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.
- Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
- Charissa Miller: http://www.akihasmommascraps.com
- Claire Spielman: http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com
- Lissa Mitchell: http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com
- Kristy MacKeen: http://mamasanity.blogspot.com
- Gail Owens: http://glowormdesigns.blogspot.com
- Arin Flynn: http://apieceoflifespie.com/
- Holly Gagnon: http://ribbonsandglue.com
- Jennifer Blomquist: http://www.nwstamper.com/
- Christine Meyer: http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com