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Cheers to a Great Teacher!

Hello and happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm celebrating a special teacher for these challenging times. Most of our kids across the country are in virtual school but as with all adversity, there are some teachers who continue to amaze for their flexibility, dedication and love for their students. This one is for them!

I used several Eyelet Outlet brads on this including the new Mask, Soap and Hand Sanizer brad set. I also used a Graduation Hat brad and two apples from the Apple brad set. The stamp set used was Peek A Boo Pals from Avery Elle, So Owlsome from Lawn Fawn and the polaroid frame is a die from Jillian Vance Design.

This is an A2 card base made from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I stamped, colored and cut out the hippo from the Peek A Boo Pals set and I stamped and colored the apples from the Lawn Fawn So Owlsome set on the card. With the red Copic markers used for the apples, I dotted a border around the front edges. The polaroid frames were cut from a minty blue cardstock and a blue swirl patterned cardstock. The die is part of a set called Slimline Essentials Backdrop Set from Jillian Vance Designs.

I also stamped the inside as shown. I really enjooyed coloring the simple little apple images with Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!


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Hello crafty frieds! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend some time with at least some of the people that you care the most about. 

We're experiencing some cold weather in the Charlotte area and it got me to thinking of warmer days and trips to tropical places we've visited in our past. I love that no matter the theme, Eyelet Outlet has the topic covered. Today is a perfect example. I decuded  to do a jungle themed card because I have a great stamp set from Hero Arts in that theme that I could leverage. And of course Eyelet Outlet had the perfect brads and washi tape for what I had in mind.

I started by applying Giraffe Washi Tape on a kraft 4" x 5 1/4" panel in strips until it was covered. To get smooth edges, I folded over the raw tape edges to the back of the panel. Then I wanted to create circles to hold the elephant, giraffe and ape brads from the Jungle Mix Brad Set. I covered a small piece of white cardstock with Safari Foil Washi tape and cut 3/4" circles out of it. Then I set one of the animal brads in each circle. 

The next steps were to cut the sentiment pieces out of green cardstock and vellum and heat emboss them with Hero Arts detail black and white embossing powders. I cut a long rectangle out of a piece of jungle leaf cardstock I had on hand and a 1" strip out of green metallic papers using my deckle edge cutting blade. I stacked these together on the right side of the card. On top of that, I attached the rest of the pieces. I thought the lower left corner looked a little bare so I stamped and cut out a couple tropical plants from the same jungle stamp set that I got the sentiments from. Any jungle-looking die cut or stamp would work for this.

I hope you enjoyed a tropical themed card after all the Christmas projects. I know it felt pretty good to do something a little different for a change.

Have a great week and Happy New Year to you! 

- Janet

Happy New Year!

Hello craft friends. I'm sure you'll agree that we are all thankful that 2020 is soon on the way out. As a wise person said, 2020 stinks, stank, stunk! Time to move on to what is sure to be a much better year.

To make this card, I started by covering a panel with the very pretty Glitter Star Tape and then I cut out the ray pattern using a die from Hero Arts. I also cut out a branch from a die in my collection and a red sentiment label from cardstock. Assembly was really easy. I glued the glittered piece on to a silver foil card base. The center oval piece cuts out with the die so I was able to separately work with the center. I glued the branch down on the oval and placed the Cardinal Profile Brad on the branch and then glued the finished oval to the center of the card. I stamped and heat embossed a white new year greeting on the red label and put Red Mini Round Brads on each side before mounting it on the card with foam tape. The last touches were two white and one red sequin. There are so many things you can do with this basic ray pattern. 

Check out the Eyelet Outlet Store for all your brad, washi tape and bling supplies! Have a wonderful week!