Thursday, June 30, 2022

Start The Music

I guess I have a song in my heart lately, because I've got a music themed card for you two weeks in a row!

I've wanted to make this little xylophone for a while now and finally got around to it.  It's a Cricut image and I've used colorful Eyelet Outlet round brads from the summer brad mix to hold it together.  Keeping with my colorful theme, I added some enamel hearts and I used a round enamel dot on the instrument's stick.  The bottom right corner was begging for a music note brad, so I obliged!  

See you next week, when I'll be starting my Christmas in July posts!


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun

It's officially summer, school is out, and thus my (Lauren's) thoughts have turned to all things beachy! Here's a card that features Eyelet Outlet Seagull BradsOcean TapeGlitter Gold TapeSea Shore BradsPearl Bling and Glitter Enamel Dots

No matter what your idea of Summer Fun is, I'm absolutely certain there are Eyelet Outlet brads, bling, enamels, flowers and washi tape to go with it! 

would like to point out
that on the Atlantic City Boardwalk,
what GULLS really want is to 
steal your french fries!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

 Hello everyone! Janet here with a gift idea you can create for any occasion or holiday. I was inspired by a Stampin' Up demonstrator in my area who made and sold a similar item last Christmas. 

I have to admit that the sample I purchased was much more plain. I decorated mine with EO products to take this from just cute to something special. A list of products is below.

I used the wide Flower Washi Tape for the matt on this holder. I decorated the edges with Jewel Bling and added a red pearl brad as well as the butterfly and mushroom brads. You can customize this for any occasion using your favorite EO products. Here's a side view of the holder.

I made the holder using Cricut Design Space to combine two tags into a strip that could be formed into the holder. A strip was used to hold the sanitizer in the holder. My sanitizer came from Bath and Bodyworks and it fits perfectly in the holder.

Coloring Book Butterfly Brads
Mushroom Brads

Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, June 23, 2022

A "Note" of Thanks

I've seen and admired piano cards on Pinterest in the past, but have never tried making one until now.  I recently learned how to make a side edge card in Cricut Design Space and while browsing Eyelet Outlet's Washi Tapes the other day, this idea came to me!

I used the side edge technique to create the top of the grand piano and this great music washi tape for the keyboard.  Of course what music themed card would be complete without some Eyelet Outlet music note brads?  Black and white color palettes always appeal to me, but after seeing Designer Lauren's wonderful posts this past week of Eyelet Outlet Rainbow cards, I decided to add an accent color and pulled purple mini stitched flowers and a purple enamel heart along with a black enamel heart to the sentiment.  

I hope this project put a song in your heart today!


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The End of the (EO) Rainbow

It's the last few Eyelet Outlet Rainbow Brad Cards, which just happen to be Red, White and Blue... and feature lots of wonderful EO brads and tapes, which are listed below!

RED: Oven Mitt from the Cooking Brads set, a Lobster, Fire Truck and Ambulance from the First RespondersToolboxCardinalLadybug and Mini LadybugSanta and Mrs. Claus, plus a Candy Cane Brad. All atop strips of Heart Washi and Foil Red Stripe Tape.

WHITE: Ghost BradCoffee CupToilet Paper, an Egg Brad and a Fried Egg from the Bacon, Egg and Toast set, sweet white Kittens, as well as Sneaker and Water Bottle brads. The tapes are Owl Washi and Music Tape.

BLUE: Wide Calendar Tape and Cat Face Washi set the scene for a blue Peppermint Candy, cute Cars, a Safety PinFishing Lures, a Beach Umbrella, a BluebirdMask, Hand Sanitizer and Soap, and a blue Gecko from the Reptile set. 

Be sure to visit the EO Online Store and look out for the Eyelet Outlet booth coming to a Tradeshow near you this summer!

loves anything with a rainbow theme! 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

A Sweet Birthday by Janet


Hi everyone! An ideal afternoon for me involves a good book, a spot of tea or cup of coffee and a sweet. I was happy to find that it was easy to combine these favorites into a fun birthday card for you today.

I thought the tea and book sticker was a great place to start. I added a Donut Brad and a Fork Brad. I also added a thin foiled Happy Birthday sentiment strip. 

Next I added a 3D number background paper to a white A2 card base and added two stripes of Book Washi Tape. I cut some brown cardstock in strips for borders and then placed the sticker on foam tape and on the card. Then I added three Black Matt Finish Enamel Dots. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Easy as Pie

June is wedding season, so I thought I’d share what I do for the happy couples I’ve gifted.
I always like to browse their gift registry and choose something for the kitchen and then, using one of my recipes, I create a recipe card in a pocket envelope that goes with the gift. For example, if I’m gifting a rolling pin I'll share my pie crust recipe.

On this project I used the Eyelet Outlet flour canister brad and rolling pin brad on the front. Eyelet Outlet has so many wonderful food/cooking brads that you're sure to find one or more that will complement any recipe you'd like to share!

Our little wooden spoon brad from our baking brads set is so cute and really adds some fun to this broccoli cheese soup recipe card.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

"The Future's So Bright...

...You Gotta Wear Shades"! If there's a better sentiment to put on a graduation card I (Lauren) do not know it, especially when the "shades" in question are Eyelet Outlet Sunglass Brads!

I used a free font called Mom's Typewriter to make my sentiment strips and Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rainbow Dies with LOTS of colorful cardstock scraps to create a background of rainbows and clouds. I adorned one of the clouds with a Graduation Hat and the aforesaid Sunglass Brads, and couldn't resist adding Sun and Cloud Brads, as well as a few Heart Brads. Since I have not one but two beautiful nieces graduating from high school this month, I made two versions of this card, then kitted out a pair of envelopes with their names, as well as more Graduation Hats and Sunglass Brads; all on a background of Rainbow Washi.

Whether your family are celebrating graduations this June, weddings or anniversaries, Father's Daybirthdays or any other milestone, I'm pretty sure the Eyelet Outlet Store has brads and tape that will make your beautiful handmade cards even more fabulous!

Lauren Bergold
especially loves making cards
for nieces and nephews!

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy!

Hi everyone! It's Janet with a summertime beachy card for you today. We are gearing up for 90+ degrees this upcoming week and all I can think about is the beach. As is often the case, my cards are inspired by what is going on around me and this card is no exception. I used patterned paper and sand embossing powder to create the scene that I tucked the brads into. It looks just like the place I'll wish I am this week!

There are a ton of beach related brads and washi tape in the EO Store. I've used just a few. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating Everyone!

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Big Deal

I've recently tried my hand at pop-up cards and what fun they are to make!  You'll likely be seeing some more of these from me in the future.

Today's pop-up is a birthday card featuring Eyelet Outlet Playing Card brads.  Here's a closer look.

The background paper is a digital paper I believe I found on Etsy years ago.  But while you're shopping Eyelet Outlet for playing card brads, check out our washi section.  There's a couple that complement these brads very well.  


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Over the Rainbow

It's the second week of my (Lauren'sEyelet Outlet Rainbow Brad project, and this time we're embracing all things Brown, Yellow, Purple and Black!

The brads for each color are as follows:

BROWN: A Compass, a Lion from the Lion, Tiger, Zebra set hanging out with a Monkey and Giraffe from the Jungle Mix, the Doghouse from our Kennel Mix, plus a few sweet Puppy Brads, a Sandcastle and Shell Corner, a vintage Fan from the Telephone and Fan set and a pair of Champagne flutes from the Wedding set. Two strips of Wood Washi and a Skinny Glitter Tape in dark copper.

YELLOW: A background strip of Tape Measure Washi and Chicken Tape holds Work Trucks, Tissues from the TP & Tissues set, a School Bus, the Sun from our Sun and Cloud Brads, a happy little Chick, a Birthday Candle, a Party Hat and finally a Sunflower.

PURPLE: Unicorns from the Unicorn and Rainbow set, some Butterflies and a Mini ButterflyGrape Brads and a glass of Red from the Wine set, a Fairy Brad and some Water Lillies from the Frog set. The washi selection is Purple Check Tape, plus purple glitter from the Skinny Glitter Tape set and purple flowers from the Skinny Foil Tape set.

BLACK: Our adorable Sushi Washi is flanked by Black and White Check Tape, over which we have a Zebra from the second Jungle Mix, an old-school TelephoneEye Glass and Sunglass BradsMusic Notes, a Graduation HatVideo Games and a handsome Spider.

And here's a snap of how our extended rainbow is shaping up so far:

Next week I'll be back to finish up with the good old Red, White and Blue! Until then, brads and tapes of every conceivable color, shape and style can be found in the Eyelet Outlet Store.

enjoys channeling her
inner Richard Scarry! 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Celebrating America!


Greetings EO Fans! I hope that those of you in the US had a great Memorial Day Weekend last week. To me Memorial Day is an important day to recognize those that have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. It also reminds me that Flag Day and July 4th are not too far away. Thinking about it put me in the mood to make a patriotic card for either of these occasions. 

The slimline card sports red, white and blue and shows off many of the patriotic brads from Eyelet Outlet. A few gold and white glitter enamel dots gives it a little shine too.


Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Announcing Design Team Call!

Eyelet Outlet is excited to announce a DT search for Regular Design Team Members and Guest Designers. We are looking for talented crafters who enjoy working with embellishments including decorative brads, washi tape, jewel bling, enamel dots/shapes, paper flowers and sequins. We encourage you to use your favorite tools and techniques including stamps, dies, electronically cut die cuts, embossing folders, patterned papers, ephemera, stencils, inks, pastes, etc. We only require that they be embellished with Eyelet Outlet products. We are an easy-going team with clear expectations who like to have fun and enjoy EO products! Deadline to apply is June 10th.

DT Expectations for both positions:
  • Must have a Facebook account to participate in the Facebook Design Team page where most communication to the team is done
  • Be able to use Blogger (will coach you if needed) to post and schedule a weekly post on the EO Blog. Requires a minimum of 1 photo and brief write-up with supply links to the store
  • Each project must have 2 or more different EO products included. This is easy to do since we have such a wide variety of embellishments to work with
  • Share your projects on your social media channels
  • You may be on other DT’s as long as they aren’t exclusively washi tape or embellishment companies and you can meet our commitment
  • Opportunity to be asked to stay beyond initial term if mutually agreed
Additional requirements for Regular DT Members:
  • One project completed each week for assigned day and posted and/or scheduled in advance on EO platforms (EO Blog, Facebook & Instagram)
Additional requirements for Guest Designer positions:
  • Five week term commitment. Starting date to be determined once selected
  • Commitment to and completion of 5 projects during term
  • Each project to be scheduled on the EO blog the Saturday before your post is due. Include links to products in the store
  • Advance posting is required because the DT Leader will post your projects on Facebook and Instagram on your behalf
Compensation for DT members:
  • Generous welcome package in advance of your term start
  • Great discount on regular orders on the site
  • New release products in advance to create with
  • Opportunity to earn $5 cash for each card chosen by the owner to be used for trade show displays
  • Regular DT members only to receive a stipend every three months at the EO store (if obligations were met)
  • Social media exposure to our followers and customers

We can’t wait to hear from you! Submit your application including three photos of your work using the Google form:

REEL Great Dad

Father's Day is around the corner and Eyelet Outlet has your card making covered with great Dad brads!

The star of this card is that water!  It was my first time using the Eyelet Outlet Wide Water Washi Tape and let me tell you, it is so cool!  It may not come through in the photo, but you honestly think your hand will get wet when you touch it!  

I also played on my REEL theme by using three of the Eyelet Outlet rod & reel brads.  Of course, what fishing themed card would be complete without fish brads!

Thanks for visiting the blog today.  You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

It's an EO Rainbow

Would this be a good time for some Eyelet Outlet Brads, arranged by color? If so, here are some fab brads that are Pink, Green, Grey and Orange; and there's some coordinating EO Washi Tape, as well.

The brads on each of my 5 x 3.5" cards are as follows:

PINK: A Tiara from the Crown and Tiara set, a Flamingo, a Colored Daisy, an Easter Egg, some Flip Flops, two happy porkers from the Pig and Sheep set, a Heart Brad and a Cupcake Swirl; plus a bit of Unicorn Tape and Pink Dots Washi.

GREEN: There's a lovely base of a newer wide Grass Washi, on which we have a Frog and some Cat Tails from the Frog Set, a Tractor Brad, a Chameleon from the Reptiles set, some Beer, green Thread, and a pair of lovely Summer Trees.

GREY: A Dress Form, some Scissors (because silver counts as grey in the Laurniverse!), a Ring from the Wedding set, some Pipes, an Elephant from the Jungle Mix, a Laptop from the Computer and Headphones set, a Saw from the Saw and Toolbox set, a Wrench from our Tool Brads and a handsome Sketched Owl; with Road Tape and Silver Star Glitter Washi.

ORANGE: Ticket Washi and Orange Fan Tape make a base for: a handsome Ginger Cat from the Feline Brads, a Dinosaur, a Ticket from the Popcorn and Ticket set, Tigers from the second Jungle MixLeaf and Mini Leaf Brads, a Witch Hat, a Pumpkin and some yummy Candy Corn.

Stay tuned for four more awesome colors next week. In the meantime, all of these and MANY more are available in the Eyelet Outlet Online Store, or can be found in a trade show booth coming somewhere near you this summer! Complete list of dates and venues can be found HERE!

favorite color is RAINBOW! 

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Fishing You a Happy Father's Day!

Hello EO fans! It's Janet here with a fishing card Dad will keep for years to come. The sentiment is cut with vinyl on my Cameo 4. Vinyl works great for something like this because you can cut even the tiniest letters and shapes perfectly. Surrounding the sentiment are Trout Brads, Fishing Pole Brads and Fishing Brads (the hooks). I also used matt finish enamel dots. These are not shiny and so absolutely perfect for masculine cards. It's adds pops of color without adding shine which is not so masculine. The final touch was spraying some Dylusions Spray on it to give it a water spattered look.  


Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Snowy Nighttime Christmas Sky!

Hey everybody! I hope you had a good week and your weather is nice where you are! Leslie here, sharing a Christmas card with a pretty inked snowy nighttime sky featuring our City Skyline Washi Tape and Snowflake Brads along with Santa and his reindeer!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from heavyweight white cardstock along with a layering panel from lighter weight white cardstock. I employed the DTP (direct-to-paper) technique to ink the background with stormy sky and chipped sapphire distress inks and then splattered white acrylic paint mixed with a tad bit of water with my fan brush across the panel. I applied a strip of City Skyline Washi Tape to a scrap piece of heavyweight white cardstock I had on my desk, cut it out along the tops of the buildings, and adhered it to the bottom of the inked panel. I stamped Santa and his reindeer and the sentiment in black ink, and then added the Snowflake Brads to complete the panel.

I cut the inside panel from lighter weight white cardstock and embellished it with a super narrow strip of blue cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on blue cardstock. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Leslie Turner
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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Hooked On You

When I saw this fishing hat SVG at Miss Kate's Cuttables, I knew I needed to add some Eyelet Outlet fishing lure brads to it.


To keep with my theme, I created the background picture with drawn fishing lures from the Cricut image library.  The lure I used for the sentient is also a Cricut image that I created an offset for and added the text.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Spoiler Alert: It Ends with "Zebra"

Yes, we've come to the fourth and final post of the Eyelet Outlet Alphabetical Brad ATC's! It's so exciting, I'm going to show off the entire set and then we'll talk about the letters S through z.

And here are the individual cards, with all their brad styles listed:

S: Safety Pins, Shells (in the form of Shell CornersShells and Seashore Brads), the Sun from our Sun and Cloud set, one of two styles of Sunglass Brad, and a Sleigh direct from the North Pole. 

T: A Tractor Brad is a fine addition to any haul, while Tissues (and TP) come from the Toilet Paper and Tissue Brad set, (Summer) TreesTool Brads are great, but of course they need a Toolbox.

U and V: The U.S.A. is represented by our Patriotic Flag and Hat Brads, and the Utensils are called Silverware Brads, but the Unicorn is from the Unicorn and Rainbow set; a Vacuum from the Vacuum and Broom Brads (on sale!), both halves of the Video Game set and a Valise which is technically the Suitcase from our Travel Set.

W: A lovely Wreath, some Water Lillies from the Frog set, a champagne toast from the Wedding Brads, a Witch Hat and some Witch Legs.

X, Y and Z: An Xmas Tree (technically listed as a Pine Tree Brad) and a Skull Brad who's standing in as an X-ray; these cute Yellow Jackets are actually Bumble Bee Brads (there are Mini Bee Brads also) and the Yolk is in the center of the Fried Egg from our Bacon, Egg and Toast Brads; finally we've got Zinfandel from the Wine Brad set and a Zebra from the second Jungle Mix, called Lion, Tiger Zebra Brads

That concludes our EO Brad Alphabet, but of course there are lots more brads (plus washi tape, bling, flowers and more!) in the Eyelet Outlet Online Store; and be sure to consult the sidebar and look for the EO Booth at a tradeshow near you!

hopes you enjoyed the 
Alphabet in EO Brad form!

Sunday, May 22, 2022

World's Best Handyman Dad!

Hi everyone! Father's Day is coming up and for my family this is an extra special one because it's also my son's 17th birthday! Yes, folks. He was born on Father's Day. It rarely lines up on the same day but this is one of those years and I can't wait to celebrate with both of my best Dudes!

This card was created with my Silhouette Cameo 4 machine and an oldie but goodie file from Jamie Cripps called A2 Tool Pegboard Card #60346. It's just right to hold Eyelet Outlet Tool Brads with two Heart Shaped Enamels and a single Green Enamel Dot. This is super quick to make and you can buy this file as an .svg if you'd like to try it on a different cutter. So fun and perfect for that guy that enjoys working on projects.

Shopping List:

Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the store for all you brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating Everyone!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest