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Solution to the Problem of the Glue!

Today I'm going to show you a great Solution to the Problem of the Glue!

Does it annoy you when you pick up your glue bottle and have to wait for it to run down to the tip? When you lay it down, does it clog up if you leave it for awhile? If you answered yes to either of these questions I have your solution! And, it's cheap, it's easy and it's quick!

Here's your solution....

1. Grab the following:

    *Empty embossing powder container


    *Hot glue gun and about 4-5 glue sticks--heat up the glue gun---you want it really hot before you begin--makes this project much easier.

    *Bottle of Tombow liquid multipurpose glue (Item #110755); take the lid off.....leave the bottle of glue aside...grab the lid.


2. Lay a shallow layer of hot glue in the bottom of the empty container, while still hot, place the closed end of lid in the hot glue....

3. Keep filling the container around the lid with hot glue (even if the glue cools a little, when you add more glue it will soften up again)...fill the container around the lid with the glue til it looks like this...

GlueIt looks like this from the top:

Cap in glue top view4. Let this sit for a bit until the glue cools a bit so the glue hardens. While it's cooling, cut a piece of your favorite designer paper 5/8" x 5 1/2", place a strip of Tear & Tape (Item #138995) on the wrong side, remove the paper topping and wrap the paper around the sides of the container..

Dsp5. By now your glue is most likely cool, grab your glue and insert into the cap


    *If you are gluing, just set it in the cap and don't screw on the cap

    *If you are not gluing, screw on the top and leave the bottle upside down--this accomplishes 2 things

        *First, it keeps the glue at the tip ready to use next time, and
        *Since the glue stays in the tip, it means air is not in the tip and there's lots less possibility of it forming a small plug that keeps your glue from flowing freely!

You're ready to start your next project--without the annoying glue problem! Enjoy!

If you have a stamping problem, send me an email and let's see if we can figure out a way to solve those problems so we can spend more time card-making that solving problems!