On the 8th Day of Stamps-Mas, my true love gave to me…..Adhesive!!! There are so many different types of Adhesive out there and each one has a specialty!!! I have my favorites – Stampin’ Dimensionals of course!!! 🙂
We will start with my favorite – Stampin’ Dimensionals!!! I love these things because they give your project texture and dimension and make it come to life. You can use the edge/border pieces cut up or on the long skinny objects. Love it!! I also love using these when adhering items to embossed images or ribbon because the dimension falls into the grooves and holds on tight. It also gives a smooth look to the image that you place over the top of the ribbon rather than a bumped up look.
Snail Adhesive is the most used adhesive in my craft room. This is a 2 sided tape to use on just about any project. I use this for all of my cards and basic crafty. You can add refills too so no need to buy the whole thing each time!
Fast Fuse is similar to Snail in that it is a 2 sided tape and comes with Refills. This adhesive is super strong and great for putting together boxes or other 3D items. This adhesive does require a little trick – doing a check mark motion after adding the adhesive to your project. You need to break the seal of the adhesive so don’t pull up or back, be sure to flick your wrist to the left or right to snap off the strip of adhesive. I hope this makes sense….if not check out the video below! 🙂
Mini Glue Dots are perfect for adding small items to your project or things like buttons. These are small dots of glue that are clear. My tip is to never touch the actual glue dot because otherwise it will fold and ball up. Just place the button or stamped image on top of the glue dot and then pull it off and place it on your project. The glue dot will hold tight and you never have to handle it.
The Fine Tip Glue Pen is a miracle glue for adhering those thin, detailed images that can be die-cut out with a Thinlit. This glue is clear, liquid that comes out of a super thin needle nozzle. You don’t need a lot at all, just a small amount. I usually add it to the corners or tips or biggest areas on the image. Then I place it on my project and press my hand over the top and hold for a good 10 seconds so that the glue grabs hold. Then if there is a spot that still pops up, you can just place the nozzle under there and add a bit more glue. Love this stuff!!!
Foam Adhesive Strips are perfect for making shaker cards!! These are long strips are perfect for outlining an image that you would like for your shaker card! They are a bit taller than a typical dimensional but work perfectly. Again, you can always use the edges of these as well. You can see some samples of these used here and here!
Tear & Tape is a strong adhesive for using on boxes and other 3D items. The awesome thing about this tape is that you can just tear it off at the edge of your project rather than using your scissors and having them get gummy. Sometimes I like to use this tape when my Fast Fuse runs out or I just can’t seem to get the flick right that day!!
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (aka: Tombow or Green Lid Glue) is the consistency of elmer’s glue. It comes out white and thicker than the others. I hardly ever use this glue as I am not a fan of liquid glue because of the drying time and I tend to use to much and then it squishes out and makes a mess. This glue does have a pen small tip on one end and a wider/spread tip on the other side to smear it all over your project background or whatever you need it for. The other liquid glue that is pictured is 2-Way Glue which I hardly ever use and realized it is retired. As you can see I don’t use it much. It was a pen type liquid glue that has pretty much been replaced with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
Of course there is also the Adhesive Remover for when you make a boo boo! What is your favorite type of adhesive?? Let me know in the comments below!
If you would like to see an Up Close and Personal on all of these adhesives, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked and be sure to subscribe for more!!!
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