What you will need:
- A little creativity
- Photoshop or other editing skills
- Nice 8 1/2 x 11" paper
- Standard size envelopes
- Smaller envelopes to fit for the tear-away, RSVP boarding pass (aka. return envelope)
- A computer
- A printer
- A sewing machine
- Optional (to make your life easier): A straight cutting board, a tool to round edges of paper, and a buddy to help you
My Dad's retirement is less than a week away. It will be an airport theme because he's been working for the airlines since he came to the United States. Here's how my sister and I made the airplane ticket invitation:
- Come up with a ticket layout. (We Googled airplane ticket images to get good ideas. We also decided to make the boarding pass side a tear-away RSVP card.)
- Create your ticket in Photoshop or other editing software
- Go shopping with your really picky sister for nice paper (8 1/2 x 11"), a matching envelope that will fit your ticket, and a smaller envelope that will fit the return RSVP card
- While you're out, pick up a tool to help you make rounded edges on your ticket and a cutting board for straight cuts (optional: you can choose to leave the edges square or round them and cut them by hand with scissors.
- Using MS Word or other software, print your tickets on the paper. Judging by the standard airplane ticket size, you can probably fit three tickets horizontally on an 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of paper (portrait).
- Cut out your printed tickets individually (Here's where the cutting board will come in handy)
- Round the edges (Here's where a special rounding tool will help)
- Run the ticket through a sewing machine to create the perforations for the tear-away RSVP Boarding Pass. (I think this was the coolest, most realistic piece to our ticket invitation!)
- Print addresses on your envelopes (You can also print your return address on the smaller envelopes)
- Fill each big envelope with 1 ticket and 1 small return envelope
- Stamp and close each filled envelope.
- Mail those suckers out to friends and family!
- Wait for their responses!
Stay tuned for more updates and crafts for the retirement party!