What craft item have you purchased ……….
And really really use and can’t be without?
Good ideas and suggestions, I’ve been using a very soft Art Eraser… just run it around some of the more intricate areas that tend to be sticky on your die cut after it’s applied to your card. Usually it hasn’t been ‘all over’ the die cut, just a few places so this has worked fairly quickly for me.
If the die has the tiniest of lines all over, such as card front, I’ll take a few strips of double sided tape on the paper to be cut, Anna’s or other vendors, run several lines so it’s on the side you apply to the card, so when it cuts, you just peel away the sticky side and adhere, NO sticky edges!
I love making greeting cards and can’t imagine doing that without my die cutting machines, all of them, I love my Gemini and Sizzix the most and use my Sizzix or Cuttlebug for embossing, depending on the thickness of the folders. Also, my makers and pencils.
So, die cutting, alcohol markers and coloring pencils then Xyron.
Wow, what great ideas! Thanks everybody. Have fun tomorrow!!
I have found that if I take an item that was run through the Xyron, leave the clear cover on, run it through the cuttlebug (a plate, b plate, item, green mat, b plate) it helps remove the glue from the smallest areas when you peel the clear cover off.. You just have to be careful because if your item is embossed it will get flatten a little.
Leah16…. You have to really rub the upper sheet (cellophane?) before removing it. Also, take a ballpoint pen, and “sketch” around all the edges of the sticker before removing the upper sheet. One more thing I do… I hold the piece up to the light, and use my fingernail and/or straight pin to remove any excess glue. Very annoying, but I still need my Xyron!
@leah16…… Yes I do have that problem especially with the intricate dies. I learned this from a Pinterest post. I keep my used dryer sheets and after applying the die cut on my cards I press the drier sheet all over the card and it picks up all the glue. It really works good at getting all the glue off. Hope this helps.
I would like to love my Xyron. The theory is such a good one but as I was making Christmas cards I was staking them. When I got done they all were stuck together because the glue webbed out from underneath the pieces just enough to stick them to each other. Instead of just trashing them I went ahead and put them in the envelopes. Then they stuck to the inside of the envelope. So I just trashed them all. I’m afraid to use my Xyron on anything now. Do you have that problem? I really would like it to work but that was a bad experience. Thanks.
Mine is my Tim Holtz crafting scissors and all my Xyron glueing items.
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10.03.17 3:01 AM