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LOVE me some Brads!



Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 10.06.01 PMHello Friends,  Today’s card is for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls.  Sue has asked us to incorporate metal on our card and or project.  As I was photographing my card I realized there is NO stamping on this card whatsoever. OOPS!!!  That might be a first for me, I usually at the very least stamp the sentiment.  Anyhoo, As I tried to figure out what the heck I was going to do for this challenge I came across these old brads…remember brads???  They use to be so popular and then poof…they aren’t anymore.  I on the other hand, still use them on occasion and still have quite a variety in my stash.  Do you still use brads on your cards?   I also wanted to use my SIL Cameo to print out my you.  I wanted to print it in a script, but my machine or the operator wasn’t having it.  The paper kept ripping when I tried to get it off the mat.  After I went through an entire piece of cardstock (SU non the less, so not cheap crap) I threw in the towel and went for bold letters instead.  They came out perfectly.  I guess this girl needs a little more practice.   The little hearts were made from a punch and the cardstock is also SU.

FMS Final 218-001  I am linking this card up with the the latest Sketch over at Freshly Made.  I thought it was so unique and I knew I wanted to use it!

Hope you have a fantastic day and if you have sometime this week join us over at JUGS! You don’t have to use brads like me… can use foil papers, charms and or embossing powders.  We have 2 great Guest Designers with us and the team has done a wonderful job too.

Take care,  Nanc’

18 thoughts on “LOVE me some Brads!

  1. I love this design and great use of the brads. I have a lot of them too, so guess I should use them more often.

  2. I love this! The red, black and white really pop. Very cool with the letter brads. Beautiful composition!

  3. I love the banner wrap effect that you have on this card. Placed up high like that, it is very attractive. You have a head start on your valentine cards, with these colors and sentiment. I find that I am often leaning toward more dies, and less stamping. Wonder what that means? We are love it here in Naples. Do you feel like planning a lunch?

  4. I LOVE your creation Nancy! Those letter metal brads tie in so nicely with your deisng here!! Wonderful Valentine theme and papers too! You’ve done a brilliant job with the sketch!! 🙂

  5. Love your take on that sketch! What a brilliant used of brads on your card! I just realized I have those same brads too, and didn’t even think to use them!

  6. So pretty. Love the papers and design. Those brads look great .

  7. You never cease to amaze me with your cards each week . Always so much variety and so fabulous . Love all the elements you added and just perfect together. Great metallic touch too.

  8. You never cease to amaze me with the variety of styles in your cards each week. Love this one with all those elements to look at and those brads are perfect. Funny how they have gone out of favour leaving us with a plentiful supply. I just happened to use one recently lol. A true masterpiece here Nancy.

  9. Now you know why I gave up on my Silhouette, Nancy. lol Love the brads and yes, I do have a number of them but not as fancy as yours.

  10. Wonderful use of that sketch! Those are really neat brads & perfect here! I still have lots of brads & even more eyelets.

  11. Pretty colors and design! Love the lettered brads. I’ve never seen those before.

  12. This is just so super CUTE!!! I love those brads, and the textures and such too. Great colors, and that bold black YOU just pops. Really great card. I don’t know why, but I haven’t been getting email notification of your posts. I better look into that.

  13. Awesome! Fun use of metal, the sketch,m and the fabulous paper!

  14. This is so cute, Nancy! The patterns work so well together and the metal brads are perfect!

  15. This is awesome, I like the line up of brads 🙂

  16. Those brads add such a fun touch to this card! You’re giving me hope that I might actually use some of those products I’ve been holding onto for years. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  17. I think you will bring the brads right back with fun ideas like this!! What a great card. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  18. Great card Nancy! Love the black, red, white combo and those brads are so cool!

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