Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Something for our horse lovers

Little girls and horses seem to go hand in hand. My 4 year old daughter has discovered My Little Pony and is crazy for Pinky Pie. What girl doesn't love horse right? 
Knowing this to be true, we created some fun horse brads for our horse lovers and today Nicole from our design team has a beautiful altered project to share with you.

Nicole added the fun horse shoe and horse brads to this altered frame she created with photos of her children and a beautiful quote.

The horse brads come in a mix of white, black  and brown

here's a closer look at the brown horse brad nestled in the ribbon

Altered frames make great gifts for family members. Thanks to Nicole for sharing her project with us today!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Marcie shows us brads are not just for cards

We're kicking off the week with some inspiration from our

Design team member Marcie shows us today that our products are not just for cards.

Marcie has created some beautiful layouts for you today using many of our different brads including our newest releases!

We love how Marcie used the fish brads here. So cute! She also used the gemstone brads to look like bubbles. They do look great don't you think?

Next she has a fall themed layout and used the acorn brads to add detail to her tree. The colors and theme of this layout are really beautiful.

And finally, this fun layout with the lady bug accenting her ruffles made of paper is simply stunning.

We posted a fun contest on our Facebook page last week. Here's all the details!
Who ever posts the cutest card created with Eyelet Outlet products will win $50.00 in Eyelet Outlet product!!! The main focus of your card must be Eyelet Outlet product. Deadline to post your creation here & email it to us is September 4th!! 
Enter as often as you like! Have fun creating and good luck!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

We're headed to Charlotte NC!

at the Charlotte Convention Center, Hall C1

Vendor Faire hours

Friday: 10-6 pm
Saturday 9-5 pm

We'll have our newest brads and matching ribbons for you to enjoy so come SHOP with us!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Design Team inspiration with Janice

And now a little something from our

Hello there! Today we have some fun projects to share with you created by design team member Janice.

First up is a fun card with our retro glasses brads

Next card she created is using our acorns and squirrel brads, love that sentiment!

another fun sentiment and perfect for these brads

And finally a perfect use for the Buffalo brads! They make this recipe look great!
Thanks to Janice for these great ideas!

Did you pick up some of our new product? Show us what you are creating by posting your projects to our Facebook page here.

Have a great day.

Friday, August 19, 2011

We're in two places at once this weekend!

It's a busy weekend for Eyelet Outlet as we have two great shows we're exhibiting at today and tmr! Come out to the

St Charles Illinois
 August 19-20th
show hours:
9am-5pm Friday
10am-6pm Saturday


at the Renaissance Tulsa Convention Center

click the image for more info about show hours and available classes

If you're attending either show be sure and visit our booth to see our new products!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Something for the Scrapbookers

Today we are sharing some inspiration for our scrapbookers. It's fun to incorporate brads  and eyelets into your scrapbook pages and using them in unique ways like Nicole has shown us here in her layout really makes for a fun layout. Let's take a look at 

Two Silly Monkeys

Can you spot how many of our sock monkey brads Nicole used?

Here's a hint

Nicole actually incorporated several of our brads for this fun layout. I really love the way she used the retro glasses brads on her photo. This made for a really fun layout.

Here's today's Eyelet Outlet supply list for this layout

We'd love to see what you're creating with your Eyelet Outlet stash. Please share your images on our Facebook fan page here.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

See you in Santa Clara!

That's right! We're headed to the Scrapbook Expo this weekend August 12th & 13th. 

If you're in the Santa Clara area come see us at the Expo! 
 Click the image above for show hours and info  

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA  95054

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Start to Finish: Projects you can create!

Today we're kicking off a monthly feature called Start to Finish: Projects you can create! Each month we'll be posting a project created with our products and providing step by step directions for you to re-create this same project at home.

Let's get started with Designer Kristen Berc's Start to Finish project!

I created this simple but pretty card using a gorgeous 14mm white pearl brad!

Here are the steps to recreate this card:

Step 1: Score a piece of 5x10 inch solid cardstock at 5 inches.

Step 2: Fold cardstock along score line and flatten fold with bone folder.

Step 3: Trim a piece of patterned paper to 5x2.75 inches and a second piece of patterned paper to 5x1.25 inches.

Step 4: Punch a border along one edge of the 5x1.25 inch strip of patterned paper.

Step 5: Adhere punched strip of patterned paper to card front.

Step 6: Adhere 5x2.75 inch piece of patterned paper to card front, slightly overlapping the punched strip of paper.

Step 7: Trim a piece of lace to 5 inches. Treat lace ends with glossy accents to prevent fraying, and adhere to card front.

Step 8: Choose a third piece of patterned paper and punch out or electronically die cut 1 medium and 2 large flowers.

Step 9: Slightly dampen punched flowers with water (or mist if desired).

Step 10: While flowers are still damp, curl the petals of 1 large flower down around a paint brush handle (or skewer, or other similar object). Let dry.

Step 11: Curl the petals of the other large flower, while still damp, upward around the paint brush handle and let dry.

Step 12: Curl the petals of the medium sized flower, while still damp, upward around the paint brush handle and let dry.

Step 13: When completely dry, assemble flower layers as shown (staggering the petals), punch hole in center, and attach a gorgeous 14mm white pearl brad.

Step 14: Place foam tape or dimensional glue dot on back of flower and adhere to card front.

Step 15: To finish the card, trim a scrap of the solid cardstock to 3.25x0.75 inches and cut a notch out of one end. Use stamp, rub-on, or stickers to add desired sentiment, then adhere sentiment strip to card front using foam tape.

Now it’s your turn! If you give this a try, we would love to see your creation on our facebook page!

Monday, August 8, 2011

A little flower power to kick off the week

Today we are sharing a little flower Power card created by design team member Kassidy.

We love this colorful card with a perfect message. Alone or inside a die cut flower, these peace brads are a fun embellishment to create with.

                        Designer's Tip: A little distress ink and white gel pen adds dimension to simple die cuts like the flowers I used for this card.

Our peace brads are available in this variety of colors as well as gold and silver. Click the image to go to the store.

For more fabulous inspiration visit Kassidy's blog Inking it Up Crazy.

Have a great day!

Friday, August 5, 2011

We're in Nashville!

Hello Eyelet fans! Are you headed to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Nashville this weekend?

at the Gaylord Opryland

Vendor Faire will be located in Ryman B1&B2

We hope to see you all so stop by our booth and check out our fun brads and coordinating ribbons!