Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Puzzle Card

I went to Michael's last Friday to do some post-holiday shopping. I don't go there often because I buy all my paper crafting supplies from Stampin' Up! But they had Sizzix dies for 50% off and I couldn't resist buying the Puzzle Maker #2 die. How fun to make a card that you have to put together!

Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge was the perfect opportunity to make my first puzzle card. And this week's colors (Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, and Olive Olive) lended themselves well to my new Petal Pizazz stamp set. This new flower set will be available in the Spring-Summer Catalog -- which starts in three short weeks on Monday, January 19!

Here's the front of the card:

I also used the Big Shot to cut the mini scallop envelope, which holds the puzzle pieces. The envelope flap tucks under the flower circle, which is adhered to the envelope with a brad. So the flower stays put and the envelope flap tucks under that to stay closed. (Side note: Sticky Strip is a MUST for adhering the envelope together! I also used it to adhere the envelope to the card.)

For the puzzle itself, I used a piece of the white cardboard that comes with the DSP so that my puzzle would be extra sturdy.

Supplies: Petal Pizazz, Thank You Kindly, Basic Black ink pad, Rose Red ink & cardstock, Pretty in Pink ink & cardstock, Old Olive ink, Whisper White cardstock, Flower Fusion felt flowers, Earth Elements brads, 1/4" Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Blueberry Maine DSP, Puzzle Maker #2 and Scallop Envelope dies for the Big Shot

P.S. Thank You Kindly is on sale for 20% off with a $20 purchase as part of the Catalog Sampler promotion until January 18. Click here for details.

14 comments:

apigonfire said...

Cute idea! I love these puzzle cards!
~Kendra

Julia Aston said...

I love your pretty envelope card and fun puzzle inside!

Dani Fender said...

This is stunning! Great card and great puzzle. I love it!

Carol Dunstan said...

what a nifty idea!

Stacey Schafer said...

clever idea, Juls!

Sarah said...

WOW! This is beautiful, stunning!
I love the little envelope. I would love to receive it!
Sure to be in the round up.

nelliemaeii said...

So cute!!

Anonymous said...

This is a darling card! Really showcases your creativity. Vicki

Lauree said...

what a cute idea and great use of the envelope! bravo!

StampingSelene said...

Too Cute! What a clever idea!

Amy K said...

Love the card and the puzzle!! Super cute idea!!

Amy

Sylvia Nelson said...

This is absolutelly too cute. I started to buy the puzzle die online and changed my mind. Now I wish I had! Great idea!!!!

Anonymous said...

luv it

Anonymous said...

A totally great idea really creative and a fun holiday time activity!