Tag Archives: Card Positioning System

Frillions is Back!! Hooray!

17 Jul

Hello Friends of Frillions…

We made our move and have unpacked everything but the Christmas boxes and the memorabilia boxes (which I promise to do over the next year or so…lol).

It’s great to be back, creating again. Just a quick note that I’ve started another blog, “At Home in Palm Beach.” It’s on that other hosting site…just give a click to check it out. Just something a little different from here.

So, to get back into the groove, I chose one of my favorite inspirations site: Card Positioning System (CPS) and sketch #227…check it out:

I went with a stamp I’ve had for a while but hardly ever used. I stamped it in several colors on white paper and then decided which way I wanted to take it. The dark blue ink struck me as the way to go…

Which turned into this:

Just want to keep it short tonight. If you need any supply info, just send me a note and I’ll fill you in on the duds.

It’s great to be back. Cheers, Eli


Welcome Baby!

10 Apr

Some dear just had a baby girl so I got this new digital stamp, Baby Sarah and Toys from by LORi Designs. I used the sketch at Card Positioning System to put together the card. All in good fun, I say!!!

This card will welcome baby Catherine as soon as I can get it in the mail…

I wanted to create something with a modern touch, using the browns, greens and lavender. I think I succeeded.

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Here’s another peak…a little closer.

Important Stuff
Papers Linen Closet Patterned papers (Die Cuts with a View), Neenah Classic Linen cardstock in Solar White (CutCardStock.com)
Stamps/Colorants Baby Sarah and Toys (by LORi Designs); studio g Welcome Baby (Hampton Art); Sketch Markers B00 Frost Blue, E0000 Floral White, YR61Yellowish Skin Pink, Y11 Pale Yellow, BV000 Iridescent Mauve (Copic)

Other Stuff Black dye ink, square brads, purple ribbon, PVA glue

Sunny Friend

22 Mar

Just a quick post today which was inspired by Card Positioning System. At first I was perplexed by the sketch but after I thought of using circles instead of squares, the sun and sunshine came to mind. Here is the sketch:

Imagine it sideways, like this:

Hope your spring has started off in a sunny way! See you soon.

Grin card set

20 Feb

Sometimes when I’m working on a craft project, I like to listen to “books on tape”…well audio books that I find online from the library. Last night, I wanted to listen to the end of a great mystery that was intriguing me. So I stamped the “grin” image four times, picked out a few Copic Sketch colors, listened and colored.

I know it sounds kind of “cheater” to do the “audio book” thing but when I read a real book before I go to bed…I just fall asleep…and never get anywhere. So listening while I create is perfect.

I was inspired by this week’s sketch at Card Positioning System. Here is the sketch:

Since I spent a while coloring four stamped images…I decided to make a set of cards.

Each stamped and colored image was die cut with an oval and then layered onto an Aqua scalloped oval, a criss-cross of ribbon, a patterned paper mat and the white cardstock card base. Easy, fun and funky.

Here are the finished cards one-by-one:

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Important Stuff
Papers Neenah Classic Linen 80# Solar White, Basis 80# Aqua (CutCardStock.com)
Tools S4-111 Classic Scalloped Ovals LG, S4-138 Petite Ovals LG, Wizard (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Embellishments Stampology Grin stamp (Autumn Leaves); Sketch Markers–BV01 Viola, YR02 Light Orange, B01 Mint Blue, YG11 Mignonette, Y15 Cadmium Yellow (Copic)
Adhesives Pop Up and Mini Glue Dots (Glue Dots), PVA Glue (Lineco)

Other Stuff Corner rounder punch, Teal ribbon

You’re the Best (CPS 201)

17 Jan

It’s a post and dash today. Lots of things on our plate…Using this sketch from Card Positioning System

I created this card

I love combining different polka dots and I think this one came together nicely. Hope you like it. Thanks for coming to visit.

Check out the close-up.

Important Stuff
Stamp (Hampton Art)
Ink/Colorants Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Sketch B23 Phthalo Blue, Y04 Lilac, Y11 Pale Yellow (Copic Markers)
Tools S4-229 Labels Five, Wizard (Spellbinders); Scallop/Cloud Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Embellishments Crush lace ribbon (Fancy Pants)
Paper Bright White Canvas finish cardstock (CutCardStock.com)
Adhesive Glue Dots (Glue Dots)

Other Stuff Blue cardstock, PVA Glue

Miss you SNOW much!

11 Nov

As the snow fell in Denver yesterday for the first time this season, I settled in to create a card. I had Thanksgiving in mind but the snow just wouldn’t get out of my head so here is what I created:

I wish you could see this in person…I used some beautiful metallics from CutCardStock.com: Cryogen White is a smooth cardstock in a creamy white with the most delicate shimmer. It was perfect for the snow-girl. The background, Lustre, is slightly textured and lusciously colored in metallic silver-gray.

The other part of the inspiration came from Card Positioning System’s sketch this week. The circle frames on the right reminded me of a snowman.


  • Using Classic Natural White, cut a card base to fit into a #10 envelope
  • Using Curious Metallic Lustre, trim a mat to fit onto your card front. Adhere.
  • Cut a rectangle of pink patterned paper. Tear it to suggest a snowy hill. Add it to the card. Add a bit of clear glitter glue to enhance the snowy feeling on the hill.
  • Using Curious Metallic Cryogen White:
    Cut/emboss three graduated circles for the snow-girl
    Cut/emboss the boat from S4-261 Play Time (for snow-girl’s hat)
    Cut/emboss Labels Four (#5)
    Cut/emboss four snowflakes from the S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite
  • Leaving the Labels Four die cut in the die, airbrush using E04 Natural Lipstick Sketch Marker. Also airbrush the small snowflakes from the Borderabilities® Petite die template.
  • Add stickers to the tag to spell out the sentiment.
  • Bling up the hat using glitter glue on the embossed areas.
  • Using a glitter pen, color over the pink on the small snowflakes.
  • Assemble the card, using dimensional adhesive for the sentiment tag.

Important Stuff
Papers Curious Metallic Cryogen White—82#, Lustre—92#, Classic Natural White—80# cover (CutCardStock.com); Classic paper pad Pink paper (Crafty Secrets)
Die Cuts S4-116 Standard Circles, SM (#2, 3 when counting the center as 1),  S4-114 Standard Circles LG (#3),  S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite, S4-190 Labels Four (#5), S4-261 Play Time (boat) (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Colorants Sketch E04 Natural Lipstick marker, Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen, Airbrush System (Copic)
Embellishments Cotton Candy Stickles (Ranger)

Other Stuff Clear Glitter Glue, PVA Glue, Dimensional Adhesives, letter stickers

Love chipboard album (CPS 187)

6 Oct

I just fell in love with this simple yet brilliant sketch from Card Positioning System.

I wanted to use something besides a circle at the center. So I grabbed my Fleur de Lis Pendants die template. Here is the result of the cover for this chipboard album.

For the photo corners, I used the center die cut of the Fleur de Lis Pendant, cut in quarters. Since the paper was brown and white, it was hard to see on the pink. I added some brown patterned paper under neath to highlight the Fleur de Lis shape.

Here are some of the other pages:

If you get a chance, skip on over to my Etsy shop, Frolicasions, and see the whole journal {also see several other journals and paper crafts}. Thanks, Eli

Important Stuff
Papers Pink Pink Cover, dots(My Mind’s Eye); Script (Crafty Secrets)
Tools S4-204 Fleur de Lis Pendants die cuts, Wizard (Spellbinders Paper Arts), Crop-a-Dile hole punch (We R Memory Keepers)
Embellishments Cotton Candy Stickles (Ranger), atYou Spica Chocolate glitter pen (Copic)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, binder rings, brown patterned paper, sandpaper, ribbons

My Storybook (CPS 185)

21 Sep

As school is in full swing, I am working hard to create plenty of items for the Christmas season craft fairs. Those of you who know me, know I have a love of travel journals, little notebooks and other spiral creations. Today, I put together a child’s storybook.

I’m sure you can remember those days of beginning to print your name, short phrases, sentences and eventually stories of your own creation. Add to that, the thrill of illustrating your own stories. The best place to create such fun is inside a journal with “elementary lines” on the bottom and drawing space on the top.


The inspiration for the cover came from the sketch over at Card Positioning System (#185 below):

Inside the front cover:

Important Stuff
Papers Green and blue patterned (My Mind’s Eye), Green and blue tone-on-tone [used in background] (BasicGrey)
Embellishments S4-268 Nested Pears (Spellbinders); Bind-it-All, Black Owires (Zutter)
Adhesive Black 3-D squares (Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L)

Other Stuff Olive green and light green cardstocks, PVA Glue

Cherish (CPS #184)

18 Sep

Today’s sketch came from Card Positioning System.

I used pieces/parts from other cards and projects so it came together quickly.

The image below has several lines pointing out where the die cut pieces come out but I keep them nearby for uses such as this card.

Important Stuff
Paper Treasures Pewter cardstock (WorldWin)
Die Cuts S4-218 Lattice Borderabilities® Petite, S4-161 Labels One (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Stamp/Ink/Colorants Cherish stamp (Inkadinkado), Sepia Archival Ink, Crystal Stickles (Ranger)

Other Stuff PVA Glue

Spiral Notes (CPS179)

12 Aug

It’s been several weeks but I finally got back to a sketch challenge at Card Positioning System. It’s a simple but elegant sketch, seen here. I decided to stray a little from the “card” positioning system to make a small note pad.

I used a stack of neon notebook paper, cut into four equal pieces and stacked them, alternating the orange and pink, the yellow and turquoise.

I think it is a fun little note pad to add to your purse or just leave on the kitchen counter. Hopefully it inspires you to go beyond the card when using sketches for inspiration.

Important Stuff
Papers Celebration pad striped and leaf papers (Me and My Big Ideas); Astrobrights lined paper (Wausau Paper)
Binding Bind it All, Silver Owires (Zutter)
Die Cuts/Tools S5-019 Labels Eight, Wizard System (Spellbinders)
Embellishments Chipboard letters (Colorbök), buckle and small ribbons (JoAnn),
Adhesives Glue Dots (Glue Dots Intl), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Other Stuff Recycled chipboard, Blue ultrafine marker, seed beads, brown satin ribbon, silk white flowers, PVA glue