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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It's All About The Kids Craft Blogging Event - Day 2 - Graduating from Sticky University

Welcome to Day 2 of the It's All About The Kids Craft Blogging Event.  Today, I want to share a fun papercrafting project, which also works well with some baked goods (e.g. cookies), but also many other treats and handmade items.  And, I also want to share insights with you about Sticky University, as well as encourage you to visit blogs that are sharing a variety of kid friendly crafty projects this week.  After all, it really is all about the kids.....

Tombow is all about crafty goodness with many kid friendly products to help kids of all ages create and have fun.  SewCalGal has been a fan of Tombow for many years and sincerely recommends their products.  You may also recall SewCalGal was a participant in the 100 days of Tombow Campaign, where Tombow celebrated 100 years in the crafting business, by raising money for the Council of Art Education.

Recently SewCalGal was asked to participate in Sticky University, where Tombow was seeking crafty bloggers to create using their new "Xtreme Adhesive".  Participants receive a  "Sticky U Starter Kit", which contains a free sample of Xtreme Adhesive, a Sticky U certificate and a Sticky U t-shirt and mentions on the 
 Tombow USA Blog, the Sticky U Pinterest Board, Tombow’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.  And, for this blogging event, Tombow will giveaway 3 opportunities for bloggers in the US/Canada to join Sticky University and receive a Sticky U Starter Kit for you to create with too!  

While working on my certificate from Sticky University, SewCalGal put Xtreme Permanent Adhesive thru many tests with variety of crafty projects where I used paper,embossed metals, plastic, yarn, ribbons,buttons and fabric.  

 I found Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to be the strongest adhesive in a  dispenser that I've ever used, making it one of my new favorite crafty products.  

As this adhesive comes in an easy to use dispenser, is non-toxic, acid-free and comes in a refillable dispenser, I'm confident it is also a kid friendly product.  SewCalGal recommends this product for 10+ ages, but it would also make an excellent product for family craft nights with parental supervision.

Of all the projects I created, my favorite kid friendly project was to use my Silhouette Cameo

to cut a bag from cardstock with an acorn motif, using Silhouette's design #48175.

My "kid" volunteer helped to make these bags, as well as the Snickerdoodle cookies that we placed inside to give to neighbors.

We had fun baking Snickerdoodles, while the Silhouette cut out the acorn boxes.
It cut two boxes per 12"x12" sheet of Fall colored card stock paper.

We lightly folded the box into shape.

And we rolled the Xtreme Adhesive dispenser on the tabs, to apply the adhesive.
And we lightly pressed the tabs with adhesive to the appropriate sides of the box.

And quite quickly, we had a very cute box ready to fill with treats!

And here is a photo showing a 3D box where I used Xtreme Adhesive to stick some beautiful handmade clay buttons from South Africa, from  Button Mad (Incomparable Buttons).  The buttons stuck easily, without me worrying about them falling off, yet the recipient of such a box could easily remove them from the paper box, to use these sweet buttons on clothing or other craft projects, in the future.  

While I've made 3D boxes many times before I found that when I filled them with odd shapes, or heavy items, the seams of the box would sometimes open up as the adhesive wasn't strong enough.  With Xtreme Adhesive we didn't have a single box to open up, even when we moved the filled boxes around and delivering them to neighbors!  

Tombow also created a short Youtube video that provides a great overview of this new adhesive:

If you are using a MAC or having problems watching this embedded video, here is a link where you can watch it directly in youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0pvqHUQYi0

Also, Tombow has created a glue guide pdf that provides a great comparison of Xtreme Adhesive to other sticky products (glue tape, liquid glues, glue sticks, and tabs) which is a very handy reference tool when considering which product you may want to use to sticking various materials together.

Don't forget several blogging friends are joining me this week, to help share insights on kid friendly projects.  Here is the schedule and links to all the participating blogs.  Some will also be hosting giveaways on their blogs too!

Monday, October 27th

Tuesday, October 28th

Wednesday, October 29th

Thursday, October 30th

Friday, October 31st
Jacquelynne Steves, The Art of Home  
Wendy Sheppard/Ivory Spring 

If you are a blogger or non-blogger and would like to join the fun and share insights on projects suitable for kids, tips, or tutorials, as appropriate, you are also welcome to join the fun and add a link to the linky below.  Non-bloggers can upload photos in a Flickr group called "It's All About The Kids".

Did I Mention A Giveaway?

This is a giveaway for bloggers that want to join Sticky University, where Tombow wants crafty bloggers to create using their new "Xtreme Adhesive".  Three lucky winners will  receive a  "Sticky U Starter Kit", which contains a free sample of Xtreme Adhesive, a Sticky U certificate and a Sticky U t-shirt and mentions on the 
 Tombow USA Blog, the Sticky U Pinterest BoardTombow’s Facebook page and YouTube channel

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules for this giveaway:
1) You must be a blogger that enjoys crafty goodness and want to participate in the Tombow Sticky University program, whereby you will later blog what you create and provide your honest feedback about Xtreme Adhesive.
2) You must reside in the US or Canada.
3)  Winners will be randomly selected, using the random number generator within the Rafflecopter tool and announced on this post Sunday, November 2nd

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Unknown said...

I want to make some gingerbread houses for Christmas and the extreme glue would be perfect. My granddaughter also likes to make cardboard furniture for her pet pals collection and this extreme glue would be perfect for that project too.

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Rebecca said...

I'm the coordinator of the girls GEMS in our church and we're always doing crafts, would love to try these products with them!

Barb said...

I have enjoyed Tombow as well and loved the dispenser as well. (had issues loading it) but that is operating error.

Enjoyed your post and the little goodie box you made. Wonderful informative post.

Jocelyn said...

I have never seen this product before, but I think it would be great for making cards and other crafts! Sounds like a something that can be very useful in any craft room.

Createology said...

Great Acorn bag/boxes for fresh baked Snickerdoodles...my very favorite all time cookie. Tombow does make fabulous products. Creative Kids Bliss...

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

This would be a great product to use to build a Christmas village with the grand-kids!

Janie said...

I haven't seen this item before now. I think it would be great for card making. Thanks for the chance.


mumbird3 said...

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mumbird3 said...

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Lana said...

You always feature the best items!! With Christmas coming up, This would be an AWESOME help with my cards!

Mara said...

oops.. I entered before I saw that it was for US/CAN only, looks like a great product to use, I am sending you a separate e-mail with a project I did similar using the awesome Button Mad buttons, love them!

Anonymous said...

HI,I'd use this for making gift bags+greeting cards>so neat!
Thanks for sharing!


beaquilter said...

what a cute little bag.... I remember selling tombow mono adhesive over the phone when I worked for office depot.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Looks like fun! I love your acorn bag:)

Sarah said...

My children would love this glue for the multitudes of projects they come up with. :) sarah@forrussia.org

Caroline @ Thistle Design Studio said...

I love my Tombow markers & would love to be a part of "Sticky U" to use on my card making projects!

Anonymous said...

This is exciting! Enjoyed this post and would love to be a part of Sticky University :)

Beth said...

I think these would make adorable gift boxes for the dog cookies we are making this holiday season. Imagine them with little paw prints!

Lisa England said...

I am not familiar with these products -- looks like I need to try them!

Jane said...

Where have I been? Didn't know there was a sticky university! Thanks for the giveaway!

Suze said...

Of course, I'd just have to try this brand new (to me) product on fabric. What fun to find a new item! Thanks for the giveaway.

johnnyp said...

this would be wonderful for so many crafts