At Jingle Belles, we're still totally loving that bold Tinsel Trees Inspiration Photo, and making cards inspired by some aspect of that design. Here's a reminder of what it looks like:
Friday, March 31, 2023
Photo Inspiration, Week 2
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
The Eyelet Outlet Chick Brads are having an EGG-cellent adventure under Sunny skies, on a lawn made of wide Grass Washi used both flat and as a diecut border... the better for hiding Colored Egg Brads.
Be sure to scroll around the EO Blog to see all of the inspirational Easter and Spring cards and projects our fabulous design team have made with their Eyelet Outlet goodies!
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
SOS493: Sketch Challenge
We're, "Gettin' Sketchy Wit It" at Shopping Our Stash this fortnight, so all of our cards will be based on this clever layout:
Monday, March 27, 2023
Moving mirthfully into a marvelously map-centric Mandala Monday with some fun vintage paper collage action: map pieces, map index (the stripey ones are my fave!) sheet music, ledger paper, foreign text, a nice big floral illustration, bits of library card and of course a tiny car. Let's get this week started... vroom, vroom!
Friday, March 24, 2023
Tinsel Trees Photo Inspiration
This fortnight at Jingle Belles we've got a cool Photo Inspiration prompt for you: we're making cards inspired by this DIY Tinsel Tree Tutorial at White House Crafts. You might be inspired by the trees themselves, or the color palette, the decorations, some tinsel... there are so many possibilities! Just make sure you tell us in your post how the photo inspired your design, if it isn't totally obvious, k?
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Cruisin' in to Your Birthday...
...In Style! And it doesn't get much more stylish than Eyelet Outlet Classic Car Brads, paired with beautiful wide Map Tape, and accents of Tire Track, Road Washi and Skinny Glitter Tape. There's also a Compass Brad to guide our travels and it's all held on with EO Screw Brads.
The Eyelet Outlet Online Store has all of the brads, bling, pearls, enamels, flowers, eyelets and washi tape you could possibly imagine; but so does the Eyelet Outlet Booth; check out the Tradeshow Schedule to find out when we're coming to your town!
Monday, March 20, 2023
It's possibly the boldest EVER Mandala Monday, as I have tried out a coloring technique I saw on Instagram: instead of filling each shape with a solid color, I've used stripes of pink, yellow/orange, green, blue and purple. This post should probably come with a free pair of sunglasses, but until I figure out how to swing that, you might just want to grab your own eyewear, or poke a hole in a piece of paper and view it like a solar eclipse! ;)
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Spring Lawn Fawn Tags
Friday, March 17, 2023
Cardstock Christmas, Week 2
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Having a Ruff Day?
If so, Eyelet Outlet Puppy Brads are guaranteed to cheer you right up! Here they've made a happy home on a pair of preprinted wordart journal cards, along with the supper bowls from our Kennel Mix, some Paw Brads, Heart Brads, and a background of adorable Paw Washi! Anodized Quicklet Eyelets add a little extra touch to the corners and (surprise!) Quicklets don't even need a setter... you can use a pen to attach them!
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
SOS492: Somewhere Over the RAINBOW
If you've already guessed* that the new challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to add rainbows to your creation OR use the rainbow color palette in your design, then well done; I'll skip right to my cards:
Monday, March 13, 2023
It's a flashy, splashy, watercolor Mandala Monday featuring the brightest, warmest colors in my repertoire, in an attempt to ward off any additional snow. (You're welcome!)
Saturday, March 11, 2023
A (Daisy) Heart-felt Gift!
Friday, March 10, 2023
JB2306: Cardstock Christmas
It's time for a brand new prompt at Jingle Belles and this one (imo!) is a bit challenging! For "Cardstock Christmas" we're asking you to step away from commercial patterned paper and create with CARDSTOCK; of course you can stamp it, emboss it, paint it, diecut it, glitter it, tear it and do pretty much anything else you can think of, so put your thinking cap on and join the fun!
At first glance, you may think I've cheated and used a cloudy patterned paper, but no... it's Avery Elle's Cloud Mat Die, on which I've used the "inset" diecutting technique. I cut the background from a rich colonial blue cardstock, the clouds from bright white and the frame from a pebbly texture of lime green. I used an older Memory Box pine tree with an appropriately deep green cardstock, and Tim Holtz's "Reindeer Flight" on copper glitter cardstock. The snowflake is Impression Obsession and cut from ivory shimmer cardstock, held on with an Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brad. The sentiment flag is from Making Memories, I think, which gives you an idea of juuuussssst how many years that thing has been lurking in my stash, lol!
"Cardstock Christmas" runs through March 22nd. Stephanie and I would love for you to join the fun at Jingle Belles!
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Wendy Vecchi Clover All Over Card
I'm up on the Ranger Project Page, going green the week before St. Patrick's Day, with Wendy Vecchi's MAKE ART Stamps, Stencils, Dies, Chippies and (of course!) Archival Inks. I'd love for you to hop over and read all about it!
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
KOALA-tee Reading Time
Here is my* ideal day off scenario, in card form: I'm reading, surrounded by books, with a friend or two for company! In this case the books are Eyelet Outlet Book Brads and Book Tape, the friends are a Koala Brad and a Mini Ladybug, there's a Telephone Brad in case I feel like chatting, and some Rose Brads for extra color and inspiration. I've also used Wood Washi to construct the bookshelves and Text Tape as a background.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
SOS491: Week Two
We're still looking forward to Spring at Shopping Our Stash with the challenge, "Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere" so here's another card I made to celebrate:
Monday, March 6, 2023
MM10: Sketchbook Play
It's a fanciful, fractured Mandala Monday, for which I chose the shapes (and later the colors) quite randomly, then tried to tie them together in a way that made sense. Or was, at least, vaguely harmonious? I think I miiiiiight have done slightly better with the "random" aspect than the "harmony"... but all of it was FUN which is the main thing, right? Hope your week will be full of pleasant surprises and unexpected inspiration!
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Tag! You're It!
Friday, March 3, 2023
I Can See CLEARLY...
We're heading in to the second week of our Jingle Belles transparent element challenge, "It Came Upon a Midnight CLEAR" and once again, I've de-hoarded an ancient Hambly Transparency, this time as a base for a cluster of vintage postage, stickers and other xmassy odds and ends:
Remember, you do not need to make a card that's entirely clear for this challenge, you just need to add a clear element... so shaker windows, vellum panels, vellum stickers, lucite or plastic elements, etc; are all fair game! Make sure to check out the reader's gallery on the Midnight Clear post at Jingle Belles to see what Stephanie has made and also how the other participants have interpreted the idea of "CLEAR"!
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Hi (and Hi Again!)
I am still slightly obsessed with Eyelet Outlet's huge selection of Pearl and Jewel Brads, which come in pretty much every size, color and style you can imagine. This week I've used them on two all-occasion cards that also feature EO Flower Petal and Multicolor Dot Washi Tapes: