DIY Wood Grain Pocket Invites – Free Templates & Instructions

DIY wood grain textured pocket invitation. Post includes templates and instructions to customize your own

Wood Grain & Floral, Sweet & Simple

A flat card with a pocket on the back, pocket cards are a simple, streamlined way to organize your invitation ensemble.

In this post, we give you step by step instructions to make a wood grain pocket card invite like the one shown here. Just choose your materials, customize and print your templates (choose from blue or blush floral designs), cut and assemble.

Materials and steps to customize this design are below. Let’s begin.


1. Download Templates – Invite, Reception, Reply – Blush or Blue

Download your print template zip file using the link below. The zip file includes the following templates in Microsoft Word format:

Edit pocket invitation templates using MS Word

  • Two folders – blush and blue (each containing the following 3 templates)
  • 8 1/2 x 11 (2-up, 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 inch) invitation template
  • 8 1/2 x 11 (2-up, 4 x 6) reception card template
  • 8 1/2 x 11 (4-up, 3 1/2 x 4 7/8) reply card template

Download Templates

2. Customize Templates

Customize invitation, reception and reply card templates by clicking on the text boxes and changing text and fonts as shown here.

Fonts used in this example were Salt and Spices Pro (calligraphy) and Quattrocento Sans.

3. Print Cards on 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock

After customizing your cards, print. No custom document set up is necessary since templates are a standard 8 1/2 x 11 size.

Note: Be sure to select a card stock that is compatible with your home printer. If unsure, we recommend ordering a sample to test prior to purchase.

4. Cut using Crop Marks

Using the crop marks as a guide, cut your invite, reception and reply cards.

  • (2) 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 invitation cards per sheet
  • (2) 4 x 6 reception cards per sheet
  • (4) 3 1/2 x 4 7/8 reply cards per sheet

Cut along templates' crop marks to yield 2 invite cards, 2 reception cards, 4 reply cards per sheet

5. Adhere Invitation to Back of Pocket Card

Using the adhesive of your choice (we like ZipDry), adhere your invitation cards to the back, non-pocket side of your pocket cards.

Glue invitation card to the back, non-pocket side of the wood grain pocket card

6. Place Reception & Reply Items in Pocket

Finally, place a reception card and response card/envelope in each pocket, and you’re done!

Place reception card and response items in pocket

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Hand made wood grain floral pocket card invitation. Choose from blush or blue. Templates and instructions in post

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