Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Adhesive Pick-Up

The best thing about the old-school scrapbooks of my youth was that if I made a mistake with the rubber cement, a little bit of rubbing and it came right off.  No stain, no mess, no evidence of the mistake.  It's not nearly as easy to remove a line of misplaced adhesive from a tape runner....  unless you have one of these: 

It's the Adhesive Pick-Up by Therm-O-Web.  It is amazing.  It feels like a rigid eraser and is a little smaller than a post-it note.  Simply rub it on the stray adhesive and it comes right up.  Every time.  It is so easy.

As you can see, I bought mine for $1.99.  Therm-O-Web lists them for $2.10.  Their claims that the product is long-lasting is no joke.  I bought mine in 2007 and use it frequently- at least twice a month.  In all that time, I've only made a tiny little dent in it.  At this rate, I should list it in my will, as it will be outliving me!

Here it is after 4 years of use:

Only the tiniest bit of each corner is used up.  A definite must-have for any paper crafter!


  1. Wow... I have never heard of that... must check that out! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. I will SO be buying that! Thanks so much for the tip Cindy. I had to laugh at your comment on my blog about renting a bus to go to Disney. You are right, it would make everyone happy. LOL

  3. haha, I just used mine this weekend! Love it!

  4. I've never seen this but I think I need one! I will be on the lookout now. I usually just rub my fingers over stray adhesive and it comes up. But this sounds more effective. Thanks for the tip!

  5. I've never heard of it either, but now I must find one!!