Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Are you CURED yet?

Living in the Midwestern farmland, I love all of the fun farm animal brads from Eyelet Outlet.

I gathered the entire herd of Farm Animal Brads together for this fun birthday card using sentiments from My Favorite Things The Whole Herd.

I couldn't find a fence die or punch in my stash, so I created a birthday-fence using a Stampin' Up Candle Border Punch.  It's hard to pick a favorite, but I love that little piggie.

I used more of those cute little piggie brads for my next card.

I grounded my piggies with some fun skinny grass washi tape.  Sentiments are from the same MFT The Whole Herd Set.

The new brads will be in the store very soon.

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You can visit me in blogland at Ingenious Inkling,
and you can find Lauren & I making holiday cards
all year long at Jingle Belles

Monday, September 18, 2017

A few more Halloween cards!

Spice up those bottles and potions with some of Eyelet Outlet's decorative Halloween Brads.
With spiders, bats, skulls, pumpkins...whew! 
Not to mention the witches legs (coming soon), witch hats, eyeballs, black cat brads...
the list just goes on and on!

Don't forget a bit of bling and glitter enamel dots...
all centered on glitter washi tape.
All that you need is a few die cut bottle shapes and a "Happy Fright Night" sentiment!

If washi tape is your love, check out this orange pumpkin!

Just a few sparkly bling and green leaves and a spider makes a cute card on the quick!
Then you have more time to gobble up that Halloween Candy!

Upcoming shows with Eyelet Outlet.
(A perfect time to stock up on your fall and winter holiday crafting embellishments!!)

Keep smiling!
Halloween is not that scary!!

Dawn Mercedes, Sunnyside Up

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Scaring Up Some More Halloween Inspiration

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with a few more Halloween cards to share.  My first card provides the "perfect recipe" for some Halloween fun.  We have Monster Mash, Pickled Eyes, and Spider Legs on the menu today!

I used the Monster, Small Eye, and Spider brads as well as Medium Jewel Bling Strips and Jewel Bling Strips and Glitter Black Washi.

To make the card, I used a cut file purchased in the Silhouette store.  I used card stock from Stampin' Up and a digital patterned paper was used to fill that panel behind the potions.  Speaking of the background, I placed the Jewel Bling randomly on the stars.  The Glitter Washi was used on the bottle corks and as the shelf on which the potions sit.

And here's the sentiment I created for inside the card:

Next up, we have a nighttime walk; which can be pretty scary, especially around Halloween.  This card was simple to put together; so if you like Halloween cards, but don't feel like you have the time to make them, this would be a good option.

I used the Spooky Eye brads for this card as well as the Small Eye brads...'cause you just have to have a cyclops or two on Halloween.  You'd need two packs to duplicate this look.  In fact, I want to go back and add another set of eyes in that open spot I didn't notice until I looked at the picture.  If you'd like the template for this nighttime walking pair, you'll find it on the Freebies page or just link from the toolbar above. 

Here's what I did inside the card; another set of eyes and a little poem.

Well, that's it for today!  

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

Saturday, September 16, 2017

From the Herd

It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today!  I always look forward to spending my Saturdays with you.

Old McDonald may have had a farm, but he can't hold a candle to what Eyelet Outlet's got!  That's right; their new fall collection includes a cow, goat, sheep, pig, and rooster!  A veritable herd!  They'll be in the store soon, so check in frequently to be one of the first to get them!

And here's the card I made:

I used all the new barnyard animal brads plus I added the chicken, a pastel balloon, and the sun and clouds brads.  Here's a close-up so you can get a better look at them.  Check out that detail!

I call this a stand-up card, though I'm sure not that's the official name for this technique.  There's no card to open; the sentiment is on the reverse and the little fence holds the card upright.

To create the barn, I used a cut file from the Silhouette store.  I changed the size of the barn doors and created a center opening.

Three hay bales provide the backdrop for the sheep and cow and, true to form, the goat climbed to the top.  The little pig brought a balloon to the birthday celebration.  It's attached with a single strand of black embroidery floss.  And the rooster is overseeing everything!

The fence was created just by welding a few rectangles together and adding a tab on the end so I could attach it to the back of the barn.  It works well as support for the card and an excellent spot for the chicken to strut her stuff!

To pair with the greeting on the front, this is the sentiment I created on the back:

There are so many ways to use these barnyard animals!  My head is spinning with ideas; so stay tuned for more cards featuring them.  

Thank you for spending time with me today!  Hope to see you soon.

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

Friday, September 15, 2017

A Chuckle...

I always feel like an encouraging word will make all the difference...
as well as a chuckle!  So I created this card using Eyelet Outlet's soon to be released drain pipe brads.
I'm sure you are squealing with delight and anticipation.
BUT...do you see those rain drop bling?
They are available NOW!!

What are you waiting for?
Zip on over there and stock up on bling!!

In the mean time...
Have a simply wonderful day!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Halloween Treat Bag

Happy Thursday crafters!  I'm so excited about Eyelet Outlet's newest releases and you will be, too! Today I'm going to preview the new Witch Legs Brads.

I'm crazy about embellishing Cricut images with Eyelet Outlet products and I knew as soon as I saw the new Witch Leg Brads that a Cricut witch was going to have her paper legs amputated and replaced with these adorable new legs!

This little witch from the Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge loves her new legs!  She also got a pair of new eyes because Eyelet Outlet Eye Brads added even more fun and dimension to my little witch. And isn't she styling with that Eyelet Outlet Glitter Washi Tape hat band?  It just matches the Purple Eyelet Outlet Jeweled Brad I added to her dress!   

Our little Black Cat Brad, who is also in our upcoming release, is surely under her spell and can't take his eyes off of her!  Don't overlook that Mini Spider Brad in the web!  Eyelet Outlet's collection of Washi Tape will amaze you!  Today I used the Purple Glitter Skinny Washi Tape, Happy Halloween Washi Tape, and Black and White Skinny Stripe Washi Tape.  

Thanks for stopping in today and remember to shop on line at Eyeletoutlet.com or in person at an upcoming Trade Show!  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pumpkins For Everyone

Did you know that dozens of beautiful, brand new tape designs were added to the Eyelet Outlet Store in the last few weeks? Today I (Lauren) have a trio of cards made with what might be my favorite: Wide Pumpkin Washi! I love the soft, elegant design of this tape, the watercolor look of the pumpkins, and the fact that it's accented with pink flowers and soft green leaves.

One of my favorite "tape tricks" is to cover a piece of cardstock with it, then use it exactly like any other patterned paper, which is what I've done with the Wide Pumpkin Washi on my first card. To ground the design I added a triple row of Pink Bling Strips and topped it with a pink Paper Flower stack, accented with one of these sweet Pumpkin Brads.

I'm always excited to see Green Paper Flowers. Why? Well they're fun on their own and make a great bottom layer of a flower stack, but mostly, I like to cut them apart and use the flower petals as leaves. I've used two petals from one of the largest flowers exactly that way in my first card, but in the second, I got a little fancier, and cut some medium and small flowers apart into individual segments. Then, using a green Pearl Bling Strip as a base, I recreated the vine design on the Wide Pumpkin Washi, and used it as an accent for a multi-color flower stack.

Something that always amazes me is how different one tape can look when it's set against different backgrounds. For my third card, I applied the Wide Pumpkin Washi as an accent on my pale pink card base, then set it off with two strips of Pink Bling. This time my flowers are two shades of pink, and accented with one of the pretty new Pearl Gems.

Need even more Eyelet Outlet inspiration? We have an awesome Pinterest Board with projects by all of your favorite EO designers, as well as an amazing Flickr Gallery!

might be the only American coffee lover 
who does not enjoy pumpkin spice flavoring.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

You're Too Cute to Spook

When I saw the fun Ghost Washi Tape, I knew I wanted to create some ghost embellishments to pair with it.

I freehand cut these spooky cuties out of sticky-backed felt and then added some Spooky Eye Brads, adorable Men's Hat Brads and black cardstock mouths.

I further embellished with Bat Brads and Purple Pearls ... love these cuties and that fun washi tape.

Here's another fun Halloween card featuring a Purple Zig Zag Washi Tape background.

I added some Light Purple Glitter Washi Tape vertically with some fun coordinating Witch Hat Brads.  The stamped sentiment is from The Project Bin's Haunt It Stamps.

Have you started making your Halloween Cards yet?

Products Used:

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You can visit me in blogland at Ingenious Inkling,
and you can find Lauren & I making holiday cards
all year long at Jingle Belles

Monday, September 11, 2017

Bling Your Heart Out!


If you are inspired by bling,
you'll love Eyelet Outlet's latest release of bling shapes and styles.
Use them as accents...or pile them heavily on your project!

You can see all our bling for yourself at the next


I hope your day is sparkly!
Thanks for visiting us today...
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Monster Mash

I love making Halloween cards ... and I love Monsters ... so this is one of my favorite times of the year.

The September Challenge theme at Impression Obsession Stamps is Halloween Projects, so I had fun combining their stamps with some spooky-cute Eyelet Outlet products.

I added the fun Spooky Eye Brads to one of the monsters in the Our Gang Monster Stamp from Impression Obsession together with the Monster Mash sentiment.

Using this week's TGIF Challenge Sketch, I added some Happy Halloween Washi Tape and three of the adorable Monster Brads at the top of my card to finish the design.

Eyelet Outlet Products Used:

Did you know we have a Pinterest Board to showcase Eyelet Outlet Design Team Creations?

You can visit me in blogland at Ingenious Inkling,
and you can find Lauren & I making holiday cards
all year long at Jingle Belles

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Halloween Inspiration

Hi folks!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.  I sure do love spending time with you!

I know everyone is thinking "back to school" at this time of year, but I want to share some Halloween inspiration so you can place your order with Eyelet Outlet in plenty of time to make your Halloween cards and crafts.  I love making Halloween crafts...it's right up there with Christmas for me!

So here we go:

Rocker cards are so simple to make, but they command attention as they're unexpected...and fun!   Just tap on the side and back and forth it goes; just watch those witch's feet dance!

The centerpiece of this card is the Witch's Shoes, new to the store with the Fall Release.  They are surrounded by Mini Candy Corn and Bling Strips, both large (5mm) and small (3mm).  There's also a medium, 4mm, size; which rounds out the collection.  I used black embroidery floss to "hang" the shoes.

I filled the semi-circle and circle mats with digital patterned paper from the Halloween Hooligans kit by NitWit Collections.  I found the web on the Internet; free clip art; I simply centered it on a circle of white prior to cutting.  As always, I sponged the edges of the pieces for added dimension.  The base and mat for the title were cut from the long retired Orchid Opulence by SU.   I created the title using the Atlas of the Magi font.

And here's the sentiment inside using the same font.

If you'd like to make a Rocker card, but not sure how or need a refresher, no worries!  It's in the Freebies section!  Just click on the Freebies tab above and you find it there. 

 Next up, Spiders!! 

I'm certainly not fond of spiders as a rule, but I sure do love Eyelet Outlet's version which you can find here.  There are also Mini Spider brads in the store, though I didn't use them here.  I could see them used in conjunction with the large spider...makes me think of Charlotte's Web when she had her babies!

This trio of spiders is suspended in the opening.  I attached them to clear thread so they appear as if they're actually moving...hence the EEK!  To allow them to move I attached the panel with mounting tape, creating a 1/16" space between them and the card base.

I designed this card with just a simple shapes, but I think they combine nicely.  I used Basic Black card stock and digital patterned paper from the Haunted Halloween kit from Peppermint Creative.  For the panel behind the spiders and the title, I color matched them to the patterned paper.  I coated each of the polka dots and the title with Glossy Accents with a little accent of Halloween Bakers Twine to finish off the card

And inside, some words to live by!

My last card for today features the Black Pearl Bling Strip and the Glitter Black Washi Tape.  I have used this black washi tape a LOT in my crafting and it never seems to run out!  These washi tapes are such a good value!

I made this card using a cut file from the Silhouette store; filling it with digital patterned paper from the same Halloween Hooligans kit I used for the first card.  The border of black pearl bling applied beautifully and sticks really well despite all the curves.

I placed the glitter black washi tape around the perimeter of the card base before attaching the panel.  More washi atop the panel, large enough to extend beyond the opening.  I attached the top panel with mounting tape.

I repeated the design inside, without the layers.

I hope you liked my spooky trio and much as I enjoyed creating them for you. 

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