I love, love, love the Journal placecards that were designed by Viola at Chewing the Cud…pure beauty (and something that guests will really hold on to)…

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Instructions on making journal place cards…

Materials:
Assortment of Decorated Papers (various craft stores)
Ruler
Blank Journals
X-cto Knife/Scissors
Printer or Alphabet Rubber stamps (local craft store)

Here’s the step by step:

Gather a bunch of decorated papers from your local craft store. Spread your journal open and measure from back cover to front cover, including spine. (13 inches.) Add 3 inches to total length. (16inches) My papers came in sheets of 12″ x 12″ so I cut them in half and glued the pieces together to form a long book jacket. Measure 1.5 inches at each end and fold inwards. Wrap jacket around your journal to create folds around the spine area.

Rubber stamp guest names on the spine area. (I created a template on my computer and printed the names using my epson printer) Wrap jacket around journal and rubber stamp table number/grade on it.

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The polaroid guestbooks are the best way to incorporate a little personality and fun into an age old tradition…

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Instructions for the polaroid guest book from the designer…

I bought fabric vintage fabric in my wedding colors, and my dad made a frame for it to hang from. We provided two polaroid cameras for guests to take pictures of themselves in front of the backdrop. Then they taped the photos in my guest book and signed a message. It was a great way to remember all of the guests who made it to my wedding, and was a lot more informal than a traditional guestbook.

Stay tuned…more to come!