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New to paper

A box of Glue Dots from Stampin' Up!

A box of Glue Dots from Stampin' Up!

I have always been into doing crafts: cutting, gluing, name it!

I really want to become serious with paper craft and was wondering...are there any basic techniques that any paper crafter should know? there a secret to being neat with glue? it always seems to get everywhere but where I want it!

Thank you


Hi Toni

How good to know you have been interested in crafting all your life! I hope you enjoy it always. I'd love to see some of your work so hope you come back to show me a picture of your favourite paper craft projects sometime.

I suppose the techniques you need to be good at vary with what crafts you are interested in. With paper crafting, I believe it is very important to
  • be able to cut clean, straight lines
  • be able to fold accurately and to crease those folds well
  • have good tools for the job you want to do
  • be willing to learn from others about the countless tips for getting great results with the various techniques

What do others think about this question?

About adhesives - I would choose a glue for the job at hand (not for getting ON my hands! Lol!)

There are lots of packaging choices and various consistencies with glues. You can purchase glue pens, for example, that allow you to place adhesive in very specific spots, using the glue container sort of as a pencil. I love Stampin' Up!'s Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, for example.

I think practice and experimentation also helps a lot with becoming accurate with the different glues.

For an even less messy solution you can use Stampin' Up!'s Glue Dots. All you have to do is touch a Glue Dot to the place you want the glue. There's no mess as the glue dots stay one shape and don't ooze anywhere :)

Maybe others can add their own experiences with gluing for us too.

Have a wonderful day of paper crafting.


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Apr 08, 2010
by: Anonymous

A whole lot of useful info Susan great tips too you do a great job answering a wide range of questions.

Chriss x


Chriss, thank you so much for your nice feedback. It means a lot!

Susan X

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