My DIY Story: Geometric Black & Gold Foil Pocket Invitation


— Alex —


Our wedding theme is black and gold. I drew inspiration from geometric gold terrariums that we are using for our centerpieces.





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  • Paper Trimmer
  • Toner Printer
  • Heidi Swapp Minc Machine



1.) I created each file in Photoshop to the correct dimensions with a layer for the words that were foiled, and a layer for the plain black.

2.) The foiled parts were printed first and foil added, before reprinting with plain black ink for the second layer.

3.) The invite was cut to size with a paper trimmer and inserted into the laser cut insert. This was set in place with glue tape and finished with a small magnetic tape strip on the back. I placed a paper clip at the top to hold in place on the pocket.

4.) All inserts were then cut to size to fit the RSVP envelope and each additional insert was given an extra 1 1/4″ so that the insert headings could be seen.

5.) Names were handwritten inside the pocket for a personal touch in gold paint pen. The pockets were sealed with a gold heart seal.

Making your own invitations are so rewarding, but gets lots of help, it’s a big task! (My mom has beautiful handwriting which added a nice personal touch to each envelope and card, plus was a huge help!)


Congratulations, Alex and Kai! Thank you for sharing your DIY Story with us!

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