Sunday, May 26, 2019

Have a Killer Birthday!

I was perusing Pinterest this week in my spare time - well, actually, I should have been folding clothes, but let's let that be our little secret!  😉  Anyway, I found several fun fold cards to try.  I especially loved this shadow box card, also known as a diorama card.  It's such a cool technique because it carries the fun elements of a card into the inside!

This is the front of my first shadow box card.  These print-then-cut sharks from Cricut's "Adorable Sharks" image set are just THAT!  Adorable! 

I added a sand dollar brad from the Sea Shore brad set to my sea floor and some coordinating washi tape.  I also embossed my background paper with a wave embossing folder.

Here comes the fun when you open the card!

The shadow box feature on the inside adds lots of fun, interest, and dimension!  Embellishing the inside has so many possibilities, too!  I added an Eyelet Outlet Starfish brad and Sea Shell Brad.  Aren't these pretty brads?  They look so real!

Here's a close up!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you're enjoying the weekend with those you love!  

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Going Places

It's a 3-day Holiday weekend for many people. that means going places - family gatherings, mini-vacations, or to the store to get more groceries for backyard picnics, etc. Whatever your plans, enjoy them and stay safe.

I even added a school bus (one of the new brads at Eyelet Outlet) to the traffic, as a reminder that for some people there's still a wee bit of school left after this weekend.

Eyelet Outlet Products Used:

Cloudy Washi

Another great way to spend the 3-day weekend is some online shopping (avoid all the traffic). Head over to the Eyelet Outlet store to see what you find there.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Land of the Free Because of the Brave

With Memorial Day coming up, I wanted to share this patriotic card with you which would be a perfect thank you card to a veteran in your life for his or her brave service.

Eyelet Outlet has a number of patriotic themed brads and today I've used the flag brad, the brand new eagle brad, army soldier brads, and red, white and blue star brads.  The sentiment in the center of my card comes from Cricut's "Because of the Brave" image set. 

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you enjoy Memorial Day weekend with those you love! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

You Must Be 21 or Older to Enjoy This Post

Just kidding! Hi guys, it's Lauren here with a couple of fun and slightly snarky birthday cards starring the brand new Eyelet Outlet Wine Brads (which feature bottles and glasses in both red and white) plus Grape Brads, which have red, green and purple grapes in each packet!

I've mentioned before that sometimes when I have two different ideas for a card, rather than trying to choose just one, I actually make them both. In this case, I wound up using two different sentiments, but I think you could easily interchange them. My first card is a bit more elegant, thanks to a scrap of pretty chandelier paper, gold metallic alphas, and some lovely newer tapes. I chose to emphasize the word "wine" by using larger letters and swapping out the "I" for one of the bottles in the Wine Brads set. Down in the corner, I added two glasses from the same set and a bunch of Grape Brads. I finished off with some gold foil XO Tape, as well as some Script Tape and Skinny Washi in a little cluster.

For my second card I again used a "half and half" sentiment, but this time the emphasized word is made with Foreign Text Chipboard Letters from my Etsy shop, Just Enough Stuff. Instead of swapping out a letter, I attached several bottles and a glass from the Wine Brads and bunch of Grape Brads directly to my oversized letters, which span the width of my landscape oriented A2 card. I like the funky vibe and especially that either card would work for a masculine or feminine birthday!

Contrary to my post title, you can actually buy Wine Brads --also Beer BradsCocktail Brads, and even Champagne Glasses in the Wedding Set-- at any age, so why not pop over to the Eyelet Outlet Store and see what delicious Beverage Brads are available?

is very very slightly
over the age of 21...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

It's Spring and that means it's time for Baseball!  Here's a diamond-fold card to help celebrate the season.

The "field" is made from a diamond covered in Green Glitter Washi Tape.  The bases and home plate are plain white cardstock.

The bunny image is attached with an action wobble spring so he moves when he makes this incredible catch of the Baseball Brad. His cap is covered with Blue and Red Skinny Washi Tape.

Here's a picture of the diamond-fold a bit opened.  The side panels are adorned with Fan Hand Brads in two of the five colors.

And here's the back of the card with a sentiment I got at the Silhouette store.

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

Terrific washi to match our classic brads!

You are probably familiar with our classic tool brads. They come in four different styles:

And now...we have designed coordinating washi tape that show off all of these tool sets!  
Just in time for Father's Day.

Show your Pop how cool he is with coordinating Tool Brads and Washi tape.

Also available are washi styles for:
and Tools!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Fairy nice new brads!

Our new brads look great in our stamp sets!

Here I used Sunflower Brads...nestled into the Apples Stamp basket.  The Fairy Brads are a sweet touch!  Bling strips are so versatile.  I used it for the ground, as well as the fairy sparkle around the little elves!

See our new products in Puyallup, WA May 31-June 1.

We will also be in W. Springfield, MA 

Have a fairy nice day!
DawnMercedes, of Sunnyside Up

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! :)