Tag Archives: Stamping

Topiary for Mom

6 May

Since Mother’s Day is this sunday, it’s time to grab a foam ball, some strips of stamped paper, glue, pins and your creative spirit to make a topiary for your dinner table or just for a decoration for mom. Here it is:


If you want all the details on how to make it, please venture over to Cut Card Stock blog and check it out.


Happy Mother’s Day!!



Be Joyful layered card

9 Apr

If you have been with me for any length of time (thanks, by the way) you may know that I’ve been designing for Cut Card Stock for several years and before that, Spellbinders Paper Arts. I’ve designed a lot of cards over the years but the one I just created is a new favorite for me.Image

I’m not sure what it is but I think the colors, the balance, the sentiment, the die-cuts just came together beautifully. Thankfully some days are just like that.

If you want to check out the instructions, click here for the blog poast. Or head over to the CutCardStock.com to see all their products.

Happy Easter to all…and have a creative day. Eli


Valentine Treat Bags in a hurry…

24 Jan

Who doesn’t love a little chocolate for Valentine’s Day? I do. I do.

Here they are.


Check out the CutCardStock.com blog for instructions how to make them. I bet you have all the stuff you need at home…especially the chocolate.


Be sure to make a few to keep at home…pretty and yummy!

Gift Tags Wear Red

28 Nov

Its the season for giving and for that dashing color red. Go on over to CutCardstock.com and see my post about these beauties right here.

I love that vintage Santa stamp and I love working with the Cut Card Stock’s metallic papers (Curious Metallics and Stardream Metallics). Seriously, go check it out.

Merry Crafting for Christmas, Eli

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

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

Layered Birthday Card

17 Oct

This weekend afforded me some time to create and I just pulled some favorite colors and started working. I fussed with the layout a while but I like what finally came together. I hope you do too.

And a close-up.

Important Stuff
Papers Green, blue textured cardstocks, glitter flower (Die Cuts with a View)
Stamps/inks Sunny Birthday (Hero Arts); ColorBox cat eye ink (Clearsnap)
Tools Cindy Loo cartridge, Cricut cutting machine (Provo Craft)
Adhesives Pop glue dots (Glue Dots International)

Other Stuff Blue polka dot paper, PVA glue, blue and green brads; gray shaped mat

DIY: Stamp Storage Shelving

28 Jul

Since we moved, my craft room is a whole new thing. Things are coming together but I have always wanted a stamp shelf for a while and I thought I could put up some small shelves on the wall but I was also thinking, “What a pain, with a whole lot of holes in the wall if I move.” That’s when the idea came to me to use plywood as the backing for the shelves. Ding! Ding!

With great anticipation, I went to the Home Depot and looked for a long time for the best backer board for my little shelving project at the best price. I looked at all kinds of boards that I couldn’t even identify, did a bunch of math and finally came down to the most basic 15/32″ sheathing. I asked the assistant in lumber to cut the 4×8′ board into three pieces.

1) Cut 2 feet off one end for a 4×2″ piece.
2) Cut the other piece in half for two 2×6″ pieces.
(Home Depot cuts for free…yeah!!!)

Then I looked for some kind of edging and something I could use for the small shelves. I began with 1/4 round pine moulding at $.39/foot and added a simple lattice 1-1/2×1/4″. I used the cutting station at Home Depot to cut ten, 2 feet pieces of both the moulding and the lattice. So, I spent about $35 for my supplies.

I sanded the edges of all the moulding and lattice pieces.

Then I nailed the two mini shelf pieces together in this shape.

What helped with this process was placing the lattice piece on top of a piece of the plywood and the 1/4 round just at the end and underneath. Nailing them together was much easier with the help of a plywood “pad.”

Once all ten were nailed together, I nailed the stamp shelves onto the backer board, beginning with 3″ between them, then 4″ and finally 6″. Here are the first few on the board.

And with all the shelf pieces affixed…I painted the entire piece in white and leaned it against my craft room wall.

Finally, I filled it up with my mounted red rubber stamps…yeah! I did a little arranging by shelf: my Eiffel Tower stamps (which I collect) went on the top

and then sprinkled about were themes such as thanks, seasons, wishes, flowers, backgrounds, etc.

I tell you, it’s not perfect but I’m so proud that I made it myself, it works and it was NOT expensive.

Can I just say, that I LOVE this system. I can see the stamps I most love, and see ones that I sometimes forget.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon. 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

Bon Voyage!

22 May

Well, Frillions by Eli is moving…not to another blog address but a new state, a new city, a new house, a new CRAFT ROOM!!!

If you know me personally, you probably know that our family is moving to Palm Beach, Florida, for my husband, James, to work at a church: Bethesda-by-the-Sea. If you don’t know me, you now know our plans.

Our little family could not be more excited, yet sad to leave such wonderful family and friends. We know, though, that God has a wonderful plan in store for us and for the congregation at BBTS as well as those who remain in Colorado.

I wanted to share with you a couple of “Perfect Travel Journals” that I have created in honor of our departure.

“What makes a Perfect Travel Journal?” you ask. Here is my thinking:

  1. Lined pages on one side for writing.
  2. Blank pages on the back side for doodling, drawing, pasting memento’s, etc.
  3. Pockets for tucking treasures.
  4. Artsy design: could be fun, fresh, funky, travel-y, vintage or whatever suits you…

Here are pics of some of my creations. I hope you enjoy and are inspired.

So, this week we are packing up the craft room (thanks to my professional organizer that has helped me get a handle on the “extra” supplies I do not need) but I will not have time to post, or have the stuff I need to do it for several weeks.

I do hope to be back with you all soon AND show you, as time progresses, some of the fun ideas I have brewing for my new craft room.

As we journey on to summer with hopefully some time to relax, take a moment to create something beautiful.

I’ll see you all soon, Eli