Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thanks a Ton

Our brand new grandson, Jonah, is getting showered with some adorable whale themed gifts and so I made these thank you notes for my daughter to send.  The cute little whale image is from the Cricut's "Just Because Cards" image set and the Eyelet Outlet Water Splat Brad was perfect touch, don't you think?!

The cute little whale is swimming in some water than I embossed with a wave embossing folder. Other Eyelet Outlet Brads used were the Seagull BradSun and Cloud Brad, and Anchor.  

Thanks for stopping in today and if you're in the Chantilly, Virginia this weekend, stop by and see us at the Scrapbook Expo! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wine (Tape) is the Answer!

Especially if the question is, "How can I make beautiful, fun, slightly silly, wine-themed cards really quickly?!" Because our brand new Eyelet Outlet Wine Washi Tape was custom designed to pair perfectly with our fabulous Wine Brads, as well as our cool new Grape Brads. Just stamp --or in my (Lauren's) case, computer generate-- a snarky sentiment and you are practically done already. See?

I love that the Grape Brads come with all three varieties... red, green and purple... in each packet. As for the Wine Brads, you get bottles and glasses of both red and white. Which is super-useful! For my first card I used the Wine Tape to create a fun patterned paper for the lower half of my card. Then added the brads within my diecut sentiment panel.

For my second card, I used the Wine Tape as more of an accent, so I only applied one strip, neatly set off with some Skinny Gold Tape. I used nice tall letter stickers for "Age" which I flanked with glasses from the Wine Brads set, plus bunches of red and green Grape Brads. The small Heart Pearls are a nice accent at the top, but also... they cover a distracting bit which was part of this slightly distressed patterned paper! ;)

Thanks for visiting today and CHEERS to you!

has never met a washi tape 
she didn't looooooove!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Girl's Night Out

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.

I remember fondly the days when I participated in girl's night out.  I still do it today, but it's become girls at the early bird special.

Here's a card that honors that time old tradition of girlfriends getting together and enjoying some quality time together.

To create this card, I used a number of brads; Shoes and Purse, Dress, and Women's Eyeglasses.  In addition, I used the beautiful Fancy Long Bling...can't have a girl's night out without bling! 

I also took individual gems from the bling and placed them on the white scroll trim as a perfect accent.  Here's a closer look:

And when you open the card, this is the sentiment you see:

I hope you like my card and that it inspires you to plan a get together with your girls!

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

Monday, June 17, 2019

Summer Splendor


Summer is filled with nature. Check out the new flowers and birds from Eyelet Outlet!
These decorative brads add pretty details to any card or scrapbook page.
This wide Summer Washi Tape is new too!

Thanks for flying by!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

A Note from the Funny Farm

I've always held farmers in high regard; especially since my maternal grandfather was a farmer. Therefore I was really excited to see the farm-themed items in the new release at Eyelet Outlet - Farm Animal Washi Tape and Tracter Brads.

Today's card features both of those items and a few other Eyelet Outlet items, too.

Eyelet Outlet Products Used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today...
please come back again soon!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sunflower Box Card

Good morning, crafters!  Today I have another box card for you featuring Eyelet Outlet's new sunflower brads which I just love!  I've paired them with some greenery found in the Cricut image library.  

Around the base of my card I added a beautiful wide glitter washi tape.  Eyelet Outlet has dozens of gorgeous floral washi tapes to choose from!  Did you notice to little Eyelet Outlet garden rake leaned against the wheelbarrow?  And of course, to top things off, I added a little cloud and sunshine brad in the sky.

I hope you are having a sunny day!  Thanks for stopping in and be sure to follow us on Instagram, too! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cheers, Dad!

Father's Day is only a few days away, but I (Lauren) couldn't resist making a few last minute cards which feature our two of our four new Eyelet Outlet Custom Washi Tapes, which coordinate perfectly with our Brads and our Clear Stamp Sets! The good news is that both of these designs would also work really well as birthday cards!

My first card features the new Beer Tape, which mixes beautifully with the Beer Brads as you can see! (It also coordinates perfectly with the Beer Stamp Set, though I didn't use that this time.) I lined strips of tape up neatly on scraps of plain white cardstock, then used the "D" and the "A" from a really fun oversized set of chipboard aphas as templates to trace and cut out my letters. I had planned on running the "CHEERS" strip through the center of "DAD", but it turned out to cover up a bit too much of the tape for my liking, so I wound up moving it further down, instead.

I've used the Tool Tape as the background on my second card, matting it on a panel covered with Hardwood Floor Tape. I spelled out "Happy Father's Day" with tabbed letters as well as some chunky cork stickers; the latter i attached to a panel of silver metallic cardstock which I'd run through a diamond pane embossing folder. I attached the panel to the card with Screw Brads, which are incredibly useful. Each packet contains both large and small sized, as well as flat and phillips heads. This tape would also coordinate perfectly with our Tool Box and Nail Brads as well as Saw Brads and also the Tool Set, which contains hammers and wrenches!

If you need more inspiration, be sure to check out the Eyelet Outlet Blog frequently, because the design team are constantly dreaming up new ideas!

wishes everyone a very
Happy Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Coming and Going

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.

I've been stopped for speeding a few times in my life.  Fortunately, I always got away with just a warning.  I was always polite and respectful but I think it was the "deer in the headlights" look I must have had on my face that had the officers take pity on me.  Whatever it was, I'm thankful they saw fit to give me a break.

Here's a little tribute to those occasions.

I used a card base I've never tried before.  I got the cut file in the Silhouette store.  It's different and I'm always looking for something other than the norm to try.  I like it and will definitely use it again.

I used one of my favorite washi tapes on the mats; Map.  The road was created using the Truck Clear Stamp Set.  The brads include the Sun & Clouds, Summer Tree, First Responder, and Pick-Up Truck.   As a finishing touch, I added Bumpy Bling, which I colored with a red Copic marker.

Here's a closer look at all the products I used.

And here's another peek from the side, so you can see how the card is folded.  You wouldn't need a cut file to make this card, just come simple scoring.

I'm going now...but I'll be coming back next week with another card!

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

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Starry Night Critters

My autistic son and I love sitting outside in the early morning hours, waiting for the bus that will take him to work. We rock and listen to the sounds of nature around us, especially the owl that "hoots" often. Sometimes we see rabbits in the yard. We also see a lot of birds; just yesterday right across the road in a huge green tree there was a touch of color - a gorgeous bright red cardinal.

Today's card (even though it's a starry night and not an early morning) reminds me of the time spent with Brock waiting for the bus.

The critters on my card are all Eyelet Outlet Brads:

The three larger stars are Eyelet Outlet Glitter Enamel Dots.

Please take a look at the Eyelet Outlet Tradeshow List to see if Eyelet Outlet will be nearby so you can check them out in person.

Of course you can always go to the Eyelet Outlet Online Store, too.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Winderful Birthday

Good Morning crafters!  I'm so excited to show you a few of Eyelet Outlet's newest brad, the beautiful grapes and wine bottle brads!  

For this card I used the wine barrel from Cricut's "Oktoberfest Printables" image set and the sentiment from "Let's Eat Some Cake" image set.    This was a quick card to make because the brads did all the work and it's perfect for the wine lovers in my life.

Be sure and check back soon for more of Eyelet Outlet's spring release!  There is something for everyone!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Magic is on the Cards...

...thanks to the fab new Eyelet Outlet Wizard Set Brads, as well as the Wizard Hat and Lightning Bolt, which I (Lauren) have used on today's cards!

The Wizard Set features wands, round glasses and scarves of green and white, as well as the burgundy and mustard that I have used for "You're My Favorite Muggle". In addition to using both the Wizard Hat and (Gold) Lightning Bolt from that set (which also contains black lightning bolts as well) I've added a handsome Sketched Owl.

For the "Magical Birthday" card I've combined the hat from the Wizard Hat and Lightning Set with the wand from the Wizard Set, and added in bits of white Pearl Swirl Bling. To make the flourish fit better in the space above the "I" in "Magical", I cut the swirl apart and stuck bits of it back together a little more compactly. Because it's reallllly nice to have options, right?

I hope you're having a Magical day already, but if not, I bet a little stroll through some of the New Brad Styles in the EO Store will cheer you right up! ♥

can magically make all of your 
chocolate treats disappear!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Aww, Nuts

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards sharing a card using the Elephant brad from the Jungle Mix set, which includes not only the elephant but a giraffe and monkey, too.  I love this set and I'm excited the new release adds even more options with Lion, Zebra, and Tiger brads.

I decided this diagonal fold card would be a cute way to showcase the elephant with some digital patterned paper featuring peanuts and a zig-zag pattern.  And to set it off, I added two Enamel Hearts from the multi-color pack and a little embroidery floss on the elephant's trunk.  The embroidery floss plays off that old method to help memory recall by tying a string around your finger.

When you open the card you see the sentiment inside with another elephant and heart to tie the front and inside together.

I like this unique style of card and hope to use it again soon with another of Eyelet Outlet's great products.

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

Monday, June 3, 2019

Grapes on the vine...make me feel fine...

If you enjoy celebrating with a glass or red or white,
You'll enjoy our new wine brads  There is also a new wine washi tape that that coordinates with our decorative brads.

Also, we have some Grape brads that are new to our collection...
they come in pink, purple and green!  

This weekend, we'll be setting up our booth in St. Paul MN...
as well as at the

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Hello Friend

I love - LOVE! - sunflowers so I am really excited about the new Sunflower Brads at Eyelet Outlet. And not only that; they coordinate so nicely with the Sunflower Washi Tape. I am delighted to feature both of them on today's card as well as some Mini Ladybug Brads and some Enamel Dots to dress up the letters on my card.

The Washi Tape is so sparkly!

If you live in the St. Paul area, I hope you'll be heading to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo on June 7-9. Eyelet Outlet will be there, so be sure to look for the booth!

If you're not near the Expo and can't attend, then head over to the Eyelet Outlet online store for some shopping. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Happy Thursday, crafters! I've recently had such fun with the Cricut "Grandparents Printables" image set!  It's so cute!  It's a print-then-cut set, so the images are flat, but by adding Eyelet Outlet brads to them, you can create a fun and dimensional card your recipient will simply love!

First up, I've added a printable background from Cricut Nursery Tales set and Grandpa is out mowing the lawn with a fabulous little Eyelet Outlet lawnmower brad!  Next to the house, there's an Eyelet Outlet tree brad for a touch more texture.  

While Grandpa is mowing, he's dreaming of getting finished and chilling in his easy chair with the newspaper and a cold beer!  This awesome package of brewskies includes bottles and chilled mugs!  This is a great way to say Happy Father's Day to a special guy in your life!

Grandpa continues to dream in my next project!  Again, the images are from Cricut's Grandparents Printables set, and for extra dimension, I've added an Eyelet Outlet potholder brad and glasses brads.

I hope I've given you a little chuckle for today!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend with those you love.