Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hot Glue Gun Helpers are here and we are celebrating with a GIVEAWAY!!

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It has been two years since Steve and I came up with the concept of Hot Glue Gun Helpers.  What a journey!  From our early prototypes that we crafted from felt to the first peek at the tools and then to our first sales experience at CHA.  It has been a long journey and well worth the wait.  Last week we got the call from Plaid Enterprises (our partner company) that the tools were going to begin shipping!  I literally started to cry!  I was laughing and crying at the same time.  Silly, I know!  We are just so exited (like proud parents) to share them with you.

So we are Giving Them Away!


To celebrate we are giving away 8 Hot Glue Gun Helper Kits, 48 pink AdTech glue guns and 48 Hot Glue Gun Helper finger caps!!! We are holding a new contest each week for the next  8 weeks- so you have plenty of chances to win.  Each week we will draw 6 winners of the caps and guns and 1 grand prize winner of the Hot Glue Gun Helper kit!

TO ENTER!!!

Follow this blog and leave a comment!
Tell us a Hot Glue Story.
Be sure to leave your contact info so we can contact you!

We also want to say thank you to everyone who followed along on our journey, cheering us to make this dream come true.  The dedicated team at Plaid, fellow crafters and retailers have made this dream come true.

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If you want to purchase a Hot Glue Gun Helper kit, please visit our official shop at etsy where you can purchase the kits directly from us! We can have them shipped out in time for Christmas.  We will have list of local retailers very soon and as the tools find their way to new stores we will be updating the list.

Each 7-piece Kit Contains:
1 Craft Mat
3 Finger Caps
1 Press Wand
1 Paddle
1 Tweezer


 Here is a little peek at the journey!


 This was stage one of the felt, cardboard and bamboo skewer prototypes.

 Hot Glue Gun Helpers make their debut at CHA and they were a hit!  Crafters were delighted and excited!

 Round two of the prototypes!  Getting Closer!!

 Our photo shoot for the package!

 The first box is opened!!  Yea!

If you want to grab some now, please visit our official shop at etsy where you can purchase them directly from us!

144 comments:

  1. Oh, a finger protector would be so nice. We just used a glue gun to make a christmas bulb wreath and baby food jar santa and will use it again later to make popsicle stick reindeer.
    jshallow01@hotmail.com

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  2. If I had $1 for every time I have burned my poor fingers with the ole hot glue gun....well I'd be a lot richer. What an amazing creation!
    I just used my hot glue gun to add pine cones, berries, and other Christmas picks to some inexpensive lighted garland for the front door. I needed three 6ft sections, and the ones I wanted were $40 a piece on sale. I bought the $8 strands instead and came home and got to gluing. My garland now looks better than the expensive ones at the store.

    arj19762002@yahoo.com

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  3. I have probably 10 glue guns all over the house, to be used at a moments notice. Anything that needs to be repaired can be done usually with hot glue. But I am so afraid of anyone else getting burned so I do it my self, and yes usually I get burned!!! I am so excited about your glue gun helpers!!! I can't wait to get my hands on a set!!!

    Jennifer Maier
    fatmantrucking@bellsouth.net

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  4. Congrats! It's so nice to have something you've put your all into come to fruition! And you're saving crafters nationwide from burned fingers and botched projects. Thanks!
    -Brandy Fudge

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  5. What a needed addition to the crafting market. I use my hot glue gun all the time at home and in my kindergarten classroom. How many times have I burned my fingers? Lost count years ago. If I do not get one of these kits from Santa, I will be ordering one after the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. I just passed on a bag of glue sticks and the address to this blog to my aunt. She's lives in a retirement community and leads the craft classes. I think the t-shirt wreath might be her next project.

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  7. I haaaaaaaaaate burning my fingers!! HAHA but I guess it's a good burn well worth it after you done with your project! Good Job coming up with something so nifty!! Where can I purchase one of the Pink Hot Glue Gun and the Glue Stick Caddy if I don't win??

    Jamie

    duranja@comcast.net

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  8. I just became a follower - love the product!!!
    I have been laying down a piece of wax paper on my table when working the gun and it helps contain the mess!
    jess
    jess @ hotmail.com
    jbeedelightful.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm a follower.. and all of my hot glue stories end the same... BURNED FINGERS!! It's high time I get one of these little kits!!

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  10. I now follow both of your blogs, adding this one to my google reader! What a wonderful concept. Now I think the worst glue gun story I have is one of my cats knocked the glue gun over and managed to glue it's whispers... not pretty! I laughed when I realized the cat was all right but poor NugNug was not a happy camper.
    Thanks for a great giveaway and congrats on a wonderful product!

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  11. This is a really interesting idea! I'm not a glove person myself so I'm just a little intimidated of those finger tops but if they'll save me from my regular burns - bring them on!
    I recently bought a cordless glue gun - do I have to say more? Addict... Kisses from Zagreb/Croatia! :)
    izzy.handmade.creations@gmail.com

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  12. Congratulations!!! What a journey! Oh my, I have burned myself more times than I can count from my hot glue gun - mostly because I try to catch drips, or because I put something down and then it's not where it's supposed to be, so I go to press it down where I want it, forgetting that it's HOT, and OUCH...sigh. My husband has grown accustomed to hearing the shouts of "OUCH! Dang it!" from my craft room...b/c I use my hot glue gun ALL.THE.TIME. LOL!!!!

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  13. Seriously, I've burned my finger tips so many tips it doesn't really hurt anymore when I do it. We're talking nerve damage or something here people!

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  14. What a great product - I'm so excited about this!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity! Following your new blog now :)

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  15. How great, I want one so badly!!! Between wreaths and all the other projects I'm in serious jeopardy of loosing all my fingerprints!!
    lifeofperks.blogpost.com

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  16. I'm following the new blog! Don't really have a hot glue gun story though :(

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  17. I love this item. I have burn and burned and had more burning at all time. I have a love/hate relationship with my glue gun. This item could change it to a love/love relationship. You can contact me at kimariskreations@gmail.com

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  18. I need this - I've never used my glue gun, too scared after hearing all the horror stories..pick me ;-)
    designsbylindar@yahoo.com

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  19. Congrats! I use a hot glue every day and this is something that my fingers definitely need.

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  20. I run a nonprofit where we go to schools and talk to them about waste reduction and then we make art with items we divert from entering the landfill... we use glue guns pretty much every day of our lives! I don't go a week without a burn. These would be amazinnnggggg!!!
    http://www.recreate.org

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  21. I got about half way through making one of those Eddie Ross ornament wreaths. Had to quit because my fingers were hurting too much. Seriously. I could rob a bank right now since I have no finger prints left! lol Those finger tips would come in mighty handy!!

    On another note. Do ya'll have a craft show on PBS still? I haven't run across it in a while but I always enjoyed it.

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  22. I'm following the blog, I'm so excited to try these products! I use hot glue a lot and tend toward the overdoing it side-so lots of drips and blobs to catch (usually with my fingers.) Having these products would save me pain and mess.

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  23. This looks like the best thing since sliced bread!! Boy, has something like this been long over due!!! I can't begin to count how many times I have burnt myself, followed by all the blisters!!! Thanks for this amazing opportunity to win one of these!!! Merry Christmas!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  24. So glad I found this blog. No more burnt fingers. Yay! N the fashionable pink makes it even better

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  25. It's a wonderful, brilliant idea!! Good for you!
    Smiles, Karen

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  26. We can now be crafty & domestic. Thanks for saving my fingers while the still make a print.

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  27. Goodie, no more burnt fingers!!!! These look awesome. Can't wait to get some.

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  28. I'm a new follower!!! I have a lot of stories and I have a lot of scars to prove it.. I can't live without my glue gun but I don't love my scars!!!
    thanks for the opportunity to enter!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  29. I have many years of stories I could share. Mostly I have questions, like: #1 Why is it an auto-impulse to stick one's fingers in their mouth when they are hot? Finger burns, then you have tongue burns? Geesh! #2 Why when you have done some heavy glue gunning, like on a wreath, you think it's done, you pick it up to admire it, and it drops a glob of glue that is still hot on top of your foot? #3 Why doesn't cold water stop the burn on your fingers, and when you pull off the cooled glue off your fingers your skin comes off too? I will stop now, as I will probably have nightmares tonight. So you see I need to win one of these sets! Besides my studio is mostly pink and it will match, but I digress...

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  30. Congratulations on your new product and best wishes for a successful launch! I'm a new follower and would love to win one of your prizes!

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  31. Those pads would have come in handy tonight. My family craft night was tonight and we made wreaths. I burned my finger while gluing some flowers on one of the wreaths I was making.

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  32. I have niece and every time you tell her not to touch it she will do it any way and burns her self every time. It has become a running joke with our family.

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  33. What a wonderful idea! This would be a very handy addition to my craft tools. When I was making the headpieces for my daughters veils I had to improvise these tools to make sre each embelishment was place correctly.

    jokarenmacaulay@gmail.com

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  34. I follow you via a reader. This is great. Story? Hmmm so many end up with burnt fingers. Ooops.

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  35. I sure could have used this today! Spent HOURS hot-gluing well over a hundred ornaments making a wreath. Needless to say...I scorched myself several times! OUCH!!!

    I'm one of your newest followers, too!

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  36. Finger presses, tweezers, and a flat wand would have really come in handy last Thursday. I broke my plastic frame glasses at the bridge and they are so hard to glue. I tried a myriad of glues but none worked. Then I got out my trusty hot glue gun and it worked like a charm but I burned my fingers in the process. I'm blind as a bat so it was worth the injury so I can see until I can get new ones next week.

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  37. I, too, have had very hot finger tips!! Oooweee!
    One thing I do have to share is what happened when I had my boyfriend help me make a photo album for a good friends wedding. My first mistake was letting him hold the glue gun.... especially when he had never done it before. After applying some hot glue to a trim, he held the gun away from the album, but it was over my thigh (I had shorts on). Well, it dripped! yyyeeeeoooowww! He felt sooo bad. We can laugh about it now, but not at the time it happened. LOL
    houston_nancy62@yahoo.com
    Nancy Beeman Houston (facebook)

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  38. Oh I have been wanting to see this ever since you talked about it. I worked in a factory where we made home speakers systems and used hot glue on the wires. I cringe when I think of all the burned fingers and missing skin we had. I wish there was something like this then. I always buy the low temp for projects but that isn't always the best thing and I break out the big guns. This is the best idea in crafting in a long time. Love your blog.

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  39. I can't wait to get one!
    I have so many burned fingers from hot glue that I don't know where to begin!
    One year I was helping my son with a 5th grade project. We were making a lighthouse for his state report. The lighthouse turned out great, but we both ended up with blistered fingers from errant hot glue!

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  40. I don't have one peticular story to tell...all I can say is that I have burned my fingers many, many times! I'm surprised I have finger prints left!!!!! These little helpers would be amazing!!! :o)

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  41. Hot glue guns are so useful. A hot glue gun is to me like duct tape is to a man. I broke a picture frame once but I was able to fix it in no time with hot glue.

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  42. I would love one of these kits! I am forever burning my fingers when using the hot glue gun. My son's first Halloween costume was made with hot glue and fabric, only! I think I burned my fingers at least 6 times!
    It was well worth it, because he looked adorable, but I think he would have looked just as adorable even if I didn't have blisters on my fingertips.
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f340/HippieKender/Pictures/Family/SammyHalloween01-Lion.jpg
    I will probably be picking up one of these kits as my stocking stuffer. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful product!

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  43. Thanks so much for creating hot glue gun helpers! I will be purchasing the 7 piece set soon because I know it will totally come in handy!! I think the tweezers will be awesome because it's got the tips that will not adhere to the item like most anything I use to help hold things in place and the presser will be a great help too!! Yay, no more burned fingers!!! I've had more than my share!!
    I suggest that maybe you should invent a glue gun with a long applicator tip that will allow
    a good amount of glue in a very hard to reach area. I've often wished for something like that.
    Just followed you blog, thanks for sharing your amazing creativity!!
    Hugs,
    Sylvia
    ilovetexas99@yahoo.com

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  44. I just posted a huge boo-hoo hot glue boo-boo story a week ago on my blog! I was crafting and stuck my entire fingertip in a blob of high-temp hot glue. It ended my crafting for the night -- and I had to get my kids' bunny ice pack out to heal the burn! I am really excited to hear about your product and it's going to the tippy top of my Christmas wish list!

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  45. I have just became a new follower of your blogspot and after reading all of them I was hooked. Like ever one who has ever used a glue gun BURNS are now going to be in the past. Right now I am healing and soon as that happens I can finish making a wreath I wanted for Xmas but my fingers are to sore. THIS IS ONE GREAT PRODUCT and the people who have to purchase your kit will forever be thankful

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  46. LOVE this! Need this! My glue gun hates me!

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  47. I think we should be friends. I have a count on the side of my blog of glue gun burns....it happens more than I like!!! these look pretty darn awesome!

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  48. I wish I'd have given birth to this idea. It's brilliant! I am constantly burning my fingers...under the nail is the worst. I would use this daily!!
    Janikapp@aol.com

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  49. The color and styles of them look nice...wish I could view your tv appearances! consider me entered into your cool giveaway!

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  50. Awesome giveaway.
    My experience with hot glue guns are messy messy messy!
    Love your product!!!

    leahluna32@gmail.com

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  51. I have to keep a bowl of ice water on my table when I use my glue because I ALWAYS get burned! Your tools would be a great addition, I wouldn't have to mop up ice water! LOL

    I became a follower - your blog is great!

    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

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  52. Ohhh I would LOVE to get this. I got what I believe to be a 3rd degree burn on two of my fingers a week before I was due while making bows for my baby from a glue clog that came spurting out. This would have been very helpful!!

    snowsquirt86@hotmail.com

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  53. These have got to be the best tools a crafter could find!

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  54. I can't even tell you how many stories I have of burning myself with a hot glue gun. The worst was when it caused a HUGE blister that got infected. Not good, not good at all. I definitely need this:) Thanks for such an amazing giveaway!

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  55. I use my glue gun to decorate vintage bottles and im always burning my fingers. I can't wait to try these!

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  56. This is seriously genius!! I hate burning myself with the hot glue gun! Once I was teaching a bunch of young girls to craft and one burned their finger so badly with the hot glue gun that she had a huge blister for weeks!

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  57. What a great idea! I was just using my glue gun last night to finish up Christmas ornaments for my co-workers. I didn't burn anything too badly but I have in the past. We often use glue guns at out Girl Scout day camp for crafts so I like to make it as easy as possible. This looks like a great way to make it easier and less painful! LOL!

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  58. You two are like two little angels from above for creating this! What a genius idea those finger protectors. Even though I've burned my fingers a million times it still doesn't stop me from using my favorite tool. I can't wait to try this out!

    Megan

    mcarusopartridge@gmail.com

    http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

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  59. I'm a new follower!
    I remember my mom buying her first glue gun (almost 30 years ago before cool melt) and the first time she used it to make a wreath, she burned her finger so badly that she got a 2nd degree burn. Scarred for life, I try to use some sacrificial ink pen or pencil as a tool, but I still get burned and it makes a mess. My fingers thank you for this product!

    shawbabysavings at yahoo dot com

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  60. I feel like you were looking over my shoulder every time I used a HGG. You've solved all the problems I've ever had with them! thanks

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  61. I was using both of my glue guns - big and small last week to make a clothes pin nativity - and burned my fingers multiple times. Great product. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mamadepue@hotmail.com

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  62. I LOVE IT!! Have not used my hot glue gun in a while because I got tired of burning myself. This nifty hot glue gun helper will be calling my hot glue gun out of hiding, lol

    Barb
    barbwire59@gmail.com

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  63. what a great idea! I wish I had a funny store to tell, but the only one I have is of my trusty glue gun packed away in a box for fear tat my kids would get burned. Now that I have a real craft room (aka the overgrown closet no one needed) its still packed away. Maybe not for long though!

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  64. WOW...Imagine getting to Christmas without burns on my fingers, and hands. "A dream come true!"
    Selling crafts, doing kids birthday parties, teaching craft classes to seniors, is my dream come true. BUT...My poor hands take a beating! I usually have to keep my hands in my pockets, because my hands ends up being a conversation piece at any outings. lol www.Giselecrafts.com is my work. You'll see why I love my work soo much.

    Happy Holidays!!!

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  65. I have a lovely scar on my left hand from a glue gun I used back in my girl scouts when I was in middle school. One of these kits would help ease my fear of hot glue guns!

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  66. I SOOOOO could have used your helpers this weekend. I even went to Michael's craft store looking for these!

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  67. I am now a follower of your blog! Looks like a great idea - I adhere my daughter's badges onto her Girl Scout vest with hot glue and everytime I burn myself - I think my daughter gets nervous whenever she gets a new badge now!!! evelez@panynj.gov

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  68. Wow, so cool to have made finger protections, Glue guns are so handy to make stuff but finger burns happen all the time.

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  69. I am blown away at your invention! I am 32 years old and actually have not used a high temp glue gun since I was probably 12 or 13 when I burned my fingers--under my fingernail, in the nail bed! I guess I was traumatized and now I just try to get by with cool temp glue guns and other non burning glues. I would definitely like to try these hot glue gun helpers!!! angiemusic @ hotmail . com

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  70. I always burn myself. Last Christmas at school we did over 20 little crafts and the moms fingers really took some abuse. This would have been perfect.

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  71. I am following your blog and would love to win this! My contact is krosheyatyahoo.com

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  72. This product is fantastic! I once suffered a sever burn on my thumb from a hot glue gun. The blister was huge and throbbed for days! I am often wary of using a hot glue gun for fear of being burned. I am a special ed teacher, and I also don't like to use hot glue guns with my students for dear they will burn their fingers. I tend to use Tacky Glue instead, but it does not have the same adherence as hot glue, and you have to wait hours for it to dry! I would love to try this product so I can craft without fear!

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  73. Oops..forgot contact info! My email is jcontrague@aol.com.

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  74. Hi Cathie & Steve,
    Love you guys!!! Here is my hot glue gun story, I always feel I have to use my glue gun in the kitchen because when the glue drips and hardens on the counter it's easier to peel. So one day while working with my hot glue gun a puddle of glue had formed and I turned away for just a minute and there was my cat who had jumped up on the counter and wanted to know what I was doing. The poor baby stuck his paw in the hot glue so he could see what it was. He burned his little paw and needless to say is afraid of glue guns!!! Perhaps you guys can come out with paw shaped ones too! I anxiously look forward to getting these so I too won't "burn my paws" while I craft. CONGRATS!!!

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  75. Ok, I'm following you, I really want to win this for my SIL!

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  76. I seriously need these tools. I made a bunch of twisted fabric flowers to put on a summer purse. Let me tell you, my fingers got burned by hot glue while turning and twisting. It was not fun at all!

    I just joined your list...I came over from Mod Podge Rocks!

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  77. I have heard a LOT about these helpers ... I am afraid to use a glue gun ... bad burn when I was younger, lol. So help me out! Choose me!

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  78. I work at an elementary school so we use hot glue guns all of the time to glue things to the walls. I would love to win the tools because I can't tell you how many times I have burned myself. My last hot glue incident included my hair which was not a good thing. I think I really need your products!

    Nicole

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  79. I use my glue gun daily and my burns are always on the same spots :( Can't wait to use the these helpers!!! Genius! I've been a follower for a few months now and love all your creations. email is meganback@sbcglobal.net

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  80. LUV these!!!! I'm so glad they're ready! We have 3 furry family members in our home and so dog hair is always mixed in with any type of gluing project; do you have anything on the drawing board to help in that situation? :)
    Karen

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  81. I am so excited about these! Every single time I burn my finger, I keep thinking...when are those Dang Hot Glue Gun helpers gonna come out!!!

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  82. These are such a great idea! I love the hot pink color. I've managed to burn myself more times than I can count, although I don't have a really great hot glue gun story. Which could be a positive! contact info: melodysmusings at gmail dot com

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  83. I've always been afraid to use a glue gun because of possible burn. Maybe a helper kit will change my mind!

    Email: aprilsnoyb@gmail.com

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  84. Perhaps this will be the end of the days where you had to keep a cup of ice water to plunge your fingers into when you got hot glue on you! I will most def not miss those days! YEAH Hot Glue Gun Helpers!!
    Email: dareitz@yahoo.com

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  85. Wow!! What a great and inventive idea!! I would love to win some of your products.
    One of my first times using a glue gun (way back when) I was trying to glue some flowers to a grapevine wreath and forgot that the glue can drip through the branches and totally burned my fingers and hand! Pretty miserable experience, but at least I learned that lesson.
    I wish you lots of luck in your endeavors!!
    Best wishes,
    Chris
    Curbys Closet
    chris@curbyscloset.com

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  86. Hi again I am going to get this right yet.I like a lot of other poor souls forgot to leave there contact #. For myself if I am picked and win no more burns on my fingers, hands and feet (another story) I am sure that there are 6 million stories in the naked city (old T.V. show) of people getting burned. Well for this Xmas I should be healed and if I should win something, no more burns in the future.

    Sandy
    Naylem@velociter.net

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  87. I am so excited about this product!!!! I just recently burnt myself for the millionth time in my life when I was making my annual christmas wreath. I still have a scar!!! :)

    Ashley
    ashley.gotschall@gmail.com

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  88. I have been waiting for this product to come out for so long! I will be so happy to not burn my poor little fingers ever again! Woo hoo!

    Teresa
    palmettomommy (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  89. I could have used this last week! I was making Christmas decorations, and now I have a third degree burn on my leg because of it. :(

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  90. i once pimped a simple chandelier by hot-gluing dove wings to each light bulb. it looked awesome. till i turned it on. someone should have told me that hot-gluie and hot light bulbs were a sure-fire recipe for disaster.

    gila gila@11m2.de

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  91. Would love to have a set! Have avoided using a glue gun unless it was absolutely the only way to do a project because I can't keep my fingers away from the hot glue.

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  92. Finally, what an awesome idea. I've been using hot glue for years and it never fails, I always burn myself one time or another

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

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  93. I'm pretty new to using a hot glue gun, so I don't really have any stories... but I do have a tendency to use my finger to poke something into the molten hot glue... This product is fantastic!

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  94. I don't know what it is about me that makes Hot Glue Guns hate me.. EVERY single time I use one, I always seem to burn my fingers, even if I am using tweezers or other "tools" to avoid the burns, they always seem to come.. If I don't win, are your helpers available at craft stores?

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  95. I am a new follower of this blog! Oh-how, I have needed this in my life since the day I first started crafting! I also would probably not have obtained a substantial sized scar on my ring finger from my hot glue halloween mummy fiasco of 2010! I really need one of these sets in my life!

    sewwoodsy@gmail.com

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  96. What a great idea! I follow your blog and my poor fingers would love to win this product!

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  97. I've only used mine a handful of times so I don't really have any stories to tell. LOL!

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  98. I burn myself on a weekly basis! some leave scars some are just little. but I would LOVE these helpers to minimize the pain! ha ha I will definitely be ordering some if I don't win!!

    jennieholt4@gmail.com

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  99. I remember when i was younger we used a faulty hot glue gun at school and so many people burnt themselves there wasnt enough taps for us to use to run cold water over our hands so we had to sit at our desks with our hands in ice-cream containers filled with water. I still have a scar from it!!!

    orange_lova@hotmail.com

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  100. I LOVE this! I MUST have it!!!!
    My glue gun really needs replacing, it keeps leaking hot glue - EEK! Last time I dared to use it I somehow (will never work out how) glued my favourite trousers to my chair :( so will keep my fingers crossed so I can use my money for new trousers rather than a new gun! ;)

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  101. It's about time someone invented this! Leave it to the craft guru's, Cathie and Steve, to come to our rescue! YAY!

    Every time I use my old Aleene's glue gun, it's the same routine. Put a piece of tin foil on the table, plug in old glue gun that drips profusely on the foil. Once it's hot, I look at it just dreading the fact that I know I am going to get burned, not once, not twice but several times!

    If I am not a lucky winner, I will surely be purchasing your new product and I will no longer fear the dreaded hot glue gun tasks! :)
    Thank you!

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  102. OMG I really need one of these!! I quit using my old glue gun just because I'd burn my poor little fingers when I'd make my Christmas wreaths several years ago, now I'll be able to make some more!! Wahooooo!

    Thanks so much for your invention......oh and the chance to win one!

    Shell~Alaska♥

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  103. I'm following your blog.
    My daughter used a glue gun at school and burned herself when she grabbed at a dollop of hot glue when it dripped. Her burn blistered and became an example of how hot a glue gun can get to the rest of the school.

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  104. I had to post a link to this amazing product on my craft blog.

    http://auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

    Hope that's ok!

    Lois

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  105. What an amazing kit! I so need one. While making my feather trees and wreath last week I burnt two fingers and my leg. UGH! Thanks for the chance to win.

    sassyscrapin1 at yahoo dot com

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  106. Such a great idea. When I was a kid (and just starting to get crafty) I had a hot glue gun and loved using it. But it was always a mess, the glue got everywhere and I got burns. So now as an adult I've stayed away from hot glue projects to avoid these issues (and avoid my 3 kids getting into it). This kit would totally solve that and get me hot gluing again big time!!

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  107. I have been longing for this to come out!! I am now following you here! :)

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  108. wow, what an excellent product, I would love to win one of these.
    loisglossip@aol.com

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  109. I am so clumsy with stuff, I always burn myself - these look awesome!!

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  110. I'm now an official follower of your blog! I just love this idea, how genius! I burn myself all the time! The worst ever was two summers ago while I was working on cupcake stands for my wedding. Holy cow, holy blister! Ouch! This kit would have been a life/finger saver!

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  111. ps. my email is b.mariehughes@gmail.com

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  112. pink glue gun, pink glue gun, I love you and all of the goodies that come with you too <3

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  113. I would love, love, love to win one of these. A few Christmas's ago I had an unfortunate accident with my glue gun, I ended up at the Doctor's office with all of the skin burned off the pad of my pinkie finger. I have never experienced PAIN like that in my life. If you have ever been burned, it is not fun. Needless to say, I get a little freaky when I use my glue gun now. So, yeah I would love to win this! Amy T. sewintense@cox.net

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  114. Most every project I make involves hot glue. My most recent is a wreath covered in plastics BBs. Yes.. those little airsoft BBs, because I refused to go buy beading when I had a bucket full of BBs.... I had to place each and every one of those by hand on a medium sized wreath form. My fingertips got burned so many times, but it is looking good so far, still have to add some ribbon once the paint dries..

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  115. I now am a follower of your blog. My story sounds so much like everyone's, do a little crafting, using a little glue gun, left a glue trail and thought hey grab that before it get on something. Oh, it just got on ME! OUCH! Thanks for the giveaway! Great idea!

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  116. Lucy sent me ... I could really use these... I have several old glue gums (guns) I always burn my fingers -- I plan on being very crafty next year!

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  117. Love your blog and would love to win one of the helpers. What a fantastic idea!

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  119. Oh I so need one of these autographed to go with my autographed glue gun from Carol Duvall!!!!

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  120. I recently started to make fabric flower bouquets and can't tell you the amount of blisters I have/had on my fingers from manipulating the fabric and hot glue! OUCH! This would be an amazing product to have!

    Jennifer (booklover1212@yahoo.com)

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  121. New follower!

    Jennifer (booklover1212@yahoo.com)

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  122. This would be a fantastic addition to my craft room! I joke I can begin my life of crime because I've dripped on my fingers so many times and I'm burning off all my fingerprints one by one!

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  123. What an amazing idea and product! I often avoid doing crafts that require a hot glue gun simply because of the worry about burning myself and dealing with the inevitable drips. The HGGH will let me craft more without worry--and involve my daughter without worrying about her getting burned!

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  124. What a great idea! I would love to try this out and post about it on my blog! funart4kids.blogspot.com
    I teach nearly 500 kids in an elementary school- so hot glue is a must for all of my followers.
    At times- my art classroom...well, it's quite a factory. Going fast equals burns. I find it difficult to hold, glue and mass assemble 20+ kids projects in a time crunch...but this would be a great helper! My mother designs home interior products for a large wholesale company- she would also love this. With what she does I could see holding clamps in your line, also. Love it! I hope to be a winner!

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  125. What a wonderful journey and great accomplishment! Wishing you success!

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  126. I usually burn my fingers, but it is no miracle that a drop of hot glue ends somewhere it doesnt belong. First time I used hot glue gun, I was making a small bag made of jeans. I cut out pockets out of my dad`s old jeans, I glued them together ( the glue went on the inner side of the jeans so that the pocket stays out, and in between those two pockets I glued a thin leather belt my mum used to wear. And the bag was done!!!
    You know how back pockets on jeans have their brand name labels? So my little bag had a "Levis" label, and everyone was asking: "Where did you buy it?"
    I loved that little bag, now it`s to small for me, beacouse I really carry a lot of things with me.

    Love, P.J

    http://pj-navarro.blogspot.com/

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  127. Hmmmm, which story would you like to hear? The one where I scalded my hands, burned my thumb and fingers, or scarred my calf? My sweet glue gun has been not been kind to me! Maybe it's because it's blue and my favorite color is pink? I really need this one!

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  128. I think this is just about the "coolest" thing I've ever seen and oh how my fingers would love one of these! I burned my fingers so many times over the holidays making frayed rosette pins that I can't even begin to count...I'd have to take a few days off to let the blisters on my fingers heal before I could start up again...no fun.

    Lorie

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  129. This is freakin' fantastic! I have got to get one of these! I used my glue gun to fix my daughter's favorite boots about 2 months ago and burnt the tip of my finger so bad I just haven't had to courage to bring the gun back out since! LOL!

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  130. This is amazing! What a great idea! I love it.
    Just recently, I was making some poinsetta clips for presents, and I burned my fingers, got glue all over my newly refinished table, and had the stringies all over me...even in my hair. Not quite sure how that happened, but it did! Ha ha!
    steph4575@msn.com

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  131. I need one of your kits because every crafty mom deserve one right! and mine is on it's last leg!!

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  132. My 7 year old daughter is following along with my love for crafting. This would help her from becoming discouraged! Daisy would love a HGGH for she has learned that it is even better than duct tape ;)

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  133. what a genius product! ill be spreading the word about to all my crafter friends!

    ive burned my fingers numerous times with my gun, i use it constantly! the worst was a blistered burn on my forearm once because i was reaching under the gun for something and it dripped OUCH!!!!!!

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  134. I remember you guys...you used to be on TV and I loved your fun style...kudos for the cute blog and I love your gg ideas!

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  135. Genius! Do you know how many burns I could have prevented with this...but crafting is art and art is pain. Although, its be good to not have burned fingers! LOVE IT! olszt1sj@cmich.edu
    peace!
    Sara

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  136. I LOVE my hot glue gun. I took a break from it for a while so I could try out some other glues and adhesives. There are just somethings that hot glue will NEVER EVER replace. Currently working on hot gluing jute to some cubscout invites. :)

    THANK YOU for creating the hot glue gun helper. I really need to get one. So tired of singing my fingers. Awesome!!

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  137. Thats a fab product you guys have come up with. I live in Bombay and have failed to find a glue gun here in the market. I hope you can send one to India eh? Loads of luck for your new product...I'm sure its already a hit with the crafters :)

    runadamji@gmail.com

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  138. Congratulations on your invention and apparent success! What a handy set. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity through Tatertots & Jello

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  139. Love it! Came over from Tatertots & Jello and will become a follower of yours. My fingertips thank you!!

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  140. This is neat. I am just getting started in all of this. I quit doing things I enjoy because of trying to work too hard. I have decided to try again. I would love to have anything to help.
    jmcausey@hotmail.com

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  141. Thanks for sharing this post with us...its really very informative....Super Glue or Cyanoacrylate.

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  142. I know I'm late but can I have a hot glue gun I really love crafting and whaching videos but I dont have one
    Gmail:julietcubby12@gmail.com
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