Thursday, October 7, 2010

Awesome Adhesives

Below is the perfect product if you're looking for a lightweight adhesive applicator.  I love how the tape has tiny 1/16" cuts which allows you to stop and start easily.  It has a great tack and likely the most user-friendly dispenser I've ever used.  To protect the tape end for storage, you can easily pop the cartridge out and put it in the dispenser backwards. Right now the 3 pack of replacement cartridges are discounted to $24.95.  A single replacement cartridge sells for $9.95. That's like getting the third one at 1/2 price.

This mother of all tape rolls is the best dimensional tape to raise card layers.  It does not shred when you go to cut it and it is easily doubled for a higher lift.  It will last you awhile, but it is worth investing in.

Kool Tak Micro Dots are the perfect answer to adhere vellum layers or small paper embellishments.  These tiny dots are wonderfully tacky and see-through at the same time.  You would simply press four corners of the vellum layer into the exposed dots and then apply the vellum to the card layer.  As in the picture below, simply place your punched flower onto the exposed dots, burnish gently and peel the flower off the acetate layer and place to card. This is less troublesome than using a glue pen for smaller objects.  

As far as tape runners go, this product really lives up to its name. It is extremely sticky and very easy to use and the right price at $3.50 for 8 yards.  There are no refills for this product. 

You might want to consider these products for your Christmas gift giving.  From stocking stuffers to under the tree presents, glue is both a staple and consumable for all crafters.

Couldn't leave a blog without showing you at least one card.  This is Stamp Barn's Loon.  The bird panel is raised with the foam tape. The background is just torn paper in different colours glued to a background panel and the edges are trimmed.

Happy Thanksgiving, see you next week.

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