How To: Make a Card out of Cards
Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013 14:02
Materials: deck of cards, book rings, hole-puncher, scissors, paper, glue, decorative accents
Step One: Find some playing cards (you can buy them at any dollar store or drugstore) and arrange them in any order with the numbers or faces facing up. Feel free to scuff them up with sandpaper and drop teabags on them to give them a vintage look, but allow time for them to dry.
Step Two: Use a Joker card facing down as the cover and hole-punch one or two holes in each card.
Step Three: Create 52 reasons labels and print them out. Cut them and glue them down (one per card) and do the same with the title label, which should read, “52 Reasons I Love You” or the person’s specific name instead of “You.” You can also use peel and stick nametags instead of creating the labels on a computer, and write on them with permanent marker for an additional homemade touch.
Step Four: Assemble the cards and thread them on the book rings.
Step Five: Add decorative accents, such as stickers, rhinestones, photos, etc. if desired. Wrap it up in a box tied with a bow and give it as the perfect Valentine’s Day card.