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Happy Butterflies!

Hello Everyone,

I’m back today with a pair of cards I made at the “Make ‘n Take” I went to at a local craft store called Scrapendipity. It was my first time at a “Make ‘n Take” and I had a great time, Holly our instructor showed us how to make these super fun style cards using some of her dies, a punch and her scrap paper. So unfortunately I have no details on what was used. I can tell you that the butterfly punch had 3 different style butterfly cuts on it which I thought was brilliant! As for the die, they looked like Spellbinders Nestabilities.

This style was so much fun to make that I’m looking forward to using it on Halloween and Christmas themed cards!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! Merry Christmas in July!!!

Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday 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.

For my first card I wanted a bright colored candy style. Because of this I was finally able to use one of my favorite sheets of design paper that I have had for quite some time. I found it at a garage sale and was excited to use it.  I folded the dp 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 to draw everything together and what better way to add a quick border than Washi Tape!

 

 

 

For my second card I decided on a grunge look for my stocking so I distressed the heck out of the paper, inked the edges heavily and then decided to add a little sparkle so I hand sewed with some glitter thread my Mom bought for me and added it to the tag. The pack she gave me had multiple colors, so I added the red to match the sock and the gold thread to match the flecks of gold in the enamel dots.

 

 

 

For my third and final card I created something bright and cheery, something that a kid might appreciate. The borders, sentiment and tag are all stickers from a very old set that I believe came from Stampin Up! I used a pop-up square for the tag to give it extra dimension and used the glitter thread again.

 

 

I used my SU! 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.

 

Products Used:

Eyelet Outlet: Green Multi-Sized Enamel Dots, Green & Red Matte Enamel Dots, Green Pearl Bling Strips, Glitter Green Enamel Dots, Peppermint Candy Brads, Red Stripe Foil Washi Tape.

Tim Holtz: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Forest Moss and Fired Brick Distress Inks, Distress Tool

Stampin Up! Holiday Stocking Sizzix Bigz Die, Real Red Ink Pad & Marker, Green Galore, Handsome Hunter & Glorious Green Markers, Elegant Eggplant Card Stock

Bo-Bunny: “Father Christmas” Paper Collection & “A Gift of Love” Paper Collection

Inkadinkado: “Holiday Filigree”

Other Supplies: Glitter Thread, Pop-Up Squares, Glue Runner, Misc Design Paper, Green & White  Card Stock, Red Paper, EK Success Corner Punch

Thanks for stopping by, have a safe and creative day.

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! The Sweetest Day!

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m back today with a fun project for birthday cards! I wanted to create the cards with a look that resembled something from a candy shop, so I made 2 different looking cards but used the same embellishments and paper pack.
For the first card I arranged the design paper and Light Purple Washi Tape to look like a window front. These awesome Peppermint Candy Brads were the perfect items for the “Candy Shop window”.

 I inked the edges of the “window covering”.

 

 

 

 

For the second card I decided to go with a different color scheme but used the same design paper pack, jewel bling and brads. I inked the edges of the dp and white card stock.

 

 

For this card I choose the Glitter Brown Washi Tape to accent the edges and popped up the design paper borders with pop up squares.

 

 

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

 

Products Used:

*Eyelet Outlet: Peppermint Candy Brads, Blue Jewel Bling Strips, Brown Washi Tape, Light Purple Washi Tape

*DCWV: “The Sweet Stack” Design Paper

*Stampin Up! Orchid Opulence, Wild Wasabi, YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant & Tempting Turquoise Ink. “Curly Cute” Stamp Set. Melon Mambo and Early Espresso Card Stock.

*Inkadinkado: “Holiday Filigree” Stamp Set

*Other Supplies: Red and White Card Stock, EK Success Corner Punch, Pop-Up Squares

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! Friends Always…

Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday Everyone!

Today I’m back with a vintage style card inspired by lasting friendships and adorable fawns!! I’ve wanted to use these Fawn Brads since I first saw them but I couldn’t think of how to use them until I decided to make this friendship card and then I realized the fact that they face each other was a perfect pose for this card! I distressed the paper with my Tim Holtz distress tool and hand sewed the edges.

I used some of EO’s  White Paper Flowers layered up with my own creative flower center and brushed them with some ink to blend in with the card. For the center I combined EO’s 8mm Spring Brad Mix with the Green Pearl Bling Strips and because the card has a vintage look to it, I sanded the brad & pearl bling until they were dull:

 

I also distressed the word and sentiment cut outs, wrinkled the words before I glued one side down and used pop up squares for the sentiment. I added the Brown Pearl Bling in place of some of the berries (I just can’t get enough of EO’s pearl bling strips!), to add some extra flare:

For the inside I had to use more of the Fawns because their just to darn cute!!

 

 

Well I hope you enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and creative day Everyone!

 

Products Used:

Eyelet Outlet: Green & Brown Pearl Bling Strips, Fawn Brads, White Paper Flowers, 8mm Spring Brad Mix

Prima: “Pixie Glen Collection” Design Paper

Stampin Up! Crumb Cake & Marina Mist Ink, Bashful Blue, Vanilla & Whisper White card Sock, Curvy Verses Stamp Set

Other Supplies: Pop-Up Squares, TH Distress Tool, Twine

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday!!!

Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday Everyone!

Well I hope you are all having a great week so far. Today I am sharing a fun project with you that is vintage Hollywood themed. For anyone who enjoys throwing Hollywood style dress up parties or Oscar/Golden Globe parties (that consist of trying to guess who’ll win what award and eating a ton of munchies that you know those celebrities only dream of lol!) I thought it would be fun to create vintage looking invitations.

These invites were a lot of fun with all the wrinkling, distressing and inking involved.

 

 

I also inked the film as it’s very white and looked better against the card this way. I added the mustache’s because too me Charlie Chaplin’s mustache was famous all on it’s own ;O)

 

This one was inspired by the old theatre signs that had the large individual bulbs surrounding the movie titles.

 

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

 

Products Used:

 * Eyelet Outlet: Star Brads, Mustache Brads, Film Washi Tape, Champagne Jewel Bling

* Graphic 45: “Curtain Call Collection” Design Paper

* Tim Holtz: Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo Distress Inks and Distress Tool

* Black and Brown Card Stock

 

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! You’re Invited to…

Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday Everyone!

Today I’m back with some invitations for those fun and fancy get togethers! These glam & grungy invites are sure to get people excited about what else you’ve got planned for those parties!

On the first invite I decided  to give this lovely lady some jewelry. Personally I’m a fan of big jewelry (my hubby calls it gaudy lol!), so I used 3 different sizes to outfit her with a pearl necklace and matching ring and earrings. Because I used the pearls on her, I wanted to use pearls on the butterfly to give it some balance and just because ;O) After adding all the pearls I really wanted some sparkle to glam it up a little more. So I used my brown skinny washi tape. It was the perfect touch of glitter I was looking for. I layered the card with 3 sheets of card stock and decided to keep the edges clean on this one and used my corner punches to add a little more character.

 

 

For the second one I chose a mini invite for those of you who may want to go a little smaller in size but big on the bling ;O) I distressed the edges to give it a glam/grunge look.

 

For the third and final invite I used some more of the Brown – Pearl Strips & Cream – Swirl Bling to create the pretty flower center on the White – Paper Flowers and then cut one of the swirls in half so I could position it in 2 different directions underneath the flower. I distressed the edges on this one as well for a pretty/grunge look.

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s encouraged you to make one of your own.

 

Products Used:

 Eyelet Outlet

*Cream – Swirl Bling Sticky Back

*Brown – Pearl Strips

*Champagne – Jewel Strips

*Brown – Skinny Glitter Washi Tape

*White – Paper flowers

Graphic 45 – “Time to Celebrate Collection” Design Paper

Stampin Up!

*”Pear Pizzazz” Card Stock & Ink Pad

*”Early Espresso” Card Stock & Ink Pad

*”Vanilla” Card Stock

*Fiskars “Lace” Corner Punch

*EK Success Round Corner Punch

Other Supplies – Tim Holtz Distress Tool & Forever In Time double Sided Tape

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

 

 

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back to another Eyelet Outlet Thursday!! Today I’m sharing a card with you that’s Paris/Pink & Glitter inspired. I’ve also distressed it to add a little grunge ;O)

 

Even with the heavy distressing it’s still “girly” with the gorgeous white flowers and glitter embellishments.

 

 

I wanted these flowers full and luscious looking so I added a lot of layers. To make them really pop, I added the jewels.

 

 

I really wanted to add some glitter somehow so I put a strip of my silver glitter washi tape peaking out from behind the panel.

 

 

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

 

Have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

Products Used:

 Eyelet Outlet Store

  • Silver Glitter Washi Tape

  • Flower Jewels – Clear

  • Paper Flowers – 40pk White

Stampin Up! Basic Grey Card Stock

Carta Bella “Paris Girl” Card Stock & Stickers

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Happy Dad’s Day!

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m sharing the card I made for my Dad for Father’s Day. It’s a simple card, I added a full square of white card stock over the black base and then cut the dp to place around the sentiment. I added a lot of distressing & inking with the thread and trinkets as embellishments.

 

 

For the inside of the card I cut the dp panels a little smaller to make more room for my message.

 

 

I like to decorate my home made envelopes as well.

Products Used:

* 7gypsies “Paddington” 6″x6″ Paper Pad

* Stampin Up! “Dad’s Day” & “Sense of Time” Stamp Sets

* Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Forest Moss”, “Crushed Olive” & “Walnut Stain”

* Black & White Card Stock

* Prima – Vintage Trinkets

* Crochet Thread

* EK Success Rounded Corner Punch

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative and safe day :O)

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! “It’s Always Tea Time!”

Hello Everyone!

I’m back today with a card inspired by one of my favorite stories – Alice in Wonderland! I love the crazy bold colors and writing of the story – not to mention all the weirdness! This card is actually more of a fun invitation style card for those get together’s with our girlfriends for munchies, tea/coffee and lot’s of laughter. I’ve always loved having my girlfriends over for a bunch of laughs and good food & drink. I had my neighbor tell his wife, my husband & I once that the hardest time he’s ever laughed was an evening he could hear one of my many get togethers when getting home from work, so much so, that he lit a fire in his fire pit, grabbed a couple of beers and sat outside laughing until he cried. He said he learned 2 things that night 1) He hadn’t realized how women really talked and 2) I had great taste in music lol!!! My husband confessed at that moment that he hadn’t actually left with his buddy as I had thought, they remained in our driveway for nearly an hour looking at his friends new car and dying to know what was so funny that entire time lol!! What can I say – ladies know how to have fun ;O)

 I used Eyelet Outlets awesome Tea Pot & Cup Brads for this card and matched my Gelatos to the colors of the brads. I knew my Tim Holtz Pocket Watches Embossing Folder was a perfect match with these brads.  And of course Wonderland is a crazy place so it actually make sense that tea pots & cups hang upside down as well ;O)

 

 

 

 

These brads are just too cute not to use inside as well and I wanted the tea & brads matching to keep the bright colors flowing throughout the card. So I used my Distress Inks for the tea :O)

 

 

 

Products Used:

http://www.eyeletoutlet.com
* Tea Pot & Tea Cup Brads

* Tim Holtz – “Pocket Watches” Embossing Folder – Tea Dye, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves Ink Pads

* Faber-Castell Gelatos – Bubble Gum, Guava, Grape, Lavender, Blueberry, Cotton Candy

Other Supplies – Black & White Card Stock, White Gelly Roll Pen, Pigma Micron 03 Archival Ink Pen, Pop-Up Squares, Double Sided Tape

Well I hope you 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)

 

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday – Going Out In Style!

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m sharing a card for that sassy lady in your life that regardless of age loves to be fashionable! This card was inspired by my 87 year old Grandma who loves to dress up!

 

 

Products used:

Eyelet Outlet
* Green Matte Enamel Dots
* Red/Green Square Jewel Bling
* Purple Swirl Jewel Bling
* Purple Strips Jewel Bling
* Cream Swirl Jewel Bling
* Purple/Blue 12mm Jewel Bling

Stampin Up!
* Basic Black, Concord Grape & Green Galore Card Stock
* Green Galore & Basic Black Markers
* Going Out In Style Stamp Set

Other Supplies:
* Faber Castell – Red Cherry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Lavender, Green Tea, & Lime Gelatos
* Fiskers – Lace Punch
* EK Success – Round Punch
* Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
* Wink of Stella – Clear Bruch Pen
* Laurentien Coloring Pencils
* Pop-Up Squares & Tombow Liquid Glue

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)