DIY Invitations: Glue?

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I’m using Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive, which is my standard for paper crafts, and then a special vellum tape runner for the overlay.  The Lineco is a "regular" glue that’s archival quality and meant mostly for bookbinding.  It doesn’t wrinkle paper when wet and stays flexible when dry. 

It would probably be good for full layered panel invites.

Best of luck! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Wow, MissSauce. I’ll have to check that out. I couldn’t find a glue that didn’t wrinkle everything up so I ended up going with double stick tape. I started off with some fancy stuff from mygetsby.com, but ran out of that and started using just Scotch’s regular stuff. It worked just as well and was a crap load easier to get my hands on (especially in the middle of the night when I ran out of it. Murphy’s Law: you will never run out of tape on the weekend when you were going out for supplies anyway. You will always run out on a work night at 2am, so make sure you have plenty! Hehe!)

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I used Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner (a double-sided tape)–found it at Paper Source.  It worked very well for both invites and envelopes and I didn’t get glue everywhere!  I also recommend using a bone folder–good for both making sharp creases and applying pressure to the taped-together parts.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

To glue our invites down on the pocketfold I used a Xyron machine.  Made the entire invite a sticker and there were no corners that lifted up.  I found this tip on Mrs. Lemon’s post I believe.

Really it made all the difference!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

xyron makes a small handheld glue dot dispensor that works great. It looks like a white-out tape but it rolls out a pattern of tiny sticky dots. They stick like crazy! It’s very easy to control the placement of them. I highly recommend it. It’s around $5 for the dispensor and $5 for each 18′ refill tape.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

You don’t want to use "glue" what you want is called tape runners. It’s a hand held pen like thing that dispenses double sided permanat tape. All glue will wrinke for the most part.

You can find tape runners at any scrap bookihng or craft store. A word of warning they cost about $4-$6 each depending on what you pick. And you will need more then 1 to get through. All said and sone I needed 3 just for my invites alnoe not to mention all the other things I have to make for the wedding as well.  

Post # 9
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Newbee

XYRON! If you’re new to the Xyron you probably want the repositionable, although they are both repositionable for a short time. But Xyron is great, nothing lifts – amazing stuff!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I also got one of those tape runners because I thought it would be faster and easier, but I found that even after being pressed under a stack of books overnight, my paper was coming unstuck, so I went back to my bookbinding glue.  Maybe I just got an inferior brand. 

Like I said, though, I got a special vellum tape runner for my overlay, since it shows through the vellum less than glue or the regular tape.  It’s not super-sticky, but I think it will be okay.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I used double sided tape for most of the invites, but our band around the front was made with thick hand-made paper that would not stick to anything. So, we went with what we normally work with – Loctite.

The particular one we have is Loctite® Super Glue Control™ Extra Time which is more of a super glue formula, but gives you a bit of time before it sets. We found it at our local drugstore.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I used a <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: ‘Lucida Grande’; font-size: 11px; white-space: pre”>Coccoina glue stick for much of it. and made sure to use a brayer (like a little rolling pin) to stick it down without bubbles or wrinkles.

Also used Super 77 (spray adhesive) for a bigger area.

Used elmer’s to tack on metal/paper tag and Aleene’s Tacky Glue for another part. 

I’m not a fan of double stick tape, but it might work for what you’d need to do. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I second wuerin, Zip Dry Glue is THE best!  I used double sided tape dispensers for my Save-The-Date Cards, but it was too expensive and time-consuming to keep buying new cartridges.  Zip Dry glue is clean and dries very nicely…won’t wrinkle paper!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venetian

i use double sided tape for my STD, but someone recently told me that they have a type of "spray" glue that works wonders? apparently they have it at arts and crafts stores like michaels so i will definitely be checking it out soon.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Everyone has had great suggestions–i used a Xyron like many of the posters as well as spray adhesive–please use a well-ventilated room if you do this!  Also, Zots are fantastic!  they’re fairly inexpensive and hold up really well

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