Tips & Tricks Tool Review: Sept. 2010

by Megan Hoeppner

iTop tool from Imaginisce

Create your own personalized brads for your scrapbooks with the iTop Brad Maker from Imaginisce. This a user-friendly gizmo that will have you turning numerous mediums into your own brad-iful creations in just a couple of squeezes. Here's how it's done.


Make your own brad in three quick steps.


1. Select a medium (paper, photo, ribbon, etc.) and punch brad top.

Note: Imaginisce has designed punches to work with this tool so that preparing your brad top is effortless.

iTop Punch from Imaginisce


2. Insert punched brad top into rubber head (select head according to brad size-small, medium or large); layer metal shell over punched paper, smooth side down, fold paper around shell, and squeeze handle.

iTop Tool from Imaginisce


3. Position brad base in tool's metal head (selecting a size that matches size of the brad shell). Squeeze the handle to attach the two pieces; remove your finished brad.

iTop tool from Imaginsce


Have fun creating custom brads from a variety of mediums. Here are a few to get your creative wheels turning (from left to right: candy wrapper, fabric, ledger paper, ribbon):

customized brads

Take your customized brads a step further by inserting them into the center of a fair-ribbon scrapbooking accent. Learn more about that here.

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