(Closed) Best adhesive for backing cardstock

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would try glue dots. I bought those for a DIY guestbook thing and they stuck quite well. I used the adhesive tape (for scrapbooking) for my invitations and despite my best efforts to press hard and be generous, they didn’t always arrive intact and “stuck” at the intended location.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve been using Zip Dry on cardstock for our programs and it’s been great! No wrinkles in the paper and it’s made for scrapbooking. Each bottle is about $6 and I’ve been able to do about 48-60/bottle.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I use permanent ATG transfer tape.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Double sided tape or glue dots.  I used tacky glue for my DIY invites, but unless you’re pretty experienced with liquid glues on paper/cardstock, I don’t recommend it.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

This is great… I have been wondering the same thing!  Thanks for the advice 🙂

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

glue dots are the best way to go. They come in different sizes and thicknesses. I would recommend the one on the dispenser if you dont work with them often.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I used Terrifically Tacky Tape to make my cardstock pocketfolds.  It works amazing, but is a little time-consuming.  I needed something heavy-duty so that my pockets would stay on.  If you’re wanting to glue thick cardstock to thick cardstock that is definitely the way I would go. 

For less heavy-duty, but equally successful glueing, I used Ad Tech’s PERMANENT refillable glue runner.  It worked well on lighter weight paper.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kotonikak:  i did some research before i started my invites, and lots of DIY blogs recommended the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider. I bought one on Amazon for about $20, and it is AWESOME. it’s great bc its dry tape rather than wet adhesive (white glue, gel glue and glue sticks are a NO NO), and creates seamless coverage, as opposed to glue dots, which leaves gaps. once you get it filled and assembled, it is THE BOMB and the adhesive is very strong.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have been using Zip Dry and its been great!!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Either a tape runner (will get expensive fast though if you have to do a lot) with permanent adhesive OR Zip Dry Glue.

I do tons of paper crafts and did rather elaborate hand-made invitations. The problem with some tape runners or glue dots is that when paper bends, a corner can come up or the layers can gap. It looks sloppy. If you use a tape runner, you need to use it all the way around the edge, not just in corners. And it needs to be a permanent, heavy duty adhesive tape.

Zip dry glue is the only glue I’ve found that won’t buckle white cardstock. It also rubs off cleanly if it comes out an edge. It is a little fidgety to work with (you have to keep the cap clear because the glue dries in it if you leave it for a long time), but it is definitely the best adhesive for a professional finish that will hold up to being mailed.

Hobby Lobby sells it and you can use a 40% off coupon.

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