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Tutorial: Creating Rhinestone Gems from Stampin’ Up! brads

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Have you ever wanted to add embellishments to one-layer cards, without it ruining the look on the inside?

I really wanted to add some bling to these simple, clean cards but I didn’t want the pins from the brads to show on the inside. With multi-layer cards it’s easy… you just add the brads to the top layer only, and then attach that layer to the card base. Problem solved. You can’t do that with one-layer cards though.

Today I’m sharing a trick that’s been around for ages, but it is sure is a beauty. Simply grab a Stampin’ Up! brad (the Fire and Ice circle and square brads look fantastic), and follow the steps below to extract the gem.

Step 1


Choose a Rhinestone Brad
(p149 Idea Book & Catalogue)




Step 2


Pull the pins (legs) apart to expose the back of the brad





Step 3



Using a sharp tool (hobby knife or the ends of your scissors), pry open the two clasps holding the rhinestone brad





Step 4


The rhinestone should come out quite easily, but you might have to give it a gentle push. Be careful not to scratch the front of the gem with your blade.






Push the gem onto a Mini Glue Dot (p154 IB&C).


Your gem is now ready to use.



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Happy stamping,


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