Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Winter Wonderland

Christmas is just a few short weeks away and I can tell you I am not ready!  But ready or not....anyway, Barry, the Prince of Paper here to show you a lovely holiday 3D shadow box card using washi tape and brads from Eyelet Outlet.

This is the "Aspen Tree Pop Dot Card" file from Silhouette America which I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo using white gem stone cardstock.  The back ground is a scrap piece of cardstock that I covered with glitter dark blue washi tape.  I used pop dots on the different layers and then embellished with Snowflake brads (which come in two different sizes) and finally a red cardinal brad that just sets off the blue sparkle of the background and the shiny gem stone card stock. 
I hope you are getting ready for the holiday and most importantly enjoying this magical time of year with family and friends.  Coming up soon, I have another winter themed card so I will see you then!  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Always in style...

Thank yous are in style any time of year.  

Bring in a breath of sunshine by using Paper Flowers on your thank you card.
some dancing Butterfly brads.
So much joy in one envelope!

In August, my family was treated to a local baseball game by our neighbors.
And yes, I am a bit late in writing thanks.
But I am sure this card is going to knock it out of the park!


And remember, we have a variety of baseball brads and home plate as well!

Remember to show your appreciation to those who have shown you love this year!
Eyelet Outlet products will help you create personalized thank you cards.
Thank YOU, our fans...for checking us out each day,
posting comments, and using our products on your projects!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder

Today I created a Christmas Stocking that holds a secret gift card inside.

I created my own template and traced it once onto the polka dot paper and a second time onto the red paper for the back of the stocking.  I paper pieced the heel and toe and then added faux stitching.  My faux stitching looks a lot like my real stitching ... a little uneven and wonky ... but as my Grandma always told me "That's how they'll know it's hand-made".

I adhered the bottom of the stocking together and only taped the sides around the top, so the gift card has a place to slip inside.  The top is about 4 1/4" wide flap that I decorated with Merry Christmas Washi Tape and Oval Gems before tying it closed with coordinating ribbon.

When you slide off the ribbon, this is what it looks like inside ... decorated with some Silver Star Washi tape for sparkle.

Products used:

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Three Takes on a Poinsettia Wreath Card

Hey there, it's Lauren again, with a few new holiday cards that might just make you do a triple take. Yes, I've basically made the same card three times, each using the same fun sketch and each featuring fabulous Eyelet Outlet Poinsettia Brads adorning a simple holiday wreath, but I've approached it in three different-- equally easy-- ways:

You know I love watercolor, so of course I had to have a go at painting a wreath! I started by lightly marking a 2.5" circle on a piece of watercolor paper, mixed a little of my favorite light green pigment powder with water and painted rough V-shaped branches all the way around the circle. When my paper was completely dry, I took a little bit of fairly concentrated pigment in a darker shade of green, and used a fan brush to create a pine needle effect.

When that was completely dry, I added a few details in pen, cut around the wreath with scissors, and attached the beautiful Poinsettia Brads, a few tiny red "berries" from a Pearl Bling Strip, plus a sentiment fashioned from Merry Christmas Washi Tape stuck to plain white cardstock and trimmed into a neat little banner shape. And that was that!

If you hate to paint, here's another way to go: Use two circle punches to create a green cardstock ring, this will be the base of your wreath. Diecut or punch a dozen or so of your favorite greenery from several shades of green cardstock or patterned paper. Use a tape runner to attach the branches to the cardstock base in layers, trimming as necessary.

When the wreath is complete, top with Poinsettia Brads and a washi tape sentiment and affix it to your card with a bit of foam tape, for dimension.

My third card started with cardstock wreath sticker, which was very lovely, but alas, quite flat. Until... I added Poinsettia BradsTiny Red Pearls and one more Merry Christmas sentiment! (Ok, yes, this one's admittedly a bit of a cheat, but we're into December now, so it's time to get the Christmas cards in the mail!) 

I hope you'll be inspired to grab YOUR favorite Eyelet Outlet Holiday Brads and think up some fun new ways to use them.

PS: Follow the Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page and Pinterest Board to see new ideas from the awesome Eyelet Outlet Design Team every single day!!!

Lauren Bergold likes making holiday cards, blogging, and chocolate... 
but not necessarily in that order! ;)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Merry Selfie Christmas Card w/video

Here is a fun card using a cute stamps called Merry Selfie! Lots of layers and the best brads from Eyelet Outlet in green make this card just shine!!

Here is my full video tutorial on how I made these cards.

When mass producing a card and you run out of a color of paper, improvise and change it up a bit.  Instead of using the chevron paper in lime, I just switched to a solid paper in lime, problem solved!!


Here are a couple of up close shot of the cards I made.

Supplies Used
Paper - Canvas Corp Brands
Brown Cardstock - Recollections
Mists - Tattered Angels
Ink - Brutus Monroe
Stamps - Brutus Monroe
Brads - Eyelet Outlet
Foil Paper - Rinea
Tape Runner - Scotch
Glue - Beacon Adhesives
Erin Reed - Designer & Artist

Friday, December 2, 2016

layout by Marina Gridasova

Hello everyone! It's Marina here again with you and my new layout with lots of Eyelet Outlet products ))
layout by Marina Gridasova @akonitt #layout #eyeletoutlet #enamels #by_marina_gridaova #enameldots #glitterenameldots #bling
 a few close-ups:

 I know that almost all of us are preparing for the Christmas and New Year, but it's always great to stop and just look around and find that life is great in every moment! 

here is the full list of products:
Enamel Dots - Multi Size Green
Heart Enamel - Pastel
Glitter Hot Pink Enamel Dots
Flat Top Emamel Dots - 12mm Pink
Flat Top Enamel Dots - 12mm Green
Bumpy Bling Clear 
Hope you will like my layout ))))


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Musical Christmas

When you are stretched for time, let our amazing washi tape do the work for you!
Designer Lauren created this musical masterpiece.

After taking the time to paper piece together that lovely tree,
washi tape in a variety of patters creates a ground and interest on this card.

Bling strips add interest with a bit of shimmer...and texture. 


Keep creating those holiday cards.
We would love to see how you use our products.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Playful Snowman

Hi friends!  It's the last day of November, so the holiday countdown is seriously on!  Are you ready?  It goes by so fast!

We had a few cooler days last week but for the most part it has been really warm in Florida, especially for the last several days, so I really enjoyed pulling out some cool colors for this sparkly, whimsical card. 

I played with some distress inks, splashes of water and shimmer spray to make the Winter sky background.  Glitter enamel dots in various sizes make the perfect centers for the sparkly heat-embossed snowflakes.  Glitter washi tape in blue, purple and pink add more even color and sparkle, and I couldn't resist a twist of wired pom pom ribbon that I've had in my stash for who knows how long!  This cute little guy looks like he's having such a good time!

Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy your day!  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Minnie Yoo Hoo!

Yoo Hoo! Hello Eyelet Outlet Fans, the Prince of Paper - Barry here to show you a creative way to make a traditional shaker card but using unconventional materials.  I created this Minnie Mouse shaker card using the inside of a business window envelope.  The ones that might contain your tax information.  I used the inside because of the interesting grey cross hatch design of secure print.

With pop dot tape secured to the back (front of the envelope) I placed it on top of a polka dot piece of cardstock.  But first I had to fill it with red and white sequins and Eyelet Outlet Vacation Arrow sign brads (with the brads cut off).  Next, I added a fresh flower bright - brad to her hat, and two small white enamel dots on her dress from the "Enamel Stars -Patriotic" enamel dots set.  Lastly, I added a small red enamel heart from the "Heart Enamel - Bright" set.  

So much fun to do and you can do it too by re purposing an old window envelope and embellishing with sequins and Eyelet Outlet Products!  Thanks for coming by today.  I have some wonderful Holiday card ideas in store for December so come back and see me.

Monday, November 28, 2016


Whether you have snowflakes or palm trees on Christmas Day,
you'll love the glitz and glam of Eyelet Outlet Products!


A few strips of glitter washi tape will create an interesting band of sparkle and it is an economical and simple way to add interest to your card and scrapbook pages!
Be sure to tag us in your creative uploads
We would love to see your own sparkle and glitz and creativity! 
Enjoy your day, snow or shine!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Winter Wonderland Gift Bag

I found this pretty green gift bag on my recent travels, and I knew I could make it into something special with my Eyelet Outlet Brads & Bling.

I started with the gorgeous jewel blue swirl bling and then added coordinating flower jewels.

And since it's going to hold a Christmas gift, I finished with lovely snowflake brads.

Products used:
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You can visit me in blogland at Ingenious Inkling

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Keep Calm and Knit On

Long holiday weekends spent with friends and family are one of the best-- and most hectic-- things in life, don't you think? But I (Lauren) have a no-fail action plan for any eventuality:

Luckily I also have some Eyelet Outlet Knitting Brads to bring it to life in card form. I love that the packets include knitting needles and balls of yarn, and that the yarn comes in a few different colors, because let's face it, there are very few knitters who will content themselves with just ONE color of yarn! I made my own knitted background paper by painting little V's in coordinated shades with my favorite watercolor pigment powders, and a solid panel to hold my stamped sentiment. A few tiny gems from a Jewel Bling Strip and a bit of machine stitching complete the design.

I hope that your weekend is full of food, fun, family... and a little creativity, too! ♥

likes yarn almost as much as she likes paper...
and loves to talk about both on her blog!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Decorative Home Decor Letter w/ Video

I love the large decorative paper mache letters you find at all the big box craft stores.  You can do so much them with them, and when I got my Rinea foil papers I knew I had to make something fun with it!!
 This letter can be used for all kinds of things, as a decorative mantle home decor piece, by the way the "R" is for Reed my last name. Right now it is sitting on my mantel over my fireplace, but this is so light it can be hung on a wall, on a table surface, as a letter for a kids door.  You can even do the rest of the letters in your name and make it larger.  The possibilities are endless.


Here is the full video on how I made this fun decorative letter.

The main part of the letter is covered in Rinea foils, I used the embossed copper color and it make it look so rich and beautiful!! I even added in the foils to the flower up in the corner!!  Top it off with some beautiful brads and pearls swirls from eyelet Outlet and you have a beautiful decor piece.

The paper takes distressing really well.  I used a little bit of sandpaper to distress the foil and it looks amazing!!

Supplies Used
Letter - Michaels
Foil - Rinea
Decoupage - Mod Podge
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Brads - Eyelet Outlet
Flowers - Eyelet Outlet
Punches - EK & McGill
Cutting Tool - EK
Glue - Beacon Adhesives

Erin Reed - Designer & Artist