I like the ThermoWeb tape runner the best. It has the most amount of tape in it - 55 ft - than any other standard runner you can buy at Ms and HL - which is the only places I've been able to find it. It is refillable. It holds really well.
My favorite liquid glues are Scotch Quick Dry - for paper to paper heavy embelishments or altered art and tiny things, and Fabri-Tac - for ribbon and fabric to paper.
Glossy accents is best for buttons and bling.