Tag Archives: Stickles

Joy to the World Garland

18 Nov

Just wanted to take a minute to share a tutorial I posted over at CutCardStock.com. It is a lovely Christmas Garland, “Joy to the World.” I chose to make it quite pale in white, cream and pink with just the right amount of bling. Go check it out HERE.

Ready for my close-up…

Have a fabulous day!!



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

With Sympathy

4 Mar

Using the colors from Color Throwdown (#131)

I created a simple and elegant sympathy card. I always try to keep a few on-hand.

I love going over to the Graphics Fairy to look for images. My faves are the vintage black-and-whites (so I can color them.)

To create this card, I printed the image and colored it with Copic Sketch markers. I cut out the image and then die cut a vellum sentiment. I added it, with the aid of a brad and a couple of mini Glue Dots. I highlighted the pink roses with Stickles, let the image dry and added it to the card. I capped it all off with a lovely silk ribbon bow.

Important Stuff
Paper Neenah Natural Cardstock (CutCardStock.com)
Image Digital frame graphic (The Graphics Fairy)
Accessories Fruit Punch Stickles (Ranger), Vellum card sentiment (JoAnn’s)
Colorants Sketch B16 Cyanine Blue, B41 Powder Blue, G40 Dim Green, RV19 Pale Pink (Copic)

Other Stuff Ivory satin Ribbon, white brad

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

Holiday Planner

11 Oct

A few months ago, I was at one of my favorite local stores with concentric circles in red…OK… Target. I found some discounted notebooks that I wanted to alter. The first one I changed up, I turned into a holiday planner.

I took the book apart and embellished the front cover with metallic green paper and holiday images.

The planner is divided into three parts which I labeled: gifts and thanks, cards, and notes. Each tab has a small pocket on the bottom of the page that I covered with the red patterned paper.

Each of these dividers came with a small tab. I covered them with die cut circles on both sides of the page, then I added rub-ons for the titles.  One little trick I used was spraying the red cardstock with Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels (Iridescent Gold) so it shimmered like the yellow and green metallic papers.

In between the dividers are lined pages with plenty of room for journaling gifts to give, thanks to send, cards to make and send and anything else you need to know for the holiday plans.

I’ll be putting this up onto my Etsy shop: Frolicasions. So go check it out!

Important Stuff
Papers ColorMates red cardstock (WorldWin)
Die cuts/Tools S4-222 Create a Flake One (retired), S4-141 Petite Scalloped Ovals SM, S4-116 Standard Circles SM, S4-191 Dahlia, Wizard (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Stamps/Inks Curls letter stamps (JustRite Stampers), Memento Rhubarb dye ink (Tsukineko)
Embellishments Letter rub-ons (), Stickles glitter glue (Ranger), Iridescent Gold glitter mist (Tattered Angels)
Adhesive Glue Dots, 3D Squares (Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, Green and yellow metallic papers, White seed beads, Ribbons

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

FLY: Travel Journal

8 Jul

My next addition to my esty shop: Frolicasions is another “Perfect Travel Journal™”. How do I know it’s perfect? Because I searched for it for several years and never found one. I always wanted a journal with lines on one side and blank on the other and then envelopes to be able to put all kinds of things while I travel. So the Perfect Travel Journal was born. Then when I make one, I add all kinds of beautiful papers, stamped images on the envelopes and pages, distressing and whatever else I feel like. Here is today’s version:

It has lots of bird images: paper and stamped. Ribbons hang from the coil binding to add a bit of softness. Glitter was added to the green stems and leaves. But the best are the felt shapes in blue and yellow, adding some depth and color.

Here are a few more images. Thanks for stopping by…

My One True Love (Caardvarks)

23 Jan

I read the description on the Caardvarks blog: Create a ***NEW*** card using the color red and don’t forget to incorporate hearts!

…and the image came to me quickly…a black background with a small heart window and an even smaller heart inside. Something for my beloved. So it needed to be masculine but still a part of me.

Just don’t tell him…he’ll have to wait to have it…February 14th.

Here is a close up of the center.

Happy Valentine’s Day… a little early.   Eli

Important Stuff: Wizard™, S4-164 Rose Border SM, S4-200 Flower Bouquet (Spellbinders™); Ruched red paper (WorldWin); Scalloped cardstock (Die Cuts with a View); E39 Sketch Marker (Copic); Letter stickers (Making Memories); Icicle Stickles (Ranger); 3-N-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Beacon)

Other Stuff: Pearl paper, Dimensional Adhesives

Merry Merry card

21 Dec

This one came together quickly thanks to CPS Sketch #147. (Perfect for Christmas.)

I cut/embossed the patterned paper with Spellbinders™ S4-116 Standard Circles SM, #6 (counting from the center).

To create the card base, I cut a piece of double sided cardstock just taller than Spellbinders™ S4-194 Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles LG #6 and twice as long. I folded the cardstock in the middle and placed a small portion of the cut edge over the folded edge and ran through the Wizard™ in a cut sandwich which follows:

  1. White Master Mat
  2. Magnetic Spacer Plate (Raspberry Wizard™) or White Spacer Plate (Purple Wizard™)
  3. Die Template, cut edge facing up
  4. Cardstock
  5. White Master Mat

I had to run it through twice to cut through both layers of cardstock. I added the patterned paper circle to the card base. I cut/embossed S4-235 Fancy Tags with the double-sided cardstock but use the color that is on the inside of the card. Write sentiment onto the tag and add it to the card.

Cut S4-222 Create A Flake One the small pinked snowflake. After I cut a small slit into the center, I crossed over two points and glued them together to make a small cone “flower”. A drop of super sticky glue held in my shiny bead and glued the flower to the card as shown. For a final touch, I dotted glitter glue to each point on the card.

That’s it…super easy and very flexible sketch: Baby shower card, birthday card, New Year’s, Valentine’s…you name it. Thanks, CPS for a great sketch. Here’s one more look, a close-up of the tag and flower!

Important Stuff: S4-116 Standard Circles SM, S4-194 Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles SM, S4-222 Create A Flake One , S4-235 Fancy Tags, Wizard (Spellbinders); Red and white patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye); DoubleMates Berry Red cardstock (WorldWin);Icicle Stickles (Ranger); Tiara red metallic pen (Sakura)

Other stuff: Dimensional adhesive, PVA glue, white bead


Pure Joy (CPS-145)

11 Dec

Got a chance to throw together a card from the CPS (Card Positioning System) sketch. If you click on the link, you’ll see it on the left side. Perfect for this time of year with Christmas right around the corner.




I began with the central star image and tried to give it some special effects. I cut S4-092 Stars Five (#5, largest) from F-004 Copper Premium Craft Foil. Then I removed the Magnetic Spacer Plate and added the Tan Embossing Pad. Placed the die template, turned over so the cut ridges face down. I added the brass stencil on top and placed the final White Master Mat. I ran it through the Wizard™ to emboss. Then I sanded it lightly on the top.

The cool thing about this technique is that not only do you have a fabulous embossed design on the star but you also get an embossed border around the star, giving it a very polished look. Remove the foil star and sand it lightly all over the top.

I cut/embossed the S4-105 Sleigh Ride die template (retired) from red striped paper. Then highlighted the embossed area in the sleigh with glitter pen and add Stickles to the rails.

I layered green patterned papers and added it to the card along with the foil star. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card and the sleigh and small star with dimensional adhesives. Voilá!

Fun, festive and fairly simple!

Important Stuff: Wizard™, S4-092 Stars Five, F-004 Copper Premium Craft Foil (Spellbinders™ Paper Arts), Clear Stamps (Fancy Pants), Brass Stencil (Heritage Handcrafts), Glue Dots, Lipstick Spica glitter pen (Copic), Platinum Stickles (Ranger)

Other Stuff: Spellbinders™ (Retired) S4-105 Sleigh Ride die template (check Google for purchasing options), Textured cardstock, Sandpaper, Patterned papers