Thursday, August 17, 2017

PEACEful Abundance

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous Peaceful Creations with us ... here are a few that caught our eyes.

Kathy K of

colored this gorgeous Peaceful image ... 
and included peaceful sentiments both on the front & inside her card.

Keti of

shared her gorgeous angel with her golden peace sentiment.

Darlene Pavlick of

shared a glittery masterpiece in traditional Christmas hues ...
can you ever have too much shimmer & sparkle?

Make sure you join us at midnight for our next holiday card prompt ... as we continue to take back December, one holiday card at a time.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Goodwill to Men

One of my favorite themes for holiday cards is Peace. In the bustle and chaos of the holidays, I think it's important to step back from it all and find peace ... both inner peace and world peace.

So our prompt for this week's card is to incorporate a Peace Symbol or the word Peace into your design ... or create a card that evokes Peace for you (snow, forest, etc.).

Here are our second creations:


Lauren says, "I am in a watercolor phase again, so this week I got out my ColorBursts and Liquid Metals and had a blast making a crazy, messy red and green background. When it was finished and dry, I stamped Ken Oliver's Poinsettias strategically on the reddest bits, and embossed them in white. To finish up, I added a diecut sentiment and a few Eyelet Outlet sticky-back pearls that I colored gold with an alcohol ink marker."


Stephanie says, "This week I used some Penny Black Stickeroos from 2005 for my peaceful creation I added some Eyelet Outlet Silver Pearl Swirls to finish my design."


Remember to Link-up here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, August 16th.  Keyword for galleries & our JB flickr Gallery is JB:17:16

Friday, August 4, 2017

PEACE on Earth

I'm always seeking peace in one way or another ... peace of mind, peace & quiet ... and Peace on Earth.

Our next prompt is to incorporate a Peace Symbol or the word Peace into your design ... or create a card that evokes Peace for you (snow, forest, etc.)

Here are our PEACEful creations.


Stephanie says, "This was the perfect opportunity to ink-up the new Stampin' Up set Carols of Christmas set (that I was able to buy early as a Demonstrator ... it will be available soon).  I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment four times using two differing shades of Navy ink to get the deep blue solid color I wanted.  The background is Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Craft Die layered over silver glitter paper.  I added a pop of red with the paper banner to finish the design."



Lauren says, "I was headed in a completely different direction when i re-discovered my stash of colorful Eyelet Outlet peace sign brads which for some reason, seemed to me to go PERFECTLY with this fun Doodlebug Santa on a scooter, lol. My layout was inspired by this awesome "road map" from Tuesday Morning Sketches:"


So break-out those PEACE-ful images and show us your creations.  Link-up here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, August 16th.  Keyword for galleries & our JB flickr Gallery is JB:17:16



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Everybody Loves Santa!

And with the amazing gallery full of Santa-centric cards we've seen this fortnight, we love the Big Guy more than ever! Here are a few cards that made us feel especially jolly:

...combined digital elements with "real life" supplies to make this charming chalkboard greeting!

...proves that CAS cards are a breeze, if you have the perfect image and awesome coloring skills!

...not only uses dies to perfection to create an entire scene, she's cleverly *added* a Santa where there wasn't one; just by placing a bit of cardstock and a santa hat brad inside the sleigh!
(We also love that Barb decorates the INSIDES of her cards, that is such a cool bonus!)

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As always, we send our thanks and admiration to everyone who played along; we *LOVE* seeing every single card! We'll be back at midnight with a brand new prompt we hope will leave you feeling peacefully creative! ♥

Friday, July 28, 2017

SANTA CLAUS is coming to town

The big man never stops being an inspiration for awesome holiday cards. Scroll down to last week's post to link up your own Santa Card! Meanwhile, here's what we made this week:


Stephanie says, "I can never resist Christmas papers with a fun Santa Claus ... this one sort of looks like he belongs on South Park with his skinny arms  legs and square torso.  I embellished his hat with an Eyelet Outlet enamel dot, added a holly brad & glitter washi tape using the Sketch from The Paper Players ... quick, easy & mailable."


Lauren says, "At the moment I'm a bit obsessed with AlteNew's super-thin, amazingly die-cut-able wood sheets. They come in cherry and birch, this is the cherry; it's luscious, right? I love that when you use it for a silhouette style diecut, you really don't need to do anything else, it's a statement all on its own. Santa is flying through a beautiful greyscale night sky I found in an old "Christmas Ideals" magazine. I added some neutral, fairly flat layers to trim out the card (sheet music, doily scraps, washi tape, vintage seambinding) and then popped on a couple of velvetty floral accents and called it good!"

Friday, July 21, 2017

Here comes SANTA CLAUS

This fortnight we're making cards featuring none other than the main man of Christmas, in any of his many forms: Jolly St. Nick, Pere Noel, Julenissen, Father Christmas ... aka SANTA CLAUS. By the way, if you're looking for additional holiday inspiration this month, there's a special "Christmas in July" feature on the Eyelet Outlet Blog each Saturday afternoon, featuring our amazing fellow EO designers, so be sure to check it out!

Meanwhile, here are our Santa-centric designs:


Lauren says, "I've used the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch. I  was tempted to make all those fab little flags out of washi tape, but instead I decided to make the pennants out of paper scraps and topped them off with a strip of gorgeous Eyelet Outlet Black and White Wide Flowers tape. Since, as the name implies, this tape isn't actually colorful, I added my own tinting with a few alcohol ink markers. Strictly speaking, it's not even a holiday tape, but I liked how it went with the vintage flora on the pretty reproduction vintage postcard I used as a focal image. I topped the design off with a beautiful EO paper flower stack and a large pearl brad."


Stephanie says, "Doodlebug's Here Comes Santa Claus collection is filled with lots of fun little Santas like the one I featured on this week's card.  A few coordinating stickers and an Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dot on the top of his hat, and this one is ready to go ... and mailable (tip 5"x 5" square cards can be mailed in 5" x 7" envelopes with no additional postage charge) ... I had so much fun there's another card on my blog."

Link up here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, August 2nd. Keyword for galleries and flickr is JB:17:15.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

True Blue!

So many cool and creative takes on our Fireplace Inspiration photo make it really HARD to narrow down to just a few. But here are three that made us feel anything but blue:

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJuly17_EaselDigiLetItSnow_IfKissesWereSnowflakes.html
...took inspiration from the beautiful palette and softly falling snow; then constructed a fabulous easel-style card with those elements!

...used an embossing folder and some clever fussy-cutting to make an actual fireplace, then built the room from the inspo pic around it... right down to the adorable pooch! 

...was inspired by, "The wonderful blues, the silhouettes of trees, the touches of green, and the starry sky" and found all of those in a new holiday crafting collection!

Many thanks to everyone who played along, we loved seeing EVERY single card! We'll be back at midnight with a brand new prompt that celebrates a guy we all know and love... ♥