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rsjj
03-23-2006, 06:37 PM
what type of adhesive should i use? i am making invitations for a baby shower. am using cardstock. anything you can recommend? or would work well? thank you in advance! :flower:

cryssi
03-23-2006, 06:51 PM
how big are the pieces you are gluing? I'm a big fan of the Xyron creata-a-sticker machines...used them on our wedding favors! :) There's virtually no mess like if you were to use a glue stick, liquid adhesive, spray mount, etc. Also, you get sticky on your entire piece, not just strips like double stick tape.

hth! :)

disneyfreakk
03-23-2006, 10:16 PM
I like this (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82039&PRODID=77007) for matting and glue dots (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82039&PRODID=47668)! or foam dots (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82039&PRODID=140181) if you want something to be raised. ;)

the links are in blue :sunny:

rsjj
03-23-2006, 10:34 PM
i have to glue the sides to make like a pocket thing. and need to matt the info thing (cardstock) onto another color cardstock. can i use those adhesives thing for scrapbooking? like the ones you use to stick photos onto the papers? or should i use something else?

thanx for the link. the mono adhesive...is that only for paper projects? or is that the same thing as for photos?

again, thank you!! :flower:

disneyfreakk
03-24-2006, 12:09 AM
If you need to glue your card together then mono makes a power bond tape thing like the one in the link i showed you. just dont make any mistakes if you use this because there is no turning back once two peices of paper come together! I use the mono adhesive for all my scrapbooking, and yes it is photo safe.

Also, if you are needing to cut the mats for your cards either buy a personal paper trimmer (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82045&PRODID=130029) or go to your local scrapbook store and ask to use theirs so you get a even edge.

cryssi
03-24-2006, 10:26 AM
I totally agree about the paper trimmer, but I would get a rotary trimmer(Fiskars makes one, but I have a Carl). I first got an el cheapo $12 or $15 razor paper trimmer and it didn't cut straight. Here's the Carl, and they come in larger sizes too:

http://image.herrschners.com/itm_img/WW725669.jpg (http://www.herrschners.com/products/sku-725669__id-3208__tab-.html)

They're about 40 bucks, but worth it. I ran out and got one for wedding stuff, and you get a clean, straight line. Ok, if you have one already, sorry! LOL

Oh, and I think for what you are doing, that Mono glue thing that disneyfreakk posted will work great. :)

disneyfreakk
03-24-2006, 10:58 AM
cryssi,

Does that rotary trimmer lock down or does the clear part flip up and down without locking? I bought the fiskars rotary trimmer and I HATE it! I might look into this one because I have noticed that I have to be careful in order to make straight lines with my fiskars personal trimmer, but it is so much easier to use than that crap that i bought the first time.! LOL

TIA

cryssi
03-24-2006, 12:07 PM
disneyfreakk,

nothing flips up, you slide your paper underneath that bar area, press down hard on the cutter (that blue rectangle pad) and slide it down. There is a self-healing strip underneath the blade that is replaceable. I bought this one b/c DH's cousin had one. I saw it at Staples the other day on sale for 19.99, actually, so you might want to check that out. I paid 39.99. The straightedge, since it does not flip up and down doesn't move, which is probably what you are looking for! :) They also have an 18" cutter, which will be a bit more expensive (I have the 12").

We trimmed our DVD inserts, programs, placecards, and table names with it, and everything came out looking nice, straight, and professional. :) good luck and let me know how it goes! :)

c

disneyfreakk
03-24-2006, 12:25 PM
thank you cryssi I will look into that! I have the fiskars rotary trimmer ... it has grey foam where you are supposed to slide the paper through, was I supposed to take that off?? LOL, maybe thats why my paper wont slide through!

We dont have a staples here so I will have to shop around for one. Thank you agian for your help! And I dont mind spending a bit more for a quality tool that I plan on using forever! ;)

cryssi
03-24-2006, 01:24 PM
here's the page on staples.com for all the CARL trimmers. note that you can get the "heavy duty" ones for $100+ LOL

CARL trimmers (http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesSearch?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&categoryId=10198&cmArea=SEARCH&searchClassId=10198&keyword=paper+trimmers&actualKeyword=CARL&searchSkuCount=8&compChartFlag=true&searchUnsumUrl=searchresults&searchSumUrl=searchresultssummary&errorUrl=searchnoresults&fromUrl=searchresultssummary&cmArea=SEARCH)

here's mine (http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&productId=85696&cmArea=SEARCH).

oh hey! it's 19.99 on the staples site...even with shipping it might be worth it!

You do have to periodically replace the blade and cutting mat strip, but here's a tip, you can turn the strip 4 ways before you have to replace it - rotate it like a mattress...top to bottom, back to front...does that make sense? :)

rsjj
03-25-2006, 01:04 AM
If you need to glue your card together then mono makes a power bond tape thing like the one in the link i showed you. just dont make any mistakes if you use this because there is no turning back once two peices of paper come together! I use the mono adhesive for all my scrapbooking, and yes it is photo safe.

Also, if you are needing to cut the mats for your cards either buy a personal paper trimmer (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82045&PRODID=130029) or go to your local scrapbook store and ask to use theirs so you get a even edge.


thanx!! am heading out to michael's to get the mono adhesive thing. will also look into that powerful bond tape thing you mentioned. but i don't think i'll need that super powerful stuff...

and i do have a paper trimmer thing. a big one, and a personal little one.

again, thanx you guys, for all the info & suggestions!! really appreciate it! :flower:

disneyfreakk
03-25-2006, 10:40 PM
Cryssi,

I lucked out and found one at Sams for $21-$22 !!! YEA! I havent used it yet, but its REALLY nice! Thanks agian for your help.

cryssi
03-27-2006, 10:53 AM
excellent! I hope you like it, let me know!

rsjj - sorry for turning your thread into one about paper cutters! lol let us know how the invites come out! :)

c

calanniebu
03-27-2006, 11:31 AM
two thumbs up :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 for Mono Adhesive Dispenser & Refill ... I just used that for all of my wedding save the dates ... I have also used good old double sided scotch tape for card making ... it seems to also work great ... the mono is just quicker! ;)