Adhesives question

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  1. PigletFairy

    PigletFairy Mouseketeer

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    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:
     
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  3. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca Rum makes math fun! Moderator

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    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.
     
  4. New England Eeyore

    New England Eeyore <font color=purple>Bradley Whitford and Rob Lowe a

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    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.
     
  5. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

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    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!!!
     
  6. graygables

    graygables <font color=blue>Doesn't like to discuss the Y2K P

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    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.
     
  7. Mickster

    Mickster <font color=darkorchid>Swapaholics Unite!<br><font

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    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! :)
     
  8. Jessie's Girl

    Jessie's Girl Earning My Ears

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    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.
     
  9. graygables

    graygables <font color=blue>Doesn't like to discuss the Y2K P

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    That's the 3L adhesive that I use, too :thumbsup2
     
  10. katelynsmommy2001

    katelynsmommy2001 <font color=red>It's late, & I am feeling a little

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    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!!
     

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