Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Let's Flamin-GO!

Where do card ideas come from? EVERYWHERE! In this case, a friend sent me (Lauren) a funny meme that I realized would make a very fast and easy card featuring an Eyelet Outlet Flamingo Brad, a Sandcastle, Tall Palm and our Sun and Cloud Brads with an accent of Sequins and a mat of Pink and White Dot Tape

The sentiment is formatted in a font called In Your Face Joffrey, which was free at; all I had to do was print it out, add brads and embellies et voila! Whatever joke, quote, saying or motto YOU would like to re-create in card form, I'm pretty confident that the Eyelet Outlet Online Store has all the Brads and Washi you'll need to make it work!

can literally never resist a Dad Joke, lol!

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Congratulations Graduate!

 It's graduation season! Do you know someone graduating this year? Here is a fun, money envelope card to make and give to congratulate and honor the graduate!

I started with a free printable money envelope template and layered my washi tape to create a background. After adding my stamped and colored image, I stamped and fussy cut graduation caps and a present to add to my card front. Lastly, I embellished with the adorable camera brads!

For the inside, I added the "Congratulations" greeting with more washi tape! This is a easy and fun card you can create today! 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, May 29, 2023

Jump for Joy

Still trying to sneak in a few spring themes before the summer hits.
I loved this image from Hetty Clair of the jump roping bunnies.
It was colored with Copic Markers and the sky was done
 with water color. I changed the daffodils in the image
 to daisies with brads from Eyelet Outlet.
I also used some super cute rabbit brads from the store.

I added a small strip of gold glitter washi tape. Then I
punched the bottom of the frame and added some
jewel bling. All of these embellishments are also carried
at Eyelet Outlet.

Here is your Eyelet Outlet Shopping List

See you next Monday!

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Summer Fun & Sunshine!

 Hello Ai fans! Well, it's the first holiday of the summer and you know what that means? Yep. Fun in the sun is in full swing. Break out your whites, swimsuits and beach umbrellas. It's time to soak it in while we can. 

To create this card, I made the background using Skinny Washi and Glitter Chevron Washi. I added Blue Glitter Enamel Dots in corners. I made a mat for the ephemera piece with Butterfly Washi and more of the Glitter Chevron Washi. Then I attached the pieces together and decorated the edges with many summer themed brads. I used: Beach Umbrellas, Sunglasses-Colored, Water Splat, and Crab & Lobster Brad Sets. The entire list with links are found below:

Shopping List:

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 27, 2023

The Shabby Chic Armoire

The Shabby Chic Armoire 

My name is Stacy Strate and I am a brand new Designer with Eyelet Outlet and beyond excited to share my creations with you! I thought my first project should be a I present to you...The Shabby Chic Armoire. 

I love all things shabby chic so creating this beauty was an absolute joy! I have a piece very similar to this in my own house so I used it as my inspiration.  You should have seen me running back and forth from room to room making sure I captured all the right details.  I got all my steps in - that's for sure!

I started with a template I purchased on Esty and was off to the races from there! I choose printed cardstock from Park Lane's Farmhouse Fresh collection and gave it a more antiqued look using Tim Holtz Distressed inks.

On the outside of the armoire, I used the 12MM Pearl Brads-Gold Edge in brown to create the door pulls. They worked out perfectly! For extra details, I added some Pearl Bling in brown, some Paper Flowers in white and hung the pink ballet slippers on a Hanger Brad.  How cute is that!

Once you open the doors, you see a beautiful party dress adorned with a Large Heart Bling in white pearl hanging on another Hanger brad. Next to the party dress is our girl’s ballet outfit decorated with several Glitter Enamel Dots in white and of course hanging on the absolutely adorable Hanger brad.

The drawers do move in and out and the 12MM Pearl Brads-Gold Edge in brown drawer pulls match the door pulls on the front.

 If you look closely in the two bottom drawers, you will find some hidden treasures every little girl needs.  A camera from the Travel Brads to take pictures of all her ballet recitals and, of course, a stack of books from the Book Brads to take her on all the literary adventures possible.

On one side of the armoire, is another adorable summertime outfit decorated with the Matte Finish Enamel Dots in pink and, of course, displayed with a Hanger Brad.  The other side of the armoire is simply decorated with another 12MM Pearl Brads-Gold Edge in brown and more Pearl Bling in brown.

The completed Shabby Chic Armoire is 8" tall, 5" wide and 2.5" deep. I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed creating it and don’t forget to get all your card making, scrapbooking and paper crafting embellishments from Eyelet Outlet. 


Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE UP CRAFTY!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Totally Nailed It

Father's Day is just around the corner and Eyelet Outlet has everything you need to create the perfect card for dad.  Today's inspiration uses the hammer brads from our tool brad set.  I used some nails and a carpenter silhouette from the Cricut image library and some wood grained digital paper.  I added a small white offset to the text to make it pop.

I never let myself run out of Eyelet Outlet enamel hearts! We have every color and size and they often are the perfect finishing touch for a card.

If you've used Eyelet Outlet products in your dad's Father's Day card this year, I hope you'll come by our Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group and share your creation!


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Suits You to a T(-Shirt!)

Eyelet Outlet Brads work beautifully with lots of different stamps, dies, stickers, papers and of course diecuts! These cute little shirts are the second smallest in Hero Arts' T-Shirt Infinity Die Set; each one has been cut from a different EO Washi Tape Style and the pairings are as follows: Sky Tape with a Flamingo Brad; Orange Fan Tape with a Beach UmbrellaGreen Sprinkles Tape with a ChickGreen Dot Washi and the blue gecko from our Reptile SetRainbow Tape with a Sun BradHeart Tape and a Heart BradStar Night Star Bright Tape with a UnicornChicken Washi with a Lady Bug; and Blue and White Dot Tape with a Monster Brad.

Visit the Eyelet Outlet Online Store to shop our amazing selection of fabulous brads, tapes and embellies; then check out the Tradeshow Schedule to see when the EO Booth will be coming to your town!

wishes a few of these shirts were in her size. 
(Especially the rainbow one!)

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Remembering Memorial Day

“As we honor their memory today, let us pledge that their lives, their sacrifices, their valor shall be justified and remembered for as long as God gives life to this nation.” 
-Ronald Reagan 

It was my honor to create a card of gratitude using the red, white, and blue stripe washi tape, red, white, and blue star brads, and American flag brad. Memorial Day is more than a 3 day weekend, It is a time to reflect and honor the soldiers who died to make our freedoms possible. We recognize and honor their sacrifice and families today and everyday. 

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, May 22, 2023

Let's Read


I am addicted to books and always have been. So I loved the fact that the
Eyelet Outlet not only had book brads but book washi tape. It was so fun to 
create this book card that was colored in Copic Markers.

The image is from Hetty Claire and is called "The Big Read."
 I thought it was perfect for this card.

Finally, I addicted some bling jewel strips that
I love from Eyelet Outlet and are so easy to apply.

Here is your shopping list from Eyelet Outlet
Jewel Strips 5mm - blue
Book Brads
Book Washi Tape

See you again next Monday with a new project.

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, May 21, 2023

I'm Kind of a Pig Deal!

 Hello friends! Sometimes I find that I feel like the creative mojo has just up and left me! Do you ever feel that way? One thing that always gets me going again is a visit to the card area of a retail store. In particular, I like to look at Papyrus brand cards. They are mass made but they have all the elements of handmade cards we love - except for the $8 to $12 price! On one of those trips this weekend, I saw a card that had the sentiment I used here - I'm kind of a PIG deal. Not only was it clever, I knew I had a brad for that! Hahaha!

This is a mini-slimline white card base that measures 3 1/2" x 6" when folded. I really like this size because I like that it's long and skinny but not as big as the typical slimline card. It automatically creates a more interesting look than the standard A2 size. The elements on this card would just not work as satisfyingly on an A2 card. Probably it's because the framed pig piece would be too small by itself. It would need to be further matted to take enough real estate up to look right on it. But on this size, no extra fuss or muss is needed to make it work.

Here I used two washi tapes - Brick and Grass. Then I placed my animals using the Pig and Sheep Brads, Horse and Pony Brads, and the Rooster Brads. I made the sentiment on my computer and printed it. Then I placed a Pig Brad and framed it with an animal ephemera frame I've had a long time. Bonus! It always feels great to use your stash. :) This card in no way resembles the card I saw in the store except for the sentiment and pig image. However, it gave me the idea I needed to create this version. 

To finish it, I applied Champagne Jewel Bling Strip and placed a couple single gems that I cut on the pig ephemera. This is clean and simple but I found it so satisfying to make.  

Below are the links to the products I used from Eyelet Outlet.

Shopping List:

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, May 18, 2023

Righty-Tighty, Lefty Loosey

I learned so many life lessons from my dear dad and this is one of them! I started this card by putting down a few strips of Eyelet Outlet Wide Wood Washi Tape for the background.  

I added some screws and a bolt from the Cricut image library as well as the neat "Dad" image with the tools cut into it.  Next an Eyelet Outlet wrench, of course!  Then I added some Eyelet Outlet screw brads in the corners of the sentiment.

Come by the Eyelet Outlet store to see all the products we have to create some great Father's Day cards for your dad!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

NOT Just for Cards!

Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape, Paper Flowers and Brads, that is. You can also use them to make customized gift bags, like this one. Just cover plain white cardstock with neat strips of tape (this variety is Happy Birthday Foil Washi)... print out an initial in your favorite font (this one's called Chicken Pie and was free on trace and cut. Embellish with a few shades and sizes of Solid Color Paper Flowers held on with CandleParty Hat and Cupcake or Cupcake Swirl Brads. For even more color and pizazz, diecut hearts from a coordinating tape, like Pink Checked Washi and use one repeat of the Birthday Tape to create your sentiment strip. Scatter a few Round Sequins and you're good to go. And yes, all of the above looks pretty good on a matching birthday card, as well!  

There are brads, tapes, flowers, sequins, bling and more for every style, theme or occasion you can possibly imagine in the EO Store... you should probably check that out!

now only buys plain gift bags!
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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Summer Fun!

Do you have your summer vacation plans ready? I love having more family time during the summer and always look forward to spending time together making memories and enjoying rest and relaxation.

I enjoyed creating this "summer vibe" card using things that remind me of summer! I love the boombox washi tape as it reminds me of days at the beach with our boombox playing our favorite summer tunes! I added the adorable sunglasses brads because that is a summer staple! Lastly, I had to add the flamboyant, pink flamingo brad for extra fun flair! Flamingos are too adorable!  

Do you ever decorate your mailing envelope? It is fun and easy to do with washi tape and it makes your delivery extra special!! 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, May 15, 2023

Think Spring

It is time to "think spring" with this adorable brad that is part 
of the Easter Bubble Set at Eyelet Outlet.  These little sayings are
 great to tuck into any card design.

Since it is spring -- flowers are a must.  I used the daisy set of brads from
Eyelet Outlet. This is such a great set and comes in a variety of colors.

Finally, I used the chevron washi tape to add some extra color
to the corners of the card. An example of the washi tape
is shown so you can see all the different colors on this 
fabulous tape.

Your Shopping List at Eyelet Outlet
Easter Bubble Brads 
Chevron Washi Tape
Colored Daisy Brads

Continue to "Think Spring" and I will see you next Monday.

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, May 14, 2023

You're Hot!

Hello everyone. I'm here today to share a love card. Now, maybe two lizards don't strike you as the objects of love. I beg to differ! I've known several people who adore their pet lizards and other cold blooded creatures. They're not for me but I still like this theme as there is a twist of humor in it.

I used washi tape for the background instead of paper. I don't have a lot of desert themed paper but I had two washi tapes. With a bit of sky washi and some green skinny washi, a perfect background was born! This was a fun one to put it together.

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, May 11, 2023

Memorial Day

 Memorial Day is coming up on the 29th My Grandmother always called it Poppy Day when I was a child, so when I saw Eyelet Outlet's beautiful Poppy Washi Tape, I knew right away that I'd be using it on a Memorial Day card.  As stated on the American Legion web site, "The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars." 

Above the Poppy washi tape, I added a strip of skinny red washi tape and above that I embossed the cardstock with Anna Griffin's "Poppies" embossing folder.  To the sentiment I added two small stars brads.

National Poppy Day Honors the Fallen and Supports the Living.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023


Eyelet Outlet Dinosaur Brads make any day both DINO-mite and REX-cellent, as this pair of adorable minicards will attest. Small shapes like these two inch circles are brilliant for building little scenes at brad scale, with just enough room for a Dino, a Tall Palm and Sun and Cloud Brads and yes, a stamped and paper-pieced volcano!

Visit the Eyelet Outlet Online Store for more brads, tapes and embellies to Make a Scene of your own; and check out our Tradeshow Schedule to find out when the Eyelet Outlet Booth will be coming your way!

can never resist a cute brad or a diabolical pun!

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

For Mom

Butterfly Wings
Like a butterfly emerges and unfolds its graceful wings,
A child grows and develops with the love a mother brings.
I'm thankful for the times when you encouraged me to try, 
For God gave me wings, but, Mom, you taught me how to fly.
By Robin Fogle

In creating my card I started with the butterfly washi tape and adhered it to white cardstock. I then cut in strips to create my "stripes" and layered on cardstock. I added the sentiment greeting and embellished with green jewels, butterfly brads, and a white daisy brad. 

I hope this inspires you to create a card today and show your love and appreciation this Mother's Day.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to shop at Eyelet Outlet for your crafting needs!

Butterfly Washi Tape

Happy Crafting!

Michelle ~ The Craft Market SC Facebook Instagram

Monday, May 8, 2023

Stand Tall


Love giraffes and this cute one from Unity Stamps is
perfect with these giraffe brads from Eyelet Outlet. The package of brads
comes with several other African animals too.

For the borders I added some brown strip pearls from Eyelet Outlet
and then also used them around the baby giraffe as little stones.

Coloring for the giraffe was done with Copic
Markers. A punch die wasl also used on the border. 

Here is my Shopping List at Eyelet Outlet
Jungle Mix Brads
Pearl Strips in Brown

Have a great day and see you next Monday.

Eliabeth - Blog