On Tuesday and Wednesday, I prepped and mailed some cards and gifts to friends in different parts of the country. I cringed with disgust every time I lifted the gluey envelope flap to my mouth. The idea of running my tongue over the dried glue strip made chills run up my spine. Still, I followed through on the deed with several envelopes – one after another after another. Cringe, disgust, lift, lick, chills, regret. Cringe, disgust, lift, lick, chills, regret. Cringe, disgust…you get the picture, right?
That’s when eureka jumped up and slapped me in the face! Why couldn’t I use my old Aqua Painter to wet the glue on the back of the envelope?
That’s the day when envelope sealing became a joy, instead of a chore. And everyone lived happily ever after.
While we are talking about the Aqua Painter (incidentally one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! tools), here are some interesting facts about the Aqua Painters:
Aqua Painters retail for $16.95 in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.
Aqua Painters are sold in sets of two: one has a 12mm brush tip, and one has a 15mm brush tip.
The Aqua Painter reservoir hold 8 cc of liquid (assumably water).
Sally Jesse Raphael owns 17 sets of Aqua Painters.
OK, so maybe I made up that last point because her name is so fun to say. Don’t you agree?
Accessories: Aqua Painter, envelope (works with any Stampin’ Up! envelopes)
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