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Craig’s 28th birthday was yesterday so I decided to make him a little book out of playing cards to tell him how much I love him. This was a really fun gift to make because coming up with 52 reasons made me reflect upon a lot of goofy and fun memories from the last couple of years. The full tutorial is on craftster so please click through for more in-depth instructions, but here is my simplified version:
You will need:
- a deck of cards
- 2 binder rings
- sticky notes
- a cheap pen with dry ink (don’t use an expensive, wet ink, ballpoint kind)
- mod podge
- a paint brush
- a hole puncher
Punch holes in all the cards. I have a hole puncher with adjustable holes so I lined it up to fit the cards and punched them three at a time. Write 52 reasons why you love your special someone on 52 sticky notes and mod podge them to each card. I brushed mod podge on the back of the notes and over the front to seal them on. Lay the cards flat to dry for a few hours. Once all your cards are no longer tacky, bind them together with the binder rings. I used the joker cards to make the front and back cover and added a little title to the front card.
That’s it! Pretty easy right? Craig liked the gift and now it has a little home on his night stand.
Do you like receiving hand-made gifts? When was the last time you made someone a gift? Tell me about it in the comments.