Username Post: glueing small pieces?        (Topic#1557423)
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When you make small pieces with the cricut, like using the create a critter or making people..

HOW do you glue the faces or SMALL pieces??


 
HisGEM
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In response to ascott007

For smaller pieces I usually use the zig two way glue pen or run them through the Xyron.


 
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That's what I do too


 
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I often use a stick but I hate how it catches on teh corners and leaves globs, and doesn't stay stuck too well. I need one of those that are like a white-out pen, but glue.


 
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I use a glue pen.


 
Bxr-Linda
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Little X - Xyron usually.

I'd suggest avoiding glue sticks. Your pieces WILL fall off over time.


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
Little X - Xyron usually.

I'd suggest avoiding glue sticks. Your pieces WILL fall off over time.



Exactly what Linda said! My X-Xyron goes EVERYWHERE with me!


 
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sounds like good advice.. the glue pen or the xyron for sure


 
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I just got the xyron 250 it works real well for little pieces.


 
Just G
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pen tip glue
little dabs so it doesn't squish out the sides


Edited by Just G on 04-27-11 03:42 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
iuplori
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I put my vote in for the xyron too. I avoid the glue stick when I can because my shapes from just a few years ago are already coming apart.


 
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And a good pointy set of tweezers that are coated so the adhesive doesn't stick come in very handy for putting those tiny peices into the xyron and for holding your peice down while applying glue and also for placing those tiny pieces onto your project.

My favs are my coated yellow and black cutterbee tweezers similar to the ones I linked too.
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A Zig pen, as mentioned is great for that, along with tweezers, and a good, BRIGHT light!


 
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Embellie Gellie to pick them up and hold them while I apply the tiniest dots and lines with The Best Glue Ever, then precisely place the diescut onto the layout and the Embellie Gellie releases it instantly when you touch the Embellie to the layout.

Here's a video showing this (skip to 7:22)

PS IF you prefer to use a Xyron and find those little dots that seem to hang along the edge annoying, and if you have the Perfect Crafting Pouch, use it to de-activate the stickers cling-ons by lightly touching the pouch to the letters after they are on the layout.


 
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I use a 2-way glue pen.

I also cut foam tape up really small to raise things up but that's REALLY fiddly. Oh and I have a glue dot runner similar to this. You can stick tiny bits to the end of the runner and just a few dots come off onto the paper.
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The QuickStik by is a big help for picking up & moving those little pieces around if you find tweezers cumbersome.
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I also have the QuickStik. Very handy!!!


 
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I use the xyron for tiny stuff.


 
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Where do you by The Best Glue Ever?


 
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haha i was wondering about the best glue ever myself!

thanks, i think i will try a glue pen out because i am wanting glue for my cricut faces so they are really TINY and i think the xyron might eat them up!


 
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Member here scraperfect, who mentioned "the best glue ever" sells it. Developed it herself, too!


 
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Oh yes I forgot to say. I have one of those adhesive removers, which is slightly tacky at the end. It's great for moving tiny pieces around.
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In response to ascott007

I use my Xyron...


 
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I use the Creative Memories glue pen. (lasts forever) and CM also makes this cool tool that is pointy on one end and flat on the other. Great for small things or lifting stickers off and placing them.


 
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I bought the Embellie Gellies and the best Glue ever at my LSS....love them both.

For small intricate items, I use my Cutterbee Tweezers (very fine tip)and something called Glue Gloss....it's like a tube of lip gloss with an applicator but it's glue.....LOVE IT.


 
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In response to ascott007

I use the end of a glue dot runner also for really tiny pieces like dots on i's. If larger that that I use the xyron. Not much luck with glue sticks here either.


 
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