With the Pros Wednesday – Stick 'em Up!

 With the Pros Wednesday   Stick 'em Up!

Susan Neal

This is probably the question I get asked the most as a Paper Crafts Pro… and it’s SUPER easy to answer!

Scotch ATG adhesive gun.

Originally designed for framers, Scotch saw how this tool could be adapted to the scrapbooking industry. They created the ATG 714 with it’s perfect 1/4″ width and their tapes with an archivally safe (Gold) option.

Here are a few reasons I love my ATG.

  • It’s affordable. The dispenser itself is an investment, but quickly pays for itself as the tape refills run about $2.50 – $3.50, and lasts a loooong time.
  • Easy to use. Tiny learning curve and then it’s super quick to adhere anything and everything!
  • Love the tape. I use the 924 1/4″ tape. It’s super strong, but I can (and do often) pull off items with hardly any notice (except when paper is lightweight). I love that it’s semi-repositional, but also extremely strong.
  • Great with ribbon and other embellishments. The 1/4″ width is perfect for most ribbon and really holds it down.
  • It’s pretty big, but guess what? I never LOSE it on my messy creative work space!
  • It never gums up.
  • I’ve had my ATG for over 2 years and it’s still going strong.
  • If you have more time on your hands than mine you can alter your ATG to reflect your own personal style… one day.

 With the Pros Wednesday   Stick 'em Up!

Here are just a few altered ATGs I found: Scrap 4 Life, Scraphappenhere, scrapinstyletv, darlene’s scrapbooking stuff.

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So, after all that… want one? I’ve done some of the leg work for you and found a great deal at cropandstick.com. For the next few days, they are offering the ATG 714 guns for $39.95!

Errr, not done yet. Even though I use my ATG probably 95% of the time, I also could not live without the following:

  • Dotto Repositional Adhesive. This is great for little or intricute die-cuts. The dots stick to tiny spaces and then whatever is extra is left on the scrap paper underneath -without gumming up the die-cut.
  • Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares. I love how these squares peel off so easily! I can cut the 1/2″ squares into tiny teeny pieces for really intricate paper crafting.
  • Mini Glue Dots. So perfect for when you need a tiny, but strong adhesive. I use them with buttons, blossoms etc…
  • Ranger’s Glossy Accents is my go-to adhesive when I need to add glitter, micro-beads and other hard-to-adhere additions.

3344902253 757e4f4ab1 With the Pros Wednesday   Stick 'em Up!Having the right adhesive can make a huge difference to your projects and your level of enjoyment in creating them. I know you probably have your own great adhesive picks and I would love to hear about them. Please take a moment and share!


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0 Responses to With the Pros Wednesday – Stick 'em Up!

  1. I don’t have one of those adhesive guns though I have always wanted to try one out. I love the way people can design them to their style. My favorite adhesive for paper is Beacon’s 3in1 Advanced craft glue. I can NOT craft without it. I use it for everything! It works amazingly well on ribbon without the “wet” spots you get from some glues. It glues down glitter and flocking very well too. It dries super fast and doesn’t wrinkle your paper. I found it at CK Tulsa last year and haven’t bought another wet glue since. I get it at Hobby Lobby in the glue section. Thanks for the post!

  2. Julie O. says:

    I love some of these as well. Fiskars tape runner adhesive is my all time favorite.

  3. calonghorn says:

    I am an adhesive junkie! But I have yet to take the ATG plunge! I love my Herma Dotta, my Fiskars adhesive, as well as the Kokuyo and for liquid, I just discovered the Tombo Mono Aqua…now a new fave!

  4. Laura says:

    I’ve been using Zip Dry adhesive for about 6 months now and I am just in love with it! Its a liquid adhesive. A little goes a long way. It bonds like cement and doesn’t bleed or warp the papers. I buy it at Michaels, and it is shelved over with the Mod Podge. Try it, you won’t be sorry!

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