So I thought for my project to highlight it, I would tackle two of the adhesive-using projects that have given me the biggest fits over the years -- boxes and accordion flowers. With both, I have tried several other adhesives with mixed (mostly aggravating) results. I had taken to hot gluing, which worked pretty well, but was a little messy and bumpy and then there's all that waiting for the glue gun to heat up... At any rate, this Scor-Tape is my new best friend. Both the box and the accordion flower came together beautiful and feel as solid as a rock. I also used the Scor-Tape to adhere the lace and it worked beautifully.
To go inside the box, I created 6 very simple notecards with coordinating paper from the same Basic Grey line that I used for the box. To create this I cut regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards, then added a 1 3/4"x5 1/2" strip of patterned paper and another strip punched with a Martha Stewarts border punch. But just to add a little touch of special, I accentuated the border punch strip by adding a line of pearl drops with the Cream Viva Decor Pen. Just right!
As for the accordion flower, I had promised the lovely Ann that I would do a tutorial highlighting especially how to use the adhesive, and I really tried, but the video was out of focus and it crashed my computer when I tried to put it together. So I came up with a list of instructions and tips to help.
1. I used the Tim Holtz accordion flower die to create the one pictured above, but you can create your own by cutting a strip of paper (I like about 1 1/2"x12") and scoring it every 1/4" or so. Then fold it like an accordion.
3. Punch or cut a small circle (about 1") to be the base of your flower. Apply two strips of Scor-Tape to it in a "+" shape.
4. Press the center down so that the side you want to be the bottom is facing up. This will save you a lot of grief, because you'll be able to just grab your pre-adhesived base circle and attach it rather than trying to lift your flower and get it to the base.
5. Press your base firmly into the center of the accordion flower. Decorate the center as desired.
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Materials used: Adhesive -- Scor-Tape; Pearl Accents -- Viva Decor Pearl Pens; Patterned Paper -- Basic Grey; Border Punch -- Martha Stewart; Stamps and Scallop Circle Punch -- Stampin Up; Distressing -- Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan; Lace -- Fancy Pants; Magnetic snap to keep box closed -- Basic Grey