The are SO many new adhesives out and I’ve tried most of them and have chosen my favorites, the ones I use the most, to share with you.
This is my new favorite tape for die cutting, stenciling, taping your cardstock down to watercolor, etc. It is removable and doesn’t tear your paper or leave any residue on your paper.
This is BY FAR the best dotliner tape I’ve ever used! I heard about it through Jennifer McGuire and I hesitated about trying it because I was SURE that I already had a favorite (LOL). I finally broke down and bought it on Amazon and never looked back. It puts down teeny tiny dots and if you place your paper down and it’s crooked, you can pull it back up without ruining your cardstock, however, when you leave it, it sticks permamently. It’s strong but not destructive if you make mistakes (like me!).
Something to be aware of: There are two sizes (large and small), so when you order refills, make sure you are ordering the ones for the correct size dotliner you bought. I ended up buying both the large and small because I ordered the wrong refills the first time. For your convenience, I will have links to both sizes and both refills in the supply list at the bottom of this page.
I’ve had this 1/2″ Yellow ATG for years now and it’s still my favorite when working on larger areas or projects (especially mini albums and scrapbook pages). There are other ATG’s that have smaller tape (The pink ATG holds 1/4″ ATG tape), but I prefer 1/2″. The yellow atg seems to run smoother to me as well.
Cosmic Shimmer Glue is one of my new favorite liquid adhesives. It dries quickly but still gives you enough time to move things around until they are placed perfectly. It also has the pointiest tip I’ve ever seen on a bottle of glue, which means no more applicator tips are necessary. I’ve never had this glue clog either!
This liquid glue is also one of my favorites. I couldn’t choose between this and the Cosmic Shimmer Glue because they are equal in my eyes. This is a great adhesive!
(Carried over from last year’s Favorite’s list!) This is a double sided adhesive sheet that is used for die cutting. This comes in two sizes, “handy” and “large”. I have both sizes and don’t have a preference really. Either is fine by me. Which one I use is determined by the size of what I’m die cutting.
This is how I use these sheets. I stick the “Stick It!” to one side of my paper and then die cut the paper. When I pull out the die cut, it’s already a “sticker” and because Stick It! was made for die cutting, it works with the most intricate dies. This stuff is amazing! If you hate adding liquid adhesive to intricate die cuts, you must try this! It will make your life much easier!
These are long, thin foam strips that are perfect for shaker cards and card making in general. They are 1/8″ thick and over 9″ long. You get 33 in a pack and they go a long way. They can be hard to find though and are frequently out of stock so if you find them, stock up on them!
(This was also carried over from last year’s list) . This roll of foam tape is economical and is also great because you can cut it to any size/shape that you want. Great for larger projects!
Although mine is blue, this is my favorite glue gun. The things I love about it are the fine tip and the fact that it has an on/off switch! Those two things are very important to me and I love this glue gun!
I originally tried these glue sticks a few years ago when I purchased the Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue Gun, however, the tip wasn’t fine enough for me and it didn’t have an on/off switch so I switched it out for the Surebonder H-195 Mini Detailed Glue Gun.
Howe er, I fell in love with the “Less Mess” Glue Sticks and that’s what I use with my glue gun. The great thing about these glue sticks is that there are significantly less “strings”when you use it. I hate those things.
I use this for tiny, intricate die cuts. Especially words that I’ve die cut. I find it the easiest way to adhere them to my projects. It does not have a strong smell and I use it inside, in my craft room without any issues, however, you should always use ventilation/fresh air when using a spray adhesive.
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