(Closed) DIY Invites/Paper Projects – What Adhesive Did You Use?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am currently working on my own invitations and these have both worked out great for me. I got them at Michaels, but I’ve heard that Walmart also sells them!

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I second the glue dots.  I’ve been using them on my invitations and they work great (until I ran out). I also used a glue stick on part of them and it worked fine.

Post # 5
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I broke down and got the scotch tape gun

 

It takes a few minutes to learn how to use but it was so much quicker than anything else I found.  I do a lot of crafts so I figured I’d be able to use it for other things as well.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I made programs and escort cards that involved gluing things to other things … and I used a glue stick. I really did. I kept thinking “there MUST be a better product” but in the end, since I wanted adhesive reaching all the way to the corners, glue stick was the best choice. Cheap easy, and believe it or not it has worked fantastic and nothing has come unglued at all!!!!!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

For my invites I have used both the Zots, rubber cement and spray adhesive (three different things).  The Zots to attach join burlap ribbon, and then to attach paper leaves to burlap, rubber cement to attach linen to white cardstock, and spray adhesive to make the RSVP cards thicker and to attach linen with cardstick onto the pocketfold.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This works like a charm, Staples permanent glue tape.  Thin, flexible, permanent but not immediate so you can move and reposition soon after pressing down, and it’s in a dispenser like a whiteout roller–basically it’s double sided tape in a dispenser, very narrow (3/8″) and thin so it doesn’t bulk up your paper or bleed through like glue can…only drawback is that it’s kind of expensive if you need a lot.

I’m the queen of overkill with adhesive so I use a lot, and I have my main part of my pocketfolds mounted on a mat, then the mat mounted on the pocketfold.

http://www.staples.com/Staples-Roll-On-Permanent-Glue-Tape/product_689269?catalogId=10051

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I used this special liquid glue for photos (it looks like elmers but is great for delicate materials) I tried to use tape squares but it wouldn’t work with the metallic pearlescent paper I used.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have had good luck with tape guns and also Elmer’s spray adhesive.

When attaching fabric to paper, I use Modge Podge- works great, dries invisibly

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