Thursday, May 29, 2014

Product Shuffle - brads

One of the first embellishment I purchased when I started scrapbooking almost 10 years ago, was a pack of brads.  We needed them to attach vellum, to put in the center of our paper flowers, or along other metals like hinges.  This week we are dusting off the brads and putting a modern spin on them.  To help reach that goal, I had the perfect collection.  Full of color and so much fun, Echo Park's My Life mini theme kit.  I love the mini theme kits.
So how do we add brads to our modern layout?  I first added brads to all four corners of my layout and used twine to create a frame. 
The twine is secure and goes all the way around the layout.  I also used the brads to create a chevron pattern 

You can also find brads in my title banner.  The brads really helped shape the banner.
Here is the finished layout. Besides Echo Park, you can also find some CTMH cardstock, twine and brads, Petaloo flowers, American Crafts Alphas, Basic Grey alpha stickers and Cosmo Cricket chipboard
I hope you liked it and that it inspired you to dust off your brads too.  If you have other ideas on ways to use brads, please comment below. 
Hope to see you again on Saturday for our next sketch reveal.  Have a great day!


Gisèle said...

Wow Jocelyne that LO totally rocks!! The use of brads in unusual ways is fantastic! Gonna have to dig out my brads too. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Great ideas! I adore brads but often will just hoard them instead of using them...