Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thanks Dad For Steering Me In The Right Direction!

Hello Everyone!

I'm back today with another Father's Day card as promised! If you remember, last week was all about those Dad's who love fishing and the great outdoors. Today's card is another for those Father's who love the great outdoors when it's on the water ;O)

I used 4 different products from the store on this card our Anchor Washi Tape1/16 Mini Round Brads - Blue MixBlue Enamel Dots - Stars & Green Matte Finish Enamel Dots
I started off with the card being blue and white but soon realized I wanted another color so I added the green paper and found a marker that matched.

I traced the green marker along the edges of the tape to give some added dimension and brushed the same green along the edge of the circles. I wanted to add some green enamel dots but didn't have them in the exact color, so guess what? It didn't matter because these matte enamel dots are perfect to color on, so I did with my marker!

As for the inside, I wanted a "flowing" look throughout the card so I used the tape again.

My stamp says"Thanks For Steering Me In The Right Direction" so I wanted to keep the emphasizes on direction, hence the use of the Wind Rose Stamp. I also wanted to use those mini brads on the wheel so I needed to use the stamp instead of the wheel brad, but, for those of you who may want to focus on anchors or use the other sailing brads, you should check out these great brads:

Anchor Brads
Anchor Brads Red/White/Blue

Bell Brads

Ship Wheel Brads

You can check out my Blog and YouTube Channel for more details, pics and video tutorials on my projects.

I hope you've enjoyed todays project and that it's inspired you to create something of your own.
Thanks for stopping by and have a safe & creative day Everyone :O)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Post With the Most

Don't get me wrong, I (Lauren) love technology, but there's something about finding an actual card or letter in the mailbox that makes the whole day brighter, don't you think? I love to send snail mail to my friends and family, especially cards! So I was pretty excited when I saw these Eyelet Outlet Mail Brads:

And I really love that each packet contains both mailboxes and envelopes!

Speaking of envelopes, I've become somewhat obsessed with making my own custom ones, that match my cards! And my favorite decoration for them is (of course) Washi Tape

In this case, I've used the same mixture of tapes on both my card and the matching envelope: Red White and Blue Striped WashiAir Mail WashiSkinny Heart WashiGold Script Tape and my favorite Hearts Tape. I've used them in straight lines on the card, to highlight the focal image with the Mail Brads on it; but placed them at a diagonal on the envelope, to add extra interest to the vintage dictionary paper. 

I've placed the Red White and Blue Striped Washi, around the edges of a pale blue cardstock panel on both the card and the address label, and trimmed it to slightly less than half its normal width... to mimic the look of old-time airmail envelopes.

A few hand-cut hearts and a label-maker sentiment seemed to enhance the nostalgic mood, and instantly we're back to the 1970's, when this lovely old eight cent stamp could transport your kind thoughts across town or country!

I hope you'll be inspired to make-- and MAIL-- a card to someone special today. Need more inspiration? Scroll down and see what Carri has cooked up for you! ♥

When not waiting by her mailbox, 

What's a "Sweet" 16 without out some bling??

Hello friends! Today I am  showing off some bling! It is no surprise that I like my cards to be chock full of goodness and all the bling, gems and pearls the Eyelet Outlet has to offer makes it so easy to embellish!

All papers from Making Memories Children at Play
Cupcake and 16 cut from Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
Sweet letters from a border sticker
Handmade embellishment cluster
Tissue paper, Hemp, Ribbon
Happy Birthday Stamp from Stampabilities 

the Eyelet Outlet Products:
Jewel Bling Strips: Clear and Pink
Swirl Bling: Pink
Winter Glitter Brad
Stippled Brad: Pink
Pearl bling: Pink
Heart Enamel: Red

Thanks for stopping over! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wild Horses.......

Hello again, another Tuesday has rolled around, Barbara here with a new card for the Eyelet Outlet Blog Here in Canada we just celebrated Victoria Day, it was a windy, cool and wet weekend but nice to get away to the cottage for the first time this year.  It is nice a quiet and I love to do my crafting there. Father's Day will be here soon and this card would be perfect for a father's day.  Here is what I made with some brads from the Eyelet Outlet store.

I tried a new technique on the background, I used a makeup brush from the local $$ store and some Kalidescope die ink in earth tones and swiped the brush across the cardstock, I do think I need to find a smoother cardstock for this technique. The stamp I used is from Local King Rubber and the first time it's seen ink. I planned this card around the super cute horse brads from the Eyelet Outlet Store.
I added the three enamel stars (also from the Eyelet Outlet) before I put the sentiment in place, once those stars were pressed in place there is no moving them.  

Close up to show the detail on the horses which are in three colours and 12 in a package.

There is still time to get your order in to the Eyelet Outlet Store to pick up some great brads, eyelets and washi tape for your Father's Day or just for making masculine cards.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a look at my Tuesday partner's post, it's just below mine on the Eyelet Outlet blog.

Bye for now and I'll meet you here again next Tuesday at 3.01 p.m. PDT.

Chevron Birthday

Today I'm playing with what I call *washi paper*.  I covered a 6" x 7 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Chevron Washi Tape.  When it was covered, I trimmed the paper down to 5" x 6 1/2" for my card base. 

This Chevron Washi Tape works particularly well for this technique since it's easy to line-up the pieces using the chevron pattern.

For my focal image, I covered a second piece of white cardstock with the tape angled in the same direction, so I could die cut my Die-Versions Party Hats.  I assembled my card using a sketch from the TGIF Challenges.

I embellished with some turquoise enamel dots and a Hero Arts Birthday Messages Sentiment to finish the design.

Products used:

You can visit me in blogland at Ingenious Inkling

Monday, May 22, 2017

Garden Time!

Eyelet Outlet has some great embellishments that will interest the gardening crowd!
Washi tape makes the background a snap!
Did you know that Eyelet Outlet has over 800 styles...
and we are regularly updating our styles!


Can you believe it? I made a card without bling! haha

Maybe I should make the next one extra sparkly!
Remember, if you want to see these products in person,
check out our TRADE SHOW SCHEDULE!!  It's in the right hand column of this blog.

I hope your day is delightful!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hello Sweet Friend

When I saw the Challenge Theme at Cute Card Thursday was *Brads* ... you know I had to join the fun.  

I managed to incorporate four Eyelet Outlet Brads into my design (together with other Eyelet Outlet products) ... can you find them?

I started with this fun little Caterpillar Scene from We R Memory Keepers 72 & Sunny.  I placed a cute little Witch Hat Brad on the Caterpillar's head (I'm calling it a party hat) to keep the sun out of his eyes.

Next I added some Green Butterfly Brads for his friends, as well as a Butterfly Corner Brad in the upper left of the design.  The layout is this week's Match the Sketch.

I finished with three different sizes of paper flowers topped with a Green Enamel Dot for the center.

I'd love to see you join the fun using your Eyelet Outlet Brads.

Products Used:

You can visit me in blogland at Ingenious Inkling

We go together like...

Good Morning!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
It's Nancy, and I am sharing a card I made using some of my favourite
Eyelet Outlet brads!

Being a coffee lover,  of coarse I'm going to have some coffee brads in my stash!
I couldn't resist getting the donut brads and had the perfect stamp set to go with it!

Eyelet Outlet has a wide variety of brads, you will probably 
have no problem finding your perfect pairing!  Stop by and have a look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Be the Birthday

Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards and for my project today I used the adorable Yoga Cats Brads, part of the Spring release.

I couldn't wait to work with them on a card.  And here it is:

I wanted to use several brads, so I thought this Three Circle Flip Card from the Silhouette store would be perfect.   Those circles are just the right size for the cats!

Not being a yoga enthusiast myself, I wasn't sure how these yoga poses should be situated, so I did some research and discovered the first pose is the Balancing Stick, the second is the Lotus and the third is the Half Moon.  Here's a closer look:

I wanted to find some Asian themed digital paper, and I opted for this pattern from Panda Zen by Lliella Designs and had a perfectly matched card stock.  Just like it was meant to be!

When I finished with the card front, I felt the colors were a bit too cool for the little lotus cat, so I took my Gold Wink of Stella and dotted the centers of the leaves.  Once I did that, all was harmonious. ;-)

For the inside flap, I wanted the sentiment relating to yoga, so this is what I finally decided upon.  I think it might even hold up to someone who knows a thing or two about yoga.

I printed it on Smokey Slate card stock in dark gray using the Ancient Script font.

I guess that wraps it up except to say, "namaste"!

Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy did!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Happy Birthday, Travel-Style

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm here with a birthday card that was commissioned by a friend. It's always fun to stamp for someone else, and maybe a little intimidating too, to put your creative heart on the line!  She specifically requested a colorful, travel-themed card with maybe some plants or greenery.  This is what I came up with.  I hope that she and her sister for whom it was stamped both like it!

The colors were inspired by the map paper in the background, punctuated by some black and white skinny striped washi and a skinny diagonal striped washi in the same bright green, which are part of a set of 5 rolls.  

Inside, there's a touch of nature via a strip of bird and flower washi tape.

Any girlie card needs just a touch of glitter, dontcha know?!  

Have a great weekend!

I'll Stand By You with Flamingo Brads

Happy Friday Everyone!
This is Georgiana from Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping byToday is my day to share at Eyelet Outlet and Brads. 

Here is my Design Team project...
I have seen lots of flamingo projects during the past week, so I wanted to join the fun.

I chose a frame that would fit three flamingo brads from Eyelet Outlet and Brads.

I matched the sentiment by using the MFT Tickled Pink stamp set.

I used the following products from Eyelet Outlet and Brads shop.

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