Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Samantha Walker July Blog Hop & Giveaway!

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Our theme this month is Family Fun!  I used Samantha's Square Puzzle Silhouette Cut File and the Cool Summer Collection to create a double-sided puzzle, with one side being more challenging than the other!  I put the puzzle in Samantha's 3D Tuck Bag and included a score sheet (because we are crazy competitive around here!).  I love that the kids can sit down and do the puzzle on their own with a timer and then add in their time!  

The bike side is much harder than I thought it would be but I love challenging the kids.  For the initial score sheet I will have them do the Ice Cream side and then next week I will change it to have them do the Bikes!  

How perfect would these be for traveling this Summer?
Samantha Walker Supplies:

Other supplies:
Ribbon: Baby Pink/White Polka Dot Wired Ribbon (Ribbons Unlimited)
Twine: Solid Caribbean (The Twinery)

Here's how you can make one of your own!

 1.  I cut out the puzzle with a thick white cardstock to use as the base and then I cut out the ice cream paper.  I took each piece off my mat and adhered it on to the white puzzle base.
 2-3.  These images show the puzzle being completed by gluing the pieces.  It looks like a lot of work, but it goes super quick!
 4.  Next, I placed the bike paper down on my mat and cut the puzzle again (you could flip the image as well if you do not want to put your paper down on the sticky mat).  It just needs to be reversed since it will be on the back of the puzzle.
 5.  Flip over your puzzle so the backside is up.
 6.  I removed one corner piece and adhered it on the puzzle while it was still on my mat.  This is for placement.
 7.  Apply adhesive all over the back of the puzzle on the mat then lift up your puzzle and press the white side down to adhere, making sure to line up your puzzle with the placement piece.
 8.  Once you have your puzzle glued together, remove the pieces from the mat.
 9.  Next, cut out the box and fold on all the score lines.
10. Adhere the mat pieces on the box as shown.
11. Place adhesive on the side tab and bring the side over and adhere.
12. Glue the bottom of the box together.
13. Insert your puzzle pieces.
14. Tuck the top of the box in the slot.
15. This is an image of our score sheet, which is included inside our box!

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~ Jo ~ said...

I must say that this is adorable! I could see the endless possibilities of creating these puzzles and having my daughter put them together. Love it!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Stephanie said...

Love the puzzle idea. Great way to give it as a gift. Love the papers.

SherriB said...

The double sided puzzle is such a great idea for the kids, and I love the bag you created to put it in.

Laura Turcotte said...

What a really really great idea! Lots of fun!

SueZee Alg said...

What a neat idea. Love the puzzle, the bag and thanks for the tutorial.

Claudia said...

What a great idea Jamie! I will have to add this to our road trip games list. TFS!

Miranda said...

OMGoodness the bag is adorable and I love, love, love the puzzle! TFS

Guiseppa said...

This is a way fun idea! You are so smart!

Chrissy (thescrapgirl) said...

Love it Jamie!

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Super fun project, Jamie...and what a wonderful presentation!

Buffy Esser said...

I love this idea!

Maria said...

love the package

Jennifer Earley said...

Fantastic puzzle! Always good to challenge kids' minds from time to time :)

Jingle said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!

D- said...

Such a creatively fun idea. TFS.

Linda Kaiser said...

Wow! Jamie, what a great idea! Love your post!!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a cute bag. I love your idea's and those puzzle pieces are great.

DebC said...

Super cute Jamie. I love treat bags and yours is just perfect and so adorable!
Deb C

Roni said...

Really cute and fun idea!

Kelly Sas said...

I love that bag file of Samantha's and you created such a great fun project with it!

Sue D said...

This is so cute!!

CrftyQny said...

Boy, that is really clever! Nice going! Leslie

Amy Frye said...

Great idea for a party favor! I might have to try this with my Silhouette soon.

Alexia Misso said...

That's fabulous Jamie, love it!

Lori Aragon said...

Genius! Never would have thought of a double sided puzzle! I love this idea...and thanks for the tutorial :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea. If some of the pieces get lost you're not out a lot. Love the bag.

Lady Fair said...

Oh my goodness, your puzzle and bag are beyond cute! Thanks for the instructions, too.

Beejay said...

What a fun, family project! Thanks for shaing your tutorial!

Iris said...

cutest project

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