Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Creating your own embellishments with brads

Today we are sharing a quick tutorial using some of our pearl brads to create your own embellishment for cards or layouts but you can also use our rhinestone brads or your favorite design as well. With so many die cutting tools and punches it's really easy to make your own coordinating embellishments from paper. So let's get started
Step One:
Grab the 1" medium lever flower punch from Fiskers and a few of our 12 mm Pearl Brads. I picked this one up @ 40% off at Joann’s.

 Step 2: Grab your favorite pattern paper and punch 5 flowers.

Step 3: Use a pencil to shape the flowers by placed the eraser head in the center of the flower and pinching it around the head of the pencil.

Step 4 : Layer the flowers one on top of each other and use a paper piercer to poke a hole thru all 5 for the brad to fasten thru.

Step 5 : Fasten your brad thru the hole and create as many more of these sweet flowers like you'll like to use on your project.

Now use your embellishments to create a fun card like this one below.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: The Girl's Paperie; Ribbon: Celebrate It! Whimsey Cottage; Punches: Fiskers medium flower punch, Martha Stewart leaf punch; Die Cuts: Spellbinders Lacey Circles die; Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge from Provo Craft. Stamped Image: Unity Stamp Co.

We hope you will try this technique and use our brads for your flower centers! Be sure and share them with us on our Facebook page. We love to see what you are creating!
Do not forget there is still time to enter our Design team call. Click this link for all the info!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

See you at the Great American Scrapbook Conventon this weekend!

Come see us this Friday and Saturday!

Great American Scrapbook Convention
June 24th-25th
Chantily VA


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Are you coming to CKC?

Look for us at the Vendor Faire
We hope to see you there!
Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
(9:00 am early entrance for Show Special attendees)
Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Eyelet Outlet Sightings and a big thanks!

Hey it's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Eyelet Outlet sighting! This week we spotted some cute cards from Kassidy and Susan at

On your special day

Susan from used our clear jewel brads for this card.

For this adorable card, Kassidy used our lady bug brads

These projects are super cute! Keep posting your work with our brads and eyelets to our Facebook page. You never know when we'll spot your designs!

Now before we go we want to say a special thanks to Kassidy for sending SO many fans to our Facebook page. We are so excited to see all our news fans so keep 'em coming!

And one last thing. We're running our first every design team call! To get all the details on how you can apply click here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Eyelet Outlet Design Team Call

Do you love creating with eyelets and brads? Can you create projects that are fun, inspiring and creative?  Then this is the Design Team call for you!

We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications for our new Design Team from June 10th thru July 1st.  All interested designers should submit the following information to with Design Team Call in the subject line:
  1. Name
  2. Contact info (address, phone, and e-mail)
  3. 3 cards and/or projects representing your best design work.
    (Please, JPG files should be no larger than 500kb each.) Sizing your cards 600x600 works best. You can use to edit and it’s free.
  4. Let us know if your strength is card making, tags, goodie boxes or packaging, layouts or altered art.
  5. List of current design teams and/or your resume
  6. Link to your online blog and one online gallery.
  7. List of message boards in which you actively participate
    (3x or more per week)
  8. Share why you wish to join the Eyelet Outlet design team.  
SPECIAL NOTES: Use of Eyelet Outlet products is not required. However, if available, please include submissions including Eyelet Outlet product.

Submission deadline is July 1st, 2011.
We hope to announce our new team Friday, July 15, 2011.
Design Team term/contract will run from July 15, 2011 thru January 31, 2012.

 International applicants are encouraged to apply as well!

You will receive:
- Your layouts, cards, tags and projects posted on our website gallery and blog
- Tons of Eyelet Outlet products to work with!
- A  link on our blog to yours
- Ability to request items for projects you have in mind

General duties of an Eyelet Outlet Design Team member include: You will be required to create at least 4 projects per month and email them by the due date for our design blog. Promote Eyelet Outlet on your personal blog and post your designs created with our product linking to our blog and Facebook page.  Post 2 of your required Eyelet Outlet projects per month to a private message board like Two Peas or You may also be asked to create a post for the Eyelet Outlet blog highlighting a project(s) or technique(s) with the focus on Eyelet Outlet product.  Creating sample layouts or cards with new release prototypes to be displayed at CHA or various expos. 

To learn more about Eyelet Outlet visit

Questions may be directed to DT Coordinator and Social Media contact Shemaine Smith

Thank you and good luck!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Product spotlight: Pearl Brads

Boy cards can be tricky but with all the die cutting machines on the market, you can whip up out of this world projects in no time. We spotted these fun cards from Melinda Spinks over at the My Little Shoebox blog using pearl brads in a unique way.

Melinda shows us that pearl brads don't have to be limited to feminine cards only.

We've got plenty of colors, sizes and styles of pearl brads for your next project at our website Eyelet Outlet.

We'd like to say a special thanks to Melinda for letting us share her fun projects with you today on our blog.

Have you been showing us your eyelet Outlet creations on our Facebook page? You could be spotted for our blog!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Eyelet Outlet sightings

We love seeing you at the shows in our booth but we really love to see what you are creating with our products. That's why every week on Wednesdays we'll be featuring a different artist's work with Eyelet Outlet products right here on our blog.

 If you'd like your work to be considered for our sightings posts here's what we're looking for
  • creative uses of our brads and eyelets on cards, layouts or anything you can dream up
  • clear photos taken in natural light on a white background
  • posted to our Facebook wall or links to whereever your work is posted that you would like considered
When photographing your work for consideration please remember to use natural light so you don't have a glare or blurry photos and take them on a white background. You can pick up white poster board at most craft stores.
By sending us your link or posting your project to our Facebook wall you are allowing us to show your work on our blog. Please include a link to your blog if you have one and we will post it along with your project if it's chosen and promote you on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
That's it!
If you have any questions feel free to email us at
We can't wait to see what you send in!

Today we spotted this card with our Dove brads by Shemaine Smith

Other supplies: We R Memory Keepers Be My Valentine collection

Have a great day!