Tag Archives: Wizard

Summery Dinner Table

3 May

We recently had a dinner party at our house and I wanted to get the feeling that the summer is really coming. So I started with golden table clothes and some yellow candles I bought at Ikea!!!

I love our dining room but it is sometimes drafty so the candles tend to drip. I thought if I created some cute medallions, I could put them around the candles and hopefully prevent the wax from dripping onto my pretty table clothes. This is what I came up with…

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To create one, I used Spellbinders S4-345 Picot Edge Circles, cutting two per medallion. After cutting, I scored the die-cuts four times and then folded the score lines into alternating peaks and valleys.

Next, I cut the radius of one of the peak folds. After I completed two medallions, I glued the cut edges together and cut a small hole from the center of it. I used two different patterned papers to create a dozen of these.

It’s easy to simply slip them over the candles.

040313-long-tableHere you can see the candle medallions. They have alternating patterned papers.

Also on the table are a collection of hand-made place cards, colorful rose buds in small wine glasses and a center strip sprinkled with colorful buttons, paper scalloped circles, and other fun elements.

By the time the party started, salad plates were set, dinner rolls put out in baskets, water poured and candles lit.

040313-fully-setIt was a lovely evening that began with happy, colorful decor.

Thanks for stopping by…see you soon. Eli

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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

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Laundry Tags

16 Sep

We moved recently to a new house in a new state. Of course the way we live in this house is quite different than the way we lived in our old house. {you can read more about this adventure at my other blog At Home in Palm Beach} This house’s laundry room is smaller and shaped differently. Due to the differences,we  needed make sure the space was efficient.

We brought with us a standing Elfa shelving unit with basket drawers. It fits just perfectly in the laundry room. With so many baskets, it got a bit confusing as to what dirty clothes should get tossed where. So, I designed tags to make it easy for all family members to help sort.

This gives you the full picture. I think they are pretty cute but guess what? They are functional as well. Each 3″ tag has a black circle backing, a patterned paper circle, a black circle with a shaped window and a patterned paper ring. I didn’t mind all these layers because I wanted them to survive some abuse.

As you can see above, I simply printed the type of laundry on the rim of the tag. They are, from the top:

  • cold lights (hence the snowflake)
  • cold darks
  • whites (can be bleached)
  • no tag (I have since been using this for hangers)
  • linens
  • reds/pinks
  • lights
  • darks

So, if  some tags around your house would help, choose some fun/coordinating patterned papers along with some white or black cardstock. Cut window shapes and circles with your Cricut or Wizard. Add a brad, some twine and voilá…the laundry practically does itself. 🙂

Eli

ps: {For extra “umph” laminate the tags before the brad/twine}

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

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

I (heart) U times two

6 Apr

Inspired by this weeks Card Positioning System sketch, I created 2 cards using the same materials and just a bit of a tweak. Here is where it began.

I uses my Cricut to cut the three bookplate letters and noticed immediately that the “inverse” image would make another great card. So I created two of them.

Here are measurements and instructions:

  • Cut a 2-1/2″ strip off a 12×12″ patterned paper or cardstock. Lay the strip aside for another project.
  • Cut the remaining rectangle into two 6×9-1/2″ rectangles. Fold each in half, placing the 6″ sides together.
  • Using a 4-1/2″x6-1/2″ mat stack, choose a backing mat and cut the long side at 2-1/2″.
  • Choose another piece from the mat stack and cut the letters in the Cricut, keeping all the pieces.

  • To complete this card, use the larger piece from the mat, bordered on the top and bottom with S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities Petite die template.
  • Tie a bow through the open die cut border.
  • Connect the three bookplate letters using brads and glue them to the mat.
  • Add the mat to the card using dimensional adhesive.
  • Round the corners of the top of the card.

  • Trim around the cut-out so that all the borders are equal.
  • Use the small mat, the bookplate remnants, the letter cut-outs  and a bow to finish this card.

Important Stuff
Papers La Paperie Yellow patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye), Linen Closet mat stack (Die Cuts with a View)
Embellishments Doodletype Cartridge (Cricut); Wizard, S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities Petite (Spellbinders); Elements brown brads (American Crafts)
Adhesives Mini Glue Dots (Glue Dots), 3D Squares (Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L)

Other Stuff Brown ribbon, PVA Glue

Thanks Berry Much

5 Apr

I love this little stamp and when I saw the colors from Color Throwdown last week, I knew I would use it with some die cut strawberries. Check out this grouping of colors:

I turned those colors into this card.

Lots of die cuts adorn this card but the fun fringe around the red mat was made by those shredding scissors…how fun is that?

Here’s a little close-up.

As always, thanks for stopping by…have a berry special day. Eli

Important Stuff
Papers 80# Basis Black Cardstock (Cutcardstock.com), Patterned papers (K&Co)
Stamp/Ink Perfect Medium ink (Ranger), Stampabilities Thanks Berry Much stamp (Crafts Etc.)
Tools S4-161 Labels One, S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabitlites Petite, S4-266 Assorted Fresh Fruit (Spellbinders)
Embellishments Black Gingham ribbon (Bazzill), Mini Glue Dots (Glue Dots)

Other Stuff Black embossing powder, dot ribbon, sandpaper, black flower brads, PVA Glue

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

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.