Adhesives

Fans frequently ask us what adhesives we use. We have several favorites, each for a different purpose:

When we need to add glitter, mica, or other accents to our projects, we choose Zig 2-Way Glue Pen with a chisel tip and with a ballpoint tip. These pens let us add the precise amount of bling we want.

To cover a whole panel with glitter or mica, we love our Sticky Panels Adhesive Sheets. These are double-sided adhesive sheets that can be cut, torn, die cut, and punched to just the size you want. We sell them in a convenient card size at 4-1/4" X 5-1/2". There are 4 sheets in a package.

We use Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives® for gluing most paper surfaces together. We find that this glue gives us the flexibility to make sure card layers are straight with the permanence of a high-quality, adhesive that doesn't lose its strength under the fluorescent lights of a store display.

To create dimension on some cards, we use 3D Foam Adhesive Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L®. These squares of dimensional foam are adhesive on both sides. They raise a card layer up about 1/8″. They can be stacked if a taller layer is required. They can be easily cut if a smaller piece is needed. They're available in white or black and we love both!

To adhere things like jewels, pearls, buttons, or beads to our cards, we like Mini-Glue Dots. These tiny dots of super-strong adhesive make it easy to add accents to any surface.

For an instant bond with strength like creating a pocket, box, or envelope we use Krafty Power Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L®. This easy dispenser can provide just a tiny rectangle of adhesive or an extremely strong strip.

For tough glue jobs on uneven surfaces, we're huge fans of Tombow's Multi Glue. It has two sizes of applicators and sticks anything to anything, pretty much!