Tuesday, November 2, 2010

3M Post-it Craft Paper

I was contacted by the people at 3M Post-it to see if I was interested in testing out their new Craft Paper. I had heard about this paper, but I had never seen it. I've tried just about every paper in my Cricut. I'm pretty picky about what I use to get a good cut, so I was excited to try it! Well, let me tell you it did NOT disappoint!
 Here is a picture of the project I made with it. I just received the Shall We Dance Cricut cartridge from being a member of the Cricut Circle so I thought I'd play with that. Everything on this card, except for the card base (which is a plain pre-bought 5" x 7" base) the ribbon and the glitter used is made from the Post-it Craft Paper.
The first thing I tried with the paper was making a mask. I cut an image from the Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge bigger than the base of my card. I then peeled it off the backing and placed it down on my card base. Instant mask! As you can see, I even let the mask go over the edges of the card base to "hold" it onto my craft mat. This way I got another plus--no inky fingers!
I have to tell you, I was pretty excited about this! Totally crisp image with no movement whatsoever! Another plus, I can use the mask again by just sticking it on to the backing a keeping it for another time.
My next technique to try was using it for glitter. Another exciting experience! I cut the medallion from the Shall We Dance cartridge, flipped it over and applied glitter to the sticky part of the paper. I have never done glittering so easy! I cannot wait to try this technique with flocking!
Next up, embossing. I used the Cuttlebug with the Kassie's Brocade embossing folder with the inside cut of my medallion. Perfect embossing!
I wanted to see how the embossing held up to inking and this is the result! Beautiful!
Next up--traditional layering. I used a couple from Shall We Dance. If you are one of those people that hate to layer because of all the gluing and little pieces, let me tell you--you are going to love this! I, for one, do not have a problem with all the little pieces and layering, but this was SO easy!
The last technique I tried was embossing on the paper. Worked great with no problems! I then used a scissors to cut around my image and it cut very smoothly.
So, I have to say that I definitely recommend the paper for use in your Cricut and other paper crafting projects. When I first looked at the paper, I was skeptical. I thought it looked very thin like a Post-it note, but when you start working with it, it really isn't. Any things I don't like? Would like to see a few more colors (there are 24 now) and of course, the white edge is there. Since I have started playing with my Imagine, I am a little better about this issue than I used to be--there is always ink! Next time I play with the paper I am going to try it in my Imagine and with flocking. 
Go get some, you can play with me :-) 
You can see the paper HERE.


  1. Very cute card. I did see this at my local craft store and yes, was skeptical but now you make me want to go get some. Thanks for sharing your review.

  2. Love your card! Thanks for testing so many techniques with this paper...so good to see how it works for different uses. We appreciate the Post-it® recommendation!!

  3. That is really beautiful. I never would have thought that this product could help create something so detailed and elegant. Thanks for showing us the possibilities.


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