Thursday, November 30, 2023

Letters to Santa

Eyelet Outlet brads are amazing embellishments for paper crafters, but don't stop there!  I love using them on felt crafts, as well.

Today I have a cute little holiday mailbox for you cut out of felt on my Cricut Maker with the rotary blade.  I attached a sweet snowflake brad and a letter brad from our mail brad set.  

Be sure and add Eyelet Outlet products to your own letter to Santa!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Wildlife Winterscapes

Maybe the most fun you can have with our Eyelet Outlet Wildlife Brads is to build little scenes for them to inhabit. This trio of A1 cards all have stamped trees and sponged skies, with Sun and Cloud Brads to light the way and a flurry of Snowflake Sequins to set the season. Pine Tree Brads and Snowy Pines add to the foliage, then the critters arrive: a Prancing Deer, a handsome Moose, plus mama and baby Bear Brads. Two washi tape mats, of Glitter Blue Tape and Wide Wood Washi frame the designs.

There are Eyelet Outlet Animals for every taste, including Dinosaurs, Farm Animals, Reptiles, Cats and Dogs, Fish and Crustaceans, Jungle Animals, Birds, Bugs and Critters of all kinds! 

believes that the best-fed squirrels, doves, bunnies and birds of 
all types can be found directly below her backyard feeder!

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Christmas Advent Envelopes

 A fun Christmas season tradition of ours is to have an Advent calendar! This year, I thought it would be fun to have an envelope countdown! Each day counting down to Christmas you get to open an envelope! You could be treated to a gift card for a coffee or treat or it could be a "coupon" for a fun, family outing! 

In this envelope, you could add a "coupon" to go caroling to a nursing home or in your neighborhood. Another idea would be to drive through a neighborhood that has a lot of holiday lights on display. Crank up the Christmas music and enjoy hot cocoa as you drive around! 

Oh, I had so much fun creating this envelope! This one would be perfect for a "coupon" to visit a Christmas tree farm to select your tree! I hope you are inspired to create your own countdown envelopes to make time for memory making this holiday season! Extra tip: I would add my date numbers after planning which night is best for what treat or event! 

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


Monday, November 27, 2023

Gnome Me., Love Me


We like Gnomes at Eyelet Outlet. We have lots of brads and 
washi tape for them. This image is from Garden Gnomes Digital stamps
 and was colored with Copic Markers

I used two strips of washi at the botton and added two cute
gnome brads from Eyelet Outlet. The package comes in several color.
 In his little basket are several stitched flower and leaf brads.

Finally I added some blue bumpy dots from
Eyelet Outlet to finish this card up.
I really do like gnomes and have a large garden with about
50 houses for the gnomes to live. Peter Rabbit lives there
also with a very extensive garden.

See you next Monday as we get into some holiday cards.

Your shopping list at Eyelet Outlet
Gnome Brads 2
Stitched Flower Brads Fall
Leaf Brads
Dot Washi Tape Multi Color
Blue Bumpy Gems

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Holiday Gnome Baker

Hello EO friends! I hope those of you in the U.S. enjoyed your long Thanksgiving weekend with family or friends. My family had a quiet day. There were only three of us but we cooked a good homemade meal with turkey and all the fixings. It was a very good day for the Axtman family!

 I've started on my Christmas cards and this cute little Baking Gnome card is a nice start. This gnome is holding a Gingerbread Brad and a spoon from the Baking Brads set. A red Heart Pearl decorates his bowl and a holly spray from the Holiday Bling pack. The background of the card is Glitter Silver Washi Tape. Finally I added three of the larger white pearls to the tag from the Pearl Bling Multi-Pack.


All of us on the Design Team laugh about this, but we are always looking for dies and other products that would be perfect with EO brads and bling. This gnome is a great example. When I saw it, I knew it would work great with the gingerbread and baking brads. This die cut is from CottageCutz and it's called Holiday Gnome Baker. 

I hope you enjoyed my card and I thank you 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, November 25, 2023

This Christmas Card Pops!

Do you give a lot of gift cards over the holidays?  I know I do so I wanted to make a cute Christmas card that is also a gift card holder and after adding some embellishments from Eyelet Outlet, they are just extra special now.

The front of the card is made with quite a few EO embellishments.  The background is Green Glitter Washi Tape with Silver Blocks Glitter Washi Tape layered on top.  That is where I built the Christmas scene.  The felt Rudolph is wearing an adorable Santa Hat Brad and has several Brown Jewels as little spots on his back.  He also has a cute Black Pearl eye and of course, a large Red Cut Jewel Bling for his nose.

The large felt present is surrounded by many little presents to include three Gift Brads right up front.

 It wouldn’t be a prefect Christmas scene without some snow, right? I added some 3-D snow on the bottom and some beautiful Snowflake Brads falling from the sky.


 Once you open the card, a cute gift bag pops up where you can place a gift card!


On the left side of the card, I embossed a Christmas tree and added two of the large Red Jewel Bling for sparkle.

The right side has the Ho Ho Washi Tape lining the top and bottom along with four of the Holiday Light Brads in each corner. To finish off the inside, I added a simple Merry Christmas sticker sentiment and added several of the Red Jewel Bling as the holly berries.


Thanks to all the easy extras I added to this card, I think anyone would just love to get it…even without a gift card…lol

Shopping List
Silver Blocks Glitter Washi Tape
Green Glitter Washi Tape
Santa Hat Brad
black Pearl Bling
red Jewel Bling
brown Jewel Bling
Ho Ho Washi Tape
Holiday Light Brads
Snowflake Brads

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


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Gift Wrapping with Eyelet Outlet

 I absolutely love gift wrapping!  I especially love topping my gifts with paper rosettes and Eyelet Outlet offers so many wonderful products to place in the center of your rosettes.  Today I'm bringing you a few of my recent gift wrapping projects.

I created these diamond shaped rosettes with my Cricut Maker.  They are from the Scoring Wheel Rosettes image set.  I used red stippled jewel brads with gold edges for the center of the rosettes.  See all of our gorgeous jeweled brads here!  I attached them with a bit of hot glue into the center of the rosette.  I used a gold elastic cord to attach them to my gift.  

For this package I sent with a candy theme and topped my rosettes with a few peppermint candy brads and a candy cane brad.  Again, I secured them with just a touch of hot glue into the center of the rosette.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Eyelet Outlet!

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Give Thanks

On the day before the American Thanksgiving holiday, what could be more fitting than a simple card which sums up the day. The "THANKS" portion of the sentiment is diecut from beautiful extra-wide autumn Leaf Washi, studded with Leaf Brads, Mini Leaf Brads and the yellow flowers from our Colored Daisy set. The background is made of super-wide Wood Tape, framed with Brick Washi.

Wishing the happiest and healthiest of holidays to all who are celebrating!

wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

The Reason for the Season!

 Celebrate the Reason for the Season!

I enjoy creating Christmas cards and love this slimline card idea! I created a card base using various trees for my background and added distress inks for shading. I then added a strip of the Cardinal Holly Washi tape mounted on cardstock. I cut and distressed my circle and added my sentiment, embellishing with the beautiful, detailed Cardinal brads and mounted with foam tape. Lastly, I added my creation on cardstock lined with the red and shite stripe washi. 

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


Monday, November 20, 2023

Cup of Tea and Books

For anyone that loves to read and have a cup of tea
this is a great card to send them. The image is from 
Blue Knight Designs and was colored with copic markers.

Two tea cup brads from Eyelet Outlet were added to continue
the theme. The image was framed out in blue pearl gems from Eyelet
Outlet. A satin ribbon bow was added and included two
clear gems from Eyelet Outlet

Here is your Eyelet Outlet Shopping List:
Tea Cup brads and Pots 
Pearl Strips in blue
Clear Gem 100 count

See you next Monday - keep Crafting!

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Thankful Harvest

It's the last weekend before Thanksgiving. If you are in the United States, most of you are thinking about gatherings centering around family with a harvest of bounty, the Thanksgiving Feast! I have been busy shopping and prepping for the day. How about you?

Today I've combined a die cut image with several EO brads and a pumpkin washi tape. It's pretty simple to enhance die cuts with brads that fit the theme. I've used many here on the pumpkin flower scene.

To make the card, I start by cutting the die cuts out of white cardstock. Then I color the shapes with Copic markers. You can shade your die cuts this way. I also enhanced a yellow paper flower with a marker. To make the background, I covered a piece of cardstock with pumpkin washi tape and then cut it and a shadow layer out with scalloped dies. 

Once all the cuts were ready, I began to piece the die cuts and I placed many accent brads amongst the die cuts. I included sunflowers, leaves, pumpkin, acorn, scarecrow, and butterflies.

Butterfly Brads

I hope you enjoyed my card and I thank you 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, November 18, 2023

Hello Pumpkin!

So, over the last few weeks, I’ve been creating a bunch of Thanksgiving table decorations, but the table isn’t the only place you can decorate.  I went through my stash of wood shapes and found this cute pumpkin and knew I must transform it to become part of this year’s holiday celebration!

I painted the base white and then lined it with some pumpkin washi tape. I realized that it was discontinued after I finished making it so I do not have a link to share...sorry :(  But there are so many other cute Washi Tapes to choose from, you won't even miss it.  I then placed some matching orange cardstock in the middle so my saying would pop.

To create the words “Hello Pumpkin”, I lined a piece of paper with the Black and White Dots Washi Tape and then used some dies to cut out the letters and place them on the pumpkin. How cool is that?!?! Die cutting washi tape!!! Just think of the possibilities.

I finished my pumpkin off with some Orange Pearl Bling, Orange Jewel Bling for the outline, and three of the Pumpkin brads. I added a paper twine ribbon so I can hang this cutie up!  I think I’m going to be hanging it up on the outside of my craft room door.

Thank you Eyelet Outlet for helping me transform a plain wooden pumpkin into this cute Thanksgiving decoration.

Supplies Used

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


Thursday, November 16, 2023

Mrs. Claus Cookie Company

When I finished this buckle fold card I had the biggest craving for some gingerbread!  

Mrs. Claus is so cute and her kitchen is so perfectly adorned with fabulous Eyelet Outlet products!

I created this card with my Cricut and if you're a Cricut crafter, too, I've shared the file for this card on my Cricut profile so you can recreate it.  

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Squirrels Just Wanna Have Fun!

The joys of Autumn in the Northeast include colorful foliage, crisp cold days and plenty of nuts and seeds for our furry friends to gather. This card sums up Fall and celebrates our new Acorn and Squirrel Brads, a gorgeous Sunflower, a Pumpkin and a bouquet of Leaf Brads.

The Eyelet Outlet Online Store has all the critters, flowers, foliage, food and holiday icons you could possibly need to make your own celebration of Autumn in card form!

believes that the best-fed squirrels in all of 
New Jersey can be found directly below her bird feeder!

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

December Calendar and Bucket List!

Do you have your December Calendar and bucket list ready to go?

The holidays are always such a busy and joyful time for making memories! I decided to go ahead and set up my December calendar with a bucket list of memory making items we would like to do before Christmas!

I enjoyed adding the Eyelet Outlet brads and washi tapes I had on hand to create a fun layout! To create the matching Christmas pajamas, I covered the white t-shirt brad from the jeans and t-shirt brad collection with snowman washi and used an exacto knife to cut off the excess!

From visiting the Christmas Tree Farm to watching a Christmas movie, I hope you make time to make memories with those you love!  Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to shop at Eyelet Outlet for your crafting needs!

Monday, November 13, 2023


Thanksgiving is just around the corner and bringing lots of food
and family blessings. This card is from Jan's digis and I 
really liked the sentiment in the set.

Everything was colored in Copic Markers including the 
paper yellow flowers. I also added some uncolored ones off the
card so you could see the color difference. The paper flowers
are great at Eyelet Outlet and each package has 
different sizes that are fun for layering.

Brads are a big item on this card and include pilgrim hats,
 stitched flowers and leaves. Also included are black 
enamel dots from Eyelet Outlet.

Here is your shopping list from Eyelet Outlet
Pilgrim Hat Brads
Leaf Brads
Stitched Flower Brads
Black Enamel Halloween Dots

See you next Monday and keep crafting.

Elizabeth - Blog

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Thanksgiving Table Place Cards

Who’s ready for another Thanksgiving table decoration?  For this week’s creation, I made Turkey Place cards.  These are perfect for showing everyone where to sit and for a sweet keepsake for each guest.

I made three different place cards and with Eyelet Outlet’s assistance, was able to make each one as cute as the next.


The first place card is for Sean. His is made by using the Groovy Washi Tape, black Pearl Bling for the turkey eyes, red Jewel Bling for his body and finished off with a rustic Pinecone Brad. 

The next place card is for Caden.  His place card also has black Pearl Bling for the turkey eyes, brown Jewel Bling for his body and finished off with an adorable acorn brad from the Acorn and Squirrel brad collection.

The last place card is for Ms. Ryley Ann. Her turkey has black Pearl Bling for eyes, orange Jewel Bling on the body and highlighted with a cute little Pumpkin Brad. 

Place cards are super easy to make and are fun little gifts to give your guests. All you need is a little cardstock, scissors, glue and the cutest embellishments from Eyelet Outlet! 

More Thanksgiving dΓ©cor next week!!!!



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