Sunday, November 15, 2009

MDS, Decor Elements, and Wood Blocks

A few weeks ago my upline Patty Bennett challenged a few of us in the Luv2Stamp Group to use the Wood Blocks from the Holiday Mini Catalog in different ways.  I am no original thinker, but I remembered playing with wooden block puzzles growing up (usually the blocks were about 1- 1 1/2 inches square).  I thought it would be fun to do a block puzzle using pictures of my kids and some other fun accents.  The blocks from the mini catalog are 3 x 3 inches and very lightweight (I am pretty sure they are not solid wood, but maybe a MDF fiberboard or something).  Regardless of their weight, they are very sturdy and easy to work with.  Here’s how mine turned out:IMG_9945
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I used the brand new My Digital Studio software to create the photo pages.  It was really easy and quick since I was able to just drag the photos into a template.  I changed a few of the colors and re-arranged some of the embellishments.  The animals are from the Decor Elements vinyl “Nursery Alphabet”.  Those pages were also quick since all I had to do was transfer the vinyl to the cardstock.  Once all the pages were ready, I trimmed them to 3 x 3 inch square, reassembled on top of the blocks, and glued them in place.  I am planning on wrapping this up for Christmas for the kids to open.  I think they will really like seeing their own faces as part of a “toy”.  It is not a particularly tricky puzzle, with only 9 pieces, but sometimes the simplest toys are what keeps them amused for the longest time!