Sunday, August 5, 2007

Embossed 'Brads' How-To ...

Some of you have asked for more information about how to use the Crop-A-Dile to emboss your cardstock into mini 'brads' ... so here ya' go!

First, set your Crop-A-Dile to A-1 ...

A Setting on the left


1 Setting on the right


Next, place your cardstock so that the side you want to feature the 'brads' is facing the 1-setting (on the right).



Lightly squeeze to create your embossed 'brads.' Be careful not to squeeze too hard - if you do, you'll punch a hole through your cardstock.



Have fun with your Crop-A-Dile!

Update: Here are a couple tips for aligning your embossed 'brads' ...

  • To help with horizontal alignment, slide the cardstock all the way in to your Crop-A-Dile to make sure all 'brads' are embossed in an even row on your cardstock.



  • To help with spacing between 'brads,' line up the black edge of your Crop-A-Dile's setting block (the blocks labeled A or 1) with the edge of the previously embossed 'brad'

3 comments:

crhessel said...

what is your secrect for getting them to align so nicely?

Flossie's Follies said...

How great, thanks for the information.

Kim said...

What a great idea! I'll have to try this!