My daughter has been dating her boyfriend for almost a year now. And yes, I still feel like, at 19, she is completely too young to date, but that’s a story for another day She wanted to do something fun for him for his birthday and stalked Pinterest for some ideas.
She saw this pin and thought the idea was cute, so she went with it.
You will see that I didn’t link this picture to the original site – and that’s because it tracks back to a scraper website And even going back to the website at the bottom doesn’t take me to the original website. That makes me sad. Please re-pin wisely. Blogs (and websites) are having their pictures stolen and used to get traffic to spam websites, and credit is not being given. It’s a bit of a bummer for us and it seems to have increased since Pinterest has gotten so much bigger lately. Okay, getting down from my soapbox.
What she used:
- Deck of cards
- hole punch
- leather strips – we had these on hand
- scrap book paper (used for the cover and back page only)
- sticker letters (she used them on cover only, but you could use them throughout the deck)
- Mod Podge
- Elmer’s glue
- Color printer and paper
First, she made two holes in each card – that way she wouldn’t make the mistake to put pictures or phrases where you have to make the holes later.
Then she came up with 52 different things that she liked about him and printed them out (Arial Bold font). She cut out each phrase and glued them to the cards. Adding pictures made it cuter/funnier.
As you can see, she has quite a sense of humor
Then she went over everything with Mod Podge. You don’t have to do this step, especially if you glue the pieces down really well, but using the Mod Podge made the surface smooth and even.
She let them dry overnight. This is especially important because if they will stick together if you don’t let them dry all the way.
Awww… as a parent, that one makes my heart happy.
Okay, what’s funny to me about this one is that she had no idea who the dancing guy is! I think I have failed at introducing her to the classics. I’m going to have to plan a few “old movie” nights.
That one makes me laugh too
After everything was completely dry, she made the front and back cover using some scrapbook paper and stickers. And a little bit of fire around the edges of the paper.
She strung the leather strip through, and tied the ends.
And that’s it. It’s an easy project that can be done in whatever style you want, and for any holiday or special occasion. Or no special occasion at all. Make it funny or serious, with or without added pictures, and you can always use ribbon or metal rings to keep them all together if you don’t have leather strips.
I’ve been hinting that I would love one of them from my husband for my upcoming birthday… but he’s the same man who wrote me the following poem after much thought…
“Eliesa – I love you more than pizza”
Thanks for stopping by!