Midnight Blue Stacked Pocket Card Invitation

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Pocket Card Invitation – Modern, Stylish, Convenient

…and it’s compact. It’s a midnight blue stacked pocket card, and it features an invitation card adhered to the front, and an organized stack of all the “stuff” that goes into an invitation ensemble on the back.

Shown left, we created a bridal shower invitation in midnight blue and white, but in the tutorial below, you will learn how to morph our invitation design into your invitation design, customized for your event, in your colors. If you’re interested, read below to find a materials list, printing templates, and step-by-step instructions for assembly.

Create a shower invitation, a wedding invitation, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah invitation – whatever you create, we’ve made it convenient for you to make it yours.


Materials To Customize This Invitation

Mailing Envelope

Pocket Card

8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock

Decorative Japanese Paper

Additional Tools

  • Paper Trimmer or Preferred Cutting Tool – to cut 8 1/2 x 11 card stock & decorative strips
  • Glue or Double Sided Tape – to adhere printed card & decorative strips

Instructions for Assembly

Here’s How It Will All Come Together

Overview graphic of how stacked pocket card design will come together

1. Cut Decorative Strips from 8 1/2 x 11″ Decorative Paper

Using the cutting tool of your choice, cut 6 decorative strips measuring 2 x 6 7/8″ from (1) 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. 2 strips will be needed for each invitation. You will later adhere these strips to:

  • Left side of invitation card
  • Left side of pocket card, down into the pocket

dimensions graphic - cut 6 decorative strips from 8 1/2 x 11 chiyogami

2. Cut Invitation Cards from 8 1/2 x 11″ Card Stock

Next, cut 2 invitation cards measuring 4 7/8 x 6 7/8″ from (1) 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock.

Note: Pre-cut 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 blank cards are available in select colors.

dimensions graphic - cut 2 invitation cards from 8 1/2 x 11 card stock

3. Cut Pocket Stacking Cards from 8 1/2 x 11″ Card Stock

Cut the individual cards that will be stacked into the pocket of your pocket card. You will be cutting cards of three different dimensions from 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, as detailed below.

  • 4 1/4 x 6 1/2
  • 4 1/4 x 5 1/2*
  • 4 1/4 x 4 1/2

* Note: Pre-cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (A2) blank cards are available in select colors.

dimensions graphic - cut layering cards from 8 1/2 x 11 card stock

4. Download Print Templates

Download the 4 printing templates from the Download Print Templates section above. For your convenience, print templates are:

  • In Microsoft Word format
  • In standard Arial font
  • Sized to the dimensions of each individual card
  • Formatted as in featured invitation design

5. Customize Individual Cards to Fit Your Event

Customize each card to fit your own event. Card templates feature bridal shower wording, but this invitation design can be used for any event. Customize wording, fonts, and colors to create just the look you like.

What if I want response items?

If you would like to incorporate response items into your design, you may use the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (A2) card as a response card, pairing it with a 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 (A2) envelope.

You may also use separate, smaller sized response items:

6. Print

After customizing your cards, print. For more information on printing custom sized documents, please view the following video:

How to Print Invitations with Your Home Computer & Printer

7. Adhere Decorative Strips

Using the adhesive of your choice, adhere the decorative strips you cut in Step 1 as shown below. Again, adhere strips to

  • Left side of invitation card
  • Left side of pocket card, down into the pocket

glue strips to inside of pocket card and to invitation card

8. Adhere Invitation Card to Pocket Card

Adhere your invitation card to the pocket card. Be sure to adhere it to the side without a pocket.

glue invitation to pocket card

insert layered cards into pocket

9. Arrange Stacking Cards & Place in Pocket

Finally, arrange your stacking cards as follows, bottom to top:

  • 4 1/4 x 6 1/2
  • 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • 4 1/4 x 4 1/2

Note: If your response card is not one of your stacked cards, you may with to place your response card and envelope behind the three stacked cards, or to place it loosely in your mailing envelope, whichever you prefer.

Place cards in pocket. Due to narrowness of the pocket, cards do not have much room to slide around and will stay in straight formation.

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