Wednesday, September 07, 2011

How About A Game?

This month I am Guest Designing at Jillibean Soup and this week I am sharing my family's love for Checkers...

We love Checkers!
However, I have never been fond of our checker board.  It is the old red and black squares with a yellow outline and quite flimsy.  Now I am sure that they make a better quality checker set out there, but can you say you have seen one this cute?

Here is how I created mine:
  • Combine two thick 12x12 chipboard pieces together and ink around the edges.
  • Punch 64 1-1/4" squares (32 in plaid and 32 in floral) and ink around the edges of all the squares.
  • Punch 64 1-1/4" squares in Wonderfilm (a two sided adhesive that I used to adhere the squares to the board).
  • Build a grid of 8 across and 8 high, keeping the checker board look of every other square is a differnt pattern.
  • Once you have all the squares in their grid, use a black fine-tip marker to create dashes around each square as shown.
  • To finish the board, use a sealer to set all the pieces. 
 For the checker pieces:
(Note: I bought a $2 set from a bargain store to get my pieces)
  • Punch out circles in two patterns, 12 of each pattern, and ink the edges.
  • Punch out the same size circle in Wonderfilm (a two sided adhesive that I used to adhere the pattern paper to the checker pieces).
  • Create and decorate a sliding box to hold the pieces!
Paper and Embellishments: Apple Cheddar Soup (Jillibean Soup)
Twine: Jillibean Soup
Misc. Chipboard
Ink: Black Chalk Ink (Cat's Eye)
Pen: Black Dual-Tip Pen (Creative Memories)
Punch: Square Maker (Creative Memories)
Sealer: Spray Acrylic Sealer (Krylon)


Jingle said...

This is absolutely fabulous!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...


Monika Wright said...

I think this is just so incredibly awesome!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is soooooooooooo cool!!! I love it! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow! This is fabulous!!

Deanne :)

ColleenAnn said...

WOW !!! so cute !!! I am going to make one for christmas!!!

Kristine Berc said...

I saw this on the Jillibean blog. It's so stinkin' cute!!!

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