Anyhow, early this year I found an amazing idea for an anniversary gift for Dan. We celebrated three years of dating on February 25th, 2012, so I realize this post is long overdue. My apologies. I was sorting through my pictures, though, and came across them and realized that I never shared them with anyone.
Basically, I wrote out 52 reasons why I love Dan (similar to the fishbowl gift I made for him for our one year anniversary, but this one's more compact!) and put one on each card to complete an entire deck. I used the Joker cards for the front and back covers, and I think it turned out really cute. Dan LOVED this gift, and I had fun making it. I wouldn't advise using the jewels I did, though, as they made it larger and unable to close -- oops!
And what would a blog post be without pictures?
I started by punching two holes in each card and them assembling the deck with binder rings.
I made even strips of cardstock to glue on each card...
small pieces of cardstock for each card!
I wrote one reason why I love Dan on each piece of cardstock
...and then I glued one to each card!
I painted matte Mod-Podge over each one to make sure they stay on the cards...
I let them dry on paper towels, but next time I would use something that wouldn't get stuck to the cards. I had to peel it off afterward.
I hot-glued two charms to each card.
all put together...
the back cover..
so pretty :)
inside the box I gave it to him in :)
scrapbooking paper on a shoe box! Someone forgot to buy a gift bag.. ;)
All ready to give to Dan! :)