Thursday, February 20, 2020

Happy Easter

It's a wet and chilly day here in Central Texas, but Spring is in the air at Eyelet Outlet!  We have some of the prettiest Spring washi tapes and fabulous Spring themed brads you will find anywhere and today I'll be showing you just a few.

I started out with this cute "Easter" border from Cricut's "Celebrate All Year Long," image set, not really knowing what I'd use as a background paper.  I tried a number of different colors and patterns, but then I spied this gorgeous wide floral washi tape on my craft table and knew it would be perfect peeking out from behind the Easter eggs.

What's Easter without some chocolate bunnies?  Our little chocolate bunny brads are so cute alongside our Easter egg brads, don't you think?

See you next week!  Until then, keep on crafting!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hippity Hoppity...

...Easter's on it's way! But there's still plenty of time to make cards, and plenty of Eyelet Outlet Brads to make them extra special! Here's my (Lauren's) first Easter card of 2020:

My card features Rabbit BradsColored Egg BradsStitched Flower Brads with Mini LeavesSun and Cloud Brads, plus a couple of Mini Butterflies. But there are many more varieties, including Easter Bubble BradsChocolate BunniesPastel Rabbits (currently on sale!), un-dyed Egg Brads, and even Bacon, Egg and Toast Brads which aren't very Eastery but go nicely with the Eggs! Something super-cute which might emerge from an egg is an adorable tiny Chick Brad... coming soon to the EO Store!

There's something for everyBUNNY at Eyelet Outlet! ♥

can never resist a 
Diabolical Pun!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hey Gnomie

Eyelet Outlet has all the embellishments to make your stamped images sing!

I'm hiding under a mushroom...
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Monday, February 17, 2020

One Call!

A quick to to show you care!
Who is YOUR one phone call?

Eyelet Outlet Supplies:

Call me!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Friday, February 14, 2020

Hello Spring!

Today's card entitled Hello Spring is a representation of the season to come!  We've had a mild, dreary winter this year, but that doesn't mean that we aren't looking forward to the blue skies and sunshine, so here's a preview!

We have another month or so of winter, but Eyelet Outlet's birds, mini ladybugs, mini ants, brown rabbits, and pastel rabbits are ready to create a scene welcoming Spring.   This note card is versatile and may be sent to friends, relatives, hospital or nursing home residents or those that are home bound.  Surely, it will bring a smile to their face as we head into Spring.

Eyelet Outlet Supplies Used:
bird brads
mini ladybug brads
mini ant brads
brown rabbit brads
pastel rabbit brads

Hop on over to the Eyelet Outlet website and pick up the brads and more to create your Spring card!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Cute as a Bug

Happy Thursday, crafters!  Today I have a couple of cards that are cute as a bug!  It was hard to decide between Eyelet Outlet's mini ladybug brads and the mini ant brads, so problem solved!  I made two cards!

The magnifying glass is from Cricut's Classroom Icons image set.  I just love the little chubby fingers on this hand image which is from A Child's Year image set.  The smiling ladybug and wide eyed ant images are Miss Kate's Cuttable images and available in the Cricut image library. I used foil iron-on and my Cricut Easy Press for the sentiment.  I've really been having fun lately using iron-on materials on card stock!  

I love the way the mini ant brad and mini ladybug brad look under the magnifying glass, don't you?  I embellished the smiling ladybug with Eyelet Outlet heart brads on her antennas and I used Eyelet Outlet eye brads on my big-eyed ant.  Those eyes really popped!!  He's holding an Eyelet Outlet enamel heart in his hands, too.

See all the Eyelet Outlet Bugs & Critters at!  Until next week, happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hoppy, Hoppy, Hoppy...

...Valentine's Day! Just in case you need a few fast card ideas before Friday, I (Lauren) have three takes on HOPPI-ness, Eyelet Outlet style!

My first card features the ever-adorable Frog Brads, on a background of Cloud Washi and Water Tape, with half a Paper Flower serving as a lilypad. I used nested heart dies to trim my little scene into an appropriate Valentine shape, and added my sentiment with mixed letter stickers. At the very end, I added three white Heart Pearls.

It's less obvious at first, but beer can also be described as "HOPPY" so my second card features one of the bottles and a mug from our Beer Brads on a background of Beer Tape, sitting on a bar made of Hardwood Floor Washi. A few yellow Heart Enamels and we were good to go!

Heading back into cuuuuuute territory, this sweet little pair of Rabbit Brads (the packs contain both styles) is surrounded by diecut hearts made of Tiny Heart Washi and Checked Tape, with a couple of Heart Brad accents. 

Eyelet Outlet has a brad (and a style of tape!) to make a card that embodies pretty much ANY diabolical pun you can devise. For Valentine's Day, St. Pat's, Easter and beyond! ♥

wishes you the very
of Valentine's Days!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Quick and Cute!

A quick little idea for Valentines Day...
using our Enamel Hearts! 

We have so many different shapes, sizes, finishes and colors
in our Enamel line.  

These will make a big statement on a little ATC Valentine!  
Perfect for those who are near and dear to you.

Sending you hugs from my side of the computer monitor,
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Bring a bit of summer and warmth into this cold season
with Sunflower Brads from Eyelet Outlet.
I used Paper Flowers, cut into sections, to create the leaves.  
A Mini Lady Bug Brad is a nice dot of red...and a little good luck too!

Thanks for creeping by...
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Let's Go WILD!!

From Farmland to Polar...from Safari to Woodland, Eyelet Outlet has a menagerie of ANIMAL brads that will add interest and excitement to your scrapbook pages and greeting cards! More styles are just around the coop! Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about new releases, sales and creative ways to use our products.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Cardinal Valentine

Today's card entitled "Cardinal Valentine" is a simple Valentine's Day card displaying a winter scene featuring Eyelet Outlet Cardinals.  It's another non-traditional Valentine's Day card!

Although the background paper brings the beauty of a winter scene, it's the Eyelet Outlet Cardinals that bring the dimension, beauty, and realism to the card.  The base paper of weathered wood provides additional interest, however, this card definitely takes a 'less-is-more' approach!

Today's card is for Valentine's Day, but the sentiment may be changed out to be a get-well card, thinking of you card, or a note card.  This versatility means that making a few cards to have on hand will save time later.

Eyelet Outlet Supplies Used:
Cardinal Brads
Cardinal Profile Brads
Silver Glitter Enamel Dots

Take a moment to 'fly' on over to the Eyelet Outlet site and check out the cardinals, glitter enamel dots, and other amazing brads, bling, and more!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Juggling It All

Today's make is a tribute to my amazing daughters who manage their busy lives like professional jugglers!

I chose a juggling animal (in high heels no less!) from Cricut's Birthday Bash image set, but instead of balls, I substituted several different Eyelet Outlet brads to represent just a few of the things these two gals successfully juggle in their daily lives, from diapers to dinner and everything in between! 

It was honestly hard to narrow down the brads to use in this card, because there are so many in the Eyelet Outlet store that would have been perfect, but for the sake of space, I decided on the diaper pin, books, soccer ball, vacuum cleaner and saucepan.  I substituted the original party hat on the image with an Eyelet Outlet party hat and used our enamel dots for buttons.

Tell someone you love that's juggling it all how much you admire them today!  

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Inspired by... Catalogs?

Ideas can literally come from ANYWHERE, but one of my (Lauren's) --perhaps surprising-- sources are the silly t-shirts in novelty catalogs. I can't actually imagine BUYING such a shirt, but it's unusual for me to flick through and not see something I think would make a fun card. In this case, since I knew I had a couple of varieties of Eyelet Outlet Brads which would work perfectly (Kitten Brads and Long Cats) I've made two!

EDITED:  Lauren has generously shared her quote in two fonts on the Freebie page...check the tab at the top of the blog! Thanks, Lauren!!

I've used the Kitten Brads as accents quite a few times (especially on Halloween cards!) but I'm glad they are finally getting their starring role. I made a base of Coloring Book Washi, mounted it on a panel of Big Dot Tape and finally added a small pink heart from the Multicolor Enamel Set. My sentiment is in a free font called AR Cena.

My second card uses a free font called AR Bonnie because I liked how its super skinny line paired perfectly with the Long Cat Brads. These guys are on clearance, which is happy because they're only $1.09 but sad because when we run out, they won't be coming back. I matted the sentiment on a panel with Geometric Tape and made the background from Paw Tape.

I hope you'll be inspired by something random and wonderful today... and then I bet we have some Eyelet Outlet Brads and Tape that will help make it into the perfect card!

is pretty sure she gets 
EVERY catalog in the world!

Monday, February 3, 2020

A trio of cards

Look who has popped up on our radar!
Jeanette, of Cre8tive Play, with a trio of cards!

The above card is a great way to use our washi tape.
The large panel on top is a great canvas for our decorative brads!

Spring is just around the corner...
so feel free to show a little warmth with these Puppy and Blue Bird brads!
The washi tape makes as great ground line.
Plus, our enamel dots come in various sheens: shiny, glitter, mat!

Just love how she pairs the Bear and Poloar Bear brads together in this
card with a fun sentiment!  The snowflake brads make a great addition to the decorative paper.
Enamel hearts...always in style!

So glad to see that our products being used out there!
If you like to craft with our embellishments, please tag us on social media and you just might find your creations on our blog too!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Be My Valentine

Today's card entitled, "Be My Valentine" provides a sweet sentiment and is perfect for children to give each other or ideal for their parents or grandparents on Valentine's Day.

The card begins with festive paper and is complemented by the background heart (by Crafter's Companion) and the stamped image (by Waffle Flower).  The Eyelet Outlet Balloons are key to providing the whimsy and serve as the finishing touch with their glossy primary colors.   

No heart die nor stamped image?  No problem!  The card can be just as effective with the balloons in the middle of the card and the sentiment crossing over the balloon strings. 

TIP:  Did you know that if you are in need of balloon brads but are out of them or want variation in the balloon shapes, you can use the Eyelet Outlet Ornament Brads?  Just turn the ornament brads upside down and tie on a string.   Without much effort you have a perfectly round balloon!

Head on over to the Eyelet Outset site and pick up your balloons and ornaments as there's still time to make those precious Valentine's Day cards!

Eyelet Outlet Supplies Used:
Balloon Brads

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

I'm Pulling For You

Some days are an uphill battle, so send someone you love some encouragement today with a cute card using Eyelet Outlet tractor brads.

The sentiment for my card comes from the Cricut's "Just Because Cards."  The hay bales that I put on my trailer are from Cricut's "County Fair" image set. 

I love the Eyelet Outlet cow brads.  Today our cow looks like he's definitely pulling for the tractor driver to bring her that hay bale!  😀  I've also used a couple of Eyelet Outlet tree brads on my card - the pine tree brad as well as one of the summer tree brads.  Breaking up the green hillside landscape, I used a wide dotted green washi tape with a skinny washi tape in lighter green dotted pattern on top of it.  

Keep on crafting, friends and be sure to stop by Eyelet Outlet and see all of our awesome products!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Here's a shocking true confession: I (Lauren) am a bit of a coffee fiend. So when I saw this fun (and accurate!) sentiment on a t-shirt, I knew I had to pull out my Eyelet Outlet Coffee Brads and make a card.

I had originally planned to add some Donut Brads too, but in the end I settled for Coffee Beans on the card and Donut Washi Tape in the background. I printed the sentiment on a clear inkjet label using two free fonts: Bohemian Typewriter and Cafe Rojo.

And now who will join me in a cup of coffee?!

has never really seen
the point of decaf.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Eskimo Kisses

Waddled on over to the Eyelet Outlet shop to pick up winter craft provisions for yourself!
Here I used:

Stay warm and fuzzy!  
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Monday, January 27, 2020

Happy Together

Show a little love to your little ones with the Polar Bear brad set from Eyelet Outlet.

Here are some tips on how to use washi tape in creative ways.  
 Lay it down on card stock to create "glitter paper."  Then, use dies and punches to create new shapes. The HAPPY  and gold hearts are made from our washi tape.  So is the wavy snow drifts!


Have an "ice" day today!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up