Merry & Bright with Eyelet Outlet

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Today I’m sharing two cards for the holidays.  I love making Christmas cards and I love making them early so I’m not hustling at the last-minute to get them done!  These have been finished for a while, but I have so many Eyelet Outlet cards to share with you I just don’t know which to show you first.  I thought it best to get to post these sooner than later in case you wanted to make something similar…that’ll give you time to get your EO supplies.

First up is a twisted easel card using the Holiday Light Brads and the Clear Jewel Bling Strips.  This little reindeer is all “caught up” in his decorating efforts!


Merry & Bright|Christmas|Eyelet Outlet|Twisted Easel

I used the Christmas Reindeer with Lights #52259 cut file from the Silhouette Design Store as well as a Halloween Twisted Easel card #95892 (from which I removed the Halloween elements obviously 😉  To coordinate with the lights, I found digital patterned paper and cardstock.  I love this card’s whimsical look.

Do you like the look of that twisted easel card?  I’ve made one other in the past.  You can see it here.

My second card was made using the Wreath Brads and allowing it to be the star of the show!  I also used the Skinny Yellow Washi Tape on either side of the focal panel to set it off beautifully. 

Brightly Lit|Christmas|Eyelet Outlet|Stampin' Up

I used the Stampin’ Up Christmas Lamppost Thinlits Die, cutting it from the panel and separately from Basic Black cardstock.  Back to the panel, I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks for the first time and, oh my, do I love these inks.  They apply like “butta”!  I applied the color Broken China first, applying it to the entire panel except for the areas behind the lights.  Next, I added some Salty Ocean randomly and finished up on the upper perimeter with Faded Jeans.  Finally, I added some Fossilized Amber in the areas behind the lights.

I sprayed it liberally with Shimmer Spritz before inserting the Basic Black and Daffodil Delight pieces for a beautiful inset look.  The Shimmer Spritz pulled the color from the blue so that it looks like snow!  I added Embossing Paste across the bottom and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over it while it was still wet.

When everything was dry, I added the wreath.  Love it!  I think this is going to be my Christmas card this year…if you’re on my list, turn away!  LOL  Get your Wreaths from Eyelet Outlet now as I may buy them out!

6 Responses to “Merry & Bright with Eyelet Outlet”

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  1. I love both cards! Cute reindeer.

  2. That reindeer is adorable. I really like the way the light card turned out. I too just love the Oxide inks. Now that I know this is the way they react to shimmer spray, I might try that on some cards.

  3. Lynn McAuley says:

    Super cute! Such fun brads to dress up your holiday designs!!

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