This is a very complex Instructable, but is absolutely worth the effort.
This is NOT a kit, but 100% completely HANDMADE!
I looked at some tutorials online, but none of them really matched what I wanted to accomplish. After days of calculating and doing over 10 different test runs, I came up with the perfect pocketfold invitation that fits in a standard invitation envelope.
After you do a few of them, they get really easy. These are very time consuming, and you will need to spend several days making them. It also helps if you have your bridesmaids or groomsmen helping! Make sure to keep the measurements for cutting on hand at all times, as you'll need to keep referring back to them.
Step 1: Materials Needed
- 8.5" x 11" Card stock (Found at Staples)
- 7/8" Ribbon (I recommend buying it in bulk on eBay - otherwise this will be very pricey!)
- Paper Cutter
- X-Acto Knife
- Contrasting card stock for inside and monogram background
- Circle Paper Punchers (1.5" and 2")
- Score Board (Mine is Martha Stewart - Found at Michaels)
- Bone Folder
- Permanent Double-Sided Tape - 7/8" (LOTS!)
- Envelopes - 4.75" X 6.5" (for main envelope) and 3 5/8" X 5 1/8" (for RSVP Return Envelopes)
- Microsoft Publisher or another design program (photoshop, paint shop pro, indesign, etc.)
- Address Labels (for Envelopes and RSVP envelopes)
- 3 $0.44 stamps (2 for sending, 1 for guests to return their RSVP)
- Pinking Shears
- Pencil or Pen
- Paper Clips (to attach stamp to RSVP envelope)
- Sticker Paper (for making sticker sealers for the envelopes - found at Staples)