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Colorful Cards Guest Book

Martha Stewart Weddings, Volume 10 1999

A guest book doesn't have to be in the form of a book. The bright hues of these small gift cards can't help but beguile the eyes of wedding guests; their small size gives well-wishers just enough space to write a sweet thought, quip, or hope; and the envelopes, allowing for privacy, encourage them to get a little sentimental. Use a clear vase or bowl to hold the sealed envelopes; after the wedding, the opened envelopes can be glued facedown into an album so that the cards can be easily removed and reread.

Comments (19)

  • TadishsMom 26 Aug, 2010

    I'd like to know where to get the glass container.

  • LinseyLeeisme 18 Mar, 2010

    Does anyone know where to get the small cards?

  • banana83 11 Nov, 2009

    yes- there are some envelope guest books that are super cute on etsy.com

  • jacqkendall 15 Apr, 2009

    Has anyone found a guest book to mount the cards/envelopes in, similar to the one shown?

  • Mama_Melody 29 Mar, 2009

    This is such a great idea. We plan on using it for our wedding.

  • arinepersh 10 Mar, 2009

    I found cards and envelopes for really good prices at paperpresentation.com

  • arinepersh 10 Mar, 2009

    I found cards and envelopes for really good prices at paperpresentation.com

  • lithiea22 22 Dec, 2008

    I recently found small top flap envelopes in tons of colors on envelopperinc.com and they're reasonably priced at 50 envelopes for 7.50!

  • okcbride 1 Oct, 2008

    what size cards did everyone use? The picture looks like 2.5x3.5 but what I found at paper_source.com are 3x5.

  • alystrother 13 Sep, 2008

    Found mine at www.crateandbarrel.com. Much more elegant than the one shown. Approx. $40.

  • alystrother 13 Sep, 2008

    Found an awesome vase at crateandbarrel.com. Much more elegant than the one shown. Approx $40.

  • joni3np 29 Jul, 2008

    Pampered Chef sells a trifle bowl that would work for the container
    Try an art supply store for the cards and envelopes

  • tropicanaole 23 Jul, 2008

    Where can you find a vase like this in New York City?

  • sgusman94 22 Apr, 2008

    You can find the small colored cards and envelopes on www.paper-source.com.

  • mrscjroche 3 Apr, 2008

    Could you provide the website for the colored card and envelope vendor?
    I hope to use this idea for my wedding. My colors are pretty standard (pale yellow, ivory and green)

  • ajm410 5 Mar, 2008

    Where can you find envelopes that are so small!? I've only seen much larger ones online

  • JBeech 4 Mar, 2008

    I have a few vendors on line where you can order buk colored cards and envelopes, by their colors are limited (her colors are ivory and shades of pink). Unless I can order from a local invitation maker, we will be using cardstock (cropped) and colored envelopes.

  • ajm410 4 Mar, 2008

    I'd like to know too!

  • CRYS1006 26 Feb, 2008

    Does anyone know where I can get these items to get this look for my wedding?