My favorite thing about the Book Brads is that they coordinate realllllly well with the Book Washi Tape, so I wanted to use both products together. Of course, my lovely design team sister, Stephanie, recently made her own patterned paper using that same tape, so I had to think of an interesting variation. I decided to do a herringbone pattern. Which sounds a little fussy, but thanks to the strong vertical lines of the books, it was easy to trim the tape perfectly straight with a snip of the scissors. So I had the whole background covered in a jiffy.
Another thing I love about the Book Brads is that each package contains the same pile of books in two different colorways: a sort of neutral tan, as well as bright primary colors. It turns out they both look really nice with the tape, though. So I decided to make a bookmark, too.
All I had to do was adjust the shape of my computer generated text (the font is Comic Sans) and reprint. Since the size and shape was much more compact, I left off the Skinny Washi Tape, 4mm Summer Brads and Groucho-style Eye Glass Brads that I used on the card.
What's *YOUR* favorite quote? Because I'll bet you anything that there are brads in the Eyelet Outlet store that could help you illustrate it! ♥
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