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)
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).
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.
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
Information Card Template
RSVP Card Template
Baroque Pocketfold Invitation
A4 Card and Paper
A3 Vellum Paper
RSVP Card Envelopes
Double Sided Tape
Gem-Tac and a Gem Picker
How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation
- Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Allow the glued gems to dry.
- Pop the wedding information card and RSVP card into the pocket.
- Fold the laser cut pocket, creasing carefully.
- 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.
- Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
- 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.
- Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together.
- Your Baroque laser cut is complete it’s a lovely, luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.
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.