Sunday, August 14, 2022

Pretty Floral Thank You

Once in a while I feel like breaking out some lace and flowers and getting all girly. Today is the day! This card features several EO products that make this girly girl card j-u-s-t right!

To start this card, I made an A2 base card. I then cut a background piece out of white cardstock. I placed two strips of Flower Washi Tape - Wide on the piece. The washi tape has a very soft floral pattern with several flowers on top of a script background. On top of that I placed a doily I cut with a pattern from Cricut Design Space. I shaded the edges with Distress Oxide ink. Next came some purple swirl bling at an angle. Then I placed two leaf sprigs and a layered Paper Flower held together with a 12 MM Stippled Brad in Purple. Then I die cut the Thanks sentiment and added a few more leaves before finally adding a purple Stitched Flower - Bright brad. 

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

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Witch Shaker Card

Shaker cards are a lot of fun to make and Eyelet Outlet's awesome sequin collection makes filling them even more fun!

Today my witch has gone head first into a cauldron of beautiful purple round sequins and our purple stick on gems are bubbling up around her.  Aren't these witch leg brads just the cutest things ever?  I've also added a witch's hat and a broom brad to this card.

I created this card on my Cricut and if you've got a Cricut and would like to make it, too, I've shared the file for it on my Cricut Profile.  

Thanks for stopping by today and if you're in the San Marcos, Texas are this weekend, stop by the vender fair at the Creating Keepsakes Convention and pick up all the brads, gems, and sequins for this card.  

Susan Creech loves creating with Eyelet Outlet products!


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wide Washi Sentiment

I don't think I (Lauren) have ever used the same set of products two weeks in a row, but after I made the Dog Days of Summer card last week, I had a brainstorm about using the combination of Wide Sky Washi and Grass Tape that made up the background with one of my chunkier sets of alphabet dies and making the sentiment BE the scene. So that's what I did:

I neatly applied a piece of Sky Tape to plain white cardstock, then slightly overlapped the Grass Tape on top. I used my Altenew Bold Alpha dies to cut out the word, "Happy" and added White Daisy Brads and a sweet Mini Ladybug to the scene. I applied multiple strips of Brick Tape to another panel of cardstock, making it larger than I needed to mat the first panel, so that I'd have enough extra to cut the word, "Birthday" using my Lawn Fawn Henry's ABCs dies. 

To get extra mileage out of your favorite Eyelet Outlet supplies, why not try reversing the way you usually use them... in this case, bring the background into the foreground... and see what happens?!

never gets tired of 
playing with washi tape! 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Chillaxin' at the Beach

Happy Sunday and welcome to a day at the beach! Since I can't make a trip to my happy place, I decided to make a beach scene I wish I could live in! I really enjoyed making this project and it was made extra special with Eyelet Brads and Washi Tapes! 

I used the Spellbinder's July Small Die of the Month to make the woman, towel, bag and hat. Her floral swimsuit and matching tote were made with Flower Washi Tape. I first put a strip of the washi on white cardstock and then I cut the pieces with the dies. The flowers are just the perfect size for these pieces. 

The water in this background couldn't have been easier. I used two strips of Water Washi Tape. It looks so realistic doesn't it? Then I cut the sand out in kraft cardstock and added texture with fine tipped black and white pens. I attached the lady to the sand and then set the Shell Brads and the Wine Glass Brad. 

I applied the sand and lady to the card base overlaying the Water Washi. Then I added two Flip Flop Brads and the Wine Bottle Brad. I added the final sentiment to finish the card.

Shopping List:
Wine Brads

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

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, August 4, 2022

You Nailed It!

 If you're in to shaker cards, you need to check out Eyelet Outlet's sequin selection!  We have every shape and color you can image to fill your shakers.  It's fun to mix them up, too, like I did in the shaker card I have for you today.

My nail polish bottle is filled with all three colors of our heart sequins and round sequins in white and, pink.  I've also added some of our white paper flowers and I used a colored daisy brad in the center and a leaf brad as well.  

I hope you'll stop by and see us in person at a Trade Show soon..  See where and when we'll be in a town near you on our web site under the Trade Show tab.  

Susan Creech
Beating the brutal Texas heat wave 
in an air conditioned craft room

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Dog Days of Summer

The best cure for a "ruff" day is a lovely handmade card landing in one's mailbox; not for any particular reason, just because the sender was thinking of you! This one has an extra helping of cuteness thanks to our Eyelet Outlet Puppy Brads and a background made from two strips of extra wide Sky Washi and one of Grass Tape. A sweet Butterfly Brad has flown in to see what's going on.

Check out all of the beautiful new Washi Tapes in the Eyelet Outlet Store; they're the ones at the top of the page with an asterisk next to each!

Lauren Bergold
loves to send (and receive) handmade cards!

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Seize the Daisy!


Hello everyone! It's Janet with a summer card featuring many washi tapes and brads that can be found in the store.

I thought it would be fun to show that you can use washi tape instead of patterned paper for backgrounds. While the team has shown that often, this is a slight twist since I've used five different washi tape backgrounds in this case. The combinations of backgrounds is really only limited by your color choices and imagination.

If you'd like to try to do a similar card style, you can use Card Sketch #2 from Mary at Cardz TV. Just search Cardz TV sketches to find her free sketches. She has several fun ideas to try.

To make this card, I cut the rectangles in white cardstock at the sizes indicated in the sketch. Then I chose my washi tapes and applied them to the cardstock. I trimmed off excess tape. Then I stamped the pots, colored them with Copic markers and drew in stems and leaves. I added Colored Daisy brads, Mini Bee Brads and Funky Bee brads. I also stamped the sentiment and added Mini Leaf brads. The shopping list below links to all the brads and washi tape I used.

Once all the pieces were complete, I placed them on an A2 card base and glued them in place. The flower pots and sentiment were then added to the front. It's a fun card that would be great to send to anyone just to say hi, thanks or to let them know you're thinking of them. 


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

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, July 28, 2022

I Come Bearing Gifts

The Eyelet Outlet Gift Brads are perfect for your Christmas cards and tags, but also for any gift giving occasion.  

I spotted this woman carrying a pile of gifts in the Cricut image library, and I knew I needed to add some Eyelet Outlet gift brads to her pile!  

I also sliced a cut out to the sides of the card and put some of our Glitter Rainbow Washi Tape behind it for more sparkle and fun.

Thanks for stopping in today!  Keep on crafting!


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Christmas Card(inals!)

Cardinals are some of my (Lauren's) favorite birds and also some of my favorite Eyelet Outlet Brads. We have CardinalsFemale Cardinals and Cardinal Profiles and I've used the first two on this card. To make the male Cardinal's vivid feathers stand out even more, I've clustered some of my favorite holiday washi tapes: Vertical Red Tree TapeHeart TapePoinsettia Tape and Red Foil Striped Washi. My sentiment is one repeat of Merry Christmas Tape, stuck to a piece of cardstock and popped up on foam for extra dimension. 

If Christmas in July isn't your thing, check out our Bluebird and Robin BradsSeagullsOwlsPenguins or Flamingos in the Eyelet Outlet Store!

loves to watch the backyard birds 
at her feeder and birdbath!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

It's a Merry Bear-y Holiday!

Hi EO fans! Janet here to share a "cool" holiday card featuring some of  EO's most fabulous holiday brads, Washi Tape and bling. I do apologize for the reflection in this photo. The cardstock has a sheen and I just couldn't get it at an angle that wouldn't reflect. 

This was super easy and fast to create. The border was created using two glitter tapes. I laid down the White Sparkle Washi Tape on a piece of white cardstock and then overlaid it with the Blue Sparkle Washi Tape. Then I used a wavy blade in my paper trimmer to cut both sides. The result is the wavy glitter border than I glued to my card base. 

To create the decorative circle, I laid down a strip of Sparkle White Glitter Washi Tape on blue metallic cardstock and then cut a 1 1/2" circle making sure the glitter tape filled out the bottom of the circle and looks like snow. I placed the Pine Tree brads and adult and baby Polar Bear brads. I used two sizes of the Snowflake Brads at the top. Then I mounted this on foam tape and placed it on a larger printed circle. 

The largest circle came as a companion piece to the card base and it took the guesswork out of matching anything up since the orange border matches the stars in the card pattern. Finally I used a pre-printed flag sentiment on the card and used a Snowflake bling (1 1/2" size) for the final accent.   


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

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Christmas in July: Ho Ho Ho Edition

There's something about making holiday cards in July that helps to offset the hot and humid temps, don't you think? Eyelet Outlet's Santa and Mrs. Claus Brads are happy to celebrate all year long, and on this card they've brought along one of their Deer friends, a Santa Hat Brad and Santa Washi, with a sentiment out of Merry Christmas Tape.

Whether you're making cards for Christmas, Hanukkah, Back to School, Birthdays or "Just Because", Eyelet Outlet has all the brads, tapes, sequins, bling and paper flowers you could possibly want.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Magical Mountain Christmas Drive

 Hi everyone. It's Janet back with another holiday card! I certainly have enjoyed breaking out the Christmas stash this month! It's been so hot that it makes it a pleasure to work on crisp winter cards. This time I've made a mini slimline card for your viewing pleasure!

Today I've brought you a cute mountain truck scene. This little red truck with a cheery wreath is driven by no other than Santa himself! He's loaded the truck bed with an ornament, tree, snowman and present! He's driving along a peppermint road with wintery glittered trees and majestic mountains. It even includes a Merry Christmas sentiment across the card. All of this is created by Eyelet Outlet brads, Washi Tape and bling! 

This card was really quick to make when the background is almost all washi tape and EO brads and bling complete the scene. This particular truck stamp is from Art Impressions. It's called Christmas Truck Set. It's perfect to load up with your seasonal embellishments.


Glitter Winter Washi Tape
Mountain Washi Tape
Merry Christmas Washi Tape
Gift Brads
Peppermint Candy Brads
Santa & Mrs. Clause Brads 
Wreath Brads
Snowman Couple Brads
Snowflake Bling

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

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, July 14, 2022

There's Snow Place Like Home

 I'm enjoying all of the fun Christmas in July posts I've been seeing this month on social media!  Here's one that helped me beat this brutal Texas heat wave we're experiencing right now.  

These darling little Eyelet Outlet penguin brads are standing outside their igloo home that I found in the Cricut image library.  I turned this project into a shaker card filled with sparkling Eyelet Outlet snowflake sequins and then for even more sparkle, I added some gorgeous snowflake bling.

Thanks for stopping by and "chilling" with me today!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Christmas in July: Snowy Woods Edition

I (Lauren) don't know about you, to me the time that snow and ice really start looking good is NOW... when New Jersey's hot (90F) and humid (75%+) weather makes Christmas in July seem very appealing indeed. Luckily Eyelet Outlet's frosty, glitter washi tapeSnowflake Sequins and winter critters are happy to be featured on cards and tags no matter what the temps happen to be!

I saw some mini shaker tags on Instagram and immediately knew what I wanted to make. I used a set of Sunny Studio Tag Dies and my trusty 1.5" square punch to create homes for my Polar Bear BradsDeer Brads and even a Handsome Snowman; plus a few Snowflake Brads, of course.

I backed the insides of the shaker windows with Glitter Tall Tree TapeGlitter Star Tape and Glitter Tree Tape; then filled the shakers with Snowflake Sequins and Gold Star Sequins. After I sealed up the shakers, I backed the tags with contrasting cardstock, added some jute twine, a few sticker sentiments and called it good.

Whether it's hot or cold where you are, this is definitely a good time to get started on some Winter Holiday makes with your favorite EO items!

would settle for a snowcone
in the absence of snow! 

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Christmas Beauty by Janet

Sometimes you see one of those premade blocks in a paper pad and you just can't help but add some pretty brads and bling to it! This background comes from a paper pad from the Michael's Hot Buy paper pad category. It's called Say Freeze.

It was already beautiful and the perfect size to add some holiday brads and bling to from the Eyelet Outlet store. It took the piece from pretty to extra special! I double-mounted it on card stock. So pretty and a perfect start to my holiday card stash!


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

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Let It Snow

Today's make was inspired by my childhood in Northwestern Pennsylvania where I saw all the snow I need for one lifetime! Now that I'm in Texas, I enjoy the milder winters.  

This little fun fold card features Eyelet Outlet's gorgeous snowflake bling on the front as well as a few of the popular snowflake brads.  I much prefer these beauties over the cold wet ones!  You're going to want to "shovel" a bunch of these into your cart for your Christmas projects!  

Happy crafting from Susan!

Wednesday, July 6, 2022


Is there anything more festive than Birthday Sock Monkeys? I (Lauren) kind of doubt it, especially when they're Eyelet Outlet Birthday Sock Monkey Brads AND they're on sale! I've paired mine with some colorful Happy Birthday Washi TapePastel Balloon Brads (also on sale!) and Heart Enamels.

If Sock Monkeys are not your idea of birthday joy, there are plenty of other styles of brads, tape, flowers, bling and enamels at Eyelet Outlet!

loooooves making birthday cards!

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Flamingo Fun by Janet


Hi everyone! The 4th of July is tomorrow. Along with remembering why we celebrate, the 4th always brings thoughts of fun, sun and mayyyyybe a few cocktails. Today I've created a card celebrating flocktail time with the EO Flamingo, Tall Palm Tree and Sun & Cloud brads. I also used clear sequins and blue pearl bling.

Here's a closeup of the brads on a mandala stamped background.


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

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Start The Music

I guess I have a song in my heart lately, because I've got a music themed card for you two weeks in a row!

I've wanted to make this little xylophone for a while now and finally got around to it.  It's a Cricut image and I've used colorful Eyelet Outlet round brads from the summer brad mix to hold it together.  Keeping with my colorful theme, I added some enamel hearts and I used a round enamel dot on the instrument's stick.  The bottom right corner was begging for a music note brad, so I obliged!  

See you next week, when I'll be starting my Christmas in July posts!


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun

It's officially summer, school is out, and thus my (Lauren's) thoughts have turned to all things beachy! Here's a card that features Eyelet Outlet Seagull BradsOcean TapeGlitter Gold TapeSea Shore BradsPearl Bling and Glitter Enamel Dots

No matter what your idea of Summer Fun is, I'm absolutely certain there are Eyelet Outlet brads, bling, enamels, flowers and washi tape to go with it! 

would like to point out
that on the Atlantic City Boardwalk,
what GULLS really want is to 
steal your french fries!!!