Friday, September 7, 2012

I Was Dealt a Good Hand

So I realize our anniversary was a month ago now, but I still wanted to share the little gift I made for Brian. Mostly because it was a lot of fun to make as well as super easy. Plus, everyone loves a sentimental homemade gift. Well, everyone who has a heart.

Cute, right? A little booklet made from a deck of cards. Each card has an endearing little fact on it about Brian. I had a ball thinking up 52 things, some sweet and some funny. And I dare say Brian had a ball going through the booklet after it was presented to him. He looked through it several times and kept laughing.

Here are the supplies you'll need to make your own "52 Things" book.

  • Paper with your 52 things printed onto it, as well as any pictures you want to use to add to the cards
  • Scissors 
  • Glue sick
  • Deck of cards
  • Something to tie your cards together (I used embroidery thread) 
  • Hole puncher (not in the picture, sorry) 

This project is very easy, but it does take some time. It took me a while to go through each card and punch the necessary holes. It also took me some time to cut everything out and glue it on the cards. I'm really picky about placement though. I would move stuff around a bunch on the card first before gluing it down because I wanted it to look "just so". So you'll probably be faster than I was.

Here are just a few examples of some of the cards in Brian's deck. . .

I already want to make another one. I think it would be a good gift for just about anyone. A sibling, your mom, a friend. Be creative and have fun! Happy deck-making.


  1. I love this! I made one a while ago for my husband too and it was so much fun!

    xx, C

  2. this is such an adorable idea! :) i really should do this for my boyfriend.


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