I made this elegant invitation using an amazing pearl embossed paper from Paper Mojo and a printable invitation template from Download & Print. Because the embossed paper comes in large (22" x 29") sheets you could make 8-10 pochettes per sheet. That's about $0.60 per pochette! The invitation template includes the botanical artwork and you can add your invitation wording to the card with Microsoft Word.
- Flower Garden Embossed Paper
- Cream or Ivory Card Stock
- Black Card Stock
- Paper Trimmer
- X-acto Knife or Score Tool
- 3/8” Black Satin Ribbon
- Bone Folder for sharp creases
- Adhesive Transfer Tape
- Free Pochette Template
- Free Wedding Invitation Template
Print the Pochette Invitation Template Master on 8.5 x 11 paper. Trim along the dotted lines. This will create the master template for tracing the Pochette shape onto your paper.
Use a pencil to trace the pochette shape onto the pretty embossed paper.
Use a ruler and the non-blade edge of an x-acto knife to score the folds. This helps to get a perfectly square pochette.
Cut the pochette out with scissors. If you are making several pochettes you can stagger them on the sheet to maxamize your embossed paper.
Fold the pochette along the score lines and press with your fingers.
(optional) Press your folds with a bone folder. This helps the card to lay flat with crisp folds.
Cut the black backer sheet using a paper cutter to 4 7/8" x 5 1/8" (12.5 x 13.2 cm)
Download the Free Invitation Template here. Open the template in Microsoft Word and add your event wording. Print on 8.5 x 11 cream card stock, cut the invitation template along the dotted lines.
Using ahdesive transfer tape, apply tape to the back of the invitation card. You could use a glue stick or alternative paper adhesive. I like the transfer tape because it's a one handed application, fast, and no drying time.
Mount the invitation to the backer card. I like to align the layers on three edges then lay the card down. This helps get a perfect border all the way around. It should be about a 1/8" border of black paper showing.
Apply tape to the back of the backer card, then position and adhere to the pochette. I like to position the invitation just inside the crease mark of the pochette. Check your left and right edge alignment and then drop the card into place.
use a 3/8" black satin ribbon, about 18" long, wrap around and tie a bow for a finishing touch.
Here is a look at the final invitation. It will slip inside a 5.5" Square envelope. You can find these envelopes in black at EnvelopeMall.com