Saturday, February 11, 2012

52 Reasons I Love You

I completed my Valentine's gift for Stephen. I am soooooo excited to give it to him!

I found this idea off of Pinterest. Technically, this is my first "Pinterest Project" and I'd say it was quite successful! This is such a unique, special gift that includes 52 different reasons why I love my husband. Some reasons are silly and some are serious, but they are all about him! I found the idea here.

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A deck of cards (preferably red if for Valentine's Day)
2 Book rings
Single hole puncher
A Sharpie or red maker
Labels (Card stock/paper would work too)
Sand paper
Red ink pad
Paper towels

1. Remove cards from deck and sand the top of each card. 

2. Rub one card at a time over the ink pad. After smearing ink on it, wipe card on paper towel to spread around and wipe off excess. This will give the card more of a worn, used look.

3. Punch two holes in one of the jokers (the other joker will be the front cover) to use as a template for the rest. Then punch holes in the rest of the deck. I was able to punch through two cards at a time easily. 

4. Write your "reasons" on 52 individuals labels or trimmed pieces of paper. Then peel & stick or glue onto cards one at a time.

5. Place both rings in their holes then place joker bottom up on top.

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6. Decorate a cover. Give to your sweetie! Would make a great present for any occasion, not just Valentine's Day. 


Want another Valentine's Day gift idea? Check out the Candy Bar Valentine Card I made my husband for our very first Valentine's Day ever.


  1. Such a sweet idea. I gave my husband (boyfriend at the time) a list of 100 things I loved about him on our third year anniversary and he returned the favour as a wedding gift. I'm sure he'll love it! :)

  2. I love this idea! :) Pinterest has some veryyy good ideas for homemade gifts!

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  4. He will love these. Great tutorial and great craft. Thank you for sharing.

  5. what a great hubby and i made a list of why i love you back when we were dating, my grandmom encouraged us to do it..I carried in my wallet for years and one day some how mine turned up missing. I must have lost it in one of my wallet change overs. My hubby still has the one I wrote for him in his wallet...the date on it was Christmas eve 1988!!!!

  6. this is so awesome! I've been looking to do something different for hubby this year and his bday is the day before valentines so this would be great for both, cards just get thrown away so this is a great idea

  7. My daughter made this for her boyfriend. She added wallet size pictures of the two of them to the backs. It's it fun to stop and think of the reasons we love our mates?

  8. Love this! My friend made one at my Monthly Pinterest Girls Night Out. I would be honored if you linked it up at my Tuesday Pinterest Inspiration party tomorrow :)

  9. I just saw this post of yours for 52 Reasons I Love You and although it may seem like I totally copied your great idea...I hadn't had a chance to even look through the links for the party. It must be a case of "great minds think alike" right? Anyway, I put my 52 reasons in jar. I hope your husband loved his gift as much as mine did!

  10. Love this idea so much that I am featuring it today!
    ~Tonia @TheGunnySack

  11. What a great idea! I am featuring you in the morning on Spunky Junky!


  12. SUPER SWEET!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I can't wait to see what you link up at my party tomorrow! I LOVE following're so inspiring! Just a little reminder, my giveaway for 1000 free FULL color business cards ends at midnight!! Stop by and enter to wiN!

    XO, Aimee

  13. That is such a sweet idea. Your hubby is a lucky guy:)

  14. I am sooooooooo doing this!! Sweet idea!!

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  16. I came across this post while searching for ideas for a "53 Reasons I Love You" mini-book I am trying to make for my boyfriend's 53rd birthday. I was wondering if you would mind sharing with me what font or stickers you used to create the cover? I love the way it looks!



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