I'm Amy, a stay-at-home mom by day and a crafter by night. After a day of chasing my kids around the house, I escape to my craft room for a few hours of creating while they sleep. Thanks for joining me in my little corner of the crafting world!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Raiding my Stash for Eyelets!

Thank goodness it's Friday!  It sure has been a busy week at my house, and even though we also have a busy weekend ahead, I always look forward to having my husband around for "extra hands on deck" with the kids!! I think we all have a bit of Spring Fever at my house now that the snow has melted and it's starting to warm up, and "ornery" seems to describe my little ones quite well this week!

I have a quick card to share with you today.  I never seem to have enough "get well" cards in my stash, so I have been trying to make a few of those to have on hand when I need them. This week I saw two challenges asking us to use eyelets.  I don't use eyelets often anymore, but I sure have a nice stash of them!  I decided to make a Clean and Simple (CAS) get well card using eyelets.  I still set mine the old-fashioned way (no fancy setter for me), so this was a great excuse to raid my husband's toolbox and hammer away my frustrations!

Here's my card:

I used one of my favorite two-sided Authentique papers to create the background and flowers.  I die cut the flowers and added red flower-shaped eyelets to the centers.  I distressed the petals with Antique Linen Distress Ink, then rolled the edges of the flowers to add dimension.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the background paper by first inking the stamp with Versamark and then inking with Memento Rich Cocoa.  I attached the panel to a Natural White card base, then added three pearls to highlight the sentiment.  I adhered the centers of the flowers to the background paper and added Glossy Accents over the eyelets to add some shine.  Quick and easy!

I am linking this card to the following challenges: 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
Stamp: Verve
Paper: Lovely Collection: Crush (Authentique); Classic Crest Natural White card stock (Neenah)
Ink: Versamark and Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Tools and Accessories: Flower die (Provo Craft); red flower eyelets (unknown); pearls (KaiserCraft); 
Glossy Accents (Ranger)


  1. A super cute design with your eyelets, Amy!! I love the polka dot flowers on this sweet get well card!

  2. Amy what a super card and so simple. Like you I never have enough Get Well cards and yesterday morning I was faced with having to make one in a hurry, so I unashamedly borrowed your ideas from Feb 28th of assembling a background of different coloured papers and then putting through the big shot to emboss it.
    I will post a link to it when I have picture of it.

  3. This is just perfectly CAS and wonderfully designed! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

  4. A beautiful card, you did a great job with the eyelets. Thanks, for joining us in the CCEE challenge.

  5. I got one of those fancy eyelet Cropadiles and it breaks the eyelets. I miss my old fashioned setter! This is so sweet!

  6. Perfect for quick and cute "get well". I like that you added the eyelets, I dn't get out my stash often enough either to geth them used us. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog

  7. Hi Amy. Love your card. So pretty. Thank you for playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More.
    Florence x

  8. Hi Amy

    A great card.

    I love the eyelets in the centre of your flowers!

    I hope you had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  9. Hi Amy,

    A beautiful CAS card! I too have quite a stash of eyelets, but don't use them too often anymore. Like fashion I guess they go out of style so to speak. Wishing you a wonderful and creative week.

  10. what a great idea! Off to check out my eyelet stash (I have tons of them!)

    Debs x

  11. Love the color combination~ I am a bit under the weather, so I thought that sweet card was just for me! So pleased to be visiting, thanks to Shaz!

  12. What a cute CAS card! Thanks for playing in the CCEE Stampers' challenge!

  13. Hi Amy. Super sweet card ... love those polka-dot flowers with the eyelet centers - LOVE!! :) Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll xx

  14. Lovely card Amy. I haven't had a good bash at eyelets for ages. Remember when they used to be used on every project?
    Thanks for your visit.

  15. ah Amy love the card

    - great colours and using eyelets - really need to do that!!

    I have the tool and few of the items yet never seem to think of it going to have to take a leaf out of your book I think.. did you want the blog award - several posts down now??.. take care, love Shaz in oz.x


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