Eyelets, Nail Heads & Brads

Supplies Needed

Eyelet Hole Punch, Regular Paper Hole Punch or Long Reach Hole Punch: To make a hole in paper for the eyelet to fit into. It’s best to match the size of the hole punch to the size of the eyelet being set. For brads most hole sizes will work, but don’t make the hole bigger than the front of the brad.
Eyelet Setter*: Tool that will crimp back of eyelet to hold it in place. There are different sizes of eyelets and you should have the right size setter for the eyelet.
Small Hammer or Mallet: To crimp back of eyelet when used with eyelet setter.
Small Mat: Many feel the best result is gotten if there is a mat between the eyelet to be set and a flat surface.
Eyelets: Available in 3 basic sizes in every color imaginable. Eyelets can be traditional (round hole) or as a specialty in shapes like stars, hearts, flowers and more.
Brads: Available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Has 2 prongs on back.
Nailheads: Available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Has several prongs on back.
*There is an all in one eyelet hole and eyelet setter tool available.

Step-by-Step

Eyelets

  1. Punch hole where you want to place an eyelet.
  2. Slip eyelet into hole. Remember to place the eyelet so the back of the eyelet is coming out to the back/wrong side of your project.
  3. Place project on mat. Place eyelet setter so that sits on top of the back of the eyelet.
  4. Tap the top of the eyelet setter firmly with your hammer or mallet. Tap until back of eyelet is flush. Keep in mind that eyelets vary in metal firmness. One brand may need only one tap while another may need 2-3.

Brads

  1. Punch hole where you want to place a brad. Make sure hole is smaller than brad front.
  2. Place brad into hole with right side on top and prongs to the back of your page or project.
  3. Separate prongs and spread flush with paper.
  4. Brads can help you bring movement within your design. For example attach arms or legs with a brad and the arm or leg can move.

Nail Heads

  1. Gently push nail head down into paper, piercing the paper with nail head prongs. This is easiest if you use a cushion or self-healing mat.
  2. Turn paper over and gently push prongs down with a wood craft stick or other flat tool. Be careful, prongs are sharp.

Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday! It is a hot one here in Oregon, which makes it a perfect day to stay inside and craft…but really when isn’t it a perfect day to craft? But let’s get to why you are all here, Free Stuff Friday! Today I have a Doodlebug Cute & Crafty Value Bundle to give away.

The Doodlebug Cute & Crafty Value Bundle has absolutely everything you are going to need to make many amazing projects with this collection. This kit includes seven sheets of 12 x 12 inch double-sided papers, stickers, alphabets, borders, ribbons, a kite kit, doilies, brads, buttons, tokens, sequins, and more. All these products are in coordinating colors and will give you countless hours of crafting fun.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What is your favorite Olympic Sport to watch?

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Free Stuff Friday!!

It’s Friday again and we’ve got a great gift to give away today. One lucky winner will receive this Doodlebug My Punny Valentine Value Bundle!

Doodlebug My Punny Valentine Value Bundle contains 9 double-sided 12 in. x 12 in. cardstock sheets, one 12 in. x 12 in. sticker sheet, food stickers, washi tape, heart sequins, dimensional cardstock stickers, brads, and more. Designs include: hearts, food, flowers, stripes, glitter, captions, and more. Captions read: kissable, be mine, we’re the perfect pair, you make life a little sweeter, and more. Some feature crushed velvet or glitter embellishments.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What craft supply to you LOVE?

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!

Welcome to Monday. I hope your week is off to a good start, and I know it will be for at least one of you. Congratulations to…Gail Plaskiewicz you won the Fiskars Gel Pens!

Fiskars Gel Pen Value Set includes glitter, neon, metallic, swirl and 2 Black Pens. Tip sizes vary from 0.8 to 1.0 mm. The free-flowing, acid-free ink applies to both light and dark paper easily. 48 pc.

The winning answer to “What product would you seriously stockpile if you found out they weren’t going to sell it anymore?” is…

”I don’t know. I love so many things and I can’t imagine say for instance card stock going out entirely. Okay, lets see. Seed beads although I have enough to start my own store. Card stock although I have a ton too. Twinkling H20’s. Rubber stamps. Yellow ink as yellow is my favorite color. Brads and eyelets. I don’t think I need to go on.”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

A Quick, Beautiful Card for Mom

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

It’s not too late to show mom how much you love her with this very special card.  Tell her that May 14th or any day is her day with the fabulous In Bloom Collection by My Mind’s Eye.  The layers of cardstock behind the patterned paper make this line of paper even more amazing.

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!!

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We’ve got a fun prize to give away this week, so let’s get right to it. Congratulations to… Linda! Enjoy your color therapy!

Vera Bradley Paisley Patterns Coloring Book. Featuring authentic Vera Bradley designs, each eye-catching illustration is printed on one side only of extra-heavy, acid-free, 200-year paper. On the back of each page is the name of the design, a cheerful quote, and lines for personal notes. You will also win 50 seven inch sharpened colored pencils!

The winning answer to “What is your favorite Mexican dish?” is…

“I love a good, crispy chimichanga with a side of margarita 🙂”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday and Happy Cinco de Mayo! Let’s celebrate with a super fun prize. This week’s winner will receive a coloring book and a pack of colored pencils!

Vera Bradley Paisley Patterns Coloring Book. Featuring authentic Vera Bradley designs, each eye-catching illustration is printed on one side only of extra-heavy, acid-free, 200-year paper. On the back of each page is the name of the design, a cheerful quote, and lines for personal notes. You will also win 50 seven inch sharpened colored pencils!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winner and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What is your favorite Mexican dish?

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