Every so often I may try something new but it doesn’t last long.
Scotch Double-Sided Scrapbooking Tape
This tape is double-sided and acid free. This is the adhesive I use the most. Underneath every photo and every large piece of cardstock are pieces of this tape. I’ve been using it for several years and won’t use anything else.
Avery Permanent Glue Stick
Also acid-free and photo safe. I use the glue stick when I have a lot of surface area to cover. Often, I will put small pieces of double-stick scrapbooking tape in the corners of a large item and glue the rest.
This is a pretty standard glue stick you’ll find in most office supply places. I tried a new scrapbooking glue stick recently and didn’t like it. Aside from the weird stink to it, it didn’t work as well. This Avery stuff is gimmick free and odor-free.
Zig Memory System Squeeze & Roll Glue Pen
I use this pen for gluing tiny, intricate items. Every cut headline I make with the Silhouette is glued down with this pen.
Zots & Zips
Zots are little circular pieces of adhesive and Zips are the same thing but in strip form. I use these when I have something really stubborn that I need to be extra secure.
A good example of this is a layout that goes partway into the gutter of a page. If the items glued on the page bend a bit with the gutter of a book, they can get unstuck. These things work every time.
What are your favorite sticky supplies?