Originally published on October 27, 2008
Mrs. Teacup nominates Mrs. Deviled Egg’s post on how to make pocketfolds. It inspired her DIY spirit and helped her create 175 of her own!
Pocketfold invitations are all the rage, but buying them can be costly if you need to purchase a large quantity. Making them yourself is a great option if you are on a budget and have a few months before it’s time to mail the invites. So, I thought I’d show you how I made one from some old card stock. This pocketfold is made from one sheet of 12”³x12”³ scrapbooking card stock and cost me less than 20¢ thanks to paper purchased during an open stock paper sale at Jo-Ann’s.
1. Start with your sheet of 12”³x12”³ card stock and use a paper trimmer to cut it down to 7”³x12”³. Keep the remaining piece for making the pocket.
2. Using a Scor-Pal, or a scoring blade and a straight edge, score the paper at 2.5”³ and 7.5”³.
3. Fold along the score lines and use a bone folder to create a crisp crease. Voila! You have the outer folder!
4. To make the pocket, take the remaining 5”³x12”³ piece of card stock and cut a 3.5”³x7.5”³ rectangle.
5. Score the rectangle at .5”³ on both 3.5”³ sides, and at one of the 7.5”³ sides.
6. To get a nice, clean fold without overlapping, you have to miter the corner. To do this, take your scissors and cut the two bottom corners (where the score lines intersect) at an angle.
7. Fold in the three sides. The edges of your mitered corners should meet, but not overlap.
8. Apply double-sided tape to the .5”³ sides.
9. Adhere the pocket to the inside of the folder.
10. Decorate the pocketfold with a strip of paper to create a bellyband to hold it all closed.
And there you have it! One pocketfold ready to house your invitation and accompanying inserts.