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DIY Wedding Gift Ideas

Posted by Graphic 45 02/27/2019 28 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tags,


Hello, G45ers!

 Are you looking for a great gift idea or two?  Today Katie Z shares a genius Wedding Guestbook that is complete with an additional mini album in a box, and a few decorative magnets.  Katie used Graphic 45's Princess paper collection and reconstructed our Square Tag & Pocket Album.  This gift package is a great source of inspiration for our #G45OffthePage - February Challenge


Wedding Guestbook

By Katie Z

“Guestbook is perhaps one of the essentials when it comes to weddings. Just for one of my girlfriends who recently got married, I “re-engineered” one of Graphic 45 square tag & pocket albums into a personalized wedding guestbook for her big day.




The wedding theme is of a garden theme and I’d think a dainty wood texture with a little rustic romantic feel will suit the theme well. This is where I decided to alter the entire front cover with embossed woodgrain cardstocks and paint over with some pearlescent paint and distressed the edges with some gold and brown paints. Of course, I added some sparkling glitter as well!




To transform the tag album into a guestbook, I tore the various pockets out from the spine and make it into a book by stitching them together with some cream writing paper in between. Instead of binding the book back to the spine, I placed an elastic band over at the cover to serve as a binder to hold the guest book in place.




To make it really interesting for this guestbook, the photo of the couple was made removable with the use of magnet where they can either place their picture at the front of their guestbook or even place it on their fridge! What’s beneath on the front cover bears their names.



Besides the guestbook, I’ve also made a separate mini album for the couple together with a box where they can either keep it together with the guestbook or as a standalone.






One more photo of the couple that’s designed to be removable from the box itself with the use of magnets. Use it as a standalone or attached on either side of the box, in any ways the they wish, making this entire guestbook an interesting and fun one.





And this is the entire “package” for the guest I’ve altered and made for the lovely couple on their wedding day which they love them to bits.” ~Katie

Graphic 45 Supplies:




Other Supplies:

  • Metallic Gold Kraft Cardstocks
  • Assorted Ribbons
  • Floral Frame Dies
  • Heart Lace Die
  • Woodgrain Embosser
  • Cream Cardstock
  • White Pearl and Gold Paints
  • Golden Glitter
  • White Gold Gilding Wax
  • Chipboards
  • Jute Strings


What an incredible gift!  We extend our gratitude to Katie for sharing these jawdropping projects, and to you for joining us for your daily dose of crafty inspiration.  We look forward to seeing your #OffThePage entries on our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page.  Have a great and creative day.  


Happy Papercrafting!

28 Comment(s)

Margaret R:
02/27/2019, 10:35:52 AM

What a wonderful gift! And so beautiful, too - this is the perfect collection for wedding projects!

Kate LeBlanc:
02/27/2019, 10:57:31 AM

So very beautiful, the idea to use it as a wedding gift is fantastic. Thanks Katie for the time and effort you used to put together such amazing work!

Debbie Baez:
02/27/2019, 12:21:12 PM

Wow gorgeous! Beautiful gifts! So well done, great work! Love everything!

She Fowl:
02/27/2019, 12:25:51 PM

What a beautiful wedding gift.

She Fowl:
02/27/2019, 12:25:51 PM

What a beautiful wedding gift.

Bev Drake:
02/27/2019, 12:31:50 PM

A beautiful gift & one to treasure.

Sue D:
02/27/2019, 12:48:07 PM

Beautiful wedding projects. We have a family wedding coming up in May.

Regina Harrison:
02/27/2019, 01:22:11 PM

This is so beautiful, what a wonderful idea.

Lynn Harrell:
02/27/2019, 01:24:27 PM

Gorgeous. Love the way you re-engineered the box and made so many different elements. Fantastic job.

Jean marmo:
02/27/2019, 01:36:02 PM

Simply gorgeous

Barbara Millar:
02/27/2019, 01:44:04 PM

What a great idea for a wedding gift. Thank you for the inspiration to get me motivated for a wedding coming up

Sharon Roebuck:
02/27/2019, 01:56:36 PM

What a great gift for a wedding. So unique and special using those beautiful papers.

02/27/2019, 02:21:15 PM

Gorgeous Katie, love the gold backgrounds to pop these G45 Princess designs!

02/27/2019, 03:57:24 PM

This project is both beautiful & practical. Thank you!

Katherine Buchanan:
02/27/2019, 04:54:45 PM

Beautiful!! My youngest son is getting married sometime in the next few years...

Susan Ashby:
02/27/2019, 05:26:01 PM

Awesome ideas for weddings. I think I can alter some of the ideas for other occasions since I don’t have many weddings to attend at my age.

Vanessa LeClear:
02/27/2019, 06:29:48 PM

So beautiful!

02/27/2019, 06:36:09 PM

Breathe taking!

Martie Rollin:
02/27/2019, 07:22:45 PM

I am inspired to see your design team using a variety of colors for ink distressing. I'm weary of always seeing a brownish color. Thanks for posting these projects!

02/27/2019, 08:16:02 PM

Wow~ this is very lovely wedding album and love it. So inspiring.

Debbie Siddle:
02/28/2019, 06:22:11 AM

What a great idea for a great gift. x

02/28/2019, 06:46:10 AM

Wow!! This is just beautiful.

Dorothy McCarthy:
02/28/2019, 07:48:16 AM,

So elegant!!

Sharon L Gullikson:
02/28/2019, 01:13:22 PM

Incredible. Who wouldn't love to have those for the rest of their lives? So pretty.

Teresa Trump:
02/28/2019, 08:52:47 PM

Incredible! Do you have a video of making it or instructions?

Glenda Buster:
02/28/2019, 09:53:57 PM

Such a beautiful and awesome gift. I’m sure it will be a treasured keepsake.

Anne McIntosh:
03/01/2019, 08:36:56 AM

What a great wedding gift! I know the bride and groom can't help but be delighted at these wonderful creations! Thanks for sharing.

Diane Fountain:
03/03/2019, 01:49:52 PM


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