Friday, January 22, 2016

12th Giveaway to Celebrate New Year!

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!


  1. Oh, I haven't heard about this earlier. I really have to sit down, take a cup of coffee and do some more google searching to understand how this works (I did watch your video, but still is too early in Finland and I haven't had my morning coffee yet :)


    1. Not sure if there is a machine I would use it with. Probably without.

  2. After reading your tips for using this on the cutting mats, that's exactly what I will be using it for. This is gong to save me a bunch of money because those mays lose their stickiness quickly.

  3. Thanks for all the tips on using this glue! I've used it on rubber stamps that I've removed from wooden mounts, or on unmounted stamps to make them stick to the acrylic block but never thought to use it on a Cricut mat that has lost its sticky!

  4. I would use the glue on the Cricut mat.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. I would use it on my unmounted stamps for sure.

  6. That is fantastic! I may have to try this.. I use the spray adhesive to respray my mats.

  7. I have never used this before, so I would love to try this out, you did such a great demonstration...thanks for the chance to win

  8. This would be great for my Cricut mats!!! I never used this on unmounted stamps---going to have try that!

  9. I used to use this on various plastic canvas projects I made. It's amazing stuff so it's great to know of other uses. Would have never thought to try to it on my mats but I am definitely going to now!!

  10. One of my goals for the year is to get my stamps in order. I have to unmount a bunch so I'd use it for my unmounted stamps and I'd probably also just use it to glue things together. Thanks for the great giveaways. Very generous!

  11. Great idea! I know people who have used Aileen's tacky glue on their mats and it worked great. When I run out of the sticky stuff I have, I'll be buying this! Thanks for the tip!

  12. I would use it on my Cricut Mat..they are sticking too well.
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  13. Thanks for sharing the wonderful info.
    Thanks for all of the fun giveaway opportunities.
    Crafty hugs,

  14. I'm wondering if I could use this on my stencils to hold them securely in place when I do mixed media work.

    Thanks for another great giveaway. I really like how you did this, asking people to give specific comments. It made it fun and made me feel that you care about your followers and wanted to get to know us.

    Hugs & smiles,

  15. I use it to make homemade dots of glue works wonders

  16. Thank you for another awesome giveaway! I don't have a Cricut but I want to remove my wood-mounted stamps so that's how I would use it - thank you for the idea!

  17. Thanks for the chance to win this great product. I would use it on my Cricut mats.

  18. I think I have a couple of Cricut mats that probably need this done!
    Thanks for all of the fun give aways!

  19. Could I use this for photo collages thats what I would like to try it on.

  20. Came back to comment to let you know that I thought I'd heard that the woman who created the glue died last yr. Was wondering if you had heard that?
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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