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.

4 comments :

  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.

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  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!!

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  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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