Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Vintage Sewing

A few weeks ago, as a friend and I wandered through a vintage thrift store, I found a Sewing Pattern Book from the 70s.  Oh the hours I spent thumbing through pages just like these trying to find things for my Mom and my Grandma to make for me.



I used some one of the vintage illustrations together with Eyelet Outlet Thread Brads & Sewing Tape Washi.  I remember going through all of the rolls of thread trying to find the perfect match for my fabric.


I also incorporated a vintage sewing machine and a clear sticker sentiment.


If you or someone you love likes sewing, thread brads are the perfect embellishment.

Did you know we have a Flickr Gallery to showcase Eyelet Outlet Design Team Creations?


You can visit me in blogland at Ingenious Inkling,
and you can find Lauren & I making holiday cards
all year long at Jingle Belles

Monday, December 11, 2017

Bus Page

Eyelet Outlet has all sorts of products that are great for school themed pages.


Brads used here:
Crayons

And you can always use a bit of bling with these large, sticky backed jewels!


I used glitter washi tape (in silver) for the bumper...
and Eyelet Outlet has a wide variety of colors and patterns to complete any papercrafting project!

(Bus Layout from EZ Laser Designs.)

Thanks for showing up on time today!
Come visit me at, Sunnyside Up, on some snow day this winter!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hanging Out


Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.

When I saw the cute Hanger Brads, the idea "Hanging Out" came to me immediately.  Now, how to incorporate it into a card...


Before my association with Eyelet Outlet, I rarely used washi tape; so I knew I wanted to use that as well.  Now, I'm having such fun with it I wonder why I rarely used it.  I made my card today using these luscious tapes:






That red and green washi would work great on Christmas cards, tags and projects as well!

I'll show you a picture of my card first and then share a bit about how it came together.  



I made a vintage armoire using a cut file I found in the Silhouette Store.  I used Confetti White card stock, embossed it with a Woodgrain embossing folder and sponged all the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  The handles and the center medallion for the finial were made using the Multi-Sized Pearl Bling, colored with a Gold Leaf Pen.

I had such fun filling this armoire.  I found a free clip art dress image and traced it in my Silhouette.  I cut it and it became the base for my washi; which I attached trimmed the edges.  I added pockets of glitter washi and even added a pair of matching shoes for each.  The greeting appears on the inside of the doors.




I added a third hanger because it looked a bit empty in the middle.  Here's a closer look:




And here's the inside of the card...another hanger for good measure!



I hope you like my card and much as I liked sharing it with you.

Before I leave you I want to share some exciting news...Eyelet Outlet is having a sale just in time for Christmas!  That's right, you get 20% off any order over $20.00.  Just use the code hoho20 at check out!  The sale ends December 10th, so don't delay!  And there's free shipping on orders over $75.  Happy shopping!



Kim from Katydid Cards
Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy did!

Friday, December 8, 2017


Are your holiday lights twinkling?

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from now until December 10th, 2017.

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Code...hoho20.

Christmas just came a bit earlier for Eyelet Outlet fans!

Winter Sports Fun!


I had a lot of fun playing with this cute patterned paper, some Eyelet Outlet bling and a few sled brads for this Winter sports fun card.  You can almost imagine these skiers blazing down the hill toward a banner finish!    


It's nice to have a few winter-themed cards on hand that are not necessarily for any particular holiday.  For this card, the focal image is a sparkly snowman who has a sled at-the-ready.  Those little sleds have so much detail!


Some tear drop bling, small rhinestones trimmed from a bling strip, and a beautiful jewel embellish layers of snowflakes.  A strategically placed sled brad adds more color and interest on the front of the card in keeping with the theme.


Inside, a strip of designer paper is framed by some skinny washi tape strips, and the word "sledding" is emphasized by another sled brad.  A single rhinestone brings some sparkle to the stamped sentiment.   

Florida is enjoying its first real blast of Winter this weekend, and the snow and wintry mix may make it as far south as my hometown in southwest Louisiana!  Sure makes it seem especially Christmas-y!

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Floating Ornament

Snow has already started flying in some parts of the country and it's time to start thinking about trimming the Christmas tree!  Today I'm bringing you a fun Christmas tree ornament featuring the Eyelet Outlet Cardinal Brad.


I cut the insert for my ornament on my Cricut from transparency sheets available at most office supply stores. A good rule of thumb for creating the insert is to measure the diameter of your ornament, then divide that figure by 3.14.  The circle for your insert should be just a tiny bit smaller that number to prevent it from curling inside your ornament.  

I cut the branch for my ornament out of vinyl and applied it to my insert with transfer tape and I added some red jeweled bling to the branches.  After applying my Cardinal Brad to the insert, I snipped just the tips off of the prongs on the back off to make it a bit easier to get the insert through the hole in the top of the ornament.  I added some snow inside and a bow on top and this ornament is ready for the tree!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll give this project a try!



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mele Kalikimaka...

...means Merry Christmas in Hawaiian, as any Jimmy Buffet or Bing Crosby fan will tell you. I (Lauren) love to make Hawaii-themed cards all year round, so I don't see why I should stop at Christmas time, especially when I've thought up a truly spectacular pun AND there are so many awesome Eyelet Outlet products to convey a tropical, beachy theme.


My crafty BFF (and fellow EO designer) Stephanie gave me a stamp set called "Polynesian Paradise" for my birthday, and I am absolutely in love with the adorable Hula girl who inspired my sentiment. I thought she'd look especially cute on a Christmas ornament, with a Fresh Flower Brad in her hair, and I stand by that decision. I made a second ornament by neatly lining up strips of Flamingo Washi on plain white cardstock, then tracing a homemade heart-shaped ornament template and cutting it out. I added a Flamingo Brad on a couple of small white Paper Flowers, then "hung" both the baubles from Pearl Bling Strips cut down to fit the space.


One of my favorite ways to use EO brads is to make custom sentiments for my cards. I love alphabet dies and stickers and I always think it's fun to mix and match them. In this case I've used a white all-caps font, but then highlighted "hula" by using larger green letters. The thing that really makes them shine, though, are the Tall Palm Tree and Sun Brads. At the end I couldn't resist a Heart Brad or three just to tie the whole design together.


I hope you'll have as much fun preparing for the HULA-days as I did making this card! ♥


cannot ever resist a tropical brad, or a silly pun, 
...or a card that combines both!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Easy Oh-So-Mailable Washi Tape Cards

I like starting with boxes of pre-made cards, so I can decorate them for quick cards.

Today I only used Washi Tape to turn these pre-made card bases into something special that is oh-so-mailable.

For the first card I started with a pink sprinkles card base and added two rows of Flamingo Washi Tape with row of Skinny Washi Tape in the middle.  I used clear stickers from my stash for my sentiment.


The next one is a striped card base covered with Wide Flower Washi ... a bouquet the recipient can display on their desk that will never wilt.


A quick Christmas Card for the local nursing home with Stocking Washi Tape bordered by skinny Vine Washi on a green ombre card base.


And my final card features adorable VW Washi Tape for a sweet birthday card on a blue ombre card base.



Eyelet Outlet Products Used:
Did you know we have a Flickr Gallery to showcase Eyelet Outlet Design Team Creations?


You can visit me in blogland at Ingenious Inkling,
and you can find Lauren & I making holiday cards
all year long at Jingle Belles

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sweet Dreams


Little ones never stay little long enough.
Capture these sweet, quiet times in your scrapbook...
and make them dazzle with Eyelet Outlet products such as bling and washi tape.





Layout from EZ Laser Designs

Eyelet Outlet has bling in every color of the rainbow.
Come see what we have in our store.
Free shipping offer too!



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Blinged-Out Christmas Trees

One of my favorite things to create with Eyelet Outlet Swirl Bling are blinged-out Christmas Trees.

I usually start with a smaller piece of bling and position it in the middle of my Christmas Tree.  Next I perform bling-surgery to cut apart the swirls to fill all the space in the tree.

This is a silver metallic tree decked out with Silver Pearl Swirl Bling.



And one of my absolute favorite tree toppers is an Eyelet Outlet Square Gem.

Here are those same Square Gems topping some paper trees.


This tree was blinged-out with Clear Bling Swirls.



White Eyelet Outlet Glitter Enamel Dots make awesome tree decorations too.




And more silver glitter enamel tree decorations here.



Bling Flourishes are also perfect for steam coming from a fresh mug of hot cocoa (yes, I like my mugs big).



I hope this gives you some ideas for blinging-up your Christmas Card with Eyelet Outlet.

Did you know we have a Flickr Gallery to showcase Eyelet Outlet Design Team Creations?


You can visit me in blogland at Ingenious Inkling,
and you can find Lauren & I making holiday cards
all year long at Jingle Belles



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Explosive News!

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards!

I have to admit, when I first joined the EO Design Team, working with washi tape was outside my comfort zone.  But now I find myself having a lot of fun incorporating it in my projects.

It's all due to the fact that Eyelet Outlet has SO many washi tapes available...there's something for everyone!  That and all the great inspiration from my Design Team Sisters...did you know we have the Washi Queen on our team?  Yes, we do!

I used the Colored Math Washi Tape today and it provided the perfect background (and gave me my color cues, too).




I paired this with the Great Chemistry stamp set.  It was purchased as a required stamp set for a Copic coloring class.  I never used it and figured I never would.  Thank goodness for this washi tape as it caused me to dust it off.  Here are the results:




I thought a split-front card would be a great way to showcase both the image and the sentiment inside.  It was a good choice.  This sort of card is easy to make and you can adjust the upper and lower panels to any size you need to accommodate your focal image and sentiment.  I have a template for this layout on the Freebies page if you'd like it.

I used several other EO products on my card:



I colored this mad scientist with Copic markers and then added the glasses.  His eyes were calling out for a pair of black pearls which I dotted with white gel pen to give them a highlight.  I pieced his bow tie with Green Glitter Washi and I "filled" the vial with Red Glitter Washi, but I colored it with a Copic marker for a custom color.  Of course his formula has to be bubbling, so I colored the Swirl Jewel Bling in various sizes.  Here's a closer look at all that:




I used another image from the stamp set for the area below him and the bling worked perfectly for that as well.  But I wasn't done with the bling quite yet.  I added it to the greeting, which was calling out for embellishment.




This is such a fun card!  I really enjoyed making it.


Kim from Katydid Cards
Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy did!