Thursday, August 30, 2018

Box Full of Sunshine

Good Thursday morning, crafty friends!  Today I'm bringing you a box full of Eyelet Outlet Sunshine!  Our sunshine brad pack also includes some wonderful clouds and are perfect for so many projects.  

My cardboard box is an image from the Cricut Handy Man cartridge.  They Eyelet Outlet swirl bling was just the right touch to create an illusion of sunbeams.  

Eyelet Outlet paper flowers come in so many pretty colors and patterns and we have dozens of options to embellish their centers.  Today I used the stick on Flower Jewels in Champagne.  The orange gingham washi paired with skinny yellow washi was just the finishing touch I needed for this card.  Check out the many wonderful washi tapes designs Eyelet Outlet carries!

Thanks for coming by and I hope your day is full of sunshine!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Fruit Rhymes With "CUTE"

A coincidence? Maybe not. Certainly our Eyelet Outlet Apple, Cherry and Banana Brads would seem to imply a connection. So I (Lauren) have made a trio of tags to celebrate!

Here's a shocking true confession: when I made these tags, I didn't realize that the Banana Brads had recently gone out of stock in the online store, so I apologize about that! On the other hand, it's great incentive to visit the Eyelet Outlet Booth at a CKC or Expo near your town. Since EO does 25-30 tradeshows per year, the odds are you'll find at least one within driving distance! The booth is a great place to find brand new items that aren't officially out yet, as well as older things with just a few left. There are also cards and samples galore, more bling that you can possibly imagine and tons of fab washi tape! Check our sidebar for this year's schedule.

Meanwhile, I can tell you that the Coloring Book Wide Flower Tape that's on all the cards is still very much available, as are many of the Skinny Tape accents and the adorable Cherry Brads!

And the Apple Brads are brand new from the Spring 2018 release. Don't you love that each packet has both pristine apples and super-cool cores? 

I hope you'll be inspired to "strive for five" servings of Fruit Brads per crafty day! ♥

loves fruit almost as much as she loves candy.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Old Goat

Hi all!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.  Happy to be with you today.

Do you remember old MacDonald?  Well, here's his farm:

And when you open the barn doors, this is what you find:

And inside the card:

To make this card, I used the Rooster and the Cow & Goat Brads as well as a Black Glitter Enamel Dot on the weather vane.   The barn was made using a combination of files from the Silhouette store.

I have a friend who's husband love goats.  While she would never call him old in a card, she would have no problem poking fun at herself.  This card was made with her in mind.

I'm enjoying working with these farm animals.  I've used them on a card previously.  In case you didn't see it, here's a link.

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

Monday, August 27, 2018

Two Types

Did you know that Eyelet Outlet has two types of phones?
A vintage styled phone (from our Telephone & Fan brad set) as shown here with our stamp set, 
called Fan Set. We also have an "Iphone" brad from our Selfie brad set.

Love all the styles and finishes from Eyelet Outlet!
Glue Dot ® Gluetape really keeps these layers flat and smooth!

Want to see all our styles and themes?
Come to the Stamp & Scrap Expo!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Saturday, August 25, 2018

A Hearty Breakfast on an Egg-cellent Day

Who says a person needs designer paper? Instead, create your own paper designs using Washi Tape... and there's no better place to get Washi Tape than at Eyelet Outlet. There is such a wide variety of designs to choose from - and the price is amazing! Just check it out - HERE.

I actually used 3 different styles of Washi Tape for this card - Brick (for my wall), Silverware (because who can eat eggs without a fork, right?) and Skinny Stripes to ground everything.

The Have an egg-cellent day sentiment is from the Eyelet Outlet Breakfast clear stamp set.

There's a hearty breakfast on my card, too, featuring these Eyelet Outlet Brads:

I used the Stamp Set and some of the Washi Tape
 to decorate the inside of my card:

Now... let's all have an egg-cellent day!
Do you know what makes any day excellent?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Masculine Birthday Card

I hear many card makers express that masculine cards are the most difficult.  Eyelet Outlet has lots of great products to inspire you though!  Today I've got a card for you using the Eyelet Outlet Screw Brads.

I used four different Cricut cartridges for my project today.  They were Fabulous Finds (hinge), Ornamental Iron 2 (rectangle border), Gypsy Wanderings (keyhole), and Cricut Classic Fonts (Happy Birthday).  Each image was cut from plain white card stock and then I applied Metallic Gilding Polish in graphite and red bronze.  I loved how it made my images look like real metal with a beautiful patina!

The two wood grained papers are from Stampin' Up.  They Eyelet Outlet Screw Brads worked perfectly to attach my metal looking elements to the wood!  I used mini 1/16"  Eyelet Outlet Brads to attach the key hole.  These brads are the tiniest I've ever seen.  You may not need this size often, but when you do, Eyelet Outlet's got them in lots of colors!

Thanks for stopping in today! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A Penny For Your Thoughts

Or in this case, maybe better than a penny... Artist Trading Coins! I (Lauren) have been seeing these 2.5" circles of artsy fun all over social media, and I've been dying to try out the format. It turns out, they're VERY fun --and a bit addictive-- to make. Plus, Eyelet Outlet brads are absolutely the perfect sized embellishment. I made a set of six coins for my first time out, but I already know I'll be making more!

I've mentioned before that I come from a punny family, so I always have lots of random word play in my head. Since this is quite a small format (ATCoins are generally 2.5" circles) just a line or two of text is the perfect fit. I formatted my puns in a free font called "Tahoe" but set off a few key words in a chunky, funky script called "Cry Kitty". I generally print my text on clear inkjet labels, which I trim down and adhere to scraps of patterned paper for a little more emphasis. I made the backgrounds using scraps of more neutral papers, in torn layers, with an accent of Wide Flower Tape in an understated henna shade.

For "All's WOOL That Ends WOOL" I was able to employ both a sheep from the Pig and Sheep set, plus a ball of yarn and needles from our Knitting Brads, while a pair of lovely Chicken Brads illustrate "Just WING It".

This one's a bit of a liberty, because I've actually used a Llama Brad on my "ALPACA" card... so shhhhhhhhhh... don't tell, ok? I couldn't resist adding a couple of Mini Ant Brads because it's a picnic!

I couldn't decide which style of Fox Brad (the packets contain both) to use for "Crazy Like a FOX" so I didn't choose... I added one of each!

Another tiny cheat: technically, these are Duck Brads, but I just couldn't resist the phrase "I've Got GOOSE Bumps"!

My original idea for "Don't Worry, Be HOPPY" was to use one of our adorable Frog Brads (the set has lillies and cattails in it, too!) but as it turned out, all of the other coins were more or less neutral colors, and the bright green frogs realllllllly stood out. So I swapped them out for a pair of handsome Rabbit Brads, instead. I probably shouldn't leave them alone for long though...

I hope you'll be inspired to try your hand at a few Artist Trading Coins, starring some of *your* favorite Eyelet Outlet critters! ♥

loves a pun...
the more diabolical, the better!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Cupcake Ferris Wheel

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

Do you like Ferris Wheels?  I'm not fond of heights, so they aren't my favorite but THIS Cupcake Brad Ferris Wheel definitely appeals to me...and my sweet tooth.  The brads come in three different colors; the two I've shown here and a really cute pink version.  I have plans for those pink cupcakes on a future card.  But let's talk about this card for a bit.

The ferris wheel was created using a cut file I purchased in the Silhouette store.  It would be easy enough to make without a purchased file, though.  Just some triangles welded to a circle.  The base of the ferris wheel is a simple triangle.  After I attached the cupcakes to the wheel, I felt it needed a bit of additional support, so I cut a circle of the sky blue to attach behind it.

The center of the wheel is adorned with "lights" of Red Jewel Bling.  The center is a Bumpy Circle Bling which I colored to match with a Copic marker.  I also used the bling in the four corners of the mat and on either side of the label.

For the inside, I created a print only image by filling the cut file with color and increasing the transparency so it didn't detract from the sentiment.  Both the greeting and sentiment are from the Birthday Carousel stamp set by Stampin' Up.

I made another card with the cupcakes which is pretty darn cute and makes me smile, so I thought I'd share the link with you just in case you'd like to take a look.

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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Autumn Leaves

One of my favorite things to do in the fall is take a drive and look at the colorful leaves. Of course I always need to take a picture or two, to get me through the dreary days of winter.

Eyelet Outlet Products used: 

Just look at the eyes on those rabbits. They look so realistic!

Here's a close up for better look at the Eyelet Outlet products on my card:

It's fun to add a little Washi Tape to the inside of the card, too.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 
Be sure to head over to the Eyelet Outlet online store, too! 
It's a  great place to shop!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Zoo Day!

When Eyelet Outlet released the new Jungle Mix Brads, I knew right away it was time to create a scrapbook page of last year's trip to the zoo with our granddaughter!

The Jungle Mix includes elephants, giraffes, and monkeys.  I love the way the monkeys are swinging through the vines on my page!  I used some Eyelet Outlet Animal Print Washi Tape to frame my photos.

Eyelet Outlet Tree Brads added a little pop on my page, too!  There are two styles of trees in the package. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Go Wild!

It's a jungle out there, but fortunately, there are Eyelet Outlet Jungle Mix Brads to help us cope. Hi folks, it's Lauren here again, with a couple of cards I hope will impress you with their animal magnetism.

For my first card, I paired the Elephant, Monkey and Giraffe from the Jungle Mix with a diecut sentiment made from woodgrain patterned paper and some of my favorite Animal Print Tape. Since there are four letters in "WILD" I also added a tropical Tall Palm Tree Brad to balance things out.

I love how the first card came out, but I really wanted the animals from the Jungle Mix to stand out even more, so for my second card I fashioned my sentiment from three shades of solid green to provide more contrast. I added another Tall Palm and mounted the whole thing on a woodgrain panel adorned with a strip of Wide Flower Tape in a beautiful henna brown. A few patterned paper leaves focus the eye on the area where the sentiment sections join up and make everything just a little more Jungle-ish, don't you think?

I hope that you'll be as WILD as I am about our Jungle Mix Brads! ♥

can be found here every Wednesday
and on her own blog the rest of the week.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Enjoy the Ride

Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

I haven't had the chance to work with the Motorcycle Brads yet, so I decided to pair it with the Compass Brads and the Postage Washi Tape to make this card.

I used the Stitched Triple Reek-a-boo Window and Edge by My Favorite Things.  Before die cutting, I covered the cardstock with the washi tape.  As you can see, it cuts beautifully with nice clean edges and the stitching is sharp.  

I found three different landscape themes on the Internet as the backdrops for my motorcycles.  To provide some dimension, I used mounting tape to attach the die cut panel to my card base.  I sponged the edges of the base and used a Dots stamp by Judith.  The compass was the finishing touch and a perfect complement to the greeting.

Inside I used the Tire Track Washi Tape under the sentiment.  To color coordinate, I lightly colored it with a brown marker.

Since the theme today is transportation, I thought I share the link to a card featuring a train in case you missed it.

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