Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sweet As Candy!

Everyone knows that Eyelet Outlet makes (as the name implies, lol) eyelets; by now I'm pretty sure the secret of the awesome brads and washi tape are out, too! But today I (Laurenhave a card that celebrates the newest member of the Eyelet Outlet family, our super-fun Enamel Dots and Shapes! The inspiration for my card is the fact that the round ones totally remind me of the brightly colored candies in the gumball machines that were on the counter of seemingly every store in my childhood.

There are so many shapes, colors and styles that I couldn't possibly show them all, but here are a few of my favorites in my own collection:

This time I went with classic round Enamel Dots, since they look the most like gumballs! To make the machine, I printed out a piece of copyright-free clip art and used it to paper-piece the machine from cardstock and patterned paper. I filled my machine with all different sizes of gumballs, since that makes a design more dynamic. Plus, it filled the space better! ;) For the gumballs at the very bottom of the machine, I used my stout craft scissors to snip one edge flat, so that it would look more realistic.

For the background I made my own patterned paper by filling a 4x6" panel of white cardstock with neat strips of colorful Dot Washi Tape. I printed an appropriate computer-generated sentiment et voila! Would you care for a gumball?

I hope today will be an especially sweet day for you! If you need an extra treat, why not scroll down to the post below this one and see what my lovely DT sister Carri has made?!

loves the look of pretty much ANY colorful candy... 
but usually only eats the chocolate ones!

Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes!

Hello crafty friends! I knew exactly which brads to use when I cut this cutie sea turtle!

Mermaid cuteness! 

All the papers are from my scrap pile!
Turtle is from Miss Kate SVG
Lawn Fawn Stitched Dies
Wave Border Punch
Paper Smooches Mini Bow Die
Eyelash Trim The Eyelet Outlet Products: Mermaid Brads
Jewel Bling Strips: Clear and Pink
Enamel Dots: Blue
Heart Enamel: Pink/Red
Pearl Bling: Pink

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Beach Fun!!!

Tuesday and my time to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blogas soon as I saw the new spring collection of brads I knew I wanted to make a Seaside scene using the Sandcastle, they are so cute and in the Eyelet Outlet Store now!!!

We spent time camping when our boys were young and I know playtime at the beach includes big trucks, bucket and shovel and seashells and the latter would have been picked up to throw at the brother. I did use a strip of skinny washi tape on a flat spot where the embossing folder didn't quite reach.  Have you heard that there are no mistakes in crafting only opportunities to embellish.

The bucket and shovels are in primary colours and the work trucks are three different designs.

Sandcastle and seashell close-up.

Every beach comes complete with seagulls and these are just adorable and they come in two different designs, flying and standing.

Summer will soon be upon us and what great beach brads to add to any of your summer holiday scrapbook pages. 

Thanks for visiting today and happy crafting.

New Washi Tape Fun

Have you checked-out all of the new Washi Tape in the Eyelet Outlet Store?  The new ones have an asterisk at the beginning of their name, so they are all at the top of the list.

I made cards today featuring two of the new tapes.

We have a *thing* for whales at our house, so the Wide Whale Washi Tape (say that three times fast)  was the first one I added to my collection.

It paired perfectly with this Go With the Flow Whale Stamp from Hero Arts stamped in Purple Ink on light blue cardstock and a few Whale Brads for accents using this week's Sketch Saturday Layout.

Next, I had to have this Wide Pineapple Washi Tape.

I tried stamping my Hero Arts Color Layering Pineapple in the colors of several of the pineapples on the tape (I love how many different pineapples there are before the pattern repeats).  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Hello Gorgeous.

I just love how those three shades of green ink turned out ... and they are perfectly accented by a row of Green Jewel Strip in the larger 5mm size.

Products used:

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Mail Time!!

I love mail...
especial treats  and surprises!

This card features many products from Eyelet Outlet.

mail this spring!

Who wants some sweet Eyelet Outlet mail to show up in their mail box?
Comment on our FB page this week.
One lucky commentor will receive a goodie package from us!

We will be in Akron, OH this weekend...

After can some say hello to me at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Dawn Mercedes, Sunnyside Up

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beach Bound

Hi Everyone!  It's Nancy from kandykrazee.

The warmer weather is finally here, and I am looking forward 
to even warmer, beach weather!

These beach themed brads from Eyelet Outlet are so cool and I had so much fun
putting together my gift bag with them.

I used the Sand dollar brads to attach the handle to the bag.  I also used the sand dollar
and Starfish brad to dress one of the tags and the Sandcastle brad on the other tag.

Want to dress up your projects with some summer themed brads.  Check out 
the Eyelet Outlet Store, to find these and many more summer themed brads.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mother's Day Easel Card

Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today!

I had so much fun working with the Solid Color Paper Flowers for my last project, I decided to work with them again.  This time I used the Dark Purple.

I thought I'd take one more opportunity to share a Mother's Day card with you, allowing you sufficient time to purchase the items I used in my project if you've a mind to do so.  Today I'm featuring an easel card.

I used three shades of card stock to make the perfect backdrop for the Dark Purple flowers I used.

Before attaching my flowers, I sprayed them liberally with Shimmer Spritz.  It gives them a beautiful finish.  Here, let me show you.  I wish you could see how gorgeous they look in person:

I used the medium and small flowers and thought the perfect companion to that shimmery look of the flowers would be the White Glitter Enamel Dots.   I used the large and medium sizes for the middles of the flowers and the small dots on the cameo in the center:

The card props open on another set of flowers and inside is the greeting; created with the Times New Roman and Alex Brush fonts.

One final picture of the card, closed.  

That's it for me today!  Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting with me! 

Before I leave you, I wanted to share some exciting news.  Eyelet Outlet is having a contest on their FaceBook page! You can win two vouchers for free admission to an upcoming Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (excluding Somerset, NJ) just by picking your favorite newly released brad.  Good luck!

Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy Did!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fun with Flamingoes!

The other day I went shopping for new stamps and stencils at our local stamp store...there was a whole section full of quirky quotes and sentiments and this one really gave me the giggles!  Then I found this cute flamingo paper, and I thought that both would work with our new flamingo brads to make a punny, fun flamingo card.

I wanted the brad to stand out and not get lost in the flock, so I gave it front and center on a circle of contrasting dark gray.   A sprinkling of pink enamel dots brought the darker pink from the designer paper across to the light pink card stock that the sentiment was stamped on, also giving the design a sort of quirky, chaotic feeling that corresponds with the "technical difficulties" sentiment.

Unfortunately, that was the last of the lighter pink paper.  The darker paper for the inside means I'll have to use a gel-pen in a lighter ink for this card, but that's ok!  

I am counting down until Scrapbook Expo Orlando when I get to meet my Eyelet Outlet friends and shop the store in person!  Can't wait to see IRL that flamingo washi tape and lots of other fun stuff that I am excited to get my hands on!  (I have seen some previews of more flamingo fun that will be coming your way from our other designers, so stay tuned to the Eyelet Outlet blog!)

I hope my card gave you a chuckle and gets your weekend off to a light-hearted start!  Wishing you lots of sunshine and laughter!

Wishing You a Wonderful Mother's Day

Happy Friday Everyone!

This is Georgiana from Carson's Creations and today is my day to post.  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. Be sure to check it out!

Here is my Design Team project...
I stamped the flowers with VersaMark ink and then used white embossing powder before heating. I used four different inks to blend the background. After adhering all the layers of card stock I added the clear flower gems.

A stamped sentiment on a flag banner and and a few clear swirls were scattered around.  
I used the following product from Eyelet Outlet and Brads shop.
Swirls Jewels Clear
Flower Clear Jewels

Eyelet Outlet and Brads has such a wide variety of products you need to check them out!
Stay Creative,

Thursday, April 20, 2017

You're My Anchor

I spent the entire winter - 13 weeks - in a wheelchair recuperating from a fractured hip. It was a difficult season of my life I will never forget, but I will also never forget the tremendous love and care I received from my wonderful husband.  He always had a way to keep my spirits up and truly was MY ANCHOR!

The staring brad in this card is of course, the Anchor Brad, which I threaded with a little twine and "sunk" it into the sand in the bottom of the sea.  The "sand" is actually sandpaper!

The fish swimming in my ocean are so life-like in their color and detail!  These are just one of the sets of fish brads available in Eyelet Outlet's Ocean Brads Collection.

In the sandy corners of my card are some of Eyelet Outlet's gorgeous shell brads and shell corner brads.

Products Used:

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the wonderful products at Eyelet Outlet!

Shabby Sweet!

Why not crumple those Eyelet Outlet paper flowers too!
The center is a mat yellow enamel dot.

Thanks for popping by! 
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Design by EO Washi!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Today I'm sharing 2 new projects with you using some of our fab Washi Tape! The great thing about this product is its ability to do most of the work for you. Coming up with new ideas for your cards isn't always easy, so when you have something as versatile as Washi Tape, it can ease  some of  the creative stress:

The first is a "Happy Father's Day" card made with 6 simple products - Cardstock, Sentiment Stamp, Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, Pop-Up Dots and our awesome Gold Black Foil Washi Tape  - Easy peasy!!! This style will have you way ahead of schedule on all your "must have" holiday & occasion cards in no time.

Keep in mind that our tapes come in various widths as well as foil & glitter finishes.

The second card is a Congratulatory card. I liked the idea of using multiple tapes on a card and vinyl records seemed like the best way to accomplish that. So on the front I used my Foil Pink Circle, Anchor, Bicycle, Donut, and Zig-Zag Orange Washi Tapes:

Because I made the records the size I did I was able to cut the edges off of 2 of them and have those pieces join the final record on the inside of the card. For this record I used my Fan - Orange washi tape:

To buy these and other great Washi Tapes & products you can click on this Store Link
 And remember that these tapes can be used in multiple ways, if you missed my use of our gorgeous Glitter Blue Washi Tape making a bow or how I decorated Easter Eggs with "non-easter" tapes, you can check out the gallery on My Blog or the tutorials on My YouTube Channel

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a fun, safe and creative day Everyone ;O)