Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Using up some Eyelets!

Today's post on the Practical Scrappers blog is unique ways to use eyelets and brads.  Lord knows I have a ton of them from when I first started scrapping, so it felt good to dig some out and use them up!

I created these next two pages using the We R Memory Keepers "Anthologie" collection that I got at my LSS, Scrapp'n Savvy, where I will be teaching these layouts on Wednesday.  I really really love the colors in this line!!!  They are great for any type of page.

My favorite color is green, especially this shade that I used from my background.

Whenever we go to the playground and Charlotte goes down the slide, she gets static hair head and it is soo funny cause her hair is so long!

I splattered with some white paint and used some eyelets to scattered randomly on the page, too.  I actually use my Big Bite for once....

I fussy cut a whole bunch of circles from the patterned paper and added some eyelets to the center of those, too.

And here is a sneak of another way that I used eyelets.  I can't show the whole layout yet until a reveal on the 15th!  I first drew some lines to create small grid patterns and then punched an eyelet at the ends of each line.  I threaded them with twine to create some interesting elements for my page!

And finally, a double pager that I really wanted to get documented.  We had a pool party at our house a few weekends ago and it was the first time that we have really entertained like this!  We had a great time with the family's in our mom's group.

The background is simple: some dark blue paper that I covered with a circle stencil and added some white paint for texture.  I cut a whole punch of circles and rings with my Big Shot and added them to the page as well.  I stitched a large central circle for my title and journaling.

Hope you are inspired to dig out some of your old eyelets!!!


glorygirl said...

Love the eyelets and the twine ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Diana Waite said...

WAY to use those eyelets! I have a HUGE amount too--makes me feel good when I use them! :) GREAt two pager as well! :)

Shellye McDaniel said...

cute! I couldn't tell you the last time I used eyelets...need to bring them out.
Love how you clustered the photos on the first layout!

Karenladd said...

I am one of those people who actually never stopped using eyelets (getting a Cropadile was the game changer with that!), but I love these fun and unique ideas! Unfortunately, don't have a Big Bite so will have to pull out my old-style eyelet setter to try the random eyelet distribution look. So cute!! Your layouts are adorable!