Monday, May 25, 2009

Vacation Rocked!

we had such a blast. we were on the boat 24/7 and swam all day long. owen even jumped off the cliffs, which i couldn't believe! amber would ask him everyday on a scale from 1-10 how great his day and he would say...2000 or 700 million, lol. oh and i can't wait to show you pix of big bertha :)

but first i wanted to show you my first DT project i did for Core'dinations. Here is a small tutorial for it, too.

I saw that the corner of my piece of core was splitting, so i just decided to pull it apart and see what happened...and viola! i made this...

see that edge? just start peeling...


like this....



and you will get a strip like this...it will be much thinner than the piece of cardstock itself


So I stamped on the back of it {i didn't want the stamped image to show} and then cut them out.



Now the edges will curl effortlessly. Add some sanding and stitching and voila! You have an easy card. I added a My Stamp Box stamp to the bottom right hand corner. 

And i love these framed cards i learned to how to make not to long ago at a crop.




Don't forget you can get all your Core'dinations cardstock at HappyScrappin' Scrapbooking!

14 comments:

mustangkayla said...

Glad you had a fabulous weekend! How clecer is that flower! Pretty card!

Michelle said...

Glad to hear all of you had an awesome time on your trip! Where did you go? I love the card you made its just beautiful!! What an awesome way to recycle too!!
What is HSS? (to buy cardstock?)
Hope you have a great week!

Jocelyn said...

Wow what a great idea, would have never thought to try this out!!! Love how the flower turned out!!! So glad to hear that you had a great weekend!!!! Sounds like you had a ton of fun!!!! Have a great week!

Lucy Edson said...

That sounds like so much fun, Ellen! Glad your vacation was great!

Thanks for the tip on the cardstock - I love how the petals curled on your card! :)

Laina said...

Very cool Miss Ellen! That card rocks! So glad to hear you had fun on your vaca! Jumping from cliffs! Oh my! Can't wait to see pics!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Hey Girlfriend! Glad you had such a great time! Can't say enough about your core'dinations flower. That was pure genius!!!

melissa :) said...

glad your vaca was fabulous... and the core' trick is certainly a good one! love the card :)

Jen Martakis said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the technique!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Left you a little something on my post today! XOXO

Edleen said...

sounds like you all had so much fun! hope to see pictures soon :)

love what you did with the pp!

Dria said...

Terrific idea separating the layers of paper- I like how the flowers turned out- great job.

Scrapper Mom said...

Fantastic! That little stacked flower is too cute :)

Andrea Amu said...

Ohhh this is sooo pretty!!

Nicole said...

So glad you had a wonderful vacation!

Love your tutorial here! I have yet to try that cardstock!