Friday, May 4, 2018

Let's Go to the *HOP*!

This weekend, the Eyelet Outlet design team is participating in an Instagram hop with the design team from Pink and Main. What does this mean? Well, for one thing, a chance for YOU to win a $25 gift card from each company, not to mention a boatload of inspiration on how to combine P&M stamps with EO brads, tape and bling! What do you have to do? Just complete the entire round of hop participants, following each IG account and commenting on each post, by Sunday night. Easy peasy!

I chose Pink and Main's Candid Moments stamp set, and once I started playing with it, I found I had too much inspiration to make just *one* card, so this post shows off not only my official IG Hop card, but two others, not to mention links to all of the products I used!

My IG card used one of the sweet cameras from the set, and one of the sentiments. Though I confess that the latter started life as a stacked sentiment and midway through I decided it needed to be one long strip for what I had in mind. The nice thing about clear stamps, however, is that you can often take scissors and carrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrefully snip the stamp apart to rearrange the phrase the way you want it. Which is what I did with "Have a picture perfect day". Then I used brads and some tiny once-inch squares of patterned paper to make the "pictures" in question. I used: Mini Butterflies, Truck Brads, a Flamingo and a Tall Palm Tree, the Eiffel Tower, Sun and Cloud Brads, a Beach Umbrella, a Pine Tree and a Moose Brad!

I really love my first card, but I have to confess that one of the reasons I chose the Candid Moments set is that I knew I had EO Camera Tape, which also features some fanciful, slightly bohemian, patterned cameras; in fact I used them for inspiration when coloring the P&M camera stamps! But I didn't quite manage to work the tape into the design of the first card, so clearly I had to make another! This time I made a background with the tape, colored a different camera to match, and stamped "Oh Snap" on the label shape that holds the camera.

Having made a tape-centric background, I started thinking that a stamped one would also be cool. So I took the "Smile" stamp and about ten shades of Archival Ink, and wound up with this fun handmade patterned paper. I colored one more camera... mounted it on a strip of Pink and White Dot Tape, added a few Pastel Enamel Hearts and called it a day!

I hope you'll click over to the Eyelet Outlet Instagram account and join the fun, I;m confident you'll find it's well worth the trip! ♥


  1. They are all great cards! Now I need the stamp set and the washi!

  2. These creations are beyond fabulous! I think I need that stamp set!!!

  3. Love all three cards! Great inspiration on using the same stamp but different projects!


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