I frequently make cards for my friends and family instead of purchasing them, which I very much enjoy, but the bane of my existence is gluing all the pieces together. It is always a struggle to decide which glue to use.
Note: in this context, thin paper means sketching or drawing paper, construction paper and tissue paper.
A synopsis of my glue usage:
Glue sticks leave awkward bumps unless they go on perfectly smooth (which they never do) and they eventually dry up ad stop adhering, so I don't really like using them.
Basic white craft glue is what I use the most often and I spread it thin with a popsicle stick to eliminate big soggy patches. This works really well for thicker paper like cardstock, but cannot be used for anything lighter weight
Spray glue is something I love in concept, but hate in actual applications. I find that spraying for even a second longer than you should causes the glue to soak through the paper so both sides end up super sticky... which sucks. And there is a lot of prep work (laying down newspaper or standing outside in the cold)
Hot glue does not work well when making cards because the card gets too lumpy and thick, so they don't fit well inside envelopes.
Is there a glue that is best suited for thin paper so that it does not get soggy or lumpy?