I use brads for almost every project I make. Why? Well, they’re cute for one :), and yes, they are functional too. If you’ve struggled with finding the right adhesive for vellum or other types of specialty papers, you can just use a brad in place of adhesive to hold everything together. They’re great for layering flowers, attaching embellishments like bookplates, ribbons, charms, etc and for a finishing touch, there’s nothing more simple than a brad.
Brads are as simple as can be, make a hole, insert your brad and spread the prongs out on the back. Even I can handle that :). Brads are simple, but I get lots of questions about them, so I made a short video showing how they work. Enjoy!