(Closed) Pocketfold question. Help!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@IzzyBear:  You seam crafty. I would just get cardstock, buy a cutter (40$) and cut all to fit your invite the way you want it. You mey have to increase your envelope size though. 

That’s what we are doing. I am doing all our invites from straight cardstock. It’s easy, just time consuming.

Post # 5
Member
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i’m using that pocketfold from cards and pockets, but in silver, and we don’t have acrylic invites (but they’re neat!) i’d recommend buying a sample of each of those things, it’s super cheap on there and shipping is free. then put it together and see if you can make it work.

Post # 8
Member
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am considering that same pocketfold from cards and pockets and ordered a sample.  The inside panel is actually a bit smaller than 5″ x 7″ (more like 4-7/8″ x 6-7/8″) since the whole thing when folded up is 5″ x 7″ to fit into a standard A7 envelope. 

I’d highly suggest getting some samples before you place your order to make sure that your invite (if it’s truely 5″ x 7″) will even fit.

Edited to Add: If the pocketfolds don’t work out – what about stacking your reply cards on top of the invite and using a ribbon, twine, or a paper belly band around them instead?

Post # 9
Member
27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You could try a spray adhesive to stick the invite to the cardstock.  Not sure how heavy the invite is but I am sure there are “glue” options.

Post # 10
Member
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I feel like doing acrylic invitations merits a ‘boxed’ invitation and not a pocketfold. Closing the pocketfold over a bulky piece of acrylic will cause weird fold lines.

Post # 11
Member
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm, the problem is – if you do that, will it all fit into the envelope? I’ve heard other bees say that the invitation becomes bulky by just adding a mat to it, so I would be worried about the thickness if you do it like this. I think you should ask the people at Cards & Pockets for advice – I’ve had a bunch of my questions answered by using their chat function.

 

Another way you can attach your invitations – get nice looking photo corners and attach to the pocket fold, it should be sufficient to hold up your invitation.

Post # 12
Member
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it will end up being too bulky. I got the same pocketfold design and with all my inserts it was pretty full already! Also, I don’t think a 5x 7 will fit into the pockets. I made my inserts/invitation 1/4 less on either side so they could fit. I’d suggest doing a boxed invitation! It will look so pretty and more formal with your acrylic invitation!

Post # 13
Member
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you really decided this was how you wanted to do it – you could use a band and glue the band to the pocketfold. Then your guests would slide the acrylic out to read it after they recieve the invite.

But it would still be bulky…

Post # 14
Member
29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Cathedral ceremony, reception in a converted hardware warehouse

ooh, the idea of doing a belly band, with either cardstock or similar, sounds really lovely!

Post # 16
Member
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

if the pocketfold is exactly 5×7 and your invite is exactly 5×7 i dont think it will fit inside the pocketfold especiall because its thick.  The pocketfold would need to be slightly larger, the envelopes too!

The topic ‘Pocketfold question. Help!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors