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Old 06-13-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Question Intricate die cuts: tips on adhering?

I have several Memory Box dies, including Twiggy Tree, Floral circle, La Rue Heart (so if you've seen them, you know I'm talking very delicate, intricate cuts). So far all I've done is admire them, and then cut out a few shapes and admire those.

Since I should probably get around to USING these lovely cut shapes at some point (?!!) I'm interested in hearing what methods people are using to adhere these very fine die-cuts to their projects.

I heard one person say she runs hers through her Xyron, or uses adhesive-backed card stock to start with. Any other ideas or success stories out there? TIA.
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I asked the same question on here ----lots of people told me to use Scraperfect - Best Glue Ever. You just use a small amount and it works really well. I use the tip ---but I have a friend that bought it after me and she puts some on like wax paper and uses a tooth pick to put on. It really is good stuff! Xyrons work well too but then you may have all the extra adhesive on it to get rid of. Or ---a glue pen also works well. I like the Quickie Glue Pen the best.
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For my fiddly lettering dies I usually put double sided tape on the back of the cardstock before I cut it - the backing paper lifts off easily from the cut letters and the adhesive is exactly where you want it with no oozing round the edges!
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I don't have the MB dies but I do cut out intricate letters using Cricut and I use the quickie glue pen for sticking them. I really like that pen - it's an inexpensive and simple solution.
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I also use the quickie glue stick or mono multi in tiny tiny dots.
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For my fiddly lettering dies I usually put double sided tape on the back of the cardstock before I cut it - the backing paper lifts off easily from the cut letters and the adhesive is exactly where you want it with no oozing round the edges!
I just had one of those "why didn't I think of that?? " moments! Thank you - that's a great idea!
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I love the double sided tape idea. That is brilliant.

You can use Spray Adhesive too.
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I use SU self adhesive sheets. I'm sure there are other places that sell these sheets but I happen to have the ones from SU. Had a light bulb moment one day when working with my MB dies. Works great and no glue oozing.
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Quickie Glue Pen for all those intricate dies & I also love using it for paper piecing. Really...I could NOT live without my Quickie Glue Pen! Last year I panicked when Michael's quit selling it but I found it at my local craft stores & online, so I always make sure I have at least 3 new ones in my supplies so I don't run out.
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Quickie glue pen or Xyron.
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I just put small dot of Tombow mono adhesive and use a toothpick to add dots of glue. I don't have to buy special glue and it quick and easy. I find that if I don't use the special glues/glue pens they tend to dry out before I use it up but I use a lot of Tombow so it never has the chance to dry out.
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Thanks for this feedback, ladies!

I do have -- and love -- the Quickie glue pen, and in some cases I think I will definitely do that. I guess I was hoping to avoid having to pen-trace all the tiny branches and bits of some of these die-cuts (check out Memory Box's Floral Circle!Memory Box).

And I agree: Light bulb moment for simply backing a scrap of paper with double-sided tape! No need to Xyron a whole rectangle if I just need , say, a 3 X 3-inch piece. If I didn't already love and own Scor-tape in all widths, I would now.
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Thanks also for the reminders about just making a little puddle of plain old white glue and dotting it on with a toothpick. We sometimes forget that such simple, low-tech methods are perfectly good!
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Well, I was having these issues, too and was happy to finally find a use for my Xyron that my daughter's bought for me a couple of years ago! LOL I also use the toothpick method when I forget to use the Xyron!
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I just put small dot of Tombow mono adhesive and use a toothpick to add dots of glue. I don't have to buy special glue and it quick and easy. I find that if I don't use the special glues/glue pens they tend to dry out before I use it up but I use a lot of Tombow so it never has the chance to dry out.
I forgot all about the trusty toothpick glue. That is usually my go to method because I don't want to get up from my desk for spray adhesive.
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I use a glue pen, just dot along the stems, or what ever it is. I have an old, wooden decopague roller and then roll it over the die cut to get it flattened on and really "on there". Your brayer (if its clean) will do the same thing. Right now the glue pen I have is a Martha Stewart, its thicker glue I think.
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Does anyone use the SU Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on cardstock with the Cameo for diecutting intricate dies? Was not sure if it would gum up the blades.
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I was doing something large and doily like with my daughter the other day and used Krylon spray glue to coat the back. It seemed to work pretty well. Just had to let it dry for a while.
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I bought the 6x6 Adhesive Sheets made by Sissix at Hobby Lobby! They work like a charm.
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Girls, I tell ya, in a well ventilated room, spray adhesive has served me the best. It is quick and has no excess. However, proper ventilation is essential.
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LOL - I did mine outside. I hadn't thought of that. I just didn't want to get glue on everything.
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I just put small dot of Tombow mono adhesive and use a toothpick to add dots of glue. I don't have to buy special glue and it quick and easy. I find that if I don't use the special glues/glue pens they tend to dry out before I use it up but I use a lot of Tombow so it never has the chance to dry out.


Me too! I use a toothpick as my dotting the glue in the tiniest places! I just use a scrap piece of paper to dob a bit out and then a toothpick to dot the glue in place. Works great and holds super forever!
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