Reported by Martha Bonneau
When I first saw the Chatterbox Easy Bradmaker Kit as I was shopping at Craft Fancy the other day I stopped, looked at it, thought “that’s the last thing I need” and continued my shopping. For some odd reason I came back to it and decided that it was just the very thing I needed and it ended up in my basket. Hmmmm, so I can make my own brads with fun & vintage images…sign me up! In the kit you get everything you need to make 27 customized brads. In the kit you get:
- 3 different size punches
- 27 metal brads 9 each of 3 different sizes/styles
- “Crystals” to go over your images
- Adhesive spots
They say easy, and they are not kidding. In just a few simple steps you can whip up a brad that matches your project perfectly. The first thing you do is decide what size punch & brad you will need for your image and then punch it out.
Next you apply the crystal over your image, then use the enclosed adhesive to apply it to your brad. There were a couple of things I learned pretty quickly: first, you need to be very careful and make sure you do not touch the back of the crystal before applying; if you do you have forever preserved your fingerprint along with your image! Second, the adhesive spots that come with the kit are a little tricky to peel off the sheet without getting glooped up. I ended up using Glue Dots to adhere the image to the brad.
- Easy to use, seriously could not be easier
- Love that everything is included in the kit
- A little pricey; the kit I purchased was $27.00
- Refills seem to be a bit hard to come by
Have you played with this cool way to customize your projects? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!