Saturday, July 4, 2009

Toy or Tool? PLUS a contest

Details of the contest at the end of this post.
Maybe you have heard that one of the wonders of Core'dinations cardstock is that you can sand it. BUT, did you get the full picture of what that means?
I am not just talking about sanding the edges to get a distressed effect. I am talking about sanding it to create patterns and designs. For that you need to take a new look around you and your house.
For this card, I used some really fun Cosmo Cricket supplies and a "tool/toy" that you maybe hadn't thought of.
In this close-up photo, do you see the "circles" on the yellow colored cardstock? That cardstock didn't come that way, I created it.
Take a peek at what my tool is here. I just picked up some building plates to go with the Duplo Legos that we have around our house. They are a perfect way to create circles on my paper. I just placed a piece of the cardstock on top of the plate with the holes on it and sanded away. The trick is to keep your paper in place so it doesn't slip around.
Want more fun ideas for creating patterns? Do you have some of your own? You sooooo need to visit Core'dinations blog to see what a few of the team members have found around their houses and you sooooo need to check out our little contest letting you do some looking and creating.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Cardstock –Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Mr. Campy/Nature Walk/Cosmo Cricket
Rub-on words and designs – Cosmo Cricket
Machine sewing
Tonic Paper Distresser


  1. Very clever Linda and I love the card!

  2. Oh Linda.. you are very very clever.. darling card

  3. So cool...I love that you saw the potential of this 'toy' and turned it into a 'tool'. AWESOME project!!

  4. Shut up!! This is so creative of you!! Love the whole card, totally ingenious!

  5. Okay, now aren't you just the smarty pants?!!!! What a FABBIE idea!!!

  6. OH you are so clever - makes me want to go raid the grandkid's toy box!!! I know they have some of these!

  7. OMGoodness, how clever are you! I love the pattern those block created too! I will so be trying this!

    Super cute card! love the stitching and the little bee!

    (-: Heidi

  8. Linda, this is just brilliant! Well done!

  9. Fabulous card! Love what you did with the Lego... looks great! Love the colors too... TFS!