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PigletFairy
05-02-2006, 11:32 AM
I am kinda new to scrapbooking and I was wondering what your favorite adhesive was. I've used 3D dots, glue stick, and square adhesives. I like using vellum and accessories. I cannot figure out what type to buy. Do I need a xyron (sp) machine? how do you glue bottle caps? I have so many adhesive questions!! :sad2:

BernardandMissBianca
05-02-2006, 12:50 PM
I started out with the squares but I am finding that they are not sticking very well so I'm moving on to glue dots.
My number one tool right now is an xyron machine, I have the small 150 and the 250. It works out well for die cuts and punched items, especially ones with odd corners and edges.
I still haven't found a vellum tape I am really happy with, I have one right now on a roll but I'm not sure who makes it.

New England Eeyore
05-02-2006, 01:11 PM
My favorite adhesive is still mounting squares. For small items though I did get the little Xyron 150 that is very handy. I have a couple different types of vellum tape that are so-so. Mostly I try to use brads and eyelets for vellum.

PrincessNancy96
05-06-2006, 04:44 PM
I like the glue dots.. small ones work best w/ odd shaped items..
I have the xyron for other things too... I like it alot!!! I have the square both big and small..
I haven't found anything I'm happy with on vellum yet.. so I'm sticking to brads/eyelets on those!!!

graygables
05-06-2006, 07:01 PM
I swear by 3L adhesives. They have a "docking station" that holds 3 cartridges: tape runner, mounting squares (that roll out very nicely), and vellum adhesive (still not perfect, but is very good).

I use glue dots for metal and heavier embellishments or for things that I really want stuck down permanently, for good.

I'm a Xyron instructor, so I'll toss in that I LOVE Xyron products, too. The glue dot runner is very nice and the sticker machines rock for die cuts and other little things.

Mickster
05-06-2006, 07:06 PM
I also like the photo squares. I have a xyron, but I rarely use it. Unheard of, I know. I use brads or eyelets for vellum. The Creative Memories squares are frosted and I found they work the best for handmade or mostly opaque papers. For ribbon or metal, I like to use glue dots. They are wonderful. If I have to glue something that is going to move (like on a card) or something that goes across my whole page, I like the super sticky tape (double stick with a red liner). I can never remember what it is called, I just know where to find it! :)

Jessie's Girl
05-06-2006, 07:45 PM
I use a tape runner. Not sure of the brand but it comes in a red cartridge. Purple for velum (I have never bought it though). I also love my 150 Xyron for my sizzlet letters and other small things.

graygables
05-06-2006, 10:19 PM
I use a tape runner. Not sure of the brand but it comes in a red cartridge. Purple for velum (I have never bought it though). I also love my 150 Xyron for my sizzlet letters and other small things.

That's the 3L adhesive that I use, too :thumbsup2

katelynsmommy2001
05-06-2006, 11:31 PM
My all time fav is Hermafix Squares!! I love them!! I also like the Xyron Cheetah and mono adhesive (although I use mono adhesive too quickly!) For bottle caps, I use the 3-D dots some are not thick enough and you may need 2 of them if you use them with the flat surface on top!! :goodvibes

Good Luck!!