Wednesday, February 28, 2018

It's Somebunny's Birthday

And we are celebrating here on the Eyelet Outlet Blog! Hi guys, it's Lauren again, with a couple of uber-cute birthday cards featuring loads of super-fun Eyelet Outlet birthday-themed brads!

Before we get to the cards, I want to answer the question I get asked the most when I put oversized Eye Glass Brads on an undersized critter, "How do you get those to stay on?" It's actually really easy, you just have to plan ahead a tiny bit. Set the brads BEFORE you cut out the bunny... (who's from a stamp set called Holiday Pals by Pretty Pink Posh) ...and cut out AROUND the glasses, so they're supported by the "extra" cardstock that you've left intact. In the case of the rectangular glasses, I left the area inside the frames white. Since the round glasses show a bit more background, after I chose my patterned paper, I took a soft blue brush marker and tinted the area around bunny's head to make it coordinate and thus disappear.

Oh and one more trick: sometimes I bend the prongs of a brad INWARD instead of outward; they grip the paper equally well but take up less space. So now you know!

For the first version, I went vertical with my A2 card and added the Party HatCake and Candle Brads in little thought bubbles I cut from colorful paper scraps. Once again, to make them fit *perfectly* I set the brads before I drew the thought bubbles, then cut out neatly around them. My sentiment is made with my trusty Dymo labelmaker; I trimmed the labels slightly and stacked them to balance the design.

On my second card, I went horizontal, and changed the wording of the sentiment slightly to make the label portion of it fit on the inset 5.25 x 4" panel of my card. Then I added "Somebunny" in glittery alphabet stickers and assembled my birthday thought bubbles which this time include a Cupcake, a Birthday Sock Monkey and a Heart Brad. On both cards I "connected" the thoughts to the bunny via tiny 1/16" Mini Round Brads, which come in a variety of pretty colors.

Of course this idea would work really well for practically ANY occasion, with a variety of critters wearing all sorts of accessories! I hope you'll be inspired to make your own version using your favorite Eyelet Outlet Brads... and be sure to tag me so I can come and see it! ♥

automatically loves any occasion 
that involves CAKE!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Just Sitting Here

It's Kim from Katydid Cards and it's my turn to post on Eyelet Outlet today!  Here's the card I made just because I wanted to use the adorable Squirrel Brads:

We have squirrels galore in our yard and, although many people consider them a nuisance, I really love to watch them.  The pose on this little fella is my favorite...when they sit up with their little paws holding an acorn.  I had this bench image which I thought would be a perfect place for Mr. Squirrel to sit.  I placed some greenery behind the bench for contrast, but the main attraction is certainly the Squirrel Brad.  Across the bottom, the greeting is typed using the AlwaysHere font.  Here's a closer look at the squirrel:

I matted the focal image on an oval of Cajun Craze and placed that on acorn patterned paper by Stampin' Up...not sure the name of the collection; it's old.  The card base is cut from Sahara Sand using a cut file purchased in the Silhouette store.

Inside the sentiment was typed using the same font on an oval with the bench off to the side as an accent and another squirrel.  I sponged the edges with Cajun Craze to finish.

And that does it!

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

Monday, February 26, 2018

Hippity Hoppity!

Spring is in the air!
Time to start planning those Spring/Easter paper crafting projects.
These pastel rabbits are a refreshing splash of color.

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March 2-3, 2018

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Coffee + Friends

Hi Friends! I'm so excited to be here with you today as one of the newest members of the Eyelet Outlet team!!

I got to play with these adorable Coffee Brads to make my card. They come in red and white cups, and I decided for this card I wanted to stick with the white cups so that the red hearts stand out!!

And funny story... I wasn't going to add in that red heart brad but I managed to smudge some red ink under the sentiment after I finished coloring up those hearts with my Copics and desperately needed something to cover it up! What a save that little red heart brad managed to be haha!!

Thanks for stopping by today and see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Crafty Travelers Notebooks Featuring Eyelet Outlet

Remember to practice your CPR - Craft Pray Repeat. Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless,

Rough Week?

Well, put it all behind you.....Welcome to the weekend! This is Rebecca, and today I have a quick pick-me-up card to share.

The Yoga Cats make great mischief makers, too!

She's saying, If I can JUST make it through this, I can make it to the weekend."

Eyelet Outlet has a variety of cute Cat Washi options that would look great for this theme, too!

Eyelet Outlet Items Used:
Dots Washi Tape 
Yellow enamel dots from Star Enamel - Vacation

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Friday, February 23, 2018

I'll Never Desert You!

Hello one and all!  Susie hosting the blog again and TGIF!

So last week I shared a grid style layout that featured that amazing wide Cactus Washi Tape.  I obviously could not put it away because today I am sharing a card that started with that same tape!

Today is also the first day of my Greeting Card ATC Series! What is an ATC?  An Artist Trading Card is a 2.5" x 3.5" piece of original art.  They can be made in any medium and are intended to be traded with other artists, however,  I am going to be using them as the basis for some cards!

 I started by stamping an image and a sentiment onto watercolor paper...


...and then added washi tape and colored the image. 

Something you will learn about me is that I *love* using arrows as a design element! While I am looking forward to using the Vacation Arrow Sign Brads on another project, today I just needed a plain black arrow. No problem!  I  sanded the surface a bit, pulled out my acrylic paint and *gasp*  painted over the design!

I do want to point you in the right direction (giggle - see what I did there?) and make sure that you are aware of another option.  Eyelet Outlet has these cool enamel arrows that would have been perfect for this project and I probably would have used 2 or 3 - but I didn't have them at hand and I like being able to stretch my supplies. I will add a link to these in the supply list at the bottom of the post!

Arrow Enamel - Mickey Colors

Anyway, I added a small piece from the Pearl Bling Strip and decided my ATC was done!

I created a clean & simple background...

...and voila!   

Hmm - looks like I have some extra ATCs that I have already stamped.  If you leave a comment for me over on my blog, My Time to Play, or my Facebook or Instagram pages, I will draw names and send them out next week.  I would love to see what you create!  (maybe I will have a contest...)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Eyelet Outlet Materials:
Cactus Washi Tape
Pearl Bling Strip - 4mm
Vacation Arrow Sign Brads
Arrow Enamel- Mickey Colors

  Other: Stamps, acrylic paint, cardstock, watercolor paper, watercolor paint

Thinking of Meow

Hello, this is Jeanette again (I'm here every Friday morning - well, in the wee hours of the night).

I have some MEOWS for you! If you are a cat lover, Eyelet Outlet is the place you need to go. They have a lot of different cat items - brads and a variety of Washi Tape designs.

The best part - the price is very economical. So hurry... head on over to Eyelet Outlet and check it out. HERE is the link to make it really easy to see what "Cat" items there are.

Eyelet Outlet Products:

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hip Hop

Happy Thursday, crafty friends!  Today I've got the perfect Easter Card for that person in your life that is very, very, HIP!

Now just because my bunny is TOTALLY cool the way he's rockin' those Eyelet Outlet Sun Shades, doesn't mean he can't also be CUTE!  Check out that Eyelet Outlet Pink Pearl Bling I used for his nose!  And he's shakin' that white pom-pom tail to the beat!  Eyelet Outlet Music Note Brads were the perfect finish to this project!

Supplies Used:
Cricut Cartridges:  Birthday Bash; Holiday Through The Years Iron-On; Rock Princess 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Oh Boy!

Hi guys, it's Lauren here again. We had some exciting news in the Bergold family just before Christmas: our eldest nephew and his wife are expecting a baby boy this summer! Being a cardmaker, OF COURSE the first thing I thought of was boy themed cards, lol; and I decided to start practicing right away. Luckily I found these adorable Eyelet Outlet Baby Animal Brads which seemed like the perfect set around which to build some super-cute cards.

I love BIG titles and sentiments; for one thing they're an awesome place to feature brads. For both of these cards, I diecut the appropriate letters from white cardstock that I had covered with Blue Houndstooth Tape that's listed under Dots, Patterns and edged the letters very lightly with a black brush marker before mounting them on tiny slivers of foam tape to make them stand out... both literally and figuratively. 

For my first card, I had chosen a patterned paper that looked like denim, when I realized that I had some actual denim in the form of a pair of ancient, lightweight jeans I was getting ready to send to the recycling center. Instead, I used my Xyron machine to apply edge-to-edge adhesive to a 4 x 5.25" panel of plain white cardstock, stuck the panel to the reverse side of the denim, burnished it really well, and cut neatly around the panel with scissors. Then I stitched around the edge with my sewing machine to add extra interest and keep that denim from ever being tempted to peel up.

Since some of the brads are on the very edges of the letters, I used a combination of their own prongs and some super-strong gluedots to attach them firmly, then added them to the card, with some plain white alphabet stickers to finish the title.

My second card was inspired by the current sketch at Sketch Saturday, and it immediately suggested inchies to me. I applied Blue and White Dot Washi in neat strips on some plain white cardstock, burnished the edges really well, and trimmed my tape paper down into neat one inch squares, which I matted with cardstock and then verrrrry carefully stitched around the edges. 

I added my Baby Animals, popped the squares up on foam tape, and added them to a cardfront inspired by the sketch, with the Houndstooth letters and alphabet stickers making up the sentiment once more.

I can think of lots of other uses for these adorable critters, and I bet you can, too! Why not treat yourself to some Baby Animal Brads and see what they inspire you to make? Be sure to tag your creations with #EyeletOutlet when you post on Facebook and Instagram, so we can see what you've made; and check out all the fab designer creations while you're there! ♥

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