How to Design a Custom Guest Book & Album

Your event is a representation of you, your creativity and style. You take pride in the details. And you want your event to be original, fresh and personally unique.

As many of the details of your event are designed by you, why stop short with your guest book and photo albums? At Blue Sky Papers, we make it easy for you to design a personally unique custom guest book and photo album.

You can now order your custom book on our website here or here!

Design Your Own Guest Book, Memory Book or Album

In addition to our standard personalization services, we offer you the ability to create a one-of-a-kind book with a wide selection of the fun, the unique, and the elegant. We are always creating more ways in which you can have a personally unique album or book. Let these 4 simple steps inspire you ~ we'll do the rest.

1. Start designing your book by selecting a book cover.

Choose from over 10 different rayon cloth colors and 2 bonded leathers.

2. Do you want lined or unlined pages for your guest book?

This decision really depends on the style and formality of your event as well as what you want to get out of it. Signatures and messages stay neater with lined pages. But lined pages limit your ability to be creative with guest messages. See our article on making a guest book from an album and our article on wedding guest book ideas for suggestions.

3. Would you like a photo Frame window on the cover for a photograph?

This is a fun, easy, and flexible way to personalize your book. If you choose to go with a photo window on the cover, you limit how you can customize your book due to spatial constraints. With the photo window on the cover, your best customization options are the standard personalization options of engraving or embossing. Standard location is bottom right hand corner of the book but we can place the personalization anywhere—just let us know!



Without a photo window on the cover, you have the space to design something that is personally unique to your style. Here are some of the ways we have personalized books and albums for our clients. If you would like to design your own, please call us and we will help you.

4. How would you like to make it personally unique?

Some of our current custom book options include: 

  • Pressing your family’s name into velvet ribbon across the lower third or horizon of your photo album, much like the album seen on Martha Stewart.
  • Create a patch album with your child’s name or family monogram on the cover. (Photo coming soon.)
  • Tying a silk duponi bow on the cover 


In addition to our custom designed guest books, albums and keepsakes, we provide several personalization options for the unlimate in custom guest books. Our standard personalization options include engraving and embossing. Each method is professionally accomplished with tools and materials of quality.

With the engraved personalization plaques, you will get a stainless steel plate with 2 lines of text. $12

With embossed personalization, your books will have a name, logo or script "pressed" into the book cover with gold, silver, or "blind" (no color) embossing. 1 line - $12, 2 lines - $22

Gold Embossing          Silver Embossing        Blind Embossing

Embossed personalization is available in other locations in addition to the bottom right hand corner. Optical centered in book for an additional $12. And a personalized frame around the window box for an additional $22.

Optical Centered on cover - +$12     Window Photo Frame Personalization - +$22

If you don't see what you are looking for, call us and we will help you design and create a custom book for your special occasion or person.