The ABC’s of What I Love About You- Creative Valentines Cards

I have to show you one of the most creative Valentines cards I’ve made! I absolutely LOVE the way it has turned out!

I’m a long-time customer of and I have made several of their classic hardcover books. Last week while working on my current project, I noticed an option for a book that I’d never seen before- they call it “My Mini” and what grabbed my attention was just how cheap it is- $2.99! It is a 20-page softcover book that is only 2.75″ x3.5″. Since my husband and I usually just exchange a card or something little on Valentines Day, I knew right away this little personalized gift would be perfect!

I got to work and decided to think of a characteristic I love about my husband for every letter of the alphabet and then I would look through our pictures and see if I could find some that would illustrate the qualities on my list. Once I had my pictures and characteristics, I worked a little magic by adding some text to pictures or collages. (Use my favorite!)

Here are some of the pages I made:

(Title Page)

The fonts I used were called Courier New and Bleeding Cowboys.

The color I used was 35BBB9.

When I went to order the book, I was excited to see a coupon in my inbox for 75% off, so this book only cost me 62 cents + 99 cent shipping- its even cheaper than a card I would have bought off the shelf at the grocery store, and its personalized so its way better!

It takes about a week for delivery, so if you want to create one for your sweetheart, don’t delay!

*I was not compensated to write this post in any way.

Originally posted on Somewhat Simple in 2012

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Why I Love My Husband

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. LOVE THIS IDEA!! Thanks for the idea and the great tip on price!!

  2. I *adore* this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing – I am so stealing this idea, and for once am going to be prepared with a great, creative gift for my husband. Thanks again! :-)

  3. Love this idea, and I love what you’ve shared of your book! What a touching gift. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi! Please email me, I have a question for you :)

  5. I LOVE this idea. You are so clever. I just might have to borrow this one :)! Wish I were going to be seeing you this weekend :)! Have a great time!

  6. Love the idea! I’m pinning it. Several ladies at the office are looking for inexpensive ideas for their hubby’s Vday gifts.

  7. I absolutely love that … might try to make one for my husband for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing.

  8. This blog is great source of information which is very useful for me. Thank you very much.

  9. I love this idea!! Thanks for the inspiration! I’m featuring you on my blog. :)

  10. LOVE this idea…think I will file it away for next year – so I can spend the ‘year’ capturing the perfect pictures! I’d love to see your list of ABC’s, if you don’t mind sharing…I need more inspiration (sad huh?)!! Great idea, love it, thanks again.

    PS SO SAD about Picnik closing :(

    • Good luck gathering your pictures! And I don’t mind sharing the list of what I used- I thought about sharing it, I just didn’t want the post to be too long, but since I have had several people email me about it, I will add it to the post when I get second. Thanks for visiting my site!

  11. Steph, you are amazing! What a great idea. When I grow up, I want to be just like you :). Thank you for linking up.

  12. Hi Stephanie Dulgarian! This is Mai at the Happy Wives Club and Fawn wanted to make sure you saw the note that our Thursday link up party has now moved to Marriage Mondays – beginning today. We want to get all our favorite married bloggers linking up every Monday so we hope you’ll join us.

  13. Stephanie says:

    This is wonderful idea! I just went and signed up with mypublisher. My husband always goes above and beyond for Valentine’s Day and it’s always hard for me to find something special for him. This will be right down his alley. He’s a photographer…so what better gift than a photo book! lol.

    • The Creative Team of Somewhat Simple says:

      This is the PERFECT gift for a photographer! Thanks for stopping by!