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Elmer's CraftBond and X-Acto Crafting Products

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Elmer's CraftBond and X-Acto Crafting Products
 
3.8

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1.0

CraftBond fail

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from Mattoon, IL

Comments about Elmer's CraftBond and X-Acto Crafting Products:

After working 20+ hours on a scrapbook which was to have been given as a gift tomorrow, my daughter and I found that Elmer's CraftBond's idea of a permanent bond was less than 72 hours. All the pictures, quotes, backgrounds, decorations, and such are peeling off the card stock. If I could give this a negative number of stars I would.

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4.0

Craftbond and X-Acto are Fun Gadgets

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from Sherwood, OR

Comments about Elmer's CraftBond and X-Acto Crafting Products:

One of my favorite tools is the X-acto Corner Rounder Punch. This is a very simple item to use - my 7-year old son used it with ease, and it instantly makes your paper look polished and fancy. It rounds each corner precisely and evenly so they all match so it looks very professional. Simply insert any paper corner and it snips it off into a perfect rounded corner.

The Elmer's Craft Bond all purpose glue stick, is simple to use and dries quickly. Shaped like chapstick it is acid-free so it's safe to use with photos. Great with any crafting product or to jazz up Christmas cards, thank you notes, etc. The only problem I have with this is getting the cap off. For some reason it really takes alot of tugging to get it off. The Elmer's Craft Bond glue spots, which I have never used before, are also acid-free and safe to use with pictures, scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafts. They came 8 to a package and are 1/8 inch thich and 1/2 inch in diameter. This is a pre-formed bit of glue that you can easily place anywhere desired, its as easy as it souds. I found these especially good with thicker items, these spots really hold firm. The Elmer's Craft Bond clear dual tip glue pen is nice since it's acid-free but I don't see much advantage over a regular bottle of Elmer's glue, which also has a small opening for precise application.  The Elmer's Craft Brand permanent tape runner is a clear adhesive, high tack, acid-free strip of "double sided tape" that you slide across your project, lift up, and the tape has been applied. I really like this, it is simple and quick to use and it sticks quickly. It doesn't "gush" out like regular glue so you don't have to worry about sticking something to this and having glue squirt out. It comes with a nice cover so it doesn't stick to anything when not in use.  I am a Bzzagent and received samples of these products in exchange for my honest opinion of their pros and cons.

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5.0

Elmer's CraftBond and X-ACTO Products Create Beautiful Cards

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from Hernando, FL

Comments about Elmer's CraftBond and X-Acto Crafting Products:

Being a BzzAgent, I received several products to try out from Elmer's CraftBond and X-ACTO. As an avid card maker, I could not wait to try out my new crafting goodies! The first product that I used was Elmer’s CraftBond Permanent Tape Runner. The Tape Runner is wonderful for piecing together and layering your cardstock before the creativity begins. Next up was Elmer’s CraftBond Clear Dual Tip Glue Pen. This product is amazing! The dual tips are fantastic when it comes to the size of the area that you will need to bond. As you can see in my photo, I used this pen several times. I used the fine point tip to trace snowflakes and small detailed areas before applying glitter, pom poms and buttons. The wider tip came in handy for bonding slightly larger areas and adhering sentiments on the inside of the cards. My third product of choice (which is also my favorite) was the Elmer’s CraftBond Glue Spots. Glue spots definitely make cards “pop” by adding a 3D effect. I used several Glue Spots amongst my cards; from raising the snowman’s hat to lifting the bird above his hand and giving my penguins the spotlight; Glue Spots make all of this possible. Next up, using my X-ACTO Scalloped Decorative Edge Scissors, I trimmed out a small piece of white cardstock, stamped “Holiday Greetings” on the front and finished the look with some diamond glitter dust. Elmer’s CraftBond All Purpose Glue Stick came in handy for quick bonds throughout the cards and my X-ACTO Zig Zag Decorative Edge Scissors gave a modern look with a layered appeal in areas for personal messages. X-ACTO’s Corner Rounder Punch was quick and easy to use, making classy rounded edges on both cards and scrapbooking pages alike. My overall opinion of Elmer’s CraftBond and X-ACTO brand products can be summed up in one word - Outstanding! I will definitely continue using these products as they simplify the card making world in general. With reliable bonds and creative cut edges, my cards are certain to be a hit! I am absolutely ecstatic that I was able to try these products and will continue to spread the word to all of my card making and scrapbooking friends!

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4.0

Top-notch products

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from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Elmer's CraftBond and X-Acto Crafting Products:

Maybe I'm out of the loop, but I was surprised that Elmer's/X-Acto has a line of crafty supplies.  Plus, they're great products!  I too received a few products to try via BzzAgent, and have enjoyed using them for craft projects as well as adding embellishment to everyday items.  My favorites from the line are the glue dots (SUPER strong!) and the decorative edged scissors (cut effortlessly and with a long blade).  The clear glue pen works great but is pretty comparable to other glue pens I've used before.  I'd buy it again, but wouldn't necessarily recommend it above others out there.  The corner rounder get a "B-" rating in my book.  It depresses well, but doesn't always line up quite right and you get a subtle corner and have to re-punch.  The tape runner gets a "C".  Once it gets on the paper, it works fine, but sometimes the whole width of the tape doesn't come off the runner onto your paper.  There you have it.  Some ups and small downs, but overall an "A-" from what I've seen from the line.  Happy crafting!!!!

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5.0

Elmer's Craftbond and X-Acto make crafts easy

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from Trinity, TX

Comments about Elmer's CraftBond and X-Acto Crafting Products:

I received Elmer's CraftBond adhesive and X-Acto crafting products free from bzzagent.  I have to admit that I have been surprised by how nice these products are. 

The X-Acto products were the Zig Zag Decorative Edge Scissors, the Scalloped Decorative Edge Scissors, and the Corner Rounder Punch.  Both decorative scissors had a nice feel to them as they were used and never failed to make a nice crisp design.  The Corner Rounder Punch made a nice rounded edge to any paper deisgn they were used on.

The Elmer's CraftBond adhesive products were easy to use and the hold set quickly and tightly for both the All Purpose Glue Stick and the Clear Glue Pen.  I was not as impressed with the Permanent Tape Runner.  Perhaps I did not use it correctly but it was not as effective in my opinion as either the glue stick or pen.  But my favorite product of all was the Glue Spots.   I found them to easy to use and more convenient for gluing pictures and small designs.

I would recommend these products to anyone who crafts and scrapbooks.

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