Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Have a Happy --or Hoppy-- Easter (or Both!)

Hi folks it's Lauren here again with a couple more super-easy Easter card ideas for you that combine Eyelet Outlet tape, brads and bling!

My first card features the fastest paper pieced bunny EVER: I've used Skinny Checked tape and punched a one inch circle, a half inch circle and two leaves for ears, assembled them and added a Clear Edge Pink Jewel as a tail. This guy is so cute, I had to let him hop right into my sentiment in place of the "O"!

I formatted the rest of my letters in a fun free font called "La Unica", printed them out about 1.25" tall (perfect for an A2 card) and then used the pattern to cut one set made from plain Bunny Tape and one set from Bunny Tape surrounded by strips of Pink Checked Tape. I decided I liked the latter best with the pieced bunny, so I mounted them on foam tape and used stickers for the rest of my sentiment.

Since I had the Bunny Tape set of letters leftover, I decided to make another card. This time I made a panel with Green Pattern Tape, set on a mat of Pink Checked Tape to hold my sentiment and my bunny mascots are two Rabbit Brads, flanking the word "Easter".

I'm pretty sure EVERYbunny would love to get a fun card for Easter... why not get out your Eyelet Outlet tape and brads to make your own masterpieces?

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Easter candy and other treats!
(...just sayin'...)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Hi, it's Kim from Katydid Cards.

I'm waiting patiently for the new brad releases due in the Eyelet Outlet store in April.  Truth be told, I'm champing at the bit as I've seen sneak peeks of them and they are fabulous!  In the meantime, I want to share I card I made with one of the equally fabulous brads from the fall release, the Pig & Sheep Brads.

Isn't he the cutest l'il pig?  And he sure is happy standing in that pile of...

 I don't think he's so happy now!

This is a double slider card.  Believe it or not, the hidden slider mechanism is a strip cut from a plastic grocery bag.  The panels are strategically attached to the strip, so when you tug on the pull tab, it slides both sides out.

The pig is sitting on his puddle cut from Early Espresso cardstock which I coated with Glossy Accents.  He's situated on a double mat cut from a file purchased in the Silhouette store.  I found a snappy plaid to match and embossed it with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder

The pull tab was created by folding a piece of satin ribbon to match the cardstock and attaching it to the sliding panel with two white brads from the Winter Eyelet Mix.

I really enjoy the animal brads.   Here's the adorable card using a number of fact, the whole herd.  Next week I'm sharing a card using the other brad from this pack, the sheep.  I hope you come back to see it.

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

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Thanks A Latte

Hi Friends! kel here today to share another fun coffee card!

I got to play with these adorable Coffee Brads again to make my card. 

This time, I wanted them to stand out against a busy background so I chose to use the red cups!!

I finished this card with a sweet coffee-themed sentiment accented by a 5mm square brad in silver. I wanted to make sure the sentiment didn't get lost, and the square brad adds a little bit of shine to make that sentiment strip pop!

Thanks for stopping by today and see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Saturday, March 17, 2018

March Pocket Page (And A Card)

Happy weekend, and welcome to Saturday!!  This is Rebecca, and I have two projects to show today.

Are you currently living through rapids season cycling like we are? We've seen rain, snow, ice, warm sun, cold sun, and every combination in between, all within the last week.  Yesterday was bright and chilly. Today? Freezing rain. How do I forget this unpredictable weather every year?!

I am working on some scrapbook catch up, and I decided to do a page for this time last year. It was a reminder that the sunshine and warmer days WILL eventually come!

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You'll find a little Eyelet Outlet in each piece of this quick, spring pocket page. I am in love with this roll of flower washi, and I tried to use it in multiple spots around the page. Filled in with a few other brads, Quicklets and enamel dots....easy peasy!

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My favorite is in the top right picture above. I put pieces of washi on some scrap white cardstock and then cut the numbers (1, 2 and 3) out of the flower washi. I love how easy it was to coordinate the pieces in each pocket with just a few moments and scraps.

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Bonus, I used some of that same flower washi (and some leftover swirly bling) for a springy hello card, too.

May your sunshine get warmer and more springy each day!!

Eyelet Outlet Supplies Used
Flower Washi Tape
Yellow Thin Washi Tape (check out all the washi options!)
Heart Enamel Multi Color
Daisy Flower Brads
Green Swirly Bling
Dog Quicklets
Corner Quicklets

Chicken Brads
Chicken Washi Tape
Flower Washi Tape
Yellow Thin Washi Tape
Green Swirly Bling

Friday, March 16, 2018

Chocolate Bunnies?

TGIF my crafty friends!  Susie here today sharing another ATC!

 Easter is coming and I am traditionally in charge of the (extended) family egg hunt.  I have been pulling out the plastic eggs and buying candy in preparation for the big day so it really is no surprise to find similar art on my craft table.

As always, I started with a 2.5"x 3.5" piece of watercolor paper.  The bunny and sentiment were stamped with Archival Ink before I played with my paints. When the bunny was done I found the perfect little egg for her to hold!

The Colored Egg Brads come in a pack of 12.  Just look at the bright spring colors - perfect to accent your cards and scrapbook pages!

Here is the finished ATC... easily turned into a card!

I only used one perfect little pink Easter egg brad on this project but Eyelet Outlet has a whole slew of products for Easter: word bubbles and chocolate bunnies and the most darling washi tapes!  You can check out the whole assortment HERE.

And yes I stamped out a few extra ATC's again.  If you are interested in receiving one of them just let me know by leaving a comment for me over on my Facebook or Instagram pages.

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

Materials for Chocolate Bunnies ATC Card: 

Eyelet Outlet Colored Egg Brads
Prima/Julie Nutting - Bunny - Cling Mounted Stamp and Die Set
Archival Ink
Prima watercolor paper and paints

Surf's Up

While some of the weather in the US has been brutal this week - with lots and LOTS of snow, I've been wishing for the beach! Since I can't go to the beach (but fortunately I also don't live where the snow has been falling this week), I decided to create a blissful beach scene.

Yes, there may be a cloudy sky but the sun is also shining at my beach!

There are seashells to gather!

I think there is much to enjoy at the beach!

Eyelet Outlet Products featured on this beach card:

Yes, it's wonderful to head to the beach. It's also a lot of fun to head to the Eyelet Outlet Online Store and check out the wonderful assortment of brads (and more!) that you'll find there. 

Jeanette Cloyd
When I'm not at my virtual beach, 
you can find me on my blog

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Happy Easter

I'm so happy that the first day of spring is next week!  I love Christmas, but beyond that, I'm just not a "winter person!" I've got an Easter card for you today that really says spring!

The cute little bunny is from Cricut's "Easter Magic" cartridge.  I used a digital face stamp from Peechy Keen Stamps for his face which I drew with my Cricut Explore.  I sliced off the eggs from the original image so I could fill my bunny's basket with Eyelet Outlet Easter Egg Brads.  I also added more Easter Eggs for him to find in the grass.  

Notice the beautiful flowers near the fence?  That's a few strips of one of Eyelet Outlet's gorgeous Washi Tapes!  To add even more depth to my card, I laid down a strip of washi on my card stock before cutting out the fence with my Cricut so that the flowers were actually on the fence pickets, then I laid down another strip of washi on the base of the card beneath the fence.  This gave the illusion of the flowers growing behind the fence, but also coming through the pickets.  

I'm glad you stopped by today.  You'll find these and many more fabulous embellishments for your spring projects at Eyelet!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Never Leave Two Bunny Cards Alone On Your Blog...

...because when you come back, there'll be *three* bunny cards! See?

Hi guys, it's Lauren here with a trio of Easter cards I hope EVERYBUNNY will love! Card one features my favorite new Bunny Tape, which I love because it's got loads of fun spring colors. I accented the purple on this card with a few strips of Skinny Glitter Purple Tape. A pair of purple Paper Flowers holds a couple of adorable Rabbit Brads who are wishing us a happy holiday via an Easter Bubble Brad.

My second card uses the same Bunny Tape, but this time instead of covering the whole panel, I've alternated strips with Pink Checked TapeSkinny Pink Washi and Skinny Green Washi. I've stacked one pink and one white Paper Flower to make a little spot for two Pastel Rabbit Brads and another Easter Bubble.

My third card is a bit of a cheat, because that beautiful Rabbit Wide Washi Tape is exclusive to the Eyelet Outlet Booth and isn't available through the online store! Which gives you all the more reason to check out the Trade Show List on the right sidebar, so you can be sure to know when Eyelet Outlet is coming to your town! I've added a few strips of Skinny Green Tape and this time a pair of Chocolate Bunnies is talking through an Easter Bubble, on top of a few white Paper Flowers.

There are even more cool Easter brads and tapes in the online store and in the EO booth... I'm positive you can find YOUR favorites!

wishes EVERYBUNNY who's celebrating
a very Happy Easter! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Road Trip

Hello.  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

There are times in life when you ask the big questions.  With Easter coming next month, it's only natural one of those questions would be, "how did the Easter egg" originate.  I mean, hasn't that kept you up at night?

Well, my card today addresses this and finally puts this issue to rest.  These two checks are about to have a heart to heart where the truth comes out!


To make my card I used Eyelet Outlet's Egg and Colored Egg Brads.  I wanted to dress the colored eggs up for Easter and, in doing so, I discovered these brads take Stickles Glitter Glue perfectly.  I had fun decorating them!

Here's a closer look at the eggs on the front and the label.  The chicken images are from Penny Black.  I stamped them and scanned them into my Silhouette to trace around them to print and cut.  I also traced their wings so they could hold their eggs.

I made the card base with a cut file I purchased in the Silhouette store.  I added the layers and label for interest.  And speaking of interest, I used Checked Washi Tape in Purple as the pleated trim around the perimeter of the card front.  Turns out it's easy to do...just another way to use washi.  I dusted the back with an Embossing Buddy to remove any tackiness.

Here's a link to the Easter card I made last year using the colored eggs.  I can't get enough of them.

Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy did!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Adding a rainbow...

Bling up any holiday or image by adding Eyelet Outlet bling, enamels and washi tape!
Here I up-scaled dollar store stickers for a truly magical St. Patty's Day card!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Just a Little Note

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

Today's project is a super sweet one featuring the Mail Brads in the Eyelet Outlet store. This set has both envelopes and mailboxes in it and the envelopes have this vintage, browned-edged look. Seriously having a brain-fart and don't know what else to call the coloring on the envelopes haha!! 

I laid out the envelopes across my card like a banner, and then tucked some baker's twine in behind it to make it look like they were strung out... well... like a banner. lol! I then added some simple bows to each end of the envelope banner and added a simple sentiment to the card and ta-dah!

((On a side note, I think it's so interesting that this card photo'd as two different colors depending on how the light hit it!))

Thanks for stopping by today and see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Washi 4 Ways

Good morning!  This is Rebecca, and I'm always happy to start the weekend with a "Welcome to Saturday" here on the blog!

This week I decided to get back to some page making.  The last page I made for the blog (my first project a few weeks ago) showed 5 ways to use bling strips. So today I thought I'd go with that theme and highlight another favorite with Washi 4 Ways.

1. First I used washi to make the border all around the page. I used a mix of wide, narrow and regular widths, but I also tore some of the pieces to create some irregular edges. I added dots and brads for embellishment clusters around the border, too.

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2. I used a couple of the same tapes to make a coordinating matte for the picture.

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3. I used a die to punch the "city" letters from strips of Foil Rainbow Washi 

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4. And I put these cameras on some scrap white paper, fussy cut the shapes, and then stacked them (with foam tape between the layers) to make a raised embellishment. The cameras on this tape have various sayings, and this one, "You smile. I smile.," went along with my title.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Watercolor Baby Card

Hello one and all!  Susie here today and TGIF!

 When I joined the DT at Eyelet Outlet I received a handful of miscellaneous brads.  One of those brads was this sweet little lady.  She obviously belonged on a baby card so I searched through my extensive collection of stamps until I found a sentiment that worked.  As far as design goes, my style is Clean And Simple (CAS) which is why I almost always start by creating an ATC.


I stamped a 2.5"x 3.5" piece of watercolor paper with Archival Ink.    

I added a small "splotch" of blue watercolor centered above the sentiment...

...then used my paintbrush to spatter droplets across the whole card.

I added the Pregnant Lady Brad to the center of the "splotch" and then created a pretty simple card as the base.

As with last week, I stamped off a couple of extra cards that I would love to share!  If you are interested please leave a comment for me over on my blog, My Time To Play, or my Facebook or Instagram pages and I will draw names and send them out next week!

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

Pregnant Lady Brads
Cloud 9 Stamps - Simple Thoughts - Baby
Archival Ink, watercolor paper, designer paper, cardstock