Thursday Tip: What Each Type of Adhesive Is Used For!

By | January 25, 2018

This blog post about adhesive.  It is something similar to what I shared last year, but I thought it would be good to go over it again at the beginning of the year, especially for those of you who missed it.  Hopefully this will help you see the large range of adhesives that Stampin’ Up! have and what they are best for.

Sometimes it is difficult to know what adhesive to use and when.  Some people prefer tape, like Tear & Tape, SNAIL Adhesive or Fast Fuse, while other prefer a glue like Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  This is a personal preference.  But sometimes things like ribbon are better adhered with a Mini Glue Dot, rather than a liquid glue.

Check out the chart below to see what adhesive is best to use on what.  Did you know that this chart is in the Annual Catalogue?  It is on page 203.


If you would like to know more about each adhesive, click on the links below.


Product List

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Here are some other blog posts I have written with some tips on using some of these adhesives.  You may like to check them out too.

  • If you would like to know more Mini Glue Dots, click here.
  • If you like using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, here are a few tips on how best to use it.
  • If you like to use Dimensionals, check out this post on how to not lose them.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! now have some Mini Dimensionals?  These are great for smaller spaces or you can use a few more and spread them out over a larger area.  There are more than double the number of Mini Dimensionals in a pack compared to the regular size, so they will go a lot further.   There are 300 regular sized Dimensionals in one packet, and 720 in the Mini Dimensionals pack!  And remember to use the extra bits around the side too.  Use your scissors to cut them into small pieces and use them as well.

My preferred adhesives are Liquid Multipurpose Glue, Fast Fuse Adhesive and Tear &  Tape Adhesive.  I use Liquid Multipurpose Glue when I make a card as it gives me a little time to be able to wiggly it around slightly to make sure it is lined up straight.

If I am making something 3D, then I liked to use a strong tape style adhesive.  I would either use Fast Fuse or Tear &  Tape Adhesive.  If I need something thinner, then I would use the Tear & Tape.   I would use the Fast Fuse Adhesive as it dispenses as you are suppssed it and you don’t need to pull off the top later. Saying that, it can be a bit tricky to use and it does take a bit of time to get used to it and know the best way to hold it.  You can check that out here.

What is your preferred type of adhesive?  Please comment below and share with me.

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