My DIY Story: Mountain Wedding Pocket Invitation

Posted on June 22, 2017


— Kelsey —


I’ve been a professional web and graphic designer for 10 years now and it is truly my passion. The minute I was engaged, I was already eager to get back home so I could start what would be the 1.5 year design process for all of the print materials for my wedding.

I treated my wedding like a brand – a single color palette, an iconography and illustration style, and a cohesive font/design throughout every piece.


I have a slight obsession with the gray/sunflower yellow color palette and thought it was pretty fitting for a September wedding in the mountains, with the sunflower as our “main” floral. The grays allowed me to execute my mountain-scape background you’ll find on my wedding website and most print materials for this wedding.

Our wedding ceremony is also, quite literally, on the top of a mountain in New Hampshire, which has been at the heart of my inspiration throughout the entire design process. The reception takes place right next door in the woods of Maine, thus continuing the pattern of “mountain/forest wedding.”





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  • Exacto knife
  • Glue Dots
  • Silhouette Cameo for die cutting



From the beginning I knew I wanted some uniqueness to my invitations, so the idea of turning my mountain and tree-scape illustration that I used for the invite itself into into die-cuts for the inserts came to life.

1.) One by one, I cut all 260 inserts with my Silhouette Cameo with plenty of mess ups along the way (which is why I ordered 10 extras of them all!)


The rest from there was relatively simple –

2.) Glue dot the invitation mat to the pocket envelope

3.) Glue dot the invite to the invite mat

4.) Then assemble the inserts in the correct order so that they make the mountain/tree-scape design

5.) The belly bands were also cut with my Silhouette Cameo and put together using a Glue Dot

6.) Add in the envelope liner from Cards & Pockets, a custom postage stamp from Zazzle, and a custom return address stamp on the back of the envelope, and they were good to go.


Congratulations, Kelsey & Jay! Thank you for sharing your DIY Story with us!

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What Others Are Saying

  1. Lucy July 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Love the details and the diy cut cards!! So much attention to detail. Why glue dots instead of glue? What zip glue? I used a scotch tacky glue that was permenant.

    • cardsandpockets July 17, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Hi Lucy! Although we’re not completely sure what the reasoning was that this DIYer used Glue Dots, they definitely hold paper together without the mess of regular glue. Here’s a link to our Glue Dots and Zip Dry paper glue:

  2. Jaime D November 3, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Hi, I absolutely love this design. Would you be willing to sell your design, or perhaps make some cards for me? lol
    I just absolutely love the mountain design and have no clue how to design something like that.

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