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Thursday, December 10, 2009

"50 Things I Love About You"

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This was a project I made for my mom's 50th birthday, but you could adapt it to any age or occasion. (Maybe a Valentine project for your sweetie based on the number of months/years you've been together? Or an anniversary gift? Or as a Countdown to Christmas? The possibilities are endless!)

First, I made 50 tiny "cards" measuring 2" x 4". I wanted them to be small enough to put on a couple scrapbook pages, but you could change the dimensions based on your own project.

Once I folded them in half, I decorated the front with random scraps of paper and cute little embellishments. Flowers, buttons, brads, rhinestones, charms...... you could stamp them, add glitter, doodle on them, add a rub-on, distress them..... these are just a few of the things you can do to dress these up. (I recommend using either Zots glue dots or a good liquid glue to hold the non-paper items to your cards)

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On the inside, I wrote a little note describing 50 different things I love about my mom (one for each card).

Once all 50 were done, I placed them in an envelope that I decorated to match. (Any size envelope would work as long as it holds all your little cards.)

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Another variation would be to put them in a decorated box (lots of craft stores sell Chinese take-out boxes in different sizes, or you could get a plain square box and dress it up.....or a decorated tin...or a paint can....lots of things would work!)

I'd love to see everyone's variation on this project if you decide to do one yourself!

:)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let me just tell you, I LOVED that present from Jessica. I scrap booked the little cards and I look at them quite often. Anytime I'm feeling 'blue' I read them and it just makes me feel so much better. On top of that, the cards are just dang cute!

Patti (Jessica's Mom)

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