Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Key To My Heart

Vintage, Victorian, "Shabby Chic" Valentines? Oh yes! 

I absolutely love this beautiful, vintage, rose patterned washi tape and was inspired to create a more Victorian or shabby chic Valentine card! I started with kraft cardstock and a key stamp to create my background. I then added the rose washi down the left with the pink pearl strip. I stamped my sentiment "Amour" and layered with red and pink cardstock. I then decided to add a little more ephemera to create a layered look. Lastly I banner cut the "Happy Valentine's Day" washi for the top and embellished with the new "coming-soon" rose brads and a few pearls from the pearl strip! 

I hope this has inspired you to try a vintage valentine! Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to shop at Eyelet Outlet for your crafting needs!


Happy Crafting!

Michelle ~ The Craft Market SC Facebook Instagram

Monday, January 30, 2023

Happy Day


Love this cute Valentine Scene. Lawn Fawn has
an entire set that is so adorable with these little beavers.
I was hoping they would fit in my scalloped paper punch 
and that worked out so well

It was really fun to embellish this card with Valentine related
 embellishments from Eyelet Outlet. I used some of the "Love"
washi tape to begin. I started adding four different types of hearts
including the white pearl which is a fabulous sticker to use.
Check out below the other hearts I used in the
shopping list below.

Eyelet Outlet Shopping List
Love Washi Tape
Enamel Heart
Heart Pearl Brads (gold and white)
Large Heart Pearl Bling
Heart Pearls (sticky back)

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

To My Sweet Heart!

Hello EO fans! I've been having so much fun making Valentine and love cards in January! I with there was more time between Christmas and Valentine's Day. It's challenging to get as many cards done as I'd like. One way to make my cards less time consuming is to take advantage of EO brads, washi, and bling.

Today's love card features sweet donut heart treats decorated with all kinds of embellishments for texture. I cut out the heart donuts and shaped them from the back so they would appear to be dimensional instead of being flat. Then I decorated them with polymer clay sprinkles. I love EO's Donut Washi Tape and truthfully I built the card around it. I applied it to make top and bottom borders. Additional texture was added using an embossing folder on champagne colored shimmer card stock. Once applied to the A2 card base, I added the hearts using foam tape to help hold the puffy donut shapes in place. 

Now for the fun part! I went to work using EO's Heart Brads, Donut Brads, Pink Swirl Bling, and Pearl Sticky Back Hearts to decorate the card. These embellishments all add even more texture and color. It's quite pretty and it almost looks edible!

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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Friday, January 27, 2023

A Unicorn Birthday Wish!

 Hello, crafty friends!  I never seem to have enough birthday cards in my stash, so I thought today would be a great day to build up some of my stash!  

I am really trying to work on some clean and simple cards, because they really allow the embellishments to shine. 

I started by wrapping the edges of a card stock panel with Glitter Blue Green Washi Tape and adhered it to a pink card base.  I dry embossed the main card panel with a balloon embossing folder from my stash.  I die-cut the sentiment in teal card stock and adhered it to the embossed panel before setting some of the darling Unicorn Brads in place. I adhered the panel to the card front and added the Rainbow Brad to my bow with my hot glue gun. 

This was such a fun card to create!  I hope you are inspired to pull out your favorite embellishments and get to work!

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Thank you so much for hanging out with me! 

Xoxo, Kim

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

These Valentines Will BLOW YOU AWAY!

 Classroom Valentines often need to be non-food treats and I have two cute ones for you today that will "Blow You Away!"

First up is a cute little felt tissue holder that I embellished with a funny face and Cricut infusible ink transfer sheet. Infusible ink works great on acrylic felt, by the way!  The tissue holder fit perfectly into a regular zipper snack bag and I created a little topper for the bag that I embellished with a heart brad and a tissue box brad from Eyelet Outlet.  I created this entire project on my Cricut Maker and if you're a Cricut crafter and would like to give it a try, too, Here's the link to the file that I shared in the Cricut Community.  

Next up is a funny little Valentine with a bookmark who's embellished with small eye brads and eyeglasses from Eyelet Outlet.  I also added a little black enamel heart.  I've shared this file on my Cricut profile as well.  

Thanks for stopping in today and be sure and stay tuned because coming soon there will be new brads revealed that we're super excited about!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Brads of a Feather Flock Together

Eyelet Outlet Bluebird and Robin Brads are a fine addition to pretty much ANY card, but when teamed with a sweet set of birdhouse dies, cut from our Wood Washi they have literally found the perfect home. Sun and Cloud Brads set the scene, a bright blue Heart Enamel adds another pop of color and Script Tape makes an excellent mat.

This design could easily be adapted to make a lovely Valentine OR an anniversary greeting, and there are lots more embellishments perfect for either in the Eyelet Outlet Store.

loves to watch the birds in her back yard!
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Rain or Shine...

 ...Be My Valentine!

I just love playing with the brads and washi tapes that Eyelet Outlet has to offer! For this card, I started with stamping a rainy background and the washi tape grass for the bottom border. I then stamped and fussy cut my raincoat clad gal and adorable duck! I added the rain boot brads to the duck and heart brads for embellishments along with the banners "Rain or Shine, be my valentine"! Sometimes it's fun to think outside the box! I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to visit Eyelet Outlet for you crafting supplies!


Happy Crafting!

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Monday, January 23, 2023

Mice in Love


Time is approaching for Valentine's Day. I have made sure to 
be ready with some sweet cards adorned with Eyelet Outlet

This card features an image of cute mice by Hetty Claire.
I colored the image with Copic Markers then came the 
fun part of adding the embellishments. The first was the
love washi tape from Eyelet Outlet which is so cute and can be
used for other cards like Mother's Day.

I added the pearl hearts at the bottom and small enamel
dots at the top of the card and around the ring box. 
Now it is ready to send out to that special someone.

Shopping List for Eyelet Outlet
Love Washi Tape
Heart Pearls (sticky back) 
Enamel Dots (light pink)

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

I Love Ewe

I always have a great time with Valentine's Day cards. I think it's so fun to use funny puns and jokes. I guess it reminds me of all those valentine cards I used to get at school. Today is a Valentine in that spirit.

For some reason, I get a kick out of making a valentine that at first glance might look elegant and romantic. However, a closer look hopefully promotes a chuckle or at least a smile. This one features EO's Pig and Sheep Brads. One Ewe (female sheep) is in the clouds with our Sun and Clouds Brads and Glitter Star Washi Tape. The LOVE letters were cut from chipboard covered with Daisy Washi Tape. The pattern on these letters create chipboard letters I would never be able to have otherwise. Finally I added another Ewe and Heart Enamels-Pink. To make it just a little more interesting, I used a 3D embossing folder to create the textured background. The "ewe" sentiment was stamped using individual letter stamps.

Pig and Sheep Brads

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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Friday, January 20, 2023

Sunflower Wishes!

Hello, crafty friends!  Are you a fan of sunflowers?  I sure am!  I love how cheerful they are, and one of the most amazing sights is to see a field full of them, so tall and proud as they reach for the sun!  

When I saw the Sunflower Washi and Sunflower Brads, I knew I wanted to create a country styled card with them.  I started by covering the lower portion of a white panel with the washi tape and then embossing the upper portion with my favorite wood-grain embossing folder.  I left the portion of the panel covered by washi hanging out of the folder so that it didn't emboss. 

I die-cut the beautiful sunflower and leaves from card stock and vellum, and I inked them up using distress inks to add a bit of dimension to the images.  I wrapped the washi panel with blue and white gingham ribbon and adhered the die-cut pieces to the panel which allowed me to determine where I wanted to place the brads.  I added a panel of matching blue card stock to my card base, and then popped the white panel up with foam tape, to allow room for the backs of the brads.  Lastly, I added a bow to the card front.  I did not add a sentiment yet, as I don't know what occasion I will use this card for - there are so many options! 

I hope you love this card as much as I do! 

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Thank you so much for hanging out with me! 

Xoxo, Kim

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Thursday, January 19, 2023


Last week Janet showed us a great card using our vintage fan brads and today I'm using the same theme with one of our foam hand #1 brads.  One of our darling little gnome brads is waiving this in the air declaring he's the #1 FAN of his Valentine!

I've had this scrap of colorful heart paper in my stash for a long time and it just so happens, Eyelet Outlet has enamel hearts in every color, so I reached for a couple green and blue ones to add to my card.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more Valentine inspiration from the team!

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Honey, Bee Mine

Puns and brads make for the BEST Valentines, and if there are a few styles of Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape in there too, so much the better. This card features Bumble Bee Brads, Heart Brads, vertical Heart Tape and Love Washi, all of which adds up to a HONEY of a Valentine a cardmaker can BEE proud of!*

The Eyelet Outlet Store has lots more brads, tapes, sequins, bling and other embellishments to give your Valentines ...and ALL your papercrafting projects... your own unique style!

*apologizes, but she can NEVER resist a diabolical pun!!!
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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

I only have eyes for you!

 Who loves making Valentines?

I am loving these adorable pink and red enamel hearts! They are so fun to play with! I was inspired to create this card using my enamel hearts and owl adhesive! Owls are such lovely creatures with big, dreamy eyes and "I only have eyes for you" seemed like the perfect sentiment! I also added a row of pearl brads to the bottom right for a little extra embellishment! I hope you have started on your valentines to share love with those you love!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to shop at Eyelet Outlet for your crafting needs!


Happy Crafting!

Michelle ~ The Craft Market SC Facebook Instagram 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Jar of Hearts


Valentine's Day is approaching soon. Everyone always loves to
receive a valentine be it from a family member, friend or neighbor.
I loaded this one up with lots of great embellishments
from Eyelet Outlet.

I stamped the jar and lightly shaded the inside. I then stamped some
hearts and added the Eyelet Outlet enamel stick-on hearts (pink). The package
comes with multi-colored hearts which is perfect

Next I added the Love washi tape to the card. Bling clear gems adorned the 
top of the card and I used the white flowers that come in packages
of multipe sizes that can be layerd. I added a brad to the center
of the flower and now my card is ready to send off.

Shopping List From Eyelet Outlet
Enamel Stick on Hearts (pink)
Love Washi Tape
Jewel Bling (clear)
White Paper Flowers
Pearl Brads with Silver Edge (hot pink)

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

I'm Your Biggest Fan!

Hello Eyelet Outlet Fans! Ha, ha! Get it? Fans? Yep! Today I've made a card that could be either a Valentine's Day card or a thank you card. It features Fans from the Telephone and Fans Brad Set.

The border of this A2 card is made with strips of Sparkle Red Glitter Washi Tape. I also covered chipboard letters with Glitter Heart Washi Tape to spell "FAN." I used a Heart Shaped Enamel Dot and White and Pink Paper Flowers.

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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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Friday, January 13, 2023

Thanks SO Much!

 Hi friends!  What is the weather like where you are at?  It is cold here, and mostly rainy!  Hopefully, we are done with the snow for a while.  

I needed a thank you card for a friend, so I went with a wintery theme. 

To create my card, I adhered the Glitter Tree Washi Tape to a piece of white card stock and die-cut it into a banner.  I dry-embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder, leaving the portion covered with washi tape hanging out of the folder.  I also used the same embossing folder on a white card panel.  I die-cut the large sentiment from shimmery blue paper and I layered up all the elements of my card.
I added the Snowflake Brads and also used one to embellish the bow. 

I love, love, love how this card turned out! 
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Thank you so much for hanging out with me! 

Xoxo, Kim

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Date Night

I believe the key to a happy marriage is laughter. For that matter, laughter is the key to a happy life in general.  When I saw the sentiment I used on today's project, I had a hearty laugh and I am certain my husband will too when he receives this Valentine.  

This little interactive card is called a peek-a-boo slider card.  I learned the technique from Jennifer McGuire on YouTube and adapted the measurements in a Cricut Design Space file to make with my Cricut.  The font of the card features a little window with "date night" penciled in on the calendar for Valentine's Day.  The Eyelet Outlet wine bottle and wine glasses are surrounded by some of our enamel hearts and some sticky backed bling in the center of the flowers.

As  the card opens, the magic happens and the picture in the window changes to a different picture altogether!  

Here's a little video of the card in action!

If you're a Cricut crafter and would like to give this particular card a try, I've shared the file on my Cricut Profile.  You can also see Jennifer McGuire's YouTube video for details on making this type of card with your paper trimmer and round punch.

Happy Crafting from Susan

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Valentines Down on the Farm

Valentine's Day is just a month away, but luckily Eyelet Outlet has all the brads, washi tape, bling and enamel accents you could possibly need to make cards that are uniquely yours. This pair of punny valentines feature our Pig and Sheep Brads with hearts of Pink & White Dot Tape and diecut X's and O's of Tiny Heart Washi with computer generated sentiments (the very useful free font is called Bohemian Typewriter).

Check out the Eyelet Outlet Store for lots more embellishments, as well as the very inspiring Ideas Gallery!

can never resist a silly pun or a cute critter!
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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Be My Valentine!

 I love creating little Valentine's to share with friends and family!

I have created a selection of Valentine's that would be great to slip in your child's lunchbox or mail to a friend! I loved adding the adorable accessories, brads, and bling from Eyelet Outlet!

In creating the tag style bookmark valentine, I stamped my kitten image and colored in with alcohol markers. I then added the purple pearls across the top and cut the paw to add a heart enamel sticker! For the second valentine in this picture, I stamped my mouse and used chalks to color her in. I then added a row of heart enamel stickers with one sparkly, jewel heart!

In creating the "bumble bee valentine", I stamped my image in black ink, colored with alcohol markers, and added some sparkle to her wings! I then used the bumble bee brads to embellish the bottom corner. Lastly, the "wildthing" valentine card just makes me smile!! So fun! I stamped my sentiment and gorilla in black and colored in using alcohol markers. For my embellishments I used the monkey brads from the jungle pack and added enamel heart stickers! 

I hope you have found some inspiration to make your own valentine cards this month for those you love! Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to shop at Eyelet Outlet for your crafting needs!


Happy Crafting!

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Polar Bear Winter Escape...


I have to say I really like the different winter shades of blue and the 
navy sky on this card. This card was first created with a Tim Holtz die that came in many
 multiple layering pieces but does provide a striking scene.

I added the polar bear and deer brads from Eyelet Outlet. For the sky I die cut some
small stars and added clear cut 8MM jewels. The final touch was some gold washi tape 
in the top corner with some bakers twine.I also added Snow Tex.

Be sure to check the Eyelet Outlet and Brads Blogspot. There
are fabulous and creative projects every day.

Shopping List from Eyelet Outlet and Brads
Washi Tape Gold Foil with white Dots
Polar Bear Brads
Santa and Deer Brads
8MM Clear cut Jewels

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

So Thankful for my Gnomies!

 It's hard to find anything more cheerful than gnomes. It's no wonder they are so popular! Today My card features EO's Gnome Brads 2. They are so cute! Mushroom Washi Tape makes the perfect background for the two Gnomes. To me the Washi Tape and the Gnomes are a must to use together. I also added Pine Tree Brads to give additional dimension.

I stamped the sentiment and the wheelbarrow on a fancy die cut circle. I colored the wheelbarrow with Copic Markers to make it stand out from the red cardstock. Then I cut a slit in the top of the wheelbarrow so I could slide a gnome through the back and make it appear like he is sitting in the wheelbarrow. I also added a Sun Brad from the Sun & Cloud Brad Set. Before I applied the sentiment with foam tape, I added a strip of Pine Tree Washi Tape and Silver Dot Skinny Washi Tape. It makes such a fun card to give one of my "gnomies."

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Happy Birthday to Moo!

Hi crafty friends!  I hope that you have recovered from the holidays and life is settling down for you.  

I had the best time creating this barnyard birthday card!   I started by creating the adorable barn using dies from my stash.  I added a chicken to the window, and a goat and cow to either side of the doors.  

I wanted to add a little bit of sparkle, so I used the Glitter Black Washi tape to add a border to my sentiment strips.  Lastly, I added a bow from baker's twine.
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Thank you so much for hanging out with me! 

Xoxo, Kim

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