Seriously guys, I luuurve these new plier thingys!!! I've been using them all day and they're good for cutting off the the extra ends of brads too.
For those brads I've been burning a small hole in the ribbon where I want the brad and then I thread the back thingys through. Then I fold them back like they're intended, cut off the extra, and glue the ribbon down where it's supposed to go. I actually tried to pull one off and it didn't budge! I know someone was worried glue wouldn't be enough.