Valentine's Day Cards

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's day is tomorrow. I can't believe it got here so quickly. Have you gotten something for your special someone? John and I decided to exchange gifts about a week ago. I had to plan a little quick but I always like to make gifts as much as I can. It is so much more meaningful to get a handmade gift (in my humble opinion) but it's also usually less expensive to make things instead of buying them. And so here is what I've decided to make John.

I shared earlier about the 52 reasons I love you booklet made out of a deck of cards. Remember? Yeah, super cute. Well I thought about making the booklet but then I remembered how the last time I went to try to play with John's deck of cards he was missing about 6 cards. So basically I decided not to put them together and to let him actually be able to use them when he gets bored.

52 Reasons I love you cards

So it wasn't that difficult to actually complete the project as long as you are a good cutter and gluer. I came up with all the reasons I loved him. That was probably the easiest part of the whole gift. While I was doing that I got busy cutting out all the white paper to glue to my cards. Thankfully I had my Silhouette because if not I think I might still be cutting out paper!

After I got everything cut out, it was time to get to writing. I wrote all the reasons on the individual slips of paper. This was a little difficult. My handwriting often slips into this "only Ashley can read it" illegibility. But luckily none of them got too sloppy. I think out of all the cards I wrote, I re-did maybe 3 because the words got a little scrunched.

Gluing was the fun part. Holy crap did I feel like I was back in elementary school learning how to use the glue. But I made it through, although in all of my fun sticky finger times, I forgot to take pictures of this step.

I'm really happy with how they turned out. I think he will love them. I hope he will use them, but if not I'm sure he will turn to them if he is ever having a rough day and know that he means the world to me.

I hope y'all have fun making or purchasing whatever you happen to be getting for your loved ones!

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  1. I love the cards idea! :) We don't celebrate Valentine's Day but I love seeing all the sweet gifts people give and receive.

  2. So sweet. Also I love how you describe sloppy handwriting as how "only you can read" it. I've never thought to put it that way but so true!