I don’t use brads a lot …. if ever, so whatever possessed me to want a brad maker set goodness only knows! When I first saw one it was far to expensive for what it was ….. so I waited and waited until I saw one marked at half price, bought it …… and have never used it, until now …. about three years later!! What am I like?!!
However, my friend asked me at Christmas if I could “tart” up some small organza bags for her festive table, she wanted some way of putting names on them …. at first I was stumped …. then I “wondered” about making some brads …..
I chose the biggest brads for the bags, punched out the circles and hand wrote the names, then very carefully put the plastic domed sticker over it, a dab of glue stuck them all together. However they looked a bit dull.
So I got out the Ranger Glossy Accents and stuck tiny pearls and black domed stickers round the edges of the brad and a tiny weeny clear flat backed gem just by the name.
But now the confession ….. I cut the brad fittings off as they didn’t hang right …. and stuck the “brad” on using my glue gun.
I know that I am a little behind at the moment with what’s new in the crafting world (since I gave up buying craft magazines and thus temptation) …. but I understand that there is a new all singing, all dancing brad maker on the block called the I-Top from Imaginisce, which makes my set look positively prehistoric!