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Friday, July 15, 2011

Bridal Shower Guest Book

Back in May my mom (my new blogging partner) and I helped to host a bridal shower for a cousin of mine. When we were divvying up duties I volunteered to make the guest book. The bride picked out some fabulous pinks, yellows, and grays for her wedding scheme. So, after some help from my sister I settled on some fabrics to use for the tiny fabric rosettes and set out making my guest book.

For this project I used the following supplies:

wedding ring charms (found in the bridal section at Hobby Lobby)
Sparkly scrapbook stickers
power drill (I'm sure there's a better way to get the holes punched, but this is what I had on hand)
hot glue gun
4"x6" scrapbook cardstock
sticky sided cardboard (I forget its technical name, but I found it with the picture mats at Hobby Lobby)

First I cut the sticky sided cardboard down to size. I wanted it to be a little bigger than the 4"x6" card stock so I believe the dimensions I used were 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". After the board was cut to size I cut two black fabric pieces at 5" x 7" and affixed them to the sticky cardboard. On the inside of the book I hot glued the edges down and then hot glued a piece of scrapbook cardstock on top so you don't see the ugly cardboard or unevenly cut fabric.

Then I put together a stack of cardstock in coordinating color patterns, binder clipped the stack between the black covers and had my studly husband drill two holes through the whole stack with his power drill. For the "binding" of the guestbook I tied ribbon through the holes.

Lastly, I embellished the front with glittery scrapbooking stickers, fabric rosettes, and two tiny wedding ring charms.

And, at the shower we asked the guests to leave their well wishes for the bride and groom.

Easy, peasy! And, if you know of a better way to get those holes punched for the "binding" please do share!

I'll be linking up to these great parties this week! Be sure and jump over to view all of the other awesome projects being shared.

And, this party which requires a direct link.


  1. here from delicately constructed...great job on this! Just had to comment, I thought it was so pretty.

  2. Your guest book turned out so cute! I'm sure the bride appreciated that you took the time to make it. Good job!

  3. What a cute guest book! I love that the guest get to do more than just sign their names too!

  4. cute!! i didnt think to do a shower guest book!!! i love this idea:) I see you dont have a button, Designer Blogs is doing a giveaway on my blog for one!! come check it out if you are interested!

  5. thank you so much for sharing and linkin up with tell me tuesday!!
    you rock!

  6. This came out great! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  7. This is so darling! I love the colors- the pink on that black is so cute. This is such a great idea- I would have loved to receive something like this for my wedding! Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday- we would LOVE to have you come back tomorrow and link up more of your great posts!
    -The Six Sisters