Sunday, May 15, 2022

Happy You're My Friend

Hello everyone! It's Janet here sharing a fun and quick way to use your favorite washi tapes. I know we hear sometimes that people love to buy washi but they don't know what to do with it once it arrives. While we love collecting pretty things, I hope this will give you an idea to use washi tape in a card to create colorful words.

Steps To Create This Card:

  1. Cut a 5 x 5 1/4 piece of kraft cardstock.
  2. Use dies or your cutting machine to cut four simple words such as Happy that I used here.
  3. Cut a slightly smaller piece of white cardstock and apply two strips of washi tape behind each word
  4. Glue the white cardstock behind the words. If you want, you can also glue in the centers of the letters such as the P and A. That's totally optional.
  5. Choose a sentiment to use. I made mine using the Spellbinders Glimmer machine and silver foil. You can use anything you want. You do you!
  6. Choose some brads to embellish the sentiment. I used Stitched Flowers Brads Bright and a Butterfly Bright brad.
  7. Cut a piece of gold metallic cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/2. Glue the front panel on top.
  8. Wrap twine around the panel three times and tie a bow in the middle.
  9. Cut a base card out of white that is 11" x 5 1/4" Fold in half.
  10. Use adhesive to glue the finished card front to the base card.
I love the washi tape I used on this card. See below for a linked list of products I used.

Shopping List:


Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the store for all you brad washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating Everyone!


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Saturday, May 14, 2022

CAS Fun and Quirky Birthday Card!

Hey everybody! Don't you just love fun quirky birthday cards that are easy?! Leslie here sharing a fun birthday card featuring our Party Hat Brads, Orange Dot Washi Tape and Orange Pearl Bling! These party hats are such a hoot and so much fun to play with!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from heavyweight white cardstock along with a layering panel from a lighter weight white cardstock. I applied a single strip of Orange Dot Washi Tape and then adhered a narrow strip of bright yellow cardstock just above it. I added four Party Hat Brads in a row and adhered the panel to the card base. I stamped a birthday sentiment in black ink on a scrap of white cardstock, cut it with a sentiment strip die, and layered it once more on another piece of the scrap cardstock before adhering it to the card front on an adhesive foam strip. The finishing touch was adding Orange Pearl Bling.


I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with a strip of Orange Dot Washi Tape and a narrow strip of the bright yellow cardstock. I stamped a fun sentiment in orange ink and adhered the panel directly to the card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!


Leslie Turner
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Iguana Wish You The Beat

I was browsing through my Eyelet Outlet brad collection this past week and gave myself a challenge to create a card using one of the brad sets I had not used in a while.  



The colorful reptile brads were my focus and here's what I came up with!  I also added a few mini leaf brads and a sunshine brad, because what lizard doesn't like to lounge in the sun! The frame is from Cricut's Ole image set.  I cut the orange layer in iron on vinyl, which I find works amazingly on cardstock.

Thanks for stopping in today.  We'd love to see how you've used Eyelet Outlet products.  Come on over to the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group and share with us!




 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Eyelet Outlet ABC's: Part 2

Would this be a good time for more Artist Trading Cards with Eyelet Outlet Brads in alphabetical order? Here are the next five cards, featuring the letters F, G, H, I, J and K.

The brads on these cards are as follows:

F: Felines, Fire Truck from the First Responders set, a fabulous Fairy BradFlip Flops, Film (technically the Movie Brads) and a cool (in every sense, lol) vintage Fan from the Telephone and Fan set.

G: Super-cute Gingerbread couple, a Graduation CapGrapes (and a glass of red from our Wine Brads), Gardening consists of Garden Tool Brads and a White Daisy, plus a pair of handsome Giraffes from the Jungle Mix.

H: One of two styles of Hanger Brad, a Heifer (technically a Cow from the Cow and Goat set), Holly, Headphones from the Computer and Headphones set, Hand Sanitizer from the CoVid-inspired Mask, Hand Sanitizer and Soap set, and Hearts in the form of one Heart Brad and one Playing Card in the suit of hearts.

I and J: I-Phone from the Selfie set, Insects (technically a Ladybug and a Mini Ladybug) and Ice Cream; Java (one of several styles of Coffee Brads), Jeans from the Jeans and Tee Shirt set (which is on sale!), and Jogging is represented by our Sneaker Brads.

K: Kitchenware is actually some Baking Brads and some Cooking Brads, Kris Kringle from the Santa and Mrs. Claus set, and sweet white Kittens who are naturally after the Knitting Brads, which are on sale. 


Next week I'll be back with the letters L through R, until then, you can find brads for every letter, color and occasion in the Eyelet Outlet Online Store, or see the sidebar for a list of tradeshows near you!

Lauren Bergold
loved Richard Scarry books 
as a child!

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Washi Tape Birthday Treat

 

Hi friends! It's Janet here with a happy card you can make in a jiffy! You just need a border punch, a bunch of your favorite washi tapes, pearl bling and a brad or two. I made my letters by layering 4 separate letter cuts. You could also do this with chipboard letters or with stickers. Either method works well.

There are 8 washi tapes in this card so if you like these, follow the links in the shopping list to pick them up. Note: I substituted a few that are out of stock with some other options.  


Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the store for all your brad, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating Everyone!


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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Set of 3 Flower Shaker Thank You Cards

Hey everybody! Are you like me and find that you always need thank you cards in your stash?! Here's a fun design that's super simple and easy to mass-produce, and features our new Flower Shakers along with Skinny Silver Dots Washi Tape and Purple Enamel Dots, Pink Enamel Dots and White Enamel Dots. I matched the ink and enamel dots with the colors in the shaker bits inside each flower.

I cut three standard A2 size top-folding card bases from heavyweight white cardstock. I put the grid block stamp in my stamp positioner and stamped it in purple, pink and yellow inks on each card base. I added a strip of Skinny Silver Dots Washi Tape to each and stamped a sentiment in black ink in the lower right corner on each using the stamp positioner. I adhered a Flower Shaker to each card front, and the final touch was adding three Purple Enamel Dots, Pink Enamel Dots and White Enamel Dots to the card with the corresponding ink color.



I applied a strip of Skinny Silver Dots Washi Tape to the inside of each card base and then stamped a thank-you sentiment on each using the stamp positioner. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!


Leslie Turner
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Spring Gift Tag

We need gift tags year round, not just Christmastime.  Here's a pretty spring tag featuring Eyelet Outlet daisy brads.


I used a tag from the Cricut image library and some pretty digital paper from a set called, "Daisy Blooms," by Jenny L. Designs on Etsy. This little tag is perfect for Mother's Day or a spring birthday.

Thanks for stopping in today and if you're near the Novi, Michigan area this weekend, stop in and see all the wonderful Eyelet Outlet products at the Great Lakes Mega Meet!







Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The ABC's of Eyelet Outlet

A couple of years ago, I (Lauren) made a little ATC-sized book with as many Eyelet Outlet brad styles, arranged alphabetically, as I could fit... which turned out to be quiiiiiiiite a few! That project was so much fun, I decided to do it again. So here are the letters A through E:


Here's a complete list of the brads used, I tried to change it up and add some lesser-known ones in addition to all my favorites!

A: Mini Ants(Vacation) Arrows, an Ambulance (from the First Responders set), Aprons (from the BBQ set, which also has a Grill), and both styles of Apple Brad.

B: Bicycle BradBrown (Teddy) Bears(School) Bus Brad, Bottles and a mug of Beer (all found in the Beer set), plus one handsome Bluebird from the Bluebird and Robin set.

C: Candle Brads, a Swirl Cupcake, Crown (from the Crown and Tiara set), ComputerClassic Cars and a Chicken Brad.

D: Doggos (including a Puppy Brad a Paw and the supper dish from the Kennel Mix), DinosaurDonut Brad and a Deer plus a Prancing Deer.

E:  EaglesEye Glass Brad, Emergency (technically the police car from the First Responders set), Eggs (and a Fried Egg from the Bacon, Egg and Toast set), Elephant from the Jungle Mix set.

ABC's headline: one of our two styles of Sunglass BradButterfly BradClassic CarCrownBusBluebird, Ring (from the Wedding set), Mini LadybugBeer Brad.


Stay tuned for the letters F through J, coming next week to the Eyelet Outlet Blog!

is a big fan of
alphabetical order!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Magical Rainbow

Happy May Day everyone! It's Janet here with a magical card featuring unicorns, rainbows, fairies, and pastel ponies. It's a little girl's dream!  

This card was created with a sunburst die. I cut it twice. Once with the holographic cardstock and once with the light lavender cardstock. Then I cut a separate center piece out of a coordinating patterned cardstock. I glued the lavender frame on an A2 sized card base and inlaid the holographic pieces inside the negative spaces. 

I inserted the pony and rainbow brads into the center piece and applied it to the the card with double-sided foam tape. I added a sentiment strip above and a unicorn and fairy brad. Three blue pearl bling finish the card off nicely.


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Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the store for all your brad, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating Everyone!


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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Cardinal Christmas Card

Hey everybody! Have you started on your Christmas cards yet? It's never too early to start, lol! I've been cranking out Mother's Day and Father's Day cards, and a few Christmas cards in between. This Christmas card in traditional red and gray features our Cardinal Brads and Cardinal Profile Brads along with Clear Jewel Bling. This was a fun card to put together and involved putting to good use two leftover chipboard ornament pieces I had on my desk from another project. 

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from heavyweight white cardstock along with a layering panel from a gray snowflake pattern and a red foil cardstock strip which I adhered to the card front. I added Clear Jewel Bling to the center of each snowflake, and then adhered a silver foiled sentiment toward the bottom. 



I colored the chipboard pieces with alcohol markers, added a Cardinal Brad and a Cardinal Profile Brad, and adhered the embellishment to the top left corner.


 
I cut the inside panel from layering weight white cardstock and embellished it with strips of the snowflake pattern and red foil cardstock used on the front. I added another silver foiled sentiment and layered the panel on red cardstock.
 


Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!


Leslie Turner
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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Mother's Day is fast approaching and here's a quick little card to let her know you appreciate the great genes she gave you!


I started with a denim digital paper and added some faux stitching around the edge.  The sentiment is from the Cricut image library, but I substituted a little heart brad and Eyelet Outlet's cute blue jeans!

This card was quick and easy and sure to give your mom a smile!







Wednesday, April 27, 2022

HOPPY Birthday

Nothing makes for a more RIBBET-ing birthday card than Eyelet Outlet Frog Brads. As if the frogs themselves weren't already cute enough, the sets also come with cattails, plus purple and yellow waterlilies. So you basically have all the ingredients for an entire scene... (and inspiration for an appropriately punny sentiment!) ...in just ONE little pack of brads! 


You could make a wonderful card with just an inky background and some Wide Sky Washi Tape, but in this case, I stamped the pond edge from Sunny Studios' Country Scenes set, colored it with Tombow Dual Brush pens to perfectly match the brads, and added a sweet little Mini Butterfly, which is on sale. I hope you'll agree this card is TOAD-ily awesome!

can never resist a diabolical pun!

 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Thank You Teacher!


 Hi everyone! Janet here with a cute little teacher appreciation card. In my area, next week is the official time to thank all the teachers in the District and that inspired me to make this card today.

Eyelet Outlet has so many animal brads. I have this bus stamp and die in my stash and I was delighted to find that the EO animals are sized to fit perfectly in the windows. I know that none of the teachers are going to get a card as fun and cute as this one! 

Have you noticed the great wide road, train track, water and sky washi tapes in the EO store? I have found so many great uses for them. They make it so easy to set a scene like I did here.

SHOPPING LIST:

Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the store for all your brad, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating Everyone!


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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Fun Card for That RVing Beach-Loving Friend!

Hey everybody! Leslie here sharing a super cute card which is perfect for that RVing beach-loving friend! Everybody has a few of those, right?! This was a fun scene to create and features our Water Washi Tape, Sky Washi Tape Wide, Tall Palm Tree Brads, Sun & Cloud Brads, BBQ Brads and Flip Flop Brads. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from white cardstock along with a layering panel from 80# white cardstock which I covered with a strip of Water Washi Tape and a strip of wide Sky Washi Tape. I tore a strip of kraft paper and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I hand-cut a sand bar from brown cardstock, adhered it to the washi tape seam, and added two Tall Palm Tree Brads. I added a die cut and embossed camper, a BBQ Brad and Flip Flop Brads. I stamped the sentiment in StazOn ink, added a sun brad from the Sun & Cloud Brads, and adhered the panel to the card base. 


I cut the inside panel from 80# white cardstock and embellished the bottom with the leftover piece of torn kraft paper used on the front. I stamped the sentiment in blue ink and layered the panel on blue cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!


Leslie Turner
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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Mom's Are Like Buttons

 Quite often, as I browse through images in the Cricut image library, I will spot a design that will inspire me to reach for my Eyelet Outlet brad box and this Mother's Day card is a perfect example.  



With a little substituted the buttons, thread, and heart on the original image with actual buttons and hearts and thread brads from Eyelet Outlet.  


I had fun with actual thread on in this card, too!  I tucked a piece of white thread through the hole that I had punched to anchor my brad.  I secured the thread on the reverse with a piece of tape. I cut the needle with my Cricut out of foil vinyl.  I lifted it from the transfer sheet with tweezers and slipped the other end of the thread through the eye of the needle and then attached it to my card.  

I love adding Eyelet Outlet brads to my projects because they offer so much interest and dimension!

Happy crafting, Eyelet Outlet fans!






Wednesday, April 20, 2022

BIG Initials!

One of the easiest ways that I (Lauren) have found to quickly customize a plain store-bought gift bag is with giant initials, covered in Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape of which... fortunately... I happen to have quite a bit! I've also got some fun Enamel Hearts and Stars, which I've scattered around the bags for even more texture and interest.


It seems counter-intuitive to start with the tape rather than the initial, but in fact, that's sort of what I did. I did size and print my initials on plain white cardstock first, but... I didn't cut them out. Instead, I took my 4x6" outline letters (the font is called Storybook) and stapled them to 5x7" pieces of cardstock covered in neat strips of washi. Then, I cut them out!


Between my three initials, I've used about three dozen different tape styles, and I'll name and link a bunch of those in a minute, but really... this idea will work with ANY combination of tapes you like! You can organize them by color, as I have here; or by theme, or in rainbow order, or create patterns with the tape or... well, this is quite a flexible method and thus perfect for making the initials as unique as their recipients! I adhered my finished initials to some solid cardstock to create a skinny outline, then added some of the same tapes to each bag to complete the design.


And now here's a fairly thorough list of the tapes I used, from top to bottom, for each letter!

Letter K: Flower WashiPink Foiled RoseSkinny Calendar TapeUnicorn WashiZigzagPink CheckedMacaron, more Skinny Calendar (the set has three different styles), wide Funky Bird TapeHeart Tape from the Valentine set, Tiny Hearts, the third of the Skinny Calendar Tapes and Pink + White Dots.

Letter R: Star TapeOwl WashiScript TapeSkinny XO Foil Tape, XO Washi which is sadly out of print, Foiled Silver DotsAntique Car TapeTire TracksRoad TapeWood WashiMusic Keyboard Tape and a repeat of XO, Script and Stars.

Letter S: Cloud WashiSkinny TapePurple ZigzagRainbow TapePurple CheckedSkinny Calendar Tape, Purple Gingham Check and Purple/Green Stripe Tape have, alas, gone; Llama Washi, More Clouds, Foiled Flower Tape and finally Purple Dots and Japanese Tape are also out of print, but... You can see the entire (huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!) selection of Eyelet Outlet Washi, just by clicking this link!

has quiiiiiite a bit of
EO Tape!!! 

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Set of Bound Notebooks

Hey everybody! Leslie here sharing a set of two small bound notebooks featuring our Colored Daisy Brads and Burnt Orange 5mm Jewel Strips on one, and our Mini Bee Brads and yellow Enamel Dots on the other. I had my Bind-It-All out for another project and the idea for the larger notebook popped into my head so I went with it! I ended up creating an additional (slightly smaller) notebook with the notebook paper that was left over after cutting the paper for the larger one. Seemed to make perfect sense to create a second one so as not to waste the paper! ;)



I used recycled cardboard for the front and back covers of each notebook. For the first one, I cut random sized strips of various colors of cardstock and adhered them to a panel at an angle. I added die cut alphas along with Colored Daisy Brads and burnt orange bling from a 5mm Jewel Strip to complete the front. I used a 6-hole length of binding wire to put the notebook together with my Bind-It-All. 




For the second one, I used a nested chevron die with several colors of cardstock to create the background panel. I added die cut alphas along with a row of six Mini Bee Brads and yellow Enamel Dots to complete the front. I used a 6-hole length of binding wire to put the notebook together with my Bind-It-All for this one as well. 



Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!


Leslie Turner
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