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#1 ajlloyd15

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    Posted 26 February 2014 - 03:15 PM

    So, I have finally finished my message in a bottle and passport invitation, and it took way longer then I had ever thought it would to finish all 110 invitations, but its a relief to be done! 

     

    I started with doing the message in the bottle part and putting the boxes together, (which for some reason I had way more difficulty with making the box fold so it was a box then I expected to have).

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    Then I made the passports which were so much more time consuming then I ever expected them to be. I felt like my free time went to doing these constantly but it was so worth it in the end. 

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    I added bubble wrap since they were all being shipped to just ensure that they would make it there safely, after all the time I spent on them I think I would cry if any bottles broke during shipping lol.

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    Last I added a decorative sticker that was easy to make with the avery template just with something beach themed (shell, starfish, and seahorse) and then the date of the wedding, to ensure the boxes wouldn't open I added clear shipping tape over the logo sticker (this also helped keep the logo stuck to the box since some were not sticking as well as I had hoped they would)

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    and now they just need to be shipped!!!

     

    If anyone is interested I can attach a template for the passports as well, just let me know!

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    #2 Sarahop81

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      Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:06 PM

      Oh man.  I'm trying to do passport invites too and I wanted to see your photos.  It sounds like such a cute idea.  And great idea for the message in a bottle!  This silly site won't let me view them because I haven't made 150 posts.  I guess it costs $30 to view pictures.  Yikes!  Where did you get the idea to make those?  Any advice?



      #3 allia

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        Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:39 PM

        you really worked so hard and i hope it will be so beautiful. i can't see your attachement because i haven't made 150 post yet on this site.but i am sure it will be so cute and nice .Well i also want to use this idea. Can you give me some suggestions?i will be very thanks full to you.



        #4 ajlloyd15

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          Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:29 AM

          Oh man.  I'm trying to do passport invites too and I wanted to see your photos.  It sounds like such a cute idea.  And great idea for the message in a bottle!  This silly site won't let me view them because I haven't made 150 posts.  I guess it costs $30 to view pictures.  Yikes!  Where did you get the idea to make those?  Any advice?

          Yea, I ended up paying to see the posts. I had asked my fiancĂ© if he would help make posts and when he found it he could pay and not have to make any posts he was ok with that LOL 

           

          I actually had the idea for the message in the bottle basically right after we got engaged I think I saw in some magazine it being used as favors for the wedding and was like thats a good idea for actual invitations! I soon realized I would have to include way more info then just the invite and didn't want it to be just a sheet of paper thats when I came across this site and the passport invitations which was a lifesaver! I don't think I would have been able to make them without all the wonderful ladies on here who offered advice and templates! 

           

          I definitely would say enlist people to help I thought I could do it on my own but in the end had to get people to help especially with the making of boxes and gluing and those things. I just didn't realize how much work would go into making them even little things like printing and cutting the paper and all of that. I would recommend a good paper cutter for the passports it makes the cutting go by A LOT faster so its worth the extra $10 to get a better one. 

           

          If you need any more help or advice feel free to ask! Good Luck!!


          you really worked so hard and i hope it will be so beautiful. i can't see your attachement because i haven't made 150 post yet on this site.but i am sure it will be so cute and nice .Well i also want to use this idea. Can you give me some suggestions?i will be very thanks full to you.

           

          Thank you! I don't think I would have been able to make them without everyone on this site who was so helpful with their advice and posting templates! I would recommend getting people to help you with the cutting and putting together. I also recommend getting a good paper cutter, I found it was well worth spending an extra $10 to have one that was really sharp and the paper moved less, maybe its just me but the first paper cutter I got I felt like the lines weren't straight and I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist so I decided I would just need to give in and get a better paper cutter and it was so worth it to not be frustrated and have to go back and straighten cuts. I also did my passports in sort of like an order which made it go by a bit faster since at first I was doing each one, cover, first page and last page, and then the inside and then stapling and this seemed to take to long. So, I then started by printing off the inside sheets and cutting those down, scoring them and rounding the corners on them and did all 100 (I had done the 10 the other way already) I then did the first and last page of the inside of the passport, rounding the corners and scoring them and them and then the same thing with the covers and I used glue dots to attach the first page to the cover so I had all 100 ready to be put together then it was easy to grab the inside part which was already together and just stick it in staple. 

           

          I'm not sure if that makes sense so let me know if it doesn't cuz I can try to explain another way lol. If you have any more questions or need any more help feel free to ask! Good Luck!



          #5 ajlloyd15

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            Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:07 AM

            Here is the template for the passports. I don't know why but I had such a hard time trying to figure out where to cut the paper after deleting the outlines so I had to make a line just a bit further out for where I needed to cut in order to cut them in the right places, so hopefully that will help. I have no idea how everyone got their templates to fit the size requirement without cutting out a ton of stuff, so if anyone has any questions or needs any advice feel free to ask, since I had to delete some of the backgrounds to get it to fit to be uploaded. I know I would not have remained sane/finished mine without all the help from the wonderful ladies on this site!! So thank you so much to everyone who helped!! 

             

             

             

             

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            #6 nicofio22

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              Posted 28 February 2014 - 10:42 AM

              Can't wait to be able to see this!



              #7 Traci Felton

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                Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:56 PM

                great ideas



                #8 cankem80

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                Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:27 AM

                u seem like you work really hard


                awesome idea







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