yeah I'm still anniversary-talkin' (still a couple more DIY's to come on that as well), but this is something you can do anytime!
So here's how it went down.
get a deck of cards (it should be 53 cards including the joker)
punch 2 holes in the side of each card (use your first card as a template for the rest)
aw. my holes are hearts.
*I only own a heart shaped hole punch
print on card stock (or plain paper would work)
the title of my book and a special message for the inside cover
cut your title and message out and mod podge, baby!
oh! someone broke out the fancy scissors!
so you come up with 52 reasons why you love your loved ones and you print each reason out (on card stock or plain paper). I also mod podged scrapbook paper onto each card (and then repunched my holes)
I hope your printer is working... or that you have one.
Now we print the page numbers. I chose a few different fonts just for funsies!
mod podge the whole card after you've put everything on it. This seals it nicely.
let cards dry.
I was going to go buy some rings to put through the holes but I ran out of time and the craft store is so far away (waaaah). So jute twine it is!
tie it, snip it, done.
and I was able to say that I gave a paper gift for anniversary #1