Scrapbooking Brads

Scrapbooking brads can become your constant scrapbook companion. Brads have many uses and they come in a big variety of shapes, sizes and colors.

Remember how in elementary school, you used to see brass brads fastening book reports? Brads are one of the most common scrapbooking fasteners you’ll see in affixing page elements.

And scrapbook brads are among the first items I bought when I started scrapbooking. One look at it and I know it’s going to come in handy. Best part of all, it needs no special tool.

There’s several uses for brads. I use them to add a decorative flair to my pages, affix embellishments, become flower centers and act as photo corners.

Besides mini brads, now brads come in various sizes and some have designs on them too.

The most common ones are the basic shapes especially the round ones. Then there’s the shaped brads that range from flower, heart, butterfly, dragonfly, star to fish.

There’s also the seasonal brads such as autumn leaves, Easter, Halloween, Christmas and others. Not forgetting the decorative brads, alphabet brads and more.

So brads are becoming more updated and are quite an art piece themselves.

Scrapbook brads are real easy to use and are great for beginner scrapbookers and advanced scrapbookers alike.


Steps to Attaching a Brad

  1. Poke a hole through your paper. If it’s a small hole, you can use a sewing needle which is usually what I use or a paper piercer. For bigger holes, just watch out that you don’t tear the paper too much. The hole is for inserting the prongs of the brad.
  2. Push the prongs of the brad through the hole.
  3. Turn over the paper and flare out the prongs and spread them outwards like a butterfly. Try to flatten the prongs as much as you can. The next step is optional. You can secure the brad using a piece of tape or just leave it alone.
  4. Flip the paper face up and then press down the brad to completely flatten it on a flat surface.

So you see, scrapbook brads can be an easy and fun embellishment for your scrapbook layouts.

Have fun scrapping using brads!

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