Should You Get a Pink ATG Gun?

I purchased my pink ATG gun a few months back, and now that I have been using it for awhile, I find myself wondering how I ever lived without it!

I have a collection of tape runners - an Xyron Adhesive Runner that I bought at Michaels, a Tombow Mono and an E-Z Runner from Meijer, an Adtech from Wal-Mart - the list goes on!  I was always running out of adhesive, and even though I would run into the store with the intention of just buying refills, I would end up with an entirely new tape dispenser because they would not have the refills I needed.

So, finally, last fall, I broke down and spent the money to buy a pink ATG gun.  I used a coupon to buy it at Michaels, and I ended up getting it for a fairly reasonable price.  I was not sure how I would like it.  It's a lot bigger than the handheld dispensers, and I was a little nervous about loading it.  However, it did not take long to get the hang of it, and now I actually appreciate its size, because it's a little easier to find when I'm in the middle of a crafting frenzy!

However, what I like most is how long the adhesive lasts before a new roll is needed.  The tape is 36 yards long, which to put it in perspective, I have a picture of the empty roll I just unloaded from my gun...

This roll lasted about a month, and I have made several cards, layouts, and other projects using it.  When I used the handheld runners, sometimes it seemed I could not even complete an entire layout before I needed to pop in another refill.  I am just amazed at how long this tape seems to last, and its really not much more expensive than the other tapes, especially if you use coupons.

Anyway, I give my pink ATG gun two big thumbs up.  Next to my Cricut, it's one of the best things I have purchased for paper crafting.  Overstock currently has an awesome deal - as of this writing (January 20, 2011) the tape glider and two packs of tape are just $21.99...

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If they sell out or raise the price, you might want to check at your local Michaels store, and don't forget, use a coupon. Happy crafting!

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