I love having different adhesives for different things but if I had to give all of them up but my most favorites, this would be one of the last two standing (the other being Tombow's Mono Multi liquid glue). I LOVE Herma Repositionable. It is so fabulous to stick stuff down & be able to move it around should the creative spirit inspire you to do so. Now I must say that if you do move stuff around a lot, you need to reapply this eventually; the stickiness of the 1st application will only go so far. And ok, I must admit that though this is an effective adhesive, it's not super-foolproof; you'll need something stronger for heavier elements. If I had to rate this on the sticky-factor alone, I'd give it only 4 stars. However, it gets 5 stars because nothing beats the freedom of being able to reposition stuff while you work. It's wonderful to have an adhesive that adapts to your scrapping whims, & Herma Temporary does that!
Used in this project: Beautiful Day - SHCG "Your Theme Song" Challenge
I honestly do not know how anybody survives without this product. I've tried at least 4 other "tape runner" brands and they DO NOT COMPARE to this one! This is the best one, period! It comes in several colors (mine is pink!) and the best thing is that Wal-Mart stocks the refills so if you're in a pinch and can't wait for this to be shipped to you, certainly you have a Wal-Mart nearby.
The "temporary" works fantastic while you're working with placement or straightening your photos, but you should know that it becomes pretty darn permanent in time...it is tough to get off after a day or two.
Lastly, the refill comes with a large picture with arrows to ensure you don't put the refill in the cartridge incorrectly...even I was able to do this without fail the first go round!
Used in this project: Minor League All Star
While I have heard conflicting reports about the Herma Dotto adhesive, I have definitely had a very positive experience with it. It is labeled in the superstore as "temporary," but I would actually define it as "repositionable." It allows me the freedom of moving and changing elements on my layouts, even days or weeks later; yet it holds firmly enough to stay permanently when I am satisfied with my work. Any unwanted adhesive is easily removed by simply rubbing over it with a finger or adhesive eraser. The dispenser is a snap to refill, too. I highly recommend the Herma Dotto Dispenser!
Used in this project: Cherish
I LOVE this adhesive. I frequently change my mind on the placement of things and love the freedome of being able to do so with this adhesive. I've used this adhesive on all my pages and to date NOTHING has fallen off. I don't know how to explain - it's temporary, but sticks forever! LOL!
Of course, I don't even attempt to stick heavy embellishments on with this adhesive - that's not what this was intended for. It's wonderful for paper, photos, and lightweight embellishments.
I recommend this to everyone who starts scrapping.
Used in this project: A Mother's Heart
I love that this dispenser contains temporary adhesive. It works good and lasts a while. I love this product. It is pretty easy to reinstall new tape as long as you follow the directions carefully. The dotted quality of this adhesive makes it easy to use on items like letters and other die cuts with open spaces.
This is a great product and if you don't have one get it.
Used in this project: Ernie's Birthday Party 2007 Page 2
I use this all the time, it is one of my favorites! It is perfect for papers and photos. It is really good to use if you are not sure of the placement of your paper, you can easily remove it with no damage to the papers! Even though it is temporary it stays on perfectly, I have never had any of my papers or photos come off.
Used in this project: Valentine
I love this product for the first half-roll or so. I use it to temporarily stick things down before I turn to my permanent adhesive, or to run scraps of cardstock through the printer by sticking them to a full sheet of printer paper and then easily removing it. After about half a roll my dispenser clogs up (cleaning it out hasn't helped) and the tape does not run smoothly at all. It's, in fact, very difficult to get the tape to run properly and it's a pain to use the last of what is otherwise a great product. I've talked with several other scrappers about this product and some have had this same problem, but most have no problems at all. The one thing I LOVE about this product is that if you want the adhesive off your paper, you rub the little dots with your finger and they come right off and your fingers don't get gummy or anything! That's what makes me keep coming back to this product even though my dispenser gives me a headache.
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