Post # 1
I am DIYing my invites and when i mocked one up i used a regular glue stick and it made it all bubble, so do any of you ladies know what is best to use?
Here is baisically how they are supposed to look and you can see the bubbles, it’s bubbled on the other side too.
Please ignore the spelling mistake the boy did not proff read before he printed.
Post # 2
Zip Dry glue is the best. A little pricey, but it goes a very long way. It doesn’t bubble or wrinkle the paper, and it won’t discolor either. I used it for mine! I bought mine at JoAnn Fabrics with a coupon, but you can find it lots of different places.
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I’m probably the odd person out, I used liquid glue (Aleene’s original tacky glue) and had no issues with bubbling/rippling. I simply applied a very thin, flat bead of glue along the edges. I’m sure you’ll get suggestions for double sided tape, glue dots, or other fancy scrapbooking glues, but they’re pricey. I was able to make 3 different sets of invites, programs, thank you cards, sparkler send off cards, etc. using one bottle with some still left over for other crafts.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I ditched the glue all together and used the Scotch Tape Glider (double sided tape) , it worked great! No mess, no waiting for anything to dry! I also used it to seal all of my outer envelopes.
Post # 6
I used a glue runner, which is about the same as the tape glider posted above. It is still glue, but on a tape that does not adhere to your project, so you can easily apply the correct amount in a continuous strip without bubbling or warping. I didn’t even have to put books on top of my invites, and they came out beautiful. You can find several sizes, types, and brands in the scrapbooking section of any craft store or Target/WalMart. I used the Elmer’s brand and bought a couple of the refill packs.
Post # 7
nearly-mrs-R: hi! I made all of our save the dates and invites and after a lot of experimenting/failed attempts, my favorite “adhesive” was double sided sticky tape (not just generic ds tape like scotch or something). I found it in the scrapbooking aisle I think at a craft store. It is suuuper sticky (more than regular tape) and completely transparent. We used a sheer paper on top of cardstock for our save the dates and you couldn’t see the tape through the paper at all!
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Thank you for all your suggestions ladies.
Post # 11
I used Zots glue dots. They are expensive (about $6 for 300 dots), but they were the only thing that worked. I used stick glue and things fell apart. I tried three different brands of the glue runners and they feel apart (the worst for me was Elmers, but I see a pp had success with it). I finally got sick of buying things, doing some invites, and them falling apart, so I just went with the Zots.
Post # 12
I used rubber cement. It doesn’t cost a lot, and goes a long way. It doesn’t take much at all-use it very thin, it stays and it is easy to peel if you make a mistake or want to adjust anything a bit. It doesn’t run or bubble.