(Closed) 80# or 100# for pocketfolds?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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.

http://smartscrapper.com/index.php?proddb=25&pid=43

You can use the bigger end of the stylus for thicker papers.

Hope this helpsSmile

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d go with 100 lb.  You need the pockets to be sturdy and hold up in the mail.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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.

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