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DIY Card Book (52 Things I Love About You)

Updated on November 21, 2013

Ta-Dah!

The Finished Product.
The Finished Product.

How To:

  1. Write down your list.
  2. Hole punch your cards however far apart you wish but try to keep them lined up or the o-rings won't fit right.
  3. Cut out your pieces of paper. Whether it is with regular scissors or fancy is up to you.
  4. Write down the items from your list onto your pieces of paper and glue them onto the cards.
  5. Put all of the cards on the metal o-rings and you're done!

Supplies:

There are just a few simple supplies that you will need for this project.

  • Deck Of Cards (Obviously)
  • Glue
  • Pen
  • Paper of choice
  • Metal Opening O-Rings
  • Scissors (I used fancy scissors)
  • Hole Punch

Personalize it!

I chose to put my "52 things" on American flag cards because my husband likes patriotic things and I thought they would be perfect for him.

My mother liked the idea of the book and decided to make one for her boyfriend too but made hers vertical rather than horizontal like mine.

Other ways you can personalize it are:

  • Bedazzle it
  • Use colored ink
  • Put colored paper under the white to layer them
  • Laminate the cards

The inside of my card book. My 15th thing I love.
The inside of my card book. My 15th thing I love.

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A Few Ideas:

Some of the things I used in my card book are:

  • You walk me to my car
  • Your voice
  • You are my best friend
  • Your guitar jams

My roughly written out list of things I love.
My roughly written out list of things I love.

For Anyone Anytime

These can be made for all kinds of people, family and friends alike. Give it as a gift or just because. You can create them to be romantic or platonic because you make the list, it is all up to you.

Some platonic ideas are:

  • Fashion sense (sophisticated look, cute hairstyles, great shoes)
  • Skills (musically inclined, great singer, strategic mind)
  • Personality traits (kind, outgoing, trustworthy)

Take The Time:

This was definitely one of my more time consuming projects but not very difficult. My mom finished hers in just a couple of days because she did it all in just a couple sessions on the weekend whereas I did mine during the week and had to stop once in a while to do other things

Extra! Extra!

The deck of cards I used included the jokers and so I used one to make the title "page" and one as an ending.

The last two cards in my book say "And best of all..." and "You love me!". I used the other joker for the and best of all card because him loving me is my favorite thing out of all.


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      Robie Benve 3 years ago from Ohio

      Such a sweet, creative, caring gift idea! Love it! I need to do it. I really need to do it. I don't want this to go in the pile of ideas that I think are great but I don't follow up, like all my Pinterest boards, lol. Thanks for sharing! Voted up and useful. :)

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      Rebecca Jensen 3 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      Thank you so much Robie! I'm glad that you liked it and I really appreciate the support :)

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      Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

      I made one of these, but didn't give myself enough time to come up with the 52 ideas. I did cut out encouraging words and pictures from magazines. I also printed some of his photographs and glued them to the cards as well.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Oh, I love it!! I would be delighted to get something like this from a loved one! :) Nice job!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Cool! This idea could go several ways...I mean ideas. Thanks!

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      Rebecca Jensen 3 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      Thank you :) I would too.

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      Rebecca Jensen 3 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      Yeah! I love how many things you could do with this project! :)

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      Rebecca Jensen 3 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      Those are good ideas too! :)

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      gypsumgirl 3 years ago from Vail Valley, Colorado

      What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing. I look forward to making my first book.

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      Rebecca Jensen 3 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      I'm glad! I hope you have so much fun with it! :)

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      What a creative activity to do on a dark rainy stormy evening around the fire. Congrats for the hub of the day.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      What a creative concept. I love the simplicity behind this very sweet gesture. Very beautiful.

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      Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on Hub of the Day. It is a great idea, and I made one of these from the last time I visited the hub.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very creative and cute ideas and I am definitely going to try this. Voted up and pinning for future reference.

      Congratulations for HOTD!

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      BigBlue54 3 years ago from Hull, East Yorkshire

      What a fantastic and very creative idea Rebecca. I can see why it is Hub Of The Day. Well done. :)

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      Barbara Bethard 3 years ago from Tucson, Az

      this is just awesome Rebecca! I am so going to do this! Well done and well deserved hub of the day!!!

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      Windclimber 3 years ago from my boat somewhere on the Chesapeake Bay

      And it's a great thing to do with the kids for Mother's or Father's Day!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Congrats on your Hub of the Day award for this meaningful craft!

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      Tina Truelove 3 years ago

      What a nice idea! I can think of all sorts of occasions where this would be an appropriate gift. Thank you for sharing this. Voting up, sharing and all the good stuff.

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      I love this idea, and how easy it is to do, and how you can be creative and really make your loved one feel special/know how special they are...wonderful!

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      dragonflycolor 3 years ago

      This is a great idea. Thanks!

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      I did this for my mom one year and she really loved it. Never thought to write a hub about it! Great job!

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Congrats on HOTD

      This is a clever little gift.

      We used to make books very similar to this when I was teaching. The Moms or Dads who received them always would say what a special gift it was.

      Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      Rebecca Jensen 3 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      Thank you all so much! I appreciate all of the comments and I am glad you guys enjoyed my hub :)

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      N Kiddie 3 years ago

      Congrats on getting HOTD! Wow, this is so, so cute and fun! Thank you so much for the idea! I am definitely going to make this for my husband. Maybe I will give it to him for Father's Day, or maybe just because.

      Just one question - where did you get the O- rings?

      Love it!!!

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      Tina Truelove 3 years ago

      I wrote a blog post yesterday about Mother's Day gift ideas. I included this idea and credited you for it. I provided a link to both your profile and this hub. I would love your permission to use your photo, just the first one. I would provide you a link to my post here but we aren't supposed to do that or promote our other sites. I tried to find a way to contact you via email or private message to ask for permission to use the photo but I couldn't find a way. HubPages has changed a lot since was last active on this site. Let me know if I have permission to use your photo. If not, that's ok too. My readers will be sent here to your hub for directions on how to make it.

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      Rebecca Jensen 3 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      @Kiddiecreations thank you! And I actually got the o-rings from my mom who had some but I think that you can get them off of Amazon or at a place like Office Depot or Staples, I hope that helps :)

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      Rebecca Jensen 3 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      @Tina thank you so much, you definitely have my permission to use the pictures. It makes me happy to inspire people and i'm glad that you like my hub :) Thank you for crediting my work too, I really appreciate that.

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      Tina Truelove 3 years ago

      Thank YOU! Your picture will add to the quality of my post and hopefully bring you more traffic. Thank you for permission to use it.

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      Rebecca Jensen 3 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      No problem, Good luck with your blog post :)

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      N Kiddie 2 years ago

      Yes that helps - thanks Rebecca! :)

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      Rebecca Jensen 2 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      Good! No problem Kiddiecreations

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      Chad Young 2 years ago from Corona, CA

      This is a great idea! I love it!

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      Rebecca Jensen 2 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      Thank you Cyoung35!

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      Erin 2 years ago

      This is very sweet! Unfortunately I've been married too long to love anything about my husband anymore...

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      Rebecca Jensen 2 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      That just means you've had a long time to find even more that you love about him! :)

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      Consolacion Miravite 2 years ago from Philippines

      I use a broadband internet card in the Philippines. It looks like a business card that everyone uses. I change it every three days, so I have a box load of it now. Your article gave me the idea on what to do with it. I can come up with stuff like that to give away to friends and relations. It looks fun and really interesting. :)

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      Rebecca Jensen 2 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      That is a good idea! I bet those will work just as well :)

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