I have finally finished my invitations! We are getting them printed now, and I wanted to share them
First, I really wanted to do Passport invites, but they looked like a LOT of work plus seemed pretty pricey! So we went with boarding passes.
I got this from Paperandmore.com (Sidenote - if anyone wants to buy the A-1 RSVP envelopes from me, let me know as I'm not going to use them! $11.99 is what I paid, plus shipping)
#10 Blueprint Blue Metallic Envelopes (50 Envelopes) -- (Quantity: 1)
Aqua Lagoon Metallic Paper 81# Text -- (Quantity: 1)
A-1 (4 Bar) Crimson Red Metallic 3 5/8 x 5 1/8 (50 Envelopes) -- (Quantity: 1)
Champagne Metallic Paper 80# (100 Sheets) -- (Quantity: 1)
$71.95 (with shipping)
The paper has a beautiful subtle shimmer and good weight. I'm very pleased! I had printed out test on regular paper, and you can really feel/see the difference!
I used the AyleeBits template (http://www.ayleebits...-save-the-date/) for the actual boarding pass. It was kind of a pain to work with, but I ended up figuring it out
I used the jacket template with airplane from another member (I'm embarrassed to say I don't remember who...oops). It was a powerpoint file, but I just saved as a PDF to print and worked out great. I've attached the one I used (MH Invitation Jacket).
For the letter included on the boarding pass jacket/sleeve, I borrowed ideas from several people on this board, and combined I've attached that template as well (MH Jacket Letter).
- I got the Silver Rayon Craft Ribbon on Amazon for about $6 (prime shipping). It seems to have gone up to $10.50...ouch.
- I got the Seahorse charms on ebay for $4 for 40 of them (I also got 50 starfish for $1.50 for other paper projects, so this was a little pricey...in comparison? lol)
- I got the brads on ebay for $7.22 for 34 of them - definitely not cheap, but I love the starfish! I got 12 starfish, 12 sand dollars & 10 seashells (he only had 24 of the starfish/sand dollar combo).
Total Cost (with postage): $3.13 cents per invitation! Not bad, since I used higher end paper (without coupons, oops) and added the embellishments! It also includes the crimson RSVP envelopes I'm not using, without those, they would have been $2.77 each shipped. WOW.
And now...the pictures! I just love the subtle shimmer of the paper, it's so pretty!
I hope this helps someone! Feel free to ask any questions!
You can also check out my planning thread here for more DIY/etc: http://www.bestdesti...se-club-cancun/