Update: Favorite Adhesive + Giveaway

Hello! I have been getting a crazy number of emails asking about adhesives! Turns out my favorite everyday adhesive is being discontinued and folks were curious what I would be switching to. So… I decided to do a video!

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When I found out the Tombow Stamp Runner was being discontinued, I (first cried and then) tried *many* other options. For months! One stood out (and was one I loved years ago). But before I shared it with you, I wanted to take several weeks to test it. And, thankfully, the verdict is that it is a great adhesive!

I now am using the Kokuyo Dot Liner Adhesives. There is the regular (and smaller) Kokuyo Dot Liner Adhesive, and the larger Kokuyo Long Dot Liner Adhesive. They both work the same way and allow you to rub the adhesive away if you change your mind. I have decided to mainly use the bigger Long Dot Liner since I won’t have to change the refills as often.

Speaking of refills… they are very easy to change! Whew. The cost of the refills isn’t bad. The Long Dot Liner Refill has 36m of adhesive for $8.99… so about $.25/meter. The Dot Liner Refill has 16m of adhesive for $4.99… so about $.31/meter.  I find these prices to be very reasonable for a quality adhesive.

You can find the Kokuyo Dot Liner HERE and the Kokuyo Long Dot Liner HERE.

But keep in mind: everyone’s needs and wants in an adhesive are different. There are also other adhesives that are good for other purposes. Be sure to watch my 2016 My Favorite Crafty Things Adhesive video HERE for some of the other great adhesives out there.

I hope this was helpful! Oh and I do know of one more adhesive coming out soon that I am liking too. Will share it when I can!


How would you like to win a Kokuyo Dot Liner and Refill? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 3/6/17 telling me your favorite adhesive. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)


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1,120 thoughts on “Update: Favorite Adhesive + Giveaway”

  1. I mostly use Tombow Mono solid for cardmaking, but I wanted to try a dotliner and picked one of these long ones to try out. Still haven’t tried it, but good to know you approve.

  2. Hello!
    I have came across your videos on YouTube and you’ve peaked my interest in card making! I really enjoy watching your videos as they are very well detailed and you provide the tools/items used in the description box. As for my favourite adhesive, as I’m a beginner, I do not yet have a favourite.

  3. I have been faithfully using the 1/4″ wide ATG runner, along with the Tombow Stamp Runner (sad it is being discontinued!).

  4. I’m still pretty new to cardmaking so I don’t yet have a favorite but I really love the tape runner adhesives. Would love to try this one!

  5. I use an ATG gun and it constantly tangles on me! I thought it would be so economical and easy for me to handle since I have neuropathy. It works great when it wants to. I love following your posts and take value in your honest opinions. So I went and ordered one of these large size, Kokuyo Dot tape runners and refills. I am anxious to give it a whirl. If I should win, then I have one for my crafty friend! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a prize! I’ll keep you informed with my review on this item. Hugs!!

  6. I would love a chance to try this adhesive – I have a drawer full and can’t say that I am thrilled with any of them. Thank you for this opportunity.

  7. I have tried lots of different adhesives but now use Tombow mono dots adhesive because I can reposition as necessary. The Kokuyo sounds really good also and I would love to try it.

  8. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for sending the info on the adhesive. I was one who just cried when I found out they weren’t making the TomBow Stamp runner anymore, so I am anxious to try your suggestion on the new dot runner.
    Thanks again

  9. My favorite adhesive is Tombow glue, I love the tape runners, but I haven’t had the best luck with them sticking for more than a day or so! Would love to try one that actually works!

  10. My favorite has been Tombow Mono dots adhesive. So I guess I will be looking for something new. Kikuyu looks good after seeing your video. As always lots of great information.

  11. I use Tombow mono. I just got Xyron adhesive runner but haven’t used it alot. Otherwise I have tried alot of different adhesives but always come back to the mono. I would love to give this one a try!

  12. I still love my atg gun but I am starting to experiment with some of the smaller adhesives. The tombow extreme is one that I have been trying out.

  13. I am looking for a go-to adhesive. I’ve tried different ones from the craft store and they all seem to stop sticking over time. I am having to put scrapbook albums back together and it is a pain. Would love to give this one a try!

  14. Oh I love the Tombow Stamp Runner, the one that you have used. So sad it is being discontinued! This seems like a good replacement! I will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I like my ATG for when I’m crafting at my desk or doing school projects for the kiddos. I like having smaller dot runners for traveling.

  16. I like using Scor tape, it’s definitely my go to for most things but I want a good tape/dot runner so I’m going to check this out!

  17. My favorite tape runner is Tombow. For wet glue, my favorite is Cosmic Shimmer. I don’t have any problems with it not sticking, and it gives me time to line up my cards perfectly. Your videos have been very helpful.

  18. My favourite adhesive is double sided tape. Its pretty reasonable to buy here in South Africa. I’d love to use the Kokuyo or Tombo but often they are very expensive since our currency is so weak.

  19. thank you! It’s funny…I picked up the same adhesive last year when I was travelling in Asia , plus 2 refill, ……but mine is only 8 m instead of 16m….almost out; love to get some more!!!
    thanks again for showing us!

  20. thank you! It’s funny…I picked up the same adhesive last year when I was travelling in Asia , plus 2 refill, ……but mine is only 8 m instead of 16m….almost out; love to get some more!!!
    thanks again for showing us!

  21. Thanks for this tip … I shall see if I can get it Australia. Another good one is “Dotto” by EK Success … called Hermafix in Europe and the UK. Finding good tape adhesives is always a pain … would love to give this a try!

  22. Jennifer: I use the Tombow Stamp Runner because of you and the only thing I could say about it is it’s great. Easy to refill and I have never had an issue with it bunching up like other adhesives do. I’m so sad that they have discontinued it. I guess I’ll be trying this one too! Thanks for the information.

  23. Right now my favorite adhesive is Tombow mono mult liquid glue. I like how I can let it dry a bit and it is still tacky enough to add foil or glitter. I have been looking for a tape runner for a while, but haven’t found one that I really like. Thank you!

  24. I love the Tombow Stamp runner. It’s been my go to adhesive ever since I discovered it from watching your videos. Thanks for providing us die-hard Stamp Runner users with a new adhesive to try.

  25. I can’t believe that my favorite tape runner is being discontinued! I don’t understand why companies do this! That tape runner is/was perfect 🙁
    Thank you Jennifer, for this alternative 🙂

  26. I use either my tape gun (I have two, one for travel and one for home) or Tombow mono adhesive. I’d love to give these a shot though.

  27. I used the Kokuyo for many years till it discontinued and too this day I have tried many different kinds and none have compared to Kokuyo. I am thrilled that it’s back. I was wondering if the refill for the large would fit the old red one.

  28. I , like you, also really liked the Tombow dot adhesive, so I am looking forward to trying this new-to-me Kokuyo adhesive. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. I actually also use the Tombow runner and didn’t realize it was being discontinued. I found them on sale awhile ago and purchased a bunch. So bummed to hear this!

  30. I seem to have a plethora of adhesives. I find one I think I like and then switch to something else. I am currently using a Xyron mega runner.

  31. My fav adhesive is tombow dot runner but looks like it’ll be the kokuyo dot liner now! Thanks for sharing! Xoxos ?

  32. I’d love to try the dot tape runner. I use Scotch adhesive dot roller now. Love your videos!

  33. I would love to try this adhesive. I am somewhat new to card making, but I’m loving it. I have a 3 and 5 year old grand daughters, who always want to sit around my craft table to make cards. They always give me a list of people that they want to make cards for. Their dad is one of them. He is currently deployed. The mail to the service men and women is very slow, but they sure love making the cards.

    Thank you for all of your inspiration.

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