In case you missed the first two steps:
Last week we were getting ready to start scrapping by pulling together our supplies.
Today we’re going to take a little side trip to learn how to make our own supplies: embellished brads. They are super cute and so easy to make yourself!
Tools and Materials:
- Brads. You can use the ones you find with scrapbooking supplies or here I used brads from the office supply store. Note: The office supply store brads are not necessarily archival and they are also bigger and bulkier.
- Paper. I love using the tissue paper from sewing patterns, other tissue paper and scrapbook paper scraps.
You can use E6000 and buttons to make these even cuter. Just use the E6000 to glue the button to the top of the brad and wait overnight to continue with the rest of the steps. (This will make the brads very bulky, so it may not be a great idea for scrapbooking purposes, but definitely cute for other mixed media pieces.)
To make the flat scrapbook paper embellished brads, cut out 3 different sized circles of paper. This is a great way to use up little scraps of paper. You could also use book pages, sheet music, dictionary pages, etc.
Now you can use the embellishments on your scrapbook layers. Probably the flat scrapbook paper embellishments will work better on a traditional scrapbook. The tissue paper embellishments work, but you’ll probably have to flatten it out a little more.