Last summer I picked up a great score in the Target $1.00 section. They had packages of scrapbook Picnic Papers, in colorful and cute patterns. I didn’t get around to using them last year, but when I joined the Glue Dots Summer Bonding Project through Twitter Moms, I knew that they would be perfect for making little note cards to send out to my blog readers with their wins, or to thank the families that have invited us in for parties and dinners this summer.
I love using scrapbook paper to make cards, but glue is so messy to use to assemble them, and I have used two way tape, but often I end up aligning the pieces wrong, and to try and get the paper off the tape can wreck the paper and my project. And glue sticks, well let’s just say after I open them once even when I make sure to reseal the cap, they somehow always end up dried out.
So I set to work on making my cards. I already have an envelope template that is cut from heavier paper that I use to trace, if you are looking to make your own cards, you can get a variety of templates from http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/templates.htm for free, or you can take apart an existing note card envelope to use as a template. The card itself is a simple rectangle shape folded in half. I usually use a patterned paper for the outside, and then a solid color for the inner portion. You can cut them the same size or the inner portion can be cut just a bit smaller, giving it a layered look.
I used the Glue Dots I received to assemble them. They are so simple to use, they are like the adhesives that come on the back of gift cards when you purchase them. Sticky, but easily removable without damage to the project you’re working on, they sort of just “stretch” off and ball up when you remove them.
What Are Glue Dots®?
Glue Dots Adhesives are a safer, easier, mess-free alternative to typical tapes and glue guns. Glue Dots provide the strength you need in an adhesive without the mess and dry time required of liquid glues. Glue Dots bond instantly to a wide variety of surfaces including: Paper/photos, Metal, Wood, Plastic, Textiles/Fibers, Plastic, Foam, and more! Find Glue Dots at a retailer near you or online today!
I know I’m not the most creative person out there, so if you’re looking for more craft projects to use Glue Dots with check out the Glue Dots Facebook page, there are plenty more Summer Bonding Projects listed.
“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Glue Dots blogging contest to be eligible to receive a $30 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”
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