I proposed to my girlfriend Shirin on the eve of her birthday this year. She liked it and so did her friends so thought I'd share it here on Instructables. Above, you should see some exterior views of the book plus a video describing how the book works.
Overall, I wrote this Instructable assuming that anyone recreating this is going to want to swap out their own story, images and even puzzles to a certain extent so I've focused mostly on the overall process and not on the specific text, images, etc.
This project was made at TechShop in San Francisco. Unfortunately, I don't have a laser at home yet ;)
Edit: got some feedback from people who DMd me that they actually created versions of this as Christmas presents. That was awesome to hear! Based on those suggestions, I've made some updates to the Instructable to make things more clear. If anything could be made more clear, let me know!
Growing up, Shirin loved to make story books for her family so I decided to create a fairytale story based on our relationship.
The book is about the two main characters - Super Santa (me) and Ms. Gingerbread (her) and and their quest to find The Perfect Fit. What is the Perfect Fit? Neither of them know.... yet. Each chapter in the book is accompanied by a puzzle based on unique details of our relationship. She has to make the pieces of the puzzle fit together, hopefully perfectly ;), in order to get to the next chapter. I'll share details on the story as well as how I made it.