How To Make an Ornate Layered Pocket Card Invitation

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Using our Stardream Antique Gold Pocket Fold and Spring Flowers Japanese Chiyogami as the centerpieces, you’ll learn how to make a decorative and luxurious layered wedding invitation.

This invitation ensemble is not sold as a kit and some custom cutting is required. But if you want to make a unique invitation that’s all your own, this is a project you might enjoy.

Watch the video and learn!



Step 1 – Cut Chiyogami Layers:

  • Use a ruler and pencil to measure and mark for 2 Chiyogami layers 4 7/8″ wide by 6 7/8″ high.
  • Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut 2 layers out of each 8 1/2 x 11 Chiyogami sheet.

cut Chiyogami layers from 8 1/2 x 11 sheet

Step 2 – Cut Ecru Invitation Cards:

  • Use a ruler and pencil to measure and mark for 2 invitation cards 4 1/4″ wide by 6 1/4″ high.
  • Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut 2 cards out of each 8 1/2 x 11 Ecru sheet.

cut Ecru invitations from 8 1/2 x 11 sheet

Step 3 – Print Invitation Cards and Response Cards:
Download free printing instructions and follow the PDF to print your cards using your home computer and printer.

Step 4 – Adhere the Chiyogami Layer and Invitation Card
Using the adhesive of your choice, first secure the Chiyogami layer to the pocket card, then secure the invitation card to the Chiyogami layer.

secure invitation and Chiyogami layers to pocket card

Step 5 – Attach Vellum Overlay Using Gold Spiral Clip.

attach vellum layer to card with Gold Spiral Clip

For a different look, consider printing directly onto the Vellum Overlay rather than the Invitation Card.

Step 6 – Insert Response Items Into Pocket.

  • Fold the Response Card along the score line and place it inside the Response Envelope.
  • Place the response items inside the Pocket Card’s pocket.

response card inside pocket

Step 6 – Carefully Place Finished Invitation Ensemble Inside Mailing Envelope..

pocket card wedding invitation in mailing envelope

If you have any questions about how to make this kit or how to substitute other items for a different look, post a comment. We’d be glad to discuss your options and help you create the invitation you’re envisioning.

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