Thursday, May 30, 2024

JAWSOME Birthday Tag

 Have you seen the new brads at Eyelet Outlet? The new shark brads are a great addition to our other sea life brads.  

For this birthday tag I used a cute shark from Cricut Design Space and then added some of our beautiful Wide Water Washi Tape and a school of sharks with a few of the new shark brads.

I hope you have a JAWSOME time creating with our new shark brads, too!

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Gnome Sweet Gnome

The adorable new Eyelet Outlet Girl Gnome Brads are making themselves at home, and have already made friends with our Gnome Brads

This gnome family has made their happy home in a mushroom cottage, surrounded by White Daisies and Mini Bee Brads with a Tiny Heart Tape Sky and Grass Washi. The Gnome Mushroom Butterfly Tape background is one of our thirty (yes, 30!) styles of Gnome Tape available in the EO Store.

The Eyelet Outlet Store has ALL the Brads, Bling, Tape, Flowers, Enamels and GNOMES you could possibly desire! Here's a shopping list for all of the products used to make this card:

hopes you're having a happy and magical day!

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Just Keep Swimming!


Happy Sunday everyone! Today I have the pleasure to present a card using a new 2024 brad set. These are Shark Brads! They go very nicely with the many other sea life and nautical brads already in the store. In this case, I paired the sharks with Water Splat Brads with the encouraging words to, "Just keep swimming."

The blue and white polka dot background is made with Dot Washi Tape-Blue. For a border, I used a strip of blue Fancy Long Bling-Pearls & Jewels. This color is so perfect for any water themed cards or projects.

Shark Brads

In addition to the Shark Brads, there are two other new sets that I'll be sharing soon. They are Girl Gnome Brads and Liquor Brads. Please visit the store for all your brads, washi tape, bling and paper flowers!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Saturday, May 25, 2024

You're Just Drunk!


Sometimes we all need to just have a good chuckle and this card does just that. When I saw this stamp, I had to get it. I haven't used it yet because I was waiting for the right moment and the right inspiration. When Eyelet Outlet came out with these brand-new Liquor Brads, I knew this was the exact time to debut the stamp.

In creating this card, I layered several pink and purple cardstock pieces on top of a unicorn themed cardstock as the base.

The middle of the card has the stamped sentiment that says, “Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you're drunk!” How absolutely hilarious is that…because it’s true!  


The sentiment is surrounded by two of the new Liquor Brads along with a spilled wine glass from the Wine Brads.

The bow on the shoe is detailed with a section of the Fancy Long Bling.

 The outside of the card is highlighted with four Heart Bumpy Bling.

I hope you got a chuckle out of this card as much as I did.

Oh, and by the way, if you happen to see my lost shoe, please send it back to me.

Shopping List
Liquor Brads
Fancy Long Bling
Heart Bumpy Bling
Wine Brads

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


Thursday, May 23, 2024

You Need A Bar In The Shower!

 We're always excited when Eyelet Outlet releases new brads in the store! See all the newly released brads here!

We've got all your beer, wine, and now spirits available at Eyelet Outlet in our food, drink, and cooking section. I set this bar up with the Vodka, Whiskey, and Gin brads from the new Liquor brad set, and I also added some of our beer brads and a glass of wine from the wine brad set. And since this is a bar in a shower, I had to add our liquid soap brad, too!  

Thanks for stopping in and stay tuned over the next few days as our talented Design Team introduces creative ways to use all the new products.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Not Enough Shelves!

Apparently, there are a few people in the world who think that some of us have too many books?! This is an understandable error, but in fact, as Mr. Bear points out, the actual problem is NOT ENOUGH SHELVES! For this card, the shelves were created by neatly lining up strips of Eyelet Outlet Book Tape. The computer generated sentiment (created with a free font called Bohemian Typewriter) leaves room for a trio of Book Brads and is matted on a panel of Wood TapeCactus and Heart Brads add extra texture and interest to this cozy little scene.

Here's a Handy Shopping List featuring all the items used to create this card:

Book Brads
Book Washi
Wood Tape
Cactus Brads
Heart Brads

Visit the Eyelet Outlet Store for an incredible selection of Brads, Tapes, Bling, Enamels, Flowers and so much more!

has NEVER had too many books,
but has sometimes had not enough shelves!

Sunday, May 19, 2024

I Love You Un-Cone-ditionally!

 My family made our first trip to our favorite summer ice cream shop yesterday. Our visit is the official kick-off of the summer for us. I know it's not that warm in a lot of places but in the Carolinas, it's definitely ice cream weather!

To celebrate, I've made this punny cone card. My son's birthday is next month, so this might go to him. He loves ice cream and still likes corny things even though he'll be 19. 

I made this card by stamping the background using various cone and celebration stamps on pink cardstock before I cut it out with a stitched die. I mounted it on chocolate cardstock and set it aside. Next I worked on the sentiment. I placed two strips of Flower Shimmer Washi Tape on white cardstock and then mounted that on another strip of chocolate cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on pink cardstock and glued it to the sentiment band. Then I added Ice Cream Brads and Pastel Heart Enamels to it to form the word un-cone-ditionally. Cute right! 

I grabbed the background again and added lollipops and Heart Enamel Dots. If you don't have Lollipop Brads, I suggest substituting Cupcake Swirl Brads. Then I was ready to assemble the card. I glued the background panels to the A2 card base and then I glued the sentiment strip in place. Ice cream perfection!


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, May 18, 2024

Time for a BBQ!

Is it just me or does it seem as though we skipped over spring and went straight to summer? We've already had several barbecues and it isn't even Memorial Day yet. Those barbecues gave me the inspiration to create this cute, inexpensive, and functional silverware caddy that is perfect for any BBQ.


I started out with just a plain wood box that I purchased from the dollar store along with some cute BBQ themed napkins (I do admit the napkins were a bit busy- but it was perfect for what I was going for!).

I cut out all the cute BBQ items from the napkins.

I then decoupaged the cut out pieces onto the wood box and let it sit overnight. 


The next morning, it was time for the fun to begin and to Add all my embellishments from Eyelet outlet.

I added multiple brads such as the Beer Brads, the Cooler and Soda Brads and BBQ Apron and BBQ Brads over all four sides and pop-dotted them on for dimension.


I purchased some dollar store plastic silverware, wrap them in a basic napkin, and sealed them with the Wide Sky Washi Tape and the Wide Wood Washi Tape.

This little BBQ caddy was so much fun to make and is not only cute but is also practical and I guarantee it will be the talk of the BBQ table!




Thursday, May 16, 2024

Let's PAWTY!

 I'm back with another birthday card featuring the wonderful little dog brads from Eyelet Outlet's Clearance Section! Today I've paired my dogs up with a party hat, balloon, cupcake and a paw brad that really gets the PAWTY started!

Here's the link to each of the Eyelet Outlet products used in this project:

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Unicorn Sanity

Where do card ideas come from? EVERYWHERE! In this case, a fun meme from social media became a card featuring adorable Eyelet Outlet Unicorn and Rainbow Brads, set against a frame of Pink Foil Tape and a background made by neatly lining up strips of Multi Color Dot Washi on the diagonal.

The sentiment is rendered in a free font called Jolly Dream from, printed on plain old white cardstock... (with sufficient space left for unicorns, of course) ...then augmented with the brads. If you can dream up a card idea, the Eyelet Outlet Store almost certainly has the brads and tapes to make it work! 

has a fabulous collection of EO Washi Tape,
as you can see in the Unicorn photo above!

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Picnic Time!

It's time for a picnic and I've got a great basket of goodies for it in today's card. The die used for this makes a picnic basket with a hidden message. The lovely pink check pattern featured as the lining is made with strips of Checked Washi Tape-Pink. It looks so great as the basket liner! To achieve this, just cover plain white cardstock with the washi tape and then cut it out with shape dies. On the front, I've used Wine Brads and Grape Brads. A Cherry Brad decorates the bow. 

The hidden message slips out of the basket. I decorated it with Mini Ant Brads. The handles and the message tab are held in place with Pink Pearl Brads. They are perfect for any kind of outdoor theme but the picnic theme really makes them shine! This one is as fun to give away as it is to receive.


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, May 11, 2024

Squeeze the Day!

When life gives you lemons, you're supposed to make lemonade. That's how the old saying goes, right? Well, I have another one for you. When you or someone you love is struggling with something, never give up and just SQUEEZE THE DAY.


This cheery, lemon themed card will remind the recipient to do just that.


I created the large lemons by sticking black outline stickers on top of white glitter paper and then colored them in with alcohol ink markers.


In the center of the cut lemon is an Amber Jewel Brad.


The outside corners are embellished with Purple Bumpy Bling.

The best part about this card is the three cute  Lemonade and Fruit Brads in the middle which are surrounded by Orange Jewel Bling. These brads really bring this whole card together.


So, when you are looking to make a card for encouragement don't forget to check Eyelet outlet and all the huge variety of brads and bling available to help get you inspired.

Shopping List
Lemonade and Fruit Brads
Purple Bumpy Bling
Amber Jewel Brad
Jewel Strip - Orange

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


Thursday, May 9, 2024

We Heard There's Cake!

 I'm back with another birthday card using our cute little dog brads. These little guys are jumping up to peek over the fence because they heard there was cake next door! I used a fence image from Cricut Design Space for this card.  

There's 4 different dog head in the package and you'll find these in our clearance section at Eyelet Outlet.  

Be sure and add a package or two of these fun little pups to your next order at Eyelet Outlet and come by our Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook Group and share your project with us!  We'd love to see what you create!

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Favorite Mug

Everyone probably has a favorite mug for drinking their morning coffee or tea, but if you stamp your own and use Eyelet Outlet Brads and Tapes to decorate them, EVERY mug can be your favorite!

In the photo above, the combinations are as follows: Popcorn and Ticket Brads paired with Movie Brads on a background of Ticket Washi Tape; a handsome Toucan from the Tropical Birds set atop Cloud Washi and Funky Bird Tape; a Flamingo and two Cactus Brads on Cactus and Flamingo Tape with a border of Pink Dot Washi; Beer Brads and a Lizard from the Reptile Set over Wood and Gear Washi Tapes; Colored Daisy Brads and a Mini Ladybug on gorgeous Wide Sunflower Tape; and finally a Unicorn Brad on a rainbow canvas of Multi Color Dot Washi.

The Eyelet Outlet Store is bound to have a Brad and Washi Tape combination that will be YOUR favorite!

is a fan of mugs... 
especially those filled with coffee!