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#1 cogswellgray

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    Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:57 PM

    I plan on making my own invitations, I am not a DIY chick, so it's going to be a little bit of trouble. I was thinking of buying pocketfolds online and adding everything in myself. But then I also thought, how hard is it to fold your own paper??
    So my question is, is there some sort of "professional" way of folding paper?

    #2 azulskies

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      Posted 10 January 2010 - 05:52 PM

      When I first thought about making our own pocketfolds, I came across this site which I think gives pretty good instructions:

      Pocketfold Invitations

      Hope that helps!

       


      #3 cogswellgray

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        Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:07 PM

        wow. that is an amazing blog you ran upon! Very detailed and helpful. Thanks so much! Did you end up making your own?

        #4 *HOLLY*

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          Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:39 PM

          I tried making my own pocket folds it was a disaster. So I purchased my from.
          Cards & Pockets they have great pricing!!! Good luck!

          #5 azulskies

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            Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:14 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by cogswellgray
            wow. that is an amazing blog you ran upon! Very detailed and helpful. Thanks so much! Did you end up making your own?
            No, I ended up buying my pocketfolds from Cards & Pockets while they were having a sale. It was a good deal IMO..I spent most of my time designing the invites so it was nice to not have to make the pocketfolds.

             


            #6 Pastryqueen_Tanya

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              Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:17 PM

              I also was going to do my own, but then i started and realized it was more work than I was willing to do...so I bought mine too!
              That blog is great tho...wish I had seen it months ago! LOL!

              #7 jojo194

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                Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:55 PM

                Many people do end up using cards and pockets. I am determined to try to do my own as well (just because I don't really want to spend $1.00 or more per invitation. I have found some instruction on how to do it and hope to do it myself this week. I have found through practice the easiest way (for me at least) is to use a ruler and a butter knife. The butter knife creates the line you will fold at (I usually go up and down the ruler with the butter knife a few times). I think there are also some other tools you can use, but I read about the butter knife somewhere and was really impressed at how easy (and cheap) it was to do that. However, it will still be somewhat time consuming, but once you get the process down it does get easier and quicker. I am hoping to have at least the pocketfolds done this weekend. I am also hoping to post some pictures of my invitations soon.
                Good luck with whatever you decide!

                #8 cogswellgray

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                  Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:19 PM

                  yes! post some pictures when your done! Since people are finding it so difficult (i havent attempted one yet) I might end up doing a more simple way of attaching inserts. thanks for your advice ladies!

                  #9 ebernard4985

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                    Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:12 AM

                    I also bought my fold from cardsandpockets.com.... they have sales pretty frequently so if you can wait a bit I am sure they will have another one soon which is usually 25% off, making the pockets only 0.75!!! My invitations are taking forever WITHOUT having to make the pocketfold, so I would warn you about this. If you do not have many invitations to make then I think you will be fine, but if you have more than 50 I would consider buying them to keep your sanity!!!

                    #10 jojo194

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                      Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:44 PM

                      I just finished doing my pocketfolds...although I haven't downloaded the pictures of them yet. I will do that shortly. After making about 35 pocketfolds I was sick and tired of them. However, I also did not have a good paper trimmer and had to cut most of my paper with scissors which added extra time. I think towards the end it took me somewhere under 10 minutes/pocketfold. I have a lot of extra time right now so figured I had the time to do them. Would I do it again? I'm not sure. If I had over 40 to do I would definitely order them. Under 40? I would probably do it again if I had as much free time as I have now. If not, I would order them unless you have an awesome assembly line and tools.
                      My fiance and I have tried to save money throughout this entire process and knew we didn't want to spend much on invites. As a result I bought some cheap cardstock from Michaels (a paper pack that cost $2.50 and had 50 8.5x 11 sheets of a mixture of blues). I also had to figure out the dimensions to fit into a cheap envelope (the ones you can buy anywhere that fit 4x6 pics). I am hoping to post pics this weekend. After all of the work I spent on them, I kind of didn't want to give them away especially to those that could really care less about the work, haha.




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