Saturday, March 30, 2019


Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I have been enjoying the Spring weather - the daffodils are blooming and the temperatures are awesome! But... you know it won't be long until we start turning our thoughts towards summer, and it's never too soon to make a card for that season and its holidays. Today's card is a patriotic one, perfect for summertime (Independence Day, parades, and more).

The left side of my card features a piece of striped designer paper, but I spruced it up from being just red/white by adding some Eyelet Outlet Blue Jewel Strips to the white parts.

The right part of my card is a piece of white cardstock with strips of Washi Tape to give it its design.

But, that's not quite as fun as it could be. Just look...

The above close-up photo shows it in its beginning stage... but I then colored three of the outline stars with a blue Copic marker for some pizazz. It's a subtle change, but I like it. 

Eyelet Outlet Products Used:

Be sure to stop by the Eyelet Outlet online store to check out all the products.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mother's Day Gift Box

Spring is in the air here in Central Texas and Mother's Day will soon be here!  Today I've got a little gift box for you that will be the perfect way to tell your mom how much you appreciate all she's done for you!

I've really been in to making boxes with my Cricut these days and after seeing some cute designs for gable boxes on Pinterest, I decided to try my hand at one featuring some Eyelet Outlet products.

I started with a gable box from the Cricut Tiny Treasures cartridge.  I chose some doors and windows from other Cricut images as well as the tree with tire swing. I added a strip of Eyelet Outlet wide floral washi tape to the length of the box before folding it up and then I welded sections of this white picket fence from the First Few Years cartridge to make a continuous strip and applied it over the washi tape.  

I chose a scalloped border from the Cricut image library and made layers for my roof. Since it's Spring and trees are blooming, I added some Eyelet Outlet Mini Stitched Flowers to the trees and a small enamel dot for a door knob for some more texture.  

I love the nostalgic feeling I got about my own childhood home when I parked the Eyelet Outlet Bicycle Brad in front of the house!   

I added my sentiment to the back roof section and topped it with a bow!

Thanks for stopping in today!  If you're in the Allentown, PA area, stop by and see us in person at the Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival March 29 & 30!  

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Everybody Loves...

...SNAIL MAIL!!! Am I right? Ok, maybe not boring old bills and circulars, but any time there is a card or letter awaiting me (Lauren) in the mailbox, I am a happy camper. And all the more so if it's a handmade card which features some fab Eyelet Outlet Brads and/or Washi Tape!

Both of my cards were inspired by this brand new and completely adorable Snail Washi... and also feature our Mail Brads! Because everybody loves Snail + Mail, lol!

My first card, which is a portrait style A2 (by which I mean tall rather than wide) also uses Heart BradsHeart Arrow Tape and Skinny Yellow Tape.

My second card is landscape style and features more Mail Brads, plus Blue Dot Washi and Skinny Blue Dot Tape as well. I used my trusty nested heart dies on this one, too. And small alphabet stickers to make the sentiments on both cards. 

I hope today will find you receiving --or maybe even SENDING-- some beautiful snail mail of your own! ♥

...will always love
snail mail! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Big Deal

It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today...happy to be here!

When I saw the adorable Playing Cards added to the Eyelet Outlet a while back, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them!  And when I was actually holding onto them, I knew I had a "winning hand".  Here's the pocket card I made with them:

The cards paired beautifully with the Heart Pearls, Playing Card Washi Tape, and the Red Foil Washi Tape.  I used the now retired digital patterned paper from the Jackpot II collection by Stampin' Up on Basic Black cardstock which highlight the featured products nicely.  Here's a closer look at the cards.  The detail is amazing.

I like making pocket cards.  They're a nice change of pace from the top or side fold cards.  And here's the inside of the card which provides yet another opportunity to use the brads and washi.

On the reverse of the insert, I created a gift card holder.  When the gift card is removed, the recipient sees the cute sentiment.

I made another card previously using the playing cards and it's one of my all time favorites as it just makes me smile.  You can find it here.  And here's one by designer, Susan.

I love this card, too.  It would be perfect for someone who loves to play Poker.  Actually, I think I just love those playing cards and will continue to look for ways to use them!

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

Monday, March 25, 2019

A few that needed to be posted!

Stamps: Animal Stamps from Eyelet Outlet
Cow and Goat Brads
Sun and Cloud Brads
Rooster Brad
Pig and Sheep Brads

Sometimes, I have a few cards that slip through the cracks and don't get posted.
These three fun cards use Eyelet Outlet's clear stamps.
These sets coordinate with our most trendiest and popular decorative brads.
The nice thing about a stamp set...
you can keep stamping and using it...even if you run out of kitten brads! haha

Stamps: Truck Stamp set
Bicycle Brad
Footprint brad
Travel Brad
Vacation Brad
Bling Strip
Washi Tape
Swirl Bling

Kitten Brad
Foil Washi Tape

Check out our line of stamps,
along with new washi...
and ALL our amazing decorative brads this weekend at the 

I'll be there! Come say hello!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

My Remodeled Home

Last Saturday's card here on the blog was a "house" that I made. The wreath on the door was made with Eyelet Outlet products - Washi Tape and Brads. When the owner of Eyelet Outlet saw my card, her comment was: I'm thinking the house could have been made with our brick Washi Tape.

Well. of. course. it. could. DUH! Why didn't I think of that???

From that brief conversation, I decided to take my original thought for a card and make it even better. I think I was successful, but you can be the judge of that after you see today's card. 

To see last week's card - the original - go HERE. You'll also see the tutorial on how I made the wreath on the door on that blog post.

Here's my remodeled home:

Suzanne was right! The brick wall looks fabulous!

I switched the door to a wooden door (Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape) instead of the panel door (card stock) on the original card. And for a more balanced look, I placed a flower pot and mailbox beside the door, along with one rabbit. 

Now, here's a test:

How many different Eyelet Outlet products did I use on this card?

More specifically, how many different Washi Tapes?

How many different types of Brads?

Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape - 6 of them:

Red (I doubled it and cut it to make the flower pot)
Skinny (I colored a strip of the yellow one with a brown Copic for the mailbox post)
Twig (to wrap the wreath)

Eyelet Outlet Brads - 6 of them:

Round Black with Silver 

I hope you like the remodeling job. I welcome any comments for additional suggestions to make my house even better - as long as your ideas include Eyelet Outlet products. For a full selection of products to choose from be sure to head to the Eyelet Outlet store.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ready for the Hunt!

Easter is just around the corner and Eyelet Outlet has some fabulous products for all your Easter crafting!

Today I've created an Easter card that features a strip of  Easter Egg Washi Tape across the center of the card.  The beautiful eggs appear to be peeking up from behind the grass, all decorated and ready to be discovered at the Easter Egg Hunt!

The rabbit on my card is from Cricut's Seasonal Characters image set. I switched out his egg with an Eyelet Outlet Easter Egg Brad instead!  He's dipping his paint brush into paint cans from Cricut's Handy Man image set.  I helped him decorate the Easter Egg Brads by adding some flowers and shapes that I cut out of vinyl and stuck to the eggs.  Eyelet Outlet also has "regular" eggs that come in white and brown and I decorated one of those for the Easter Egg Hunt, too!  

Be sure and check out all of our fabulous Easter Products on line at or see us in person at one of the many trade shows we attend throughout the year!  Next up is the Columbus Stamp & Scrap Show on March 29-30 in Columbus, Ohio.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy Easter Bunnies

There are several adorable varieties of Eyelet Outlet bunny brads, including Pastel Rabbits and Chocolate Bunnies but the realistic looking Rabbit Brads might just be my (Lauren) favorite!

I use my nested dies most often to cut perfect circles which I then attach to whatever project I'm making. But it's just as easy to use them to create negative space, like these layered windows which frame up my adorable Rabbit Brads. I punched strips of grass in a couple shades of green for the bunnies to hide behind, then added some Mini Stitched Flowers and a Mini Butterfly to complete the scene. A strip of Pink Bunny Washi Tape dresses up the top layer of my card and a simple typed sentiment finishes it off.

I hope you'll be inspired to use your favorite dies in fun new ways!

watches out for bunny nests in
her lawn each spring!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Country Life

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

The Dog, Truck and Boot Brads from Eyelet Outlet combine perfectly to make this country themed flip card any cowboy (or girl) would love.  The three boxes are a perfect size to showcase the brads.

The digital bandana and black and white plaid combine well to accentuate the brads and the Rope Washi Tape down the side provides just the right accent.  This Washi actually has three widths of rope, I trimmed the largest to use here.

The patterns are further enhanced by embossing with a paisley pattern on the left and a check pattern on the right.

When you flip the card, you see how the three brads combine to convey the joy of livin' the country life.  I'd be pretty happy with this combination myself...though I'd prefer a little coupe to a truck and a pair of Wellies to cowboy boots...guess I'm an urban cowgirl at heart.

I've used the Pick-Up brad previously on this card and had fun with the Dog brads here.

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

Monday, March 18, 2019

Paper Flowers!

Our Paper Flowers are on sale for 3 days only!
Each pack of 40 will be on sale for $1.39.
They coordinate well with our swirl bling,

Create a bouquet of warmth that will last longer than cut flowers!

Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Card Kits at our Trade Shows!

In case you missed it,
Eyelet Outlet is carrying 3 unique, interactive card kits at our upcoming trade shows.
Designer Kim has had tutorials posted on Tuesdays, over the last 3 weeks.

Check them out!
We hope you'll come visit our booth.
For more information about the tradeshows and card kids, 
check out the company blog!

Sunday, March 17, 2019


Wow, wow, Washi Tape!

Just in time for spring fun!
Over 35 new rolls of washi tape just posted on the site.!

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For a limited time,
each pack of 40 is just $1.39!  
Stock up on a rainbow of colors this spring!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

A Wreath on the Door

Spring has sprung. It's time to put away the snowmen decorating our doors and porches and get out the spring wreaths and decorations. 

You, too can create this gorgeous wreath. It's not a stamp - it's WASHI TAPE!

First, I used two circle punches to create the form for my wreath.

Then I took some Hardwood Floor Washi Tape and ruggedly tore it down the middle lengthwise. I used each strip to wrap my wreath form.

The flowers are made from the Wide Flower Washi Tape. I first secured a strip of it onto white cardstock. I then used Copic Markers to color the flowers and leaves I wanted to use. After it had dried, I fussy cut around the colored pieces.

To make sure the flowers and wreath would stay securely on the door I created with cardstock, I used a single Round Brad in the center of each flower, going through all the layers.

I completed the card by adding two Rabbit Brads beside the door.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to head over to the Eyelet Outlet store to check out all the products. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hippy Birthday!

My best girl friend is having a birthday today and since I think she's a pretty groovy chick, here is the card I made for her!

I have to say, I really had fun with this one!  It was a trip down memory lane to a time I remember well!  In fact, I may have had a dress just like this one!

The images for this card came from Cricut's Groovy Times set.  I used print then cut to apply a tie dyed digital paper to the dress and I hung it on an Eyelet Outlet Hanger Brad.  The peace sign is also from Groovy Times and I used Eyelet Outlet Pearl Bling Strips for beads.  Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots were just the ticket for my mod flowers, too! I found the font on DaFont and it's called "Bell Bottom Laser."  I cut them out in Cricut adhesive foil and I used a couple of strips of Eyelet Outlet Skinny Glitter Washi Tape that matched the foil at the top and bottom of the card.  

Until next time, keep crafting friends!