3T’s Tuesday with Virginia Nebel!

3T’s Tuesday with Virginia Nebel!

Hello! Hope everyone had a great National Scrapbook Day weekend! For today’s blog post I am going to be a little nostalgic and pay homage to one of my first scrapbooking supplies. Brads! I still have lots of them and once in a while I have to remind myself to use them more often. Here on my page (inspired by PageMaps, and Just Nick’s cutting files) I used some star shaped brads along the little border strip as a subtle accent. 




A really simple way to dress up brads is to tie a few loops or twine or jute and anchor them behind the brad before adding them to your project. Easy peasy!




I hope this inspires you to dig into your stash and use a brad or two, have a wonderful day!

Virginia Nebel

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  1. Deepa Lakshman May 10, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Thanks for reminding me to use up my brads.

  2. Treva May 10, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Nice LO, thanks for the reminder to use some of my brads on my projects. I like the looping idea!

  3. Violet May 10, 2016 at 11:44 am

    That is a good way to dress up plain brads. I’ll be putting that tip to good use when I do layouts for my grandsons….who don’t want flowers or glitter on their pages…but a twine bow behind a brad would be acceptable…boys are just miniature men!!!!

  4. Helen Gullett May 10, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Very creative way of decorating a page with brads. Thank you for the tips 🙂

  5. Sandy May 10, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I miss some of those really neat embellishments that aren’t in vogue right now like buttons, brads, bling, ribbon, eyelet brads and a few others! They still can really make a difference in a layout!

  6. MsWipz May 10, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I don’t have many brads.. but they are fun to use when I have something that matches 🙂

  7. Christine Kiehl May 10, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Love love love these layouts! Great use of shaped brads!! Thank you for sharing these!

  8. Debbie May 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I love my brads. I’m going to pull them out again. Thanks.

  9. Kelly A. Crowl May 10, 2016 at 12:43 pm


  10. Kim Thomas May 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Gorgeous layouts! Brads really do finish off a layout. Thank you for sharing. Take care, Kim 🙂

  11. Linda Tupper May 10, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Beautiful layouts. I love brads and still use them sometimes. I love the idea of looping around the bow. Love the look with using brads.

  12. MaryAnn N May 10, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Love the layouts

  13. Gisèle May 10, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Love the idea of twine and brad!

  14. Tona May 10, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Love what you did you the brad/bow.

  15. TracyM #6773 May 10, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    FABULOUS layouts!!!
    LOVE my brads!!!
    Great idea to dress them up, THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  16. Nina Oelke May 10, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I love brads 🙂

  17. Gina M May 11, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I love some of the new twists on old favorites. Thanks for always providing current content for your many admirers!

  18. Roxanne May 12, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Soo excited for this class! What a great idea!!! Such beautiful layouts!

  19. Kristina CraftyPaws May 13, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Great LO and awesome use of brads! I gotta get my old brads out. 🙂

  20. Teresa Medeiros May 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration as always Virginia! Your work is so beautiful. I especially love the nostalgic theme of going back to basics and using up our stash of brads. Lord knows I have a ton of my own I need to use up!

  21. Beverly Jordan May 15, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Virginia, I love your layout and my brads!! TFS!

  22. Leanne May 16, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Virginia, your two layouts are splendid!! Thanks for the great reminder that I need to take my brads out for a play date. 🙂

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