Post # 1
hi all! i’m working on my STDs and wondering what the best way to attach cardstock layers is. double sided tape? xyron? i searched old posts and couldn’t seem to find too much information. i obviously want the most secure way that isn’t going to be visible to the recipients, and won’t come off easily…i can imagine how lame that would be for someone to pull an STD out of the envelope and the 2 pieces fall apart. hah.
Post # 3
I have used a lot of double sided tape (the kind in the roll on applicators) for scrapbooking. Since this really only applies a very thin strip of tape, usually it is not very secure. Also, many scrapbooking double sided tape is actually meant to be removable so you can fix your pages.
For scrapbooking, I use good old Elmers White Glue Sticks. You can find them at Walmart for 10cents on sale sometimes. If you apply a good amount of it, getting close to the corners and let it set for about an hour or so, that sucker won’t go anywhere. I have tried to use the scrapbooking brand gluesticks and I find they dry out very quickly and just aren’t as good as Elmers.
Unlike tradition glue that has a tendency to warp paper or whatever, I have never had that problem with the glue sticks.
Post # 4
I used a roll on dispenser that left little glue dots on the paper. It was adjustable at first but became permanent.
It was like this one:
Post # 5
i am a huge fan of elmers…when it dries it never is shiny, which is great.
I was also thinking that rubber cement might work well, too…just apply it, let it sit for a moment to get extra “sticky” and then press to whatever you are sticking it to.
If you are looking for your STDs to last some time, I would hesitate with double stick tape, since after a bit of time it dires up and will separate the papers. Also if it does un-stick, you see where the tape had been (usually discolored paper there).
Post # 6
I swear by Zip Dry Paper glue (you can get it at Michaels). I tried double-sided acid-free tape and the dots and my layers didn’t stick, I had more metallic type paper. Ended up redoing over 100 invites with the Zip Dry.
Post # 7
Thanks for the feedback so far! So it seems that the consensus is that xyron or the 3M double sided tape that rolls on are not good options? Any other input would be appreciated. Thank you!
Post # 8
My seating cards and menus and several other paper goods were double layered. I used double sided tape for most of them, tan out, and used Elmers glue stick for the rest. With the Elmers, you have to make sure you layer it. A lot. If you do one swipe its going to come off, coat the entire back
Post # 9
@Kelly – So the double sided tape did work well for you?
What is tan out?
Post # 10
I love my xyron, but not for this–it’s best used when it sticks to itself. It has trouble staying together because it’s kind of a gummy glue.
I would recommend any glue sticks, or as others have said, zip-dry. If you use glue dots/tape rollers, make sure they are permanent. It should say that somewhere on the label (a lot of people don’t usually look for that notation)!