Hi, There, Stampers!
If you are like me, you have a hard time getting Multipurpose Liquid Glue on tiny parts of die-cuts. I invariably use too much glue and it gets all over my fingers and my project I hate that! But…Adhesive Sheets to the rescue!
How Do Adhesive Sheets Work?
These sheets are 6” x 12“of adhesive between two sheets of paper. You peel off the paper backing and apply it to the back of your paper or cardstock before die-cutting it. When you are ready to adhere the die-cut to your project, you remove the other sheet of paper. It’s that easy.
I used the adhesive sheets on the flower in today’s card. There is no way I could have used liquid glue, especially on that stem, without making a mess. The flower, as well as the sentiment (there’s another inside the card, too) are from the Color and Contour Stamp Set. I die-cut the flower using the Scalloped Contour Dies.
The other parts of the card, made for a dear friend whose husband recently passed away, feature two of Stampin’ Up!’s purples – Highland Heather Cardstock and Stampin’ Blends; and Gorgeous Grape Cardstock and Classic Ink. The oval made of hearts is in the Framed Florets Dies. Unfortunately, these dies aren’t available at the moment, and won’t be until the end of next month. I’ve been trying not to use products that aren’t available. But these hearts were really perfect to show her my love.
Tips for Using the Adhesive Sheets
One tip for today is: apply adhesive sheet material to the back of some pieces of Basic White Cardstock. I usually cut one sheet of white cardstock into four pieces 4-1/4” by 5-1/2” and apply a piece of adhesive sheet to each. Then it’s already be on the cardstock when I need it. And, as you can see from this piece of white cardstock, I can use it for a lot more than just one project. The adhesive sheets are 6″ wide. So I cut a piece 6″ by 4-1/4″ and apply it to the cardstock, trimming off the excess 1/2″ from one end.
A second tip is not to throw the partially die-cut cardstock away! Look at this piece. There’s lots of room left for more than this one cut! I’ll use it probably for two or three more cuts before I’ll toss it.