Design With Micro Brads!

Micro brads are those teeny tiny brads, the smallest available. The heads on them are approximately 2/16″! They can be used just like any other brads, but they are especially nice for adding fancy accents to your projects. I used both gold and brushed gold micro brads on the card above. They come in all sorts of colors.

In the card above, I traced a swirly design lightly with a pencil, then used a paper piercer to make holes and placed the brads through. Think outside the box ~ what if you used them for raindrops, snowflakes, or made a very intricate pattern with them? What can you come up with? I would love to see your projects! You can always send them to me at  :).

Watch the video below if you want to see step by step instructions:


St. Patrick’s Day Luck Card

Make this humorous St. Patrick’s Day card along with me! I used the Spellbinder’s Labels #1 Die (biggest size), Lime Green Stickles, Silver Medium Brads, a border punch and corner rounder punch, and pearl adhesive jewel strips.

If you need the saying, click here on Luck Saying to download and print it. It is a Microsoft Word file.

Feel free to follow along with me in the video below!

Paper Cutting Techniques For Cards

You probably have lots of the big patterned papers in your stash — you know, the ones that are just too busy to work well in your scrapbooks. Well here’s a fun technique that you can use on those big patterns and make a delightful card!

Simply choose your paper and mark with a pencil around the pattern that you would like to cut. After you have removed the parts of paper that you want, proceed to cut tip of flowers petals, swirls, paisley patterns, anything that you can pop up from the design. Then add glue to the back of your paper, none on the cut parts of course, and simply place on the front of your card. Re-fluff the cut pieces, and you’re good to go 🙂 A few bling jewels could add to the look, or just leave it the way it is! An easy card with no tools except for a good craft knife!

If you want to see an example, simply follow along in the video below.

How To Use Spellbinders Dies

I’ve been seeing cards like this in magazines for a long time, and now I can make my own with Spellbinders Dies! All I needed for this card was a ribbon, a stamp, a sentiment and a Spellbinders Label. This is from the Nestabilities Labels One Set.

It’s hard to see, but this label is also embossed. The embossing really sets the die cuts apart from the Plain Jane ones of yesterday!

Have no idea how Spellbinders even work? Watch this video below and you will soon know how to cut, emboss and even stencil with Spellbinders! The bonus is, you can use them with any type of roller-type die cutters such as Sizzix, Cuttlebug and Quickutz.