My Favorite Crafty Things 2019: PAPER & ADHESIVE

Welcome back to more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2019! Today I am sharing my recommendations for paper and adhesive.

Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2019. Each post will have a different topic with a video. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works.

I have lots to share, including big giveaways (see below) and even store discounts (some are exclusive!) from several of my favorite stores. I will be updating this list if more offers come in…

Let’s chat about paper and adhesive…

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Here are a few recommendations for paper to use with cardmaking…

Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Gina K Pure Heavy Base 120lb Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock
[ BMR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Hues Cardstock
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Gina K Designs Cardstock
[ SSS | GNK ]
Taylored Expressions Cardstock
[ TE ]
Lawn Fawn Cardstock
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things Cardstock
[ MFT ]
Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Heffy Doodle Oyster Shell Cardstock
[ SSS | HFF ]
Lawn Fawn Fog Cardstock
[ SSS | LWN ]
Gina K Soft Stone Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Silver Metallic Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Sunny Studio Subtle Grey Tones Paper
[ SSS | SNN | JNN ]
Sunny Studio 6×6 Paper Pads
[ SSS | SNN ]
Lawn Fawn Sparkle Cardstock
[ SSS | ELH | LWN ]
Tim Holtz Silver Sparkle Alcohol Ink…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Tim Holtz Metallic Confections Kraft…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Metallic Jewels Kraft Paper
[ SSS ]
Tonic Holo Waves A4 Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Heavyweight Vellum
[ SSS | JNN ]
Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum
[ SSS | ELH | LWN ]
Judikins Embossable Window Plastic
[ SSS | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Gina K Envelopes
[ GNK | SSS ]
4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Envelopes
5×7 White Envelopes
6×6 Envelopes
5×5 White Envelopes
Honey Bee Background Blender Brushes
[ SSS | HNB ]
Job Ticket Holders
Label Maker
Crafter’s Companion Geometric…
[ SSS | ELH ]


There are many adhesives out there, and these are my favorites…

Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK | ELH ]
Kokuyo Long Dot Liner Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Kokuyo Long Dot Liner Adhesive Refill
[ SSS ]
Kokuyo Dot Liner Adhesive (smaller)
[ SSS ]
Gina K Dot Runner Adhesive
[ SSS | GNK | ELH ]
Gina K Dot Runner Adhesive Refills
[ SSS | GNK | ELH ]
Lawn Fawn Double Sided Tape
[ SSS | LWN ]
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
[ SSS | ELH ]
Couture Creations Diecut’N Bond
[ SSS | TE ]
E6000 Spray Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
[ SSS | ELH ]
Best Creation Foam Squares
[ SSS ]
Taylored Expressions Foam Sticky Strips
[ TE ]
Darice Foam Adhesive Strips
[ SSS ]
3M Foam Tape
White Craft Foam
Adhesive Eraser
[ SSS ]
Couture Creations Creative Detailer Tool
[ SSS ]
Jewel Picker
[ SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Concord & 9th Die Release Tool
[ C&9 ]
EK Success Tweezers
[ SSS ]


This list could also make a great gift guide – just pass along this link or print the page. Don’t forget the discount codes.

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2019. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2018, click HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have prizes! Today I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/20/19. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog 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.)

See you soon with more from this series!


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225 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things 2019: PAPER & ADHESIVE”

  1. Great information as always. I use Neenah cardstock and it really does make a difference for stamping and blending compared to ‘other’ card stocks. The holographic cardstock is lovely, but when you embossed it, it just brought it to life-love that 3d embossing folder. Thanks so much for the time you spend putting these videos together.

  2. I admire your personal touch and professional presentations here! Thank you for all the gifting you do. All the information you pass along is valuable and so generous.

  3. Thank you Jennifer for all the work you put into your videos!
    Gina K connect glue is wonderful! A little goes a long way 🙂

  4. Thanks for guiding new stampers to some of the better products. They will have better results, less frustration and waste.

  5. Thank you Jennifer! The only downside to the Neenh a Solar white is it isn’t a bright true white. I have found one that is and I love it. Thanks again for the video series! ❤

  6. You would laugh if you knew that I just use a glue stick and Elmer’s Glue. Hey, it works. ha-ha Thanks for the giveaway chance. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  7. Never, ever tire of these videos. So much useful information! Thanks Jennifer. You have changed the way I create! Happy holidays. 🙂

  8. The paper by Tim Holtz looks gorgeous…I would love to see what techniques you could come up with using it! 🤗

  9. I’ve been stamping for many, many years and I remember when I started everyone sold the heavier cardstock for cards and over time it seemed to get lighter and lighter. Glad to see that the heavier cardstocks are selling again.
    I could really find a lot at SSS for Christmas!

  10. I love the Judikins embossable window plastic. So many ideas are coming to mind. I will have to do some shopping after xmas.

  11. Your videos are always so informative. It is great to get wonderful suggestions for the products that may perform the best for what I want to do. You have access to so many different products and the comparisons really are appreciated!

  12. So happy you are doing this series, i look forward to it every year and often purchase things I learn about from your videos.

  13. I have learned so many things from your videos. I love the quality of your videos and all the techniques you show us. I cannot imagine YouTube without you, Kristina, and Gina to name a few! You ladies are the best for sharing your wonderful skills. Thank you so much!

  14. Thanks, Jennifer, for sharing your favorite papers and adhesives. I especially liked the Sunny Studio Subtle Grey Tones Paper and the Tim Holtz Metallic Papers. I will be adding those to my paper stash soon.

  15. Wonderful compilation of all quality paper and adhesives. I agree that the quality and weight of card stock we use is super important, and can really make (or break) a project. Thank you for all of your hard work and generosity!

  16. I always look forward to and enjoy this series every year. I have purchased some Brutus Monroe embossing powders & a few new card stocks to try. Thanks for sharing your favorite things. You work with this products and we enjoy the benefits of your experience. Happy holidays!

  17. Thank you so much for all this information you provide. I know it’s a lot of work, but it’s soooo helpful. I didn’t know about the importance of good quality paper until I purchased a paper pack from SSS. It’s not until you see and feel the difference that you fully understand the importance.

  18. Great post! I especially loved seeing those gray cardstocks all together for color comparison. I have been wanting to get a good gray paper to try out. This helped me know which to put on my wish list.

  19. As always I’m so thankful to you for sharing your knowledge with us. I always feel like you are truly sharing products you love. I am so grateful for the Neenah Classic Crest. I ordered it last year off you link and love it. I’m excited to try that Tim Holtz metallic. Wow! Great colors.

  20. Oh I love the look of the vellum paper – can’t wait to try it! Also Thank you for telling us about couture creations detailer tool! I think that she be every crafters basic tool to have!

  21. Great recommendations! I need that Hero Arts Pitch Black cardstock! I made a wish list of things I liked from this video – thank you! If it has your seal of approval, then I know it’s going to be awesome!

  22. I love your videos. I have found your videos on organization very helpful since I am redoing my craft room. Please keep up the great work. Thank you very much.

  23. I wanted to ask about the glue. Are the GinaK and LF glues the same formula? I use them both and they seem very similar to me. I also use Nuvo Deluxe when I don’t need a fine tip..

  24. My go-to glue as of late is good ol’ Mod Podge in matte. I pour it into small quilling bottles and that has worked out so well for me. I also love that Gina K has papers/envelopes match her inks. That’s such a great idea!

  25. Totally LOVE your “Crafty Things” series of videos! I’ve always been a huge Kokuyo fan; also love Gina’s Connect glue! I can tell you, if by some miracle I win the SSS $25, I’m going to get the Brutus Monroe Flower Doodle Background Stamp. I’ve been loving that stamp since I first saw it on your video! Thank you for being so amazing and sharing your awesome talents with us.

  26. So many good ideas on this subject – thank you! I’ve been using color envelopes more due to your influence and notice how the pizazz they add to my cards.

  27. Hi,
    Thanks for the great information! Could I ask, where did you get the “hello” die from?

    Thank you,

  28. Your knowledge is helpful to understand which products to use for many different materials and whether just starting out or those who have crafted for years, you ‘speak’ to all of us with your many levels of expertise. Thank you!!

  29. Apparently everyone really loves the Hero Arts Pitch Black cardstock because it is always seems to be out of stock! I have been trying to get my hands on the for months now. Thank you for the work you put into these videos, and all your other videos too, but I always look forward to these in particular!

  30. I’m late to the party but recently ordered GinaK connect glue. I like liquid glue so I have a few seconds to get things lined up.

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