(Closed) Help with making my pocketfold invites, please!

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2003

Hi There! I just answered recently someone’s question about a pocket fold, saying that typically they should be inserted into an outer envelope. Perhaps in your case you are talking about a different type of pocket fold, since you made them yourself. Can you describe to me what your pocket fold looks like and what kind of paper it is made with. Adhesives differ tremendously depending on what paper they are used on. I have quite a bit of experience with this. In the case of your invites, just to make sure, do you not think it better that the pocketfold should be inserted into an outer envelope?

Daniela

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hi Vegas Baby-

We made our own pocketfolds from huge 20×26" coverweight PaperSource paper.  First we had to decide how large we wanted our invitation pieces and envelops and then we could design the dimensions of our pocketfold.  We went with a vertical pocketfold.  The dimensions were: 5.25" x 20" (this will just fit into an A7 envelope after it is folded).  Holding it vertically from the top I scored at the following lengths:  3 3/4", 10 7/8" and 17 1/2".  This will give  you a 2 1/2" pocketfold on the bottom and a 3 3/4" flap on the outside when it is folded.   After scoring I used Zots adhesive to hold the pocketfold in place.  (Believe me once in place those suckerrs were not moving).  I attached a picture of our pocketfolds and a diagram to show the folds.  Feel free to email me if you need any help.

Good Luck!

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Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We used Terrifically Tacky Tape, found at Michaels, etc.  Worked for us! 

Post # 10
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@VegasBaby-

Our pocketfolds are 5 1/4 inches in width and 20 inches in length (before the pocket is folded up), once the pocket is folded and adhered with Zots it is 17 1/2 inches in length when unfolded.

We mounted our invitations on 5×7 grey cardstock.  Our actual invitation size was about 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches.  We bought 110 pound Gray cardstock (100 sheets) and 80 pound Warm White Linen cardstock (100 sheets) from Paper and More for our invitation mat and our invitation.  We didn’t have any problems with flopping with this cardstock and our dimensions. 

With the invitation being 8 1/2 inches long you are going to need an envelope bigger than A7.  Our pocketfolds just barely fit into A7 envelopes.

Feel free to email me with any other questions.  jamieland at gmail.com

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