October 26, 2011
Welcome to my very first post at FabFatale.com! There are so many things that I’ve wanted to share over the years, mainly crafts and cooking, and now I’m so happy that I have a space to blog about anything and everything I love. Now that the possibilities are endless, of course I was stumped on what to blog about first, so I thought I’d start with my favorite craft project to date – my wedding invitations!
My airline ticket invitations took a ton of planning, trial and error. I wanted the dimensions and the type of paper, a thin semi-gloss, to be as realistic as possible. I even perforated both ends, added a barcode, and seat assignment (my husband sat in seat 5B when he went to pick up my engagement ring and kept the ticket, awww), just like a real airline ticket.
I’m happy to provide the templates I created for my invitations; however, you must have Adobe Photohshop to open and edit the files.
After I printed the invitations (you may print 3 per page to save paper), I used a Cutterpede Paper Trimmer for scoring and perforating the tickets. The Cutterpede comes with a scoring blade; however, the Cutterpede Perforating Blade is sold separate. I have included dots on all 4 corners of the invitations so that you may score straight lines easily. Of course I had to have rounded corners, so I punched them out using a Corner Rounding Punch tool.
I used blue paper for the envelopes, and printed on both sides – one side for the fold lines and the other side for the bride and groom’s name. The outer edges were cut with the Cutterpede and the slit for inserting the ticket was cut with a craft knife. After you have made all of your folds, apply a thin line of craft glue at the fold, top, and bottom of the envelope. The only unglued opening should be the slit for the ticket.
Since my wedding was at the beach, I ran with the theme for EVERYTHING. There was only surf at my wedding, no turf :) I literally sent out 50 boxes full of invitation goodies that I had made including the airline ticket invitations and envelopes, a “Greetings from Carillon” RSVP postcard with a hibiscus flower stamp I made at Zazzle.com, a passport with everything guests needed to know about the big weekend, and suntan lotion in our sunset wedding colors. I filled the boxes with Excelsior to keep things natural and beachy.
If you’d like me to do a post on any of the other invitation items you see in the pic, let me know. Thanks so much for stopping by my new blog and I hope you’ll keep in touch :)