My card today used up a variety of little snippets, and I even daringly threw some of the waste into the bin rather than snip a little square or rectangle from it to keep for another time:
- 6" x 6" square white card blank
- a biggish snippet of SU 'Real Red' card stock
- an A4 sheet of white card stock, onto which I printed the sentiment 'I love you to pieces', towards the bottom - when I trimmed it later, the unused strips were saved of course :)
- eight little snippets of coloured card, from each of which I punched two jigsaw pieces - making 16 in total. I used a Woodware jigsaw piece punch, which is almost 1" at the widest point
- using a very soft pencil I then lightly drew up a grid of 16 boxes above the sentiment, and also drew lines across and down the centre of each box to be sure of precise placement of the 16 jigsaw pieces (that OCD again!), then I glued the jigsaw pieces in place using a 'Zig Squeeze and Roll' glue pen.
- measured and trimmed down the SU 'Real Red' card stock and the white piece of card stock which was now decorated and ready to go. That way I could work out the right measurements to trim them down to - much easier to give oneself a bit of leeway and leave the finite measuring and trimming until the end in this case
- glued the red layer onto the card blank and then rubbed out the pencil lines on the white jigsaw patterned layer (they had helped me with measuring the trimming down, which is why I'd left them). Then glued that layer on top of the red one - both done using Collall All Purpose glue
I did make up the design myself, but I subsequently found loads of on-line fun ways to use jigsaw shapes, I'll be trying a few out over the coming weeks. And, the little jigsaw shapes made by using this super little punch do actually link together really neatly - in fact my first play was to make a solid block of the jigsaw pieces but then I decided to space them apart for this particular card.
Now let's check out this week's picks:
Having a little smile here, one of our Playmates has an aversion to penguins on Christmas cards as Santa lives at the North Pole and penguins live at the South Pole (and other places, but not at the North Pole). I'd never stopped to think about that one before. Added to which, quite rightly, she is adamant that the only place that penguins and polar bears would meet is in a zoo :) as polar bears live in the North. So it's possibly a little bit naughty of me to 'light the blue touch paper' - I know that there are quite a few LOTV Christmas images showing both polar bears and penguins together. Tee, hee - I wonder if I ought to send our little Playmate a card using one of them this Christmas :)
Wahoo, nine picks this week - I was ahead of myself during the week writing the basics of this post so had extra time yesterday to include more picks than usual. It's not something I'd have time to do very often though :(
And, we have a new Playmate this week:
Time now to pick the winner of the Memory Box 'Prim Poppy' die and the Couture Creations 'Compassionate' embossing folder - and the winner is:
I don't have your snail mail address Meg so could you please drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with it and your prize will be posted off to you this week. Well done - good things come to those who wait :)
And here's the prize for this coming week:
made by Liz, the other week:
The Snippets Challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 22nd August. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.
Maximum of three entries and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Also, if you already have one of them or aren't really interested in winning both of the punches but still would like to play for just the one - please say so and if your number is picked as the winner then I'll do a second draw for the other punch.
However, the prize IS for both items unless I'm told otherwise in a comment. Do remember that you should also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.
Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)
Di and of course, Parsnip!