(Closed) paper source queston

posted 11 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
2 posts
Wannabee

I would suggest making them, what this would entail is taking a 12×12 piece of cardstock, then cut the piece in half, you would then have a 12×6 piece of cardstock.  What you are wanting is an 11×5.5, so trim accordingly.  Once this is created, fold down the centre.  You now have what looks like a ‘card’, you would then take another piece of 12×12, and cut into 5.5×5.5 squares, once you have the squares, make a diagonal cut.  You would then take your triangle piece, and with a craft glue, put a very thin line of glue along the outside, this would create your pocketfold. 

 The nice thing about this option is you would now have a number of paper color choices.

A piece of advice though, make sure that you buy thicker cardstock, and make sure that you buy a good glue, the one that I use is by Scoctch and is called "Quick Dry Adhesive".  It is also acid-free so it is not going to ruin your paper. 

You should be able to walk into any Scrapbooking Store and buy this glue, and also buy your Cardstock.  You can also then buy your 6×6 envelopes that you would need to place your invitation in. 

Then your insert cardstock would be 5×5, if you are planning on having your invitations printed, the printer should be able to print and crop for you.

Hope that helps, if you have any other questions just let me know. 

Post # 4
Member
2 posts
Wannabee

I would suggest making them, what this would entail is taking a 12×12 piece of cardstock, then cut the piece in half, you would then have a 12×6 piece of cardstock.  What you are wanting is an 11×5.5, so trim accordingly.  Once this is created, fold down the centre.  You now have what looks like a ‘card’, you would then take another piece of 12×12, and cut into 5.5×5.5 squares, once you have the squares, make a diagonal cut.  You would then take your triangle piece, and with a craft glue, put a very thin line of glue along the outside, this would create your pocketfold. 

 The nice thing about this option is you would now have a number of paper color choices.

A piece of advice though, make sure that you buy thicker cardstock, and make sure that you buy a good glue, the one that I use is by Scoctch and is called "Quick Dry Adhesive".  It is also acid-free so it is not going to ruin your paper. 

You should be able to walk into any Scrapbooking Store and buy this glue, and also buy your Cardstock.  You can also then buy your 6×6 envelopes that you would need to place your invitation in. 

Then your insert cardstock would be 5×5, if you are planning on having your invitations printed, the printer should be able to print and crop for you.

Hope that helps, if you have any other questions just let me know. 

Post # 5
Member
26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

How is the quality of the paper source paper?  I was looking at their flat cards this morning–their sizes & color selection are great but I wasn’t sure how nice the paper is.  I’m hoping it’s better than typical construction paper?

Post # 7
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236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

envelopments has some similar things and right now this site is offering 10% off for the month of november. 

http://www.divineink.com/envelopments.htm

something to keep in mind if you do go with the paper source option – and i only mention since you were talking abotu saving money – the square envelope is going to cost more in postage to mail out. but i do think it is cute! 🙂

good luck!

ps – i personally think that the text paper at paper source is too thin for invites, and that the cover paper is better – it is a thicker quality. the envelopes that i am looking at (regular A7 size) are regular envelopes, regular weight.  hope that helps! 

 

Post # 8
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9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2008 - Portland Armory

I would say for Envelopments that Paper by joy

 http://www.paperbyjoy.com/

 would be the one. Not only did they give me 15% off for ordering online, but I received the order in 4 days (4days!!!) with standard free shipping.

 

Post # 10
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267 posts
Helper bee

I would make them, but I wouldn’t buy the 12×12 cardstock, I’d go to http://www.anchorpaper.com and ask them to send you samples of the color cardstock you want. Then they can custom cut it to 11×16.5, and you can cut the diagonal section off yourself before folding it all up. Less gluing that way.

It really doesn’t cost much to get custom cut paper, and they’ll give you the scraps to make other wedding paper goods out of! I got my cardstock for pocketfolds from them and had enough leftover pieces to make 80 programs and 130 placecards.

To be fair, Paper Source sells those pretty inexpensively. You won’t find pre-made ones much cheaper than that. But if you order from Anchor Paper and make them yourself, they’ll probably end up being about half the price. Up to you whether it’s worth it or not…

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