Sunday, June 16, 2024

Thank You with Girl Gnome Brads

I've been having a great time working with the new brads in the store. Today's card features the new Girl Gnome Brads paired with the White Daisy Brads and Fresh Flowers-Bright Brads. 

To make this card, I began by cutting a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card front in mushroom cardstock. Then I cut three heart patterned circles and three slightly larger circles. Then I put two strips of Heart Washi Tape on white cardstock and cut it in a strip. I placed the strip to the left side of the card. I placed two thin strips on each side of the heart strip. I placed the girl gnomes and flowers on the circles before mounting them on the larger circles and then on the card front.

Thanks for joining me here today. Please visit the EO storefor all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Hello My Mandala

Some days I just need color in my life. Bright yellows, pinks, purples, and blues always make me happy. I took my inspiration from those colors and created this cheery card.

The front of the card itself was made with Gold Glitter Washi Tape. I then added bits and pieces of the Black Swirl Bling and three Black Pearl brads for movement.

The focal point of this card is this magnificent mandala. I colored it using alcohol ink markers on top of white glittered cardstock. Throughout the mandala, you will notice different colors of Purple and Blue Jeweled Bling along with Pink Cut Jewel Bling with the center of the mandala being the bright yellow sun from the Sun and Clouds Brad. The mandala is sitting on top of a circle made from Bright Pink Glitter Washi Tape.

When I see this card, it makes me happy and brings a smile to my face and I hope it does the same for you. Thanks to all the embellishments from Eyelet Outlet, it one truly shines!

Shopping List
Gold Glitter Washi Tape
Bright Pink Glitter Washi Tape
Black Swirl Bling
Purple Jeweled Bling
Blue Jeweled Bling
Pink Cut Jewel Bling
Sun and Clouds Brad

Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE-UP CRAFTY!



Thursday, June 13, 2024

Message In A Bottle

 You'll often find us making a scene here at Eyelet Outlet. Some of the products I recommend keeping on hand for creating a scene type card include our sun and cloud brads, wide water washi tape, as well as our wide sky washi and wide grass washi tape. These are some of the ones I reach for first when building my scenes.

I used the wide water washi tape for today's "Meme Inspired" card. This is the most amazing tape! It's so realistic you'd think you're going to get your hands wet handling it!  🤣🤣 I also used the sun from the sun and cloud brad set. Since I was building a beach scene, I also added our corner shell brads. Be sure and check out all of our various shell brads and other ocean themed brads in the Vacation-Summer section of our website.

I trimmed the edge of the washi tape to give it a bit of a curvy side to simulate waves before applying it to my card. That's super easy to do with this particular tape, since it has a paper backing that you peel off to adhere. There's no sticky mess getting on your scissors.

All of the images I used for this card are from Cricut Design Space and if you are a Cricut user and would like to create this card, I've shared the file with the Cricut Community within Cricut Design Space.  You can find the file here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Cheers to You!

Brand new Eyelet Outlet Liquor Brads are perfect for ANY celebration and pair beautifully with our Beer Brads and Wine Brads; with a champagne glass from the Wedding set, a bunch of Grape Brads, an orange slice from the Lemonade and Fruit Brads, and additional citrus notes thanks to the Fruit Tape from which the sentiment was diecut. 

Check out the amazing selection of Food and Drink Brads in the Eyelet Outlet Online Store!

Shopping List:

Eyelet Outlet Liquor Brads
Beer Brads 
Wine Brads
Grape Brads
 Lemonade and Fruit Brads
 Fruit Tape

would probably name COFFEE as her favorite beverage!

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Whisky & Water

 Today is my turn to play with the new Liquor Bottles Brads. This is a tribute to my Uncle who loved his whisky and was also a true cowboy. The Horse & Pony Brads pair perfectly with the Whisky Bottles on this humorous card. 

The sentiment on this came from Cricut Design Space. Since it is text on a relatively small space, I chose to cut it out with black vinyl and apply it to the card front. I made a border and punched out a scalloped oval to place the brads on. Then I added three Matte Finish Enamel Dots which worked beautifully here to balance the border.


Thanks for joining me here today. Please visit the EO store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Home Is Where Your Heart Is

Over our lives, many of us move to different cities, states, or even countries. This is true for my family as we've lived all over the world. Although every new location is different, there is always one thing that remains the same…Home is where your heart is.  This heartfelt card was made to remind us of just that.


I created it by layering several different shapes of card stock and then added the beautiful sentiment on front. I decorated the sentiment with an Eyelet Outlet Wreath Brad and an adorable white Cat Brad which makes the scene all the more welcoming.

The outer edges of the sentiment have orange Jewel Bling for sparkle.

The outside corners of the card have round Pearl Brads in silver and navy blue and the three cardstock wreaths in the middle each have an orange Jewel Bling to bring the sparkle throughout the card.

Wherever life brings you and whatever travels are in your future always remember that home is where your heart is.

Shopping List
Wreath Brad
Cat Brad
Jewel Bling
Pearl Brads

Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE-UP CRAFTY!



Thursday, June 6, 2024

How's It Growing?

 Our Boy Gnomes have a new pal in the garden!  The Girl Gnome Brads made their debut last week and you can find them and the other new brads in the New Brads 2024 tab at Eyelet Outlet I used one of each gnomes to welcome you to my garden card.

I set the stage for this lovely little garden with a strip of Flower Washi Tape. I added a Garden Tool Brad and some Mini Stitched Flowers to the garden flag. A little Squirrel Brad is enjoying the garden view from his fence top perch. And of course every garden needs a little Sun Shine.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024


The new Eyelet Outlet Shark Brads are FIN-tastic for Birthday Cards, as you can plainly SEA! This card's mini-ocean is made with two strips of Ocean Washi Tape atop Wide Water Washi, the tape from which the letters spelling "FINTASTIC" were also diecut. A Cloud Brad from the Sun and Cloud set, as well as one more Shark highlight the punny sentiment.

Check out the full range of Fish, Fowl, Mammals, Birds, Dinosaurs and other adorable critters in the Eyelet Outlet Online Store!

Shopping List for this card:

loves to swim in the ocean!
(Hopefully without actual sharks, lol!)

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Make a Little Wish

The saying that it's the little things that matter is so true don't you think? One of the newest brad sets available at Eyelet Outlet are Girl Gnomes. They pair so cutely with the Gnome Brads 2! Here I have put those sets together along with Bluebird & Robin Brads, Mini Lady Bug Brads, Sun & Clouds Brads and Grass Washi Tape. 

To make this card, I blended green and blue ink on white cardstock. I colored the gnome house and cut it out. I applied Grass Washi Tape at the bottom and added the house brads to the panel as shown. The final touch was the addition of three blue mat enamel dots.

In addition to the Girl Gnome Brads, there are two other new sets that I'll be sharing soon. They are Shark Brads and Liquor Brads. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Saturday, June 1, 2024

All You Have to do is BELIEVE

Gnomes have become so popular over the last few years, so when Eyelet Outlet brought out their BRAND NEW 2024 GIRL GNOME BRADS, I had to create a gnome themed card.

I inked the base with green, blue, and purple water-reactive inks and sprayed it with water.  I then dabbed the water away leaving the spotted, almost star-filled sky look.


I stamped a fairy on a swing and embellished her wings with Blue and Pink Jewel Bling. I added shimmer to the swing by adding some Black Jewel Bling.


Sitting on either side of the fairy are two of the cutest little Girl Gnomes ever!


I finished off the card by stamping several different magical forest looking plants, adding a stamped sentiment and then embellishing them all with more black jewel bling.

Such a fun and magical greeting card and All You Have to do is BELIEVE.

Shopping List
Black Jewel Bling
Blue Jewel Bling
Pink Jewel Bling

Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE-UP CRAFTY!


Thursday, May 30, 2024

JAWSOME Birthday Tag

 Have you seen the new brads at Eyelet Outlet? The new shark brads are a great addition to our other sea life brads.  

For this birthday tag I used a cute shark from Cricut Design Space and then added some of our beautiful Wide Water Washi Tape and a school of sharks with a few of the new shark brads.

I hope you have a JAWSOME time creating with our new shark brads, too!

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Gnome Sweet Gnome

The adorable new Eyelet Outlet Girl Gnome Brads are making themselves at home, and have already made friends with our Gnome Brads

This gnome family has made their happy home in a mushroom cottage, surrounded by White Daisies and Mini Bee Brads with a Tiny Heart Tape Sky and Grass Washi. The Gnome Mushroom Butterfly Tape background is one of our thirty (yes, 30!) styles of Gnome Tape available in the EO Store.

The Eyelet Outlet Store has ALL the Brads, Bling, Tape, Flowers, Enamels and GNOMES you could possibly desire! Here's a shopping list for all of the products used to make this card:

hopes you're having a happy and magical day!

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Just Keep Swimming!


Happy Sunday everyone! Today I have the pleasure to present a card using a new 2024 brad set. These are Shark Brads! They go very nicely with the many other sea life and nautical brads already in the store. In this case, I paired the sharks with Water Splat Brads with the encouraging words to, "Just keep swimming."

The blue and white polka dot background is made with Dot Washi Tape-Blue. For a border, I used a strip of blue Fancy Long Bling-Pearls & Jewels. This color is so perfect for any water themed cards or projects.

Shark Brads

In addition to the Shark Brads, there are two other new sets that I'll be sharing soon. They are Girl Gnome Brads and Liquor Brads. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Saturday, May 25, 2024

You're Just Drunk!


Sometimes we all need to just have a good chuckle and this card does just that. When I saw this stamp, I had to get it. I haven't used it yet because I was waiting for the right moment and the right inspiration. When Eyelet Outlet came out with these brand-new Liquor Brads, I knew this was the exact time to debut the stamp.

In creating this card, I layered several pink and purple cardstock pieces on top of a unicorn themed cardstock as the base.

The middle of the card has the stamped sentiment that says, “Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you're drunk!” How absolutely hilarious is that…because it’s true!  


The sentiment is surrounded by two of the new Liquor Brads along with a spilled wine glass from the Wine Brads.

The bow on the shoe is detailed with a section of the Fancy Long Bling.

 The outside of the card is highlighted with four Heart Bumpy Bling.

I hope you got a chuckle out of this card as much as I did.

Oh, and by the way, if you happen to see my lost shoe, please send it back to me.

Shopping List
Liquor Brads
Fancy Long Bling
Heart Bumpy Bling
Wine Brads

Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE-UP CRAFTY!


Thursday, May 23, 2024

You Need A Bar In The Shower!

 We're always excited when Eyelet Outlet releases new brads in the store! See all the newly released brads here!

We've got all your beer, wine, and now spirits available at Eyelet Outlet in our food, drink, and cooking section. I set this bar up with the Vodka, Whiskey, and Gin brads from the new Liquor brad set, and I also added some of our beer brads and a glass of wine from the wine brad set. And since this is a bar in a shower, I had to add our liquid soap brad, too!  

Thanks for stopping in and stay tuned over the next few days as our talented Design Team introduces creative ways to use all the new products.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Not Enough Shelves!

Apparently, there are a few people in the world who think that some of us have too many books?! This is an understandable error, but in fact, as Mr. Bear points out, the actual problem is NOT ENOUGH SHELVES! For this card, the shelves were created by neatly lining up strips of Eyelet Outlet Book Tape. The computer generated sentiment (created with a free font called Bohemian Typewriter) leaves room for a trio of Book Brads and is matted on a panel of Wood TapeCactus and Heart Brads add extra texture and interest to this cozy little scene.

Here's a Handy Shopping List featuring all the items used to create this card:

Book Brads
Book Washi
Wood Tape
Cactus Brads
Heart Brads

Visit the Eyelet Outlet Store for an incredible selection of Brads, Tapes, Bling, Enamels, Flowers and so much more!

has NEVER had too many books,
but has sometimes had not enough shelves!