Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Garden Trio

Spring has emphatically sprung in the Northeastern United States, so luckily there are Eyelet Outlet Brads (& Washi Tape!) to celebrate all of the best aspects of this bloomin' beautiful season!

To "BEE Happy" it helps to have Mini Bee BradsColored Daisies and a Heart Brad; with a background of diagonally arranged Flower Washi.

Life IS a Garden, and to DIG it, Garden Tool Brads come in especially handy. Here they're paired with green Leaf Brads and a Ladybug as well as a Mini Ladybug, set atop bold daisy Flower Washi Tape.

As a matter of fact. my favorite color is RAINBOW... but sunshine is also quite wonderful. Sun and Cloud Brads have teamed up with a rainbow from the Unicorn and Rainbow set; and a pair of stylish Sunglasses is perfect for checking out the fab FlamingoPink Checked Tape, arranged in an offset pattern, sets the scene.

Whatever YOUR favorite color, style or theme, Eyelet Outlet has the perfect embellishments to create a card that celebrates the season!

hopes the joy of gardening is outweighing 
the pollen count where you are!

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Peaceful Butterfly

Hello EO fans! I hope you've had a great weekend so far! Recently, I saw a die that cut a butterfly into card front. While I don't have that die, I do have a Cricut machine and I found a butterfly pattern which I used to create a card pattern that very much mimicked the die I was admiring. 

The front of this card is a big window with the butterfly wings connected to the edges of the window only. On top of it, I attached another butterfly connected to the butterfly cut in the card base only on the body. This makes the attached butterfly wings open almost as if it's flying. It's quite a nice effect! Behind the window, I applied a background made of Wide Sky Washi Tape. I used purple Jewel Strip Bling to border the window on the front. I used orange Jewel Strip Bling on the butterfly body and added an orange Pearl Bling to its head. I also added Butterfly Brads to the front around the sentiment which I also cut in Cricut Design Space.


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

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest  

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Have a Berry Sweet Birthday

With the weather warming up, it is the perfect time to wish somebody happy birthday with a bright and cheery strawberry themed card. 

I created this birthday card using several different patterned card stock, along with three different washi tapes, the Pink Dot Washi Tape, the Pink and White Dot Washi Tape, and the Blue and White Dot Washi Tape (which I believe was sold out at the time I made this – sorry) to line the edge. 

I also added five of the 1/16th sized multicolor eyelets running vertically down the side of the card. The strawberry is surrounded by six of the Pink with Silver Edge Jewel Brads.

Adding these sparkly and fun embellishments from Eyelet Outlet takes this card from cute to beyond cute in a matter of minutes.

Shopping List
Pink Dot Washi Tape
Pink and White Dot Washi Tape
1/16 Eyelets
Pink with Silver Edge Jewel Brad

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


Thursday, April 18, 2024

Thanks a Hole Punch!

Here's a quick and easy thank you card that can be changed up in many ways.  I used circles cut with my Cricut instead of punches and on the back layer I added some of Eyelet Outlet's beautiful shimmer floral washi tape.  The pinks and purples in the tape coordinate so nicely with the pink and purple stitched flowers from the Bright Stitched Flower set, so I added some of them here and there between the punched holes.  

This card could easily be changed up with different punch shapes, any of our gorgeous washi tapes and any of our beautiful flower brads!  


Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Eyelet Outlet's huge selection of birthday-themed brads and tapes is definitely reason to celebrate! This card features Candle Brads (with Heart Pearl flames); an Old-Style Cupcake (they're on sale!); a Rainbow from the Unicorn and Rainbow SetSun and Cloud BradsLollipops and Pastel Banner Brads (both also on sale!); plus fabulously festive Happy Birthday Foil Tape and Green Sprinkle Washi.

Check out all the brads, washi tape, bling, pearls sequins and more at Eyelet Outlet.

hopes you have something wonderful to celebrate this week!

Monday, April 15, 2024

Tea Time

 This is a very spring oriented card with the pastels
and floral background. I have been
waiting for the right time to use Eyelet Outlet's
tea cup brads and they worked perfectly on this card.

I also added some pink glitter washi tape in the background
and loads of clear jewels from Eyelet Outlet. So, take some time 
for a cup of tea and relax.

Here is your shopping list for Eyelet Outlet:
Tea Pot and Tea Cup Brads
Pink Glitter Washi Tape
Clear Jewel Bling

Keep creating and I will see you next week.

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Owl You Need Is Love!

Perhaps more than ever, getting a little something in the mail can be quite a thrill for those of all ages. The card I've made today is meant as fun, no special occasion card that can be sent to anyone just to say hi and give them a paper hug.

The main panel was made with Cloud Washi Tape and Grass Washi Tape. I stamped and cut out the other images and glued them and the sentiment to the panel. I added a Mail Brad for the owl to be holding with his legs and the colored Pastel Owl Brads to the rainbow.


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

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest  

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Who Doesn't Love A Pinwheel?!

Who doesn't love a pinwheel?

 I sure do. They remind me of my childhood, playing out in the front yard, running as fast as I could and watching the wind spin the colorful pinwheel I had in my hand. With the weather warming up, I've been seeing pinwheels all over the place, which is what inspired me to create these five unique pinwheel themed cards. The best part about them is the fact that each pinwheel was made using washi tape instead of cardstock.

The first card is a Gnome themed card where I used the Gnome Garden Washi Tape and the Pink Checked Washi Tape for each individual square.  I embellished the squares with Pink and Blue Pearl jewel bling along with some Blue Bumpy Bling in the corners. In the center of the pinwheel is the cutest little Gnome Brad with a blue and white polka dot hat that accents perfectly to the rest of the card.

The next card was created using two different washi tapes to make the pinwheels, the Ocean Washi Tape and the Succulent Washi Tape each layered on each other. The corners are embellished with Green Jewel Bling and in the center of the pinwheel and close to the sentiment, are two Cactus Brads.

This next card just makes me smile looking at it. I love the colors I selected for the pinwheel which were the Flowers and Feather Washi Tape along with the Dark Blue Glitter Washi Tape I embellished the card with multiple Blue Bumpy Bling, two Bumpy Bling Hearts, multiple Yellow Enamel Dots and right in the center of the pinwheel is a Bright Yellow Balloon Brad Just makes me smile.


The fourth card I created, I used the Tulip Washi Tape along with the Glitter Chevron Washi Tape and added the large Stippled Jewel Brad in the center of the pinwheel. The pinwheel and the sentiment are outlined with Yellow Jewel Bling while the corners of the card have Blue Bumpy Bling and Yellow Jewel Bling.

 The final card turned out very pretty and it's probably my favorite. I used the Black and White Floral Washi Tape along with the Bee Washi Tape to create the pinwheel and added a Red Stippled Brad in the center. To create movement on the card, I added multiple sections of the Swirl Bling. This is a beautiful card and anybody that receives it will have a magical day.

Thanks to a huge selection of wash tapes and bling from Eyelet Outlet, I was able to create these five cards in a few hours and now I have them on hand just waiting for the perfect occasion to send.  I hope these inspired you to go create some pinwheel cards of your own.

Shopping List

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


Thursday, April 11, 2024

PLANE Awesome!

 I reached for my Eyelet Outlet Travel brads this week to create this fun little card, perfect for a birthday or anytime you want to let someone know they are PLANE awesome!

I added a little stitched line behind the plane for some playfulness and a few clouds and a sunshine brad from the Sun & Cloud brad set to finish this quick and easy card.

Hope you day is just PLANE awesome, too!  Thanks for stopping in today and if you'll be in the Orlando area this weekend, stop by the vendor area at the Scrapbook Expo and meet us in person!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Cruisin' Into Your Birthday... In Style!

Eyelet Outlet Classic Car Brads let you cruise into any birthday or occasion in fine style! Paired with our Driving Brads and set atop Tire Track WashiRoad TapeWide Map Tape and Car Washi, you've got a card that's ready to race off to your favorite Birthday Guy... or Gal!

Check out all the fabulous embellishments in the Eyelet Outlet Online Store and consult our Tradeshow Schedule to see when we'll be visiting a town near YOU!

hopes you're having a FABULOUS week!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Happy Birthday Wishes!

Birthdays are a great time to share good wishes and show appreciate for those you love! And making handmade birthday cards is extra fun with Eyelet Outlet washi tapes!

For my card base, I cut white cardstock to 5.5 x 5.5 and used a grid mat to create a diagonal pattern using various glittery washi tapes and the Happy Birthday washi tape! Next, I stamped and fussy cut my cupcake base and icing. I added pink pearls for 
sprinkles and a birthday candle brad and adhered with foam tape. I layered on a piece of white doily and embellished with swirl purple jewel bling. I added a banner greeting and a few more sparkles!  I think it is a fun, festive, and colorful greeting that anyone would enjoy receiving on their special day!

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


Happy Celebrating, Creating, and Crafting!

Michelle ~ The Craft Market SC Facebook Instagram


Monday, April 8, 2024

A Rose for You


This card features a pop-up feature of a rose inside. I paired 
the rose designer paper that I had with some gorgeous
butterfly washi tape from Eyelet Outlet.

Then I used the  butterfly washi tape on both the inside and
outside of the card. I also added bumpy clear gems on both
the inside and outside for some additional sparkle.

To add to the butterfly theme I included Eyelet Outlet 
butterfly brads.

Your Eyelet Outlet Shopping List:
Butterfly Brads 
Butterfly Washi Tape
Clear Bumpy Bling

Have a great week and keep creating!

Elizabeth - Blog

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Have an Egg-cellent Birthday!

Happy Saturday my Eyelet Outlet friends! I started a day this past week with a breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, and coffee. It all got me to thinking that EO has brads for all those items and that I should make a card with them! I happen to have a pan stamp in my stash and it is was just the right size to add Bacon, Egg, & Toast Brads. I added a Coffee Brad and a fork from the Silverware Brads to make the breakfast complete!

For additional decoration, I created borders out of Strawberry Washi Tape and added strips of Skinny Glitter Washi Tape. Last I added a red Star Brad as an accent. I adhered the finished panel to a red A2 card base. It looks like a yummy birthday is ahead for the person getting this one!


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

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest  

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Short on time and need a quick card?

Have you ever needed a greeting card quick and didn't have one on hand? Well, by using nothing more than some scrap pieces of cardstock, an embossing folder, a die and a few embellishments from Eyelet Outlet, you can create this beautiful, simple, store-bought looking card in a matter of minutes.

I started off by cutting a 5x7 white cardstock base, a 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ piece of blue cardstock and a 4 ½ x 6 ½ white cardstock and layered those on top of the card base. 

The magic in this card is the beautiful gift box in the center. The gift box was made from a piece of scrap cardstock that I embossed and cut to look as if it was a box with a lid. I found a butterfly shaped dye and, using an orange ombre shaded piece of scrap cardstock, I cut out multiple butterflies and glued them on as if they were bursting out of the box. 

You will notice that two of the butterflies have sparkle to them. I made those by layering some Glitter Washi Tape onto my cardstock and then ran it through my die cutting machine with my butterfly die.

There are two beautiful monarch butterflies from the Butterfly Brads which add depth and movement to the front of the card. The sentiment is a simple thank you in which I cut it out twice and glued both pieces together, offsetting each other to form a shadow type look.

In the corners and in the center of each flower are shiny Orange Jewel Bling for sparkle.

This card took me approximately 20 minutes to make using nothing more than scrap pieces of cardstock I had laying around and adding some embellishments from Eyelet Outlet. This is a very simple card to make and when you are short on time and you need a thank you card, or a birthday card, or a get-well card, just change the sentiment. This is a fun, beautiful and easy card to make.

Shopping List
Butterfly Brads
Glitter Washi Tape
Jewel Strips - Orange

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