, talented ladies on this site. I could never have done these without you guys!! Especially Steph's thread (skp1)...so much helpful information. Her passport thread is AMAZING. Anyway, I think I underestimated how much patience, time and hard work actually goes into these. I'm glad I did them on my own. If I had to do it all over again there is definitely quite a few things that I would change. But I am happy with the outcome and my guests LOVED them! So hopefully this thread can help future DIYers as well.

     

    Supplies:

    The cardstock, metallic text sheets and envelopes were all ordered from papercircle.ca. They have fantastic prices for Canadian brides. I priced out other online Canadian sites and local stationary shops and papercircle's prices were half of what these other places were asking. 

    Fiskars Round corner punch/ hole punch/ paper cutter from Michaels. 

    Pink, Purple and raffia ribbon from Michaels

    Permanent Double bond Aleene's Glue from Michaels....this is the only glue that I found would stick to cardstock. 

    Starfish Charms: A Canadian seller on Etsy. 

    After getting great advice from fellow BDW brides, I bought a Canon MX890 printer. It works awesome!! 

     

    Design:

    I used the Aylee Bits passport template in Word which worked great. The design was the hardest part of this process. I changed the cover to the Canadian coat of Arms which was a pain. Once the design was complete, it was pretty easy to print it all out and figure out the format. After I cut all of the passport sheets, I sewed the pages together and glued the outside pages to the cardstock . I tried to staple them together and tried ribbon but I didn't like how either of them looked.

    For the luggage tag RSVP, I created my own template in Word. Again, Skp1's passport thread has some great info on the luggage tag RSVP... I borrowed that idea from her as well.... 

    Those were really easy and fun to do.  I printed the addresses on the front of the envelopes and the return on the back. It looked so sharp! I wanted to do a pocket fold to hold the Passport, RSVP and return Envelope but I didn't order the folders in time and I tried to make my own but gave up. So I ended up tying them together with raffia ribbon and a starfish charm. I was worried about it but everyone raved about the raffia and cute charm. I guess when you work on something for so long, you get really critical. I noticed wording mixups and little errors on my invites after I had already sent them out. And I wish I hadn't ended up with so much pink :/ Oh well! But other than that, they turned out better than I expected. This was the first invite I put together. As with anything, they got much easier the more I did :) 

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    #2 Dvhtu

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      Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:26 AM

      It looks very nice. Great job!



      #3 missroxy

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        Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

        Girl, you did an amazing job !!! How many hours did you spend doing that ? And are you able to tell me how much they came out to cost per invite ?



        #4 Marymack

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          Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

          @ pokeyholly can I hire you?? Awesome!!

          #5 preciousblue

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            Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

            These are really fantastic!!! Great job :)



            #6 Loreal30

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              Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

              Wow! Amazing!

              #7 pokeyholly

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                Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

                Originally Posted by missroxy 

                Girl, you did an amazing job !!! How many hours did you spend doing that ? And are you able to tell me how much they came out to cost per invite ?

                Thanks Missroxy! As for the time that went into this, I'd say at least 10 evenings (two or so hours) and two Sunday Afternoons. My FI, MOH and a bottle of wine helped me with the cutting and assembling lol

                Here is the cost breakdown:

                 

                Paper from Papercircle.ca

                Metallic Cardstock in Pink Azalea (for Passport covers- two per sheet) : $0.38 x 25 Sheets 

                Metallic Cardstock in Crystal (For RSVP Luggage tags - three per sheet) : $0.38 x 17 Sheets 

                Metallic Textweight in Crystal (For Passport pages) : $0.28 x 75 Sheets

                Metallic 4 Bar Envelopes in Pink Azalea: $0.28 x 50

                Metallic A2 Envelopes in Pink Azalea: $0.32 x 50

                GST: $4.00

                Shipping: $13.00

                Total for Paper and Envelopes: $83.96

                Aylee Bits Passport Template: $10.00

                Raffia Ribbon: $3.50

                Pink & Purple Ribbon: $1.36

                Tombo mono Power Bond Adhesive x 2: $13.50

                Fiskars Round Corner Punch: $9.20

                Hole Punch (For tiny centre holes) : $4.00

                Starfish Charms from Etsy: $18.50

                Paper Cutter: $16.00

                Total Spent: $160.02 for 50 Invitations

                Total Cost per Invite: $3.20

                 

                Other than the paper and template, everything came from Michaels. I used the 40%, 50% and 20% off coupons. Hope this helps =)

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 



                #8 pokeyholly

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                  Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

                  Originally Posted by preciousblue 

                  These are really fantastic!!! Great job :)

                   

                  Originally Posted by Loreal30 

                  Wow! Amazing!

                   

                  Originally Posted by Dvhtu 

                  It looks very nice. Great job!

                  Thanks ladies!! 



                  #9 pokeyholly

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                    Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

                    Originally Posted by Marymack 

                    @ pokeyholly can I hire you?? Awesome!!

                    Lol thanks Marymack! Are you going to DIY your STDs / Invites? =)



                    #10 Marymack

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                      Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:06 AM

                      Girl no!!! Too important for me to mess up,I know my strengths and Martha I'm not... LOL




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