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Old 01-01-2010, 01:44 PM   #15
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OK, had to jump in on this one. AC Moore is discontinuing the I Top and all its accessoreis so everything is 50% off. I loaded up. There is a learning curve and they are a little "fiddly" but I found fabric and sticky back canvas make the best looking brads. See Tim Holtz blog for his use of them during his 12 tags series. For the paper ones, if you mist a paper towel (doubled) heavily and them press your cutout between the folds to dampen it first, it makes a smoother brad without the little pleats on the side. Also a thin coat of glue helps make them smooth. The mechanism is similar to the old button covering tools but you have the prongs on the brad when you're done. I decided to keep it because I think it has possibilities. There is a video on You Tube from Imaginesce about using the damp paper towel and she also rolls the finished brad on it's edge to sharpen the look up some.

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