Sunday, October 22, 2017

Eyelet Outlet Christmas Cards

I've been having fun making holiday ornaments with Alcohol Inks and Yupo Paper ... and Eyelet Outlet Gems are the perfect embellishments.

The Clear Square Jewel was perfect for the larger ornament ... and I trimmed the tiny flower gem from the new Fancy Long Bling.

I used the Clear Square Jewels on both ornaments for this card.

This card featured the new Flower Bling (which reminded me of the embossed snowflakes on the background of my card)

Make sure you stock-up on lots of Eyelet Outlet products to make your holiday cards.

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Did you know we have a Flickr Gallery 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, October 21, 2017

A Little Pick-Up

Hi there!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards and today I'm working with one of the new releases at the Eyelet Outlet store, an  adorable Pick-Up Truck Brad.

As soon as I saw it, I knew just what I wanted to do with it.  So let me show you how I paired it with the Map and Tire Washi Tapes to make this card:

See!  I told you that Pick-Up was adorable! Here's a closer look.  I honestly don't know how Eyelet Outlet manages to make something so small with such great detail.  The beauty is I don't have to know...I just get to use them!

I'm thrilled with the map washi, too.  It accented the truck perfectly!


And it was a perfect fit for this card, which I've been wanting to make for quite some time, but couldn't figure out just what would fit in those triple tags.  This is actually a Flip/Flap's the flip card with an extra flap so you have a full 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" inside with which to work.  Here's a look at the flip in action:

And here's a better look at the flap inside with another Pick-Up brad on the Tire Washi Tape.  I placed the tape on each side and mitered the corners for a nice, finished look.

I think this makes for a great masculine get well card.  Not that I want anyone to be sick...but I'm prepared!  Here's another get well card I made using Eyelet Outlet Brads I particularly like.

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

If the Shoes Fit...

A Pinterest pin of a Halloween wood project inspired my potion-y, rebus/pictogram card for today!  Distress oxide inks have made creating "witches' brew" backgrounds so much fun, and Eyelet Outlet brads are perfect for spelling out a Happy Halloween phrase!  

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, October 19, 2017


I've been on a bit of a tag trend lately!  I love using my Eyelet Outlet stash for creating cute and original tags.  Our new Fall 2017 brads offered lots of inspiration, too! 

First, when I saw the brand new Pine Tree Brads they said, "Farm Fresh Christmas Trees" to me!  I could just imagine a quaint country Christmas tree farm on a beautiful crisp winter evening selling beautiful fragrant trees. 

I found this lovely graphic advertising Farm Fresh Christmas Trees from Dashing Designs & Finds Etsy store and knew my Pine Tree Brads would be the perfect compliment to it for this tag. 

The new vintage Sled Brad took me back to my childhood because we had one that looked an awfully lot like it when my brothers and I were growing up.  Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of the actual sled, but that was an easy fix!  I used this cira 1962 photo of me in the snow and simply added the vintage Sled Brad!  I also added a bit of twine to create a handle on my sled.  To give my black  & white photo another pop of color, I used shiny adhesive foil for the sentiment.   

Here's a quick little tag I created featuring Eyelet Outlet's new vintage Pick Up Truck Brad from the new Fall 2017 release.  Don't you love all the detail on this brad!  

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Hi folks, it's Lauren here again. When my niece Madeline was little, any time she was asked what her favorite color was, she immediately said, "RAINBOW!" Maddie is thirteen now, but I'm pretty sure that rainbow is still her favorite color, and it's mine, as well. So today I have a trio of rainbow cards which feature some of my favorite old and new Eyelet Outlet products.

Have you seen the brand new Pipe Brad Sets? I think they're one of the coolest items in the new Fall Release, because there are just so many ways to use them! Each packet contains faucets, valves, straight pipe and elbow joints, so the combinations are nearly endless. My fellow designer, Susan made this clever card using the pipes and valves and this one that features one of the faucets quite brilliantly. Mine is not as practical, but it has a lot more color, lol!

I pieced together a bunch of the pipe segments and had them lead to a faucet that dispenses rainbow swirls which I water colored using all my favorite shades of ColorBurst pigment powders. I added a computer generated sentiment mounted on a mat of Glitter Black Washi for a bit of sparkle.

My second rainbow idea involves a bunch of my favorite Eyelet Outlet Washi Tapes, including: Purple Zig ZagBlue DotsSkinny Green StripeTape Measure WashiOrange FansRed Dots and just a few of the colors from the Skinny Washi set. I used the same sentiment as the first card, but this time I trimmed it into a little banner shape and added a Heart Brad.

For my third card, I got my ColorBursts out again, and this time painted swirling lines in colors that match the six shades which come in each pack of Crayon Brads. These are no longer in stock online, but I did manage to snag some this summer in the EO booth at Scrapbook Expo, so it's definitely worth a trip if that fun show comes to your town! (I got those fab Gingham washi tapes there, too!) My top tip for neatening up watercolor accents is to use a very fine-lined black pen to outline each element, then fill in any voids with a coordinating brush pen. I added a multi-color sentiment this time, and called it a day.

The EO design team have been super-inspired by all of the new brads in the Fall Release, so be sure and check back each day and see what we are getting up to next!

Lauren Bergold's favorite color
is still "RAINBOW!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We Wish You a YETI Christmas

Have you started building your holiday card stash?  I make holiday cards all year long, so I never have to put my favorite products away.

An Eyelet Outlet Santa Hat Brad can turn almost anything into a holiday card ... even one of my favorites ... a Yeti (this guy is from Frantic Stamper).  I die cut him twice from both sides of a piece of Core'dinations Cardstock & then layered them with a bit of a shadow.

I used the same paper for my sentiment from Hero Arts Clearly Kelly's Fa La La La La and tore the edges, so you could see both colors.  

This Yeti does look rather jolly to me ... he's the creature I'd like to have with me when I go to cut down my Christmas Tree (mostly because he could help me carry it back to the car).

Those fun Peppermint Candy Brads look good enough to fill my Grandma's Candy dish that was always filled with delicious hard candies for the holidays.

Make sure you get your Eyelet Outlet Christmas order now, so you have plenty of time to finish those holiday designs.

Did you know we have a Flickr Gallery 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

Monday, October 16, 2017

Purring for Eyelet Outlet!

Last year, Eyelet Outlet released Cat Silhouette Brads...
this year, it's Kitten Silhouettes!  

These adorable felines will have you purring with excitement.
Remember to add some rolls of washi tape to your order!

Our next trade show will be in Sacramento, CA 
Come take a stroll to our booth! We'd love to see you!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Chicken Crossing

"Why did the chicken cross the road?"

Well, it's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today to share a card that takes a look at that age-old question...from the chicken's perspective!  The star of the show is the Chicken Brads.

I hope their dream comes true!

This card was created by modifying a Standing Easel Card.  I simply adjusted the position of the folds and also traced around the top half of the street sign so it would pop up.  The card folds flat for mailing:

The background was created by sponging with Distress Inks on white cardstock.  After it dried thoroughly, I embossed it with the Cloudy Day embossing folder.  I added the Sun brad in the corner to break up the empty space.  I added a grassy border to soften the edge of the card.  Looking at it again when it's folded:

To create the crosswalk, I cut a strip of cardstock and added Glitter Washi Tape in Black and Silver on the diagonal.  I think it worked out rather well!  The greeting was designed to fit in that open area below the crosswalk.  I just kept layering until I was happy with the look and the height.
When you open the card up fully, you see the sentiment inside.

I made another card with the Chicken Brads here and I just had to make another one.  They're so darn cute!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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

Friday, October 13, 2017


Hello!!  I'm here with a CAS vintage kraft, black and white card with just a tiny pop of color. The outside is clean and graphic with a sentiment in an old-fashioned font accented by a telephone brad from our telephone/fan brad set.  

Inside there are some torn strips of vintage washi tape and phone washi tape, along with a punny sentiment built from typewritten words, a couple of stamps and a fan brad.   We have so many selections for coordinating tapes and brads, it really makes your creative options practically limitless!  

Enjoy your weekend!  We have forecast highs around 87 degrees so I'll be enjoying some craft time in the comfort of the AC!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Till The Cows Come Home

Happy Thursday crafty friends!  I am just loving Eyelet Outlet's latest brads!  Today I'm bringing you a real fun and easy card with our new Cow Brads.

I love how realistic looking these guys are and I wanted to put them in a realistic scene, so I downloaded this beautiful pasture photo from called "Lonely Tree."  

After uploading the photo to Cricut Design Space, I attached my sentiment directly to the photo and for some whimsy and dimension, I added this cute ranch gate from Cricut's Country Fair cartridge.  

If you're in or around York, Pennsylvania this weekend, come on by the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Show and pick up some amazing products from Eyelet Outlet's booth or visit us on the web at  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Down on the Farm

Have you seen the awesome new brads in the Eyelet Outlet Fall Release? There are some really great ones this time, and I confess that the series of farm animals are some of my (Lauren's) favorites. There are RoostersCow and Goat Brads, and Pig and Sheep Brads. There's even a cool Truck Brad that coordinates pretty well and of course we already had Ducks and Chickens (and Eggs!) and a bunch of other Animal Brads so the possibilities are pretty endless. I stuck with just the farm animals this time, though, and made a set of Artist Trading Cards.

I love the smaller size of ATC's. They are typically 2.5x3.5" ...the size of standard playing cards. In fact I've used some old playing cards as the base on which to build these.

I also like that ATC's are often created as a series of related cards, because you can choose one set of supplies, but make a bunch of different ideas.

For each of the cards in the farm series I've featured one of the new Farm Animals inside a vintage slide mount, then added them to a playing card covered in torn bits of ledger and map paper, as well as bits of dictionary pages with animal definitions on them.

I've added strips of Red Dot Washi and Skinny Gold Pattern Tape as accents.

Finally I used my old school Dymo Labeler to create an appropriate farm animal pun for each card: "Legendairy" for the Cow Brad, "Fowl Play" for the Rooster and Chicken, "No Kidding" for the Goat, "Sheep Thrills" for the Sheep and "Hogs and Kisses" for the cute Pigs.

I hope you'll be inspired to try out a smaller format like ATC's; and be sure to remember that Eyelet Outlet Brads are the perfect accents for this size!

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