Frustrations with Foam Tape? This is my Cutting Trick for Sticky Foam Tape!

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If you know me, you know how much I love foam tape and how often I use it! As my friend Laura Bassen once said, “Dimension is life”! I agree 100% with that statement!

BUT… recently I purchased more of my beloved 3M foam tape, only to discover it was no longer the same as it once was. Basically – without going into too much detail – the foam itself is thinner and more airy. Coupled with a stickier adhesive on the foam, it makes this tape hard to cut into custom strips and sizes. 3M has permanently changed their tape, so more than likely, you’ll start running into this new tape if you haven’t already.

Not to be deterred, I played around and came up with a solution to save myself from having adhesive stuck to my scissors as I cut it. Watch the video to learn what I did!

Fun side note: one of my cats, Thomas, insisted on being part of my photo shoot for this tutorial! :)

SUPPLIES

3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Simon Says Stamp ULTRA CLEAN STAMP…
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Microfiber YELLOW Cleaning Cloth 924YE
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Simon Says Stamp Clear STORAGE…
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1 Response

  1. Michele W says:

    Thanks, Nina! Such a simple solution but I’m not sure how long it would have taken me to come up with it. I haven’t run across this new version of the 3M tape yet but I’m sure I will eventually. Thanks for saving me a lot of frustration.

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