My Favorite Crafty Things: Paper & Adhesive

Welcome back to My Favorite Crafty Things 2016. I will be taking a break from the series to be with my family over Thanksgiving, but I will be back with a few more posts next week!

Today I am focusing on my favorite paper and adhesive of the year. I also have big giveaways (see below) and even store discounts:

Simon Says Stamps is offering my readers $10 off purchases of $75 or more! Use the code “JENFAVES” through 11:59pmEST on 11/24/16 when shopping HERE. (The code will resume again after the holiday weekend.)

Let’s get started!


This video covers both paper and adhesive…

[All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the abbreviations under the product images… SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson or the manufacturer’s abbreviation.


Here are my paper recommendations…


These adhesives have been favorites for a long time…


This list of Favorite Crafty Things could also make a great gift guide. Feel free to pass along this link or print the page and circle what you are interested in. Don’t forget the discount code above!

See you in a few days for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2016. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2015, click HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have LOTS of prizes! Today I have giveaways for TWO lucky winners! You could win one of these prizes:

  • $50 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp (You rock, Heidi!)
  • 250 sheets of Neenah 80lb cardstock!

For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/5/16 telling me your favorite paper or adhesive from above. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too.)

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating this week!


[Please note that I purchased most of the products in this post personally, but not all. However, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies.]

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583 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things: Paper & Adhesive”

  1. My favorite cardstock is Papertrey Ink. The weight and colors are perfect! Ranger multi matte medium is a favorite adhesive as well. I would like to try the metallic cardstock from Gina K and the sparkle from My favorite things. Thank you for another amazing video!

  2. My favorite adhesive from the list would be the Stick It Adhesive sheets, but from some of your other videos, I have ordered the 3-M foam tape and I am anxious to try it!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I’m from Brazil so we have different brands of paper. But when it comes to adhesive, I’m a big fan of foam tapes because they always make a detail stand out!

  4. I would be lost without my Neenah solar white cardstock. I’m currently using double-sided tape to adhere my layers, since I ran out of my pink Tombow and the small blue Tombow (which is the only one I can buy locally) does not hold up too well on all types of layers.

  5. I really love the Stick It Adhesive Sheets, its great for dies. I also use a lot the Scoth adhesive gun (the pink one) so much easy than a normal tape. Paper… Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper its great.
    Thanks for the chance!

  6. I would like to try the MFT glitter paper. I love the colors and that it won’t rub off. I would also like to try the Be Creative tape. You always have the best advice and everything I’ve used that you reccomended has been great.

  7. I do love the papertrey Ink paper, but I love your videos and your suggestions, so I’m definitely going to give the others a try!

  8. Love, love, love my double sided tape. sheets, rolls love it hate crafting without it. Like foam tape for shakers. Need to try the craft foam idea

  9. Jennifer,
    I absolutely love your videos. You speak clearly, annunciate, and at a speed that is easy to follow!
    Many of your papers are my favorites, too. Though I’ve yet to try many of your adhesives! But I have time!
    Thank you so very much for the knowledge you share!

  10. Hi Jennifer ~ I’m not sure how I missed this video in the series but I’m glad I happened to come across it. This video was awesome and I appreciate that you further explained the differences between different weights of paper, even if the weight appears to be the same. It’s hard to choose just one of the adhesives because I use each of them for different things. Stick It would be it tho since it takes the difficulty of adding adhesive to an intricate die cut. Thanks for continuing with this series again this year and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. ~HUGS~

  11. I love the recommendation for the Tombow stamp runner. As simple as it seems, I’ve been searching for an adhesive that will hold permanently since some cards that I have made have fallen apart after a couple of weeks! Thank you, Julie

  12. I like the Bristol paper, but only because I haven’t tried your other favorites yet. I also like the multi matte adhesive.

  13. I love the multi-matt medium glue. I only wish that the precision glue tip had a stronger “tie” to the cap. When it breaks, it’s hard to keep an eye on the lid. Pins stuck in the tube, just rust and make a mess. You really need the cap. BUT it is an amazing glue.

  14. Youre such a helpful caring person – we just moved to be closer to our first born G-child and I will be be visiting our local elementary school to see if they would like me to be a volunteer to to each children Art. when we lived in San Diego we (my awesome hubby) helped out a a very needy elementary with children who were learning English . We had a lot of family’s immigrating to the US from Mexico. I loved doing this and hope to do this here too.

  15. I have just ordered the Tombow Tape Runner … I have a very, very bad habit of placing my colored image on crooked. I cannot wait to be able to gently take it up and put it back down … hopefully straight. I like the multi-matte as well. I like MFT’s cardstock. They have pretty qualities and nice colors. Thank you for your videos. The are very informative and educational.

  16. Jennifer, Thank you so much for taking the time to film these wonderful tutorials. I would have to say my favorite paper is the Tim Holtz watercolor paper~love the pre cut size. My favorite adhesive would have to be the Be Creative scor tape.

  17. I love love love Neenah solar cardstock. It’s so smooth and easy to work with. I have a big ATG gun and use that mostly for larger cardfronts, but for smaller pieces, either Tomboy mono adhesive, Be Creative tape or Ranger multi medium matte.

  18. Thanks to all your wonderful suggestions in the video, I am trying out some water color paper to use with some of my markers and water color pencils. I am also getting my Stick It sheets today in the mail! So, I will soon have a favorite, I’m sure of it. I can’t enough of your suggestions and inspiration! Thank you!!!

  19. Hmm…. where do I begin… I love the Tombow Stamp Runner. I love the option of either making a long straight or wavy line and you can use the tip for a small square. I also like the Neenah 80 lb and 110lb cardstock. although I bought the 250 sheet 110 lb 352gm. I didn’t know at the time there was more than one. But its all good. I really like it. I think I will bring it to Staples to have it cut up. I do have the Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper but I have not used it yet. So there you have it.. ;D

  20. Rangers matte multi medium is my favorite adhesive. Thanks for all your videos. I have learned so much from you over the years.

  21. After watching one of your videos where you demo using Tombow and Zig markers on Neenah and Strathmore white cardstock, I bought the Strathmore paper pad. It definitely works well for coloring with both types of markers, and I can buy it at Michael’s for 50% off with a coupon. Yay!

  22. I have used Tombow multi for years and it is still my favorite. I got to sample the SSS cardstock through the monthly kits and love the weight and saturation of color on the paper.

  23. ooooh, so much that I haven’t tried!!!
    I confess that from your paper list, I have only used the SSS cardstock and from your adhesives list, the Multi Medium Matte. I do use bundles and bundles of foam sheets though, fabulous for adding dimension and making shakers 🙂

  24. I’ve always thought that Neenah Solar White was for Copic colouring only! And I absolutely adore it for that purpose. And now I will give it a try for regular stamping! Thanks for the tip! Who knew!

  25. I splurged and bought a ream of the Neenah Solar White cardstock. It is amazing the difference it made with my stamping and blending Distress inks. I repurposed my inexpensive cardstock to be the backing for my stamp sets. I just got the Stampin Up foam strips and can’t wait to create a shaker card with them.

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