(Closed) Simplify….Please??

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I know it’s not quite pocketfold and its not DIY either… but I had to do invites on a budget as well and am happy with the invites I got from Ann’s Bridal Bargains. We were planning on DIYing due to budget constraints, but this was cheaper and saved so much time.

 

 

 

Post # 5
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9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I looked into making my own pocketfolds, but I figured it would take at least half a piece of 12×12 paper, which are probably going to run $1.00 each. 

If you luck out and want one of the colours that are on sale “enclosures” at Paper Source are $5.13 for a set of 10, which might be something to look into.  I didn’t think I could even make them for less than that.

http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/color/linear-A7-enclosure/2505.040/805.html  

 

Post # 6
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461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Try paperworks.com, they have some 12X18 paper that is about $92 for 100 sheets (some is less expensive, it’s also a lighter weight), but since it’s 12X18, you can make 3 pockets out of each sheet, so it would be about $0.30/pocket.

Post # 7
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@SaphireSun-Those are what I used for my invites!  I had those in Papaya, with the invite on the cream color paper (Soft white, I think).  I printed the info sheet on regular size paper (in same color as the invites) and just folded them and tucked them in back.  I am not crafty, so it was great to find this option. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@mhirni – I went with the cement colour enclosure with ivory invitation pieces, and a chartreuse backing/belly band.

Didn’t mean to hijack the thread with non DIY options, but I figured even if I could get the cost for a pocketfold down to 30 cents each, over 70 invites I’d only be saving myself $14.00.  Estimating 5 minutes per pocket fold, I figured it would take me 6 hours to complete the project.  I’m all for saving a few bucks, but sometimes you just have to figure your time and sanity is worth more than $2.33/hr 🙂

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