Username Post: Spellbinders and adhesives        (Topic#1589357)
leslief
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I have been buying more and more dies that are very intricate. I haven't figured out a good adhesive to use. I have been using my Xyron sticker maker, but that has little bits that stick out. When I try t rub those pieces off, it often smudges the paper. Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to leslief

Zip Dry glue dries clear, I also sometimes use those little glue pens. I think Zig makes some, I don't remember off the top of my head what brand it was that I have.


 
CrimsonMama
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In response to leslief

I use a glue pen that delivers at tiny stream of glue and dot tiny dots around on it. Paper is light so it doesn't take much. If I do have a small amount squirt out I grab a paper towel and blot carefully.

On some of the Spellbinders dies that have intricate edges, I glue inside the edge, leaving the edge where I can lift it off the paper to have some definition. Does that make sense?



 
NMscrapper
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I use Zip Dry or Beacon's 3 in 1. The fine glue pens are also great for very fine areas.


 
aquabunny
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In response to NMscrapper

Sizzix makes adhesive sheets designed for pre-adhering to paper that you're going to be cutting from.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to aquabunny

I use a zip glue pen but if you want to use the xyron, which I love to use sometimes too for intricate stuff, pick up a xyron glue eraser. You rub it over and it picks up the sticky parts of glue from the xyron or "spider webs" as I call them and doesn't smudge the papers. The glue erasers are very cheap - I got mine at my local scrapbook store but they may have them at the store here.


 
leslief
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In response to Henri Jean

Thank you all for your help! I have the glue pen, so I'll try that AND I'm very interested in getting that eraser and adhesive sheets. Never heard of either one!


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to leslief

Oh yeah, forgot about my adhesive eraser!


 
GemGirl
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In response to leslief

I use the pad of sheets (just under typewriter paper size) of Sticky Dots adhesive that I got at my big box crafts store. There are sheets of waxed paper between each page that you lift up, lay your cut item down, then pick it up, & the back is covered with sort of a dot-matrix pattern of adhesive, edge-to-edge. The same pad has lasted me more than 10 years, because you can see where the dots have been used & make use of every bit of each page. I use my Cricut spatula to lift the edge once it's been laid down to get it sticky.


 
anda11
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In response to GemGirl

do they still sell those?


 
aquabunny
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In response to anda11

Yes, Joann's still sells it. I really find those to be more trouble than they're worth, especially with intricate stuff, but they'd work in a pinch.


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to aquabunny

Great idea!


 
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