New Vellum Papers for Wedding Invitations

New Vellum Papers for Wedding Invitations

Say hello to our new coloured vellum papers which perfectly complement our A3 and A4 vellum papers.

With a wealth of experience as wedding stationers ourselves, we’ve used this beautiful paper for many years and understand how it can be used and add a sense of luxury.

Available as 100gsm A4 paper in an array of sumptuous colours including Bright White, White Iridescent, Ivory, Pearl (an oyster shade), Gold, Nude, Blueprint and a stunning shade of red called Red Lacquer. Made with plant fibres from FSC® certified sources it contains no plastic and can be recycled.

With it’s beautiful, tactile translucent ‘cloud like’ quality it’s perfect for DIY wedding invitations, and despite its delicate nature, it’s surprisingly strong.

Our clear vellum is also available as a 285gsm cardstock giving so much scope when designing and making DIY wedding invitations. Use for place settings for on the day stationery where the thicker paper will be beneficial or use an A5 card blank with paper inserts for a stunning Order of Service or Order of Ceremony.

New Curious Vellum Papers
Our new Curious vellum papers are perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your wedding invitations

Vellum Wedding Invitation Styles

For many years we used lighter weight vellum paper for lining our presentation boxes. These wedding invitations made a real statement and created much excitement for the forthcoming wedding day with the invitation for friends and family becoming like a gift.

These days transparent vellum is used in many more aspects of wedding stationery design. If you’re making your own wedding invitations, consider a simple invitation card made from an A5 card base topped with a vellum layer. The base card can be printed, or the vellum printed itself, for the latter use 100 gsm paper so the text below can be seen.

The two layers or types of paper can be joined with eyelets and ribbon or just wrapped in simple jute string, twine string or finished with a wax seal made with a wax seal stamp. Our wax stamp tutorials are a must for anyone wanting to make wax seals for their stationery. Final nestle your invitation in a quality C5 envelope and create a luxurious wedding invitation for your big day.

All wedding stationery types can be swathed in this gorgeous paper with vellum jackets, or vellum wraps even A7 paper sized Save the Date cards.

Vellum is perfect teamed with barely-there neutrals, ivory and white cardstock but equally beautiful when combined with other shades such as dusty blue or dusky pink card. Don’t be afraid to combine your wedding colours for your stationery and give your guests a glimpse of your big day.

Paper thickness of translucent vellum makes a big difference to your handmade wedding invitations. Use 100 gsm paper if you want to ‘see-through’ it as the higher the gsm such as 285gsm or 300gsm, the less you will see what’s underneath.

Our 285gsm is available as A4 card which would give two A5 invitations.

Vellum Envelope Liners

Lining your envelopes with matching vellum paper is the ultimate in luxury and has the added benefit of offering some protection to your homemade wedding invitations too.

Using a thinner weight paper such as 100gsm for lining your wedding envelopes is ideal as it’s easy to cut and fold. Use our wedding envelope liner templates created to help you line your envelopes with little fuss.

If you really love the look and feel of vellum, then why not make vellum envelopes too? Again we have envelope templates to download whether you’re looking to make mini envelopes, small envelopes such as C7 or larger envelopes like 155mm square envelopes.

Vellum Envelope Liners
Lining your wedding envelopes with vellum adds an element of luxury to your DIY wedding invitations

Vellum Belly Bands

Belly Bands are a paper (or card) strip that holds your wedding invitation suite together. They’re perfect for holding layered, stacked invitations, RSVP cards and details cards together or keeping a pocketfold invitation closed.

Vellum is an ideal paper to make an invitation belly band from, and we have lots of wedding ideas and invitation tutorials to help on our YouTube channel.

Wedding Invitation with Vellum Belly Band
Create your own printed on plain vellum belly band for your wedding invitation
Pocketfold Invitation with Vellum Belly Band
Use a vellum belly band to keep your pocketfold invitation closed

Printing on Clear Vellum Paper

The nature of this high-quality paper’s surface means that the ink takes a little while to dry if you use an inkjet printer and if you try to print quickly, you run the risk of the ink smudging. We have some handy tips to assist you:

  • Look at your printer settings and find a setting that allows a longer drying time. This is usually the specialist/photo papers settings in the print driver or dialogue box. The printer prints more slowly allowing each sheet to dry a little before the next print.
    If you’re not sure how to do this print each sheet individually and allow to dry before printing the next A4 sheet.
  • Sometimes you can print on a ‘draft’ setting, the text may be paler but can be perfectly acceptable.
  • Laser toner printers print vellum beautifully as the toner is fused onto the paper
  • Whenever you’re printing always make sure you have spare stock to run some test prints
  • Foil print looks stunning try gold foil, silver foil and rose gold if you have the capacity to add foil.
  • One neat trick to try with vellum is heat embossing directly from your printer. Take advantage of the ink taking time to dry and sprinkle quickly with embossing powder and heat. You can achieve some lovely effects printing vellum in this way. View our tutorial below to see how to do this for yourself. It’s a great, cost-effective way of printing in silver on your DIY wedding invitations

Printing 'Metallic' Inks on Clear Vellum Paper

This is a neat craft hack for metallic printing when you use vellum paper. All you need to use is an inkjet printer, embossing powder and a heat embossing tool.

  • Print your design on the vellum paper.
  • Be prepared with your embossing powder to hand.
  • As soon as the sheet emerges from the printer sprinkle on the embossing powder to allow it to stick to the wet ink.
  • Shake off the excess embossing powder.
  • Heat the vellum paper evenly with a heat tool and watch the printed area magically transform before your eyes!
  • Extra tip – to avoid additional specks of ‘metallics’ wipe your paper with embossing / anti-static bag beforehand. This will help stop any specks of powder sticking where you don’t want them!

Which Glues and Adhesives to Use for Clear Vellum Paper

As a crafter, you might have many adhesives in your card making supplies or craft supplies. With a translucent paper, you need to be sure that you use the correct one to see a little of the adhesive as possible.

This isn’t such an issue if the join of a belly band is on the back of the invitation where it’s less noticeable, but if you need to attach the vellum in full view then again we have some neat little tricks to share with you:

  • Use the right adhesive; some are less noticeable when dry than others. In our tests (see the photo below) we found the best glue for sticking vellum to be ATG tape, a glue stick and one of our favourites ‘Zip Dry‘ adhesive. The tapes were the worse performers, especially ‘red tape’ which showed through the paper clearly. Gem-Tac crinkled the paper and glue dots were still visible but are easy to use.
  • Make the joins where they’re not noticed, for example, on the reverse or an edge.
  • Die-cut or slit the paper and join together, so no glue is needed

We hope that you find our information on vellum paper helpful when you make your wedding invitations. Please do send your photos to us; we love to see your creations.

Remember we have many years of wedding stationery experience and have all the products and advice you need to create the stationery you dream of.

The best glues to use with vellum papers
Choosing the right glue for sticking vellum, our favourite 'Zip Dry' worked brilliantly

Zip Dry Adhesive

Zip Dry Glue
Zip Dry is a great liquid paper glue

ATG Adhesive

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
For speed an ATG gun is ideal for making lots of stationery

ATG Tape rolls

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator Transfer Tape
ATG tape is a good multi purpose adhesive for card making
Vellum Belly Bands
Use your inkjet printer to 'print' silver text using embossing powder and a heat tool

We have many years of card making & wedding stationery experience and we hope that you find this blog and our DIY wedding invitation tutorials useful. For all your card making and everything, you need to make DIY wedding invitations explore our extensive collection.

From cardstock, luxury wedding envelopes to embellishments, wedding ribbons and much more explore our unrivalled collection. Don’t forget we’re always on hand for advice!

You’re Newly Engaged – How to Plan Your Wedding

You’re Newly Engaged – How to Plan Your Wedding

With lots of newly engaged couples after Christmas and New Year and exciting proposals planned for Valentine’s Day, many will be taking their first steps into wedding planning in the coming months.

It’s an exciting time so enjoy it! Use our handy wedding planner and wedding timeline to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Choose a fabulous wedding planning gift to help you with the organisation.

Wedding Planning Checklist

The times listed may fluctuate, but they serve as a good planning tool from which to work from.

12 Months Ahead

  • Announce your engagement to friends and family!
  • Arrange your engagement photos
  • Make a keepsake box for your engagement cards.
  • Select a wedding date – choose several to be flexible
  • Decide your wedding budget and style. Keep to your wedding budget while planning as it’s easy for wedding costs to spiral in the excitement.
  • Select the main wedding party: bridesmaids, chief bridesmaid, best man, ushers, flower girl
  • Choose a wedding insurance policy or wedding plan insurance.
  • Consider a Wedding Venue and a reception venue if this is separate, ensure you can keep the number of wedding guests and venue within the budget.
  • Start planning suppliers such as wedding photographers, caterers, florists, stationers.
  • Send save the dates to your wedding guests

Save the Date Cards

If you’re wondering when to send save the date cards, this can be done as soon as you have a confirmed date. You may not have decided your wedding stationery style so don’t be afraid to have some fun with save the dates!

If you’re making your own save the date wedding cards, be sure to check our save the date templates and remember to include the ceremony’s date and time.

We’ve selected a few save the date ideas to get you thinking below:

'Pencil us in' Save the Date Card
This cute 'pencil us in' save the date card is really easy to make
Pantone Save the Date Card
A Pantone inspired Save the Date card is ideal for a couple who have careers or are interested in design
Save the Date with Calendar
Save the Date cards ensure your guests know the date of the wedding well in advance

10 Months Ahead

  • Finalise the Venue and Wedding Vendors
  • Finalise the outfits for the wedding party particularly Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
  • Finalise the wedding guest list
  • Post your Save the Date cards
  • Choose and order your wedding outfits including ‘the’ wedding dress
  • Consider booking a honeymoon

8 Months Ahead

  • Arrange your wedding invitations, either plan making your own (see our tutorials for good ideas) or book a wedding stationer and choose a design
  • Research accommodation for guests who will have to stay over
  • Update the guest list
Wedding Invitations with Silk Ribbon
Send your wedding invitations as soon as you can to allow plenty of time for the wedding planning

7 Months Ahead

  • Finalise wedding hair and makeup
  • Finalise suppliers and all wedding details including the wedding cake
  • Buy wedding bands
  • Decide the date of the hen and stag party
Wedding Flowers
Make sure your wedding suppliers have all the details of your choices for the day

5 Months Ahead

  • Ensure your choice of flower is detailed with the florist
  • Make sure dress and outfit fittings are scheduled
  • Finalise and book a honeymoon
  • Finalise the wedding guest list

3 Months Ahead

  • Check honeymoon plans are in order, payments are complete, passports are in date
  • Finalise the wedding seating plan
  • Finalise the wedding ceremony details such as service, readers, music or hymns
  • Finalise the wedding breakfast details
  • Post your wedding Invitations
  • Finalise hairdressing and makeup artist, have a practice run
  • Make purchases for the day such as keepsake wedding flutes, wedding post box and guest book if not provided by your stationer
  • Organise wedding favours (especially if making DIY wedding favours) as these can often be completed in advance

2 Months Ahead

  • Collate the RSVP’s as they arrive from the guests
  • Liaise with venue or officiant regarding the ceremony
  • Finalise the order of service or order of ceremony booklets
  • Finalise the wedding reception seating plan
  • Apply for a marriage license
  • Arrange final dress fittings and collections
  • Ensure the wedding party and wedding venue have a detailed wedding timeline
  • Make sure all the little details are in place such as ‘something old, new borrowed and blue.’
  • Book any spa and beauty treats for the wedding party in preparation for the big day
  • Finalise and book wedding transport if not already arranged
  • Choose gifts for the wedding party
  • Collect or arrange some thank you cards
Katie Loxton Bag
Ensure you have all those little details ready well in advance of the big day

1 Month Ahead

  • Double-check details with all the wedding suppliers including confirming the date, time and location
  • Organise honeymoon packing
  • Collect wedding bands
  • Liaise any final details with the Venue or Officiant
  • Enjoy the hen or stag do
  • Collate all items for the big day including orders of service or order of ceremony, wedding favours, wrap gifts
  • Start writing thank you cards for gifts already received

2 Weeks Ahead

  • Chase up any guests who have not returned their RSVP
  • Final numbers to wedding caterer
  • ‘Wear in’ your wedding shoes
  • Ensure the wedding party are ‘up to speed’ and that the Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid are organised with their tasks
  • Ensure one person is returning all hired items after the day (eg hired suits etc.)
  • Make sure wedding transport has the correct details
  • Make final payments to all wedding suppliers
Wedding Bouquets on grey Sofa
Double checking all the details will help your big day run smoothly

1 Week Ahead

  • Ensure readers have the correct readings
  • Finalise and confirm details with the wedding photographer
  • Collection of any remaining items including outfits
  • Plan your personal getting ready time for the day
  • Ensure there’s a wedding day emergency kit with safety pins, needle and thread, tissues, plasters etc
  • Enjoy some time relaxing or having some beauty treatments

The Day Before

  • Final beauty treatments
  • Enjoy the rehearsal dinner
  • Try to get a good nights sleep!

The Wedding Day

  • Don’t forget to eat breakfast
  • Ensure the Best Man or Officiant has the wedding rings
  • Relax and enjoy your day, savour every moment as time will go faster than you imagine
Bride on the Wedding Day
Enjoy your wedding day

Afterwards . . . . . . . . Don't Forget!

  • Remember to send thanks to everyone, especially to those who’ve sent wedding gifts.
  • Return all hired items from suits to cutlery
  • Enjoy the wedding photos.
Writing Thank You Cards
Send your thank you cards as soon as you're able

Pantone Colour of The Year

Pantone Colour of The Year

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating - Pantone Colour of the Year 2021

The Pantone Institute has announced two complementary colours for its Pantone Colour of the Year 2021: Ultimate Gray PANTONE 17-5104 and Illuminating PANTONE 13-0647. The combination of grey and yellow is enduring and uplifting recognising the need or hope and brightness and feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.

The colour pairing embodies our need to be visible, have a voice and be recognised and respects wisdom, experience and intelligence while inspiring us to progress forward.

“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” says Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute. “Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted: this is essential to the human spirit.” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute.

This combination of shades makes a beautiful, contemporary wedding stationery palette as we anticipate overcoming the pandemic and welcome brighter days in 2021.

Colorset Ash Grey A4 Card

Yellow Hemptique Hemp Cord

Grey Silk Ribbon

Classic Blue - Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

The Pantone Color Institute have been naming a colour of the year for over 20 years. The PANTONE® colour of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue (Pantone 19-4052 classic blue) a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk.

A beautiful blue hue it’s an optimistic colour anticipating what will happen next. As we cross the threshold into a new era its a colour for instilling calm confidence and connection.

Trend forecasts are important in all aspects of our lives from graphic design, fashion to home interiors and everything in between. Classic blue can be regal, calming reassuring and confident but for the world of weddings it’s always been a favourite.

Here are some suggestions of how you can incorporate the colour blue in your wedding theme:

Royal Blue Cosmos A4 Card

Coral Hemptique Hemp Cord

Blue A4 Mirri Card

Navy Glue Gun Sealing Wax

Colorset Deep Blue A4 Card

Berisfords Satin Ribbon - Coral

Living Coral - Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

We think the PANTONE® colour of the year for 2019 Living Coral, is a life-affirming, cosy and gorgeous colour bursting with optimism for the year ahead! With technology and social media forming a greater part of our daily life Pantone 16-1546 ‘Living Coral’ is described as “sociable and spirited” and “embodies our desire for playful expression” and we just love it!

With weddings in mind, coral is a beautiful colour to choose for your wedding invitations and bridesmaid dresses. Joyous, strong and feminine, ‘Living Coral’ is complemented by deep greens and blue-greens so is also a florists dream!

When planning your Spring/Summer coral themed wedding ‘Living Coral’ is a stunning choice. For Autumn/Winter weddings it’s all about ‘atmosphere’ so think soft diaphanous coral tones with eucalyptus greens and pops of ‘Living Coral’ to give focus and warmth.

From beautiful ribbons and trims to decorative, pearlised and glitter paper and card we, at wowvow, stock all you need to create your own, fabulous wedding stationery with coral as your chosen colour theme.

Berisfords Glitter Satin Ribbon - Coral

Coral Hemptique Hemp Cord

Coral Handmade Pebble Paper

Shindo Satin Ribbon - Coral Zinger

Millie Bouquet Decorative Paper

Berisfords Satin Ribbon - Coral

Ulta Violet - Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

The PANTONE® colour of the year is Ultra Violet, a luxurious blue-based purple; a regal colour with drama and inner depth. Associated with the cosmos it’s complex and appealing to those who are energized by other-worldly beauty or calm, understated chic.

Ultra Violet has long been associated with relaxing environments, spiritual and mystical settings so will be loved by those who practice mindfulness and have a love of nature and all its elements. With gothic overtones Ultra Violet is a deep and rich choice for those who are confident and dare to be different.

A stunning wedding colour Ultra Violet works brilliantly all year round with white, ivory or black. For bold contrast it coordinates beautifully with oranges, tangerines and acid greens making it a stunning choice for a summer wedding with all the zingy foliage and gorgeous flowers available. For winter weddings choose copper, platinum and deep jewel accent colours, dried flower crowns and lots of twigs and evergreens in your wedding venue styling. ‘Cadbury Purple’, a warmer tone, has always been a fabulous choice for weddings and we know it works brilliantly but ultra violet is the first colour we believe actually embodies a state of mind and way of life.

Ultra Violet Self Adhesive Gems

Berisfords Glitter Satin Ribbon

Purple Marabou Feathers

Ready Made Satin Ribbon Bows

Purple A4 Mirri Card

Coral Handmade Pebble Paper

Types of Wedding Favours for the Big Day

Types of Wedding Favours for the Big Day

Guests will love homemade DIY wedding favours from the bride and groom on the wedding day. What’s more, as they can be made in advance you can enlist friends and family to help!

Here are some unique wedding favour ideas we’ve created for you to make all your own:

What are Wedding Favours?

The tradition of giving wedding favours to your guests goes back centuries. Traditionally bonbonnieres were given to guests in Italy and France; it began with expensive cubes of sugar which were a sign of wealth. Over time it turned into tiny bags of sugared almonds (or confetti), bitter and sweet to represent the ups and downs of married life.

While sugared almonds are not so popular today, the tradition of giving a wedding favour is a tradition that lives on.

There are many styles of wedding favours, and the one that suits you best will be the one that fits your wedding theme best and sits within your wedding budget.

Wedding Favour Boxes

One of the most popular styles are these cute little boxes, often made to match the wedding invitations. These little boxes can be filled with a variety of treats or gifts from chocolates and sweets to little cakes.

The boxes themselves can be decorated in a variety of ways form using silk or satin ribbon labelled with cute gift tags (we used vellum for ours) and even double up as a place setting on the big day.

Remember that with a chocolate wedding favour individually wrapped chocolates are probably best and that with any chocolate there’s the risk of melting on a hot day, or worse still sticky, chocolatey fingers of little ones!

Wedding Favour Box with Ribbon
Favour boxes are available in many different sizes and are hugely popular as they can be filled will all manner of little gifts

Rectangle Tag Template

Favour Tags Template Rectangle
Use our favour tag template to make paper tags for your wedding favours

Pointed Tag Template

Wedding Favour Tags Pointed
Use our template and cut around the lines to make your tags

Organza and Hessian Bags

Organza bags are a cost-effective option and again can be filled with so many pretty little gifts. For the ladies place a diamante brooch in the bag that will sparkle in the light. For the men, a simple pocket bottle opener is perfect.

Glassine Bags

A really modern alternative to a wedding favour box is cute glassine bags. Decorated to match your wedding theme they’re contemporary, cute and these too can double as a place setting on your special day and double up as a place card.

Glassine Wedding Favour Bags
Sweets or homemade biscuits in glassine bags are a budget friendly wedding favour

Good Luck Lottery Ticket Favours

An on-trend favour that can be used to create a buzz on the wedding day. With scratch card wedding favours at the ready one of the bridal party holds a ‘scratch off’ to everyone’s amusement.

Equally, weddings held on lottery days can listen to the results together. They make great wedding favours for men as well as ladies. Just bear in mind how you’re going to react to winners. The odd free lucky dip and £25 wins are great for adding excitement to the day, but if someone has a big win on the day, then this might overshadow your day.

Lottery ticket favours
Lottery tickets and scratchcards make ideal wedding favours

Kraft Paper

Kraft Card and Paper
Matching Kraft Paper to make wedding favour tags

Kraft Mini Wallets

KR-E-53 - Enfolio Wallet Mini - Kraft-002
Our kraft mini wallets are perfect for Good Luck Lottery Favours

Children's Wedding Favours

Don’t forget the little ones! One thing sure to keep children occupied on the day are activity packs, these can range from colouring books, crayons and pencils to quizzes and I spy games depending upon the age of the children. It goes without saying that sweets are the most popular gift in kids wedding favours!

Depending upon the ages of the children your flower girl and page boy can be given a ‘star; role on the day such as making sure pencils are sharpened, the spare paper is on hand etc. It’s another little trick to keep the children happy!

Wedding Favour Jars

Little bottles and jars labelled with a cork stopper, name tag and sticker are one of the cutest wedding trends. These can be filled with your favourite tipple; they’re also really popular for the chaps!

Wedding Favour Jar
Little jars make ideal wedding favours and if filled with homemade chutneys, jams or flavour your own 'wedding gin' can be very cost-effective!

DIY Wedding Favours

As they can be prepared well in advance, these little gifts are ideal for making yourself. There’s a host of DIY wedding favour ideas available online and it’s perfect if you’re looking for an unusual or to make homemade wedding favours.

You can fill jars with homemade jam or flavoured drinks. Make your own wedding favour biscuits and wrap in cute little paper bags. Choose your favourite wedding, favour sweets and fill cute sweet jars.

The possibilities are endless, and it gives you the opportunity to choose a gift that is uniquely personal to you and your friends and family.

Types of Gifts

The types of gifts that are ideal are ideal for those on a budget are those that you might find in Christmas crackers. Little notebooks, keyrings, bottle stoppers and napkin rings.

Whatever favour you decide to upon these little favours are something the guests will love and are a little keepsake from the bride and groom on the wedding day.

Lasercut Baroque Pocketfold Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

Lasercut Baroque Pocketfold Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

This design incorporates all the beauty and intricacy of laser cut wedding invitations with pocketfold invites. The internal pocket can be used to contain your RSVP card, a wedding information card and any maps.

Making your own wedding invitations or DIY wedding invitations can be really easy as the laser-cut pocket as already preassembled. The design doesn’t have to be complex, and the vellum belly band we’ve used here is really easy to do.

If you’d like a true luxury wedding invitation, then just adapt the elements to suit you by adding additional gems or embellishments.

The wedding colours we chose are based on a pink wedding theme, but you could choose different colours to make your own unique wedding invitation. The Baroque laser cut invitations are available in several colours so there’s one that will suit your wedding theme. The colours can be paired with many other shades of card stock for an elaborate or simple wedding invitation design.

Wedding Invitation Printing

Use the stationery templates for this design on our website

  •  The wedding invitation template for matting and layering
  • The wedding information template
  • The RSVP card template
  • Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, times, wedding date and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too)

Sizes

Baroque pocketfold laser-cut Wallet:

  • Wedding invitation panel 132 x 132mm approx.
  • Base matt layer (below the wedding invitation panel), 138 x 138mm approx.
  • Wedding Information Card 138 x 140mm approx.
  • RSVP Card 130 x 130mm approx.
  • Vellum Belly Band (like tracing paper) 310-350 x 45mm approx. (you can cut several from an A3 sheet).

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Adorable (script)
  • Futura (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.
Word Templates for Making you Wedding Invitations.
Lasercut pockets hold all the information that you need

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Wedding Invitation Template

TEMP46
Downloadable invitation panel matt for your lasercut

Information Card Template

TEMP47
A template for your wedding information card

RSVP Card Template

RSVP Card Template
An informal template for your RSVP card

Baroque Pocketfold Invitation

Lasercut invitation with diamante embellishment
Choose the Baroque lasercut in a colour to suit your wedding

A4 Card and Paper

Choose the A4 card to make your invitation panels from

A3 Vellum Paper

A3 vellum paper
You can change to size of the vellum belly band

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
Coordinating wedding envelopes for your invitation

RSVP Card Envelopes

130mm Square Wedding Envelopes.
Matching RSVP card envelopes for your invitation

Rhinestone Crystals

Acrylic 3mm Gems
Crystal gems to add some sparkle

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
An ATG gun makes making your invitations quick and efficient

Double Sided Tape

Double Sided Tape for Card Making
Double sided finger lift tape is a good alternative to an ATG gun

Gem-Tac and a Gem Picker

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-Tac will ensure that your gems stay in place

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
  2. Firstly glue the invitation matt layer to the central section of the pocketfold. Apply a suitable adhesive all the way around the edge on the reverse. We use an ATG gun, but you could use double-sided tape or a glue stick if you don’t have this available. Make sure that the panel is central and that the border is even all the way around.
  3. Next, take your wedding invitation panel and repeat the process, Apply adhesive to the back of the invitation panel, and stick down centrally onto your base layer matt. Check, once again, that you have an even border all the way around.
  4. To apply gems for decoration ( this might be by the names of the couple or on the floral element if you have one) apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal. If you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick to apply the glue. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker, then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil as this works as well.
  5. Allow the glued gems to dry.
  6. Pop the wedding information card and RSVP card into the pocket.
  7. Fold the laser cut pocket, creasing carefully.
  8. Take the laser cut with the printed belly band and line up so that the names of the couple are centred over the front of the invitation.
  9. Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
  10. Taking the bottom of the vellum strip fold this up and crease, then take the top of the vellum belly band and repeat. We have created the join of the vellum paper in the centre, but the join will be less noticeable if it’s near the fold (you will need to adjust where the names of the couple are when printing). The narrower the overlap of the vellum belly band the less noticeable it will be as well.
  11. Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together.
  12. Your Baroque laser cut is complete it’s a lovely, luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  •   Choose a quality wedding envelope to match

  • Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering your invitations tie a matching wedding ribbon or belly band around the box.

Personalise this Design

  • Choose a different colour Baroque laser cut to make your own invitation
  • Add crystals to your vellum belly band
  • For a luxury wedding invite add a diamante embellishment to the main invitation panel
  • For a rustic wedding theme use a neutral pocketfold, combine with kraft panels and envelopes and replace the vellum belly band with kraft paper
  • Make coordinating wedding save the date cards
  • Adapt the text for an evening wedding invitation
  • For a destination wedding use the pocket to hold tickets and further travel information
  • Design your own wording for the invitation panel and incorporate a floral design

 

Tips and Tricks

As our Baroque laser cut, pocketfold invites are preassembled you will find this style of wedding stationery easy to put together, especially if you keep the design simple.

You will be thrilled that you created your own elegant wedding invitation and truly personalised wedding stationery.

Make sure that you plan and make your stationery while wedding planning. If you create the stationery over time, it will be an enjoyable process and budget-friendly too. No specialist skills are required, just time, patience and organisation.

At the same time plan your day stationery such as your table plan, table number cards, a wedding guest book, orders of service and even a matching wedding card for your bride or groom on the day. Doing this will keep the costs low as materials can be ordered in one go and the design can be planned to fit the style of your main invitation or wedding theme from a fairytale, right through to vintage wedding invitations.

DIY wedding stationery isn’t complex, and we have a wide range of wedding invitation designs and wedding invitation ideas to suit your big day on our YouTube channel. Find DIY wedding ideas, wedding invitation designs, and so much more, so make sure that you follow us on social media for all the advice you need.

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

One of the most popular styles of DIY wedding invitation designs is the pocketfold invite. Pocketfold wedding invitations are popular because they neatly store the invitation and the enclosures such as the RSVP card together.

The style can be adapted to your wedding whether you’re looking for rustic wedding invitations, a vintage style or even cheap wedding invitations.

If you make your own wedding invitations, then you have complete control over the design and with our wedding invitation wording templates, wedding invitation examples and tutorials handmade stationery is made easy.

This design uses one of our large square pocketfolds which fits neatly into a 155mm square envelope. We ket this design very simple so it’s ideal if you’ve not made stationery before. We chose a neutral, ivory, colour scheme and added a vellum belly band but you can, of course, adapt this to suit your wedding theme.

Wedding Invitation Printing

Use the stationery templates for this design on our website

  • The wedding invitation template

  • The wedding information template

  •  The RSVP card template

  •  Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.

  • Remember to double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, wedding date and time and wedding venue or location, dress code etc. (always ask someone else to proofread too

Sizes

  • Large square pocket wedding invitations:

    • Wedding invitation panel 138 x 138mm approx.

    • Wedding Information Card 140 x 140mm approx.

    •  RSVP Card 125 x 125mm approx

  • Belly Band, 310-350 x 45mm approx.

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Calligraphy Script (unavailable)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

DIY Pocketfold Wedding Invitation Template

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Template.
Downloadable Microsoft Word Invitation Template

RSVP Card Template

RSVP Card Template
Downloadable Microsoft Word RSVP card Template

Belly Band Template

Belly Band Template
Belly band templates for you to trim

Large Square Pocketfold

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Suite.
We used Silkweave Ivory board stock

A4 Card and Paper

A3 vellum paper
We used A3 vellum paper

Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
Use a matching 155mm wedding envelope

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
An ATG gun makes making stationery quick and easy

Rhinestones

Acrylic 3mm Gems
Use crystal gems to add sparkle to the names of the couple

Gem-Tac

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-Tac is perfect for sticking gems

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
  2. Fold the prescored lines carefully so that you can fold the pocketfold. You can use a bone folder for this to get really nice sharp creases.
  3. One all the score lines are creased add glue to the tabs and glue these down. Make sure that the edges are neatly aligned before sticking down.
  4. To glue, the invitation panel to the central section apply a suitable adhesive all the way around the edge on the reverse. If you don’t have an ATG gun, then double-sided tape or a glue stick is a good alternative. Make sure that the panel is central, place carefully and stick down firmly making sure that the border is even all the way around.
  5. Place the enclosures into the pocket; you can include an envelope for your RSVP card or let your guests use it as a postcard. If it’s prepared with a stamp, your guests will find it easy to return.
  6. Fold the pocket so that it forms a neat square.
  7. Take the printed belly band and line up so that the names of the couple are centred over the front of the invitation.
  8. Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
  9. Taking the bottom of the vellum strip to fold this up and crease, then take the top of the vellum belly band repeat. You will see that we’ve glued the join in the centre of the back on this occasion. The join will be less noticeable if you align it to the edge as we’ve shown in other tutorials.
  10. Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together. The narrower the overlap of the vellum belly band the less noticeable the join will be.
  11. Turn the invitation over and to add gems to the belly band: Apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal, if you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil, this works too!
  12. Allow the gems to dry.
  13. That’s it! A beautiful and luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  •  Choose a quality wedding envelope

  •  Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering your invitations tie a matching wedding ribbon around the box.

Personalise this Design

  • Choose different board stocks for your handmade wedding invitations; the enfolio can be one shade and the panels another
  • For a rustic wedding theme choose a pocketfold made of kraft card with matching kraft pocket fold envelopes
  • Make your wedding invitation belly band from a different or contrasting paper
  • Make matching wedding save the date cards from the same board stock
  • Make your own evening wedding invitations to match by adapting the text
  • For a destination wedding, the pocket can hold tickets and further travel information
  • Make matching on the day stationery using the same board stock for your order of service, wedding table plan, wedding place cards and wedding table names. We have templates available for making a wedding seating plan.

Additional Information

Our wording templates help to organise your wedding wording and the downloadable templates help with sizing your panels.

From easy to more complex designs, we show you how to design and produce wedding stationery for your big day. Pocketfolds are a neat and elegant wedding invitation that is relatively simple to create.

By using the same coordinating board stock and design style, you can create matching orders of service, table number cards and even a matching wedding card for your bride or groom on the day.

Organised at the same time as your wedding planning you can take inspiration from your wedding theme from whether you choose fairytale, sparkle or even vintage wedding invitations.

For a wide range of wedding invitation ideas perfect for DIY wedding stationery even down to table name ideas to suit your big day follow us on our social channels. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube as well as DIY wedding ideas, DIY projects and wedding invitation UK designs.

Baroque Pocketfold Laser Cut Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

Baroque Pocketfold Laser Cut Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

If you love pocketfold invites but also love the intricate nature of a laser cut wedding invitations, then this design is perfect for you.

Our Baroque Pocketfold laser-cut combines all the functionality of a pocketfold but with the beauty of an intricate laser cut invitation. For DIY wedding invitations, they can be a simple one to make, but you can go to town too and embellish them further for a truly luxury wedding invitation.

The pre-assembled pockets make them quick and easy to put together.

The pocket can be used to contain all the wedding enclosures such as an RSVP card, any extra wedding information and maps.

The colours we chose are based on a champagne wedding theme, but you could choose different colours to make your own unique wedding invitation. Consider using Chalk Calico or Royal White which can be paired with many other shades for a simple wedding invitation.

Wedding Invitation Printing

  • Use the stationery templates for this design on our website
    • The wedding invitation template
    • The wedding information template
    • The RSVP card template
  • Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, times, wedding date and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too)

Sizes

Baroque pocketfold laser-cut Wallet:

  • Wedding invitation panel 132 x 132mm approx.
  • Glitter panel or matt, 138 x 138mm approx.
  • Wedding Information Card 138 x 140mm approx.
  • RSVP Card 130 x 130mm approx
  • Silk ribbon knot 45-50cm approx

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Zapfino Linotype (script)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Baroque Lasercut

Beautiful lasercuts to match your wedding colours.
We used our champagne royale

Editable Microsoft Word Template

TEMP46
Downloadable Word template for inside your Baroque lasercut

Editable Wedding Information Card Template

TEMP47
A template for your wedding information card

Glitter Card or Paper

Champagne Supernova A4 Glitter Paper
We used champagne supernova

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
We used a 155mm square wedding envelope

Tintoretto Gesso

P392 - Tintoretto Gesso-001
Tintoretto Gesso A4 card stock adds texture

Wedding Ribbon

Ivory Silk Ribbon
We used mother of pearl silk ribbon around the pocketfold

ATG Gun and Tape

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
A good alterantive to ATG is double sided tape

Zip Dry

Zip Dry Glue
Zip Dry is great for sticking onto glitter card & paper

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
  2. Firstly glue the glitter invitation matt to the central section. Apply a suitable adhesive all the way around the edge on the reverse. We use an ATG gun, but you could use double-sided tape or a glue stick if you don’t have this available. Make sure that the glitter panel is central and that the border is even all the way around.
  3. Next, take your wedding invitation panel and repeat the process, Apply adhesive to the back of the invitation panel, as we’re glueing it to glitter card we use Zip-Dry. Apply enough adhesive to ensure it sticks well, but glue doesn’t ooze out over the sides. Stick down centrally onto your glitter panel making sure, once again, you have an even border all the way around.
  4. To apply gems to the names of the couple apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal, if you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil, this works too!
  5. Allow the gems and the Zip Dry paper glue to dry.
  6. Pop the wedding information card and RSVP card into the pocket.
  7. Fold the laser cut pocket, creasing carefully. Take your silk ribbon and wrap around the complete invitation and tie carefully into a knot. Tweak the knot until you’re happy with how it looks and trim the ribbon ends.
  8. Your Baroque laser cut is complete it’s a lovely, luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  • Choose a quality wedding envelope
  • Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering your invitations tie a matching wedding ribbon around the box.

Personalise this Design

  • Choose a different colour Baroque laser cut for your wedding design
  • For a luxury wedding invite add a diamante embellishment to the main panel
  • For a rustic wedding theme combine with kraft card and tie with string, twine or hemp cord
  • Make matching wedding save the date cards
  • Adapt the text for an evening wedding invitation
  • For a destination wedding, the pocket can hold tickets and further travel information
  • Design your own wording panel and incorporate a floral design

Tips and Tricks

Our Baroque laser cut pocketfold invites are pre-assembled, so they’re actually very easy to put together. Whether you choose a simple or elaborate design, the results are always an elegant wedding invitation and personalised wedding stationery unique to you.

Planning your stationery while making your wedding plans in general makes for a budget-friendly option ane helps build the excitement up to the wedding day. You don’t need any special skills but just need to be well organised.

For on the day stationery try making matching orders of service, table number cards and even a matching wedding card for your bride or groom on the day. These can be made to coordinate with your main invitation and the wedding theme from a fairytale, right through to vintage wedding invitations.

We have a wide range of wedding invitation designs available that are perfect for DIY wedding stationery. We also have lots of wedding invitation ideas to suit your big day on our Youtube channel as well as DIY wedding ideas, DIY projects and wedding invitation designs so make sure that you follow us on social media for all the advice you need.

Wallet Lasercut Wedding Invitation Tutorial with Belly Band

Wallet Lasercut Wedding Invitation Tutorial with Belly Band

Our Milanese wallet laser-cut wedding invitation is perfect if you haven’t assembled laser cut invitations before. As the laser cut wallet is pre-assembled, it’s an easy wedding invitation design to make.

Even though it’s a simple wedding invitation to make, it’s incredibly intricate and pretty. Follow our step by step guide and video tutorial to view how easy it is to make this unique wedding invitation for your big day.

We’ve tiered the wedding invitation with wedding information and RSVP card, but you could easily include the wedding invitation on its own. This design is relatively simple and with the laser-cut wallet pre-assembled it’s perfect if you’re a novice crafter.

Alter the colours and details to suit your big day and match it to your wedding theme. Our Milanese laser-cut invite in Royale White and Ivory or Chalk Calico is perfect for neutral wedding colour scheme or equally fantastic to team with vibrant shades such as slate grey or aubergine.

Wedding Invitation Printing

  • Use the wedding invitation templates for this design on our website; there are three tiers.
  • Alter the text to suit your occasion, for example, if you want to change the design to make an evening wedding invitation.
  • Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, times, wedding date and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too).

Sizes

Milanese Wallet:

  • Tier 1, Wedding invitation 138 x 140mm approx
  • Tier 2, Details card 115 x 140mm approx
  • Tier 3, RSVP card 95 x 140mm approx (designed to be used as a postcard with the RSVP address on the reverse)
  • Belly Band, 310 (min) – 330 x 45mm approx (you will need to print on an A3 sheet of vellum paper)

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Script (unavailable)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Milanese Wallet Template

Milanese Wedding Invitation Template.
Downloadable template for the Milanese Wallet Invite

Editable Milanese Details Card

Milanese Wallet Details Card
A template for the details card

Editable Milanese RSVP Card

Milanese Wallet RSVP Card
The template for the RSVP card to go with the lasercut

Milanese Lasercut Wallet

Milanese Wallet Royale Champagne Laser Cut Invitation
We used Chalk Grey for our design

Vellum Paper in A4 or A3

A3 vellum paper
Vellum paper to make the belly band

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
We used a 155mm square wedding envelope

Belly Band Templates

Belly Band Template
Editable belly band templates, 5 fit on an A3 sheet

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
ATG tape makes assembly quick

Double-Sided Tape

Double Sided Tape for Card Making
Double-sided tape is a good cost efefctive alternative

Self-Adhesive Gems

3mm Clear Crystal Self Adhesive Diamantes
The quickest diamantes to use are sticker gems

Acrylic Gems

Acrylic 3mm Gems
Acrylic gems are a good alternative to crystals

Gem-Tac

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-tac is ideal for sticking crystal rhinestones

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your wedding invitation.
  2. Place the printed tiers into the wallet; the wedding invitation goes at the back, then the wedding information card in front of that then lastly the RSVP card.
  3. Take the printed belly band and line up so that the names of the couple are centred over the front of the invitation.
  4. Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
  5. Taking the bottom of the vellum strip fold this up and crease, then take the top of the vellum belly band repeat. You will see that we align the edge to the edge of the invitation, this is because we think the join is less noticeable if it’s near the fold. The narrower the overlap of the vellum belly band the less noticeable the join will be.
  6. Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together.
  7. Turn the invitation over and to add gems to the belly band: Apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal, if you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil, this works too!
  8. Allow the gems to dry.
  9. That’s it! A beautiful and luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  • Choose a quality wedding envelope
  • Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering, you can always tie sumptuous wedding ribbon around the box.
  • Try adding coloured gems

Personalise this Design

  • Choose a different colour Milanese Wallet laser cut for your design
  • For a luxury wedding invite add a diamante embellishment
  • For a rustic wedding theme combine with kraft card and use a kraft paper belly band
  • Make matching wedding save the date cards
  • Add a wax seal to the design
  • Replace the vellum belly band with satin ribbon

Tips and Tricks

Our Milanese wallets are one of the easiest designs to make as the laser cuts are pre-assembled so you could simply pop the invite panel inside the pocket! Whatever design you choose to make you will be sure to have beautiful, elegant wedding invitations.

Making your wedding stationery is a budget-friendly option, and it can be part of your wedding planning and preparations in the build-up to the wedding day itself. As well as being an enjoyable process you can create your own personalised wedding stationery completely unique to you.

You can tailor the design of your stationery to match the style of the wedding day and even make matching orders of service, table number cards and other wedding cards using our easy to use downloadable templates. No matter your wedding theme, you can create stationery to coordinate from glamorous and sparkly to vintage wedding invitations.

For DIY wedding ideas and a range of DIY projects and wedding invitation designs then follow our Youtube channel and social media for all the advice you need.

You’ll find a range of wedding invitation designs to choose from that are perfect for DIY wedding stationery and lots of wedding invitation ideas to suit your big day.

Pocket Card With Silk Ribbon Wedding Invitation Tutorial

Pocket Card With Silk Ribbon Wedding Invitation Tutorial

This modern wedding invitation design is an ideal design to make yourself. We’ve incorporated beautiful pebble paper for additional texture and stunning silk ribbon tied in a knot.

We chose a soft ivory colour scheme, but you can, of course, change the colour scheme to suit your wedding theme.

With so many pocketfold wedding invitations styles available, you can alter this design to create a different pocketfold invite. Pocketfolds are perfect when you want to send additional information to your guests as they hold everything together neatly. The pocket inside allows you to enclose an RSVP card and an additional wedding information sheet.

Pocket cards are one of the easiest pocket wedding invitations to make so are ideal for making DIY wedding invitations for your special day.

Wedding Invitation Printing

  • Download our free wedding invitation wording templates for this design from our website.
  • Also use the free downloadable template for your RSVP card and wedding information card if you need one, we have a variety of wedding invitation templates for you to mix and match to suit the design you’re creating.
  • Alter the text to suit the details for your big day. Equally, you can change the details to suit your occasion, for example, if you want to alter the wording and adapt it for an evening invitation.
  • Either print the invitation panel on one of our precut cards or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then trim them with a trimmer.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, wedding date and time and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too), you can never do this too many times, it’s so easy to miss something vital like forgetting any dress code information.

Sizes

Pocket card outer:

  • Pebble paper matt, base 138 x 138 mm approx.
  • Wedding invite name panel (front) 134 x 134 mm approx.
  • Pebble paper matt, top 40 x 138mm approx
  • Silk Ribbon, two strips each around 15cm in length (you should be able to make three invitations from 1m of wedding ribbon)

Wedding invitation inner;

  • inner pebble paper matt, 138 x 138mm approx.inner wedding invitation panel 134 x 134 mm approx.
  • RSVP Card, we’d suggest a postcard style of 130mm square or an RSVP card that fits a 130mm square envelope.
  • Wedding Information card 138mm square to match the invitation panel

Fonts

The font used for the body text is:

  • Script (unavailable), you will need to choose a script font installed on your computer or purchase and download one.
  • Georgia (capitalised) if this is not available to you choose a similar one installed on your computer

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Pocket Card Front Template

Pocket card names panel.
Downloadable template for the front of a pocket card

Editable Pocket Card Invitation Template

Pocket Card Invitation Template
A template for the pocket card invitation

Pocketfolds and A4 Card

We used a soft sheen ivory pocketfold and matching A4 card

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
We used a 155mm square wedding envelope

Pebble Paper

Pearl White Pebble Paper
We used our beautiful pearl white pebble paper

Silk Wedding Ribbon

Ivory Silk Ribbon
We used stunning mother of pearl silk ribbon

Zip Dry Adhesive

Zip Dry Glue
Zip Dry is a great liquid paper glue

ATG Adhesive

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
For speed an ATG gun is ideal for making lots of stationery

RSVP Card

RSVP Card 125mm Square
A downloadable template to make an RSVP Card

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Print the wedding invitation elements using the templates and make sure everything is cut to size before you begin assembly.
  2. Take your pocket card and glue and fix the curved pocket tab in place. Make sure that your pocket invitation is the right way up before assembling the front.
  3. With the pocket the ‘right side up’ prepare your pebble paper matt for the front of the invite by running adhesive all around the reverse, close to the edges. We used liquid glue for this such as Zip Dry or card-makers adhesive (as the pebble paper is textured it ensures that adhesive can get into all the lumps and bumps).
  4. Take the pre-glued pebble paper and stick firmly to the front panel of the pocket card. Make sure the edges are even all the way around.
  5. Prepare the front panel with the names of the bride and groom:
    1. Apply adhesive on the back of the pebble paper strip panel and stick this firmly onto the front name panel on the LHS, matching the edges carefully
    2. Apply a small amount of adhesive on the back of the name panel to hold the first ribbon strip in place
    3. Align the ribbon strip over the join on the front and fold around the edge onto the adhesive so that it holds in place. Make sure your ribbon is straight, adjust if necessary. Trim any excess ribbon on the back.
  6. Take the prepare front panel and apply adhesive on the reverse all the way around including over the ribbon edges. We’ve used ATG adhesive. Make sure there’s enough adhesive that it will stick firmly.
  7. Stick your prepared panel onto the front of your base pebble layer.
  8. Take your second strip of silk ribbon and tie a knot around the first ribbon, tweak this and trim until you’re happy with how it looks.
  9. To assemble the inside of the pocket card, take your second pebble paper square and apply adhesive as before and stick to the RHS of the pocket card inner. Then apply adhesive to the printed invitation panel and stick this onto the pebble paper, leaving an even border all the way around.
  10. Leave to dry.
  11. Add your RSVP card and wedding information card into the invitation pocket.
  12. Your pocket fold DIY wedding invitation is now complete and ready to send to your guests.

Additional Extras

  • For pure invitation, sparkle add rhinestone crystal gems to the names of the bride and groom

Personalise this Design

  • Personalise the colours, choose another shade of A4 pebble paper
  • Choose a different shade of ribbon or another type such as silk, organza or grosgrain
  • Use a wax seal instead of the ribbon knot
  • Make coordinating evening wedding invitations
  • Line your envelopes with envelope liners for a luxury wedding invitation; this could be done in matching paper
  • Make coordinating Save the Date cards using a matching pebble paper
  • Add a guest information card made in the same style as your RSVP card.
  • Adapt the design to create rustic wedding invitations by using a kraft pocket card and lace instead of ribbon
  • Make wedding place cards in the same board stock as your handmade wedding invitations.
  • Create a simple coordinating table plan or seating plan in the same board stock using our wedding table plan template

Tips and Tricks

Making your own wedding invitations is so rewarding, especially the reactions of your guests when they receive them. This beautifully elegant wedding invitation is a surprisingly cheap wedding invitation to make, particularly as you don’t need to use much silk ribbon. Designing your own wedding invitations is not only cost-effective, but you will also know that your DIY wedding invites are unique and special to your big day.

Ensure that you make a sample wedding invitation so that you can adapt the design if you need to before making up all of your invitations.

Make sure that you view other styles of wedding stationery before you decide on the final design. We have many styles available on our website from laser cut invites, wedding cards and other styles of pocket folds & envelopes.

For luxury wedding invitation examples, supplies, and a host of wedding invitation ideas and laser cut wedding invitations for your big day follow our YouTube channel and social media for all the advice you need.

We have many years of wedding stationery experience from creating stationery ourselves, especially in DIY invitations and we’re only too happy to help. Don’t forget we’re here to help you make a perfect invite for your special day!

Pocket Card Wedding Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

Pocket Card Wedding Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

This is a glitter pocket wedding invitation design that you can make your self. We’ve decorated our pocketfold with glitter card, wedding ribbon and sparkling diamante embellishment.

We’ve chosen a royal blue colour theme, but you could change this to match your wedding theme or colours.

We have many types of pocketfold wedding invitations to choose from so you can quickly adapt to this style if you prefer a different kind of pocketfold invite. They’re ideal if you have lots of information to send to your guests as they hold everything neatly together. For example, you can include an RSVP card and envelope and a matching wedding information card which can all be enclosed in the internal pocket.

Make your own wedding invitations and create this beautiful and personalised wedding invitation for your special day.

Wedding Invitation Printing

  • Use our free wedding invitation wording templates for this design which you can download from our website.
  • Use the free downloadable template for your RSVP card and wedding information card if you need one, we have a variety of wedding invitation templates for you to mix and match to suit the design you’re creating.
  • Alter the text to suit the details for your big day. Equally, you can change the details to suit your occasion, for example, if you want to alter the wording and adapt it for an evening invitation.
  • Either print the invitation panel on one of our precut cards or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then trim them with a trimmer.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, wedding date and time and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too), you can never do this too many times, it’s so easy to miss something vital like forgetting any dress code information.

Sizes

Pocket card outer:

  • Glitter card matt, base 138 x 138 mm approx.
  • Wedding invite name panel (front) 134 x 134 mm approx.
  • Glitter Card matt, top 134 x 75mm approx (half the size of the top panel)
  • Ribbon, (25mm wide) we used a 17cm strip approx.

Wedding invitation inner;

  • Inner panel 138 x 138 mm approx.
  • RSVP Card, we’d suggest a postcard style of 130mm square or an RSVP card that fits a 130mm square envelope.
  • Wedding Information card 138mm square to match the invitation panel.

Fonts

The font used for the body text is:

  • Script (unavailable), you will need to choose a script font installed on your computer or purchase and download one.
  • Georgia (capitalised) if this is not available to you choose a similar one installed on your computer

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Pocket Card Front Template

Pocket Card Front Template
Downloadable template for the front of a pocket card

Editable Pocket Card Invitation Template

Pocket Card Invitation Template
A template for the pocket card invitation

Pocketfolds and A4 Card

We used a soft sheen ivory pocketfold and matching A4 card

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
We used a 155mm square wedding envelope

Glitter Card

P101 Royal Blue Glitter Card
We used 'Glitz' Dark Royal Blue Glitter Paper

Diamante Pearl Embellishment

Araminta Pearl Embellishment
We used our beautiful 'Araminta Pearl' embellishment

Satin Wedding Ribbon

Shindo satin ribbon royal blue.
We used 25mm wide Royal Blue Shindo ribbon

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
An ATG gun speeds up making lots of wedding stationery

Gem- Tac Adhesive

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-Tac is perfect for sticking rhinestone gems

Additional Items

RSVP Card

RSVP Card 125mm Square
A downloadable template to make an RSVP Card

Glue Gun

Stix 2 Craft Glue Gun
A hot melt glue gun to create the pinched ribbon effect

Wedding Invitation Box

Large Square Presentation Box
Use one of our presentation boxes for keepsake invitations

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have the printed wedding invitation card elements ready you can begin assembly of this design.
  2. Take your pocket card’ right side up’ and with the curved pocket visible on the bottom RHS prepare your glitter base by running adhesive all around the reverse, close to the edges. We tend to use ATG adhesive, but you can use a suitable alternative.
  3. Take the pre-glued glitter base and stick firmly to the front panel of the pocket card. Make sure the edges are even all the way around.
  4. Prepare the front panel with the names of the bride and groom:
    • Apply adhesive on the back of the half glitter panel and stick this firmly onto the front name panel at the bottom, matching the bottom edges carefully
    • Apply a small amount of adhesive on the back of the name panel to hold the ribbon in place
    • Align the ribbon strip over the join on the front and fold around the edge onto the adhesive so that it holds in place. Make sure your ribbon is straight, adjust if necessary. Trim any excess ribbon.
  5. Take the prepared front panel and apply adhesive on the reverse all the way around, including over the ribbon edges. Make sure there’s enough adhesive that it will stick firmly, we find the best glue for sticking card or paper onto glitter card is Zip Dry. As this is a liquid glue, make sure there’s enough to stick firmly but not so much that it oozes out over the sides.
  6. Stick your prepared panel onto the front of your base glitter layer.
  7. Take a hot melt glue gun and apply a small amount of adhesive to underneath the central section of your ribbon, pinch the ribbon together quickly to create a gathered effect. If you don’t have a hot melt glue gun, then tie a small amount of thread and knot it in the middle, which is equally effective.
  8. Apply Gem-Tac to the reverse of your embellishment and stick over the central, gathered ribbon. We like Gem-Tac as it sticks really firmly, but you can use hot melt glue if you prefer.
  9. Leave to dry.
  10. Apply adhesive to the tabs of the pocket and stick down (you can do this first, but we tend to wait so as not to attach the panels to the wrong side of the invitation. Fold the pocketfold over and makes sure all the creases are nice and sharp.
  11. When dry apply adhesive to the reverse of the inner invitation panel, and with the pocketfold the correct way up stick your invitation panel to the inner section. Press down firmly making sure the border edge is even all the way around.
  12. Add your RSVP card and wedding information card into the invitation pocket.
  13. Your pocket fold DIY wedding invitation is now complete and ready to send to your guests.

Additional Extras

  • Add crystal gems to the names of the bride and groom on the front of the invitation for a touch of pure invitation sparkle!

Personalise this Design

  • Personalise the colours, choose different A4 glitter card or paper
  • Choose a different shade of ribbon or an other type such as silk, organza or grosgrain
  • Select a different kind of embellishment; we have a vast variety available
  • Use a wax seal instead of a diamante embellishment
  • Choose a different wedding ribbon such as satin, organza or grosgrain
  • Make coordinating evening wedding invitations
  • Choose a heavyweight wedding envelope or our presentation boxes rather than pocket fold envelopes.
  • If using wedding envelopes then add an envelope liner for an added layer of protection.
  • Make coordinating Save the Date cards using the same glitter card.
  • Add a guest information card made in the same style as your RSVP card.
  • Adapt the design to create rustic wedding invitations by using kraft card with lace and twine
  • Make wedding place cards in the same board stock as your handmade wedding invitations.
  • Create a simple coordinating table plan or seating plan in the same board stock using our wedding table plan template

Tips and Tricks

This beautifully elegant wedding invitation can be adapted in so many ways to suit your big day. For a cheap wedding invitation replace the embellishment with a ribbon bow or knot, it looks equally stunning!

We have many wedding invitation examples, laser cut invites, and wedding card designs available on our website so do take a look at our other designs too, especially if you’re looking for laser cut wedding invitations.

Most importantly, always make a sample wedding invitation before making up all of your stationery, this allows you to tweak the design and ensure that you’re confident with the design before trying to make them all.

Designing your own wedding invitations is not only cost-effective, but the end result will be your own bespoke wedding invitations that are truly unique for your special day.

For luxury wedding invitation ideas, supplies, and a host of wedding ideas for your big day follow our YouTube channel and social media for all the advice you need.

We have many years of wedding stationery experience from creating stationery ourselves, especially in DIY invitations and we’re only too happy to help. We’re here to help you make a perfect invite for your special day!