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Old 01-02-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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I'm getting back into scrapbooking after a couple of years of mostly card making. What is the best adhesive to use? I've used Elmers which I like, but I seem to go through a ton. I've also used Creative Memories and I'm not sure it sticks as well as I would like. Any recommendations?
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I use three different adhesives for the most part. My most used one is Tombow Multi - SU sells it, as do many other places. It is the most versatile and most cost effective - it seems to last forever and ever and ever. I use the flat side the most, and then there is a little skinny tip side that is great for small letters and such.

Next I use mini glue dots a fair bit. I would use these for sticking on buttons or other small embellishments and sometimes if there's a lot going on on the page and I don't want to deal with wet glue, I'll use them for my picture layers too. They're not inexpensive, but they aren't super pricey either. They last a long time and once they're stuck they are stuck!

Finally, for ribbon on scrapbook pages I will sometimes use Sticky Strip - it will stick when glue dots won't.

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This is what I use in my scrapbooks now. When I first heard about ATG, I thought it would be heavy and awkward, but I tried one at a crop and loved it. I buy refills with 40% off coupons, and it ends up being a really good deal.

I also always have mini glue dots in my scrapbooking bag because they come in handy.
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This is what I use in my scrapbooks now. When I first heard about ATG, I thought it would be heavy and awkward, but I tried one at a crop and loved it. I buy refills with 40% off coupons, and it ends up being a really good deal.

I also always have mini glue dots in my scrapbooking bag because they come in handy.
I second this product. I love it. It works well on all types of materials, even vellum, and burlap. I used it for my wedding invitations and it made my job so much easier with zero mess. The refills are about 10.00$ and you can use a coupon when you buy the gun too. Super easy to use, and super sticky.
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CM has changed their adhesive recently. How old is yours? Maybe it got warm and lost a little stick? I use CM exclusively and have found that once it is down and been there for a while, getting it up again is impossible.

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I second this product. I love it. It works well on all types of materials, even vellum, and burlap. I used it for my wedding invitations and it made my job so much easier with zero mess. The refills are about 10.00$ and you can use a coupon when you buy the gun too. Super easy to use, and super sticky.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:34 AM   #7
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The CM adhesive was new. Thanks for responding.
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I use a variety of adhesives. I love love love my ATG - it's my go-to. I also have a CM tape runner and like that. I use glue dots for embellishments. I use 3M Tacky glue for skinny letters & such. I think there is no one perfect adhesive - it depends on the job...
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I use a variety of adhesives depending on what I need to put on the page. Any given layout of mine probably has at least 3 or more different adhesives.

I use my ATG gun, Stampin' Dimensionals (foam dots), glue dots, and the Tombow multi-purpose liquid glue. I also have the Stampin' Up! tape runner (SNAIL) and have been happy with it and use that when I am traveling and don't want to take up the space with my ATG.
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Yep! ATG for me too! It's so affordable and works great!
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I haven't seen anyone mention the GlueGlider pro, I really like it because it is like the ATG but smaller. I also use coupons to get the refills, usually at Michaels.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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I have used many tyes of Snail tape runners....They work fine when making the cards, but my experience has been that they do not last. If you have a stash of completed cards, I found that parts had fallen off, and needed to be re adhered. Now I use the Multi purpose glue that SU sells, and Scor Tape exclusively. I have not had any cards fall apart with these items.
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I have a few favorites. Tombow makes a great adhesive. Bazic double sided tape is a DREAM. Love it!! And of course Helmar.
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Hello,

I love the E600 Glue. It seems to work on almost everything! best wishes, Becky
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hello, I am looking for a new glue runner, hear alot about atg? what is that exactly and where d u buy it from?
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I got my pink ATG gun at AC Moore with a 50% coupon, brought it down to ~$15. If I had been a bit more patient I could have used a 60% coupon. It took me a couple days to get the hang of using it, but I really like it now! The adhesive is surprisingly strong.

I use my foam dots a lot for dimension, and a glue stick for little things.
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I bought mine from Amazon.com, it's 16.72 plus tax, free shipping. The refills are cheap and last a long time.
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I can't believe I forgot about Glossy Accents! I didn't think I would use it as an adhesive, but the teeniest bit holds really well and grabs quickly. I was using it last night to make paper ornaments. Another good thing to pick up using a coupon!
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that ATG looks really cool, im going to have to check that out! I have about 20 tape runners b/c I always pick them up when Im at the store and forget what kind I have so I never get the refills, D'OH! silly me

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i have some of these on order! cant wait to get them
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well, I finally bought a glue glider...omg......I love it. It is pink!!! I can't remember what brand it is but it is great......I had a bit of trouble getting it laced up but once i did it was awesome. The tape is a little more expensive than what I buy for the lttle glue runner that I used to use, but I think in the long run, it is cheaper, you get so much more glue runner (feet) than the little ones, and they are 2.00 each but I needed to replace ever so quickly.

I got it at Micheals with a 25% off coupon and the glue runners were buy one get one free, plus I also got 25% off of the runners....thanks everyone for the replies.
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I use three different adhesives for the most part. My most used one is Tombow Multi - SU sells it, as do many other places. It is the most versatile and most cost effective - it seems to last forever and ever and ever. I use the flat side the most, and then there is a little skinny tip side that is great for small letters and such.

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Finally, for ribbon on scrapbook pages I will sometimes use Sticky Strip - it will stick when glue dots won't.

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I too use all three of these for the same reasons. Only, I get my Tombo Mono Adhesive, also known as SNAIL adhesive, from Hobby Lobby and not Stampin Up.
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I too use all three of these for the same reasons. Only, I get my Tombo Mono Adhesive, also known as SNAIL adhesive, from Hobby Lobby and not Stampin Up.
I do not believe you are referring to the same thing.
The Tombow Mono Multi with 2 tips (flat at one end and little tip at the other) is a liquid glue. The snail Adhesive is a small tape runner.
This is the Tombow Mono Multi the previous poster was referring to (I love this stuff. It is especially great for punch art)
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I do not believe you are referring to the same thing.
The Tombow Mono Multi with 2 tips (flat at one end and little tip at the other) is a liquid glue. The snail Adhesive is a small tape runner.
This is the Tombow Mono Multi the previous poster was referring to (I love this stuff. It is especially great for punch art)
I stand corrected! Thanks for pointing that out for me!
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