Have a Banner Birthday!

Hello everyone, I am back to show you another fun and festive card using brads and bling from Eyelet Outlet.  This will be my last month designing for them and I have had such a great time, wonderful people to work for and with.  It was just time for me to move onto other projects.

This was a fun card to make.  I had the Silhouette Cameo draw on the clouds for me on a piece of white card stock.  I found the clouds in my online gallery, sized them to fit my card front, replaced the blade with a blue pen and the machine draws the image for me!  Next it was a matter of taking the pastel banner brads and adding sticker black letters to spell “Birthday”.  I cut out the banner using pink card stock and added more black sticker letters.  Lastly, I added a mixture of the jewel strip sticky back bling in pink, turquoise, clear, lavender and champagne to the card and my card was ready.

I hope you are all enjoying 2017 so far and I do want to thank you for coming by today, I do appreciate it very, very much!


How’ve you bean?

Hello everybody, I’m back with a shape card using the fun Coffee and bean brads from the Eyelet Outlet store.  I come from Seattle, the land of Starbucks and when I saw these brads I was totally inspired.  This card is truly one of a kind as I created the back ground paper for both the cup and the sleeve.
First I found the cup image in my Silhouette library and then simply made it into a card by duplicating the image and inverting one so the tops meet and welding them together to form a portrait type card.  Next, I took a digital background image and painted it onto the card front.  For the sleeve I typed out “How’ve you bean?” in the software and then using my dauber tool took a light brown color from the back ground and painted that onto the font.  The background color was done the same way. I did a print and cut (meaning I print the image onto my color printer, once printed I load it into my Silhouette Cameo and it cuts out the image for me). Now it was a matter of adding glitter Copper washi tape on the top and bottom of the sleeve and then afixing the coffee and bean brads. Lastly I tied some string around the lid and then added copper silver pearl brad for an accent.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you like my Seattle Coffee inspired shape card.

Whooshing by to say “Hi”

Happy New Year everyone!  Over the Christmas break I came across this delightful paper from Bo Bunny – “Candy Cane Lane” and was immediately smitten.

I fussy cut one character from the sheet as my main focus.  Next I used my Silhouette to cut two portions of a cloud for the snowy hill out of white cardstock.  With one cloud I covered with the turquoise glittery washi tape and embossed the other.  I used the turquoise sticky back swirl bling to mimic the sled’s movement and finally three snowflake brads.

The font for the sentiment is entitled “School’s Out” which fit perfectly for my winter inspired card. I hope the new year brings to each and everyone of you much Joy, Peace and Creativity!  Thank you for stopping by and check back again soon as I have created some very fun cards over the past week that I will be posting soon.


Calling all crows

Happy November everyone!  Here is a card I created that doubles as a gift card holder and of course embellished with festive brads and enamel dots.  The yellow tag is actually a small envelope made from embossed cardstock and tied with a piece of string that can hold a gift card.IMG_1053.JPG

I had this adorable scarecrow sticker that I have had for several years that finally found a perfect place to perch.  I added Eyelet Outlet fall leaf brads and because the designer patterned paper contained colorful dots I accented these with multi-size enamel dots in browns, greens and blues.IMG_1054.JPG

Thank you for stopping by I will be back next time to show you more examples of how to use these lovely leaf brads, washi tape and enamel dots.

“Play it again, Sam”

Hello my friends, Barry, your prince of paper here to show you another fun box card using Eyelet Outlet brads, washi tape, enamel dots and sticky back pearls.  This piano box card is another set from SVGCuts and I have made this card several times for my Choir Director, my church music director and a for a friend who is a singer.  It is so fun, easy to make and quite a “Wow” factor to the recipient and it folds flat for sending in the mail!

For the base of the piano once it was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo I added the glitter black  washi tape to give it that shiny, showy feel.  Next, I added the music washi tape on the front panel first affixing it to white cardstock and cut it to fit and then a little piece of music cardstock for the stand.  The notes are the music note brads that I adhered to the second panel and on the back panel. I attached one pearl bling in the center of each flower in the bouquet.  To make it different than the actual SVG file I added a candelabra that I cut out from a file from the Silhouette library and placed that behind the front panel and added the glitter red enamel dots.  Finally, added three little silver brads for the foot pedals.

I hope you like my piano box card.  With a little bit of imagination you can create such wonderful masterpieces and then make them even more special by adding washi tape, brads and sticky bling!  Thank you for stopping by my kingdom today!


Tea for Two and Two for Tea

Hello everyone, Barry, your prince of paper here to show you a wonderfully fun box card and the card that was inspired by it.  This box card design came from SVG Cuts called “Tea Time”.

I had so much fun making this card, using coordinating paper from pink paislee’s “Hello Sunshine” paper pack and pearl bling and jewel swirls from Eyelet outlet.   What is so fun about these box cards is that they fold flat and fit within a standard A2 envelope!  Next, I had these cute Tea pot and tea cup brads so I decided to create a traditional card with this box card as my inspiration.  I started with covering a scrap piece of cardstock with Glitter Swirl washi tape which has to be my most favorite washi tape as I have used this on so many projects.  It really is my go to when I use Washi tape.  I reduced the size of the SVG images of the vase with flowers, the tray of bon bons, the sentiment oval and one of the panels to fit proportionately with the Tea Pot and Tea cup brads, again added the white pearl bling for the center of the flowers and then one tiny sticky grey bling on the top of the bon bon tray.

Even when making one type of card you can easily modify and change the design to fit another type of card.  Sometimes even your own work will inspire you to create something different but have the same feel.  I hope I have inspired you to create your projects.  See you next time and thank you so much for stopping by.

Colorful Butterflies

Hello my friends!  I had these lovely outline butterfly stickers from Elizabeth craft designs that I placed on white glitter card stock and then colored them with my Copic Markers, cut them out and placed them on a outline tri-frame flower design I cut from my Silhouette machine.

 Next came the fun part by adding Swirl Bling – Pearl in Cream, the sticky back round jewels in black in the centers of the flowers on the frame and finally cut off two small pearls from the 500 count Pearl Bling strips to accent my sentiment all from eyelet outlet.

The swirl bling comes in a variety of colors and add movement, grace and beauty to any project, they are a must have in my stash of paper crafting supplies.

I hope you all had a great summer and I look forward to seeing you back here during the month of September where I will be highlighting showstopping box cards using a variety of eyelet outlet brads, bling, and baubles!  See you soon!

Legend of the dragonfly

Hello my friends, did you know that in the some cultures the dragonfly symbolizes success, victory, happiness, strength and courage?  I also remember being told a story as a child that if a lady bug lands on you and you make a wish the lady bug will carry it away.  Dragonflies, as the story went, when they appeared before you, were the heralds announcing that your wish was being fulfilled. With that in mind I created this card using the dragonfly brads, washi tape and enamel dots from eyelet outlet.


I had my Silhouette draw the topiary which is simple task, replace the blade with a pen and the machine draws the image!  I then colored it with my copic markers.


I hope you get a chance to make a wish on a lady bug this summer and then the next time you see a dragonfly know that your wish is on its way!

Just keep smiling

Hello everyone, we recently saw “Finding Dory” and I was totally enchanted and inspired by this movie and created a card using elements from Eyelet Outlet and from a “Avery Elle” stamp set.


I stamped the whale, cut him out and colored him with my Copic Markers. For the glittery frame I used strips of dark blue glitter washi tape.  I created the piers by hand cutting brown paper and then drawing on the wood grain.  I used the Seagull brads, and the Spring Bubble brads that say “Keep Smiling” which reminded me of the saying that Dori would often say “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” and then added Clear Swirl Bling as the water spout from the whale all from Eyelet Outlet.


As a fun, interesting and creative way to make the ocean waves I took some left over blue ribbon and looped it around and stuck it down with double sided tape!  Easy.  I hope you like my “Finding Dory” inspired card that reminds us to just keep smiling and to always remember to just keep swimming, just keep on swimming.

Under the Sea….

Hello everyone.  Did you know that tomorrow (July 17) is National Ice Cream Day?  Neither did I but how cool is that?  That bit of trivia has nothing to do whatsoever with this card that I made for a swap at the “Stamp and Scrapbook Expo” that I attended last weekend.

I had this Mermaid image from my favorite digi stamp company EVER “A Day with Daisies” and fell immediately in love with her.  So I created this “Under the Sea” inspired card.  I used this card for a swap at the “Stamp and Scrapbook Expo” that I attended last week.  I used this Fine Filigree Paper from “Chatterbox Inc” that I found at Tuesday morning which gives the illusion of seaweed. Of course I cut seaweed from an SVG file I had in my Silhouette Cameo library (hardly a day doesn’t go by that I am not playing on my Silhouette).


Colored her with my copic markers and added these charming seashell brads from Eyelet Outlet.  Then because Mermaids need pearls I attached these pearl beads in her hair and on the orange paper flowers which were also from Eyelet Outlet.

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The Expo was a lot of fun but making 16 of these cards to swap with the other talented designers was the highlight of the weekend for me.  Thank you for coming to my blog and thank you “A Day with Daisies” for making such delightful and smile inducing digi stamp images.  I am such a fan!