Post # 1
I am planning on making our invitations (using the L Letterpress machine…but that’s for another post!). My fiance is helping me with the designs and we are trying to figure out what size to make everything.
I am planning on ordering envelopes from Paper Source (I like the shape of the flap). They have A7 which is 5.25″x7.25″ and A7.5 which is 5.5″x7.5″.
Would I be able to fit three 5″x7″ inserts (including the main invitation), one 5″x3″ insert and a small envelope into an A7? How about an A7.5? Also, I’m concerned with how to pack the inserts…what are my options other than using a pocketfold? I’m totally clueless here. I’ve only seen one other invitation before, and she used an inner envelope with all of the inserts. I think I want to stay away from that, but I’m not sure that I want to tackle the pocketfold. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Post # 3
A 5×7″ insert will work perfectly with an A7 – it’s the size they’re meant for.
Try looking at layered invitations. There’s a lot of examples on the blog of this 🙂 Belly bands are a great way to keep everything together!
Post # 4
Thanks! I guess I’m just worried that if I have 4 inserts plus an envelope that it will be too bulky and not quite fit into the A7. I have seen tons of awesome pocketfold on this site. I’ve also seen beautiful invitation suites before they are assembled. I think I like the idea of using a belly band. I’ll have to look into that!
Post # 5
The A7 is built for a 5×7 but if you have that many inserts I recommend cutting some cheap paper to the sizes you want and buy one A7 & A7.5 and see what fits best for your suite. The A7.5 is meant to be be the outer envelope in a traditional invitation set up, but you could easily use it to cut back on the bulkiness. Also I recommend checking out this site
for some creative arrangements, they are showing everything with their product but you can replicate it because they give you all the sizes. Also here is a site
with inexpensive pocketfolds and paper. All my paper, my pocketfolds, and envelopes
are from paperandmore.
Post # 6
Thank you for the links! I was mostly against pocketfolds because I didn’t want to make them myself (I’m already doing too much and don’t think I’ll finish in time!) and I figured they would be kind of pricey. I’m surprised at how inexpensive they are!
I love your invitations! Now I’m convinced I should do a pocketfold with a belly band. It looks awesome!