What the big deal about that red sticky tape everyone uses?
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Posted: 1/21/2013 3:28:05 PM
I feel like I see it everywhere, but I've never used it. What makes it so special?

I should note that I have an entire drawer full of adhesive, and a pink ATG, so I probably shouldn't even be looking into anything new, but I'm still curious!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 3:31:42 PM
Its usually very strong, easy to use and when used on plastic items, it comes of cleanly. I use it for things like iphone chargers for DD, who requires everything to be glittered.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 3:40:37 PM
What red sticky tape?

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Posted: 1/21/2013 3:48:23 PM
It's really strong adhesive and easy to apply once you stick it down.. You can't get it up like the ATG. I use it for binding mini albums it works great and I have never had a problem with binding coming apart like most other tapes, but other then that I'm not sure what else to use it for.. Lol ATG works god for everything else!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 3:48:52 PM
It comes on a big roll, and I think it's double sided?
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Posted: 1/21/2013 4:03:49 PM
Yes, it's double-sided, & the liner is red (& also sticks via static electricity to your hands & everything else). Its name branded as "Terrifically Tacky Tape" by Provo Craft, I believe. It's also ridiculously expensive compared to the white, paperbacked version made by Sookwang and called Scor-Tape by most people. The huge price difference is because of how little comes on a roll of the red stuff (some number of feet) vs 27 yards or so on the Scor-Tape, which costs about 4 cents a yard. You can also tear Scor-Tape by hand, while the red tape has to be cut with scissors.

That's probably more than anybody ever wanted to know about THAT topic!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 4:03:53 PM
What's the name? I love my ATG, but it's not suitable for everything.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 4:18:20 PM
M's has their own brand if this tape, too. It's not so badly priced, especially if you use a coupon. I love this tape for projects like covering chipboard for mini albums because its super strong, and because I'm wet glue challenged. it's a bit excessive for everyday scrapbook LO's, though, especially if they're in a page protector.
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Posted: 1/21/2013 4:38:35 PM
They no longer make the CM photosplits I have always used, I may have to check out the "red tape".


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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:09:46 PM
I've used this to adhere ribbon or lace to a card/lo, but never thought about it for a mini album binding!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:13:19 PM
At my husbands old work place he actually brought me home several rolls of this tape (from the description of it) And it is true it sticks to everything lol Fabulous stuff though!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:13:20 PM
At my husbands old work place he actually brought me home several rolls of this tape (from the description of it) And it is true it sticks to everything lol Fabulous stuff though!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:16:54 PM
Ranger also has their version of this tape called Inksentials Wonder Tape

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:19:36 PM
It is the strongest tape I have found. It is great for putting things together like boxes but it is almost impossible to get off. It is also perfect for making lines of glitter and comes in a variety of widths. A must have for me!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:19:38 PM
It is the strongest tape I have found. It is great for putting things together like boxes but it is almost impossible to get off. It is also perfect for making lines of glitter and comes in a variety of widths. A must have for me!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:19:54 PM
It is the strongest tape I have found. It is great for putting things together like boxes but it is almost impossible to get off. It is also perfect for making lines of glitter and comes in a variety of widths. A must have for me!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:19:55 PM
It is the strongest tape I have found. It is great for putting things together like boxes but it is almost impossible to get off. It is also perfect for making lines of glitter and comes in a variety of widths. A must have for me!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:36:27 PM
I use to use the "red tape" until I discovered Scor-tape. Now, I won't use the "red tape" any longer. I love Scor-tape. It is cheaper than the red tape, easier to use, can be torn by hand, holds like crazy and lasts forever!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:36:28 PM
I use to use the "red tape" until I discovered Scor-tape. Now, I won't use the "red tape" any longer. I love Scor-tape. It is cheaper than the red tape, easier to use, can be torn by hand, holds like crazy and lasts forever!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:38:09 PM
It doesn't appeal to me very much, but I'm not into using glitter other than the occasional dot of stickles.

Everytime I see it used in a video, the person has to fuss with it quite a bit to pull off the backing once it is stuck down. THEN, they have this static-y red strip of plastic to get off their fingers.

It would drive me nuts! I already wish someone would invent pop-dots that don't need tiny bits of waxy-paper picked off each and every dot used!


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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:38:10 PM
It doesn't appeal to me very much, but I'm not into using glitter other than the occasional dot of stickles.

Everytime I see it used in a video, the person has to fuss with it quite a bit to pull off the backing once it is stuck down. THEN, they have this static-y red strip of plastic to get off their fingers.

It would drive me nuts! I already wish someone would invent pop-dots that don't need tiny bits of waxy-paper picked off each and every dot used!


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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:42:57 PM
I used it when I made small gifts boxes with the cameo. I used the tape when I put the boxes together.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:54:23 PM
You can also buy it from SU , i use it for anything i do not want to fall apart

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Posted: 1/21/2013 5:54:24 PM
You can also buy it from SU , i use it for anything i do not want to fall apart

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Posted: 1/21/2013 6:05:55 PM
Can Scor-Tape be bought at stores like M's, J's or A's? I got hooked on someone's YouTube channel and she was making these mini albums. I was watching her use the Scor-Tape and I liked you could tear it by hand and not use scissors.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 6:21:00 PM
I just bought a "super pack" of adhesive from American Crafts that had a roll of "super sticky red tape" in it. I wonder if that's the same stuff?

BTW, this was 14.99 at Tuesday Morning and had 2 tape runners, 4 refills, 2 rolls of double sided tape,1/4" and 1/2" one roll of red super sticky, and 2 full packages of dimensional dots and squares.

The packaging said it was good for heavy embellishments.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:06:59 PM
The red line tape can also be heat embossed. Put a line of tape down, sprinkle with embossing powder and use the heat gun.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:29:48 PM
Also good for micro beads.

I think the bigger sheets of it can be die cut with punches or like a Big Kick (probably not with electronic machines).

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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:53:27 PM

make the CM photosplits I have always used, I may have to check out the "red tape".

red line tape is to photo splits what a blow torch is to nail clippers.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:57:20 PM

I use to use the "red tape" until I discovered Scor-tape. Now, I won't use the "red tape" any longer. I love Scor-tape. It is cheaper than the red tape, easier to use, can be torn by hand, holds like crazy and lasts forever!



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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:25:55 PM
It's the super glue of tape! Holds beads, sand, metal etc.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 1:20:50 AM
I don't know if this well help anyone but Sticky Tape is actually Automotive Tape. Automotive Tape usually has the black liner instead of red. My DH has even used my red line sticky tape when he ran out of automotive tape. If you have a car guy in your life he might have some on hand so you can try before you buy.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 1:49:09 AM
Different widths, strong strong tape, attaches to anything, metal, plastic, thin lines, makes it a must have.
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Posted: 1/22/2013 2:39:02 AM

red line tape is to photo splits what a blow torch is to nail clippers.


LOL! Is this tape made by Provocraft? If so I think I might have a roll of it somewhere....

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Posted: 1/22/2013 6:37:46 AM
Just me the pea, yes Provocraft does make this tape, as do other companies. If you read through the three, someone does mention the name of it. Sorry I can't quote it for you as I'm on my iPhone right now.
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Posted: 1/22/2013 6:44:24 AM
Undo will take it off.
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Posted: 1/22/2013 7:09:18 AM

It is cheaper than the red tape, easier to use, can be torn by hand, holds like crazy and lasts forever!


Ditto! Scor-Tape is much better than the red tape. I had one roll of red tape and never again. I LOVE Scor-Tape. I have been through several rolls. Really love it for altered stuff and covering chipboard albums. I buy Scor-Tape from Our Daily Bread Designs.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 7:35:55 AM
i use it for tough projects

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Posted: 1/22/2013 7:35:58 AM
i use it for tough projects

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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:09:05 AM
I use it as well, it's great for it's strength. I use it to stick down anything from ribbons and ric rac to buttons or plastic, it's super strong! I haven't tried the glittering technique but i've wanted to for a while!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 12:07:09 PM
I've embossed with the redline tape - it is heat resistant. I covered the sides of a homemade picture frame and embossed them with gold embossing powder.

Here is an article comparing Scor-Tape and redline tapes: Scor-Tape vs. Redline Adhesive

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Posted: 1/22/2013 3:55:55 PM
It holds ANYTHING! I use it for microbeads and man alive, it works PERFECTLY!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 5:58:34 PM

Can Scor-Tape be bought at stores like M's, J's or A's? I got hooked on someone's YouTube channel and she was making these mini albums. I was watching her use the Scor-Tape and I liked you could tear it by hand and not use scissors.


I have seen it A's but not the other stores you mentioned. I also buy it on-line and I believe Amazon carries it, but their price is a little higher.
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