Girls Best Friend Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Karmin International

Title: Girls Best Friend

Artist: Mary Engelbreit

Pieces: 550

Size: 20" x 20"


Overall Experience:  Good

Cut Quality:    Godd

Board Quality: Good

Shape Cut: Ribbed-like

Image Quality: Great

Hardest Area: border

Puzzle Dust? lots

Finish Quality: Smooth

Box Quality: Good

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Thrift Store $1.00

Recommend Level: Medium

Time: 3 hours


I did my usual sorting routine.

  1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....
  2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 
  3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

As mentioned above, these border types are tricky and basically are determined by the shapes of the puzzles right down to the tips of the puzzles. Luckily it was the tips that gave the best clues to assemble it.

After sorting the pieces and according to the colors, the red letters were done first, followed by both Mother and daughter and the other baking items. The yellow text 'Mother' was completed next, then the brown table and finished with the background wall.


Karmin International is known for it's low prices, medium quality puzzles but great images - the price has to be traded for something. But since the images are attractive enough to buyers, the quality becomes tolerable making this one a really cute quick-fix.

The Artist, Mary Engelbreit, is also known for her beautiful graphic arts which are also in children's books and many other products.

This Karmin International, Girls Best Friend by Mary Engelbreit was at the Thrift store still sealed. It sells at the Dollar store for $3 but I paid $1.00 for it which made for a pretty good chance all the pieces were there. So not a bad bang for a buck! 

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.


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