Sunday, July 5, 2015

Let's Play Checkers!

Dear Readers,

Today something a bit different--I made a mini set of checkers for a friend's daughters and accompanying mini cards. I came up with the idea for this and really wanted to give it a whirl. This one was fun but also a bit tedious. It was also my first (of many) projects to use my newly beloved Lawn Fawn Baked with Love stamp set

I stamped 96 cupcakes in total because each checker is double sided. I used two different patterned papers for the cups of the purple cupcakes and of the pink cupcakes. I paper pieced each cupcake before punching out circles and laminating, inspired by this video by Sparkly CanadianCraftyGirl. The video really inspired me to make a greater effort to cut out intricate items by hand. 

The patterned papers I used come from Papertrey Ink's 6x6 Guide Lines.

I made the board in Open Office's Spreadsheet (their version of Excel). I looked for printable templates online but ultimately decided I wanted to customize the board just so, and using a spreadsheet was, surprisingly, very easy to do, and the board came out exactly how I intended. The squares all measure one inch. 


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