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Antique Shimmer DIY Wedding Guestbook

If you're looking for wedding guest book ideas, you've hit the jackpot. This Antique Shimmer DIY Wedding Guestbook is both gorgeous in appearance and fun to touch. Create a memento of your wedding you can keep forever. Your guests will be excited to write their names and some well-wishes in this magical, smoky and antique book. They probably won't believe that this book was made by you in the comfort of your own home, but anything is possible. Just follow these step-by-step instructions to have a whimsical, vintage guest book of your very own.

Antique Shimmer DIY Wedding Guestbook

Time to complete: Weekend project

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Spellbinders Materials:

  • GLLD-003 Quatrefoil Band
  • GLLD-004 Petite Lace
  • GC-001 Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Other Materials:

  • WorldWin Papers® - ColorMatesTM Slate Cardstock
  • Beadalon® Artistic Wire® - Non Tarnish Silver 16 GA
  • DecoArt® - Metallic LustreTM Black Shimmer
  • Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® - Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz
  • Want2Scrap© – Black Gems
  • Beacon Adhesives – Quick GripTM Adhesive
  • Scor-Pal® - 1⁄4” and 1⁄2” Scor-TapeTM
  • Xyron® - Permanent Adhesive
  • Black Cardstock
  • Lightweight Chipboard
  • Black Marker
  • Silver Ribbon
  • Silver Cord
  • Black Beads
  • Silver Beads
  • White Text Paper

Instructions

1. Cut two chipboard covers 5 1/2 x 7 1/2". Color edges with black marker.

 

2. Cut four 5 1/2 x 7 1/2" pieces of Slate cardstock (two for outer covers, two for inside covers).

 

3. Using the Petite Lace insert, emboss on long edges of two slate cardstock covers in Grand Calibur Machine. Use low tack tape to hold die in place. When embossing second border, extend first embossed edge beyond plates to keep embossing from being flattened.

 

4. Apply Xyron permanent adhesive to each chipboard piece.

 

5. Fasten embossed cover pieces to each chipboard - front and back covers.

 

6. Mist embossed edges with Sparkle spray.

 

7. Apply Xyron adhesive to remaining slate cardstock pieces. apply to inside of each embossed book cover.

 

8. Cut and emboss Quatrefoil from slate cardstock.

 

9. Rub with Black Shimmer. Buff with paper towel.

 

10. Cut and emboss black cardstock with Petite Lace insert and cutting edge. Repeat (two borders).

 

11. Apply Black Shimmer to each border and buff.

 

12. Thread beads onto knotted silver cords. Knot cords together. Wrap cut ends with Scor-Tape. Fasten to one end of Quatrefoil band.

 

13. Fasten band across center of book cover with Scor-Tape.

 

14. Place 1/4" Scor-Tape along each edge of Quatrefoil strip lapping the edges.

 

15. Adhere ribbon to Scor-tape. Trim ends flush with book cover.

 

16. Fasten black borders with Scor-Tape lapping over edges of ribbons.

 

17. Fasten black gems on Quatrefoil band. (Self-adhesive gems may not hold well on Black Shimmer. use Quick Grip Adhesive if needed).

 

18. Punch holes in front cover for book rings. Align with back cover, mark and punch holes.

 

19. Cut text paper 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" for pages.

 

20. Align one page on inside front cover. Mark holes. Punch holes in all pages.

 

21. Fold about 14" of Artistic Wire Silver 16 gauge wire in half and twist. Cut to 3 1/4" pieces. Wrap wire around cylindrical object such as small mist bottle or large marker to shape jump rings. Use fingers and pliers to finish shaping jump rings.

 

22. Open jump rings. Place in holes of book covers and pages and close. Wrap piece of Scor-Tape around jump ring closure. Tie piece of ribbon over Scor-Tape on each jump ring.

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Creating your own guestbook is such a great way to make the memories last even further and becomes such a keepsake and heirloom for your future family! This is an especially pretty one and the instructions and materials are listed so clearly! Another option might be to use fabric scraps either from your own gown and bridesmaids' gowns if available, or other precious fabrics used in the past and embellish with little faux pearls and sequins as well as any ribbon or garland trim, you can get remnant of some of these pretty trims at reduced rates since you won't need too much. So pretty!

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