Having celebrated a big "-0" birthday this year, I decided I needed to have something to remember it by. This started as a puzzle blank, which was given me as part of a birthday bag of goodies (my friend knows me so well!!), I decided to use it to create an altered "birthday memory" puzzle.
I numbered the pieces and then jumbled them up and picked pieces at random. I did not use any direction and I love how it came out! All the bits and pieces were from birthday wrapping paper & tags, the invites/rsvp cards/thank you cards (you may notice an Alice in Wonderland theme to some pieces - I had a Mad Hatter's Tea Party for my birthday party), the fabric from my hat, birthday chocolate wrappers/wine labels and the glitter that was in the same goody bag as the puzzle. The ribbon hanger was from a present and the little glittery wrapped roses were part of the table decorations I made out of large playing cards.
Close up of the top half
Close up of the bottom half
I had a lovely birthday and was spoilt rotten and every time I look at this, I remember what presents were from which friends and the fun that I had at my party.