Does anyone still use eyelets and paper flowers?

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Posted 2/4/2014 by gale w in General Scrappin'

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Posted: 2/4/2014 11:42:03 PM
I'm in the middle of moving my stuff and I don't think I've used more than a couple of these things. Most of it I'd forgotten I had. I'm thinking about giving it all away-but will I regret it? Is anyone interested for the cost of shipping?

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Posted: 2/5/2014 4:43:44 AM
Omigosh yes I would be !! call me old school but I love eyelets and paper flowers in my layouts and cards


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Posted: 2/5/2014 5:25:17 AM
Eyelets not so much but I make a lot of flowers.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 5:32:27 AM
Eyelets yes. Flowers items to make my own.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 5:53:36 AM
I still use eyelets a bit. I have a few jars of flowers that I need to pull out and use to get rid of them. Thanks for reminding me...I think I will use some today on Valentine's for a few of my students.


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Posted: 2/5/2014 6:45:45 AM
Eyelets are dead to me. Flowers live on my LOs.


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Posted: 2/5/2014 6:55:43 AM
First, I've gotta say I love your icon pic and quote, shiny farmwife - I mean gale w. huge firefly fan here (actually, a huge Joss Whedon fan too)...nice to see a fellow pea who appreciates all things shiny

And yes, I still use paper flowers all the time! I usually use them with brads instead of eyelets, but I still use eyelets once in a while too.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 7:06:04 AM
I'm about to get rid of about 1,000 eyelets as I haven't used them in about three years. Time to make room for some new items.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 7:26:41 AM
I haven't used eyelets in years. I went to brads first and now enamel dots because they are easier. I tend not to use flowers on layouts, but I do still use them on cards. Hoping those will come back in since we're seeing a revival of puffy stickers and vellum right now.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 8:11:21 AM
Eyelets love being in my cards doing corset style lacing and stuff (hmm that would look cool on a layout) now I am goin to my craft room.
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Posted: 2/5/2014 8:11:36 AM
I hadn't used eyelets in years so I gave them away back in the summer and haven't missed them. I tend to collect a lot of paper flowers mostly for cards. I do have some sketches and lifts that I'd like to do with flowers.



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Posted: 2/5/2014 8:43:39 AM
I was never an eyelet fan, but I have a garden full of paper flowers.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 9:17:51 AM
I don't use eyelets anymore but I still love flowers.


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Posted: 2/5/2014 11:11:46 AM
I think I have about a billion eyelets of various sizes & colors in my stash! LOL I need to pull them out and use them. I still love them.


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Posted: 2/5/2014 11:30:59 AM
I have never been much of a flower person, every once in a great while. I have a ton of eyelets but the only thing I recall using them on anymore is tags. They don't take up much space, so they stay.....I would love to see how others are using them up.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 12:13:44 PM's pretty rare. I kept a couple multi-colored neutral packs but got rid of all my shaped and otherwise colored eyelets. Flowers, I still use quite a bit. I kept my stash of Primas and the like, but I am not buying new ones. I am more likely to cut them out with my Cameo now.



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Posted: 2/5/2014 12:20:09 PM
Looks like you found some homes for them!

I do use some paper flowers. I might still use eyelets if you just stuck them on the page. I don't like the work involved in setting them. I am lazy, lazy, lazy about that kind of thing.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 12:32:32 PM
I did find a home for them! I'll be packaging them up for her this afternoon. I actually feel good that they'll be used and not just sitting there taking up space.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 12:35:28 PM
eyelets, not so much. I have kept a few because they take up so little space, but I haven't used them in a while. I still like paper flowers on my cards.


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Posted: 2/5/2014 4:18:48 PM
No, not ever. Does anyone want my eyelets and Prima flowers?
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Posted: 2/5/2014 4:52:37 PM
eyelets no, flowers yes! I should be called flowersilly and not papersilly. I love primas most of all.


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Posted: 2/5/2014 4:55:51 PM
id pay shipping for anything!! I love eyelets and flowers

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Posted: 2/5/2014 5:20:15 PM
I still have eyelets. After reading this post I realize I will never use them. Brads are just
so much easier to use and there are just so many other easier and more beautiful small embellishments to use. Time for them to go...


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Posted: 2/5/2014 5:22:42 PM
I use eyelets to reinforce holes in my mini albums I have NEVER used eyelets decoratively they have always been hole reinforcers to me. So yes I still use them.

Flowers...of course I still use them. I have tons in my stash and I make them myself too. I love love love flowers. I hate how trends have changed and there are less flowers available. I thank the crafty gods daily that Prima still lives to fulfill my flower loving needs.


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Posted: 2/5/2014 5:28:20 PM
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Posted: 2/5/2014 5:35:25 PM
Is there a way that you could possible alter the eyelets or the brads.. I know a week or so ago I dipped a few of mine into gold fine glitter to scatter around my page.. I even did it with some teen tiny wood veeners which would be about the same sie as a brad or eyelet..

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Posted: 2/5/2014 9:57:17 PM
Tinks mommy If you still have supplies available I'm interested.

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Posted: 2/5/2014 11:47:12 PM
Yes! I use eyelets BUT for centers of flowers I die cut! Eyelets are really good for attaching sentiments, tags and other things to cards.

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Posted: 2/6/2014 12:52:39 AM
I haven't used eyelets in eons, but paper flowers are a bit of a habit of mine that I just can't quit!

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Posted: 2/6/2014 11:39:04 AM
I never have used eyelets for anything UNTiL I began making banners for my ballroom dance studio. They are the ideal hole reinforcements for threading ribbon through each segment. Plus they add a little pop of color. Who knew I would need them after 10 years, lol!


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Posted: 2/6/2014 12:13:33 PM
Wow, we have so many people who love eyelets here? shaped eyelets to? round eyelets? big or small?

I am having a huge celebration on my blog this month as I am celebrating my successful brain surgery by giving out candy everyday!! Tons of prizes. You want eyelets? Drop by my blog, leave a comment on today's posting and when you sign your name put (eyelets) next to it so I know what you want, lol!!

THere's different giveaways everyday of this month to show how thankful I am for all the crafters out there who were so good to me when I went through that.

Drop by and leave a comment with (eyelets) next to it....

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Posted: 2/6/2014 10:32:31 PM
I use a ton of both- but I am about to remodel my studio (again, don't tell my husband!) so I am actually cleaning some of mine out, so I have room to buy some new ones I have plenty of room to store them, so I am not worried about how many I have!

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Posted: 2/7/2014 12:00:02 AM
I have always liked the old Prima plain colored flowers that were smaller in size and wish I had bought more. I never bought eyelets.


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Posted: 2/7/2014 11:33:54 AM
I still love eyelets. The old-style Prima flowers are one of my regrets - I loved them but never managed to justify the cost so didn't ever get any. They are just so cute and look so versatile though


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Posted: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 PM
Eyelets for tags and banners (love banners on birthday layouts). There was a time that flowers were on every.single.layout. so I have jars full - I will use them once in a while especially with butterfly paper or spring layouts.

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Posted: 2/7/2014 5:19:13 PM
I haven't used eyelets in a long time, but I was never really good at finding good uses for them in the first place. I don't use paper flowers that often, but I just used several on a layout this weekend. I'm going to try to use what I have but I doubt I'll buy any more flowers.

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Posted: 2/11/2014 10:08:19 PM
Tinks Mommy...I would love some flowers.

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