Thursday, April 11, 2024

PLANE Awesome!

 I reached for my Eyelet Outlet Travel brads this week to create this fun little card, perfect for a birthday or anytime you want to let someone know they are PLANE awesome!

I added a little stitched line behind the plane for some playfulness and a few clouds and a sunshine brad from the Sun & Cloud brad set to finish this quick and easy card.

Hope you day is just PLANE awesome, too!  Thanks for stopping in today and if you'll be in the Orlando area this weekend, stop by the vendor area at the Scrapbook Expo and meet us in person!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Cruisin' Into Your Birthday... In Style!

Eyelet Outlet Classic Car Brads let you cruise into any birthday or occasion in fine style! Paired with our Driving Brads and set atop Tire Track WashiRoad TapeWide Map Tape and Car Washi, you've got a card that's ready to race off to your favorite Birthday Guy... or Gal!

Check out all the fabulous embellishments in the Eyelet Outlet Online Store and consult our Tradeshow Schedule to see when we'll be visiting a town near YOU!

hopes you're having a FABULOUS week!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Happy Birthday Wishes!

Birthdays are a great time to share good wishes and show appreciate for those you love! And making handmade birthday cards is extra fun with Eyelet Outlet washi tapes!

For my card base, I cut white cardstock to 5.5 x 5.5 and used a grid mat to create a diagonal pattern using various glittery washi tapes and the Happy Birthday washi tape! Next, I stamped and fussy cut my cupcake base and icing. I added pink pearls for 
sprinkles and a birthday candle brad and adhered with foam tape. I layered on a piece of white doily and embellished with swirl purple jewel bling. I added a banner greeting and a few more sparkles!  I think it is a fun, festive, and colorful greeting that anyone would enjoy receiving on their special day!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to shop at Eyelet Outlet for your crafting needs!


Happy Celebrating, Creating, and Crafting!

Michelle ~ The Craft Market SC Facebook Instagram


Monday, April 8, 2024

A Rose for You


This card features a pop-up feature of a rose inside. I paired 
the rose designer paper that I had with some gorgeous
butterfly washi tape from Eyelet Outlet.

Then I used the  butterfly washi tape on both the inside and
outside of the card. I also added bumpy clear gems on both
the inside and outside for some additional sparkle.

To add to the butterfly theme I included Eyelet Outlet 
butterfly brads.

Your Eyelet Outlet Shopping List:
Butterfly Brads 
Butterfly Washi Tape
Clear Bumpy Bling

Have a great week and keep creating!

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Have an Egg-cellent Birthday!

Happy Saturday my Eyelet Outlet friends! I started a day this past week with a breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, and coffee. It all got me to thinking that EO has brads for all those items and that I should make a card with them! I happen to have a pan stamp in my stash and it is was just the right size to add Bacon, Egg, & Toast Brads. I added a Coffee Brad and a fork from the Silverware Brads to make the breakfast complete!

For additional decoration, I created borders out of Strawberry Washi Tape and added strips of Skinny Glitter Washi Tape. Last I added a red Star Brad as an accent. I adhered the finished panel to a red A2 card base. It looks like a yummy birthday is ahead for the person getting this one!


Thanks for joining me here today at the EO blog. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest  

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Short on time and need a quick card?

Have you ever needed a greeting card quick and didn't have one on hand? Well, by using nothing more than some scrap pieces of cardstock, an embossing folder, a die and a few embellishments from Eyelet Outlet, you can create this beautiful, simple, store-bought looking card in a matter of minutes.

I started off by cutting a 5x7 white cardstock base, a 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ piece of blue cardstock and a 4 ½ x 6 ½ white cardstock and layered those on top of the card base. 

The magic in this card is the beautiful gift box in the center. The gift box was made from a piece of scrap cardstock that I embossed and cut to look as if it was a box with a lid. I found a butterfly shaped dye and, using an orange ombre shaded piece of scrap cardstock, I cut out multiple butterflies and glued them on as if they were bursting out of the box. 

You will notice that two of the butterflies have sparkle to them. I made those by layering some Glitter Washi Tape onto my cardstock and then ran it through my die cutting machine with my butterfly die.

There are two beautiful monarch butterflies from the Butterfly Brads which add depth and movement to the front of the card. The sentiment is a simple thank you in which I cut it out twice and glued both pieces together, offsetting each other to form a shadow type look.

In the corners and in the center of each flower are shiny Orange Jewel Bling for sparkle.

This card took me approximately 20 minutes to make using nothing more than scrap pieces of cardstock I had laying around and adding some embellishments from Eyelet Outlet. This is a very simple card to make and when you are short on time and you need a thank you card, or a birthday card, or a get-well card, just change the sentiment. This is a fun, beautiful and easy card to make.

Shopping List
Butterfly Brads
Glitter Washi Tape
Jewel Strips - Orange

Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE-UP CRAFTY!


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

But First... Coffee!

There's nothing better than a nice cup of coffee to start the day, unless it's a trio of Artist Trading Cards featuring Eyelet Outlet Coffee and Donut Brads studded with Heart Pearls and atop backgrounds made from Brick Tape, Giraffe Washi and Donut Tape!  

The Eyelet Outlet Store has all of the food and drink brads your projects could possibly need... plus so much more!

hopes there's plenty of coffee (or your favorite beverage!) 
where you are today!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

With Sincere Sympathy

Daisies remind me of life's simple joys and happy memories! I chose the theme of daisies to create a sympathy card and of course, Eyelet Outlet, had just what I needed!

I created this simple sympathy card by first applying various texture stamps with distress inks on white cardstock. Next I added the wide floral washi tape across the center of my card. I added the paper flowers in white and yellow and used all 3 sizes for dimension. I added a center yellow brad for some pop! Next, I decided to pull the blue from the washi tape and use that color for my sentiment. Lastly, I embellished with a row of 3 blue brads from the Summer brad mix! I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to shop at Eyelet Outlet for your crafting needs!


Happy Creating and Crafting!
Michelle ~ The Craft Market SC Facebook Instagram 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Chill Out With Beer

 Here is a fun beer card that I made with some
 fabulous embellishments from Eyelet Outlet.
I started by coloring the beer image from Unity Stamps
with Copic Markers. I used a scallop punch to cut it out.

Next I used the beer washi tape from Eyelet Outlet and some 
beer paper that I had. The beer bottles and beer stein are brads -  
and so fun to use for this card. In the top corners
I used the black enamel dots.

Here is your shopping list from Eyelet Outlet:
Beer Brads
Beer Washi Tape
Black Enamel Dots

Keep creating and be sure to check the Design Team Blog
out for more great ideas!

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Follow That Bunny!

Hello and happy Easter Sunday! In celebration of all the traditions of spring and Easter, I have made an envelope box card that contains a little girl with her Easter bunny. I have decorated it with many flower brads, colored egg brads, grass washi, sun & cloud brads and cut jewels. 

I combined Rose Brads, Daisy Brads, and bright Fresh Flowers on the front to create a spray of pretty flowers. Rose brads decorate the corners too. You can almost smell them!

8mm Cut Jewels-blue & green

Thanks for joining me here today at the EO blog. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest  

Saturday, March 30, 2024



This week’s card has an artistic/tropical feel to it.  I cut out bits and pieces of cardstock and placed them on top of the woman focal point.  

I added several of the Stitched Flower brads, as well as many different jewel, pearl and stippled bling.

 Such a simple card to make but the beautiful colors, fun embellishments from Eyelet Outlet make it a stunning creation.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Easter Wishes

It's the week before Easter, and here's a card featuring Eyelet Outlet Rabbit Brads and adorable Rabbit Tape; Colored Daisy Brads, a Mini Bee, Floral Square Washi and Wood Tape.

The Eyelet Outlet Online Store has all the embellishments you need, for whatever holidays and occasions you celebrate!

hopes there's sunshine (and bunnies!) where you are today!
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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

April Calendar Planning!

"If April showers should come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May." - Buddy De Sylva

I am sharing my April 2024 Calendar layout today in hopes of inspiring you to stay more organized throughout the year! I wanted to keep with the theme of "April showers bring May flowers", so I added stamps that go along with that theme! A little gal with an umbrella, some raindrops, an adorable duck and rain boots were just the perfect match!

Next, I gathered my Eyelet Outlet supplies and embellished my heart away! I added the green grass washi to anchor the bottom of my pages. I added paper flowers in yellow and white with a purple brad to my top left of my page. Brads of rainboots, daisies, roses, dragonflies, butterflies seemed like just the perfect finish! The beauty of spring is magical and I loved adding these touches to my layout!

I hope this inspires you to stay on track in organization and paper planning in 2024! Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget to shop at Eyelet Outlet for all your crafting needs! 


Happy April Planning and Crafting!
Michelle ~ The Craft Market SC Facebook Instagram  

Monday, March 25, 2024

Wine Tags


 I live in the South where it is a traditional to always bring a hostess
gift when invited to someone's home. This could be anything
 from a freshly backed loaf of bread, flowers or more 
commonly a bottle of wine. I have always liked to dress the bottle up 
a little more festive when gifted. Plus you can make
a batch of these tags and even give them as the hostess gift.

I started out with some manila tags from Staples
 and used stencils to help lightly color the background. for this
I used Oxide inks. I used a package of wine-related stamps
from a Tim Holtz Collection and then
 I colored the images with Copic Markers.

I love the Eyelet Outlet wine brads and used them at the hole at the top.
I added some gems at the top also from Eyelet Outlet.
Finally each tag has a different strip of the skinny glitter
washi tape added.

Here is your Eyelet Outlet Shopping List
Wine Brads
Skinny Glitter Washi Tape
Champagne Bling Jewels

I'll be back again next week with a new creation. In the meantime 
be sure to check the blog everyday something new.

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, March 24, 2024

A Zesty Birthday!


I'm a fan of citrus used on a card so I was thrilled when Eyelet Outlet released their Lemonade and Fruit Slices brads last year. It has a lemonade pitcher and wedges of oranges, lemons, and limes. Recently I came across a stamp set that featured an orange so I had to purchase it knowing it would be perfect for several EO brads. 

To make this A2 card, I started by inking and blending the orange background on watercolor paper. Once dry, I cut it out with a die. I stamped and colored the balloons and orange. I also stamped the sentiment on the bottom and cut out the Happy Birthday words in pearlized white cardstock. I added two bright Balloon Brads to the balloon cluster and added the glasses, hat brads and pearl bling to the orange. I used orange and green chalk on the orange as well. The I put all the pieces on the card and added the Orange wedges from the Lemonade and Fruit Brad set. Finally I added the orange Jewel Strip Bling. The result is a card that is good for the young or old, female or male and it makes me smile. It's perfect as an add to my stash for future use.

Thanks for joining me here today at the EO blog. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest  

Saturday, March 23, 2024


I don't know about you, but I have a group of best friends that are the craziest, funniest, each unique, and the most loyal group of women I have ever met in my life. We love to craft together, go shopping together, cry together when things are rough, have holiday parties together, all gather around to protect an injured flock member, and sometimes we even just go out for afternoon tea and scones. We even have a “callout” word we use when we are shopping and get separated….”CAW CAW”…yes, like a bird….hahaha. These women are my peeps and I choose them to be park of my flock and am more than honored to have them in my hen house. This card is dedicated to them – I love and cherish you all so very much and cannot thank you enough for your friendships.


To create this card, I die cut all the pieces out and colored them in with alcohol markers to give them their own personalities and, of course the maximum sassiness available! I’m not going to say which chicken is based off which friend, but I think they will figure it out.

For example, one chicken has beautiful blue eyes made with Eyelet Outlet’s blue jewel bling, crazy-fun hair and she is sporting some sassy cat-eye glasses from the Women’s Eyeglasses Brads that show us her true inner diva! LOVE!

Another one of my chicks, of course, is wearing a tiara from the Crown and Tiara brads because… why not! And you can't go shopping without a designer handbag from the Shoe and Purse brads collection.

The last chicken has beautiful golden jewel bling eyes that highlight her poppin’ pink glasses. She, of course, in raisin’ the roof to get the party started!

The hen house has a little egg in there from the Egg Brads just reminding us there is always something waiting for us to tend to at home.


When you have a group of crazy friends like I do, you have to stick together and never let them clucking go! They are priceless, precious, and make your life so much more of an adventure than you could ever imagine.

Find your chicks and stick together.

Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE-UP CRAFTY!