Saturday, May 18, 2019

Proud to Be an American

Hello - it's summer! Right? At least it's warm enough now that it's making me think of summer. And with summer comes picnics, parades, and patriotism - the three P's. 

I absolutely love the Eagle brads!

Eyelet Outlet Products used:

Wide Skyline Washi Tape

If you haven't been to the Eyelet Outlet online store in a while, check it out. The newly released Brads and custom Washi Tape (the Eagle brads are one of the new items) can be found HERE.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Choo Choo! Happy Birthday To You!

Here is a great way to send birthday wishes to a little one in your life using Eyelet Outlet's Train brads!

I love making box cards.  For this one, I decided to fold and adhere the outer flaps to the inside of the box which served two purposes.  First, it concealed the prongs of the train brads for a clean finish, but more importantly, it let the star of the show shine brightly - the train brads!  Without the flaps, it was much easier to see the trains around the base of the card.  

The conductor is from Cricut's Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge, but I used a digital face from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The Eyelet Outlet Red Bumpy Bling was totally perfect for my caution lights, don't you think?

Eyelet Outlet will be at the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando Florida this weekend, so if you're in the area, come on by!  We'd love to see you!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

It's a Jungle Out There

Woooooooohooooooooo! There are so many awesome new brads in the Eyelet Outlet Store, my (Lauren's) biggest "problem" was choosing which ones to use first. But you definitely don't dis the king of the jungle, so in the end, I picked the Lion Tiger Zebra Brads, and made some appropriately jungle-centric ATCs.

Artist Trading Cards are a fun format in which to work, all the more so because there are groups all over the internet and social media where you can swap them. The official size is 2.5 x 3.5" which is exactly that of a standard playing card. In fact, I often build mine right on top of old playing cards I scoop up at garage sales.

For this set I combined leafy patterned paper with some neutrals --including an older paper from my stash which actually had a map of Africa on it! Then I added strips of Hardwood Floor Washi and Animal Print Tape to complete a suitable background.

I framed the Lion, Tiger and Zebra Brads in little label shapes to make them stand out even more. Then added sentiments I formatted on the computer (this free font is called Cafe Rojas) and printed out on clear labels made especially for inkjet printers.  

I had so much fun making these wild ATCs that I had to go back and make a coordinating set featuring the original Jungle Mix with the Elephant, Giraffe and Monkey Brads from last autumn!

I think you'll GO WILD when you see all the fabulous new brads, as well as our brand new coordinating washi tapes!!! ♥

is a big fan of
New Release Season!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

"Many Paws"

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

I thought the Kitty Brads would work perfectly with this cute sentiment.  They've made themselves right at home on this comfy chair doing double duty as an easel card.

Here's a closer look at the kitties.

And an even closer look.

Being a woman "of a certain age" myself, this sentiment and card just make me smile!

Kim from Katydid Cards
Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy did!

Monday, May 13, 2019

If the crown fits...

The patterned paper behind the main panel is a floral washi tape...
so is the gold/white foil on the banner.

Had a big busy, fun weekend at the Great Lakes Mega Meet in 
Novi, MI with so many, many Eyelet Outlet Fans!

Here are two examples using the new Crown and Tiara Brads!

Here I used the pink tiara...along with gold foil to match the foiled patterned paper.
The fancy long bling makes a great statement on your cards and scrapbook pages!

This weekend,
we'll be in Orlando, FL
Check out all our 12 new brads styles along with matching washi tape!
They will be available on our store website soon.

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Treat Me Like a Queen

The big news this week was the royal birth. Oh my, did you see Prince Harry's announcement the day Archie was born? Adorable!

So with all the royal excitement, I decided it was time to use the BRAND NEW crown brad from Eyelet Outlet on a card. In fact, these are so new that you can't even get them in the Eyelet Outlet online store yet - soon, but not yet. They ARE available in the Eyelet Outlet booth at the trade shows, though, so be sure to check and see if there's a trade show near you. The list can be found HERE.

The Wide Washi Tape on my card is also brand new. Isn't it exciting when Eyelet Outlet gets new items in stock? I know it excites me.

Of course, every Queen needs some bling, so in addition to the Crown and the sparkly Washi Tape, I also used a bit of the Fancy Long Bling from Eyelet Outlet on my card. Glitzy!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Now I just need to get one of those signs that reads:
The Queen is not accepting an audience today.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Barrel of Fun!

When I saw this beer barrel on Cricut's Octoberfest Printables image set I immediately knew I'd need to pair it with a frosty cold mug of beer from Eyelet Outlet's Beer Brad set!  The set includes bottled beer, too, by the way! 

I searched the Cricut image library for a hand to hold my mug and found the perfect one on the Husband & Wife Phrases set.  All I had to do was delete the heart and wife's hand and then hand him a beer brad!  

I used Eyelet Outlet wood grained washi tape to create the bar that the barrel is sitting on and I had a quick and easy man card just like that!

I'm glad you were here today!  Hope you're following us on Instagram, too!  Until next week, keep on crafting!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Perk Up!

It's time for the Spring/Summer edition of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Blog Hop, so of course I (Lauren) couldn't resist showing off my Eyelet Outlet Coffee Brads. Plus a bit of Floral Washi Tape and some fun Paper Flowers, as well! I had been planning to also use my EO Coffee Stamps, but the other day my husband mentioned how happy he was that our lawn and shrubs had "perked up" this spring, and i thought, "Aha! Card sentiment!

I always try to incorporate the seasonal aspect of the blog hop, but frankly, sometimes I do better at that than others. This time I think I did pretty well with the Spring theme, though! I started right off with my carryout coffee cup. I wanted it to be flowery, so of course I could've used patterned paper, but I had this new Flower Washi I'm in love with and I couldn't resist! I applied it neatly in strips on a scrap of plain white cardstock, burnished it really well, then diecut the cup in the ordinary way.

Once I had the cup, I chose all of my papers based on the flower colors in the tape. I matted my label shape and the background for my A7 card, then added a little bit of decorative machine stitching. I made my sentiment flags using a nice petite size of foam alphabet letters, and then it was time for my favorite part: EMBELLISHING!

I added some Fresh Flower Brads and Mini Stitched Flowers to the cup itself and a few more to the label shape. I nestled the cup between the layers of several sizes of Solid Color Paper Flowers, held together with a Coffee Bean Brad and made leaves by snipping apart a large green flower. Then I assembles all the bits and finally scattered a few pale pink Heart Enamels at the very end.

I hope you'll check out all of the fab brads, stamps, tapes, enamels and flowers in the Eyelet Outlet Store, then come join the fun at the Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop which runs through this Friday, May 10th! ♥

has been known to enjoy a 
delicious caffeinated beverage or two! :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Reel-y Great Birthday

Hi there!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

I've never been fishing, but it seems like it would be a very relaxing activity so long as I didn't have to put bait on the hook...or take the fish off the hook...or clean the fish.  On second thought, maybe I'll just stick to making cards about fishing.

Like this one:

I used several Eyelet Outlet product to complete this scene; the Trout & Bass, Seagull and the Pine Tree (soon to be in the store as part of their Fall release) brads and the Pearl Bling Sheets.   These brads are the most realistic looking I've ever worked with.  Here's a closer look at them:

Here's the Bass, fresh out of the water.  Don't those pearls work well as water bubbles.  I added a few smaller white dots as smaller bubbles.  And there's one of those gorgeous Pine trees.

Here we have a bucket full of Trout...looks like they're having a successful day.  In the sky, a Seagull.

Finally, two more Pine trees to complete the scene.  The stamp set I used is called Reel Great Guys by Art Impressions.  The colored the image with Copic markers and highlighted with White Gel Pen on the water and mountains in the distance.

For inside the card, I scanned the stamped image; reversed and reduced it in size.  I added a little sign with the "o-fish-al" age.

You may have noticed this card isn't the standard A2 size.  It's 3 1/2" x 6" and I'm glad I opted for that size to give me the opportunity for a panoramic view.

I'll see you again next week....have a great day!

Kim from Katydid Cards
Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy did!

Monday, May 6, 2019


The new brad release from Eyelet Outlet has arrived!
It will be showing up in the online store soon...
and is available at our next trade show in Novi, MI...

Come by...see me...
pick up our new brads! You'll be swept off your feet!!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

You Donut Look Old

I enjoy humorous cards, especially birthday humor, so today's card is exactly that: a humorous birthday card.

You're old...
but you DONUT look it!

I can think of a friend or two that I could send the card to. ;)

I didn't have any Balloon Brads in my stash, but I wanted a balloon on my card. Not to worry - the Ornament Brad looks like a balloon when it's turned upside down, especially if you add a string to it.

Eyelet Outlet Items Used:

Now, remember, 
you're never too old 
to play with Eyelet Outlet products.

If you're in the Milwaukee Wisconsin area, head over to the Scrapbook Expo there (May 3-4) to check out the Eyelet Outlet booth.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hot Diggity Dog!

I like to send the kids in my life happy mail now and then.  I think I enjoy making cards for them as much as they enjoy receiving them! Here's a little card I made with that purpose in mind.  When I saw the cute dog house SVG from Miss Kate's Cuttables I knew it would be a perfect home for one of my darling Eyelet Outlet puppy brads!  

Seriously, these are the cutest little pups!  There's 3 different ones in the package, so it was hard to choose which one got to live in my little dog house!

We have coordinating washi tape for these puppies, too!  I used some around the base of my box card.  And you can't have dogs without paw prints, can you?  I added some of our paw print brads to the flaps of the box.  

I hope I've inspired you to make some happy mail for the little ones in your life, too!  Thanks for stopping in today!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Down on the Farm

There's nothing more fun than a series of something, at least not to me (Lauren). Especially a series of swap-able altered rolodex cards. With adorable Eyelet Outlet Farm Animal Brads... and... diabolical Farm Puns, lol!  

I was super-excited to see that Heidi Swapp recently re-released her Memorydex dies, which had been out of print for nearly a year. So I decided to celebrate by making some fun farm cards. 

These are similar to ATC's I made when the Cow and Goat BradsPig and Sheep Brads and Horse and Pony Brads first came out. But afterall, you don't sing a favorite song only once, so why not re-visit a favorite craft project from time to time? 

I like the larger size as a home for the vintage slidemounts, and also I chose a slightly lighter color palette this time, which I think brightens them up a bit. 

Plus we had fun new Brick Washi and Red Checked Tape that I think conveys the farm feeling really well, especially when mixed with some scraps of red gingham patterned paper.

For the diabolically punny sentiments, I used my old-school Dymo Labelmaker. The trick to finding the analog ones that go "click-click-click" instead of the type which print a neat font on a flat label, is to search for an embossing label maker. 

I hope you'll be inspired to make some fun cards or swaps with our Eyelet Outlet Farm Brads. I'm sure they will be Outstanding in Their Field! ♥

absolutely cannot resist a pun!!!
(You may have noticed that...)