DIY Pocket Wedding InvitationsWant to make your own pocket wedding invitations? Here's a step by step tutorial and template to help you do just that! With a little extra effort you can have some unique and elegant handmade wedding invites.
Make Your Own Pocket Fold Wedding InvitationsOK, I'll be the first to admit that creating your own pocket fold invitations can be quite a lot of work. But it will save you a bit of money, if you play your cards right. The question is, is it worth the amount of money you save in lieu of spending just a bit more for blank pocket folds. My answer? Not really, UNLESS... Well, in my opinion, there are a couple of good reasons to make pocketfold invites yourself.
If you are cutting the template by hand - print the PDF template onto some 11 x 17 cardstock. If your printer does not allow you to load 11 x 17" paper you may have to email the template to a local copy shop and have them print it for you. Print just one copy! This will save you money. Using a ruler and craft knife cut the paper on the guidelines and use it as a pattern for cutting the rest of your paper into pocket folds. Do this by laying the "pattern" on top of a sheet of cardstock and either trace it lightly with pencil, or simply trace it with your craft knife.
For Die Cutting Machine Users - I like to use Sure Cuts A Lot software to use these sort of templates. Sure Cuts A Lot software allows you to "upload" pretty much any shape from your computer to be cut on your machine. Depending on what cutter you are using you may want to consider using it. OK, that being said, download the SVG file and upload it to the SCAL software. Make sure and adjust the template so that it is not lying right on the edge of the mat. You will also need an extra large cutting mat, and adjust the settings in SCAL so that the software knows you are using a large mat as well. Adjust the machine settings accordingly for the thickness of your paper and the press the "cut" button on your computer.
These pocket wedding invitations templates are designed to create a 5" by 7" invitation, so you'll want to make the pocket area small enough to fit inside of the invite when folded. Start by scoring across the top of the two pocket tabs at the end. Measure 4 7/8" from where you scored at the tabs, and create another score mark. Measure over again, this time 5 /14" from the last scoreing, and make another mark.
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