Frugal Friday (9-26)

For just a minute, imagine me with a Swedish Chef voice.

“It’s Fruuuu-galll Fri-day. Mi’ favorite d-ay.”

Because… well… it is. 🙂

With that, today’s Frugal Friday topic is really just a trick.

Rather than using brads, make faux ones. Simply punch a circle to match the paper you are using. Adhere it on your project. Then, slap on a little clear glaze, such as Dimensional Accents from Plaid or Glossy Accents from Ranger. The end result is something that looks like a brad.

There are a couple nice things about using faux brads.

One is owning 10,000 different brads and not having one that matches the paper you are using is no longer a problem. The other is there are no pointy prongs inside your card.

Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by! I’ll be back over the weekend.

3 thoughts on “Frugal Friday (9-26)

  1. well swedish chef….
    i’m glad that i’m not the only frugal one who ‘fakes’ brads, although i’ve never used the clear glaze on my hole punched brad, i’ll have to try that… thanks for the tip!
    happy weekend 🙂

  2. Great idea. I discovered that using 1/16, 1/8, and 1/4 inch punches to punch holographic paper makes wonderful embellishments. They don’t stick up too far for cards that you are going to mail.

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