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2009 Invitation Design Contest

Cards & Pockets received over 50 wonderful entries for the "Inviation Design Contest" hosted on Cards and Pockets Facebook. These are some perfect examples of what can be done with Cards and Pockets materials.

And the Winner is... Rachel MacCain!

Congratulations to Rachel and to the rest of the DIYers on their fantastically crafted invitations!

Top 10 Finalists!

Emily Kirkpatrick
Gretchen Schuler-Dandridge
Lisa Tran
Marrisa Bowman
Patricia Cordiero
Rachel MacCain
Tabitha Blanski
Tennille Antonetti
Grace Tsuei
Suzanne Repman

Signature Bronze Metallic Pocketfold
A7 Apricot Envelope
4Bar Apricot Envelope
Bronze Metallic Cover Stock - Cut to Size
Apricot Metallic Cover Stock - Cut to Size
Snow White Cover Stock - Cut to Size

1. Pocketfold Layered Invite w Monogram Closure & Matching Lined Envelope & Postal Stamp
2. Direction, Accomodation, RSVP Postcard and Reception Inserts Designed w/ maps and detailed info & postal Stamp.
3. Folded Thank You Card w/ Envelope & Postal Stamp to Match with birds saying "Thanks!"
4. Table Card
5. Escort Card - with birds saying, "Please have a seat..."
6. Favor Tag - with birds saying, "We're glad you came!"
-Tennille Antonetti

Vertico 5x7 Bronze Pocketfold
Pearl Cardstock
-Darin Ruchirek

I used the bronze 6x6 metallic pocket folder and the square fold cream envelopes (not shown, didn't have any left over).
-Emily Furfaro-Kirkpatrick

For our Summer wedding I used the Signature pocket fold in a light green with cream information cards.
Around the outside of our invitation I tied a green and white polka dotted ribbon with two hearts hanging from the front. Perfect for our fun summer event!
-Emily O'Gorman Durrett

Theme: Chinese-American wedding during Fall Foliage.
Envelope: Cranberry (Metallic) A7 Envelope; Custom liner.
Invitation: Cranberry (Metallic) Signature PocketFold; Clementine Invitation Mat with mounted white Invitation; White Signature Printable Inserts; Mango sheer organza ribbon.
RSVP: White 3.5x5 RSVP Cards; Clementine RSVP envelopes with same custom lining as envelopes.
-Grace Tsuei

Invitation | Signature PocketFold, Snow White; Outer Envelope | A7 European Flap in Snow White; Response Envelope | RSVP European Flap in Snow White; Tiered Cards, Seal, Newsletter, and Save the Date Boarding Passes | 110# Cardstock in Snow White.
-Gretchen Schuler-Dandridge

Signature Pocket fold Bronze, smooth Metallic Mats Clementine, signature printable inserts cream, blank enclosures cream, european flap envelopes cream puff.
-Gwen Calabro Vosburg

Our wedding invites used Cards and Pockets' meadow metallic green pockets!
-Jennifer Helwich Watanabe

I made my wedding invitations from Signature Pocketfolds in Teal-Canvas. I designed and printed the invite cards and inserts on white cardstock. The pocketfold was sealed with white cardstock bands (with a printed pattern to match the invite cards). Tags were then added and hand addressed to our guests (in place of an inner envelope). I also used white square flap envelopes and white European flap RSVP envelopes (not shown).
-Jessica Soung

I made these invites for my wedding in August.
All the paper and envelopes were from Cards & Pockets. I used:

Perfetto PocketFolders in Sand.
Invitation Mat Perfetto in Light Aqua.
2.25" Squares in Light Aqua.
Champagne & Light Aqua Cardstock (for front tag, inserts, and invitation.
6.5" Square Envelope European Flap in Champagne.
Response Envelope Pointed Flap in Cream.
-Julie Canaway

I used the Signature Pocketfold in Copper Metallic to create my wedding invitations!
-Katy Green Lockhart

Poppies Floral Wedding Invitation

Materials used from Cards and Pockets:
Honey Graham for Gate Fold.
Coffee Bean Cardstock.
Printed on Cream Puff Cardstock.
Honey Graham Envelope.
-Kellie Williams

Signature 5x7 Pocketfold in Milk Chocolate color!
-Kellie Ricke

Light Aqua Metallic Signature Pocketfold.
Peacock Feather
Blue Ribbon
White Cardstock
White A7 Envelope
-Kristin Krueger Shapiro

Our wedding invitations:
Gate Pocket Fold: 5 x 7 in Bronze Metallic
Invitation Mat: 4.75 x 6.75 in Rose Metallic
Invitation & RSVP: 8.5 x 11 Champagne Metallic cut to size
RSVP Envelope: 3 5/8 x 5 1/8 Envelope Champagne Metallic
Programs: 8.5 x 11 Champagne Metallic
Thank You Card: 8.5 x 11 Bronze Metallic cut to size
-Kristi Galiger Owens

Cards & Pockets Signature pocketfold in burgundy!
-Kristin Dickie

This wedding invitation was made using Bronze Metallic Signature 5x7 Pocket Fold.
Each invitation was custom cut matted of Champagne Metallic cardstock and Copper Metallic cardstock.
The invitations were made using Printable Cream Cardstock cut to fit the matting wrapped at the top with Double-faced Satin Copper Ribbon.
Each closure and top of invitation frond was cut using the Champagne Metallic and Copper Metallic Cardstock.
Each table was also decorated using the same paper for the table names and place cards. I also made custom programs, and have only 5 left over! It was a lot of fun! :-)
-Krystin Kutler

For our wedding, we were on a tight budget but i had always wanted to do a pocket fold invitation. Cardsandpockets made that possible! I used the Smooth Signature pocket fold in clover for my invitation. I also used the clover 8.5" x 11" cardstock for our programs.
-Laura Mahony

Sand Pocketfold
Tiffany Cardstock
Meadow Cardstock
White Envelope
-Lauren Cassity DeCaprio

Black tie Retangolo PocketFold, silver cardstock, white cardstock, silver European-Flap envelopes in sizes 5.25 x 7.25 and 3 5/8 x 5 1/8, and 3/4 sliver ribbon.
-Lauren Kuntz

I designed this invite for a friends wedding! I would have loved to have used my wedding invite but alas it was from October 2008. On this invite all material was provided from cards and pockets except for the crystals.

The pocketfold is the signature-metallic onyx.
The invitation man was the pre cut-fuschia.
RSVP Envelope and outer envelope(not pictured) Pearl.
Ribbon- 1" Satin Double Faced Fuschia.
All Cardstock 8.5 X 11 cut to size pearl.
-Leanne Courtemarsh

Merlot, 8.5x11 cardstock

My friend Heather wanted invitations for her library themed wedding, so I helped her design these with a bookmark concept in mind.. since we couldn't find pockets like these, we made each one out of your fabulous merlot cardstock! We really loved the final product!
-Lisa Tran

I used Rectangolo Pocket Fold in Milk Chocolate and the 5.25x7.25 Envelope in Milk Chocolate.
Wrapped the Pocket Folder in a canvas-like fabric (since we are getting married at an art gallery!) and sealed them with a wax stamp!
-Liz Sheppard

Black Tie Retangolo PocketFold, Black Raspberry (Metallic) Invitation Mat, White Cardstock, White Square Flap Envelope, Black Raspberry (Metallic) 2.25" Precut Squares Wedding suite shown includes: Invitation with 3 enclosures, Save the Date, Placecard, Table Number, & Reception Menu
Marissa Bowman

For my Save the Dates I needed a pocket fold to hold our "Join Us on the Coast" coasters.

I used the Retangolo pocket fold in Lavender. They came out amazing!
-Mary Paige Edwards

For our recent fall wedding I used the vertico pocket fold in citron, a tuscan sun invitation mat and used milk chocolate cardstock as the accent behind the name card.
-Megan Tranquillo Zettlemoyer

I used the signature pocketfold in coffee bean with a clover mat. White envelopes are also from Cards & Pockets.
-Michelle Jeski

This is our invitation. We used everything from Cards & Pockets because it was so much easier to order and they had pre-cut pieces!

The pocketfold is the Signature Pearl Metallic. Its beautiful in person, the photo does it no justice. The invitation itself was printed on the 4.5 x 6.5 pre-cut paper (Invitation Mat) in snow white. The inserts are on the 3.5 x 6.75 pre-cut paper in snow white as well. Behind the invitation mat is a fuchsia metallic mat which adds color and is really nice quality paper. The fuchsia square you can see to the left of the photo is on the outside flap of the invitation and holds our 2 x 2 monogram. The fuchsia square is 2.25 inch. Finally the envelopes were 5.25 x 7.25 white envelopes. Very nice quality envelope as well.

I loved the quality of everything and anyone I've talked to at Cards & Pockets was very nice and will help you anyway they can! I would defiantly recommend anyone to buy from them! Good Luck to everyone!
-Nicole Rowan

Signature pocketfold in Onyx, A7 envelopes in snow white, and 4bar response envelope in snow white
-Patricia Almas Cordeiro

Our wedding invitation was made w/ Signature pocket cards in black tie. Watermelon panel card was used to frame the invitation. The mailing envelopes and RSVP envelopes w/ european flaps in white were purchased from cardsandpockets.com.
Lots of fun and lots of hours paid off w/ many, many compliments.
-Phyllis Lewis Ashbrook

Butter (Canvas) Signature Pocketfold
Smoke Invitation Mat
Cream Puff: Invitations, RSVP cards, Blank Enclosures, European Flap (5.25x7.25) Envelope

...i love cardsandpockets.com!
-Rachael MacCain

Winter Themed Wedding Invitation

Two different sized round punches were used on layered papers to create a falling snow and winter berry motif throughout.

Materials Used | Cards & Pockets

Signature Pocket Fold in Pearl
Candy Apple Invitation Mats
Candy Apple Cardstock
White RSVP cards
Candy Apple European Flap RSVP envelopes
-Robin Bascom

Signature Pocketfolder in Citron,
Invitation Mat in Antique Gold,
Reply envelopes in Antique Gold,
2.25" cut squares in Espresso (hand embossed with gold leaves)
-Roxanne Landesman

Our wedding is going to be in a garden, with daffodils everywhere. We wanted our invitations to reflect the simple, fun wedding we are planning.

PocketFolder Color: Something Blue (Smooth)
Invitation Mat Color: Lemonade (Smooth)
Blank Invitation & Printable Inserts Color: Snow White (100lb Coverweight)
Mailing & RSVP Envelope Color: Lemonade
-Samantha Clay

Lavender Vertico Pocketfold, Merlot (pre-cut) Metallic Mat, Snow White Cardstock.

Not shown: Guest Tag for closure (merlot metallic and snow white cardstock) and Pearl White Satin Ribbon.
-Samantha Pauline

Rectangolo Pocketfold in Snow White (smooth) & A7 square flap envelopes in white.
-Sandy Owen

Smooth Cardstock in Cotton Candy
Smooth Signature Pocketfold in Coffee Bean
RSVP enclosure card and envelope- Rose Metallic
-Sara Welch Wood

Perfetto Pocketfold in metallic clementine
6 1/8" Square Panel card in metallic clementine
Invitation mats in metallic pistachio
Mailing & RSVP envelopes in Grasshopper Green

We had 2 different invitations, one for guest invited to the ceremony, supper, and dance...and another for the guests invited to the ceremony and dance only. Color scheme was bright orange, lime green, and a hint of fuschia, for a fun summer wedding!!
-Sarah Ford

Perfetto PocketFold: Black Tie (Smooth)

Invitation Mat: 6x6 Panel Cards, Clover (Smooth)

6.5" Square Envelope: European Flap, Snow White
-Sarah Miller Murawski

Pocketfold: Signature 5x7 in Champagne, 105 lb. bronze metallic cardstock cut to size, ivory canvas paper, brown satin ribbon, ivory envelopes, hand stamped and embossed with celtic knot, 2 sided At Home/ Registry & Accommodations card.
-Suzanne Repman

Wedding invitation:
Coffee Bean (Smooth) Retangolo PocketFold
Chili (Smooth) Invitation Mat
CardsandPockets custom printing and sizing for wedding Invitation, Directions, and Accommodations cards - printed on CardsandPockets cream cardstock
RSVP Postcard printed separate for heavier paperweight
Zip Dry glue, purchased at CardsandPockets, was used for all mounting
Invitation tied with raffia, sealed with gold wax
5.25 x 7.25 Cream Envelope with Square Flap
Calligraphy scripted by bride
-Tabitha Blanski

This invite was created for my daughter's 3rd b-day Tinker Bell Party. I used custom printed 6x6 white paper with a Medow Paisley design as the panel, then layered it with a metallic Grape invitation mat. The Meadow envelope completes the design.
Valérie Lucia

We used the Signature Pocketfolds in Gold Leaf with Bronze invitation mats and Cream cardstock for our invitations and inserts. Both the RSVP envelopes and the main envelopes were in Chocolate. Our monograms were also printed on Cream cardstock with a Bronze backing. We added the Rose colored ribbon to tie it altogether, and matched it with a ribbon around the bronze mat.

We are so pleased with our invitations and the items from cardsandpockets! We have received SO MANY compliments! Thank you!
-Amy Shelp-Hoenshell

This is a Bat Mitzvah invitation I made for my daughter. I used the Signature Pocketfold in Saphire Metallic, Invitation Mat in Cornflower Metallic, European Flap envelope in Cornflower Metallic. Custom cut 2nd invitation mat with vellum overlay.
-Amanda Lainof Hoffman

Destination Wedding Pocketfold invites
Vertigo Pocketfold in Coffee Bean Insert mats - cut and measured from Meadow. Clementine and Fuchsia 8.5 x 11 card stock.
Inserts - printed, cut and measured from white card stock Square flap cut from Fuchsia card stock.
-Andi Brown

The pocketfold was the Signature PocketFold Gold Leaf (Metallic). We layered that with the invitation mat in cranberry (metallic). The invitation itself was the snow white 4.5x6.5 with color printing full bleed, printed by Cards and Pockets. The three enclosures were cream puff . The closure was a custom cut cranberry (metallic) 2" x 2.5" mat, on which we mounted a photo sticker with our engagement picture. We mounted a magnet under the closure so that the invitation could be reclosed after opening.
-Carol V. Calhoun

Signature Pocketfold in Light aqua metallic.
-Cecilia Burgos

This isn't an invitation, but I think this is another good example of what you can do with Cards and Pockets papers! I used a 5"x7" Panel Card in Cotton Candy with the corners rounded option.
-Chrissy D'Amore Arnold

My hydrangea themed wedding: Signature pocketfold in snow white, 2.25" square in hydrangea, invite mat in hydrangea, snow white invite and inserts. Thank you Cards & Pockets!
-Christie VanBemmelen Merryweather

Chili signature pocket folder, gold leaf invitation mat, cream european flap envelopes, cream signature blank invitations, cream RSVP cards, cream signature printable inserts.
-Connie Callahan

Perfetto Pocket Folder - Black Tie.
Invitation Mat Perfetto - Watermelon.
Perfetto Blank Invitations - White.
Perfetto Printable Inserts - White. RSVP Card - White. Perfetto Mailing Envelope & Response Envelope.
-Crystal Heagerty Christman

This was designed for a friend's wedding.
We used the Perfetto 6x6 pocketfold in Merlot; 3 5/8 x 5 1/3 Envelope European Flap in Cream Puff; 6.5" Square Envelope European Flap in Cream Puff.
Danielle Van Daalen Wetters