I have a crazy amount of business travel coming up in the next month, what with our Pretty Prudent Home manuscript due and all sorts of meetings to be had. After spending the whole summer traveling with Scarlet, it’s going to be a bit heartbreaking to be apart for six days at a time over the next month. Tomorrow I have to leave at 4 in the morning to catch my flight, so I wanted to leave her something special to find when she wakes up.
With my trusty Silhouette Cameo by my side, I came up with the idea of making her a little love puzzle. Because she loves puzzles and I love her. I used a few different types of Silhouette specialty media, including printable adhesive silver foil and chipboard, to make a little puzzle for her.
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Find out how I made this DIY puzzle after the jump…
How to Make a DIY Silhouette Chipboard Puzzle
First, I created my design using the silhouette software. I purchased a puzzle pattern, and added a cut heart on top to turn it into a heart shaped puzzle. Then I used my own fonts and some cut images from my silhouette library (the crown and butterfly), but set those images to “no cut” and filled with color while setting the outlines to no color. I used the Silhouette printable adhesive silver foil, running it through my printer while making sure I had the registration marks showing. It’s hard to see that this is reflective silver foil in this picture, but it is, and it prints beautifully.
Then I removed the back from the silver foil and attached the entire sheet to my chipboard.
Then I placed the foil-covered chipboard on my cutting matt and adjusted the cut settings to “chipboard.” Then I let the silhouette work its magic!
I love watching it cut. Mesmerizing.
Here is my finished puzzle!
I am going to leave it on her nightstand when I leave at 4 a.m. this morning, so when she wakes up in the morning she finds a pile of puzzle pieces to put together and knows how much I miss her.