Post # 1
Anyone have ideas for which paper weight to use to make my pocketfold invitations? I havn’t felt the weight of the paper, can’t find it in stores. So I will have to order blindly online in super large sheets… just wondering if you have had experience with it. I am also using them as a typical invitation backing and printing a layer on 65# cover to attach it. Which should I get??
Post # 3
The heavier the better.
Do you have a nice tool to score with? I think you can find those white plastic things. I prefer my Fiskars Burnishing tool to score heavy papers.
You can use the bigger end of the stylus for thicker papers.
Hope this helps
Post # 4
If you go to http://www.paperandmore.com you can order samples for like fifty cents a sheet to feel the different weights. I ordered a bunch of samples to see if I liked them in real life. I’m so glad I did that because I ended up not liking my original pick and got a different one. They also have samples of the petal and pocket folds for like $1 each.
Post # 5
I’d go with 100 lb. You need the pockets to be sturdy and hold up in the mail.
Post # 6
I would probably go with #100. I made some invite mock ups with an 80# and it didn’t seem sturdy enough to me to make a stiff pocketfold. If you weren’t worried about the stiffness, 80# might be fine. You’ll have a few layers of paper, so 80# may be fine for the outside. Either way, you will definitely need a scoring tool. Otherwise, you’ll end up with that lumpy fold going on with thick paper.
Post # 7
I got 100# for mine from cutcardstock.com. I used a scoring blade in my paper cutter then folded that and used a bone folder to press it flat.