Invitations Part 4 – A (Not So) Sticky Situation

The most difficult step in creating our invitations was not coming up with the design, or choosing the supplies, or even printing with the Gocco … it was finding an adhesive that worked!

I went through SIX products in an attempt to secure the invitations to the mats to the pocket folds and the stamped monogram to the cardstock to the ribbon.

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Here’s my product review:

  • Photo Squares – These are perfect for scrapbooking, but not for anything that won’t be protected under plastic.
  • Glue Runner –  This seemed to hold … until the pieces sat in my humid apartment for an afternoon.
  • Hot Glue – See comments above.
  • Tacky Glue – Way too wet; it soaked completely through the cardstock.
  • Zips – Finally! This rubber cement type material held fast to the invitation mats and glossy finish of the pocket folds.
  • Super Glue – Yes, I went there. This was my last resort for the belly belts, and lo and behold, it worked!

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{Mom and I working late on a Sunday night}

I so hope our future DIY projects aren’t this time consuming — we’re running out of weekends! I apologize if you’re tired of hearing about my invitations … but please stay tuned for one final post — the cost breakdown and finished product!

Have you tackled any projects that have taken way more time than you anticipated? Was it worth it in the end? (I think so!)