May I begin by saying, I LOVE jigsaw puzzles! My grandmother always had a card table set up with an ongoing jigsaw puzzle. We would sit for hours putting these puzzles together. It was so exciting to see this bundle in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog. Imagine all of the pretty pictures you could die cut apart, and assemble on a card.

This is my first one:

By Su Mohr for cts275 and pp397; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love You to Pieces, Puzzle Pieces Dies, Subtle Dynamic embossing folder, Layering Circles, Nature's Poem designer paper; #loveyoutopieces #puzzlepieces #jigsawpuzzles #handmadecards #diy #stampinup

Love You to Pieces

The colors were inspired by this week’s Paper Players challenge.

The layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.

My first decision was the leaf print from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The pretty print would blend nicely with a Crumb Cake card base, and a 1/16″ border of Lemon Lime Twist would add just enough brightness. Can you see there is some texture on the Crumb Cake card base? That’s from the new Subtle Dynamic embossing folder, which I couldn’t wait to use!

To mimic the sketch, I found the right size Layering Circle die to cut into the panel. Then, I placed the square Puzzle Pieces die over my circle to cut the puzzle pieces.

To introduce the Grapefruit Grove (Calypso Coral) color, I die cut a second circle to fill in the hole. I glued four of the puzzle pieces in place, and raised two pieces on dimensionals. There is also a larger puzzle piece die in the set which I used to cut the Crumb Cake piece holding the sentiment, “One piece at a time.” How clever the sentiments are!

I added a touch more Grapefruit Grove with a bit of Nature’s Twine tucked under the puzzle piece, attached with a Glue Dot.
TIP: I rolled the Glue Dot between my fingers to make it narrow like the twine.

The envelope flap is embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

Be on the lookout for more of my cards using this Love You to Pieces bundle, because I know it will be a favorite of mine. If you’d like to start making your own jigsaw puzzles, scroll on down to shop in my store.


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