Puzzle Birthday Invites

Hello,

Now that I have shared the card I made for my daughter's birthday here, it is also time to share the invites I prepared for the party!

I wanted the invites to be different, and going through my dies stash, I spotted the Puzzle die from Pink & Main. It was one die I got attracted to on the first look, but never used! Now that struck an idea, it is going to be an invite and a fun game for kids! :)


My daughter loves the Paw Patrol shows on the TV and I took it as the theme. I found a high resolution pic on the internet, and edited it to add the invite message. I then got 4x6 photo prints of them, all excited to get them made into puzzles!

Now starts the fun part! I adhered one of the photos to a scrap piece cut from cereal box using liquid glue. Cereal box adds some weight so the pieces don't bend while playing. I chose liquid glue over tape runner to ensure strong bonding so that when the cardstock is cut into puzzle pieces, they hold together stronger. I ran the thick layers through the Gemini Junior diecutting machine, but I was in for a disappointment. It didn't cut through the layers, maybe because of the photo paper and thick cardboard. I tried running it through multiple times with different levels of shims and cardstocks to increase the pressure, but gave up at one point afraid I would spoil the machine!

So the next option and only idea I could think of, with just 2 days to her birthday, was to diecut the photo and the base separately and stick the pieces one by one. Believe me, that was what I did! Diecutting was quicker in one move for each, but carefully sticking every piece of the puzzle took me an hour each! :) And as always, it is sheer satisfaction and joy once the job is well done! :)




Along with the party invites, I made one for my daughter too without the message, and she completed the puzzle in less than 5 minutes! :)


And the kids found the puzzle interesting and so fun, while moms were surprised by the creative invites :) What else do you need as a crafter! I was overjoyed :)

Linking to,
1. TTCRD Week of 07 May
2. Trimmies Craft #512
3. Crafty Creations #390
4. LPOCF #105
5. Penny's Challenge #429
6. Creative Fingers #163
7. Time Out #135 - So many feet on the ground!! :)
8. Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #280
9. 613 Avenue #221
10. Crafty Addicts #60
11. Get Creative #80
12. Crafting with an Attitude #51
13. Crafting by Designs - May Anything Goes
14. Simply Create Too #149
15. A Perfect Time to Craft #5
16. Morgan's Artworld #5
17. HLS May Anything Goes with Dies


18. Creative Moments #168
19. A Bit More Time to Craft #91
20. Papercraft #18
21. Daisy Chain #30
22. Let's Create #147

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like my creation! Do let me know your feedback! Have a nice day :)

Comments

  1. Whoa! That's a thoughtful gift cum invite for kid's party. The amount of mind boggling work you did finally shows itself. Great idea!! Love this.

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  2. Thats lots of work Karthika..cutting the photo and base separately and then attaching them..I just loved this entire idea of invite and puzzle !

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  3. Nothing gives a crafter more pleasure than the joy our craft brings others, and this takes top place for me! Incredibly creative and my goodness, what a lot of work! Your dedication to get the job done after facing the initial setback amazes me, but the end result was SO WORTH IT! Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's!
    Linda

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    1. Thank you so much Linda for the kind words! :)

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  4. What a clever idea for a party invite.. Love it Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JFF

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  5. WOw - this is very creative - I am sure the kids are going to love this !! Thanks for sharing with us at Papercraft Business Challenge!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613! I can understand how the kids and parents must have loved this idea! Most of all - I feel your pain over the construction - how frustrating & exhausting gluing all those pieces on the matching cardboard! Arrrrggghhhh! Well done with your results though, Karthikha!
    ~ginny
    DT for 613 Ave C
    RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

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  7. Fabulous puzzle invitations, such a fun idea! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Fingers!
    ♥ DT Tindaloo ~ I got blogcandy if u wanna join :)

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  8. What a super fun way to make a party invitation. It's such a great idea. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  9. Oh WOW fabulous creation, I am sure they were a big hit with the children and parents! My grandson loves Paw Patrol too. :) Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  10. Great fun project! I used to love making party things when my children were younger. Thank you for joining our CRAFT birthday blog challenge.

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  11. What a fabulous idea for a birthday card and bet your daughter loved it. Thanks for taking part in this month's challenge on Daisy Chains and good luck! Michelle DT x

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  12. Karthikha, what a fantastic idea.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

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  13. What a fun idea! I love puzzles! Thank you for joining us at Paper Craft Business Challenge! -DT Meghan Kennihan (http://www.madebymeghank.blogspot.com)

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  14. Oh this is so fun! what a clever idea. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Good luck Cat DT

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  15. Brilliant invitation! It's so nice when you can put something you have to such a perfect use. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us to help celebrate CRAFT Challenge's 10th birthday!

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  16. super cute invites. and what a great idea to turn them into a puzzle. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and goodluck, Theresa xx

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  17. Very cute and interesting. Thank you for sharing with us at "A Perfect Time To Craft", best of luck with your entry.
    Alina F DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs pot.com.au/

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  18. Thanks for joining our challenge at
    Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge blog
    I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    Jolanda
    (DT member)

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  19. What a fun idea for party invitations, Karthikha ... looks as though they were heaps of fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  20. What a beautiful card, thanks for playing with us at Simply Create.

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  21. What a great idea to do your invitations like this! Looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this at Creative Moments looking forward to seeing you again next time.

    hugs Grietje

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  22. What an awesome project! so fun. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  23. What a super idea! They must have loved it! What a stunner! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

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  24. WOW! A wonderful, rich card composition. It's very intresting idea.
    Thank you for joining our challenge Crafting With An Attitude.
    BoΕΌena DT CWAA

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  25. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Addicts and I hope to see many more of your beautiful creations soon :)

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