Thursday, July 20, 2017

Yoga Cats

Good afternoon, Crafty friends.  Today I've got a cute little card to share with you featuring our Yoga Cat Brads.

This card was inspired by my cat, Monster, and my friend, Amy.  Every Christmas Amy makes Monster a new toy filled with dried catnip that she grew in her garden.  Monster loves her toys and after a session of stretching, she especially enjoys a relaxing nap (I mean meditation) cuddled up beside them!

These little zenned out kitties are practicing their Yoga in a catnip patch I created from an image in Cricut's Freshly Picked cartridge and it's the perfect card for a friend who might need s a bit of confidence building and encouragement.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Eyelet Outlet Blog this afternoon and be sure to visit us Eyelet for the best selection of brads, eyelets, bling, and washi tape you'll find anywhere on the web!

Merry Christmas in July!!!

Hello Everyone,

So some of the Ladies on our Design Team have been creating a "Christmas In July" theme on Saturdays and I couldn't resist any longer so I'm back today with a little Christmas in July of my own.

My first card is using some of our fabulous Peppermint Candy Brads & Red Stripe Foil Washi Tape  I folded the design paper back and pinned it with one of my red peppermint brads.

After placing the brads in the 4 corners I wanted to add a border of strips and what better way to add a quick border than Washi Tape!

For my second card I wanted to go a little grungy so I distressed the heck out of my stocking. After grunging it up I wanted a little sparkle so I hand sewed with some glitter thread my Mom bought for me and added it to the tag. 

Then to give it some awesome accents I added our Green Glitter Enamel Dots

For my third and final card I created something bright and cheery. I added our Red & Green Matte Finish Enamel Dots and Multi Size Green Enamel Dots to the border stickers.

I used my markers to color the matte enamel dots on the circles and then added some extra color to the Green Pearl Bling Strips on the present. 

Well I hope you enjoyed todays project and that it's encouraged you to create something of your own.

If you are looking for some great Christmas embellishments check out our themed Washi Tapes, Brads and more: Store

If you want to see more of my projects you can check out my Blog & my YouTube Channel  

Thanks for stopping by, have a safe and creative day.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Beach is Always a Good Idea!

Here's a shocking true confession: I (Lauren) am not that great at stamping + coloring. But one of my birthday gifts from my craft-bestie and fellow EO designer Stephanie Severin was an adorable Hawaiian-themed stamp set that I knew would be perfect with ALL of the various Eyelet Outlet Sea Shell Brads, so I couldn't wait to use it!

I painted a beachy little watercolor background using ColorBurst pigment powders. I attached my title (alphabet stickers and trimmed-down Dymo Label Tape) leaving a gap for the border of shells I wanted to use, which included some Shell CornersSea Shore BradsShell Brads and even a Sandcastle Brad. Here's the most important step in my card-making process, which I've said before but it bears repeating: I dry fit the elements, including the brads-- on which I usually flatten the prongs a bit-- so I can see how everything works together! Then, I snap a pic on my phone, so I will remember what order I had everything in, and which bits were over or under something else. Only then do I start poking holes in my background! ;)

Finally, my favorite thing about sweet little character stamps like these, is that the scale makes them PERFECT to mix in a few more brads! In this case, the cute hula girl had a bloom behind her ear that I covered with a Fresh Flower Brad; and you know that as soon as you construct some bamboo lettering a Seagull Brad will immediately come and perch upon it!!!

I hope you'll be inspired to look at your stamps AND your Eyelet Outlet Brads and find more combinations that will be perfect together! ♥

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What could be better than a Flamingo and Pineapple Summer Happy Birthday!

Summer is in full swing here in Arizona! Can you believe we go back to school on Monday! I'm always glad when summer comes to an end, but I really enjoy making summery fun projects!

I used some scrap paper, tissue paper  and polka dot parchment paper for my layers 
Eyelash Trim, misc banner stickers
Happy Birthday Stamp from Scrappy Mom Stamps
Pineapple is a die and stamp set from a crafty magazine

The Eyelet Outlet Products:
Pineapple washi
Flamingo Brad 
Pearl Bling: Pink
Pearl Bling Strip: green 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kitties in a Window

Good afternoon and a beautiful afternoon it is too.  Today on the Eyelet Outlet Blog I have  a super cute window card featuring brads from the Eyelet Outlet and Brads store. 

I had this idea a while ago and I had to wait until I has some flower brads, they are mini flowers from the Eyelet Outlet Store. Since I was using the flower box I thought the garden tools (also from the eyelet outlet store) would look cute and peeking out of the window are two black kitties dreaming about the beautiful sunshine.

Here is a closer look at the super cute brads 

Brads I used today:
Cat Brads (12 per pack black & white)
Garden tools (12 per pack fork & shovel)
Mini flower brads (minis also come in lady bugs, bees, leaves and mini birds)

Thanks for joining me today and have a wonderful week.
See you again next Tuesday at 12.01 PDT

Which Way to the Beach?

There are so many fun supplies for planners available ... only one problem ... I don't use a planner.  

However, when I started looking more closely, I realized a lot of the planner supplies have lots of card making possibilities ... like these fun Hexagon stickers I used to make today's Eyelet Outlet cards.

The sherberty colors work perfectly with the Eyelet Outlet Ice Cream Cone Brads & Flip Flop Brads.  I also added a few rows of fun Flamingo & Pineapple Washi Tape.  A sticker sentiment and wrap of gold ribbon completed the design.

I oriented the Hexagons a different direction for this design accenting with flat-back enamel Flamingo and another fun Flamingo Washi Tape design ... summertime fun for sure!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Holiday Jingles

Eyelet Outlet brads make your cards sing!


To stock up for your holiday cards,
be sure to visit us this weekend at

 Merry merry...
Dawn Mercedes of 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I Ruff You

It's Nancy from kandykrazee, and it is my day to post on the Eyelet Outlet blog!
Today I am sharing a project I made using the dog brads!

I also used the ball brads, fire hydrant eyelets, heart eyelets and enamel hearts.
The fence is a Jaded Blossom Die.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Christmas is coming!!

I'm so glad that Susan instigated this Christmas in July event!  Last year, I sent out zero cards. it's just so busy!  Here is a fun idea that makes card making a cinch!  Find a great sentiment for the season and add a smattering of Eyelet Outlet Bling and Brads!   Can't you hear the jingling of bells now?

Dawn Mercedes, Sunnyside Up

Here's Barabara's wintery wonderland!!


Hello, Eyelet Outlet Fans! It's Christmas in July here at the Eyelet Outlet Blog!  Each Saturday afternoon in July we'll be bringing you a special Christmas themed project, so let's get started!

I've seen a number of adorable caroling reindeer on Pinterest that were created with punches, so I decided I would try my hand at creating one with elements in Cricut Design Space. I think he turned out pretty cute!  I used an Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dot from the Holiday Package for the nose and an Eyelet Outlet Enamel Heart for his tongue!  Can't you just hear him belting out "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"?  

The background paper I used for my card is a print image called "Snowy Village" and it's from Cricut's Snow Angel cartridge.  I think my Eyelet Outlet Snowman Brad and Holiday Tree Brad  look right at home in the village, don't you?  These Snowman Brads are so adorable they make me melt!

There's only 176 more days until Christmas, crafty friends, so stop by today and check out all of our amazing Holiday Brads and beautiful Christmas Washi Tapes and be sure to check back next Saturday afternoon for more Christmas inspiration!

My (Lauren's) card this week is inspired by a bold and beautiful inspiration photo we've been using in the current Jingle Belles Christmas Card Challenge. I've chosen to feature the striking palette of  blue and white, with some little pops of green, and I've incorporated as much texture as possible! My favorite part of this card is the Cerulean ColorBurst sky, sprinkled with a fanciful snowfall composed of Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads, along with white and blue sticky pearls. Is it just me or can you almost hear sleigh bells in the distance?

makes holiday cards every single week of the year
 (*EXCEPT* during December, lol!) 
with her crafty BFF Stephanie Severin!

Rustic Wreath with Poinsettia Brads

I'm back with more "Christmas in July" inspiration for you this afternoon!  Today I'm using Eyelet Outlet Poinsettia Brads in my designs to embellish a rustic jute wreath.

To create the wreath, I cut out an open circle that I chose from Cricut Design Space.  

I ran this circle through my Xyron machine to get a good edge-to-edge coverage of adhesive on it. Then I began adhering jute all around the circle until it was pretty thoroughly covering.  Then I added some greenery which I also chose from various Cricut images.  My wreath really popped when I added a couple of Eyelet Outlet Poinsettia Brads!  The sentiment is from Cricut Phrases Cartridge.

Stop by for these and many more holiday brads that will put your 2017 Christmas creations over the top!

A Whole Lot of Wonderful

Hello everyone.  It's Kim from Katydid Cards, grateful for the opportunity to be here with you today

I didn't know I loved washi tape until I started working with Eyelet Outlet's large selection of it.  I think the decorative is my favorite, or maybe it's the glitter washi, no, the foil washi, but the holiday washi is great.  Okay, so I love it all!!

Today I'm working with two of the Glitter Washi Tapes:

And here's my card:

I've had this Vivid Vases stamp set for a long time now and I bought it because I saw a video on paper piecing the vases.  I was hooked!  When I saw this glitter washi, I knew that's what I wanted to use.

I decided to make a split front card using Basic Black card stock, so you're actually looking at the image through acetate.  I used a heavier acetate to keep the front of the card from bowing under the weight.  I made the opening just the right size for my image.  The acetate was attached to the inside of the front of the card.  The extra black card stock was cut to size and placed on the back side of the acetate to hide the adhesive.

For the front of the card, I applied a strip of the Glitter Dot Washi across the front.  I wanted to accent it with the Glitter Purple Washi, but cut it down to 1/4".  It's very easy to cut with a ruler and craft knife.  Also, just in case you didn't know, washi is low tack so you can lift it and reposition it if you need to.  I love being able to do that.

I created a banner for across the bottom using the greeting from the same stamp set.  There was just enough room on either side of the greeting for some bling.  For that, I used the Purple Jewel Bling Strips.

To stamp the image on a panel of white card stock, I used StazOn Black Ink and the MISTI to ensure perfect placement.  I stamped it again on a piece of scrap white, again with the MISTI.  Then I applied the Washi directly on the image and stamped again (several times) until I got a clear image on the Washi.  As an aside, you want to be sure to use StazOn Ink when stamping on the Washi or the ink will smear.  I fussy cut each vase and attached them (keeping them on the scrap card stock for stability) with Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive.

My last step was to color the flowers using Copic markers, pulling the color cues from the washi tape.

Have you used washi tape on your projects?  If so, please share how you've used it in the comments section...always looking for new ways to work with it!

Katydid Cards
Who provided the inspiration for these cards? Katydid!