Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
Which St Patty's Day right around the corner,
you better get to making those lucky, green cards...or you'll get pinched!
Sunday, March 7, 2021
As I get older, birthdays become a little more of a sore subject. For years I used the line that I was 29 again when someone asked my age. This shaker card makes fun of those of us who want to celebrate our birthdays but don't really want to get into the details of the exact number. I'm not quite as old as this young lady but some days I sorta feel this old!
This was a fun project. As usual, the Eyelet Outlet products take it up a notch. You can find all the details on how to make this on my personal blog.
EYELET OUTLET SUPPLIES:
Saturday, March 6, 2021
I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from black cardstock. The computer-generated front and inside sentiments were printed on white cardstock and the panels trimmed. I stamped 'stay classy' in black ink at an angle above the front sentiment. I added a strip of Gold Glitter Skinny Washi Tape and Pink Fancy Long Bling-Pearls and Jewels vertically down the left side, added two Toilet Paper Brads just to the left of the sentiment, and adhered the panel to the card base. The finishing touch was the addition of several single pearls from a White Pearl Bling Strip.
I embellished the inside panel with a single strip of the Gold Glitter Skinny Washi Tape and adhered it to the inside of the card base.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Some people ignore their crazier craft ideas, but I (Lauren) like to run with them! Lately on Instagram, I've seen some really beautiful illustrated and embroidered alphabet samplers, and I started thinking it would be fun to make something similar with Eyelet Outlet Brads. I considered making a single large piece, like a sampler (and I might still do that, lol!) but then it occurred to me that an ATC-sized minibook would give me room to use several brads for each letter, so that's what I decided to do. Here are the first six pages, which I plan on adding to over the next few months:
I used an incomplete deck of playing cards as the base for each 2.5 x 3.5" page of my minibook. I covered the numeral sides with nearly solid, brightly colored papers and added the appropriate chunky leatherette alphabet sticker to each page. I typed a label for each brad. Many of the names are the same as their titles in the official Eyelet Outlet store, but in some cases I had to be a little more creative to make enough brads fit each letter.
The letter E: has an Elephant from the Jungle Mix, Easter Eggs (technically called Colored Eggs), an Envelope from the Mail Brad set, the flying version of our Eagle Brads and some Emojis from the Emotion Brads and Mini Emotion Brads.
As I was choosing brads for each page, it occurred to me that when I get to the lesser-used letters, (like I and J; or X, Y and Z) I'm may have to double up. But I think, with a little creativity, I can make this work for all 26 letters. Stay tuned to the Eyelet Outlet Blog and see!
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Hi EO fans! Everyone loves a wreath and they are so great on cards no matter how they are made. Today I have a wreath made of dove tailed washi tapes hung on some pink and white baker's twine.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here sharing one more clean and simple card created with the quarantine-inspired brads that are new in the store which I paired with some pretty washi tape and enamel dots. This is another card in my series to pay tribute to our frontline healthcare workers. This sentiment, too, is true and literal. People all over the world have been through so much over the past year and we all need to be reminded to take it slow, one day at a time.
I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from white cardstock along with front and inside layering panels from dark teal cardstock, and rounded the top right and lower left corners of all. The computer-generated front and inside sentiments were printed on white cardstock and trimmed, and the corners rounded. I applied two strips of Sky Washi Tape horizontally across the lower portion of the front panel and added a strip of Silver Dots Skinny Washi Tape on the seam of the two Sky strips. I added a Mask Brad just to the left of the sentiment and several White Enamel Dots to the background, then layered the panel on dark teal cardstock.
I embellished the right side of the inside panel with strips of the Sky Washi Tape and Silver Dots Skinny Washi Tape, adhered the panel to the teal cardstock layer and adhered it to the inside of the card base. Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Good Thursday morning, crafters! Today I've got a card for you with lots of sparkle! For this shaker card I used a dress from the Cricut image. Using the slice tool, I created the cut out. I filled my shaker window with beautiful pink and white Eyelet Outlet sequins.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
It seems like it's a lot easier to be down occasionally over this past year than it was before. I know I have experienced some down moments myself. If I become aware that someone is having a rough time, I like to send them an encouragement card with a note of support. That's what today's card does.
This is a little bit of a word play since I've used "sticky" washi tape with this sentiment. I made the embellishment piece as a print-then-cut from Cricut Design Space. I created it by combining the tape dispensor image with my own created text sentiment. More and more I am going to my computer to make the perfect sentiment for my cards. And why not? You can say anything you want whether you do it in Word, Cricut Design Space or other program.
I used a lot of very cheery washi tapes for this card. I also used two stitched flower brads on the sentiment.
Washi Tapes Used:
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here sharing another clean and simple card created with quarantine-inspired brads that are new in the store along with some wide washi tape and bling to make it all girly! This is another card in my series to pay tribute to our frontline healthcare workers. And yes, this sentiment is literal and true - "crap" does happen but we always seem to get through it! ;)I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from black cardstock. The sentiment is from a digital stamp set so I printed it on white cardstock and trimmed the panel so the sentiment was in the lower right corner. I applied a strip of Wide Music Washi Tape horizontally across the panel and then added a piece of White Pearl Bling Strip at the top and bottom of the washi tape. I added two Toilet Paper Brads to the left of the sentiment and then adhered the panel to the card base. I finished the card front with several individual pearls from the bling strip. Wide Music Washi Tape and a narrow strip of black cardstock, and adhered the panel to the inside of the card base. Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
...Feed a Bunny!" is yet another sentiment that I (Lauren) saw on a t-shirt, and immediately had an entire card idea, featuring my Eyelet Outlet Rabbits and some other garden-related brads. Since it was just before Valentine's Day, and I had heart-y cards that made more sense, I sketched it on a piece of scrap paper and set it aside. I'll show you that sketch in a minute, but first, let's see the card:
My diecut circles are cut from a piece of watercolor paper on which I had painted green grass and blue sky and then... for some reason... abandoned. I adhered a piece of picket fence diecut to the largest (2") circle and added the Rabbit Brads and a Heart. The upper of my two 1.5" circles holds a Sun and Cloud Brad as well as a rainbow from the Unicorn and Rainbow set; the lower has a Gnome Brad (they're on sale!); a trowel from the Garden Tools set and a Mini Butterfly, which I hadn't realized was discontinued, but you could swap a full-sized Butterfly, or a Mini Bee. The two 1" circles feature a Sunflower and Mini Ladybug; and the carrot and broccoli from the Vegetable Brad Set (which is also on sale) respectively.
With a change of sentiment, this design could easily translate into an Easter card, a fun birthday greeting for a gardener, or maybe even an anniversary card? That's the great thing about creativity, when you plant an idea, you never know what you might harvest later!
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here sharing a super clean and simple card to pay tribute to our frontline healthcare workers. All of the Eyelet Outlet designers are creating with the new quarantine brads in the store and are coming up with some great designs so be sure to check them out! I created several CAS designs that would be easy to reproduce that I'll be sharing over the next several weeks, so let me tell you about this first one!
I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from black cardstock. The front sentiment is computer-generated so I printed it on white cardstock and trimmed the panel so that the sentiment was in the bottom right-hand corner. I embellished the panel with two strips of silver Glitter Skinny Washi Tape set a tad bit apart and a narrow strip of black cardstock adhered between them slightly offset to the right. Using a Hero Arts stamp set, I stamped the face (which kind of reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in her younger days) just above the sentiment and added a Mask Brad. I randomly placed three Black Enamel Dots on the background and adhered the panel to the front of the card base. I stamped 'You are fabulous' from the same stamp set on the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time with another quarantine-inspired card!
Thursday, February 11, 2021
I really had fun with this little thank-you card using some of Eyelet Outlet's dog themed products!