Thursday, November 29, 2018

It's All About The Bling!

Christmas time is a card makers favorite time of the year, wouldn't you agree?  I know it's mine!  Today I'm bringing you a card that only has two ingredients, but they are a winning combination!  I used Cricut Adhesive Foil and Eyelet Outlet Bling for this project.

I think you'll agree that the Holiday Bling in Red & Green are must-have!  I also used the Holiday Flower Bling for this project.

The ornaments are from Teresa Collins Christmas Ornaments cartridge.  Using the hide contour tool in Cricut Design Space, I eliminated the original cut outs in the ornaments so that I could adorn them with gorgeous Eyelet Outlet Bling.  With the cut outs gone, there was happily less weeding to do on the foil and so this card actually came together very quickly.  I used clear contact paper to transfer the foil elements to the card base.  The foil comes in several colors, and the Eyelet Outlet Bling comes in lots and lots of amazing colors and styles, so you can really have fun with the combinations on this project.  

Here is the same card with blue foil and blue bling

And I love this teal foil and the pearl and jewel strip.

The Fancy Long Zig Zag Bling that I used on the round ornaments is my favorite and it comes in several colors, but today I only had the clear on hand, but can you can image how pretty these would have been in these other delicious colors!?  

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to fill your shopping carts with some of our fabulous bling today!  

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holly, Poinsettia and Pinecones

There is no possible combination of holiday foliage that I (Lauren) do not love; especially if we're talking about Eyelet Outlet HollyPoinsettia and Pinecone Brads! See?

Here's a shocking true confession for you: I own probably 15 sets of foliage dies and at least 7 or 8 of them are holiday foliage! But I use *all* of them --separately or together-- pretty much every year. In this case I've pulled out some medium sized pine branches and some smaller holly clusters, but really this idea would work with any foliage you like... you could even stamp rather than diecut, for that matter. I've used the same basic sketch for all three cards, just changed up the specific shapes and products. This is a great way to make a bunch of cards quickly, without having to mass-produce in the traditional way. For my first card I added the foliage to a matted star diecut, anchored the fronds with a trio of Poinsettia Brads and grounded the whole thing with some argyle-inspired Christmas Pattern Washi.

My second card is landscape rather than portrait, and I've used a nice big label shape, so that I could scatter a bunch of the gorgeous new Pinecone Brads around a Bling-bedecked Paper Flower stack. A double strip of Pine Tree Washi frames the whole thing quite nicely.

My third card features an ancient 3-layer heart die and a cluster of Holly Brads with red Jewel centers against a background of sheet music adorned with Holly Tape. This illustrates one of my *favorite* things about washi tapes that have a lot of "white" in them... they are almost always translucent, so that you can apply them over different colors of cardstock or patterned paper and get different effects!

Of course, there is a nearly unlimited amount of beautiful combinations you could make with just a few EO Holiday Brads and tapes, so let your imagination go wild! ♥

realizes that her holiday cardmaking duties would 
be easier if she made 50 of one design... :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Deck the Halls

It's Kim from Katydid Cards.  

It's time to deck the halls if you're into decorating for the holidays.  These days, this is an easier way for me to decorate...on a card!  While I'd like to say, "and there's no clean-up" the truth is I make quite the mess when I make cards.  I have all sorts of supplies and tools scattered everywhere and tend to work in only a square foot of open space.

This card showcases a number of Eyelet Outlet brads including the Holly, Wreath and Holiday Light.  Also used are the Hardwood and Gold Foil Washi Tape and Red Jewel Bling Strips. The tree's topper is the Glitter Enamel Star.

I cut the stair steps from a Stampin' Up die.  I cut it a second time after placing the Hardwood Washi Tape to it and cut the base from the posts.   I topped the stairs with the Holly and added the Wreath which I further adorned with smaller Jewel Bling.  Here's another picture of the card, slightly opened.

And here is the card, fully opened.  An accent table, also covered in Hardwood Washi Tape hosts an arrangement of Poinsettia brads.

So this card is all about the inside of the house.  Did you happen to catch my Rooftop cards? If not, you can take a peek here.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Implied Reindeer

Christmas is coming and Eyelet Outlet has fun holiday themed products that will light up your paper crafting projects!

Our washi tape comes in a variety of widths, textures and patterns.
Mix and match for a festive look!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Water You Waiting For

I love a good pun, don't you? I also love when words are used incorrectly to communicate in a funny way. That's just part of the quirky fun of today's card.

Eyelet Outlet Products:

The words were generated on my computer and printed onto cardstock so this is  an easy stamp-free card to make, thanks to Eyelet Outlet's awesome Brads, Bling (a.k.a. Jewel Strip), and Washi Tape!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
Be sure to check out the Eyelet Outlet store for some fun products!

Thursday, November 22, 2018


I'd like to wish all of our Eyelet Outlet Team and followers a Happy Thanksgiving today with this dressed up barn door card!

I used the Cricut Flower Shop cartridge to create the fall colored flowers and accented them with a combination of inked up paper leaves as well as Eyelet Outlet Leaf Brads. Adding extra interest and texture to this card are the hinges!  These hinges from Cricut's Fabulous Finds cartridge were cut from plain white card stock then inked up with Metalic Gilding Polish in Graphite and Red Bronze, but what really adds to their hardware look are they Eyelet Outlet Screw Brads, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I hope you all enjoy a wonderful day of thankfulness with those you love!  

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy (Almost) Thanksgiving!

Hi folks, Lauren here. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US, so this seems like a good time for a couple of especially autumnal cards featuring Eyelet Outlet Leaf Brads and a few other goodies.

If you have Leaf Brads and a sentiment, you don't really need a whole lot more. In this case I've trimmed the sentiment down from a journal card, matted it with some wide Flower Washi Tape and  Skinny Glitter Tape and then set the leaves in a sort of cascade, as if they were falling from their trees. I added some Mini Leaf Brads as well, for more variety.

I fell in love with this pickup truck sticker partly because I figured it would mix really well with our Pumpkin Brads and I stand by that decision. Since my pumpkins are stored with my Halloween brads, I found a black Kitten at the same time and thought it would be a fun combination. I made a little scene for the truck using Brick Washi, punched grass, and a few Mini Leaf Brads on the ground... because there is not a patch of grass anywhere near where I live in New Jersey that doesn't have some leaves scattered around on it right now! Finally I added a sticker sentiment which had some leaves printed on it, but I decided that dimensional ones, in Leaf Brad form would be even better.

If you are celebrating tomorrow I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! ♥

likes everything about Thanksgiving
...except cleaning the turkey pan!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

'Tis the Season

Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

'Tis the season for using these great new Pinecone brads.  Here I combined them with Champagne Pearl Bling and Snow and Gold Foil Washi Tape.   These pinecones are so realistic!  I can't wait to use them on other projects. In the meantime, here's what I did on this card.

On four squares of vanilla cardstock, I stamped just the tips of pine boughs in a green to match the washi tape.  I sponged the edges of the squares as well.  Then I placed the pinecones in four directions and attached pearl bling in the corners of each.  I placed them on kraft colored mats and those went on a panel covered with the washi tape, also sponged on the edges.  Another mat of kraft and gold foil washi.

To finish, I stamped the greeting and heat embossed it in gold, layering it on two strips of Gold Foil Washi Tape.

I really love this washi tape, too!  I didn't think to do it, but I'm going to add some more to the inside of the card as well.  Here's another card made better by beautiful washi tape.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Bright and Blingy Holiday Card

Check out how you can use these flower blings this holiday season.

Dazzle your friends and family this year with light through our bling!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Happy Birthday to You!

Hello. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

If you're like me, you never seem to have enough birthday cards, so I have one to share with you today that uses a unique combination of Eyelet Outlet Brads, Enamel Dots, and Washi Tape.

My inspiration for this card was actually a pair of eye glasses - in the form of a brad. 

I got to thinking - why not make a face!?!?!?

So I did:

The eyes are Enamel Dots.

Yes, I wished I had a birthday hat, but since I didn't I adapted and used a Witch Hat and added a Glitter Enamel Dot to the end for a pom pom.

And what birthday is complete without some Balloons and the singing of Happy Birthday to you (hence the Music Note Washi Tape)!?!?!?

There's even a gift - Birthday Sock Monkey.

Eyelet Outlet Products:

Thanks again for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the products in the Eyelet Outlet store

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Up On The Rooftop!

Good Thursday morning, friends!  With just over a month to go until Christmas, I'm in full swing with my Christmas crafting!  Here's a holiday card I created using Eyelet Outlet's new Santa Suit Brads.  The set includes Santa's coat and boots, but as you can see, today I've just used the boots.  Santa's in a bit of a pickle head first down the chimney, isn't he?!  

The house I used for this card is from Cricut's Jolly Holiday cartridge.  I used the writing feature on my Cricut Maker to draw Santa's foot prints in the snow rather than cutting them. To top off my card I added a couple of Eyelet Outlet Holly Brads to the windows.

Be sure and follow the Eyelet Outlet Design Team on Pinterest and Instagram for more holiday inspiration!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Bird Conversations

Even in the aviary world, some folks have more to say than others, lol. A fact that I (Lauren) have captured in card form, using one of my favorite sets from the fall 2018 release, our Blue Bird and Robin Brads!

I used some ancient speech bubble stickers as templates to cut many (MANY!) left-facing speech bubbles from sheet music to constitute the bluebird's part of this discussion. And also one right-facing speech bubble from ledger paper on which I had typed Mr. Robin's succinct reply, "Whatever". I diecut a branch, set the Bird Brads, then added all of the bubbles to an appropriately sky-like background. A thin orange mat helps direct the eye immediately to those very handsome birds!

Whatever ♥YOU♥ might be inspired to say in card form, I'm pretty sure there's at least a few styles of Eyelet Outlet Brads to help you do that!

is a keen backyard birdwatcher, 
who sees lots of robins 
but only the very occasional bluebird.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In the Meadow

Hi!  Kim from Katydid Cards with you again.

Here's a snowman in the a snowglobe.  I wanted to use the Glitter Winter Washi Tape and thought it would make a great background in a snowglobe.  The rest just fell into place.  By the rest, I'm referring to the Snowman and Snowflake brads and Jewel Bling.

I didn't use any particular cut files to make this card.  Rather, I combined various bits and pieces.

I also used the Silver Foil Washi Tape on the bottom panels before embossing them with a snowflake pattern.  The washi takes embossing beautifully.

Here's a closer look at the snowglobe with a look at the snowman behind acetate and more of the Silver Washi Tape paired with the Blue Glitter Washi Tape.  I originally thought I would add a bit of glitter inside the snowglobe, but I'm glad I didn't as that beautiful washi tape was all it needed.

And here's the back of the card with two more snowmen as an accent.

I've had lots of fun making Christmas cards with all the great new brads from Eyelet Outlet.  Two more cards I particularly like this year are in this post.

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

Monday, November 12, 2018

Season's Greetings!

Although Thanksgiving is next week for Americans,
winter is upon us for the norther hemisphere!
Check out the fun winter/Christmas/holiday brads from Eyelet Outlet.
This Cardinal Brad has some matching washi tape (used on the inside of the card).
Both of these products are fan favs!

Cardinal Washi Tape

Love the many styles and sizes of Eyelet Outlet Bling!

Enjoy your day!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

It's an Eyelet Outlet Jungle

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team. I'm so glad you've stopped by the blog today!

Eyelet Outlet has so many different animal brads - wild animals. It's a JUNGLE of animals, in fact. If you listen very carefully I think you'll be able to hear the elephants' cry, the monkeys, too. And just look at the giraffes and the bears.

It's a Jungle Out There

The strips of animal print design are actually an Eyelet Outlet washi tape similar to THIS ONE.

Be sure to check out all of the awesome products at Eyelet Outlet!