Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Alien Brads: Out of This World!

Absolutely all of Eyelet Outlet's new Spring brads are awesome, in my opinion, but none are more fun than the Alien Brads, which are both adorable and otherworldly... so clearly I (Lauren) had to use them on a couple of different cards!

Scientists have recently confirmed that there *IS* life on Mars, but alas, there are no bakeries. So it turns out most of the UFO's sighted on this planet involve Little Green Men who have not enjoyed cake in far too long! 

I was happy to build these guys an appropriately-sized chocolate cupcake, then frost it with the help of two different sized cloud punches. I added a couple of Star Brads to make them feel at home. And obviously no cupcake is complete without a Cherry Brad on top!

One of my favorite ways to add a funky sentiment is with my trusty old-school label maker. In this case, I trimmed the labels down a bit, and affixed them kind of randomly, to fit the fun vibe of the card. I used another Alien Brad and the same set of supplies to create a sentiment inside, as well!

I often use funny quotes as inspiration for a card design, and I wish I could remember which comedian said, some years ago, that Area 51 didn't particularly worry him, but the thought of 50 OTHER such places made him a bit anxious! I typed the sentiment on clear labels which I affixed to a cloudy sky over a bit of patterned paper desert. Then I filled in the scene with another adorable Martian and a funky space ship made from paper, Glitter Silver Washi Tape and tiny 1/16" Mini Gold Brads.

Meanwhile, here in this galaxy, you'll have noticed that we now have even more fun for you here on the Eyelet Outlet Blog... some days there will be more than one post! That means lots of great ideas to make your cards and projects out of this world! Be sure to scroll down and see what awesomeness Designer Georgiana has thought up to inspire you! ♥

Lauren Bergold
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  1. As usual, you knocked it out of the park with these cards. Love how you incorporated the aliens. You are just so clever!

  2. Fabulous cards, those aliens worked well for you. I agree you are really really clever!!!

  3. Lauren these are AWESOME!!! I love how you've used these Alien Brads!!!