How to DIY Pocketfold Wedding Invitations

DIY Pocketfold Wedding Invitations
DIY Pocketfold Wedding Invitations

If you're interested in making your own pocketfold wedding invitations, this article will show you how to make a square pocketfold.

Things You'll Need

  • 11x17" Cardstock
  • Super Tacky Tape
  • Scissors
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Rotary Scoring Blade
  • Exacto Knife
  • Embellishments (Optional)

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Gather all of the Supplies Needed to Make Your Wedding Invitations

The first step in creating your pocketfolds is to take your 11x17" cardstock and cut the pocketfold out of it. It's easiest if you make a template, that way you can just trace the remaining pocketfolds using the template. The template I made had the following measurements: 14.5" long x 9 1/16" wide. To create the L-shape, you'll need to cut out a rectangle 3" x 8 5/8". To make it easier, you can find the shape of pocketfold that you like online, buy just one and use that as your template. You can use either a rotary cutter, paper cutter or exacto knife to make your cuts-whatever is easier for you.

Create the Outer Pointed Flap

Find the center of the outer flap and place your ruler there and line it up with the right edge to form a diagonal line ending your line at 1/2" from the top and make your cut. Do the same to the left side and make a cut from the center to the left side 1/2" down.

Create the Inner Pocket Folder

Here you will do the opposite. Find the center of the inner pocket and go down 1/5". Line up your ruler with the right edge and make a diagonal cut. Do the same for the left side.

Score Your Pocketfold

Your first score will be 2.5" down from the outer pointed flap.

Continue to Score Your Pocketfold

Make your second score using the vertical line of the inner pocket. If you look at the picture, you're cutting on the left side of the ruler.

Make Your Final Score

Make the final score at the base of the inner pocket. Make the score going horizontally at (what will be) the base of the pocket.

Fold all of the lines you Scored

Fold each of the scored lines. You can use a bone folder tool if you'd like, although that's optional.

SuperTape

Place a piece of super tape on each side of the inner pocket. The Super Tape is double-sided so after you stick the tape down, you'll see red tape that you'll remove in the next step.

Final Fold

Remove the red tape and then fold up the flap to make your inner pocket.

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