There are many different ways to stick paper and embellishments to your cards.
At Spark a Smile, we most often use tape runners (far left – works like a White-Out runner, good for paper and light embellishments like buttons, ribbons, or rhinestones) and glue sticks (far right – good for paper).

But if you’re crafting on your own, you can use liquid glue (center – good for paper and embellishments, but takes time to dry), Glue Dots (not pictured – single sticky dots, mostly for heavier embellishments), or double-sided tape.

If you’re more comfortable with a different style of adhesive, please share your thoughts in the comments!