Today's card is fast, easy, and fun! It's called A Festival of Trees and perfect for those times when you need a card in a hurry and don't have time to gather together lots of supplies and tools.
What's needed to create this card: white cardstock, a card base, enamel dots, paper trimmer, and multiple spools of holiday washi tape. The card above has an inked sky, however, these colorful trees will look just fine on a white background.
Layer the wash tape one above the other on the cardstock (I used a 6x8 inch piece of white cardstock), cut the triangles to the desired size, and determine the placement on the card base. As a final touch, white glitter enamel dots are added to the sky representing snow and a silver glitter enamel dot is placed on the top of each tree as a tree topper decoration. It's that simple!
Tips & Tricks
* Ensure each washi tape is in the correct direction. It's easy to mistakenly have one upside down. (I speak from experience!)
* It appears to be more pleasing to the eye to begin with a narrow washi tape followed by a wide washi tape and repeating this pattern over and over. My best results were using the same narrow washi tape throughout the triangle.
* The card example above uses multi-colored washi tape. Another idea is to use the washi all in the same colorway contrasted by a different colored narrow washi tape. Example: medium to wide washi with predominant red color with a green narrow washi tape in between.
* Less is more....maybe! This card would also look great with three trees of varying sizes on the left and a large holiday greeting on the right side of the card. It's not necessary to have trees filling the entire card.
* The sky can be omitted, inked to your choosing, or a patterned paper can be used to represent the sky. It's your choice and all three options will look fine.
* The triangles don't necessarily need to be exact or perfect. To make them as symmetrical as possible, I cut a strip to the desired width and length of the tree. Place a small mark at the top in the middle of the strip (if a 2" tree base, then I marked 1" at the top). I then used a paper trimmer to cut from the mark at the top to the bottom edge on the right and then repeated this cut on the left.
* The card example above is in landscape orientation, however, portrait orientation can also be used.
As you can see, this card has choices. Your preferences rule! Eyelet Outlet is a great source for the washi tape and enamel dots needed to create this card. Head on over to the Eyelet Outlet online shop and check out the variety available...you won't be disappointed!
As soon as I saw Eyelet Outlet's new Nutcracker Brad, I knew I needed to create a ballerina card with it! This sweet little ballerina is from Cricut's Twinkle Toes cartridge and I used a precious digital face from Peachy Keen Stamps on her.
I (Lauren) like square cards. I'm even willing to pay the extra ounce of postage, to get that beautiful shape and a slightly larger canvas to decorate with Eyelet Outlet Brads, Bling, Washi Tape and Paper Flowers!
With the exception of the card base and diecut snowflakes, my first card is composed entirely of Eyelet Outlet goodies! The background panel is made of Checked Tape, inset with gorgeous new Cardinal Washi flanked with Skinny Xmas Tape. The center of the stacked snowflake (which includes a white Paper Flower) is fancy new Snowflake Bling; I've even adorned my clear Swirl Bling with some smaller Snowflake Bling.
We all have them, right? Sweet friends. They're the best! Maybe today we should send our sweet friend a card and let her know how much we appreciate her - maybe even tuck a gift card for a special treat inside.
Thinking back over time, I've experienced many holiday traditions repeated year over year. At my grandma's house were the hard candies and the nutcrackers while my aunt's house had the most beautiful silver tree with stunning ornaments. It was the time of year to also see a red pickup truck with a fresh cut tree navigating through the snow.
Today's card entitled 'Winter Wishes' creates reminders of those holiday traditions.
The Eyelet Outlet brads are beautifully detailed and are perfect for creating this holiday card. The brads and other materials used include:
Red Pick Up Truck
Think about making this card about the holiday / winter traditions you may have. Head on over to the Eyelet Outlet online shop and find the brads, washi, and bling that will make your card come alive!
Today I'm bringing you a Pinterest inspired project that I've wanted to make for several years now and finally got around to it this week! I created an Advent Calendar for my granddaughter out of a muffin pan!
I began by cutting out circles from magnetic paper on my Cricut Maker. The magnetic paper sticks to the muffin pan to cover the openings.
Next the fun started! Creating fun little designs to embellish the magnetic circles! Most, if not all, of my designs were elements found in Cricut Design Space.
What really added to the project were the many Eyelet Outlet products I used! The brad, bling, and enamel dots really jazzed this project up! Most came from our Holiday Collection.
I used vinyl to apply the "Merry Christmas, Love Grandma & Grandpa." Just a little FYI to save you some grief if you should decide to make one - spray paint doesn't stick to Teflon! I found that out the hard way! :( Look for a pan that isn't coated with a non-stick surface if you want to spray paint it.
Each day from December 1st through Christmas Eve, she will get to open up a little prize of candy, small toy, or money. I can't wait to give this to her!
All you need to make the *GOOD* kind of scene, in a cardmaking sense, is a judicious combination of Eyelet Outlet Brads and Glitter Tape... and ok... maybe a little bit of Bling, as well. Which is what I (Lauren) have used to make these two winter wonderland cards:
This Glitter Tall Tree Tape has the perfect colors, the perfect (wide) width and the perfect amount of glitter, of the variety which absolutely DOES NOT leave a sparkly trail wherever it goes. This I needed no more than a few torn paper mats and some Pine Tree, Prancing Deer and Snowflake Brads to make a perfectly peaceful winter scene.
I expect there are nearly endless combinations of Glitter Tape and Brads that would look beautiful on holiday --or even just winter-themed-- cards. I hope you'll be inspired to try your own variations!
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, thereindeeris providing the snow people with a lovely sleigh ride, while the others are arriving via thered pick up truck and theantique 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:
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!
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!
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!
...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.