Sunday, January 27, 2008

Advice for Cricut Owners


Hey gals! Hope you all have had a great weekend. I haven't been out of the house since Friday! It is so cold and gloomy outside, I just want to stay in the house! Anyway, the reason for my post is: Those of you that know me, know that I have never really bonded with my Cricut! One reason was the mat is not sticky enough for me. It was really sticky the first 2 or 3 times I used it, but not since then. I was thinking about what I could do to make it sticky again to get me through 'til I get a new mat and I remembered one of my old banking tricks (We used this technique on the belts of the ATM machines to give them more grip), I put alcohol on a soft cloth and wiped the mat down. VOILA! My mat is sticky again!!!!! I guess the alcohol removes the grime and teeny tiny paper particles. Maybe someone has thought of this before, but I didn't know about this trick. At least I will get more use out of my mat and can spend that money on more stampin stuff!! Enjoy.

2 comments:

Connie said...

I've also heard that you can clean it with soap and water. Then, if it still is not sticky enough, apply a coat of Two-Way Glue (the kind that is blue and turns clear). That makes it sticky again!

Anonymous said...

I use the wacky tack stick. Rub it on clean mat and let set a bit. It is then sticky again
rache