(Closed) sealing your invitations

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My pocketfolds are going into translucent envelopes. But I’m sealing the flap with a mini glue dot and then stamping and embossing our monogram over the top.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2008

My original plan was to use punched-out butterfly shapes as the closure for my pocketfolds, with glue dots underneath to hold them on and keep the pocketfold closed, but when I realized that my punched-out butterflies weren’t quite big enough to function as closures, I glued them on top of small square pieces of card stock left over from the invites, and that became the closure – and I actually like the final product even better! I hope that makes sense. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

When you guys did this, did the invitations close after they were opened? I’m dealing with this exact problem and I’m trying to come up with a simple solution. Velcro dots were too thick. I might have to come up with something. I know the idea I want I just can’t wrap my brain around it right now.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

What about belly bands?  The ribbon that wraps around it and then sealing it with your punched out squares and monogram?

 

I personally need to figure out how I’m doing my belly bands, too, but that might work in your case. 

Post # 7
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Newbee

I tied my invitations shut with satin ribbon. It gave the envelope a funny bump, but the overall effect was nice, like opening a present. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

DO you mean seal it to mail it or seal it to go in the envelope?

Two things:

#1 If you mean seal it to mail it, you will need to purchase those clear round stickers to hold the sides shut as well – this USPS regulation because stuff could slip in there while being mailed and end up going to the wrong place.

You would also have to ues something sturdy (not melted wax) to hold it shut, more then likely another seal of some sort but maybe one with your names on it or a fun return address.

#2 – if you just mean to hold it shut to slide into an envelope, I found the band worked best for me check mine out here 

Plus the ultra cool part was the band itself is made from total scarp / left over paper so I didn’t even have to buy anything more.

My second choice was to simply not have the band but keep the square. Adhear it to the top flap with permanet adhesive and then put a little resealable on the bottom part to open and close. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I was thinking of using printable round labels from PaperSource.  I would run them through the printer so it would have the names of the guests (since there is no inner envelope).  Then I would seal the pocketfold with the sticker, and then put the pocketfold in a regular envelope to be mailed.

PaperSource Stickers 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If you want to keep an oriental feel to your pocketfolds, I would recommend sealing them with frog buttons. Not only does it keep with the oriental theme but you can still open and close the invite multiple times (as it’s a button) without ripping it apart (like a sticker).  Plus, it gives it an additional texture element to your invites.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I printed out stickers with the guest’s names as my sealer for the invite… also this way, it kept me from writing the invited parties on the actual folder (for some reason I just wanted to keep it unblemished LOL!!!)… I put a 1.5" wide grosgrain ribbon around after the sticker (to cover the sticker), which I used fabric glue to make into a loop… I could have tied it, but then it would have looked funny in the final envelope + extra postage= boo… 🙂

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Im using custom stickers from Moo.com

Post # 13
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Newbee

There are so many options for you to seal your pockets.  You can do it in a very classic way and apply a wax seal or something a little more fun with a belly band or ribbon.  Just go with whatever style your invites are in. 

 

Good Luck and Congrats!

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