I made this for Bill a few years ago on our anniversary, but it seems appropriate to post as Valentine's Day is fast approaching.
Unfortunately, I can't remember where I originally got the idea for this, so I can't give credit where it's due.
Meanwhile, I believe that the one that I originally saw was far fancier than mine. Mine is just a deck of cards, held together with binder rings:
As you can see, I didn't bother to disguise that this is a deck of cards -- I just glued my "things" in and left the card-i-ness the way that it was:
I think the original one I saw had gesso and collage and all of that jazz. But if I know myself, this was probably a last-minute idea, so this is what I made:
(He was already a Browns fan when we met -- match made in heaven, I tell ya!)
I typed out the first 52 things that popped into my head and printed them. Then I cut them out and ran them through the Xyron sticker maker (love that thing!)
(Just to clarify, I meant physical comedy with that one... not someone actually getting hurt.)
Looking at this project again makes me want to make one with a lot more stuff in it -- the possibilities with this project are endless!
I punched holes in the sides of the cards and held them all together with binder rings (ETA: I used the 1 inch size), which you can see better here:
(I love how fat it is -- satisfying!)
The back is also very basic -- although I did "laminate" the back page (again with the sticker maker -- it's cold lamination, so it's not as melty as real lamination, but it works in a pinch!)
It was tough to stop at just 52 -- my man is awesome! So I just wrote down the first 52 and went with those. Perhaps I should make a sequel...