Saturday, January 7, 2012

52 Reasons I Love You.... get started on your Valentine's Day gift!

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I actually made this gift for my boyfriend fiance for Christmas. BUT it's a perfect gift for Valentine's Day which is just around the corner. I found instructions on PaperVine's Blog but there are several websites out there. Many include free templates and free fonts.

Not pictured - I searched for an old deck of cards.
I wanted a worn look to them so I found some sandpaper
and lightly sanded each card. Next I punched 2 holes in
each card. It works best if you use a template to
align the holes.
I wrote out my 52 reasons and applied them to my template
Cut all of them out. You should have a total of 53 cards.
52 reasons plus the front cover.
Start gluing! I used Elmer's glue first. Once it dried I went
back through with double sided tape on the cards that weren't
sticking so well.
Extra Hint: Your #1 reason will go on the back of the cover card.
Maybe I was sleepy but it took me a sec to figure out.
Find book rings (I had to go to an office supply store), 
thread the cards on and you're DONE!
******* UPDATE *******
Since my soon-to-be hubby left I've been mailing him a card every once in a while. He was afraid to take them when he left. Sometimes personal items are confiscated. So we sneak a few in here and there. This was the latest picture I received from him. Too cute!
Things I love about him reason #19:
Cause he was smart enough to fall in love with me
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  1. You have done a fabulous job on this project! I am sure your fiance loves it and thanks so much for linking back to my website too.

    I featured your wonderful post and project today on the 52 Reasons Facebook Page :-)


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