PW Guide Article: DIY Wedding Challenge: Pocketfold Invitation using 8.5X11 paper

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DIY Wedding Challenge: Pocketfold Invitation using 8.5X11 paper

Use 8.5 X 11 paper to make pocketfolds, a cheaper and classy invitation.

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Posted on March 5, 2009 at 12:01 pm
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bellabride
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These are beautiful, what font is used?? And were can I find that floral design its stunning!

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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I love these!

Posted on June 6, 2009 at 4:32 am
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These are absolutely beautiful.  How long did this project take to complete?

Posted on June 17, 2009 at 4:12 pm
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Well, I imprinted these and they didn't really fit in my sizzix machine well so I had to even up the paper to get rid of weird creases... it took me five months from design to finish, maybe four without the design work. I experimented a bit and took a while to find the right color paper. The floral design is a clear stamp I got at Jo-Ann, and the elegant font is Angelina

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 5:03 pm
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I think you did an amazing job with this!

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 5:16 pm
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You did a beautiful job on the invites! Thanks for the instructions!  Can you tell me what size envelope you used to mail them in and possibly where you bought them? Thanks so much!!

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 3:54 pm
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What size envelope did you place the f inished invite into? I am having trouble finding an evelope that fits. Thanks! Great instructions btw I'm not crafty at all and have been able to figure them out! Thanks

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 7:42 am
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This is very inspiring...I love these, wonderful instructions.

Posted on February 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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Thanks so much for posting this. I have just been considering DIYing my invites and this will definitely come in handy if I do!


jamiandmatt: If they're sturdy enough, you shouldn't need an envelope - that's the beauty of a pocketfold invite.

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 10:46 am
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This is soooo helpful!! Thank you for sharing!

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm
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This is wonderful.. thank you for sharing!!!

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm
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This is great! How long did it take to make each one once you were into the crafty portion of this?


Also, what program did you use for your map?

Posted on April 21, 2010 at 8:31 am
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I would love to do this with my invitations but I don't think I could find envelope to ship it in. So what would keep the letters from slipping out during the mailing process?

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm
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cardsandpockets.com has a variety of envelopes (there is one a littler larger than 5 x 7") that should fit this pocketfold.  I am going to be ordering samples to try this out before I order all the supplies, they have come highly recommended to me for all things paper.

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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I worked with the same concept when designing my wedding invitations.  I wanted letterpress invites, so I designed the invitation, rsvp, and additional info cards to all fit on one 8.5x11 piece of paper.  The letterpress vendor threw in cutting for next to nothing, so I really lucked out by doing it this way.  I estimate that I saved atleast $500 on invites by using this method.  Oh, and my other money saving technique was to purchase my envelopes seperately from the letterpress vendor.

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 6:10 am
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How much do you think you spent per invitation? I would love to take on this task but only if it were a significant savings for me...

Posted on January 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm
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I love this idea, especially how contained and easy to access all the different parts of the invite our!  Thanks for the article.

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 9:37 am
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Such a great idea! How much does it cost to do per invite? I would consider doing this if it would save me some money...

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm
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The pocketfolds fit in a 5x7 envelope which I purchased a local paper store called Hollo's Paper Craft (http://www.hollospapercraft.net/) where they sell envelopes separately for very reasonable.


I'm sorry that I don't remember how much these invites cost anymore, but they were dramatically less than regular pocketfolds. The paper was very cheap. The most was probably in the stamps to mail them out!


For the map, I used Photoshop. I screen-shot a Google map section, and then using the path tool in Photoshop, I traced overtop of it. The path tool lets you put in points that you can then make clean lines and curves between. When I was done, I erased the Google map layer.

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 1:32 am
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Wow!  I love every part of this, thank you so much for sharing!

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 6:34 am
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