Monday, April 30, 2018

Couple of cards, a couple of trade shows!

Here are two fun cards that show off Eyelet Outlet products...
and an announcement for two trade shows!

We have such a great variety of washi tape, paper flowers...
bling, decorative brads...more bling.

You can check it the upcoming tradeshows!

In Milwaukee...
May 4-5, 2018

Great Lakes Scrapbook Events

In Novi, MI
May 10-12, 2018

And you can meet me...
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Sunday, April 29, 2018

For the Birthday Boy

Hi Friends! kel here today to share a super quick card for a special little boy!

My youngest has a good friend in preschool and his birthday is coming up next week so I thought I'd make him a simple card to give. They bonded over garbage truck and dump truck toys so I thought that these work truck brads would be perfect for him! And I think it came out so cute and simple that I made a few more for his other friends too!!

Instead of adding lots of patterns and embellishments, I decided to focus on the main construction yellow and black colors in these work truck brads. I realized when making cards for the youngest that he doesn't seem to care about the patterned paper and all the embellishments that I thought I needed to add to make a nice card... and instead he gravitated towards the really simple ones with bold colors because the other ones were too busy!!

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

lovies, =o) kel

Saturday, April 28, 2018

DIY Days

Good morning! This is Rebecca, and I’m happy to welcome you to the weekend!

A special welcome to anyone joining us in Orlando at Scrapbook Expo!

This morning I have a scrapbook page to share.

2017 was full of household projects at our house. I could just as easily titled this page, “ If It’s Not One Thing It’s Another,” or, “When It Rains It Pours.” It just seemed like we were always fixing, updating or replacing something.

I started out making a border with this wood plank washi, and then I noticed how nicely it lined up for a repeating pattern. And then I kept going and going......hey, why not use a whole roll?! I looooooove the pattern it made!

I posed with that Halloween display, but I swear we arrived at the store July 4. It certainly felt that way at the time.  Why do trips to home improvement stores take forever?!?!

Eyelet Outlet Items Used

Hard Wood Floor Washi 
Pipe Brads
Glitter Enamel Dots (gold)

Papers are Pink Fresh Studio (Case of the Blahs)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Bee-lieve in Bumble Bee Brads!

TGIF crafty friends!  Susie here with another ATC*.

One of my sisters is a beekeeper so I am drawn to them as subject matter in my crafting projects.  There are so many lessons we can learn from bees - such interesting and industrious creatures.  This card encourages faith in your own abilities - if you just Bee-lieve!   Time to play...

Using Archival Ink, I stamped an ATC with the image and sentiment and then pulled out the watercolors. I painted the honeycomb with a mix of yellows, golds and tans.


I attached just one of the Bumble Bee Brads (which come in a 12 pack)... 

...matted the ATC with black cardstock and mounted it on a simple card base.  

As usual, I did stamp off a few extra ATCs which I would love to share.  If you are interested in one, leave me a comment for me over on my Instagram page. 

By the way, if you do a search over at the Eyelet Outlet online store you will find a few more bee-themed items, including washi tape and 2 additional styles of brads.   Be sure to check it out HERE.

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

Susie Bentz:  My Time to Play

Materials for Bee-Lieve ATC card: 

Eyelet Outlet Bumble Bee Brads
Stampendous Honeycomb Wishes stamps
Prima Watercolor Paper and Paints
Archival Ink - black
Designer paper and cardstock

*Artist Trading Card -  2.5' x 3.5" piece of original art made in any medium and intended to be traded with other artists.

The Best Cupcakes

I like to bake but rarely do it. We certainly don't need the calories.... but the card I baked up today doesn't have any calories in it. That's one of the nice things about Eyelet Outlet cupcakes. ;)

Just look at all of the awesome Eyelet Outlet Products:

I even added a wee bit of the Washi Tape to the inside of my card:

Now that's what I call baking!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Announcing an Instagram hop!

We are happy to announce that we are hosting an Instagram hop along with Pink and Main starting May 4th. Follow Eyelet Outlet on Instagram (@eyeletoutlet) and Pink & Main (@pinkandmain) ...hop along and comment...and you just might be the lucky winner. Each company will be giving away a $25 gift certificate! (Awarded May 11th.)

Everything I Brew, I Brew For You!

Lets get this Thursday morning started with some coffee themed cards, shall we? For this little card, I used the Espresso Machine from Cricut's Love You Latte cartridge.  But you know me, I love adding dimension and interest to my Cricut images by adding an Eyelet Outlet Brad!  For this card, I used the little tea cup from the Tea Pot & Tea Cup Brads Set.  For a touch more texture, I used one of the Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots for the power button on the espresso machine, too!  😉

Also featured on this card is lovely digital paper from AMBillustrations shop on Etsy.  This set of 16 different coordinating patterns is called, "Coffee Time." 

How about a little "Throw Back Thursday," today?  Here's another card I did last summer featuring Eyelet Outlet Coffee Bean Brads from the Coffee Set and another one of the papers from AMBillustations "Coffee Time" set.  

To create this little guy, I combined the boy figure from Cricut's Beyond Birthdays cartridge along with the eyes and mouth from Cricut Funny Faces and an Eyelet Outlet Coffee Bean Brad for his body!  

Eyelet Outlet will be at the Scrapbook Expo this weekend in Orlando, so if you're in the area, stop by and see us there!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Banner Day

It's always a banner day when I (Lauren) get to make some "just because" cards with my Eyelet Outlet goodies!

One of my friends sent me a photo of some amazing stitched circle garland last week, and it made me start thinking about different types of bunting and banners... and the fact that they would probably look even cooler on cards... with some EO brads on them, o'course!

My first card features typical triangular pennant-shaped flags, which go really nicely with our Banner Brads. I made them by neatly applying several strips of Feather Washi on a piece of plain white cardstock... (I *love it* when tapes can be lined up horizontally to make a bigger pattern; it doesn't work on EVERY tape; but I can never resist testing each one to see if it will!) ...then trimming them down into neat triangles. By the way, the Banner Brads come in Brights and Pastels, but it turns out my favorite way to use them is to mix both sets and combine ALL the colors! :)

For my second card, I broke out some of my older, smaller punches to make shaped garlands I could adorn with Emotion Brads and with Hearts. I added the banners to both cards in the same way: I lightly tacked the paper shapes to the card panels with minimal adhesive, then sewed across all of the shapes to both fasten them. (At the same time this adds the detail of the string that holds the banners together.) Then I set the brads neatly in their places on top of the sewn banners. Finally, at the very end, I affixed the decorated panels to 6" square white cards, and sewed neatly around the edges. The last step is optional, of course, but it adds a little extra texture AND makes sure the panels stay really flat, without being able to see the reverse side of the brad inside the card.

I have a few more ideas for garlands... and new ways to use them... so this might be a bit of a "recurring feature" lol; stay tuned! ♥

will take any excuse to play 
with paper, tape, brads and bling!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Missed the Boat

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

As a child, I loved going to vacation bible school.  One of my favorite Bible stories was about Noah.  I loved how he built an ark to hold two of every animal to save them from a flood after forty days of rain.  My card today, which I call, "Missing the Boat", is based on my recollection of the story; with a little touch of humor.

I used the Baby Animal brads as they worked perfectly with my idea.   I have plans for the rest of the pack which I hope to share with you soon.  Aren't they adorable?

 And here's my card:

To set the scene for these cuties, I started with a rectangle of pale gray.  I wanted to give it the appearance of rain, so I stamped lightly with Basic Gray Ink using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I stamped a second time with VersaMark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  The panel was matted with Early Espresso card stock I used for the top layer of the ark.

To make the clouds, I used this cut file.   For the land and water borders, I freehand cut one piece of green, two medium blue, and one light blue card stocks.  To give the appearance of whitecaps on the water, I used white Nuvo Drops.

The ark was cut using free clip art I found here.  I added some lines to resemble planks in my Silhouette design screen and cut the top layer in dark brown with a solid outline in a lighter brown.  The animals fit snugly in the ark; safe and sound for the rough seas ahead.  The faces of the lions work so well with the sentiment, don't you think? ;-)

This card provides lighthearted support and encouragement and lets the recipient know, "I can relate".  I used the AR Cent font for both the greeting and sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today.  I hope to see you again.

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

Monday, April 23, 2018

Create your own theme with Eyelet Outlet!!

Any card can be a class act, when you add Eyelet Outlet washi, decorative brads and enamels.
There are so many different styles to choose from that you can coordinate to any theme!
Here I used some measuring tape washi tape, which is a fan favorite. It can be used for sewing, carpenter/tool themes, as well as school themed projects!

These Antique Car brads look like they are on their way out of the Eyelet Outlet shop.
Never fear...we have a spring release just around the corner that you make you toot your horns!
Be sure to pick up your favorite brads...and coordinating washi tapes!

Now that April showers are wrapping up...
Michigan crafters know that May brings the Great Lakes MEGA Meet...

Novi, MI
May 10-12, 2018

And, yours truly will be there!
Stop, shop, and say hello to me in the Eyelet Outlet booth!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Latte Birthday

Hi Friends! kel here today to share another fun coffee card!

I got to play with these adorable Coffee Brads again to make my card. I actually had just one white coffee cup left, so decided to use it to make a birthday card!

To make my background, I embossed a piece of dark red cardstock with a Happy Birthday themed folder. Then, I took two different circle punches and just punched out some circles, making sure to go off the edge on all of them!! After I added my sentiment strip, I added the white coffee cup to one of the circles, and then added two differently shaped white heart brads to the other two empty circles. LOVE how this card came out. The white coffee cup and heart brads really stand out against the dark background!

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

lovies, =o) kel

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Coloring Washi

Happy Saturday!

Rebecca here with a quick card today.

So fast, in fact, that the longest amount of time was spent on coloring the Coloring Book Washi, and that part was just relaxing! 

After that, some paper flowers, enamel dots and a jewel brad brought it all together in a snap.

The coloring book washi was as much fun as I hoped it would be, and I already have other pieces ready to add to more cards soon.

Eyelet Outlet Items Used