I’m asked frequently what kind of adhesive I use, and I am ALWAYS willing to toot the horn for my favourite adhesive: Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue -Stampin’ Up! item number 110755, $5.25.
When I tried the Tombow Liquid Glue I was in heaven because it is forgiving- it gives you a moment to shift your layers right where you want them by sliding them, allowing for perfect placement, and if you happen to get a dot of glue on your paper you can wipe it off and the excess always dries clear.
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.
There is a photo below showing how little of the glue is needed.
All you need is the thinnest of lines of glue 1/4″ in from the edge. The biggest mistake (in my humble opinion) you can make with this stuff is using too much- which won't hurt your project, just your pocketbook.
Also, this glue goes a long, long way and is very cost effective. I personally have made over 300 swap cards from one bottle- now that is cost efficient!
Try it - order a bottle today- I bet you will be hooked like me!
Here is the specifications published by Stampin' Up!:
Multi-purpose Liquid Glue Features & Benefits: -Latex rubber acrylic resin adhesive -Adhesive can be both permanent or temporary depending on how it is applied – see FYI -Works great for adhering card stock or Designer Series Paper to chipboard -Dries clear -Excellent for adhering Stampin’ Glitter to surfaces -Dual-tipped applicator: use small tip for precision placement and wide tip to cover larger areas -.875 oz. FYI Multipurpose Liquid Glue is temporary or permanent. To use it as a temporary adhesive, allow it to dry before adhering. To use it as a permanent adhesive, adhere it when wet.
Here are some common tips and tricks shared by my fellow demonstrators:
This small and inexpensive tool is a must! Never worry about messy glue residue again with this great tool.You can remove unwanted adhesive (except tape) quickly and easily!
When rolling three wheels at a time, the middle wheel maygive stampers difficulty. If you’re having trouble getting a clear image, besure--first of all--that the wheels are well inked. Place your index finger ontop and in the middle; and you may even need to lay your free hand on top forextra pressure - much like larger stamps.
Perfect Placement of Stamped Images
Use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to place animage exactly where you want it, every time. This handy tool allows for fastand precise stamp placement.
White Gel Pen
Occasionally an older gel pen will appear to lose its steadyflow. If it still has liquid, you can clean the tip thoroughly with an alcohol wipe first.Also, try sitting on it for a few minutes! If your stamp space is cool or damp,the heat from your body will help the pen flow better!
Burnish Every Project
Your glue will have greater “staying power” if you flip over the layers and rub the back with a bone folder! It doesn’ttake much time, but it gives a longer-lasting effect.
Clear-Mount Stamp Storage
Save the large rubber piece from which you punch out theclear mount stamps. Return your stamps to their “place”--this way they willstay put in the case and you can see (at a glance) which ones are missing!
Here is a sample of a page I made featuring my oldest grandson Richard and my youngest son Jesse.
The deer heads are dies that I purchased while on a business trip to Wisconsin- I think the fit perfectly with this page. All cardstock and embellishments on this page are not from Stampin Up (just using up some of my old supplies)