Sunday, July 23, 2017

Life is how you bake it

Hi Everyone!
It's Nancy from kandykrazee and it's my day to post on the Eyelet Outlet blog!
I made this fun card using Eyelet Outlets candle brads.

I love the bright colours and coordinated each cupcake to match each candle.
Then I added the pastel enamel hearts, which also coordinated perfectly.
The fun pattern paper is from Doodlebug designs.
Cupcake dies are from Jaded Blossom as well as the sentiment.

Here's a closer look

Eyelet Outlet products used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christmas in July Week #4

Merry Christmas in July!!
Two lucky blog commentators will receive an early holiday gift from Eyelet Outlet.
Please post your comments on any of the July Saturday posts!

Splendid Saturday crafty friends!  Time for another "Christmas in July" inspiration for you! Today's project features a reindeer who's extra cool in his Eyelet Outlet Sunglasses!

The file is from  They have wonderful free SVG's and if you purchase their affordable license you can have fun modifying the design with Eyelet Outlet products like I did with this design.  

In addition to the Eyelet Outlet Sunglass Brad, which also come in pastel shades,  I added an Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dot in red for the nose, one of our beautiful Snowflake Brads and our adorable little Snowman Brads!  A strip of some Pearl Bling for a little more texture and this card is ready for one of my extra cool friends!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure and check back next Saturday for our final "Christmas in July" special Saturday post!  

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards; joining Susan for Christmas in July.  

I'm sharing a card featuring a herringbone pattern using one of Eyelet Outlet's many Christmas themed Washi Tapes.  Today I'm using the Merry Christmas Washi Tape.  

The bold colors in this washi are great for creating a herringbone pattern.  Here's a slightly different version on one my favorites of Lauren's cards.  If you want to try it for yourself, there's a tutorial on the Freebies page.  Washi tape is perfect for this technique as it's so easy to work with; it's sticky backed and easy to maneuver because it's low tack.

After I completed the pattern, I embossed it with Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder; an overall poinsettia pattern.   I matted it on a slightly larger mat of white and then on a base of green.

  I pulled apart an old embellishment and put it in a pot adorned with Gold Glitter Washi.  To complete my focal point, I added three tiny jewels from the Swirl Bling pack.  I colored them with a yellow Copic before adding them.

A little tag tucked in the planter and the card was finished.   

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

 Hi it's Barbara and I'm so happy to be able to join Susan and other members of the design team for the Christmas in July Saturdays.  I love those ornament brads from the Eyelet Outlet Store.  they are the perfect size and come in beautiful colours to use on holiday cards.  Look at the adorable candy cane brad also from the Eyelet Outlet store. they look good enough to eat.  I hope you are enjoying the inspiration from  Christmas in July at the Eyelet Outlet.

It's Lauren here again with my Jingle Belles Christmas card for this week, to which I've added some of my favorite NON-holiday items from Eyelet Outlet. Yes, you read that right, this time I've chosen to accent a beautiful reproduction of a Thomas Nast illustration with Paper Flowers, a Pearl Brad and some Wide Flower Tape and technically none of those are even Christmassy! They look pretty festive though, don't you think?

In addition to not being a holiday tape, this gorgeous Wide Flower Tape is actually entirely black and white! But I liked how it looked with the vintage flora on the postcard, so I decided to add my own hand-tinting to the design with an alcohol ink marker, and I *love* how it looks!

I'm sure you have some pretty black and white tapes AND plenty of pens... how could you add color to make them YOUR OWN??!

A simple card can be glamorous with Eyelet Outlet bling, brads and foil washi tape.
This foil washi tape is amazing!  

Thanks for joining us again for this Christmas in July post.
Remember, two lucky blog commentators on our Saturday blog posts this month will receive
a prize package!  We want to spread a bit of mirth early this year!!

Dawn Mercedes of Sunnyside Up

Or Sooner!

Hello folks!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards and today I'm sharing a project using the Heart Jewel Bling.

I made the card using a cut file I found in the Silhouette store.  I thought this design was so cute, but never got around to making it.  When I saw the hearts I knew they would take this card to the next level.  So off I went to make it!

The digital patterned paper comes from the Ouchies kit by NitWit Collections.  I changed some of the colors in it to coordinate with the hearts and band aids.  After attaching it to the white card base, it seemed a bit plain so I hand drew the border.  Here's a closer look at the band aids, sponged on the edges for depth and dimension.  Aren't those hearts pretty? Check out all the facets in them!

For inside the card, I cut a panel and used the color fill option to match the blue to the patterned paper on the front.  For the sentiment, I matched the font to the patterned paper.  Simple, but to the point!

More hand drawn border on the inside and the card was finished.

Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy did!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Create ART!

I just love it when "serendipity" comes into play and something fun and unexpected happens.  That's how I happened upon my card for today.  I have had a little stack of stamps that have never seen ink gathered together and wanted to use one of them for a card. I've been doing various projects all week and my desk has been a mess so before I could start something new I had to clear some space.  There were also a few stamps that needed cleaning stuck on the corner of my craft mat.  Somehow these bricks and this artist girl got stuck together and this idea fell into place! 

The torn edges of the decorative washi tape frame the top and bottom of this brick graffiti wall, and the pink matte finish enamel dots echo the only other color in the focal image.  It is simple but fun design!

I hope you have plenty of opportunity to create ART this weekend! I plan to!  Have a great weekend!

I Can't Thank You Enough

Happy Friday Everyone!
This is Georgiana from Carson's Creations  and this is my second to last post at Eyelet Outlet and Brads since my term will be complete at the end of July. Today I am showcasing a few different products from the shop, so you can add them to your collection..

Here is my Design Team project...
I am still trying to add some thank you cards to my stash. When I go back to school in two weeks I want to be able to give a card to the parents that send in items from the class wish list. Due to budget cuts, our class supply orders were cancelled and I am going to be appreciative of anything that I can get for the students. 

I layered the light purple flowers and added a round daisy brad in the center. Both the flowers and brads come in a variety of colors. The flower was adhered with a Glue Dot.

The background was created using MFT periwinkle ink and a splatter stamp from the Distressed Patterns set. The stamped sentiment is by My Favorite Things ~ Thank so Very Much set and the heart enamel dots are from Eyelet Outlet and Brads.

I used the following products from Eyelet Outlet and Brads shop.

Eyelet Outlet and Brads has a wide variety of products! Why not check them out today.
Stay Creative,

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 because of my new job and crazy hours I haven’t had the time to make anything extra but I couldn’t resist Christmas 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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