The Types of Adhesives Every Paper Crafter Needs

One thing every paper crafter needs is adhesive of some sorts and Close To My Heart offer a large variety of adhesives and it can be overwhelming to know what ones they are and when and HOW to use each one!

So today I am breaking this down for you to make it easy & hopefully informative for when you need to choose an adhesive for your next project.

Tape Runners

Tape runners are the most popular type of adhesive in paper crafting.  Tape runners are great to use for photos, card stock and scrapbooking. They are portable, convenient and give you excellent control over where and how much adhesive to use. Close to My Heart have three different types of tape runners depending on the your needs.

3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive
This tape runner device is refillable/reloadable, and the 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive Refills snap in easily. It is a permanent adhesive on dot runner and had 16 yards/15m in length of adhesive. While this is a permanent adhesive, I found if you do not press hard, you can reposition the cardstock. The dots seem to make it tacky enough to allow this but only for a little while.
Duck® Easy Stick™ Adhesive Duck® Easy Stick™ Adhesive
This tape runners comes in a set of 4. They are a disposable permanent adhesive runners. The length of each is 7 yards/6.5m. These are handy for on the go projects.
Tombow® Permanent Adhesive Tombow® Permanent Adhesive
This tape runner is an instant start quick-grab permanent adhesive that is 39 ft (12 m) in length. It applies in a straight line of adhesive unlike the E-Z Dots® Adhesive & has a strong bond. This device is refillable/reloadable, and the Tombow® Permanent Adhesive Refills snap in easily.

 

Glue Pens

Glue pens are an excellent choice for small die cut pieces, such as letters or thin words or use the larger applicator pen to cover larger areas of cardstock.  These pens work just as a normal marker or pen would: Simply run it along your piece of card stock or paper, and adhesive will flow out. Close to My Heart have two different types of glue pens depending on tthe size of the applicator you need.

Bonding Memories™ Glue Pen Bonding Memories™ Glue Pen
This all-purpose glue pen with small-tipped applicator is perfect for safely bonding photographs, artwork, and more. Creates both permanent and temporary bonds. Acid free. (See label for instructions.)
Bonding Memories™ Glue Bonding Memories™ Glue
This all-purpose glue stick has a large foam applicator and is perfect for safely bonding photographs, artwork, and more. Creates both permanent and temporary bonds. Acid free. (See label for instructions.)

 

Glue Dots™

Glue Dots™ are pressure sensitive patterns of adhesive that can be applied almost anywhere. Close To My Heart have different sized dots on a roll.

Micro Glue Dots™ Micro Glue Dots™”
Quickly and easily add ribbon and other 3-D embellishments to your cards and artwork with Glue Dots™.  These Micro Glue Dots™ come in a roll of 1/8″ or 3mm in a pack of 325 adhesive circles.
Memory Book Glue Dots™ Memory Book Glue Dots™
Quickly and easily add ribbon and other 3-D embellishments to your cards and artwork with Glue Dots™. These are Acid free so are great for scrapbooking. These ultra-thin Glue Dots™ come in a roll of 3/8″ or 1cm in a pack of 300 adhesive circles
Memory Book Mini Glue Dots™ Memory Book Mini Glue Dots™
Quickly and easily add tiny embellishments to your cards and artwork with Mini Glue Dots™.  This mini size offers the same great grab for the tiniest of embellishments and are Acid free. These Mini Dots come in a roll of 3/16″ or 5mm in a pack of 300 adhesive circles.

 

3D Foam Tape

Adding dimension to paper crafts can produce stunning results. 3D Foam adhesive is the best way to quickly add dimension to any project.

3-D Foam Tape 3-D Foam Tape
Double-sided adhesive foam tape firmly holds your embellishments in place. Cut as much as you need from the roll. (2 rolls per package, 3/8″ and 1/4″ widths, 77 inches per roll)
Thin 3-D Foam Tape Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Double-sided foam tape, 1mm tall; 2 rolls per package, 3/8” and ¼” widths, 75″ per roll.

 

Liquid Glass

This is a clear, three-dimensional gloss medium. Use to accent, brighten, add dimension, giving a resin look. But you can also place under embellishments to make them stick. Liquid Glass can be used in many other crafts including jewellery.

Liquid Glass Liquid Glass
The fine-tip applicator lets you apply it precisely where you want for a glossy, glaze-like look. (2 oz.) You can use a mounded drop under your piece to help create a three dimensional look on small pieces that are too hard to use the 3D foam tape.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out the variety of adhesives that Close To My Heart have to offer and I hope now that you all have a better understanding of what our adhesives do & how you can use them in your crafting needs. If there are any products that you like to know more about let me know & I will try to blog about them too for you…see you soon.
Maz

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