Stylish Invitation Pockets With Stacked Enclosure Cards

No Measuring, No Math – Just Fantastic Homemade Pocket Invitations

Pocket invitations with stacked enclosure cards look great, but honestly, they are a lot of work. There is quite a bit of measuring and math involved in determining which size cards go where, which dimensions will give you that nice stacked look, and finally, how to print it all out for a nice, symmetrical presentation.

If you are interested in making your own pocket invitations but not so interested in doing all the work that is involved, you are in luck, because we have done it for you! We designed the invitation shown here – we did all the research, the measuring, the math, and when we were finished, we wrote it all down – and in this tutorial, we share!

To create a posh pocket invitation like the one shown here, all you have to do is pick your papers from the materials list, download and customize the print templates, and follow the step by step instructions to your own stylishly stacked invitation pockets. No measuring, no math, no complicated page set-up – just fantastic homemade pocket invitations.


Materials To Customize This Invitation Kit


5 1/8 x 7 (A7) Posh Pocket

8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock

Additional Tools

Download Print Templates Zip File


How It All Comes Together

Here is a quick reference guide to how your 8 1/2 x 11 card stock will be printed, cut and placed into the invitation pocket.

how stacking cards are placed in posh pocket

1. Download Zip File of Print Templates

The zip file includes five 8 1/2 x 11 sized Microsoft Word print templates:

  • Invitation Card
  • Reception Card
  • Direction Card
  • Accommodations Card
  • Response Card

Templates include sample wording in a standard font and cutting guidelines (dimensions as detailed in the graphic above).

2. Customize Print Templates

Customize each print template by entering your own wording and by changing fonts and colors to match your color scheme.

Fonts shown are Carlton and Great Vibes (just the ampersand), both free downloads – just do a quick internet search!

format print templates using Microsoft Word

3. Print onto 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock

After customizing your templates, print. Since the templates measure 8 1/2 x 11, no custom document set up is necessary.

Note about Color of Cutting Guidelines The outlines around the cards in the templates are designed to print out lightly so they can be used as cutting guidelines. If you find them too light or too dark after printing, you can change the color of them in Table Properties.

  • Navigate to the Table Properties menu by right clicking on the table and selecting Properties. You can also do this by using the Table menu at the top.
  • In the Table Properties menu, select Borders and Shading
  • Change the color and weight of the printed guidelines using the drop down menus

4. Cut Cards from 8 1/2 x 11 Stock

Cut along the guidelines using the cutting tool of your choice. A paper trimmer, rotary trimmer, or guillotine cutter are recommended for straight, accurate cuts.

cut invitation cards using paper trimmer

5. Adhere Invitation Card to Panel

Adhere your invitation card to the panel on the left side of the posh pocket using the adhesive of your choice.

6. Stack & Place Cards in Pocket

Finally, arrange your stacking cards so that the largest is in the back and the smallest is in the front, and place them in the pocket.

  • 4 3/4 x 6 7/8 | Reception | Bottom
  • 4 3/4 x 5 7/8 | Direction | Middle
  • 4 3/4 x 4 7/8 | Accommodations | Top

What about the Response Card? Tuck your response card inside of the response envelope and place it in the pocket. It is recommended you place it behind the stacking cards so as not to ruin tiered presentation. If you like, you can also place it loosely inside of the folder.

metallic charcoal and purple pocket invitation