Friday, November 11, 2011

DIY Love Card Deck

My boyfriend's birthday is next friday and I do not have him anything yet. As a college student, money is not abundant, thus I have been looking up cheap but sentimental gifts. I love the idea of making a personalized card deck with 52 things you love about whoever you are making the card deck for.

Price: >$5
Time: 2 hours
Level: Easy 
Mess: None
List: Deck of Cards
        Sharpie
        Tape
        Pictures (optional)

The steps:
1. Write 52 things you love about the other person. Think about trips, events, pets, gifts, characteristics, of your time together. 
2. I used the fine tip of a sharpie to write directly on the cards. Other tutorials stick something onto the card, but I liked the idea of writing on it so we can still use the cards.
3. Make sure you have all 52 cards.
4. Here are a few things I wrote on the cards, feel free to steal my witty sayings on the queen of hearts, and suicide king.  
5. I printed out small photos and taped them onto the box to give a more personal touch. 

Happy DIYing,
Madison Broadway

25 comments:

  1. I love this. You were so creative regarding this. Stunning.

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  2. Great idea! Bet heloved it! Found your link today, on Ingenious Inkling. :)

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  3. I'm going to use this for Valentine's for my hubby. Thanks for a great idea!!

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  4. good idea!!! welcome to the blog world!!!

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  5. Found you on pinterest. This is awesome! I've seen similar ideas but I love that you can still use the cards to play with!

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  6. I did this today for my Anniversary tomorrow :) we're on a budget and this was awesome!!!

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  7. Great take on the slew of "52 things" crafts out there! I love that the cards remain useable...my practical hubby may appreciate this more than the mini book I was planning to do for Valentine's Day. Thank you for giving me food for thought!

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  8. Doing this for v-day for my husband. Thanks for the idea!

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  9. this is soo completely adorable. going to do it asap. i need to find a deck of cards!!!

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  10. I LOVE this idea! My husband is deployed right now and I have been trying to find ideas for sweet things to send him from me and our kids. Thank you so much for sharing and I can't wait to get this started!

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  11. I love how you wrote directly on the cards! I bought a deck of cards to do this for my anniversary...better get started! Thanks for the great idea!

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  12. This is awesome! i am doing it for my boyfriend but i am going to send him one a week for a year (: thanks for the great idea. x

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    1. I really like that idea! I may have to make another one with like weekly memories!

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  14. FABULOUS version of this project!! I love it - I am sure it is a very treasured gift. Those photos are adorable and I love you put it in the card box too!

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  15. just did this for my husband. it's our first wedding anniversary (paper). love it!

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  16. Hey quick question, how did you make it so that the sharpie didn't rub off?
    P.S. Such a sweet and cute idea

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    1. Hi! I did not have to put anything over my sharpie to keep it on. It is probably the type of cards you are using. Maybe they are newer and slicker than mine were? You could just put a piece of tape over it maybe. I hope you figure something out!
      Best,
      Madison

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  17. found this idea and others like it on Pinterest. Probably going to do something lie this for our 1st anniversary. Perfect for the theme: Paper.

    Check out our page: www.ketoews.blogspot.com

    (we used to use the same background with the birds!)

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