Since I have been sharing all of my DIY projects, I decided why not share my Passport Invites! I designed these myself with a little help from the basic template found at Aylee Bit's Passport template. I really ended up changing so much from the template, but it was a good start!
I have to thank the girls on here for sharing so much of their own things. I gathered so many ideas and then compiled them into an invite that most represented me and my FI.
Brown Kraft Paper Envelopes- Michael's
Map Print Out- google and my home printer
RSVP Postcard- Vistaprint
Paper Cutter- already owned
Double Sided Tape- Target
Wax (for wax seal on envelope)- Michael's
Wax "W" Stamp- Michael's
Return Address Stamp- Etsy
Avery Labels- Staples
TIME... lots of time!
This is the front of the envelope:
For the Address Label I designed a design with passport stamps to get the feel of "travel" and "destination." Then I opened Word and opened the Avery Template Design Wizard. (When you buy Avery Labels, the directions on how to DL the Wizard on the package.) Then I clicked on Insert and then chose Insert Picture. I chose the design I had created with the passport stamps. Then, so that I didn't have to hand write each name and address I added a text box and typed each name and address. Then I printed them... fairly simple. This took a little trial and error and some time, but it was worth it.
Here is a close up of the lower right corner of the design where you can see I personalized it with our date and location:
This is the inside of the envelope as it looks with the invite in it:
I searched for a map of Mexico on Google. One I found one I liked, I trimmed it down to an appropriate size, printed it, and cut it to fit inside the envelope. This took a LOT of time.... Then I used double sided tape to tape the map to the inside flap to spruce up the envelope. (I got this idea from someone on this forum but of course I do not remember who... sorry!)
This is the back of the envelope:
I ordered the Return Address Stamp off of Etsy and the seal is a wax seal with a "W" for my new last name!
Here is a picture of the invite as it looks when it's pulled out of the envelope:
You can see the actual invite and behind that is our RSVP Postcard. I printed strips of the same Mexico map and wrapped it around the Invite and the RSVP to hold them together.
Here is a picture of the outside of the Invite:
I didn't take pictures of the inside of the Invite, but here are screen shots of the design:
Obviously these all look like different sizes, etc and like they don't line up but that's bc they are screen shots. The actual invites came out so nice!
Here is the RSVP:
I designed the postcard myself and then uploaded it to Vistaprint.
That's it! Hope you enjoyed my Invites and RSVP's and they were helpful to you in some way. I can't even tell you how many compliments we got on them. On this forum they are popular, but as a guest- people have never seen anything like this so it was very unique and everyone really loved them.
Good luck with your own invites and let me know if you have any questions!