Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tombow 4th of July Blog Hop!




Nothing better than a little blog hop on the 4th of July, right? :)



Thank you for stopping by! If you came here from The Paper Garden you are in the right spot! 

I'm very excited to be taking part in this hop that is the collaborative effort of Operation Write Home and Tombow. Tombow is the maker of some of our very favorite adhesive products when making cards for the troops and with good reason! When making cards that are going to travel halfway around the world and back again, there's no room for fall-apart cards! Nope, no mamby-pamby adhesives here, folks. You'll only get the finest from Tombow.

I had such a large variety of Tombow adhesivies to chose from to showcase today. The regular glue runner has been a favorite of mine forever, but this one was a new runner to me! I fell in love with it immediately, and made up a little video tutorial for the use I found for it. Here you go - watch now or save for later and learn how to use this POWER BOND adhesive to put together your pretty, shaped cards. It's only 4 minutes of your time, but you can always save for later, if you like!




Now then, I hope that you have had a wonderful time learning about all of the wonderful Tombow products! You should definitely check out the whole hop lineup, and hop along to Melissa's blog next.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to make it all the way around to all of the hops for your chance to win a little Tombow of your own. :)


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79 comments:

Kathy S said...

Great Problem Solving!

airbornewife said...

Nancy.... awesome use of those fun scalloped card toppers. Thanks for sharing the video.

Pam

Susan C said...

Thanks for the video, I'll have to try out the new runner.

ladybug said...

Such a sweet card! Great 'rescue' for your bargain purchase as well! Loved your video and you can bet I am going to be looking for powerbond Tombow! Thanks so much!

Susan Strawser said...

thanks for sharing the video...and I really like the card you made. Great colors.

Connie Grigson said...

Super cute ideas….I'm married to an active duty Airman and have recieved cards from OWH from him while deployed. I like the feminine aspect of this card, let's keep in mind the ladies who serve as well.

Diane said...

Hi Nancy- great video! I also have some of that paper in my stash! Great to know Tombow adhesive will turn a bargain into a treasure! Thanks for the info!

Paula S. said...

What a super creative 'save' Nancy and the fancy edge on the card is such a great detail whne the card is completed. I think having one of the super strong tape runners on hand would be a good idea too. Hope you have a wonderul Independence Day Nancy!

Julie said...

Awesome job, Nancy! Love the video and the card is so cute! Thanks for participating in our hop today!

Jen R said...

Thank you for sharing the video! I also recognize one of the papers used!!!lol

Lori in AZ said...

Great idea, beautiful card. Thanks for sharing a problem solving
product that is new to me.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute card you made from those bargain buys and I can see the adhesive is super bonding too.

Kristi said...

I don't think I ever would have thought of that solution to the size problem. I love all the creativity!

Melissa T. said...

Love the video, thank you for the tip! :)

Carol J said...

Beautiful papers and of course any time there is a butterfly I'm loving it !

gabby2057 said...

Thanks for the video, I was wondering how you got a scallop edge all the way around. Nice card, too.

Dolores said...

Thanks for sharing your great idea on this video and how you created the cute card. Will have to try that Tombow runner.

Penny Ward said...

I had to laugh Nancy...I too bought similar packages of textured card stock, and it wasn't quite what I thought it was going to be. Thanks for giving me a new idea. Your card is beautiful...love the sentiment!

Linda said...

I really enjoyed the video showing us how you were able to have the perfect edging. I love the butterfly and heart; so small but a great impact

Melissa Cash said...

Hi Nancy, I love your card and your awesome video using the Tombow Power Tab. I am so glad that OWH and Tombow teamed up for this hop today. Hugs!

conil said...

Your card is really pretty. Looks like your bargain worked out well thanks to Tombow.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very pretty!

Nancy M said...

Love the fancy edge on your card and thanks for the video. TFS! Happy 4th.

Sharon Roselli said...

So clever! Great video thanks for sharing I never saw that adhesive before I always just used the liquid glue for heavy cardstock nice to have a runner to use. Great card too!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, your card is just gorgeous Nancy, I love that sketch too!

As I was scrolling down your page I noticed my Sudz n' Hunni store logo, I knew you had it but it was fun to see!

Hope you are doing well =)

Happy 4th of July!

Valerie said...

I always love to see ways to use what you have. Great intro to a new product.

Over Embellishing said...

Ha! I totally fell for that sale too! Live and learn I guess, but what a great way to use up those card fronts- guess what I'll be doing this weekend... making some of those cards!

Ava Oxley said...

Thanks for sharing this cool trick using the Tombow adhesive. I'm planning to play with my Cricut later today after the blog skip. BTW - Beautiful card.

Rebecca King said...

Such a pretty card. Good job!!!

mak44070 said...

Thanks for sharing video

Judy said...

I love the colors of your card.The scalloped edge is so pretty, Thank-you for sharing the excellent video

Judy said...

I love the colors of your card.The scalloped edge is so pretty, Thank-you for sharing the excellent video

Jo Ann Usey said...

I love the way you made "lemonade out of your lemons"! The cards turned out so cute! thanks for the video showing us how!

grandmalee said...

Thanks for posting this video...I too bought tons of card fronts like these. I already have the Tombow USA adhesives including the Power Bond, so now I can move some of these supplies out (since there are so many new things I want to get but I don't have space to put anything else!). Beautiful card! Thanks so much for supporting OWH so much over the past years!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Thanks for the video! I must try that adhesive!

Robin said...

Interesting idea. Might have to get some large spellbinder dies and give this a go..

Anonymous said...

Your card is very pretty and thanks for for the video, very good information. Mary L Schreiber

Andrea T said...

Great tip for those odd shaped cards. TFS

Jennie Garcia said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I Love the color combo and shape!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

linda said...

How very clever of you! That adhesive looks great too.

Shari B said...

Very cute! The scalloped edge is a great detail!

Linda said...

I am unable to watch videos...but it looks like a great card! tfs!!!

Misty said...

Very inventive! I bookmarked vid for future ref.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Debbie Caldwell said...

okay I am impressed. I would never have thought to make an actual card with two of them I would have just cut them down and used them as card toppers. You have opened a new way of thinking for me...and knowing the adhesive is going to "stick" is a life saver. Thank you for sharing your creativity!!
Oh yes...I love that sketch and your card!!
ps You will find this same comment in your "Chikadee Cards" comment section...ooopps I went too far :)

Nancy Boyd said...

I love your solution to using the bargains you found. I have a load of things you could help me with. Can't wait to try that power bond tape runner. I am hoping it will work on embossed card stock. Thanks for sharing

Annie Wills said...

I can totally relate with buying something on clearance that turns out to be something totally different when you get it home. Way to make lemonade though! Thanks so much for sharing this video...your final card is beautiful!

Bert B said...

Nice simple but elegant card! thanks for sharing the video!

Lynn said...

Adorable card Nancy. I like those denim flowers on your blog too.

Sybrina K said...

Nancy,

Such a fun, colorful card.

Thanks for all you do for OWH!

Jean Bullock said...

Cool card and great save on those scalloped sheets.

Sue D said...

Great use of this adhesive to solve this problem.

JoAnn said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing the video.

Anne said...

Hi. Clever way - thanks Tombow- to make something into something better. Thanks for demo.
Anne

Cropaddict said...

I have been wondering what to do with those also. Great idea. Thanks for the tip and the video.

Kaylee Snyder said...

Thanks for the tips. Tombow adhesive is the best.

Erika said...

Great video and great idea! Thanks for taking the time to make it and participate in the blogskip. Happy 4th to ya!

Anonymous said...

Good save, Nancy! I sooo know about buying things you think are something else. Tombow products work!
Glenda F

WhoMom said...

Adorable card and great way to use something that was "not quite as advertised".
Lyn

mtscrapgal said...

How smart of you to make card bases out of the "too big" card fronts. This runner is new to me too. I'll check it out. TFS

Diana Evensen said...

Thanks for the video! It was great to see a Tombow product "in action" on this skip. :-)

SuzAnn said...

Crafters are so resourceful! Thanks for taking part in this blog and also for supporting OWH.

SuzAnn
OWH Board member

hana jones said...

great idea to use the super bond tombo to put them together to make such a cute card ....i like the idea of making shapes for cards with my cricut too ...your so creative thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration....now i need to get busy making cards !

PoJo said...

Thanks for sharing your great card!

Pat Y said...

Great tip. I can see making lots of shaped cards from cricut shapes too spellbinder shapes.

Kathy said...

Your finished card looks great. Very clever solution to bargain bin paper problem. Tombow products are great!

Rufus said...

Good save! Doesn't it make you crazy when they don't tell you EXACTLY what's in the package?! Thanks to Tombow for supporting OWH!
R/

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

So creative to use a video for the hop, TFS!

rstuck2003 said...

What an awesome card! I love the papers. Thanks for sharing.

Aunt Dee said...

great video with some wonderful tips for us to use. Love the scalloped card topper.

TexasGramma said...

Thanks for sharing the video.

Fran Green said...

Nancy your card has such a soft tender feel to it. Thank you for showing how to use the Power Bond tape runner to make shaped cards.

Janice said...

I love your card, it's colorful and cheeful. Thank you for the video too, I subscribed to your channel.

Ann said...

Very cute card! I love how you used the scalloped edged paper!

sf_crafter said...

Thanks very much for the video. What a great idea for using up card fronts.
Your card is great! I really like the layering.

Janis said...

Love the scalloped edges!
<3 J

Cynthia Rose said...

Those shaped cards are so fun. Thanks for the video.

Gilu J said...

Thanks for the video and the problem solving tips.

heather said...

Great card and video! I love how you made your own base using the precut shapes. Turned out great!

Diana N. said...

Smart thinking! Where there is a will there is a way to make use of a bargin!