(Closed) Talk me out of this

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m curious to know this too!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

Meh. If you can find a printer who can cut out the pattern on the paper for you and you get those dispensers that do the tape in strips…. it doesn’t actually take as long as you would think, especially if you have helping hands.

I DIYed our pocketfolds from the invite design up and had them printed for me. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it to me in the end.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I cut, scored, folded, and glued our pocketfolds all by myself.  It was awful.  I mean, they look spectacular, but it took FOREVER.  We’re seriously talking about at LEAST one hundred thirty hours of work for the pocketfolds alone.  DON’T DO IT.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I made bifold pocket folds using the Martha Stewart scorer, my own paper cutter, and a 3M scrapbooking tape gun. It took me less than 2 hours to “fold” and cut to size 70 cards. Then I scored and cut out all the pockets, then taped them on. That pockets took me longer, but once I got a prototype and knew the measurements it was very easy. I say 3 nights, and I was watching movies…

It was pretty easy IMO, I would do it again. The MS Scoring tool was well worth it.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m planning on doing it. I just need to find a better (read: less messy) adhesive than spray adhesive. A little mock up I did: Sorry for the crappy quality.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@kay01:  150.  The failure rate was pretty low, too (at least after we found the right kind of glue).

Post # 10
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Newbee

Making your own pocketfolds can be fairly time consuming, however you have much more opportunity for personalization!

I would look around, theres a good chance you can find your Lapis pocketfolds online somewhere!  

If you are going to make your own, the best adhesive I’ve found for doing so is Rubber Cement, using a dry-mount technique.

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