DIY  •  Photo Puzzle


When I saw this done on another person’s blog, I knew I needed to do it and send it to Jordan for a cute Valentine. I just loved the cleverness of it all. Simple. Sweet. Fun.

I couldn’t find a canvas bag, so I opted to work with what I had, including the paper bag shape we made in the Hello There Silhouette class. I also used the chevron design from Background Basics to create the print+cut design for the paper bag design.

This is what I started out playing with. 


As you can see, I loved the idea of lace and such. Lots of fun goodies to have added to it. But when I took off the wrapper for the craft sticks, for some reason, I just loved that look and thought it would make a great background for a cut title.

So here’s what you can do to make it.

1. Lay out the sticks to match the length of your photo.


2. Mod Podge the back of your photo.


3. Lay the sticks evenly across the back. Be sure to keep the top/bottom lines of the sticks as straight as possible.


4. Apply Mod Podge to the front of your photo and let it dry.


5. Write a sentiment on the back. I used a Sharpie marker.


6. Use an X-acto knife to cut the photo into pieces. I used a metal ruler to help me keep a straight line. 


7. Voila! It’s marvelous!


8. Decorate your holding device. In this case, I used the paper bag element from the Hello There Silhouette class as my holding device. (Or you can use the Paper Bag: Flat design.) I decided to use the craft paper that held the sticks together as a background to the cut cardstock title ‘Love You To Pieces.’ Then I accented with a couple of 3D embellishments.


I’m really excited to send this to Jordan.
I think she’s going to love it!

And today is my 26th anniversary. 
Love this guy.


2018-02-08T07:30:49+00:00February 12th, 2014|diy, projects|15 Comments


  1. Tammy Joyce February 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    You did an awesome job. It turned out great. I know she will love it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Valmay Court February 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Congrats on 26 years I know how great the feeling is I have been married to the love of my life for 41 years & going strong. Love the puzzle photo & I am sure Jordan will too Cheers from Oz Valmay :-)

  3. Heather Parry February 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Great project! Congratulations on your anniversary!

  4. kelly thompson February 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    really love this – very easy and great fir kids!

  5. Cheryl :) February 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    What a fun project!!! Jordan will love it. AND Have a wonderful Anniversary!

  6. Trish February 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! A long and happy marriage is one of life’s beautiful gifts! Your Valentine to Jordan is wonderful, can’t wait to make one for my sweet daughter!

  7. yolande k February 12, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Félicitations Kerri !!! et merci pour cette idée que je trouve géniale !

  8. Cherri February 12, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    What a fun project and you did a great job. She will love it! Thank you for sharing it. I’ll make one for my granddaughter for Easter I think.

  9. Lorretta Shughrue February 12, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Love this! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing it. Happy Anniversary! = )

  10. Katie Jones February 13, 2014 at 5:35 am

    What a fabulous idea! Jordan will just love receiving this! You dressed up your little chevron envie so cutely. I need to make more of those – I just love them! Congrats on your wedding anniversary!

  11. Nashonne February 13, 2014 at 6:27 am

    LOVE THIS….won’t be able to do in time for V-day, but may adapt as a “thinking of you”/”missing you” puzzle.

    Hope you had an awesome day celebrating 26 years!!

  12. Nita K. February 13, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    That is such a cute puzzle! Will have to do this for my kiddos.

    Happy anniversary to you!

  13. Pamela McGillin February 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Lovely, lovely gift.

  14. Anna February 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You guys are such a cute couple! Hope you have much happiness always :) And Happy Valentine’s too!

  15. Rhadonda February 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    This puzzle was a genius idea!!! Thanks for sharing. Would love to do this for my niece and nephew. Belated Happy Anniversary!!!

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