Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dashing Through the Snow!

We had our first snow in Iowa this week ... it was blustery and blowing, but it was clearly white stuff falling from the sky.

I personally love having all four seasons, and enjoy each one equally (okay maybe not equally ... Autumn is the front runner in my book), but I do love the beautiful clean white landscape after new fallen snow.

I used lots of Eyelet Outlet brads to create my fun snowy scene.

I started by die cutting various snow drifts from white cardstock then added lots of the new beuatiful Pine Tree Brads to create my landscape and some Snowflake Brads (in two sizes) to the clear blue sky.  

The new Sled Brads (which come in two colors) were perfect for my penguins who are bundled-up for the wintry conditions.  There is even a white bear brad waiting for his turn on the sled.

There are a few Prancing Deer Brads who tend to run out in front of your car this time of year, especially on the tree-lined roads, so you always have to be on alert.  

Finally there is a new Red Truck Brad taking home his holiday tree (that like our holiday tree growing-up always seemed to be a bit too big for the space when we got home).

The finishing touch was a sentiment from Joy Clair Stamps Snow Fall stamped with my MISTI in pine tree green..

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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Eyelet Outlet Card-making Fun

I've had fun creating with Eyelet Outlet products this weekend.  

The first card features Dragon Brads for a fun birthday card design.

Sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Lovable Legends.

Eyelet Outlet Merry Christmas Washi Tape is the perfect accent for all of you Christmas Cards (or envelopes).

I love the subtle grid background behind the words.

And the Eyelet Outlet Butterfly Washi Tape is absolutely gorgeous on Kraft Cardstock

There are so many Butterfly Washi choices in the store ... which is your favorite?

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017


It's Kim from Katydid Cards today and I'm happy to be spending time with you.

I tend to use pumpkins on my cards long after Halloween as they are such beautiful symbols of my favorite season, Autumn.  So, even though I've set my sights on Thanksgiving cards, pumpkins figure prominently.

On my first card, I used the Pumpkin Brads.  I also used the Mini Leaf Brads and Maple Leaf Quicklets.

This is a pocket card, which started out as a Silhouette store design #31587.  I eliminated the pumpkin, replacing it with the bushel of pumpkins file #49952.  Of course, I changed that up a bit as well to accommodate the brads.  Once I had my basic design laid out, I then selected the digital patterned paper and an embellishment from the Pumpkin Patch Kit by NitWit Collections to fill the base.

Here's a closer look at the bushel.  I just love those Pumpkins...the way the light hits them!  And see the leaves I added to the left; two large Maple Quicklets and two Mini Leaves.  While I didn't share a close-up of the Pumpkins, you can see I added three with two Mini Leaves and some of that vine I will expand on in a moment.

To accent, I used covered floral wire which I curled around a skewer as vines.  I learned this trick from the very talented Tina Goodwin.
Inside, I used another file from the Silhouette store.  This time, item #100116.  I converted it to print only as my sentiment.  Here's a look at that.

Next up, I took a totally different approach to my pumpkin using Orange Jewel Bling, Green Jewel Bling and Clear Jewel Bling (which I colored with Copic markers).  I used a rhinestone setting pattern as a general placement guide.  This took a while to do, but I sure do like the outcome.

I used Ivory Confetti card stock from Stampin' Up for the scalloped circle and card base.  The mats were cut from scrap patterned paper.  The greeting was from the now defunct My Digital Studio.  I dissected it a bit.  The bottom half of it is inside the card:

I hope you like my pumpkin themed cards and I'm sharing them early just in case you want to do something like this for your Thanksgiving cards.  This will give you enough time to order your Eyelet Outlet supplies.

Another harbinger of Autumn is colorful leaves.  If you missed my previous Eyelet Outlet post with my Autumn leaves shaker, here it is.

Before I leave you today, I just wanted to share there's some new washi in the Eyelet Outlet store if you want to go check it out.  And don't forget to sign up for the newsletter so you don't miss any of the updates!

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bee Happy!

For today's card I am revisiting an old favorite stamp set, accenting with some cute coordinating Eyelet Outlet brads in both funky and mini versions.  

These mini bee brads are absolutely adorable!  

The minis are the smaller version of our traditional bumble bee brads, but I love the funky bee brads version, and spring bubble brads are the perfect companions for a fun sentiment inside.  

When the days get short and gray, a happy yellow card is the perfect perk-me-up!  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Deal Me In!

I must be a romantic, because the type of cards I enjoy making the most are "Love" cards. Expressing our love shouldn't  just  be for Valentines Day! Our newlywed daughter loves tucking them into her hubby's luggage when he's off on work-related travel and I often wrap several in a pretty bow and give them as a unique Bridal Shower gift.  Now and then I even give my wonderful husband one!  Today I've made a "Love" card featuring one of the newest Eyelet Outlet products, the Playing Card Brads and some Eyelet Outlet Red Heart Bling. 

The bling comes in 3 colors and is soooo easy to apply to projects!  Peel and stick and there you go! With 12 playing cards in a package, there are lots of possibilities!  


Thanks for stopping in today!  See all the new brads in the Fall, 2017 release at Eyelet Outlet.com

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...

...Brand new Eyelet Outlet Christmas goodies!!! Ok, technically the Truck Brads and the Pine Tree Brads (and even the Moose Brads) that I (Lauren) am showing off could be used for all kinds of things, in any season. But if you pair them with some EO Holiday Tapes and add in Christmassy images, they really do ROCK the holiday, don't you think?

My first card was made possible by the fact that my friend Anna just happened to give me the perfect rubber stamp-- it's the house image with the sentiment inside it. Just to the left of the house the stamp has a small evergreen, which immediately made me think, "That would be even cooler with one of the new Pine Tree Brads!" ...a decision I stand by, completely! Once I added it, I realized that the Truck Brad was fairly proportional to the scene, and a Red Heart Pearl would be a little big, but still work. The Snowman Brad was a late edition, but he kind of makes the card, don't you think?

Then all I needed to do was choose coordinating papers. But midway through that process, I realized that I could make my own, using some of my favorite Xmas tapes, so that's what I did! I used the Wide Tree Tape and Merry Christmas Washi on my finished card, but while I was on a roll (for once the pun is unintentional, I swear!) I made additional A2-sized panels using Holly TapePine Tree Bough Tape, and Tree Tape. One of my favorite things about making Washi Paper like this is that it turns out with a lot of tapes, the edges of the designs can be made to line up seamlessly if you just look carefully and apply the tape very neatly. If you look closely at the holly paper and the trees paper, you'll see what I mean. Of course, you don't have to do that to get a great look, but it's a cool "extra" feature!

For my second card I used regular patterned papers, but my focal image is a sepia-toned landscape from an old Ideals Magazine. As soon as I saw it, I thought the scale would be pretty good to put a Truck in the foreground, carrying home the family Christmas tree. To draw even more attention to the brads, I framed the arched window with Champagne Bling Strips and added a band of Glitter Copper Tape at the bottom.

My third card is a bit of a cheat, in that the layers of diecut trees and hills were actually the "extras" from another card that had a few growing pains, lol. But when I stacked them all together, I really liked the look, so I added a paper-pieced house, some Pine Tree Brads and I couldn't resist that adorable Moose

It's definitely not too early to start thinking about holiday cards, and the Eyelet Outlet store is a great place to find all the bradsbling and tape you could possibly need! (They make pretty fabulous gifts, as well!) (Just sayin'...) ♥

and Stephanie Severin make holiday cards
January through November at Jingle Belles!
(And you're invited to join the fun!)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Autumn Leaves

Today I had fun playing with vintage dictionary pages, gorgeous wide leaf washi tape, and some fun brads.

On my recent travels, I found a falling apart dictionary with beautiful crispy aged pages.  I love how the words show through the translucent Washi Tape.

I accented my design with beautiful leaf brads and a fun little squirrel.  I added some skinny glitter washi tape to finish this design.

I stamped my sentiment on the border of one of the aged dictionary pages.  

For my second card, I positioned the rest of the vintage dictionary page at the bottom and added Copper Glitter Washi Tape at the top.

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, October 23, 2017

Rise and Shine!!

Don't you love the new farm addition to the Eyelet Outlet's brads?
This Rooster brad is happy, upbeat and makes a great partner to our Chicken brad!

We will be at the 

and yes, I will be there! Come crow to me about how much you adore Eyelet Outlet products.
I will cluck in agreement!!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Eyelet Outlet Christmas Cards

I've been having fun making holiday ornaments with Alcohol Inks and Yupo Paper ... and Eyelet Outlet Gems are the perfect embellishments.

The Clear Square Jewel was perfect for the larger ornament ... and I trimmed the tiny flower gem from the new Fancy Long Bling.

I used the Clear Square Jewels on both ornaments for this card.

This card featured the new Flower Bling (which reminded me of the embossed snowflakes on the background of my card)

Make sure you stock-up on lots of Eyelet Outlet products to make your holiday cards.

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A Little Pick-Up

Hi there!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards and today I'm working with one of the new releases at the Eyelet Outlet store, an  adorable Pick-Up Truck Brad.

As soon as I saw it, I knew just what I wanted to do with it.  So let me show you how I paired it with the Map and Tire Washi Tapes to make this card:

See!  I told you that Pick-Up was adorable! Here's a closer look.  I honestly don't know how Eyelet Outlet manages to make something so small with such great detail.  The beauty is I don't have to know...I just get to use them!

I'm thrilled with the map washi, too.  It accented the truck perfectly!


And it was a perfect fit for this card, which I've been wanting to make for quite some time, but couldn't figure out just what would fit in those triple tags.  This is actually a Flip/Flap card...it's the flip card with an extra flap so you have a full 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" inside with which to work.  Here's a look at the flip in action:

And here's a better look at the flap inside with another Pick-Up brad on the Tire Washi Tape.  I placed the tape on each side and mitered the corners for a nice, finished look.

I think this makes for a great masculine get well card.  Not that I want anyone to be sick...but I'm prepared!  Here's another get well card I made using Eyelet Outlet Brads I particularly like.

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