(Closed) Tying ribbons on pocketfold invitations

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I”m doing the DIY pocket folds too…I just got mine the other day and I have to go get the scrapbooking tape and stuff and I wasn’t sure what I would do to ‘seal’ them so-to-speak…I hadn’t thought abou ribbon, I would have no clue how to make that work. I am looking into getting some custom monogram sticker/seals though. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Not sure if this is good, and it adds a step, but how about tying it as you have been and then cutting the back? then, you wrap it around and tack the two ends down, keeping the bow taut in the front? If I was doing this i would cut a piece if cardboard to the size of the invite to use as a template, and make a whole bunch while i watch TV or something.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

oooh…yeah, I don’t know if this is what Mrs. Rocky is describing but my invites are just flat cards, and I’m going to adher them to the pocket fold with the special tape….so if that’s how youa are doing yours too..and if you haven’t adhered your invites to the pocket folds, maybe place the ribbon under the invitation/flat card before you seal it to the pocket fod and then tie the ribbon around front of the pocket fold. =)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I ended up doing a band with a square on top.  I tied a twine bow on the inside of our invites and is was the BANE of my existance so I switched up the outside to a band.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I did a band with a mongram square. First, I cut the ribbon to length. Then I stuck two glue dots on the back of the monogram and attached one end of the ribbon. I wrapped the ribbon around the invite really tightly, stuck a glue dot on the other end of the ribbon (dot facing up) and pressed the monogram square down to secure.

@PeachyBee:  I don’t think the ribbon you have is wide enough.

Not the greatest pic but you get the idea

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

You can also just knot it, but make sure the ends are cut on an angle so they don’t   fray. I did them with a sheer silver ribbon and they worked out fin…on the pocketfold invites.

These were done with 2 layers of ribbon and then the card…used glue dots to hold the ribbon in place and one for the card.

Experiment using different methods, and I’m sure you’ll come up with one that works. Try and get them flat enough, tho, as if you don’t get them hand-stamped when you mail them, the knot will tear through the envelopes…it happened to ours with the RSVP cards, where the added crystal tore through.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

-Rounds stickers: vistaprint (almost free!)
-Square punch from Michaels (craft store, use coupons!)
-Cut the ribbon (in my case burlap) into strips

I wrapped the burlap around the folder and glue-gunned it on the back of the square and then took it off and turned it inside out.  Make sense?

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

The problem is if you do tie them too tight, the sides will crease and they won’t lay flat. People also will have to cut them with scissors to open them. You need to find a way to get them just taut enough to not bend them, but loose enough so the guests can just slide them off. I tried doing bows at first, but they ended up just looking messy.

Try a wider ribbon (maybe a sheer one instead of satin or grosgrain) and just practice. You’ll get the hang of it.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@SarahSmilesDec28:  OOO I love this Burlap- I had planned to do something similar. What kind of string did you use? Did you glue that too?

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