Saturday, December 15, 2018

Here's Looking at You Kid

Hello, I'm glad you've stopped by the Eyelet Outlet blog today.

If you're like me, you're often times proud of your children. They say or do something that just makes your heart smile. That's the idea behind the card I created for today.

Here's looking at you, Kid!


Thanks again for stopping by!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Fleece Navidad!

I've been hustling and bustling with Christmas preparations and I forgot to post last Thursday, so today I'll try to make up for it by sharing two of my Christmas cards with you.

First up is a super quick and easy card I created with the sheep from the Cricut Winter Frolic cartridge.  I added eyes to my sheep with a pair of silly ones from Cricut's Funny Faces cartridge.  They were totally ready for the holidays once they donned their Eyelet Outlet Santa Hat Brads!  A touch of holly with an Eyelet Outlet Holly Brad and done! 

Next up is one of my favorites for this holiday season!  I used various greenery elements and a poinsettia from the Cricut image library for this card and arranged them together along with Eyelet Outlet Bling and our new Pinecone Brads. I added a strip I of Eyelet Outlet Skinny Glitter Washi Tape for a little extra shine. 

 Here's a close up.  Aren't those Pinecone Brads just great?!

I'm glad you stopped by today!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

What's Red and Green and FUN All Over?

Holiday-themed Memorydex cards featuring Eyelet Outlet brads and washi tape of course! Hi folks, it's Lauren here again. I used my rolodex die to cut out two cards made from ordinary white cardstock covered in a collage of vintage paper and sheet music. Then I added a band of festive tapes, topped with artist trading coins. Because who ever said you cannot *combine* swap formats to make them exponentially more fun!

On my first card, I layered a bunch of my favorite RED washi tapes: Ho Ho HoNo PeekingMerry Christmas, Skinny Merry Christmas and a few other skinny tapes with words on them. Then I made an artist trading coin from red patterned paper and added Santa and Mrs. Claus Brads.

My second card favors shades of green, running in the opposite direction because I started with my favorite vertical Tree Tape and added Green Dots as well as a few different strips of Skinny Green Stripes. This time the coin element features a pair of Pine Trees and a gallant Moose Brad for a fun wintery scene.

Of course there is no limit to the different combinations you could make with just a few fun holiday tapes and brads from Eyelet Outlet!

still *LOVES* washi tape...
in case anyone was wondering!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Crafts

Kim from Katydid Cards here.  I've shown you a number of Christmas cards featuring Eyelet Outlet, so I thought I would make a few Christmas crafts as well.

First up is a 3D winter scene gift card bag which has been modified from the original cut file purchased in the Silhouette store.  The changes enabled me to use some of the many brads from Eyelet Outlet.  Here I'm using the Sun & Cloud, Pine Tree, Snowman, and Sled brads.

Here's a closer look.  The "layers" in the bag start with the acetate window then the snowy hills and finally the sky.  Behind the blue panel, there's space for the gift card.

Next, is a cute little holder for hand sanitizer...except, in this case, it's Santa-tizer.  I used the new Santa Brad as well as two Red Round Brads and the new Santa Washi Tape.

Here's a view from the side.

And here's the holder, open.  I used a Red Stripe Washi Tape for the inside panels.

The entire Eyelet Outlet design team has outdone themselves with holiday inspiration!  I hope you have enjoyed our projects as much as we enjoyed sharing them with you!

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

Monday, December 10, 2018

Just one!

You can make any Eyelet Outlet sticky back bling into ornaments...but using a fine tipped marker to create the "hanger" of choice.  Here I also used holiday washi tape for the boarder and accents!  This simple card can be reproduced for everyone on your christmas card list!

Merry Crafting!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Saturday, December 8, 2018

You're Udder-ly Wonderful

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. 

If you're like me, you need to have some Appreciation and/or Thank You types of cards ready to send when someone does something thoughtful. And what better way to make a card than by using some fabulously fun Eyelet Outlet products, right? Like the Cow Brads.

Thanks for Being Udder-ly Wonderful

Yes, these little cows are perfect!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Death Before Decaf!

It's that wonderful time of year once again: by which I (Lauren) mean both the holiday season AND the winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop! Thus I decided to make some giftcard holders that combine my love of coffee, holiday cardmaking and Eyelet Outlet Coffee Brads and Coffee Stamps!

I made a very simple folder; it's just a piece of 3.5 x 8.5" kraft cardstock scored at the 2.5 and 6.5" point, to create a little pocket inside which can hold a giftcard OR a check, money, a little note, even some small photos. You could make these out of double sided patterned paper to save having to trim little panels to decorate the outside, but I always seem to have loads of little patterned paper off-cuts and this is a great way to use them up! 

Once I'd covered the pocket, top flap and back panel with cardstock, it was time for the fun part: decorating! I covered a small scrap of white cardstock with Eyelet Outlet Merry Christmas Tape and diecut it into a heart which is slightly narrower than the top flap, but hangs down a bit over the pocket area. This hides the place where I secured seambinding to the front, but still leaves room for the bow that literally ties the whole thing together. I used my Stephanie Barnard dies to create the coffee cup out of lighter kraft and the lid and front panel from this fun argyle-inspired Christmas Pattern Washi. I added a green Paper Flower, anchored with a Wreath Brad, decorated with some tiny red Pearl Bling berries.

In the second version, I decided to get a bit more coffee-centric, so I stamped the coffee bean from our Coffee Stamp Set in an all-over pattern and used a brown Tombow with a water brush to add color. This time my diecut heart has vertical-oriented Red Tree Washi and the cup is adorned with Santa Tape flanked by Skinny Stripes. And to hold on the flowers, one those awesome beans from the Coffee Brad Set which also contains both red and white coffee cups!

Be sure to hop over and see all the amazing cards at the Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop, and leave a little love for Amy Tsuruta and the other Coffee Elves who are working so hard behind the scenes at these events! ♥♥♥

Lauren Bergold 
would not *literally* prefer death to decaf... 
especially late in the day!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dashing Through the Snow

Have you ever been dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh?  If so, I, Kim of Katydid Cards, envy you the experience.  This card is about as close as I'll ever get!

The card components were purchased in the Silhouette store and I thought they would make a great backdrop for the brads I used.  The new Sleigh brad is just the right size for the Horse and the Snowman and Pine Trees complete the scene.  The Oval Bling, colored in the center with a Copic marker, sets the greeting off nicely.

Seems I forgot to take a picture of the sentiment inside, but I used another line from the song.  "What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight."

And I have one last Christmas card to share with you.  It's an Eclipse card using the new Santa Washi Tape as well as the new Santa and Sleigh brads and the ever popular Snowflake brad.

As an accent across the bottom, I used Jewel Bling Strip on Skinny Gold Glitter Washi Tape.

On Friday I'll be sharing a few Christmas crafts with you so I hope you'll come back and visit.  Of all the Eyelet Outlet cards I made this year, this is my favorite.

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

Monday, December 3, 2018

Cut out magic

Create a simple card with a lot of flare for your holiday cards. 
This card is easily reproduced for your card list.
The cut out star reveals our patterned foil washi tape in silver...but you can also get it in gold and other colors.
The fancy bling strips are a festive way to add glitz to your holiday cards.

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dogs vs. Cats

Okay, I don't know about you, but I love - LOVE! - brads! Cute brads. Round brads. Seasonal brads. And Puppy and Kitty brads!

They. are. so. cute.

See what I mean?

Eyelet Outlet Products:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to check out all of the awesome BRADS and other products in the Eyelet Outlet Store!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

It's All About The Bling!

Christmas time is a card makers favorite time of the year, wouldn't you agree?  I know it's mine!  Today I'm bringing you a card that only has two ingredients, but they are a winning combination!  I used Cricut Adhesive Foil and Eyelet Outlet Bling for this project.

I think you'll agree that the Holiday Bling in Red & Green are must-have!  I also used the Holiday Flower Bling for this project.

The ornaments are from Teresa Collins Christmas Ornaments cartridge.  Using the hide contour tool in Cricut Design Space, I eliminated the original cut outs in the ornaments so that I could adorn them with gorgeous Eyelet Outlet Bling.  With the cut outs gone, there was happily less weeding to do on the foil and so this card actually came together very quickly.  I used clear contact paper to transfer the foil elements to the card base.  The foil comes in several colors, and the Eyelet Outlet Bling comes in lots and lots of amazing colors and styles, so you can really have fun with the combinations on this project.  

Here is the same card with blue foil and blue bling

And I love this teal foil and the pearl and jewel strip.

The Fancy Long Zig Zag Bling that I used on the round ornaments is my favorite and it comes in several colors, but today I only had the clear on hand, but can you can image how pretty these would have been in these other delicious colors!?  

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to fill your shopping carts with some of our fabulous bling today!  

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holly, Poinsettia and Pinecones

There is no possible combination of holiday foliage that I (Lauren) do not love; especially if we're talking about Eyelet Outlet HollyPoinsettia and Pinecone Brads! See?

Here's a shocking true confession for you: I own probably 15 sets of foliage dies and at least 7 or 8 of them are holiday foliage! But I use *all* of them --separately or together-- pretty much every year. In this case I've pulled out some medium sized pine branches and some smaller holly clusters, but really this idea would work with any foliage you like... you could even stamp rather than diecut, for that matter. I've used the same basic sketch for all three cards, just changed up the specific shapes and products. This is a great way to make a bunch of cards quickly, without having to mass-produce in the traditional way. For my first card I added the foliage to a matted star diecut, anchored the fronds with a trio of Poinsettia Brads and grounded the whole thing with some argyle-inspired Christmas Pattern Washi.

My second card is landscape rather than portrait, and I've used a nice big label shape, so that I could scatter a bunch of the gorgeous new Pinecone Brads around a Bling-bedecked Paper Flower stack. A double strip of Pine Tree Washi frames the whole thing quite nicely.

My third card features an ancient 3-layer heart die and a cluster of Holly Brads with red Jewel centers against a background of sheet music adorned with Holly Tape. This illustrates one of my *favorite* things about washi tapes that have a lot of "white" in them... they are almost always translucent, so that you can apply them over different colors of cardstock or patterned paper and get different effects!

Of course, there is a nearly unlimited amount of beautiful combinations you could make with just a few EO Holiday Brads and tapes, so let your imagination go wild! ♥

realizes that her holiday cardmaking duties would 
be easier if she made 50 of one design... :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Deck the Halls

It's Kim from Katydid Cards.  

It's time to deck the halls if you're into decorating for the holidays.  These days, this is an easier way for me to decorate...on a card!  While I'd like to say, "and there's no clean-up" the truth is I make quite the mess when I make cards.  I have all sorts of supplies and tools scattered everywhere and tend to work in only a square foot of open space.

This card showcases a number of Eyelet Outlet brads including the Holly, Wreath and Holiday Light.  Also used are the Hardwood and Gold Foil Washi Tape and Red Jewel Bling Strips. The tree's topper is the Glitter Enamel Star.

I cut the stair steps from a Stampin' Up die.  I cut it a second time after placing the Hardwood Washi Tape to it and cut the base from the posts.   I topped the stairs with the Holly and added the Wreath which I further adorned with smaller Jewel Bling.  Here's another picture of the card, slightly opened.

And here is the card, fully opened.  An accent table, also covered in Hardwood Washi Tape hosts an arrangement of Poinsettia brads.

So this card is all about the inside of the house.  Did you happen to catch my Rooftop cards? If not, you can take a peek here.