Post # 1
I checked out the blog, and noticed Mrs. Snow Pea’s rave about her Tombo adhesive doohickey. So, i’ll go get one of those to stick my invites to the matting. *nods emphatically*
BUT…*dundundun* we have a ribbon we are wrapping AROUND the center of the invite to hold the RSVP card and directions/accomdations card on the back (ill slip them in between the ribbon and the invite itself)
I need an adhesive to stick the ribbon to itself in the back (am i meaking sense here?) but i dont know if the Tombo will work on the ribbon, like it works on the paper/cardstock.
Post # 3
I’m planning to do the same thing – I’m thinking glue dots.
Post # 4
Use Zots, a brand of glue dots – they make them from "reusable" to "Don’t bother touching your fingers together because they will stay that way" in strength.
You can grab em’ up anywhere that sells scrapbooking or craft materials.
Post # 5
I’ve received a few invitations that used glue dots to stick the ribbon and it was very secure.
Post # 6
I use totally heart tombo and actually use it to make cards (on the side). i use it for my ribbon as well and it works great. the only thing is, it is a little pricey – so you should definitely try to get the refills when they are on sale and make sure you use the permanent one. Another good option is the double sided tape they sell in the larger rolls (looks almost like thin masking tape, but it is invisible. It is more cost effective and works just as well. you can just cut it with your hands, so it’s really easy. I usually odn’t use glue dots because it makes a portion of the ribbon stick up. hth!
Post # 7
sorry, i meant to say, i use AND totally heart tombo 🙂 the double sided tape is also sold at michaels. (not the scotch one!)
Post # 8
The best and ultimate adhesive for me is Incredi-tape. It’s available at Paper Source. I’m a stationer/graphic designer and do wedding invites too. This is the only adhesive I trust that and will use. I did use the tombo before and the glue dots but this stuff will hold like none other. They’re a bit pricey at Paper Source (about $6 per roll…will last me about 150 invites to backings). They have different widths and are clear, so they’re perfect for ribbons. I can give you my personal guarantee!! Buy a roll and see if you like them. The only downside is that it’s a roll, no dispenser…
Post # 9
I used Glue Dots/Zots for the ribbons and it worked like a champ. You can get them at JoAnn’s and Michael’s.
Post # 10
for perfect, full bleed adhesive, the only choice is xyron. the machines are pricey, but the effect is perfection.
For ribbon, I have always used the Tombo.
Post # 11
The tombo didn’t really work that well for me on stardream paper so I used glue dots – also for the ribbon too!
Post # 12
I tried glue dots with the ribbon on my invites and you could see/feel the little dot through the ribbon (it was a high quality double faced satin ribbon). Being the picky one I am, I wanted it to be smooth for my invites. I prefer the little adhesive squares sold at Miichaels, JoAnn, etc. that are more commonly used for photos. I used the permanent ones, and if it’s skinny ribbon they have different sizes, too. They’re also on a roll, not a dispenser like Tombo. I used to use Tombo, but it got too pricey.
The Incredi-tape mentioned above sounds good, as well, though I haven’t tried that (I’m headed to Paper-Source today so I’ll try it, too and let you know).