Thursday, 21 June 2012

Three Minute Jelly Bean brads

Hello, it's Three Minute Thursday and here's an idea for a quick card using the Jelly Bean brads from the summer mini catalogue:


I always like a design with elements that fit into recesses but surely it's a bit time-consuming? The answer is no - not with the indispensable post it note! For this card I punched three circles out of the sticky part of a post it, arranged them where I wanted them on the card stock strip and then punched through them, using my punch upside down so that I could see where I was punching. The card stock strip is mounted onto the card base using dimensionals to make nice deep recesses.


I didn't want the prongs of the brads poking through the back of the card front, so I snipped them off with my Craft and Rubber scissors. (I can't praise these scissors enough - they do all the rough jobs my paper snips won't do: nothing cuts through rubber or chipboard like them and even snipping metal doesn't seem to blunt them.) The brads were then placed into their recesses with dimensionals.

These brads are so cute they really deserve to take centre stage on a card. They come in a tub (which you can alter once you've used the brads!) and there are four funky designs.

I finished the card by added a sentiment and punching a scalloped border and tucking it under the top of the recessed strip.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Calypso Coral
Card stockNaturals Ivory, Pool Party
Other: Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, 3/4" circle punch, Jelly Bean brads, Craft and Rubber scissors, Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

My youngest son who was looking over my shoulder as I typed this, said wistfully that I haven't made a cake lately or given him jelly beans for that matter... However as I watched him consume practically double his weight at the cake stall at the fair on Saturday, this is cutting no ice with me!

See you tomorrow,


24 comments:

  1. Super card, Vicky...love those brads x

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  2. Cute brads Vicky great idea for a card:)
    Val x

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  3. Adorable! Thanks for the tip on punching the circles. I was laying out 9 postage stamp squares (punched) yesterday and managed to have them crooked. I'm not sure how I did that. I have trouble getting things lined up straight. So I'm very impressed!

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  4. You've given us a card and a tutorial tonight ~ thank you so much! I'm going to try this!

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  5. My kids lean over and tell me there is too much bling!! (and I'm not even a blingy cardmaker!). Isn't it funny how the simplest ideas turn on a lightbulb. It had never occurred to me to line things up using Postits. I'm such a visual person...this is the perfect technique for me to see if things are lining up. Thank you!

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  6. Your cupcake brads do look adorable and eatable on their own! Love the recess idea and wondered what you were going to do with the prongs. Yep that sounds like your youngest was giving a heavy hint. x

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  7. Great card Vicky, those brads are so sweet. I've bypassed them in the catalogue but may need to rethink now, oh dear, another item for the wishlist!

    Don't kids have short memories? My youngest is the same, he never remembers when he last had sweets or if its his turn to take the rubbish out! Strange how he never forgets when I owe him money ;)

    Have a great day xx

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  8. Hi vicky
    Gorgeous card vicky..... the brads are fab....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

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  9. Lovely card again Vicky. How is it that some youngsters can eat as much as they want without it even seeming to hit the sides of their mouth - me, I just ave to think about food and the waistline responds!

    Ann
    xx

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  10. What a great way to showcase brads - fab idea - Jacqueline xx

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  11. So delightfully simple and cute. Unbelievable...a 3 minute card, you're good. Thanks for the tip using sticky notes, and thanks for the visit and sweet comment;)

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  12. Superb Vicky - lovin' those brads.

    Gill x

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  13. What a fab design Vicky, the brads are gorgeous!

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  14. Hi Vicky, thanks for popping by my blog & leaving such encouraging comments on my recent pics. I've just had a scroll through your last few posts & all the cards are amazing. I love the one you made for CASual Fridays, the layered flower is really pretty & a good idea. I love this card with the brads, the way you've used the dimensionals to give it depth is really effective & it's also a lovely design.
    Sally x

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  15. Me again Vicky, sorry but I meant say thanks for the tip for using sticky notes for positioning.
    Sally x

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  16. GREAT way to use those brads! Fantastic card.
    Lynn

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  17. Love the recesses for the brads! M x

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  18. Stunning card Vicky love those brads

    Anne

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  19. Love, love, LOVE this card! I was wondering howyou concealed the brad prongs. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Hi Vicky

    I have had problems leaving you a message tonight so you might find you will get more than one as I tried a few times.

    I wanted to say how much I love your card and those scrummy brads. Great finished look.

    Thanks for the post-it tip too. I shall remember that.

    Love Jules xx

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  21. These brads are wonderful as a central focal point!

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  22. Great card Vicky and thanks for the post it note tip too.Boys....don't you love them :) Viv xx

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  23. The brads are so pretty Vicky....I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to things like this, especially when they are this sweet :0)
    They look so cute sitting in the recesses.
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x