Sunday, May 20, 2018

Air Mail

Hi Friends! kel here today to share a quick but pretty thank you card!

This Red White Blue Stripe washi tape in the Eyelet Outlet store reminded me of air mail and sending happy mail! So I wanted to make a card using it so that I could send a quick but simply decorated thank you card! I even lined the envelope with a strip of this Red White Blue Stripe washi tape to match!! And I dug through my stash and found this super cute paper airplane stamp along with this perfectly matched sentiment!

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

lovies, =o) kel

Friday, May 18, 2018

Red White and Boom!

Happy Saturday! It’s show season, so an extra hello welcome to anyone in Syracuse at this weekend’s Too Much Fun Rubber Stamp Show. Please stop by and say hello while you shop!

This is Rebecca, and my project today is an extension of yesterday’s Instagram Hop with The Project Bin. You can still take the hop on Insta - just start at @eyeletoutlet and look for the hop logo:

The designers for both The Project Bin and Eyelet Outlet came up with some terrific cards and projects using a mix of both brands. Check it out, leave comments and possibly win one of the $25 prizes!

For the hop I used the Red White and Boom set for a not-so red, white and blue card. A few EO dots, and the firecracker stamp became firecracker flowers.

But today I thought I’d use the same stamp set in a little more traditional way. A mix of the stamps, along with EO washi and bling made a background for a 4th of July scrap page.

Products used:

The Project Bin 
Red White and Boom

Eyelet Outlet

Summer Fun with The Project Bin

Eyelet Outlet is hopping along with The Project Bin over on Instagram and we invite you to join in, follow along and comment for the chance to win prizes!  I will share the details at the end of this post.

TGIF crafty friends. My project today is a little out of the box. Okay, actually, it is a box!  Turns out if you take a really cool stamp set and mix in some themed washi tape and brads you can create a pretty sweet little trinket box!

I started with Anchors Away from The Project Bin, a set of 5 clear stamps with nautical sayings ranging from inspirational to humorous on a 4"x6" storage sheet!

The sailing theme made me want to work with natural materials.  I had some adhesive cork sheets in my inventory so I adhered it to mat board before I die cut and assembled my box and then inked the edges with brown ink. I almost did a happy dance when I realized the Wide Land and Sea Washi Tape was the perfect size to cover the sides of the box!

When I started playing with the stamps I realized the "eat SAIL sleep repeat" sentiment fit perfectly in the opening of the trinket box (time for another happy dance!).  I love every opportunity to add dimension  so I accented the stamped sentiment with a pair of  black enamel dots before sprinkling Sandcastle Brads and Seagull Brads around the oval opening.

Here is a good view of the sides of the assembled box with the Wide Land and Sea Washi tape. I used the Ship Wheel Brad as part of the closure, looping elastic cording over that and then hooking it onto a hitch fastener I had placed on the side.

Just like a card, it is always nice to make the inside look as special as the outside.

On the reverse side of the lid I added a 3"x4" card.  This time I stamped on the cork and the image is still nice and crisp!  I added Shell Brads and more washi tape - do you see the Rope Washi across the top?

And finally, the bottom of the box holds another sentiment stamped onto cork.

So what should I put in this little trinket box?  Perhaps a little salt water taffy?

And now it is time to head over to the 
Instagram Hop with The Project Bin!  
You will find the Hop lineup and all the details HERE

Supplies Used for Anchors Away Trinket Box:

Eyelet Outlet Ship Wheel Brads
Eyelet Outlet Seagull Brads
Eyelet Outlet Sandcastle Brads
Eyelet Outlet Shell Brads
Eyelet Outlet Wide Land And Sea Washi Tape
Eyelet Outlet Rope Washi Tape
Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots - Single Color, black

The Project Bin Anchors Away Stamp Set

Sizzix Scoreboards XL Dies Trinket Box by Eileen Hull
DCWV Adhesive Cork
Ideology Hitch Fasteners
Clearsnap ColorBox Blends - Nutmeg
Archival Ink, elastic cord, card stock

It's Always Summer Somewhere

Are you ready for another Instagram hop? This time Eyelet Outlet is pairing up with The Project Bin for a hop. It won't be long. In fact, the Instagram hop starts at 9:00 AM today, so by the time you see this, it just might be time. The hop will start on Instagram at Eyelet Outlet.

Both design teams are participating. If you will follow each of them and leave a comment on each hop post, you will be entered to win one of two prizes! The Project Bin and Eyelet Outlet are both giving away a $25 gift certificate. Winners will be chosen randomly and posted by May 25th.

Oh my goodness, I couldn't be  more excited about this. 

For my card, I went to one of my most favorite places in the whole world... 


Eyelet Outlet Products:


I used the Washi Tape to create the water. I tore one edge of the center pieces to give it the look of subtle waves. 

But you don't want to head to the beach! You want to go to Instagram for the hop. Remember, there are FANTASTIC PRIZES to be won!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Dress Brads!

Gals, who doesn't love getting a new dress in your wardrobe?!  Wait until you see the cute new dresses Eyelet Outlet has!

This little dress comes in a package of several colors.  Today I'm paring the purple dress with an Eyelet Outlet Purple Paper Flower with Pearl Brad, some Purple Swirl Bling and a touch of Purple Skinny Washi Tape.  The dress form I used comes from Cricut's Formal Occassion Cartridge and rather than cut it out, I used my Cricut Explore to draw the dress form onto the card stock.  The patterned frame is from Cricut's Frame of Mind cartridge and it's particularly fun because it gives the illusion that the Purple Skinny Washi Tape is woven into the frame.  

Eyelet Outlet's brand new Dress Brads are available at the vendor booth this weekend, May 19-20, in Syracuse, New York at the "Too Much Fun Rubber Stamp Show" and very soon will be available at Eyelet  

Thanks for stopping by today and come back soon for more of Eyelet Outlet's brand new brad line!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Have you HERD?!

Eyelet Outlet has just released a fun line of rubber stamps to coordinate with our brads! Oh and speaking of brads, we're got a bunch of brand new ones! Hi guys, it's Lauren here again. All of the above made their debut at this weekend's trade show in Detroit, and will be added to the online store very soon, but meanwhile here's a sneak peak of just a couple new things: The Animal Stamps which feature sentiments which pair perfectly with our adorable farm animal brads, and the newest addition to the farm family, Horse and Pony Brads:

You can see that I've also added in some of the other farm animals: Cow and Goat Brads, plus a Sheep from the Pig and Sheep set. I've stamped the "Greetings from the Herd" sentiment on some woodgrain paper and added a Sun and Cloud Brad just slightly behind it, to finish off the little landscape scene.

The Animal Stamp set features five awesome sentiments that go perfectly with all of the cool farm animals we already have. It also has a cow stamp and a goat stamp, based on the brads of the same names, so there are endless possibilities for using each on their own. Or even better, together! There are more stamp sets on the way, as well, including ones that coordinate with our Fan BradsCoffee Brads and... my favorite... Donut Brads!

The Horse and Pony Brads come in a set of 12 that features both light and dark brown adult horses and some utterly adorable foals that coordinate well with either or both!

Be sure to check back here at the Eyelet Outlet blog frequently over the next few weeks because the designers will be featuring more of the new spring releases and you'll definitely want to stay tuned for that!

suspects she likes working on farm cards more than 
she would enjoy working on an actual farm! :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

So Lucky

Hi there.  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.

In honor of Mother's Day earlier this week, I'm sharing a card featuring Eyelet Outlet's new Horse and Tree Brads and an oldie but goodie, the Sun & Cloud Brads.  They're part of the new release coming soon to the store, so keep checking for them and all the other new brads.

To make my card, I started with a 5 1/2" square card base and then decided to cut about 3" off the.  I used a lucky horseshoe cut file from the Silhouette store, created an offset and welded it to the front of the card in the design studio.

For the horseshoe and mat, I cut watercolor paper for a great textural look.  It was colored with distress inks as they blend so beautifully.  To create the hill, I used a mask cut from scrap paper.  I cut the greeting in the mat, removed it and colored it with the same color distress ink as the horseshoe and then placed the letters back in the opening.  With the bit of scrap left, I punched the corner's been years since I used that corner punch.

The inside of the horseshoe was the perfect spot for Momma horse and her mare under the shade of the trees.  The open area on the mat was calling for something...what better than some sunshine!  Here's a closer look at the brads.  You can also see that I embossed the back of the card with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder by Stampin' Up.

Inside a simple yet sincere sentiment for Mom.  This would be a great card to give any mom, horse lover or not.

Eyelet Outlet has a number of barnyard animal brads.  Here's a card I made with the Pig and here's another with the whole gang!

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

Monday, May 14, 2018


On Instagram!!
Join us!!

Yes! wonderful news!!

Wonderful news...
Fantastic news!
but we now have a set of 16 stamp sets that coordinate with our brads!

You can find these stamps at upcoming trade shows. 
This week, Eyelet Outlet will be in Syracuse, NY for the

These stamps will stretch your imagination...and use of brads...
and other Eyelet Outlet embellishments!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hanging Out

This is Rebecca, and I'm here to welcome you to another weekend. Happy Saturday!

Who is at the Great Lakes Mega Meet this weekend?  I'm so jealous!  Stop by and say hello at the Eyelet Outlet booth.  You can now see all the NEW brads, washi and......(inhale while squealing) STAMPS!!  Big things are happening around here :).

2018 GLMM Logo

But over here in Ohio, it's just a good day for hanging out.....hanging around.....hanging in there.....

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Eyelet Outlet Items Used
New hanger brads (this hanger will be in the store soon.  Here's a similar style in silver)
Heart Quicklets (on sale!)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Gorgeous Women!

TGIF crafty friends!  Susie here with another ATC*.  The focal point on this one is a 40mm wide washi tape with a wonderful collage of images: florals, birds, script and gorgeous women of days gone by!  Time to play...

The sentiments I used for this card are from the Believe Script set from Pink & Main.  I stamped with black ink onto off white cardstock.

Here is a tip for getting your washi tape on straight:  tape the cardstock to a cutting mat and then use the lines on the mat as a guide to apply the washi tape. 

Women Washi Tape has a very soft, feminine, vintage feel. I inked the edges of the ATC with Nutmeg brown ink to create an aged appearance then added Pearl Bling Strips and Skinny Washi Tape in a classic black and white stripe pattern.

Turning this ATC into a card is super simple.  I chose coordinating paper in soft pink and added that on top of a black cardstock base.  I also matted the ATC with black cardstock then slipped in a small doily that I had "aged" with more Nutmeg brown ink.

A peek inside shows you that just a couple strips of Skinny Washi Tape adds a lot of class.

And yes, I did stamp off a couple extra ATCs that I would love to share.  If you are interested in one leave a comment for me over on my Instagram page.

Eyelet Outlet has a huge selection of  wide washi tape with a wide variety of subject matter.  Check it out HERE and have fun designing your own cards!

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

Material for Good Morning Gorgeous ATC:

Eyelet Outlet Women Washi Tape
Eyelet Outlet  Skinny Washi Tape - 5 Rolls
Eyelet Outlet Pearl Bling Strip - Brown
Pink & Main Believe Script stamp set
Clearsnap ColorBox Blends - Nutmeg

  *Artist Trading Card -  2.5' x 3.5"  original art made in any medium and intended to be traded with other artists.