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Dec 12

Home Sweeeeeet Home!

That’s Cheryl Johnson, one of our new ‘shining star’ artist. She lives in Maine and drove 3 hours to deliver a new design and a ton of delicious treats. In her former life Cheryl was a cake decorator and she couldn’t resist doing some special treats for us…. yum-yum. And lots of our customers think her Gingerbread House design is yummy, also,based on how many have ordered it recently. THANK YOU Cheryl!!


Nov 30

Custom Crossword “Puzzle”

Check this out. Per customer request we digitally created a crossword puzzle filled with family names, trivia and photos. This was a Photoshop labor of love, as you can imagine … layers upon layers of complexity. The customer and family loved it!2071104

Oct 25

Stave PuzzleNuts Community

Introducing the Stave PuzzleNuts Community at


We have a good customer who is fluent in how to set up community web sites and she suggested that Stave Puzzles have one… a community web site…. and she offered to help us launch it, which we did this past Monday. As I type this we already have 72 members… in just 3 days… WOW! so it’s off to the races.

We are designing this Stave community on the fly so please be patient, particularly since we are starting this during our busiest time of year, the holiday season…. AND we still are in overdrive because of the tremendous response we’ve had from being featured on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood April 1st.

We plan to add all sorts of bells and whistles as we go along. In fact, if you have any ideas please let us know because this is what it’s all about… sharing ideas within this wild and crazy puzzle community.
Sign Up and come along for the ride!

Aug 31

Puzzles within a Puzzle

Many of our Traditional puzzles of 250 pieces or more will contain a rebus game. A wavy edged “box” with the Stave clown’s feet in the edge will contain puzzle pieces shaped like letters or objects forming a familiar word or expression.
Can YOU guess the correct solution to this rebus?Rebus1_2

Jul 31

Amazing Photo Montage

Can you keep a secret? This is a photo montage Stave created from customer photos of George and Lynn at their wedding 25 years ago. They were married August 14, 1982….. so in 2 weeks they will be given this puzzle as a surprise 25th wedding anniversary present. They are going to love it, don’t you think? (Yes, we have permission to show it now.)

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