We are so excited to kick off a fun week on our blog today: Adhesive Week! Adhesives are staples in our craft room, but their superpowers often go unnoticed when stacked against fun, colorful collections! This week, we want to highlight their importance, as well as the amazingly creative things you can do with them. In addition to three talented team members sharing their ideas with us, we’ve also invited our partners to share their insight and amazing products with you too! So, to start things off, let’s hear from our friends at Therm O Web!
Hello SCT friends! We’re excited to join you for Adhesive Week. Adhesives are kind of our thing at Therm O Web, and have been for more than 40 years! While we continue to add innovative new products like our Deco Foil line and licensed designer partnerships, it’s our hard-working iCraft Adhesives—our stars behind the scenes, that truly let your layouts, cards, and other paper crafts shine!
Today, we’re sharing a beautiful “love letter” layout from Design Team Member Katrina Hunt, featuring the Daydream Collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. While the focus of the tutorial is how to create custom patterned papers, and that adorable love letter embellishment, we’d like to highlight Katrina’s creative use of various iCraft Adhesives to give her layout unique depth and dimension.
First, Katrina used iCraft Easy-Tear Tape ½” to put together the two patterned papers for her background. By using a strong, permanent adhesive, she was able to actually remove the center from her bottom layer and save it for another project. That’s a great tip that reduces bulk in your albums and extends your paper stash! Easy-Tear Tape is acid-free, photo safe, and also available in 1/8” and ¼” widths.
To adhere the large hand-cut rainbow to her background, Katrina used the iCraft XL Tape Runner. This easy-to-load, refillable runner contains 50 feet of permanent double-sided adhesive, so it lasts a long time, and the patented pivoting head is perfect for all kinds of curves, especially rainbows!
Zots Bling, our smallest clear, double-sided adhesive dots, are the perfect adhesive for layering up all the little odds-and-ends that come in paper collection packs. Just look at those tiny paper hearts! Zots Bling is on the job! Just press your embellishment onto the Zot and peel it away from the liner before pressing it to your project. At just 1/8” diameter, Bling is also fantastic for sequins, gems, and other tiny, pretty things. Find more sizes and styles of Zots on our website.
To create more dramatic dimension behind some of her embellishments, like the hearts and butterfly die cuts, Katrina used our ultra-lightweight iCraft 3D Foam Squares. The acid-free, PVC-free double-sided adhesive squares rest on a kiss-cut liner, so there’s absolutely no wasted foam. For even more height, you can stack multiple squares! For a lower profile, use our Gina K. Designs Double-Sided Foam Squares and Foam Tape; they are about half the thickness of 3D Foam.
Do you like to use cut files or intricate dies, like Katrina did to make the white envelope outline? Then you know it’s nearly impossible to use a tape runner or adhesive dots to adhere those delicate shapes to your layouts. That’s when you need a quick-dry precision adhesive like our iCraft UltraBond Dries Clear Adhesive. This all-purpose liquid glue can be used to adhere almost anything to your paper projects, including paper, wood, metal, fabric, glass, buttons, beads, glitter, and more.
Thanks so much for spending time with us today on the SCT blog. We hope you’ve learned some helpful tips and are inspired to give our iCraft Adhesives a starring role in your next project!
What a beautiful project, and great tips from our friends at Therm O Web! We hope you explore different ways to use your adhesive, and this giveaway should help one of you to do lovely readers do just that!
The prize package includes:
- iCraft Adhesive Foam Squares Combo Pack (1/4” and ½”)
- iCraft Tape Runner XL (50’)
- iCraft Tape Runner XL Refill (50’)
- iCraft Easy-Tear Tape (1/2” x 25 yds)
- iCraft UltraBond Dries Clear Liquid Adhesive (2 oz)
- ZOTS Bling Clear Adhesive Dots Roll (325 ct)
To be entered to win, leave a comment on this post letting us know your favourite adhesive tip! The comments will close at midnight on Thursday, March 11th, and a winner will be selected at random and announced here on our blog on March 12th. Good luck and be sure to follow our friends at Therm O Web, as well as designer Katrina Hunt at the links below for more ideas using their full range of amazing products!