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Monday, October 1, 2012


Hi Crafters!

Today I wanted to share a tip on how you can use FUN FOAM to make your own double sided foam tape.

First, I want to say that there are fun foam sheets that come with adhesive and that is the first way to use it to your advantage to make double sided foam tape. You simply just add double sided tape & size it according to your needs .

You can use self adhesive fun foam sheets in your Cuttlebug and other embossing/die cutting machines as well.  Doing so, you can easily create your own version of Thickers.  Of course you will need a set of alphabet die cuts. Papertrey Ink carries a really cool set. You can simply make your Cuttlebug sandwich using the fun foam, run it through and you will have a homemade version of Thickers in no time. 

 I specifically mention the Cuttlebug because that is what I have used and it worked perfectly for me. I have not tried running the fun foam through my Cricut Expression so I cannot attest to whether it will work with the Cricut. 
So when in doubt, I say...keep it out. Meaning don't try it- just in case. No need to ruin your expensive die cutting machine. I know for sure it worked with my Cuttlebug that one is safe.

Secondly, the fun foam also comes without adhesive.
So to achieve double sided foam tape success with fun foam that doesn't have an adhesive backing, you  will need the following:
Fun Foam -It comes in multiple colors and is sold by the sheet or in packs of sheets.
 Something you can also use your coupons with at your local craft stores.
 ***Double Sided Tape (Super Important)

Metal Edge Ruler
Craft Knife-Make sure it has a sharp tip.
A Hole Punch like the Crop-A-Dile
Circle or square punches

The process is quite simple. 

1-You place wide strips of the double sided tape on both the front & back of your fun foam sheet, making sure to cover the entire area. Apply the double sided tape end to end, row by row until you have covered the entire fun foam. Do not remove the white tape covering until ready for actual use.

2-Then you cut your foam into strips, squares or use your punches to cut circles/squares or the Crop-A-Dile for smaller circles. This is where you can customize the shape of your foam tape according to your needs.

If you made it to the end, thanks for "sticking" around. I think it's good to have options especially when you are crafting in the middle of the night and can't get to a store to get that one thing you need.


  1. LOVE fun foam!!!!
    Happy Monday Sonia! Hope you had a GREAT weekend!!

  2. What a great tip! I particularly like the idea of making your own Thickers. I'm definitely going to try this. Thank you.

  3. Such a great idea, Sonia!! You could really do so much with this technique and those Thickers are so expensive - what a great substitute!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  4. Amen to having options! Why aren't those darn stores open 24-7?

  5. Genius! This is such a great idea. I would have never thought of the "Thickers" aspect of fun foam!!!


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