Tool Time – Glue

Hi There,

Today’s post is a little stamping/paper crafting tool time tip.

Adhesive is very important to us paper crafters, right?   Really, what would be do without it?   I cannot remember a project that I put together without it.

I’m asked frequently what kind of adhesive I use, well I have found my favorite adhesive to be the Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue that comes in the little green bottle, Stampin’ Up! item number 110755, $3.95.   I use to use the Snail Adhesive/tape runner for everything, but I had a problem with getting my paper layers straight when I would stick them together, probably operator error, lol.    But when I tried the Tombo Liquid Glue I was in heaven because it gives you a moment to shift your layers right where you want them by sliding them.  Also, you will not see any warping of your paper and your projects will not fall apart.    The glue bottle has a large (bottom) and small (top) applicator tip.   I always use the small one.

Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with other adhesives, this is just my preference.   I’m just saying. . . . . . . .. .

See below how little of the glue is needed.   All you need is the thinnest of lines of glue 1/4″ in from the edge and your project will be stuck together like glue, lol, ya know I had to say it, grin.   Also, this glue goes a long, long way and is very cost effective.

Now at my workshops I find the smartest stampers.  They always have great tips to share.  Here is one from my Dayton workshops recently:  Keep a small candle holder on your desk and turn your glue bottle upside down in the candle holder and the glue will remain at the tip right where you need it for the next application.  No shaking the bottle to get it to go to the tip when you are using it.  This saves a bit of time.   🙂  Note:  when you finish creating for the day you will want to put the cap back on the bottle.    This was one idea that when I heard it I had to say DUHHHH!  Why didn’t I think of that, lol.

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May your day be filled to the brim with excitement!

Until my next post. . . . .  . . .


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10 thoughts on “Tool Time – Glue

  1. Karen Kilgo

    Thanks for the tip on the glue. I have thought about buying the Tombow Glue, but never did. I’m for sure going to get it now. I love all your tips and beautiful cards.


  2. Colorado

    You’re post is very timely for me… I have really been wondering about this particular adhesive. I like the one I now use as far as how it works on my projects, but I’ve been having a terrible time with the nozzle clogging between every single application on the same card! And it drives me crazy. And I can’t believe I was actually ahead of anyone on a crafting idea! LOL!! I’ve been keeping my glue bottles upside down all along! LOL!! Guess it shows that I’m not the most patient person in the world, doesn’t it?! LOL!!


  3. Gail L.

    I LOVE Tombow glue, for all the reasons you listed!
    Always have it on hand, and store it upside down!
    Thanks for all the tutorials, and tips!


  4. Never thought of using the candle holder!! I do store mine upside down for just this reason, but never thought about having a candle holder on my work station. Thank you Michelle for the great tip. I just love stampers, where else can you find so many people in the group who love to share.


  5. do you wanna know how MANY bottles of this stuff I go through?!? well, you could probably look at your orders and tell, but it’s a bunch, that is for sure! at least 1 or 2 a month. it holds the bulkiest of buttons onto lace and fabrics, resin flowers, all kinds of things other than paper. don’t know what I’d do without it! 🙂 thank goodness I don’t have to know. grins!


  6. pattisj

    Thanks for the glue reference. When I started out, I’d gotten some glue from a local craft store that was perfect. Of course, it was discontinued and I’ve yet to find anything like it–so off to tape I went. I use a Tombow tape runner now, but will give this glue a try. Thanks again!


  7. Deb B (Debadoo)

    I do love my ATG but I use a ton of this glue. I’ve been meaning to try it on card layers for the positioning leverage it gives, but haven’t. I imagine storing it upside down would eliminate the nozzle clogging up. One thing I love to do with this is squeeze a bit out on scrap paper when I’m putting together punch shapes. I grab a bit of glue on a toothpick and it’s great to adhere tiny eyes or things like that. I always keep several bottles on hand, and just flipped one upside down and will try to remember to use it on my next layers.


  8. I tried a tape runner with my Christmas cards this year since I had seen so many recommendations to use one and I must say I was very disappointed. It really didn’t work at all well for my cards, especially with the embossed surfaces. I indeed prefer glue, or double stick dots when I want more dimension.


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