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Scrapbooking with a Xyron

Updated on September 4, 2010

Why Xyron Create-A-Sticker Machines are the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

As a matter of fact, I am too lazy to glue.

Have you ever tried rubbing a glue stick (acid-free, of course!) onto the back of a 1-inch letter, such as "U" or "Y"? Impossible. The bold fonts tend to give you a little more room, but a scrawny font can leave sticky residue all over the table. I tried using glue dots, but sometimes even they are wider than the font. Don't even get me started on the dot above a lower cased "J" or "I."


The Xyron (pronounced zy-ron) Create-A-Sticker has taken away all my stress when it comes to applying skinny letters, small flat embellishments, or die-cuts. Using the machine is simple: load the piece you want to be sticky (top side up) into one arm of the Xyron, and pull the paper that comes out of the opposite end. It will come out sandwiched between two sheets. Remove the clear film, and peel your pieces off. They have a perfect sticky coating on them everytime, ready to take on the world!

Confession: I still use glue sticks, glue dots, and 3-dimensional dots for other applications. However, I do think the Xyron fulfills its purpose very well. I no longer shy away from small pieces and skinny fonts!


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      Scrapaholic 7 years ago

      Thanks, Jeff! Glad to see there are other fans.

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      Jeff_McRitchie 7 years ago

      This is a terrific article. Xyron products really do make scrapbooking a lot easier, especially when you're dealing with small items.