I was so excited to give Lori Whitlock’s great 12 pc puzzle .svg a try. I thought it would be fun AND I needed to send a quick “hello” note to my Mom who lives several hours away. What better way to say, “Hi” than a cute photo of one of the grandkids? Well, I think receiving cash is a great way to get a hello…but…I sent this instead. LOL!
First, I printed a photo of my son with a penguin onto thin chipboard. I love that photo! We had it taken when we did a behind the scenes tour at Sea World last summer. I’m using the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II printer.
After it was finished printing, I stamped directly onto the chipboard with the “You’re One of a Kind” sentiment from my Sweet Popsicle Puns stamp set. Try bending these stamps. It’s a great way to create a unique look. 😉
I’m still learning to use the KNK Zing and I had the blade turned up a bit high and also didn’t have the cut centered quite right. Regardless, I think it turned out so cute! (Why didn’t I just use the print and cut function? A great question! I am still asking myself that very thing. Would you believe that it didn’t occur to me? True story. I’m still pondering my thinking process on that one. Bizarre!)
I put the puzzle into a clear pillow box (which you can buy here see the craft container’s tab), tied it with a ribbon and then added the “Shore do Miss you” sentiment from my newest stamp set, Pun in the Sun.
I’m sending this to my Mom who lives many hours away. I think it’s such a cute and unique way to send a happy hello. Consider using this same idea for invitations! I’ve done that before and they were a huge hit!
I wrote this post while participating on the Lori Whitlock Design Team.