Sunday, March 7, 2021

29 AGAIN?!

As I get older, birthdays become a little more of a sore subject. For years I used the line that I was 29 again when someone asked my age. This shaker card makes fun of those of us who want to celebrate our birthdays but don't really want to get into the details of the exact number. I'm not quite as old as this young lady but some days I sorta feel this old!

This was a fun project. As usual, the Eyelet Outlet products take it up a notch. You can find all the details on how to make this on my personal blog.


Candle Brads

Balloon Brads - Bright

Birthday Washi Tape

Heart Sequins

White Enamel Dots

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Yep, let's stay classy through this!

Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here sharing one final clean and simple card created with the new quarantine-inspired brads in the store along with some glitter washi tape, fancy long bling and pearls to appeal to your classy, glitzy feminine side! This is the last card in my series of CAS cards paying tribute to our frontline healthcare workers. This one is somewhat light-hearted with computer-generated front and inside sentiments, and a stamped addition to the sentiment on the front. ;)

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from black cardstock.
The computer-generated front and inside sentiments were printed on white cardstock and the panels trimmed. I stamped 'stay classy' in black ink at an angle above the front sentiment. I added a strip of Gold Glitter Skinny Washi Tape and Pink Fancy Long Bling-Pearls and Jewels vertically down the left side, added two Toilet Paper Brads just to the left of the sentiment, and adhered the panel to the card base. The finishing touch was the addition of several single pearls from a White Pearl Bling Strip.

I embellished the inside panel with a single strip of the
Gold Glitter Skinny Washi Tape and adhered it to the inside of the card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Leslie from Love To Scrap 2

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Celebrating You!

Once again, I've got a fun little shaker card for you today using the fabulous sequins available at Eyelet Outlet.  

I created the window in this card with one of the birthday cakes available in the Cricut image library and sliced it into the card base to created the window that holds the pink and white round sequins as well as a few heart shaped sequins.  The scalloped frosting on the cake provided an opportunity to use a few pink pearl stick on gems, too. For some extra fun I've added a few birthday candle brads to the cake.  I can't wait to send this card to someone I love!

Thanks for being with us today!  Enjoy the day with those you love.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

It's Alpha-BRAD-ical

 Some people ignore their crazier craft ideas, but I (Lauren) like to run with them! Lately on Instagram, I've seen some really beautiful illustrated and embroidered alphabet samplers, and I started thinking it would be fun to make something similar with Eyelet Outlet Brads. I considered making a single large piece, like a sampler (and I might still do that, lol!) but then it occurred to me that an ATC-sized minibook would give me room to use several brads for each letter, so that's what I decided to do. Here are the first six pages, which I plan on adding to over the next few months:

I used an incomplete deck of playing cards as the base for each 2.5 x 3.5" page of my minibook. I covered the numeral sides with nearly solid, brightly colored papers and added the appropriate chunky leatherette alphabet sticker to each page. I typed a label for each brad. Many of the names are the same as their titles in the official Eyelet Outlet store, but in some cases I had to be a little more creative to make enough brads fit each letter. 

The letter A: has Apple Brads, an Ace from the Playing Card Brads, Ale from our Beer Brads, Ants (technically Mini Ant Brads), and an Airplane from the Travel Brad set.

The letter B: has Bees from the Funky Bee Brads (they're on sale!), a Bear Brad, a Bicycle Brad, the colorful version of Book Brads, and a (School) Bus.

The letter C: is wearing a Crown from the Crown and Tiara set, a Crab from our Crab and Lobster Brads, a Chicken, some Candy Corn Brads and the Computer from the Computer and Headphones set.

The letter D: consists of two out of three Donut Brads, a Deer, one of the three Dinosaur Brads, a couple of Dress Brads and a (Long) Dog (those are on sale!)

The letter E: has an Elephant from the Jungle Mix, Easter Eggs (technically called Colored Eggs), an Envelope from the Mail Brad set, the flying version of our Eagle Brads and some Emojis from the Emotion Brads and Mini Emotion Brads.

The letter F: includes two flying Fairy Brads, a Faucet (from the Pipe Brads set), a Film (and clapper... technically called Movie Brads), a Frog and a Fish Brad.

As I was choosing brads for each page, it occurred to me that when I get to the lesser-used letters, (like I and J; or X, Y and Z) I'm may have to double up. But I think, with a little creativity, I can make this work for all 26 letters. Stay tuned to the Eyelet Outlet Blog and see!

enjoys putting things
in alphabetical order!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Happy Hello Wreath

Hi EO fans! Everyone loves a wreath and they are so great on cards no matter how they are made. Today I have a wreath made of dove tailed washi tapes hung on some pink and white baker's twine. 

I made this by cutting washi strips from four rolls of tape. Each strip started approximately 1 1/2" long and I cut three strips of each pattern. Then I cut a length of twine and folded each washi tape over the twine so that they became flags with a flat bottom. Once placed on the twine, I used my scissor to cut them approximately the same length with a straight bottom. Then I trimmed each end into a dovetail. I formed the flags into a circle on a 5 1/2" card base. I glued each flag in place with a dot of glue. I made a twine bow with four loops and glued it to hide where the twine ends came together at the top. To decorate my wreath, I used Snowflake Bling in green and red and used Pearl Bling in the corners of the card and one large one on top of the bow. The final step was to cut the Hello word from a die in gold foil and yellow cardstock. I shifted the two words slightly with the yellow on the back and glued them together. Then I glued the finished word across the wreath.

Shopping List from Eyelet Outlet:

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Take it slow and just breathe!

Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here sharing one more clean and simple card created with the quarantine-inspired brads that are new in the store which I paired with some pretty washi tape and enamel dots. This is another card in my series to pay tribute to our frontline healthcare workers. This sentiment, too, is true and literal. People all over the world have been through so much over the past year and we all need to be reminded to take it slow, one day at a time.

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from white cardstock along with front and inside layering panels from dark teal cardstock, and rounded the top right and lower left corners of all. The computer-generated front and inside sentiments were printed on white cardstock and trimmed, and the corners rounded. I applied two strips of Sky Washi Tape horizontally across the lower portion of the front panel and added a strip of Silver Dots Skinny Washi Tape on the seam of the two Sky strips. I added a Mask Brad just to the left of the sentiment and several White Enamel Dots to the background, then layered the panel on dark teal cardstock.

I embellished the right side of the inside panel with strips of the Sky Washi Tape and Silver Dots Skinny Washi Tape, adhered the panel to the teal cardstock layer and adhered it to the inside of the card base.
Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Leslie from Love To Scrap 2

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Leave A Little Sparkle

Good Thursday morning, crafters!  Today I've got a card for you with lots of sparkle!  For this shaker card I used a dress from the Cricut image. Using the slice tool, I created the cut out.  I filled my shaker window with beautiful pink and white Eyelet Outlet sequins

I also embellished my card with clear swirl bling and a few pink and clear stick on jeweled gems.  Our purse and shoes brads coordinated perfectly with my pink dress, too!

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to leave a little sparkle wherever you go today!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Seashore Garden... the name of this beautiful tape from Eyelet Outlet and the only thing I (Lauren) love more than the name is the tape itself!

The Seashore Garden Tape is interesting for its style as well as its look; instead of being a continuous long repeat, the design is actually six different boxes, in which there is a coordinating scene that has fish, sea creatures, shells, coral and flowers. So my first question was, "Do I use this in long strips, or do I cut it down and use the individual boxes?" but pretty quickly I realized the answer was: BOTH! For my first card, I made a note-quite-A2 sized background by lining up three strips of this inch-wide tape, which I matted on a panel of Glitter Copper Tape, mulberry cardstock and a soft mottled lavender paper. I diecut and matted an oval, as well as a strip to hold my Lawn fawn stamped sentiment, "I *sea* it's your birthday". I filled the oval with some trout from the Trout and Bass Brads and accessorized with Shell Corner Brads as well as starfish and sand dollars from the Sea Shore Brad Set

For my second card, I applied a long strip of Seashore Garden Tape to plain white cardstock, then trimmed it down into the six individual boxes that make up the entire design. I matted each one on a rich kraft cardstock, scattered some TroutShell CornerSea Shore and Shell Brads to a few of the squares and affixed them to a white A6 card with a torn bit of the leftover lavender paper from the first card. 

I love that both of these cards use ALL the same ingredients... but each is quite unique! I'm anxious to try this two-fer method on some of our other Eyelet Outlet Washi Tapes.

loves the beach!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Uniquely YOU!

Make someone's day with a cheery slimline card featuring the Unicorn & Rainbow brads.

Other supplies:

These embellies will make your cardmaking "one of kind!"

Uniquely, Dawn, Like Sunshine, Mercedes


Sunday, February 21, 2021

I'm Sticking With You!

It seems like it's a lot easier to be down occasionally over this past year than it was before. I know I have experienced some down moments myself. If I become aware that someone is having a rough time, I like to send them an encouragement card with a note of support. That's what today's card does.

This is a little bit of a word play since I've used "sticky" washi tape with this sentiment. I made the embellishment piece as a print-then-cut from Cricut Design Space. I created it by combining the tape dispensor image with my own created text sentiment. More and more I am going to my computer to make the perfect sentiment for my cards. And why not? You can say anything you want whether you do it in Word, Cricut Design Space or other program.

I used a lot of very cheery washi tapes for this card. I also used two stitched flower brads on the sentiment. 

Washi Tapes Used:

Brads Used:

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!

Saturday, February 20, 2021

A literal and true sentiment!

Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here sharing another clean and simple card created with quarantine-inspired brads that are new in the store along with some wide washi tape and bling to make it all girly! This is another card in my series to pay tribute to our frontline healthcare workers. And yes, this sentiment is literal and true - "crap" does happen but we always seem to get through it! ;)

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from black cardstock. The sentiment is from a digital stamp set so I printed it on white cardstock and trimmed the panel so the sentiment was in the lower right corner. I applied a strip of Wide Music Washi Tape horizontally across the panel and then added a piece of White Pearl Bling Strip at the top and bottom of the washi tape. I added two Toilet Paper Brads to the left of the sentiment and then adhered the panel to the card base. I finished the card front with several individual pearls from the bling strip.
I embellished the inside panel with a half-strip of the Wide Music Washi Tape and a narrow strip of black cardstock, and adhered the panel to the inside of the card base.
Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Leslie from Love To Scrap 2

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Birthday Wishes

I've got a couple of birthday card variations for you today. First up is one featuring a mix of some of the beautiful sequins available at Eyelet Outlet.  We have them in lots of colors and shapes and they are perfect for shaker cards.  

I put a strip of gold glitter washi tape down on my lower mat for the candle flame on these. When I did that I had the idea of using some of our pretty striped washi for the candles on a second version of this card. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the day with those you love!


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

"Plant a Garden...

...Feed a Bunny!" is yet another sentiment that I  (Lauren) saw on a t-shirt, and immediately had an entire card idea, featuring my Eyelet Outlet Rabbits and some other garden-related brads. Since it was just before Valentine's Day, and I had heart-y cards that made more sense, I sketched it on a piece of scrap paper and set it aside. I'll show you that sketch in a minute, but first, let's see the card:

Generally, when I sketch an idea, it's just visual notes of things I want to remember; often the card I wind up making doesn't look much like the original sketch, but this time it really did!

My diecut circles are cut from a piece of watercolor paper on which I had painted green grass and blue sky and then... for some reason... abandoned. I adhered a piece of picket fence diecut to the largest (2") circle and added the Rabbit Brads and a Heart. The upper of my two 1.5" circles holds a Sun and Cloud Brad as well as a rainbow from the Unicorn and Rainbow set; the lower has a Gnome Brad (they're on sale!); a trowel from the Garden Tools set and a Mini Butterfly, which I hadn't realized was discontinued, but you could swap a full-sized Butterfly, or a Mini Bee. The two 1" circles feature a Sunflower and Mini Ladybug; and the carrot and broccoli from the Vegetable Brad Set (which is also on sale) respectively.

With a change of sentiment, this design could easily translate into an Easter card, a fun birthday greeting for a gardener, or maybe even an anniversary card? That's the great thing about creativity, when you plant an idea, you never know what you might harvest later!

loves watching the 
bunnies in her backyard.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Lets pay tribute to our frontline healthcare workers!

Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here sharing a super clean and simple card to pay tribute to our frontline healthcare workers. All of the Eyelet Outlet designers are creating with the new quarantine brads in the store and are coming up with some great designs so be sure to check them out! I created several CAS designs that would be easy to reproduce that I'll be sharing over the next several weeks, so let me tell you about this first one!

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from black cardstock. The front sentiment is computer-generated so I printed it on white cardstock and trimmed the panel so that the sentiment was in the bottom right-hand corner. I embellished the panel with two strips of silver Glitter Skinny Washi Tape set a tad bit apart and a narrow strip of black cardstock adhered between them slightly offset to the right. Using a Hero Arts stamp set, I stamped the face (which kind of reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in her younger days) just above the sentiment and added a Mask Brad. I randomly placed three Black Enamel Dots on the background and adhered the panel to the front of the card base. I stamped 'You are fabulous' from the same stamp set on the inside. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time with another quarantine-inspired card!

Leslie from Love To Scrap 2

Thursday, February 11, 2021


I really had fun with this little thank-you card using some of Eyelet Outlet's dog themed products! 

The "Wag-O-Meter" image is from Cricut's Paper Pups image set. I used the slice tool to take off the part of the image and then used curved text and print-then-cut tools to create the numbers.  

I embellished this card with one of the Eyelet Outlet puppy brads, an enamel arrow, paw print brads, wood grain washi tape, paw print washi tape, and skinny red washi tape.  

Check out the Eyelet Outlet online store for more dog-related brads and washi tapes and check back often, because you never know when even more great dogthemed products will be released!  😉

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Hogs and Kisses

Valentine's Day is Sunday, but there's still time to make a funny, punny card, especially if you have some Eyelet Outlet Pig and Sheep Brads!

I (Lauren) made a fast background with Tiny Heart Tape and then chose cardstock colors to coordinate. I made my "Hogs and Kisses" sentiment using chunky foam alphabet stickers and added two adorable Pig Brads to the letter O. Finally, I scattered a few Heart Brads and I was done! Super-fast, super-fun and super-cute, right?!

cannot resist the combination
of brads and puns!

Monday, February 8, 2021

Enamel Hearts

Eyelet Outlet's Enamel Hearts are a great way to add texture and interest to your card or scrapbook page, while keeping it on the flat side. With Valentine's Day coming up, these embellishments are great for valentines...or scrappy pages showing off your sweet hearts!

Hope your valentine's mail box is full this year!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up