In my "Must-Have Scrapbook Stuff" section, I mention one particular item I cannot live without. Below I'm going to demonstrate why I love it so very much...
The product: UN-DU Adhesive Remover
The issue: USER ERROR (that would be me)
This is what I do: I apply rub-ons to a page, and then decide I don't like where I placed them. (I do this quite often, sadly - one would think I would learn from my mistakes.) I also place letter stickers and photos on my layouts, then determine they are in the wrong place or that something is "off" about them. At any rate, there's no need to redo an entire page - or even to live with poor placement of items on a page - when there is UN-DU in the house.
Step One: Silly me. I applied these rub-ons, and then immediately wanted to remove them (not that I didn't like them. I "xoxoxoxoxo" them. I just wanted them elsewhere on the page.):
Step Two: Douse the rub-ons with a generous splash of UN-DU.
Step 3: Apply tape over the rub-ons/wet area.
Step 4: Apply light pressure over the tape with a Popsicle stick or similar "fancy tool" of your liking.
Step 5: (This is the cool part.) Lift the tape and the rub-ons will lift right along with it!
I wish I could take credit for this unbelievably useful tip, but I can only take credit for perfecting it through repeated use. My friend Toni Boucha deserves all the credit for introducing the technique to me. Thank you, Toni! Give it a try sometime, and you'll be thanking Toni, too.
To use UN-DU to soak stickers off of a page, the steps are even easier. Pour UN-DU over the stickers, then peel them off the page. Wait a few minutes for the UN-DU to dry, and you'll be able to re-use the stickers. You can do this on photos, on glass, or on pretty much anything. I even pour it on the cutting mat that covers my desktop, then wipe away all of the adhesive dots that accumulate there over time.
You can purchase it HERE, or find it in your local craft store (if I don't beat you to it).