Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A warm welcome to our new Design Team additions!

We are so pleased to announce the addition of two new Design Team members to the Eyelet Outlet family. They are both talented designers that will be bringing you lots of inspiration over the coming months. Please join me in welcoming...

Heather Hoffman

My name is Heather, and I blog over at Houses Built of Cards. Here is a little about me: I have been married for 13 years to the man of my dreams, and have two sweet daughters age 10 and nearly 9 that I homeschool. I absolutely LOVE making cards – and also enjoy scrapbooking memories of my family. I lived my entire life up until about a year ago in Northwestern Washington State, and now live in a very small town in Wyoming. While we are still adjusting -especially to the cold winters – it has been nothing short of an adventure for us all, with the normal ups and downs of missing our family and friends back home. If you aren’t familiar with my blog name, then let me explain a little! When I started card making, I quickly found that I was making WAY more cards than I could possibly use. Thanks in part to my daughters and something they both cared deeply for, I decided to direct all the proceeds from the sales of my cards to the building of houses for widows and their children in Burundi, Africa, through a ministry called Sister Connection. Building one house is amazingly just $600!!! I just earned enough for my 3rd house, and am already about halfway finished with a 4th one now. I’m so excited to be the Design Team at Eyelet Outlet discovering and sharing lots of fun new ways to use them in my crafty world!

Susan Creech

I'm thrilled to be on the Eyelet Outlet Design Team! My love for paper crafting began about 4 years ago when I decided that I'd make some cook book scrapbooks for my daughters for Christmas. I began searching the web for cute embellishments for their scrapbooks and my search led me immediately to Eyelet Outlet and I've been crazy about their products ever since! Now that I've retired from my 30 plus years as a Student Financial Aid Administrator I have lots more time to devote to the craft I love so much! I live in central Texas with my wonderful husband who always cheers me on and our two cats who just love to "help" me in the craft room! I really prefer to work alone, but I don't want to hurt their feelings!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

More new products!

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends. If you shopped our booth this past weekend at the Scrapbook Expo or Creating Keepsakes Convention you noticed we had something new. 

Introducing Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape

What's Up?
by: Shemaine Smith

The washi tapes are easy to pair with our popular summer shells and bucket & pail brads.

Use the Washi tape to create your own background frame and add some of our pearl bling strips for a fun summer card.

How would you like to win some of these tapes for yourself? Simply leave a comment on our Facebook wall telling us what you'll make with these fun tapes and we'll choose one lucky winner and post the name Friday on our Facebook page.

Good Luck!

To see all the new styles please visit our website.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Design Team Monday with Kerry

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends!

Kerry here, sharing a couple of new cards using the new July 2013 brads!

Here is my first card, I used the Typewriter and Hand brads, super cool!  
I used a Spellbinder die to create a book, then I added on some text, and I created a tassel with 
some twine. 

Supplies:  Typewriter and Hand brads, Bo Bunny weekend market collection, kraft and blue cardstock, doilies, Memory Box vintage dream stamp, Timeless twine kraft & black twine, Spellbinders, and distress ink pad in old paper & vintage photo.

And here is my second card.  I just adored these Motorcycle brads.  I used some travel theme pattern paper and background stamps, then I added a ribbon as the road, and off we go!  :)

Supplies:  Motorcycle brads, Teresa Collins world traveler paper pad, Studio Calico/Hero Arts map background stamp, Memory Box charcoal card stock, Lifestyle Craft circle die cuts, Amuse black ribbon, 7 Gypsies travel clear stamp, versamark black ink pad, and distress ink pad in tea dye.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Two Shows this weekend! Which one will you be at...

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends! We've got two shows this weekend again! Which one will we be seeing you at? Don't forget that we have our brand new products available for you too! For more information on these shows, click the banners!

Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55108

Friday 9-6
Saturday 10-5 


Friday 9-6
Saturday 10-5

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Design Team Wednesday with Susie

Hello Eyelet Outlet Fans!
Susie here with a few new cards to share with you.

Have you fallen in love with the combination of Washi tape and brads yet? Oh my, once you will be addicted like I am.  I found some super bright Washi tape in my stash and added the strips to my card front along with my typed sentiment.  Then I added the Building  Block brads that are in the Eyelet Outlet store. Click right here to see them.   Who wouldn't enjoy getting this card?  

Now for card #2 

While I had my Washi tape container out, I decided to do another card.  I typed my sentiment first and then added all the Washi tape strips.  My final touches were the birds and bling.  Be sure to check out these cute birds here and the bling here.

I hope you like today's cards. 

 I welcome you anytime at The Dies Have It

Monday, July 22, 2013

Design Team Monday with Annette!

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans. We're having fun showing off the new brads. The breakfast brads are my favorite!! Hello, brads shaped like bacon, eggs and toast!?! What's not to love? Today, I made a fun card using the egg brads. I happened to have a stamp with the perfect sentiment, too.

Back in the day before Facebook, people chatted using Instant Messenger. Remember the IM days? Wow, have things changed. Anyway, my boyfriend at the time (who is now my husband) used to chat on IM. Just to be silly, we would spell every 'ex' word with 'eggs' instead. We thought it was so hilarious at the time. Now, more than 10 years later, this card takes me back to those fun, carefree days. Here is a closeup of the egg brads. Aren't they adorable? I just love them. Look at the details. There are little pits in the egg white just like real life sunny-side up eggs! LURVE!!

For card number two, I created a fun scene. Eyelet Outlet brads are perfect for creating scenic cards.

The stick person brad is holding onto several huge balloons, which carry him up into the sky into the clouds and among the birds!

Products used:
EGGcellent card - Bacon, Eggs and Toast brads
Happy Birthday card - Stick People brads, Flying Birds Pastel brads
Those are my cards for today.

 Hope you enjoyed the them and found them full of inspiration!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Puyallup WA we are headed your way!

Come see us in the Vendor Faire!

Friday 10:00-6:00

Saturday 9:00-5:00

We've got our brand new products available so make sure you stop by and see us!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Design Team Wednesday with Megan

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans, it's Megan here with a few cards to share. For this first card I used a bunch of the Stippled Brads in hot pink and purple. They fit perfectly inside the circles of my stamp!

Bazzill Cardstock
Clearsnap Ink and Embossing Powder
CAS-ual Fridays stamp

This card I created using a wine bottle as a stamp! I used the bottom of the bottle for the large circle and the cork for the small circles. The margarita brad fits right in!

Clearsnap ink
Bazzill Cardstock
Joy's Life stamp

We love to see what you're creating so be sure and share your creations with is on our Facebook wall. 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Design Team Monday with Susie

Hello Eyelet Outlet Fans!
Susie here with a few new cards to share with you. 

Instagram is everywhere now, so why not join in?  I found this great little Instaframe die from MFT Stamps and paired it with our House brads that are in the Eyelet Outlet store. Click right here to see them.  My papers are from Teresa Collins and the sentiment is also from MFT Stamps.  This would be an easy card to reproduce if you were having to send out new address cards to your friends.  I jut love the little house brads  lined up along the bottom of the frame.  

Now for card #2 

This is just a super simple card using some tiny stamps from Technique Tuesday.  Of course I needed something to sit on the what better than three puppy brads?  Check out the collection here. This masculine card would be perfect for you to send to that sweet love in your life.  Don't you think?

I hope you like today's cards. 

I welcome you anytime at The Dies Have It

Thursday, July 11, 2013

We're headed to Georgia with new products in hand!

Gwinnett Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA  30097

Show Hours:

Friday 10:00 - 6:00 
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00

Check out our new products now available! Make your list and we'll

see you at the show!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Design Team Wednesday and another goodbye

Hello Eyelet Outlet Fans, Anna here with a couple of vintage inspired projects for my last post as a DT member for Eyelet Outlet!

This is a mini-album for my parents...

I added this adorable White Heart brads,
And beautiful Plump Glitter Heart Brads - red.

I just want to end today's post with a few words... I have had a great time designing for Eyelet Outlet and I enjoyed designing with these very talented girls who I met and liked very much. Thank you so much for the extraordinary time and wonderful adventure. I wish all the DT girls good luck, great success and lots more excellent projects.
Hugs, Anna.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Design Team Monday with Kerry.

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends!  I hope you had a great 4th of July, now that summer is in full swing.  
How about some summer theme projects?

'Hey Gill-friend'

I used the fish ribbon and I added the fish brads on to the ribbon. 

Here is a closer look.

Supplies:  Fish ribbon, fish brads, Paper Smooches Surf and Turf stamp set, Copic markers, distress ink pad in vintage photo, kraft card stock, and foam dots.

Summer = Chilling at the beach!

They are the coolest penguins I ever seen!  
I used the mustache brads and bikini brads for this card. 

Supplies:  Mustache brads, bikini brads, Art Impressions lounging penguins, Caribbean twine from the Twinery, kraft and blue card stock, Copic markers, foam dots. and Versa magic chalk ink in sea breeze. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day America!

Happy Fourth of J"owl"y! Ha ha. I couldn't resist. Seriously, though, July 4th is the perfect holiday to bling up your card with red, white and blue gems. I added several small gems from the Jewel Bling Strips. Then, in the center of the top left firework, I plopped a 12mm red pearl brad in the center. They add that extra sparkle and dimension to your projects! 

Products used:
Gems - Eyelet Outlet
Stamps and dies - A Jillian Vance Design
Ink - Memento, Hampton Arts, Stampin' Up!

Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Design Team inspiration with Kerry

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans! Are you looking forward to tomorrows 4th of July festivities? For most of us it's a day filled with the 4 F's...

 Food... Family...Friends and Fireworks!  
 I don't know anyone who doesn't love a good BBQ and an evening of Fireworks after. 

Today I'm  sharing a fun card to put you in just the right  mood for tomorrow's festivities!

Be Silly

Supplies: Stamp set by Paper Smooches. Eyelet Outlet Mustache brads and pearl bling.

We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Bling it On!

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends! We hope those of you that shopped at the San Diego and Texas shows grabbed yourselves some fun Eyelet Outlet product. Today I'm sharing some inspiration using our awesome pearl and rhinestone bling strips.

Perfectly Fabulous Day

Supplies: Fancy Pants Park bench collection. Petaloo flowers. Stamped image Unity Stamp Company. Eyelet Outlet pearl bling strips.

The bling strips are easy to use on any card or project. I used them on my card to tie in the Petaloo flowers. 

Happy 16th Birthday

Supplies: Fancy Pants Park Bench collection. Stamped image My Favorite Things. Spellbinders circle die and My Favorite Things numbers die. Eyelet Outlet pearl bling strips.
For this card I used the pearl strips to outline the Spellbinders circle die for my Birthday card. 

Next I used Eyelet Outlet's red rhinestone bling strips on a mixed media mini album cover.

Since the album page is acetate the bling strips were easy to apply to the page

Supplies: Altered Album Punky Sprouts. Patterned paper Amy Tangerine Yes Please collection. Stamped images Unity Stamp Company.

We want to see your bling creations! Tag us on FB or post them to our  Facebook wall. We love seeing what you're creating with our products.

Have a creative day!