Post # 1
I arrived home to a package containing my wonderful invitations. After my excitement; I realized that my "DIY" custom invitations would now need to be adhered. Hmmm…I figured I’d so something like sticky dots, but the more I think I about it, I’m not sure if that is the best way to place the invitations on their cardstock backing. I need help! If you have been in this predicament, what type of glue/dots/tape/ did you use? I read a website that suggested using a Xyron 500…is this a good idea? I just want to make sure their neatly and securely placed on their backings. Thanks a bunch!
Post # 3
Ooh ooh ooh!! I did the same thing, applied my invites to their cardstock backings and then into the pocketfolds. The BEST glue is Zip Dry Paper Glue. No bubbles, no wrinkles, dries fast, and you only need a tiny bit so it lasts forever! I did all 140 of my invitations (multiple layers) with 3/4 of one bottle. I got mine from http://www.cardsandpocketsstore.com, and specifically here but I think I’ve seen it at AC Moore as well. Just as a note, I also have a Xyron 500, but prefer it for smaller items, I think I would go through the cartridge way too fast and this glue is so much cheaper!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2022 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
I still swear by double-faced Scotch/3M tape along all edges. It sticks and keep things flat and non-bubbly.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
I also used double stick tape for mine, but my mom used this stuff for the envelope liners and it was amazing:
Post # 6
I’m using a gluestick to adhere cardstock invitations to the enclosure.
Post # 7
I used Zot’s from http://www.papersource.com and worked like a dream.
Post # 8
I used scotch brand double sided tape. It works great =)
Post # 9
You can try a tape runner (kind of like the white out ones).
Post # 10
DO NOT USE A GLUE STICK!!!!
my dad made a mock up of my invite which has multiple layers of paper and cardstock, and the glue stick doesn’t bond well when it dries!
i’ve been testing different things out and here’s what i’ve found to work best:
tombo permanent adhesive –
you can get it at michael’s (not cheap but it’s very effective) – buy the refillable kind…. also michael’s has a 50% off coupon out through the 31st so go stock up ! to conserve the adhesive line all corners then about an inch at the each middle edge (i hope this makes sense) no need to waste it on the dead center of the stock.
i’ve used my xyron 500 to back my invites to their layered paper and carstock backing… yest it does require many refills… again you can get the refills at michael’s 1/2 off = $7.50 – or i never thought i’d be endorsing wal mart… but they sell the xyron 500 for $20 and the refills for $9.99
that’s the best route to go… honestly don’t skimp on the adhesive, especially when dealing with cardstock! trust me…
hope this helps!
Post # 11
Aside from just getting married a few months ago, I own a custom invitation business.. and for all of my adhesive, I go with 3M. There are tons of other options.. and I have used (or tested) many of them. Cost is definitely an issue and there are some alternatives. I totally agree… NO GLUE STICKS
Post # 12
I just … literally a half hour ago … just got done adhearing all of the invites, ribbon and monogram square to the pocketfolds and I used double sided tape. It seems to work well but I now have very dry skin on my right thumb and forefinger. That was the only not-fun part.
Post # 13
The link you posted seems to not be working. Can you post the name of the product your mom used for the liners? I am about to start that project and am really interested to know what she used. Thanks a bunch!
Post # 14
I used Duck <span class=”headerblk”>Permanent Easy Stick® Adhesive Rollers for my invitation layers (2 layers of cardstock). You can buy a 4-pack from Walmart ($10) or Joann’s ($13 and use their 40% off coupon). It works really well and won’t kill your hands!
Zots also stick really well but since it’s a bit thick, it does not lay the paper flat on the invite.
Post # 15
I’ve been making envelopes for our letterpress invites and am now a firm believer in tape runners (a funky little plastic dispenser that dispenses a ribbon of adhesive – very much like I’ve seen with whiteout, but oh so much better). The actual product I’m using is:
Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner XL
50 feet of acid-free permanent bond goodness. Just ran a bit around your edge and you’ve got a flat lovely definitely will stick finish. It’s working really well for the envelopes and the cost was only $4.60 at Paper Source. They sell refills as well.
Post # 16
If price is no object, the Xyron is your best bet. I’m seriously in love with mine – but I did use a 50% off coupon to purchase it (bringing the 900 model down to $60) and save all of the 50% off coupons I see in the news paper (for Michael’s) and buy the cartdriges for only $15 (normally $30). As long as you have coupons, it’s actually not a bad deal – if you’re going to use it for other things. For a one time invitation making session? Go with the memory tape.