Loc: New England
|Posted: 11/29/2012 5:02:55 PM|I'm making a ton of Christmas cards, which basically amounts to adhering a bunch of chipboard shapes to same sized PP shapes.
I'm using my ATG and I'm running dangerously low.
Should I risk less adhesion and switch to my UHU gluestick?
It would save a bit of money.
|Posted: 11/29/2012 5:16:12 PM|
I would not. I have never had luck with glue sticks.
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Loc: Western NY
|Posted: 11/29/2012 5:20:12 PM|
I really don't think a glue stick will hold up well for cards.
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|Posted: 11/29/2012 5:45:47 PM|
Do you have a Xyron you could run the pp through? I generally find it faster to do that than the ATG anyway when I am doing a large amount of adhering. And it holds up great.
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|Posted: 11/29/2012 6:39:21 PM|
I've never had problems with glue sticks. Maybe it depends on the climate?
Loc: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 11/29/2012 6:40:09 PM|
I think that glue stick is great for pattern paper to chipboard -- but you MUST brayer it. Really very firmly roll a hard rubber brayer over the pattern paper that is on the chipboard. I have mini-albums that are holding up just great ... but the secret is using that brayer!
Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 11/29/2012 7:38:42 PM|
I avoid gluesticks like the plague.
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|Posted: 11/30/2012 2:03:33 AM|
I love UHU glue sticks. The trick is to burnish. I use an old bottlecap as my burnishing tool. My items stay together very well. UHU seems to be a higher quality gluestick.
If you live in a colder dryer climate or sending the item to an area with a climate like that then the item might fall apart.
Loc: Queens NYC
|Posted: 11/30/2012 7:55:51 AM|
glue dots not sticks
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|Posted: 11/30/2012 8:20:06 AM|
Should I trust my glue stick??
If you have a deep bond, yes, you should trust your glue stick!
Loc: New England
|Posted: 11/30/2012 7:06:12 PM|
FLCindy...LOL! Thanks for that!
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I am a coward....I did not use my glue stick. I have never had good luck keeping things together, even brayering. I don't have what it takes.
I bopped over to M's with a coupon and got more ATG tape.
I guess I need the peace of mind since these Christmas cards are going out to some people I don't know very well.
Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 11/30/2012 7:09:33 PM|
I don't own a glue stick!