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4.15.2013

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L









{reported by: Shelley Haganman}

Welcome to The Scrap Review! I had the pleasure of reviewing Scrapbook Adhesives "E-Z Runner" family of adhesives. I will be up front and honest with you by saying that I have had a long time love affair with this adhesive. Somewhere around 2004ish I was using double sided tape to create my pages and projects. It was a little trip to the suburbs of Chicago that changed my life. It was here that I was introduced to Scrapbook Adhesives and I am telling you I have used nothing else since that point. Other products have come and gone but my love for this product remains yet today. Scrapbook Adhesives line of products is created by the 3L company. This company offers wide array of adhesive products. My review focuses on the new E-Z Runner refillable family. Please visit their website and blog for more information and inspiration!

Ease of use: Well if you want a quality tape runner you have come to the right place. I love how smoothly these runners operate. I love that I can control how much or how little adhesive I want to use and the ease that it offers on different types of paper/material including corners and tight spaces!

Construction/Durability: Again you are dealing with ergonomically efficient designs and a quality product.

Usefulness: I simply love these adhesives. They WORK! I love that there are different types to choose from depending on your project. I seem to stick with the permanent runner and dots but they also offer squares and repositionable adhesives as well.

Cost Effectiveness: Price is comparable to similar competitors. It's not cheap but when it comes to constructing your project, you want the best, and in my view this product is the best and worth the price!

What I liked: Well, I already loved this product but what I really like is that you can buy refills now. I like that...less waste! Quite simply I just love the quality of the product and the ease of using it. I like having choices and adjusting that choice to the type of project I am creating! I like controlling how little or how much I want to use and where I want to use it.

What I didn't like: I am not a big fan a repositionable tape so I really have no use for that. However, others may like that. Other than that I have no complaints!

What I made:

Altered file folder to hold vacation memorabilia: I just covered a manila file folder with vintage postcards using E-Z Runner permanent adhesive. I traced the inside of the folder and cut a piece about 3inches to cover the inside top portion of the file folder. Again using permanent adhesive. Then I ran the permanent adhesive down the inside edges of the file folder to create a pocket for my maps and miscellaneous saved items.





Altered film holder:  Taking a vintage photo holder I cut a piece of cork paper to size and ran E-Z dot runner on back and placed in in the photo holder. Next, I used the repositionable adhesive on my photo and embellishments and added them to the cork. Since they are not permanent I can take them off and replace them with other items when I want!



Where and How much:
Product: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
MRSP: $6.49
Available at: scrapbookadhesives.com, *scrapbook.com

Bottom Line:
If you are looking for a quality and reliable adhesive for your crafting projects I highly recommend the line of adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives. I have been a fan for years and will remain one. Whatever your need or project Scrapbook Adhesives has something for you!

What do you think?  What do you use for adhesives in your projects. Do you use 3L products? Are you happy with them?  Let us know. We would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday to be entered to win a prize pack of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products!  US residents only and don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you if you win!

34 comments:

Patchi said...

My only problem with these tape runners was that they did not have refills. I'm glad they fixed that!

Angela said...

Yes, I have used them before and really like them!

Kelly Massman said...

I use a variety of adhesives, including 3l... thanks kmassman at gmail

Jennifer Cowan said...

Yep some of my favorite adhesive there1

Jeanne said...

I use both runners (for scrapbook pages) and liquid adhesive (for paper cuts--I have a silhouette machine). fourjacksonsmn
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Funky Finds said...

I don't believe I have used 3L products before, but I'd love to try them out. I love tape runners! So easy to use & makes crafting easy & quick! Jessica Dougherty - info(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

c.darwin said...

I have not tried them. And I believe my reasoning was because I wanted refills. But they sound pretty great, so I would love to put them to work!

Miriam Prantner said...

I have used their adhesives before and I love them. I've used their photos splits a lot for scrapbooking and I love Dodz! mprantner at gmail dot com

Amy E said...

Love love love their stuff!

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scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Darlene Satkewich said...

I'm so glad they have made these refillable, the only reason why I don't use them more. jsatkewich@gmail.com

Torrie said...

I use cheepo glue runners and need something different, this looks like a great product-thanks for the info!

Jean said...

I use all different brands and these are ones I have used. I agree it would be nice to have refills!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Weirdly enough, I've never tried this brand! But I'd love to! A lot of bloggers I read have mentioned they love it. Rebeccacell@gmail.com

Ruth G said...

I am a huge fan of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I just always am on the lookout for something that'll last a little longer, so I would like to see them create a product that'll go the distance. That would be unbeatable, if you ask me since their products are always super reliable and easy to use if you added in longer times between refills I'd be a happy crafter for longer!

Karenladd said...

Thanks for your comprehensive review of all the different adhesives! I am always on the look out for an adhesive that meets my specific project needs and Would love to win this!

Melinda said...

Great review! I haven't tried this particular brand of adhesives!

Renee said...

I love the square foam 3D adhesives, but I've never tried the runners. I'm sure it would be a lot quicker and easier than hauling out the huge (but amazing!) ATG!

Robin B. said...

I have used 3l products before and I use various types of adhesive, depending on the project I'm making.

scrapper al said...

I love 3L adhesives. They are one of my go-to adhesive brands. But I'm still trying to figure out my favorite.

Shirley said...

I haven't used 3L adhesives before, but I think I'll give it a try!

Houses Built of Cards said...

I haven't tried these runners before! Thanks for the review!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Maria said...

I have actually tried, and liked!, 3L tapes. I make a lot of decorations for my parties for my grandbabies and like that 3L runners are strong enough to hold ribbon securely in place. No wet glue spots, no rolling and best of all, not coming undone!

maria_m_nestor(at)yahoo(dot)com

richardbreaks said...

I have always wanted to try this adhesive. Now I think I will!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Oh yes, love 3L adhesives. They works well and reasonably priced.

Natalie said...

I've used Scrapbook Adhesives photo corners, which I really like. I've never tried their runners before.

Karen Schroeder said...

I've used their adhesives and photo corners but not these tape runners. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I have used their photo corners but not their tape runners. I would love the chance to try these!
melinda at sbmsystems dot com

sharon g said...

I like repositionable tape because I don't always put my paper down perfectly the first time. Thanks for your review.

idahorhodes said...

I have not tried these! Love the idea of repositionable! Cute project!

Joni Parker said...

I use Tombow runners since I can get refills, but great to know that now 3L has them too. My Tombow has been "sticking" and I'm losing a whole roll at a time...maybe it's time to try something new!!???

Deanne said...

I love the red adhesive..its my favorite one!!!

Bernice said...

I have tried almost every tape runner and adhesive out there and these are one of my favorites.

Linh C. said...

I'm not really sure which brands I use. I just know that some of them don't hold up well. Maybe I need to use more of the tape/glue in the first place, but adhesives are so expensive.

sharon g said...

I forgot to leave my email sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com (in case I win)