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. I bought the ranger multi medium matt after finding one of your videos when I first started card making and haven’t looked back. I love it!

  2. Thank you Jennifer for taking the time to post these videos on products that you have tried and tested. There are so many choices out there that it is nice to be able to go to one spot and see hands on testing of a variety of products. My favourite cardstock is 110lb. Neena Solar White when I am using Copics and Papertrey Ink cardstock for the weight and variety of colours. I have used Tombow tape runners for years and have yet to try the Ranger Matte Medium, but hope to get my hands on some in the near future. Thanks again for all of your inspiration and the chance to win.

  3. Purchased but have not used yet TH watercolor paper and some Neenah 110lb, hoping to find time soon to play. Though it’s not on ur list (I know ur not a fan of its size), my face adhesive is still my ATG

  4. The dimensional strips from Stampin’ UP! Are amazing… have you tried the Tombow multi purpose glue with the green top? Give it a try it, it’s my go to glue for a lot of my paper crafting jobs. Thanks for your video, it totally made me put more stuff on my list for Santa to bring me.

  5. I’m a new paper crafter and have really learned a lot from and enjoyed your you tube videos and blogs, as well as posts on Pintrest. My favorite paper to use is Neenah solar white 80 lb card stock, but because I make a lot of gift tags I also keep some of the 110lb on hand.
    Thanks for sharing all you do; your generous spirit is greatly appreciated!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  6. So far I have mostly used what I have on hand or inexpensive paper from the craft store. I can’t wait to get my hands on some neenah solar white to see what difference it will make. Going to order some soon.

  7. Whoa! That Neenah paper seems to make such a difference, I can’t wait until I can really invest into a large ream of the paper!

  8. My favorite paper from your list is the Neenah 80 lb. white. This is a great general use card stock. I am intrigued with the other papers on your list and plan to try out some if them. Thanks again for doing these crafty things lists. I always learn a lot from them.

  9. I have the quilled creation precision tip bottle and love the control it gives when trying to apply small amounts of glue. I hope to source some Neenah C/S and see what results I get. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I have been looking for a good white paper so I am taking your advice to try thr Neenah paper! Thanks, Karen

  11. This series of videos were so wonderful. I have seen all your crafty things videos from years past and I love them all.
    Thank you so much for doing them.

  12. I have not tried the Gina K cardstock, but now that you have recommended several times I think I will have to give it a try!

  13. Can’t wait to try some of the white cardstock you talked about. I have to finish up what I have first. Also the tape runner looks easier to use then my big one so I might have to try that also.

  14. Thanks so much for your list of your favorite crafty papers & adhesives. I know I will be purchasing them. I already use some & am excited to know that there are other options.

  15. I love your videos. They are so informative and have helped me out with making the most of my money and time.
    I bought the Tombow Tape runner and absolutely loved it and it is worth the extra cost. I was going to buy another and additional refills but have discovered it is no longer available on amy websites and on one, it states the product is retired. I am so disappointed as it was a product I really liked and now have a tool I will soon not be able to get refills for. Is there another glue runner that you have used that you like?
    Thanks for all the great information you share.

  16. Just wondering what’s up with the Tombow Dot Runner (Craft Collection) dot runner I can’t find them anywhere but Amazon and they are almost $16.00 for the refill.

  17. Hey there!
    First I want to tell you I love your blog and video’s!! I’m new to cardmaking and you make it look so easy!! I am from the Netherlands and I was ordering om the Ellen Hudson page and used your link for the Bristol smooth paper but that took me to the bristol paper pad with vellum surface. Thought that you should know.
    Thanks for all the great video’s, tips en enthusiasm!

  18. Hi, I have heard that TomBow Stamp Runner is not available any more, but discontinued by producer. I do love this adhesive and wonder what I should replace it with. Please share your experiences on alternatives.

  19. Hi Jennifer, I am a new card maker because I recently acquired a large supply of card making materials. I started watching many of your videos, with much excitement. It has inspired me to start making cards since I already have a good amount of materials. I have been to Joann’s Crafts and Michael’s Crafts stores and have not been able to find the Neenah Classic Crest Solar white 80 lb paper. I did find Core’dinations Premium Cardstock 80 lb white canvas paper. Would that work with most card making coloring, including watercolor technique?
    Thank you for your help.

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