What is it about a rainbow, gradient or any such type of color explosion puzzle that we love so much? If you scroll through Facebook or Instagram, you’ll find that posts with these puzzles have a larger amount of likes than other posts. It is that we are naturally drawn towards more colorful images? Do... Continue Reading →
The holiday season is upon us! And what is the best thing about the holidays? Exchanging presents! Everyone loves gift giving. The joy of knowing just what to pick for that special someone, the wonderful anticipation of knowing how much they'll love your gift, the satisfaction of knowing you've made someone's life a little bit... Continue Reading →
Hyper-realistic animal shaped puzzles? Yes please! Madd Capp Puzzles are my favorite animal-shaped puzzles. I recently learned why there are not as many companies the produce shaped puzzles. Each of the unique-shaped jigsaw puzzles requires its own unique tool. Unlike circular or square puzzles which can use the same tool for different designs. Madd Capp... Continue Reading →
I was an elementary-junior high teacher in a former life and used puzzles in my classroom because I believe children learn a lot of valuable skills when putting together age-appropriate puzzles. In additional to physical and mental skills, they also learn persistence and the joy of accomplishment. So I introduced my granddaughter to puzzles when... Continue Reading →
My Rating: 9/10 Happy Halloween to all of you jigsaw junkies. I hope you all had a great Halloween and enjoyed some good treats. Well as I mentioned in my previous review I love seasonal puzzles. We simply couldn't let Halloween pass without a review of this stunning specialty shaped puzzle. This puzzle when assembled... Continue Reading →
Did you know that Galison puzzles (you can also find them under the brand Chronicle Books at Puzzle Warehouse) has more than one type of puzzle? They have their regular, standard grid cut puzzles and then they have these amazing shaped puzzles. You may have seen them; Jonathan Adler's Rainbow Hand, Jonathan Adler Lips, or... Continue Reading →
Are you a sports fanatic? Do you have a favorite team? Do you wear your team's colors all day long? Do you like to share your passion with others? Well, if you do, then you will certainly like the sported-related jigsaw puzzles that you can find from MasterPieces. As a sports fan myself, decorating not... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Sunsout (US), published date 2017 Title: “Waiting for Some Sunshine” by Ashley Davis, 1000 pieces Finished size: 25" x 38 OUR RATING: 8.25/10 This week Puzzle Warehouse is having a "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" sale on all Sunsout puzzles, so I wanted to review one. And it's been a long time since I reviewed a shaped... Continue Reading →
I loved shaped puzzles. There aren't that many released each year, so I treasure the good ones when they come along. This stocking-shaped Christmas puzzle is really delightful. The curved border is fun to work with and the image is filled with bright colors and patterns that keep you moving from one object to the other without wanting to stop. I love the quiet scene by the Christmas tree and the soft, painterly art style. The Sunsout quality is excellent too, with sturdy pieces and a fun random piece cut. Highly recommended.
love shaped puzzles, and this offering from Sunsout and Aimee Stewart is really gorgeous and fun to assemble. The image is filled with a variety of brightly-colored butterflies and flowers in different colors and patterns, and those are easy to assemble. The fill around them–greenery and a blue pattern–appears in small doses and wasn’t too difficult. I really liked assembling the irregular edge, especially the antenna. Cute!
This week, for the dog days of summer, Jigsaw Junkies is featuring shaped puzzles. This week we had a review of "Autumn Squirrel" by Mary Thompson and "Abundant Garden" by Aimee Stewart. Today I'm going to share a top ten list with my favorite picks of Puzzle Warehouse's selection of shaped puzzles. (As usual, I couldn't... Continue Reading →
This is a gorgeous and fun-to-assemble shaped puzzle from Sunsout. The garden is filled with vibrant flowers, colorful birds, cute animals, and other surprises to discover as you assemble it. I really loved the soft art style, which feels airbrushed. The image is full without feeling crowded and there's no real 'background color', dead space, or dark areas. Assembly is of moderate difficulty but everything has a unique color or texture, so if you reference the box lid, you can always tell where a piece goes. The Sunsout quality is excellent with thick, sturdy pieces and a wonderful random cut. I particularly liked the unusual, fan-shaped border, which was a nice change from rectangular puzzles. Highly recommen