Note: While this does not appear to be a wedding related post, it will become relevant in a later post.
This was in fact the first pin I ever brought to life. A couple of years ago I saw Pinterest start popping up all over Facebook. I understood it to be a digital pin board where one can organize his or her ideas. I don’t keep real notebooks or pin boards, and didn’t see the point of a digital one. One day I was bored and decided to see what all the hype was about. I was immediately hooked. There were SO MANY craft and recipe ideas.
I started using Pinterest about a month before Valentine’s Day. This would be my first Valentine’s Day spent with my now husband, Craig. We hadn’t talked about Valentine’s Day gifts. I wanted my gift to “match” his. I didn’t know if he was getting me anything. I found this adorable idea on Pinterest. I decided to make him this and bake something.
- A deck of cards
- Scrapbooking paper
- Multi-colored pens
- Hole punch
- Binder rings
- Scrapbooking glue dots (or adhesive of choice)
- Make a list of 52 reasons you love your man
- Cut 54 pieces scrapbooking paper to an appropriate size (the amount of playing card you want behind the paper is totally up to you)
- If you want the border look I used, cut 54 solid color pieces of scrapbooking paper slightly smaller than a patterned piece
- Write one reason on each piece of solid paper
- Write a title and an opening message on the remaining pieces of solid paper
- Glue the solid pieces of paper onto the patterned pieces of paper
- Choose the location for the binder rings and hole punch each card
- Remove the two jokers from the deck (these will be your front cover and your message page)
- Glue a message on each of the normal 52 cards
- Glue the opening message on one of the jokers
- Glue the title on the back of one of remaining joker
- Put all of the cards on the binder rings
Time Required: 2 movies
Overall Experience: Excellent
XKCD pretty much described my dilemma.