Sunday, July 14, 2024

A Day Full of Treats

Hi everyone! I hope you have been enjoying eh weekend. Today my card has gone to the dogs! If you like dogs, I think you will like this one.

I started with a stamped image of a row of dog houses. After coloring and cutting it out, I created a base to put it on made with Wood Washi Tape. This is a mini-slimline card so I cut a background in light blue and ran it through an embossing folder. Then I used some ink to make the embossed design pop out a little more. I glued the wood and houses to it and then began to add all the dog-gone goodness with brads. I used four different sets for this. See below for the links of all the products used.


Thanks for joining me here today. Please visit the EO store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Old Fashioned Christmas

I love vintage and retro looking images and when I saw these holiday story book covers that look like Little Golden Books in KB and Friends Etsy shop, I knew right away I'd need to use them in a Christmas project.  

I added strips of Eyelet Outlet's foil gold star washi tape to the edges of the books to really give them the look of a Little Golden Book.  Vintage children are Cricut images and then I added some amazing Eyelet Outlet brads.  The Santa and deer brads have a super vintage look to them, so they were perfect for this project!  Some snowy tree brads and snow flake brads and a lovely little gift brad complete the project.  

Thanks for stopping in today and come back soon as we're getting ready to roll out some new products that you won't want to miss!

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Beach, Please!

Life IS better at the beach and summery cards ARE better with Eyelet Outlet Summer Vacation beachy brads! Both of these beachy keen cards feature our Shell Corner Brads and have twine accents strung through a trio of colorful old school 1/8" Round Eyelets; with mats of Shell Washi and extra wide Sky Tape.

The first card also features both shapes from our Seagull Brad Set as well as both Sun and Cloud from that set. 

The second card has a pair of Flip Flops, a Sandcastle and a white Anchor Brad... the latter is masquerading as postage.

Did you know that in addition to the regular search feature, the lefthand side of the Eyelet Outlet Homepage has lots of handy categories like Vacation/Summer; Birds, Bugs and Critters; Food, Drink and Cooking; Animals and lots more; super useful for those times when you'd like to see a lot of options at once!

hopes you'll get some Beach Time this summer!

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Un-Cone-Ditional Love

Hello everyone! As hot as it's been, ice cream has been a perfect cool treat. Today's card is a positive message for a child, friend or anyone you know that may have had some bad luck or has done something they're not proud of lately. This card boldly proclaims that they are love unconditionally in a positive and colorful way.

To begin this card, I stamped, colored, and cut out the cone image with watercolor markers. I also stamped the sentiment and cut that into a strip. I used patterned papers to create a location for the cone and the blank area of my card. The card base is made out of patterned cardstock which reminded me a little of melted ice cream.

To make this card extra special, I added three Ice Cream Brads. The Water Splat Brads were added because it reminded me of drops of melted ice cream but also they add movement to the card. Finally, I added one Fresh Flowers Bright Brads to the ice cream cone. She's extra cute with the flower in her "hair." Though you can't see it in the photo, I also added some glitter pen to the ice cream on the top and on the melted parts for some extra shine. 


Thanks for joining me here today. Please visit the EO store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope all our American friends are having a great day off and enjoying friends an family or whatever makes you happy.

The Design Team is taking a day off in honor of the holiday so we're posting a previous card made by Susan Creech. It's perfect for today's holiday.

Susan made this using the following EO products:

Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit our store for all your card and scrapbooking embellishments!

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Happy (Almost) Fourth of July

Tomorrow the USA will celebrate its 248th birthday and here's an appropriately red, white and blue card featuring Eyelet Outlet Flag and Hat BradsFlag WashiHeart TapeRed Jewel Strips and coordinating Star Brads!

Shopping List:

Eyelet Outlet has all the embellishments you need for ANY occasion! 

wishes you a Happy 4th of July!

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Sprinkles of Wishes and Showers of Love

 Hi EO Fans! Today I'm here with a colorful card which turns something that generally is seen as negative into some positive. This card celebrates sprinkles and showers of Love!

This card is interactive. When you pull the tab at the top, the colorful rain drops are fully revealed.

To make this card, I covered white cardstock with Sparkle White Washi Tape before cutting out the clouds. I added Blue and clear Tear Drop Bling as additional drops for the card. I really love the shine the jewel drops create. It truly takes the card up a notch. Before I placed the main panel on the A2 card base, I lined the edges with Sparkle Blue Washi Tape. I also added some blue Jewel Bling in the tiniest and 2nd smallest sizes.

I made this with a die set from Diamond Press called Rain or Shine Pull Tab Cards. It includes everything needed to create this interactive card and has some other images. The vibrant colors come from Karin Brushmarker Pro watercolor markers. 


Thanks for joining me here today. Please visit the EO store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Wishing You a DAZZLING Birthday

 I learned a new thing recently! I learned that a herd of zebras is sometimes referred to as a DAZZLE! My stash of Eyelet Outlet zebra brads came immediately to mind and so I made a dazzling birthday card!

I used images from the Cricut Design Space to create this card and then added the wonderful dazzle of  zebra brads on the front.  For the inside, I used my Cricut on the washi tape setting to cut some stars out of Eyelet Outlet silver glitter washi tape.  The sparkle of the tape really added to my dazzling theme!

Thanks for stopping in today!  I hope your day is dazzling!

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Gnome Sweet

 The adorable new Eyelet Outlet Girl Gnome Brads have settled in nicely and have teamed up with our Gnome 2 Brads on this extra festive greeting! Grass Tape literally grounds the oversized sentiment and adds a special touch to the envelope along with a strip of Gnome Mushroom Butterfly Tape; while a few Mini Bee Brads are buzzing around happily.

Shopping List:

The Eyelet Outlet Store has brads, bling, flowers, enamels and washi tape for literally EVERY occasion you'd care to celebrate!

can never resist a "Dad Joke"!

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Cheers to You!

Hello Ai Fans! This Sunday I have another card that shows off the new Liquor Brads. I have paired them with a few drinks which happen to be some of my favorites! I added 12mm Jewel Bling-Clear Edge from a pack of green and blue to add a little sparkle and shine. 

This card is a quick make. The drinks are stamped and colored on a 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" rectangle. I matted them on aqua card stock cut at 1 3/4" by 2". The sentiment was cut 1  1/2" square. The card is a pre-printed A2 sized card which makes it even faster to put this card together. The bottles and stamped drinks are raised on foam tape and then mounted on the aqua cardstock. I also added a border on the liquor brads rectangle with a black pen. This helps to highlight them and make them stand out from the other brightly colored images.

Thanks for joining me here today. Please visit the EO store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Thursday, June 20, 2024

International Yoga Day

 In honor of International Yoga Day tomorrow, I thought I'd celebrate with a couple of Yoga cards. First up is a GOAT YOGA card.

For this card I used images from Cricut Design Space and added some goat brads from the Eyelet Outlet Cow & Goat brad set

And how can we remember International Yoga Day without bringing out our Yoga Cat Brads? These cuties are feeling very Zen today!  

Thanks for celebrating with me!

Full Disclosure: The closest I come to practicing Yoga is crafting in my Yoga pants,

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

One Door Closes

There are some very funny "sign guys" out and about on social media and when I (Lauren) saw this one-liner I knew I had to use my Eyelet Outlet Classic Car Brads and Map Tape to make a card. I framed the sentiment with a panel of Tire Track Washi and another of Wide Brick Tape, added a quartet of Screw Brads and called it a day.

Shopping List:

The Eyelet Outlet Store has all the brads, washi tape, flowers, bling, enamels and more to make your next card your very favorite!

can never resist a "Dad Joke"!

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Thank You with Girl Gnome Brads

I've been having a great time working with the new brads in the store. Today's card features the new Girl Gnome Brads paired with the White Daisy Brads and Fresh Flowers-Bright Brads. 

To make this card, I began by cutting a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card front in mushroom cardstock. Then I cut three heart patterned circles and three slightly larger circles. Then I put two strips of Heart Washi Tape on white cardstock and cut it in a strip. I placed the strip to the left side of the card. I placed two thin strips on each side of the heart strip. I placed the girl gnomes and flowers on the circles before mounting them on the larger circles and then on the card front.

Thanks for joining me here today. Please visit the EO storefor all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Hello My Mandala

Some days I just need color in my life. Bright yellows, pinks, purples, and blues always make me happy. I took my inspiration from those colors and created this cheery card.

The front of the card itself was made with Gold Glitter Washi Tape. I then added bits and pieces of the Black Swirl Bling and three Black Pearl brads for movement.

The focal point of this card is this magnificent mandala. I colored it using alcohol ink markers on top of white glittered cardstock. Throughout the mandala, you will notice different colors of Purple and Blue Jeweled Bling along with Pink Cut Jewel Bling with the center of the mandala being the bright yellow sun from the Sun and Clouds Brad. The mandala is sitting on top of a circle made from Bright Pink Glitter Washi Tape.

When I see this card, it makes me happy and brings a smile to my face and I hope it does the same for you. Thanks to all the embellishments from Eyelet Outlet, it one truly shines!

Shopping List
Gold Glitter Washi Tape
Bright Pink Glitter Washi Tape
Black Swirl Bling
Purple Jeweled Bling
Blue Jeweled Bling
Pink Cut Jewel Bling
Sun and Clouds Brad

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



Thursday, June 13, 2024

Message In A Bottle

 You'll often find us making a scene here at Eyelet Outlet. Some of the products I recommend keeping on hand for creating a scene type card include our sun and cloud brads, wide water washi tape, as well as our wide sky washi and wide grass washi tape. These are some of the ones I reach for first when building my scenes.

I used the wide water washi tape for today's "Meme Inspired" card. This is the most amazing tape! It's so realistic you'd think you're going to get your hands wet handling it!  🤣🤣 I also used the sun from the sun and cloud brad set. Since I was building a beach scene, I also added our corner shell brads. Be sure and check out all of our various shell brads and other ocean themed brads in the Vacation-Summer section of our website.

I trimmed the edge of the washi tape to give it a bit of a curvy side to simulate waves before applying it to my card. That's super easy to do with this particular tape, since it has a paper backing that you peel off to adhere. There's no sticky mess getting on your scissors.

All of the images I used for this card are from Cricut Design Space and if you are a Cricut user and would like to create this card, I've shared the file with the Cricut Community within Cricut Design Space.  You can find the file here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Cheers to You!

Brand new Eyelet Outlet Liquor Brads are perfect for ANY celebration and pair beautifully with our Beer Brads and Wine Brads; with a champagne glass from the Wedding set, a bunch of Grape Brads, an orange slice from the Lemonade and Fruit Brads, and additional citrus notes thanks to the Fruit Tape from which the sentiment was diecut. 

Check out the amazing selection of Food and Drink Brads in the Eyelet Outlet Online Store!

Shopping List:

Eyelet Outlet Liquor Brads
Beer Brads 
Wine Brads
Grape Brads
 Lemonade and Fruit Brads
 Fruit Tape

would probably name COFFEE as her favorite beverage!

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Whisky & Water

 Today is my turn to play with the new Liquor Bottles Brads. This is a tribute to my Uncle who loved his whisky and was also a true cowboy. The Horse & Pony Brads pair perfectly with the Whisky Bottles on this humorous card. 

The sentiment on this came from Cricut Design Space. Since it is text on a relatively small space, I chose to cut it out with black vinyl and apply it to the card front. I made a border and punched out a scalloped oval to place the brads on. Then I added three Matte Finish Enamel Dots which worked beautifully here to balance the border.


Thanks for joining me here today. Please visit the EO store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest