Brad Buddies metal embellishments

See how simple it is to add metal embellishments to any project with Brad Buddies from Hot Off the Press. Scrapbooks etc. Deputy Editor Michelle Rubin gives her tips for using the accents and shows off a cute card that takes just minutes to create.

Hi, my name is Michelle Rubin, and I'm deputy editor of Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine. Today, I'm gonna tell you a little bit about one of our favorite embellishments, Brad Buddies, which make attaching metal accent a snap. So, the clever folks of Hot Off The Press started out with these cute little brads, but they didn't stop there. They went ahead and made some nice metal accents to go with that. You'll notice that they have holes in them, which you can use to put the brad in. I made these birthday card for my niece and I used the ballerina costume and put a little heart through it. You can put a different colored heart or one of the stars. You can mix and match however you like. And to do that, it was very simple. I took the little ballerina costume, placed it where I want it on a piece of card stock, marked my hole, then I took a regular paper punch, although this one does have a smaller hole so that your brad doesn't fall through. Then, punch my hole, take the metal accent, line up the hole over the whole punch and take one of your brads, pop it through that hole, flatten the prongs and there you go, you have a cute little ballerina costume. Lisa Storms made this cute little invitation using the Theme Park Brad Buddies. They do come in a variety of theme, so you're likely to find one for any project you may be working on. I'm Michelle, thanks for watching.