Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Design Team Wednesday with Dawn

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans!
 While we have had a long, white, snowy, cold winter,
we know that spring is lurking around the corner.
Perk up your paper designs using these festive paper flowers from

Use a variety of jewels from The Eyelet Outlet to add sparkle and interest!

You will love the selection of flowers in all sorts of colors and patterns 
that coordinate with The Eyelet Outlet brads and ribbons.

These large paper flowers can also be used as back drops for your images!
Colorful, multi sized, and bedazzled with pearls!


Why not give a stamped image a little more character by adding
a decorative brad!  Here I used Sun Glass Brads, which are new this season!
 This washi tape is a nice ground for this zany fellow!
While the snow is still accumulating...or melting,
warm up with the pretty jewels, lively flowers, and washi tape
from The Eyelet Outlet.

Thanks so much for checking us out today!
Come visit me on my blog some time:

Monday, February 24, 2014

Eyelet Outlet and EZ Laser Designs

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends! It was great seeing so many of you in Grapevine Texas over the weekend! We love spending time at the shows with some of the other vendors and one of our favorites is
 our friends at EZ Laser Designs.

"Our Laser Cut Scrapbooking Overlays, Titles, and Artwork are designed to be simple for beginners or detailed for the advanced Scrapbooker so that all your craft projects become quick and EZ."

Eyelet Outlet owner, Suzanne paired her beautiful products with some of the EZ Laser designs and created some cute pages!

First a little Easter inspiration!

Now for something fun with our layered flowers, new flower brads and more!

Sorry these aren't the best photos but you can see an amazing assortment of beautiful samples with the wide variety of  themes they carry over at the EZ Laser Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Design Team Thursday with Annette

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans!! Annette here. Are you as sick of winter as I am? We have had a rough winter in a large part of the United States. I am ready for spring!! That's why I made this card. Spring, you are welcome to arrive any time!! I am ready and waiting for you!!

Products used: Frog Set Brad, Eyelet Outlet Butterfly Brads, Eyelet Outlet Daisy Flower Brads, Eyelet Outlet Mini Stitched Flower Brads, Eyelet Outlet Music Note Brads, Eyelet Outlet Paper Sweeties, Stamps Tim Holtz Distress Inks Memento Ink Crate Paper Prismacolor, Colored Pencils 

My second card is another welcome card with a springlike scene. (I may not be able to create spring outside, but at least I can create a spring scene on my card!)

Products Used: Car Brads, Eyelet Outlet Mini Stitched Flower Brads, Eyelet Outlet Paper Sweeties, Stamps Memento, Ink My Minds Eye, Paper Copic, Markers 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Design Team Monday with Susan

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends. It seems the "Card in a Box" craze has been all over the crafty blogs, Facebook groups, and Pinterest lately, so I decided to try my hand at making a couple of them this week!  The first one is for my best friend whose birthday is in a few weeks.


My friend and I each have cats and as any cat owner knows, there is nothing cats like better than playing in an empty box, so my "Card in a Box" didn't seem complete without cats wishing for the box! It just so happens that my friend's cats look exactly like the three Eyelet Outlet Kitty Brads, too!

The new paper flowers filled my box with cheer and the jeweled brad centers added the perfect pizzazz! The green leaf brads, bumble bee brad, butterfly brad, mini flowers, and mini lady bug added fun finishing touches to my first ever "Card in a Box!"

My next "Card in a Box" inspiration comes with a word of advise - the next time someone asks you to help them move, stay home and make them a card like this one instead! You will have a LOT more fun and they will still love you when they receive it!

I filled my "moving box" with pots and pans and other kitchen equipment from the "From My Kitchen" Cricut cartridge. On the back of the box I made a pocket to hold a gift card to a restaurant.

The life-like fork and spoon, pots and pans, measuring cup, and cookie sheet brad found in the "Food, Drink, & Cooking" category at were the perfect embellishments for my card!

Thanks for stopping by Eyelet Outlet fans!

If you'd like a great tutorial on how to make the card base for a "Card in a Box," I recommend the Serene Stamper's video.  

 It's easy to follow and they are lots of fun to make! 

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Design Team Wednesday with Heather

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards to share with you! I had a blissful afternoon of free time to play, and the inspiration to go with it - and this is what I ended up making:

For this card, I pulled out my Mini Stitched Flower brads, and Stitched flower brads - I loved how perfectly they matched my pattern paper from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper pad. I stamped my Hero Arts stamp silhoutte on an oval cut with my Lil' Inkers Designs Stitched Oval die. The banner was cut with Simon Says Stamp tilted banner dies, and my sentiment is from Winnie and Walter's "The Big, the Bold, and the Happy" stamp set.

Next up, I went with a more masculine and simple design:

For this one I used the cameras from the Travel Brads set. The woodgrain background paper is from the same paper pad as above, and the little photos I trimmed from some Carta Bella pattern paper from their Wildflowers 6x6 paper pad. This card made me think of my hubby - he likes nothing better than getting out in the mountains and woods and hiking - and these beautiful pictures reminded me of some of the places he has gone.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Design Team Monday with Kerry

Hello Eyelet friends!  Kerry here, I'm sharing two cards with you today.

First up, we all need a cheerful card when we are under the weather, right?!  I hope these 
umbrella brads and boot brads will bring you a smile.  Or maybe the pearls from the Bling strips.

Supplies:  Eyelet Outlet Umbrella brads, boot brads, Bling strips
Others:  Dylusion ink sprays in vibrant turquoise, Heidi Swapp color shine spray in tinsel, Prima raindrop stencil, distressed ink pad in mustard seed, Amuse sentiment stamp

And here is my second card... I absolutely adored these butterfly brads, and check out the 
mini butterfly brads, they are so cute!

Supplies:  Eyelet Outlet butterfly brads and mini butterfly brads
Others:  TCW mini flower frenzy stencil, pan pastel, distressed ink pad in pickled raspberry, Amuse sentiment stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Design Team Wednesday with Susie

Welcome Eyelet Outlet Fans!
Susie here to share a few cards with you.  Let's start February off with some bright colors! I am loving the new brads for 2014.  How do you like my row of Frog Set Brads?  I just love the combination of the frogs and the lily pad.  They are very happy you can see.  Can you spot that I used some Green Pearl Brads to attach my tags?  Gotta love those beauties too!

For my next card I used Music Note Brads and the Binder Clip Brads for the focal point of this little note card. I am going to have to get some more of those binder clip brads because I can see I will need quite a few more for all the projects in my head!

Be sure to stay tuned here at the blog. We always have something fun to show you! If you have a chance, I would love for you to visit me at The Dies Have It.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Design Team Monday with Dawn

You know what today is...
My half birthday! 
Which, if you know me, you know I love my birthdays...
and celebrate them twice a year

The decorative brads (and jewels) from The Eyelet Outlet will put a little spring in your step
and snazzi-ness on your cards...
even if it isn't your birthday..or half birthday!

Oh, and remember...The Eyelet Outlet even has washi tape in fun styles and colors
to match their paper flowers and ribbons!
Here I used a newly released Binder Clip Brad...and tied on a little piece of twine.
I love to embellish these brads with extra touches!

A mustache, spectacles and bowler hat...
perfect for telling your best pal some piece of  juicy news!

 The Rumple Ribbon bow is a great back drop for the pointy  hand from the
Don't you just love how you can cut the jewels to the proper length for your specific card!
I know I do!

Now I am pleased to announce the winner of our giveaway! Thank you to all who commented.
Our winner is

Very Cute, Annette :)

Please email your mailing address to and we'll get your prize out to you!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out my blog for more inspiration!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up!