Saturday, June 16, 2012

Little Book of Love





This awesome idea came about as I flipped through ideas on Pinterest, the original pin was for a boyfriend but could easily be change to fit as a gift for any loved one. So the kiddos and I made this for Father's Day for my Dad, since there's 5 of us we each came up with 10 reasons we loved him and then one from the cat and dog to get our 52 reasons.


The first thing you'll need to do is get a deck of cards that has a defined rectangle to glue your reason onto each card, ours was placed it on the inside(bottom) of each card but I've seen it done on the outside(top). After you come up with your 52 reasons they will need to be printed out from the computer. I used microsoft word with the Action Jackson Font at 10 picas on regular weight paper. After printing I cut the paper to size for our rectangle and lightly applied Mod Podge to the card then laid the "reason" down and applied another layer of Mod Podge over it. You don't need to do the extra layer over the "reason" I just wanted it to last since this project is time consuming and a sure keepsake.



Once the cards are fully dry punch two holes on each card so it opens like a book, using metal book rings through the holes to finish off creating your 52 Reasons mini book.

 Total project time was 5-7 hours, mostly due to drying time.



This can be done as a gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents, a boyfriend or girlfriend.




52 Reason was Pinterest inspired HERE






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13 comments:

  1. omygoodness!! i am sooo doing this!!! I had no idea what to give my husband for fathers day..and I think this would be just perfect!! awesome
    thanks!

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  2. Sounds like a lucky dad!
    I love all the ideas you can find on
    Pinterest!

    Sharing this post with my readers~

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    1. Thank you!!!!! and I have another Pinterest inspired Father's Day gift post today! Don't know how I did holidays before. LOL

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  3. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing on our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Hope you come back next week. -The Sisters

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  4. This is super cute! Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

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  5. Such a great idea! By the way, you take awesome pics! They are beautiful; especially those at the top! :) Thanks for sharing this great post on Saturday Show & Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes last week! :) Hope to see you again this weekend! :)
    Mackenzie

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  6. I would love it if you would share this post on the Waste no Want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby UK! I really think my readers will enjoy it!

    http://prettyshabbyuk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/waste-not-want-not-wednesday-3.html


    Many Thanks

    Dawn @ Pretty Shabby Uk

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  7. Came over from Nifty Thrifty. I love making playing card books. They make such special gifts - I am sure your husband treasured this one! I just scored an incomplete (I won't feel guilty using it!) vintage Rook card set - can't wait to use it!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  8. My daughter just had to clean out her two desk drawers so we could try to sell it and she came out with three decks of cards she'd found. She said, you should make something with these. Now I have this great idea to use them for. Thanks for sharing this. I found your post at Nifty Thrifty Sunday! Stop over and see me at Quirky Vistas!
    Liz

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  9. Looks great id love to make one for my boyfriends birthday, could you please tell me where you got the mental rings from? :)

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    1. I got the binder rings from Staples, but any office supply store should carry them.

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  10. OMG thank you so much for this wonderful idea :)
    Its super creative at the same time and very unique depending on what you want to tell to your dad :D
    Thanks a lot !!!

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