Post # 1
I’m contemplating making my pocketfolds.
See, the color that I like best (Lapis) isn’t offered as a pocketfold option (nor will they make it special because it’s part of the “extended line.” I do not know what that means beyond the fact they won’t do it). I’m a generally good crafter, I’m armed with scrapbooking supplies from my sister & mother. Tell me I’m crazy. Tell me how long it took you to make yours. Tell me I should pick another color.
Post # 3
I’m curious to know this too!
Post # 4
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
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 # 6
@GreenEyedMoon: Eeks. How many did you make? Also, what was the reject rate (screwups)?
Post # 7
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
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
@kay01: 150. The failure rate was pretty low, too (at least after we found the right kind of glue).
Post # 10
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.