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How I Did It
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)
cutter, ruler, scissors, perforator, scoring blade or bonefolder, computer, printer, round-corner puncher (optional)
Rotary Paper Trimmer (cutter), Fiskars Perforating Rotary Blade (perforating blade to be used with Fiskars rotary trimmer), Round Corner Punch-Small (round corner puncher), Herma Dotto (adhesive), Classic Crest Solar White 80lb (paper), Classic Crest Recycled Bright White 80lb (recycled paper), Fiskars Scoring Blade (scoring blade to be used with Fiskars rotary trimmer)
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 has only the outline of the whole pass. You can add any content you want. Third page has some contents that I had such as those you see in the picture below. Fourth page is for the back of the passes that contain the text “NOT A VALID TRAVEL VOUCHER.” This can be changed.
Click image below to download template
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. Select your image by clicking on it. Right click on the image then click FORMAT PICTURE. Click the LAYOUT tab and select BEHIND TEXT under Wrapping Style. Click OK. Now you can drag your image to anywhere you want it. Notice that your image appears behind your texts.
To add text on the first template (2nd page), use the Drawing toolbar. Click INSERT > TOOLBARS and make sure Drawing is checked. The Drawing toolbar usually appears at the bottom of the window. Click the TEXT BOX button. Draw your text box on the template. Right click on the text box, click FORMAT TEXT BOX. Click the COLORS AND LINES tab and select NO FILL under Fill and NO LINE under Line. Click OK. Now you can type in your text on the text box.
Before cutting the individual passes, perforate the passes separating the three parts using a perforator. If you’re willing to spend more, I suggest using a perforator with a base.
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
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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.
Click template above to download
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. 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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