DIY Guestbook Postcards


Instead of having guests sign a guestbook, I decided to make “postcards” for each guest to sign. After the reception, I’ll incorporate these postcards into the scrapbook I’m currently working on, which features highlights from my [pre-wedding!] travels with Yoongu.

At first, I thought about buying postcards, but I couldn’t really find any that had the vintage look I wanted.  Well, actually, there were lots of vintage postcards available through the web (and some of them were really beautiful!), but they were collectors items–so pretty much not a realistic option (I mean, I can’t afford to pay $23.00 for ONE postcard!).  So again, the solution came down to making these postcards myself.

First I gathered my tools: various colors of thick cardstock, a great scrapbook paper I found that looks like a whole page of postal stamps, scissors with an edge that looks like the perforations used for postal stamps, rubber stamps, stamp pads in black and green, and lots of glue!

I made various sizes of postcards–tiny ones for guests to just sign their names, and medium to large sized postcards for guests who want to write a bit of a message.

Yoongu suggested that I add the date, so we’ll see if I’m up for doing that since there are about 100 postcards, and it already took me several hours to make these…   Hey, wait a minute, who am I fooling?  I’m such a perfectionist, I’ll probably go back and stamp the date on all of them…but in the meantime, here’s a detailed shot of one of the postcards:

I plan to have the blank postcards available in a basket, and then I might have this great bag I found at a thrift store next to the basket for people to “mail” their completed cards:

I know that incorporating the postcards into the travel scrapbook will be a great way to recall the reception day and all its wonderful memories.  I’m already looking forward to scrapbooking these!


2 responses »

  1. oooh! I love how those turned out! That stamp filled scrapbook paper was the absolute perfect find! I’d make sure that if you want people to write on the stamped side of the postcard, to specify that on the instructions when you set them up at the reception though.

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