Saturday, January 19, 2019

Thank You with Donuts and Coffee

I'm so glad you've stopped by the blog today. I hope wherever you are, the weather isn't keeping you from doing what you love to do. For me, that's make cards... and the weather never interferes with that. ;)

I'm often in need of a Thank You card. If you are, too, you might like this card...

Eyelet Outlet Products Used:

Those donuts look almost good enough to eat, don't they?

Now, if you're snowed-in (or even if you're not),
why not head over to the 
for some shopping!

Thanks again for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

You Are Here

I'm all set for my brother's birthday with this card! I don't think I need to worry about him seeing here on the Eyelet Outlet Blog before his birthday, because he's too busy cutting, splitting, and stacking firewood to follow along with us!

I love this Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Pack from Stampin' Up.  It's two sided paper and has several different styles in the pack.  

I used the Hand Brad from the Typewriter & Hand Brad Set to point to my brother's age on the tree's rings!  😉  Carrying my tree theme further, I added some Eyelet Outlet Tree Brads.  We have several styles.  The 3 on the right are from the Summer Tree Brad Set and the one on the left is one of the Pine Tree Brads.  

Let's do a little "Throw Back Thursday," today, shall we?  The Typewriter & Hand Brad Set includes an amazing little vintage typewriter that I just love!  Here's a retirement card I made several years ago using that typewriter as well as the vintage telephone brad.  

Thanks for stopping by today, and if you run into my brother, please don't tell him about his birthday card!  

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Have a BEAR-y Nice Day!

Warning: This post contains Diabolical Puns; those who do not enjoy such humor should look away NOW! 

It's Lauren here again with more Valentines. Or rather, one official Valentine and one all-occasion card. But really... you could make them both all-occasion or both Valentines. Anyway, here are the cards in question, they both feature our adorable Eyelet Outlet Bear Brads:

"Bear Hugs" was the first idea that came to me when I saw these lovely little guys and I've made it into a Valentine, but really, you could send "Bear Hugs on Your Birthday" or "Thinking of You and Sending Bear Hugs" or even "Get Well Bear Hugs for You"!  Isn't it nice when cards can multi-task? 

When I thought of the "Un-BEAR-able" pun I was stumped for a bit as to how to use it on a card without being rude, lol! But finally it came to me. 

Of course there are plenty of additional ways to go: "Sending BEARY Good News"... "Wishing You a BEARY Happy Birthday" or even, "I'm em-BEAR-assed that I missed your birthday"! It turns out that Bear Brads are pretty handy to have around! ♥

comes from a very PUNNY family! 
(But you probably guessed that already...)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Kim from Katydid Cards here with another Valentine's Day card.

I don't know about you, but I'm fascinated with mazes and love to challenge myself by finding my way through one.  Here's a way to cleverly incorporate a maze in this Valentine's card using the Heart Pearls and Bicycle Brads.

I cut the maze using a cut file purchased in the Silhouette store.  I placed a rectangle of brushed silver cardstock behind it.  The greeting was created in my Silhouette and matted that with the same silver.

I added two additional hearts on the greeting to accent.  I heat embossed the direction arrow from the Bicycle Brad Pack with Silver and placed that at the entrance to the maze with a third heart pearl at the center.

Inside, the sentiment which I think works well with the greeting and the maze and another heart for a perfect ending!  I matted this panel on more brushed silver.

I have another Valentine's Card to show you next week.  In case you missed the card I shared last week, here's a link to it.

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

Monday, January 14, 2019

Owlways a fan of Eyelet Outlet!

Here is a great way to use those patterned papers that have a scene on them...
add some of Eyelet Outlet's brads to complete the look!

This tree is bedazzled with pearls and rhinestones.
We carry all colors and sizes!  The two Sketch Owl brads nesting make this a great friendship...or Valentine...card.
Gold Glitter Washi Tape gives added interest to the layers!

Thanks for joining us today.
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Key to Life

Sometimes it's fun to make a super fast card with a pun. That's the case with me today. And OF COURSE Eyelet Outlet has just the products needed at times like this!

And how fun is this - did you know you can color Washi Tape with Copic Markers? Okay, maybe you did - you probably did - but I had. no. clue. 

WOW! This is a game changer for me!

I needed that Washi Tape to look unique and now it does. {insert smiley face}

Eyelet Outlet Products Used:

Be sure to head over to the Eyelet Outlet store and check out all the products!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Love You MOWER!

Let Eyelet Outlet Lawn Mower Brads tell your Valentine just how much you love them with this fun little card!

The double heart image is from the Cricut image library and I flattened the top layer so I could apply the green grass pattern to the image.  The font is also available with Cricut Access and it's called, "Be Free."  I loved how the capital W's looked like they had little hearts in the middle!

Thanks for being with us today!  Be sure to follow us on Instagram, too!  

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Valentine, Je T'Aime!

Hi folks, it's Lauren again, here to show off a couple of Valentines with a French accent!

I love that Eyelet Outlet Eiffel Tower Brads come in two shades -bright silver and annodized copper- and that you get a mix of both in every packet. My first card features the silver, as well as one each of our Sun and Cloud Brads, to make a tiny landscape within a small heart shape. I've also added Heart Pearls to dot the I and J in "je t'aime" and two strips of Skinny Dot Washi Tape to set off the yellow cardstock panel.

But that's not to say I don't love the copper Eiffel Towers, as well! Here's one now, along with a Heart Brad, set against a carefully snipped panel of Wide Travel Washi, to show just the Parisian destination. My large heart panel was made by neatly lining up strips of Script Tape on plain white cardstock and then diecutting the result just like any other patterned paper.

There are so many cool ways to use Eyelet Outlet brads and tapes to make amazing and unique Valentines, I hope you'll stop by again soon to see what the design team is up to next! ♥

has a niece whose birthday
is on Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Heart Strings

Hi there.  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

As card makers, we're busy doing Merry & Bright in October.  And we're ringing in the New Year in November.  So it should come as no surprise we've been thinking about Valentine's Day even before we put away the Christmas decorations and make (and sometimes already break) our New Year's resolutions.

Here's the first of several cards I'll be sharing with you to help celebrate matters of the heart.  This type of card is an X-Fold.  To create a custom opening for the Heart Jewel Bling, I scanned one of the hearts and imported it into my Silhouette design screen.  I offset it three times; once for the white heart mat, one for the red heart mat and then the third offset was used to create the opening in the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" rectangle.

I cut four of the rectangles and scored them down the center.  I made one more offset of the rectangle and hearts to create the patterned paper panel.  The dots offered an opportunity to randomly place Red Jewel Bling.

I attached each of six hearts to the white mat to have hearts on both sides of the red mat.  Each was then attached to a red mat.  I lined up one set of three inside the opening of one of the rectangle panels.  When centered, I attached white bakers twine down the center back.  Then I flipped them over and aligned the second set, securing the baker's twine inside.

I attached the baker's twine on the back of the first folded rectangle panel.  Then I attached each panel back to back to create the X.  Here's a look down from the top to see the "X" effect.  To finish, I created the greeting banner to run down the front.  I have a similar blank panel on the back for a personal sentiment.

Next week I'll share another Valentine's Card.  And here's a link to another card I made using the Heart Jewel Bling if you care to check it out.

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

Monday, January 7, 2019

Covered in Gems

Bling can be used in all sorts of ways. 
An accent on a flower...or make them stand out!

Check out Eyelet Outlet's wide selection of bling. There are all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from.

Have a sparkly day!!
Dawn Mercedes of Sunnyside Up!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Whoo Whoo Is Out the Window?

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I actually hope you stop by often... so you can see the wide variety of brads, stamps, washi tape, and other items that can be found at Eyelet Outlet.

On my card today I'm going to show you a unique way to use one of the Eyelet Outlet products.

The owl and the pinecones are Eyelet Outlet Brads:

But... what is the greenery in the window box? 
It's an Eyelet Outlet Paper Flower, of course.

The flower has ridges, so it was easy to sponge on some darker green ink to give it some depth. Then I cut out a small section of the flower, cut strips into it to fringe it. I crumpled it between my fingers gently (it is paper, after all) and glued the part that is behind the window box to secure it to the card.

One Pinecone brad is attached in the "greenery" and the other two are attached to the window box.

I hope you'll head over to the Eyelet Outlet store 
to see where your creativity will take you!

Jeanette - Cre8tive Play blog

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Funny Punny Valentines!

Back by popular demand....Funny Punny Kid-Friendly Valentines!  Last year I made 4" Valentines for the kids in my life to give at their school Valentine parties and they were such a hit, I decided to bring them back this year but with ALL NEW puns and fun from Eyelet Outlet's wonderful 2018 product releases!  So, without further ado.......

Eyelet Outlet released stamp sets for the first time in 2018 that coordinate with the brads.  You can see them all here, but today I used the Fan Stamp Set that coordinates with the Fan Brad as well as the Foam Hand Brad.

We also released a number of brand new animal brads last year.  The Jungle Mix Set is super cute and today I paired the giraffe from the set with some giraffe digital paper.  The Bear Brad set also comes with an adorable little bear cub and the Horse Brad, which I think will be a favorite for years to come, includes a Pony Brad. 

This Lawn Mower Valentine is my personal favorite and I think my great nephew will think so too! Isn't this Lawn Mower Brad so realistic?!  The Firetruck Brad comes from the First Responder Brad Set which includes an ambulance and police car brad.  And don't forget about our Apple Brad Set!  So, so cute and comes with whole apples, as well as apple cores!

I really "dig" the Sand Bucket and Shovel Brad Set as well as the Truck Brad Set!  Our Garden Trowel Brad would have been great on this one, too!

When I created these in 2017 I actually put "kits" together for the kids to assemble the Valentines themselves and my great niece had the best time with it! She even created a video of herself demonstrating the assembly! It was the cutest thing ever!!

You can see the 2017 Valentines here.  The dimension and texture that the brads add is such a hit with the kids so I hope you'll give this fun and easy project a try with the kids in your life!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Steampunk Valentine

Have you started thinking about Valentine's Day yet? Ok, yes, it's six weeks away, but I (Lauren) am guessing that time will fly by, so I'm working on a few ideas now. This one has a bit of a Steampunk vibe, don't you think?

I cut out a heart nearly big enough to fill my A2 card front, from a scrap of Prima's "Craftsman" collection I found lurking in my paper stash, and put the sentiment on with some sparkly, vintage-looking alphabet stickers. Then I added lots of mechanical themed Eyelet Outlet Brads: Gears, a Compass, large and small Screw Brads and even the valve from the Pipe Brad set! Finally I scattered several sizes of grey Jewel Bling around the spaces in between. I like that the result is a bit elegant, but also quite masculine!

There will be lots more Valentine inspiration here on the Eyelet Outlet Blog, all throughout January, so be sure to stop back often and see what the team is up to! ♥

wishes you a very 
Happy and Healthy New Year!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

World Traveler

Hi there!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today!  Happy New Year!

If any of you were lucky enough to get a trip to an exciting destination from Santa or resolved to do more traveling in 2019, this card is for you!

I worked with the Travel and Mail Brads.  They combined well for this World Traveler card; a great way to help send someone off on a vacation abroad if you weren't on the receiving end of the tickets yourself.

I made a suspended spinner card so I could show the big old jet airliner (remember that song?) traveling the globe.  On the front, the start of the trip and on the flip side, the plane is nearing its destination.

Here's how I did it:

  1. I stamped the globe image (Globe Greetings by Concord & 9th) twice on watercolor paper and colored them with markers and an aqua painter. 
  2. Once dry, I attached them back to back with a 6" length of clear thread in between them.  I used double-sided tape to ensure good adhesion.
  3. I cut a circle in the card base and decorative panel slightly larger than the globe image.
  4. The background panel was covered with Paris Washi Tape, applied on the diagonal. 
  5. I attached the globe to the back of this panel, again with double-sided tape and then carefully attached them to the card base.
  6. The globe stand was heat embossed with clear embossing powder after coating it with Wink of Stella.  Two Green Glitter Enamel Dots were added as an accent.
  7. The banner was created to follow the curve of the globe and the greeting was a text to path in my Silhouette Design Screen.

Here's the globe, spinning.

And here's the inside of the card.  Here you see the reverse side of the globe and the plane further along its path.  I wanted to use the other travel brads, so I created a sentiment spaced to accommodate the brads.  So, it tells the traveler to:

Have fun. 
Pack wisely. 
Take lots of pictures. 
Remember to write. 

And here's another Eyelet Outlet card about vacation, perhaps when the world traveler reaches the French Riviera.

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