Out of Circulation at Eyelet Outlet

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The brads I’m using today for my Eyelet Outlet design team post are part of the new Spring release.  And, wow, what a release!

When I saw these book brads, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.  I just wasn’t sure how I was going to do it.  But, lo and behold, it worked out.  Here’s the card I made:

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I scoured the Internet for free clip art of a sleeping cat.  I found this and thought it was perfect, but the image was only the front half of the cat.  No artist am I, but I muddled through and drew his bottom half.  I played around with placement and got the book and cat the way I wanted them and then attached them on an oval of Very Vanilla and  double matted it. 

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I cut the book card base from a cut file purchased in the Silhouette store, each layer a slightly darker shade of brown.  On the top, Very Vanilla, piece I typed the greeting using the Ancient Script font.  I sponged the edges of each layer with Soft Suede ink…after all out of circulation books should look aged.

The same font was used inside for the sentiment, with a play on words.  I also converted the cut lines from the layers on the front to print lines for inside as a nice accent.

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    Books, a cat, and a pun, what’s not to love about this? I just love how creative you are using these different brads.

  2. So cute!! Great coloring on the cat!

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