Saturday, November 16, 2019

Welcome to the Claus' Igloo

You might not know this, but Santa and Mrs. Claus live in an igloo... or maybe, just maybe, the igloo is their second (vacation) home. In any case, it looks like Santa is welcoming us to his home.

Eyelet Outlet Products used:

I added some of the Washi Tape to the inside of my card, too.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

A Winter Gathering Place

It's that time of year where families and friends gather to have fun, renew friendships, and celebrate traditions created over time.  It got me thinking...what would a forest holiday celebration look like?
Let me introduce:  "A Winter Gathering Place".

The nutcrackers are adorning the tree tops with bling, the reindeer is providing the snow people with a lovely sleigh ride, while the others are arriving via the red pick up truck and the antique cars The sky is full of stars embellished with bling, while the large bling star overlooks all of the activities.

This card tells a story and just makes me smile!  You can easily re-create this card with the brads and bling from the Eyelet Outlet.  The EO supplies used include:

Snow People
Red Truck
Antique Cars
Red Bling with Pearls
Large Bling Star

Head on over to the Eyelet Outlet online shop and check out all the brads and bling.   Then create a card with your celebration story!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Holiday Gift Card Holder

Good morning, crafters!  Today I'm bringing you one of my pop-up gift card holders. I really enjoy making these, because the possibilities for decorating the belly band that holds the card closed are endless!  

This being a coffee gift card, the new Eyelet Outlet Holiday Coffee Brads were the perfect choice and who doesn't like a delicious Christmas cookie with their coffee?! So our Christmas Cookie Brads were the obvious pairing, don't you think?  I rounded out my design with a lovely little Eyelet Outlet Holly Brad.  

The red and white snowflake paper went so nicely with the Holiday Coffee Brad, too.  It is a digital paper from AMB Illustrations Etsy shop in a set called "Fun in the Snow." The image used on the belly band is from Cricut's Holly Jolly Christmas image set and the inside sentiment is from Cricut's Greeting Card Sentiments and the decorative element is from Cricut's Drawn Christmas Embellishments image set.  

Keep on crafting friends!  Forty-one days until Christmas!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

What's Black and White...

...and black and white... and white... and white... and white... and white?! Penguins in a snowstorm!!! Or, to be more specific, the brand spankin' new Eyelet Outlet Penguin Brads in a couple of snowstorm cards. Like these:

I (Lauren) am always excited when a finished project turns out looking EXACTLY like the idea that was in my head. And this was one of those times! I knew I wanted loads of diecut snowy hills stretching far into the distance with Penguins the only creature in sight. I wasn't absolutely sure if a landscape or portrait card would be best, so I decided to just make both.

My second card features fewer Penguin Brads, but I've compensated by adding Snowflake Brads, to get a little more action into the scene.

I hope that you'll be inspired to make something fun today; and I also hope there is less snow than this where you live!

enjoys snow on cards much more 
than snow in real life!

Monday, November 11, 2019

It's Snow Time!!

It's the first snow real snow fall in MI today...a bit too early for me!'s never too early to pull out new products from Eyelet Outlet!
Our new Mr. & Mrs. Snowman Brads will keep you crafting through the colder months.
Our new large snowflakes, that come in two styles, are a favorite.
Plus, we have a new winter washi tape, Glitter Tall Tree,  that will add sparkle and glitz to your paper crafting projects. Who needs more of the small snow flake bling??

Thanks for sledding by today!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up.
(I'm going to have to dig out some hats and boots now.)

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Have a Paw-Some Birthday

There are so many fun furry friends items at Eyelet Outlet - dogs, cats, and wild animals, too. Today is all about dogs.

Eyelet Outlet Products:

I added a strip of the Washi Tape to the inside, too.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Be sure to check the Tradeshow List 
to see when Eyelet Outlet will be close to you. 
And head over to the online store, too.

Friday, November 8, 2019

A Magical Season

In cardmaking, I've always been inspired by someone or something.  It may be something I've seen in nature, something I've read, something heard/seen on TV, or even some colorful scrapbooking paper!  In this case, it is washi tape; specifically, Glitter Tall Tree Washi Tape - Wide.

The first time I saw it, I was amazed that washi tape could be so magical!  Once put on paper, the forest scene with the snow-covered road, the sunrise, and the tall pine trees comes alive!

I sat down to make a card using the washi tape not knowing how I would use it.  One thing led to another and here's the result:

The Glitter Tall Tree Washi Tape is nearly 1.25" tall, but I wanted to make the trees even taller to make it the feature on the card.  The way to accomplish that is to:

1.  Cut a strip of washi tape and place it on a piece of white paper cut the same width as the card.  Allow for about 4 inches in length although this will be trimmed down later.

2.  Cut a second strip of washi about an inch wider than the original strip.   Cut this strip in half --- the upper portion will be used to extend the trees and the lower portion will not be used at this time.  It's important this cut be accurate and it can be cut on a paper trimmer.

3.  Line up the strips carefully butting up each piece to each other matching the trees.   Avoid overlapping the strips.  Press the seam down to generate a smooth transition between the two strips.  Add another strip in the same manner.

To finish the card, the ends are cut to the width of the card and the top and bottom are cut to the size of the image.  Gray pearl strips are applied to frame out the picture.  In the completed picture above, the picture strip is popped up on matching green cardstock which is cut to desired size.  To complete the card,  Snowflake Bling (1.5") is applied either in full snowflakes or cut in pieces for further effect and a sentiment of choice is added.

This card was so much fun to create.  The washi tape, gray pearl strips, and snowflake bling are inspiring materials to use and led me in a direction that was unexpected!  Create some fun for yourself by taking time to go over to the Eyelet Outlet online shop and find some inspirational embellishments 

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Peppermint Twist!

My husband was a radio DJ back in the late 60's and oldies tunes fill the air quite often in our home. Today's projects are inspired by one of those old songs, the Peppermint Twist!

I've been playing around with making rosettes lately to use on my Christmas wrapping. The fun part of rosette making is decorating the centers and I love the way these turned out!  So colorful and festive with Eyelet Outlet Peppermint Candy brads in every color!

These diamond rosettes are in the Cricut image library and are part of the Scoring Wheel Rosettes image set.  

Keeping with my sweet theme today, here's a Christmas card that is loaded with all kinds of SWEET Eyelet Outlet products!  In addition to the peppermint candy brads, I've used our brand new Gingerbread Washi Tape that is loaded with goodies!  There's candies and gingerbread men and candy canes on a lovely aqua background!  And it paired great with our red stripe foil washi tape, too!

I added a couple of our Christmas Cookie Brads, Lollipop Brad, Candy Cane Brad, and some Enamel Dots for colorful buttons on my ginerbread men.

So glad you stopped in today!  If you're in the Birch Run, Michigan area, stop in and see us in person this weekend at the Great Lakes Scrapbook Event!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


One of my (Lauren's) favorite new Eyelet Outlet brad styles is the Holiday Coffee Cup, because the only thing I love more than caffeine or Christmas cards is the combination of BOTH! :)

Since the Holiday Cups are red, white and green, those are the colors I built my card around. I thought about adding in some everyday Coffee Cups in either white or red; and possibly some Coffee Beans, but after I added the Poinsettia Washi, I found that I wanted a bit of pink and mint green, too. I did place a Holly Brad next to the cups though. And snipped apart a red Pearl Bling Strip to hyphenate my sticker sentiment.

I'm joining the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop, which runs through this Friday, November 8th. Maybe I'll see you there!

And now I think it's about time for some coffee-loving in real life... can I get you a cup? ♥

has been known to enjoy a 
caffeinated beverage or two.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Naughty of Nice??

What sort of crafter were you this year?
or Nice?
Either way, Eyelet Outlet has some great new washi tape and plenty of sweet decorative brads
to help you create a big of Christmas Magic this season.
Our bling is the bling-iest!!


Hey..and one more show is coming to Birch Run, MI
this weekend...

Swing by and say hello to me and pick up your favorite holiday embellies!!


Saturday, November 2, 2019

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Eyelet Outlet has some new products - just in time for your winter/Christmas crafting. I used some of them on today's card, as well as a few other Eyelet Outlet products.

One of the new items on my card is the Glitter Tall Tree Washi Tape. It really is gorgeous tape, it just is shy when it comes to photography. 😉No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't seem to get a good picture, due to all of the amazing glitter.

Eyelet Outlet Products Used:

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Winter’s Coming

In New England, the leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping, and that means only one thing—-winter is coming!  It’s time to prepare the holiday cards for family and friends.

Today’s card is a winter nature scene featuring Eyelet Outlet’s deer and cardinals. It’s a peaceful scene to look at after a long, busy day in the coming months.

Although the sentiment on today’s card is “Season’s Greetings”, it can easily be changed to a  thinking of you card, a get well card or a blank notecard.  Additionally, this card is an ideal masculine card for the special person in your life.

Eyelet Outlet Supplies used:
     Deer Brads
     Cardinal Brads
     Cardinal2 Brads

Go over to the Eyelet Outlet online shop and check out the brads, washi tape, and bling as they’ll make your holiday cards special!

Susan Matthews

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thanksgiving Favor Boxes

Who doesn't want pumpkin pie on their Thanksgiving table?! Today I'm sharing the recipe for one that is surprisingly simple to make and your family will surely enjoy. It's easy as pie!  😄

The file for these drawer pie boxes is from I've embellished the pie slices with Eyelet Outlet's pumpkin washi tape and pumpkin brads and pilgram hat brads. Our leaf brads would also be beautiful. 

The whipped cream is a rolled flower from the Cricut image library and is cut from felt with the rotary blade on my Cricut Maker. Won't they make cute place cards on the table?!  

The window bakery box is from Cricut's Sweet Tooth Boxes image set and the tag is a combination of images from the Cricut image library embellished with a cute little Eyelet Outlet fork brad from the silverware brad set.  

If you'd like to create these for your Thanksgiving guests, I've put together a tutorial to take the guess work out of sizing. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful crafty day!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

"You Call Me a Witch..."

A couple of weeks ago I (Lauren) saw a Halloween card with this sentiment on it and literally laughed out loud. Of course, I'm bound to say I think a version which includes Eyelet Outlet Witch Hat and Witch Leg Brads is even better, right?

I made my focal point sentiment with my trusty Dymo Labelmaker, but swapped out the word "witch" in favor of some glamorous enamel and rhinestone letter stickers. I added a Witch Hat Brad to the sweet little patterned paper icon, and affixed my Witch Leg Brads to the background underneath where the circle would go. I couldn't resist the finishing touch of a Spider Brad in one corner and a pair of Mini Spider Brads dangling from machine stitches in the other.

Wishing you a very Happy Halloween if you're celebrating tomorrow, or just an especially nice Thursday if you're not. ♥

loves any holiday
that features CANDY!