This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last week. It uses a stamp set called Love You To Pieces. This stamp set has matching dies called Puzzle Pieces Thinlits. The dies cut out a 3.75″ square puzzle.
If you look closely you will notice that we used the die but did not cut out the puzzle pieces. This is because we used the new Big Shot Embossing Mats! You use these mats to emboss with your dies without cutting them out. How cool is that?! One thing though, is you need to be careful and make sure your sandwich is correct or it will cut your mats. Ask me how I know! *rolling eyes*. The directions come with it so make sure you read them before using them.
The colors we used on this card are Pacific Point and Calypso Coral on Very Vanilla cardstock.
Yesterday I told you that Madelyn, Nolan and their parents came for a visit. Sam and Tara had a wedding to go to so we got to be with the kids without them. You know how that goes. No parents around to tell us what we can and cannot do with our grandchildren! We had fun!
It happened to be Princess and Pirate Day at Boldt Castle. If you have never been there it is worth going to. There is a very romantic tale that goes with Boldt Castle that you can read about on their website. It was abandoned many years ago and was eventually given to the Thousand Island Bridge Authority who has been renovating it for many years. It is gorgeous inside.
Last weekend was Princess and Pirate Day where you can dress up, talk to and see princesses and pirates. Belle, Snow White and Tinkerbell were there. They had a “real” mermaid swimming in the pool and pirates were everywhere. Madelyn dressed up as Elsa (the princess from Frozen) and Nolan was a pirate.
As you can see, Madelyn loved Belle!
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Love the card!! Using the embossing mats for the completed puzzle was so clever, and the colors are gorgeous together. Love, love, LOVE the pictures of the kids. What a cute pirate, and such a beautiful princess. I know you had a blast. Grandparenting (especially when parents aren’t around) is so fun!
Cute card. And I love seeing pictures of the grandchildren. You will have to start posting a picture everyday on your blog.
You know how they say in show biz that you should never work with babies or animals, because they’ll always upstage you? Well, that’s happened to your wonderful card, Susan! 🙂 But I’m sure you don’t mind, because your grandchildren are adorable! What fun – and how wonderful for them to have such amazing grandparents ♥