Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stick 'em up!


This is probably the question I get asked the most as a PC Pro...and it's SUPER easy to answer!

Scotch ATG adhesive gun.

Originally designed for framers, Scotch saw how this tool could be adapted to the scrapbooking industry. They created the ATG 714 with it's perfect 1/4" width and their tapes with and archivally safe (Gold) option.

Here are a few reasons I love my ATG.
  • It's affordable. The dispenser itself is an investment, but quickly pays for itself as the tape refills run about $2.50 - $3.50 and lasts a loooong time. THe best price I've found is at www.cropandstick.com.

  • Easy to use. Tiny learning curve and then it's super quick to adhere anything and everything!

  • Love the tape. I use the 924 1/4" tape. It's super strong, but I can (and do often) pull off items with hardly any notice (except when paper is lightweight). I love that it's semi-repositional but also extremely strong.

  • Great with ribbon and other embellishments. The 1/4" width is perfect for most ribbon and really holds it down.

  • It's pretty big, but guess what? I never LOSE it on my messy creative work space!

  • It never gums up.

  • I've had my ATG for over 2 years and it's still going strong.

  • If you have more time on your hands than mine you can alter your ATG to reflect your own personal style...one day.

Here are just a few altered ATGs I found: Scrap 4 Life, Scraphappenhere, scrapinstyletv, darlene's scrapbooking stuff.

So, after all that...want one? I've done some of the leg work for you and found a great deal at cropandstick.com. They are offering the ATG with 3 free rolls of gold tape...savings of $10.50!

Errr, not done yet. Even though I use my ATG probably 95% of the time, I also could not live without the following.

Dotto Repositional Adhesive. This is great for little or intricute die-cuts. The dots sticks to tiny spaces and then whatever is extra is left on the scrap paper underneath without gumming up the die-cut.

Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares. I love how these squares peal off so easily! I can cut the 1/2" squares into tiny teeny piece for really intricate pieces.

Mini glue dots. So perfect for when you need a tiny, but strong adhesive. I use it with buttons, blossoms etc...

Ranger's Glossy Accents is my go-to adhesive when I need to add glitter, micro-beads and other hard-to-adhere additions.

Having the right adhesive can make a huge difference to your projects and your level of enjoyment in creating them. I know you probably have your own great adhesive picks and I would love to hear about them. Please take a moment and share!

4 comments:

all4memories said...

I so appreciate you sharing this information. I'm working on calendars for Christmas gifts, and this is so helpful. I've just been introduced to Dotto, but I use the permanent one. One draw back to it is that it does gum up at times.

Again, thanks for the help. Sometimes I need professional help. :o)

kitty said...

I haVE THIS AND love it, I got mine last christmas. Use it for everything, and I do mean everything.

shortandsweet said...

OK, just ordered the tape gun, so we will see if I "fall in love" with it.

Christie said...

Love love love it!

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