Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Dog Did It! by Janet

 Hello EO fans! Today I have a fun card that features some of the store's most recent cat and dog products. When you have pets in the house and something goes wrong, you know how there's always one that let's it be known whose fault it is. In this case, the cat is definitely turning in the dog - or possibly acting innocent. I always get the idea that cats consider themselves superior to everyone, especially the "other" pet of the home, the family dog. 

I loved using the new Kennel Mix brad set and the Cat Washi. The cats are wonderful in this washi tape.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Keep the doctor away!

Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Can you believe another Saturday has rolled around?! The weeks are flying by! Leslie here sharing a get well tag using the old 'an apple a day' adage! This sweet tag features awesome brads with a matching stamp set and my favorite enamel dots!

I die cut the stitched tag twice from white 110# cardstock and once more from 80# red cardstock. I created a faux tablecloth by stenciling red distress ink onto a stencil with a blending brush and cut it into strips. I adhered the strips to red cardstock strips and then to one of the white cardstock tags. Using the Apple Clear Stamp Set, I stamped the basket in brown ink on light brown cardstock, fussy cut it, and adhered it to the lower stenciled strip, and then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in brown ink. I put four Apple Brads in the basket and one outside the basket along with an apple core. I adhered the two white tag die cuts to the red one, and then threaded three ribbons through the hole at the top of the tag and tied them with bamboo crafting cord. The finishing touch was the addition of three White Enamel Dots across the bottom. Here's a closer look:

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Leslie from Love To Scrap 2

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Best Dad I Ever SAW

Some crafters say that it's hard to create masculine cards, but Eyelet Outlet makes is so easy!  From tools, sports, beer, fishing, camping, you name it!  Whatever your guy is in to, I'm sure we have a brad for that!  

Today I'm bringing you a punny little Father's Day card using the saw brad and a couple of screw brads.  Father's Day is right around the corner, so stop by Eyelet Outlet and find just what you need to make Dad a great card!


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

That's Good Advice, Actually

One of my (Lauren's) favorite dog sayings is "Wag More, Bark Less" so when I saw our adorable new Eyelet Outlet Kennel Mix Brads, I knew exactly how I would use them!

I love lettering and fonts, so I tend to make quite a few cards that are basically glorified word art, lol; but they make people smile and are fun to create. I also have a hard time passing up a cute set of alphabet stickers, so that's what I've used here; but of course stamps or a computer generated sentiment would work equally well. When adding stamps or stickers one at a time, I highly recommend using a background with strong horizontal lines, like this text paper; it helps A LOT with positioning! In addition to a bowl, a dog house and three bones from the Kennel Mix, I've added four Paw Brads, a Long Dog (they're on clearance!) and a Heart Brad to fill in the space around the words.

As well as the Kennel Mix and Long Dogs, we have two styles of Paw Brads and one style of Paw TapeDog Silhouette Brads, cute Dog Faces and lots of fun Dog Washi Tape, too! Check them out in the Eyelet Outlet Store!

is sadly allergic to most furry things. 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Ahoy! Where Ye Be Sailing Friend? by Janet


Hello EO fans! Do you ever feel like you have no ideas to make cards?  Lately I've been looking over my paper collection and when I saw this on the corner of a 12 x 12 page, I thought it would be fantastic used on a card. Something great like this can speed up the creative process since the great graphic can be the focal point and it's already made. Then it's a matter of decorating it to make it special and complete. I used brads and washi tape from EO to enhance this scene. While the brad proportions are not perfect, it's close enough. It was fun to add the Ship's Wheel, Seagull and Parrot brads to this image for a super fun pirate themed card that I know many of my little cousins would get a kick out of.  

I love this fun pirate washi tape too. It was perfectly fun with this scene. It's fairly transparent so I had the idea to put it on top of the Map Washi. It's very subtle but in person the map images show through  just perfectly! I used our Gold Glitter Washi as a mat too.

So take a look at your paper collection and see what you can use to make your card making easy and quick!

 Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Saturday, May 22, 2021

love you just because

Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here sharing a love you just because card featuring some of the newest brads in the store along with some amazing wide washi tape, enamel hearts and white pearl bling! This would make the perfect Valentine card, too!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from white linen cardstock and rounded the bottom corner. I covered a strip of white cardstock with Fox & Flowers Wide Washi Tape and adhered it to the left side of the card base. I cut stitched rectangles from rose and white cardstock along with a stitched oval from burgundy cardstock, and layered them together. I stamped the sentiment in white StazOn ink, added two Feline Brads and a Pink Enamel Heart, and adhered the piece to the card front. The finishing touch was adding some White Pearl Bling.

I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with strips of rose and burgundy cardstock, stamped the sentiment in dark brown ink, and layered the panel on burgundy cardstock. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Leslie from Love To Scrap 2

Friday, May 21, 2021

Furry Greetings!

 It's never too late to start those Christmas Greeting Cards!

Here's one for the animal lover featuring our new Feline Brads

from Eyelet Outlet.


Have a Great summer...dreaming of the holiday season!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

ARRRR You Doing Ok?

Eyelet Outlet's newly released Tropical Bird Brads are beautiful and the parrot in the set is perfect for any pirate themed cards, scrapbook pages or invitations you might be doing.  

The pirate on my card comes from Cricut's Create a Friend image set. I thought the parrot brad would be perfect perched on his outstretched arm!

The treasure chest is from Cricut's Three Birds Life's a Party set.  I used some Eyelet Outlet Gold Glitter washi  tape for the gold inside the chest and also some stick on gems inside and outside of the chest.  

You'll want to see all the newly released brads from Eyelet Outlet and be sure to pick up some Tropical Bird Brads while you're there!


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Feline Groovy

Have you seen the new Eyelet Outlet Feline Brads? If not, let's PAWS (k, sorry!) to check them out as the stars of some funny ATCs:

On Instagram, I (Lauren) follow about ten friends/family members, fifty artists, and half a million cats. So I see a lot of funny cat sayings, and occasionally remember to write those down. One of my favorites of recent memory is, "Have you ever wondered what your cat has named you?" I formatted the words in a free font called Simplicity, and printed it out onto soft lavender paper, which I matted with strategically placed Paws Tape and then onto a black 2.5 x 3.5" Artist Trading Card.

Here's another funny (but true!) thought, "You can train a cat to do anything... that it wants to do"! Yep, that sounds about right!

Be sure to scroll around the Eyelet Outlet Blog to see the fun ways the design team have been using all of our Spring 2021 Brads!

is allergic to 
everything furry!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Congrats on Your New Home by Janet


Hello Eyelet Outlet fans! Today I have a fun fold card that is dimensional and elegant. This is a card with three layers which give it a tunnel or shadow box appearance.

Although this card has a nice design and image, it would not seem done without all the terrific embellishments I used from Eyelet Outlet. On the front of the card, I've used the wonderfully graphic Coloring Book Butterfly brad set. I added Pearl Bling to enhance this card front as well.

This is what you see when you open it.

And when you open the next panel, you see the final panel. Here is where the Feline brad set unexpectedly surprises you. You aren't expecting these two cute kittens because your brain thinks it has seen the complete scene already. It's a lot of fun to use EO's embellishments to enhance and take your cards to the next level.
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Happy Creating Everyone!

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Chameleon says thank you!

Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here sharing an adorable clean and simple thank you card! What better way to say 'thank you' than with a super cute chameleon?! This card features a little guy (or gal, lol) from one of the newer brad collections in the store which I paired with some awesome skinny washi tape and my favorite enamel dots!

The top-folding card base is a standard A2 size cut from Neenah Classic Linen Solar White 100# cardstock which I embellished with a strip of patterned paper and a strip of Skinny Gold Washi Tape adhered to a skinny strip of white cardstock. I did this because there are no layers to tuck the ends of the washi tape behind and I wanted the ends to look clean. The star of the show is a cute little chameleon from the Reptile Brads pack sitting on a stamped and die cut limb with a small cluster of leaves. I stamped the sentiment in teal ink in the lower left corner and added some Green Enamel Dots to complete the front. 

The inside panel was cut from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished with strips of patterned paper and strips of Skinny Gold Washi Tape, and the sentiment stamped in teal ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Leslie from Love To Scrap 2

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thinking of You Shaker Card

I've really been on a shaker card kick lately and I loved making this butterfly shaker.  I used my Cricut to cut the window for this card and filled the window with lovely a blue and yellow round sequins combination from Eyelet Outlet.  They carry sequins in so many colors and shapes!  

I also added a bit of Eyelet Outlet's gold glitter washi tape to the butterfly's body which I also cut with my Cricut. The pretty yellow flowers are from Eyelet Outlet's newest release and the package contains yellow, pink, and purple.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all of Eyelet Outlet's newly released brads today!


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Another Pun... but in FRENCH!

I (Lauren) can never resist a diabolical pun in ANY language, thus when I got my hands on the lovely new Colored Daisy Brads from Eyelet Outlet, my first thought was to make a card with the sentiment "Merci Bouquet". So here it is:

I had envisioned this design as having several additional EO Brad styles and maybe some washi tape, as well; but in the end, the Colored Daisy Brads completely resisted taking a co-star role and demanded to have the entire card to themselves! But in future, I can see mixing in other Flower BradsButterfly or Mini Butterfly BradsMini Ladybug or Bee Brads... maybe even some Rabbits, provided they've already eaten lunch. Do scroll around the EO Blog and be sure to check out the Gallery at the EO Store, to see how the other amazing design team members are using Colored Daisies and the rest of the new brad styles in their beautiful creations!

is sadly allergic to 
flowers in real life.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Precious and Few


I love how the green Swirl Bling makes a great floral background for the new Colored Daisy Brads from Eyelet Outlet!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Dog Gone Good!


Hello EO fans! Today I'm here to show off the newest dog related brad set, Kennel Mix. This includes a dog bowl, super cute bone and a mini dog house. Just love this set as I have lots of dog related stamp sets and stickers I can use this set with.

Today, I tried my hand at water coloring a Boxer from a stamp set from Jessica Lynn Originals called Flynn's Puppies. I'm learning and trying new things and it's not the best painting job by any means but each time I use watercolor, I do a little bit better. 

While I love to use enamel dots, I do find that in certain scenes and themes, the matt finish enamel brads are so good. I love shine more than most but sometimes matt is the way to go. These come in many colors but I often find black or white are my go to colors in the matt finish. They look good on so many things. 


Saturday, May 8, 2021

What's better than fur baby love?!

Hello, Eyelet Outlet fans! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here sharing a fun 'love you just because' card created with some new brads in the store along with several others that have been around for a while and some cool washi tape! There's only one thing better than fur baby love, and this was such a fun card to create!

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base and layering panel from white cardstock along with a slightly larger layering panel from green cardstock. I applied two strips of Grass Washi Tape to the bottom of the white layering panel and then the fun of building the scene began. ;) I affixed a Dog Brad in the center left of the grassy area, and then his house in the background along with his bone and bowl in the foreground, all from the new Kennel Mix Brads. I added two Summer Tree Brads in the background and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I added Sun & Cloud Brads and adhered the panel to the green cardstock layer.

I embellished the inside panel with strips of green cardstock and a 
Paw Brad, stamped the sentiment, and layered the panel on the green cardstock. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Leslie from Love To Scrap 2

Friday, May 7, 2021

Ruff Day?

I enjoy sending cards to others to show love and care and friendship.
Eyelet Outlet's new Kennel Mix set is great for all those punny dog sayings!

We have washi tape for any occasion too!

Keep smiling!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Loads of Love

My grandson loves trucks so when it came time to make his birthday card, I reached for my Eyelet Outlet Truck Brads!  There's 3 construction themed trucks in the set - a cement truck, a front end loader, and a dump truck.

I went with a box card since it had been a while since I made one of these. I used images from the Cricut image library to fill the box. I used a couple of Eyelet Outlet enamel hearts in yellow and black to fill the dump truck brads on the front flap and the cement truck and front end loader on the other two flaps.  

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma...

CHAMELEON!!! I (Lauren) am leading off with the sentiment from my second card, just in case it doesn't kick in right away. Today's post is a blizzard of lizards, thanks to the adorable new Eyelet Outlet Reptile Brads!

When I heard we'd be getting a brad set that featured chameleons and geckos, the very first phrase I thought of was, "Leapin' Lizards"! I'm not sure why, exactly... I don't think I've ever uttered those words before; but it struck me as both funny and useful, so I wrote it down in my little book of ideas. I used alphabet stickers to create the words on this card, but I'll also put a little jpg word art below, in case anyone would like to right-click and save it. Three blended circles of Oxide ink and some leafy diecuts finish off my design.

I can't take credit for the Culture Club inspired sentiment, it's yet another case of my seeing a silly t-shirt and stealing the phrase right off it! I used the five largest commas I could find in my collection of chipboard alphabets and one handsome chameleon. The original shirt design didn't have additional info beneath the word art, but I discovered in a casual poll of friends that by saying, "sing it" they got the joke faster; so I thought I'd put those instructions right on the card. I made a mat of Circle Washi Tape, because it had all the right colors and added a fun sense of movement.

Here's the word art, you can right-click and save, then print it at any size you'd like. This will also be on the Freebies page! 

Be sure to visit the Eyelet Outlet Blog often, as the design team are having a lot of fun with all the new brads: in addition to the Reptiles we've got a fun new Kennel MixColored Daisy BradsTropical Birds and Felines; there's definitely something for everybody!

can never resist a 
diabolical pun!