Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Design Team Wednesday

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans! We're doing something a little different this week. On Monday, some of my teammates created cards based on a sketch. 

Today, I'm sharing a card I made based on a picture. The top image is an illustration I found on Etsy. I used the illustration as inspiration for the card I created below. 
Because the image has a copyright, I was careful not to create an exact replica. 

Besides, I wanted to put my own touches on it anyway. 

Pink Birdie Illustration Source: Etsy

My Card based on the inspiration photo.

If you ever find yourself in a creative rut, or you just don't know where to begin with a project, consider starting with a picture of something that inspires you. Remember to respect the original artist's work. Put your own touches on it and don't forget to cite the source of your inspiration if you publish your work. The possibilities are endless. I've found inspiration from product packaging, grocery store displays, clothing, an iPhone case and many other random sources! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Design Team Monday with a brand new monthly challenge!

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends. Susan here today, kicking off a new monthly challenge we'll be having in the Eyelet Outlet blog. We've found a fun sketch via Pinterest and want you to get out your Eyelet Outlet supplies and create with us.

Here's a look at our first sketch!

April Sketch


Here's my sample I created using 5 of our products!


Jewel Bling Strip

Next is Shemaine's inspiration


Patterned paper We R Memories Inked Rose collection
Eyelet Outlet Stitched Bright flower brads
Eyelet Outlet Stitched Bright flower mini brads
The Twinery Twine
Stamped Image: Simon Says Stamp

Now we'd love to see what you're inspired to create with April's Sketch.

 You can enter the sketch challenge one of three ways: Post your creation to our Facebook wall, leave a link to your blog in the comments on this post or share the image on Twitter and tag your photo #EEAprilSketch.

All entries must be posted by midnight Pacific time May 15th.

On May 16th we'll choose one lucky winner that will get a prize pack of Eyelet Outlet goodies!

We can't wait to see what you create!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Design Team Wednesday with Kerry featuring a tutorial

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends!

Kerry here, I'm sharing another fun way using the Eyelet Outlet paper flowers.  
I remembered a while back, one of my good friends taught me this super fun technique using die cut paper flowers.  I absolutely loved it.  And when I saw the Eyelet Outlet paper flowers, I was super excited and have to try it out!


For the flowers, I used the peach/orange dot flowers (big flowers- I used a combination of the medium and large size flowers.  Small flowers- I used 3 of the small flowers) and secured with a 12mm cream pearl brads

And here is my finished tag.   I also added some pearls from the bling strips.

Tim Holtz idea-ology kraft resist cardstock, Ranger Perfect Pearl mist, Distress stain in shabby shutters and peeled paint, distress ink pad in vintage photo and rusty hinge, Sizzix decorative flourishes set die, Prima Shabby Chic Treasure, and ribbon.

Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Design Team Monday with Susie!

Welcome Eyelet Outlet Fans!
Susie here to share a few cards with you.  It seems in Texas where I live that Spring may have finally least I hope so.  I am ready for beautiful flowers and warm breezes. To celebrate what I HOPE will be lovely weather for a while, I made two cards to share with you.  They both use the same cute Bright Stitched Flower Brads - big and small.  On the first card I used  die cut stems and on the second I stamped my stems.  I was curious if I could do both - and I am happy to say, I love both cards! I also added some cute Butterfly Brads - big and small - to finish each card.  I hope you like the way the cards turned out.

Be sure to grab some bright and cheerful springtime brads today and make a card to send to someone you love.  And be sure to stay tuned here at the blog. We always have something fun to share with you and inspire you! If you have a chance, I would love for you to visit me at The Dies Have It.

Susie Moore

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Design Team Wednesday with Dawn

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans, Dawn here today sharing some fun projects. First is a project I created with some accordian tag card SVG files for my Sizzix eclips.
Then, I used the fabulous products from The Eyelet Outlet 
to give my base some character and interest!

For this one, I went with a Monster theme!

Blue and Purple Pearl Bling dot this cheerful card!

Monster brad and a clever sentiment!

Don't stop at Paper Flowers to spruce up your projects.
Just check out the fun Monster Ribbon at the top of the tag!

But, if you want a multi eyed monster, keep digging around that package of brads!
Here are 3 other brightly colored monster to get your friend to giggle and smile!

I love the happy colors of this Monster Line!! 
So happy and cheerful!

For my second accordian tag card svg, I used a rounded tag.
All you need to do is line up 4 tags a
nd weld them together in the creative software
 that goes along with your cutting system!  
Easy and fun!

Then, I layed on the funny Sock Money Brads, Paper Flowers, and Red Bling Strips!
The colors pop against the caramel card stock base.

Next, I used a brad that went along with my sentiment.
Do you see the Hanger Brad? And the single Bling?

Notice any other Eyelet Outlet Product?
Yeppers...that is our Circle Washi Tape. 
I simply cut out a shape using a die.
Then used the washi in stripes to cover the panel. 
My own Eyelet Outlet Designer Paper! lol

A few other Paper Flowers pick up the colors and theme, while the
Bling Strips is a nice repeated element on my card!  (Those pearls and bling in the center of the Paper Flowers are from The Eyelet Outlet too!)

On my last panel, I found another brad, the Car Brad, to capture the theme of the sentiment
on this individual panel.

The result is an eye catching accordian tag card!

The sky is the limit for all the lovely themes you can recreate using
the eye catching products of The Eyelet Outlet.

Thanks for hanging around with us today!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Design Team Monday with Kerry

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends, Kerry here, sharing a couple of fun cards with you today.

First up!  Get ready and say CHEESE!   
It's a beautiful day, why not bring out those stylish sunglass brad?
And of course, what polaroid pictures without a camera, right?

Prima doll stamp, Prima sunrise sunset 6x6 paper pad, Mama Elephant we click clear stamp set, Jillibean Soup kraft woodgrain frames, Copic markers (E00, E11, E43, E44, E47), distress ink pad in brushed corduroy

And here is my second day for a perfect Spring Day!  
I have been dying to use these adorable lady bug brads and the matching lady bug washi tape.

Supplies:  Eyelet Outlet colorful lady bug brads and lady bug washi tape.

I hope you like them and until next time...
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Design team Wednesday with Annette

Hi fellow Eyelet Outlet fans and friends! 

Annette here with a couple fun projects. Sometimes I get tired of making cards all the time. I love it, but it's nice to change it up a bit, isn't it? 
Well, that's what I've done today. I made an Easter egg topiary that can be used as a centerpiece at Easter dinner. 

The project was actually pretty easy once I figured out the best way to do it.

Paper Flowers - Checked, Light Purple,Yellow, Stitched Flower, Pink
Jewel and Pearl Brads
Stitched Flower Brads
Stitched Washi Tape Shell Colors
Stitched Washi Tape Ladybug Colors
Zots glue dots
Fast Finish decoupage glue
Styrofoam Egg

 All you need is a styrofoam egg, some paper flowers, brads and glue dots. At first, I tried sticking the brads into the styrofoam, but they kept popping out. I figured out a trick to make them stay. First, adhere the paper flowers with a glue dot, then stick the brad through the hole. It works great! After I finished decorating the egg, I used a chopstick I found in my junk drawer to prop it up. I didn't want a plain wooden (and splintered) chopstick, so I wrapped it in washi tape. I applied a layer of Fast Finish decoupage glue from Beacon adhesives over the egg to give a protective coat. Easy peasy. If you're looking for a fun, easy way to dress up your Easter table, give it a try!  

Project number two is a card. Yep, back to basics. I wanted to try something new. I thought it would be fun to actually write a sentiment with bling! I first used a die from Memory Box to cut out "hello". Then I just stuck bling on top of it. I added a few flowers and some butterflies to give it a spring look. 

Bling Strips
Stitched Flower Brads
Mini Stitched Flower Brads
Butterfly Brads
Die-Memory Box

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Design Team Monday with Heather

Good morning! Heather here to share a couple cards using some fun brads, bling, and washi tape from from Eyelet Outlet.

First up a card using the adorable Sock Monkey Brads, as well as the coordinating Washi Tape:

Clear Stamps: My Craft Spot
Metal Dies: Paper Smooches Notebook Die
Pattern paper: Studio Calico
Fibers: Jute Twine and Traditional Baker's Twine

Next up, I love these adorable Owl Brads, and the fun Bright Pink Bling Strips accented them perfectly:

Eyelet Outlet Supplies: Owl Brads; Bright Pink Bling Strips
Rubber Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Pattern Paper: DCWV
Fibers: Jute Twine

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Design Team Wednesday with Susan

Susan here, bringing you a cute card perfect for first time parents since it comes complete with "baby instructions!"

I used my "New Arrivals" Cricut Cartridge for the baby bottles, and "Fabulous Finds" Cricut Cartridge for the clip board. My witty husband gets credit for the sentiment!

Supplies Used
My next card is a perfect thank you note or congratulations card for the little league coach! 
I used my Cricut Sports Mania Cartridge for the background and bat and the stadium lights shine bright with a touch of Eyelet Outlet bling!  I added just a touch of brown ink to the home base quicklet to make it look a bit dusty.  I was able to create the illusion that the baseball is flying farther and farther out of the stands by using both the large baseball brad and the mini baseball brads.  A few strokes from my white gel pen added another element of motion to the baseballs. 
Supplies Used
Thanks for stopping by, Eyelet Outlet fans!  C'mon back next week to see what my Design Teammates, Heather and Annette have for you! Meanwhile, remember to stop by the Eyelet Outlet Facebook page and show us what you've been doing with Eyelet Outlet products!