This may seem like I used a large variety of adhesives, but each one serves it’s own purpose. Using the right adhesive for the right material can save you time and will effect how your page will hold up over time.
Glue stick is used for gluing paper to paper.
Foam tape is used to give a “lift” and added dimension. It works best if it's used under paper objects like tags and chipboard.
Adhesive lines are used for ribbon and lace. I like to place the line on the paper and then apply the ribbon over the adhesive.
Adhesive Dots are very versatile; use them to attach buttons, ribbons, silk flowers chipboard or pretty much any embellishment. They come in different sizes, small to large, and you want to use the appropriate size for your project. If it is too large, the adhesive tends to stick out from under the embellishment, for example a button, and stick to sheet protectors and opposite pages.
Photo tabs are wonderful to use between photos and paper. If you need to remove the photo from the page later (to make a copy) If can be easily removed without tearing background paper and leaving sticky residue on the back of the photo.
U R 8
Designer: LeNae Gerig
- Dots & Stripes
- Bohemian Embellish-abilities
- Easy Circles Template
- Pastel Monograms
- Foam tape
- Glue dots
- Adhesive Lines
- Glue Stick
- Photo tabs
- Black StazOn inkpad
- White cardstock
- Use the template to trace an 11” circle on the back of the black dot paper. When placing the circle, have the template extend off the edge of the paper by 2”. Cut out the circle and use photo tabs to adhere the 7”x10” photo to the circle. Trim the photo edge even with the curve of the circle.
- Use the adhesive lines to attach the lace across the top and bottom of the photo. Use the glue stick to glue the circle, flush to the left side of the striped paper background as shown.
- Stamp the surface of the pink embossed brads onto the StazOn inkpad surface and let them dry. Use them to secure the flowers to the edge of the photo as shown.
- Apply strips of foam tape under the “8” monogram, using double layers for more dimension, and adhere to the large black tag. Glue the tag to extend from under the large pink lower. Tie a sheer dot ribbon and a button to the “u” and “r” and secure to the upper right using foam tape.
- Evenly space pink and white buttons around the edge of the circle using glue dots to secure them. Computer journal “Things you like” and “Things you don’t like” and record your child’s tastes at this particular age. Print onto white cardstock and cut into strips. Ink the edges and glue, overlapping the circle, as shown.