Saturday, 30 June 2012

Hedgie amongst the flowers and a review

It's time for another challenge and this week at Totally Gorjuss our challenge is sweet and simple. Now I took that not to mean clean and simple, which always fills me with dread, but to make it sweet and not too fussy, so here is my card. We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Lili of the Valley so you are definitely going to want to play along.

Papers Papermania Hampstead
Little Claire Die Cut
DI Wild Honey
MS Flower Punch
Seam binding
Card Candi
MB die cut butterflies


I was contacted recently to ask if I would like to try out the 3M Scotch Advanced Tape Glider and review it on my blog. As I get through reels of tape I jumped at the opportunity.

Here is the official wording.
Diversified technology company 3M is giving a helping hand to crafters by offering great savings on its Scotch Advanced Tape Glider. Instead of the usual £21.82, you can get the pink tape applicator for just £11.99. And if you have lots planned, there is also a 3 for 2 offer on refill rolls. Stylish in vibrant pink, the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider is a no fuss, no mess way of applying adhesive on any number of projects. An essential piece for scrapbooking, card making and a whole host of other craft work, the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider’s finger trigger lets you release a quick controlled application of Scotch Adhesive Transfer Tape in whatever quantity you need. From the tiniest amount to a continuous strip, the glider puts you in complete control; giving neat, thin and clean bond lines with no waste and no clean up. 

Scott Jermy of the 3M Industrial Adhesives & Tapes Division explains: “The Scotch Advanced Tape Glider is ideal for crafters making invitations, cards and presents and is safe to use on a variety of materials including photos and, as it is permanent, your craft projects last forever.”Each Scotch Advanced Tape Glider kit comes with two rolls of acid-free/photo-safe tape. The special offer is available for a limited period only, so pay a visit to and choose the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider link now.

Here is my opinion.
When I opened the box I was amazed at how big the glider is and how much tape you get on a roll, 216 feet and there are two rolls in the box. Now I am not the most practical of people and if my hubby had been at home he would have had the job of reading the instructions and diagrams and working out how to feed in the tape. Of course I was home alone and couldn't wait to play so decided to have a go and surprised myself by how easy it was to put in the tape and feed it through all the relevant places.

It fits so comfortably in the hand and the trigger action is so easy. You just glide it across the paper or card and let go when you reach the end. It speeded up my cardmaking no end as the backing on the tape is removed as it goes through the machine so you just glide and stick. 432 feet of tape is going to last me quite some time but I shall be looking to buy some replacements in time I'm sure.


Seafield Jo said...

Love your card Marianne, a very cute hedgehog and lovely papers.

The tape glide seems a great idea, I'm off to look into it, thanks for the info.

Jo x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely card Marianne.

The hedgehog looks so sweet like that, he's very different and I like the papers as well.

As for the Tape Glider, it's seems like a very good idea and you get plenty of tape. I might have to get one myself to try.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Lisa Jane said...

oh how fabulous .. i love that paper pieced hedgie
Lisa x

Elaine said...

This card is unusual I like the patchwork look its lovely well done , I like the look of the glider I have used other tape rollers and they finish in one card sometime, so its nice to have 216 feet of sticky .
Hugs Elaine

Sandra H said...

Marianne, This is so lovely the backing paper is so pretty as is the image and the layou too! wow that's a lot of tape and good value too so pleased you shared this!:)x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Marianne, such a cute image and fab colours :o)

I've been considering one of those tape gliders, only thing that puts me off is the fact it takes all the backing off the tape - I like to pull just a little bit back so I can get things in the right position before it sticks. Still tempted though lol! Hugs, Lisa x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Marianne, love the cute hedgehog and papers, works really well..... I could also do with one of these tape gliders.... Hope you have a good weekend and sell lots of cards today, big hugs Jo xxx

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, I love that hedgehog and the colours are fabulous

Hugs Sue

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Marianne love the hedgehog.
That's a lot of tape!

Hugs Julie x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous card, love the hedgehog and the beautiful papers. Marlene

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous card! Really like this hedgie image and lovely papers.

Thanks for your review on the tape glider ... it sounds really good.

Lisa x

Jackie said...

Two fabulous card, I love that funky hedgepig. Thank you for the tape glider review, I may have to have a look at them :o)
Jackie xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I love that cute little hedgehog the paper piecing is super, I have these papers and they are rather nice, I have the tape runner I treated myself to one several weeks ago and I love it.
Lorraine x