Thursday, July 8, 2010

Glue Dots and You! So Simple to Make Your Own Cards!

Do you know what Glue Dots are?  If you are a crafter, you really should.  Even if you aren't a crafter, you still should.  They come in handy for lots of things from crafts to kids school projects and more.  Glue Dots are the little jelly spots of glue--you know--like the things that hold a credit card on the paper when you get the mail.  I love these things!  I was super happy that Twittermoms and Glu Dots ran a special promotion and chose me to try out their products.

Let me get into a bit more detail about Glue Dots.  "Glue Dots are a great and safe alternative to typical tapes and glue guns. They are versatile and work on a variety of surfaces including: paper/photos, metal, wood, plastic, textiles and fibers, plastic, foam, and more! Glue Dots are a no-mess solution to all adhesive or glue needs. Bonding instantly, they require no dry time and provide instant gratification for kids and adults. Glue Dots provide the strength you need in an adhesive without the mess and dry time of liquid glues."  I love them because I don't burn my fingers (like I do with the glue gun), they hold super well and they are so easy to use, even my kids can use them.  Best part is there is NO MESS! 

As I am a card maker, I really love the Dot n Go.  I had never used this product before and it is just what I needed for card making.  It saves me tons of time and works much better than some other adhesive rollers I had been using.  It holds better and doesn't clog up.  I also us it in place of glue as glue tends to get the paper all wavy.  I like to use the Glue Dots Craft and Mini's to add embellishments such as buttons and ribbons as I know they will hold securely, even in the mail.

Here are some projects I have made--check them out and try Glue Dots yourself and see just how easy it is!  Everyone knows homemade cards are wonderful!

Can you cut circles, rectangles, ribbon and tear paper?  If so, you can make this cute card--simply add letter stickers or hand write your message!

A little glittery paper, a stamped flower cut out with a cute button and voila!

Another very simple project.  Simply cut out two squares of paper, wrap and glue dot a ribbon around one.  Notice it is not a bow but a simple knot.  Glue dot it all in place on solid card stock, tear a coordinating print and glue on the other side of the cardstock.  How long does this take and how good does it look?

Once again, it is just a matter of cutting, stamping, tying and using glue dots to hold it all in place!  Looks so pretty!

Need a little gift for someone?  This was a jar of body scrub I found at Target for $1.  I simply used glue dots to wrap pretty paper around the sides and top.  Stamped a cute little tag and put a ribbon around it.  Glue dots are expecially great for projects like this.

This project was more detailed. Glue dots were great for it because it held the burlap in place.

This is a repurposed card--I simply cut the flower off a card someone sent me (it was way too cute to throw away), cut some leaves out and glue doted those down. 

Easy cuting, tying and stamping!

See how easy it is?  You can do it, too!  Head over to your local craft store and pick up some glue dots.  For more information, check out Glue Dots on Facebook.

Disclosure:  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.


NSB Mom said...

Wow. You are seriously amazing...I cannot even find my tape, scissors or the top of my desk. Those cards are great.

Sofia said...

OMG!!! These are seriously adorable! You are very talented. Found you via MBC and following now. xx

Anonymous said...

YOu have really inspired me to try cardmaking!

Petula said...

Wow, you did fabulously on this. I saw this on TwitterMoms, but didn't take the challenge. Love what you did.

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