A few years ago, I found this neat tutorial for making your own bubble envelopes using pretty designer papers, bubble wrap, and rubber cement. I though these were SO cute and decided to give it a try. I bought some rubber cement and got to work. I followed the directions exactly, allowing both glued sides to dry completely before sticking them together. At first it seemed to work and my mailers looked super cool! But then after they had been assembled for an hour or so, the seams started to pop open. I tried adding more glue but it just didn't work. In the end, I stapled all the way up the sides of the mailers and gave up my dreams of mass producing cute bubble envelopes for my Etsy shop. I was disappointed. Maybe I used it incorrectly but the glue just never seemed to bond strongly and it didn't seem to matter if I glued things together while they were still wet or dry. Either way, my bottle of fumey glue sits mostly unused on my craft room shelf. I have never tried using it again for any of my handmade greeting cards or other paper crafts. There are just so many other adhesives I can use instead, which are easier to use and don't make me loopy. I might still try and make a super bouncer some day though.
Do you use Rubber Cement in your paper crafts or handmade greeting cards? How do you use it? Does it stick well for you? Is there a special technique? Let me know!
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