Friday, April 15, 2011

Puzzled Gift Bag & Card

Earlier this week I shared a gift bag and card styled after a Scrabble game. Today, I am moving on to another of our favorite passtimes at gatherings, Jigsaw Puzzles. These were fun to make and could be easily adopted to any specific theme.

I started with a few greeting cards sporting pictures that fit the occassion. In this case, a Thomas Kincade painting of the castle at Disneyland, my friend loves his work, and Disneyland. I also picked a second card that was in my stash of old stationary from the 45 anniversary of Disneyland. I measured the front of the cards to determine my next steps.

In my Gypsy, on a new 12 x 12 mat I enlarged the Window Card cut on Don Juan to make the window slightly smaller than the front of the greeting card I chose to cut up. I hid the card outline itself, making just the puzzle pieces that make up the window the size of my card front.

I cut the card front away from the rest of the card and placed it on my mat to match the Gypsy file.

Here is the card artwork after I cut it.

I layered the front of a 8x10 kraft gift bag with coordinating card stock, and added a large sheer, teal ribbon to the last layer before attaching it to the bag. My "puzzle" was partially reassembled with some of the pieces adheared with popdots to give it some texture and dimention.

The saying in the corner was hand written, to try to tie together the idea of the puzzles and a gift she is surprised to get.

The card base is an ivory 5 x 6.5 card by Reflections. To this I added several layers of paper again, along with a sentiment I printed out on scraps of paper.

This morning's Blog Candy is a bit like my birthday...I spend at least part of the day at Disneyland on my day, and I always get a new watch. So, today I am giving away an 8x8 Red CM album, a pack of pages, and CM Primary Paper album kit (printed papers, stickers, and photo mats) AND a Mickey Watch.

All you need to do to be eligible to win, is comment on this post before midnight(pdst) on Saturday, April 16th.


Grace Pixs said...

I think your work is amazingly creative! I LOVE it and this gift package you are giving away...WHAT??? And WHY??? Whatever the reason, I NEED to win this! I LOVE watches, too, and the album would be perfect to make an album for my sweetie, Sonya. Sure hope I win!
Grace to you...

Anonymous said...

Love your jigsaw bag and card! J$

Kris said...

Great idea!

DonnaGravel said...

Wow, what a creative project you posted today. I would love to know where you get your inspiration!
Thanks for having such fantastic prizes, I can't wait to congradulate the winners!!

GypsyLady said...

Love the puzzle. Thanks for such great instructions! I'll have to try this. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

As a fellow puzzle lover.......I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! It's amazing :)