Using brads in DIY paper crafts

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  • May 11, 2017

Do you know what's the brads and how to use it? Whether you’re new to papercrafting, or an experienced crafter, brads are one element that are easy to use and can provide effective results. So here’s a guide to what these strange sounding things are and how to get the best out of using them.

Put simply, a brad is a bit like the old style of paper fasteners, often used in stationary products and as an alternative way of securing envelopes. It’s a metal pin with two prongs going down its stem and the top can be colored or decorative. To use a brad, you stick the metal prongs through, for example, a piece of card, then pull back the prongs on the reverse side to ensure it’s secured.

Brads come in all shapes, sizes, colors and designs. They can be matt colors, shiny colors, plain colors or patterned colors, and they can have decorative tops, flat tops, textured tops or novelty tops. As they’re available in so many different types, it makes them a very versatile embellishing accessory for papercrafters and they can be used in a wide range of papercrafting projects.

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