Will my husband enjoy it? Hmm, hopefully. But I'm not too worried about it. I buy him packages of dried up marshmallows, what more could he want? ;)
Anyway, here it is:
|Click the picture to download the template.|
It was created with engaged couples in mind (hence its inclusion in Martha Stewart Weddings) but I think the idea is lovely - 25 reasons why you love someone. I was going to glue my message over the part that says "25 reasons I can't wait to marry you," but he's a smart guy and I'm sure he knows we're married. Someone more tech-savvy than me coud probably find a way to recreate the template to change the message electronically.
This is what it looked like when I first printed it:I typed my reasons into the little boxes on the second page, but it still printed blank .. umm?
So I just went with it and hand-wrote them :)
Then I cut out each little "door" with a box cutter I found in the garage. (We may have a better tool for this, but it might've ruined the surprise if I was asking suspicious questions.) It took about 20 minutes for this step - I think because the blade was getting a little dull (and I didn't want to ask about that, either!).
Martha recommends you use a cutting mat for this step. I cut on top of an old newspaper because I'm
The edges aren't gorgeous, but men like rugged stuff, right?
Use your Pokemon glue to attach the two layers:
Everyone has Pokemon glue handy, right? :)
Here's the completed project!
And with all the "doors" closed:I left the white border around the edges because I like the way it looks. Like a frame, right? It's nice when being lazy still leads to looking good. :)
What do you think? Have you started thinking about Valentine's Day or am I the only crazy one?