Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Newsflash: Cuteness of Sock Monkeys Definitively Confirmed!

Hi guys, it's Lauren here. And whereas it might not actually be news that all sock monkeys are cute and Eyelet Outlet Birthday Sock Monkey Brads are especially so, I'm not sure it's ever been on television until now. See:

I was lucky enough to win a flash prize from The Stamps of Life for my EO Coffee Stamp cards in the latest Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Blog Hop, and one of the items I chose was the TV2Stamps set and coordinating dies. Apart from just how cool it is generally, I thought the tv set would be a great size for making little scenes with my brads, and I stand by that decision. I made a little cluster of birthday brads... in this case the Birthday Sock Monkey, a Cupcake and a Candle Brad... but really the possibilities are endless.

In case you need more *FLASHES* of inspiration, remember that the Eyelet Outlet BlogFacebook page and Instagram feed have daily doses of inspiration from my awesome fellow designers! ♥

confesses that at real life birthday celebrations 
she loves cupcakes more than sock monkeys! ;)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

It's in the Cards

It's Kim from Katydid Cards and today I'm sharing two cards featuring another of Eyelet Outlet's new clear stamps, Cards.  I think the Card Brads are adorable and I love working with them so I was thrilled when the corresponding stamp set was released.

My first card combines the Jack of All Trades image with not only the card brads but also the Tool and Screw Brads as well as the Chalk Board and Red Foil Washi Tapes.

I made a peek-a-boo aperture for my image and colored it with turquoise, red and black.  You could easily create this using circle punches to create the opening and the larger frame around it.

The tool digital paper was matted on a larger mat rimmed with the Red Foil washi.  I didn't originally plan on the band across the top, but it just needed something!  So I edged a strip of cardstock with the Red Foil again and topped it with the Chalkboard.  Then I added three screw brads to accent.

This card would be a perfect way to thank the Jack of All Trades in your life...especially if you're a master of none!

While the card above is masculine, this card is for any woman in your life who deserves to be Queen for a Day.   The Card brads also include Kings, so this could easily be made for holidays like Father's Day.

I also used the Playing Card Washi Tape to make the top panel and matched my cardstock to that.  I inked the image with black ink and centered it at the bottom of the circle leaving the perfect space for three Queens.

There are more great images in this set and I'm looking forward to incorporating them into my cards.  AND to see what my Eyelet Outlet DT sisters will create.

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

Monday, June 18, 2018

Always on my mind!

We have heard from many Eyelet Outlet fans that you were interested in some realistic, safari type animals.  With the latest release, big game is on the menu!!


Don't forget to stop by our store and pick them up today!

Dawn Mercedes of Sunnyside Up

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Congrats w/Washi

Hi Friends! kel here today to share a super easy and super fun graduation card!

I started with some wide star washi for this card, laying it out diagonally over a white piece of cardstock. Then I used some Glitter Black Washi Tape and Glitter Copper Washi Tape to make matching bands to cover the rest of the white cardstock piece! I actually used 2 strips of black, and then 2 strips of copper... using just 1 strip was too thin in my opinion.

All this card needed after that was this nice "congrats" sentiment and then it was done! The shine is just gorgeous and I absolutely love how it came out!! And the awesome thing is that you can't really even see the seams between washi strips... it just looks like that's the pattern on the paper itself!!

Thanks for stopping by today and see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

I'm a Fan of Eyelet Outlet

I'm loving the Fan stamp set from Eyelet Outlet!
It can be used for sports themes, 
just to chit-chat, 
to encourage, 
and to send greetings for a fantastic day, 
just to mention a few things.

Have a Fan-Tastic Day Card:

I needed a little extra bling for my card but didn't seem to find anything in the right color scheme, so I decided to try coloring the Eyelet Outlet white Matte Finish Enamel Dots using my Copic Markers.

It worked!
How fun is that?!!?!?

I'm Your Biggest Fan Card:

Eyelet Outlet Products Used:

Skinny Washi Tape

Be sure to come back to the Eyelet Outlet blog daily for inspiration... and check out Eyelet Outlet on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, too!


Saturday, June 16, 2018

You Are the Apple of My Eye

Happy Saturday!  Who is joining us this weekend in Arlington, TX at the Great American Scrapbook Convention (GASC)? If you are at the show, please stop by and say hello.  

This is Rebecca, back today with a card featuring one of the NEW stamp sets!  I can't get enough of playing with these stamps - they're just so easy to stamp and get a great image.

* Apple Clear Stamp Set

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I stamped the baskets and then stamped apple outline colors with dye inks.  I tfilled the apples with a bit of watercolor in similar shades.

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Alright, that's enough talk of cards and stamping.  Go grab yourself a cool, crisp apple and then get outside for this beautiful summer day!

Eyelet Outlet Items used:

Friday, June 15, 2018

Crazy Cat Lady?

TGIF crafty friends!  Susie here with a card for the cat lover in all of us!   This sentiment from The Project Bin just makes me giggle - if we aren't that person we know that person, right?  Time to play...

I found a stamp in my stash of a little girl that was exactly the right size for a black Cat Brad!

She was stamped with Archival Ink then water colored.

I added strips of washi tape to the left of my tiny little cat lover and then topped off that embellishment cluster with one of the newly released Paw Brads.

I created a card base with black cardstock and added a pink background to coordinate with the pink balloon.

If cats are your thing - or if you want to make a set of cards to gift to your favorite cat lover - you can find all kinds of cat themed items HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie


Eyelet Outlet Cat Brads
Eyelet Outlet Paw Brads
Eyelet Outlet Paw Washi Tape - Thin
Eyelet Outlet Skinny Washi Tape - Arrows
Eyelet Outlet Skinny Washi Tape - 5 Rolls
Carabelle Studio - Innocence stamp set
The Project Bin - Feline Good
Prima watercolors and paper

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thanks For Sticking Your Neck Out

Eyelet Outlet recently released several new brads and one of the sets is called "Jungle Mix" which includes a cute giraffe, an elephant, and swinging monkey.  

Today's project features the giraffe in the set.  The zoo sign and fence is from Cricut's Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  The great giraffe print digital paper is from Huckleberry Hearts Etsy Shop from a set called, "Safari Zoo."

Thanks for being with us today and be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, too!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

I'm Your Biggest Fan!

Hi guys, it's Lauren here again. Father's Day is this coming Sunday, but there's still time to whip up a quick card or two featuring Eyelet Outlet Fan Stamps!

My favorite thing about this stamp set is that it's double duty and works perfectly with both the #1 Foam Hand Brads and also with the vintage-style fans from the Telephone and Fan Brads set.

I went sporty with my first card, pairing the sentiment "Have a FAN-tastic Day" with a Foam Hand and giant oversized letters I made using the super-fun Sports Tape.

I had already chosen a different paper for my second card when I stumbled upon this Echo Park "Vintage Fans" paper at my favorite papercrafting shop, Paper Anthology. The irony is that I was attracted to the *other* side of the paper which has a cool woodgrain pattern! Having seen the fans, however, needless to say it only took me about 15 seconds to swap out my original choice. This time I've added the Fan Brad right to the label shape which holds the sentiment, "I'm Your Biggest Fan".

Of course, these ideas aren't only for Father's Day, they'd be equally good for most any occasion, like Dad's birthday or any other milestone. For that matter, if you swap out "DAD" for a first name, or swap the letters for stars, hearts or a stamped image, the possibilities are nearly endless! I hope you'll be inspired to improvise... I think the Fan Stamps will blow you away, lol!

is a really big FAN of
EO Clear Stamps!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Wedding Wishes

Hi, folks!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

June, the time for weddings!  And for the wedding and bridal shower cards, too.  Here's a shower card made with three of Eyelet Outlet's latest brad releases; the Wedding Brads (Ring and Champagne Glass) and the Dress Brads.

I made a gatefold card with soft colors and patterns which served as the perfect backdrop for the brads.  The alternating banners make for a unique opening.

A closer look at the brads reveals I added some Jewel Bling for the diamond with some additional bling around the "bubbly".  The dress brad comes in an assortment of colors, but I wanted my bride to wear white.  Fortunately, these brads take heat embossing like a champ.  After I attached the dress to the banner, I tucked a tiny bit of tulle as the veil with another jewel for the headpiece.

Inside, the Silver Bell Brads were just the right accompaniment to the sentiment.

After the shower come the nuptials and here's my second card helping to celebrate the big day.  In addition to the same Bell Brads in Gold this time, I used the Cross Brads, Glitter Gold Enamel Dots, and Color Wheel Washi Tape as my "stained glass" window.  The roof and doors were covered with Chalk Board Washi Tape.

The front doors open to reveal the greeting.

And here's the inside of the card.

 After the wedding, there's the reception!  And it wouldn't be complete without a wedding cake.  Here's my 3D version using the Fancy Long Bling with Pearls and Jewels.  There are those Bells again together with the Glitter Dot Washi.

The used the Glitter Washi as my color inspiration and even tinted the Pearls in the bling using Copic markers.  They take color beautifully.

When you're thinking weddings, think Eyelet Outlet for not only cards but decorations, favors, wrapping and scrapbook layouts to capture the memories.

I hope you enjoyed these wedding cards...see you next week with something new!

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

Monday, June 11, 2018

Need a Pick Up?

Check out Eyelet Outlet's new Truck stamp set!
All 16 sets are such fun...and coordinate so well with our brads.

Other supplies:

Stop by at these upcoming tradeshows and PICK UP your own set and supplies!

Thanks!  Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up