So I kinda didn’t post a tutorial yesterday. I fell asleep. Sorry about that! Don’t worry though – I’ll still have a full seven days of tips! Today, it’s even a two-for-one! Get ready, cause here’s two ways to make faux eyelets!

Faux Eyelets: Hole Punches




hole punch ( 1/8 in circle)

1/4 in circle punch



Punch out a circle using the 1/4 in punch. This should be punched in whatever color you want your ‘eyelet’ to be.


Glue the 1/4 in circle wherever you want your eyelet to be. Let it dry really well. (otherwise, you’ll gunk up your punch!)


Once it is nice and dry, punch a circle in the middle of that 1/4 in circle using your 1/8 in handheld punch.


That’s it! Now you can make eyelets in any color you want – and it requires no hammering!


Supplies: real red, white, and soft sky cardstock; silver cord; black stazon, real red, and soft sky ink; dimensionals; crab, sentiment and scalloped doodle stamps all GinaK; cuttlebug folder; niji waterbrush (small).

Faux Eyelets: White Gel Pen



white gel pen

paper piercer

piercing mat

cardstock (does not have to be scalloped)


Using your paper piercer, pierce holes wherever you would like your white eyelets to be. (This works great with scallops, but you can do them as a border or whatever!)


Using your white gel pen, ring the pierced holes. Just trace the edges of the holes with the gel pen – sometimes it will squirt out a bit too much white and it will seal the hole. If this happens, just pierce through the seal. (does that make sense??)


That’s it! When you’re done – it should look like this all the way around. Just small faux eyelets to accent your project.


Supplies: Lime Peel note card, hammock image, relax sentiment (and Father’s Day sentiment on the inside) all from A Muse; dimensionals; white grosgrain ribbon; green polka dot organdy; fancy pants paper; white cardstock; black stazon, certainly celery, close to cocoa and creamy caramel inks.

So that’s all for today! Only 3 more days of Tips Week! I hope you have found these helpful – and feel free to make requests. I can’t guarantee I can write something up on it, but I can try!