Friday, December 9, 2011

Week #10 of our 12 Weeks of Inspired Christmas Creations: Puzzled Tags + 50% off !!

Hello friends,
We are getting so close to Christmas!!  We are already on our 10th week of our 12 Weeks of Inspired Christmas Creations and you are going to LOVE what I'm gonna show you today, especially if you are short on time (and money!)!!  We have a coupon code in the online store until Dec 18 only 50% off one stamp set from the online store

Ok, for this project you will need to raid your children's toy stash (or run to the dollar store quick) and get a few puzzle pieces!  I used the following products....inking a puzzle piece as shown:
The bottom puzzle piece is the same coloring that the one I inked was before I inked it.  I'm always amazed at the transformation!!
Next I stamp my puzzle pieces using Inspired Stamps and Staz-On permanent ink (most puzzle pieces have a glossy surface that won't take dye based inks well).  Just make sure you have the Staz-On cleaner and us it IMMEDIATELY with your stamps or it can ruin them.  I use it all the time and have yet to ruin one, so just be sure to clean them and you'll be fine!!
After you stamp, use a big Sharpie marker to color the edges (it's not required, but makes a DRAMATIC difference in the finished look of the tag):
Yes, this is the same color of the original puzzle piece, I used caramel and gold inks to get this beautiful coloring!  Isn't it amazing!
Next I punched holes in the ends and added ribbon. The back side is white so you can can your To: From: message there with your Sharpie black marker:
I have also used these to make pins for shirts and jackets and also as card fronts!  I hope you have fun getting some use out of old puzzle pieces!

Of course we are having another GIVEAWAY!!  Next week we will have our BIG GIVEAWAY with all the prizes that went unclaimed and some other goodies!!

This week's winner will have a $10 credit in our online store!!  All you have to do to be entered is leave us a comment to this post and/or on our Facebook page about the Puzzle tags!  Let us know if you are gonna make some!!

Have a blessed weekend and I will announce the winner in Monday's post!
Until then,
Be the blessing!


  1. Wow! Seeing the puzzle pieces in use really makes me want to try this idea!! Thank you for showing this!!

  2. Those would even make cute ornaments!

  3. Great project, Antoinette! And I'm sure that we all have alcohol inks! Thanks for the inspiration. Sorry I've been MIA in your comment section - have been sick, sick, sick! No fun at all! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Love love love the puzzles pieces! Now I need a puzzle :)

  5. The puzzle pieces tags are great ideas!! Love how you decorated yours, Antoinette. So pretty!! I have to try this!!

  6. I love this idea. You always have such great projects.

  7. I think this is a wonderful idea--very classy transformation.
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  8. what an clever use of the puzzle pieces, antie! and one puzzle would go a long way!

  9. I love using Puzzle pieces to craft with!! I love the tag Idea!!

    Many Wonderful Blessings,

  10. How clever! Fantastic and quick idea!

  11. What a great and clever idea. I know I have a few puzzles laying around with missing pieces from them so I can't wait to try this. What a neat and creative thing to use as gift tags.

  12. I love the puzzle idea. I bought a puzzle punch, but haven't used it more than once...thanks for giving me the idea!

  13. The puzzle pieces look really cute as tags. I'm trying to pick up "different" idea, and this is great.


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