Friday, 26 June 2020

Quick Tip: Faux Brads & Book Plate

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator 


Thank you for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate. Today I have 2 great tips for you. I created my own faux brads/enamel dots to decorate the book plate I made by making the everyday label punch longer so it mats really well with the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch.  I have tried to explain what I did but you may want to check out the video tutorial to see exactly what I meant. Super easy and so useful.

I made the card for a colour challenge I set on my Facebook group. If you want to join my group then click here :-) 


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Measurements and Materials


  • Faux brads were made from the circle punched when using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch
  • The circles were punched from scraps
  • They were then stuck on some Mini glue dots
  • Then a row placed on the waste strip from the glue dots
    • This serves 2 purposes
      • It holds the circles still while applying glue
      • It means the faux brands are ready to used when required to be stuck onto a project
  • The circle were covered in glue from the fine tip glue pen
  • Book plate was made using the every day label punch
  • Use a rectangle
    • 3" x 1 1/2"
    • Insert into one end of punch but pull end up so only one end is punched
    • Repeat on the other side
  • Adhere the punched out postage stamp to the book plate and add you faux brads to the sides
  • I really like how this worked and I have so many projects using this floating in my head!


Now watch the video tutorial to see how this was made :-)

Video Tutorial



Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Posted to You




Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Posted to You

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Posted to You

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Posted to You

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! and Posted to You




I hope you like this project and will give it a try. To make sure you don't miss any of my projects why not subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow my blog and subscribe to my newsletter? I will be back tomorrow, until then ...

Happy Crafting!

Gez xxx

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