We are very lucky and thankful that you come to our blog for great projects, tips and inspiration. Today I wanted to show you the other side, products you might not even know about other than our beloved tape runner. What is it that we use on our lovely projects and why, to name a few.

Starting with the Therm O Web Adhesive Pick-Up Square. Do you know what that is? Do you have one? Did you even know that Therm O web made these? It’s one of THE BEST tools you will have in your adhesive arsenal. If you’re like me, I tend to put things down fast and furious and on the go. BUT there comes a time when I do not like where I have placed a strip of paper, or an embellishment or other. After all, I only use Therm O Web adhesives. NO PROBLEM, I pull out my trusty Square and off it goes. I always proclaim out loud ‘MAGIC’ because it really does feel like magic when I can simply swipe off the adhesive from the error and start over. OR an oops if there is adhesive in areas I didn’t mean for adhesive to be, no problem, swipe it right off. Onward!

Of course MY FAVORITE product, Therm O Web Foam Squares. They come in all sizes and two colors. AND if you want them even smaller, simply cut with scissors BEFORE you remove from it’s protective overlay. And did you know that you can also layer them to get an even more dimensional appearance. I love dimension. The light-weight quality of the foam square doesn’t weigh down your projects. We all like a little dimension in all the right places.

The only glue stick you will ever need. Therm O Web Super Stik Permanent Glue Stick. This is one powerful glue stick. The top also doubles as a little caddy if you’re like me and likes to have a tidy crafting area, it goes nowhere when you let it rest straight up and ready to go. This glue stick is made with rice (not edible). Think sticky rice like in sushi. It love it on chipboard. In fact, one year at CHA we had people come back the second day to tell us that they tried to pull apart their project they made on the first day and it did not budge. We like hearing testimonials like this but stop ripping up your projects, lol. Allow it to sit for longer and the bond is stronger. Just twist and stick!

And finally, a gem of an adhesive. We all know how popular those die-cut machines have become. I don’t own one BUT I do know about them, I get to see all the latest and greatest at CHA being featured, etc. People are always looking for the next machine, the next cartridge, projects, etc. Therm O Web Sticky Dots – Transfer Adhesive, one of the best in the business in my opinion. It comes in rolls and sheets. It is TOTAL COVERAGE for even the tiniest of die-cuts, like the skinniest leg of a lobster die-cut, NOT kidding. OR like the dot on top of the letter ‘I’ for example. I kid you not, full coverage. The roll is best use for trims, borders, etc. Fabric or felt? No problem. The industry has been very popular with small felt/fabric icons that sometimes are not self-adhesive, no problem TOW Sticky Dots to the rescue.

I’ve hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about our adhesives. Please share with us your favorite and interesting/unique ways you have used them, we would love to hear about it.

Cheers to a creative weekend,

0 comment on Let’s chat adhesives.

  1. blaznpat
    January 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm (11 years ago)

    I love the pickup square! This is on the top of my list to buy next!!!!

  2. Rachel Carlson
    January 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm (11 years ago)

    It’s on of MY FAVS. Glad it’s top on your list too. Yay!!

  3. Pam Spradlin
    January 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm (11 years ago)

    I have 3 of the 4…I feel lucky!

  4. JJ
    January 7, 2012 at 2:36 pm (11 years ago)

    I love my ‘adhesive remover’ square. I also use it to remove rub-ons that didn’t turn out the way I wanted.

    • Rachel Carlson
      January 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm (11 years ago)

      It’s just a great little tool to own isn’t it…almost like a well-kept secret. That’s why I’m shouting about it today, lol.

  5. Alice Golden
    January 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm (11 years ago)

    totally agree… I’ve even had luck picking up ink with the adhesive remover!

    • Rachel Carlson
      January 9, 2012 at 10:29 am (11 years ago)

      Great tip Alice, did not know you could use it for removing ink….what kind of ink are we talking about??? This is great news and thanks for sharing!