Post # 1
I’m hoping some of you DIYers can help me with this quick question.
We ordered our save the dates and they are arriving tomorrow (yay!) Along with the cards and envelopes we also had printed lables. They are the wrap around type. Therefore we need to adhere the labels to the envelopes — what is the best way to do this? Double sided tape? A spray adhesive? Tombow advhesive? (like Miss D’orsay just used for her invites!) A glue??
I’m prioritizing effectiveness and "ease" over price, but at the same time I’d rather not spend a million on just the tape!
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
The Tombow was very easy to use and ultra effective. It didn’t alter the condition of the paper (like say Elmers would). It was a bit on the pricey side, I think we used 2 rolls for 60 invites. I’d say buy a refillable roll and a refill.
ps. I can’t really take the credit Miss Fondue clued me into embossing 🙂
Post # 4
A Xyron machine is absolutely the quickest and easiest way to do it… and depending on which one you get, they’re pretty affordable too! I bought mine at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon and it was a great deal. It’s super erasy to use – it just applies a thin coat of adhesive to the entire back surface and you can buy cartridges that have permanent or movable adhesive.
Post # 5
Although I like the Xyron machine, I have found when doing my professional invites, that I use the Tombo. The xyron leaves a residue around each piece that in order to be ‘perfect’ you have to spend LOTS of time rubbing off.
One tip, I would score the lables prior to puttin the adhesive on. Then you can just line up the edges and press them on.
Also, Costco is selling 6 packs of MemoryStor adhesive which is very similar to the Tombo and I think works just as well. The website says it is $19.99 but I thought I saw i for less in the store.
Post # 6
If you do a lot of crafting, or are planning to use adhesive for a lot of other projects, adhesive transfer tape is another option you might want to consider. The dispenser is expensive, but refills are super cheap. Lots of scrapbookers swear by the Scotch ATG guns, around $45, but the non-name brand one also has a great following, and is $25. I just took the plunge and ordered the generic version, since it fits both 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch tape, whereas the scotch gun needs an adapter or an entirely different gun. Tape refills (36 YARDS each) can be around $2-3 each, or less in bulk.
From what I’ve heard, although the gun looks bulky, it’s super easy to use and incredibly fast as well. And the adhesive reportedly has great staying power; I’m planning on using it for invitations, cards, scrapbooking, so for me it’ll be worth the investment.
Post # 7
Wow!! Thanks for the help! I also just searched weddingbee for posts on adhesive and found a few others (totally should have done that first! sorry!) I dont think I’ll be taking on too many other "DIY" tasks for the wedding so I think the Tombo is what I will go with! Thanks ladies!