i don't like it because I can't get anything to stick to it! I made "photo" Christmas tags one year for the family gifts (of 20 people!) and the only way I could get the pics to stick to the glitter paper was to staple them or use brads. I tried all kinds of adhesive - tape runner, dot runner, glue dots, liquid glue pen (like zig), gel glue pen (worked the best but still didn't work). I think it was HL's brand, Paper studio I think? Sine I haven't tried any glitter paper again.
i don't like it because I can't get anything to stick to it!
Try a quality craft glue like Zip Dry or Fabri-Tac. They work perfectly.
Also, with the American Crafts Glitter Cardstock, you can use dry adhesives like Glue Arts Adhesive Squares (like Glue Dots but stronger). Since the Glitter doesn't come off the page, it holds well to strong dry adhesives.
Nope, I don't like it and usually won't buy a stack when it has glittered papers in it.
I think both DCW and MME glitter papers are terrible. I made a calendar for my gram two Christmases ago using all MME glittery paper and very strong adhesive. It still fell apart and got glitter everywhere. I'm just not a fan of the look, either. I chose the paper because I thought she'd like it.
I don't mind the glitter paper where the glitter is underneath a layer of glue so it doesn't come off. But yes, the stuff which comes off everywhere is a PITA. Pain in the Arm, that is.
I don't mind it...but I'm not one to seek out a glittered stack. If there are a few glitter pages in there, not a big deal, I will still buy it.
My husband and I have a joke about glitter being for, ummm...dancers. And one day a week or so before Christmas he had glitter specks on his face and I said "What the heck? Where did you go after work?" Turns out he went to AC Moore to try to find me paper I didn't already have! Bahahaha!!
For the poster who mentioned DCWV paper all having glitter-- have you seen the Fresh Florals stack? I can't find it in the Superstore to link for you, but it's completely glitter free and out of the whole stack (180 pages, 60 different patterns) there are only 2 patterns I don't like. I am actually quite in love with this stack. I got it on a 50% off week and I am hoping I can find it again at the same price.
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Two or three times I have used paper in blue or aqua or teal that is all glitter for background paper for ocean or beach things! Sometimes it works when nothing else will. I do use glue dots with it though.
I can't stand glitter paper - one of the main reasons I will never buy another DCWV stack.
Uh, they make plenty of unglittered stacks - lately I've been using Tattered Time, Timeless Type, and Safari Chic, and there's not a speck of glitter in any of them. What are your other reasons for being anti-DCWV - do they have bad labor practices we should be aware of?
There is so much paper available... something for everyone..glitter or no glitter. If you buy a package that has a few sheets you don't want...you could try organizing a paper swap with some fellow crafters. Maybe everyone could bring a dozen sheets out for swap and get a dozen different ones to take home.... just a thought. Or if you belong to any card or tag swaps, you could cut the glitter paper to that size and include 2 or 3 with each card or tag as a little "extra".......
The older glitter papers are difficult to work with and make a mess. The newer ones have the glitter adhered differently and I don't have a problem with them. DCWV brand, the new ones, their glitter actually stays on the best. But it needs to be a newer stack. They have a list on their blog.