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Sunday, August 30, 2020
Have you seen the new Crab & Lobster brad set? They are awesome and a lot of fun!
My little lobster and crab have found themselves in some hot water today. This is a very CAS (clean and simple) card. I found the pot image on Cricut Design Space. I cut it out of vinyl and applied it to my white card. I added some small lines around the fire and on the pot with a fine line pen. I made my sentiment from scratch on Design Space as well and put it in a speech bubble before printing and cutting it. The sky is three strips of the Sky Washi Tape. This tape is back ordered but I've linked another one that would work just as well. Finally, what's a beachy kind of card without a Seagull?
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Saturday, August 29, 2020
I created one coin and two cards. An artist trading coin is a 2-1/2" circle (I use a punch) and an artist trading card is 3-1/2" x 2-1/2". My standard practice is to always punch two circles or cut two rectangles so that I can decorate one and adhere another one behind it for stability.
To create the 'Joy' coin, I placed a strip of Glitter Tall Tree Washi Tape horizontally across the coin base and added three Penguin Brads and the sentiment die cut from silver foil cardstock. Then I adhered a second punched circle behind it.
To create the 'peace' card, I covered the card base with Wood Washi Tape and then die cut the sentiment into the covered card base, saving the negative space pieces to add back in later. I added three Prancing Deer Brads and just prior to adhering the second rectangle behind it, I added two small strips of Glitter Brown Washi Tape to the extra card so the sparkle would show through the die cut sentiment. Once I adhered the second rectangle, I glued in the negative space pieces to the p, e, a and the second e.
To create the 'merry' card, I covered the card base with Glitter Gold Dots Washi Tape and added the sentiment die cut from red cardstock along with a thin red cardstock strip across the bottom. I adhered the stamped word Christmas and then added one Cardinal Brad and two Cardinal Profile Brads. Then I adhered a second rectangle behind it.
Friday, August 28, 2020
There's some humor today at Eyelet Outlet with the Crab Birthday card featuring the recently released Crabs and Lobsters Brads.
The yummy Crab Cake is decorated with with Brads familiar to the crab such as: Seashell Brad, Seashore Brad, Lobster Brad, and a Palm Tree 2 Brad. The card is triple-matted with Hunkydory Adorable Scorable Matte Cardstock and the cake is make from the Stamps of Life Die Cake2Stamp.
Whether your young or young at heart, this card will bring a chuckle and a smile to your face.
Eyelet Outlet Supplies Used:
Crab and Lobster Brad
Palm Tree 2 Brads
Orange Swirl Pearl
Be Safe, Be Well, Happy Crafting
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Around here, August is beach month. One last time to dip your toes in the water and enjoy the sunshine and sand.
Today's card is a celebration of the last trip to the beach for the season. If you can't get to a beach or don't live near a beach, hopefully this will transport you there on a mini-mind vacation!
Have you seen the new Crab and Lobster Brad Set yet? I've used one of the lobsters on this card along with many other beachy brads including the sandcastle, umbrella, sunglasses, starfish, sand dollar and seagull. This is a scene printed from Cricut Design Space.
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Thanks for stopping by. Have yourself a beachy day
Saturday, August 22, 2020
I die cut several grass borders and layered them across the bottom of the front panel. Using a leaf punch, I punched a stem and leaves, and adhered it to the front panel. I curled the edges of all three layers of a paper flower, attached them with a 6mm Amber Jewel Brad and adhered the flower to the front panel. I added two Butterfly Brads and Sun and Cloud Brads. I stamped a simple sentiment in black ink in the upper left corner to finish the card front.
Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time!
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
This is not the first or last time that I (Lauren) have paired Lawn Fawn character stamps with EO Brads. They're the perfect size and scale, plus... I love that the brads add texture to the stamping, but are still flat and mail-able. My card has five ice cream cones of various flavors; and the disguises, from left to right, are: Straw Hat Brads (on special for .99c); Sunglass Brads, Cherry, (on special for $1.29); Colorful Sunglass Brads; and finally, I could not resist a Mustache Brad (on special for $1.09). I used Cloud Tape to make the small window which holds the cones, and a slimline-sized background of Banana Tape.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Hello Eyelet Outlet Fans! Today, I thought I'd join in on the Gnome craze and make a card featuring Eyelet Outlet products.
Now, we do have a Gnome Brad Set that is super cute too but I don't have them at this time. They would have been adorable as a third or fourth gnome on the card and I plan to add them to my collection for that reason. The good news is that there are so many fun brad sets that are just the right size to coordinate with the gnome character stamps out there right now. Hooray!
I created the background using a cloud stencil and Broken China Distress Oxide ink. The grass was made with a die set. Once I had the background together, I die cut it using a rectangle stitched die. I colored and cut out the two gnome characters and also cut out a polaroid die cut. I aranged these on the card and placed the gnome characters in and around the polaroid die cut. Then the fun began! I used the Garden Tool Brad Set and put the garden shovel in the gnome's hand and the garden fork below the sentiment. Mushrooms and gnomes go together so I added three of them from our Mushroom Brad Set. The Funky Bee Brads go great with this cartoonish-style card and I added a green butterfly from the Butterfly Brad Set. Finally, I used the always versatile Sun and Clouds Brad Set to add some interest in the top right corner of the card. Honestly, you really need this set because it can be used so often and it really accents a sky background so well. Can you make out the last brad set I used? Look closely. I used one orange mini leaf from the Mini Leaf Brad Set on the larger gnome's hat. I love it! One of the Mini Ladybugs would also be cute on his hat as an alternative.
Once all the brads were in place, I put a single row of the new Color Wheel Washi Tape around all 4 edges of my white card base. This creates a rainbow border around all four corners of the card to finish it off.
I hope you enjoyed this little voyage into gnome-ville. I know I did. They are just so darn cute! Have a great week!
Saturday, August 15, 2020
I covered the front panel in vertical strips of Glitter Black Washi Tape. I added two Cat Brads to the lower right corner and adhered the panel to the card base. I punched two small hearts from red cardstock and adhered them above the cat brads. I stamped the sentiment in red ink on white cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it across the top of the panel to finish the card front.
Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Sunday, August 9, 2020
It's a hoppy summer day so why not celebrate someone with a pond and it's frogs, turtles and bees! This happy card reminds me of long summer days. Some would say it reminds them of spring but in my youth in North Dakota, ponds didn't look like this until late July or August because the season is so short and cool until then.
There are several sets used here. The Frog Brad Set is so much bang for your buck because you get the frogs, cattails AND the water lillies. The Mini Bee Brads are just the right size for the scene and the Turtle Brad looks so happy too!
I had a bit of space up at the top and I love I could fill it with three different washi tapes and the Sun and Clouds Brad Set. The washi tape used is the new Color Wheel Washi, Skinny Glitter Washi which is a set of 6 colors, and the Checked Blue Washi. The Bright Butterfly Brad make it all work together.
Make yourself a summer scene while the sun is still shining!
Saturday, August 8, 2020
I placed a strip of Mountain Washi Tape horizontally across the front panel about half way down. I tore three snowbanks from white cardstock and layered them across the bottom of the panel. I added two Polar Bear Brads to the bottom snowbank which I thought resembled a mama and her cub. I added a tone-on-tone die cut sentiment and Snowflake Bling - 1-1/2", layered the panel on white foam and adhered it to the card base.
Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Friday, August 7, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
One of my (Lauren's) favorite Brad Tricks is to make a smaller shape or frame for the brads to live in, which can also serve as the focal point for the card. In this case, I diecut three circles of different sizes and made a composite scene with Sun and Cloud Brads in one; the silver grill and blue apron from the BBQ Set... plus a Beach Umbrella; and one of the beer bottles and the mug from our Beer Brads. My background is diecut clouds and I've added some paper-punched grass to ground each circle and add to the vibe of outdoor fun.
I hope you'll be inspired to make a card or project featuring your favorite summer activity; I guarantee we have an Eyelet Outlet brad style that will work!