I can't believe it's been, this month, 4 years since I shared on YouTube how I discovered how to make my Cricut mats sticky using Aleene's Tack it Over and Over! I still get questions and I appreciate all the positive response I've had. I just had to treat mine and thought it would be a good time to answer some questions and have a little giveaway!
The solution I use it 1 to 1. So equal parts of Aleene's Tack it Over and Over and water. Yes, it has to be that glue! I find it at JoAnn's or Michaels but not every one I go to has it in stock or carries it. If you ask someone that works there about it they will look at you like your crazy! Lol! I've also seen it sold online.
When my mats start loosing their sticky about half the time all I need to do is give my mats a could scrubbing with foamy kitchen soap, rinse, let them air dry, and they are back to usable! This gets the debris and bits of paper off and reveals the wonderful sticky again! Other times I just add the sticky solution following the video below. I do get asked about 'cleaning' the mats. You know, getting all the gunk completely off and making it completely unsticky. A little of the residue or discoloration doesn't bother me. They might look old but they work better than NEW! Buuuut, if it bothers you then you can use any glue remover to throughly clean it then apply sticky solution. Let me warn you, it is messy and don't get it on the carpet. Learned that the hard way. I just used goo gone and the scraper in the Cricut Essentials tool kit but I wish I hadn't, it's still a little sticky. I wish I had used instead a pampered chef scraper. I have so many of those, I wouldn't mind just throwing it away afterward.
I like to keep a mat that has lost its sticky somewhat for thinner papers. Cricut now sells them in different sticky strength. They are catching up with us and our great ideas!
Please keep the questions coming! My video I did soooo long ago and it feels out dated now. Maybe I should redo it.
To celebrate my 4 years youtube video anniversary I'm giving away a bottle of Aleene's Tack it Over and Over Glue! All you have to do to get entered into the giveaway is leave one comment on this post! You will have one week to enter and I will announce the winner next Wednesday.
Thanks to all my supporters! I appreciate each and every one of you! And I know that without you this wouldn't be any fun!