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A7495c26-c950-4cd5-b3fa-7b4045cbb52cHello and thanks for reading my blog today.  As you can imagine, I see hundreds of new products every week.  Rarely does a product make me drop everything and order it right away.  But yesterday I got an email alert from one of my vendors and I did just that.

As popular and wonderful as dies are, we all hate the gluing!  It’s a messy job even with the best adhesives.  Now there’s a new adhesive that will let you adhere those delicate die cuts perfectly every time.  It's called Stick It.

Stick It is a brand new adhesive that makes the whole process of applying adhesive to intricate die-cut shapes quick and easy.  Stick It is incredibly thin - not much more than a piece of copy paper - yet it encompasses a high tech adhesive that is strong enough to endure the incredible pressure of die-cutting machines, yet pliable enough to match the contours of your intricate die-cut shapes without squeezing out of the edges or leaving a sticky residue on your dies and equipment. 

Stick It will allow you to do so much more with your die-cutting machine. For example, Stick It is so thin, it's possible to sandwich your card stock between two layers of adhesive (i.e. applied to both the front and back of cardstock) - and run it through your machine.

When using it this way, the silicone release paper naturally assists with the process of removing the die-cut shape from the die. Once you've removed the backing paper from the front, the adhesive layer provides the perfect surface for the application of glitters, flocking and more. The results are stunning and so easy to achieve!  Stick It is completely acid free and is water based, and the adhesive has been specially formulated to remain repositionable when first applied and become permanent over time.

Stick It comes in a package of 5 sheets in either the Handy size (6½” x 8” for $6.09) and Large size (8” x 12¼” for $8.99).

PLEASE NOTE:  The information above is from the manufacturer.  I have not tested this product.  My first order should be in stock by Thursday, October 16.  Call me (915-833-9500) or email me to reserve your Stick It sheets now because they will sell out quickly!!!

New dies from Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expression has a new release with lots of fun dies, paper, sequins and embossing folders.  Here are a few samples.

Seasonal-Trees-aquaSeasonal Trees Aqua – Taylored Expressions die Seasonal Trees; Impression Obsession die Evergreen Trees; Sizzix embossing folder; Memory Box sentiment stamp; designer: Joan Ervin

I die cut the trees twice: once from white cardstock then from white glitter cardstock.  Then I put scor tape on the back of the trees (at bottom) and inserted the glitter paper into the sticky openings.

 

 

Seasonal-Trees-glitterSeasonal Trees Glitter – Taylored Expressions die Seasonal Trees; Impression Obsession die Fir trees; Taylored Expressions paper Gingerbread Lane; Memory Box sentiment stamp; designer: Taylored Expressions

Same technique here but it's all glitter cardstock.  Love the new Gingerbread Lane Paper pack!

 

 

Santa-Be-MerrySanta Be Merry – Taylored Expressions die Label Stacklets 9, Mitten garland and On Dahser, On Dancer; Cuttlebug embossing folder Snow Dots; Taylored Expressions paper Gingerbread Lane; designer: Joam Ervin

The Label Stacklets 9 die set comes with graduated sizes, but for the black mat I simply traced the outside of the largest die and cut it out.  It makes a nice mat for the embossed die cut.

Thanks for reading the blog.  Stop in soon and see all the new products for yourself!

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