I am giving this to my brother for Christmas. He's been bitten by the pokerbug so I thought he would enjoy a deck of cards with family and friends as King, Queen and Knights.
the deck of cards
an example of the dressed cards. I used our cat Tiger as the Joker because "Joker is wild"
a little box to keep the deck of cards in
The whole gift complete with deck of cards coaster and deck of cards box to keep it all in.
I did the lay out for the cards on my computor. Got my parents involved to get access to photoes of the victims to put into the dressed cards positions. When it was done I printed it out with the numbers on one side and the blue background on the other side. It went well without any mistakes which I am happy for since I only had two extra papers. The paper is a thick paper or thin card, used in Swedish schools to draw on. Then I put selfadhesive plastic on both sides of the paper before I cut the cards out. Now I am contemplating whether to round the corners or not.
I made a dealer button using the same blue as the back of the cards, one side says dealer and the other says Mattias as the cards. The coasters and box I made after looking at the featured projects thinking that would make the gift more complete. My other brother is giving him a pokertable so now he will be all set for a game of poker with his friends. (He already bought the chips himself.)