Instead of a Regular Old Card…

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This year my husband and I decided to spend less for Valentine's Day and make more handmade gifts.  Easy for me, hard for him. Hee, hee.  Anyway, I decided that instead of buying one of those cards with the built-in music that I always get sucked into buying on Valentine's Day, that I would make him something a little more meaningful.  In fact, I decided to make one for both of my boys--my son gets one, too.
Have you been checking out all of the amazing deals in the dollar buckets at Michaels?  They have cute chipboard books for $1!  So I bought two of those and some coordinating paper.  I mod-podged paper on the front and back of each page and distressed my edges with distressing ink.

I thought of 10 reasons why I love my husband (and 10 reasons why I love my son).  I pasted them onto the pages, and embellished a little.  I still don't go over the top with embellishing.  Simple is better for me and my boys.  I punched out a few hearts and pasted them on.  Voila! I tied a few ribbon scraps onto the metal circle-clasp-thingey.

Here is a view of the back of my son's little book.  I think I will present these on Valentine's Day morning.  I gotta say.  I love this more than the traditional card.  (Do you think my husband will remember if I do the same thing next year?  Probably not...)
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