American Crafts: I do not have time for you and your Thickers

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 1/13/2013 by ridelow in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 198,192
March 2005
Posts: 2,301
Layouts: 22

Posted: 1/13/2013 6:56:24 PM
I'm trying to work on a project and this happened.

Seriously, just stop using adhesive, and I use that term loosely, all together.

Now I have to go pick up these silly letters from my desk and the carpet.


PeaNut 113,955
October 2003
Posts: 2,099
Layouts: 29

Posted: 1/13/2013 7:00:36 PM
I hear ya! I was taking a layout that I didn't like apart so I could recycle the papers and without touching them, the thickers started to pop off.

caz hancock

PeaNut 451,123
January 2010
Posts: 1,233
Layouts: 43
Loc: New Zealand

Posted: 1/13/2013 7:03:03 PM
They are AWFUL for this,I have 4 packs and they all keep falling off

Happy Scrapping

Sit. Stay. Pea!

PeaNut 115,196
November 2003
Posts: 8,538
Layouts: 110
Loc: It's dark in here......I can't see a thing!

Posted: 1/13/2013 7:34:52 PM

What an AWFUL time waster!!!

Send them to me. You don't have time for that kind of nonesense.

Lisa Swift
To Pea or Not to Pea

PeaNut 33,266
March 2002
Posts: 8,040
Layouts: 1,116
Loc: NY

Posted: 1/13/2013 7:35:23 PM
I hear ya. I have many packages that are a jumbled mess.

Simple Stories Design Team Member
Echo Park Paper Design Team Member
Paper Issues Creative Team Member

My blog:
Remember the Good Times


PeaNut 526,836
November 2011
Posts: 1,089
Layouts: 0

Posted: 1/13/2013 7:39:44 PM
Like that jenni bowlin die cut paper in the background!



PeaNut 281,136
October 2006
Posts: 2,262
Layouts: 6
Loc: DFW, TX

Posted: 1/13/2013 7:41:33 PM

Send them to me. You don't have time for that kind of nonesense.

Drat, she beat me to it. I'm still aiming for a Thickers wall like they have at CHA for my scrap bunker!

Pixie Pea

PeaNut 41,800
July 2002
Posts: 13,016
Layouts: 660
Loc: Arizona

Posted: 1/13/2013 7:45:46 PM
I love it when they're still for sale in the store and all the letters are in a pile at the bottom of the packaging.

I'll still use Thickers but I always use extra adhesive with them.


PeaNut 419,133
April 2009
Posts: 1,146
Layouts: 0
Loc: in the deep South

Posted: 1/13/2013 7:45:51 PM
Me too! I hate Thickers for this very reason. I refuse to buy them anymore. I've taken to stamping my titles or cutting them on my Cricut or just not having a title at all. What I don't understand is how Glitter Girl never seems to have this problem!

"Patience is knowing it will happen and giving it time to."---Rodney White


PeaNut 475,563
July 2010
Posts: 915
Layouts: 0
Loc: Ohio

Posted: 1/13/2013 7:55:07 PM
This is why I am reluctant to use their adhesive. I'm afraid it's the same stuff as what they use on Thickers. Seems like the chipboard ones are worst.


PeaNut 198,192
March 2005
Posts: 2,301
Layouts: 22

Posted: 1/13/2013 8:00:49 PM
Isn't it annoying? I got them back into a plastic bag. Unfortunately they're just sticky enough to stick to each other and what they fall onto....just not the backing paper.

Oh well, I'm finished with the project anyway. Now it's time for Downton!

Uploaded with iPhone client

Pride of the Peas

PeaNut 25,575
December 2001
Posts: 19,818
Layouts: 45
Loc: Stuck in the Middle With You

Posted: 1/13/2013 8:05:22 PM
I can't understand why people rave about Thickers. They drive me batty for this reason.

Proud Wife and Mom to four big goons!
I cannot be old enough to have three teens and a tween.

God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially formed you to
go through it, not without pain but without stain.
-- C. S. Lewis

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 374,888
May 2008
Posts: 588
Layouts: 0
Loc: SW Florida

Posted: 1/13/2013 8:33:17 PM
Yes I hate thickers when they fall off too. It is a love hate relationship for me. I love the look hate that they do not stay on and I have to put them back on again and again.


PeaNut 116,261
November 2003
Posts: 25,809
Layouts: 102

Posted: 1/13/2013 8:39:19 PM

I love it when they're still for sale in the store and all the letters are in a pile at the bottom of the packaging.

That makes me laugh! Yes, Thickers are not known for awesome stickage!


May we be consumed with the Creator of all things rather than with things created.

6 rings - no cheating! Go STEELERS!

Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.

Monica B
*Princess of Chat*

PeaNut 202,492
April 2005
Posts: 21,696
Layouts: 690
Loc: Kansas City

Posted: 1/13/2013 8:43:37 PM
omg, your photo and post cracked me up! But, it IS a serious issue. AC seriously needs to reformulate their adhesive. It's terrible. I HATE when I go look back at old layouts and the Thickers have all fallen off.

Cold Pea on a Cracked Plate

PeaNut 156,343
July 2004
Posts: 5,250
Layouts: 46

Posted: 1/13/2013 9:01:24 PM
This is why I don't even bother with them.

Uploaded with iPhone client

Going Up

PeaNut 376,447
May 2008
Posts: 1,520
Layouts: 24
Loc: Would rather be somewhere else.

Posted: 1/13/2013 9:09:37 PM
Oh no. I just bought those today!

Camera: Canon Rebl EOS T3i
Lenses: 18-55mm, 55-250mm
Flash: Speedlite 430EX ll

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
Posts: 10,537
Layouts: 139
Loc: Here

Posted: 1/13/2013 9:17:04 PM
Your post cracked me up. Oh well, one less item for me to spend my money on!


PeaNut 475,510
July 2010
Posts: 270
Layouts: 15
Loc: Cali

Posted: 1/13/2013 9:19:54 PM
I love thickers but I really wish the would change their adhesive. I know scrappers have made it a known issue for awhile, it really surprises me that they haven't fixed the problem yet.
Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 511,830
June 2011
Posts: 275
Layouts: 28

Posted: 1/13/2013 9:22:32 PM
Its SO bad! Especially on those tiles letters. Very frustrating.


PeaNut 124,443
January 2004
Posts: 4,396
Layouts: 49
Loc: Central PeA

Posted: 1/14/2013 6:43:14 AM
Anymore, I tend to only buy the foam & fabric ones unless I get a really good deal. I find the foam ones stick great.

I wonder if it's because the chipboard is so stiff? I had the same problem with Pink Paislee chipboard alphas as the Thickers.



PeaNut 58,762
December 2002
Posts: 4,567
Layouts: 339
Loc: Humboldt,TN

Posted: 1/14/2013 7:10:04 AM
I bought a pack of foil chipboard Thickers that I love...but they all started popping off the backing paper when I went to put it back in the plastic package. It drove me bonkers just trying to put them back in the plastic!I don't have too much trouble getting them to stay on LO's, and I don't mind putting extra adhesive if necessary, but I do think they need to change the backing paper-this almost felt greasy! But I love my Thickers, and I won't stop buying them...just wish they would fix this problem!

In my Camera bag:
Canon T1I DSLR
18-55mm kit lens
55-250 IS zoom lens
50mm 1.8 lens

Visit my blogs at:

scrappinmargie (for all things Crafty)

MargieV Photography (for my Photography journey)


PeaNut 18,232
July 2001
Posts: 3,496
Layouts: 44
Loc: Ohio

Posted: 1/14/2013 7:17:11 AM
Ok, obviously I'm in the minority here, but I actually LIKE the fact that they're not very sticky (except for the foam ones that are OVERLY sticky IMHO). I like to move things around on my layout before I "commit" and the non-stickness of Thickers is perfect for me.

I can't tell you how many times I've bought discounted packages of Thickers because many of them were loose in the package!!

While I can certainly understand your frustration (you are paying for them to be sticky after all), for me it's just no big deal. I do love me some Thickers since I use them on just about every layout.

Maybe they should change the name to "Thick-Not Stick-ers" ???


PeaNut 454,238
January 2010
Posts: 4,328
Layouts: 69
Loc: Central Louisiana

Posted: 1/14/2013 7:40:48 AM
Yup, I have many older books where the thickets have fallen off and are littering the bottom of my layout in the page protector....sigh

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 435,262
August 2009
Posts: 271
Layouts: 27

Posted: 1/14/2013 7:48:29 AM
Love thickers for the dimension they add, but I can't really understand why AC still have this problem after how many years? I think that many of their other items are of a great quality, but this is bordering on ridiculous. Thankfully I've learned to put extra adhesive on the chipboard ones but it's still annoying.
Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}