Get your train rollin’

Hi everyone! A very Happy Saturday to you – I hope you’ve had a great week! October is probably my favorite month of the entire year and I can’t believe it’s here already! Yay for my birthday and Yay for Fall! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a mini slimline for a super sweet little boy who turned one a few days ago! This was such a fun card and features our Train Mix Brads and Sun & Cloud Brads. I semi-CASEd the sentiment on one of my own designs from several years ago where I used a tractor.

I cut a mini slimline landscape top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Blue cardstock. I printed the front and inside sentiments on a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and trimmed them down to be slightly smaller than the blue panels. Let me interrupt for a PSA: The typical mini slimline is 3″ x 6″, however, I decided going forward that I’ll make mini slimlines 3-1/2″ x 6″ which will be the legal size for mailing. ;) I hand-drew the train track across the white panel with a black alcohol marker, added Train Mix Brads and Sun & Cloud Brads, and adhered the panels to the card base. The final touch was drawing a little ‘smoke’ coming from the locomotive with a light gray alcohol marker.

As mentioned above, I printed the front and inside sentiments on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and trimmed the panels down slightly smaller than the blue layering panels. I embellished the white sentiment panel with strips cut from CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock and CutCardStock Pop-Tone Lemon Drop cardstock, added an additional Train Mix Brad, and layered the panel on CutCardStock Basis Blue cardstock.

And one more look… such a fun card! I absolutely love these little train brads!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Train Mix Brads
Sun & Cloud Brads

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Blue cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Lemon Drop cardstock
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- BK00, CG08
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Distress Collage Medium

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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