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Old 04-29-2007, 12:03 PM   #1  
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Default Brads, ribbons on inside of card --

New to cardmaking and wondered what you all do on the inside of your card to hide the brads and ends of ribbon, etc.? Anything or do you just neatly let them show?

I don't have brads or many embellishments but plan on getting some mini brads. Are they the most versatile size?

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Welcome - When you layer cardstock, you would put the brads, ribbon on the cardstock, then layer onto the "card" cardstock. Nothing on the inside of the card on the left side. Hope this makes sense.
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I never realized it was bad form for them to show on the left side inside the card. This honestly never occurred to me. No one has ever said anything to me (including my upline). How embarrassing - no wonder my paper lasts so long...
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Don't be a bit embarrassed. Some like them covered and others don't give a hoot. I don't even notice it. I just love getting handmade cards!
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Welcome - When you layer cardstock, you would put the brads, ribbon on the cardstock, then layer onto the "card" cardstock. Nothing on the inside of the card on the left side. Hope this makes sense.
Welcome Maxell! Sometimes I do what Peachi_177 says and the brads, etc are on one of the top layers of cs. But it depends where I want to place them in my design. For instance, in this card my eyelets are in the corners and so they will show through on the inside unless I put something inside to cover them. I didn't for this card. Sometimes I do add a layer to the inside cover of the card if I feel it looks really messy but it's a matter of personal preference. I don't think there's anything wrong with leaving the inside bits uncovered and frankly sometimes I just don't have time to go to that level of detail.
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As far as the embellishments...I like the mini brads best. I don't even use eyelets anymore. I bought a bunch of variety packs from Oriental Trading Company. I also bought their embellishment cases (they have tic-tac like containers inside larger clear cases). Now I have lots of colors!

Sometimes I cover mine and sometimes I don't. Depends on how far ahead I think and if the card is a single layer or multilayer card.

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I like to hide the inside of my cards that have any embellishments showing through -- that's just me. So I will usually make a "card front" and then when its all done, adhere it to my folded cardstock. Then everything is hidden. I've seen people not hide things and if it doesnt bother them, that's okay too! I just like the cleaner look of it being hidden.
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I am one of the "let 'em show" variety. Sometimes my layout works out that brads *don't* show, but I honestly do not worry about it.
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Thanks everyone for sharing your ideas.

When I go into the city Friday I plan to get a few mini brads to start off with. I will have a 40% off coupon for one item at Hobby Lobby which I can put to good use; sure wish they had the Cuttlebug. Plan to check out Joann's and Michael's while there. We just have a mid size Wal-Mart Super-Center and a Dollar General store where I live so my selections are sparse. The Cuttlebug is $69.99 at Joann's Online; may have to ask for that for Mother's Day.

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I have been stamping cards and scrapbooks for over 6 years now and for the first time one month ago a long standing friend and customer told me that I should try to hide my ribbon under my layers whenever possible. I do do this sometimes and never really thought much of it until she said something to me. I think you need to do whatever feels right for you and your project. As far as I know there is no real direction on one's own creativity until it is done. Good luck and have fun doing it. Happy Stampin.
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I am one of the "let 'em show" variety. Sometimes my layout works out that brads *don't* show, but I honestly do not worry about it.
That's pretty much what I was thinking!
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I think it is a matter of personal choice - there is no right or wrong method.

I like the "clean" look inside for my cards, so I always make the card front separate with all the embellishments, and then attach it to the folded card stock.

I saw a good tip somewhere though, if you decide you really wish you could add some brads and you've already glued down your card front.

Take a pair of wire snippers and cut off the prongs on the brad, and then attach the brad head to the card with a glue dot.
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i always start with a white card 'base' (1/2 sheet CS)
i build a card 'front' (1/4 sheet CS) and attach it to the 'base'
this hides everything!
hope this helps! happy stamping!
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I adhere the brads through my cardstock as usual- keeps it all together, and no pre-planning necessary.
I use a piece of smooth finish high quality printer paper and make a liner for the inside. It makes for a nice professional looking finish. cut it slightly smaller than your card, then you can either run a line of glue along the fold, or I use a spray adhesive on the left side of the liner and leave the right side loose. let me know if I need to clarify more- I have a hard time writing out directions.
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I'm another of the "make a front, and stick it on the base" types. It's just personal preference, but I like a clean inside to the card.

I love using brads and such, but I often don't use the prongs...I just cut them off and glue the brad on...I'm not actually using it to fasten anything; just for embellishment, so this works fine...and it's less of a mess, too.
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I'm of the "clean" card type. I like to hide my prongs and ribbon ends under cardstock. Also, I rarely use eyelets now. Brads are so much cuter! Welcome to the addiction!
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