Question for all card makers please

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Crafting
Hi,
i was wondering what glue you use to stick in the paper inserts into greeting cards, i have tried prit stick and tacky glue and found they just fall out? although im wondering if this is because i fold the cards myself using a creasing bone and the crease is not deep enough like in pre-folded cards? (im considering buying a creasing machine) any advice would be great thank you :)
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  • macmamacma Forumite
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    I put a thin strip of double sided tape one side of the crease ( about 2" long) then "spot" of double sided on the other side of card .I slip in the inner and fold to pick up the "spot"
    That sounds a bit complicated but it works for me, because I don't use much tape I don't get wrinkles-not on my cards anyway :rotfl:
  • betterlifebetterlife Forumite
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    Hi Macma, thanks for that, i have some really thin double sided tape so i will try that, i make wedding invitations, normally just flat card style, but thought it would be good to offer the folded type aswell, and inserts look much nicer than just printing on the inside of the card, i also get asked alot for order of service, but with the inserts not sticking well i`ve often turned them down (however i am thinking of getting a longer stapler for this when more than 1 insert page is required) i think i should maybe experiment more with glues aswell, as sometimes i need to stick a larger piece of paper to card, and as you say some glues can wrinkle or show through, thank you for your advice, much appreciated :)
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  • muriemurie Forumite
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    I find a line of pritt stick works well. It doesn't show through and its strong enough to hold it in place.
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  • djp64djp64 Forumite
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    Another person, like Macma, who uses double sided tape. I use 6mm tape, a single strip close to the crease that covers about 75% of the length of the insert. I usually put the tape on the back edge of the insert not the front.

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  • I use a glue stick for my inserts - never had a problem so far.
  • I [STRIKE]second/third/fourth[/STRIKE] agree with the double sided tape, nice and precise and easily hidden :-)
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  • scotnanscotnan Forumite
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    I [STRIKE]second/third/fourth[/STRIKE] agree with the double sided tape, nice and precise and easily hidden :-)

    [STRIKE]second/third/fourth/fifth[/STRIKE] me too lol

    I also use good quality 120gsm paper for inserts.
  • Waterlily24Waterlily24 Forumite
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    Another one here who uses double sided tape.
  • jenni_ferjenni_fer Forumite
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    Double sided tape, but not actually in the crease, just to the right of it.
    For Orders of Service, a long arm stapler makes a huge difference, mine was only a few £ from Amazon, staple the paper pages together and then tape into the card outer - much nicer than having a visible staple!
  • betterlife wrote: »
    Hi,
    i was wondering what glue you use to stick in the paper inserts into greeting cards, i have tried prit stick and tacky glue and found they just fall out? although im wondering if this is because i fold the cards myself using a creasing bone and the crease is not deep enough like in pre-folded cards? (im considering buying a creasing machine) any advice would be great thank you :)


    Double sided tape everytime placed just to one side of the crease - I usually place to the left as you look at the card.
    As for a really sharp crease I would highly recommend a 'Hougie Board'. Since buying mine it is in constant use for all scoring of card & paper and is fantastic for making fancy folds and boxes - no measuring needed. Check it out online for further info. :)
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