Thursday, September 16, 2010

My New Scrap Tool

Every once in a while I buy a scrapbook tool that I am impressed with. When I recently purchased the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider I was definitely impressed!

Before my purchase I had spent some time posting questions on forums asking other crafters their recommendations for a good adhesive, browsing the Internet and magazines as well as word of mouth. I have to say that no one ever mentioned the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.

I don't have to tell you how expensive adhesive can be. Not to mention as papercrafters we need how many different kinds? I don't know how many times I've been in the middle of a project to have my adhesive dispenser run out. I've actually opened them up thinking that surely something is wrong to discover that nothing is wrong at all it just ran out... thinking to myself "Already?" 

On a recent trip to Michael's it was time to buy adhesive again! I picked out some refills, but on my way out I saw this large tape dispenser. When I say large, I do mean large! lol!! I actually picked up the box and thought to myself "Who in the world uses these giant things?"  After I started to read the box and just how much adhesive this thing held, 216 ft, I quickly became interested. The price was around 30.00 but I had a 50% off coupon, so that brought the price down to around 15.00 and it came with 2 rolls of acid free adhesive. And it's pink... I'm sold.

After 10+ years of paper crafting and I hate to think how much money, I have finally found an adhesive tool that I am 100% happy with. The tape is a nice 1/4" wide, I have had no problem with the tape breaking or sliding around and the adhesive goes on nicely every time. However the one thing that put this tool over the top for me was that I put together a 8 x 8 scrapbook album using only the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, besides glue dots for heavier embellishments, and I still have over 1/2 of my roll of adhesive left!  Then of course it's pink...

To answer my previous question "Who in the world uses these giant things?" the answer is me! So next time you need to buy adhesive I strongly recommend giving this great tool a try. I  am sure glad that I did.

If you have any great tools that you have discovered I would love to hear about them. Thanks for coming by. When leaving a comment, please leave your blog address so that I can drop in and say hi.

Until Next Time... Take Care!


  1. I have had one of these for several years (mine's Scotch brand yellow lol) and I absolutely can't live without it!

  2. Thanks for sharing about this. I have been buying double stick tape for almost 20 years and am completely dumbfounded by how many different kinds there are, why I can never seem to find the refill for the dispenser I already have, and why the expensive one really doesn't work that well. (Good thing I got it on sale!) I will look for this the next time I'm in Michael's, with my coupon.

  3. I have been thinking I need a larger one since they run out so quickly. Perhaps I will get one of these, I love PINK.

  4. I have had an ATG for several years now and would find it hard to create without one. It is probably my most loved and used tool. The more you use it, the more you will like it.

  5. Of all the adhesives I have used, the roller double stick adhesive suits my needs best. Thanks for telling about this item. I will certainly look into it (and getting it with my 40% off coupon) next time I'm in the craft store.

  6. I found out where to order this and have ordered the same thing you got. I am eagerly looking forward for this to arrive.


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