Favorite Things Friday

My favorite scrapbooking tool.


If you are hardcore papercrafter, you are probably shaking your head in agreement.  If you are a newbie, let me introduce you to the love of my papercrafting life.  :)

Back when I started this whole scrapbooking thing, 90% of my time was thinking about adhesive.  What kind should I use?  Do I have enough for my project?  The refills cost how much??!!!!   Do I need a different adhesive for ribbon, embellishments and paper?  How the #!%$#%^$^$ do I get these Hermafix tabs out of this dang cartridge (seriously, you know what I'm talking about, right?)?

The biggest thing, though, was price.   I can't even comprehend how much I spent on adhesive.  If I was working on a mini album, I could easily go through three or four cartridge refills.  That could easily be $25! 

And then I saw one these ATG guns sitting on a nearby craft table (this was back when ATG's were specifically made for framing, not crafting).  And the angels' began to sing!  It was an investment to begin with, but man, I never think about having enough adhesive.  I order refills once a year or so and never think about it again.  I also use my ATG for embellishments and ribbon (occasionally I use adhesive strips, but only if I have them).  Really, the only other adhesive I use regularly is a liquid for heavy duty use.

So, there you have it.  My favorite tool. 

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