This is an affordable must-have for any scrapper! I originally purchased it to use with smaller letters, embellies, etc. cut from my cricut. After dealing with the nightmare of liquid glue and glue pens getting EVERYWHERE, I decided there had to be a better way - and there was! I absolutely love this little gem of a machine. It's incredibly easy to use and for under $10 you can't beat what it can do. You just drop it in the top and pull it out the other side. I've found that using any of the tools that come with your rub-on packs around the edges takes care of any extra adhesive.
Before I purchased this little guy, I thought about getting one of the larger ones, but I figured I'd only be using it when I used my Cricut so I didn't want to spend the extra money. But it turns out that this is the perfect size, anything too big to put in the X is big enough to use with a different adhesive. It turns out I use this for all kinds of things, not just for the Cricut. If you put chipboard letters through, face down, it'll apply adhesive to the top and then you can sprinkle it with glitter, flocking, or whatever you like. You can also do this to get adhesive on both sides by running it through once, peeling off the top, turning it right-side-down, and running it through again. I also run my ribbons through it and, voila, self-adhesive ribbon. It really opens up a lot of creative possibilities. Thanks Xyron, for creating such a great product at an affordable price!
I use my Create-A-Sticker for things that are difficult to add adhesive to or if I want something to be completely flat. I run tiny cut-outs through it, ribbon, raffia bows, and my special signature logo.
Each of my cards has my very own signature logo on the back. I make the logo on my computer, cut it out with my 1" circle punch, then run about 20 at a time through my Create-A-Sticker. After rubbing the back with my EK Success Rub-on Tool to make sure they are all stuck tight, I pull the clear front off and leave them in a small roll in my embellishment box. They are ready whenever I need them. I just pull the logo off and attach it to the back of my card. If there is a little sticky left on the edge, I use my EK Success Adhesive Remover to rub it off. The logo is perfectly flat and will stay that way.
I can't imagine scrapbooking without my Xyron 150. I finally started using cut titles last year after purchasing a Quickutz Squeeze tool…the Xyron 150 makes adhering those tiny letters and numbers a breeze…just drop the letters into the chute, pull the adhesive out the other end and voila, a sticker! No more sticky fingers messing with glues and small pieces of paper, no cleanup of glue leaking out from under die cuts. And not only is this good for titles but for any smaller pieces of paper or narrow strips. I did a page recently that used several small journaling blocks/strips along with paper borders…I just used this to make stickers out of all of them and presto, gluing down those pieces was a snap. I love my little X!
This is definitely one of my best purchases. When I first started scrapping, I bought a lot of tools that I now think - Why? This one is different. It is great and I use it frequently. The size is perfect for small die cuts. I use my die cut machine to cut out small alpha letters but they are too small to attach with regular adhesive. But, slip them through this easy to use product and voila, they attach easily. The tape adhesive seems to last forever! My only caveat is that you should make sure you rub the plastic top layer several times before you attempt to peel the backing - this helps to ensure you have a good bond between the adhesive and whatever you want to stick. And boy does it stick! Enjoy!