Friday, September 24, 2010

Bzz Bzz: Elmer's and X-Acto Scrapbooking

I'm a BzzAgent for which is a really cool company that does word of mouth campaigns for all sorts of products.  Most of the time when I Bzz about the product samples I receive from them to people I know personally because often the campaign includes coupons to give to friends or little samples of the product.  This time I got to participate in a campaign that was craft products and I can't help but tell you all about them.

I'm not a scrapbooker by any means.  I've tried to get into it, but I just don't have the time and patience that it requires.  I am, however, into doing fun crafts, so the tools and adhesive products that I got to try out are right up my alley.

I squealed with delight when I opened up the package from BzzAgent filled with all sorts of crafty goodies.  There were Elmer's CraftBond acid free-archival safe adhesives like an all purpose glue stick (Who doesn't love a good glue stick?), permanent tape runner (Perfect for making layered birthday invitations!), a clear glue pen (Great for projects that require precision glueing!) and sticky spots.  My mind began to race with all the great projects I could do with these adhesives.  I'm sure many of them will come in handy when it's time for a school project.  The permanent tape runner is one of my favorite types of adhesive.  It allows you to quickly bond papers together for layered projects and the best part is there's no bulk and no wasted time waiting around for the adhesive to dry.  Simply roll the adhesive on and pop the next layer into place.  It's that easy!  It's my favorite type of adhesive to use then I'm making birthday party invitations.
My box of goodies also included some fun cutting tools from X-ACTO's Desinger Series.  I had two pairs of decorative edge scissors and a corner rounder punch.  The decorative edge scissors allow you to make fun edges on your scrapbook pages or on cards and invitations.  I received a scalloped edge scissor that makes cute little edges that are great for girly invitations.  The ziz zag edged scissors are nice for making fun little goodie bag tags.  The corner rounder punch is a nice tool for rounding off the edges of homemade greeting cards, photos and other projects where you don't want the run of the mill squared off edges.  I played around with this punch and and found that you could make little North Star shapes by folding a paper in half twice and putting the folded edge in the punch.  The scrap come out looking like the North Star.  That happy discovery may find itself in a Christmas craft this year.
These cool products from Elmer's CraftBond and X-ACTO Designer Series can all be found at your local Wal-Mart.  They have a whole range of craft and scrapbooking items there in the memory keeping aisle.  The Elmer's CraftBond projects are priced between $2-$9 which seems pretty reasonable considering you can pay a lot more than $9 for things like the Permanent Tape Runner at craft stores.  The X-ACTO Designer Series products range in price from $2 to $20-also very reasonable when you compare that to prices at your local craft store.

Disclaimer: I was provided with free samples of the products mentioned above in exchange for sharing my honest opinion of the products with others.  I was not required to generate positive Bzz for the products.


  1. Oh My! I just have to say that w/ my tired eyes, I thought your post was titled "ELMO's and X-Axto Scrapbooking" & started to wonder why Elmo would be using X-Acto knives to scrapbook...LOL!

    Sounds like some cool products! Great review!

  2. Munchesmom- Too funny! Something tells me Elmo would have been covered in craft adhesives if he got into all the Elmer's goodies I was sent.


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