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Adhesives


I get this question a lot. What adhesive should I use???
I'm going to highlight a few of my favorites.

Tear Tape 

Standard use for cards, scrapbooks, all sorts of crafting needs. Best Tear Tapes out there that I have tried:

Finders Keepers 

-Terrifically Tearable Tissue Tape. For the price and quality this is my go to tape.


Scor-Tape
- A great back up is the Scor-Tape which is perfect for larger and smaller projects as it comes in .125, .25, .375, .50, .625, 1.0, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 5 and 6 inch widths





Liquid Glue

- Use on everything just don't use too much or it will warp paper.


Great with embellishments, glitter, sequins, etc....





Gina K - Connect Glue
- By far my favorite. If used correctly it doesn't warp the paper


Avery Elle liquid glue
- works well and price is a little cheaper then my favorite.





Lawn Fawn Glue Tube

- When its not solid it works great. 

Mini Book Binding Glue - For chipboard Scrapbooks


Zip Dry
- My go to will always be Zip Dry. It doesn't warp the paper and it rubs off the areas you don't want adhesive on.




Glue Dots

- perfect for ribbons and bows as well as metal embellishments. All sorts of brands out there and I have never purchased a bad glue dot. 



Clear Dimensional Medium - great for adding a gloss to your project

Glossy Accents - Probably the easiest to find in the store and works great. I use this as well as Gina K;s Crystalline drops. 






Sticker Style Adhesive - Use for letters and items you want stuck permanently.


Xyron - The best one is Xyron - it just is and with tips you can find the love of it too.

1st off have multiple sizes of machines. I know kind of spendy but you'll be happier with the multiple sizes. Not everything can fit in the X version you will need the next size up at least.
biggest pet peeve is that it has lots of waste. Only get permanent adhesive removable is a waste of $.
Use a pencil to draw around the item and it will leave less to none of the sticky bits.

Tim Holtz Adhesive Sheets - Another option is Tim Holtz adhesive sheets.

I just used these on some snowflakes for the holidays and they were amazing.


Tape for Die Cutting

Low Tack Tape
They say you should just use the magnetic pads and I do but they do not keep dies and paper in place well enough for me so I have been using Washi tape. Goodness knows I have tons of it. But the negative there is that it sometimes rips the paper. (Lots of ripping actually)

So on a whim I bought Crafter's Companion Low Tack Tape
It is amazing. Less tearing and lasts through about 5 cuts sometimes more of course sometimes less. 

But It is worth the purchase if you are die cutting and need an adhesive to hold it in place
and give it back to you after its cut.

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