Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Have a banner birthday!

Hello all my Eyelet Outlet fans!  Barry, the Prince of Paper here to show you another fun and festive card using brads and bling from Eyelet Outlet.


This was a fun card to make.  I had the Silhouette Cameo draw on the clouds for me on a piece of white card stock.  I found the clouds in my online gallery, sized them to fit my card front, replaced the blade with a blue pen and the machine draws the image for me!  Next it was a matter of taking the pastel banner brads and adding sticker black letters to spell "Birthday".  I cut out the banner using pink card stock and added more black sticker letters.  Lastly, I added a mixture of the jewel strip sticky back bling in pink, turquoise, clear, lavender and champagne to the card and my card was ready.


I hope you are all enjoying 2017 so far and I will be back next time to show you a washi tape inspired Valentines day card as this holiday is just around the corner!
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Squishy Hugs


Here you go...
another Valentine.
Hope it puts you in the mood to create some love notes embellishments from Eyelet Outlet.




The rich, brown glitter washi tape creates a snazzy border!
The brown teddy bear brads have two poses. Standing and sitting.
The hearts are a special deal...and on sale!

I inked up a large solid heart stamp with pink.
Then I brushed the edges with red ink before stamping it on my paper.
the result is a two toned heart.


Thanks for visiting today!





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Perfect Blend!

Yesterday Lauren shared a fabulous traditional Valentine's Day Card ... today I'm going for a bit more non-traditional.

I couldn't resist combining these two mint and gold Washi Tapes to create this fun background.  The layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.



I added a row of Champagne Bling for a bit more sparkle.  This picture gives you a better idea of how the gold in that Washi Tape shimmers ... it is gorgeous.


And aren't those two little coffee cup brads the perfect embellishment for my Taylored Expressions Joe to Go sentiment.  I added two punched hearts and a single piece of champagne bling to finalize the decorations on my cups.

Products used:

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Valentiniest Valentine of All Time! :)

Hi guys, it's Lauren, celebrating the fact that it is EXACTLY one month until Valentine's Day, so if you haven't ordered yourself some heart-ful Eyelet Outlet goodies, or started sampling dark chocolate candies to see which ones will make the best gifts*, today's a great day to start! I've made a really traditional card, just to show you just a few of the many cool heart items from which you could choose in the Eyelet Outlet store:


For the record, there is NO patterned paper on this card, I've used three different tapes to make my heart squares: Heart WashiSkinny Heart Washi and the Stripey Hearts which, alas, are out of print, but luckily there are LOTS MORE varieties in stock! I've got some pretty Pink Paper Flowers attached with a Heart Brad and a tiny (1/16"!) Mini Round Brad. Black is admittedly not a traditional Valentine's Day color, lol, but it surely does make the red and white *POP* don't you think? In addition to the black ink of the sentiment and those uber-skinny black mats, the black enamels from the Vacation Heart Colorway really tie everything together.


Stay tuned to the Eyelet Outlet blog... I happen to know my fellow designers have more great ideas to help you prepare for Valentine's Day!

hopes her Valentine appreciates 
just how much candy she has 
selflessly sampled on his behalf! :) :) :)

Friday, January 13, 2017

DIY Mini Brads Clips w/ Video

Ever have just one or two little brads left over from a pack and not sure what to do with them?  Here is a fun little embellishment you can make for your papercrafts using mini clothespins.  I use them for all kind of projects and I thought how fun to add a little something to the end to make them into character clips for planners, cards, mini albums, and so much more!


The fun clips are easy and use supplies you probably have in your stash!  Here is a video tutorial on how to make these fun little clips!



These little clips are a fun way to use up your stash of left over brads and turn them into some cute and fun!


They easily clip into a little planner, traveling notebook, or mini book to help see your place.  Seeing them all lines up in a little book is just too cute!


Have fun with mixing and matching the color of the clothespin with the brad to make all kids of fun color combinations!

Supplies Used
Brads  - Eyelet Outlet
Clothespins - Canvas Corp
Wire Cutters
Glue - Beacon

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

One more day left to apply!


There is one more day left to apply to the 2017 Eyelet Outlet Design Team. 
We would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining a fun team of creative individuals
who enjoy using shaped brads, washi tape, bling, and paper flowers!

Come show us your scrapbooking, cardmaking, and/or mixed media skills!




Requirements:

*The design team term is from February 1st- July 31, 2017. There is a possibility of extending your term.
*Post project, using good photography skills, on the company blog about once a week, in rotation with the rest of the designers.  Your projects should have a focus on Eyelet Outlet product.
*Post projects on social media such as: your own blog, online galleries, FB, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
*Have an upbeat, encouraging attitude with fellow designers in the closed Facebook group as well as in the written posts on social media that promote Eyelet Outlet.

Benefits:

*A generous supply for Eyelet Outlet product
*50% off discount during your term for addition product
*Projects may be purchased from time to time for the display boards at Scrapbooking Conventions throughout the year. Compensation disclosed upon joining the team.
*Your name/blog will be linked to Eyelet Outlet sites.

How to apply:
Send an email to eyeletoutlet@gmail.com with:
*Links to your blog, online galleries, and other social media outlets where you post your projects.
*A short paragraph introducing yourself, explaining why you want to promote Eyelet Outlet.

Feel free to email with questions as well!

Deadline is January 12th, 2017 at 9pm EST. 

Happy Birthday card by Marina Gridasova

Hello everyone! It's Marina here today and my time to inspire you with Eyelet Outlet products! I created a card in fresh spring colors -  because it's just around the corner! ))))) and also because I adore palette like this with flower clusters and lots of different layers ))))
Happy Birthday card by Marina Gridasova @akonitt #card #eyeletoutlet #resinflatback #brads #enameldots
 a few close-ups:




Here I used:
Coloring book butterfly brads
Road Sign Brads
Flower Flatback Resin - 12mm 
Round Jewels - Pink/Blue  
Enamel Dots - Multi Size Green  

Flat Top Emamel Dots - 12mm Pink
Enamel Dots - Multi Size Ivory  

Hope you will like my card ))))



 Marina

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Oui, Paris!


I have always been drawn to images of France and the Eiffel Tower!  I found some pretty designer paper with a map of Paris and thought that it would make a nice masculine non-traditional Valentine for my husband.  As a young Navy wife I took a plane to Marseille to meet him when the aircraft carrier pulled into port, and we took the bullet train up to Paris for a whirlwind, romantic trip.  We even stayed in the turret of a castle in Rambouillet!   I love that this card will have special significance for him and bring warm memories to mind.


The front of the card features our Paris washi tape and a bronze Eiffel Tower brad.  The stamp set that I used included vintage postage marks, so the tape and twine give the card the feel of a parcel.


To carry the theme and colors to the inside, I added a strip of mail washi tape along with a fleur de lis and a larger, die-cut image of the Eiffel Tower.  


Fun and not too frou frou!  I think he'll like it!

I have another more traditional Valentine project planned for my next post!  
Hope to see you then!

Monday, January 9, 2017

How've you bean?

Hello everybody, Barry, the Prince of Paper is back with a shape card using the fun Coffee and bean brads from the Eyelet Outlet store.  I come from Seattle, the land of Starbucks and when I saw these brads I was totally inspired.  This card is truly one of a kind as I created the back ground paper for both the cup and the sleeve.  

First I found the cup image in my Silhouette library and then simply made it into a card by duplicating the image and inverting one so the tops meet and welding them together to form a portrait type card.  Next, I took a digital background image and painted it onto the card front.  For the sleeve I typed out "How've you bean?" in the software and then using my dauber tool took a light brown color from the back ground and painted that onto the font.  The background color was done the same way. I did a print and cut (meaning I print the image onto my color printer, once printed I load it into my Silhouette Cameo and it cuts out the image for me). Now it was a matter of adding glitter Copper washi tape on the top and bottom of the sleeve and then afixing the coffee and bean brads. Lastly I tied some string around the lid and then added copper silver pearl brad for an accent.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will be back to show you a fun birthday card using the Eyelet outlet banner brads!  So fun!

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

SnowTime!



Each year, I pack up all my Christmas decorations the day after Christmas...
and I bring out my snowman decorations.
It's so fun to clean up a bit..but still have winter cheer around us at home.
This year, my husband left a silly little gingham picture frame on top of my lap top.
I took it as a challenge and created this to add to my January home decor...



(retired) Swirl Bling...There is a new style in the store!
And keep a watch on the Eyelet Outlet store.
New items will be appearing soon!!

Thanks for drifting by the blog today.
I hope that you stay warm and dry and cheerful...today and throughout the winter months!!


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Weaving Washi Tape

I love how forgiving Washi Tape is when you design ... you can cut or tear it ... you can reposition it without damaging the paper ... and it is slightly transparent, so you can layer it for fun effects.

Today I made some cards that weaved washi tape by overlapping vertically & horizontally.


The first card combines Fish Washi Tape with fun Trout & Bass Brads.


For the second card I used Paris Washi Tape with the pretty Eiffel Tower brad.


So many possibilities with this technique.


Search through your Washi Tape stash and discover the possibilities.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

One Card, Two Ways

Hi, it's Lauren here, wishing you a very Happy New Year! One of my favorite sources of crafty inspiration is this very blog: my fellow design team members *NEVER* stop impressing me with their cleverness and creativity! The other day, the Prince of Paper, Barry Lynn Snarr, used a flourish-pattern embossing folder to emphasize some Eyelet Outlet Swirl Bling on this gorgeous card, and it looked so cool, I literally had to go and grab my embossing folders right then to see what combinations I could make! Here are the cards I made, and then I'll explain:


I chose an all-over flower pattern embossing folder with quite a lot of detail. For my first card, I picked out the flower centers with Tiny Copper Eyelets. I love how they look with the Glitter Copper Washi, which I've highlighted even more by adding Pearl Bling Strips and finally set the whole thing off with all three sizes of gorgeous Dark Purple Solid Color Flowers, anchored with a 10mm Purple Pearl Brad.


I realize the tiny (1/16th inch!) eyelets create quite a subtle look in the photos, but in real life the copper catches the light and they gleam in such a lovely way; I predict you will see me using these again!


For my second card I went with a monochromatic palette that uses those same lovely Purple Blooms, surmounted with a beautiful, big (28mm!) Flatback Resin Flower in a coordinating shade. To make the textural background a little more prominent, I added Purple Enamel Dots to the centers of each of the sanded flowers.


Just a reminder that the current call for new Eyelet Outlet Designers will remain open until next Thursday, January 12th and that all of the details you need to apply are featured in this blog post right here. This past year as an EO team member has been an amazingly fun and valuable experience for me: the products are great to work with, the inspiration is abundant, and I've made some really good friends! If you've been thinking about it... even a tiny bit... I'd encourage you to apply! (You can thank me later, lol!) ♥♥♥

Lauren Bergold's blog is called,
and she'd love for you to visit her there!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Nothing's better...

Nothing's better than the fun embellishments from Eyelet Outlet!
They add flavor to your stamped images and sentiments
and carry a theme through your card, scrapbook page, or paper craft project.



Supplies:

So head on over to the Eyelet Outlet Store.
As you shop, think about adding embellishments to your cart that will 
add flavor to your stamps.  

Oh...and remember, we are looking for some designers to add to our team!


Eyelet Outlet Design Team Call 2017

Come start the New Year off with a crafty group of designers!  Eyelet Outlet is looking for new designers to promote and encourage others using decorative brads, washi tape, paper flowers and bling!



Requirements:

*The design team term is from February 1st- July 31, 2017. There is a possibility of extending your term.
*Post project, using good photography skills, on the company blog about once a week, in rotation with the rest of the designers.  Your projects should have a focus on Eyelet Outlet product.
*Post projects on social media such as: your own blog, online galleries, FB, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
*Have an upbeat, encouraging attitude with fellow designers in the closed Facebook group as well as in the written posts on social media that promote Eyelet Outlet.

Benefits:

*A generous supply for Eyelet Outlet product
*50% off discount during your term for addition product
*Projects may be purchased from time to time for the display boards at Scrapbooking Conventions throughout the year. Compensation disclosed upon joining the team.
*Your name/blog will be linked to Eyelet Outlet sites.

How to apply:
Send an email to eyeletoutlet@gmail.com with:
*Links to your blog, online galleries, and other social media outlets where you post your projects.
*A short paragraph introducing yourself, explaining why you want to promote Eyelet Outlet.

Feel free to email with questions as well!

Deadline is January 12th, 2017 at 9pm EST. 



DawnMercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

DIY Picture Frame Gift w/ Video

I wanted to make a fun gift for my parents for the anniversary at the end of the month.  I love to give them something personal, so this time I made a fun little frame wit the kids pictures on it from a professional photo shoot we did this past summer. 


I even made a second frame for my in-laws just because it was easy to make the first one!!

It is a very slight difference in what I used, but the main difference are the flower and the Eyelet Outlet Bling.  I used the same color of bling, but one is in crystals and the other in in pearls, both champagne color.  Here is a video on how I made these fun frames.


Here are some up close pictures of the fun frames.



Supplies Used
Wood
Paints - Tattered Angels
Papers - Canvas Corp
Ink - Brutus Monroe
Flower - Prima
Angel Button
Bling - Eyelet Outlet
Glue - Beacon
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