Thursday, September 19, 2019

Do Not Enter!

Good morning crafters!  Today I've got another Halloween card for you featuring Eyelet Outlet Cat Brads.

The moon scene is from printable background from Cricut's Halloween Night image set and the "Do Not Enter" gate is from the Mini Monster's image set. Then I topped the gate with 3 of the black cats from the Cat Brad set.  

The package contains both black and white cats in three different poses.  This card was so quick and easy and I love the way the brads give it so much extra interest.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

It's a CARD-inal!!! :)

The new Fall 2019 brads, bling and tapes are making their way into the Eyelet Outlet Store, and one of my (Lauren's) favorite new brads are the Profile Cardinals which are beautiful on their own but even nicer with the original Cardinal Brads. See?

I am a really big fan of the EO Paper Flowers, and the green ones have a special place in my heart because the petals make such beautiful leaves when you cut them apart! I used one small and one medium flower to augment my diecut branches. 

I had so much fun making the first card that I decided to do a landscape version featuring the Bluebird and Robin Brads, just so they wouldn't feel left out!

I hope you'll have a chance to get outside today and see some birds in real life, but if not, the EO Store is here for you! ♥

is an avid
backyard birdwatcher!

Monday, September 16, 2019

YUM! What a duo!

Our Brads are a delight for the eyes!
We also have all sorts of coordinating washi tape.
Here I used our popular donuts with matching washi.

We also sell a duo in the barn yard, wine, beer, tools, cardinal,
and sunflower themes.  More are just around the corner.

You won't want to miss them at the Eyelet Outlet website.

Next stop...

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Coffee and Then the World

Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus has the energy to travel the world in a single night? 


Eyelet Outlet Products:

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Three Eyed Monster

I decided to play around a little with a shaped card today.  They are really pretty simple to make with Cricut Design Space!  For this monster shaped card I used a monster from the Autumn Celebrations image set.  I used Eyelet Outlet Small Eye Brads to really add some EYE POPPING interest to the font of my card!

To create the card base, I ungrouped the layers in the image and duplicated the bottom shadow layer.  I flipped the duplicated image vertically, then lined the two up until they just touched one another.  

Then I selected both images and used the weld function to join them together. 


I couldn't resist embellishing the inside of my card with a couple cute Eyelet Outlet Monster Brads!

I also used a drawn image from Cricut's Monster Icons & Printables image set to add my greeting.  

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

School Days, School Days

It's that time of year, when the kiddos --and the teachers!-- in our lives are headed back to school. So I (Lauren) rounded up some of my favorite Eyelet Outlet goodies, including our fab new School Bus Brads, and made a couple of cards to cheer them on!

My first card was a happy accident. I had these fun Bella Boulevard chalk-board style papers, and I went looking in my washi stash for a school-themed tape to pair with them. It turns out I had quiiiiiite a few choices, lol. It was hard to decide, so I used ALL OF THEM! Heart TapeBook TapeRoad TapeMath TapeSkinny StripesTape Measure TapeSmiley FacesSkinny HeartsCrayon Tape and Skinny Plaid to be precise. Then I scattered matching brads around the card, including Emotion BradsStar BradsBus Brads, and Book Brads.

My second card has a bit less going on, lol. I've got an Apple Brad, an Eye Glass Brad, a Bus Brad driving along on Road Tape of course, and the bunting which comes in the same set of Skinny Tape as the rainbow stripes on the last card.

And since that concludes my post for today, class is dismissed! ♥

graduated quite a few years ago, but still 
longs for new school supplies in September.

Monday, September 9, 2019

What's your therapy?

What's your therapy?
If you are a paper crafter, 
you must love Eyelet Outlet products for your designs.
We have all sorts of hobbies and nature and animals.

Here I used the Yarn Brads for this card.
The thin washi is a great way to create a border and adds color too!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Check us out in Mesa, AZ Sept 13 & 14, 2019.
At the end of the month, we'll be in Denver, CO,
Sept. 27-28, 2019.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

It's In My Jeans

I live in the midwest, where it's impossible to ignore farming. It's all around me. Cows. Corn fields. Barns. Grain elevators that reach to the sky. 

This year hasn't been good to the farmers here. The rains came and came and came when they needed to be planting. Then when they finally got the crops in the fields, drought. It's yet to be determined what harvest will be like.

Even with the adversity, they don't give up. After all, farming is in their jeans genes.

Eyelet Outlet Products Used:

and 3 other Washi Tapes

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Happy Mail To YOU!!

I have been saving cancelled postage stamps for just such a background. This sentiment is flanked by
Eyelet Outlet's Mail Brads.  In this set, you get both mail boxes and letter brads.

If you don't like saving things, be sure to check out our various styles of mail washi tape!

What a fun way to upcycle postage stamps!

Check us out at our upcoming shows!

This weekend, Sept 6-7. we are in Marlborough, MA.
Then, check us out in Mesa, AZ Sept 13 & 14, 2019.
At the end of the month, we'll be in Denver, CA,
Sept. 27-28, 2019.

New washi and brads for your craft area are right around the corner!
Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Snow Much Fun!

It's still blazing hot here in Central Texas, so to cool off this week, I reached for my Eyelet Outlet Snowflake brads!  They are a must have for your holiday crafting! 

For this card I used the Cricut Car Decals image set for the little skiers.  The sentiment is from Cricut Everyday's a Holiday image set, but I substituted an Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brad for the "o".  

Don't forget to shop our clearance section before you check out of Eyelet Outlet!  You'll find these great ski boots and skies and lots of other fun items!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

It's a Jungle Out There...

...but here on the Eyelet Outlet Blog I (Lauren) am WILD about zoo-themed journal cards paired with our Lion, Tiger and Zebra Brads, not to mention their adorable friends, the Elephant, Giraffe and Monkey Brads. Oh and there are some awesome coordinating tapes, too. See?

I've mentioned before how much I love journaling cards, they are really hard to beat for quick, beautiful designs. This particular set, from Photoplay's "We Bought a Zoo" collection is especially fun and perfect with both the original Jungle Mix Brads as well as the second Jungle-themed set. For my first card I cropped the journal card down a bit to remove a (very cute) monkey image so that I could add a Monkey Brad instead. I made a fun coordinating background by neatly lining up strips of Safari Tape on plain white cardstock to make my own custom patterned paper.

On the "Wild One" card, some handsome Elephant and Giraffe Brads are greeting a very regal Lion Brad. I made a mat from glorious Sparkle Copper Foil Tape and another bespoke patterned paper background using a beautiful Sunset Safari Tape that's so new it isn't quiiiiite in the store yet!

The "Wild Side" journal card was 4 x6" so I needed to trim it down a bit. I added a strip of Safari Tape across the bottom and added a mat made from beautiful Leopard-ish Animal Print Tape, then added a Monkey Brad, as well as a Zebra and a Lion.

Never forget: if you don't have time to MONKEY around, EO Jungle Brads and coordinating tapes make cardmaking a ROARING success... and I ain't LION! :) :) :)

still cannot ever
resist a diabolical pun!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Back to School

While many districts start back to the books in August, many Michigan districts start back
after Labor Day. So...whether you have been back for 2 weeks or two days, create clever cards for
your favorite teacher or student with Eyelet Outlet products!

Crayon Brads

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree

I love Christmas - all things Christmas. I especially love Christmas trees, though. Even Charlie Brown ones.

Of course it looks fabulous - after all, it has an Eyelet Outlet Red Ornament Brad on it.

Did you notice the Glitter Enamel Dots?

And here's a trick for you. I used it on the inside of the card, but you can also use it on a card front... Merry Christmas Washi Tape makes the perfect (and SUPER EASY) sentiment. 

Yep, I love Christmas!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

True Story!

Continuing my theme of "where the ideas come from" this week I (Lauren) took inspiration from the awesome t-shirt my BFF was wearing the last time we got together. For one thing: this really is how I feel most of the time!!! For another, I knew I could make a super-fun card that used our Eyelet Outlet Computer and Headphone Brads. See?

The first thing I realized was that this sentiment was a bit long to stamp or use stickers. So I made a little piece of word art on the computer. It's much simpler than it sounds, you just type in your text and then have fun choosing a different font for each line. I've saved my version as a .jpg and you are welcome to use it; it'll be on the Freebies page. 

Once I had my sentiment panel, I only needed to set the Computer and Headphone Brads, one at the top left corner, and the other at the bottom right. Then I matted the whole thing on a piece of fun patterned paper I made by neatly lining up strips of Math Washi Tape on a scrap of plain white cardstock. Et voila!

I hope you'll be inspired to create your own fun word art. And I bet there is a combination of Eyelet Outlet Brads and Washi Tape that will make it into a brilliant, unique card! ♥

has a very large 
collection of fonts!