Saturday, July 29, 2017

It's a Wrap!

The Design Team and I have sure enjoyed bringing you our Christmas in July posts this month!  For our final post in this series, we thought we "wrap it up" with a focus on gift wrapping for the holidays with Eyelet Outlet's amazing products!

First up here's a easy tag featuring one of our best sellers, the beautiful Cardinal Brad perched on a pine branch from Cricut's 3D Floral Decor cartridge.  I flipped when I found this wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby after Christmas last year because it looked as if it was made for my tag!

Next is a simple tag using one of our sweet little Snowman Brads.  I attached him to a chipboard circle that I inked up in red which really added dimension to the tag.  And don't forget to add our eyelets to your tags!  They come in lots of sizes and colors!

Eyelet Outlet's Holiday Brads & Washi Tapes are amazing, but here's a little Christmas tag that features our Rifle Brad and our Glasses Brad!  I had so much fun putting this "Christmas Story" themed tag together!   I used the Cricut Explore to draw the crack for the glasses.   

I thought this grumpy looking Santa from Cricut's "Santa's Village" cartridge was perfect! He reminded me of the Santa that Ralphy visits in the movie. 

And lastly, this cute little Santa Suit from Cricut's "Christmas Cheer" is embellished with Eyelet Outlet Black Pearl Bling for buttons and then hung on an Eyelet Outlet Hanger Brad.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have lots of fun creating for the holidays with Eyelet Outlet products!

No one ever has to ask me (Lauren) twice when it comes to fancy giftwrapping, lol! it's one of my favorite ways to use my Eyelet Outlet goodies!

I love gift bags., because they're sooooooo convenient and easy to customize--especially if you happen to have lots of lovely Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape, which I do. Sometimes I decorate a little panel to go on top of the bag, but this time, I've applied the tapes right to the bag itself. I've used Merry Christmas WashiWide Tree TapeMusic Note Tape, Merry Christmas Skinny TapeHeart Washi (not all the tapes have to be official "holiday" ones; music notes and hearts add to the vibe of any celebration, don't they?) and strips of Skinny Washi Tape in pink and green.

Once I had a nice base for the bag, I thought I'd add a tag; or in this case, a cluster of tags. I chose three different sizes and shapes of tag to combine, and I made one of them from a holiday themed transparency, so that you could see through it. I decorated the tags with a sweet stamped snowman from Pretty Pink Posh, to whom I've given a smart Bowler HatPearl Bling EyesTiny Brad Buttons. Then I added... you guessed it... more tape: Heart WashiHolly TapeMerry Christmas WashiSkinny Heart Tape and a few more shades of solid color Skinny Washi Tape, some of which I overlapped, to get even more variety of widths!  

I couldn't resist adding a small Paper Flower with a Candy Cane Brad before I attached the whole cluster to the bag's handle with a bit of twine and called it done.

I hope you've enjoyed Christmas in July as much as I have! If you've missed any of the awesome Saturday posts they are all collected under the "Christmas in July" label... just click the link to see amazing inspiration from all of the designers! ♥

and fellow EO designer Stephanie Severin
will also be celebrating Christmas in August... 
on the Jingle Belles blog!
Eyelet Outlet Embellishments & Christmas Papers come together to make quick and easy cards.

An enamel dot for the ball on the top of his hat ... a holly brad to embellish the corner of my panel ... and thin brown glitter washi tape to help ground the design ... TADA ... another super-cute holiday card for my stash.

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

I am so happy to be able to join in the final Saturday in July with a couple of tags I made with some Eyelet Outlet products.

On the tag on the left I (Barbara) used a super cute snowman brad and a wreath brad, since I didn't have snowflakes or enough white enamel dots I used shiny blue enamel dots

 On the tag on the right I used silver animal print washi tape for the background red rhinestone swirly bling for the ornaments on the tree and a super cute sock monkey with a santa hat on. He is on clearance if you want to stock up on your Christmas sock monkeys

Please comment on our five Christmas in July posts...
two lucky crafters will receive an Eyelet Outlet Prize package...
drawing will be next weekend!


  1. Love these tags, so much inspiration for Christmas.

  2. Love the tags - especially the sock monkey :-) Need to check out the website.

  3. The snowman brad is many uses. Thanks for the great idea of decorating the bag!

  4. Such awesome tags... several have brads I haven't seen before! Love the cardinal, the glasses and the hanger! These are so much fun! Adorable sock monkey too!

  5. Wow, what a fun way to decorate your packages for Christmas. Love all of the cute tags.

  6. Those are absolutely stunning - you have such great ideas xx

  7. great ideas! Inspires me to make some tags and cards. The snowman brad is especially cute.