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.
Step #1: 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.
Step #1: Use a pencil to trace the pochette shape onto the pretty embossed paper.
Step #3: 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.
Step #4: Cut the pochette out with scissors. If you are making several pochettes you can stagger them on the sheet to maxamize your embossed paper.
Step #5: Fold the pochette along the score lines and press with your fingers.
Step #6: (optional) Press your folds with a bone folder. This helps the card to lay flat with crisp folds.
Step #7: Cut the black backer sheet using a paper cutter to 4 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (12.5 x 13.2 cm)
Step #8: 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.
Step #9: 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.
Step #10: 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.
Step #11: 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.
Step #12: use a 3/8″ black satin ribbon, about 18″ long, wrap around and tie a bow for a finishing touch.
Done! 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
Credits: Photography by Rachel Sollee & Invitation Design by Anna Skye.