Hello! It’s an early blog post today as I have the great pleasure of joining the Enjoy the Little Things in Life Design Team for their June video blog hop.
I’ve been doing a few videos lately as part of my Stamp In Confidence program (read about that here), but it’s still not natural for me to be organised enough to craft and video at the same time!!!
But life is all about challenges and extending ourselves, so I was delighted to say yes to a guest designer role with the Enjoy the Little Things DT.
The theme for this hop is 3D. The design team has come up with some lovely creations, complete with tutorial videos to help you make your own versions.
I’m so much of a card girl, and don’t often make boxes, bags or other 3D items.
So, for today’s project, I’m combining the two – a card that features an interactive 3D component.
One of the new bundles in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue is the Love You to PIeces stamp set and coordinating Puzzle Pieces Thinlits. Such a fun way to create cards for big & little people!
I’ve created a double layer frame for the puzzle to sit in, so once the puzzle is together, it fits snugly onto the card front and looks like it’s part of the card.
But, the pieces can be taken out, mixed up and put back together just like a regular puzzle.
I’ve used the new embossing mat with the puzzle thinlit to create the background outline to guide the puzzle doer.
There’s so many pretty DSP patterns in the new catalogue that are perfect for this style of card. This design is Petal Promenade – beautiful photography patterns of flowers on the main side & marble on the reverse.
Watch my tutorial video here to show you the steps for making your own interactive puzzle card.
- Card base: Thick Whisper White – 4-1/8″ x 11-11/16″ (10.5cm x 29.7cm), scored at 5-7/8″ (14.8cm)
- Card mat: Blushing Bride – 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ (10cm x 14.3cm) x 2
- DSP: Petal Promenade – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (9.7cm x 9.7cm)
- Backing for DSP: Thick Very Vanilla – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (9.7cm x 9.7cm)
- Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (9.7cm x 9.7cm)
- Mat for Puzzle inlay: Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (9.7cm x 9.7cm)
- Scrap of Whisper White
- Tranquil Tide Ink
- Shimmer Ribbon – Powder Pink
- Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Tear & Tape, Glue Dots
- Big Shot & accessories (magnetic platform, cutting plates, embossing mat)
These puzzle cards were so much fun to make (and so easy), I made them in a couple of our other awesome DSP patterns too.
All of these DSPs plus 7 of their friends are available in July as part of the Buy 3, get one free special. It’s a great time to stock up!
Thanks for joining me today – and thanks for the Enjoy the Little Things DT for having me as a guest designer.
There’s a list of amazing designers taking part in the this video hop. Click on the cute little blue frog to bring up the list and choose someone else to visit.
To hop in order, you’ll next visit the gorgeous Kim Oliver – click here to see what she’s made.
Product List – Petal Promenade
Product List – Extra supplies for alternative designs