Reported by Kim Fox
I love the the simplicity of crafting and using items to make crafting simpler. That’s the beauty of American Crafts Thickers – thick stickers. You can create simple projects and polish them off with titles and sentiments that are not messy or time consuming.
When Thickers were first introduced, I immediately welcomed them – adhesive chipboard letters. Nice. There were not a lot of fonts to choose from in the beginning, and just some basic colors, but I loved the new found letter stickers with flair.
The American Crafts website states that there are over 30 varieties of Thickers – adhesive letters, symbols and punctuation in chipboard, felt, vinyl, fabric and more. The font names include “Rootbeer Float” and “Cream Soda” as well as “Leg Warmers,” “Gift Box,” the popular “Daiquiri” (as seen below) and so many more. You’ll have fun checking out the Thickers selection on their website, but you’ll be disappointed if you are not able to locate them in real life.
I love my Thickers, but I have yet to use up a complete pack, and storing them neatly is a small challenge. The problem is that when I use them, I then put the unused ones back in their sleeve. Sometimes I can slide them in nicely and reseal the package; other times, some of the letters slip off and don’t stay in place. There was one packet where the letters fell off and onto others and by the time I realized it, the adhesive from one letter was on top of another and I could not get it off.
The ease of use of Thickers is a big selling point; you can just take the letters and stick them on any project. Sometimes, though, I like to get the plain Thickers and dress them up w/paint, stamping or just mix and match the letters and fonts. Of course, I think one of the best things about Thickers is that you can personalize almost any project without making a mess. I love my stamps for personalizing, but Thickers are so much easier to use – and they are not time consuming (if you don’t count the time it takes you to decided which font or color to use!).
- Easy to use
- Variety of fonts, colors and textures to choose from
- Not messy
- The adhesive may not be as sticky and strong as you’d like (depending on your project); you may have to apply additional adhesive
- Might be difficult to store Thickers, especially if you have a lot of them
- You may need to hunt around in different places for the style(s) that you want
You can find some of the Thickers at Hobby Lobby stores. Many online stores also carry Thickers including A Cherry On Top, Two Peas in a Bucket, and Rocky Mountain Hobbies. Thickers generally are priced from about $3.99-$5.00 depending on what style you get; for example, the chipboard Thickers are usually less expensive than the glitter Thickers.
Rating: 10, for ease of use and variety
I know that many of you have used Thickers. What’s your experience with this product? It’s one of my favs.
**NOTE: Over the next few days, I’ll post the cards and supplies on my blog.