Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Personalized Checkers

I stumbled across this idea in the early summer at The Thrifty Chick by Stacey (who unfortunately passed away in July). She was a very amazing crafter. I fell in love with her blog when I happened upon it early in the spring last year - you should stop by her blog to check out all her creations if you haven't been there before.

My brother and his wife love games, so as one of their Christmas presents, I made them their own checkers board - and with an IOU for future personalized checkers pieces for their children when they have kids.

I didn't have a checker's board, so I found one at a thrift store that was in "like new" condition. The brown pieces have an "N" for Nathan - but it's upside down in the picture so it looks like a "U". And then I used Stacey's link for the crown on the back of each piece. I cut out the k's and n's with my cricut in brown/ivory vinyl and then the crown is printed on paper and mod podged to the back.

I also mod podged paper and letters for the word "checkers" to the game box lid, but didn't get a picture of it before shipping it.


  1. That is super cute. I love handmade games! You know, all these projects done with a cricut make me want one. Bad.
    I loved Stacey's blog too! I was so sad and cried a ton when she passed away.

  2. I have been wanting to make one since I stumbled upon Stacey's blog too. She was such a talented crafter! Your version looks great! I hope the recipients loved it. :)