Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bean thinking about you

Hey Everyone!
It's Nancy from kandykrazee and I've got another coffee themed project to share!
Last week I used the coffee cup brads from Eyelet Outlet,
this week I'm using the coffee beans that come with the coffee brads.

I layered the coffee beans on the mug and added the sentiment to the tag.
I also added a coffee bean to the ribbon.

Here's a closer look at the brads.
Perfect embellishment for the coffee lover!

Eyelet Outlet has many different styles of brads to choose from, 
as well as washi tape, bling, eyelets and more.
Stop by the store and take a look. 
You will probably find the perfect embellishment for your next project!

Hope you enjoyed my project!  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards.

For my post today, I enlisted the help of these adorable Woodland Animal Brads.  Their job was to pick up the balloons for the birthday celebration; but on their way back, something happened... seems those helium filled balloons were a bit too powerful for these cuties and up, up and away!  Only a few left safely on the ground.  But I think they might be having fun!

The card base was made using a cut file purchased in the Silhouette store.  Bashful Blue Small Polka Dot digital paper was used to fill the sky panel; embossed using the Cloudy Day folder.  The hills were filled with Garden Green Grid digital paper; embossed using the Square Lattice folder.

I cut the balloon outlines from white card stock and then the balloons from shimmer paper in various colors.  The stars of the show are holding on (for dear life) to the balloons and, in some cases, each other.

On the ground, three more animals witnessing these high-flying escapades.  The little skunk is busy holding the happy birthday greeting that was intended to be attached to the balloons.

Inside, I converted the sky panel and the balloon outlines to print only.  I added the balloons using the same paper and typed the sentiment.

When they eventually land, these Woodland Animals will be able to help the recipient celebrate their birthday!

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

Friday, May 26, 2017


Hello again and happy Friday!  I hope you're gearing up for an exceptional weekend, and for my American friends, a nice long Memorial Day holiday as we pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. 

I'm back with another card-upon-request, this one for a fashion school graduate.  I think this vintage kraft, red, black and ivory is one of my favorite color schemes!  My friend asked for a dress form image and some toile paper or fabric, and with that as a starting point, this is what I came up with.  

In addition to fabric, fitting a pattern requires a measuring tape, some straight pins and scissors, a spool of thread and some machine stitching.  Once the garment is completed, it is tagged and hung on a can see the thought process behind the choices for this particular design and these embellishments.  :)

Since I used to make most of my own clothes, I really LOVED making this project!  It was a lot of fun!  I was pleased with the way it turned out, and I hope you like it, too!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

From a Flower to a Butterfly! Happy Birthday!

Hello friends! Today I am filling in for Georgiana! I had so much fun making this card! I used some yellow paper as a base then covered it in white Gesso. I used my water colors to create the background then added drops of color using Colorshine.
It worked out so great since I could not find the colored pattern paper I wanted, I just created my own!

I created the butterflies using the Eyelet Outlet Flowers. I found a tutorial on YouTube: Wildorchidcrafts

I just love how sweet they turned out! I created an embellishment cluster at the bottom to bring all the colors together.

Happy Birthday Stamp from Forever in time

The Eyelet Outlet Products used:

Paper flowers: Purple Dot
Swirl Bling: Clear
Jewel Bling: Clear Edge
Pearl Bling: White
Pearl Bling Strips: Purple
Jewel Bling: Clear 

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Eyelets Eyelets Eyelets!

Good afternoon crafty friends!  You've come to know Eyelet Outlet & Brads as your premier stop for the cutest brads on the planet, but don't forget about our Eyelets!  Our Eyelet Collection includes all the colors in the rainbow and many sizes to choose from!

It's fun to include Eyelets in your designs and today I'm bringing you a couple of projects to inspire you.  First up is a colorful birthday card using 1/8" eyelets in many different colors to create an interesting border.

I used an image from Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge called, "Circle Link Border," which I drew with my Cricut Explore.  This image added interest to my row of eyelets and also guided me in straight placement of them on my canvas. My Crop-A-Dial Big Bite is my go-to tool for setting eyelets.  

Since it's Thursday, how about a little "Throw Back Thursday!" I made this card several years ago during my first term as an Eyelet Outlet Designer and it's one of my favorite uses of Eyelet Outlet Eyelets!  

This high top from Cricut's Nifty Fifties cartridge looks down-right real with the addition of some Eyelet Outlet Eyelets, don't you think?  And for even more authenticity, I added one of Eyelet Outlet's Enamel Stars!  

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you'll give Eyelet Outlet Eyelets a try on your next project!

Thanks Dad For Steering Me In The Right Direction!

Hello Everyone!

I'm back today with another Father's Day card as promised! If you remember, last week was all about those Dad's who love fishing and the great outdoors. Today's card is another for those Father's who love the great outdoors when it's on the water ;O)

I used 4 different products from the store on this card our Anchor Washi Tape1/16 Mini Round Brads - Blue MixBlue Enamel Dots - Stars & Green Matte Finish Enamel Dots
I started off with the card being blue and white but soon realized I wanted another color so I added the green paper and found a marker that matched.

I traced the green marker along the edges of the tape to give some added dimension and brushed the same green along the edge of the circles. I wanted to add some green enamel dots but didn't have them in the exact color, so guess what? It didn't matter because these matte enamel dots are perfect to color on, so I did, with my marker!

As for the inside, I wanted a "flowing" look throughout the card so I used the tape again.

My stamp says"Thanks For Steering Me In The Right Direction" so I wanted to keep the emphasizes on direction, hence the use of the Wind Rose Stamp. I also wanted to use those mini brads on the wheel so I needed to use the stamp instead of the wheel brad, but, for those of you who may want to focus on anchors or use the other sailing brads, you should check out these great brads:

Anchor Brads
Anchor Brads Red/White/Blue

Bell Brads

Ship Wheel Brads

You can check out my Blog and YouTube Channel for more details, pics and video tutorials on my projects.

I hope you've enjoyed todays project and that it's inspired you to create something of your own.
Thanks for stopping by and have a safe & creative day Everyone :O)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Post With the Most

Don't get me wrong, I (Lauren) love technology, but there's something about finding an actual card or letter in the mailbox that makes the whole day brighter, don't you think? I love to send snail mail to my friends and family, especially cards! So I was pretty excited when I saw these Eyelet Outlet Mail Brads:

And I really love that each packet contains both mailboxes and envelopes!

Speaking of envelopes, I've become somewhat obsessed with making my own custom ones, that match my cards! And my favorite decoration for them is (of course) Washi Tape

In this case, I've used the same mixture of tapes on both my card and the matching envelope: Red White and Blue Striped WashiAir Mail WashiSkinny Heart WashiGold Script Tape and my favorite Hearts Tape. I've used them in straight lines on the card, to highlight the focal image with the Mail Brads on it; but placed them at a diagonal on the envelope, to add extra interest to the vintage dictionary paper. 

I've placed the Red White and Blue Striped Washi, around the edges of a pale blue cardstock panel on both the card and the address label, and trimmed it to slightly less than half its normal width... to mimic the look of old-time airmail envelopes.

A few hand-cut hearts and a label-maker sentiment seemed to enhance the nostalgic mood, and instantly we're back to the 1970's, when this lovely old eight cent stamp could transport your kind thoughts across town or country!

I hope you'll be inspired to make-- and MAIL-- a card to someone special today. Need more inspiration? Scroll down and see what Carri has cooked up for you! ♥

When not waiting by her mailbox, 

What's a "Sweet" 16 without out some bling??

Hello friends! Today I am  showing off some bling! It is no surprise that I like my cards to be chock full of goodness and all the bling, gems and pearls the Eyelet Outlet has to offer makes it so easy to embellish!

All papers from Making Memories Children at Play
Cupcake and 16 cut from Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
Sweet letters from a border sticker
Handmade embellishment cluster
Tissue paper, Hemp, Ribbon
Happy Birthday Stamp from Stampabilities 

the Eyelet Outlet Products:
Jewel Bling Strips: Clear and Pink
Swirl Bling: Pink
Winter Glitter Brad
Stippled Brad: Pink
Pearl bling: Pink
Heart Enamel: Red

Thanks for stopping over! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wild Horses.......

Hello again, another Tuesday has rolled around, Barbara here with a new card for the Eyelet Outlet Blog Here in Canada we just celebrated Victoria Day, it was a windy, cool and wet weekend but nice to get away to the cottage for the first time this year.  It is nice a quiet and I love to do my crafting there. Father's Day will be here soon and this card would be perfect for a father's day.  Here is what I made with some brads from the Eyelet Outlet store.

I tried a new technique on the background, I used a makeup brush from the local $$ store and some Kalidescope die ink in earth tones and swiped the brush across the cardstock, I do think I need to find a smoother cardstock for this technique. The stamp I used is from Local King Rubber and the first time it's seen ink. I planned this card around the super cute horse brads from the Eyelet Outlet Store.
I added the three enamel stars (also from the Eyelet Outlet) before I put the sentiment in place, once those stars were pressed in place there is no moving them.  

Close up to show the detail on the horses which are in three colours and 12 in a package.

There is still time to get your order in to the Eyelet Outlet Store to pick up some great brads, eyelets and washi tape for your Father's Day or just for making masculine cards.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a look at my Tuesday partner's post, it's just below mine on the Eyelet Outlet blog.

Bye for now and I'll meet you here again next Tuesday at 3.01 p.m. PDT.

Chevron Birthday

Today I'm playing with what I call *washi paper*.  I covered a 6" x 7 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Chevron Washi Tape.  When it was covered, I trimmed the paper down to 5" x 6 1/2" for my card base. 

This Chevron Washi Tape works particularly well for this technique since it's easy to line-up the pieces using the chevron pattern.

For my focal image, I covered a second piece of white cardstock with the tape angled in the same direction, so I could die cut my Die-Versions Party Hats.  I assembled my card using a sketch from the TGIF Challenges.

I embellished with some turquoise enamel dots and a Hero Arts Birthday Messages Sentiment to finish the design.

Products used:

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