This week we are exploring another attachment embellishment…..eyelets and/or snaps. But only using eyelets to attaching elements is limiting the value of this element. I came up with a total of 25 ways to use eyelets and that barely scratches the surface.
Eyelets hit the market in a big way about 10 years ago. They have been used in sewing for years, but it took a while for them to make an appearance in the paper crafting world. First brought to us by Making Memories, they can now be find in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. I am sure you have a few in your stash....probably gathering a little dust.
While I use brads on a regular basis, I hardly ever use eyelets. So yes, they are gathering dust in my craft room. The horror of it. :)
25 Ways to Use Eyelets
- Attaching Vellum
- Accent Journaling Blocks
- To “hang” things from.
- Flower centers.
- Corners of a photo mat.
- Nails in a fence.
- Buttons on a snowman.
- Attach elements on a page by wrapping wire or fiber.
- “Bullets” for a list of things.
- In the hole of a tag.
- Decorations on a Easter egg.
- Center of a pinwheel.
- The “dot” on an i or j.
- Decorations on a Christmas tree.
- To add texture.
- To outline or fill in a shape.
- To attach fibers or lacing something together.
- To create a gate fold card.
- Sprinkles on an ice cream cone or cupcake.
- Flight trail of a butterfly, bee or bird.
- Holes in die cut letters.
- Creating movable parts.
- To create binding for a mini-album.
- As punctuation.
I chose #15 and #10 for my project. I must admit that I am feeling a bit of summer fatigue. I have said I would post what I make, even when it does not turn out the way I planned. That is the case this week. This project looked sooooooooo much better in my head.
But since I have hit a bit of a creative block, I am sticking with it. I know in a few weeks, when I get back on a regular schedule, this will pass. My brain struggles without a routine…..I hope I am not the only one. :)
Supplies: Pattern paper, tag, eyelets, snaps, paint, foam flower stamp, writer paint, ink, sentiment stamp, embossing ink and powder, pop-dots and ribbon.
- Cut pattern paper to ATC size. (2.75”x3.75”)
- Use foam stamp and paint to stamp flowers on to ATC. Allow time to dry.
- Add snaps or eyelets to flower centers.
- Outline flowers with writer paint. Allow time to dry.
- Cut tag to fit ATC, if necessary.
- Stamp sentiment and emboss.
- Use ink to add color to tag.
- Attach tag to ATC using pop-dots.
- Add ribbon to tag.
- Ink edges of ATC.
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So that is my list...now it is time to share yours. What is your favorite way to use eyelets.