08 February 2012

MCT 3-D Wednesday: Kickin' Off Valentine's Week

by Veronica

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! As I've mentioned before, I like to have something special for my husband each day for the week leading up to the big V-day. To kick off Valentine's Week 2012, I decided to make something a bit different... a puzzle!

The Hubs and I LOVE puzzles. We're not really Jigsaw Puzzle kind of people. But we love logic puzzles! So to get his Thinker a-movin' and a-groovin', I created this little Puzzle of Love for him to take to work and play with for the day.

I glued together six die (not to worry, I have 6 more in my stash. What? You don't have 12 pink die laying around? *giggle*) into a funky little shape and slipped them into a cello bag. After printing out the instructions (with an added hint at the bottom), I closed the bag up and added my adorable little topper.

The topper base is made out of Stampin' Up!'s red glitter card stock that I cut with MCT's XL Label Die. I cut the Stitched Heart (included in the 100% Sweetness set) out of pink card stock and hand cut a little arrow. After stamping the "Lucky in love" sentiment (I Believe in Leprechauns), I hand cut it into a funky shape and glued it to the topper.

The instructions inside the bag say:

Puzzle of Love
Can you figure out what
this puzzle means? Use
your skills of logic to
decipher the hidden code.
Here's a hint: It's cause for
a celebration... of love!
Don't tell The Hubs: the answer is 6/17/11 - our anniversary! (6   1(5+2)   11)

I hope you were inspired!



  1. Now this rocks!! Veronica...all i can say is WOW! I so love this perfect idea! Very creative and inspiring!! :)

  2. Too cute....and clever;0)
    Really cute project.

  3. You are so clever! What a fun idea, and your packaging is beautiful!

  4. SO ADORABLE and so super creative. He is going to love trying to figure this out. I think it is PERFECT in every way and your hand cut arrow ROCKS too! Hugs- Glora

  5. VERY cool! What a great, creative idea!

  6. Oh if this isn't the most CLEVER and fun idea! I am LOVING the pink die too! It is so PRETTY too!

  7. Fun, fun, fun! Great idea TFS. --C

  8. PINK dice!?? Oh my this is just stinkin adorable. :)

  9. This is so sweet Veronica! I'm sure your hubby will appreciate it! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  10. Knowing Duane he will figure it out for sure! Of course after all these years with you, he so knows the games you come up with. Love the dice!!! Your take on Valentine's Day kickoff is super.

    Love ya,


  11. WOW this is a great and fun idea!:)

  12. Cute and creative idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
    Monica L.

  13. How cute and oh so fun! Love that you do that for your husband :) Great job!


  14. Brilliant! I knew it had to do something with a date, but couldn't know for sure! GREAT idea.

  15. A very clever puzzle gift. Great job!
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  16. Clever idea did hubby get it? I bet he did. Great topper.

  17. Nice blog. If you like logic puzzles you might also like cryptic crosswords. I have done a series of posts explaining how to approach the clues - once you get into them they are fascinating. This was the first post in the series: http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/cryptic-crosswords-solving-hints-1.html


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your feedback and hope you were inspired!