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« on: May 26, 2008 01:41:36 PM »

i am pretty new to scrapbooking and i was in hobby lobby today trying to pick some glue/adhesive to use for my pages. let's just say, hobby lobby is the size of a small country. i was so overhwelmed! i honestly had no idea that there were that many different kinds of glues for scrapbooking! so i'm asking, what do you all use to glue down things like photos and die cuts and embellishments? i have some roll-on glue from my first year of college that i didn't end up using but somehow i don't think that's going to cut it...

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008 07:35:21 PM »

I like glue dots a lot.  But when I run out I just use my glue stick and I like that too.  I used to use a Xyron sticker maker but I always had glue on the edges that had to be rubbed off and that was a pain.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008 01:23:54 PM »

i'm fairly new too but from what i've learned/heard, acid free glue sticks and glue dots and anything that's gonna come out flat and stay that way (as in not wrinkle up the paper like regular old elmer's glue would) is perfect. people like glue dots because you don't have to wait for them to dry, they're just little dots of adhesive you peel off a roll of paper. they're like $4 for a roll of 200 dots at michael's. glue sticks are on the cheaper side, i think scotch and elmer's make some good ones. michael's also has a cheap glue stick by the brand "craftsmart", you can get a pack of 4 small ones for like $2. they're good too. =)
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008 10:48:19 AM »

i love this glue http://www.scrapbook.com/products/review.php?m=show&sku=BB-TM3000
it's amazing and doesn't make your paper crinkle. i use this and snail removable adhesive so i can reposition it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008 06:58:09 PM »

Glue sticks are awesome. They are cheap and work just as good as anything else. They even sell special ones at Wal Mart that are especially for photos. Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008 08:54:12 AM »

what do you all use to glue down things like photos and die cuts and embellishments?

Well...  you need different adhesives for different applications.  So add these to your scrapbooking arsenal:

I use Manco brand "Easy Stick" dry adhesive to stick paper to paper.  It's available in the office supplies section at Walmart.  It's in a red dispenser and has a little duck on it.  Joann's has it as well.  There's permanent and repositionable.  Hermafix dots and Vario tape dispensers are also good dry adhesives (they're just more expensive than Manco/Duck brand).

To attach ribbon or fabric, I use plain ol' glue stick.  Glue stick is cheap, but it's messy.  You'll end up with it all over you fingers in no time!

To attach chunky embellishments like rhinestones or buttons, I use a small dab of Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue in the purple bottle which is extra thick and gooey, and dries clear (the Tacky Glue in the gold bottle is second best, it's just not as thick).  As long as you don't go overboard with it, it won't warp your cardstock.

And, I just found out that Elmer's rubber cement is acid free and archival safe (says so on the bottle!).  I've used it to glue cardstock to cardstock with great results.  I'm still a little nervous about gluing my photos down with it, though.  It SAYS it's acid free, but that doesn't mean it's not going to bleed through or something.

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2008 04:30:12 AM »

I use double sided tape for everything! But you have to be careful, once you lay it down it sticks immediately and you will not get it off without ripping things.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010 07:57:46 PM »

I have been told so many different things about glues and adhesives...I am new to atc's and have been told to NOT use glue sticks, but liquid glues make the papers wrinkle when collaging. Any more input, anyone?? I would like to know my alternatives as well...
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011 09:24:12 PM »

"BEST GLUE EVER" (Yes, that's actually the name)! It dries fast and clear, has a very fine tip. You can make your own adhesive dots. It works for paper (no wrinkles) and metal, plastic, wood..all kinds of embellishments, for foil and glitter. Just use less than you think you need. Watch the videos for tips and tricks and all sorts of cool things you can do with this glue: Youtube.com/scraperfect
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2011 08:13:15 AM »

its as simple as reading labels. there is so many embellishments, and tools we can use for scrapbooking and bringing it to a whole new level. i generally use acid free glue sticks for paper to paper and tacky glue if any thing else will be glued to it.
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2011 02:42:29 AM »

Your glue has to be acid free for scrapbooks. ATG (Adhesive Transfer Guns) are all the rage right now in the scrapbooking world. It's an upfront cost but in the long term it's more economical.
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012 09:07:24 PM »

I use Fabri-Tac or Magna-Tac, by Beacon Adhesives. I use a coupon at AC Moore, as my Michael's no longer has either. Just a tiny bit works wonders, and an 8 ounce bottle retails for about $10 full price.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2012 11:03:13 AM »

In general I use Scrapbook Adhesives tape runner (the little red one). I want to get an ATG but worried about the size and where I would keep it.

I can't use liquid glue or glue sticks because I get the crap everywhere.

I also use glue dots for dimension, Xyron X for ribbon, and this sheet of tiny glue dots for anything too thin and small to get adhesive on any other way
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2013 01:44:46 PM »

I have found that glue dots work the best for scrapbooking. http://www.papermart.com/glue-dots-carded-dispenser/id=33996#33996
They are very easy to use and mess-free!
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2014 05:15:22 AM »

dont mean to bump into here on my own problem but what can i use for brown packaging paper that you can buy at walmart and cardstock paper from another source? making my own invites and i need to glue the brown paper and cardstock together and it needs to stay flat..?
for the original poster: i heard that the dots are good, ive never used them because i kinda left that area covered in dust, lol. I do know elmers glue is horrible to use..

i'm fairly new too but from what i've learned/heard, acid free glue sticks and glue dots and anything that's gonna come out flat and stay that way (as in not wrinkle up the paper like regular old elmer's glue would) is perfect. people like glue dots because you don't have to wait for them to dry, they're just little dots of adhesive you peel off a roll of paper. they're like $4 for a roll of 200 dots at michael's. glue sticks are on the cheaper side, i think scotch and elmer's make some good ones. michael's also has a cheap glue stick by the brand "craftsmart", you can get a pack of 4 small ones for like $2. they're good too. =)
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