DIY: Boarding Pass Invitation / Save The Date
Materials (per set)
2 80lb cover stock 8.5×11
1 open-end envelope 4.125×9
1 28lb or lighter cover/cardstock (for template1 pocket) or 60lb cover/cardstock (for template2 pocket)
IMPORTANT: Download Code 128 font for the barcode
cutter, ruler, scissors, perforator, scoring blade or bone folder, computer, printer, round-corner puncher (optional)
Rotary Paper Trimmer (cutter), Fiskars Rotary Perforating Blade (perforating blade to be used with Fiskars rotary trimmer), Fiskars Round Corner Punch – Small (round corner puncher), Herma Transfer Glue Dispenser (adhesive), Paper and More 80# cover stock (paper), Classic Crest Recycled Bright White 80lb (recycled paper), Bone Folder (scorer / for folding)
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Click image on the left or click here to download the boarding pass template. The template format is MS Word (.docx) and does not include fonts, support and tutorials. Click here to download DOC format if you’re having trouble with the DOCX format.
Three passes can be printed on one 8.5″x11″ 80lb coverstock. Each pass is approximately 3.25″ x 8″. The left part is about 0.70″ and the right part is about 2″.
My template file has four pages. First page is the introduction. The second page includes pre-positioned text boxes where you can enter your text. Second page is for the back of the passes that contain the text “NOT A VALID TRAVEL VOUCHER.” This can be changed. Third page has only the outline of the whole pass. You can add any content you want.
Adding an image background
***If you’re not very familiar with Word, it’s easier to use the first template (2nd page).
Place your cursor on the first page, below the introduction. Add your image by clicking INSERT from the top menu then PICTURE. You can either insert a clipart or an image file. Right click on the image then click the right arrow beside WRAP TEXT. Click IN FRONT OF TEXT. Drag your image to anywhere you want it. Once you have moved it to the right position, right click on the image then click the right arrow beside WRAP TEXT. Click BEHIND TEXT.
To add text on the empty template (page 4), click INSERT > TEXT BOX > SIMPLE TEXT BOX. Right click on the border of the text box, click FORMAT SHAPE. Click FILL on the left menu then select NO FILL. Click on LINE COLOR on the left menu then select NO LINE.
For perforators without a base, use a ruler to connect the red crop marks and run your perforator. Run the perforator 2 or 3 times WITHOUT lifting. Practice doing this to perfect your perforating technique before doing them on your final passes.
Cut on gray solid lines. You may cut the passes with cutter or X-acto knife for the straight lines; round-corner cutter or scissors for the four corners; scissors for the part between the small left part and the middle.
Next step is making the pocket. I have two available pocket templates. The first template is a little harder to make than the second one.
Making the pocket
Print the first page. Turn the paper, the top must go in the printer first. Print the second page. Cut on solid lines using scissors or cutter. The slit must be cut with a cutter. Score on dashed lines then fold towards you. Unfold then apply adhesive on the bottom flap. Fold to glue all parts together.
Print the first page. Turn the paper, the bottom of the first page must go in the printer first. Print the second page. Cut on solid lines using scissors or cutter. The slit must be cut with a cutter. Score on dashed lines then fold towards you. Apply adhesive on Area A to adhere the bottom part to the middle part of the pocket.
After making your pocket, all you have to do is put your passes in the pocket, put them in the envelope and you’re all set!
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