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Old 01-13-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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I've noticed some BEAUTIFUL cards at scs and was wondering--how do you get your brads positioned so perfectly? Especially those in a straight row--they always seem to be spaced evenly and aligned. Is there a secret to this? Thanks!!
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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i use the template from the SU crafter's tool kit. it's has a hole template and paper piercer so you can pierce holes exactly then add your brads.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:16 PM   #3
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I use either a paper-piercing guide or an A2-sized piece of plastic needlepoint mesh/canvas. Makes it very easy!
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In an emergency you can use the holes from a spiral-bound piece of paper!

But I use my paper piercing guide too.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:48 PM   #5
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I don't have a piercing guide so I do mine a different way.

I line up the brads where I want them and while they're closed, I indent the point of the brad into the CS just to make a slight impression. Then I make a dot with a pencil where the impression is, poke it with a thumbtack and then follow through the brad.

I'm sure the paper piercer is a much more efficent way - this is just the way I've always done it and my stamping budget is so, so limited that I find ways to sort of cut corners in those types of places.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:22 PM   #6
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I use my two hole punch from Stampin Up. Even if I want more then the two I use the last of the two holes as a guide and punch again with one of the punch going through an already punched hole. And so on for as many holes as I need. Understand? Clear as mud, right? I never thought of the paper piercer, I'll give that a try maybe that will be better.
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i also use the guide that comes in the mat pack.


i used to just use a ruler and make a dot where i wanted them to be and then use a paper piercer.


good luck finding what works best for you!
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I use a paper piercer and the mat pack from SU. Works great!
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Same here, SU Tool Kit...same for paper piercing...
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i use the template from the SU crafter's tool kit. it's has a hole template and paper piercer so you can pierce holes exactly then add your brads.
I do the same thing!!
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I use the Zero Hero Centering Ruler which I purchased at my LSS.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:33 PM   #12
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These are all great suggestions!
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Tim Holtz makes a nice ruler with holes for paper piercing also....
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I use the plastic canvas too.
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Love the SU template and piercing tool to align brads evenly!
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This is too funny. . . mine aren't always straight and as soon as I read your question, I said "Oh! I bet they use the mat pack and piercing tool!" HA! I'm going to do that from now on
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I too use a needlepoint mesh piece - both the square one and the round one
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