Creative Uses for Eyelets and Brads

Brads and eyelets have been a staple embellishment in the scrapbooking world for years. I know some people have considered eyelets to really be out of style since they were so loud to set on the page. Things are changing and I have noticed lots of eyelets and brads being used on layouts. I would like to share some ideas I have see and thought up that are fun ways to incorporate brads and eyelets into your pages. Create a frame around your picture. This is a fun way to really highlight your photo and help it “pop” off the … Continue reading

Altering Eyelets and Brads

Using eyelets or brads on your layouts or cards can be the perfect touch. There are a couple of different ways you can use them, however altering them to match or work with your layout seems to be the newest and latest trend. Eyelets are great to work with and can be rubber stamped, embossed, aged, distressed, or colored to match your layouts. These same techniques work for brads or any other metal-based embellishment you wish to use. Here are a couple of ways to alter your metal embellishments: If you are desiring a vintage aged look on your eyelets … Continue reading

Embellishments: Using Brads

I’ve found myself using brads a lot lately. I love to use them to secure items to my pages. Using brads in your layouts can be lots of fun. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, as well as almost every color of the rainbow. While I prefer the plain circle brads, I have also come across some really cool ones. There are some that are shaped like flowers, hearts and lots more. Bazzill’s new Really Big Brads are cute with their little white polka dots and come in several different colors. It makes them perfect for many … Continue reading