Tag Archives: Copic Markers

Popsicle Invite with Download

3 Jul

Ahhh, summer. It’s days of freedom, running barefoot along the beach, eating popsicles and having pool parties. Today, I’ve posted this darling Popsicle invitation over at CutCardStock.com.

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Head over there to check out the instructions. Then come back here to download the popsicle shape (below). Your version will have the title “Pool Party Birthday Celebration” and room for when and where on the front. The back has “RSVP” with space to let your guests know who to contact and how to get to the party.

Enjoy the hot, hot summer! Eli

Download the Invitation here: pool party invite!

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Card: really only one layer

23 Jun

I’m surprized at how nervous I was about this card…only one layer. I was pretty sure I was going to cheat just a little but it turned out I didn’t need to…colorants are your friend.

Check out the instructions and supply list here over at CutCardstock.com

Two Swift Gifts

18 May

It’s the season of parental celebrations, graduations, weddings…I created two easy and quick to make gifts.

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You can see a quick tutorial about them over at the Cut Card Stock blog right here.

So, happy whatever!!

Copics + Ikea = Nifty Storage

24 Feb

I love my Copics. I love Ikea (although I’ve only been once since I just moved near one).

I needed some storage for the said “Copics” and Ikea was just the place. I love to think outside the box when coming up with custom storage ideas. Some of you may remember how I build my own stamping shelf (check it out here).

While meandering around Ikea, I found some white metal bins for plants…and I just knew they would be a good size for my markers.

These little darlings are only $2.99 each. I love the lacy edge on top and I thought it just might work for hanging on a rod. So I looked for something to make that possible. Of course, that item was upstairs at the other side of the Ikea universe…lol. Check it out.

Hang bar (Large is $2.99)

S Hooks ($.99)

My craft room in our new house is configured differently (of course) than my last. In the new one, I usually work in the corner with a window on the left. Just below the sill, I screwed two rods into the wood frame. Attached the “S” hooks to the pots and hung them on the rod.

It’s awesome sitting next to this and seeing all of my markers, ready to color at any time. And the whole thing only cost about $25 bucks…So worth it.

Have an excellent and creative weekend.

Cheers, Eli

Wedding Season is Upon Us

21 Feb

I guess wedding season is really all year but it does seem to go into overdrive in the Spring and continue through the summer. So I created a fun wedding card with Copic Markers featuring coloring and airbrushing and, of course, my favorite, Spellbinders die templates.

Go over to CutCardStock.com to see the products I used but you can also check out their blog for some how-to instructions.

Thanks for checking it out and see you soon. Eli

Goodwill Goodies!

16 Feb

I love Goodwill. I go there to peruse the aisles of kitchen gadgets, china, storage items and so much more. I’m always looking for interesting things to alter. This week, I stumbled upon a couple of blue bins that I knew would be fun for my craft room. A crafter can always use more cute storage bins, right? The one on the left is the before.

This is a super simple project. I used patterned papers from one stack to be sure that they all coordinated. I traced each shape I needed onto the paper and hand trimmed. I wanted it to look hand made. If you want it to be more polished, use a paper trimmer. I inked the edges to give them some depth and then adhered them with PVA glue (my favorite).

Here are a couple more images:

I embellished each with a couple of stamped images. I put the 2 bins up on a shelf and added tags to them for a quick grab. They make me smile. I hope they do you as well.

Happy Crafting!! Eli

Copic Colors Notebook Tutorial

2 Jan

Ever get tired of trying to remember what Copic Markers you have at home? I do!! I created a Copic Color Notebook and you can too. For all the instructions, join me over at CutCardStock.com.

First, download the color chart that I created, here: Copic Colors chart 2012!

Happy, creative, fabulous new year to you all!!

Eli

Celebrate! card

25 Jul

It is so great to be creating again. Just a quick note to let you know that my Etsy Shop, Frolicasions has re-opened. Check it out!!

Today’s card was inspired by Color Throwdown #151. With a rainbow:

I just got a handful of new Copics so I had to give them a trial run. I chose this darling little heart stamp for the main image and went for it.

I think it was rather fun…now, who has a birthday coming up???

Important Stuff
Colorants Sketch B16 Cyanine Blue, B32 Pthalo Blue, BG01 Aqua Blue, BG15 Aqua, BV04 Blue Berry, E41 Pearl White, R22 Light Prawn, RV09 Fuchsia, RV23 Pure Pink, Y08 Acid Yellow, YG05 Salad (Copics); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko)
Stamps Celebrate (Stampin’Up!), Tart of Hearts (Lockhart Stamp Company)
Tools Die Templates S4-161 Labels One, S4-170 Pinking Circles LG (Spellbinders); Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

Other Stuff  Blue card, dark blue and orange cardstocks, PVA Glue, Glue Dots, dot ribbon

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

A Friend Loves

3 Apr

Proverbs 17:17 says, “A Friend Loves at all Times,” and this quote inspired the project of a journal/thank you gift for a friend. I used the colors and Floral inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room blog challenge this week. I love the colors, patterns and bird images in this.

Here is my interpretation with a 7×7″ journal:

I love how this came together, especially this patterned paper by K&Co. Yummy!! The addition of a stamped bird, layered flowers and beautiful ribbon, really brought it to a completion and I think my friend will be blessed by it…I hope so! Here are a couple more images for your enjoyment!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!!!

Important Stuff
Papers Patterned paper (K&Co); Blue, Yellow and Pink cardstock (Wausau), Creatology chipboard frame (Michael’s)
Stamp/Tools Tim Holtz Bird Stamp (Stampers Anonymous), Air Brush System (Copic), Bint-it-All binding system, 1/2″ black wire, Wire cutters (Zutter), I2-1006 Floral and Stone Impressabilities, S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilties, S4-247 Labels Twelve (Spellbinders)
Ink/Colorants Stampology Onyx ink (Autumn Leaves); Sketch Markers B32 Pale Blue, E0000 Floral White, YR61 Yellowish Skin Pink, B-39 Prussian Blue (Copic); Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger)
Adhesives Zip Dry (Beacon Adhesives), Glue Dots mini, pop-up (Glue Dots), 3D-Dots (EK Success)

Other Stuff Green cardstock, brads, silk flowers, green organza ribbon