Happy Birthday From the Herd at Eyelet Outlet

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Old McDonald may have had a farm, but he can’t hold a candle to what Eyelet Outlet’s got!  That’s right; their new fall collection includes  Cow & Goat, Sheep & Pig, and Rooster Brads!  A veritable herd!  They’re in the store now, so be one of the first to get them!

And here’s the card I made:

From the Herd|Birthday|Stand Up Card|Eyelet Outlet

I used all the new barnyard animal brads plus I added the chicken, a pastel balloon, and the sun and clouds brads.  Here’s a close-up so you can get a better look at them.  Check out that detail!

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I call this a stand-up card, though I’m sure not that’s the official name for this technique.  There’s no card to open; the sentiment is on the reverse and the little fence holds the card upright.  To create the barn, I used a cut file by Miss Kate Cuttables.  I changed the size of the barn doors and created a center opening.  Three hay bales provide the backdrop for the sheep and cow and, true to form, the goat climbed to the top.  The little pig brought a balloon to the birthday celebration.  It’s attached with a single strand of black embroidery floss.  And the rooster is overseeing everything!

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The fence was created just by welding a few rectangles together and adding a tab on the end so I could attach it to the back of the barn.  It works well as support for the card and an excellent spot for the chicken to strut her stuff!

To pair with the greeting on the front, this is the sentiment I created on the back:

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There are so many ways to use these barnyard animals!  My head is spinning with ideas; so stay tuned for more cards featuring them.  I made another stand-up card with the same barn.  If you’d like to see that variation, you’ll find it here

Thank you for spending time with me today!  Hope to see you soon.



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  1. I love this card! I can’t wait to use my goodies I bought from Eyelet Outlet at the Expo! Cute colors!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Ooh! What did you get from them? They have so much it’s almost overwhelming! I buy a LOT of their products as you can tell from my cards!

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