Remember my DIY invitations? Well, here are my long overdue instructions, starting with the pocketfolds! In an effort to keep costs down while having a perdy invitation, we opted to make our own pocketfolds. I bought 8.5×11″ metallic cardstock paper (in Spring Green!) from bluedotpapershop.
What you’ll need:
- 8.5×11″ cardstock
- 0.25″ wide supertape (seriously, supertape is the only thing that will work)
- Paper cutter and scissors
First was cutting the main backing of the pocketfold. I wanted them to be the largest squares possible, so I cut off 3″ from the paper lengthwise (off of the 8.5″ edge). Then I scored the paper in half, to make it easy to fold.
Note: Diagrams not to scale
To make the pocket, I cut a 2.75″x5.75″ rectangle out of the 3″x11″ scrap paper.
I scored one long edge and one short edge by 0.25″. These would be the flaps that would allow me to adhere the pocket to the backing.
I then cut off one corner and also cut the paper diagonally from one end of the score to the other, as shown below:
Then I trimmed off the other two edges, so that they wouldn’t show once I stuck the pocket on.
I lined each of the edges with 1/4″ wide supertape and folded along the scores.
Then I stuck them on, one edge at a time, pressed firmly for about 15 seconds, and left it under a heavy book overnight, just to make sure it would stick (you’d be surprised at how much folded metallic cardstock will try to unfold!).
And voila, the pocketfolds are done!