Friday, February 7, 2014

Kiwi Lane February Blog Hop


Hey everyone!  Welcome to my stop along the Kiwi Lane Designs February Blog hop!  Hopefully you found me from the Kiwi Lane Blog - if not, head back there and start the hop at the beginning!

When I got invited to join in the blog hop and was told I could work with Tiny Sweetheart, I knew I wanted to do a non-layout project.  Something different, something fun.  When my eldest started insisting that she desperately wanted to learn to play checkers an idea was born.


I decided to create a table top checkers game using the heart and flower from Tiny Sweetheart as the pieces.


The pieces are constructed by stacking a cut piece of patterned paper on top a cut piece of white cardstock.Then I topped each piece with a little bit of glaze to toughen it up and give it a little shine.  They don't lay perfectly flat, but they are very easy to pick up that way, so I'm okay with it.


I crafted the board by simply cutting out 3.5" squares of grey and white cardstock and adhering them to a piece of thick cardboard with mod podge.  Because of some oddities of the mod podge (maybe it was an old bottle) the grey got a slightly mottled look, but I like how it looks with the patterns on the Crate Paper patterned paper pieces.

I also took some flair badges from the Crate Paper collection and backed them with temporary adhesive glue dots, so they could be use if you "king" a piece during a game.


Each piece is a different piece of patterned paper and there are the same "patterns" of piece on each team.



I love finding ways to use the design templates in ways that are outside of the box.  My daughter is super excited about the checkers board and cannot wait to play.  I did make the board on cardboard that already had a fold in it, so it can be stored a little bit smaller!  

This was such a fun project and really easy to put together (fast too!).  I'm so happy with how it turned out.

Now onto some prizes!  First, one random commenter from across all of the blogs will win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop.  So make sure you are commenting on all of the blogs along the way! Comments must be posted by 11:59 PM MST on Sunday to be eligible to enter for prizes!!

I also have a little giveaway for all of those who comment here on my blog - I have two Kiwi Lane templates to send your way (sweetheart and journey) that will go to one random winner from just my blog!

Your next stop along the hop will be to visit Claire!  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the hop!  


 In case you get lost along the way, here is the completely blog line up.
  1. Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  2. Charissa Miller: http://www.akihasmommascraps.com
  3. Claire Spielman: http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com
  4. Lissa Mitchell: http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com
  5. Kristy MacKeen: http://mamasanity.blogspot.com
  6. Gail Owens: http://glowormdesigns.blogspot.com
  7. Arin Flynn: http://apieceoflifespie.com/
  8. Holly Gagnon: http://ribbonsandglue.com
  9. Jennifer Blomquist: http://www.nwstamper.com/
  10. Christine Meyer: http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com

55 comments:

  1. Very cute idea...thanks for sharing

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  2. Very cute idea...thanks for sharing

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  3. I love this! You rocked this project! Can I play?

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  4. LOVE your "out of the box" idea! Now, I might just be interested to play checkers...the pieces were so boring in black and red!! LOL Have fun playing...
    I'm so happy to share this KLD blog hop with you!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  5. Seriously such a fun and innovative idea. Thanks for playing along lady! <3

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  6. You are so creative!! How do other people think of this stuff?! I love all the pictures, thanks for the ideas :)

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  7. You are so creative! I love all the different pictures so we can see all the dimension! Thanks for the ideas :)

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  8. So creative! I'd play checkers with that cute project :-)

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  9. Nice! Now to adapt this to a chess board! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Belinda Foster

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  10. What a great idea. This would be so much fun to play at a grade school Valentine Party!

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  11. Very cute checkers set--perfect for a girl.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  12. what a great idea! I love going outside of the box :)

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  13. I am always amazed with what can be made with paper. I spend a day with 3 of my grandchildren often and this is a project we could do. Thank you.

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  14. What a fun idea!! My kids would love this, I may have to make them one

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  15. What a fun idea!! I may have to make one of these for my kiddos!

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  16. Fabulous idea and
    could be done with
    any papers and products.
    Carla from Utah

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  17. Checker pieces in a flower shape...love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Fun creation
    and great use
    of the templates.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. So cute! I wish I had young ones still to do this for.

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  20. So cute! I wish my kids were young so I could do this for them!

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  21. What an amazing project! Totally unique. So glad to be hopping with you! :)

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  22. What a cute, creative idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. Good idea, good use of supplies for other than a layout. Two thumbs up!!

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  24. What a fun idea! Your board turned out super cute and I hope she had fun with it too. :)

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  25. Amazing! I love the ideas you post for all of us scrappers. Keep it up! Anne Rosen

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  26. I love your checker board idea. I very rarely think of "other" things to do with my paper and Kiwi Lane.

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  27. I have never did a blog hop,I'm loving it!

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  28. I love that idea! My kids would have so much fun with this!!

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  29. This looks like such a fun project! Thanks fo rsharing!

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  30. That is such a clever idea!!! I love how you always think out of the box.

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  31. I love how you think outside the box. This is such a clever idea!!! Thank you for sharing it.

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  32. What a clever idea! I love how you think outside the box. Thank you for sharing it.

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  33. So very creative! Thank you for sharing…love it!

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  34. Very Creative…thank you for sharing! Love it!

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  35. Very creative! Thanks for sharing

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  36. What fun! If any pieces ripe they are easily replaceable!

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  37. How clever and fun!! Love it!

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  38. What a cute idea! I love that it can be customized to suit your child's interests.

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  39. So cute - I love that you can customize to your child's interests.

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