Zots are an Ah MAZING product. I had come across them on the shelf at Walmart when I first started scrapbooking. I thought I would buy them and try them out. I LOVE THEM!!! I can't scrapbook without them! They are great to use on everything! I use them on papers, pictures, buttons, letters, and other embelishments.
A great thing about them is they come on a wax paper that you can cut so that you don't have to keep them on the whole role. That way every zot doesn't stick to other things on your layouts. Not only can you use it in scrapbooking, but in everything; cardmaking, shadow boxes, etc.
Once I was at a scrapbooking party and my mother in law and cousin in law were talking about how one liked the glue stick and the other liked picture corners (that stick to the page but not the picture, you just slide the picture in). So they asked me what I prefer, and I said ZOTS by far! Neither had heard of Zots before. I was astonished!!
I recommend that everyone uses them! The only thing is, make sure you want it where you put it. Cause Zots are hard to remove, from everything.
Oh, and don't let your dog get ahold of them. My dog Max hot Zots in his hair and on his pause for a week! lol
What can I say about Zots? I just love the little critters! They are just right for those little things that are too small for a runner. I like to use them for buttons, flowers, etc... I have heard that some people have had problems with them coming undone, but I have gone through a couple boxes now and have not had that problem - maybe they had a bad batch? Most of those folks were recommending Glue Dots - I have gotten some of those too to try and have not really noticed a difference. I like how they come on a roll - easy to apply. I usually just put the button (or whatever) on the Zot and then apply it to the page or card. I would think the ONLY downside is that if you drop them, you can loose them since they are clear. LOVE THEM!!
Used in this project: Chewie Time
Zots are BY FAR my favorite choice of adhesive. They're great for when you have small embellishments such as buttons, flowers or if the sticky on the back of your bling has gone bad. Also, if you have a piece of intricately cut paper, or chipboard flourish, zots can squish into the smallest of spaces. They're thin and they're stick lasts FOREVER. They can be difficult to remove, but if you DO NEED to, I reccoment using an adhesive eraser, or just trying to easily rub it off by using the pad of your finger (no nails!).
This is a great product; I've used it since I started scrapping and don't imagine myself without having three-four different rolls/styles/sizes of zots on my desk until I'm done scrapping. (Which will be never!!!)
I started out with craft glue & vellum runners. Then I found the Xyron 150. But I hateed trimming for the 150 and I wasted alot of adhesive strip on tiny flower items. Then I discovered glaze which held better than glue but was better for thicker items like chipboard and buttons but not so great for ribbon, paper and flowers.
I finally did a search for adhesives for little items and heard about Zots. I went to my LSS and picked up the small and medium and I can never go back to glue again!
I can put these on petal leaves, metal, plastic, paper, fabric and it holds like super glue!!!
Most recently I had a torn seam in my shirt and no time to sew....so I used my zots to keep it together! Worked like a charm!
Used in this project: Favorite Toys
Zots are probably the best adhesive invention ever! I wish I could buy them by the case. There isnt a product you cant use them on: metal, chipboard, paper, buttons, ribbon, you name it!
Its sticking power is phenomenal and they're acid free so they're sure to keep scrapbook elements stuck on forever and safe!
My only disappointment is that I cant continue to use them all the way to the end of the roll. Once you get to the cardboard they wont come off making the last ten or so unuseable.
I cant scrap without them... running out to the store to get more now!
Used in this project: Vacation at Grandma's
This is what I used when I first started scrapbooking and I have been loyal and never strayed. I have never been disappointed with them, they have amazing sticking power!! The only caution I would add is to watch them carefully if you have children. I once spent 2 hours unsticking a roll of zots from my dining room table after my kids discovered them. In the time it took me to brush my teeth, they had used half the roll!! LOL!
Used in this project: The Best Things in Life... Altered Canvas
Of all the adhesives on the market, this remains my favorite. I like how I can tear off a section and put on the back of an embellishment or photo and then move it around on my LO before actually removing the paper covering to affix it. Love Love the ZOTS. Thanks Therm O Web for making my Zots.
Used in this project: Happy Halloween Party 2001 (pg 1)
I've been using these a lot lately because my LSS stocks them. They're great for adhering all those little things that regular adhesive doesn't work on (metal, flowers, buttons, etc.). I have found that some stuff doesn't stay stuck but for the most part, most of the projects I've used them on have stayed put. I'll continue to buy them and deal with the occasional "pop offs."
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