Thank you for visiting my blog with the continuing theme of “friendship.”
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.
Have a wonderful day!
Su, beautiful as always. Every “piece” you’ve put together here is so well done. I particularly love that tree stamped in Tranquil Tide against that dsp.
Thanks so much Terri! I appreciate you visiting my blog!
Wow! Amazing card Su!! I love how you incorporated this fun puzzle pieces die. Very clever x
I’m so glad you like it! Thank you, Anna!
Great card! Love how you used the pieces of the puzzle on the outside and inside of the card.
Thank you, Anne-Marie! Sometimes the pieces just fall together!
Love the idea with the puzzle pieces!
Thanks, Danielle! Can’t get enough of this set!
Fabulous card Su! So proud of you!!!
Thank you, Peggy! It’s a thrill to hop with this talented group!
Wonderful card. You’re such a talented stamper.
Thank you, Wendie! I really appreciate the compliment!
What a beautiful creation, Love how you carried the sentiment through to the inside of the card.
Thanks so much, Sue! It’s fun when the inside just “happens!”
Su, I just adore this. I wasn’t too sure about these but now on my list. TFS
You’re welcome, Vicky, and thank you!
I love your card Sue. It’s so clever!!!
Thank you, Karina! I appreciate the compliment!
Su, what a clever idea! I’m sure I’ll be CASeing that soon.
I’m so glad you like it Dianne! CASE away!
What a brilliant idea Su. Love it. xx
Thank you, Cheryll! I’m having fun with the Puzzle Pieces.