What is the best adhesive for card making & scrapbooking (and other paper crafts)? I’ve got the top 3 adhesives every crafter needs plus 10 specialty ones and how to use each. 

If all the adhesive choices out there make your head spin you are not alone. What’s the best glue for card making? What are glue dots? Dimensionals, what do they do? Where do I start? What do I really need?

Today’s post/video on adhesives is another in my CARD MAKING FOR BEGINNERS series and this one will hopefully take the mystery out of the sticky madness!

Best Adhesive for Card Making: The 3 must-have’s + 10 specialty ones


Bottom line–NO, you do not need them all!  But I highly recommend that you have these 3 adhesives in your “stamping tool kit.”  They are my “must haves” and the best adhesives that I use all the time: Dimensionals, glue dots, and liquid glue -Multipurpose Liquid Glue- or what I like to call ‘green glue’–it’s a crafter’s dream glue!


  • Stampin’ Dimensionals – Regular & Mini Item #104430 & #144108
  • Mini Glue Dots Item #103683 
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue Item #110755

Those are all I basically use, unless it’s a special project I am doing that needs what I call a “Specialty Adhesive.”

Which of These Best Adhesives Do You Really Need?


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Remember your “main” all purpose adhesive is really a personal choice as to what you like the best.  For me, it’s the “Green Glue!”



Which Adhesives Did You See Me Use On This Card?

This is a new floral stamp set called ALL THINGS FABULOUS.  It’s a 3-Step–the flowers are made layering the 3 different stamps to get some fun depth to the image.  I will use this set sometime in the future and actually show you how I stamped them, but today’s video was really about the adhesive.


  • So Saffron:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic Black:
  • Whisper White:  4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″

Stamp Set:  All Things Fabulous

All The Available Adhesives

Here are all the adhesives I chatted about in the video.


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