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

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Home Is Where Your Heart Is

Over our lives, many of us move to different cities, states, or even countries. This is true for my family as we've lived all over the world. Although every new location is different, there is always one thing that remains the same…Home is where your heart is.  This heartfelt card was made to remind us of just that.


I created it by layering several different shapes of card stock and then added the beautiful sentiment on front. I decorated the sentiment with an Eyelet Outlet Wreath Brad and an adorable white Cat Brad which makes the scene all the more welcoming.

The outer edges of the sentiment have orange Jewel Bling for sparkle.

The outside corners of the card have round Pearl Brads in silver and navy blue and the three cardstock wreaths in the middle each have an orange Jewel Bling to bring the sparkle throughout the card.

Wherever life brings you and whatever travels are in your future always remember that home is where your heart is.

Shopping List
Wreath Brad
Cat Brad
Jewel Bling
Pearl Brads

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



Thursday, June 6, 2024

How's It Growing?

 Our Boy Gnomes have a new pal in the garden!  The Girl Gnome Brads made their debut last week and you can find them and the other new brads in the New Brads 2024 tab at Eyelet Outlet I used one of each gnomes to welcome you to my garden card.

I set the stage for this lovely little garden with a strip of Flower Washi Tape. I added a Garden Tool Brad and some Mini Stitched Flowers to the garden flag. A little Squirrel Brad is enjoying the garden view from his fence top perch. And of course every garden needs a little Sun Shine.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024


The new Eyelet Outlet Shark Brads are FIN-tastic for Birthday Cards, as you can plainly SEA! This card's mini-ocean is made with two strips of Ocean Washi Tape atop Wide Water Washi, the tape from which the letters spelling "FINTASTIC" were also diecut. A Cloud Brad from the Sun and Cloud set, as well as one more Shark highlight the punny sentiment.

Check out the full range of Fish, Fowl, Mammals, Birds, Dinosaurs and other adorable critters in the Eyelet Outlet Online Store!

Shopping List for this card:

loves to swim in the ocean!
(Hopefully without actual sharks, lol!)

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Make a Little Wish

The saying that it's the little things that matter is so true don't you think? One of the newest brad sets available at Eyelet Outlet are Girl Gnomes. They pair so cutely with the Gnome Brads 2! Here I have put those sets together along with Bluebird & Robin Brads, Mini Lady Bug Brads, Sun & Clouds Brads and Grass Washi Tape. 

To make this card, I blended green and blue ink on white cardstock. I colored the gnome house and cut it out. I applied Grass Washi Tape at the bottom and added the house brads to the panel as shown. The final touch was the addition of three blue mat enamel dots.

In addition to the Girl Gnome Brads, there are two other new sets that I'll be sharing soon. They are Shark 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, June 1, 2024

All You Have to do is BELIEVE

Gnomes have become so popular over the last few years, so when Eyelet Outlet brought out their BRAND NEW 2024 GIRL GNOME BRADS, I had to create a gnome themed card.

I inked the base with green, blue, and purple water-reactive inks and sprayed it with water.  I then dabbed the water away leaving the spotted, almost star-filled sky look.


I stamped a fairy on a swing and embellished her wings with Blue and Pink Jewel Bling. I added shimmer to the swing by adding some Black Jewel Bling.


Sitting on either side of the fairy are two of the cutest little Girl Gnomes ever!


I finished off the card by stamping several different magical forest looking plants, adding a stamped sentiment and then embellishing them all with more black jewel bling.

Such a fun and magical greeting card and All You Have to do is BELIEVE.

Shopping List
Black Jewel Bling
Blue Jewel Bling
Pink Jewel Bling

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