Currently, my adhesive uses are now down to three: Scor-Tape 1/2 and 1/4 inch widths, which I use for virtually everything. I cannot sing the praises of this adhesive loudly enough. Get the dispenser from Scor-Pal and you'll be set forever. You need only small amounts and it adheres strongly and indefinitely. I used to alternate between various brands of tape runners which mostly fell apart and delivered the tape pieces inconsistently (including Tombow's tape runners). Once the entire set of layers on the card I finished making just fell off. No problem with Scor-Tapes. Get some. That's my best recommendation. My second favorite adhesive is Tombow Aqua Liquid Glue. It comes in the same sort of dispenser as the Multi use formula. From reading about the "green" version, I'm not sure what the differences are; they have similarities for the most part: two applicators, medium drying time with time to reposition, and etc. I use this adhesive for small areas where Scor-Tape wouldn't be appropriate but I find myself reaching for it more often than I used to. It's a great adhesive. It's not for jobs when you want an instant stick. Scor-Tape does that better. The only other adhesive I need is some sort of dimensional. There the main question is height and width, whether the shape is square or round (depends on the use), and the color is black or white. Black dimensionals generally look poor on cards or light colored papers (which I work with) so I use white dimensionals most of the time. Again, the choice of dimensional depends on your need. I haven't found much difference between brands but Scor-Pal makes a nice dimensional, including a tape version you can cut to any needed size. 3 adhesives, except for the craft glue I use to adhere stamps to blocks, is all I need. Next time my Tombow Aqua runs out (which may take a year or so), I'll try the the Multi given the great reviews here. Thanks.
If I had to foresake all other adhesives (the horror!) and just pick the ones I really love, THIS would be one of my last two adhesives standing (the other being Dotto Repositionable). I love this liquid glue - it never warps paper, dries pretty fast and clear, holds strong. Love the narrow tip on top and broader tip on the bottom, perfect for laying this stuff on a variety of items. This is so versatile too - works well with photos, paper, ribbons, etc. I normally use glue dots and glue lines to hold heavier embellishments but if I'm out of those, I know from experience that a thick layer of this will definitely stick those heavier things down. It apparently can work as repositionable adhesive if you let it dry, but I haven't checked that use out yet. I've also heard that it can be used as a repositionable adhesive to stick unmounted rubber stamps to blocks (great because I've been needing to do that!). I am awaiting an order of a few of these from sb.com right now as I type...THAT'S how much I rely on this, I can't be without it! If you're like me and love the versatility & all-around uses of a liquid glue, I recommend you try this out for yourself.
Used in this layout: Beautiful Day - SHCG "Your Theme Song" Challenge
This is definately the one and only glue to use! I was so skeptical at first about using a liquid glue with the consistency of school glue, but I was hooked from the first time I tried it! Use this glue like a ball point pen, applying a thin line where needed. It is strong, dries clear, never warps and adheres everything! I use it for paper, photos, embellishments, even when adhering paper to metal. And it is absolutely the best glue to use when adhering paper to chipboard. Just a thin bead around the edge and then allow the paper to squish the glue out of the edge just a little. Use a emery board to file down the paper and remove the excess glue. You will get a nice smooth edge and the paper will not peel up! Perfect! Love it.
Used in this layout: Cool Treats
This is the adhesive I use on all my pages. I love it. You don't need alot of it either. Just a few dabs around the pic or paper and there you go. If you let it dry first its' removable. I do have the roll types of adhesive also but rarely use them. I keep the little bottle turned upside down in a little glass jar so it's always ready to use and I don't have to wait for the glue to get to the outlet. Works like a charm. It's good for small pieces too. Holds chipboard perfectly. And the price. Can't beat the price. It's lasts forever.
Used in this layout: Angel baby
Makes a good bond even with the tiniest drop. It took a while but Ive come to like this glue. You have to be really careful not to get it on your fingers. If this glue gets on your project where you dont want it, it wont come off. Adhesive erasers dont even work and you can end up with a messy spot from trying. It can distort the thin papers so use it carefully and in small amounts. I have other glues and adhesives I like better for most projects but like I said I have come to like this stuff, especially for tiny stuff.
Used in this card: HALLOWEEN CARD
This is my absolute favorite glue. I just got it recently and I'm completely out of it. It was the first time I've ever tried this kind. I am always trying new glues and tapes and adhesives, most people know sometimes its hard to find a good one that you really really like. Well, this is that one. It works so well on everything. If you're gluing something that won't stick with most adhesives use this, and I bet it will work perfectly for you. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!
Used in this layout: Amir's Smile
I have been using this glue for years and this is the one and only liquid glue that I will let anywhere near my scrapbooking. It doesn't warp or wrinkle paper, it dries quickly, and it can be used as a temporary adhesive (by applying it and letting it dry before sticking the item to anything) or as a permanent adhesive. I also like that it doesn't have an unpleasant smell like some of the other liquid glues I've tried. This one is a staple in my supplies!
Used in this layout: Ironhorse ball
This is the first thing I always take out when I am getting ready to scrap! This adhesive is the BOMB, it doesn't take much to get the job done, and it will adhere pretty much anything. I use it on heavy-grade paper and cs all the time, photos, chipboard, embellies, everything! I also use it when I need a temp adhesive, it dries fast and holds well. The thin applicator is easy to control and I've never had it clog - ever! Highly recommend!!!
Used in this layout: Tulips (left page)
I really like this fast drying glue. The fine tip is great for adhering intricate titles and embellishments to my scrapbook pages. The other side of the bottle also has a larger application tip that works great in spreading the glue thin onto the back of large pieces of paper. It dries so fast that the paper does not wrinkle or warp like with some liquid glues. You don't need much, that little bottle seems to last forever.
I purchased this glue because it said that it could be used for adhering paper to chipboard, and because sometimes you just need a "wet" glue. But I have since made it my preferred adhesive. I love it for paper piecing and for dies cuts. It does not warp your paper and is super strong. The duel tips are great too. It seemed a little expensive at first but it last forever because you only have to use a little.
OK I have been trying out a lot of adhesives and this one I would rate an A++ its adhering power is awesome. Just as strong as a crazy glue. Comes out neat not thick or clumpy & drys clear.
I was lead to try this by a fellow scrapper and now I can see why she swears buy it. I like its dual sided tips. This is on the must have list with my other 2!
Used in this layout: laugh,love.live
This is my one and only wet adhesive in my stash of adhesives! The double ended dispensors allow you apply just the amount of glue you need on your individual projects! I use this product on everything from bling, to transparencies and heavy embellishments! It just plain ROCKS!! I highly recommend this wet adhesive!!
Used in this layout: Blizzard
THis is my absolute favorite glue in the whole wide world! Lol. I am constantly trying different glues, tape runners, and other adhesives for scrapping. I just recently got this one and I'm out of it already. It works so well on a lot of things that I have a hard time sticking down. Great product!
Used in this layout: Camo Boy
I love the versatility of this products package. On one end there is a wide tip for large coverage and the other end has a small tip for those little pieces.
I like the liquid glue because I can add just a drop to a small embellishment and it dries pretty quick.
Used in this layout: My Friend
This is the only glue I use !!! I love it !! It's the only glue i have bought that doesn't curl/warp the paper. It dries quick, never clogs, & very affordable. Works great on chipboard also. I also love that it doesn't take much to work. A dab will do ya !! Believe me you will agree.
Used in this layout: Garden Girl
I don't know how I ever got along without this adhesive before now. The two different size nozzles are just right and the flow of the adhesive is not too fast, so its never sloppy or messy. I especially seem to be using the narrow tip for all those small pieces. Love this stuff!
Finally purchased this and I'm loving it, just wish it was in a bigger bottle cuz I know I'm going to go through it fast! Has two different size tips, very easy to get the exact amount of glue out of the small tip that you want, and seals very quickly and thoroughly!!!
Used in this card: Mother's Day Card
I had not used this glue before but had seen many videos and websites where it was used. However, after trying it, I am a convert. Great glue that comes out of the tube in a controllable manner. Good for small paper piecing.
This adhesive is my favorite it holds just about anything. Chipboard, buttons, ribbon you name it, it holds it. It is not messy at all it comes out smoothly and it dosent clog the tip.
I would recommend it to everybody!!
Used in this layout: How will your heart garden grow?
I have used this product before and I like it a lot! It's easy to work with and I had no problems with it drying too fast. It takes a little bit to dry but not too long.
I like to use this glue for a project I need an immediate and long lasting stick. However, I advise against using this product with small pieces (such as letters) or when you would like to adjust the position of an item (as liquid glue allows) because whatever remains becomes a forever-sticky residue. If some glue comes outside of the project space, it will remain sticky and leave a residue. You cannot erase it away or smudge it - it tears the paper. If you use a fine applicator or are very careful, this is AMAZING glue that will hold two items together forever.
I absolutely LOVE this glue! I use it for all my tiny gluing needs. I recieved it from a fellow scrapper, and will never let it go. It is far and away the best glue for adhering small things. I love that I can use TINY amounts for thin lettering or tiny buttons, etc. And a little goes a LONG way! It's strong and quick drying, and the tip has never clogged on me yet! Would highly recommend to everyone!
(sorry, i haven't even used the broad end yet! lol)
Used in this image: Love your Life Can
A nice adhesive, and love the double ended dispenser, but it is latex based, which could be a problem for some folks, and it also will roll up and get little balls if you aren't careful, which doesn't look too good on a pretty card that you want to be very special. But I'll definitely still use it for certain things.
Used in this card: Wonderful You!
This glue is just OK. Its nothing special. When you open a new container it starts running out of the top and I find it can wrinkle your PP and even cardstock. I will not be buying this product again. Zig squeeze and roll is still my all time favorite.
Used in this layout: Hmmm....
This little tube of glue has helped me in so many ways. It is a high quality tacky glue with two sizes of dispensing in the same bottle. One side will give you a thin line of glue, while the other will let you slap on a whole bunch at a time.
I have used it for paper, flowers, chippie, and fabric. Great with ribbon, excellent for heavier things like metals or wood. I have also used it in other craft projects- foam, balsa, puff balls, real life twigs, pasta, and tile pieces... i haven't found anything that this handy little glue won't hold.
Bonus- a little goes a long way. This tube will last you quite a long time.
This is by far the best liquid glue for paper projects that I have used! I definitely recommend it for paper to paper applications and even thin chipboard. I admit I was skeptical when someone first told me to try it as I'd never had good luck with liquid glues. This surprised me so much, I ran right out and bought some. Hasn't let me down yet!
this glue works great on everything! buttons, beads, flowers, frames, pics, ribbon... it's going to stay where you put it! double tips are great. i have my scrapping buddies turned on to using this glue now. can't wait to try more of Tombow products!
Super AWESOME glue! I tried other adhesives but never worked for me...too messy or not enough stickyness. But this glue works for almost everything!!! I tell all my friends about this!!! I sugest it to you!!! :D
Fantastic glue! I love that there's a fine point for applying precise amounts and a bigger tip for covering larger areas! Works great to adhere buttons, ribbon, paper, and other things!
I work with the Mono Blue bottle for most all scrappin' although I am a adhesivaholic! I use the Green for inventive touches that can be lifted often and replaced.
The love of glue and alike, which makes scrappin' less fussy and more creative!!!