Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Cupcake Ferris Wheel

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards visiting with you today.

Do you like Ferris Wheels?  I'm not fond of heights, so they aren't my favorite but THIS Cupcake Brad Ferris Wheel definitely appeals to me...and my sweet tooth.  The brads come in three different colors; the two I've shown here and a really cute pink version.  I have plans for those pink cupcakes on a future card.  But let's talk about this card for a bit.

The ferris wheel was created using a cut file I purchased in the Silhouette store.  It would be easy enough to make without a purchased file, though.  Just some triangles welded to a circle.  The base of the ferris wheel is a simple triangle.  After I attached the cupcakes to the wheel, I felt it needed a bit of additional support, so I cut a circle of the sky blue to attach behind it.


The center of the wheel is adorned with "lights" of Red Jewel Bling.  The center is a Bumpy Circle Bling which I colored to match with a Copic marker.  I also used the bling in the four corners of the mat and on either side of the label.



For the inside, I created a print only image by filling the cut file with color and increasing the transparency so it didn't detract from the sentiment.  Both the greeting and sentiment are from the Birthday Carousel stamp set by Stampin' Up.



I made another card with the cupcakes which is pretty darn cute and makes me smile, so I thought I'd share the link with you just in case you'd like to take a look.


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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Autumn Leaves


One of my favorite things to do in the fall is take a drive and look at the colorful leaves. Of course I always need to take a picture or two, to get me through the dreary days of winter.




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Just look at the eyes on those rabbits. They look so realistic!










Here's a close up for better look at the Eyelet Outlet products on my card:




It's fun to add a little Washi Tape to the inside of the card, too.




Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 
Be sure to head over to the Eyelet Outlet online store, too! 
It's a  great place to shop!!!


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Zoo Day!

When Eyelet Outlet released the new Jungle Mix Brads, I knew right away it was time to create a scrapbook page of last year's trip to the zoo with our granddaughter!


The Jungle Mix includes elephants, giraffes, and monkeys.  I love the way the monkeys are swinging through the vines on my page!  I used some Eyelet Outlet Animal Print Washi Tape to frame my photos.


Eyelet Outlet Tree Brads added a little pop on my page, too!  There are two styles of trees in the package. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  






Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Go Wild!

It's a jungle out there, but fortunately, there are Eyelet Outlet Jungle Mix Brads to help us cope. Hi folks, it's Lauren here again, with a couple of cards I hope will impress you with their animal magnetism.


For my first card, I paired the Elephant, Monkey and Giraffe from the Jungle Mix with a diecut sentiment made from woodgrain patterned paper and some of my favorite Animal Print Tape. Since there are four letters in "WILD" I also added a tropical Tall Palm Tree Brad to balance things out.


I love how the first card came out, but I really wanted the animals from the Jungle Mix to stand out even more, so for my second card I fashioned my sentiment from three shades of solid green to provide more contrast. I added another Tall Palm and mounted the whole thing on a woodgrain panel adorned with a strip of Wide Flower Tape in a beautiful henna brown. A few patterned paper leaves focus the eye on the area where the sentiment sections join up and make everything just a little more Jungle-ish, don't you think?


I hope that you'll be as WILD as I am about our Jungle Mix Brads! ♥

can be found here every Wednesday
and on her own blog the rest of the week.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Enjoy the Ride

Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

I haven't had the chance to work with the Motorcycle Brads yet, so I decided to pair it with the Compass Brads and the Postage Washi Tape to make this card.


I used the Stitched Triple Reek-a-boo Window and Edge by My Favorite Things.  Before die cutting, I covered the cardstock with the washi tape.  As you can see, it cuts beautifully with nice clean edges and the stitching is sharp.  

I found three different landscape themes on the Internet as the backdrops for my motorcycles.  To provide some dimension, I used mounting tape to attach the die cut panel to my card base.  I sponged the edges of the base and used a Dots stamp by Judith.  The compass was the finishing touch and a perfect complement to the greeting.



Inside I used the Tire Track Washi Tape under the sentiment.  To color coordinate, I lightly colored it with a brown marker.



Since the theme today is transportation, I thought I share the link to a card featuring a train in case you missed it.


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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Egg-cellent day!!

Start the day off with Eyelet Outlet...and 
it will be great!



Don't you love how our new stamp line pairs so well with our Breakfast brads!
Eggs-citing!

The paper flowers with yellow centers mimic the the egg brads.
With these clever stamps, you'll never run out of toast or eggs!!
The Sun & Cloud Brads are some of my favorite brads!!

We will be headed to Schamburg, IL for the next 


on August 17-18, 2018!



Saturday, August 11, 2018

A Perfect Pair

I really like sentiment stamps that make a big statement. The "You're a Perfect Pair" sentiment in the Eyelet Outlet Playing Cards stamp set is exactly the kind I'm talking about. Awesome fonts, nice size, looks fabulous.

It makes card-making so easy! Add some designer paper and some "pairs" of Eyelet Outlet brads and you've got a card.



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Speaking of pairs... did you see there are two (a pair) of Expos coming up later this month. Check it out in the right side bar. 

Schaumburg Illinois - August 18-19
Edison New Jersey - August 24-25

If you live near either of those places, I'd highly recommend going. You'll be glad you did as soon as you find the Eyelet Outlet booth!



Thanks for stopping by today. Come back often!


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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wishing You A REELY Happy Birthday!


I hadn't made a box card in a while and forgot just how much fun they can be to make and receive!  This movie themed box card was especially fun to make with the help of Cricut's Movie Night cartridge and the amazing Movie Themed Brads from Eyelet Outlet! 


I also used a cute movie themed digital paper from Huckleberry Hearts.  


Eyelet Outlet Ticket and Popcorn brads and Film Strip Washi Tape were a great addition to this card, too! The Ticket Washi Tape would have worked wonderfully as well, but I forgot I had that on hand!  Could that mean I have too much Washi Tape?  No!  Never!


The thing I love most about card making is the ability to personalize and by adding some text and using Print Then Cut on this movie clapboard, I was able to do just that!


Thanks for stopping by today, and if you're in the Houston area this weekend, come by the Creating Keepsakes Convention at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center!  Stop by the Eyelet Outlet both in the Vendor Area and we just might meet!  




Wednesday, August 8, 2018

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere!

That being the case, this is the perfect time to celebrate with a bit of a cocktail, in card form! Hi folks, it's Lauren here to remind you that Eyelet Outlet has many styles of adult beverage brads, from Beer to Champagne to Wine and Cocktails, there is something to suit every taste! I've made a few variations, because it's no fun to drink *alone* right?!


Lately I love to make altered rolodex cards, and I've been lucky enough to get into a fun swap group, which is helping to grow my collection. For this set of Cocktail Cards, I diecut the rolodex card shape from various bright patterned papers, added strips of Washi Tape and affixed my various Beverage Brads on little tags. For my sentiments, I printed most of the text in a typewriter font, then chose to highlight a word or two by spelling it out in letter stickers. I used neutral stickers in the same font as my bright colors, to create a sort of drop shadow effect, which made them show up even better!


For my first sentiment, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" I wanted a party atmosphere, so I chose to combine a few different brad styles, including a mug from the Beer Brads set, a glass of white wine and a margarita from the Cocktails set, and some Colorful Sunglass Brads to add to the tropical vibe.


For "Why Limit Happy..." I used both the mug and one of the bottles from the Beer Brads, as well as an appropriately festive Emotion Brad. I've set off the sentiment with some Blue Dots tape and a Skinny Yellow tape.


On the "Cheers My Deers" card I used two champagne flutes from the Wedding Brads set, with some tiny gems snipped from a Fancy Long Bling strip, rising up from the glasses. I've drawn attention to the little tag by adding strips of bubbly-looking Pink Dots and Blue Dots washi.


To illustrate "When Life Gives You Lemons..." I used one of each shade of margarita from the Cocktail set, adorning one of them with a Beach Umbrella that is cleverly multitasking, lol.


I hope you'll be inspired to serve Eyelet Outlet Beverage Brads at your next papercrafting party! ♥

can be found here each Wednesday, 
and on her own blog the rest of the week!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

It's a Jungle Out There

Hello!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

Another new Eyelet Outlet release is these realistic Jungle Mix Brads.  The package includes Elephants, Giraffes, and Monkeys.  I've used all three to create a scene right, "Out of Africa"





I made a standing easel card to highlight the African sun in orange on a background of yellow.  This provides the backdrop for the black silhouetted trees I traced and cut from free clip art on the Internet and the Jungle Mix animals. 

I made a card not too long ago using another new release, Horse & Pony Brads.  If you missed it, here it is.


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

Monday, August 6, 2018

Howdy, Houston!!


Howdy, Houston!!
Eyelet OUtlet is packing up and shipping out to TX this weekend.
Come see our new stamp line...that coordinates with our brads!



http://www.ckscrapbookevents.com/CKScrapbookConventions/CKCHouston.aspx

You'll love our selection and pricing...to your core!




Thanks for checking out our blog today!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up



Sunday, August 5, 2018

Best Fishes



Eyelet Outlet has a variety of stamp sets. The one I've used for my cards today is the Fish stamp set

This stamp set has some fun sentiments, two little fish, and even a fish bowl. So much possibility with this stamp set!



For my first card I wanted to include the fish bowl and the just dropping you a line sentiment. I used a tiny piece of a post it note to mask the area of the fish bowl, allowing the sentiment to go there without being affected by the stamped image of the fish bowl. First I stamped the sentiment, then I covered the line/hook with the small piece of post it note before stamping the fish bowl. Once it was stamped, I simply removed the post it note.




I paper-pieced the water and surface/sand in the fish bowl, using bits of the same designer paper I have in the card background.




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For my second card I started my creative process with the sentiment You're quite a catch. When fishermen catch a great fish, they usually do two things. They stretch the story, of course... but they also try to capture a picture IF it truly is a great catch. Therefore I used a variety of film/camera themed items (Brad and Washi Tapes) to go with that theme. I added a fun fish in the film strip and used three white matte enamel dots to give the perception of air bubbles rising to the surface above the fish. This card was so much fun to make.



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I hope you'll stop by the Eyelet Outlet online store and check out the great products there.