Monday, November 24, 2014

Adhesive Tip and Tricks

Hi Stamping Friends!!

As I was taking pictures for my Festival of Trees Card Kits Tutorial, I realized gals may ask what kind of adhesive I used while making the cards. So here is a little run down on the adhesives I personally like the best and what I use them for.


When I adhere layers of card stock, my favorite adhesive is the multi-purpose glue. It's fast, easy to use, and you have a little bit of time to adjust the layers to get them straight before it completely adheres. It also works great on card stock that has been embossed. I love that it has two different sized tips. The small one is great for gluing punch art pieces together and the larger one is perfect for adhering large layers of card stock together.

The most common card stock adhesive is Snail. Inexpensive, double-sided tape that also works great. Our newest adhesive, Fast Fuse works just like the Snail dispenser, but it is a much stronger adhesive and their is no forgiveness in it. Once you put two pieces of card stock together with Fast Fuse, they are stuck forever or until you rip them apart.


There are three different adhesives I like to use to adhere ribbon to my projects. I use all three intermittently, however the mood strikes. They all work great. Fast Fuse is probably the easiest, Sticky Strip is the strongest, and Glue Dots are the most convenient. Another way to add ribbon to your project without tying it on, is to use brads.

Glue Dots can also be used to adhere other embellishments to your projects like buttons, small punch art, rhinestones, silk flowers, etc. It is my go-to embellishment adhesive.


Probably my most favorite adhesive of all time is Stampin' Dimensionals. These are puffy, little hexagons that are sticky on both sides. You use them to lift your elements up off of your card base.

I think Dimensionals are what gives a handmade card that extra "WOW" factor. It lifts the pieces right off the page giving you that extra dimension that a flat store bought card just doesn't have.

The adhesives are found on page 204 of the Stampin' Up! catalog. 

Hope this helps you out!
Happy Stamping!

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