Today’s jigsaw puzzle, Christmas card, is a bit unusual, but I’ll try to let you in on my thought process.

By Su Mohr for GDP166; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Puzzle Pieces die set, Under the Mistletoe DSP, Dashing Deer Bundle, Subtle Textured embossing; #christmascards #xmascards #jigsawpuzzles #memories #handmadecards #puzzles #deer #holidaycards

Christmas Jigsaw


It all began with the Global Design Project challenge. For some reason, the hole in the sketch made me think of a jigsaw puzzle. Hmmmm???


So, I found myself looking through the Puzzle Pieces die set, imagining how a die that measures 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2,” with 16 pieces, would work for the sketch. 

Next, I chose a deer print from Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper that would make a pretty puzzle, and I backed it with Thick Whisper White cardstock for realism.

You can see the die clearly in my Product List at the bottom of this post.


Then, I built an Old Olive “card table” and covered it with a Subtle Textured, Shaded Spruce “fabric.” Rather than completing the puzzle, I removed three pieces, making the required hole for the sketch. A deer from the Dashing Deer Bundle wanted to take the place of the heart. Agreeably, I stamped the deer in Shaded Spruce ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and used his Detailed Deer die for cutting. I raised the deer on Mini-Dimensionals, and not surprisingly, the deer was pleased with his position, covering the hole.


Last, but not least, I found the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set. Using the same ink and paper as the deer, I cut “Merry Christmas” with a die from the Bunch of Banners die set, and glued it beneath the puzzle.


 As I was working on my card, the reason the sketch made me think of a jigsaw puzzle became clear. My grandmother, Mimi, always had a jigsaw puzzle on a card table, inviting visitors (mostly me) to find a missing piece. We would sit for hours “working” the puzzle, and what a happy time it was. It’s the same joyful feeling I get when thinking of Christmas morning. Thank you Mimi, I love you!

Thanks so much for checking out my Christmas time jigsaw puzzle.  May we fill our holes with joy!

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