It depends on what I'm using it for ... I like my CM tape runner and Glue Glider Pro for photos, Glue Dots for embellishments, and xyron for smaller stuff. I also love my WackyTac sheets for really intricate items and die cuts.
I love Scotch brand photo splits. I also really love the Kokuyo Dot N' Roller adhesive, and Glue Dots . For some things (bigger and bulkier embellishments), I still refer back to my good ol' Tacky Glue.
Glue Dots , Herma adhesives, ad tech tape runners and Tombo as well. and of course STICKLES GLITTER GLUE! tacky glue and mod podge for covering chip board. ZIG 2way glue for diecut letters and small things. foam squares for popping up. Its hard to choose just one kind of glue!
I love double sided adhesive squares. The are made by Fiskars and a couple other brands (I can't find them in the superstore) They come in a dispenser, and I use them for anything flat (paper or photos)
Well for starters I have a little Beagle too As for the adhesives I use ALL kinds depending on what I am gluing. I use pop dots or foam for popping, I use glue sticks for paper tearing items, I use permanent sticky dots for most larger paper piecing and I use Glue Dots for smaller piecings. I have learned over the years that not all adhesive works for the same things and I am still learning.
I love my CM tape runner and the 3L Scrapbook Adhesive tape runner! I just bought the Glue Glider Pro and am anxiously awaiting its arrival! I'll also use Zip Dry or the Mono Liquid glue for ribbons, buttons, chipboard, etc. The ZIG glue pen is nice for really small stuff.
I don't care for Tombo w or the Duck brand. They seem to gum up on me.
Another scrapper here that would advise NOT using glue sticks...doesn't matter which ones. They will all eventually dry up and your pages will fall apart. And if you live in a humid climate this will happen faster it seems.
I only recommend using glue sticks on items like mulberry paper. Since it tears so easy, things like Glue Dots or foam, etc, just tears away and the item falls off. Glue sticks will soak in and create a firm bond, however, I don't use glue sticks on anything else. I would use a liquid glue, but I HATE waiting for the stuff to dry. I am impatient. Also most glue sticks are not considered safe for scrapbooks from what I read recently. Elmers makes a craft glue stick that is considered safe around photos.
Corrie, you are making me IMPATIENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! Holly
Sorry but I love mine and I can't believe I waited so long to take the plunge. I just used it for my fan flowers and it held beautifully. Don't hate me you will love it when it comes.
Corrie YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!!!!! I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVE MY ATG GUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK so it has a learning curve of about 3-4 minutes After that you are zipping away,,,
and for about 10 minutes you feel like the worlds biggest idiot while you learn how to load the dang thing,,,,,
but once you get it loaded, it's a piece of cake,,,,,I even had to reload it becauase my daughter decided to UNLOAD it,,,,and the second time, zip zip zip,,,,loaded in 10 seconds Made me wonder how on earth I could have been so dense the FIRST time