In this How To video, Amy will show you how to create LCI Paper’s new Silver Azalea Wedding Pochette.
When you purchase this kit, you’ll receive Stardream Azalea Pochettes, Frosted Silver Deckle Cards, Frosted Silver Deckle Response Folders, Stardream Azalea Response Envelopes, and Silver Lined Radiant White Envelopes.
Using a Canon inkjet printer, Amy printed custom wedding invitation wording on the invitation card and on the response folder. This is easy to do using Microsoft Word and the free templates on LCI’s website.
To secure the invitation card to the pochette, Amy chose to use LCI’s double sided tape dots. Peel the dot off the sheet, holding it by its small tab at the edge. Place the dot on the back of the card, top center
Place another one at the bottom center of the card. Now, line up the card in the center of the pochette and press down firmly so that it adheres.
Next, fold the silver deckle response card along the scored line and slide it into the flap of the Azalea response envelope. Place the pair inside the pochette on top of the invitation.
Fold the petal flaps of the pochette inward, one at a time going clockwise. Finish by tucking the fourth flap under the first flap to keep the pochette closed.
You can embellish the finished pochette in a variety of ways, using envelope seals, stickers, or even a personalized monogram seal. Amy decided to tie a hot pink satin ribbon around the pochette and tie a bow in front. To do this, cut off about a yard and a half of the ribbon to give yourself plenty to work with.
Flip the pochette over and place it face down in the center of the ribbon that you’ve cut. Take both ends of the ribbon and hold them up to make sure you have equal lengths on both sides of the pochette. Next, using both hands, cross the ends of the ribbon over the back of the pochette. After the ends cross in the center of the pochette, turn 90 degrees and pull the ribbon over the top and bottom edges of the pochette so that it encloses the pochette on all four sides.
Holding the ribbon taut, flip the pochette over so you can tie a bow in the front center of the pochette. Tie a simple knot at the center where the bow will be, and then make a loop with one ribbon end. Hold the loop steady with one finger while you pass the other ribbon end around the loop and make a second loop under the first. Grab both loop ends and pull to tighten the bow. Then simply trim the ends of the ribbon to a suitable length.
Your pochette is finished! Now you can slide it into the silver lined envelope, being careful not to move the ribbon as you do so.
The Silver Azalea Wedding Pochette is a dramatic look; a bright wedding invitation full of personality.