Take it on Tuesday blog hop #19: 52 Reasons I Love You cards

Welcome to Take it on Tuesday!! Here is my project:

52 Reasons I Love You Cards!

You’ve probably seen these cards around Pinterest:

 

 

I first pinned this idea in January and knew I wanted to do it for my hubby for Valentine’s Day! His love language is words and I don’t tell him enough why I love him and respect him. So, I decided to make this for him.

Only I didn’t get it done in time for Valentine’s Day. Sigh…

But, it’s done now. And. He. LOVES. It! It sits right at his computer, so he can every day or so, turn one of the pages and be reminded why I love and respect him so much.

This project took a long time…in part because I unsure as to how to create the phrases on the cards.

 

First, I developed a template (you can download it by clicking on the picture). I left it as a jpeg so you can add text:

 

 

Then, after talking to my “scrapbooking queen” mom, I decided I wanted it to have texture. Thanks to her, I used these supplies:

 

white & green cardstock, cards, brown ink, sponge, corner rounder, distressing sander block, 2-in. rings

 

Step 1:

Print out the 52 reasons I love and respect you onto white cardstock. Cut out the reasons, then add an aged look to the cards by using a sponge and applying ink.

 

Step 2:

Use double stick tape to stick to green cardstock. Cut out and add the aged look to the edges of the green cardstock.

 

Step 3:

Distress the cards using the distressing sander block. It’s really easy and adds such great texture to the cards! (Oh, and as I was distressing each card, my mom volunteered to ink the inside edges of the cards – see the look in the picture to the right?)

 

 

Step 4:

Punch holes in the each card. I was going to use just a standard hole punch, but then my mom showed me her crop-a-dile! Oh yeah! The hole punch was much smaller, so I used the crop-a-dile.

 

 

Step 5:

Use double stick tape to attach the green cardstock to the inside of the cards. Then, I threaded each card through the 2-inch rings. At the last minute, I added ribbons to the cards. I liked it at first, but then though it looked too girly to give to my husband.

 

 

 

TIOT Features!

We had 51 different links last week! It was hard to pick favorites, but here are my 5 favorite links:

 

Amy’s {Home Happy HomeBookcase Redo

 

 

Vanessa’s {Our Thrifty IdeasDIY Baby Shoes

 

 

{Meeha MeehaPink Coffee Tables

 

 

Katherine’s {Silly Simple LivingLemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Popsicle

 

 

Jadyn’s {Dutch.British.LoveDIY Leg Warmers

 

 

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Come back Wednesday for a frugal recipe, Thursday for the reveal, and on Friday for 50 Habits of Thin People! Thank you all! I LOVE seeing what you’ve been up to!

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