(Closed) Pocketfold invites – I'm clueless! (pics of samples)

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@virgomasala80:  Yes, they should go in another envelope to protect them from damage. 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

When I bought the sample pack from cardsandpockets they included an envelope (creme, in my case) that the pocketfold (dark blue, the same one in your photos) slips into for mailing. You don’t want your cards that sit down in the pocket to just slide out in transit like that folder I accidentally put into my backpack upside down in fifth grade…

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I put mine in another “envelope” inside the mailing envelope. 

Here are some pictures: 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yep, it needs to go in another envelope to mail it. I also glued my actual invite to the inside of the pocketfold so it didn’t slide around.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@virgomasala80:  I used cards and pockets too, same color–sapphire.  I did the wax seal, with a nautical compass to match our theme.  They sell outer envelopes in the correct size for the pocketfolds.  I also had them print my enclosures so I didn’t have to cut 5 enclosures for every invitation (160 sets of 5 = 800 to cut, no way!), they were very reasonable and came out beautiful. Here is how they turned out:

 

close up:

enclosures:

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@virgomasala80:  I wouldn’t recommend doing the wax seal on the outer envelope, the post office told me it gets caught in the machines.  I also hand stamped all the invitations to avoid messy ugly postmarks.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@virgomasala80:  ha, a couple more things:

I ordered all the cardstock from Cards & Pockets, this way everything was properly sized etc.  I got the pocketfold, the outer envelopes, the RSVP envelopes, the backing cardstock (what you see as white border behind the nautical chart) then printed the charts, then printed the invitation text on vellum, punched 2 holes, ran the “dock line” rope through, pasted it all down on the pocketfold and then assembled the inserts.  I made the enclosure cards on my laptop in Word and PDF’d them and sent them to C&P and they printed on 6.5″x3.5, 5.75″x3.5″, 5″x3.5″, 4.25″x3.5″ and 3.5″x3.5″ cardstock.  They looked PERFECT! soooo much easier than printing/cutting them myself even with a paper cutter.

When I did the wax seals, I did them all at once on wax paper, dipping the brass stamp in ice water between each one–and used a glue gun for the wax sticks.  This way if I messed one up it didn’t mess up the pocketfold. I took sticky dots (3/4″) and used them to stick on the backs of the wax seals, then stuck it on the pocketfold.  Worked like a charm, no frustration!  And I could do all the seals and put them aside when I wasn’t working on the invitations.

Any questions, let me know! I loved doing them.

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We did ours like this on the side. It helps to keep it not so thick if the pages are flat. Stamps are more expensive the thicker it is. I found that out the hard way!

We used a double sided square tape stickers from Michaels (Cant remember the technical name) to place the invite to the actual pocketfold. I think I paid 5.99 for 500 of them. Then I added a ribbon to the outside to jazz it up! I don’t have a pick of that though. :/ Word of advice, when you stuff them, do it with the flap sticking up. It makes it go faster because otherwise the flap kinda catches on the envelope. 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@virgomasala80:  In the very first picture you posted, the left part of the pocketfold. The little “Flap” that comes to a point? Have the point facing up when you stick it in the envelope.

As long as your ribbon isn’t like super thick then the bow should fit just fine!!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@virgomasala80:  I used a ribbon enclosure and mine fit perfectly in the envelope.  I placed the ribbon between the pocketfold card and the cardstock backing I used (DIY)

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