Monday, July 31, 2023

Plant and Grow


Time to plant and grow for this little rabbit
image from the Colorado Craft Company.
 Looks like he has a big harvest growing too.

I used two rows of the tulip washi tape from Eyelet Outlet
for the base of the card and also a few tulips above the sentiment.

The butterfly brads and the gardening tools from
Eyelet Outlet were perfect additions to this
gardening card.

Shopping List for Eyelet Outlet
Tulip Washi Tape
Butterfly Brads
Garden Tool Brads

See you next Monday!

Elizabeth  - Blog

Saturday, July 29, 2023

You Are Gorgeous!

Today I have made a card that's perfect for a teenager or college student who enjoys being girly and needs a reminder that they are gorgeous. The card is almost entirely made of die cuts. I cut the dress out of a coordinating cardstock pad to make sure the colors and patterns wouldn't clash. I love using all these patterns together. I added a piece of Glitter Skinny Washi Tape for a wide belt and a Pearl Bling piece from the Pearl Multi-Pack to accent it. I purposely put the belt a bit lower on the waist to make the dress more curvy and less Barbie-perfect. I like the way it makes the waist and hips more full and realistic for real people sizes! Last I used a black pen to draw a necklace and a piece of Clear Tear Drop Bling to create a totally mod necklace.

I cut the scrolled piece behind the dress from silver mirror cardstock. It reminded me of a mirror but it also really allows the dress to stand out. I also cut the Gorgeous phrase 4 times and stacked them up together. Then I cut another silver mirror cardstock phrase and offset it at the back to help help the phrase stand out and add a bit more glamour. I stamped and cut out the You Are phrase and applied all the pieces on a dark navy decorative mat. After that, it was ready to take it up a level with three brad sets. I used two Rose Brads, the button and phone from the Selfie Brads, and a bag and shoe from the Shoe & Bag Brads. I think this card is a fun reminder to a teen that they really are gorgeous.  

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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!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest  

The Elegant Birthday Card

The Elegant Birthday Card

Elegant. Opulent. Classic.

These words perfectly describe this breathtaking birthday card.

With the many die cut pieces highlighting the floral bouquet, the addition of the purple and blue pearl jewels from Eyelet Outlet add just the right amount of extra. The sentiment has four brown pearl jewels along with a dainty dragonfly whose soft purple and pink hues match the bouquet perfectly like they were made for each other.  

To me, the highlight of this card is the card base. That isn’t cardstock!  The base is made from 100% Flower and Feather Washi Tape! By carefully placing strips of washi tape, you can create any base you can dream of.  You are only limited to your imagination.


To finish the card, I added four sparkly 8mm cut jewels in purple to each corner.

Classically Elegant.

Who wouldn’t love to get this birthday card?


Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE UP CRAFTY!


Thursday, July 27, 2023

Housewarming Card

Eyelet Outlet's Food/Drink/Cooking collection is what first attracted me to their awesome brads waaay back in 2009!  Today I've put brads from three of those sets to work in a housewarming card.  

I know it's a little snarky, but I think the recipient will laugh and especially enjoy the Door Dash Gift card that will be tucked inside!

The boxes I used for this card are from the Cricut image library and I used brads from the Cooking Brad Set, Baking Brad Set, and the Pan & Rolling Pin Set.

If you happen to be in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area this weekend, stop by the vendor are at the Creating Keepsakes Convention and see us in person!

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Girls (Tape) Just Wanna Have Fun

Eyelet Outlet Girls Tape is beautiful and fun... it also pairs really well with LOTS of other tapes and brads, so you can create a custom card for your favorite girl! In this case an axis of Film Strip Tape (placed vertically) and Music Washi creates a space to place three of the girls around, with Book Brads, Iced Coffee, the smartphone from our Selfie Set, a Feline Brad and Eye Glass Brads placed at the intersection. A few white Star Brads are scattered around and then some tiny silver Star Sequins. A mat of Glitter Black Tape adds an appropriately sparkly finishing touch.

Eyelet Outlet has embellishments for every girl, boy, woman and man on your cardmaking list, hop over to the Online Store and check it out!

loves making cards for her Millennial nieces!
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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Have a juicy fun day!

 Summertime brings to mind lemonade and citrusy drinks!

This citrus card could be for encouragement or birthday! It is very versatile! I loved adding the new lemon and fruit brads! One of my favorite ways to use the paper flowers is to layer them! For this card, I layered white and yellow paper flowers with a yellow brad from the summer mix! I hope you enjoy! 

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, July 24, 2023

Flowers and Butterflies


This card is a "Z" card. So, I needed
to decorate part of the inside that would also show
as well as the outside. I have been mesmerized by the
beautiful butterfly washi tape that Eyelet Outlet sells.
The colors are so pretty on these butterflies
and they look like watercolor. I used
this washi tape in the inside of the card and also to make 
a frame for the flowers that I matted in black.

The flowers I used are die cuts that I layered and then 
decorated  with a stiched flower brad from Eyelet Outlet
for the center. I used two black pearls on either
side of the sentiment. 

Finally I used the blue strip pearls from Eyelet Outlet
at the bottom of the card and also to
highlight the petals of the flowers.

 Keep creating and I will see you next Monday!

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Skiing Snowman and Friends

 Hello everyone and Merry Christmas in July! I always enjoy crafting for Christmas in July and in a way, it's a kick-off to Christmas crafting as we all know it can take a while to get all the Christmas crafts and cards you want done in time for December. 

Today I have a cute snowman enjoying the slopes. The snow is created by using Glitter Star Washi Tape. This may be a whimsical choice but I like it. Seems two little Penguins like it too! The sky is filled with Snowflake Brads and Snowflake Bling in white. It's a perfect wintery scene, especially in the heat of summer. It makes me feel a little cooler just looking at it.

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, July 22, 2023

Keep Reaching for the Stars

Keep Reaching for the Stars

What an awesome mantra to live by.  Keep reaching for the stars!

On this card, these precious fairy brads are doing just that.  All six fairies from the Eyelet Outlet are fluttering around the whimsical tree that is sprinkled with little black jewel bling and multicolored stars to add some extra shimmer.  

The top and bottom border is the brand new Glitter Sky Washi tape. The glitter and the colors matched perfectly! I love how versatile washi tape is to work with and how it always brings your creations to another level. Even in the simplest ways.

Although the fairy tree is covered in beautiful stars to catch, sometimes it’s just hard to keep reaching for the stars. It’s in those times that you really need to keep your head up and SHINE!

The Press Me Star on the bottom lights up three special stars to remind you even when times are tough, look up, see your sparkle and always keep reaching for the stars.


Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE UP CRAFTY!


Thursday, July 20, 2023

Rum & Cola

Have you seen the new brads from Eyelet Outlet?   Today I've used one of the new Eyelet Outlet soda brads and also a lime wedge from the new fruit brad set to create a fun little love note.

The rum bottle is a Cricut image that I modified a bit.  Rum & Cola is such a popular drink here in Texas, that I thought denim and bandana digital paper would go great with this theme. I used the offset feature in Cricut Design Space to make my sentiment pop with a black shadow.  Black enamel hearts for a final touch.

Thanks for stopping in today!

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Don't Worry...

...BEE Happy! And nothing makes a cardmaker happier than a bright and BEE-autiful card featuring Eyelet Outlet Bumble Bee BradsMini BeesColored DaisiesMini Leaves and Music Note Washi Tape. There's even a supercute Beehive Quicklet Eyelet from our fabulous Clearance Section to set the scene!

BEE sure to check out our Tradeshow Schedule to see when the Eyelet Outlet Booth will BEE coming to your town this summer!

would BEE happy to make cards all day long!
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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Summertime and the livin' is easy...

I love the slower pace of summer!
 These sweet kiddos are loving a slower, summer pace too, I think! To add the green grass washi, I used a craft knife to cut their feet and the bottom of the hug box and then slid the grass washi under! I added turquoise jewels for music notes and a 2 sweet butterfly brads. Lastly, I added 3 red brads to the bottom corner. I hope you enjoy!

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, July 17, 2023

Shine with Bees


Here is a fun summer project. This is a shadow box card I
 constructed and added paper to the background and a
chipboard with a sentiment. It was perfect to use with one
of my favorite brads from Eyelet Outlet - the bees. I love their
cute wings and shape.

I embellished the outside frame to the shadow bow with skinny
 gold washi tape (glitter) and added black pearls
to the corners. These were also Eyelet Outlet products.

I am always surprized when adding something simple 
like the washi tape provides the perfect finishing touch
to a card.

Here is your shopping this time at Eyelet Outlet:
Bumble Bee Brads 
Skinny Gold Washi Tape
Pearl Bling Black Multi-Size

Looking forward to seeing you next Monday
and keep creating.

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, July 16, 2023

All Geared Up!

 Today's card is a wild ride featuring Eyelet Outlet washi tape and brads. Who says making masculine cards are hard? Not with these great products on hand.

The background of this card is made with Car Washi Tape. After the tape was applied, I ran it through a gear embossing folder and trimmed it to 4" x 5 1/4". I used a corner rounder on opposite corners. Next I cut a strip of silver cardstock at 5 1/4" x 1 1/4" and used another embossing folder on it before gluing it to the mat. Next I matted the sentiment and added a Tool Box Brad, a Tool Brad and a Driving Brad. I applied the sentiment and the car with double-sided foam tape. To finish it off, I added three Black Matte Enamel Dots

This was a fun card to put together and quite fast to do. If you are interested in making a similar one and have a Cricut machine, check out the pattern file I created for the card on Cricut Design Space. You can access the pattern here: 


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, July 15, 2023

Delightful Daisy Den Luminary

Delightful Daisy Den Luminary

Happy Saturday Everyone!!

Here she is.  The last in the Cottage Collection!  Just as special as the others, this is the Delightful Daisy Den.

The Daisy Den is, of course, bedazzled with several different types of daisy brads all from Eyelet Outlet. The roof is adorned with five daisies from the Colored Daisy brads and the White Daisy brads. The front door is spotlighted with several Bright Flower Quicklet Eyelets and Green Pearl Bling in the center of each flower.

The roof is made from the Glitter Chevron Washi Tape and the Blue Glitter Washi tape. The side paneling and the front step are also made from the Blue Glitter Washi tape. Around the base of the Daisy Den are some delicate multicolored tulips from the Tulip Washi tape.

 Sprinkled all over, you will find green sparkles from the Light Green Jewel Strip.

And…of course…It lights up!  The roof lifts off where I’ve placed a battery-operated candle that shines beautifully through the velum windows. 



Hope you enjoy!!



Colored Daisy brads

White Daisy brads

Bright Flower Quicklet Eyelets

Green Pearl Bling

Glitter Chevron Washi Tape

Blue Glitter Washi tape

Tulip Washi tape

Light Green Jewel Strip

Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE UP CRAFTY!


Thursday, July 13, 2023

Christmas Tree Farm

I love making fancy fold cards and today I have one for you inspired by Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Crafts.  This one is called a 2 Tiered Pop Up Card and you can find her tutorial for this type of card on YouTube.  

This fancy fold is a bottom-fold card and has a sheet of acetate that serves to stabalize it when it's open and on display.  It folds up over the card flat for mailing. I created my version of Sam's card in Cricut Design Space and scaled it down in size so that it would fit in an A-2 envelope.  

I can think of so many ideas for this card base, so I'm pretty sure you'll be seeing more of these in future posts, but today I thought I'd give you a little "Christmas in July" with this Christmas Tree Farm.  I used both the Pine Tree Brads as well as the Snowy Tree Brads from Eyelet Outlet interspersed throughtout the card amoung the card stock trees.  I also added a  Pine Tree Brad  to the back of the pick up and some snowflake brads in the sky.

Only 5 more months until Christmas, so happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Merci Bouquet!

Fast, easy Thank You cards are simple when you pair Eyelet Outlet flower brads and washi tapes! Extra wide Sunflower Tape makes for beautiful diecuts and what could be better than Sunflower and Leaf Brads to adorn them? Or, try Coloring Book Washi with Stitched Flower Brads and a sweet Mini Bee to finish the design. 

 The possible Eyelet Outlet Brad and Tape combinations are only limited by your imagination!

never, ever, gets tired of flower brads!

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Something Sweet...

 Just for you!

This summer, I am enjoying creating fun tags to add to gifts! This summery, sun-shiny, mason jar tag is so fun! I added a light script stamp background to the white mason jar. I created a band using patterned papers and a simple sentiment. I added the new adorable lemon and lime brads and jewel stickers in green. Next, I created a "just for you" tag for the top of the mason jar and used a green brad from the summer mix brad collection to hold it in place! Lastly, I topped off my mason jar with mixed twine ribbons!

 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