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« on: February 06, 2009 07:19:18 AM »

In a natural follow-up to my passport Save-The-Dates, I made mock boarding passes for my wedding invitations. (Wasn't sure whether to start a new thread or just tack it onto the STD thread, but decided since I have all these pictures to go ahead and start a new one)
These were made and sent off in a frenzy of hectic activity right before I left for a month-long clerkship abroad in Shanghai (from whence I am finally posting this project!), and while I would have done a few things differently (mostly fiddled with tiny details) had I had more time, overall I think they turned out how I envisioned them.
The front of the invitations--cardstock ticket holders with our names, date, and the chinese double happiness characters Gocco'd in gold ink. Incidentally, this is the only one for which I did the ribbon accent. It was one of the details I skipped on the rest due to time constraints. I was down to putting ribbons on invites or...packing for my month-long clerkship, basically. Yes, it was just that last-minute.

The fronts of the boarding pass pages--I heavily modified a template I found on theknot to match my corner rounder, printer, etc. The map on page 2 was the product of quite a bit of time spent in PhotoPlus. You can't tell from the pictures (and probably no one will notice) but the pages are perforated like "real" boarding passes.
The backs of the invite pages--I stole the idea for the back of the response card from several craftsters and flickrers, and the page is perforated to form a little response postcard. I'm a little sad that I'm not around at home to get responses as they roll in.
The pile of invites--I used a variety of double-sided cardstocks for the ticket envelopes and you can kind of see how they show through the vellum envelopes. I was pretty excited about getting to use the vellum envelopes (which I had bought on clearance and had been hoarding.)

Now with the invites sent, I just have to shop for a wedding dress...
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009 07:36:37 AM »

What a great idea! And they look fabulous.  Congratulations!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009 08:41:20 AM »

Beautiful!  Thanks for posting this.
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lurv2knit
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009 09:54:31 AM »

Wonderful idea!
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Avian Flight
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009 10:24:31 AM »

lovely! i like your old-style chinese photos too! (from the other thread)
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009 10:26:07 AM »

Fantastic idea, beautifully executed. Love it!
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yellowbumblebee
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2009 12:53:58 PM »

WOW! Those are awsome! Smiley Congrats on your engagement!
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bailey4622
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009 04:42:15 PM »

Love these! What a cute idea.
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Raeyah
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2009 01:02:48 PM »

wow !
Those are beautiful!
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ju1ie107
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009 08:30:20 PM »

Hello!  I absolutely love our invitations.  I was thinking about doing the boarding passes as our Save the Dates, but after seeing your post, I think I will do them as the invites!  I was wondering where you found the paper that is double sided reading "Love bears all things..."?  Or do you know who makes it? 

Thanks and fabulous job!
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