Paperboard Mystery Message

I am thrilled to announce that I am guest blogging over at Whip up today!  Kathreen has an absolutely lovely site filled with all sorts of crafty goodies and fun things to explore. I am honored to be included among her guest bloggers She also just started producing these great mini-mags chock to the brim with all sorts of entertaining kids activities and crafts.  Check the latest one out here!

So, here is a little peek at what you can make following the tutorial posted there.  This special word puzzle was originally made for a sweet, strong, little boy in my life who has cancer.  I designed this “get well” gift to have a meaningful message, be easy to do while sitting in bed and have the flexibility to play with over and over.  

Original purpose aside, I think ANY kiddo loves to decode a secret message.  What a fun birthday gift!  Or, gift to give as a visiting friend.  The added benefit is that the letters can be used for word building long after the original message is solved.

You can tell I’m on a paperboard kick herehere and here, but I’m going to go ahead and ride it out.  So much fun playing with recycled goodies.  And, if you want to make an exciting mystery word puzzle for a loved little one in your life, go to Whip Up and give it a whirl.

  1. Ruth

    I really love this idea! Perfect for using up scraps and leaving notes for loved ones! I guess you could also make them into a bunting / garland string. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. these are gorgeous, anne!!! does your talent and creativity ever end??? 😉 xoxo

  3. I saw you post on Whip up- very cute idea- but mostly I wanted to comment on the name in the puzzle- Laird, it is my husband’s name, and I have never come across another one (other than the surfer) very cool to see 🙂

  4. i found your blog through whip up. oh my, those letters are the cutest thing i’ve seen in a long time… now i have to go dig through our recycling bin for some cereal boxes (after i browse around your lovely blog for a spell first). bravo!

  5. Laurie

    What a great idea! You are so clever. Will you please take over management of my life? 🙂

  6. Emily

    Such a sweet idea! These would be perfect for giant scrabble. Thanks for such a wonderful project!

  7. This is simply brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great tutorial for lover and more. i like it very much. thanks

  9. I love this!!! What a beautiful idea! You have a lovely blog and now, another follower!

  10. Anonymous

    What a fun idea!

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