I am so excited to start sharing with you some of the great DIY stuff I created for my Dad’s airplane/travel themed retirement party! It all began with my first etsy order (unbelievable I know!) of some air mail Japanese tape. And so began all of the planning. I needed air mail envelopes, blue balloons with clouds, to design an invitation, a banner, etc. So to kick it all off here is the first project!
Project #1: Boarding Pass Invitations and Air Mail Envelopes
- Boarding pass template-I found mine at aylee bits with a great tutorial too!
- Program similar to Microsoft Publisher
- Font similar to OC RA (I downloaded mine from dafonts.com)
- Color printer and off white card stock or through printing service like Kinko’s
- Paper cutter/scissors
- Perforate cutter
- Air Mail envelopes (I found mine on Amazon.com)
- Japanese air mail masking tape (I found mine on etsy.com)
- Travel acrylic stamps (I found mine at a local craft store)
- Download the aylee bits boarding pass template. I used the template on a blank Microsoft Publisher document and added clip art and text as I wanted in the first template.
- For the font I downloaded the OCRA text that looks like an old boarding pass font.
- Here is an example pdf of what words/images you might use
- Here is the sloppy edited version of the pdf. Sorry about that! Go to the pdf link it is much better looking!
- Once you have designed your first invitation on the template, copy and paste it in the remaining two spots.
- Print as many as you need in color on card stock-I used Kinko’s to print mine.
- Cut each template out and using the perforate tool and ruler on a mat score where you would like to create a tear off look on the boarding pass. I perforated the edge where the directions to the party were so it was like a seat stub on a boarding pass and where the edge with the seat belt and seat number were. Such a cool tool!
- I ordered some air mail envelopes (a ton so I can use them for other stuff!)
- To seal the envelopes I used that awesome Japanese air mail masking tape!