How Do You Apply Adhesive to Fine Die Cut Pieces?

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Stampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle card

Yes how do you apply adhesive to fine die cut pieces without getting adhesive everywhere? The easiest and least messy way is to use an adhesive sheet. This requires advance thinking about what you are creating. It means applying the adhesive sheet to your card piece before die cutting. Unfortunately I craft spontaneously and don’t think about something like that in advance! I die cut and then realise I should have used an adhesive sheet!

So when I had die cut all the palm fronds for the card above I berated myself for forgetting. Then I pulled out my Silicone Craft Sheet and applied adhesive the way I always do when I have very fine pieces to apply to my card.

Stampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle card

Grab your multipurpose liquid glue (Tombow) and squeeze a blob of glue onto a corner of your craft sheet. Using a sponge dauber, dab the dauber into the glue. I keep a dauber just for applying adhesive. Then using a tapping motion, tap adhesive over the back of your die cut piece. Getting glue on the silicone sheet is not an issue as it will wash off completely. Move to a dry section of the sheet for each piece you need to apply adhesive to.

Having one of these Silicone craft sheets in your tool kit is a must! It works as a perfect protector for your work whenever you have to apply adhesive. At $11.50 it is an inexpensive addition to your tool kit.

So this tip is one to remember the next time you have some fine die cuts to add to your card or scrapbook page. I did this method to apply all the fine die cuts on my Paradise Palms card.

Stampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle card

The background paper for my card is from the New Horizons 6×6 paper pack. The base card is Pale Papaya. The greeting is from the Artfully Layered stamp set. I am very happy to see the Brushed Metallic dots being carried over into the new Annual Catalogue.

So there you go! You now know how to apply adhesive to your fine die cut pieces.

Happy Stamping!


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