Thursday, August 31, 2017

Time for a Coffee Break!

Time for a coffee break, crafty friends, so pour yourself a cup and sit back and relax while you browse our blog for some fun inspiration using our cute Coffee Brad Set.

First up, I have a funny little card that will surely put a smile on the face of your favorite human!  Our Coffee Bean Brad literally comes alive when I used it for the body of my "human bean!"  

To create this little guy I combined the boy figure from Cricut's Beyond Birthdays cartridge along with the eyes and mouth from Funny Faces.  The wonderful coffee bean background paper is from a lovely coffee themed set of digital paper from AMB Illustrations available on Etsy.

Also available in Eyelet Outlet's Coffee Brads set are to-go cups that are so life-like, you'll think you smell the coffee when you see them!  I've used them on this pop-up gift card holder.  Now that school is back in session, you'll want to keep a few of these easy to make cards on hand for a quick thank you gift for the teacher. My teacher friends tell me they really don't need any more coffee cup gifts, but they always appreciate a coffee shop gift card.

The sentiment on my gift card holder's belly band is from  There's so many free SVG's there that pair amazingly with Eyelet Outlet products and when you purchase their affordable license, you'll discover lots of ways to put them together.   

Here's what the gift card holder looks like when the belly band slides off and the gift card pops up.

And speaking of "back to school," here's a funny little card perfect for welcoming the teachers back from their summer break!  Again, I used our Coffee Bean Brad along with the boy figure from Cricut's "Beyond Birthdays" cartridge, but this time I needed a different expression for the faces.  

These digital faces from Peachy Keen's "Passing By" provided the perfect look of surprise!  The coffee grinder is from Cricut's "Love You A Latte" cartridge.  A little enamel dot adds a touch of dimension to the coffee grinder.  Eyelet Outlet carries enamel dots and shapes in all sorts of sizes and colors.

Thanks for taking a coffee break with me this afternoon and I hope you'll pour yourself another cup and go shopping at for these and other amazing embellishments!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bring On the Bling!

I (Lauren) am still mildly obsessed with all the beautiful glittery *BLING* options available in the Eyelet Outlet store! This time, I've combined some of my favorite shapes with stencils and blendy ink!

For my first card, I used a favorite stencil with a mixture of different sized Maltese crosses. I blended several shades of blue and purple ink, over some designer paper with a subtle "resist" pattern built into it. I added Purple Flower Jewels ringed with Clear Bling to the largest; Single Gems to the smallest, and a mix of Blue Pearls and a few Teardrop Jewels (coming soon the the shop!!!) to the rest.

This lacy, floral stencil was a bit of a challenge, because it wasn't quite large enough to cover the entire panel on the front of my A2 card. So I filled as much of the bottom of the card as I could cover; then moved the stencil up to the top... and covered the seam with Pink Foil TapeGlitter Gold Washi and Long Bling Strips. I scattered a few more Flower Jewels over the design and added bits of a Champagne Bling Swirl that I had snipped apart to make it fit better!

A regular, geometric pattern is often less appealing to me, but as a base for bling, it turned out to be really fun. this time I created my own pattern around the inked diamonds, using Green Flower JewelsClear Oval Gems and snippets of a Green Pearl Strip.

I hope you'll be inspired to combine Eyelet Outlet Bling with some of your favorite stencils, I'd love to see what sorts of designs you can come up with!  

Be sure to tag @EyeletOutlet if you post on social media, and come find us on FaceBook! ♥

is glad that bling comes in

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun!

The Halloween Candy is out at the grocery store, so it's time to start making fun Halloween cards.

How fun are all those orange Washi Tapes ... I love them.

And I love how the Pumpkin Brads coordinate perfectly with the Pumpkin Washi Tape.

And of course, a few bats are the perfect finishing touch for a Halloween card design.  This one uses this week's CAS(E) this Sketch layout.

I just got these adorable new Witch Leg Brads ... and I love them.  They are so perfect with one of my all time favorite Halloween sentiments.

The orange zig zag washi tape was a bit too bright for my design, but since it is transleuscent, I attached it to orange cardstock, which created the perfect hues (one of my favorite Washi Tape tricks).  

And don't you love the cool background I made by lining-up the Purple Zig Zag Washi ... and how the tape perfectly coordinates with the Purple Enamel Dots.

The layout is this week's Hand Stamps Sentiments Sketch.

Seriously, how fun are those shoes ... I'm going to be making lots of cards with those fun little brads ... watch for them in the Eyelet Outlet store soon.

Products used:

Did you know we have a Pinterest Board 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, August 28, 2017

Scrapping Time!

 Now that summer vacations are over...
the pool towels are washed and the sand toys are tucked away...

It's time to scrap all those memories!!

What better way to embellish your pages than with Eyelet Outlet brads and washi tape.
We'll make it easy...all you need to do is add the photos and journaling!

Layout silhouette from EZ Laser Designs

Did you know that we have THREE trade shows in September?

We would so love to meet you...
and we know that you would so love to check out our wares in person!

Have a great day...
and enjoy those memories!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Big Winner!

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today!

I thought these Dice Brads were pretty cool, so I wanted to used them on a card.  As you can see, they come in red and white and they're a big winner in my book.

I pictured tossing dice, so I wanted my card to have that look.  What better way to accomplish that than to make a penny slider card.  Here's a look:

 And here's we have the dice midway through the slider:

And at the end:

I used Jackpot II digital patterned paper from Stampin' Up.  Picking the Soft Suede from the patterned paper, I used that for my card base.  The black portion was printed with Very Vanilla for the greeting.  Bazzill's green card stock reminds me of the craps table, right down to the texture.  Sliders are very popular these days and there are so many dies now which aids you in making sliders in many different sizes and angles.  I want to share a closer look at the slider mechanism:

Aren't those dice great?  Now I want to use the white on another card or project!  For the inside of my card, I used a sentiment I thought would work well with the dice.  I printed it on Very Vanilla and placed it on another patterned paper from the set.

Odds are I'll be back soon with another project. In fact, you can bet on it!

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

Friday, August 25, 2017

Let's Go Glamping!"

Do you have friends who like to "glamp?"  If I'm gonna go camping, girlie glamping is the way I want to go!  This retro-style card would be perfect for the girlie girlfriend who likes to camp in style!

It is the glow of glossy enamel dots "lights" in a rainbow of colors that really brings this card to life!  Most of these are from our line of multi-sized enamel dots (blue, green, aqua...they come in a huge selection of colors!), but some are from packages that include other shapes like stars or hearts so you can mix and match.

Easy peasy and so cute!  

I hope you get to relax and stamp some this weekend!   

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cardinal in a Bird Bath

Happy Thursday, crafty friends!  One of the things I like best about my craft room is the window.  I just love watching the birds on the feeder and splashing around in the bird bath in the back yard while I craft.  As a matter of fact, right this moment I'm watching a beautiful cardinal wetting his whistle in the bird bath and he is the inspiration for my post today.

I started with a bird bath image from Cricut's French Manor cartridge, but I snipped off the bird from the image so I could use my favorite Eyelet Outlet brad.  I think I may have mentioned having a favorite brad in a previous post, but this time I really mean it!  The Cardinal Brad is definitely my favorite!!  His features are so life-like. The only thing this little guy doesn't do is sing, so I added some oh-so-pretty Music Washi Tape to the back ground.  This is a wide tape and it's so romantic looking with the floral pattern mixed with and sheet music and bird.  To really jazz thing up, I used a strip of Eyelet Outlet Glitter Washi Tape in silver for the water in the bird bath and then accentuated the red in the cardinal with some Red Jewel Swirl Bling.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to visit the Eyelet Outlet store on line for the best selection of brads and washi tape on the web!  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Do You Know How Many Types of Bling Eyelet Outlet Sells?

Ok, that's a bit of a trick question, because I (Lauren) actually don't know the answer. But it's *A LOT* lol! We have Individual JewelsSwirlsStripsShapesBumpy Bling, even Bling surrounded by More Bling... all of which come in at least six colors; and then nearly every variety is also available in Pearls. Like I said, it's a lot of bling, so if you cannot find a style you love in the Eyelet Outlet store, it may not actually exist on this planet. All of which may have tipped you off to the fact that my project this week is bling-related, lol!

One of the first things I thought of when I saw the new Fancy Bling Borders-- which are part of the amazing Fall Release, and will be in the shop verrrrrry soon-- was that their size and shape made them a substitute for places where I'd ordinarily use ribbon. And since they're very sticky, and quite bendy, I wondered if i could even use them in a 3D application, like say, on a gift package. Obviously, it'd have to be a special package, and reusable, so I separately covered the lid and the bottom of a small box with some glossy pink giftwrap. Then I trimmed a section of the border big enough to drape across one corner of my package, and wrap down onto the vertical surface of the box top. I un-peeled and stuck the center (horizontal) bit on first, then carefully pressed down first one side and then the other. When the entire segment was adhered, I trimmed the excess at the lower edge away with scissors.

The only thing you cannot do with the Fancy Bling Borders is tie them in a bow. But luckily Paper Flowers make an equally nice embellishment. Especially if you adorn them with even more bling, lol! On the smallest flower I used a Pink Flower Jewel. On the largest, I used another, but then surrounded it with Clear Oval Jewels and small Pink Gems. For the middle flower, I used a 12mm Round Pink Jewel with the Clear Edge, and surrounded it with Tear Drop Jewels, which are technically not quiiiiiiiite in the shop just yet, they're part of a huge update of new styles that will be coming ANY MINUTE! (& totally worth waiting for!)

Of course you cannot give anyone a package as fancy as this without a card. Which is also going to have to be pretty blingy, just to hold its head up, right? Still playing with the "embellished flower" ideas that I used on the package, I made blossoms with 12mm Pink Jewel Centers surrounded by Clear Oval "petals". For stems, I carefully positioned some Champagne Bling Strips so they looked like they were bending in the wind, and added leaves made by cutting apart some of the brand-new, coming-soon Heart Jewel icons. This may be the heaviest A2 card of all time, lol, but I love how it came out!

I hope you'll be inspired to check out the many beautiful varieties of Eyelet Outlet Sticky-Back Bling and create your own stunning combinations! ♥

is a big fan of Eyelet Outlet bling.
In all its shiny, sparkly, magical fun varieties!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

No One on Earth will Love You More

Puppy cards are always good to have in your stash for the dog lovers in your life.

This one combines a scrapbook journaling card with that cute Dog Brad that fit perfectly inside the *O*.  I also added some Wide Postage Washi Tape and Yellow Enamel Heart stickers to finish the design.

For my second card, I used the Pink Enamel Heart stickers together with another cute Dog Brad (there are four different designs in the package).  The Brown Measuring Tape Washi was layered slightly on top of the Wide Brick Washi Tape (love how they look together).

Products Used:

Did you know we have a Pinterest Board 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, August 21, 2017

Cat Nip

I just love how Eyelet Outlet brads and washi are so purrfect to use
on any style of card!  Shabby/vintage isn't my usual go to style...
but it works!

Thanks for visiting today!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Look Outside

Hello folks!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards; happy to be with you today!

I don't know about you, but I love to look outside my window and see a immediately puts me in a good mood.  And that's what inspired this card made for my Eyelet Outlet post using the Cardinal Brads.

I used a cut file I purchased in the Silhouette store, but altered it a bit because I can never leave anything well enough alone.  I wanted just the right branches for my cardinals to I made them!

I used Whisper White card stock for the base. The blue panel is also Whisper White, which I filled with color on the front and left the back white.

The star of the show, the cardinal brads...don't they just pop right off the page!  My greeting was printed in red using the Channel font and matted on red.

Here's a closer look at the cardinals and the greeting.  Don't those cardinals look just like the real thing?  I love how realistic the EO brads are.

And here's the inside of the card.  The same filled with blue with the sentiment printed on top.  I cut another tree to place on the side with another cardinal to tie it all together.

As you can see, this is a taller card; fitting in a standard business envelope.   While most of my cards are the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size, I like changing things up once in a while.

I hope you liked me card.  If you have any questions, you can ask in the comments and I'll be sure to answer.  See you next week with another card!

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