One of my favorite adhesives is the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. It's very strong and dries clear. It has a fine tip (which is what I mostly use) and a broad tip.
The thing I like best is that you get a little time to get your pieces in just the right place before it dries.
It's only $4.00 and goes a long way.
These are some of the ways I like to use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue:
It's strong enough to hold boxes and bags together.
Great for embossed layers because it goes into all the nooks and crannies whether you use the embossed or debossed side of your piece.
Holds Burlap or heavier ribbon in place.
Simple for adhering sequins to your piece, just put a tiny drop where you want your sequin and then place it on top.
Great for rough surfaces like Glimmer Paper.