Today I’m sharing a card that combines the stamp set Healing Hugs from the annual catalog and the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.  I thought they paired up well together.  The paper is beautiful and has printed vellum sheets that are perfect for layering. The stamp set has some great sentiments for sending well wishes and hugs to those that need some. 

This card uses the printed vellum over a piece of Whisper White card stock.  And I added some of the fine tip glue pen behind the printed leaves and you can’t see it through the vellum.  By the way I have a few tips for you on the Fine Tip Glue Pen – read about them below the card supply list. 

Supply List

  • #146530 Healing Hugs stamp set
  • #148586 Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • #148776 Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon
  • #148782 Frosted Flower Embellishments
  • #147111 Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #138309  Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #131201 Pear Pizzazz card stock

Fine Tip Glue Pen Tips

Here are a few photos that I took of the cap of my Fine Tip Glue pen.  I found that it was full of dried up glue and I needed to get that out.  Then I used hot water to help soften the remaining glue and get the tip cleaned out until the needle would go back inside.  This has helped me get several bottle flowing again.  And if you can’t get the tip clear or the needle is broken or bent what I do is use the top from a new bottle – but don’t open the new bottle keep it sealed.  And just finish the bottle I’ve already started. The Fine Tip glue works well on vellum.

  • The brand new bottle has a seal on it – so take off the top and remove it before use.
  • Keep the needle in the tip when not using.  Which means you have to work with just a small bit at a time and keep sticking the needle back in.  Don’t let it sit open.
  • When you are finished tap the bottle on the table hard to knock down any glue remaining in the tip before closing it up tightly.
  • Check the cap for fried glue – sometimes it isn’t the tip that is clogged but the cap.
  • You can carefully clean the lid in hot water and pull out bits of dried glue – you’ll want to cover the open bottle while doing that.
  • I filled the cap with very hot water and would let it sit and then slide the needle in.  Repeat until I finally got the needle through.  And then filled it and let all the hot water go through the needle to clean it completely.


Hopefully these tips will help save some of your fine tip glue pens.  The most important thing is not to let the bottle sit open and let the glue dry inside that fine tip!

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