Hello! Today I am sharing fun puzzle card designs. I am also participating in a very important blog hop.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]
First of all, please watch my video for some important chat about crafty therapy. I know many of us struggle with anxiety and depression… and find a bit of relief when we create. If you are struggling, please know you aren’t alone. Also, check below for important blog hop info. 🙂
Today’s cards feature the new I Care Stamp Set. I share more info on this stamp set below. Please read it – it supports a great cause!
As for today’s cards…
I have wanted to create puzzle cards for a long time, but was looking for a fresh approach. So I was excited to see three new products: the Pink and Main Puzzle Die (SSS | PM), Pink and Main Heart Puzzle Die (SSS | PM), and Pink and Main To Pieces Stamp Set (SSS |PM). (However, I also share a way to create a puzzle card without any special products.) For these cards, I do recommend using the highest weight cardstock you can find. I used Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (SSS | AZ).
On my first card, I started by stamping the Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp with Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink on white cardstock. I then stamped a large heart from the I Care Stamp Set repeatedly in colorful dye inks. I used my MISTI Stamping Tool to make sure I lined up my stamping nicely. The white stamped background slightly resists the dye ink stamped on top. I also added a sentiment from the I Care Stamp Set.
Next, I cut out the stamped panel with the Pink and Main Puzzle Die (SSS | PM). I also cut a piece of pool cardstock with the same die. I glued each of the pieces together to make them thicker. I also stamped the matching envelope with a border image from the Pink and Main To Pieces Stamp Set (SSS | PM).
I put all of the pieces into a small glassine envelope before putting it in mailing envelope.
For my next example, I kept the pieces one layer, but used a black marker to draw a line along the border. (This makes it easier for the person to assemble.) I used all of the same stamps.
For my sunshine puzzle card, I used the My Favorite Things Sunshine Shaker Die as a stencil.
If you don’t have any of the puzzle dies, you can cut pieces using your trimmer. This works great – I have done it many times in the past.
I used the My Favorite Things Full of Heart Stencil on this card…
Today I am participating in a very important blog hop… the first I Care Blog Hop to benefit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Because today is World Suicide Prevention Day 2018, Joanne Soukup of Perky Penny Paper Arts organized this blog hop to raise money and awareness for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline… and I am so proud of her. Having lost loved ones to suicide, I knew I wanted to join.
For information on the blog hop, the I Care Stamp set, and the wonderful ways you can help, read Joanne’s post here. Joanne has all of the links on her blog, so please visit her blog to see everyone’s amazing creations, read their personal stories, and donate by ordering the I Care Stamps set from Simon Says Stamp.
And – please – if you are struggling, please reach out for help. It may be the hardest thing you ever do, but it will get through. xo.
Any money earned from today’s affiliate links will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Thank you for your support.
Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk, the I Care Stamp Set, and those from Pink and Main. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.