Post # 1
I’m putting together my invitations this weekend and I am hoping to get some GLUE recommendations. Here’s my inspiration invitation. Basically, I need glue to mount the invitation on 80 weight cover paper which is then glued to 100 weight cardstock. Simple. Some people have gone with glue dots but I don’t know if the un – glue dotted portion will lift. What about double stick tape? Or that adhesive tape in the dispenser (which I think is expensive)?
What did you use for your DIY invites and do you have a recommendation of what NOT to use? Thank you!
Post # 3
Do not use glue. Use double-sided tape. It’s awesome and it won’t bunch up or get messy like glue.
Post # 4
Go to your local hobby lobby and get a good double sided tape in the scrapbooking section.
Using glue will make the invitations very stiff (which the p.o. almost wanted to charge me a surcharge for)
and it can also make them “bow up” on one side or in the middle.
Post # 5
I used an xyron machine. We use pocketfold invitations has essentially had to mount the invitation twice. It was quick and easy and won’t peel off at all. Downside – all the refill cartridges can add up in price if your concerned about that.
Post # 6
I bought this to use for my programs, its dispenses many tiny glue dots, instead of one big glue dot at a time..
Post # 7
Personally, I’ve been using 3M photo mount spray glue. It’s awesome. Sort of stinky, so do it in your garage or outdoors.
Post # 8
OOh so many options! Thank you! Will let you know how it turns out…
Post # 9
I’ve used rubber cement because it doesn’t get the paper wrinkled, and you can peel pages apart if you don’t have them lined up the way you want. Or spray adhesive-but that’s permanent!
Post # 10
I second the vote for the adhesive dot roller! You’ll need a few of them, but they work great. I found that double-sided tape didn’t stick so well because of the texture of the paper I used – it was metallic/coated paper stock from cardsandpockets.com, and looks similar to your photo. Spray glue could also work, but I would test it with your paper.
Post # 11
An ATG is awesome and will hold up really well… get it at michaels or joanns with a coupon nothing you put on there will be going anywhere!
Post # 12
or yes, i agree with the glue dot runner… just make sure it says “permanent” and make sure you get a few refills… you will need them. With the ATG you should have enough to not need to purchase additional refills.
here is what a glue do runner looks like
hope this helps;)
Post # 13
oh i didn’t look at the time LOL these are probably long done by now hahah why do they do that on “related posts” haha duh!
Post # 14
@Ronneykay: No, no, thank you so much! You’re helping other brides, too! I am almost done and I ended up trying both glue dots and double stick tape. I’ve tried the Scotch double stick and the double stick tape with the backing on the top (if that makes sense). I LOVED The one with the backing on the top, because you can set them all up and then peel the backings off all at once, whereas the scotch one you couldn’t. I didn’t quite like the glue dots….
Thank you all!