Saturday, February 17, 2018

Kitty Brads from Eyelet Outlet

Hi Everyone, it's Sherry here and I'm a new designer for the Eyelet Outlet. I really hope that you enjoy my project as much as I enjoyed making it. I will make sure to list any products beneath the video.

Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless,

Bling Strips 5 Ways

Hi Everyone, this is Rebecca with my first post here at Eyelet Outlet.  I'm very excited to join the group today. I'll be greeting everyone here on the blog on Saturday mornings (my favorite morning of the week, hands down).  Happy weekend!

For my first project, I decided to highlight one of my all time favorite embellishment options - bling strips - for a sparkly final page in my 2016 album.

Here are my 5 ideas for using bling strips:

1.  Frame a whole project with full strips. 
I used Jewel Bling in Champagne and Pink. Each strip is long enough for a 12x12, with some length to spare for later use!
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2. Use a piece of bling to make your own embellishment.
I made the "X" on my title card.
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3. Use a piece of Bling Strip to frame a main page element. 
I chose to frame my 5x7 picture with the same champagne color I used on the page frame.
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4. Coordinate a bling strip with a Fancy Bling Strip to make a fuller frame. 
The champagne color was a perfect match! And one strip was the perfect length to cut in half and frame the top and bottom of the picture.
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5. Scatter individual pieces around the page. 
Mixed with a variety of enamel dots, glitter dots, mini brads (like the tiny butterflies I used here), and ink, I like the added sparkle the little pieces bring to the page. You can cut the pieces from the strip, but I tend to just pinch a piece from the end, and the sticky back comes with it. No extra glue needed.
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I am trying to get into the habit of making a couple of quick cards with any leftover bits and pieces after I make a page.  These two "Hello" note cards came together quickly with my leftover paper bits and embellishments.

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Thanks for joining us on the blog today!  I hope these ideas spark a project idea for you, too. If you use some of these items, link us up on social media using #eyeletoutlet.

Eyelet Outlet Products:
Fancy Long Bling in Champagne
Jewel Bling Strips in Champagne and Pink
Glitter Enamel Dots in Blue Mix and Pink Mix
Enamel Dots - Mickey Colors
Mini Butterfly Brads

Rebecca @ HowIBurb

Friday, February 16, 2018

Welcome to Phoenix!

Hello and TGIF!  Susie Bentz here and this is my first time hosting the Eyelet Outlet blog. I hope there are some scrapbookers out there because I am sharing a fun and funky grid style page!  I absolutely love this style of scrapping because each little square is an opportunity to play!

My whole page was inspired by this gorgeous, wide Cactus Washi Tape. Water colored images are so popular and this tape nails it - so many gradations of color!  I chose a skinny pink striped washi to coordinate but there are many styles and colors to choose from at Eyelet Outlet!

I started with an 11.75" square of off-white cardstock which I centered on top of 12" black cardstock.  I created the grid with 4mm black Pearl Strips and began to add in the washi tape.  The cactus pattern repeats about every 8 inches so I used one long strip in the title area...

...and then I did a double layer of the tape in this square!  Since the tape is so transparent it was easy to see through it to line it up. The double layer makes those succulents just a little more vibrant!  I couldn't resist adding a little word bubble brad to my photo!

I used a mix of alphas from my stash for the title and then accented it with a camera brad from the Travel Brad set.

And yes, that cactus is wearing a pair of super cute yellow sunglasses!  (The Sunglass Brads pack also includes red, green and blue shades!)  I added a Pink Enamel Heart to the journaling block...

...and to this photo in the upper left.  I love dressing up my pages with all these fun brads, bling, enamel shapes and stickers!

Here are a couple more close ups:

Wide washi tape from Eyelet Outlet makes it very easy to create a totally custom page so check out the selection HERE.

It looks like I will be hosting the blog every Friday afternoon so I will see you next week when I will have a card to share!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie

Cactus Washi Tape
Pearl Strips - 4mm
Travel Brads
Sunglass Brads - Color
Saying Bubble Brads
Heart Enamel -Pink

Other:  alphas, stickers, cardstock,  die cuts, flair


A Cat in a Jungle of Small Bushes

Cats have attitude. They can love you, and ignore you at the same time. They can decide you are their best friend and rub up against your leg while purring contentedly, or they can bear their claws while hissing. One never knows for sure what to expect with a cat.

Yes, cats definitely have attitude, 
which is why I like the saying on my card so much. 
A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes.

Eyelet Outlet products that I used on this card include two Kitty Brads, three different designs of skinny Washi Tape, a bit of Green Jewel Bling Strip (which I just have to say is a REAL BARGAIN at only $1.50 for 500 jewels!).

Be sure to check out the amazing assortment of items at Eyelet Outlet soon. A lot of items are on sale, which makes it an even better place to shop.

Jeanette Cloyd
one of two designers on the Friday Eyelet Outlet blog
& blogging daily on my personal blog

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I Had To Kiss A Few Frogs!

We've all heard the saying about having to kiss a few frogs before we can find our prince!  That was certainly true in my case!  I was almost 40 years old when I finally found my prince and we'll soon be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary! 

To create this fun little card, I began with what I call a "Z Fold" card base which is an 8" x 5 1/2" piece of card stock, scored at 2" and 4" inches.  I used the adorable frogs from the Eyelet Outlet Frog Brad set and lips are cut from red card stock using one of the many lips images available in Cricut Access.  

Here's a closer look at the happy little frogs!  They are so cute, you almost wouldn't mind kissing them!  LOL!

Check out the prince's crown!  I used the crown from Cricut Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge. Look how the Eyelet Outlet products took this crown over the top!!  I used Silver Glitter Washi Tape, Clear Jewel Strips, and Clear Tear Drop Bling.  Isn't it stunning?!  

Did you know that Eyelet Outlet is a vendor at over 40 retail scrapbook and rubber stamp shows each year? Be sure to look at our show schedule to see when we may be in a town near you and come see us in person!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lots of Love

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! It's Lauren here again, and in my opinion it's never too late to send a pretty Valentine out to someone special; or for that matter, to send an all-occasion greeting that just happens to have some hearts on it! I've used some of my favorite Eyelet Outlet TapesEnamel Dots and even some Balloon Brads to make a couple of cards that are all heart!

My first card was inspired by a layered heart die that I saw recently on social media. It's quite a new product though, and I haven't seen it in a store yet, which made me wonder if I could make my own version using a heart template and my trusty scissors. And it turned out that yes, I could!

After I traced the heart outline, I used the curves of the stencil to divide the shape into five segments that were more or less even, without being straight. Then I cut out around the heart. And finally, I cut the sections apart... but... I stayed just a scant 1/8" or so away from the dividing lines, so that there would be a bit of a gap between the segments when I reassembled them, without changing the shape or size of the heart.

I traced each of my finished heart sections onto a piece of plain white cardstock to which I had neatly applied strips of Pink Dot WashiOrange Star TapeSkinny Green StripesBlue Houndstooth Pattern Tape and Purple Dot Tape. I popped each segment up on foam tape and mounted them (with tiny gaps in between) on top of some texty patterned paper I made just for these cards. The text reads, "hugs & kisses & rainbow wishes" and is formatted in a free font called "Broach". I created a page that's white with black print and one that's black with white print. Both of these will be archived on our Freebies Page, so feel free to grab that to use on your own creations!

For my second card, I was thinking of the balloon bouquets my niece Riley has often received on her birthday, which just happens to be today--Valentine's Day! So those bouquets always had a heart balloon or two mixed in with some ordinary colorful balloons. I decided to recreate that look by diecutting small hearts from some of the leftover "tape papers" I had made for the first card --in this case Pink Dot WashiSkinny Green Stripes and Blue Houndstooth Pattern Washi. I mixed the heart shapes with some of our Bright Balloon Brads and layered them all on top of my text paper, on which I machine stitched some balloon strings. I punched two small holes on either side of the stitched strings, threaded through some very skinny purple ribbon, and tied it into a bow at the front of the card.

I hope you will be inspired to take the hearts we all love on Valentine's Day and use them to spread the love all throughout the year! ♥

wishes you a very 
♥Happy Valentine's Day!♥

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I Rule

Well, not me, Kim from Katydid Cards personally; but that's what I named this card featuring the Rooster, a new addition to the Eyelet Outlet store and the Chicken which I've used several times before here, here and here.  This anniversary card is a cute way to pair these two:
I've seen the flip card many times, but I wanted a double flip and couldn't find a cut file anywhere.  So I designed my own.  I didn't get the calculations quite right as my intention was to have the folds meet in the middle.  But I really like how it turned out and decided to say it's my great new design; just like I intended it that way.  My secret is safe with you, right?  If you like it, you'll find the template on the Freebies page.

I just love the colors in the rooster and that where I started when deciding on the color palette of my card.  Next came the digital patterned paper from the Hello Sunshine Kit by Dani Mogstad.  After I print and cut the mats, I was able to pick cardstock to match perfectly; Baja Breeze and Summer Sun (both retired Stampin' Up).  The cute digital images I used behind the brads and inside are from a collection called Rise & Shine.

Since I had that center panel exposed, I had to get creative with the sentiment inside.  Using the same circles as the front worked well.  Here's a look down on the card so you can see how the starbursts are cut.  You could place the starbursts on the front of the card if cutting is a problem

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you liked my card!  I'm thinking there are a few more cards I could make with this pair, so stay tuned to see what I might come up with!

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Lucky Charms!

It's that time again to start thinking about sweet, good luck charms!

Eyelet Outlet has Quicklets on sale...and these Clover quicklets are my favorite.
Grab them quick before they are gone!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

We're Rooting For You!

Here's a quick and easy card that will surely delight someone you're rooting for! 

I used the Carrot Brads from the Eyelet Outlet Vegetable Brad Set. You'll love these realistic looking brads, even if you don't like vegetables!

Find them in the Clearance Section at Eyelet along with a lot of other amazing products you'll want to add to your embellishment collection.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

How well I remember my first crush as a girl and plucking the petals from the daisies that grew wild near my childhood home in Pennsylvania to see if "he loved me," or "loved me not!" The card I've made for you today captures that memory and will be a great love note to my husband who really loves me and shows me in thousands of ways!

The stems and leaves for my daisies comes from Cricut's Spring Fling cartridge and I embellished the leaves with Eyelet Outlet's Green Swirl Bling.  The star of the show are the Eyelet Outlet Paper Flowers.  These beauties come in lots of different patterns and colors.  I used Eyelet Outlet Yellow Enamel Dots for the centers, but Eyelet Outlet also has an array of gorgeous Jewel Brads that work beautifully with the Paper Flowers.  These flowers are so pretty that it was hard to for me to snip those petals off!  To finish off my card, I added two of Eyelet Outlet's pretty White Jewel Hearts. These come in in clear and red, too!  

Spring isn't far off now, so stop by Eyelet and stock up on all the embellishments you'll need for your Easter, Graduation and Wedding projects!