Post # 1
I finished my DIY pocketfolds a few weeks ago. I used Super Tacky tape from The Paper Source make the pocket part of the invitation. I had read on several blogs that this was the best tape out there. I also had read that it worked best if you put the tape on both sides of the paper so that it was really tape adhearing to tape. A few days after I finished almost all of them started coming apart. I decided to take a few of them and go over the taped part with a bone folder to really press it down. I then put them under some heavy books for a few days. I thought this did the trick but now they are coming apart again! I am so discouraged and frustrated by this. I have spent so much time and money on these and now they aren’t even sticking together. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Post # 3
What about a basic glue stick.
Post # 4
I spent $30 on scrapbook doublesided tape and almost every one of them separated the matted invite from the exterior pocketfold. You should get a glue stick, I just bought the purple one that dries clear. Put some in between the tape and then lay a heavy weight on them for about an hour. None of them separate now. Should have done that from the start and saved a lot of money.
Post # 5
Interesting. I used the purple elmers glue stick, and every single thing I glued with it came apart so that I had to go back and redo everything with double sided tape. Maybe the effectiveness depends on your climate or something….
Post # 6
This makes me scared for my pocketfolds….I bought some tape that is supposed to be “permanent” and for cardstock (at Michael’s). I ordered the paper last week so I’ll have to make one pocketfold using the tape and see how it’s holding together a few days later before I continue! EEK!
Post # 7
I used some scrapbooking roler adhesive and they all came apart. I just bought a Scotch 3M brand large roller (it’s pink) and that stuff sticks like cement!!! LOL I got it from Michael’s with a coupon.
Of course now I have changed my mind about actual pocketfolds. I am simply gluing my invite to a backer, but I still need the roller for envelope liners too.
Post # 8
Okay I just made 3 pocketfolds and it looks like the stuff I bought is going to work really well. I tried peeling it off and the pocket part is STUCK. I put a layer on the actual card and I also put it on the pocket so maybe that helps. Then I stuck them under a heavy book for an hour. I got this at Michael’s — they have a few different types that are for differen things (vellum, repositional, etc) so make sure you get the “permanent” stuff!
Post # 9
If you have extra budget to spare, check out cardsandpockets.com. They have affordable pocketfolds. The way I see it, instead on spending trying to remedy it still with the risk of it falling apart esp when youre guests receive it, I wouldn’t take chances. 😉
Post # 10
AdTech permanent glue runner…the BEST! Used on my pocketfold invitations without a probleM! Have been using it for years for tough projects needing superhold…
Post # 11
p.s. you can get AdTech mainly at Michaels