Pocket fold wedding invitations are all the rage right now but they're kind of expensive. For brides looking for a budget friendly invitation while still wanting the pocket fold invitation look this DIY How To is just for you. This project takes a little bit of time and patience but is pretty easy to complete.
You will need a few items to get started. Some of them will obviously be required and some of them you can get by without.
If using a cutting mat, place your sheet of paper down so that it lines up from the 0” mark to the 12” mark both from the top of the sheet to the bottom.
I suggest moving from left to right. Measure each line out as shown below, using your butter knife or scoring knife, draw a line along the each section.
Cut out each area marked in grey as indicated below:
Fold over 1” Light purple section as shown below.
*Note* Any design to the pocket that you want to add, for example a V-Shape Pocket, should be cut after the flaps are folded over.
Using the double sided tape/glue, attach the back of the strips you just folded over as shown below.
Fold over the 3” Dark purple section as shown below. Press down firmly over the tape/glue to make it adhere to the paper and create a pocket.
Step 8: Fold Section A over Section B
Step 9. Fold Section C over, covering both section B and A as shown below.
This completes your pocket fold invitation backing. This will now fit in a standard 5x7 A7 envelope for you to mail out your invitations.
You can add Ribbon or other embellishments to this design to personalize it even further.
I hope this tutorial helps you save money on your wedding invitations while still giving you a nice professional invitation that you can be proud of.