Today we are going to talk about adhesives...OMG where do I start. LOL There are tons of adhesives out there...some are better than others.
When creating mini albums you require a very strong adhesive. There is a lot of pressure on the binding system and the cover itself, so making sure everything is secure is essential. There is nothing worse than putting all the time and effort into a project and then it starts to fall apart.
The tape we recommend using is either Scor Tape (our favorite) or Red Line Wonder Tape.
Scor Tape comes in a variety of widths and the rolls are a whopping 27 yards which converts to 87 feet. It is acid free, heat resistant and incredibly sticky.
It also has a variety of other uses. It can be used with embossing powders, foils, beads, glitter and ribbon.
In my opinion one of the biggest bonuses of Scor Tape is it has a paper backing so you can tear it with your fingers with ease. No need for scissors.
Most scrapbooking stores carry it, and it is relatively inexpensive, considering the amount of tape that is on the roll. If you are live in our neck of the woods you can find it at Scrappin With T in Moose Jaw. There are also a ton of online stores that carry this product.
Redline Wonder Tape is a Ranger product and is another superior product. It has all of the same wonderful properties as Scor Tape. It sticks to just about anything and just about anything will stick to it.
The only down side of this tape is it has a plastic type backing so it has to be cut with scissors.
Redline Wonder Tape comes in 3 widths 1/8", 1/4" and 1/2". If you require a bigger sheet it is also available in 8"x10" sheets. The rolls are 15 feet long. Considerably less on a roll than Scor Tape. It is also available a various online stores.
When building your pages and pockets we also recommend using one of the above mentioned products.
For all of our other scrapbooking needs we usually use a tape runner made by Untied Mfrs. Kim and I got the dispenser from Teresa at Scrappin With T, and of course we get all our refills from her also. I also have seen these for sale on Ebay.
The adhesive for these tape guns is amazing. It is by far one of the best tape gun adhesives around. It comes in 1/2" width and is (I am guessing here there was no length published) 36yards or 108 feet long.
I have also used the Scotch Pink Advanced Tape Glider. This is another great tape gun. The tape in these guns is 1/4" in width and is 36 yards or 108 feet long.
I think most you will recognize this one. :) It is available at Michael's and at various online stores.
My personal favorite is the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. It is a strong adhesive, dries quickly and doesn't wrinkle or warp my paper. Scrappin With T carries this one too!!
When I do my paper piecings I usually use a combination of Tombow and a Zig Two Way Glue Pen, the fine tip. The Zig Pen is an EK Success product. I love the control I have with this pen. It is perfect for gluing tiny paper pieces.
Ok after all that, I think it is time for a little give away!! :) All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling us what your favorite adhesive is and why.
The winner will receive 2 rolls of our favorite adhesive, Scor Tape!!
I will draw the lucky winner on Friday November 7th!!
Happy Scrap'n Everyone!!