Saturday, September 23, 2017

Be a Good One

Hi folks!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.  Happy to be with you today!

I love so many of the brads, eyelets and washi at Eyelet Outlet, it becomes a difficult choice when deciding what I want to use in my next card.  I couldn't wait to use these Eggs, so that's what I'm working with today in my card that offers some good advice:

The package includes 12 eggs, 6 brown and 6 white.  I'm working with just the brown eggs today, so I needed two packs to make a dozen.  But I have plans for the white eggs in future cards; so stay tuned.

I knew I wanted to have a carton of a dozen eggs on the front, but I couldn't find a cut file for an egg carton anywhere; so I made one!  It took me way too long to do; but once I have my mind set on something, nothing else will do.  There's a template for it on the Freebies page should you want to make one for your Eyelet Outlet Eggs!

I love how it turned out and I'm now thinking of how I can use it on another card!  Maybe something with cooking!  Here's a closer look:

I have no idea where I got this digital patterned paper.  It has been on my computer for a long time and this card seemed like the perfect reason to use it.  I print and cut it and then used it to select the coordinating card stock; Garden Green, Peach Parfait and Really Rust with Whisper White for printed pieces.

I embossed the patterned paper with the Chicken Wire embossing folder, which was just the thing the paper needed.

 At the bottom I placed a little banner with one of the companion pieces to the paper and topped it off with Glitter Enamel Dots and, inside, I used the eggs from the Bacon, Egg & Toast Brads in the perfect sentiment.

After I added the patterned paper, the card still seemed bland.  Embossing the entire card base with the same embossing folder...better!  The right hand side was still too plain, so I added another companion piece.  I simply enlarged the pattern and cut out a single chicken for the front and another for the inside.


Here's a closer look at the sentiment:

I hope you liked my card.  I'll be working with eggs again soon, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, if you're looking for some other awesome ideas for using the all the Egg Brads in the store, just click here!

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

Feel Better Soon!

When I was a little girl I dreamed of growing up to be a nurse (and ended up becoming a physical therapist).  This clean and simple get well card brings back memories of being a candy striper at the hospital. 

These nurse brads set the stage for a red, black and white color scheme, which is one of my favorites.   Aren't they cute?  I love how detailed they are!  

The black and white striped washi tape from one of our skinny washi tape sets is another go-to favorite, which makes a nice frame for the red and white pin-dot designer paper.  A shiny satin bow with a sticky back heart pearl center and a W+9 sentiment finish the card.

Lots of friends have said that with their kids back in school, the germs are being passed around, so I am sure a quick card like this will be good to have in the stash for just such an occasion!  I hope you and yours are well and that you have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Let's Connect!

The Eyelet Outlet Design Team and I have been having so much fun creating with the new Fall, 2017 products and now you can, too!  The new brads are NOW in the store!  Today's project features our brand new Pipe Brads.

I found this SVG of a maze of pipes on Etsy from LineWorkStock and then I added several of the Pipe Fittings from our new set, "Pipe Brads."  The bright red turn off valve brad included in the set added a nice punch of color to my card as did our Tool Box Brad.  And of course, Eyelet Outlet had just the wrench I needed to connect all my pipe fittings in our set of Tool Brads!  

Stop by Eyelet Outlet and check out all of our new releases!  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Love You a Latte

It's the middle of September, which means it's time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop, and since I (Lauren) have the *PERFECT* ingredients-- Eyelet Outlet Coffee Brads-- I'm excited to jump on board.

The older I get, the more I appreciate Autumn: cooler temperatures, beautiful colors as the foliage here in the Northeast changes, and yes, a delicious warm caffeinated beverage are all things I enjoy, so I've tried to capture them in my card. I started by adorning the oversized copper "LOVE" diecut with a few paper flowers and the adorable Coffee Brads. I wanted to emphasize the sentiment a little bit more, so I added a couple of Pearl Hearts to the cups. Did you know that you can create your own custom bling and pearls, just by coloring them with alcohol ink markers? Thus I was able to make mine the perfect shade of golden yellow to coordinate with the diecut vintage paper leaves I had watercolored with all my favorite fall shades of ColorBurst. 

When it came time to build the card, I lined up some neat strips of Wide Brick WashiGlitter Copper and Skinny Orange Tape so that I would have the perfect home for my compound sentiment. And whereas I may be the only coffee-loving American who doesn't love Pumpkin Spice flavoring in my coffee, that doesn't mean I don't love to mix a few Pumpkin Brads with my Coffee Brads, lol! 

I always start with a slightly bigger background than I think I'm going to need, so I don't run out of room. In this case, I wound up with a 3x6" offcut of woodgrain paper with the beautiful layers of tape, which seemed like the perfect size to make an extra little tag!

A few more leaves, a heart diecut, some smaller alphas and another Coffee + Pumpkin Brad pairing and I was good to go! 

is looking forward to cool weather 
and warm drinks this autumn!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Are you CURED yet?

Living in the Midwestern farmland, I love all of the fun farm animal brads from Eyelet Outlet.

I gathered the entire herd of Farm Animal Brads together for this fun birthday card using sentiments from My Favorite Things The Whole Herd.

I couldn't find a fence die or punch in my stash, so I created a birthday-fence using a Stampin' Up Candle Border Punch.  It's hard to pick a favorite, but I love that little piggie.

I used more of those cute little piggie brads for my next card.

I grounded my piggies with some fun skinny grass washi tape.  Sentiments are from the same MFT The Whole Herd Set.

The new brads will be in the store very soon.

Eyelet Outlet Products used:

Did you know we have a Pinterest Board to showcase Eyelet Outlet Design Team Creations?

You can visit me in blogland at Ingenious Inkling,
and you can find Lauren & I making holiday cards
all year long at Jingle Belles

Monday, September 18, 2017

A few more Halloween cards!

Spice up those bottles and potions with some of Eyelet Outlet's decorative Halloween Brads.
With spiders, bats, skulls, pumpkins...whew! 
Not to mention the witches legs (coming soon), witch hats, eyeballs, black cat brads...
the list just goes on and on!

Don't forget a bit of bling and glitter enamel dots...
all centered on glitter washi tape.
All that you need is a few die cut bottle shapes and a "Happy Fright Night" sentiment!

If washi tape is your love, check out this orange pumpkin!

Just a few sparkly bling and green leaves and a spider makes a cute card on the quick!
Then you have more time to gobble up that Halloween Candy!

Upcoming shows with Eyelet Outlet.
(A perfect time to stock up on your fall and winter holiday crafting embellishments!!)

Keep smiling!
Halloween is not that scary!!

Dawn Mercedes, Sunnyside Up

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Scaring Up Some More Halloween Inspiration

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with a few more Halloween cards to share.  My first card provides the "perfect recipe" for some Halloween fun.  We have Monster Mash, Pickled Eyes, and Spider Legs on the menu today!

I used the Monster, Small Eye, and Spider brads as well as Medium Jewel Bling Strips and Jewel Bling Strips and Glitter Black Washi.

To make the card, I used a cut file purchased in the Silhouette store.  I used card stock from Stampin' Up and a digital patterned paper was used to fill that panel behind the potions.  Speaking of the background, I placed the Jewel Bling randomly on the stars.  The Glitter Washi was used on the bottle corks and as the shelf on which the potions sit.

And here's the sentiment I created for inside the card:

Next up, we have a nighttime walk; which can be pretty scary, especially around Halloween.  This card was simple to put together; so if you like Halloween cards, but don't feel like you have the time to make them, this would be a good option.

I used the Spooky Eye brads for this card as well as the Small Eye brads...'cause you just have to have a cyclops or two on Halloween.  You'd need two packs to duplicate this look.  In fact, I want to go back and add another set of eyes in that open spot I didn't notice until I looked at the picture.  If you'd like the template for this nighttime walking pair, you'll find it on the Freebies page or just link from the toolbar above. 

Here's what I did inside the card; another set of eyes and a little poem.

Well, that's it for today!  

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

Saturday, September 16, 2017

From the Herd

It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today!  I always look forward to spending my Saturdays with you.

Old McDonald may have had a farm, but he can't hold a candle to what Eyelet Outlet's got!  That's right; their new fall collection includes  Cow & Goat, Sheep & Pig, and Rooster Brads!  A veritable herd!  They're in the store now, so be one of the first to get them!

And here's the card I made:

I used all the new barnyard animal brads plus I added the chicken, a pastel balloon, and the sun and clouds brads.  Here's a close-up so you can get a better look at them.  Check out that detail!

I call this a stand-up card, though I'm sure not that's the official name for this technique.  There's no card to open; the sentiment is on the reverse and the little fence holds the card upright.

To create the barn, I used a cut file from the Silhouette store.  I changed the size of the barn doors and created a center opening.

Three hay bales provide the backdrop for the sheep and cow and, true to form, the goat climbed to the top.  The little pig brought a balloon to the birthday celebration.  It's attached with a single strand of black embroidery floss.  And the rooster is overseeing everything!

The fence was created just by welding a few rectangles together and adding a tab on the end so I could attach it to the back of the barn.  It works well as support for the card and an excellent spot for the chicken to strut her stuff!

To pair with the greeting on the front, this is the sentiment I created on the back:

There are so many ways to use these barnyard animals!  My head is spinning with ideas; so stay tuned for more cards featuring them. 

Thank you for spending time with me today!  Hope to see you soon.

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

Friday, September 15, 2017

A Chuckle...

I always feel like an encouraging word will make all the difference...
as well as a chuckle!  So I created this card using Eyelet Outlet's soon to be released drain pipe brads.
I'm sure you are squealing with delight and anticipation. you see those rain drop bling?
They are available NOW!!

What are you waiting for?
Zip on over there and stock up on bling!!

In the mean time...
Have a simply wonderful day!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Halloween Treat Bag

Happy Thursday crafters!  I'm so excited about Eyelet Outlet's newest releases and you will be, too! Today I'm going to preview the new Witch Legs Brads.

I'm crazy about embellishing Cricut images with Eyelet Outlet products and I knew as soon as I saw the new Witch Leg Brads that a Cricut witch was going to have her paper legs amputated and replaced with these adorable new legs!

This little witch from the Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge loves her new legs!  She also got a pair of new eyes because Eyelet Outlet Eye Brads added even more fun and dimension to my little witch. And isn't she styling with that Eyelet Outlet Glitter Washi Tape hat band?  It just matches the Purple Eyelet Outlet Jeweled Brad I added to her dress!   

Our little Black Cat Brad, who is also in our upcoming release, is surely under her spell and can't take his eyes off of her!  Don't overlook that Mini Spider Brad in the web!  Eyelet Outlet's collection of Washi Tape will amaze you!  Today I used the Purple Glitter Skinny Washi Tape, Happy Halloween Washi Tape, and Black and White Skinny Stripe Washi Tape.  

Thanks for stopping in today and remember to shop on line at or in person at an upcoming Trade Show!  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pumpkins For Everyone

Did you know that dozens of beautiful, brand new tape designs were added to the Eyelet Outlet Store in the last few weeks? Today I (Lauren) have a trio of cards made with what might be my favorite: Wide Pumpkin Washi! I love the soft, elegant design of this tape, the watercolor look of the pumpkins, and the fact that it's accented with pink flowers and soft green leaves.

One of my favorite "tape tricks" is to cover a piece of cardstock with it, then use it exactly like any other patterned paper, which is what I've done with the Wide Pumpkin Washi on my first card. To ground the design I added a triple row of Pink Bling Strips and topped it with a pink Paper Flower stack, accented with one of these sweet Pumpkin Brads.

I'm always excited to see Green Paper Flowers. Why? Well they're fun on their own and make a great bottom layer of a flower stack, but mostly, I like to cut them apart and use the flower petals as leaves. I've used two petals from one of the largest flowers exactly that way in my first card, but in the second, I got a little fancier, and cut some medium and small flowers apart into individual segments. Then, using a green Pearl Bling Strip as a base, I recreated the vine design on the Wide Pumpkin Washi, and used it as an accent for a multi-color flower stack.

Something that always amazes me is how different one tape can look when it's set against different backgrounds. For my third card, I applied the Wide Pumpkin Washi as an accent on my pale pink card base, then set it off with two strips of Pink Bling. This time my flowers are two shades of pink, and accented with one of the pretty new Pearl Gems.

Need even more Eyelet Outlet inspiration? We have an awesome Pinterest Board with projects by all of your favorite EO designers, as well as an amazing Flickr Gallery!

might be the only American coffee lover 
who does not enjoy pumpkin spice flavoring.