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« on: September 07, 2005 08:49:20 PM »

I am relatively new to scrapbooking, so I'll be asking lots of questions!!

What is everyone's preferred adhesive?  I've tried several, and so far my favorite thing is good ol' fashoined glue stick.  For heavier embellishments, I love mm metal glue, and for textured items like fabric and lace I like a more liquidy "gel" type glue.  But for the price and ease, glue stick is tough to beat!

What do you guys dig?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2005 09:08:23 PM »

glue sticks. and rubber cement, added plus: afterwards the left over glue that drips everywhere can be turned into little bouncy balls (i know, it's lame, but i've gotta get my kicks somewhere)

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005 09:16:28 PM »

glue sticks. and rubber cement, added plus: afterwards the left over glue that drips everywhere can be turned into little bouncy balls (i know, it's lame, but i've gotta get my kicks somewhere)

LOL!  One other perk to rubber cement is that if you apply it to your pic and let it dry, you can use it as a repositionable piece until you're happy with the layout.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2005 11:31:09 PM »

I never use glue stick on my pics. I always use two way sided photo tape or these little adhesive dots I've found that you can just put on the back of your pictures. I've heard that after time glue stick or any other type of glue can eat away at your pictures and eventually damage them. I'm too scared to find out if that is true or not. But for everything else I use glue sticks.

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2005 03:32:42 PM »

I use rubber cement (glue stick occasionally). One thing I learned though..is to let it dry COMPLETELY (like for a day) before you put it in a page protector. I didn't let it dry and the fumes (at least that's what my dad said) bubbled the plastic..and almost ruined my grad announcement.

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2005 09:31:04 PM »

For photos and paper: 3-L Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner - Permanent http://store.scrapbook.com/jv-1645.html
For vellum: 3-L Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner - Vellum Tape http://store.scrapbook.com/jv-1643.html
For thick paper objects and heavier stuff (non-metal): Glue-Dots Memory Book http://store.scrapbook.com/gluedots.html
To raise items off the page: Pop-dots with foam in the middle between the adhesive sides (no photo)
I don't use much metal stuff on my pages, but when I do I borrow my friend's Making Memories Metal Adhesive.
All adhesives I use are acid-free, of course!
As I said in another post, I used to use glue sticks but that was too messy.  I ended up with lots of fingerprints and lines from the glue on the photos.

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2005 10:45:10 PM »

I use a big jar of regular glue and a brush.
It works for me, the only problem is sometimes it is tricky to paste really small things or really thin paper without leaving everything dirty. But besides that it pastes things very well.
I also have a jar of glue that is quite dry, so it is like a very thick paste, I use this one for things harder to paste, I also used it for bookbinding and worked perfectly.
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2005 09:45:36 AM »

i use that adhesive tape stuff (i can't remember the name lol) and the occasional glue stick.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2005 07:44:06 PM »

I use the tape runner from Creative Memories most of the time. I've also used an adhesive tape runner I got at a craft store...I can't remember the name of the complany, but it's the one that has the duck on all their packages. 

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2005 09:54:33 PM »

I use the glue dots that are on a runner.  It really hold well for my cards.  For my pictures I use double sided tape and glue sticks. Cheesy

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