Monday, February 20, 2017

Floral Sympathy

I love this new wide Washi Floral Washi Tape ... the wider tape makes it much easier to cover the front of a card ... and the transparency of this tape allows it to have lots of different looks depending on your background paper.

This is how it looks on a darker blue cardstock.  I added a lovely row of black pearls to accent my sentiment.

This is the same tape on light blue cardstock.  One trick when you cover cards with washi tape is to burnish it with a bone folder to allow the background color to show through as much as possible.

So many possibilities for creating with this gorgeous tape.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Making My Own Sunshine!!!

Welcome to my second post for the Eyelet Outlet and Brads blogsince I'm looking forward to Spring and we haven't had a lot of sunshine lately I needed to make a bright and happy card and I used two fabulous products.

I decided to make a 5 inch square card, when I saw this image I immediately thought those bumpy jewels would be perfect for the centers of the flowers, and what could be cuter than bumble bees.

Closer look at the center jewels and those adorable bees.

Another angle.

Here are the products from the Eyelet Outlet and Brads that I used on my card

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Turtle-y Awesome Tags!

It's my turn on the Eyelet Outlet Blog again, where I'm still crushing bigtime on the brand new, soon-to-be-released, animal brads! There are so many great designs this time, I could not resist giving you another little preview of some that will be in the Eyelet Outlet Store very soon! I also couldn't use just one... or even two... so here's a three-fer of handmade tags. But first, fair warning: if you happen to be a person who hates puns, look away now!

I'm in love with all the new brads, but the Llamas miiiiight be my favorite. I mean, seriously, just look at that cute face!

Since I wanted the characters (and ok, yes, the puns, lol!) to be the stars of this tag set, I haven't used much else in the way of embellishments, just little stacks of vintage paper, some fun hand-stamping, and a few strips of solid color tape, from my favorite Skinny Washi Set.

The Fox Brads come in mixed packs, with some of the foxes standing up, and others taking a little nap. I'm pretty sure it was planned that way because the designers knew it would be impossible for us to choose only one type of fox!

Finally, the Turtle Brads have found their way --slowly but surely-- into my heart. Because, YES, they really are turtle-y awesome!!!

As you know, there's something new for you here on the Eyelet Outlet Blog every single day, so I hope you'll come back tomorrow and see what my friend Barbara has to show you!

Lauren Bergold loves puns, paper, 
Eyelet Outlet brads, and hanging out with her fellow papercrafters, 
which she does here and on her own blog!

Friday, February 17, 2017

You're turtley Rad

Hi Everyone!
Nancy here, just wanted to share a card I made using a one of Eyelet Outlet's newest brad's.
Its actually not in the store yet, but should be available soon!

As soon as I saw this adorable little turtle brad I knew I had the perfect stamp set to make a card with it.  I added a black bling from the bling strips to either sided of the sentiment.  
Here is a closer look at the brad.

I stamped another turtley awesome sentiment on the inside of the card
and added some green enamel dots underneath.

Be sure to check out the Eyelet Outlet store.  There is lots of fund stuff
to embellish you project with!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dynamic Duo

We have a couple of summery cards to show off today.
If the late winter dulldrums are setting in, 
come on over to Eyelet Outlet and pick up some of our summery products!

Designer Stephanie has used our new Flamingo Brads for this cheerful card!
This brad is new...not yet released! Keep your eyes peeled.
It's the little touches that make hand made products so delightful.

Meanwhile, Designer Lauren brings out the sun and smiles with her Aloha card.
The shell corner brad is so popular.
Do you see the cloud brad?  Squeal! What an addition to printed paper!
And...a flat backed resin fine!

Thanks for your summer time inspiration!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Side-step Easter Card

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a great Valentine's Day yesterday! Today I'm skipping right over the next holiday or two (at least for now!) and bringing you a little Easter scene on a side-step card. The three tiers of the card are great for building a 3-dimensional diorama, while the larger side panel gives a bit more space to work in.  This fold is lots of fun and really easy to put together.

I used decorative papers and two border punches to create a blooming tiered garden for some cute little bunny rabbit bradsMini flower brads peek through the picket fence, and the sun shines from behind the clouds.  Even the sentiment is an Easter bubble brad so this card required no stamping whatsoever.  

We've got less than a week until Mardi Gras, about a month until St. Patrick's Day, and more than 8 weeks until Easter, so now's a good time to make your shopping list and get organized for the upcoming holidays!  Plan ahead so you don't end up in a pinch!  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! Be Mine! XOXO Hugs & Kisses with the Eyelet Outlet!

Hello crafty friends! Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are all having a special day! We are thrilled to be having you visit with us today!

I had so much fun creating this Valentine's Day card! 


The heart is cut from Plantin School Book Cricut Cartridge, I cut it twice and made a pocket for the mini tag
All papers are from the Making Memories Children at Play Stack
Banner Die from Paper Smooches
Tag Die from Amy Tangerine
Banner Punch, Misc Die cuts, Eyelash Trim, liquid Pearls, crate paper
DoubleClick Skittles Color: Red
the Eyelet Outlet Products:
Swirl bling
Jewel Bling Strips pink
Jewel Strips Pink
Flat top enamel Dots Pink
Heart Enamel Dots Pink/Red
Glitter Enamel Dots Clear
Pearl Bling Pink
Mini Round Red Brad
Coming Soon! Flamingo Brad (Isn't it perfect??)  

  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Make a Memory Last

Make a memory last...
and bring it back to life with brads and washi tape from Eyelet Outlet~
Here, two of my nieces got their ears pierced!
Along with a snuggly teddy bear!

I added Teddy Bear Brads in Brown and Pink to keep it playful...and to give a tribute to the teddy they each held as they went through the piercing process!

With so many colors, patterns and sizes of washi tape,
you can easily coordinate with the colors in your picture or the colors of your papers!

that coordinated with their shirts and purse.

What a great memory between sisters!
And with this scrapbook page, they will be able to enjoy rehashing all the excitement, drama, and love!    I used a heart brad to add a bit of interest to that boring corner!

The paw prints can be found at EZ Laser Designs.

Thanks so much for taking a walk down memory lane.
Be sure to browse through our many brads and tape to find just the right embellishment
for your special memories!

Dawn Mercedes. of Sunnyside Up

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Multi Jewels in Pink for Valentine Tags

Hello Everyone!
This is Georgiana from Carson's Creations and today is my first day to post at Eyelet Outlet and Brads...very exciting! Before I share my design team project,  I want to let you know that there is a Daily Deal where you can get a product each day at a discounted price. YES! Every day a new deal. Be sure to check it out!

Here is my Design Team project...
I decided to make Valentine tags for my student's gift bags. 

I used Multi Jewels which come in a variety of colors.

I used the smallest pink jewels for the corner of my tags.

Here is the tag on one of the Valentine gift bags.
 Eyelet Outlet and Brads has such a wide variety of products you need to check them out!

Stay Creative,

Saturday, February 11, 2017

A Wish for You

Hello everyone! It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today. I've been so eager for this day to come!  It's my first official post as a design team member for Eyelet Outlet.  Seems like it took forever to get here...I've been like a kid waiting for Christmas.

So without further delay, here's my card.  Well, as you can see, I made a matching gift box as well...perfect for some "Irish Potatoes".

I used Glitter Enamel Dots as corner accents and as the centerpiece of the shamrocks.  You should see these in person!  Beautiful!  They actually have small flakes of glitter baked into them and really put on a show when the light hits them.   The Glitter Enamel package contains three sized dots and I used all three in each corner.  They're adhesive backed, so placing them on your project is easy as 1-2-3.

To make the card and gift box, I combined components from several cut files purchased in the Silhouette store.  I used the specks of color in the Enamel Dots to select the card stock.  They range from a very pale green to medium (shamrock) and dark.

I scored down the center of each leaf on the shamrock; turned it over and scored the "veins" in each leaf.  The edges of the leaves were brushed with gold.  The finishing touch is another Glitter Enamel Dot in the center of the leaf.

On the coordinating gift box, the top is similar except the edges are scalloped.  I wanted to add a bit of bling to the sides so I placed this grouping all around.

I'm not of Irish descent, but I believe everyone is a "wee bit" Irish on St. Patrick's day; so I love to make cards in honor of the day.  Honestly, I'll use any excuse to make cards!

Kim of Katydid Cards.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Some Friendly Encouragement

Hi Everyone! I'm very excited to post my first project as a member of the Eyelet Outlet Design Team.  For this project I used some of the "Brown - Pearl Strips" (Sticky Back Jewels), "Bright Butterflies" Brads, and "White Flowers". You can purchase them here:

I distressed both layers of paper before adding the "Pearl Strips".

I used the "Bright Butterflies" for some extra color.

I used mounting tape to pop up the sentiment and used 3 different sizes of the "White Flowers" to add dimension to them.

Please check out the Idea Galleries for some awesome projects from other Design Team members here: Idea Galleries

You can check out my blog here: or my youtube channel for tutorials here: YouTube Channel

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Crafting Everyone :0)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

School Projects

If you are wondering how you can justify more washi tape for your collection,
think outside of the craft realm!

There are a myriad of ways to use washi tape.
One example is to use it on school presentations and displays!
Think visuals, posters, science fair projects...
and soon, you'll definitely need more styles.

Eyelet Outlet has so many styles and widths and textures (glitter/foil)...
you'll be squealing with delight with your student brings home an A+ on their next visual display!

We'd love to hear other ways YOU utilize washi tape!!

Thanks for sticking with us every day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Celebrate Spring!

I don't care what the Groundhog says ... I'm ready for a little Spring.

When I die cut my new layered Birch Press Design Delfina Blueprint Craft Dies in three shades of green, it reminded me of my great-grandmother's flower trellis ... so I had a lot of fun using Eyelet Outlet products to embellish my spring garden.

I started with lots of pink flowers with some clear gems in the center.  I used some 3-D glue dots to give some a bit more dimension.

Next I added two different butterfly brads fluttering around the blooms.

I finished with a sweet little pair of Rabbit Brads hiding in the grass at the bottom.

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