Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Favorite Things

Masculine cards are often challenging for card makers, but Eyelet Outlet products make them a snap!  Today I'm showcasing just a few Eyelet Outlet brads that the outdoors men in your life would love!

The sentiment and graphics on this 6 panel card are all images from the Cricut image library.  I've added complimentary brads that really make the card pop with texture, color, and interest.  In the top frames you'll see one of our newest releases, the grill brad and another popular one - the bass brad.

In the center you'll find the campfire brad.  The bottom row features the running shoe brads and the tent brad as well as the pine tree brad.

Thanks for being with us today!  Enjoy the day and keep on crafting!

We're Grillin' and Chillin'...

...with the fabulous brand new Eyelet Outlet BBQ Brads!

One of my (Lauren's) favorite Brad Tricks is to make a smaller shape or frame for the brads to live in, which can also serve as the focal point for the card. In this case, I diecut three circles of different sizes and made a composite scene with Sun and Cloud Brads in one; the silver grill and blue apron from the BBQ Set... plus a Beach Umbrella; and one of the beer bottles and the mug from our Beer Brads. My background is diecut clouds and I've added some paper-punched grass to ground each circle and add to the vibe of outdoor fun.

I hope you'll be inspired to make a card or project featuring your favorite summer activity; I guarantee we have an Eyelet Outlet brad style that will work!

has never actually used a grill irl!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Cheers to You Mom!

Here's a fun card for Mom made in the Slimline style. I tried a technique that Lauren Bergold on the Design Team has done which is to cover chipboard letters with washi tape. She had done a Dad card a while back using this technique and the Beer Washi and matching Beer Brads. I decided to try this for Mom and used the Wine Washi and Wine Brad Set and the Grapes Brad Set. 

I thought it would be fun to try coating the letters with an acrylic varnish. It worked! And now the letters have some nice shine which unfortunately doesn't show in the photos. I thought the washi might bubble or pull away from the chipboard but none of that happened.Think of the possibilities that could be used with this technique? I am going to try crackle medium and snow pen for a cool winter look next! You could coat the letters with varnish and sprinkle fine glitter on them too. I'm sure there are lots of things that could work on the Washi covered letters.

Have you tried the Slimline card size yet? If not, give it a try. And don't forget to visit Eyelet Outlet for a selection of washi tapes, brads and bling to make your cards special!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Autumn Friendship Wreath

Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! Leslie here sharing my first project as a new DT member! I'm SO glad to be here! For my debut project, I created an Autumn-themed friendship card. Autumn/Fall has always been my favorite time of year so I really enjoyed creating this card!

I covered the front panel with Autumn Washi Tape. Using two circle dies, I cut a round frame on which I built a wreath from a bunch of leaf die cuts. I then embellished the wreath with Leaf Brads and Scarecrow Brads and adhered it to the front panel. I layered the panel on orange cardstock and adhered it to the card base. I added a bow at the bottom of the wreath and a stamped sentiment flag in the center to complete the front of the card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time!

Leslie from Love To Scrap 2 

Friday, July 31, 2020

You're An All-Star!

This high top shoe from Cricut's Suburbia image set has made me smile from the first time I saw it, years ago, but what really ELEVATED it was adding Eyelet Outlet eyelets to it!  I also added blue enamel stars to this card, in the sentiment as well as on the shoe's patch.

I used both dark and faded blue jean patterned paper to form a cuff and then I had some fun with three different Eyelet Outlet washi tapes to create a border for my card.  Strips of red and white washi tape are accentuated by skinny red as well as skinny black and white washi tape.

Glad you stopped in today!  Stay healthy, happy, and keep crafting!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Flash Sale!!

Wrappin' Up Christmas in July

We've neared the end of July and so it's time to wrap up Christmas in July.  What better way to do that with some fancy tags perfect for your wrapped gifts!  Actually, these little shaker tags could also serve as ornaments.

First up I've used Santa and Mrs. Clause brads next to our beautiful sleigh brad on the front of this shaker tag.  Behind the acetate window of this tag, and all of the tags I'm bringing you today, you'll see Eyelet Outlet's sparkling snow sequins. I'm seriously hooked on them!  The frame I used for this tag is from Cricut's Elegant Edges image set.

Next up, I've used the same frame and background but for this one I used Eyelet Outlet's polar bear and cub brads.  The frame I used for these tags has a wide enough edge that the brads could be applied to the outside of the tag so that they didn't interfere with the snow sequins shaking behind them.

This round tag is from Cricut's Mini Monograms image set.  On this one I added one of our deer brads.  Here I've used the buck from the set, but there's also a doe.  To the top I added some greenery cut with my Cricut and an Eyelet Outlet pine cone brad.  

Now all I have to do is decide whether I'll sign the backs of these and add them to gifts or hang them on my tree as ornaments!

Thanks for being with us today!  Stay safe and healthy friends and enjoy the day with those you love!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

It's Time to SHELL-abrate!

Christmas in July is winding down, but there's still time for a few more holiday cards with just a little touch of the beach!

I made a loose wreath of diecut foliage to fit my 5" square card and decorated it with Shell Corner Brads and Shell Brads, then added a couple of handsome Nutcracker Brads to flank my computer generated sentiment. I scattered a few small blue Pearl Bling around for extra interest.

For my second card I used the foliage to create more of a spray shape on which to scatter more Shell and Shell Corner Brads and this time I threw in a few Snowflake Brads too.

Definitely not the most traditional cards I've ever made, but I think I know a few beach-lovers who'll be pretty happy to see these in December.

loves the beach...
even in the winter!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A new designer!

We are pleased to announce that 
Designer Leslie Turner is joining the 
Eyelet Outlet Design Team. 

 My name is Leslie. My hubby and I have four grown children, two grandsons (a third grandson on the way) and three granddaughters, scattered around the US. We live in beautiful Colorado. I began scrapbooking about 45 years ago - so long ago that all the fun papers and embellishments we use today hadn't even been thought of. I'm a crafting junkie and really enjoy creating all things paper - handmade cards, 3-D projects, mini albums, gift bags, paper shoes and paper purses. Come visit me at my blog  Love To Scrap 2! Looking forward to designing for Eyelet Outlet!

Once she is up and creating, you will be inspired by her creations every Saturday on the 

Knock, Knock

While you might have your doors open for the summer,
Winter and snow are just around the corner for many of us.
Check out this rustic gate fold door card.

A simple fold but when you dress it up with Eyelet Outlet brads and sequins, 
you have created an eye catching look!

The door is always open at Eyelet Outlet's webstore!
Dawn Mercedes of Sunnyside Up.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Holiday Wreath

It's still Christmas in July here at the Eyelet Outlet and today's card entitled "Holiday Wreath" brings a traditional flair.

The oversized wreath adorns the door of this beautiful brick building.  Eyelet Outlet Brick Washi Tape is used to create the building and the door trim is scored in three places to emulate actual door trim.

The wreath is constructed with an Impression Obsession Wreath and Pine Branch pieces as the base.  From there the Eyelet Outlet Holly Brads, Cardinal Brads, Deer Brads are added to fill out the wreath.  Additionally, single Red Bing from Bling Strips are added to the holly for interest.  An Eyelet Outlet Black Pearl serves as the door handle and a red ribbon bow are added to complete the wreath.

There's plenty of time to prepare your holiday cards and this card is simple to create.  Start with a circle, add some pine boughs, and let the Eyelet Outlet Brads, Washi, and Bling do the rest of the work!  Give it a try!  Head on over to the Eyelet Outlet site and check the Holiday Brads, Washi, and Bling and find what items you can put on your wreath!

Eyelet Outlet Supplies Used:
Holly Brads
Cardinal Brads
Deer Brads
Red Bling Strip
Black Multi Pearls
Brick Washi Tape

Be Well.  Stay Safe.  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

CKC Lancaster, PA Tradeshow Video

If you are looking for the CKC Lancaster, PA Virtual Tradeshow video... here is the link:
Janet is busy at work showcasing the amazing creations and ideas from our design team.
BTW, we'll have a new addition on Monday. Stay tuned!

Also, the Freebie's page has been updated with Lauren's Word Art.
Check out the tab at the top of the page!

Friday, July 24, 2020

Grilling and Shish Kebob Fun!

The weather for most of the country has been hot! I secretly love these hot days because I can ask my hubby to do some outdoor cooking and use the heat as an excuse to get out of making the main course!

Eyelet Outlet has released a new brad set today. It's BBQ Brads - Aprons & Grills. There are three different colors of grills and aprons in blue, red and orange. I love that they thought to make an apron orange. It fits with a certain store most of us shop at and coordinates so great with our many tool brads.

My husband loves to spear foods to make shish kebobs and he always kids my son and I that we better like them because they can be used as a weapon! We ALWAYS like his shish kebobs! Ha, ha, ha! When I saw this in the Cricut library, I had to make it! I cut this from red, black and metallic vinyls. I also used the Enamel Dots in Black Matte and two of the Heart Shaped Enamel Dots. I love that there was one that was just the right size to put on the kebob!

Check them out at the store and order yourself at least one of these new sets. Masculine cards can be hard. Eyelet Outlet makes it easy with brads to fit anything your guy is into and you're sure to find some complementary washi tape too.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Sizzling Summer!

* BBQ Brads - Apron & Grill

Although you have seen a bunch of Christmas cards this July,
we are happy to announced a new BBQ Brads release!

Keep your summer smokin' with Eyelet Outlet!

Santa's Summer Fun

Online papercrafters seem to embrace the "Christmas in July" phenomenon a little more each year, and I (Lauren) am all for it. Because let's face it, the job of making fifty or more holiday cards is just too big to do in December. Here are a few smaller cards I've created, using premade tags plus lots of adorable Eyelet Outlet goodies!

I designed this trio of cards to fit in 4-bar envelopes, so they measure just a hair under 3.5 x 5". I made the backgrounds and sentiment/accent borders by neatly lining up strips of Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape on plain white cardstock, then trimming them to size.

One of my best holiday "brad tricks" is to add majestic Antler Brads to sweet little cartoon reindeer stickers or stamps. They always look adorable and make me smile. I also added a small Snowflake Brad (the packs contain both small and large flakes) and two large ones to my background, which is made of Gingerbread Tape. The border band features one of my favorite Merry Christmas Tapes.

My second card has an Ornament Tape background that I especially love because it's printed so that you can line up the half ornaments at top and bottom to increase the illusion of looking at one solid sheet of patterned paper. I added a few gold Star Sequins to the star ornaments, as well as the background of the tag on which Santa and Mrs. Claus Brads are standing in front of the tag's tree. I added a Star Enamel to the top and made a band using scripty Merry Christmas Tape plus Ho Ho Ho Washi.

The last card features a tag with a super-cute Santa to whom I've given a Candy Cane Brad and a Holly Brad to decorate his hat. I added a few white Snowflake Sequins and mounted the tag on a background of fun Red Tree Tape whose pattern runs vertically. I used Christmas Tape with white, green and red lettering for a whimsical sentiment.

If you'd like more Christmas in July inspiration, please tune in to a special feature this weekend via FaceBook Live in which our own EO design team darling Janet Axtman of Sugar Shine Designs will be showing off many more beautiful cards and greetings. All the details on the Eyelet Outlet FaceBook Page!

makes holiday cards all
year long at Jingle Belles!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A little Jingle for July!!

We are still laying it's a great time to get those holiday cards made up!
Eyelet Outlet is here to help.


Join us at one this Saturday with Janet for more ideas!!

Dreaming of a white Christmas...
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Christmas in July

Treat your self to some treats...
and get ready for Christmas early this year!

Eyelet Outlet is live at 12:40pm Easter/9:40 am Pacific

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Cold Paws, Warm Hearts!

So it's the dog days of July here in the Carolinas and it's hot and humid! I always enjoy digging out holiday supplies right about now and get a little lost in winter images. Today's card is an example. You can't get much colder than the North Pole!

For this card I used an embossing folder for the background with stars and designs that remind me of wind and snow. I cut a smaller panel from matching metallic cardstock with a postage stamp shaped die. I cut a snow bank out of white and coated it with Diamond Dust. It catches the light so well and has a chunky look that makes you think of fresh snow. I cut out a red and white pole and put a sign on it that says North Pole. I used some Nuvo glitter drops on the sign that dries clear and shiny and looks like ice. Unfortunately you can't see that in the photo very well.

I used Eyelet Outlet's Polar Bear Brads as the centerpiece of this card. I used Gold Glitter Tape and put my die cut and stamped sentiment heart on it. I used the Hearts Brad Set in red and white and used another large white heart brad on my seam tape bow. I cut some stars out of cardstock with the gold glitter tape attached. I could have saved time and used Gold Enamel Dots but I don't have any at the moment. I added some White Glitter Enamel Dots for some additional snow imagery.