Puzzle Fun

This post is not only about how I made this scrapbook page, but the content of my scrapbook page. Just before Christmas I was trying to come up with something cute and fun I could put in “boring” gifts of gift cards and cash. At the same time, I saw Stampin’ Up’s Love You to Pieces stamp set and matching die cut Puzzle Pieces. I had an “aha” moment and decided to take a couple of key pictures from over the year for each family member, cut the pieces up and mix them up in each of their gifts leaving them to have to put together Christmas morning! I figured they would be sweet and humor me, but I had no idea how fun it would be! They loved it and I think it’s a new family tradition. I was such a special memory, I wanted to document it, so I again used Love You to Pieces to complete this scrapbook page.
·      Love You to Pieces (147392) and Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies (146830) p. 113 2018 2019 Annual Catalog
·      Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820) p. 13 2018 Holiday Catalog
·      Basic Black Cardstock (121045) p. 184 2018 2019 Annual Catalog
·      Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650) p. 184 2018 2019 Annual Catalog
·      Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad (147083) p. 187 2018 2019 Annual Catalog
·      SNAIL Adhesive (104322) and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108) p. 213 2018 2019 Annual Catalog

If you would like to do this for your loved ones, here are the steps: 
  1. Determine which picture(s) you're going to use. Either make sure you're using an already printed 4x6 picture you're willing to cut up, or edit your picture to make it a 4x4 picture and develop it at your favorite picture developing place. For example, I took two pictures of each of my family members that fit the theme I was going for and developed those as 4x4 pictures at Walgreens. 
  2. Mount the 4x4 picture onto 4x4 cardstock of your choice. This will add durability and strength to the puzzle pieces. 
  3. Use the square Puzzle Pieces die and cut out the 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch image. Mix them up two or three to a package or one per package if you have 16 packages. The die will cut 16 puzzle pieces. 
  4. Make a mat or card of sorts for the puzzle to be put together over the course of Christmas morning. I used Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies from the 2018 Holiday Catalog – p.5.
  5. After each of my family members put their puzzles together on the cards I had made, I ran SNAIL (tape runner) on the back of the completed puzzle and adhered it to the card. It makes a nice memento to keep and bring out next Christmas. 

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today and remember to take time to capture your moments today! 
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Alicia@ Captured Moments Paper Crafts
Alicia@ Captured Moments Paper Crafts

Hello! Welcome to Captured Moments Paper Crafts – thank you for visiting. I love capturing moments and scrapbooking them, making cards for the wonderful people in my life, and creating unique gifts. I hope you get inspired while visiting and capture your moments today!