(Closed) DIY 5×7 Pocketfold Invitation – HELP PLEASE

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which would you rather do for your wedding invitations?
    DIY Invitations : (8 votes)
    62 %
    Buy From A Store/Online : (3 votes)
    23 %
    You design but have someone else print & essemble : (2 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’m confused, when you say they printed super small, are you saying the text is small or the insert itself is small? Did you put in pre-cut sizes, or are you printing first & cutting second?

    I actually used word for all my inserts & it was a PAIN! Mainly its b/c it was Word LOL! But, I found the best way was to pre-cut the inserts & print on those. I have an HP Photosmart printer & adjusted a borderless custom size. In addition, on word I customized the size too & with a little tweaking, everything turned out fantastic!

    Here is an exaple of my different size inserts, just to give you an idea of what I was able to do/print.

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    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I just received a sample DIY invitation kit for the 5 x 7 pocketfold style from cards and pockets and had the same reaction as you – the inserts are QUITE small!! They are very skinny and the RSVP card is small – much moreso than I had anticipated.

    Even the 5 x 7 pock fold “folder” (sorry, I don’t know what the folder is technically called!) is smaller than I thought.

    Are you doing to make your own folder, or ordering pocketfolders from them? (I thought their quality was very good, btw). One thing I will say about the side with the pocket – it’s an actual little pocket, versus just tucking the inserts into that side (does this make sense?)…so the inserts have to be skinnier than if you created a pocket fold that just folded up and just held the inserts. I’ll see if I can find a pic to illustrate what I mean – but it reminded me of the back pocket of jeans, the way the pocket is set onto the jeans material. I thought it would be more like the cardstock had been folded, and you just set the inserts in there, vs. a little pocket.

    Post # 5
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    782 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    The actual pocket size is really small with the Cards and Pockets pocketfolds. I bought a sample 5×7 pocketfold from both Cards and Pockets and one from Paper and More and the pocket from cardsandpockets was significantly smaller, which may be why it’s looking tiny when you have them cut in front of you.When do your cardsandpockets stuff come in? You can double check sizes then.

    With that said, as long as they fit, I think it’ll be just fine! I bought our envelopes from Cards and Pockets and love their products!

    Post # 7
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Oh okay I think I was confused, oops!

    Post # 8
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    782 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I would definitely wait till you get your pocketfolds in, because I’m sure it’ll look better porportionally when you can see it all together!

    Post # 10
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    782 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure you’ll still be able to design them yourself, it’ll just be easier to “see” it all. Cards and Pockets doesn’t take long to ship, so if you ordered them last week I bet you’ll get them pretty soon! No fears – I think youll still be able to DIY them!

    Post # 11
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    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think it will look more cohesive when you put it all together. 3.5 x 5 can seem small since we’re so used to the 4×6 size these days.  3.5 5 is a pretty normal size…i don’t think it’s too small!

    I think you’re off to a great start…if you see the project through you’ll see it all come together!

    Post # 13
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    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I DIYd my 5×7 pocketfolds and those measurements sound right to me.  I printed, then cut b/c I didn’t feel like trying to feed small pieces of paper into my printer.  I can’t remember if I used “cards and pockets” or “paper and more”.

    One thing to consider is envelope size for the RSVP.  I almost messed this up big time by making my RSVP cards bigger than the envelopes.  Order your RSVP envelopes and make sure the cards will fit.  I ended up having to make my RSVP cards a bit narrower than the rest of my inserts. 

    Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions!

    Post # 14
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    That is a standard size for RSVP cards.  They fit in the 4bar envelopes.

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