Post # 1
So I originally wrote this in another post, but I felt badly for highjacking someone else’s question, so please forgive this double posting. Anyway, I’m making my own pocketfold invites, and although I know I’ve seen the answer to this here, I can’t find it anywhere!
What is the best type of adhesive for sealing up the sides of the pockets? I used an adhesive scrapbooking roller, and the sides became unstuck very quickly.
Also, what are the best ways to make the pocket? I just folded up an inch of paper and taped that down. Not 100% into it. Any ideas/tips?
Post # 3
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?
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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.
Post # 6
We used Terrifically Tacky Tape, found at Michaels, etc. Worked for us!
Post # 7
@simple difference: my pocketfold looks a lot like Pretty kitty, except I only used about an inch of paper to make the fold…maybe I should try and make it a larger "fold"
@Pretty Kitty: that’s almost exactly how I’m designing my invites!! I too used heavy cardstock from PaperSource…my only issue is, with the main inside invite being so long (mine is about 8 1/2 inches long and the total length when everything is unfolded is 17 inches long), the cardstock sort of flopped around…wasn’t very strong and doesn’t stand up on it’s own. I was thinking of getting heavier paper somewhere else, but your’s looks great! How did you do it with the Papersource paper? Did you find it was strong enough, or was it a bit flimsy? Maybe the width of the paper helps? The width of my invitation is 5 1/4, what is yours? Also, I thought perhaps putting the cardstock the actual invitation will be mounted on on the invitation would help make it more sturdy, which it did…but not as much as I’d hope. Help!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
csbenson, that’s miss ballet flat! http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/09/27/how-to-make-your-own-pocketfold-invitations/
you might consider asking her, too!
Post # 9
Thanks CS and Mrs. Champange!
Post # 10
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
Post # 11
Thank you! I was thinking you used the 80lb cardstock from papersouce, glad to hear your invite worked well with a heavier stock. I looked at Paper and More and will probably be ordering their heavier stock…wish it came in the Moss color that Papersource carries. I’m also planning on using the A9 envelope. Thanks again so much!!