Friday, February 23, 2018

I'll Never Desert You!

Hello one and all!  Susie hosting the blog again and TGIF!

So last week I shared a grid style layout that featured that amazing wide Cactus Washi Tape.  I obviously could not put it away because today I am sharing a card that started with that same tape!

Today is also the first day of my Greeting Card ATC Series! What is an ATC?  An Artist Trading Card is a 2.5" x 3.5" piece of original art.  They can be made in any medium and are intended to be traded with other artists, however,  I am going to be using them as the basis for some cards!

 I started by stamping an image and a sentiment onto watercolor paper...


...and then added washi tape and colored the image. 

Something you will learn about me is that I *love* using arrows as a design element! While I am looking forward to using the Vacation Arrow Sign Brads on another project, today I just needed a plain black arrow. No problem!  I  sanded the surface a bit, pulled out my acrylic paint and *gasp*  painted over the design!

I do want to point you in the right direction (giggle - see what I did there?) and make sure that you are aware of another option.  Eyelet Outlet has these cool enamel arrows that would have been perfect for this project and I probably would have used 2 or 3 - but I didn't have them at hand and I like being able to stretch my supplies. I will add a link to these in the supply list at the bottom of the post!

Arrow Enamel - Mickey Colors

Anyway, I added a small piece from the Pearl Bling Strip and decided my ATC was done!

I created a clean & simple background...

...and voila!   

Hmm - looks like I have some extra ATCs that I have already stamped.  If you leave a comment for me over on my blog, My Time to Play, or my Facebook or Instagram pages, I will draw names and send them out next week.  I would love to see what you create!  (maybe I will have a contest...)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Eyelet Outlet Materials:
Cactus Washi Tape
Pearl Bling Strip - 4mm
Vacation Arrow Sign Brads
Arrow Enamel- Mickey Colors

  Other: Stamps, acrylic paint, cardstock, watercolor paper, watercolor paint

Thinking of Meow

Hello, this is Jeanette again (I'm here every Friday morning - well, in the wee hours of the night).

I have some MEOWS for you! If you are a cat lover, Eyelet Outlet is the place you need to go. They have a lot of different cat items - brads and a variety of Washi Tape designs.

The best part - the price is very economical. So hurry... head on over to Eyelet Outlet and check it out. HERE is the link to make it really easy to see what "Cat" items there are.

Eyelet Outlet Products:

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hip Hop

Happy Thursday, crafty friends!  Today I've got the perfect Easter Card for that person in your life that is very, very, HIP!

Now just because my bunny is TOTALLY cool the way he's rockin' those Eyelet Outlet Sun Shades, doesn't mean he can't also be CUTE!  Check out that Eyelet Outlet Pink Pearl Bling I used for his nose!  And he's shakin' that white pom-pom tail to the beat!  Eyelet Outlet Music Note Brads were the perfect finish to this project!

Supplies Used:
Cricut Cartridges:  Birthday Bash; Holiday Through The Years Iron-On; Rock Princess 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Oh Boy!

Hi guys, it's Lauren here again. We had some exciting news in the Bergold family just before Christmas: our eldest nephew and his wife are expecting a baby boy this summer! Being a cardmaker, OF COURSE the first thing I thought of was boy themed cards, lol; and I decided to start practicing right away. Luckily I found these adorable Eyelet Outlet Baby Animal Brads which seemed like the perfect set around which to build some super-cute cards.

I love BIG titles and sentiments; for one thing they're an awesome place to feature brads. For both of these cards, I diecut the appropriate letters from white cardstock that I had covered with Blue Houndstooth Tape that's listed under Dots, Patterns and edged the letters very lightly with a black brush marker before mounting them on tiny slivers of foam tape to make them stand out... both literally and figuratively. 

For my first card, I had chosen a patterned paper that looked like denim, when I realized that I had some actual denim in the form of a pair of ancient, lightweight jeans I was getting ready to send to the recycling center. Instead, I used my Xyron machine to apply edge-to-edge adhesive to a 4 x 5.25" panel of plain white cardstock, stuck the panel to the reverse side of the denim, burnished it really well, and cut neatly around the panel with scissors. Then I stitched around the edge with my sewing machine to add extra interest and keep that denim from ever being tempted to peel up.

Since some of the brads are on the very edges of the letters, I used a combination of their own prongs and some super-strong gluedots to attach them firmly, then added them to the card, with some plain white alphabet stickers to finish the title.

My second card was inspired by the current sketch at Sketch Saturday, and it immediately suggested inchies to me. I applied Blue and White Dot Washi in neat strips on some plain white cardstock, burnished the edges really well, and trimmed my tape paper down into neat one inch squares, which I matted with cardstock and then verrrrry carefully stitched around the edges. 

I added my Baby Animals, popped the squares up on foam tape, and added them to a cardfront inspired by the sketch, with the Houndstooth letters and alphabet stickers making up the sentiment once more.

I can think of lots of other uses for these adorable critters, and I bet you can, too! Why not treat yourself to some Baby Animal Brads and see what they inspire you to make? Be sure to tag your creations with #EyeletOutlet when you post on Facebook and Instagram, so we can see what you've made; and check out all the fab designer creations while you're there! ♥

Lauren Bergold is also on 
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I'll Be Your Up

Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards!

I've been wanting to use the adorable Balloon Brads-Brights from Eyelet Outlet. They also have a pretty pastel version in the store.

When I saw this stamp set, Bella and Friends, from Stampin' Up, I thought it would pair up wonderfully with the balloons.  Here's the card I made, a standing pop-up card:

I cut the base from the Affectionately Yours DSP from Stampin' Up.  The mats were cut from Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight and Blackberry Bliss...I mention them by name as they're a perfect match to the balloons.  The image was stamped on White card stock and again on a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask when I sponged the cloudy sky with Soft Sky ink.  I added two extra strings as I wanted this pup to have a trio of balloons.  Here's a closer look:

 The enamel finish on these brads really picks up the light, doesn't it?

To finish off the card, I added Mini Flower Quicklets-Pastel with Purple Pearl Bling Strips in the centers. 

I cut a small tab for the top of the panel to added strength as the ribbon pull is threaded through it.  For those of you not familiar with this card fold, the beauty of it is that, while it is 3D for dislay, it folds flat for mailing.  This is the card closed for mailing:

Here you get a better look at the greeting, stamped on Whisper White and triple matted.  To accent, two more flowers.

I discovered, after making the card, the patterned paper (DSP) wasn't strong enough to hold the center panel upright.  To remedy the situation, I added panels of Cucumber Crush card stock slightly smaller than the sections inside.  Here's a picture of that just in case you ever encounter the same problem:

While you're here, have you checke out the Slide Show Gallery link for all the latest seasonal cards. You can also find EO on Facebook, Pinterest and now on Flickr!  Like or follow so you don't miss a thing.

 Kim from Katydid Cards
Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy did!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Game On!!

With a little time off from school and work, 
whose game systems are going non stop?

My oldest two are having a kick back to a Just Dance Wii game.
It's rather sweet to watch these two, who are almost done with high school,
shake it down to hits from years past...
with a move or two.

Eyelet Outlet has a gamer move or two with Video Game brads and large enamel dots.
Show your love with a little Heart Jewel Bling.

Glitter washi tape bring a pop of color to any gamer's video dungeon!
The matte enamel brads add an interesting contrast to the glitter of the washi.

I hope you have a very pleasant President's Day holiday here in the US...
and at work/school around the globe.

DawnMercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Sunday, February 18, 2018


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Fog my Spectacles

Hi Friends! kel here again today to share another fun project with you!!

Today's card features the Women's Eye Glass Brads. They come in black and bright pink and when I saw them I knew I wanted to do something kind of sassy because they just screamed SASS to me!! Just look at how sassy they are haha!!! And I made them as a belated GALentines card for a friend of mine.
I paired them with this bright pink and grey paper, and then added this super funny sentiment to it. 

My friend is just gonna love this card!! She always forgets that she has glasses on and ends up wearing two or three pairs... one on her face, one on top of her head, and one tucked into her shirt collar. haha!! I'm sure we all have a friend like that, right??

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Kitty Brads from Eyelet Outlet

Hi Everyone, it's Sherry here and I'm a new designer for the Eyelet Outlet. I really hope that you enjoy my project as much as I enjoyed making it. I will make sure to list any products beneath the video.

Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless,

Bling Strips 5 Ways

Hi Everyone, this is Rebecca with my first post here at Eyelet Outlet.  I'm very excited to join the group today. I'll be greeting everyone here on the blog on Saturday mornings (my favorite morning of the week, hands down).  Happy weekend!

For my first project, I decided to highlight one of my all time favorite embellishment options - bling strips - for a sparkly final page in my 2016 album.

Here are my 5 ideas for using bling strips:

1.  Frame a whole project with full strips. 
I used Jewel Bling in Champagne and Pink. Each strip is long enough for a 12x12, with some length to spare for later use!
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2. Use a piece of bling to make your own embellishment.
I made the "X" on my title card.
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3. Use a piece of Bling Strip to frame a main page element. 
I chose to frame my 5x7 picture with the same champagne color I used on the page frame.
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4. Coordinate a bling strip with a Fancy Bling Strip to make a fuller frame. 
The champagne color was a perfect match! And one strip was the perfect length to cut in half and frame the top and bottom of the picture.
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5. Scatter individual pieces around the page. 
Mixed with a variety of enamel dots, glitter dots, mini brads (like the tiny butterflies I used here), and ink, I like the added sparkle the little pieces bring to the page. You can cut the pieces from the strip, but I tend to just pinch a piece from the end, and the sticky back comes with it. No extra glue needed.
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I am trying to get into the habit of making a couple of quick cards with any leftover bits and pieces after I make a page.  These two "Hello" note cards came together quickly with my leftover paper bits and embellishments.

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Thanks for joining us on the blog today!  I hope these ideas spark a project idea for you, too. If you use some of these items, link us up on social media using #eyeletoutlet.

Eyelet Outlet Products:
Fancy Long Bling in Champagne
Jewel Bling Strips in Champagne and Pink
Glitter Enamel Dots in Blue Mix and Pink Mix
Enamel Dots - Mickey Colors
Mini Butterfly Brads

Rebecca @ HowIBurb