Post # 1
I am starting my invites, and was wondering what you ladies recommend for an adhesive! I printed my actual invitation on parchment paper, and am going to back it with cardstock. I did a few mock ups and tried Glue Dots and rubber cement. I wasn’t really a fan of either… the Glue Dots made bumps under the paper, and the rubber cement left residue around the edges.
I was thinking about trying double sided tape, or a high quality glue stick. Any ideas?? What’s worked well for you before?
Post # 3
I used doublesided tape to attach the backing to the wording part of our invitation and for the pocketfolds, glue dots worked best.
Post # 4
I used 3M sprayable adhesive. It worked well, but you really need to spray outside 🙂
Post # 5
I like double-stick tape, personally, but spray adhesive works well too and gives tackiness everywhere.
The other option is to purchase a xyron machine (you can get them from most craft stores and Michael’s has coupons all the time). That will turn any piece of paper into a sticker, essentially.
Post # 6
It really depends on the weight of the paper you’re using. I like glue dots for somethings, glue sticks for others, double-stick tape for yet others. The spray adhesive is good, too, but it can get out of control pretty easily. I’d say glue sticks are probably what I go to most often. I buy the great big ones for covering big areas and the little tiny ones for detail work.
With parchment, I’d probably use a glue stick.
Post # 7
On my save the date stuff I used the double sided tape that comes on the little roll on container. I am not sure what it is called though.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club
Spray adhesive for sure, but likd DG said, you have to do it outside.
If you buy it from a hardware store though (like Lowe’s), they sell it way cheaper than the fancy one at Michaels and it works better.
Post # 9
I’ve been using a scotch wrinkle free glue stick for my menues and it works perfect! I think I got it at Michaels or Target. For my invitations, I used thicker weight paper for the pocket, but the glue dot strips worked really well and didn’t cause bumps.
Post # 10
I used the red tape runners from Scrabook Adhesives and glue dots for my invites and I use them regularly for scrapbooking. They can be a little pricey so I stock up at Joanns and Michaels when they are on sale or I use my coupons. I think I used two runners to finish my invites.
Post # 11
Check out roll-on adhesives in the scrapbook aisle. It’s kind of like that write-out that is on a roller, but it’s tape. The tape is segmented, so it’s easily adaptable for different lengths. I use the Memories one, but really any scrapbook kind will work. No cutting or getting tape on your hands! They are super flat too, so they won’t be bumpy.
Post # 12
I used the tape-runner things, scrapbooking double-sided sticky tape and spray adhesive. I listed those in order of what I liked least to what I liked most. The tape runner was really obnoxious and I wasted alot of product. If the runner is not held at the exact right pressure and angle, the tape doesn’t come out and tape is wasted. I got really annoyed because I couldn’t get the tape out sometimes, especially towards the end of the roll as the tension was increasing on the roll. The scrapbooking double-sided tape was really easy, but the spray was even easier and faster.
Post # 13
Wow thanks so much for the suggestions ladies! I’m leaning towards double sided tape, but I have heard great things about the spray adhesive too.
I would love to try a xyron machine someday… drool… but I just don’t have the money right now! 😉
Post # 14
I agree, the spray adhesive would probably work the best with the parchment paper. The glue dots are much better used when putting together cardstocks and stuff.
Post # 15
I printed on vellum and had a backing, I attached using brads. No glue, no mess. I tied a bow on top of it so you couldn’t even see them.
Post # 16
I used Zip Dry. Worked awesome!