Post # 1
So last night we decided to do the pocket style invitations. Di u have any suggestion ? I’ve see great tutorials on here also. I’m most concerned about the paper I’m thinking about making my own pockets rather than ordering them. Suggestions on paper where to buy it from…. Ideas templetes are welcomed. Also our colors are white black and shamrock/emerald green ! Thanks so much !!!
Post # 3
As I’m sure you’ve seen, pocket invitations are very popular. If you have the time available, making your own will allow you to completely customize size, orientation, pocket(s) as well as the paper you construct them out of. Could look different & interesting using one color for the invitation and affixing a pocket in a contrasting color!
I strongly suggest ordering paper samples, it is very difficult to select exactly what you want when all computer screens display colors differently.
Keep your eyes out, most e-tailers offer samples of their pre-made pocket invitations. Even If you dont fall in love with any that are pre-constructed, you can carefully deconstruct one to see how they are made and get a better sense for what you may want to change or personalize.
Post # 4
@BlueDotSteve: Thank you so much! I tried making my own last night (with out any caft items) lol! I used construction paper, sissors and a tape measure (my Fiance is a plumber) So needless to say it was not pretty… but got the hang of which fold out style that I like Horizontal fold out with the pocket on the bottom. Now to find the measurements of the inserts and the “invitation” and backing! =) I am excited to make these it is going to be fun!!
Post # 5
I got mine at cardsandpockets.com. They were great quality and really cheap. I printed the inserts myself and glued them all together. The look came out like a pricey invite for a lot less.
Post # 6
You can definetley make them cheaper than buying. Like PP have said, get paper samples.
And I recommend getting a guilotine paper cutter. It will save you even more time and get things perfectly straight.
Post # 7
cardsandpockets.com has the dimensions of all of their pocketfolds & inserts. Even if you choose to make your own that could take some of the guess work out of it.
Post # 8
although keep in mind cardsandpockets uses a paper 11.5 inches long, not 11 inches, so you have to adjust your pattern to account for that.
Post # 9
Thanks for the help ladies. Any suggestions for and Irish dt patricks day wedding … Elegant not cheesey lol