Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I'll Be Your Up

Hello everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards!

I've been wanting to use the adorable Balloon Brads-Brights from Eyelet Outlet. They also have a pretty pastel version in the store.

When I saw this stamp set, Bella and Friends, from Stampin' Up, I thought it would pair up wonderfully with the balloons.  Here's the card I made, a standing pop-up card:

I cut the base from the Affectionately Yours DSP from Stampin' Up.  The mats were cut from Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight and Blackberry Bliss...I mention them by name as they're a perfect match to the balloons.  The image was stamped on White card stock and again on a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask when I sponged the cloudy sky with Soft Sky ink.  I added two extra strings as I wanted this pup to have a trio of balloons.  Here's a closer look:

 The enamel finish on these brads really picks up the light, doesn't it?

To finish off the card, I added Mini Flower Quicklets-Pastel with Purple Pearl Bling Strips in the centers. 

I cut a small tab for the top of the panel to added strength as the ribbon pull is threaded through it.  For those of you not familiar with this card fold, the beauty of it is that, while it is 3D for dislay, it folds flat for mailing.  This is the card closed for mailing:

Here you get a better look at the greeting, stamped on Whisper White and triple matted.  To accent, two more flowers.

I discovered, after making the card, the patterned paper (DSP) wasn't strong enough to hold the center panel upright.  To remedy the situation, I added panels of Cucumber Crush card stock slightly smaller than the sections inside.  Here's a picture of that just in case you ever encounter the same problem:

While you're here, have you checke out the Slide Show Gallery link for all the latest seasonal cards. You can also find EO on Facebook, Pinterest and now on Flickr!  Like or follow so you don't miss a thing.

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

Monday, February 19, 2018

Game On!!

With a little time off from school and work, 
whose game systems are going non stop?

My oldest two are having a kick back to a Just Dance Wii game.
It's rather sweet to watch these two, who are almost done with high school,
shake it down to hits from years past...
with a move or two.

Eyelet Outlet has a gamer move or two with Video Game brads and large enamel dots.
Show your love with a little Heart Jewel Bling.

Glitter washi tape bring a pop of color to any gamer's video dungeon!
The matte enamel brads add an interesting contrast to the glitter of the washi.

I hope you have a very pleasant President's Day holiday here in the US...
and at work/school around the globe.

DawnMercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Sunday, February 18, 2018


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Fog my Spectacles

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

Today's card features the Women's Eye Glass Brads. They come in black and bright pink and when I saw them I knew I wanted to do something kind of sassy because they just screamed SASS to me!! Just look at how sassy they are haha!!! And I made them as a belated GALentines card for a friend of mine.
I paired them with this bright pink and grey paper, and then added this super funny sentiment to it. 

My friend is just gonna love this card!! She always forgets that she has glasses on and ends up wearing two or three pairs... one on her face, one on top of her head, and one tucked into her shirt collar. haha!! I'm sure we all have a friend like that, right??

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Kitty Brads from Eyelet Outlet

Hi Everyone, it's Sherry here and I'm a new designer for the Eyelet Outlet. I really hope that you enjoy my project as much as I enjoyed making it. I will make sure to list any products beneath the video.

Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless,

Bling Strips 5 Ways

Hi Everyone, this is Rebecca with my first post here at Eyelet Outlet.  I'm very excited to join the group today. I'll be greeting everyone here on the blog on Saturday mornings (my favorite morning of the week, hands down).  Happy weekend!

For my first project, I decided to highlight one of my all time favorite embellishment options - bling strips - for a sparkly final page in my 2016 album.

Here are my 5 ideas for using bling strips:

1.  Frame a whole project with full strips. 
I used Jewel Bling in Champagne and Pink. Each strip is long enough for a 12x12, with some length to spare for later use!
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2. Use a piece of bling to make your own embellishment.
I made the "X" on my title card.
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3. Use a piece of Bling Strip to frame a main page element. 
I chose to frame my 5x7 picture with the same champagne color I used on the page frame.
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4. Coordinate a bling strip with a Fancy Bling Strip to make a fuller frame. 
The champagne color was a perfect match! And one strip was the perfect length to cut in half and frame the top and bottom of the picture.
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5. Scatter individual pieces around the page. 
Mixed with a variety of enamel dots, glitter dots, mini brads (like the tiny butterflies I used here), and ink, I like the added sparkle the little pieces bring to the page. You can cut the pieces from the strip, but I tend to just pinch a piece from the end, and the sticky back comes with it. No extra glue needed.
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I am trying to get into the habit of making a couple of quick cards with any leftover bits and pieces after I make a page.  These two "Hello" note cards came together quickly with my leftover paper bits and embellishments.

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Thanks for joining us on the blog today!  I hope these ideas spark a project idea for you, too. If you use some of these items, link us up on social media using #eyeletoutlet.

Eyelet Outlet Products:
Fancy Long Bling in Champagne
Jewel Bling Strips in Champagne and Pink
Glitter Enamel Dots in Blue Mix and Pink Mix
Enamel Dots - Mickey Colors
Mini Butterfly Brads

Rebecca @ HowIBurb

Friday, February 16, 2018

Welcome to Phoenix!

Hello and TGIF!  Susie Bentz here and this is my first time hosting the Eyelet Outlet blog. I hope there are some scrapbookers out there because I am sharing a fun and funky grid style page!  I absolutely love this style of scrapping because each little square is an opportunity to play!

My whole page was inspired by this gorgeous, wide Cactus Washi Tape. Water colored images are so popular and this tape nails it - so many gradations of color!  I chose a skinny pink striped washi to coordinate but there are many styles and colors to choose from at Eyelet Outlet!

I started with an 11.75" square of off-white cardstock which I centered on top of 12" black cardstock.  I created the grid with 4mm black Pearl Strips and began to add in the washi tape.  The cactus pattern repeats about every 8 inches so I used one long strip in the title area...

...and then I did a double layer of the tape in this square!  Since the tape is so transparent it was easy to see through it to line it up. The double layer makes those succulents just a little more vibrant!  I couldn't resist adding a little word bubble brad to my photo!

I used a mix of alphas from my stash for the title and then accented it with a camera brad from the Travel Brad set.

And yes, that cactus is wearing a pair of super cute yellow sunglasses!  (The Sunglass Brads pack also includes red, green and blue shades!)  I added a Pink Enamel Heart to the journaling block...

...and to this photo in the upper left.  I love dressing up my pages with all these fun brads, bling, enamel shapes and stickers!

Here are a couple more close ups:

Wide washi tape from Eyelet Outlet makes it very easy to create a totally custom page so check out the selection HERE.

It looks like I will be hosting the blog every Friday afternoon so I will see you next week when I will have a card to share!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie

Cactus Washi Tape
Pearl Strips - 4mm
Travel Brads
Sunglass Brads - Color
Saying Bubble Brads
Heart Enamel -Pink

Other:  alphas, stickers, cardstock,  die cuts, flair


A Cat in a Jungle of Small Bushes

Cats have attitude. They can love you, and ignore you at the same time. They can decide you are their best friend and rub up against your leg while purring contentedly, or they can bear their claws while hissing. One never knows for sure what to expect with a cat.

Yes, cats definitely have attitude, 
which is why I like the saying on my card so much. 
A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes.

Eyelet Outlet products that I used on this card include two Kitty Brads, three different designs of skinny Washi Tape, a bit of Green Jewel Bling Strip (which I just have to say is a REAL BARGAIN at only $1.50 for 500 jewels!).

Be sure to check out the amazing assortment of items at Eyelet Outlet soon. A lot of items are on sale, which makes it an even better place to shop.

Jeanette Cloyd
one of two designers on the Friday Eyelet Outlet blog
& blogging daily on my personal blog

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I Had To Kiss A Few Frogs!

We've all heard the saying about having to kiss a few frogs before we can find our prince!  That was certainly true in my case!  I was almost 40 years old when I finally found my prince and we'll soon be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary! 

To create this fun little card, I began with what I call a "Z Fold" card base which is an 8" x 5 1/2" piece of card stock, scored at 2" and 4" inches.  I used the adorable frogs from the Eyelet Outlet Frog Brad set and lips are cut from red card stock using one of the many lips images available in Cricut Access.  

Here's a closer look at the happy little frogs!  They are so cute, you almost wouldn't mind kissing them!  LOL!

Check out the prince's crown!  I used the crown from Cricut Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge. Look how the Eyelet Outlet products took this crown over the top!!  I used Silver Glitter Washi Tape, Clear Jewel Strips, and Clear Tear Drop Bling.  Isn't it stunning?!  

Did you know that Eyelet Outlet is a vendor at over 40 retail scrapbook and rubber stamp shows each year? Be sure to look at our show schedule to see when we may be in a town near you and come see us in person!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lots of Love

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! It's Lauren here again, and in my opinion it's never too late to send a pretty Valentine out to someone special; or for that matter, to send an all-occasion greeting that just happens to have some hearts on it! I've used some of my favorite Eyelet Outlet TapesEnamel Dots and even some Balloon Brads to make a couple of cards that are all heart!

My first card was inspired by a layered heart die that I saw recently on social media. It's quite a new product though, and I haven't seen it in a store yet, which made me wonder if I could make my own version using a heart template and my trusty scissors. And it turned out that yes, I could!

After I traced the heart outline, I used the curves of the stencil to divide the shape into five segments that were more or less even, without being straight. Then I cut out around the heart. And finally, I cut the sections apart... but... I stayed just a scant 1/8" or so away from the dividing lines, so that there would be a bit of a gap between the segments when I reassembled them, without changing the shape or size of the heart.

I traced each of my finished heart sections onto a piece of plain white cardstock to which I had neatly applied strips of Pink Dot WashiOrange Star TapeSkinny Green StripesBlue Houndstooth Pattern Tape and Purple Dot Tape. I popped each segment up on foam tape and mounted them (with tiny gaps in between) on top of some texty patterned paper I made just for these cards. The text reads, "hugs & kisses & rainbow wishes" and is formatted in a free font called "Broach". I created a page that's white with black print and one that's black with white print. Both of these will be archived on our Freebies Page, so feel free to grab that to use on your own creations!

For my second card, I was thinking of the balloon bouquets my niece Riley has often received on her birthday, which just happens to be today--Valentine's Day! So those bouquets always had a heart balloon or two mixed in with some ordinary colorful balloons. I decided to recreate that look by diecutting small hearts from some of the leftover "tape papers" I had made for the first card --in this case Pink Dot WashiSkinny Green Stripes and Blue Houndstooth Pattern Washi. I mixed the heart shapes with some of our Bright Balloon Brads and layered them all on top of my text paper, on which I machine stitched some balloon strings. I punched two small holes on either side of the stitched strings, threaded through some very skinny purple ribbon, and tied it into a bow at the front of the card.

I hope you will be inspired to take the hearts we all love on Valentine's Day and use them to spread the love all throughout the year! ♥

wishes you a very 
♥Happy Valentine's Day!♥