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I am in the process of looking for my venue, I am getting ideas for invitations.. The only problem is that my fiance and I are on a tight budget! I would love to make my own pocketfold invitations, the only problem is there is no tutorial out there that speaks plain english, I am frustrated and stressed because I have procrastinated for a long enough time. If anyone has some simple steps for invitations please reply..
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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
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.
Post # 6
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.
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@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.
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@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 🙂