REVIEW: Elmer’s and X-ACTO crafting products

October 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm (Reviews) (, , , , , , , , )

Product: Elmer’s CraftBond Adhesives and X-ACTO cutting tools

Elmer’s All-Purpose Glue Stick, Permanent Tape Runner, Clear Glue Pen, and sticky spots (range in price from $2 – $9)

X-ACTO Designer Series: Zig Zag Decorative Edge Scissors, Scalloped Edge Decorative Edge Scissors, Corner Rounder Punch (Products in the entire Designer Series range in price from $2 – $20.)

About: Elmer’s adhesives are acid-free and archival safe – the perfect adhesive for those projects you want to last! They are available in a variety of sizes and formulas, and each product is designed for easy use and top performance. X-ACTO Designer Series products are a new spin on traditional crafting tools – so you can craft with precision and style!

Pros: Wow! These are fantastic crafting products! I recently got married and we’re a DIY kinda couple, so we made invitations, favor tags, signs, rsvp cards, and tons more! I wish I had these crafting items then! It would’ve made my life (and the hubby’s!) a lot easier. I had no idea that X-ACTO had decorative edge scissors – I just assumed they only had straight edge razors. But they actually have an entire line of crafting products!

Cons: I wasn’t super impressed with the Corner Rounder Punch. It didn’t work on plain paper. It worked fine with the cardstock, but it was kind of tough to punch, so this was my least favorite tool

Learn More: Check out the memory keeping aisle of Walmart where you can find the new collection of essential crafting products from Elmer’s CraftBond and X-Acto.

Elmer’s Crafters website offers information about products as well as tips, techniques and crafting projects.

X-ACTO‘s website offers an overview of all their products.

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary sample pack of Elmer’s CraftBond Adhesives and X-ACTO cutting tools. This sample was provided by BuzzAgent. This is not a paid post and my opinions are honest and remain my own.


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Review and Coupon Code: Mr. Ellie Pooh

October 13, 2010 at 11:07 am (Coupons & Promo Codes, Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

What: Exotic gifts and paper made partially out of elephant poo! (Yup, poo!) Mr. Ellie Pooh’s paper products are 100% recycled. They are made up of 50% fiber  from elephant dung and 50% post consumer paper. There are no toxic chemicals used in our paper making process. Natural vegetative binding agents, along with water-soluble salt dyes for coloring are used. Mr. Ellie Pooh’s papers are handmade, acid free and as organic as it gets. Mr. Ellie Pooh’s eco-friendly elephant dung paper and cardstock are a crafters dream come true. It is like it was born for stamping, scrapbooking and letter press. Each sheet is handmade with a texture and feel like no other paper on the market. It’s easy to tear and emboss. The colors are vivid, and because no harsh chemicals are used in the paper-making process, the sheets are acid free and pH neutral.

Company Mission: Elephants in Sri Lanka are being killed at an alarming rate. Humans are encroaching on elephant habitats and cutting down trees. When elephants come looking for food, they are shot and killed. Mr. Ellie Pooh LLC’s mission is to is to reduce some of the Human/Elephant conflict that is ongoing by opening handmade paper facilities in rural areas, training local villagers to make paper and hiring artisans to embellish their goods. Mr. Ellie Pooh believes that this newly created industry can directly contribute to the local economy and hopes that such an initiative will self educate the villagers into living, working and respecting the elephant by having them look at the elephants more as an asset instead of as a threat.


Review: I used this paper to make my wedding invitations 😉 We wanted to use recycled / handmade paper and were going for an untraditional type of invitation. I ordered samples of a few different kind of paper, and Mr. Ellie Pooh was by far the best! Maybe I’m biased because I knew it was also for a good cause, but I love this stuff! It has a wonderful rustic quality to it, but it is super easy to work with. You can even run it through your ink jet printer! We used it for the background of our actual invitation, we printed maps for an insert, and we even used scraps for tags for our favors. This paper is versatile, beautiful and environmentally friendly! What more could you want? Oh right, a great price! Well its got that too!

Check out all the great products at Mr. Ellie Pooh, and use the coupon code fairtrade at checkout to save an additional 25% off! This coupon expires on October 31, 2010.


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