(Closed) DIY Invitation nightmare! Ruined!

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
10846 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have you tried spray adhesive? And also, when you put the paper on, start at one end of the sheet and slowly smooth it down, use a ruler or a scraper or something.

Post # 4
10846 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

OR what about putting a glue dot or something in the centre, and then attaching the corners with photo corners?

Post # 5
1682 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

double sided tape.

Post # 6
10361 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Glue dots really shouldn’t be causing wrinkles – that’s what I used with the same types of paper. A glue dot in the center and under each corner that is then very carefully laid flat onto the pocketfold shouldn’t give wrinkling. Or, I would suggest spray adhesive – used sparingly. Don’t totally wet the paper with glue or you will see wrinkling.

Post # 8
2738 posts
Sugar bee

Double sided tape is the answer. For my pocketfolds, I used cardstock for the inserts but I used text stock for the part that I glued to the pocketfold. It was the Scotch tape one from Michaels. They come in a pack of 3 for $4.99. Don’t forget your coupons!

Post # 12
30 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

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I don’t have one for myself YET but I think a lot of scrapbookers use this and its supposed to be good.  It’s called the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (“ATG Gun”).  It seems like it would be made for just what you need. It’s basically double sided tape but would go on permanently and smoothly with no wrinkles.

Less than $25 on amazon.

Below is not my picture but it looks like it would be easy to use.

Post # 13
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Also, photo mounting double sided adhesive squares are great!  I use them almost exclusively when I make invitations for brides.  They are initially repositionable, but after settling for several hours, they aren’t coming off without ripping paper.  They come in permanent, and you can find them at the craft store (usually 750 for $5’ish).  For smaller pages, 1 per corner is fine, and for larger pieces, space them about 1/2″ apart along the edges.  

Good luck!

Post # 14
6995 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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@novogirl: My dad owns a custom framing store and uses one of these – i believe the adhesive he uses is much stronger but those guns are AH-MAZING and would def get the job done for OP.

Post # 15
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with the double sided tape. I use it for everything. I used it for all my invites and didn’t have any problems…not sure if maybe brands make a difference but I’ve been using scotch and just smoothing it over and it’s been good for me.

That tape glider that novogirl posted look pretty awesome though haha

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