Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tombow Round 1 Design Team Call

Hello and welcome to my blog.  To-day  I would like to share 3 projects that I created as part of my  Tombow Round 1 Design Team call audition.  Grab your favorite beverage and join me as we take a close look at my projects which showcase how flexible and secure Tombow adhesive performs as an adhesive of choice.

Up first is a D.I.Y. project. 

Since we are enjoying the Beautiful Fall colors of Autumn  I decided to create a cute table center piece for my table. 
Here I have 3 sized pumpkins that truly showcase how well Tombow Xtreme Adhesive holds a 3D project.
These 3 pumpkins will decorate my home during the fall season.

Here are the instructions for this fun D.I.Y. project.  Gather your supplies

1.  Die cut various circle sizes.  Each pumpkin requires 8 circles.

2.  Fold each circle and trim the bottom of the folded circle (pumpkin) to allow for the pumpkin  to sit steady and trim the top of the folded circles to give a more oval presentation appearance once its assembled.
3.  Ink all the edge of the pumpkin circles and start assembling the circles using  Tombow Xtreme Adhesive tape runner. 
 Important application tip: When using the Xtreme tape runner be sure to end the gluing motion with a side swipe.  Video's are available on the Tombow site to demonstrate this action.

4.  Add a tulle bow in the center of the pumpkin using Tombow Foam Tabs.

5.  Add some beads to wire, curl the wire as you add the beads and secure to the centre of the pumpkin by sliding down the center hole of the pumpkin pressing against the Tombow foam Tabs.
Great presentation for the fall.

Sparkle and Shine  Christmas Card

My next project is a layered card showcasing DCWV pattern papers, Tombow Liquid Mono adhesive and Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.

This pattern paper collection called Heirloom Christmas Pack is a complete pack whereby you have all papers and embellishments to create a card or layout completely.  I did add some ribbons, as I do enjoy the fullness ribbon adds to a card.
Here you can see the sentiment is from the label page within the DCWV collection pack.  How quick a little bit of Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive helps secure this card in no time at all.

Adhere Tombow foam tabs to the christmas trees to give a 3D dimensional look and this card is ready to mail.
The final project I wish to share is a layout featuring BoBunny papers and Tombow.


This layout captures the joy of those late summer days lakeside.

One of the best features of the Tombow Mono Liquid Glue is the versatility of this glue.  You get a 2 in 1 glue.  (a) The glue is a permanent wet glue that adheres to paper immediately and (b) a short term re-positionable glue if you let the glue air dry for 5 minutes which allows for moving your paper pieces around your project to get that perfect presentation.
Here you can see the letter "A"  is wet and the letter "E and  X" have dried to a gloss texture.
I am going to let all of my letters dry to the gloss texture and then  use them on my layout.

Next up, is my other favorite tape runner-- the Mono Dots....

Here you can see the tape runner on my mat that I am using on my layout.  Love this runner for the ease of use and forgiveness on repositioning....

Tombow supplies
Mono Liquid Glue
Foam Tabs
Xtreme Adhesive

Other Supplies
DCWV Heirloom Christmas pack
May Arts Ribbon
Clearsnap Colorbox Ink
BoBunny Vicki B Plethora Collection and Olivia ICandy Deimensionals
TCW - Mini Art Stencil
Westccott Brand tools

Zva Creative Crystals


  1. Wonderful layout and great tutorial! Love Zva's gems and Bo Bunny's papers, everything works so great together. :)

  2. Beautiful artwork!!!! What creative pieces you made! Love the step by photoes, they are really helpful. The Zva gems are lovely. Make note to self to buy some :)