Sunday, March 30, 2008

PSA: DIY Pocketfold Invites=Tape Guzzlers!


So, as you probably know, I am in the process of assembling our wedding invitations which are vertical pocketfold invites with three inserts, including a "Directions" card, a "More Information" card and an RSVP postcard.
The only thing on each invite that needs to be adhered down is the main invitation, which I have to attach to the top portion of each pocket...
But this is using up an exorbitant amount of double-sided tape!
pile 'o tape
My pockets were very cheap to have created and printed...but the cost of tape is adding up fast!
I'm using simple 3M Scotch permanent 1/2 inch double sided tape, which is working just fine. But one small roll of the tape only gets me through FIVE invites!! That means I am going to need 25 rolls of this tape to finish the 125 invites I still have left!! That's $1 per roll (they have it at Dollar Tree)= $25 added onto the final cost of my invites...just for sticky stuff! And that's not counting glue dots I will need to secure the decorative ribbon for the closure.
YIKES!
There must be a better way. Help!

3 comments:

Insight, Insanity, Imagination said...

have you thought about using a scrapbook photo adhesive? I know they are very durable and would probably go alot further than double stick tape!

Anonymous said...

I agree about the scrapbook adhesive. I used it for a project x 150 and I didn't even use a hold roll.

Kyra said...

Did you make your pockets or did you buy them? I haven't been able to find them for cheap. Can you let me in on your secret?