It's finally time that I got this last giveaway posted! At least it's still Janurary!
This giveaway is a bottle of Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over Glue!
I use this for my method of getting my Cricut Mats Sticky again and now I also use it on my Scan 'n Cut mats as well! I started using it back when I was making my daughter's wedding invitations and was cutting out 500 St George Temples! Not to mention that while I loooove my Scan 'n Cut machine those mats need some help! They aren't sticky enough to begin with and if you happen to get one that is it's sticky is gone QUICKLY!
I also use this when removing my rubber stamps from the wooden blocks! Same mixture!
The solution I use it 1 to 1. So equal parts of Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over and water. It's not a perfect recipe as I rarely measure even when cooking unless I'm baking. If your doubting your measurements I would add more water. It's easier to add more glue and go over your mat again if it's not sticky enough than it is to remove too much sticky! AND DO NOT use the glue without diluting it! I had a reader do that.
Yes, it has to be that glue! No other glue will work! 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. You can get it for only $6.30 at Amazon! Click on this link to take you there: Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over. HIMCR is now affiliated with Amazon! YEAH! I know I order I enough from there! LOL!!
TIP: After a while it might start thickening up or getting more concentrated and you might want to add a little more water. It still works!
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.
TIP: I like to keep a mat that has lost its sticky somewhat for thinner papers.
Here's a video I did soooo long ago and it feels so outdated now.
To get entered into this last giveaway is leave ONE comment on this post sharing how you will use Aleen's Tack-It Over and Over Glue!
Since this is the last giveaway Celebrating 2016 I will post all giveaway winners next Wednesday when we post our challenge winner!! Be sure and leave comment on the other 11 giveaway too to get entered before then!