(Closed) DIY Pocketfold

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What about a basic glue stick. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I spent $30 on scrapbook doublesided tape and almost every one of them separated the matted invite from the exterior pocketfold.  You should get a glue stick, I just bought the purple one that dries clear.  Put some in between the tape and then lay a heavy weight on them for about an hour.  None of them separate now.  Should have done that from the start and saved a lot of money.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Interesting.  I used the purple elmers glue stick, and every single thing I glued with it came apart so that I had to go back and redo everything with double sided tape.  Maybe the effectiveness depends on your climate or something….

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This makes me scared for my pocketfolds….I bought some tape that is supposed to be “permanent” and for cardstock (at Michael’s). I ordered the paper last week so I’ll have to make one pocketfold using the tape and see how it’s holding together a few days later before I continue! EEK!

 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I used some scrapbooking roler adhesive and they all came apart. I just bought a Scotch 3M brand large roller (it’s pink) and that stuff sticks like cement!!! LOL I got it from Michael’s with a coupon.

Of course now I have changed my mind about actual pocketfolds. I am simply gluing my invite to a backer, but I still need the roller for envelope liners too.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Okay I just made 3 pocketfolds and it looks like the stuff I bought is going to work really well. I tried peeling it off and the pocket part is STUCK. I put a layer on the actual card and I also put it on the pocket so maybe that helps. Then I stuck them under a heavy book for an hour. I got this at Michael’s — they have a few different types that are for differen things (vellum, repositional, etc) so make sure you get the “permanent” stuff!

 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you have extra budget to spare, check out cardsandpockets.com. They have affordable pocketfolds. The way I see it, instead on spending trying to remedy it still with the risk of it falling apart esp when youre guests receive it, I wouldn’t take chances. 😉

Goodluck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

AdTech permanent glue runner…the BEST! Used on my pocketfold invitations without a probleM! Have been using it for years for tough projects needing superhold…

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

p.s. you can get AdTech mainly at Michaels

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