Letterpress, black and white pocket invitation with bellyband, formal style

Part 2: Keeping It All Together – Pockets and Bellybands

Welcome to Part 2: Keeping it all together. Today we’re going to focus on a couple more Fat Cat favorites — pockets and bellybands.

But before we dive in, if you missed last week’s post make sure to catch up here.

Bellybands

This is another personal favorite. A bellyband is a piece of paper that wraps around the invitation. The rest of the suite (reply set, reception card and detail card) can be tucked under the bellyband either in front of or behind the invitation. Bellybands can be printed or unprinted on either textured or smooth paper. They can even be layered with twine or a ribbon.

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Pockets

Pockets come is so many shapes and sizes (some of which we discussed last week — pocketcards and calipsofolds). The pockets shown here are more traditional in style. The outside can be kept plain or be embellished with a tab or ribbon. They fold open to present the invitation alongside the perfectly tucked away reply set and detail cards.

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Combinations

Are you a little indecisive? Well, you’re in luck because you don’t have to choose just one. We absolutely love to experiment with new ideas. Combine a couple presentation styles to create one of these looks.

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I hope all these pretty presentation ideas are leaving you feeling inspired.

Happy planning!

xoxo,
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Photos from Fat Cat Paperie and Becka Pillmore Photography.