Come on, you know you have icky, cheapo supplies, and you would best serve the world by pitching them in a trash or recycling bin. Even kindergartners deserve better than some of the stuff I've bought over the years.
Anyway, a fourth option is actually to use the supplies that have been languishing in our copious storage drawers and containers.
And yes, I wanted to type to actually use, but that's splitting an infinitive, and I just couldn't do it today. I'm feeling a bit too precise. Perhaps I need a massage to loosen up.
Yesterday, I decided actually to use some of my brad collection. Brads were all the rage years ago, and of course I had to buy them in every color known to God and man, so despite the fact that I've donated or sold a huge number of the pronged fasteners, very, very many languish in cute little bead storage boxes in my embellishment drawers.
I had visions of coming up with a truly creative and mind-blowing use for them, but alas, no such luck. But by golly, I used a lot of them, so I'll share the cards over the next few days.
Today, we're going to look at paper piercing and brads, a match made in heaven. If you
Here are my two pierced and bradded cards. Notice that they are two-layer cards because brad butts left visible on the inside of the card bother me. If they don't bother you, feel free to stick to one layer. I want those butts covered, though. They are not sexy.
|4.25" square card|
|standard 4.25" x 5.5" card|
Poking holes in lines or a square grid is pretty straightforward, but I still managed to mess the second one up...it was originally supposed to be landscape oriented. But that's okay. I just didn't use as many brads.
Why not poke around in your supplies for something that you can use up?
Well, there I go, ending a question with a preposition. What is the world coming to?
stamps: Papertrey Ink (Think Big set, not sure which)
ink: SU green galore
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: assorted brads, dimensionals, SU mat pack, awl, corner rounder