Elegant Pocketfold & Insert Cards

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Wedding stationary is commonly one of the top ten wedding expenses, so if you are not afraid of a little work, I am here to show you how to trim that expense dramatically. With the free templates you can create an invitation set that is elegant, timeless, and doesn’t necessarily scream “DIY”!

What you’ll need to create this project:

  • FREE printable templates
  • Black A7 Pocket available from paperandmore.com
  • Champagne Metallic Euro-Flap envelopes from paperandmore.com
  • Champagne Metallic Card Stock from paperandmore.com
  • Sand’ Card Stock 80# from paperandmore.com
  • Ink jet or Laser Printer (or print at a local copy shop)
  • Paper Cutter or scissors
  • Double Sided Tape

Step #1: Open the template & add your wording

Download the template files and save to your computer. Open them in MS Word and type in your details. To replicate the exact look in the photo use fonts Exmouth and Trojan Pro, which are available for free download.

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Step #2: Print the Invitation & Insert Cards

Print the invitation, pocket cards, and belly band on the 80# ‘Sand’ card stock.

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Step #3: Cut Out the Cards, Belly Band, and Metallic Backer

The metallic backer is cut by using the ruler on the paper cutter, or by measuring with a standard ruler and cutting with scissors. The templates are cut by following the dotted lines on the template.

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Final measurements after cutting should be:

  • Metallic Backer: 4⅞ x 6⅞
  • Invitation: 4 ⅝ x 6 ⅝
  • Small Insert: 4¼ x 5
  • Large Insert Card: 4¼ x 6
  • Belly Band: 1½ x 10½

Step #4: Tape the invitation to the metallic backer

Place two strips of tape on the back of the invitation, each about 4” in length. You are aiming to leave approximately 1/8” of the metallic backer showing around the invitation. Eyeball the top edge and right and left sides and lower the invitation onto the front of the metallic card, pressing it gently into place.

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Step #5: Tape the backer to the pocketfold

Using the same process as in step #4 … place two 4” strips of tape on the back of the metallic backer. Eyeball the top, right, and left edges, then lower into place.

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Step #6: Arrange the cards into the pocket

Stack the RSVP and accommodation cards in the pocket, with the shorter card on top.

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Step #7: Seal the pocket with belly band

Score the belly band along the two dotted lines to the right and left of the name frame, or just make a nice, crisp fold with your hand. Align the band on the pocket fold, wrap around and tape with double sided tape.

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Optional Envelope Liner

If you would like to add a high class look to your off the shelf envelopes, a custom liner is an easy way to add sparkle.

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Supplies you will need:

  • Printable PDF template
  • ‘Sand’ Card Stock 80# from paperandmore.com
  • Champagne Metallic Euro-Flap envelopes from paperandmore.com
  • Scissors

Step #1: Print and cut the liner

Open the PDF template and print onto your card stock. Cut around the liner design with scissors, and insert into an envelope with the design facing toward you.

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Step #2: Center and fold

Center the liner onto the envelope, leaving an even space around the flap. Fold the liner flap down, creating a crisp fold in line with the envelope’s fold.

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Step #3: Tape and close

Apply double sided tape to the reserve of the folded down liner, two strips approximately 3” long is ideal. Close the envelope flap onto the liner and press firmly to secure.

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Anna Skye

Anna Skye designs and shares invitation templates on her blog Download & Print. Her invitation templates can be used by DIY Brides and Hostesses can make their own invitations at home and save money.

2 thoughts on “Elegant Pocketfold & Insert Cards

  1. J.H says:

    It seems like the template is a bit more…squished then the actual invitation you’re showing! When you download and print the template the reception location covers up part of the scroll accent. But it looks like yours didn’t print that way. Is there a trick?

    • Anna Skye says:

      It’s possible that you computer is using a substitute font that is slightly larger and as a result covering up the design. Two things to correct this are 1) move the text box or 2) install the font we used in the example. Each bit of text is in it’s own text box and can be moved and re positioned so that it does not cover the design. Select the text box, then move on the page using the handles in the corner. You could also make the font slightly smaller. Another solution would be to download the script font we used in the example called Exmouth (free download).

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