Build a Brad

Posted by Captain Crafter on 8:58 PM

What do you do if you don't have the
really cool Build A Brad Kit from
Stampin' UP, well you make your own. To make them you need a large brad with at least 1/2" on the face, a 1/2" hole punch, crystal effects and a sanding block.

The first thing you need to do is sand off the paint around the edges of the brad(This is optional, especially if the brad is a nice colour). Next, you need to stamp an image that you are going to use for your project and punch it out. Now since we are using Crystal Effects (CE) you need something to hold the brad until the CE dries. I used a roll of two way tape to support the brad. The last step is to assemble the brad, first put a drop of CE on the face of the brad and add the image you've punched out. After that's done cover the top of the brad with CE and put it aside to dry. Now your done, simple.

This way of making a Build A Brad works, but I'm still going to get a package of Build A Brads soon. They're really cool and not as messy as my version.



How clever is this?! I already caved and bought the real thing, so I guess I should USE them, huh? But it is nice to know we can make our own. ;-) TFS!

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