Monday, June 30, 2014

May's Sketch challenge winner and the June sketch reveal

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans! It's time to announce our May sketch challenge winner!

 Crystal Thompson


Please email your mailing information to and we'll get your prize out to you.

Now it's time to reveal June's sketch challenge sketch.

We found this one on Pinterest as well.

credit: Page Maps

Since the 4th of July is this week. I chose a patriotic themed take on the sketch.

Supplies: New Eyelet Outlet Washi tapes, bling strips. Other: Colorshine: Sweet Cherry, Simon Says Stamp All Boy, My Favorite things Stars die, misc tag and twine.

How to Enter:
Create a project based in the sketch using at least one Eyelet Outlet product. You have til Sunday July 27th at midnight Pacific time to enter

You can enter the sketch challenge one of three ways: Post your creation to our Facebook wall, leave a link to your blog in the comments on this post or share the image on Twitter and tag your photo #EEJuneSketch

We can't wait to see your creations!

The Eyelet Outlet Team

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Scrapbook Expo in San Diego

Join us for the Scrapbook Expo in San Diego

 Town and Country Resorts
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA  92108

Friday 10-6

Saturday 9-5

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Design Team Wednesday with Kerry

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans!
Kerry here, sharing a card today using July's sketch!
Up for some creating fun?!  You still have time to join the fun and create with June's sketch that's below and win some yummy goodies!

I'm thrilled that I get to share an early look at the July sketch!

What a super fun sketch?!  I was super excited to use one of the new washi tape!
Have you seen them yet?  You can check them out HERE!
I used the big blue flower tape for mine. I absolutely adore the pattern, so so cute!  

I started with a piece of white card stock and covered it with the pretty washi tape, viola!  Instant pattern paper!  And I also added the fun American hat brad from the Flag and hat brads, and some grey jewels!

Here is the sketch for June! You have til midnight Sunday June 29th to enter.   

You can enter the sketch challenge one of three ways: Post your creation to our Facebook wall, leave a link to your blog in the comments on this post or share the image on Twitter and tag your photo #EEMaySketch.

 Can't wait to see your creation!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Design Team Monday with Heather

Good morning! Heather here to share a couple cards using some goodies from Eyelet Outlet

I'm so excited about the fabulous new Enamel Dots that Eyelet Outlet now carries! They add so much to a card, especially paired with the beautiful bling strips:

Eyelet Outlet Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Glitz Design and DCWV
Metal Dies: Lil' Inker's
Stamp Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co
Fibers: May Arts Jute Twine

Next up I thought I would make a masculine card that could be a fun graduation, birthday, or just because card:

Eyelet Outlet Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Authentique
Rubber Stamps: Unity Stamp Co
Stencils: Tim Holtz
Misc: Embossing Paste

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Design Team Wednesday with Annette

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans!
Summer is almost in full swing in the United States. 
Watching baseball games, swimming at the pool, and grilling burgers and brats are all part of the fun. 

Before you know it, we'll be waving flags in celebration of July 4th. 
Yes, Independence Day is just around the corner. 

In preparation for the festivities, I made a flag card using only bling. The results are impressive, but the effort is actually pretty minimal thanks to Eyelet Outlet bling strips. 

 First, I took a white piece of paper cut to the size of the flag. I laid the strips across the paper in the design of a flag. Then I adhered it to another piece of white paper that is slightly larger than the flag to create a border. 

Lastly, I adhered it to the card base...

Bam! Done!

And right now if you spend $20 you can use the code below to save and extra 20%!

We've also just added 60 new washi tape styles to the store for only 2.79! Quantities are limited! Shop now thru June 19th and spend at least $20 then enter the code tape20 at checkout to save an additional 20% off! Remember you must enter the discount code "tape20" at checkout to get the savings! Stock up on red white and blue enamels and bling strips for your 4th of July creations!! 

Click the link to get shopping!

Have a great day!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Design Team Monday with Susie

Welcome Eyelet Outlet Fans!
Susie here to share a few cards with you.  

On my first card, I really wanted my little Eyelet Outlet Hammer to be the focal point of my card, but sometimes with a small element, it is hard to accomplish. So I built up a little framed area for it and now it shines!  I added one of the new Heart Enamel Dots below the hammer for some extra 

Next I wanted to do something with the adorable Nurse Brads.   This set also has stethoscopes, but I just wanted to use the nurse's cap for this thank you card.  I added some of our new Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots and a few sequins to finish my card. I will be mailing this out to a sweet nurse who took good care of me late last month when I took a tumble. Be sure to grab some brads and enamel dots to make a card to send to someone special today.  And be sure to stay tuned here at the blog. 

We always have something fun to share with you and inspire you! If you have a chance, I would love for you to visit me at The Dies Have It.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

There is still time to enter this month's sketch challenge!

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans! There is still time to enter this month's sketch challenge. Click HERE for all the details. Susan has shared her take on this month's sketch using our bumble bee flowers, brads and more.

Take a look! 

Supply List

Black Pearl Bling Strip

You have til June 29th at Midnight to link your inspiration!

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

See you at The Great American Scrapbook Convention

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See you there!

Design Team Wednesday with Dawn

Hello Eyelet Outlet fans!
Summer is upon us...and so are summer birthdays!
Here are a couple of neat layouts that will help keep you 
in the sun and at the pool...instead of inside at the craft table.

I layered the printed Sock Monkey Paper Flowers Blue in a diagonal...and added a few plain red flowers for contrast.  I added a bunch ofPearl Bling in the flower centers for interest.

One happy go lucky Sock Monkey Brad sets off the sentiment!

Here is a summer time treat for the man in your life who is celebrating
another year in the sun!  This card is more narrow than the typical A2 card.
 It measures 3.75 inches across.  

These Lawn Mushroom Brads and lined up across the top of the embossed panel.
Quick and colorful!

And...let this Gnome Brad be the spokesman for your card!

There you have it...two simple layouts that make a statement using fun brads, bling and flowers!!
When you go to make your summer birthday cards this year, change out the decorative elements from
The Eyelet Outlet to fit the personality of the birthday boy or girl!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Monday, June 9, 2014

Design Team Monday with Susan

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends! Susan here to share a couple of birthday cards with you today.  "Man Cards" often give even the most experienced paper crafter a challenge, but Eyelet Outlet has many fun "manly" type brads that can really help get your creative juices flowing!  Here' a birthday card I created for a special guy who likes to fish.

I loved the way the little fishing pole brad served as an under score to part of my sentiment and the way the fishing hook quicklet served to "catch" the age!  The trout and bass brads are so real looking!

Supplies Used:  Fishing Pole Brad, Trout & Bass Brads, Fishing Hook Quicklet,  Cricut "Fun In The Sun" Cartridge  & Twine
Next up is another "Man Card," but this one is for a much littler man - my soon-to-be-three year old grand nephew! 
I think he's going to love the colorful car brads!  The road sign is a great way to use Eyelet Outlet's newest product - enamel shapes!   I used a black enamel arrow on this card. 
Supplies Used:  Car Brads, Enamel Arrow, Cricut Philadelphia Cartridge and Cricut Street Signs Cartridge, Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

Come on back on Wednesday and see what my talented friend and Design Team mate, Dawn has for you!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Design Team Wednesday: Father's Day Inspiration

Hello Eyelet Outlet friends! We're back with another fun day of Father's Day Inspiration! 

First up today is Susan with a fun die cut card. Talk about a FUN way to wish your favorite Dad Happy Father's Day!

Supply List
New Enamel Star
Cricut Cartridges: Nifty Fifties, Phrases, & Suburbia

Next up is Annette

Supplies Used:
Eyelet Outlet - Bacon, Eggs and Toast brads
Paper – My Mind’s Eye
Sentiment – Computer generated using Showcard Gothic font
And finally here's some inspiration from Kerry for the Fix it Dad in your family!
Supplies:  Eyelet Outlet Screw brads, Tool brads. Enamel Arrows
Others:  Cork paper, paper from We R Memory Keepers Write out collection, Cricut cartridge Handy Man, distress ink pad in brushed corduroy, distress tools, and foam tape.
We hope you got a few ideas for creating some special cards for your Dads.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Design Team Monday: Father's Day Inspiration

Eyelet Outlet fans!! Today the team is bringing you some Father's Day inspiration! With Dad's special day just around the corner, we thought we'd give you some ideas. We have some fun products to help you create a special card for the Dads in your life. 

First up today is Susie

Brads: Eyelet Outlet
Enamel Accents: Eyelet Outlet
Dies: Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly & Reverse Confetti
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants
Card Stock: Generic
Fun Foam: Generic

Next we have a fun card from Dawn


And finally another fun take with the tool brads and new enamels from Heather.

Eyelet Outlet Supplies:
Enamel Dots ( Brown/Blue and Brown Mix

Other Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches “Positive Strokes”; Unity Stamp “{love you to pieces}”; Avocado Arts “Just Fore You”
Ink: MFT Natural Dye Ink; Versafine Onyx Black
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper 6x6 DIY Shop paper pd
We'll be back Wednesday with more Father's Day inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by.