Today’s post is a little stamping/paper crafting tool time tip.
Adhesive is very important to us paper crafters, right? Really, what would be do without it? I cannot remember a project that I put together without it.
I’m asked frequently what kind of adhesive I use, well I have found my favorite adhesive to be the Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue that comes in the little green bottle, Stampin’ Up! item number 110755, $3.95. I use to use the Snail Adhesive/tape runner for everything, but I had a problem with getting my paper layers straight when I would stick them together, probably operator error, lol. But when I tried the Tombo Liquid Glue I was in heaven because it gives you a moment to shift your layers right where you want them by sliding them. Also, you will not see any warping of your paper and your projects will not fall apart. The glue bottle has a large (bottom) and small (top) applicator tip. I always use the small one.
Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with other adhesives, this is just my preference. I’m just saying. . . . . . . .. .
See below how little of the glue is needed. All you need is the thinnest of lines of glue 1/4″ in from the edge and your project will be stuck together like glue, lol, ya know I had to say it, grin. Also, this glue goes a long, long way and is very cost effective.
Now at my workshops I find the smartest stampers. They always have great tips to share. Here is one from my Dayton workshops recently: Keep a small candle holder on your desk and turn your glue bottle upside down in the candle holder and the glue will remain at the tip right where you need it for the next application. No shaking the bottle to get it to go to the tip when you are using it. This saves a bit of time. 🙂 Note: when you finish creating for the day you will want to put the cap back on the bottle. This was one idea that when I heard it I had to say DUHHHH! Why didn’t I think of that, lol.
Before closing for today here is a couple friendly reminders so you don’t miss out:
Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration sales period runs from January 24 – March 31, 2012. During this sales period you will receive your choice of a free stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog for every $50 in product you order. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THIS YEAR’S SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG! You won’t want to miss out on the sale-a-bration sets, paper and embellishments.
Don’t miss out on my Customer free stamp set program. Check it out! Along with a thank you card from me for your order you will receive a token for each $50 in product you order using me as your demonstrator. After you have collected 10 tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choosing, a value of $39 or less. Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up: CLICK HERE TO SHOP. My free stamp set program will be an on going program. 🙂
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May your day be filled to the brim with excitement!
Until my next post. . . . . . . .
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