Saturday, September 30, 2023

Sweet Sugar Skulls and Bad Mom Jokes

Introducing one of Eyelet Outlet’s BRAND-NEW brads that were just released…. the SUGAR SKULLS!!!! 

As soon as I saw these brads, I HAD to make a card...and I’m not pulling your leg…bone.  All the bright colors and the beautifully intricate details in the flowers just shout CREATE!

 For my card, I looked through my stash and found some cardstock that matched the colors of my new boney brads.  Actually, I found a whole section of cardstock dedicated to sugar skulls that I had put away for just an occasion like this.

I fussy cut the three large sugar skulls out of the cardstock along the all the flowers and heart emblems. After layering all the cut outs in glitter and then white cardstock, I adhered them down to my card front.


You know me and bling! It wouldn’t be a Stacy card if it wasn’t rockin’ some bling. I ended up using two different sized jewel bling in purple and green and then cut some little swirls off of the jewel green Swirl Bling for two of the skulls.


I added some cute dancing skeletons on the bottom.  They are so happy they finally got to go to the dance.  Usually, they have “no-body” to go with.  Don’t worry about them though, they don’t let anything get under their skin (and you’re welcome 😊).

The final and best touches to the card, of course, are the three amazing sugar skull brads I placed on top of the heart emblems.


No bones about it, I love how these new brads inspired me.  Super easy. Super fun. Super cute! Inspiration brought to you by Eyelet Outlet. Bad mom jokes brought to you by yours truly. 


Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE-UP CRAFTY!


Thursday, September 28, 2023

New Squirrel Brads! Come See!

The Design Team and I get so excited when new brads arrive in the store at Eyelet Outlet!  Today I'm bringing you a fun shaker card that features our new Squirrel Brads - and a LOT of them!

Sometimes life gets crazy and we feel like we just can't keep our "ducks in a row," so this card takes a humorous look at those crazy times and is sure to put a smile on the recipients face.

I created this shaker card in Cricut Design Space and if you're a Cricut crafter, too, I've made the file available to the Cricut Community on my Cricut Profile. The file includes detailed instructions for assembly.  

Below is a link to all the Eyelet Outlet products I used to embellish the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and hurry back because the Design Team will be presenting inspiration for all the new products at Eyelet Outlet in the coming days and you won't want to miss it!


Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Fall Sweet Fall

The new Autumn 2023 Eyelet Outlet Fall Brads have hit the online store and in addition to super-festive Pinata Brads and beautiful Sugar Skulls there's also an Acorn and Squirrel set that I couldn't help but FALL for! On this card, the sweet squirrel  as collected a few Acorns and is resting beneath a diecut tree, from which a few Mini Leaf Brads are gently descending. The background is a combination of Script Washi and extra wide Leaf Washi that really sets the scene. 

No matter what the season or the reason, Eyelet Outlet has all the embellishments you need to make YOUR next card! 

looks forward to Autumn more each year!
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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Harvest Friendships

 Autumn is a time to harvest friendships!

I am enjoying the colors of Autumn! I started with stamping my scarecrow image and coloring with alcohol ink markers. I created a background for my image using the wood grain washi. Lastly, I used a standard card base embellishing with the pumpkin washi, scarecrow brads, and fall brads! 

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, September 25, 2023

Pumpkin Time

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Autumn is here and with it comes scarecrows, pumpkins 
and rich colors. For this seasonal card I used stamps and
some background stencils from Peddlers Den/Makin a Scene
Stamps. I colored the scene with Distress Inks and Copics.

Then came the decorating fun with the adorable pumpkin
brads from Eyelet Outlet. I love their rich color. Next, I decorated
the corner with washi tape, paper flowers and enamel dots - 
all from Eyelet Outlet

Here is your Eyelet Outlet Shopping List:

See you next Monday and keep creating,

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Western Friendship Card

 Today I'm sharing a card I had a lot of fun making. It sports a decidedly western and desert theme. The focus point includes EO's Cowboy Brads and Cactus Brads. Gold Glitter Enamel Dots go really well with the golden brown colors in the Cowboy Brads too.

The background of this card is made with strips of Cactus Washi Tape. Brown Jewel Strips-4mm size give this card a little bit of shine which plays off of the glitter enamel dots. It's a perfect card for a BFF who likes the western theme.

Cowboy 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  

Saturday, September 23, 2023

...a simple hello

I love extras. Extra bling. Extra sparkle. Extra fries…haha. If it’s in my craft room, I want to add it to whatever I am creating. Who here is with me??✋

But there are those times, although rare, that I just feel like creating something simple, understated yet still reflects a little spark of me.

For this week’s creation, I only used three different embellishments from Eyelet Outlet and look how fabulous this card turned out!

I cut a piece of plain white cardstock and spaced some fun and colorful washi tape on top.  I found exactly what I was hoping for with the Multi-Color Dot Washi Tape. I then used a die to cut out the inner rectangle and the flower cut out and pop dotted them on top of the washi card base.  Next, I used the same flower die but three sizes smaller and cut out the center flower and pop dotted that on as well. After that, I found the section of the washi tape that matched up with where the flower was placed, and I put the corresponding strip of washi take on. Easy Peesy!

To finish it off, I die cut the letters to spell out hello, added a large Blue Enamel Dot and several Pearl Bling in Green, Pink, and Purple.

A very simple card to make yet very pretty and will make the recipient smile, for sure!

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Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE UP CRAFTY!


Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Best Fishes

Eyelet Outlet Fish Brads are the perfect aquatic stars of a masculine birthday greeting, especially when paired with Ocean and Sky Washi Tapes, and Water Splat Brads, as you can SEA on this fun and punny card!

The Eyelet Outlet Store has all the Best Fishes... and every other animal you'd like to put on your next card or scrapbook page, as well!

makes her brother a Best Fishes birthday card nearly every year!
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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Autumn Splendor

"Autumn paints in colors that Summer has never seen." 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I started with stenciling a tree background for my base. I stamped and fussy cut a variety of autumn leaves. Then I added my sentiment circles. After placing my leave collage and sentiment, I added the pumpkin brad! I embellished with 3 fall brads in the top left corner and placed on cardstock lined with the wood grain washi tape! 

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, September 18, 2023

Best of the Bunch


Today I colored a floral card from All and Create. It has different inserts that you can add for the different seasons and makes it very versatile to use with a variety of Eyelet Outlet embellishments.

For this card I decided to use fall colored flowers and I added some additional reed stems that I drew in myself. I included screw brads for the wheels of the cart. The fall flower brads come in a variety of colors so I selected one of each color.

To finish the card I used the thin strips of glitter washi with black matte enamel dots on top.

Your Shopping List from Eyelet Outlet
Stitched Fall Flower Brads
Screw Brads
Glitter Skinny Washi Tape
Matte Finish Enamel Dots

See you next week and keep creating.

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Hey Fall!

 Hi everyone and happy fall y'all! I recently ran into this beautiful basket stamp from 1997 at a thrift store recently. One look at it and I knew it would be lovely holding brads from Eyelet Outlet. I hope you agree that it does! Just goes to show you that you should take a look in your stash as well as keep an eye out for bargain finds at second hand stores. I really love all the detail in it. I can fill it with Christmas brads, spring flowers, summer fruits and flowers, Easter eggs, etc. There's so many uses for it!

I filled this beauty with Apple Brads, a Pumpkin Brad, and a Sunflower Brad. I added Mini Leaf Brads and Mini Bee Brads. I even added a Red Jewel Bling to the center of the bow. Finally I placed a strip of Glitter Sunflower Washi Tape. I think it turned out very nicely!

This card style is also from a very old card die set from Sizzix. It's quite charming and lays flat as shown for mailing. I will definitely be reaching for this a little more. I bought it second hand but hadn't used it. It's not quite as old as the stamp but it is marked 2013. It's been in my stash for at least two years! Aye aye aye!


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, September 16, 2023

It's about Time!

I have a friend at work that is getting ready to retire so I wanted to make him a card to wish him the best.  After I made the card, I looked at it and something was missing.  It didn’t have the pizazz my cards usually have.  It was missing the “Stacy-tude” that comes with all my cards.

I grabbed my embellishments from Eyelet Outlet and found the absolute PERFECT brads and washi tape the card needed.  I added a Pocket Watch Brad, a phone from the Telephone and Fan Brads, two of the brushed silver Corner Brads, and some Clock Washi Tape

They matched the card so well it was like they were made to be put with this card.  

That’s the thing with EO. They have any and every type of brad you can think of to add to your card so they can have the “Eva-tude”, the “Maddie-tude”, the “Mary-tude” …any tude you want! 

Add your personal "tude" to your cards with EO!

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Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE UP CRAFTY!


Thursday, September 14, 2023

Get The Party Started!

I've got a great card for you today and it's full of Eyelet Outlet products that will certainly get the party started!  

This card base is similar to the Baby Dresser card I shared with you a few weeks ago. I used the debossing tip on my Cricut Maker to give the wainscoting effect on bottom portion of the card.

I used a brick pattern fill for the back of the bar and the tap and other images are from Cricut. I used the wine bottles and wine glass from the Eyelet Outlet Wine Brads set and also the beer mugs from the Beer Brads set.

If you are also a Cricut crafter and you'd like to recreate this card, I've shared the file on my Cricut profile in the Cricut Community in Design Space. Here's a direct link to the file and I've also linked the Eyelet Outlet products you will need.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Aparrotly, It's Your Birthday!

Puns and brads go together like... well, in this case, like the Parrots from Eyelet Outlet'sTropical Bird Brads (the set has Toucans, as well) and watercolory diecut foliage. The diecut palm and sentiment circle hold three handsome parrots, a Sun and Cloud Brad peep from behind the fronds, there's a scattering of white Sequins for extra texture, and a mat of Giraffe Washi to frame the whole thing.

Visit the Eyelet Outlet Online Store for more birds, reptiles, dogs, cats, farm animals and jungle critters to make your next card as wild and wonderful as the person to whom you'll send it!

can literally NEVER resist a diabolical pun!
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Note To Self!

As the Autumn season begins, I want to focus on thankfulness.

I love combining like-colored washi tapes and that was my inspiration for this card. I created my background using the typewriter washi, be thankful washi, and sparkle light brown glitter washi. I added my "note to self" stamp in a row as well. Lastly, I created my centerpiece by stamping and coloring the easel, then adding my "be thankful" message along with the cute brads from the hand and typewriter collection.

I hope you enjoy! This would be a delightful card to send to anyone you are thankful for! And I am thankful for you! 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, September 11, 2023

Stick Together


I found this great image from Colorado Crafts and colored it
 with Copic Markers just so I could use these cute cactus brads
from Eyelet Outlet. The packet comes with two different types
 of cactus. I also used matte enamel dots in between the cactus brads.

I added two of the skinny glitter tapes that I love from 
Eyelet Outlet and use all the time. They come in a package of 
six different colors

Here is your shopping list from Eyelet Outlet
Cactus Brads
Black Matte Enamel Dots
Glitter Thin Washi Tape

See you next Monday and Keep Creating!

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Celebrate the Season - Football Season that is!

It's HERE! The NFL season has officially kicked off! We are big football fans at my house. We grew up with the Vikings being our team but we now live in Charlotte, NC so the Panther's have been growing on us, slow but sure. I decided to make a card to give to my husband because we are competing against each other in a Fantasy League this year. He doesn't have a chance (wink, wink)!

Today I made a square card with a field background. I created a football jersey and a helmet. They are decorated with Football Brads, Foam Hand Brads and Beer Brads. Let the games begin!

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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  

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Think Outside the ROCKS

We all know how awesome all the embellishments from Eyelet Outlet are on regular crafting surfaces, but this week, I decided to think outside the rocks…oops…I mean, box.

I used ROCKS as my surface this week!!!  How fun is that?!?!

I’ve heard about people decorating rocks and leaving them in places outside for others to find and since I love to make folks smile, I decided to decorate some rocks of my own and place them somewhere in town.

I picked up a few smooth rocks and acrylic paints from my local craft store, got some inspiration from Pinterest and I was off!

The cute ROCK-o-Lantern is sporting a perfectly themed Witches Hat Brad.  Hanging off the hat is a Mini Spider Brad along with a eerie Ghost Brad and a single Spooky Eye Brad. What a fun little project this is to do with the kids or grandkids on those rainy fall days!

The next rock was used to create a campsite. After painting the ground, sky, and a few evergreens, I added a tent and campfire from the Camping Brads, a few Pine Tree Brads and of course, a soaring bald eagle from the Eagle Brads. To finish it off, I added some Orange bling for the stars.

Now, I’ll be the first to tell you that painting is not my strong suit but by adding all the adorable embellishments, I think they look pretty darn good.

This was a fun and easy crafting project suitable for all ages.  Go to Eyelet Outlet and pick up your embellishments and go ROCK the town!!

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Have a wonderful week and always be STRATE UP CRAFTY!