Monday, January 31, 2022

How Do You Make a Rainbow?


Tired of the winter blahs and grey days?

Create your own sunshine and rainbows with Eyelet Outlet Bling Strips this winter.
We also have Fancy Bling Strips.

Our glitter washi tape comes in a variety of widths.
Here I used silver to create the border. It's a great way to create a border, without adding to the bulk of your page or card.

Wishing YOU a wonderful day!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Happy Birthday to the Tool Man

Hello EO fans! Today I'm here with a fun masculine card. I've used many different washi tapes on this card. It all works together to create a happy birthday tool man theme.

I've also added tool brads to this card. I think the wrench and hammer is perfect for this man. These are from the Tools brad set. The hand saw is from the Saw brad set. Green, orange and white pearls add just a little bit of bling. This may be a man's card but I still think the pearls add the right touch.

This card is for my husband who it a real tool man. I think he's going to get a kick out of it. I just love that no matter the theme, EO always has just the right washi tape and brads. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I inspired you to do a little winter cardmaking. Have a great week!

Happy Creating Everyone!

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Congrats Coin Purse for the Grad!

Hey everybody! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here, sharing a fun gift card holder featuring our Light Pink Paper Flowers, Clear Jewel Bling Strips and a Silver Edge Clear Jewel Brad. I created this one for a graduation but the sky is the limit with regard to occasions and color schemes! I've had this cut file in my arsenal for many years and have made quite a few of these. This one is a little different in that I added pockets to the inside - one pocket holds a little graduation card and the other will hold a gift card.

I cut the base from a dotted ink-resist paper and inked it with light pink distress ink and then a slightly darker pink ink to darken it up just a bit. I cut the coin purse frames with clasps from pink cardstock and adhered them to the base. I adhered a Light Pink Paper Flower with a Silver Edge Clear Jewel Brad to the center front, and then added Clear Jewel Bling Strip around the front edge of the coin purse frame. I stamped a sentiment in pink ink, trimmed it and adhered it beneath the flower. 

I cut the inside pockets from a plaid patterned paper and punched half-circles in the tops before adhering them. I created a 'Happy Graduation' card to slip into one of the pockets cut from pink and white cardstock panels. I rounded the corners, stamped the sentiment in pink inks, and adhered the panels together. The bottom pocket awaits a gift card.

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

Leslie Turner
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Friday, January 28, 2022


Eyelet Outlet has an amazing selection of Sticky Backed Bling.
Check out all the colors and styles HERE.
All the colors of the rainbow...various shapes, different sizes...
Which will all look fantastic on your craft projects.

They take center stage on this friendship card!

We treasure our FANS!
Post your creations on the Eyelet Outlet Fans Page.

Hope you have a sparkle in your eye today!!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up.


Thursday, January 27, 2022

Happy Anniversary

I've heard it said that North American Cardinals mate for life, so our lovely and popular cardinal brads seemed a perfect choice for the anniversary card I made recently.

In addition to using both the male and female cardinal brads, I used some of our gorgeous wide washi tape for the background.  This one is called Flowers Vintage.  I also embellished the card with some pearl swirl bling.  

Enjoy the day and happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

So Hoppy Together

I (Lauren) can never resist a pun, but for some reason they're even more appealing for Valentine's Day. If one happens to have Eyelet Outlet Frog Brads and/or Rabbit Brads, any greeting which would ordinarily read, "Happy" can now be, "Hoppy"! If one also has the amazing super-wide Sky Washi, an instant landscape can easily occur!

To flesh out the scene I added border-punched layers of grass, Sun and Cloud Brads and some adorable Mini Bees. For the Frogs, a Cattail from their set (they come with Water Lilies as well!) is peeping out in the background; for the bunnies it's a Colored Daisy

wishes you a
HOPPY day! 

Monday, January 24, 2022

Hearts over Maine

So many of my friends vacationed in Maine last summer.
Here is my hommage to their travels!
I'm sure my sister is going to love it!


Where are you traveling to in 2022?

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up!


Sunday, January 23, 2022

Winter Beauty

Hello EO fans! So how's the weather been treating you? A lot of the country has had some rough weather lately and here in Charlotte we actually had snow! Woohoo! We don't get snow too often and we got some last Sunday and again yesterday morning. It doesn't last long here which is just how I like it. It's pretty when it comes and just as nice when it goes. 

All the cold temps and the snow inspired my card today. The background of the forest is made with Glitter Winter Washi Tape. I love the subtle pattern of trees in the tape. I used two rows of Sparkle White Glitter Tape to represent the snow. Two strips of Fancy Long Bling-Pearls & Jewels in clear adds a bit more sparkle. I used a pair of Moose Brads in the scene. The Cardinal Brad is the perfect pop of color in this neutral scene. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I inspired you to do a little winter cardmaking. Have a great week!

Happy Creating Everyone!

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Independence Day Fun Fold!

Hey everybody! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here, sharing a July 4th fun fold! You know it and I know it... July 4th will be here in the blink of an eye! I'm a certified fun fold geek and have a couple file folder pockets (each about 4" thick) full of tutorials that I've collected or created myself over the years. Today's zig-zag fold is one of my own designs that I went one step further on and die cut two round apertures to see the fireworks through, which I thought was a fun touch!

I cut the card base from white cardstock, two narrow embellishing strips from blue cardstock, and layering panels from assorted coordinated patriotic papers. Using a round die, I die cut circular apertures into the first and second sections. I stamped the fireworks on one of the negative space circular die cuts and adhered it to the third section to be seen through the apertures. I stamped the main sentiment in red ink on white cardstock, cut it with a rectangular die and adhered it along the top of the first section. I used our blue and white Patriotic Enamel Stars to embellish all three inside sections. I affixed a hat from our Flag & Hat Brads to the second section adjacent to another stamped sentiment.

I cut the back panel from white cardstock and embellished it with a scrap from one of the patterned papers used on the front along with a narrow strip of blue cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in red ink, added a flag from our Flag & Hat Brads and some Patriotic Enamel Stars, and layered the panel on the blue cardstock. 

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

Leslie Turner
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Friday, January 21, 2022

A Toucan of My Friendship

With Valentines Day just around the corner, 
be sure to remember all your galentines with cards and treats for your favorite pals!


Thanks for perching on our blog today!
Dawn Mercedes of Sunnyside Up.


Thursday, January 20, 2022

I'm often asked where I find inspiration for my projects.  Like many of you, Pinterest is a great source of inspiration, but as an avid Cricut user, quite often my best source of inspiration is browsing through the thousands of images the Cricut Design Space.  Each time I do I find cute images where an Eyelet Outlet brad can be substituted or added as a complement to a design.  Such was the case with this project.

Substituting the hearts on the original image with Eyelet Outlet heart brads of various sizes and adding the lap top (we have a cell phone brad that would have been equally perfect) adds dimension and interest to the card.

Thanks for stopping by and if you aren't following the Eyelet Outlet designers on Pinterest, I invite you to!


Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Valentines come in all shapes and sizes, and these are definitely of the smaller variety. Artist Trading Cards are 2.5 x 3.5" (modeled on the average playing card) which is big enough for some sweet Eyelet Outlet Chameleon or Turtle Brads (they're on sale!), plus Sun and Cloud Brads, and a silly sentiment. Everything you need to wish your Valentine a happy day.  

Stay tuned to the Eyelet Outlet Blog, where the design team are always cooking up something fun to inspire you!

can literally NEVER
resist a pun! 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Happy Birthday Cupcakes and Presents!


January is an important time at my house because it's my husband's birthday month. It's a tradition that his birthday card has a doxie dog on it. It began decades ago when our fur baby was a doxie. Our beloved Tigger has been gone a long time but he is always remember during Steve's birthday. Funny how traditions begin but that's the story behind ours.

I saw this ephemera piece in a paper pad I have in my stash and of course my head danced with all kinds of way to make this really special using Eyelet Outlet brads, washi tapes and bling. I love it and I think my husband will too! It's so easy to take something good and make it great with EO embellishments.


Thanks for stopping by today for inspiration and fun using Eyelet Outlet brads and embellishments. Have a great day!

Happy Creating Everyone!

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

I do, I do! I absolutely love Fall!

Hey everybody! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here, sharing a pretty Fall card! This card features our Pumpkin Brads, Leaf Brads and Orange Pearl Bling! I got some new double-sided patterned paper packs that I've been itching to use, plus, if you know me very well, then you know that I typically don't stick to seasonal crafting... I'm all over the place and create whatever pops into my head! It's Winter, so what's wrong with a Fall card, I ask?! ;)

I cut a side-folding mini slim card base from ivory cardstock along with layering panels from orange cardstock and patterned paper. I used a corner punch on the two layering panels and adhered them together. I cut wide embellishing strips from the ivory and orange cardstock, layered them together and adhered them horizontally across the front of the card, and adhered the panel to the card front. I die cut a circular element for the front on which I stamped the sentiment in brown ink, added Pumpkin Brads and Leaf Brads, and adhered it to the card front. To finish it off, I added some Orange Pearl Bling

I cut the inside panel from ivory cardstock and punched the corners with the corner punch. I stamped the sentiment in brown and orange inks, and layered the panel on orange cardstock.

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

Leslie Turner
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Friday, January 14, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022


I can't take credit for being the first Eyelet Outlet designer to use our enamel dots as gum balls, because a few years ago the talented Lauren created an awesome card that I adored!  You can see Lauren's card here. You know what they say, Lauren.  Imitation is the highest form of flattery, so here's my version.  

There's a lot of pretty colored enamel dots on this card, but believe it or not, there are even more colors and sizes available!  See all of our enamel dots and shapes at Eyelet Outlet.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Outstanding in Their Field

Sheep are shear magic and I (Lauren) think you wool love Eyelet Outlet Sheep Brads! I've made a farm-themed Valentine, although really this idea could work equally well as a birthday or encouragement card at any time of year. 

I've watercolored the pretty barn and added a fun fence diecut in the foreground. My farmyard features the sweet sheep from our Pig and Sheep set, as well as some Mini Butterflies and the Sun and Cloud set. 

In addition to the Pig and Sheep Brads, Eyelet Outlet has Cow and Goat BradsHorse and Pony BradsRoostersChickensChicksEggs, Pick-up TrucksCowboy Brads and Tractors, too! So FARM, so good!

can never resist 
a diabolical pun!


Sunday, January 9, 2022

Love You A Sloth!

I've been working on Valentine's Day cards lately and I couldn't wait to bring out the sloths from the Sloth and Koala brad set for this card. The koalas are perfectly sized for the small branches I have in my stamp and die stash. In this case, I decided to use dies for the branches and leaves. Pastel Leaf brads and pink and red Heart Enamels were also used as embellishments. The sky background was created by using two pieces of Sky Washi tape on a small piece of cardstock. I placed it under the scalloped window so that the seam is mostly behind the lower branch. It disguises it very well. Although not much is seen of the cute pattern, I used a border of Sloth Washi tape on the card edges. It gives a nice black border to the bright green paper and I like that there are little flowers peaking out as well. You can get all of these items and more at the EO store.

Happy Creating Everyone!

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Getting Ready For Mother's Day!

Hey everybody! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here, sharing a pretty Mother's Day card featuring our Clear Jewel Bling Strips, White Pearl Bling Strips, Brown Enamel Dots and Glitter Brown Skinny Washi Tape! We have a local store who sells my commissioned Mother's Day cards every year, so I always get started on them several months ahead of time. I really love how this one turned out and I'm sure I'll be making a few more like this! 

I cut all the pieces from natural, brown, gold foil and coordinating patterned papers, assembled the card, and stamped the sentiment in brown ink. I added Clear Jewel Bling Strips to the dress which I colored with alcohol markers (did you know you can do that?!), pearls from a White Pearl Bling Strip around the neck of the dress form which I also colored with alcohol markers. I added several Brown Enamel Dots to the background, Glitter Brown Skinny Washi Tape strips down each side and a brown ribbon bow to complete the front. 

Here's a shot of the inside. 

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

Leslie Turner
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Thursday, January 6, 2022

I Like You A BOT

It's time to get it in GEAR, crafters and start your Valentine projects. I had so much fun creating this robot treat box for the little ones in my life who I "like a BOT!"  

I created this little guy with two different boxes from the Cricut image library and borrowed a couple of other parts from other Cricut robots for his arms, mouth, and antenna. 

I love that he has moveable arms with the help of some Eyelet Outlet round brads and both the head and body opens to hold plenty of treats.

Products Used:

Thanks for stopping by and we can't wait to see the Valentine projects you create with Eyelet Outlet products. Please show us over at our Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group.  

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Have an ICE Day!

I (Lauren) have to confess that, in real life, I'm not overly fond of snow and ice; but... I am a huge fan of Eyelet Outlet Polar Bear Brads, for whom snow and ice are the ideal habitat, so I've tried to recreate it in card form. See?

In addition to said handsome Polar Bears, this card features Twig Washi Tape and tiny silver tiny silver Star Sequins. Be sure to check the EO Blog often, the design team are always coming up with awesome ideas to inspire you!

prefers her weather slightly more 
tropical than most polar bears do! 

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Snowflakes Galore

Hello all. Today I am celebrating winter with a snowflake embellished project for Eyelet Outlet. EO carries some beautiful bling including several beautiful snowflake shaped bling in different styles. This bookmark features two of them. Both are very delicate and are so pretty.

Christmas may be over but winter has just begun. Snowflakes season is on! Check out other snowy accessories also like the Snowflake Brads and Snow Couple Brads at your next visit to the store.

Happy Creating Everyone!

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Saturday, January 1, 2022

What's cuter than a turtle on a tag?!

Hey everybody! I hope you've had a great week! Leslie here, sharing a super adorable card featuring our Turtle Brads and Green Pearl Bling! There's something about a tag on the front of card... and especially a tag with a super cute turtle, some pearl bling and a pun-y sentiment! This is so stinkin' cute I can't stand it! And sometimes less is definitely more!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from white cardstock along with layering panels from green cardstock and green dotted pattern paper. I die cut a tag from white cardstock using a tag die and stamped the sentiment in green ink. I added a couple strips cut from the green cardstock to the bottom of the tag, added the Turtle Brad and a tiny heart punched from pink cardstock. I added some green crafting cord to the tag before adhering it to the card front, and then added some Green Pearl Bling to finish it off.

I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with a wide strip of the green dotted patterned paper used on the front. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and layered the panel on green cardstock.

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

Leslie Turner
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