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Topic: Glue/Glue Alternative for making display cards/tags  (Read 386 times)
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« on: August 30, 2008 06:54:20 AM »

Hello All, this is my first post, I find I have become addicted to this site!
I want to make display cards for my jewelry for upcoming art sales.  I have recently seen some very simple cards (recycled manila file folders for sturdiness) with bits of random "cool" paper layered and glued to it, and then cut to size...here is my question - the glue

Before I get started, all you papercrafters out there - what is the best and least involved way to glue wide spanses, I have seen watered elmers, liquid starch, modge podge, etc.  Instead of experimenting I thought I would ask the experts.  Thank you - I feel as though I have found my tribe!!!

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008 01:41:39 PM »

Welcome! I'm not a pro but that isn't stopping me from throwing in my opinion.  Grin I'm only speaking about the display cards, not the tags, since I have no experience in the craft-selling realm...

First of all, see www.thistothat.com -- Other papercrafters on Craftster recommended it and it is very useful!

If it's just paper you're gluing onto the surface, a glue stick will do, without much warping. For very large areas, a fine coat of spray adhesive might even work well. For display cards and professionalism, I'm more inclined to recommend Glue Dots and/or double-sided sticky mounting foam; these require less handling of the paper to get the adhesive to bond, which is important since too much handling can lead to fingerprint marks, dents/crinkles, and ink smudges. The mounting foam makes things stand out from the backing, and I've seen big rolls and sheets of it at dollar-stores.

You can also forgo adhesives and attach display cards to backing with either old-fashioned photo corners, or photo corner punches: http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/s_photo-corner-punch.aspx
(You punch the corners of the backing--not the card--with this kind of punch, then slip the card into the punched slots)

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