Monday, April 29, 2013

Design Team Monday with Annette

Hello everyone. This is new design team member Annette. Before I share my card, I must say how excited I am. This is my first post and I couldn't be happier. I've been a big fan of the Eyelet Outlet for awhile now. Let the fun begin! It's finally beginning to look like spring where I live. In fact, my neighbors just started mowing their lawns this weekend. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the nice, spring weather than with a card full of flowers, cute bumble bees and soft, pastel colors.

Funky Bee Brads
Flower Groovy Quicklet
Orange Brads
Pearl Brads
Paper: Wassau, My Mind's Eye
Stamps: A Jillian Vance Design 
Want a closer look? Here is an image of the flowers and bees. Aren't they cute? The best part is the bees don't sting and the flowers won't make allergy sufferers sneeze!! 

Enjoy your day. I hope it's nice!! 

Oh, and thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

CKC Manchester... Here we come!

 We hope to see you in Manchester!

                                                           Friday: 10 am to 6 pm

        (9:00 am early entrance for Show Special attendees or purchase a ticket)

                                                            Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A little Spring inspiration from the team

Hello Eyelet friends. We're back with some more Spring inspiration for you. Today we have some fun projects to share with you created by our Design Team.

First up is Susie

Aspire to be Great

Eyelet Outlet Dragonfly Brads
Eyelet Outlet Green Gems
Papers: Teresa Collins-He Said She Said 6x6 Paper Pack
Die & Glitter for Large Dragonfly:  Elizabeth Craft

Neon is trending and designer Megan Aaron has a fabulous card to share based on this trend.


Cardstock: Bazzill
Die cut: Glitz
Stamp: Lawn Fawn
Ink and Embossing Powder: Clearsnap 

And finally this spring bouquet with some beautiful pearl additions in the centers from Kerry

Have a beautiful day!

Supplies list:  Eyelet Outlet Flesh Flowers Bright Brads, Eyelet Outlet pearl bling strip, Memory Box wildflower patch die cut, distress ink pad in moved lawn and black soot, Hero Art shadow ink pad in bubblegum, Hero Art/Sizzix stamp and emboss mixed flowers, black twine, and black card stock.
We hope you found some inspiration here today for using some of the brads you may have in your stash.
Have a creative day!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Design Team Monday with Susie

First of all, I must admit I know nothing about sports....NOTHING.  But I do know that people who DO know about sports have been talking about basketball lately.  So here is a cute little card with four sweet basketball brads from the mini ball collection in a vertical row.  Isn't your eye immediately drawn to them on this card? For my project I used papers from the Authentique Apothecary line and a cut file from the Silhouette store.  Cutting my little man from vinyl is wonderful because it is self adhesive.  This was a pretty simple card.  I even typed the sentiment.  Easy peasy!!  But it's those little basketballs that are the star of this show.  Now for card #2:

Here is another quick card for you.  I used the Butterfly Brads and the Mini Butterfly Brads as my focal point on my die cut and stamped tag (from PaperTrey Ink).  I thought the colors were just so sweet and springy.  I wish I could tell you what paper I used on this....but it was a scrap laying on my desk.  Sorry about that!  I also used a Stippled Jewel Brad at the top of my tag and I think it finished it off perfectly.

I hope you like today's ca rds.I am showcasing the first one on my blog today.  
I welcome you anytime at The Dies Have It. 


Thursday, April 18, 2013

We're heading to Milwaukee

Wisconsin State Fair Park
640 South 84th Street
West Allis, WI  53214

Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Design Team Wednesday with Jingle

First up I have a fun birthday card for the Mrs. or Mr. Fix-it in your life!
Tool Birthday Card
Patterned Paper:  DIY Shop 6x6 pad - Crate Paper
Brads:  Tool Brads - Eyelet Outlet
Sticker:  SRM Stickers
Staples/Tool:  Tiny Attacher - Tim Holtz
Next up I have a pretty one using some of the super cute thread brads!
You Leave Me In Stitches
Patterned Paper:  Maggie Holmes 6x6 pad - Crate Paper
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  The Craft's Meow
Brads:  Thread Brads - Eyelet Outlet

Have a Happy!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Design Team Monday with Nicole

Good morning Eyelet Outlet Fans
Hi It is Nicole and I have two cards to share with you today.  Both cards have the beautiful butterfly brads. You can find them in the Eyelet Outlet Store (Butterfly brads and Mini Butterfly brads)

I also have some close-ups to share.  Can you see how I bent the wings to make the brads look like the butterflies have just landed there.  I just love that you can use these brads both flat and with the wings bent slightly together.

All the paper is from Simple Stories.  The button, twine and flowers are from my personal collection. Have a great day!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Two shows this weekend

Hey Eyelet Outlet fans! We're at two shows this weekend! We hope to see you there!

Allentown Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival
April 13 & 14 Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairground

Creating Keepsakes Convention
April 12-13
Mesa, AZ

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring is in the air!

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends! It's finally Spring again. Flowers are blooming and in most places the sun is shining. We have some beautiful spring brads available at the Eyelet Outlet website. Today the girls have created some projects featuring some of these fun brads.

First from Jingle

I think of you

Cardstock:  Neenah
Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants Designs
Brads:  Eyelet Outlet
Stamp:  Simon Says Stamp
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous!
Pen:  Uniball Signo
Washi Tape
Next from Anna

Enjoy life!!!

  I used joyful Butterfly Brads 

Papers: Echo Park
Vintage ribbon,
Brads: Eyelet Outlet Butterfly Brads

And finally this card from Nicole

Supplies: Pebbles pattern paper, and the felt pieces are from Epiphany Crafts. Eyelet Outlet bright dragonfly brads and rhinestone strip bling.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Design Team Monday with Anna

Hello my lovely Eyelet Outlet Friends and Fans,
Anna here...
It's time for spring!
Time for a bright, juicy colours!
Such as those, for example on this...
Dream come true card

 Next is my It's your day! card

 Wonderful 16mm Jewel Brads - Blue

Papers: Teresa Collins
Flowers: Prima Marketing,
Vintage ribbon,
Brads: Eyelet Outlet:
Fresh Flower Brads - Pastel
16mm Jewel Brads - Blue

These jewel brads will help your projects look classy and elegant!

 Thanks for stopping by, have a nice day,

Friday, April 5, 2013

Meet Annette!

Hello Eyelet fans! Today we are pleased to announce another new addition to our Design Team.

Annette Witherspoon

My name is Annette Witherspoon. I have two children – Jack, age 8, and Elise, age 5, and a wonderful, supportive husband. I started dabbling in paper crafts almost 10 years ago - shortly after receiving a handmade wedding card. I fell in love with the idea of creating one-of-a-kind cards made straight from the heart. Two-and-a-half years ago, I ramped up my crafting endeavors when I started my blog,, which is a play on my real name. A is the first letter of my first name, and Spoon is the last half of my last name.

Since then, I started doing design work, entering challenges and submitting to magazines. I have designed for
  • Stampendous,
  • Pink by Design Stamps,
  • Frosted Designs challenge blog,
  • Joy’s Life stamps, and
  • Currently for A Jillian Vance Design and Love My Tapes.

I also wrote for ScrapStreet Magazine, an online scrapbooking and papercrafting magazine. My work has been published in Paper Craft’s Magazine and Scrapstreet Magazine.

Before becoming a wife, mother and paper crafter, I worked in public relations/marketing for 10 years.
Please give a warm welcome to Annette! We look forward to seeing her beautiful work with Eyelet Outlet products!
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

We're headed to St. Louis

Hey Eyelet Fans! We're headed to St. Louis for CKC. Hope to see you there!

Friday: 10 am to 6 pm

 (9:00 am early entrance for Show Special attendees or purchase a ticket)

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Design Team Wednesday with Kerry

Hello hello, Kerry here!  I have a couple for fun CAS cards using some animal brads!

First up, what a perfect pair for these two of the winking owl brads!  

Supplies:  Winking owl brads pastel, Hero Arts/Basic Grey Lauderdale background stamp, Amuse bare branch with leaves and sentiment hoo loves you, Hero Arts cup o' joe ink pad,  and distress ink pad in tea dye

And second, time to make a splash with these duck brads!

Supplies:  Duck brads, sugar & spice cricut cartridge (bath tub), bubbles from Paper Smooches sure and turf, and sentiment 'make a splash!' from the Cat's Pajama.

I hope you like them and have a great week!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Design Team Monday with Megan

Hello Eyelet Outlet Fans, Megan here today! I have a couple of bright and sping-y cards to share with you today. This first one I used the  Eyelet Outlet Sitting Bird Brads Bright to create a scene with birds sitting on a clothesline. I masked the center of the card and stamped the background stamp in a bright pink to create a border. The black line was drawn in after with a pen.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Twine and Clothespins: Canvas Corp
Stamps: Hero Arts and Joy's Life
Ink: Clearsnap

Here is another simple one. I used the Eyelet Outlet Fresh Flower Brads Pastel along with some Eyelet Outlet Jewel Bling Strips Orange to create this bright and cheery card. I cut two of the jewels from the remaining part of the jeweled strip, that I had applied to the bottom, and added them to the centers of the flowers so that they match.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Glitz
Ink: Clearsnap
Stamp: Unity

I hope you all had a great Easter! Thanks for stopping by!