G is for Scrapbooking Using Glue
When I started scrapbooking I used CM products. They offered a few different ways to adhere photos and decorations to the scrapbook page. One item was a tape runner. The good part of the tape runner was that it was not very messy. The bad part was that it would get stuck in the channel and a lot of the tape would be wasted trying to fix it. Then they had photos splits. Now I see that they carry tape chips. All of these require dexterity that I don’t always have. They can dry out and be difficult to use.
After trying the products CM offered I searched for something better. The answer was simple. I started buying scrapbooking glue. The one below is the best one I have tried. It is safe for photos and paper. If you apply it and allow it to dry a bit, it is repositionable. If you apply it to your picture and immediately place it on your page, it is permanent. The glue has been a life changer for me. I can create my pages much faster now. I used to be able to find it at Michael’s stores. Now, I have to use Amazon because I don’t enjoy going on the great glue hunt.
The negative about the glue is that surprise, surprise, it gets sticky on my fingers. The advantage is the ease of usage. As long as I order it in time, I don’t need to go searching for more glue.