Thank you for visiting my blog on this very special Blog Hop day. Because you voted for my card last month, I was invited to participate in today’s hop with the continuing theme of “friendship.” Thank you for voting, my friends!
Today’s project is a birthday card, because I send more birthday cards to friends and family than any other kind. And, I’m always needing cards suitable for a man. So, the idea for this card sprang from the Nature’s Poem Suite, which makes wonderful, manly cards.
I first stamped the tree from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, along with the sentiment, “You are wonderful.” Where is the word, “wonderful?” Am I missing some puzzle pieces? Keep scrolling for the answer.
The tree is Tranquil Tide ink, and the sentiment is Soft Suede ink, stamped on Whisper White cardstock.
Before using the Puzzle Pieces die for cutting, I backed the tree and sentiment with an extra piece of cardstock for thickness. The die is a square, and makes sixteen individual pieces, so it’s like a real jigsaw puzzle.
I wanted to give my puzzle a handsome background, and chose a leaf print from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. This was layered on Tranquil Tide cardstock, coordinating with a Sahara Sand card base.
The beginning of the sentiment, “You are,” is on the card front. But, you have to open the card to see, “wonderful.” And, there are the four missing puzzle pieces.
I also added “Happy Birthday,” which is from the At Home with You stamp set.
The envelope flap is decorated by stamping a puzzle piece from the Love You to Pieces stamp set.
I’ve always loved jigsaw puzzles, which explains my enthusiasm for this Stampin’ Up! bundle. Click on the link below to see another recent jigsaw puzzle project. The supplies I used for both cards are listed at the bottom of each post.
Now, continue hopping, so you won’t miss any of the creative projects. Remember, you are at Su Mohr, and you can see who is next on the list below. Have a wonderful day!