It's a wet and chilly day here in Central Texas, but Spring is in the air at Eyelet Outlet! We have some of the prettiest Spring washi tapes and fabulous Spring themed brads you will find anywhere and today I'll be showing you just a few.
I started out with this cute "Easter" border from Cricut's "Celebrate All Year Long," image set, not really knowing what I'd use as a background paper. I tried a number of different colors and patterns, but then I spied this gorgeous wide floral washi tape on my craft table and knew it would be perfect peeking out from behind the Easter eggs.
Today's card entitled Hello Spring is a representation of the season to come! We've had a mild, dreary winter this year, but that doesn't mean that we aren't looking forward to the blue skies and sunshine, so here's a preview!
We have another month or so of winter, but Eyelet Outlet'sbirds, mini ladybugs, mini ants, brown rabbits, and pastel rabbits are ready to create a scene welcoming Spring. This note card is versatile and may be sent to friends, relatives, hospital or nursing home residents or those that are home bound. Surely, it will bring a smile to their face as we head into Spring.
Eyelet Outlet Supplies Used:
mini ladybug brads
mini ant brads
brown rabbit brads
pastel rabbit brads
Hop on over to the Eyelet Outlet website and pick up the brads and more to create your Spring card!
Happy Thursday, crafters! Today I have a couple of cards that are cute as a bug! It was hard to decide between Eyelet Outlet's mini ladybug brads and the mini ant brads, so problem solved! I made two cards!
The magnifying glass is from Cricut's Classroom Icons image set. I just love the little chubby fingers on this hand image which is from A Child's Year image set. The smiling ladybug and wide eyed ant images are Miss Kate's Cuttable images and available in the Cricut image library. I used foil iron-on and my Cricut Easy Press for the sentiment. I've really been having fun lately using iron-on materials on card stock!
I love the way the mini ant brad and mini ladybug brad look under the magnifying glass, don't you? I embellished the smiling ladybug with Eyelet Outlet heart brads on her antennas and I used Eyelet Outlet eye brads on my big-eyed ant. Those eyes really popped!! He's holding an Eyelet Outlet enamel heart in his hands, too.
...Valentine's Day! Just in case you need a few fast card ideas before Friday, I (Lauren) have three takes on HOPPI-ness, Eyelet Outlet style!
My first card features the ever-adorable Frog Brads, on a background of Cloud Washi and Water Tape, with half a Paper Flower serving as a lilypad. I used nested heart dies to trim my little scene into an appropriate Valentine shape, and added my sentiment with mixed letter stickers. At the very end, I added three white Heart Pearls.
It's less obvious at first, but beer can also be described as "HOPPY" so my second card features one of the bottles and a mug from our Beer Brads on a background of Beer Tape, sitting on a bar made of Hardwood Floor Washi. A few yellow Heart Enamels and we were good to go!
From Farmland to Polar...from Safari to Woodland, Eyelet Outlet has a menagerie of ANIMAL brads that will add interest and excitement to your scrapbook pages and greeting cards! More styles are just around the coop! Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about new releases, sales and creative ways to use our products.
Today's card entitled "Cardinal Valentine" is a simple Valentine's Day card displaying a winter scene featuring Eyelet Outlet Cardinals. It's another non-traditional Valentine's Day card!
Although the background paper brings the beauty of a winter scene, it's the Eyelet Outlet Cardinalsthat bring the dimension, beauty, and realism to the card. The base paper of weathered wood provides additional interest, however, this card definitely takes a 'less-is-more' approach!
Today's card is for Valentine's Day, but the sentiment may be changed out to be a get-well card, thinking of you card, or a note card. This versatility means that making a few cards to have on hand will save time later.
Eyelet Outlet SuppliesUsed:
Cardinal Profile Brads
Silver Glitter Enamel Dots
Take a moment to 'fly' on over to the Eyelet Outlet site and check out the cardinals, glitter enamel dots, and other amazing brads, bling, and more!
Today's make is a tribute to my amazing daughters who manage their busy lives like professional jugglers!
I chose a juggling animal (in high heels no less!) from Cricut's Birthday Bash image set, but instead of balls, I substituted several different Eyelet Outlet brads to represent just a few of the things these two gals successfully juggle in their daily lives, from diapers to dinner and everything in between!
It was honestly hard to narrow down the brads to use in this card, because there are so many in the Eyelet Outlet store that would have been perfect, but for the sake of space, I decided on the diaper pin, books, soccer ball, vacuum cleaner and saucepan. I substituted the original party hat on the image with an Eyelet Outlet party hat and used our enamel dots for buttons.
Tell someone you love that's juggling it all how much you admire them today!
Ideas can literally come from ANYWHERE, but one of my (Lauren's) --perhaps surprising-- sources are the silly t-shirts in novelty catalogs. I can't actually imagine BUYING such a shirt, but it's unusual for me to flick through and not see something I think would make a fun card. In this case, since I knew I had a couple of varieties of Eyelet Outlet Brads which would work perfectly (Kitten Brads and Long Cats) I've made two!
EDITED: Lauren has generously shared her quote in two fonts on the Freebie page...check the tab at the top of the blog! Thanks, Lauren!!
I've used the Kitten Brads as accents quite a few times (especially on Halloween cards!) but I'm glad they are finally getting their starring role. I made a base of Coloring Book Washi, mounted it on a panel of Big Dot Tape and finally added a small pink heart from the Multicolor Enamel Set. My sentiment is in a free font called AR Cena.
My second card uses a free font called AR Bonnie because I liked how its super skinny line paired perfectly with the Long Cat Brads. These guys are on clearance, which is happy because they're only $1.09 but sad because when we run out, they won't be coming back. I matted the sentiment on a panel with Geometric Tape and made the background from Paw Tape.
I hope you'll be inspired by something random and wonderful today... and then I bet we have some Eyelet Outlet Brads and Tape that will help make it into the perfect card!
Today's card entitled, "Be My Valentine" provides a sweet sentiment and is perfect for children to give each other or ideal for their parents or grandparents on Valentine's Day.
The card begins with festive paper and is complemented by the background heart (by Crafter's Companion) and the stamped image (by Waffle Flower). The Eyelet Outlet Balloons are key to providing the whimsy and serve as the finishing touch with their glossy primary colors.
No heart die nor stamped image? No problem! The card can be just as effective with the balloons in the middle of the card and the sentiment crossing over the balloon strings.
TIP: Did you know that if you are in need of balloon brads but are out of them or want variation in the balloon shapes, you can use the Eyelet Outlet Ornament Brads? Just turn the ornament brads upside down and tie on a string. Without much effort you have a perfectly round balloon!
Head on over to the Eyelet Outset site and pick up your balloons and ornaments as there's still time to make those precious Valentine's Day cards!
The sentiment for my card comes from the Cricut's "Just Because Cards." The hay bales that I put on my trailer are from Cricut's "County Fair" image set.
I love the Eyelet Outlet cow brads. Today our cow looks like he's definitely pulling for the tractor driver to bring her that hay bale! 😀 I've also used a couple of Eyelet Outlet tree brads on my card - the pine tree brad as well as one of the summer tree brads. Breaking up the green hillside landscape, I used a wide dotted green washi tape with a skinny washi tape in lighter green dotted pattern on top of it.
Keep on crafting, friends and be sure to stop by Eyelet Outlet and see all of our awesome products!
Here's a shocking true confession: I (Lauren) am a bit of a coffee fiend. So when I saw this fun (and accurate!) sentiment on a t-shirt, I knew I had to pull out my Eyelet Outlet Coffee Brads and make a card.
I had originally planned to add some Donut Brads too, but in the end I settled for Coffee Beans on the card and Donut Washi Tape in the background. I printed the sentiment on a clear inkjet label using two free fonts: Bohemian Typewriter and Cafe Rojo.